Episodes

  • In this episode, Dr. Mark Hauser, author of Vulnerable Minds: The Harm of Childhood Trauma and the Hope of Resilience, discusses the impact of childhood trauma and the importance of understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). He introduces the concept of the five T's framework (type, timing, tenure, turbulence, and toxicity) to understand how to respond to them and highlights the need for professionals and parents to be trauma-informed and aware of how childhood trauma can affect parenting. This conversation also touches on the role of screens in children's lives and the importance of being mindful of their impact.

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  • Parenting is a journey filled with countless decisions, especially when it comes to encouraging our kids to try new activities and experiences. For those of us with neurodivergent children, these decisions can be even more complex.

    In this episode, I share my personal experiences and challenges in helping my own child to try new activities, and offer detailed insights and actionable advice for parents facing similar challenges.

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  • Dr. Whitney gets personal on this episode talking about body image, weight, and the world’s standards of health. She talks about why it’s so hard for women to have a positive body image even in the movement of body positivity and how we can help break that cycle for our kids.

    For more on this episode, go to www.modernmommydoc.com/podcast.

  • In this episode, Dr. Whitney dives deep into why it’s so hard for women to hold their boundaries. We all know that boundaries are healthy, but it’s simply more difficult for women, especially moms, to set boundaries and keep them. This episode gives you practical tips on how to make it happen.

    For more on this episode, visit www.modernmommydoc.com/podcast.

  • Dr. Whitney talks with Lori-Sugarman-Li, author of Our Home: The Love, Work, and Heart of Family, about helping our kids understand the value of contributing to the mental load of home care—and getting them to actually do all those chores on their chore lists.

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  • Dr. Whitney shares the principles she's learned as a solopreneur in the health and wellness space, the failures she's faced, and the truths she wishes she would have known from the very beginning.

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  • Dr. Whitney tells a personal story of when her daughter asked her the question we never want to hear as parents, “Am I fat?” She breaks down how she answered and why she said what she did, in hopes that you can be prepared for those conversations in your own family.

    Show Notes, Key Takeaways, and More at www.modernmommydoc.com/podcast

  • In this episode, Dr. Whitney talks with Erin Junker, founder and owner of The Happy Sleep Company about practical strategies to help parents get their babies to sleep deeper and longer. Sleep is such an important part of having joy in the home, whether you’re an adult or an infant!

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  • In this episode, Whitney talks about the foundational piece that is missing that we must develop BEFORE we start implementing strategies for equity at home and in the workplace: self-worth. We must decide that we are worth fighting for and that we are valuable before we take on the giant systemic issue of inequity. Without it, there’s not much we’re fighting for and we’ll quickly lose steam and settle into societal norms.

    To find out more: www.modernmommydoc.com/podcast

  • In this episode, Dr. Whitney chats with Lauren Chaitoff, author of 108 Awesome Yoga Poses for Kids and founder of Yogi Beans, a yoga and wellness company for children. They chat about ways to incorporate yoga practices into your daily life with your children as well as ways moms and kids can show up for themselves best.

    Find out more at www.modernmommydoc.com/podcast

  • In this episode, Dr. Whitney has a special guest, her youngest daughter Mireia. They talk about what it’s like to have a working mom, what it’s like to have a working mom advocate for her, how she feels it’s going in the Casares house, and Mireia even gives some feedback on Dr. Whitney’s new book, Doing It All.

    Find out more at www.modernmommydoc.com/podcast.

  • In this episode, Whitney talks about the foundational piece that is missing that we must develop BEFORE we start implementing strategies for equity at home and in the workplace: self-worth. We must decide that we are worth fighting for and that we are valuable before we take on the giant systemic issue of inequity. Without it, there’s not much we’re fighting for and we’ll quickly lose steam and settle into societal norms.

    Find out more at www.modernmommydoc.com/podcast.

  • About the Episode:

    In this episode, Dr. Whitney chats with Valerie Cockerell, author of Manage Like a Mother. They discuss how, as moms, we can be (and should be) confident in our ability to lead in the workplace, because we have so much experience leading as moms and because of our “mom skills” that can absolutely be translated into “boss skills.” They also chat about how women can stand out in their workplace by using the leadership skills they’re uniquely gifted in.

