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Want To Parent Without a Power Struggle?

Want To Parent Without a Power Struggle?

Having a hard time getting your kids to say yes to anything!? In this episode we talk with Susan Stiffelman (therapist, parenting expert, author, and mom) about how to transform frustration and aggression into adaptation and...

Looking To Save Time On Dinner?

Looking To Save Time On Dinner?

There just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. As more and more households have two working parents, we are often too tired to deal with dinner. Jen and Barb talk to their guest Catherine McCord, founder of the website weelicious.com, Author and mom about easy tips to take away the stress of dinner time as they discuss, Looking To Save Time on...

What Kind Of Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Children?

What Kind Of Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Children?

Cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, keeping a budget – do our kids know how to do any of these things? Jen and Barb talk to their guest Felicity Huffman, Actress, founder of the website whattheflicka.com and mom, about the importance of teaching our kids the things they need to know to survive on their own as they discuss, What Kind of Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Kids?

For more from Felicity Huffman, check out her website for moms and women, WhatTheFlicka.com. Also be sure to follow @WhatTheFlicka and @FelicityHuffman on Twitter and Facebook,

Are Our Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

Are Our Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

What happened to kids being kids? Is the media and pressure at home causing our children to grow up too fast? Today we're talking to Stefanie Mullen, founder ofOoph.com, author and mom about how to take the pressure off our kids in today's...

Are You Looking for a Mom Job?

Are You Looking for a Mom Job?

Do you have a hidden passion?  Looking for a way to turn that passion into income for your family- all between drop off and pick up?  Jen and Barb share the steps outlined in their book, The Mothers of Reinvention, on how to do just that as they discuss, “Are You Looking for a Mom...

What Are The 5 Things Every Mom Should Know When Buying A Car?

What Are The 5 Things Every Mom Should Know When Buying A Car?

Prior to having a family, buying a car was fun and exciting! But now with kids, there are so many things to consider, it feels like just one more chore. Jen and Barb talk to their guest Jody Devere, founder of the website AskPatty.com, about putting the FUN back into buying a car, as they discuss “What Are the 5 Things Every Mom Should Know When Buying a Car?” ...

Are Celebrity Moms That Different Than Us?

Are Celebrity Moms That Different Than Us?

Cooking, cleaning, driving, do celebrities do any of these things for themselves?  Jen and Barb talk to Ali Landry, host to TV Guide’s show, “Hollywood Girl’s Night” and mother of two, about the ins and outs of being a famous mama. Is motherhood really the great equalizer?  Watch as they discuss, “Are Celebrity Moms That Different than...

Are You a Distracted Driver?

Are You a Distracted Driver?

Between phone calls, texting, and noise inside the car, it’s a wonder we make it from one point to the next. Jen and Barb talk to Ed Malouf, California Police Officer,
about things we do in the car that endanger our family and the people around us as they discuss, “Are You a Distracted...

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid?

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid?

What happened to the days when kids played outside from sun-up to sun-down?  Jen and Barb talk to Michelle Ferrara-Peterson, Astro Camp director and mom, about the need to get your kids out and about as they discuss “Are You Raising an Adventurous...

Do You Enjoy Your Family Vacation?

Do You Enjoy Your Family Vacation?

How do you relax and enjoy your family vacation? Jen and Barb talk to Shannon Hurst Lane, creator of the popular website TravelingMamas.com, about the things every mom should know when planning a fun, stress-free family...

Worried Your Kids Don’t Want To Hang Out With You Anymore?

Worried Your Kids Don’t Want To Hang Out With You Anymore?

Do You miss the days when your kids wanted to hang out with you all the time? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Michelle Golland, clinical psychologist, TV personality and mom about what to do when your children pull away as they discuss, Worried Your Kids Don’t Want to Hang Out With You...

How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of Motherhood?

How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of Motherhood?

The clothes you wear, the car you drive, and the way you decorate are all a reflection of who you are.  Are you sharing the right image of yourself? Jen and Barb talk to Marlien Rentmeester,

West Coast Editor of Lucky Magazine, creator of the fashion blog, Le Catch, and mom, as they discuss, How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of...

How Active Should Your Kids Be?

How Active Should Your Kids Be?

We know it’s important for our kids to keep moving, but how much is enough? Playing at school? Being on a soccer team? Exercise class? Jen and Barb talk to Karen Owoc,
Exercise Physiologist, TV and Radio host and Mom, about the importance of physical activity for our children as they discuss, “How Active Should Your Kids Be?”
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Are Your Kids Eating a Balanced Diet?

Are Your Kids Eating a Balanced Diet?

We all know our kids need to eat the right things to be healthy, but do you know how much of each food group they need?  And how can you get them to eat it?  Jen and Barb talk to Lisa De Fazio, mother and dietician, to discuss “Are Your Kids eating a balanced...

Do You Know If Your Child Has Strong Bones?

Do You Know If Your Child Has Strong Bones?

Do you know how much calcium your child should be getting?  Do you know what can happen if they don’t?  The habits your kids are forming now can make, or literally break their bones!  Jen and Barb talk to bone health expert and author, Dr. Diane L. Schneider about the ABC’s of bone health and what important habits you can adopt to ensure strong bones for your family as we discuss “Do You Know if Your Child has Strong...

How Do You Empower Your Kids to Give Back?

How Do You Empower Your Kids to Give Back?

What should your kids know about the world? Should we tell them about famine, poverty, and unemployment? Jen and Barb talk to their guest Lee Fox, founder of KooDooz Service Learning network, about teaching our kids to be socially responsible as we discuss, “How Do You Empower Your Kids to Give...

When Should You Indulge Your Kids?

When Should You Indulge Your Kids?

Are you that parent that makes sure your child has the newest technology and devices? Or are you the parent that gives in to your child every time they throw a tantrum? Or maybe you are that parent that can’t possibly shower them with enough gifts? Jen and Barb talk to parenting expert and author Betsy Brown Braun about healthy ways to indulge and reward your kids as we discuss “When Should You Indulge Your...

Can You Turn Kitchen Time into Time With Your Girlfriends?

Can You Turn Kitchen Time into Time With Your Girlfriends?

Think that time in the kitchen and time with your girlfriends is mutually exclusive? Think again! Jen and Barb talk to author and celebrity chef, Lulu Powers about ways even the busiest moms can spend more time with their girlfriends and learn new recipes....

Do You Have a Recipe That All Your Friends Rave About?

Do You Have a Recipe That All Your Friends Rave About?

Do you have a dish that makes your mom friends green with envy? Jen and Barb talk to actor Gilles Marini about putting the pleasure back into...

Are You Desperate For a Little Me Time?

Are You Desperate For a Little Me Time?

Do you feel like you’re always rushing? Have you lost the time to do the things you love because you’re consumed by family, home, and work? Jen and Barb talk to therapist, Lisa Haisha about ways to find time to yourself even with the hustle and bustle of family life.
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Do You Know how to Support Your Child’s Learning?

Do You Know how to Support Your Child’s Learning?

We all think our children are going to be the best and the brightest; but what happens when they aren’t doing great in math or reading? Do you know what kind of learner you have? Jen and Barb talk to parenting expert and author Wendy Mogel about the best tools to help your child’s...

Looking To Pursue Your Passion

Looking To Pursue Your Passion

Do you have something you love, but never make time for it? Do you love to cook and want to take it to the next level? Jen and Barb talk to renowned chef, Denise Vivaldo about the importance of having passion in your life, even with the hectic schedule of...

Want to Wow Your Guests at Your Next Dinner Party?

Want to Wow Your Guests at Your Next Dinner Party?

Do you want to have a dinner party, but not sure you can pull it off? Worried your cooking won’t impress your guests? Jen and Barb talk to Alan Dunn, owner of Tres LA Catering for insider tips on making your house look great and ways to step up your cooking...

Can Computer Games Help Your Child Learn?

