Spawned With Kristen And Liz Of Coolmompicks

Sinopse

Hi, we're Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com. We've got a microphone and more than the two minutes the Today Show gives us, and we're not afraid to use them. Join us (and some awesome celebrity guests) for candid parenting culture discussions, non-judgy (mostly) tips, and a good dose of humor, if we've had enough coffee. Which is always.Named a top podcast by The Washington Post, Mental Floss, Business Insider and Fatherly; 2016 Iris Award winner for best parenting podcast.

Episódios

  • What are you wearing: Pandemic quarantine edition (AKA A little, fun diversion) | Spawned Episode 220

    What are you wearing: Pandemic quarantine edition (AKA A little, fun diversion) | Spawned Episode 220

    03/11/2020 Duração: 29min

    We needed a little diversion because these last few weeks have been rough, so on this episode, we're chatting about what we're wearing these days. Are you wearing workout clothes? Or are you getting dressed and putting make-up every day? What are you buying? What will you never buy again? And how is that affecting your sense of body image? If you need a little break from the news, THIS IS IT! Thanks for listening! And huge thanks to our sponsor, The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World, now available at Basic Books. Follow us on social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and be sure to check our podcast page for all the links from the show.

  • Helping kids with reading: What we dont know | Ep 219

    Helping kids with reading: What we don't know | Ep 219

    14/10/2020 Duração: 32min

    If you've had kids struggling with reading, writing, and other basic skills, you're not alone. (We've been there too!) Language expert and learning scientist Dr. Cindy Blanco is completely enlightening us with the connections between language and literacy, and let's just say...minds blown. We know you'll get some great tips here for helping even reluctant kids become readers, including a whole lot of tips that take the pressure off both of you. (Did you know cereal boxes count as reading? They do!) // This episode graciously brought to you by the new Duolingo ABC app for kids 3-7, FREE from the makers of the #1 educational language app in the world. Download today at the App Store.// Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks podcast page // Come chat with us in the Spawned FB community! // Don't forget to subscribe + leave us a nice review if you enjoy our show! - xo Kristen + Liz

  • One Good Thing A Day | Ep 218

    "One Good Thing A Day" | Ep 218

    08/10/2020 Duração: 23min

    Last week, Liz stumbled into a wonderful idea: Plan to do "one good thing today," each day. Just one. AScial media friends and followers responded with the most fantastic variety of ideas for their "one good thing," that we couldn't wait to share them on this week's episode to help inspire your own. We hope it gives you some positivity and lightness during some really tough times. We need it! // Grateful for our cool sponsor Gallileo Anywhere classes for kids. Save $5 off your first class thru 10/31/20 // Shownotes: Cool Mom Pick podcast page // Thanks for listening -- and for your kind reviews! (You know how we love those five-star reviews.)

  • So about those gender reveal parties...and other things parents need to know about gender stereotypes | Spawned Ep 217

    So about those gender reveal parties...and other things parents need to know about gender stereotypes | Spawned Ep 217

    15/09/2020 Duração: 42min

    With gender reveal parties on our minds these days, we were so glad to chat with author Lisa Selin Davis about gender stereotypes and what parents need to do to start to changing them, all of which she talks about in her new book, Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different. And as always, we close out our show with our cool picks of the week. Follow us on social: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and feel free to say "hi" with an email at [email protected] We'd love to hear from you. Thanks for supporting our podcast by subscribing, downloading our episodes, and giving us a 5-star review.

  • Lisa Damour on teens, school, and mental health | Ep 216

    Lisa Damour on teens, school, and mental health | Ep 216

    08/09/2020 Duração: 35min

    If you have an older child or teen who's just gone back to school, you're going to want to pay close attention to this week's episode of Spawned. Because we're talking with best-selling author, psychologist, and new podcaster Dr. Lisa Damour, who's here to elaborate on her her viral NY Times article, "The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens' Emotional Well-Being." She helps us all learn a little more about 4 things we can do to support our kids right now through a school year that's bound to be like no other. To say the least. // Thanks so much for listening and subscribing, and for your kind 5-star reviews! (Write one: it only takes a few seconds.) // Find shownotes on Cool Mom Picks // Thanks to our sponsor, the Panasonic HomeHawk WINDOW security camera.