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  • About the Episode

    Gabby Slome, CEO and Co-Founder of Cooper, and Dr. Whitney talk about the pressure moms feel to do parenting “right” and how unrealistic (and ultimately damaging) that is for parents and for kids. If you want to be an effective parent, it’s all about paying attention to who your individual child is and to the five major parenting “must dos:”

    1. Be sensitive and responsive.

    2. Model self-regulation.

    3. Set limits for yourself and your kids.

    4. Allow space for unrestrained skill development.

    5. Support internal motivation and resilience over external motivation.

    6. Develop healthy routines.

    About Our Guest

    Gabby is the Co-founder and CEO of Cooper, a parenting mecca offering parents (and parents to be) with the tools and resources to build their parenting muscle and become the parents they want to be. Cooper offers on demand access to leading experts in child development and likeminded parents, 24/7. Group sessions, live events/workshops and “always on” one-on-one support are spearheaded by top tier experts including PhD’s, educators and licensed clinical social workers with decades of experience. Cooper’s mission is to equip parents with more effective ways of seeing and solving parenting challenges at home.

    Doing it All — Available Soon!

    Pre-Order My New Book: Doing it All: STOP OVER-FUNCTIONING and Become the Mom and Person You're Meant to Be

    Discover how to stop doing it all and start doing what matters with this step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life as a working mom, written by an expert in maternal and child health.

    Today’s working moms are burnt out, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck. Caught amid the endless, conflicting demands of caring for their families, hustling at work, managing their households, and a million-and-one other tasks, chores, and responsibilities, it’s no wonder mom rage and mom guilt are at an all-time high. Working moms feel like they’re responsible for everything, but nothing they do matters. They are doing it all—but getting nowhere.

    This is a feeling I know well. A practicing pediatrician and mother of two daughters—including one with special needs—I tried to do it all for years
until one particularly bad week brought me to her knees, and then to a revelation: I couldn’t wait years for the systems of inequality and cultural pressures women face to change, I needed a plan to fix my life now. A plan that would help me stop over-functioning, stop blaming myself, and start creating a life that was centered on me. My values, my priorities, my vision of a purposeful, aligned life. Years later, I'm living my centered life and now I want to help you do the same.

    In Doing It All, I share my blueprint for achieving a centered life as a real working mom with real working mom problems. This is not about achieving a dazzling fantasy life of ease, wealth, and perfection, but a realistic life that is purposeful, organized, and aligned with your personal values. A life where you’re able to prioritize what really matters and where everything—even laundry—has its place. Work calls? Yep. Time with your kids? Absolutely. Time for yourself? A top priority (yes, you read that right!).

    This has nothing to do with manifesting positive vibes. You won’t find a single affirmation here. Instead, you’ll discover a practical framework, step-by-step plan, and over forty targeted exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

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  • This episode, Dr. Whitney is joined by Kelly Hubbell, founder and SEO of Sage House, an online platform designed for moms who want to really value their time and make the most of the hours in their days, focusing the most on what matters to them. They talk through the roadblocks working moms come against when trying to balance the workloads in their families and how we can help prepare our children to do the same in theirs.

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    Pre-Order My New Book: Doing it All: STOP OVER-FUNCTIONING and Become the Mom and Person You're Meant to Be

    Discover how to stop doing it all and start doing what matters with this step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life as a working mom, written by an expert in maternal and child health.

    Today’s working moms are burnt out, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck. Caught amid the endless, conflicting demands of caring for their families, hustling at work, managing their households, and a million-and-one other tasks, chores, and responsibilities, it’s no wonder mom rage and mom guilt are at an all-time high. Working moms feel like they’re responsible for everything, but nothing they do matters. They are doing it all—but getting nowhere.

    This is a feeling I know well. A practicing pediatrician and mother of two daughters—including one with special needs—I tried to do it all for years
until one particularly bad week brought me to her knees, and then to a revelation: I couldn’t wait years for the systems of inequality and cultural pressures women face to change, I needed a plan to fix my life now. A plan that would help me stop over-functioning, stop blaming myself, and start creating a life that was centered on me. My values, my priorities, my vision of a purposeful, aligned life. Years later, I'm living my centered life and now I want to help you do the same.

    In Doing It All, I share my blueprint for achieving a centered life as a real working mom with real working mom problems. This is not about achieving a dazzling fantasy life of ease, wealth, and perfection, but a realistic life that is purposeful, organized, and aligned with your personal values. A life where you’re able to prioritize what really matters and where everything—even laundry—has its place. Work calls? Yep. Time with your kids? Absolutely. Time for yourself? A top priority (yes, you read that right!).