Can Computer Games Help Your Child Learn?

Do your kids want to play video games all day, but you think it’s a big waste of time? Think again! Jen and Barb talk to Director of the MIT Teacher Education Program, Eric Klopfer, about how to use technology to benefit our...

Are You A Cool Mom

Are You A Cool Mom

Is there a way we can still feel and look cool while running a household? Jen and Barb talk to actress Jenna Elfman (@jennaelfman and http://www.facebook.com/jennaelfman) about how to stay relevant in the chaos of family life.

Are you shopping for a better world?

Are you shopping for a better world?

We all want to take care of our planet, but as moms we are really busy! We have the best intentions, but sometimes fall short. Jen and Barb talk to Simon Mainwaring, author of “We First” about ways that our shopping habits can change the world for the better.

Did you take your husband’s name?

Did you take your husband’s name?

Last names, bank accounts, personal files.  What do you do when you get married? Change your name?  Keep it?  Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Sheri Meyers, marriage and family therapist, about the need for personal identity and the debate around changing your...

Can You Live Rich on a Budget

Can You Live Rich on a Budget

Clothes, food, cleaning supplies, cars; somehow no matter how much we make, we are always struggling financially.  Jen and Barb talk to their guest Ellie Kay, author of “Living Rich for Less,” about the tricks to maximizing your dollars without sacrificing your quality of life.  Experts and Moms agree that websites such as broadwaybox.comgoldstar.comcouponsherpa.com; and travelzoo.com are great resources to help you Live Rich on a Budget.

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Sky diving, running a marathon, dancing lessons. When was the last time you had a real adventure? As Moms our adventures usually come in the form of taking the kids to do something fun for them. What would you do if you could abandon your responsibilities and take some fun time for yourself? Jen and Barb talk to Heather Schuck, founder of Glamalife.com and mom, about the importance of keeping adventure in your life, even as a...

Are You Planning A Family Road Trip?

Are You Planning A Family Road Trip?

Thinking a family road trip could be fun but not sure how to plan one? A little scared of being in the car with your kids for that long? Jen and Barb talk to actress Jeanne Tripplehorn about the importance, fun and some tips for family road trips.

How do You Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing?

How do You Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing?

Are you having a hard time getting your kids to brush their teeth? Worried that they're not brushing well? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Brian Novy, DDS, about ways to get your kids excited about brushing and things that you should know to help prevent your kids a lifetime of dental...

How Do You Show Your Kids Love?

How Do You Show Your Kids Love?

Giving them a kiss when they get a boo boo? Playing with them? Disciplining? Buying things? There are so many different ways that we show our kids we love them.
Join Jen and Barb as the talk to Michelle Borba, Author of “The Big Parenting Book” about different things we do as parents that will have a lasting effect on our...

Is Back To School Time Hectic For You?

Is Back To School Time Hectic For You?

That time again? Yes, you’re excited to get the kids back to school, but there is a lot to do and it seems to come upon us faster and faster each year. Join Jen and Barb as they talk to Gaye Pettibone, Director of Studies at Oakwood Private School in Los Angeles, about ways to set up the expectations for the upcoming school year. The more YOU are prepared and your child knows what to expect, the smoother the year will run. Getting your family back into routine is sure to make your year a lot more...

Is Your Kid A Picky Eater?

Is Your Kid A Picky Eater?

Will your kid only eat food that is brown? Won’t try anything new? Looks at you like your crazy if you suggest even a taste of something different? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Mary Donkersloot RD Nutrisionist, Author, Consultant and Mom about ways to inspire our children to get out of their habits and try some new...

Is It Possible To Enjoy The Party When You’re The Host?

Is It Possible To Enjoy The Party When You’re The Host?

Love to throw a party, but when the night comes, you find yourself running around and not having the best time? Jen and Barb talk to Michele McAdoo, Kraft Kitchen Expert, about easy ways to prepare for your party so you can actually have a great time! From décor to cooking, these pointers are sure to make your next party fun for you! ...

Are Your Kids Too Sick To Go To School?

Are Your Kids Too Sick To Go To School?

Ever have your kids tell you they're too sick to go to school? Sometimes think they're faking or other times wonder what in the world you will do as you have a day filled with work or appointments? Jen and Barb talk to school nurse Laurie Linden, about how to know if your kids are really too sick to go to school and some preventative things you can do to keep them healthy. ...

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

How do you balance working from home, life, kids, and managing your household? There are a lot more women choosing to work from home. Is it easier? What are the pitfalls? Jen and Barb talk to Risa Green, author of “Notes from the Underbelly” and Mom about the ways in which you can set up your work through your home and the things you need to be prepared...

What do your lips tell people about you?

What do your lips tell people about you?

Dry lips? Rough elbows? Back of your hands starting to look like a Grandma? Join Jen and Barb as they talk to Dr. Ava Shamban, Dermatologist from “Extreme Makeover”, owner of Skin Care Clinics and mother of three about the best ways to take care of your skin and looking after those neglected areas. It’s never too late to...

What Should You Know About First-Aid?

What Should You Know About First-Aid?

Burns, choking, sprains, fractures, cuts and scrapes… These are all things that happen to children, but are we as parents prepared? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Zack Zarrilli, Fire Fighter and Founder of Surefirecpr.com, about the most common accidents that children have and how we, as parents, need to take care of...

What Kind Of Family Rituals Do You Have?

What Kind Of Family Rituals Do You Have?

Too tired to make that Movie Night happen? Easier to let your kids do their own thing? Join Jen and Barb as they talk to Betsy Brown Braun, author of "You're Not The Boss of Me," about the importance of family rituals and easy ways to incorporate them into your family....

Do You Love Food?

Do You Love Food?

Jen and Barb talk to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, chefs and co-owners of Border Grill and Ciudad in Los Angeles about the reasons for our love of food and ways in which we can celebrate it. Join us as we discuss the importance of the social ritual of eating together and the important role that food plays in all of our lives. Finally, no talk of diets, just the love of...

Are You A Helicopter Mom?

Are You A Helicopter Mom?

Does anyone let their kids play outside anymore? Cross the street? Do their own homework? Tie their own shoe? How do we prepare our kids for the real world while keeping them in a protective bubble? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Wendy Mogel, nationally known clinical psychologist and author of the New York Times best selling paretning book, "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" about need to empower ourselves as Mothers to loosen the leash and let our kids fall, so they learn how to get up and are prepared for the...

What Will Your Children Remember For Their Childhood?

What Will Your Children Remember For Their Childhood?

We are all striving to give our kids everything, but what will they actually remember when they’re older? What do you remember? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Dr. Katrina Wood, Director of Wilshire Valley Therapy Centers in LA about the necessity for emotional connection and the things our kids will remember the...

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

As a Mom, do we fit in a ìcategoryî? If we do, can that help us with our relationships with our kids? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Vanessa Van Petten, founder of radicalparenting.com and author, about how kids categorize their Moms and how this can give us useful insight into how to create the healthiest relationships with your family and even...

Are Your Kids Safe Playing Sports?

Are Your Kids Safe Playing Sports?

Sports are a huge part of American culture and society, but should our kids be the ones playing them? Jen and Barb talk to former NFL player, Rodney Peete about the importance of playing sports and ways to keep our kids...

Is Cook Club The New Book Club?

Is Cook Club The New Book Club?

We've all heard of book club. Does anyone read the books or just use it as an excuse to get together with the girls? Jen and Barb talk to celebrity chef, Lulu Powers, about a new kind of club....Cook Club! You can still hang out with the girls, have a cocktail and possibly learn some new recipes along the...

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Outdoor Play?

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Outdoor Play?

Can spending time in nature actually make your kids smarter? Check out Jen and Barb discussing the importance of nature in our kids lives and ways to get it, even if you live in a...

Can You Talk Basketball with Your Husband?

Can You Talk Basketball with Your Husband?