  • ELECTION FACT CHECK: Why voting by mail is safe + important | Ep 215

    ELECTION FACT CHECK: Why voting by mail is safe + important | Ep 215

    31/08/2020 Duração: 38min

    Whether you're pinned to election coverage right now, or avoiding it completely, we think everyone should listen to this interview with Amber McReynolds, CEO of the bipartisan National Vote at Home Institute. She's got the real facts (as in, not alternative facts) about voting by mail and absentee ballots. You'll learn some of the benefits we hadn't considered, the positive changes that vote-by-mail can make to our democracy, why voter fraud by mail is nearly impossible -- and the extra special advantage that voting by mail can have for parents. Take a listen right now! We walked away so much smarter from this interview and we hope you will too. // Graciously brought to you by PerfectClean - save 25% with discount code COOL // Shownotes: Cool Mom Picks // Thanks so much for subscribing, and for your kind reviews which help support our show. And don't forget to V O T E !

  • What we get wrong about kids and tech: Jordan Shapiro | Spawned ep 214

    What we get wrong about kids and tech: Jordan Shapiro | Spawned ep 214

    14/08/2020 Duração: 37min

    Jordan Shapiro is the author of The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World, and he's about to blow your mind. We discuss the benefits of kids and tech,, embracing family screen time, why fear of technology may be worse than actual technology, how video games got such a bad rap, and so much more -- in fact he's completely reshaped our own attitudes about digital parenting. // Shownotes here. // Chat with us in the Spawned FB community and join our Out-Tech Your Kids community to find the most supportive parents! And hey, subscribe to our new Out-Tech Your Kids podcast, for easy 15 minute tech tips for parents each week. // Many thanks to our sponsor, Kobi Kids Natural Deodorant, formulated just for tweens and teens.

  • The pandemic is screwing working moms: Katherine Goldstein | Ep 213

    The pandemic is screwing working moms: Katherine Goldstein | Ep 213

    05/08/2020 Duração: 41min

    We're so honored to welcome back The Double Shift podcaster, journalist and working mom expert Katherine Goldstein for an incredible conversation about one of the many troubling aspects of the Covid pandemic: its profound impact on working moms. We discuss the real challenges, who it's hurting most, how to rally for the help we all need, and what the long term impact of Covid could be on an entire generation of working mothers...if we don't start prioritizing childcare in America. Plus, she's got a great alternative to the "mommy war" shaming over parents' (decidedly limited) choices right now. // Thanks so much for listening and subscribing. You can discuss this episode with us in the Spawned FB community // Shownotes: CoolMomPicks.com // Many thanks to our fantastic sponsor, Breyers CarbSmart for helping us get through this hot summer at home

  • Making the most of your time when time has no meaning | Ep 212

    Making the most of your time when time has no meaning | Ep 212

    29/07/2020 Duração: 42min

    So let's talk time management. (Ha! Hahahahhaha!) We get it. Lately, it's like we look out the window, see it's getting dark, and think "where the heck did this day go!" But with back to school (-ish) creeping up on us, we're trying to regain at least some sense of normalcy and routine. So we're examining the top 5 time management techniques from experts to help you figure out if one is right for you, and can help you be a little more productive in work and in life.. No pressure to write the great American novel or plant a community garden! Just...baby steps. // Show notes and links: Cool Mom Picks Podcast Page // Chat about the episode in the Spawned FB Community // Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! // Please support this week's wonderful sponsors, Darkness Drops Again by Melissa Manning + Breyers CarbSmart Frozen Treats. (Yum.)

  • Can I send my kids back to school during Covid-19? | Ep 211

    Can I send my kids back to school during Covid-19? | Ep 211

    22/07/2020 Duração: 34min

    There's really only one topic we could think to cover this week: What to do about back-to-school in 2020, during the Covid pandemic. We don't have the right answer for you (and FFS let's not turn this into the next mommy wars) but we do have a terrific list of 14 considerations we've seen parents discussing -- including plenty you might not have thought about at all just yet. Take a deep breath, take a listen, and then think about the decision that feels right in your gut. Even if it changes in a week. Or a day. We have to start somewhere. // Show notes and helpful links from the show on Cool Mom Picks. // Discuss this topic with us in the Spawned podcast community on FB // Gratitude to our sponsor, Breyers Ice Cream for making this week's. episode possible. // Don't forget to subscribe! Lots to discuss these days. Hoo boy.

