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!


April 23, 2024 49 mins

Have you heard these myths about self-love & weight loss?

  1. You can only love yourself once you've reached a certain weight.
  2. Self-love means you shouldn't want to lose weight.
  3. Wanting to lose weight means you don't love yourself.

We'll share the truth about these myths, but get ready to be surprised. Stay tuned for some eye-opening revelations!

I think self-love is all about the way that we talk to ourselv...

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We've all been told to take certain actions to save the planet: recycle what you can, only fill up your gas tank early in the morning or later in the evening, don’t take your private jet across the city of LA… 😉 It’s easy (and understandable) to feel frustrated because it seems like your efforts are ineffective.

If you're tired of the same old advice that doesn't seem to make a real impact, it's time to explore ...

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Are you ready to learn the truth about your flossing habits? In this hilarious and informative episode, two friends delve into the world of oral hygiene, sharing their mishaps, laughs, and one revelation that blew their minds. From multiple floss types (huh?) to the “omg-I’ve-been-doing-this-wrong-my-entire-life” flossing order, this rollercoaster of dental discoveries will leave you in stitches. 

Jenny and Caitlin are not dent...

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Tired of travel hassles bringing you down? We've all been there: lost luggage, tangled chargers, airplane woes. But what if there were some secret weapons to turn your trip into a breeze? On this episode of the CK & GK Podcast, we're diving deep into game-changing and totally affordable travel accessories that will have you feeling pampered and prepared, no matter where you roam. Get ready to ditch the travel stress a...

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Is your spring cleaning more like a dust bunny stampede than a calm decluttering session? Or maybe you’re feeling like Marie Kondo just rolled her eyes at your "spark joy" pile? We get it, friend, the struggle is real. We've all been there, drowning in good intentions and overflowing donation bins.

But no more! This episode is here to break the cycle and turn your organizing crusade from chaotic to commanding. Ditch t...

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Do you want to empower your child to become a better problem solver and navigate challenges with confidence? (Of course you do!) We've got 5 simple steps for you to nurture those essential skills effectively.

Then, stick around for a hilarious conversation about the wild trends and obsessions of today's tweens. You’ll gain some valuable parenting insights and laugh out loud as we discuss the fascinating/bewilder...

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Discover the surprising home maintenance tasks that could save you thousands in repairs! They aren’t what you think, and you probably haven’t been doing them—but beware—they might just motivate you to start them right now! Tune in for the game-changing home maintenance tips that homeowners everywhere are overlooking. Don't miss out!

Jenny GK has a passion for sharing practical tips on everything from A to Z. Her frien...

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If you're feeling overwhelmed by kids' birthday party etiquette and worried about handling it all,  you’re not alone! Planning these celebrations can be a minefield, but we have practical insights and tips for a stress-free and inclusive experience. Here’s how to navigate kids' birthday party etiquette with ease.

Caitlin and Jenny are experienced parents who brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the tabl...

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Are you trying to find the perfect non-candy Valentine gifts for your child's classmates? Let's face it, those cheap little gifts often end up as noise-making, easily broken, or lost items. It's frustrating, right?

There's a better way to make Valentine's Day special for the kids without resorting to candy or disappointing gifts. We have 14 thoughtful and creative classroom gift alternatives that will leave ...

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Has your transition from one career to another been a struggle? You've probably been told to simply update your resume and start applying for jobs, only to find yourself stuck in a cycle of rejection and frustration. Combine those feelings with the pain of feeling unprepared and inadequate for your new field, and you’re likely feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, and uncertain about your future. Caitlin can relate. Her transition...

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Join quirky co-hosts Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK as they celebrate 100 episodes with a hilarious dive into the past! This supercut with gems from some of Jenny’s favorite episodes includes the origins of some of your favorite idiomatic expressions, baking mishaps, and a debate about the best episode of The Office.

Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK are experienced educators known for infusing pop culture references and humor in...

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Does the idea of making New Year's resolutions only to abandon them within a few weeks sound familiar? You may have set (unrealistic) goals and hoped for the best, only to feel disappointed, discouraged, and frustrated when they don't stick.

There is a better way to approach resolutions—one that involves mindfulness, flexibility, and positivity.

Join CK and GK as they tackle the irony of New Year's resolution...

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Looking for creative ways to keep your kids entertained during breaks? Join Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK as they share fun ideas for activities that will create memorable experiences for the whole family.

This episode helps you

  • Discover creative and fun activities to keep kids entertained during long breaks.
  • Create lasting family memories with engaging indoor and outdoor activities for bonding and fun.

It's a break! You&a...

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Dive into the fascinating world of holiday traditions with CK and GK. From St. Nicholas Day to Three Kings Day, we explore diverse cultural celebrations that will help you keep the festivities going until Valentine’s Day.

Once a teacher, always a teacher: Caitlin and Jenny love learning new things and diving into different cultures. Join us and expand your cultural awareness by discovering unique winter holidays from around the...

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Are you making these social media mistakes during the holiday season? Learn the dos and don'ts of posting on social media during the holidays to keep the peace—and your sanity. Stay tuned!

Caitlin is an experienced social media marketer and content creator who brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table. With her expertise in marketing and social media, she offers practical advice and strategies for individuals ...

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Join Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK as they share their proven tips and advice for traveling with kids. From creating an emergency car care kit with spare clothes and cleaning supplies to what to do when your kid starts screaming on the plane, these strategies will make your journeys smoother and more enjoyable. And, when all else fails and your toddler gets car sick and you run out of spare clothes? Don’t worry, they can relate. 

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Happy Thanksgiving! 
This week, Jenny GK, trivia mastermind, dives into Thanksgiving fun facts and trivia. Meanwhile, Caitlin tries to avoid getting stumped by the answers! Together, they navigate a hilarious battle of knowledge and embarrassment!

I learned something new today and it made me laugh out loud. Education can be fun and hilarious! —Jenny GK

In this episode, discover fascinating Thanksgiving fun facts and tri...

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Engage your family in fun activities that will keep them entertained and out of your hair while you're busy in the kitchen. —Caitlin K

Join hosts Caitlin Kindred and Jenny GK as they explore fun and engaging Thanksgiving activities for families. Create happy memories together using the power of gratitude and inclusivity—while creating a space for you to get things done—and add a few new holida...

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Are you in an introvert-extrovert relationship? And, are you trying to balance the extrovert’s need to be social with the introvert’s need to NOT be social? 

Discover the common phrases that undermine your efforts to get your introvert out— and the one line you can use to strike a balance—in this episode of the CK & GK Podcast.

Introverts may be more sensitive to their environment, but that sensitivity also brings empat...

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The guy who did his autopsy freaking stole his brain. He stole Einstein's brain because he wanted to know what made him so smart. —Jenny GK

Happy Halloween! This week, Jenny GK unravels the enigmatic web shrouding celebrity deaths. From the chilling phone call that haunted Marilyn Monroe's final moments to the eerie coincidences that link the tragic members of the infamous 27 Club, this episode will send shi...

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