Is your husband more interested in Sports than you? Are you frustrated that he is more focused on what the score is than what the kids did in school? Maybe it's time to talk his language and find out how to connect with your husband. You may even like it. Jen and Barb talk to ex-Los Angeles Laker, Rick Fox about the ins and outs of basketball and why men love it so...

Are You Tired Of The Same Old Cupcakes?

Are You Tired Of The Same Old Cupcakes?

Are you tired of the same old cupcakes or is the price of store bought breaking the bank? Jen and Barb talk to Southern chef, Paula Deen, about simple and delicious ways to make the most "awesomest" cupcake....

Is Your Kitchen Family Friendly?

Is Your Kitchen Family Friendly?

Are your kids whining for you to fix them a snack? Are they climbing the kitchen counters like Spiderman in search of a bowl? Jen and Barb talk with Celebrity Interior Designer Lonni Paul about some quick and easy ways to re-organize your kitchen and make it family...

Why is it important for our children to stay connected with family?

Why is it important for our children to stay connected with family?

These days it is not uncommon to have relatives scattered all over the country or even the world. Jen and Barb speak with Dr. Ron Levine, clinical psychologist and father, about why it is important for children to stay connected with their...

How do you keep your kids entertained?

How do you keep your kids entertained?

Jen and Barb speak with Linda Meadow, founder of gurumommy.com, about ways to keep your kids entertained during the weekends, holidays and summer vacation so you don’t lose your...

Is all this technology good for our kids?

Is all this technology good for our kids?

Jen and Barb speak with Anastasia Goodstein, author of “Totally Wired,” about all the technology in our kid’s lives. Is it good? Bad? Scary? How much is too...

What Is Proper Play Date Etiquette?

What Is Proper Play Date Etiquette?

What do you do if you don't like the parents? What do you do if you don't like the kids? Jen and Barb talk to Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate, about the ins and outs of play dates. Who knew it was so much like actually...

Are You Your Own Worst Critic?

Are You Your Own Worst Critic?

Jen and Barb talk with Pia Guerrero, co-founder of adiosbarbie.com, about how women critique themselves too harshly. Why do we do it? What message are we sending to our kids?
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Can We Have It All?

Can We Have It All?

Having it all. Is that possible? Jen and Barb talk to Kimberley Clayton Blaine, author of “Mommy Confidence” about redefining the meaning of "all." Your "all" may be different from someone else's and that is okay!
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How Healthy Are You?

How Healthy Are You?

Jen and Barb talk to well known Internist, Dr. Robert Huizenga, about the things we should be doing to keep our body in top condition for years to...

Do You Have A Healthy Marriage?

Do You Have A Healthy Marriage?

Jen and Barb talk to clinical psychologist, Dr. Michelle Golland, about ways to keep those sparks...

Are You Looking For Some Mommy Friends?

Are You Looking For Some Mommy Friends?

Jen and Barb talk to Joan Hushahn, owner of Fit for Kids children's gym, about the importance of finding Mommy...

Mom, Are You Ok?

Mom, Are You Ok?

Stories about struggling with addiction are all around us, that’s why it’s so important that we share these stories. It could happen to any one of...

Do You And Your Spouse Parent Differently?

Do You And Your Spouse Parent Differently?

It is challenging enough trying to parent your children. What do you do when you and your spouse have different parenting ideas?
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What Is It Like Being A Stay-At-Home Dad?

What Is It Like Being A Stay-At-Home Dad?

Jen and Barb talk with a couple of stay-at-home dad's about life as the primary caretaker. Do they view and handle family issues the same way as moms...

Does Your Family Eat Dinner Together?

Does Your Family Eat Dinner Together?

Jen and Barb talk with pediatrician Dr. Linda Klinow about the importance of having family meals. There is a lot you learn from your kids around the dinner...

How Do You Teach Your Children To Make A Difference?

How Do You Teach Your Children To Make A Difference?

Jen and Barb talk to Meredith Alexander, founder of acmesharing.com about the importance of doing for...

Tired Of Playing Referee To Your Children?

Tired Of Playing Referee To Your Children?

You are so excited to have more than one child. I don’t think that anyone thinks about the fights and struggles of siblings until you are in it! What do we do? Time outs? Punishments? Communication? We will talk about ways to control the chaos and stress of sibling rivalry. ...

Is Your Morning A Nightmare?

Is Your Morning A Nightmare?

Betsy Brown Braun, Author of 'Just Tell Me What to Say' help Jen and Barb with some strategies of how to make their morning run much more...

Are Family Vacations A Luxury or Necessity?

Are Family Vacations A Luxury or Necessity?

Jen and Barb discuss in today’s economic times that it is difficult to find any extra money for a...

Do You Dread Bedtime?

Do You Dread Bedtime?

Jen and Barb talk their guest about the challenges of their evening; homework, dinner, bath time, brushing teeth, laying out clothes and backpacks, reading books, getting them to...

Need A Girls’ Night Out?

Need A Girls’ Night Out?

Jen and Barb talk to some moms about the importance of girlfriends. We show them out enjoying a much needed break from all their...

Is Your Family Green Enough?

Is Your Family Green Enough?

Jen and Barb are looking for ways to green over their lives. Terracycle is one solution that allows families to not only support a green initiative, but also includes the entire community through school...

How Do You Pick Classes For Your Child?

How Do You Pick Classes For Your Child?

Jen and Barb talk to Fit For Kids owner Joan Hushahn about what classes are right for your kids, how to choose them and the importance of picking age appropriate classes for your...

What Is It Like Being A Single Mom?

What Is It Like Being A Single Mom?

Jen and Barb talk to single mother of two and working Mom, Stephanie Davis about the unique challenges of parenting by without help from a spouse. You may be surprised to find out that there are even some up sides to going it...

Why Did You Marry Your Husband?

Why Did You Marry Your Husband?

Jen and Barb, along with guest, author Ayelet Waldman, rediscover the reasons why they married their husbands and discuss what has changed since the day they said “I...

How Much Did Those Shoes Really Cost?

How Much Did Those Shoes Really Cost?

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, author of “Financial Infidelity” talks to us about the reasons we should tell our partner “how much those shoes really cost” and the effects it has on our marriage when we...

How Do You Budget For Your Family Today While Saving For the Future?

How Do You Budget For Your Family Today While Saving For the Future?

Financial analyst and mom, Claudia Schloss, discusses the importance of understanding your finances, creating a family budget and securing your familyís...

Do You Always Tell Your Kids The Truth?

Do You Always Tell Your Kids The Truth?

Jen and Barb talk with psychiatrist Dr. Susan Donner and explore the effects these contradictions have on moms and their...

Are You A Parent To Your Parents?

Are You A Parent To Your Parents?

Jen and Barb explore the “sandwich generation.” Your children are young, your parents are old and you need to take care of everyone. At what point does the responsibility and guilt...

What Is It Like Being A Working Mom?

What Is It Like Being A Working Mom?

Jen and Barb explore the balancing act of the modern day working mom with Amy Keroes, founder of...

Thinking About Starting Your Own Business?

Thinking About Starting Your Own Business?

The pre-baby job just isn't motivating you anymore. Jen and Barb talk to three Moms who have started new businesses since having kids. Starting a new business can be daunting, but there are a lot of resources out there that can help you begin. Motherhood can be the mother of...

How Do You Entertain Without Breaking the Bank?

How Do You Entertain Without Breaking the Bank?

Jen and Barb talk with party expert Suzie Pearson about simple ways to...

Do You Communicate Well With Your Partner?

Do You Communicate Well With Your Partner?

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, family therapist and author of “Make Up Don’t Break Up” shares with us the tools to get our husbands to do exactly what we want and communicate more effectively to get the most out of your...

Has Your Family’s Stuff Taken Over Your House?

Has Your Family’s Stuff Taken Over Your House?