  • Kids and birthdays in the age of Covid | Ep 210

    Kids and birthdays in the age of Covid | Ep 210

    14/07/2020 Duração: 31min

    This week, our oldest girls turned 15 and 16 (eep!) and we found some interesting ways to celebrate. So we really wanted to have an honest, helpful discussion about kids' birthday in the age of Covid, including party alternatives, finding joy in small gestures, acknowledging the loss and the FOMO, and above all, remembering that celebrating our kids' milestones should be about love...not Instagram. We think you'll come away with a lot to think about. Plus, you get to find out why a "ball-inator" is a big deal in Liz's home on birthdays. (Don't worry, it's safe for all ages.) // Show notes and links: Cool Mom Picks Podcast page // Spawned Podcast Community FB page // Much thanks to this week's cool sponsors, Breyer's CarbSmart and Cisco's Global Problem Solvers: The Series.

  • Should you consider homeschooling this fall because of COVID-19? Episode 209

    Should you consider homeschooling this fall because of COVID-19? Episode 209

    07/07/2020 Duração: 37min

    Over the last couple of weeks, many schools have been releasing their plans for fall, and not surprisingly, it's all the parents in our social media feed are talking about. We recently featured a post about things to consider if you're thinking about homeschooling this fall by our Editor Kate Etue that was so popular with our readers that we decided to talk about it on Spawned. On this episode, Liz interviews Kristen (a former homeschooler) to get her thoughts on making this difficult decision. And as always, we close out our show with our cool picks of the week. This week's sponsors: We're so happy to welcome back Breyers Carbsmart and Cisco's GPS: The Series, both of which you can hear more about on the show. Learn more about this show, and find all the links we discuss on our podcast page. We'd love to hear from you! You can find us on social media - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Why we need play, levity, and romance, even in a pandemic | Ep 208

    Why we need play, levity, and romance, even in a pandemic | Ep 208

    29/06/2020 Duração: 47min

    Even in tough times, we still need to allow ourselves time for play, creativity, and yes, even romance, which is why we're welcoming back author and dad Robert Wilder for a special Meet Cute - Spawned crossover episode. Since he was last on the show back in February when Meet Cute, which produces short form audio rom-coms, had launched, the world has changed drastically. He shares why rom-coms (and play and creativity) are even more important now, and talks to Kristen about the upcoming series she wrote from Meet Cute, which is live Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week. Yay! Make sure you're subscribed to Meet Cute right on this podcast app to check out her story and hear more fun rom-coms. Our sponsors: Breyers CarbSmart treats are just 3-5 grams of carbs per serving, all under 150 calories. Yum. And Cisco, who's created GPS: The Series, to help spark creative, innovative thinking in kids. Find all the links from our show over at Cool Mom Picks. Say "hi" on social media - Twitter, Facebook, and Insta

  • The new midlife crisis of GenX women | Ep 207

    The new midlife crisis of GenX women | Ep 207

    23/06/2020 Duração: 33min

    Prolific author and writer Ada Calhoun is out with her latest book, Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis, an absolutely fascinating book for every GenX woman in her 40s and 50s (and thereabouts). She reminds us that everything we're going through right now, we're DEFINITELY not alone! Liz has a terrific talk with to help more of us see why so many of us still feel overwhelmed, dissatisfied to varying degrees, and like we somehow "failed" (ugh) by not "having it all." But hey, it's not you. Really. So she gives us reasons to stop blame ourselves. //This episode is brought to you by Bryer's CarbSmart, which is helping us eat our feelings this summer with fewer carbs and calories. Listen to the show for an exclusive coupon. // Shownotes: Spawned on Cool Mom Picks // Join us to discuss in the Spawned community on Facebook. // Thanks so much for listening, subscribing and all your generous reviews! Stay safe and healthy, friends!

  • How to be the fun mom, with fun dad and Magic for Humans host, Justin Willman | Spawned Episode 206

    How to be the fun mom, with fun dad and Magic for Humans host, Justin Willman | Spawned Episode 206

    16/06/2020 Duração: 41min

    Why do dads always get all the credit for being fun? Moms are fun too! On this special Father's Day episode of Spawned, we're chatting with dad, magician and Netflix star Justin Willman. Do you love Magic for Humans as much as we do? Then you're going to love this episode! He's got lots of tips and actual magic tricks we can do with our kids. Plus, we close out our show with our Cool Picks of the Week. This episode is brought to you by Vooks, a streaming library of ad-free, kid-safe animated read-aloud storybooks. Get a free month subscription, no purchase necessary. We're also glad to welcome back Breyers Carbsmart, tasty frozen treats with 3-5 grams net carbs and 150 calories. Learn more about where to find these goodies on their site. Say "hi" on our social media, and find all the links to everything we talk about on our show over at Cool Mom Picks. And don't forget about our new tech-positive podcast, Out Tech Your Kids. Subscribe now.