    This has nothing to do with manifesting positive vibes. You won’t find a single affirmation here. Instead, you’ll discover a practical framework, step-by-step plan, and over forty targeted exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

    Create a vision of your life that is centered on your values and goals and then break that vision into actionable priorities so you can start making it a reality. Implement systems to deal with the annoying-but-necessary “have-tos” in your life quickly and efficiently. De-clutter your home, your calendar, and your mind of meaningless, burdensome junk Develop equity in your relationship with your parenting partner Create and maintain boundaries around emotionally laden calls on your attention. Give your kids what they need to be healthy, happy, and successful—without giving away too much of yourself. Prioritize your own mental health and emotional well-being with intentional scheduling and rest And more! 

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  • Dr. Whitney talks with Dr. Alissa Erogbogbo, Medical Director Consultant at Maven Clinic, about innovative, holistic care solutions for women everywhere—and about what it will take to truly support the health of working women worldwide.

    @mavenclinic

    www.mavenclinic.com

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    Pre-Order My New Book: Doing it All: STOP OVER-FUNCTIONING and Become the Mom and Person You're Meant to Be

    Discover how to stop doing it all and start doing what matters with this step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life as a working mom, written by an expert in maternal and child health.

    Today’s working moms are burnt out, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck. Caught amid the endless, conflicting demands of caring for their families, hustling at work, managing their households, and a million-and-one other tasks, chores, and responsibilities, it’s no wonder mom rage and mom guilt are at an all-time high. Working moms feel like they’re responsible for everything, but nothing they do matters. They are doing it all—but getting nowhere.

    This is a feeling I know well. A practicing pediatrician and mother of two daughters—including one with special needs—I tried to do it all for years
until one particularly bad week brought me to her knees, and then to a revelation: I couldn’t wait years for the systems of inequality and cultural pressures women face to change, I needed a plan to fix my life now. A plan that would help me stop over-functioning, stop blaming myself, and start creating a life that was centered on me. My values, my priorities, my vision of a purposeful, aligned life. Years later, I'm living my centered life and now I want to help you do the same.

    In Doing It All, I share my blueprint for achieving a centered life as a real working mom with real working mom problems. This is not about achieving a dazzling fantasy life of ease, wealth, and perfection, but a realistic life that is purposeful, organized, and aligned with your personal values. A life where you’re able to prioritize what really matters and where everything—even laundry—has its place. Work calls? Yep. Time with your kids? Absolutely. Time for yourself? A top priority (yes, you read that right!).

    This has nothing to do with manifesting positive vibes. You won’t find a single affirmation here. Instead, you’ll discover a practical framework, step-by-step plan, and over forty targeted exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

    Create a vision of your life that is centered on your values and goals and then break that vision into actionable priorities so you can start making it a reality. Implement systems to deal with the annoying-but-necessary “have-tos” in your life quickly and efficiently. De-clutter your home, your calendar, and your mind of meaningless, burdensome junk Develop equity in your relationship with your parenting partner Create and maintain boundaries around emotionally laden calls on your attention. Give your kids what they need to be healthy, happy, and successful—without giving away too much of yourself. Prioritize your own mental health and emotional well-being with intentional scheduling and rest And more! 

    Featuring powerful personal stories from real...

  • Today, Dr. Whitney's talking Big Mom Energy—that superpower we all have as modern moms to do it all, all the time. But she's not focused on helping you do more with less. Nope, this episode is all about harnessing that energy and funneling toward your top priorities—the ones that give you purpose, peace, and presence.

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    Pre-Order My New Book: Doing it All: STOP OVER-FUNCTIONING and Become the Mom and Person You're Meant to Be

    Discover how to stop doing it all and start doing what matters with this step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life as a working mom, written by an expert in maternal and child health.

    Today’s working moms are burnt out, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck. Caught amid the endless, conflicting demands of caring for their families, hustling at work, managing their households, and a million-and-one other tasks, chores, and responsibilities, it’s no wonder mom rage and mom guilt are at an all-time high. Working moms feel like they’re responsible for everything, but nothing they do matters. They are doing it all—but getting nowhere.

    This is a feeling I know well. A practicing pediatrician and mother of two daughters—including one with special needs—I tried to do it all for years
until one particularly bad week brought me to her knees, and then to a revelation: I couldn’t wait years for the systems of inequality and cultural pressures women face to change, I needed a plan to fix my life now. A plan that would help me stop over-functioning, stop blaming myself, and start creating a life that was centered on me. My values, my priorities, my vision of a purposeful, aligned life. Years later, I'm living my centered life and now I want to help you do the same.