Jen and Barb talk to sisters, Abra Handler and Elissa Barnes, owners of Room by Room about ways to clean out and get...

Do You Compare Yourself To Movie Stars In Magazines?

Do You Compare Yourself To Movie Stars In Magazines?

Join Jen and Barb along with mom, Dani Klein Modisett, at Celebrity Photographer Russell Baer's...

What do you do when your kids don’t listen?

What do you do when your kids don’t listen?

Do you feel like your kids don't hear a word you're saying? Does it make you...

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The Nest?

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The Nest?

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The...

How Does Having A Pet Benefit Your Family?

How Does Having A Pet Benefit Your Family?

How Does Having A Pet Benefit Your...

Do you have Postpartum Depression?

Do you have Postpartum Depression?

Not feeling like yourself? Crying all the time? You're not alone. We talk with Dr. Diana Barnes about the symptoms of Postpartum Depression and how to get your old self...

How do you find the right job after you’ve taken time off to be with the kids?

How do you find the right job after you’ve taken time off to be with the kids?

Jen and Barb talk with Lori McInerney from CareerBuilder.com about tips on getting back into the work force after taking time off to be with your...

How do you cook a simple, healthy dinner for your family?

How do you cook a simple, healthy dinner for your family?

Jen and Barb talk with Catherine McCord, Founder of...

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don’t have the time?

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don’t have the time?

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don't have the time. Caterer and Mom, Lisa Morgan gives us some tips on easy ways to throw a beautiful party for the holidays without breaking the bank or breaking your...

Can’t seem to get your act together?

Can’t seem to get your act together?

Can't seem to get your act together? Haven't showered in a few days? Desk piling up? You may be in a Mommy Rut. Life Coach Erika Feresten talks to us about how to get it...

Do you make a cake and invite a few friends or do you go all out and have a party planner for your Kid’s Birthday?

Do you make a cake and invite a few friends or do you go all out and have a party planner for your Kid’s Birthday?

Do you make a cake and invite a few friends or do you go all out and have a party planner for your Kid's Birthday? Jen and Barb discuss the pressures of birthday parties in the quest to make your kid feel...

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help?

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help?

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help? In-Laws or Out-Laws which do you have? Dr. Michelle Golland tells us the key to keeping the...

Worried your child isn’t keeping up with the other kids?

Worried your child isn’t keeping up with the other kids?

Worried your child isn't keeping up with the other kids? Trying to give him the competitive edge? Take a deep breath, you may not need to push that...

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids?

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids?

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids? Amanda Garrigus from the E channel gives us some great tips on how to dress for the new...

Do we need to take time for ourselves?

Do we need to take time for ourselves?

Do we need to take time for ourselves? Jen says yes and Barb says no. Who do you agree...

Not sure what the tooth fairy should leave under your kids pillow?

Not sure what the tooth fairy should leave under your kids pillow?

Not sure what the tooth fairy should leave under your kids pillow? A dollar? A quarter? Check out Jen and Barb as they debate what is...

Has having a baby wreaked havoc on your body?

Has having a baby wreaked havoc on your body?

Has having a baby wreaked havoc on your body? Fitness expert, Karen Schwalbe Jones, helps us with some easy ways to firm it back...

Are You Desperate For a Little Me Time?

Are You Desperate For a Little Me Time?

Do you feel like you’re always rushing? Have you lost the time to do the things you love because you’re consumed by family, home, and work? Jen and Barb talk to therapist, Lisa Haisha about ways to find time to yourself even with the hustle and bustle of family life.
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Looking To Pursue Your Passion

Looking To Pursue Your Passion

Do you have something you love, but never make time for it? Do you love to cook and want to take it to the next level? Jen and Barb talk to renowned chef, Denise Vivaldo about the importance of having passion in your life, even with the hectic schedule of...

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Sky diving, running a marathon, dancing lessons. When was the last time you had a real adventure? As Moms our adventures usually come in the form of taking the kids to do something fun for them. What would you do if you could abandon your responsibilities and take some fun time for yourself? Jen and Barb talk to Heather Schuck, founder of Glamalife.com and mom, about the importance of keeping adventure in your life, even as a...

Do You Have A Healthy Marriage?

Do You Have A Healthy Marriage?

Jen and Barb talk to clinical psychologist, Dr. Michelle Golland, about ways to keep those sparks...

Are You Looking For Some Mommy Friends?

Are You Looking For Some Mommy Friends?

Jen and Barb talk to Joan Hushahn, owner of Fit for Kids children's gym, about the importance of finding Mommy...

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The Nest?

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The Nest?

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The...

How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of Motherhood?

How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of Motherhood?

The clothes you wear, the car you drive, and the way you decorate are all a reflection of who you are.  Are you sharing the right image of yourself? Jen and Barb talk to Marlien Rentmeester,

West Coast Editor of Lucky Magazine, creator of the fashion blog, Le Catch, and mom, as they discuss, How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of...

Want to Wow Your Guests at Your Next Dinner Party?

Want to Wow Your Guests at Your Next Dinner Party?

Do you want to have a dinner party, but not sure you can pull it off? Worried your cooking won’t impress your guests? Jen and Barb talk to Alan Dunn, owner of Tres LA Catering for insider tips on making your house look great and ways to step up your cooking...

Are you shopping for a better world?

Are you shopping for a better world?

We all want to take care of our planet, but as moms we are really busy! We have the best intentions, but sometimes fall short. Jen and Barb talk to Simon Mainwaring, author of “We First” about ways that our shopping habits can change the world for the better.

Can You Live Rich on a Budget

Can You Live Rich on a Budget

Clothes, food, cleaning supplies, cars; somehow no matter how much we make, we are always struggling financially.  Jen and Barb talk to their guest Ellie Kay, author of “Living Rich for Less,” about the tricks to maximizing your dollars without sacrificing your quality of life.  Experts and Moms agree that websites such as broadwaybox.comgoldstar.comcouponsherpa.com; and travelzoo.com are great resources to help you Live Rich on a Budget.

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Sky diving, running a marathon, dancing lessons. When was the last time you had a real adventure? As Moms our adventures usually come in the form of taking the kids to do something fun for them. What would you do if you could abandon your responsibilities and take some fun time for yourself? Jen and Barb talk to Heather Schuck, founder of Glamalife.com and mom, about the importance of keeping adventure in your life, even as a...

Is It Possible To Enjoy The Party When You’re The Host?

Is It Possible To Enjoy The Party When You’re The Host?

Love to throw a party, but when the night comes, you find yourself running around and not having the best time? Jen and Barb talk to Michele McAdoo, Kraft Kitchen Expert, about easy ways to prepare for your party so you can actually have a great time! From décor to cooking, these pointers are sure to make your next party fun for you! ...

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

How do you balance working from home, life, kids, and managing your household? There are a lot more women choosing to work from home. Is it easier? What are the pitfalls? Jen and Barb talk to Risa Green, author of “Notes from the Underbelly” and Mom about the ways in which you can set up your work through your home and the things you need to be prepared...

Can We Have It All?

Can We Have It All?

Having it all. Is that possible? Jen and Barb talk to Kimberley Clayton Blaine, author of “Mommy Confidence” about redefining the meaning of "all." Your "all" may be different from someone else's and that is okay!
...

What Is It Like Being A Working Mom?

What Is It Like Being A Working Mom?

Jen and Barb explore the balancing act of the modern day working mom with Amy Keroes, founder of...

Thinking About Starting Your Own Business?

Thinking About Starting Your Own Business?

The pre-baby job just isn't motivating you anymore. Jen and Barb talk to three Moms who have started new businesses since having kids. Starting a new business can be daunting, but there are a lot of resources out there that can help you begin. Motherhood can be the mother of...

How Do You Entertain Without Breaking the Bank?

How Do You Entertain Without Breaking the Bank?

Jen and Barb talk with party expert Suzie Pearson about simple ways to...

Has Your Family’s Stuff Taken Over Your House?

