Transforming the Bedtime Sleep Routine with Dr. Sarah Mitchell

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are talking to Dr. Sarah Mitchell of Helping Babies Sleep about all things sleep training, or as she would say “sleep teaching.”

Dr. Sarah Mitchell is a chiropractor by training but found her true calling as a sleep consultant when her first child just.would.not.sleep.  Since 2013 she’s empowered thousands of parents to teach their little ones to sleep and enjoy their parenting journey to the fullest.  

She’s the owner of Helping Babies Sleep.  She’s also on a mission to change the dialogue away from “sleep training” to “sleep teaching” to be more reflective of what’s happening when shaping behavior.

Dr. Sarah is a proud member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  She is currently contributing to research at San Jose State University on the efficacy of her sleep teaching coaching and the effect of sleep teaching on maternal anxiety.   Originally from Ottawa, Ontario Canada, Sarah resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, son and daughter.  She wants you to know you can be loving, attached and well-rested.

Learn more about Dr. Mitchell at https://www.helpingbabiessleep.com/

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Transformative Meditation and Music for Kids with Composer Murray Hidary

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are talking to Composer Murray Hidary about the many benefits of meditation and music for children.

Murray Hidary is a multi-disciplinary, creative visionary and tech pioneer who started his first company at 22 years old, after studying Music and Composition at NYU.

Murray’s success as an early Internet entrepreneur, starting in 1994, sprung from his innate sense that creating networks and platforms for connection amongst people could both elevate productivity and consciousness.

This purpose-driven approach to the Internet’s power garnered Murray considerable business success, including EarthWeb’s groundbreaking IPO in 1998, which was the third largest single day share gain in NASDAQ history at the time, and the growth and sale of several more companies including career site Dice and expert network Vista Research. In addition to his robust career in tech, Murray is an acclaimed photographer, composer, and musician with a voracious appetite for ongoing learning and adventure.

Murray has studied theoretical physics extensively; trained in the study of Aikido and the Shakuhachi (the Japanese bamboo flute) and its ancient music tradition of the Zen monks with some of the greatest teachers. Additionally, he journeyed the globe mindfully connecting with the fundamental elements that surround us. In an effort to gain deeper understanding of himself and of nature, Murray sought out experiences to simultaneously challenge and test himself physically and mentally as well as give him perspectives of natures core elements including water, rock and wind.

Learn more about Murray at https://www.murrayhidary.com/

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Transforming and Personalizing the Perfect Play Space with Mona Singhal

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are talking to Mona Singhal of Spark Wonder about ways to transform your child’s play space.

Mona completed her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She went on to complete an Advance Certification in Special Education from Fordham University. She began her career as a preschool teacher and taught at schools all over New York City.

Mona later became an Educational Director and Preschool Program Director where she developed curriculum and trained teachers on the importance of play and parent partnerships. Mona is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and integrates mindful practices into all aspects of education.

Learn more about Spark Wonder at https://www.spark-wonder.com/.

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Transforming the Typical Toddler Diet with Dr.Yami

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing How to Transform Your Toddler’s Diet with Dr. Yami.

Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author, podcast host and professional speaker. A passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease, she founded VeggieFitKids.com where she provides information on plant-based diets for children. She also hosts the podcast Veggie Doctor Radio. She obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition, is a certified Food for Life Instructor, and a Jack Canfield Success Principles Certified Trainer. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric micro-practice in Yakima, WA where she lives with her husband and two active sons. Her book is entitled “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”

Learn more at www.DoctorYami.com.

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

Fatherhood, Soccer and 140 Characters with dad influencer Robert Knop (aka @fatherwithtwins)

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are talking to parent influencer Robert Knop about his experiences and how to find a little comedic relief in the ups and downs of parenting.

Robert Knop  is a work-from-home dad juggling a wife, twin boys, coaching soccer, running a consulting business and building a following as a parenting influencer.

Known as @FatherWithTwins on Twitter, he gives his more than 20,000 followers a glimpse of his life as a dad with hilarious tweets. 

Taking comedic inspiration from his twins over the last few years, Knop has rounded up the many sides of being a parent including listening to the silly demands of children and handling the chaotic event known as mornings with kids.

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

The Parent Pod: Momprenuership and Mental Health with Sarah Komers of Mom Culture

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing Momprenuership and Mental Health with Sarah Komers of Mom Culture. If you haven’t heard of Mom Culture yet, or purchased anything from Sarah’s online shop, you’re seriously missing out!

Sarah was born with a serious stubborn streak and individualistic nature. As soon as she could dress herself, she did. Cut, stitch, rip, pin, shred, dye…she had to “alter” every piece of clothing. Life zoomed by and she now has three beautiful children: “Lily Pie”, “Rem Dog” and “Fletchy.” In her own words, “I started this company for them. And, I started it for moms like me who give our all to raising tiny humans to the best of our ability.

