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“F*ck! I’m pregnant.” Glow actress Kimmy Gatewood is here to tell you... It’ll. Be. Okay. How long should you breastfeed? Does your baby need to wear organic, homeopathic onesies? How do you find work-life balance? What if you suck at motherhood? Through investigative journalism, comedy, and honest interviews, Kimmy aims to uncover what it truly means to be a modern parent in an over-informed, Google-obsessed, placenta-eating world. Parenting: When you feel like you’re faking it, you’re doing it just right.

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In today's episode, Kimmy speaks with Ai-jen Poo. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit National Domestic Workers Alliance. The organization works to bring quality work, dignity, and fairness to the growing numbers of workers who care for our loved ones and clean in our homes, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. Ai-jen is brilliant, funny and gives Kimmy hope about ways to change the system for everyone. National Domestic Workers Alliancehttps://www.domesticworkers.orgSunstorm Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sunstorm-with-alicia-garza-ai-jen-poo/id1494375133Reference Buffy Wickshttps://www.thelily.com/she-asked-to-vote-remotely-to-protect-her-newborn-but-was-denied-so-she-brought-her-baby-to-the-california-house-floor/Write to Kimmy at -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

46 min 22 sec

In the United States, women face a professional penalty for having children. As a working mom, Jess Zaino knew there had to be a better way for new parents to work and receive childcare, so she founded Ahmni Co. Her organization is a family solution for corporate America. It is a program for employers to support working parents. Jess was preparing to launch Ahmni Co. when COVID-19 hit, and she quickly shifted gears to help essential healthcare workers with emergency childcare relief. She is a mom that gets things done!! Kimmy and Jess talk about how the pandemic has forced a conversation about the issues working parents face and how to create a system that supports new moms. Find Jess, the Founder & CEO of Ahmni Co. on her socials @jesszainoVisit https://www.ahmni.co to learn more.Also mentioned in this episode: The event company, Mesh Kids Co. - Find them @meshkidscoReferences:https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/womens-earnings-drop-after-having-a-childbut-mens-do-not.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/03/big-factor-holding-back-us-economic-recovery-child-care/Write to Kimmy at motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

40 min 33 sec

In today's episode, Kimmy speaks with Amber Coleman-Mortley about how to talk to your kids about race. Amber is the Director of Social Engagement at iCivics -the nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O'Connor to promote civic engagement among children and educators using games and digital resources. She is the mom of three daughters and has a blog MomOfAllCapes, which covers parenting strategies in edtech, civic education, parent-teacher partnerships, and social-emotional development. She is AWESOME and shares with Kimmy the importance of understanding the United States complicated history, how to raise an anti-racist kid, and visual suggestions/ tools to help parents have this important conversation. Amber Coleman-Mortley Blog https://www.momofallcapes.comTwitter @MomOfAllCapeshttps://www.icivics.orgAmber's Podcast with her daughters -Let's K12 Betterhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-k12-better/id1509974517Recommended reading, viewing, listeningThe 1619 Project - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html?referringSource=articleSharehttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html?referringSource=articleShareEyes On The Prize - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eyesontheprize/Watchmen -https://www.hbo.com/watchmenWrite to Kimmy at -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

45 min 1 sec

Congratulations, you are pregnant, and now you are about to embark on one of the most life-changing experiences in the middle of a global pandemic! Kimmy interviews her pregnant friend comedy writer Hanna LoPatin. They discuss Hanna's recent InStyle magazine essay about the fear and hope that is she is feeling, and Kimmy discovers the benefits of social distancing while being pregnant. Kimmy also has a quick chat and gets advice from midwife Aleksandra Evanguelidi. Alek has delivered over 1000 babies and helps Kimmy demystify home births.  Please check out Hanna's InStyle essay -https://www.instyle.com/videos/pregnant-during-coronavirus-experience-essay.And here is a link to Hanna’s podcast Encore! Encore!, recapping the Disney+ series Encore.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/encore-encore/id1499410522You can also listen to more advice from Aleksandra on the podcast Under the Hood. Here is the link-https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-the-hood/id1412425226Write to Kimmy at -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

35 min 5 sec

I homeschool my daughter: Dr. Noosha NivWelcome to part one of a two-part series we are doing on homeschooling. Kimmy knows many parents have been struggling with how to educate their children, keep themselves sane, and balance work from home. We've got you covered with our homeschooling series. In part one, Kimmy interviews Dr. Noosha Niv. She is a homeschooling pro and has been teaching her daughter for the last couple of years. She has some fantastic advice on how to survive and tips so parents won't lose their minds. You can find out more about Dr. Noosha Niv on her website: tools4families.com Homeschool resources and articles:https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/04/02/homeschool-working-home-coronavirus/Here is a link to sites offering free learning tools and apps. https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/wide-open-school-organizes-free-educational-resources-to-help-parents-and-teachers-homeschool/Write to Kimmy at -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