Has Your Family’s Stuff Taken Over Your House?

Jen and Barb talk to sisters, Abra Handler and Elissa Barnes, owners of Room by Room about ways to clean out and get...

How do you find the right job after you’ve taken time off to be with the kids?

How do you find the right job after you’ve taken time off to be with the kids?

Jen and Barb talk with Lori McInerney from CareerBuilder.com about tips on getting back into the work force after taking time off to be with your...

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don’t have the time?

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don’t have the time?

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don't have the time. Caterer and Mom, Lisa Morgan gives us some tips on easy ways to throw a beautiful party for the holidays without breaking the bank or breaking your...

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids?

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids?

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids? Amanda Garrigus from the E channel gives us some great tips on how to dress for the new...

Did you take your husband’s name?

Did you take your husband’s name?

Last names, bank accounts, personal files.  What do you do when you get married? Change your name?  Keep it?  Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Sheri Meyers, marriage and family therapist, about the need for personal identity and the debate around changing your...

Can You Talk Basketball with Your Husband?

Can You Talk Basketball with Your Husband?

Is your husband more interested in Sports than you? Are you frustrated that he is more focused on what the score is than what the kids did in school? Maybe it's time to talk his language and find out how to connect with your husband. You may even like it. Jen and Barb talk to ex-Los Angeles Laker, Rick Fox about the ins and outs of basketball and why men love it so...

Need A Girls’ Night Out?

Need A Girls’ Night Out?

Jen and Barb talk to some moms about the importance of girlfriends. We show them out enjoying a much needed break from all their...

Why Did You Marry Your Husband?

Why Did You Marry Your Husband?

Jen and Barb, along with guest, author Ayelet Waldman, rediscover the reasons why they married their husbands and discuss what has changed since the day they said “I...

How Much Did Those Shoes Really Cost?

How Much Did Those Shoes Really Cost?

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, author of “Financial Infidelity” talks to us about the reasons we should tell our partner “how much those shoes really cost” and the effects it has on our marriage when we...

Do You Communicate Well With Your Partner?

Do You Communicate Well With Your Partner?

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, family therapist and author of “Make Up Don’t Break Up” shares with us the tools to get our husbands to do exactly what we want and communicate more effectively to get the most out of your...

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help?

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help?

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help? In-Laws or Out-Laws which do you have? Dr. Michelle Golland tells us the key to keeping the...

Want To Parent Without a Power Struggle?

Want To Parent Without a Power Struggle?

Having a hard time getting your kids to say yes to anything!? In this episode we talk with Susan Stiffelman (therapist, parenting expert, author, and mom) about how to transform frustration and aggression into adaptation and...

Looking To Save Time On Dinner?

Looking To Save Time On Dinner?

There just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. As more and more households have two working parents, we are often too tired to deal with dinner. Jen and Barb talk to their guest Catherine McCord, founder of the website weelicious.com, Author and mom about easy tips to take away the stress of dinner time as they discuss, Looking To Save Time on...

What Kind Of Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Children?

What Kind Of Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Children?

Cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, keeping a budget – do our kids know how to do any of these things? Jen and Barb talk to their guest Felicity Huffman, Actress, founder of the website whattheflicka.com and mom, about the importance of teaching our kids the things they need to know to survive on their own as they discuss, What Kind of Life Skills Are You Teaching Your Kids?

For more from Felicity Huffman, check out her website for moms and women, WhatTheFlicka.com. Also be sure to follow @WhatTheFlicka and @FelicityHuffman on Twitter and Facebook,

Are Our Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

Are Our Kids Growing Up Too Fast?

What happened to kids being kids? Is the media and pressure at home causing our children to grow up too fast? Today we're talking to Stefanie Mullen, founder ofOoph.com, author and mom about how to take the pressure off our kids in today's...

Are You Looking for a Mom Job?

Are You Looking for a Mom Job?

Do you have a hidden passion?  Looking for a way to turn that passion into income for your family- all between drop off and pick up?  Jen and Barb share the steps outlined in their book, The Mothers of Reinvention, on how to do just that as they discuss, “Are You Looking for a Mom...

What Are The 5 Things Every Mom Should Know When Buying A Car?

What Are The 5 Things Every Mom Should Know When Buying A Car?

Prior to having a family, buying a car was fun and exciting! But now with kids, there are so many things to consider, it feels like just one more chore. Jen and Barb talk to their guest Jody Devere, founder of the website AskPatty.com, about putting the FUN back into buying a car, as they discuss “What Are the 5 Things Every Mom Should Know When Buying a Car?” ...

Are Celebrity Moms That Different Than Us?

Are Celebrity Moms That Different Than Us?

Cooking, cleaning, driving, do celebrities do any of these things for themselves?  Jen and Barb talk to Ali Landry, host to TV Guide’s show, “Hollywood Girl’s Night” and mother of two, about the ins and outs of being a famous mama. Is motherhood really the great equalizer?  Watch as they discuss, “Are Celebrity Moms That Different than...

Are You a Distracted Driver?

Are You a Distracted Driver?

Between phone calls, texting, and noise inside the car, it’s a wonder we make it from one point to the next. Jen and Barb talk to Ed Malouf, California Police Officer,
about things we do in the car that endanger our family and the people around us as they discuss, “Are You a Distracted...

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid?

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid?

What happened to the days when kids played outside from sun-up to sun-down?  Jen and Barb talk to Michelle Ferrara-Peterson, Astro Camp director and mom, about the need to get your kids out and about as they discuss “Are You Raising an Adventurous...

Do You Enjoy Your Family Vacation?

Do You Enjoy Your Family Vacation?

How do you relax and enjoy your family vacation? Jen and Barb talk to Shannon Hurst Lane, creator of the popular website TravelingMamas.com, about the things every mom should know when planning a fun, stress-free family...

Worried Your Kids Don’t Want To Hang Out With You Anymore?

Worried Your Kids Don’t Want To Hang Out With You Anymore?

Do You miss the days when your kids wanted to hang out with you all the time? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Michelle Golland, clinical psychologist, TV personality and mom about what to do when your children pull away as they discuss, Worried Your Kids Don’t Want to Hang Out With You...

How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of Motherhood?

How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of Motherhood?

The clothes you wear, the car you drive, and the way you decorate are all a reflection of who you are.  Are you sharing the right image of yourself? Jen and Barb talk to Marlien Rentmeester,

West Coast Editor of Lucky Magazine, creator of the fashion blog, Le Catch, and mom, as they discuss, How Can We Keep Our Personal Style With The Demands of...

How Active Should Your Kids Be?

How Active Should Your Kids Be?

We know it’s important for our kids to keep moving, but how much is enough? Playing at school? Being on a soccer team? Exercise class? Jen and Barb talk to Karen Owoc,
Exercise Physiologist, TV and Radio host and Mom, about the importance of physical activity for our children as they discuss, “How Active Should Your Kids Be?”
...

Are Your Kids Eating a Balanced Diet?

Are Your Kids Eating a Balanced Diet?

We all know our kids need to eat the right things to be healthy, but do you know how much of each food group they need?  And how can you get them to eat it?  Jen and Barb talk to Lisa De Fazio, mother and dietician, to discuss “Are Your Kids eating a balanced...

Do You Know If Your Child Has Strong Bones?

Do You Know If Your Child Has Strong Bones?

Do you know how much calcium your child should be getting?  Do you know what can happen if they don’t?  The habits your kids are forming now can make, or literally break their bones!  Jen and Barb talk to bone health expert and author, Dr. Diane L. Schneider about the ABC’s of bone health and what important habits you can adopt to ensure strong bones for your family as we discuss “Do You Know if Your Child has Strong...

How Do You Empower Your Kids to Give Back?

How Do You Empower Your Kids to Give Back?