We are connecting with her on this episode to share her story on her path to starting Mom Culture, mental health, and how she balances everything in her day-to-day life.

Connect with Sarah online at

https://momculture.com/

Connect with Sarah on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/themomculture/

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

The Parent Pod: Managing Maternal Mental Health with Christine Michele Carter

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing Maternal Mental Health with Christine Michel Carter.

Featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. She has been called a “working mom who’s changing the world,” “the mom of mom influencers,” “the exec inspiring millennial moms,” and “the voice of millennial moms.”

Christine is also the associate editor for ModernMom and contributes to ForbesWomen as a senior contributor. Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal truths. From delivering consumer insights and brand marketing content to helping HR and diversity teams attract and retain these hardworking professionals, Christine works with advertising agencies, research firms, and companies to ensure they’re at the forefront of the minds of female consumers.

A down-to-Earth speaker and media analyst, Christine has spoken at Create & Cultivate, Mom 2.0, BlogHer, and a number of other conferences. Her insights have been included by other authors in their books. Christine’s own bestselling children’s book Can Mommy Go To Work? was ranked as an “empowering book” and a “life-changing book to guide feminist parenting.” Her book MOM AF is a sister circle in a book, inspired both by Carter’s life and her published articles.

She has interviewed a number of celebrity moms, including Tamera Mowry, Kristin Cavallari, and La La Anthony, and also partnered with brands such as 23andMe, AARP, ALDI, Brahmin, Chicco, Goodwill, Orgain, Hungryroot, OtterBox, Suja Juice and Therapedic as a social media influencer. She has also leveraged her verified digital presence and mom network to bring awareness to the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, #YearoftheMother, and Black Maternal Health Week. Christine has also supported Senator Kamala Harris, the Department of Labor, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on maternal and childcare-related issues.

The creator of Mompreneur and Me®, Christine has introduced the first national free mommy and me professional development networking event that has garnered the attention of Adweek and Entrepreneur as well as global brands like McDonald’s and the University of Phoenix.

Connect with Christine online at

http://christinemichelcarter.com/

Connect with Christine on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/cmichelcarter/

Purchase Her Book At

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734122706.

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

The Parent Pod: Navigating Maternal Depression with Jennifer Schwartz of Motherhood Understood

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing Maternal Mental Health with Jennifer Schwartz of Motherhood Understood.

Jen Schwartz, also known as “the medicated mommy,” is the founder and CEO of Motherhood Understood, a platform, community, and story-sharing hub for women affected by pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues that she created after surviving postpartum depression and anxiety with the birth of her son, and realizing just how many mothers suffer in silence like she did. She built Motherhood Understood to provide women and their families with education, resources, connection, and support so that no mother has to experience a mental health illness in isolation and all mothers get the help they need to feel well and have the motherhood experience they deserve.

Jen is a professional speaker, writer, moderator, consultant, spokesperson, and thought-leader committed to shining the light on the darkest of places, where maternal mental health taboos have been hiding out, trying to make mothers believe they are not enough and all alone. In addition to running Motherhood Understood, a highly-engaged community of over 70,000 women, Jen writes a monthly column for Thrive Global, and her work and expert commentary can be found all over the mommy blogosphere and on popular websites such as Forbes, Healthline, The Mighty, Romper, Motherly, The Bump, Happiest Baby, and more. Connect with Jen on Instagram and get your free copy of her guide, The Mother’s Manual For Postpartum Mental Health.

Connect with Jennifer online at

https://www.motherhood-understood.com/

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

The Parent Pod: Calm Confident Parenting with Adrienne Bishop

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are talking to Adrienne Bishop about how to stay calm and confident while dealing with the ups and downs of parenting in day-to-day life.

Adrienne Bishop is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Life Coach who specializes in helping overwhelmed parents to be calmer, more confident and effective in their parenting so they can create a family that is connected and a life that they love.  

Her Book Recomendations are:

Positive Discipline: The first three years

Positive Discipline: Preschoolers

The Conscious Parent

The Gift of Failure

The Whole Brain Child

The Yes Brain

No Drama Discipline

Connect with Adrienne in her Facebook Group at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentparenting/

About

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

The Parent Pod: Minimalist Motherhood with Diane Boden

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing the art of Minimalism and how parents can bring minimalist values into their day-to-day life.

Diane Boden is the voice behind the top-rated podcast, the Minimalist Moms, where she spreads her ideas and interviews others in regards to living a life in the pursuit of less. Her goal is simply: think more and do with less. Diane has been featured on Minimal-ish Podcast, The Pure Nurture Podcast, The 29 Minute Mom and many others. She was featured in 614Magazine in August 2019. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and three children.

Connect with Diane on Instagram

  1. @minimalistmomspodcast
  2. https://www.instagram.com/minimalistmomspodcast/?hl=en

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The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

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  1.  www.gymboreeclasses.com

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