This Christmas Ellie Knaus shares a personal story along with interview excerpts from two of her favorite guests: Dr. Robin Berman (Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits) and Janet Lansbury (No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame). These parenting experts teach us how to honor our children’s feelings while we embody the role of confident leader. It’s an Atomic Moms Remix with old and new!

Host Ellie Knaus calls up Jenny Duffourg (Atomic Moms’ french correspondent), Claire Coffee (NBC’s Grimm), and Bridget Moloney-Sinclair (frequent guest co-host) to discuss the ins and outs of traveling with small children from getting the best plane seats to what to do when your toddler won’t stop kicking the seat in front of you. Then our inspiring podcast co-founder Bianca Kajlich gives a sweet farewell to our listeners and shares her intentions for the new year. Last but not least, don’t miss parenting expert/psychologist/author Susan Stiffelman on how to stay drama free with relatives of all ages over the holidays. It’s absolutely genius (Eckhart Tolle and Arianna Huffington are big fans of her work and for good reason), and her parting wisdom is our holiday gift to you. Pretty please share Atomic Moms podcast with friends, relatives, and your parenting groups in person and online. We have an amazing line up of episodes for the new year.

Mom Kelly Zajfen has her hands full with three year-old twins and her charity “Alliance of Moms” supporting pregnant and parenting foster teens through hands-on workshops. We discuss Kelly’s struggles with infertility, her daughter Super Lily’s heart condition, what she chooses to remember about her own mother, how our creativity can be reignited when we become parents, and the immense support mothers can provide in each other’s lives.

Ellie Knaus and Bianca Kajlich share what happens when they take their little monkeys to the zoo. And then, the hosts give thanks to their wonderful listeners by sharing one of their all-time favorite episodes with guest Dr. Shefali. Oprah hailed Dr. Shefali’s NYT bestselling THE CONSCIOUS PARENT as one of the most profound books on parenting she had every read. Dr. Shefali’s approach is revolutionary as it focuses on the evolution of the parent instead of the child. Blending Eastern spirituality with Western psychology, Dr. Shefali melds the best of both worlds helping families overcome generations of struggle and pain.