What should your kids know about the world? Should we tell them about famine, poverty, and unemployment? Jen and Barb talk to their guest Lee Fox, founder of KooDooz Service Learning network, about teaching our kids to be socially responsible as we discuss, “How Do You Empower Your Kids to Give...

When Should You Indulge Your Kids?

When Should You Indulge Your Kids?

Are you that parent that makes sure your child has the newest technology and devices? Or are you the parent that gives in to your child every time they throw a tantrum? Or maybe you are that parent that can’t possibly shower them with enough gifts? Jen and Barb talk to parenting expert and author Betsy Brown Braun about healthy ways to indulge and reward your kids as we discuss “When Should You Indulge Your...

Can You Turn Kitchen Time into Time With Your Girlfriends?

Can You Turn Kitchen Time into Time With Your Girlfriends?

Think that time in the kitchen and time with your girlfriends is mutually exclusive? Think again! Jen and Barb talk to author and celebrity chef, Lulu Powers about ways even the busiest moms can spend more time with their girlfriends and learn new recipes....

Do You Have a Recipe That All Your Friends Rave About?

Do You Have a Recipe That All Your Friends Rave About?

Do you have a dish that makes your mom friends green with envy? Jen and Barb talk to actor Gilles Marini about putting the pleasure back into...

Are You Desperate For a Little Me Time?

Are You Desperate For a Little Me Time?

Do you feel like you’re always rushing? Have you lost the time to do the things you love because you’re consumed by family, home, and work? Jen and Barb talk to therapist, Lisa Haisha about ways to find time to yourself even with the hustle and bustle of family life.
...

Do You Know how to Support Your Child’s Learning?

Do You Know how to Support Your Child’s Learning?

We all think our children are going to be the best and the brightest; but what happens when they aren’t doing great in math or reading? Do you know what kind of learner you have? Jen and Barb talk to parenting expert and author Wendy Mogel about the best tools to help your child’s...

Looking To Pursue Your Passion

Looking To Pursue Your Passion

Do you have something you love, but never make time for it? Do you love to cook and want to take it to the next level? Jen and Barb talk to renowned chef, Denise Vivaldo about the importance of having passion in your life, even with the hectic schedule of...

Want to Wow Your Guests at Your Next Dinner Party?

Want to Wow Your Guests at Your Next Dinner Party?

Do you want to have a dinner party, but not sure you can pull it off? Worried your cooking won’t impress your guests? Jen and Barb talk to Alan Dunn, owner of Tres LA Catering for insider tips on making your house look great and ways to step up your cooking...

Can Computer Games Help Your Child Learn?

Can Computer Games Help Your Child Learn?

Do your kids want to play video games all day, but you think it’s a big waste of time? Think again! Jen and Barb talk to Director of the MIT Teacher Education Program, Eric Klopfer, about how to use technology to benefit our...

Are You A Cool Mom

Are You A Cool Mom

Is there a way we can still feel and look cool while running a household? Jen and Barb talk to actress Jenna Elfman (@jennaelfman and http://www.facebook.com/jennaelfman) about how to stay relevant in the chaos of family life.

Are you shopping for a better world?

Are you shopping for a better world?

We all want to take care of our planet, but as moms we are really busy! We have the best intentions, but sometimes fall short. Jen and Barb talk to Simon Mainwaring, author of “We First” about ways that our shopping habits can change the world for the better.

Did you take your husband’s name?

Did you take your husband’s name?

Last names, bank accounts, personal files.  What do you do when you get married? Change your name?  Keep it?  Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Sheri Meyers, marriage and family therapist, about the need for personal identity and the debate around changing your...

Can You Live Rich on a Budget

Can You Live Rich on a Budget

Clothes, food, cleaning supplies, cars; somehow no matter how much we make, we are always struggling financially.  Jen and Barb talk to their guest Ellie Kay, author of “Living Rich for Less,” about the tricks to maximizing your dollars without sacrificing your quality of life.  Experts and Moms agree that websites such as broadwaybox.comgoldstar.comcouponsherpa.com; and travelzoo.com are great resources to help you Live Rich on a Budget.

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Have You Lost Your Sense of Adventure?

Sky diving, running a marathon, dancing lessons. When was the last time you had a real adventure? As Moms our adventures usually come in the form of taking the kids to do something fun for them. What would you do if you could abandon your responsibilities and take some fun time for yourself? Jen and Barb talk to Heather Schuck, founder of Glamalife.com and mom, about the importance of keeping adventure in your life, even as a...

Are You Planning A Family Road Trip?

Are You Planning A Family Road Trip?

Thinking a family road trip could be fun but not sure how to plan one? A little scared of being in the car with your kids for that long? Jen and Barb talk to actress Jeanne Tripplehorn about the importance, fun and some tips for family road trips.

How do You Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing?

How do You Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing?

Are you having a hard time getting your kids to brush their teeth? Worried that they're not brushing well? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Brian Novy, DDS, about ways to get your kids excited about brushing and things that you should know to help prevent your kids a lifetime of dental...

How Do You Show Your Kids Love?

How Do You Show Your Kids Love?

Giving them a kiss when they get a boo boo? Playing with them? Disciplining? Buying things? There are so many different ways that we show our kids we love them.
Join Jen and Barb as the talk to Michelle Borba, Author of “The Big Parenting Book” about different things we do as parents that will have a lasting effect on our...

Is Back To School Time Hectic For You?

Is Back To School Time Hectic For You?

That time again? Yes, you’re excited to get the kids back to school, but there is a lot to do and it seems to come upon us faster and faster each year. Join Jen and Barb as they talk to Gaye Pettibone, Director of Studies at Oakwood Private School in Los Angeles, about ways to set up the expectations for the upcoming school year. The more YOU are prepared and your child knows what to expect, the smoother the year will run. Getting your family back into routine is sure to make your year a lot more...

Is Your Kid A Picky Eater?

Is Your Kid A Picky Eater?

Will your kid only eat food that is brown? Won’t try anything new? Looks at you like your crazy if you suggest even a taste of something different? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Mary Donkersloot RD Nutrisionist, Author, Consultant and Mom about ways to inspire our children to get out of their habits and try some new...

Is It Possible To Enjoy The Party When You’re The Host?

Is It Possible To Enjoy The Party When You’re The Host?

Love to throw a party, but when the night comes, you find yourself running around and not having the best time? Jen and Barb talk to Michele McAdoo, Kraft Kitchen Expert, about easy ways to prepare for your party so you can actually have a great time! From décor to cooking, these pointers are sure to make your next party fun for you! ...

Are Your Kids Too Sick To Go To School?

Are Your Kids Too Sick To Go To School?

Ever have your kids tell you they're too sick to go to school? Sometimes think they're faking or other times wonder what in the world you will do as you have a day filled with work or appointments? Jen and Barb talk to school nurse Laurie Linden, about how to know if your kids are really too sick to go to school and some preventative things you can do to keep them healthy. ...

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

How do you balance working from home, life, kids, and managing your household? There are a lot more women choosing to work from home. Is it easier? What are the pitfalls? Jen and Barb talk to Risa Green, author of “Notes from the Underbelly” and Mom about the ways in which you can set up your work through your home and the things you need to be prepared...

What do your lips tell people about you?

What do your lips tell people about you?

Dry lips? Rough elbows? Back of your hands starting to look like a Grandma? Join Jen and Barb as they talk to Dr. Ava Shamban, Dermatologist from “Extreme Makeover”, owner of Skin Care Clinics and mother of three about the best ways to take care of your skin and looking after those neglected areas. It’s never too late to...

What Should You Know About First-Aid?

What Should You Know About First-Aid?

Burns, choking, sprains, fractures, cuts and scrapes… These are all things that happen to children, but are we as parents prepared? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Zack Zarrilli, Fire Fighter and Founder of Surefirecpr.com, about the most common accidents that children have and how we, as parents, need to take care of...

What Kind Of Family Rituals Do You Have?

What Kind Of Family Rituals Do You Have?

