Body CONSCIOUS | Nikki DeLoach, Jen Dede: Open-Heart Surgery, Fertility, Friendship


What is your body trying to tell you? Has it ever felt like it has betrayed you? And what wisdom did you glean from the experience?

This week Atomic Moms podcast is back at what it does best: commiserating over sleepless nights + expressing the grit and determination necessary to live fully and discovering the tools to do so, with a Cali-dose of woo woo and optimism.

Friends Nikki DeLoach (Awkward) and Jen Dede (Shameless) have supported each other through hell and back and aren't afraid to crack a joke about it. They speak candidly about Jen's 8 year struggle with fertility, Nikki's harrowing experience with her newborn's open-heart surgery two months ago, and our fear of the big D and we don't mean Dallas OR Divorce. OK fine...I'll say it. Death. Join us in celebrating the launch of their super positive, uplifting, and crazy honest site: What We Are: A community of women celebrating our beautifully unfiltered selves.

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Guest Bios: 


Nikki DeLoach has worked in film and television for over 30 years starting as a Mouseketeer on “The New Mickey Mouse Club” to more recently the critically acclaimed, People Choice Award Winning comedy “Awkward.” Over the years, she has racked up a long list of TV credits such as MAD MEN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE RINGER, SIRENS, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, MAJOR CRIMES and much more.  Nikki is a regular on the Hallmark network leading some of their highest rated movies of all time (A DREAM OF CHRISTMAS and SAFE AT HOME). As well as guest co-hosting their popular daytime talk show HOME AND FAMILY.  In the world of film, she has starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS, Matthew Modine in THE TRIAL, Ray Liotta in THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS, and in Frederic Berthe’s comedy HOLLYWOO. Nikki also spent years of her life on the stage as a recording artist for record companies RCA and BMG.

Nikki served as a creative executive at LD Entertainment for Mickey Liddell.  In this last year, she has obtained the life rights to the true life story of Bambi Bennett, who she is developing with her writing partner Megan McNulty and EP/Dir Scott Winant.  She has written for female websites such as “She Knows” and  currently has a development deal at Hallmark. She continues to make teaching a priority in her life, working at Warner Loughlin Studios and UCLA. In November 2017, Nikki launched “What We Are,” a site for women to celebrate the all of who they are with her bestie Jen Dede.

Jen Dede is an Actor, (recently appearing on “Shameless”), a writer and producer - a creator who has taught herself how to wear "all the hats" in this crazy business. She is also a modern day entrepreneur who owns a very successful virtual skincare business. Jen is a wife, married to her husband who is also an actor, they live in Los Feliz. Oh and a fertility warrior! She has been on a fertility journey the past eight years. Empowering and inspiring others on this crazy life journey lights her up!

Guests share their bios with me. I just copy and paste. Mama aint got time to reinvent the wheel. xoxo