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Episode 052: Find Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky

Episode 052: Find Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky

December 28, 2021

In her acclaimed New York Times bestseller (and Reese’s Book Club pick) Fair Play, Eve Rodsky urged women to rebalance their domestic responsibilities and reclaim time for themselves. Her book started a national conversation and launched a movement toward greater equality on the home front…and then quarantine hit, and life as we knew it was upended. Now all of us are faced with an even more pressing question: how can we carve out a little time for ourselves? 

This personal time–what Rodsky calls Unicorn Space, what makes us interesting–isn’t just a luxury, she explains. The research is clear that it’s a necessity for our mental health, our physical well-being, and our very sense of self. You can also find her on Instagram

Episode 051: Grief and Resiliency with Paris Rosenthal

Episode 051: Grief and Resiliency with Paris Rosenthal

December 21, 2021

Paris Rosenthal is an author whose works include #1 New York Times Best Seller, Dear Girl, co-written with her late mother, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and #1 New York Times Best Seller, Dear Boy, co-written with her father, Jason B. Rosenthal. She also wrote the New York Times Best Seller Dear Teacher, as well as Dear Baby, Project 1,2,3, and her latest book, Uni the Unicorn in the Real World.

Uni the Unicorn is the third book in a series that her mother started. She says she wrote this book as a tribute of sorts to her. Her first published book, Dear Girl, was also co-written with her mom. That book came out when she was in college. Please visit her at her website, and on Instagram.

Episode 050: Middle School Matters with Phyllis Fagell

Episode 050: Middle School Matters with Phyllis Fagell

December 7, 2021

Phyllis Fagell has worked in both public and private schools with students in grades K-12. She currently works as the school counselor for Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and provides therapy to children, teens and adults in private practice. 

Phyllis is also a journalist and the author of Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond -- and How Parents Can Help. She’s a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and other major news outlets, focusing on counseling, parenting and education.

You can find her at PhyllisFagell.com and on Twitter.

Episode 049: Perfectionism with Khara Croswaite Brindle

Episode 049: Perfectionism with Khara Croswaite Brindle

November 23, 2021

Khara Croswaite Brindle is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Burnout Consultant in Denver, Colorado. Khara enjoys various roles as a serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, professor, Financial Therapist and author of Perfectioneur: From Workaholic to Well-Balanced: One Therapist's Workbook to Get You There. You can find Khara at her website

 

Episode 048: Navigating the Insane College Admission Process with Dana Ponsky and Whitney Fisch

Episode 048: Navigating the Insane College Admission Process with Dana Ponsky and Whitney Fisch

November 9, 2021

Dana Ponsky began her career in education and advocacy more than 20 years ago. Her first professional experiences were at the University of Michigan, the University of Miami, and Barry University as a career counselor and then as an assistant director and director of orientation, leadership, and first-year programming. After working with first-year college students, Dana began to wonder how students were being supported in their high schools and what they were doing to be prepared for college. After realizing to be successful in college, students need excellent guidance while in high school, Dana transitioned to work as a school-based college counselor. She has served as a high school director of college counseling and has volunteered for nationally-recognized college access programs. You can find her at her website ConsultWithDana.com.

Whitney Fisch, MSW started her career working on college campuses as the Jewish Student Life Director at Hillel at the University of Georgia and now as the Executive Director of the Hillel at Miami University in Ohio. She graduated from The University of Michigan School of Social Work and spent the next decade as a school counselor and Director of Counseling working in partnership with teens, families, and administration all in advocacy of the student. Now, she uses her years of training as a counselor and student advocate to help schools + other youth-focused community organizations to build comprehensive health + wellness programs, parent education, as well as helping families successfully navigate the college process from beginning to end making sure the student’s needs never get lost in the process. You can find her at her website WhitneyFisch.com.

 

Episode 047: How to Be a Happier Parent with KJ Dell‘Antonia

Episode 047: How to Be a Happier Parent with KJ Dell‘Antonia

October 26, 2021

KJ Dell'Antonia is the author of the viral New York Times essay Why I Didn't Answer Your Email. She is the former editor of the NY Times' Motherlode blog and the author of the book How to Be a Happier Parent. Her debut novel, The Chicken Sisters, is a NYT best seller, a selection in Reese Witherspoon’s book club. It is a humorous exploration of the same themes she focuses on in her journalism: the importance of finding joy in our families, the challenge of figuring out what makes us happy and the need to value the people in front of us more than the ones in our phones and laptops, every single time. You can find all things KJ Dell'Antonia at her website.

Episode 046: Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence and Lead with Dr. Tim Jordan

Episode 046: Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence and Lead with Dr. Tim Jordan

October 12, 2021

Dr. Tim Jordan is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, he is the author of She Leads: Raising Girls Who Advocate , Influence and Lead. In this book, Dr. Tim reveals practical, common-sense guidance gleaned from his experience working with girls. He is an international speaker and consultant, founder of Camp Weloki for Girls – and as the brother of five sisters!

Episode 045: Unfiltered Advice On How To Raise Awesome Kids with Karen Alpert

Episode 045: Unfiltered Advice On How To Raise Awesome Kids with Karen Alpert

September 28, 2021

Karen Alpert is the writer of the popular blog Baby Sideburns. You may have seen a few of her more viral posts like "What NOT to F'ing buy my kids this holiday" and "Caillou sucks so bad, here's another blog about why I hate him." She spent fifteen years working for national advertising agencies until she was promoted to her newest favorite job-- Mommy. She is a NYT best selling author of the books, I Heart My Little A-Holes, I Want My Epidural Back and now her latest book, Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be A-Holes.

Episode 044: Play Your Way Sane with Clay Drinko Ph.D.

Episode 044: Play Your Way Sane with Clay Drinko Ph.D.

May 11, 2021

Clay Drinko, Ph.D. is an educator and the author of Play Your Way Sane: 120 Improv-Inspired Exercises to Help You Calm Down, Stop Spiraling, and Embrace Uncertainty. Clay earned his Ph.D. in drama and theatre studies and has two Master’s degrees and for the past decade has researched improvisation and its applications. Clay’s research explores improvisation's effects on consciousness and cognition while comparing these theories to current findings in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. In short, he says, this stuff is all backed by research and science.

Episode 043: Making Motherhood Work: Work-Family Solutions featuring Caitlyn Collins Ph.D.

Episode 043: Making Motherhood Work: Work-Family Solutions featuring Caitlyn Collins Ph.D.

April 27, 2021

Dr. Caitlyn Collins is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines social inequality and gender inequality in the workplace and in family life.

Dr. Collins conducted an interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. These four countries offer distinct policy approaches to reconciling work-family conflict. She examined how different ideals of gender, motherhood, and employment are embedded in these policies, and how they shape the daily lives of working mothers in these countries.

Dr. Collins is the author of the book based on this research called Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving.

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