Too tired to make that Movie Night happen? Easier to let your kids do their own thing? Join Jen and Barb as they talk to Betsy Brown Braun, author of "You're Not The Boss of Me," about the importance of family rituals and easy ways to incorporate them into your family....

Do You Love Food?

Do You Love Food?

Jen and Barb talk to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, chefs and co-owners of Border Grill and Ciudad in Los Angeles about the reasons for our love of food and ways in which we can celebrate it. Join us as we discuss the importance of the social ritual of eating together and the important role that food plays in all of our lives. Finally, no talk of diets, just the love of...

Are You A Helicopter Mom?

Are You A Helicopter Mom?

Does anyone let their kids play outside anymore? Cross the street? Do their own homework? Tie their own shoe? How do we prepare our kids for the real world while keeping them in a protective bubble? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Wendy Mogel, nationally known clinical psychologist and author of the New York Times best selling paretning book, "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" about need to empower ourselves as Mothers to loosen the leash and let our kids fall, so they learn how to get up and are prepared for the...

What Will Your Children Remember For Their Childhood?

What Will Your Children Remember For Their Childhood?

We are all striving to give our kids everything, but what will they actually remember when they’re older? What do you remember? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Dr. Katrina Wood, Director of Wilshire Valley Therapy Centers in LA about the necessity for emotional connection and the things our kids will remember the...

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

As a Mom, do we fit in a ìcategoryî? If we do, can that help us with our relationships with our kids? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Vanessa Van Petten, founder of radicalparenting.com and author, about how kids categorize their Moms and how this can give us useful insight into how to create the healthiest relationships with your family and even...

Are Your Kids Safe Playing Sports?

Are Your Kids Safe Playing Sports?

Sports are a huge part of American culture and society, but should our kids be the ones playing them? Jen and Barb talk to former NFL player, Rodney Peete about the importance of playing sports and ways to keep our kids...

Is Cook Club The New Book Club?

Is Cook Club The New Book Club?

We've all heard of book club. Does anyone read the books or just use it as an excuse to get together with the girls? Jen and Barb talk to celebrity chef, Lulu Powers, about a new kind of club....Cook Club! You can still hang out with the girls, have a cocktail and possibly learn some new recipes along the...

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Outdoor Play?

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Outdoor Play?

Can spending time in nature actually make your kids smarter? Check out Jen and Barb discussing the importance of nature in our kids lives and ways to get it, even if you live in a...

Can You Talk Basketball with Your Husband?

Can You Talk Basketball with Your Husband?

Is your husband more interested in Sports than you? Are you frustrated that he is more focused on what the score is than what the kids did in school? Maybe it's time to talk his language and find out how to connect with your husband. You may even like it. Jen and Barb talk to ex-Los Angeles Laker, Rick Fox about the ins and outs of basketball and why men love it so...

Are You Tired Of The Same Old Cupcakes?

Are You Tired Of The Same Old Cupcakes?

Are you tired of the same old cupcakes or is the price of store bought breaking the bank? Jen and Barb talk to Southern chef, Paula Deen, about simple and delicious ways to make the most "awesomest" cupcake....

Is Your Kitchen Family Friendly?

Is Your Kitchen Family Friendly?

Are your kids whining for you to fix them a snack? Are they climbing the kitchen counters like Spiderman in search of a bowl? Jen and Barb talk with Celebrity Interior Designer Lonni Paul about some quick and easy ways to re-organize your kitchen and make it family...

Why is it important for our children to stay connected with family?

Why is it important for our children to stay connected with family?

These days it is not uncommon to have relatives scattered all over the country or even the world. Jen and Barb speak with Dr. Ron Levine, clinical psychologist and father, about why it is important for children to stay connected with their...

How do you keep your kids entertained?

How do you keep your kids entertained?

Jen and Barb speak with Linda Meadow, founder of gurumommy.com, about ways to keep your kids entertained during the weekends, holidays and summer vacation so you don’t lose your...

Is all this technology good for our kids?

Is all this technology good for our kids?

Jen and Barb speak with Anastasia Goodstein, author of “Totally Wired,” about all the technology in our kid’s lives. Is it good? Bad? Scary? How much is too...

What Is Proper Play Date Etiquette?

What Is Proper Play Date Etiquette?

What do you do if you don't like the parents? What do you do if you don't like the kids? Jen and Barb talk to Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate, about the ins and outs of play dates. Who knew it was so much like actually...

Are You Your Own Worst Critic?

Are You Your Own Worst Critic?

Jen and Barb talk with Pia Guerrero, co-founder of adiosbarbie.com, about how women critique themselves too harshly. Why do we do it? What message are we sending to our kids?
...

Can We Have It All?

Can We Have It All?

Having it all. Is that possible? Jen and Barb talk to Kimberley Clayton Blaine, author of “Mommy Confidence” about redefining the meaning of "all." Your "all" may be different from someone else's and that is okay!
...

How Healthy Are You?

How Healthy Are You?

Jen and Barb talk to well known Internist, Dr. Robert Huizenga, about the things we should be doing to keep our body in top condition for years to...

Do You Have A Healthy Marriage?

Do You Have A Healthy Marriage?

Jen and Barb talk to clinical psychologist, Dr. Michelle Golland, about ways to keep those sparks...

Are You Looking For Some Mommy Friends?

Are You Looking For Some Mommy Friends?

Jen and Barb talk to Joan Hushahn, owner of Fit for Kids children's gym, about the importance of finding Mommy...

Mom, Are You Ok?

Mom, Are You Ok?

Stories about struggling with addiction are all around us, that’s why it’s so important that we share these stories. It could happen to any one of...

Do You And Your Spouse Parent Differently?

Do You And Your Spouse Parent Differently?

It is challenging enough trying to parent your children. What do you do when you and your spouse have different parenting ideas?
...

What Is It Like Being A Stay-At-Home Dad?

What Is It Like Being A Stay-At-Home Dad?

Jen and Barb talk with a couple of stay-at-home dad's about life as the primary caretaker. Do they view and handle family issues the same way as moms...

Does Your Family Eat Dinner Together?

Does Your Family Eat Dinner Together?

Jen and Barb talk with pediatrician Dr. Linda Klinow about the importance of having family meals. There is a lot you learn from your kids around the dinner...

How Do You Teach Your Children To Make A Difference?

How Do You Teach Your Children To Make A Difference?

Jen and Barb talk to Meredith Alexander, founder of acmesharing.com about the importance of doing for...

Tired Of Playing Referee To Your Children?

Tired Of Playing Referee To Your Children?

You are so excited to have more than one child. I don’t think that anyone thinks about the fights and struggles of siblings until you are in it! What do we do? Time outs? Punishments? Communication? We will talk about ways to control the chaos and stress of sibling rivalry. ...

Is Your Morning A Nightmare?

Is Your Morning A Nightmare?

Betsy Brown Braun, Author of 'Just Tell Me What to Say' help Jen and Barb with some strategies of how to make their morning run much more...

Are Family Vacations A Luxury or Necessity?

Are Family Vacations A Luxury or Necessity?

Jen and Barb discuss in today’s economic times that it is difficult to find any extra money for a...

Do You Dread Bedtime?

Do You Dread Bedtime?

Jen and Barb talk their guest about the challenges of their evening; homework, dinner, bath time, brushing teeth, laying out clothes and backpacks, reading books, getting them to...

Need A Girls’ Night Out?

Need A Girls’ Night Out?

Jen and Barb talk to some moms about the importance of girlfriends. We show them out enjoying a much needed break from all their...

Is Your Family Green Enough?

Is Your Family Green Enough?

Jen and Barb are looking for ways to green over their lives. Terracycle is one solution that allows families to not only support a green initiative, but also includes the entire community through school...

How Do You Pick Classes For Your Child?

How Do You Pick Classes For Your Child?

