Episodes

  • 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 Clarkson Show, the Rachael Ray Show, Late Night with Stephen Colbert and much more.

    Kate gets Hilaria and Daphne enthusiastic about doing experiments with their kids. She explains the science behind Mentos and Diet Coke, elephant toothpaste, and breathing fire. All things she does to get kids excited about science and chemistry. She also discusses how to inspire girls specifically to pursue science and the importance to foster their pursuits in these subjects. Plus, Kate also previews her upcoming book of edible experiments.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Yeti Customizable Rambler Jr. 12 oz. Kids Bottle

    Hilaria: Disco Lights Bluetooth Speaker

    Kate: Calcium chloride and sodium alginate to make gummy worms at home

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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 Hazel was born in October of 2009.

    Shawn covers a lot with Hilaria and Daphne. In the episode, Shawn credits her parents and her coach for giving her freedom and allowing her to have a childhood, while competing as a pro gymnast. You will hear about why discussing her miscarriage publicly helped her heal. She discusses what it was like when her husband had COVID and why she almost quit Dancing with the Stars.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Loum Beauty's Balance & Prime Gel Moisturizer

    Hilaria: Physique 57 sign up with promo code "HILARIABALDWIN"

    Shawn: Zara Baby Headbands

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  • 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 Medicine. Anne is the Director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health and is an expert on emerging infections, global health, surveillance systems, and vaccination. She's also currently leading several studies of COVID-19.

    Anne talked all things COVID. She told Hilaria and Daphne about when she thinks the vaccine will roll out, how/why masks work, and that they do help, and she gives context by discussing history. Anne gives us lots to think about, and was honest and open about the scientific community not doing a great job at communicating with the public, and that any and every question from the public is valid and should be answered. Plus a very welcomed dose of optimism, that we WILL get through this.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Caraway Home cooking products

    Hilaria: Pure Enrichment products

    Anne: Face Shields

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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's like to breastfeed your daughter minutes before an MMA bout? Michelle dishes about all of it in this conversation about athletics, combat sports, motherhood, and what happens when your daughter watches you lose a fight. Most importantly, Michelle talks about being a role model for her daughter and showing her how she goes above and beyond to achieve her dreams and follow her passions.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Wouf Black Leopard Laptop Sleeve

    Hilaria: Blue Light Blocking Anti Blue Ray Computer Glasses for adults, Kids Blue Light Blocking Glasses, and Night Vision Driving Glasses

    Michelle: Vitamix Blender and her Kia Telluride

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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 biological mom. She wrote a really heartfelt, open and honest piece about her experience as a stepmom for Redbook that you should definitely take a minute to read.

    Lisa tells Hilaria and Daphne about the complicated nature of being a stepmother. She explains how language and labeling become issues, how she has to navigate her role in their family, and sometimes know when it's important to take a backseat and just be supportive to her husband and sons. Plus, how she juggles marriage, raising kids, a career, and a relationship with the kids' mother. It's an honest conversation about what it is to be a stepmother.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Busy Box Child sensory boxes

    Hilaria: Zara Newborn Knitwear

    Lisa: Making art with Prismacolor markers, 

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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 dives right in and nothing is taboo to her. She literally wrote the book on talking to your kids about sex and it's called, No Shame: Real Talk With Your Kids About Sex, Self-Confidence, and Healthy Relationships.

    In this episode, Dr. Lis tells Hilaria and Daphne to be honest, open and unashamed when approaching our kids about sex and their bodies. If we have reservations, our kids will too. She discusses how sex is addressed differently between cultures, whether it's in Europe or the U.S. and there are many approaches. Dr. Lis' opinion is to just go for it, take the plunge and your kids will follow. 

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Homemade Funfetti Cake

    Hilaria: Monat Baby Soaps

    Lea: Supporting other mothers, It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends, and Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU

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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 the streets of Brooklyn—because in reality, being a mom means adapting to the situation at hand, and that's just what Danielle did. She talked about her pregnancy, her C-section, and why she wants to move back to the south. They also cover the subject of race and how Danielle will prepare her daughter for the world. You'll hear great advice and honest conversation (plus, a train or two in the background, and probably a crying baby)!

