Mom Brain

Mom Brain

We get it. Being a mom is full-on and full-time. Equal parts FUN and WTF. Our kids don’t come with instructions, and it’s ok if we don’t have all the answers. We’ll figure it out together. The best advice comes from our favorite experts and doctors, trusted mom friends, and learning on the job. Get your coffee — or wine! — and tune in to hear us spill it all. We got this. This is MOM BRAIN with Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz.

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December 23, 2020 42 min

Dr. Kate Biberdorf wants your kids to be passionate about science. She's an associate Chemistry professor at the University of Texas where during the day she teaches students but by night she is blowing things up as 'Kate the Chemist'. She is the author of the children's fiction series Kate the Chemist and her new book is Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments. Kate has appeared on The Today Show, The Kelly C...

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Gymnastics champion, Shawn Johnson is the consummate winner. By the age of 16 she won 4 Olympic Medals (1 Gold, 3 Silver) in Beijing. She's a bestselling author and winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars in 2009. As if that wasn't enough she's an entrepreneur who started Teddy & Bear, a line of socks for kids. Shawn also hosts the podcast Couple Things with her husband, NFL-Pro Andrew East. Their daughter Drew H...

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December 9, 2020 57 min

There's so much happening regarding COVID right now, so we figured we should check in with an expert and try to get facts on how to be smart and stay safe these days. Dr. Anne Rimoin is a leading epidemiologist and expert in pandemics, having worked in public health on ebola virus for years. She’s a Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Infectious Disease Division of the Geffen School of Med...

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Michelle Waterson must always win career day at her daughter's school. She is an MMA fighter and the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champ who was ranked the #1 women's Atomweight fighter in the world between 2013–2014. Currently she is #7 in the UFC women's Straw-weight rankings. Michelle is married and welcomed her daughter Araya in 2011. 

Hilaria and Daphne have all kinds of questions for Michelle. Want to know what it&#...

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Lisa Edelstein is the actress you know from numerous series and is currently in Netflix's final season of The Kaminsky Method. She was also in The West Wing, Ally McBeal, House and she was the lead in Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Catch Lisa in season 2 of Fox's 9-1-1:Lonestar alongside Rob Lowe, which premieres in January. Lisa is a proud stepmom to 2 beautiful boys and loves them just as if she was their ...

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If you're dreading the day you have to have "the sex talk" with your kids, this is the episode for you. We talked with Dr. Lea Lis (a.k.a “The Shameless Psychiatrist”) all about getting into the birds and the bees with our kids. She's a double board-certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Medical College, who's active in the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Lis...

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Danielle Brooks is an accomplished actress and Juilliard graduate. You know her as Taystee in Netflix's Orange is the New Black. She's done Shakespeare and was also nominated for a Tony for her role of Sofia in the 2015 Broadway production The Color Purple. In November of 2019, Danielle gave birth to her daughter, Freeya. 

This episode is all about giving and receiving mom advice. Danielle joined Hilaria and Daphne right in ...

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Angela Richardson-Mook is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Alcea Surrogacy, a female owned and operated holistic fertility collective. Angela not only works in the field, she also lives it. She's been a gestational carrier, an egg donor, and a mother via IVF. She has given birth to (wait for it) TEN babies! That includes her own children and as a surrogate to 3 different families. Her goal is to help connect couples who are...

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Danica McKellar might just save you during quarantine. She not only has homeschooling tips, but she is currently holed up in Canada with her family, filming a Hallmark Christmas movie which will no doubt brighten up your holidays. Yes, Danica was Winnie Cooper on the iconic television show, The Wonder Years. Yes, she was in The West Wing. But did you know this momma is also a New York Times bestselling author, internationally-recog...

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You can't pigeonhole Natalie Portman's career. She was a child actor in 1994's "The Professional", a sci-fi matriarch in the Star Wars prequels, the Academy Award winning star of 2010's "Black Swan", and She's also a Harvard grad, activist and mother of two with her husband, Benjamin Millepied. Now with her latest book, Natalie Portman's Fables, she is now a children's book author.

