CK & GK Podcast

CK & GK Podcast

Hey there! We’re Caitlin and Jenny (she/her) in Austin, Texas. We’re both married, we’re parents, we’re educators, and we're great friends who love to laugh. We love using our teaching skills to discuss topics that moms and parents want to know more about but feel too old or too weird or too clueless to ask about. Come hang with us to learn with levity!


March 21, 2023 38 min

Let CK & GK show you how to add some spice to your life with fun and creative date night ideas for family, friends, and spouses!

Here's what Caitlin and Jenny cover in this episode:

  1. Creative ideas can you come up with for a unique date night with your partner or spouse
  2. How you can add an element of fun to spending time with your children
  3. Fun ways to spend quality time with your bestie 

And our usual real-life...

Mark as Played

Experience an AHA moment as you explore the origins of common phrases and the tales behind them in this hilarious, heartwarming, and enlightening episode.

Here's what we cover in this episode:

  1. Uncover the origins of everyday phrases that are used incorrectly or completely unknown. 
  2. Learn about the mystery behind the phrase "the whole 9 yards."
  3. Hear about how you can literally get that B-R-E-A-D 😉.


Mark as Played

Truth time: kids' birthday parties suck. But they don't have to! When we're looking to make our kids' birthday parties less sucky, we start by finding a fun and unique location for the party.

You'll learn:

  1. Some creative, unexpected places to have a kid’s birthday party
  2. Pros and cons of having a kid’s party at a trampoline park, virtual reality arcade, or petting zoo
  3. Why an explicit ask on an invit...
Mark as Played

"You're in a new family now."

In this episode, Caitlin, Jenny, and Kimball Lewis cover: 

  1.'s history and mission, and how has it helped parents deal with difficult child behavior.
  2. Why setting boundaries for your kids improves their self-esteem and behavior.
  3. Strategies for setting rules and boundaries for children without having to engage in arguments. 

Kimball Lewis is the CEO o...

Mark as Played

Is anyone else feeling a little "ughhhhh" right now? When the family cook's bandwidth is stretched thin, we rely on these clever hacks to provide nutritious meals for our families on a budget, from quick and easy grilled cheese nights to roasted vegetable soups and BLT chicken salads.

You'll learn:

  1. How to use the broiler to transform meals from soggy to crispy and delicious. 
  2. Tips for planning ahead t...
Mark as Played

January is O-V-E-R folks. It's Valentine's Season. And if you're averse to the "holiday" (notice the intentional use of quotes there), we totally get it. That said, you *might* still be on the hook for a gift or two. That's where we come in. 

This week, Jenny and Caitlin

  • give you ideas for how to make Superb-Owl bets a little more fun and inclusive
  • share Valentine's Day gifts that don&a...
Mark as Played

CK & GK revisit an oldie but goodie—football!

While the ladies prepare for the Big Game, Caitlin goes full "middle school teacher" on y'all and gives you football vocab for beginners. You know, so that you can understand what the heck your football-lovin' people are saying when they scream at the television. Then, Jenny gives you football basics so that you can understand the game as it happens in ...

Mark as Played

We're back after a long recording hiatus and we have LOTS of catching up to do!

We talk about NFL football ahead of the SuperB-owl and where we go from the Damar Hamlin incident, a product recommendation a year in the making (thanks, QVC), a gorgeous trash can, and the merits of Top Gun: Maverick.

Check out our 7 Fun New Things In The New Year in this week's episode, and get a preview of the content in...

Mark as Played

Y'all -- the holidays have come and gone and we are STILL trying to do *all the things.* So, since we're busy and we're sure you are too, we thought we'd keep our "we read BuzzFeed"  theme going for another week by bringing you *** the long-lost episode 51*** (ooooooh...) Full disclosure -- we recorded this episode in December 2022!

It's Jenny's turn to get sucked into the Buzzfeed v...

Mark as Played

Hey y’all! We’re so glad you’re here for another CK & GK Podcast episode.

We’re proud to share part 2 of our collaboration episode with Petals of Support this week.