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Loum Stress Detox Enzymatic Cleanser

    Hilaria: Patched & Sewn Sweatsuits

    Danielle: Be You: Affirmation Cards

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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 exploring the option of using a surrogate, with surrogate mothers (or gestational carriers) through Alcea Surrogacy. 

    Angela’s story is incredible, and she has a wealth of knowledge on the topic of surrogacy and answers all of Hilaria and Daphne's questions on the subject. They go over how to get started with the process, the legalities, the financial issues, and so much more. Whether you're interested in using a surrogate, being a surrogate, or just curious about how all of it works, this episode will scratch your itch. 

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Leallo Sweatpants

    Hilaria: Healthynest Cleaning Supplies

    Angela: Fertility for Colored Girls

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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-recognized mathematician and advocate for math education? Danica has authored 10 math books, with her most recent release being The Times Machine!: Learn Multiplication and Division. . . Like, Yesterday! She’s even got a mathematical theorem named after her!

    In this mom chat with Hilaria and Daphne, Danica gives homeschooling advice to parents who are new to it, since she's been doing it for years with her 10-year-old son, Draco. She also discusses her passion for mathematics and how it actually gave her confidence. Plus, she talks about her goal to pass on that confidence to other young girls by making math more relatable in her book—and why it's cool to be smart!

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Portola Paints & Glazes

    Hilaria: Medela Breast Pump Bottle Tray

    Danica: The soft sheets at the house she's staying in while in Canada

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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.

    In this conversation with Hilaria and Daphne, Natalie talks about how her kids inspired her to re-work classic fairy tales and give them a modern take on timeless life lessons, with the goal to make sure both boys and girls are represented equally in these life lessons. She also delved into her love of baking, how her husband wooed her and her friends with his culinary skills, and how she's tackling homeschool challenges. The Oscar winner joined us all the way from Australia to chat, where she's working during the pandemic. 

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Mount Lai Skincare Fridge

    Hilaria: SwaddleMe Organic

    Natalie: Silicone Donut Molds

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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 like working with her husband, plus she gets very frank and honest about her infertility journey. Zanna is the personification of a cool mom and we had so much fun with her. BONUS: Listen until the end to find out how to win a Milk Makeup prize pack!

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Paris Texas knee high boots

    Hilaria: Adidas Women's Superstar Sneakers

    Zanna: Vegan Milk Moisturizer

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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, and Moe McClanahan, a 20 year law enforcement veteran and member of the Christiansburg Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, who is also an investigator working with the CRC. 

    For this episode, you might want to keep your children out of the room. It's an intense but highly informative conversation where Carly and Moe tell Hilaria and Daphne about the world of online predators. They discuss the cutting edge technology Child Rescue Coalition utilizes to track predators, and how that technology aids law enforcement in 96 countries worldwide. Carly and Moe also discuss how to protect your child from the threats of sexual abuse. They discuss ways predators look for children online unbeknownst to children and parents, and how to protect your child as they navigate the online world.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Operation Underground Railroad

    Hilaria: Barefoot Dreams blankets

    Carly: Bark, children's device monitor and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

    Moe: NetSmartz

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  • 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.

    Recorded pre-covid in early March, Danielle discusses her traumatic birth story of Adler's premature birth and subsequent 3 week stint in the NICU, and the fear and anxiety that came with that. She also tells Hilaria and Daphne all about raising a kid in LA, her career in front of the camera and evolution to working behind it, and the impetus that started her business.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Slip Silk Classic Large Scrunchie and Slip Silk Skinnies Scrunchie Set

    Hilaria: Free People scrunchies

    Danielle: Osea mask

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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 Magazine’s Accessories Director.  This super wife and mother of three juggles it all and does it with style!