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Zanna Roberts Rassi is a New York-based (by way of Manchester, England) fashion journalist and entrepreneur. She's the co-founder of Milk Makeup and Style Correspondent for E!. She's also the mother of twin girls and is married to Mazdack Rassi.

Recorded back in early March, pre-quarantine, this conversation is a fun look into Zanna's life. She tells Hilaria and Daphne about how she started Milk Makeup, what it's lik...

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This episode of Mom Brain covers a difficult topic, but it's a discussion that is necessary for the safety of children everywhere. The Child Rescue Coalition is a nonprofit organization doing an incredible job in the fight against child sexual abuse. They do this by building technology for law enforcement, free of charge, to track, arrest and prosecute child predators. We're joined by Carly Yoost Founder and CEO of the CRC,...

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September 30, 2020 45 min

Danielle Fishel Karp is an actress countless people grew up with while watching ABC’s popular sitcom, Boy Meets World. Every girl wanted to be Topanga and every boy had a crush on her. She recently reprised her role of Topanga in the Disney Channel spinoff series Girl Meets World. She's also now, a director, started a hair care product company called Be Free, and most importantly is a mom to her 1 year old son, Adler.

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Maria Dueñas Jacobs is a mompreneur who has been through a lot as a mother. She's struggled with miscarriage. She's had a natural birth with her first daughter. Then she had a c-section with her 2nd birth with her twin daughters. She also launched her own business while working her day job. Maria is the Founder of Super Smalls kids accessories. Previously, she was the Director of Brand Development for Stitch Fix and ELLE Ma...

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September 16, 2020 48 min

You probably know Claire Holt as the beautiful Rebekah Mikaelson in the television series ‘The Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals.' This incredible actress is also a new mommy to son James, who was born last year, and her newborn baby girl, Elle. Claire is a strong advocate for mothers and the struggles they face. She continues to be vocal about miscarriages and fertility. In fact, she teamed up with the company Ava in...

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September 9, 2020 43 min

We had so much to discuss about IVF with Dr. Zaher Merhi that we brought him back for a 2nd episode. Once again Dr. Merhi is a Board-certified medical doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and that he's the Director of Research and Development in IVF Technologies at New Hope Fertility Center. Plus, he's a Professor at SUNY Downs...

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September 2, 2020 51 min

Dr. Zaher Merhi is a Board-certified medical doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the Director of Research and Development in IVF Technologies at New Hope Fertility Center and is a Professor at SUNY Downstate University

In this episode Dr. Merhi explains to Hilaria and Daphne, in great detail the ins and outs of fertility and wh...

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Jennifer Garner needs no introduction. You've seen her in countless movies and TV shows (13 Going on 30 is a personal favorite of ours). Outside of acting, Jennifer is a busy mom to 3, a producer and an entrepreneur. She's also the co-founder of organic children's food company Once Upon a Farm. Now, she's teaming up with Walmart for their Camp By Walmart initiative to keep kids busy and active at home this summer. P...

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This week's Mom Boss is one incredible woman! Camilla Marcus is a chef and restaurateur, entrepreneur and angel investor. She is the founder of west~bourne, the popular all day, zero-waste restaurant in SoHo, Manhattan that operates with a unique, fully integrated philanthropic business model.

Camilla joins Hilaria and Daphne to discuss how her culinary career working for some of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants led t...

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Mom Brain tribe, you spoke and we listened. Since sleep training is one of the most requested topics in the Mom Brain inbox, and there are so many moms (Hilaria and Daphne included) who desperately crave more sleep. We invited Dr. Sophia Axelrod, PhD to help us all out. She is a neuroscientist, sleep researcher and mom of 2 with the superpower (and scientifically proven methods) to get her kids to sleep through the night! She has d...

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