29 min 35 sec

I was homeschooled: Felicia DayMany of you may know Felicia Day - actor, bestselling author, writer, producer, and web content maker, but did you know she was homeschooled? Felicia breakdowns what she gained by being homeschooled and Kimmy finds out how Felicia's upbringing prepared her for the pandemic. Check out what Felicia Day is up to on Instagram and twitter @feliciaday or her website http://feliciaday.comWrite to Kimmy at motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

31 min 34 sec

What does "immunocompromised" mean? And what does it mean in the context of a pandemic? This week we speak to comedian Jen Curran who is a new mom and currently going through chemo for blood cancer. She is smart, witty, and immunocompromised. Kimmy gets the low down from Jen on why handwashing and social distancing are saving lives and how she's found comfort in the global pandemic fears.If you have any additional questions for Jen Curran reach out to her on twitter @jencurran or Instagram @jencurran.Write to Kimmy at motherofallshows.com,  motherofallshows@gmail.com or through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.  Here are follow-up questions answered by Dr. Jennie Johnson, an infectious disease doctor, and our guest from Parenting in Pandemic #1. Question 1: I would love to know about cloth masks, whether they can work (for mere humans or healthcare workers), and if we should wear them when we go out.Here are the new recommendations from the CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html: CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms ("asymptomatic") and that even those who eventually develop symptoms ("pre-symptomatic") can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.Also from NPR:https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/04/03/826996154/coronavirus-faqs-is-a-homemade-mask-effective-and-whats-the-best-way-to-wear-oneAn article and video from The Guardian on how to make homemade masks. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/06/how-to-make-no-sew-face-mask-coronavirusUseful tips from the NY Times on what fabrics work best for homemade masks. https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-homemade-mask-material-DIY-face-mask-ppe.htmlQuestion #2 I'd like to know more about possible treatments on the horizon, especially the Mt Sinai antibody tests. Is there any hope that those things will really help to slow this thing down anytime soon? Or at least slowdown/curb the death rate?There are a number...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

30 min 48 sec

Mother of All Shows is back to bring you a series of episodes to help families, friends, and parents cope while sheltering in place during the Coronavirus pandemic. We're all stuck at home, newly crowned substitute teachers, and being inundated with terrifying information. Kimmy likes her facts like her chardonnay, bone dry, and free of political spin, so she speaks to infectious disease doctor Dr. Jennie Johnson to clear up some very basic questions. Also, special guest, Kimmy's daughter Lottie gives a kids perspective.If you have any questions for Dr. Jennie Johnson, please reach out to -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, Facebook page Mother of All Shows.  Thanks for listening, and please let us know how you are doing. Additional resources, go to CDC -Centers For Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov or for information on ways to help and testing check out While At Home https://whileathome.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

43 min 11 sec

Does if and where your kid goes to preschool really matter? Does it influence what kind of adult they will become? Does it help to have Beyonce perform at your fundraiser? In this week’s episode, Kimmy and her friends Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert breakdown preschools and their competitive and elitist nature. She then interviews early-education expert Dr. Deidre Jones about what makes for a high-quality early education experience. They discuss socioeconomics, race, and the utopian preschool all children deserve to have.   Dr. Deidre Jones LinkedIn: Dr. Deidre D. JonesTwitter: IWriteRxForEduc Panel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitter Please send any thoughts to -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

39 min 20 sec

To have a birth plan or not? No shame or judgment here as Kimmy chats with funny pals Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert about their experiences in the delivery room. And what is a doula? Kimmy didn't have one, but she does have an in-depth conversation with comedic actor and doula, Shelly Slocum. Shelly reminds us that we are animals and dives into what's happening with your body and your brain during labor. Please check out Shelly's podcast The Story of Momhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-story-of-mom/id1438453348 Or wherever you pod!And follow Shelly @thestoryofmom@shellyslocameraPanel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitter Please send any thoughts to -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

39 min 33 sec

Episode 8 Adoption: The Sun Will Come Out TomorrowHow do you ask people about adoption or being adopted without sounding like an unwoke Mrs. Hannigan? In this week's episode, Kimmy gets both sides of the story - what is it like to adopt with guests Jean Villepique (AP Bio) and writer Kerry Church-Cooper and what is it like to be adopted with comedic actor Jessica Elaina Eason. Please enjoy this humorous conversation filled with love that demystifies the process along the way. Send any thoughts to -motherofallshows.com motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows. Adoption Resourceshttps://www.adopthelp.comMOAS GuestsKerry Church-Cooper @carneykerry Jean Villepique@villepiqueJessica Elaina Eason @jesspatsox  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

47 min 24 sec

Welcome to the Mailbag! You sent in questions, and we have answers. Kimmy and her trusty pals Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert, dive deep into a variety of topics - cannabis and parenting, boundaries, bullying, and social media? What is appropriate? When? We got you covered. Thank you for the feedback! Keep it coming! We love it!Please continue to send your thoughts to -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows. All-Star Panel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitter  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