In this episode, hear why it’s important to remember that your relationship with your parents is complicated and requires a lens of grace and empathy, and you learn what we mean when we say “use the stickers.” We also answer 5 fun questions, just ...

Mark as Played

Hey, y'all! We're so glad you're here!

We're thrilled to share part 1 of our collaboration episode with Petals of Support this week.

When Mama D invited us to be a part of her sleepover series, we jumped at the chance, because we adore her!

We shared our advice for parents of school-aged children, shared stories about fights and bites, and laughed a lot. Join us!

Find Mama...

Mark as Played

Welcome to our 50th episode!

Y'all -- it's December and we, like most, are trying to do *all the things.* So, since we're busy and you're busy, we thought we'd keep it light and fun this week!

Caitlin got sucked into a Buzzfeed vortex and found this article about celebs that are related to one another and just HAD to share it with Jenny (and you, our listeners!). You probably already knew...

Mark as Played

Hey, Parents, how are YOU holding up? We're not sure about you, but our kids are really making sure we stay on our toes this holiday season. You too?

This week, we're thrilled to welcome Kimball Lewis, CEO of to the show to talk about parenting for the average parent -- you know, YOU, the parent who wants to honor and validate your child's feelings without losing your, um, *sheet.*

Mark as Played

Happy Birthday to us! We are 1 year old! We are so thankful to our families and friends for their support. We also owe so much to YOU, our listeners, for giving us part of your day and the chance to entertain you. We love you! 

The inspiration for this week's cram sesh episode comes from Jenny saying things like "teach me how to use your watch" and "wait, your phone can do what?" So gear up, iPhone...

Mark as Played

Thanksgiving week is here and after the plates are cleared and dishes are done, what are people doing? Okay, yes, sleeping. But also? SHOPPING! 

We've compiled a list of a TON of awesome gift ideas for *all the people* at *all the price points.* 

Listen in for:

  • A rundown on why this year's World Cup tournament is a hot mess,
  • Our hot take on Thanksgiving shopping, and
  • Why not *every* mug is on a teacher&...
Mark as Played

We are coming up on our 1-year pod-a-versary and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we're feeling especially thankful this year. So, we decided to take part in Jenny's annual tradition of saying what we're thankful for (spoiler: if you're a listener, you're on the list!).

Of course, we ARE a how-to show and we've shared some of our go-to Thanksgiving recipes in this week's blog po...

Mark as Played

It's Election Day in the USA! Maybe you're in line and need to pass the time. Maybe it's the day after Election Day and you need something to take your mind off of *everything.* Either way, perfect! This episode has fun facts about the USA!

It wouldn't be CK & GK without a little randomness, too, so listen in for:

  • Hayley Williams and Nelly
  • Aaron Burr and his connection to peanut butter
  • Elections be...
Mark as Played

Did you know that there are super-smart people making extensions for your web browser? And that these extensions can do all kinds of different tasks FOR you?

Tune in for some of our tried-and-true browser extension recommendations to help you

  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Save your sanity

Our blog post for this episode includes the entire list of things we discussed. Get the list here.

As always, thank you for li...

Mark as Played

Hiiiiiiieeeeeee Halloween is in less than a weeeeek... and you need a last-minute costume. Look (listen?) no further than this cram sesh episode. 

Jenny's got ideas for teens and adults, and Caitlin's got your little ones covered. Some of our favorites?

  • Ghosts (it's a classic!)
  • Serena Williams
  • Wayne & Garth

This week's blog post is FULL of other ideas and links to even more.


Mark as Played

ICYMI, the "basic millennial wardrobe" is out (ugh). If you're looking for some ways to refresh your closet without throwing out everything in it, we can help. 

Listen in for

  • Ways to keep rocking your skinny jeans and still be on trend
  • What to look for if you're looking to add to your closet, plus item swaps that will update your current look
  • Caitlin's personal feelings (re: disdain) for tube sock...
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.


    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.


    New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access when you join Amazon Music or 1-week early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers "SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.