  • Big News: Presenting the Out-Tech Your Kids Podcast! | Trailer

    Big News: Presenting the Out-Tech Your Kids Podcast! | Trailer

    15/06/2020 Duração: 01min

    Big news, Spawned listeners: We're so excited to launch the new Out-Tech Your Kids Podcast, designed to help you become a smarter digital parent in just 15 minutes each week. No judgments, no jargon-y lesson about the the history of the CPU processor. Just tech-positive answers to parents' top questions, to help us all raise a generation of responsible digital citizens. Be sure to listen and subscribe at bit.ly/outtechyourkids on Apple Podcasts. And hey, want to ask a question we can answer on the show? Join our Out Tech Your Kids community on FB. it's a great place, if we do say so ourselves. - Kristen + Liz

  • Rene Syler on speaking out against racial injustice | Ep 205

    Rene Syler on speaking out against racial injustice | Ep 205

    12/06/2020 Duração: 44min

    We understand that everyone is at different stages when it comes to understanding, internalizing, and speaking out against systemic racism and Black Lives Matter. So we're grateful that Rene Syler, an incredible, experienced broadcast journalist, witty author, prolific public speaker, and Black mom of two lent us her time and her voice this week to discuss racism in America -- not just what it means to be racist (the definition may surprise you), but what you can do to help make changes, even in small ways that can have big impact. // Shownotes on Cool Mom Picks // Join the discussion in the Spawned FB community // Thanks so much to our sponsors, Bryer's CarbSmart frozen treats + the Whystle product recall alert app.

  • Meena Harris on the importance of diversity in childrens books and raising kids to care | Ep 204

    Meena Harris on the importance of diversity in children's books and raising kids to care | Ep 204

    04/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Liz speaks with the incredible activist, mom, and now author Meena Harris about her wonderful new children's book, "Kamala and Maya's Big Idea" based on a true story from the childhoods of her mom, Maya Harris, and her Aunt Kamala. We talk about representation and diversity in children's literature, the importance of reading about strong female characters (especially for boys!), how to to kids about racism and the world, some of Meena's best childhood memories, her civil rights activist grandma's terrific life advice...and the best roast chicken ever. \\ NOTE this episode was recorded 5/29, just before this week of protest and uprising across the country. \\ More info, show notes, and links to Meena's work on the Cool Mom Picks podcast page \\ Thanks to our sponsor, Breyer's CarbSmart frozen treats \\ Thanks to YOU for listening, subscribing, and for your gracious reviews. Come discuss today's episode with us in the Spawned FB Community. And stay safe out there, parents.

  • What were keeping and what were ditching, after this pandemic ends | Spawned Ep 203

    What we're keeping and what we're ditching, after this pandemic ends | Spawned Ep 203

    26/05/2020 Duração: 32min

    Both Liz and I found ourselves thinking about what we want to keep and what we to ditch when this pandemic ends. Whether it's taking more time to eat dinner with our families or taking more time for ourselves, there are so many experiences we've had with our families that we definitely want to keep up once things settle down (whenever that might be). And there are ones, like daily Starbucks trips or overscheduling ourselves, that we are definitely going to ditch. Thanks to our sponsor Breyers CarbSmart, delicious treats with just 3-5 net grams carbs per serving. Listen for an exclusive coupon. Join us on Facebook, follow us on social media @coolmompicks, and HEY! We’re even offering up tips, hacks, and humor on TikTok now @coolmompicks.  Thanks again for subscribing, listening, and your wonderful, funny ratings and reviews which make us happy too!

  • KJ DellAntonia: Happier Parenting in a Pandemic | Ep 202

    KJ Dell'Antonia: Happier Parenting in a Pandemic | Ep 202

    19/05/2020 Duração: 39min

    We loved this fun, helpful conversation about HAPPINESS with KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent and the upcoming novel The Chicken Sisters. We’re discussing how happiness does -- and doesn’t -- look different these days, where we’re lowering expectations,, surviving vs thriving, finding silver linings and little spots of joy, and above all, reminding ourselves that NO it’s not selfish to want to be happy right now. Happier parents = happier families. Right?  Thanks to our sponsor Breyers CarbSmart, delicious treats with just 3-5 net grams carbs per serving. Listen for an exclusive discount offer!  Join us on Facebook, follow us on social media @coolmompicks, and HEY! We’re even offering up tips, hacks, and humor on TikTok now @coolmompicks.  Thanks again for subscribing, listening, and your wonderful, funny ratings and reviews which make us happy too!

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