    In Doing It All, I share my blueprint for achieving a centered life as a real working mom with real working mom problems. This is not about achieving a dazzling fantasy life of ease, wealth, and perfection, but a realistic life that is purposeful, organized, and aligned with your personal values. A life where you’re able to prioritize what really matters and where everything—even laundry—has its place. Work calls? Yep. Time with your kids? Absolutely. Time for yourself? A top priority (yes, you read that right!).

    This has nothing to do with manifesting positive vibes. You won’t find a single affirmation here. Instead, you’ll discover a practical framework, step-by-step plan, and over forty targeted exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

    Create a vision of your life that is centered on your values and goals and then break that vision into actionable priorities so you can start making it a reality. Implement systems to deal with the annoying-but-necessary “have-tos” in your life quickly and efficiently. De-clutter your home, your calendar, and your mind of meaningless, burdensome junk Develop equity in your relationship with your parenting partner Create and maintain boundaries around emotionally laden calls on your attention. Give your kids what they need to be healthy, happy, and successful—without giving away too much of yourself. Prioritize your own mental health and emotional well-being with intentional scheduling and rest And more! 

    Featuring powerful personal stories from real working moms, as well as quotes and interview excerpts from parenting experts, medical professionals, and mental health advocates, Doing It All meets

  • Dr. Whitney talks with author Amber Trueblood about practical ways moms can recenter their lives and begin to unfluster themselves–all in under 60 seconds.

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    Pre-Order My New Book: Doing it All: STOP OVER-FUNCTIONING and Become the Mom and Person You're Meant to Be

    Discover how to stop doing it all and start doing what matters with this step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life as a working mom, written by an expert in maternal and child health.

    Today’s working moms are burnt out, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck. Caught amid the endless, conflicting demands of caring for their families, hustling at work, managing their households, and a million-and-one other tasks, chores, and responsibilities, it’s no wonder mom rage and mom guilt are at an all-time high. Working moms feel like they’re responsible for everything, but nothing they do matters. They are doing it all—but getting nowhere.

    This is a feeling I know well. A practicing pediatrician and mother of two daughters—including one with special needs—I tried to do it all for years
until one particularly bad week brought me to her knees, and then to a revelation: I couldn’t wait years for the systems of inequality and cultural pressures women face to change, I needed a plan to fix my life now. A plan that would help me stop over-functioning, stop blaming myself, and start creating a life that was centered on me. My values, my priorities, my vision of a purposeful, aligned life. Years later, I'm living my centered life and now I want to help you do the same.

    In Doing It All, I share my blueprint for achieving a centered life as a real working mom with real working mom problems. This is not about achieving a dazzling fantasy life of ease, wealth, and perfection, but a realistic life that is purposeful, organized, and aligned with your personal values. A life where you’re able to prioritize what really matters and where everything—even laundry—has its place. Work calls? Yep. Time with your kids? Absolutely. Time for yourself? A top priority (yes, you read that right!).

    This has nothing to do with manifesting positive vibes. You won’t find a single affirmation here. Instead, you’ll discover a practical framework, step-by-step plan, and over forty targeted exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

    Create a vision of your life that is centered on your values and goals and then break that vision into actionable priorities so you can start making it a reality. Implement systems to deal with the annoying-but-necessary “have-tos” in your life quickly and efficiently. De-clutter your home, your calendar, and your mind of meaningless, burdensome junk Develop equity in your relationship with your parenting partner Create and maintain boundaries around emotionally laden calls on your attention. Give your kids what they need to be healthy, happy, and successful—without giving away too much of yourself. Prioritize your own mental health and emotional well-being with intentional scheduling and rest And more! 

    Featuring powerful personal stories from real working moms, as well as quotes and interview excerpts from parenting experts, medical professionals, and mental health advocates, Doing It All meets working moms where they are, recognizes the personal and systemic challenges they face, and offers solutions that really work. It’s time to stop merely “surviving”...

  • Dr. Whitney chats with two ambitious moms, Taylor Raven and Rose Wetzel, about the stresses, challenges, and joys of being moms with not-so-usual jobs and what it takes to be able to enjoy both of them.

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    Pre-Order My New Book: Doing it All: STOP OVER-FUNCTIONING and Become the Mom and Person You're Meant to Be

    Discover how to stop doing it all and start doing what matters with this step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life as a working mom, written by an expert in maternal and child health.

    Today’s working moms are burnt out, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck. Caught amid the endless, conflicting demands of caring for their families, hustling at work, managing their households, and a million-and-one other tasks, chores, and responsibilities, it’s no wonder mom rage and mom guilt are at an all-time high. Working moms feel like they’re responsible for everything, but nothing they do matters. They are doing it all—but getting nowhere.

