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Real talk? Modern parenting is a doozy. There’s never been more pressure to be perfect with social media readily at our fingertips - mixed with total isolation and no help. Where the f*ck is that village everyone talks about? Consider After Bedtime your village. Led by Kristin and Deena - founders of the largest online parenting community, Big Little Feelings - After Bedtime is the place you can go at the end of a long hard day to find your “enough”-ness. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll maybe pee our pants a little as we unpack things we’re ALL experiencing but too ashamed to talk about: imperfect marriages, miscarriages, managing toddler mania, apologizing to our kids and everything in between. You’ll leave with actionable, realistic tips to make this whole parenting thing smoother - small changes, big impact. In an age where parents need more *real* connection than ever, let’s talk honestly about the hard - and remind ourselves we are not alone, we are not failing. In fact, we’re f*cking crushing it.

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Hi Big Little Besties! We were recently guests on the podcast Pop Culture Moms, and wanted to share it with you! Our friends Andie and Sabrina have been best friends for 20 years — and pop culture aficionados for even longer. On “Pop Culture Moms,” they’re taking their obsession with TV and movies to the next level by talking to folks like us, fellow “scholars” of pop culture, about what they can learn from the fictional moms we love most. Together, Andie and Sabrina explore the comedy – and tragedy – of what parenthood is like in real life. In this episode, Kirstin and Deena talk about why some of the best moms on TV right now are cartoons, and what the mothers in Bluey and Daniel Tiger are doing right. You can listen to more Pop Culture Moms at link.chtbl.com/popculturemomss1/afterbedtime To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
You know her from the *iconic* reality shows The Hills and The City, and we know her as a Big Little Bestie & rockstar mom! Today we welcome creative director, designer, and mom to 6-year-old Sonny, the one-and-only Whitney Port!!! No topic is off limits, and we cover it ALL in our convo with this inspiring mom & business woman. In this episode, we chat with Whitney about mom life, how she adjusts to life in the spotlight, and her ongoing IVF and infertility journey. This episode is a *true* treat and an incredible reminder that even though everyone’s journey is unique, we’re all in this parenting thing TOGETHER. And trust us: It will leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and even MORE obsessed with Whitney than you were already! PLUS: The #1 thing Whitney regrets sharing on social media Whitney gets super vulnerable and shares her struggles with secondary infertility—from pregnancy loss to her IVF and surrogacy journey  Get the inside scoop on what it was like to be a part of The Hills craze Whyyy is the internet so obsessed with Whitney’s body??  Whitney talks mom life: The very best parts AND the super challenging parts Get the inside scoop on her reality TV journey — and how she used it as a stepping stone to launch an enviable career in fashion and design (consider us inspired!) Get Whitney’s TOP TIPS for juggling her career and quality time with Sonny  The BLF techniques that have TOTALLY *transformed* the bedtime routine in Whitney’s home from pure chaos to total calm The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today on the pod we welcome Dr. Daniel Amen, an expert on brain health and mental health disorders. Dr. Amen is a best-selling author, a physician, an adult and child psychiatrist, AND a brain disorder specialist, who is making it his mission to end mental illness by creating a  revolution in the way we view brain health. In this episode, Dr. Amen brings a *research-backed* approach to help you learn to be the parent you want to be and raise emotionally healthy kids who are equipped to THRIVE.  Highlights include: Easy, concrete things you can start doing TODAY to ensure your child grows up with the *strongest* possible mental health Practical tools to help our kids go from defiance, meltdowns, and power struggles to being responsible, confident, kind, and emotionally resilient How we can boost OUR brains as parents and optimize our own mental health (because spoiler alert: our kids’ mental health starts with *us*) The one GAME CHANGING thing you can do daily to foster a healthy brain and better behavior for your kid The tool you can use to help make literally EVERY decision about optimizing brain health for you and your kid The 11 major risk factors every person should know about if you want to keep your brain healthy Plus, the brain science behind women feeling more guilt than men (Yep! It’s biology!) The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing; caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace. On We Can Do Hard Things, Glennon Doyle, author of UNTAMED; her wife Abby Wambach; and her sister Amanda Doyle do the only thing they’ve found that has ever made life easier: Drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard things including sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, overwhelm . . . all of it. We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
