Katie's Crib

Katie's Crib

With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.

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May 18, 2022 49 min

Sarah Drew joins Katie to reflect on the pregnancies of her two children, and both the sorrow and joy experienced during some of life’s greatest moments. 

 

The “Grey’s Anatomy” alum opens up about what it was really like being back on set just two weeks after giving birth, and the Dr. April Kepner storyline that triggered her own severe mom guilt. 

 

Sarah also shares how her 10-year-old and 7-year-old have wrestled with God and p...

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40-year old virgin and childbirth educator Lynette Weaver shares with Katie her experience of having an embryo adoption.

 

 The former birth doula outlines the step-by-step process of the implantation. She also discusses why she chose this route instead of IVF, the pregnancy and postpartum struggles along the way, and how she is explaining to her son how he was born.

 

Plus, how is the labor experience for a virgin different from t...

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Erica Chidi, Co-founder and CEO of LOOM, shares how she is using her digital platform to help people get out of the glib and into the details of women’s sexual and reproductive health.

 

In a patriarchal society steeped in shadow language around women’s bodies and experiences, Erica understands that words and specificity matters. In this episode, the author and former doula discusses everything from postpartum versus postpartum moo...

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Peaceful parenting expert and TikTok influencer Destini Ann talks with Katie about raising children with strategic, calm and positive techniques.

 

Destini outlines what peaceful and intentional parenting is, and how therapy and self help guided her toward using the kind but firm approach. She also outlines tips and personal examples of how families can communicate with their own children when it comes to enforcing boundaries, powe...

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Katie chats with “This Is Us” actress Caitlin Thompson to hear about her pandemic pregnancy.

 

Caitlin describes how her pregnancy during the early days of the pandemic helped the development of her character on the popular NBC show. She also outlined how motherhood shifted her thoughts on her own self-identity. The two finally discussed postpartum, and how it’s looked at differently in different parts of the world compared to the ...

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Kelsey Porter, wife of “Friday Night Lights” actor Scott Porter, discusses with Katie her personal experience of having Huntington's disease, and how she was able to birth and raise children without passing down the condition.

 

The mother of two outlined the details of how she and her husband met, and how they made it through the PGD-IVF process. Kelsey also described the differences between her and her husband’s parenting sty...

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Katie speaks with Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women’s Law Center, about the current and future state of mothers in the workforce, paid leave, and policy.

 

Fatima describes why she got into law and policy, and what a national paid leave program could do for families in the U.S. She also details other laws that we as citizens should be supporting.

 

Plus, did you know that your state might actually provide addition...

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Katie revisits the topic of egg freezing (from season 4), but this time she invites on an expert: Fertility physician Dr. Natalie Crawford!

 

The board certified OBGYN breaks down the medical process (with examples) of how families go from the egg retrieval process  to holding a baby. She also outlines some of the most affordable ways to undergo such a process.


Plus, why is it important to be cautious when you're  trying to fin...

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Dr. Baxley (author, “Social Justice Parenting”) talks about how to teach children to become allies and speak up during unexpected social justice scenarios.


Dr. Baxley explains what the ROCKS of Social Justice Parenting are. She also breaks down how to explain to kids social justice issues like cop brutality, and how families can practice advocacy outside the home.


Plus, as a parent, have you ever wondered how to speak up against unex...

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Katie invites Clinical Psychologist Dr. Dobrow DiMarco (author of "Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood—and Relax Into Your New Self”) onto the show to talk all about “mom brain.” 


That’s right, moms: it’s a real thing.


Dr. Dobrow DiMarco reveals the importance of mindfulness and forgiving oneself. She also shares examples of “subtle” in-person judgments that mothers re...

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Season 5 is here, baby! “Inventing Anna'' star and actress Anna Chlumsky joins Katie Lowes to share her unique motherhood journey.

 

Anna chats about what it’s like raising her 8 and 5-year-old daughters, why she is hesitant to share “My Girl” with her children, and how she realized she was experiencing postpartum depression. 

 

Plus, Anna digs into the psyches of childhood performance, providing a sobering account of her perso...

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Welcome (back) to parenthood! Katie's Crib is back with a new season. Tune in for season 5! New episodes will start uploading again starting March 10. In the meantime, binge previous seasons on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.


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Welcome to the season 4 finale of Katie's Crib! To wrap up the season, Katie brings in childhood development and behavior expert Betsy Brown Braun (author, "Just Tell Me What to Say") to provide super quick tips on how to respond to a child's challenging behavior and unexpected questions.


Betsy gets to the point in addressing common family topics, including how to deal with picky eaters and fighting siblings. She als...

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Katie and husbands Joe Zee (fashion stylist) and Rob Younkers (fashion design and education consultant) chat about the process of becoming fathers through surrogacy during COVID-19.

The two described what it was like getting ready for the birth of their daughter through a surrogate mother who lived hours away. They also explained why they chose surrogacy over adoption, how they chose their daughter’s name, and what it’s like being n...

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Sisanie Villaclara (co-host of On-Air with Ryan Seacrest) stops by Katie’s Crib to share her journey of raising twins and how she prepared them for their future sister. 


The “Twinning with Sisanie” host described her pregnancies with her two twins, how she found out and healed from PPD, and what she is doing today to manage any tantrums from her children.


Plus, how did Sisanie’s twins react to the news of baby No.3 being a girl? Tune...

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict (Sister, Sister; The Game) joins the crib to discuss “The Quick Fix Kitchen,” her new cookbook of yummy kid-friendly recipes!

 

Tia shares how motherhood has changed her, which recipes her family can’t get enough of, and ways to sneak extra nutrients into a classic dish. Later, Katie rolls up her sleeves and out a tortilla to create Tia’s go-to snack for her kids. And this one is just… *chef’s kiss*

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Kim Van Der Beek, wife of “Dawson’s Creek” actor James Van Der Beek, shares with Katie her personal experience of birthing and raising five children.


The former business consultant goes into detail about her five labors, and how she and her family healed from sudden pregnancy losses. Kim also explains why we should help children discover who they are instead of molding them into what we want them to be. 


Plus, how is James at fatherh...

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Katie speaks with Lizzie Assa (founder, the Workspace for Children) about teaching kids how to play independently.


The parenting strategist outlines the value and importance of independent play, how to end parental burnout, and the difference between close-ended toys and open-ended toys.


Plus, have you ever had your child come up to you and tell you “I’m bored?” Tune in to learn how to respond!

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Theresa Caputo (Long Island Medium) stops by Katie’s Crib to offer insight into how to talk to children about grief, healing, and spiritual guidance.


The famous psychic medium discusses the importance of listening to your instincts, why we should not fear death, and how spirituality may come into play when it comes to children and souls.


Plus, what is a “rainbow baby”? Tune in to be informed and enlightened.

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Katie invites Mary O’Malley (Pilates teacher, therapist of body and mind) and season 2 guest Talia Moore (founder of Tummy Thyme) to chat about their personal struggles of postpartum depression. 


The moms each outline how postpartum depression felt, and how their friends and family reacted and offered support. The three also provide quick tips for mothers who may be going through the same experiences but may not know how to move for...

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