    This is a feeling I know well. A practicing pediatrician and mother of two daughters—including one with special needs—I tried to do it all for years
until one particularly bad week brought me to her knees, and then to a revelation: I couldn’t wait years for the systems of inequality and cultural pressures women face to change, I needed a plan to fix my life now. A plan that would help me stop over-functioning, stop blaming myself, and start creating a life that was centered on me. My values, my priorities, my vision of a purposeful, aligned life. Years later, I'm living my centered life and now I want to help you do the same.

    In Doing It All, I share my blueprint for achieving a centered life as a real working mom with real working mom problems. This is not about achieving a dazzling fantasy life of ease, wealth, and perfection, but a realistic life that is purposeful, organized, and aligned with your personal values. A life where you’re able to prioritize what really matters and where everything—even laundry—has its place. Work calls? Yep. Time with your kids? Absolutely. Time for yourself? A top priority (yes, you read that right!).

    This has nothing to do with manifesting positive vibes. You won’t find a single affirmation here. Instead, you’ll discover a practical framework, step-by-step plan, and over forty targeted exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

    Create a vision of your life that is centered on your values and goals and then break that vision into actionable priorities so you can start making it a reality. Implement systems to deal with the annoying-but-necessary “have-tos” in your life quickly and efficiently. De-clutter your home, your calendar, and your mind of meaningless, burdensome junk Develop equity in your relationship with your parenting partner Create and maintain boundaries around emotionally laden calls on your attention. Give your kids what they need to be healthy, happy, and successful—without giving away too much of yourself. Prioritize your own mental health and emotional well-being with intentional scheduling and rest And more! 

    Featuring powerful personal stories from real working moms, as well as quotes and interview excerpts from parenting experts, medical professionals, and mental health advocates, Doing It All meets working moms where they are, recognizes the personal and systemic challenges they face, and offers solutions that...

  • Dr. Whitney and Rachael Brooke dive deep about all the damaging messaging women have faced about their bodies and exercise. This conversation will leave you with a burden lifted and encouraged to show up as your best self, whatever that looks like in the moment.

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    Pre-Order My New Book: Doing it All: STOP OVER-FUNCTIONING and Become the Mom and Person You're Meant to Be

    Discover how to stop doing it all and start doing what matters with this step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life as a working mom, written by an expert in maternal and child health.

    Today’s working moms are burnt out, overwhelmed, and just plain stuck. Caught amid the endless, conflicting demands of caring for their families, hustling at work, managing their households, and a million-and-one other tasks, chores, and responsibilities, it’s no wonder mom rage and mom guilt are at an all-time high. Working moms feel like they’re responsible for everything, but nothing they do matters. They are doing it all—but getting nowhere.

    This is a feeling I know well. A practicing pediatrician and mother of two daughters—including one with special needs—I tried to do it all for years
until one particularly bad week brought me to her knees, and then to a revelation: I couldn’t wait years for the systems of inequality and cultural pressures women face to change, I needed a plan to fix my life now. A plan that would help me stop over-functioning, stop blaming myself, and start creating a life that was centered on me. My values, my priorities, my vision of a purposeful, aligned life. Years later, I'm living my centered life and now I want to help you do the same.

    In Doing It All, I share my blueprint for achieving a centered life as a real working mom with real working mom problems. This is not about achieving a dazzling fantasy life of ease, wealth, and perfection, but a realistic life that is purposeful, organized, and aligned with your personal values. A life where you’re able to prioritize what really matters and where everything—even laundry—has its place. Work calls? Yep. Time with your kids? Absolutely. Time for yourself? A top priority (yes, you read that right!).

    This has nothing to do with manifesting positive vibes. You won’t find a single affirmation here. Instead, you’ll discover a practical framework, step-by-step plan, and over forty targeted exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

    Create a vision of your life that is centered on your values and goals and then break that vision into actionable priorities so you can start making it a reality. Implement systems to deal with the annoying-but-necessary “have-tos” in your life quickly and efficiently. De-clutter your home, your calendar, and your mind of meaningless, burdensome junk Develop equity in your relationship with your parenting partner Create and maintain boundaries around emotionally laden calls on your attention. Give your kids what they need to be healthy, happy, and successful—without giving away too much of yourself. Prioritize your own mental health and emotional well-being with intentional scheduling and rest And more! 

    Featuring powerful personal stories from real working moms, as well as quotes and interview excerpts from parenting experts, medical professionals, and mental health advocates, Doing It All meets working moms where they are, recognizes the personal...