The Mother's Transformative Journey + How to Strengthen Your Marriage | Britta Bushnell, PhD

This week on Atomic Moms we have a throwback to two episodes with one of our most beloved guests: Britta Bushnell PhD on “The Mother’s Journey” & “How to Strengthen Your Marriage After Children”. In these two raw and real conversations, Britta and Ellie discuss the challenges of emotional intimacy in marriage after kids and the ways in which we can learn to reconnect as a couple post-children. It’s part two of our extremely popular conversation: “The Mother’s Journey: Confronting the Unknown”, which dives deep into mythology, motherhood, and the identity shift we experience as mamas. Dr. Britta brings healing light to the unique challenges and shifts we experience as mamas and walks us through powerful steps to rekindle intimacy with our partner.

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Queen of Youtube GloZell Green at Beautycon + Sonni Abatta on All Things Beauty

With 4.7 million Youtube followers and credits including Trolls and Wreck It Ralph 2, The Queen of Youtube GloZell Green has done it all, including a sit down interview with President Barack Obama at The White House. In this live episode in front of an audience of diehard GloZell fans, we discuss everything from screen-time (how does a Youtube star manage to get an iPad away from her toddler?) to the harsh realities of becoming a first-time mother at forty-four. We dispel the myth of the "overnight sensation" and share her secrets to longevity as a content creator. Since this podcast is a live recording straight from the world's largest beauty convention Beautycon and hosted by our friends at The Jane Club, we had to get the inside scoop on GloZell's signature look: green lipstick. After all, when she went to the White House, she gave three tubes of the same green lipstick to President Obama to give to Michelle and their daughters who happen to be huge fans as well. We also chat with supermom Sonni Abatta, news anchor turned blogger and podcaster about how she looks so damn refreshed even after having three kids in five years! We're talking about skincare, makeup, and flirting with Botox.

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Dan Kois "How to Be a Family" | A Global Parenting Expedition

Quick! Find your passport! DAN KOIS, Slate editor, founding host of the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, joins us on Atomic Moms to chat about the truly insane year his family spent traveling the world, hilariously captured in his new book: HOW TO BE A FAMILY: THE YEAR I DRAGGED MY KIDS AROUND THE WORLD TO FIND A NEW WAY TO BE TOGETHER (Little, Brown; Publication Date: 9/17/19).

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"When the Kids Get Sick" Survival Guide | Becky Friedman, Nikki DeLoach, Caissie Levy

New! How do you make it through the week when - surprise - the kids get sick? Quarantined in her podcast studio, Ellie Knaus sends out the mom-bat signal to returning beloved guests: Emmy-winner Becky Friedman (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) and actress Nikki DeLoach. We break down: favorite hand sanitizers, back up babysitters, the social anxiety of having the kid with the cough, and what these mothers do to reboot before heading to work after all night up with the kids. We've all heard the show must go on, but Ellie also shares a truly incredible moment from her interview with Caissie Levy, ya know, Elsa in Frozen, the Broadway Musical about a recent experience when her toddler fell ill right before an evening performance.

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Apocalyptic Anxiety, Plus Making Mom Friends | Claire Coffee, Bridget Moloney, Ellie Knaus

Decade-long friends Claire Coffee (actor), Bridget Moloney (director/actor), and Ellie Knaus compare notes on their apocalyptic anxieties, commiserate over the awkwardness of making "back-to-school" mom friends, and play a round of "I'm So Jealous!" The returning bi-coastal mom squad also discuss their post-bedtime reading and watching rituals (hello, HBO's Succession), acknowledge the trickier parts of parenting, and get the New York private school admissions lowdown.

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The Motherhood Mind Game | A Pep Talk with NYT bestselling author Leslie Anne Bruce

A five-time New York Times bestselling co-author, returning Atomic Moms guest, and Lauren Conrad's frequent collaborator/b.f.f., LESLIE ANNE BRUCE joins us in our podcast studio to discuss the MIND GAME that is early motherhood and her new book You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom: So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt, and Be True to You (September - Hachette Book Group).

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Mastering Back-to-School: Teacher Jennifer Hunt + Dr. Natasha Beck (@Dr.OrganicMommy)

With school back in session, I consult with Dr. Natasha Beck MPH, PSY.D. (@DrOrganicMommy) and have a parent-teacher conference with my fave preschool teacher Jennifer Hunt. These two experts are helping us tackle the home and classroom fronts in order to give our listeners the tools we need to crush this new school year! In this episode we’re talking all things transitions, routines, school lunches, easing "new kid" worries, parent-teacher conferences, and so much more.

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