If you’re stuck in an endless cycle of yelling, threatening, and then feeling super guilty afterwards, you’re not alone. AND, today’s episode is for *you.* By the end of this episode, you’ll walk away with an *exact* roadmap on how to handle those extremely common parenting triggers (your child’s crying, mess, whining) and find the right coping tools FOR YOU. Triggers will show up in your parenting journey no matter who you are. You’re not a monster, there’s nothing wrong with you, there’s nothing wrong with your child, sometimes we all need a reset and a roadmap. This episode will empower you with all the tools (backed in neuroscience) that you need, so that your triggers are no longer in the drivers seat with the way you parent.  You’ll walk away from this episode with:  An understanding of how your unique generational cycles are shaping the way you react The ability to retrain and rewire your brain’s automatic stress response 4 concrete, *specific* tools you can use TODAY to stop your stress response in its tracks - so that you no longer yell, storm off, or go into fight or flight mode with your kids Tools to work WITH your triggers instead of trying to push them down Effective, REALISTIC coping skills to ground you in stressful moments in both parenting and life in general Added bonus: everything you learn on todays episode will carry on to YOUR children -  as they watch you manage YOUR triggers, they’ll mirror stress management and emotional regulation  The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We’re unpacking the very *best* and the very *worst* TV parents—from Mom Tiger to Lorelai Gilmore to Logan Roy, and everyyyyone in between. Join us, along with VP hype squad aka Kristin’s husband Tyler for an episode that is *sheer fun*, includes TONS of nostalgia, and also happens to be full of SUPER valuable nuggets of ACTUAL parenting wisdom. Highlights include: Lorelai Gilmore: national treasure OR in a super unhealthy codependent relationship with her kid?! Who is the most universally loved TV dad, and is his parenting style admirable OR just completely unattainable? Why TV moms *still* don’t get enough credit (BOO.) Insight from an actual therapist on what *exactly* makes Logan Roy one of the WORST parents in TV history Home Alone: Fun family flick or the start of years of therapy for Kevin McAllister? PLUS a super helpful listener Q-and-A where we tell you how to handle your toddler’s screaming when it feels SUPER triggering AND the EXACT, best way to get your kid to transition or leave the park when it’s time to go, including one of our favorite hacks to help you avoid a power struggle in the first place The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Defiance. Pushback. Power struggles. They’re one of the hardest parts of raising kids, but we’ve got some great news for you—it *DOESN’T* have to be this way! Today on the pod we are going to teach you how to end power struggles FOR GOOD, starting NOW! Join Kristin, Deena, and their special guest, BLF’s very own VP hype squad (Kristin’s husband, Tyler), as they walk through the three simple hacks to stop power struggles in their tracks. Hit that play button ASAP because it’s going to be totally game changing and make your life as a parent *so* much easier! Highlights include: Three incredibly *SIMPLE*, *CONCRETE* steps to stop power struggles in their tracks, before they even begin Tips *backed in neuroscience* to retrain YOUR nervous system to stay steady in chaos moments and not engage in a tug-of-war with your toddler Easy tips for shifting your kid from pushback mode to collaboration mode (YES, PLEASE) EXACTLY how to react when your toddler pushes back, to end power struggles in the long-term How to lay a healthy foundation NOW so that the power struggles are totally non-existent by the time you have a big kid or teenager The *bonus* fourth hack that that will instantly change your life, your relationship with your kid, and even your relationships with other adults The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Struggling with endless battles over screentime? Not sure how to navigate the whole sharing thing? Going through some serious parent burnout? Then this episode is for YOU. Back by popular demand, today’s episode answers more of YOUR burning parenting questions! If you have a toddler or preschooler in your life, trust us, you’ve had to deal with allllllll of these issues we’re getting into today. This episode is for all of us and we PROMISE that the hacks that we share will make your life a million times easier. On this episode we cover: Ending the cycle of screentime battles FOR GOOD, starting TODAY Hot tips to make the concept of sharing click for your kid The *specific techniques* to teach your toddler NOW to set them up with REAL sharing skills for their whole life Mantras to ground yourself during the most chaotic moments The parenting technique for you and your partner that will TOTALLY change your life, make you a better parent, AND prevent burnout before it starts The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
