Fit Bodies, Fit Brains: Academic Benefits of Physical Activity for Children with Sophia Wastler, MS Ed

In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Sophia Wastler, MS Ed, the Founder and CEO of the STARZ Program–a children’s fitness enrichment program. Sophia shares how her experience as a physical education teacher inspired her to create a fitness program for young children to give them a jump start on the benefits to their brains, academic performance, and mental health. She gives tips for helping kids engage in physical activity and tells us why it’s so important. Sophia also shares how moms can easily start their own children’s fitness business. 

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Succeed at Parenting without Losing Who You Are-guest Dr. Whitney Casares

In this inspiring episode of The Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview pediatrician Whitney Casares, MD, author of the book The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself. Dr. Whitney shares insights on how to overcome feeling conflicted about managing the many responsibilities of motherhood and gives moms tips on how to hold on to their own identities amidst the chaos of parenting. Her message is for all moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, homeschool moms, & working-at-home moms! And her advice will resonate with Dads as well.

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Helping Kids with Auditory Processing Disorders-guest Dr. Jody Jedlicka

In this episode of The Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy interviews audiologist Dr. Jody Jedlicka. Dr. Jody specializes in auditory processing disorders (APD) and the challenges children with APD experience. She shares her clinical experience with brain training as an effective intervention for APD, not only for remediating cognitive deficits but also for improving the personal stories children can begin to create about their own futures. 

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Unpacking the Mom-cation: Selfish Getaway or Essential Rest?

In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, we discuss the practice of taking a solo getaway known as a Mom-cation, or Mommy Sabbatical. Teri advocates strongly for the practice while Dr. Amy suggests that time could be better spent nurturing your relationship with a significant other. Sharing recent research and personal experience on both sides of this subject,  it’s their liveliest debate yet. Don’t miss hearing the pros and cons of the mom-cation as well as some alternatives. 

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Helicopter Parenting – The Good, the Bad, & the Alternative Flight Plans

In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri discuss a variety of parenting styles, including Helicopter, Free-Range, Lawnmower, and Tiger parents.  They reveal results from recent research on the pitfalls of helicopter parenting, talk about what other experts are saying, and share their personal parenting styles. Dr. Amy offers 8 tips for all parents, regardless of their current parenting style, to help connect and communicate well with their children.  

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Help Your Child Finish the School Year Strong

In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Teri asks how moms (and dads) can help their kids push through the last months of school to finish the year well. Dr. Amy shares some tips for motivating and communicating with both elementary age and older kids to help them persevere to the end of the year. They also discuss how parents can manage their own expectations and redefine what finishing strong means for each individual child, especially during a pandemic year. 

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What Should Working Moms Never Say to Stay-at-Home Moms (and Vice Versa)?

In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast, Teri and Dr. Amy discuss common mistakes in communication between working moms and stay-at-home moms.  Combining their own experiences with some conversation oopsies highlighted in the media, they share tips on talking “across the aisle” with moms who probably aren’t so different from one another after all. 

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Listen to the Trailer!

We’re excited to share the trailer as a quick preview of the Brain Moms podcast!

In this trailer for Brainy Moms, we describe the weekly parenting podcast hosted by cognitive psychologist (and mom of 3) Dr. Amy Moore and child development researcher (and mom of 9) Teri Miller, MS PSY. Together, we bring you conversations with us and expert opinions from brainy guests on topics in parenting, child development, education, psychology and mental health, and even some neuroscience. Tune in for tips and helpful advice for helping you and your child thrive in life, learning, and relationships. In this trailer, Dr. Amy Moore describes the new podcast!