Jen and Barb talk to Fit For Kids owner Joan Hushahn about what classes are right for your kids, how to choose them and the importance of picking age appropriate classes for your...

What Is It Like Being A Single Mom?

What Is It Like Being A Single Mom?

Jen and Barb talk to single mother of two and working Mom, Stephanie Davis about the unique challenges of parenting by without help from a spouse. You may be surprised to find out that there are even some up sides to going it...

Why Did You Marry Your Husband?

Why Did You Marry Your Husband?

Jen and Barb, along with guest, author Ayelet Waldman, rediscover the reasons why they married their husbands and discuss what has changed since the day they said “I...

How Much Did Those Shoes Really Cost?

How Much Did Those Shoes Really Cost?

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, author of “Financial Infidelity” talks to us about the reasons we should tell our partner “how much those shoes really cost” and the effects it has on our marriage when we...

How Do You Budget For Your Family Today While Saving For the Future?

How Do You Budget For Your Family Today While Saving For the Future?

Financial analyst and mom, Claudia Schloss, discusses the importance of understanding your finances, creating a family budget and securing your familyís...

Do You Always Tell Your Kids The Truth?

Do You Always Tell Your Kids The Truth?

Jen and Barb talk with psychiatrist Dr. Susan Donner and explore the effects these contradictions have on moms and their...

Are You A Parent To Your Parents?

Are You A Parent To Your Parents?

Jen and Barb explore the “sandwich generation.” Your children are young, your parents are old and you need to take care of everyone. At what point does the responsibility and guilt...

What Is It Like Being A Working Mom?

What Is It Like Being A Working Mom?

Jen and Barb explore the balancing act of the modern day working mom with Amy Keroes, founder of...

Thinking About Starting Your Own Business?

Thinking About Starting Your Own Business?

The pre-baby job just isn't motivating you anymore. Jen and Barb talk to three Moms who have started new businesses since having kids. Starting a new business can be daunting, but there are a lot of resources out there that can help you begin. Motherhood can be the mother of...

How Do You Entertain Without Breaking the Bank?

How Do You Entertain Without Breaking the Bank?

Jen and Barb talk with party expert Suzie Pearson about simple ways to...

Do You Communicate Well With Your Partner?

Do You Communicate Well With Your Partner?

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, family therapist and author of “Make Up Don’t Break Up” shares with us the tools to get our husbands to do exactly what we want and communicate more effectively to get the most out of your...

Has Your Family’s Stuff Taken Over Your House?

Has Your Family’s Stuff Taken Over Your House?

Jen and Barb talk to sisters, Abra Handler and Elissa Barnes, owners of Room by Room about ways to clean out and get...

Do You Compare Yourself To Movie Stars In Magazines?

Do You Compare Yourself To Movie Stars In Magazines?

Join Jen and Barb along with mom, Dani Klein Modisett, at Celebrity Photographer Russell Baer's...

What do you do when your kids don’t listen?

What do you do when your kids don’t listen?

Do you feel like your kids don't hear a word you're saying? Does it make you...

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The Nest?

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The Nest?

What Do You Do When Your Kids Leave The...

How Does Having A Pet Benefit Your Family?

How Does Having A Pet Benefit Your Family?

How Does Having A Pet Benefit Your...

Do you have Postpartum Depression?

Do you have Postpartum Depression?

Not feeling like yourself? Crying all the time? You're not alone. We talk with Dr. Diana Barnes about the symptoms of Postpartum Depression and how to get your old self...

How do you find the right job after you’ve taken time off to be with the kids?

How do you find the right job after you’ve taken time off to be with the kids?

Jen and Barb talk with Lori McInerney from CareerBuilder.com about tips on getting back into the work force after taking time off to be with your...

How do you cook a simple, healthy dinner for your family?

How do you cook a simple, healthy dinner for your family?

Jen and Barb talk with Catherine McCord, Founder of...

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don’t have the time?

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don’t have the time?

You want to throw that great holiday party that you used to before you had kids, but you just don't have the time. Caterer and Mom, Lisa Morgan gives us some tips on easy ways to throw a beautiful party for the holidays without breaking the bank or breaking your...

Can’t seem to get your act together?

Can’t seem to get your act together?

Can't seem to get your act together? Haven't showered in a few days? Desk piling up? You may be in a Mommy Rut. Life Coach Erika Feresten talks to us about how to get it...

Do you make a cake and invite a few friends or do you go all out and have a party planner for your Kid’s Birthday?

Do you make a cake and invite a few friends or do you go all out and have a party planner for your Kid’s Birthday?

Do you make a cake and invite a few friends or do you go all out and have a party planner for your Kid's Birthday? Jen and Barb discuss the pressures of birthday parties in the quest to make your kid feel...

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help?

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help?

Are your In-Laws driving you crazy or are they a great help? In-Laws or Out-Laws which do you have? Dr. Michelle Golland tells us the key to keeping the...

Worried your child isn’t keeping up with the other kids?

Worried your child isn’t keeping up with the other kids?

Worried your child isn't keeping up with the other kids? Trying to give him the competitive edge? Take a deep breath, you may not need to push that...

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids?

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids?

Have you completely lost your style since you had kids? Amanda Garrigus from the E channel gives us some great tips on how to dress for the new...

Do we need to take time for ourselves?

Do we need to take time for ourselves?

Do we need to take time for ourselves? Jen says yes and Barb says no. Who do you agree...

Not sure what the tooth fairy should leave under your kids pillow?

Not sure what the tooth fairy should leave under your kids pillow?

Not sure what the tooth fairy should leave under your kids pillow? A dollar? A quarter? Check out Jen and Barb as they debate what is...

Has having a baby wreaked havoc on your body?

Has having a baby wreaked havoc on your body?

Has having a baby wreaked havoc on your body? Fitness expert, Karen Schwalbe Jones, helps us with some easy ways to firm it back...

Can You Turn Kitchen Time into Time With Your Girlfriends?

Can You Turn Kitchen Time into Time With Your Girlfriends?

Think that time in the kitchen and time with your girlfriends is mutually exclusive? Think again! Jen and Barb talk to author and celebrity chef, Lulu Powers about ways even the busiest moms can spend more time with their girlfriends and learn new recipes....

Do You Have a Recipe That All Your Friends Rave About?

Do You Have a Recipe That All Your Friends Rave About?

Do you have a dish that makes your mom friends green with envy? Jen and Barb talk to actor Gilles Marini about putting the pleasure back into...

Do You Love Food?

Do You Love Food?

Jen and Barb talk to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, chefs and co-owners of Border Grill and Ciudad in Los Angeles about the reasons for our love of food and ways in which we can celebrate it. Join us as we discuss the importance of the social ritual of eating together and the important role that food plays in all of our lives. Finally, no talk of diets, just the love of...

Is Cook Club The New Book Club?

Is Cook Club The New Book Club?

We've all heard of book club. Does anyone read the books or just use it as an excuse to get together with the girls? Jen and Barb talk to celebrity chef, Lulu Powers, about a new kind of club....Cook Club! You can still hang out with the girls, have a cocktail and possibly learn some new recipes along the...

Are You Tired Of The Same Old Cupcakes?

Are You Tired Of The Same Old Cupcakes?

Are you tired of the same old cupcakes or is the price of store bought breaking the bank? Jen and Barb talk to Southern chef, Paula Deen, about simple and delicious ways to make the most "awesomest" cupcake....

Is Your Kitchen Family Friendly?

Is Your Kitchen Family Friendly?

Are your kids whining for you to fix them a snack? Are they climbing the kitchen counters like Spiderman in search of a bowl? Jen and Barb talk with Celebrity Interior Designer Lonni Paul about some quick and easy ways to re-organize your kitchen and make it family...

How do you cook a simple, healthy dinner for your family?

How do you cook a simple, healthy dinner for your family?

Jen and Barb talk with Catherine McCord, Founder of...

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