If you want to laugh so hard you pee your pants a little (us too) - this episode just might be our funniest yet. Kristin, Deena, and Kristin’s husband, Tyler, aka VP Hype Squad unpack the craziest, best mom trends that we’re all obsessed with. (Plot twist: Tyler is way more up on what’s *in* with millennial moms than Deena is.) Whether you’re a total trend b*tch (Kristin) or couldn't care less about following the latest craze (Deena), this episode is SO fun, will having you laughing out loud, *and* will make sure you can keep up at preschool pickup (if you’re into that kind of thing).  We unpack: HOT takes from a man on mom trends from Y2K sunglasses to micro dosing on mushrooms The upcoming mom approved 2024 trends you definitely don't want to miss What trend took three months for Kristin to work up the courage to wear in public?! A spicy round of “eff, marry, kill” featuring some of our favorite husbands from across the Housewives franchise PLUS a super helpful toddler Q and A where we tell you EXACTLY how to react when your toddler says “I hate you” AND our magical, totally lifesaving ‘poop chocolates’ recipe for when your kid is constipated The transcript of the episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We’re busting the myth that labeling feelings means you’re creating soft or weak kids. Real talk: there’s a way to *do* the whole feelings thing and there’s a way to *not* do the whole feelings kid if you’re wanting to raise strong, capable, emotionally resilient kids. If your parenting feels gentle, permissive, or like your kids are walking all over you? Then you’re doing the whole feelings thing wrong. Not to worry bestie, we are going to unpack EXACTLY how to label feelings, create lifelong emotional intelligence, all while being the strong leader that you are. Today's episode will be so empowering, you’re going to walk away with: EXACTLY what to do in the moment when your kid is having BIG feelings How feelings talk early on positively affects the brain and interpersonal relationships later on in life  Hot tips backed in neuroscience to raise a truly strong kid PLUS, bestie fan favorite VP Hype Squad, Tyler, is BACK and he’s coming in hot with how shoving down feelings has worked out for *him* and our generation of men The transcript of this episode can be found here. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On today’s episode we dive into something that SO many of us agonize over once we become parents. We’re talking about optimal age gaps, how many kids is the “right” amount of kids to have, and everyyyything that goes into making those decisions. On this episode we cover: How many kids is the ideal number of kids to have? The ideal age gap: What the *actual research* says in terms of child developmental outcomes AND parental happiness How to deal when fertility struggles impacts your age gap/number of kids plans Two under two: Setting your kids up to be lifelong best friends or a recipe for TOTAL CHAOS? BUSTING the myths about only children Concrete questions to ask yourself to to figure out what is best for YOUR family The transcript of the episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Back by popular demand, today’s episode answers YOUR burning parenting questions! From parenting to the personal, join us as we get REAL and dig in on the rollercoaster that is raising toddlers. On this episode we cover: Helpful hacks for taking your kids out in public—and not having it be a total disaster Is handing your kid an iPad at a restaurant really going to ruin them? Go-to dinner ideas for when you’re TOTALLY drained  Tips backed in neuroscience to help your kid regain confidence and make them feel safe after something scary happens Tools to teach your toddler NOW to set them up to handle hard moments throughout their whole life PLUS: Deena and her husband have started couples therapy—how is it going?!? The transcript of the episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s episode is a bestie catchup where Deena gives us the latest updates on her endometriosis journey. Join us as we catch up on how she’s doing after her endometriosis surgery and how she’s coming to terms with her *other* diagnoses. Highlights include: How her surgery failed from relieving her symptoms  Dispatches from a less-than-positive post-op appointment What exactly is adenomyosis—and why does it leave some women suffering all the way until menopause? Will this *triple whammy* diagnosis affect her fertility? The “bad” news that is actually bringing her a TON of hope Will the thought of MORE painful periods be enough to make Deena move up her plans to get pregnant again? The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today on the pod we welcome THE go to parenting expert in the research space: Emily Oster!!!! She’s a best-selling author, Brown Professor of Economics, data-driven pregnancy and parenting expert and is here to ease all of our minds about this whole parenting thing. On this episode, we chat with Emily on how to cut through the fear that comes with parenting, and help YOU make informed decisions based on *actual* data (rather than obsessing over what our mother in law or neighbor or that one viral instagram post that totally freaked you out). Tune in as Emily shares: The 3 things you need to provide for your kid to set them up for success Is Cocomelon *really* rotting your child’s brain? How much screen time is too much screen time?  Her GAME CHANGING tip when it comes to discipline The secret to making every parenting decision A MILLION TIMES EASIER (no, seriously) What the research says about “redshirting” kids with summer birthdays in terms of kindergarten readiness Find the episode transcript here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Despite what our Instagram feeds are telling us, we actually DON’T need to suddenly become a whole new person the day the calendar hits January 1st. Sure, the new year is a great opportunity for reflection, self-awareness, and goal setting. And? It can also be a recipe for MORE guilt, stress, and pressure that we really DO NOT need in our lives! On today’s episode, we talk about why typical New Year’s resolutions are kiiiinda bullsh*t—and how to take steps toward self-improvement in a *sustainable* way instead.  