    In this pre-COVID conversation, Maria talks to Hilaria and Daphne about her various experiences as a mother and how she managed to start a business while juggling her day job and her family. Maria describes how her daughter's love of jewelry inspired her to start her own business. She was also incredibly open and brave to share her experience with miscarriage and also her C-Section with us. Plus she talks about raising bilingual kids. It's a great conversation that covers it all, and you won't want to miss it.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Filoro Loungewear 

    Hilaria: Love Beauty and Planet Shampoo

    Maria: RevitaBrow

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  • 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 2019 to make videos shedding light on the struggles of infertility.

    In this conversation recorded just before the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, Claire opened up to Hilaria and Daphne about her experiences during her first year with son James. She went deep discussing the trauma of miscarriage, and the subsequent anxiety she felt prior to her son's birth. Plus, she opens up about how she found solace and connection in her online community.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Kosas Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer

    Hilaria: Seed of Hope Forget Me Not Seed

    Claire: Magnetic Me Onesie

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  • 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 Downstate University. 

    We pick up from last week's conversation with a look at the incredible new technology and innovations in IVF Dr. Merhi and his colleagues have made. He tells Hilaria and Daphne about non-invasive chromosomal screening, ozone therapy, PRP (platelet-rich plasma), and more. Check out his recent appearance in the Washington Post discussing menopause.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Rohr Remedy Australian Wildflower Deodorant

    Hilaria: Finn & Emma organic baby clothes

    Zaher: Chocolate

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  • 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 what it technically means. Plus, when couples should turn to IVF as a solution for their fertility struggles and how we all must get past the stigma of infertility. Also, how he and his practice are breaking ground on new options of conception for women.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Rohr Remedy Australian Wildflower Deodorant

    Hilaria: Finn & Emma organic baby clothes

    Zaher: Watching horror movies with his son

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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. Plus, she's an ambassador for Save The Children promoting national literacy, nutrition, and early education efforts. She's also partnered up with Amy Adams to work on Save with Stories.

    In this episode, Jennifer tells Hilaria and Daphne how she and her three children are surviving school and adapting to pandemic life. Plus, she opens up about how they practice gratitude during these difficult times. Jennifer talks about how she realized it's important to support her children for life's hurdles, instead of trying to remove the hurdles from their lives. Also, she shares her love of literature and a list of great children's books. Oh, and there's a pretty funny story involving Martha Stewart you won't want to miss, too.

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm

    Hilaria: Lathering her belly with cream then wrap herself in Saran Wrap for dry skin

    Jennifer: Andrea Beaty books, Chris Van Dusen books, Marla Frazee books, Roald Dahl books

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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 to the launch of her own restaurant. Plus how she supports the local hospitality industry, which needs the help now more than ever, in the wake of the pandemic. Plus, the challenge of running her own restaurant and being a present mom.

    Visit ROAR and the Independent Restaurant Coalition to help support local restaurants during the pandemic. 

    If you are a Mom Boss or no of one, email us with your questions at mombrainpod@gmail.com and make sure to put mom boss in the subject line. Follow us on Instagram, just search for @MomBrain. We answer a lot of your questions on there! Check out videos of our episodes on our YouTube channel! We also invite you to become a member of Mom Brain's official Facebook Group.

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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 distilled 100 years of sleep research into 3 simple steps, which she shared with us. Her new book is science-backed, and inspired by the latest Nobel Prize–winning research—that shows you how to get your baby to sleep through the night naturally. It's called How Babies Sleep: The Gentle, Science-Based Method to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night. She also has an app called Kulala Baby Sleep that helps with sleep training.

    Dr. Axelrod tells Hilaria and Daphne about the power of red lamps in keeping kids calm and asleep. She delves into how she addressed her own insomnia, and discussed how sleep deprivation in moms leads to postpartum depression and other illnesses. Get ready to tuck the kiddos in for an uninterrupted night of R&R!

    Favorite Things:

    Daphne: Extra Wide Reusable Smoothie Straws

    Hilaria: Palmers Coco Butter

    Sara: Kulala Baby Sleep Lamp

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