41 min 24 sec

How do we talk to our kids about consent? Kimmy explores this topic with her consenting pals Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert. They breakdown body language, body parts, and body fluids and find ways to laugh while discussing a difficult topic. She also interviews Pattie Fitzgerald, the founder of Safely Ever After - the innovative, non-fearful safety program for parents and kids. Pattie gives expert advice and tools to aid parents and educators in having this important conversation. Check out Pattie's organization https://safelyeverafter.com We will be giving away copies of Pattie's children's books to a listener that tweets @moaspod with a question for Pattie. Please watch and share Kimmy & Rebekka's Short Film-Consent: A Short Comedy About A Serious Subject https://consentcomedy.com&  vimeo.com/371063002/f012cac312Panel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitterPlease send any thoughts to -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 2019

48 min 13 sec

Do you love Halloween? What if you weren't allowed to celebrate Halloween? Kimmy and her guests explore what Halloween means to parents and kids. She interviews writer/director Dan Gregor about growing up without Halloween and Halloween fanatics Kristina Frisch and Emily Hewson Elsner. The spooky squad Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert breakdown if there are razor blades in apples and wonder if there is a big raisin conspiracy. Share with us your scary mom and sexy mom costume ideas. Join the conversation. Please send your thoughts to -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows. Dan Gregor@gregorcorpPurimhttps://www.britannica.com/topic/PurimKristina Frisch and Emily Hewson ElsnerGuy Fawkes Dayhttps://www.history.com/news/guy-fawkes-day-a-brief-historyPanel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitterBig Raisin - NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/style/sun-maid-raisin-industry.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

38 min 42 sec

This week, Kimmy takes a deep dive into traveling with kids by interviewing Daisy Morgan, a flight attendant. They discuss it all - from judgment to germs, to adults acting like babies. Daisy breaks down the best insights and tips to reduce stress on your next family trip. Kimmy also exchanges traveling tales with comedy writers Jamie Denbo and Tricia McAlpin Cordero. She discovers how Swedish fish can save you from tears, and how Luke Perry is a baby whisperer.  Follow our funny panel at:Jamie Denbo@jamiedenboTricia McAlpin@TMcAlpsPlease send your thoughts to -motherofallshows.com  motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

41 min 54 sec

Do you have a gun in your house? Do you allow your child to play with toy guns? Water guns? Pretend guns? So much to unload. Amanda Deibert and Rebekka Johnson join Kimmy on the gun show, minus the biceps, to share their experiences. And Kimmy speaks with Laura Mannino, one of the founders of Drain The NRA. Laura breaks down the gun issue and the ways to get involved. They also discuss kids playing with toy guns and how to ask another parent if they have a firearm in the house. Check out Laura's organization:Drain the NRAhttps://www.drainthenra.com@drainthenra Additional Resources and Organizations mentioned:Moms Demand Actionhttps://momsdemandaction.orgEverytownhttps://everytown.orgGiffords Law Centerhttps://lawcenter.giffords.orgPanel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitterPlease send your thoughts to -motherofallshows.com motherofallshows@gmail.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

43 min 55 sec

What do you think when you hear the word commune? In this week's episode, Kimmy explores two different communal living situations. Her first interview is with Elizabeth Flinn - a woman raised in a religious commune. Elizabeth talks to Kimmy about her life in a Hutterite colony and addresses the pros and cons of living in this community.Next, she speaks with Stephanie Willoughby, a mother of three, and part of a 'modern commune' in her New Jersey neighborhood. Kimmy learns about Stephanie's parental utopia.And Rebekka Johnson (actress, writer, Glow) and Amanda Diebert (tv and comic book writer) stop by to break down the realities of communal life with comedy. Could living in a commune be the answer to your childcare issues? What if you don't eat dairy? Do all communes become sex cults? Listen to find out. Panel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitterPlease send your thoughts to -motherofallshows.com or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All Shows.  Additional references:Hutterite - a short film by Becca Flinn https://www.hutteritethemovie.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

28 min 54 sec

Episode 1: Mental Health – You are not alone!Welcome to the Mother of All Shows! In this inaugural episode Kimmy Gatewood dives into a conversation about mental health with two of her closest friends, Rebekka Johnson -a mother, actress and writer, and Kimmy’s comedy partner on Glow, and Amanda Deibert - a tv and comic book writer and mother. They dig into the baby blues, witches, and dealing with depression. Kimmy also talks with stand-up comedian Angelina Spicer about her experience surviving postpartum depression. Angelina is honest about how she uses humor to reduce the stigma around PPD (postpartum for short) and wants women to know they need to ask for help and accept help. Come for the conversation, stay for the baby parade! Interview:Angelina Spicer @angelinaspicer Instagram @angelinaspicer twitterLook out for updates on Angelina's upcoming comedy special/documentary on PPD! Panel:Rebekka Johnson @hellorebekka @hellorebekka twitterAmanda Deibert @amandadeibertofficial @amandadeibert twitter Resources: https://www.thebluedotproject.org/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

47 min 40 sec

Your first listen to Mother of All Shows - hosted by Kimmy Gatewood!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 2019

1 min 50 sec

Kimmy wonders if communal living might be the right move for her family - or not.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2019

44 sec