On this episode, we’re going to:  Show you how to release the pressure and bust through all the bullsh*t we’re fed about self-improvement Teach you a quick, EASY 5 minute daily practice that’s rooted in science to make you instantly more intentional and happier! Tell you EXACTLY what to do in the moment when our toddler says a swear word Find the transcript for the episode here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On today’s episode, Deena tells all about her journey with endometriosis. Endometriosis affects 11% of women, so we have to ask ourselves, WHY is it SO effing hard to get a diagnosis and WHY aren’t more people talking about it?!? We go DEEP and cover it all, from the periods that left Deena doubled over in pain, to the doctors that brushed her off, to her recent surgery and recovery—and why it doesn’t just end there. If this episode helps one single woman to trust her intuition, remember she's not alone, and advocate for herself when it comes to her OWN body, it will be a story worth sharing. PLUS: A real time update from Deena on her endometriosis surgery and recovery How the recovery process has been SUPER healing for her marriage What exactly is endometriosis—and why is it SO freaking painful? Will this diagnosis affect Deena’s hopes to have another baby?! The symptoms that she was being told to ignore that ALL women should look out for A few concerning surprises that she was not totally expecting... Why she’s feeling a mix of SO relieved and super scared of the unknown The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
By popular demand, we are back with another episode where we answer all of YOUR burning questions that you’ve sent in to us! On this episode we cover:  The No. 1 key to preventing potty pushback (and all other kinds of pushback, too!) How to STOP the pushback and negotiating from your tiny toddler How to teach “stranger danger” and keep our kids safe *without* making them scared of all new people Our number one hack for preventing tantrums A spicy round of “Eff, marry, kill” featuring some of our favorite Bravo-lebrities Alllll the hot tips and tricks for getting out the door for school with preschoolers and toddlers (and why Kristin chooses to ignore them!) The transcript of this episode can be found here To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Back by popular demand, we’re devoting another episode to answering YOUR burning questions. Join us as we answer your biggest toddler + parenting Q’s! Highlights include: Will the magic of Santa ruin your relationship with your child like social media says it will?!  How exactly to handle the Santa thing, in a way that works for YOU How to prevent jealousy and sibling rivalry from the start, right when you bring new baby home from the hospital EXACTLY what to do when your kid suddenly won’t touch vegetables with a ten-foot pole The honest truth about why Deena cut her long hair after having a second baby Kristin’s Britney Spears lightbulb moment that we NEED to be talking about The transcript of this episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today we welcome toddler dad, fellow BLF Bestie, and absolute LEGEND, Andy Cohen!!!! (IS THIS REAL LIFE?!) The King of Bravo himself joins Kristin, Deena, and Tyler as we chat all things Housewives, dad life, and how he juggles it all. This episode is sheer fun *and* will leave you feeling so empowered as a parent! PLUS: Learn how Andy blazed his own path in life and totally transformed reality TV as we know it today (Spoiler alert: It’s inspiring AF)  Find out how Andy balances a busy career and QT time with his kids  Andy gets vulnerable and shares about guilt and tough parenting moments  We reveal the No. 1 thing that all toddlers *and* Housewives really want Andy gives us the inside scoop on how Watch What Happens Live came to be We pay homage to Watch What Happens Live and play a spicy round of “Plead the Fifth”  The transcript of the episode can be found here! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On today’s episode, Kristin and her husband Tyler get vulnerable and share their IVF journey. From their secondary infertility diagnosis to a devastating pregnancy loss to the IVF that led to their third baby, be prepared for a raw and emotional look at what SO many couples go through trying to conceive. If you’re going through this right now, or you’ve been through it before, we hope this episode is the warm hug that reminds you that you’re NOT ALONE and there is *absolutely nothing* shameful about infertility! PLUS: A detailed look at the IVF process from injections to egg retrieval to embryo transfer What to *avoid* saying to someone struggling with infertility How to support a friend or family member going through the IVF process Why secondary infertility doesn’t get proper airtime and deserves WAY more attention The No. 1 hardest thing about the IVF process for Kristin and Tyler Pineapple cores, McDonald’s French fries and more - rituals and old wives tales that Kristin picked up from the infertility community along the way To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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