That's Total Mom Sense

That's Total Mom Sense

By Kanika Chadda Gupta
As first time moms, we often struggle with navigating our new role. Whether we're Googling for answers at 3 am, joining FB groups, or are taking unsolicited advice from friends, we must realize there’s no substitute for our intuitive superpower - "mom sense."

Entrepreneur, wife, and mom of three (twins + 1) Kanika Chadda Gupta, invites guests to share their mom sense experiences & dig deep on topics like how to teach your child to meditate, making your marriage last, & mastering your car makeup routine. Grab your latte (that's ice cold by now) & laugh along with "That's Total Mom Sense."
Navigating the Entertainment Industry as a New Mom (feat. Melanie Chandra)
New mothers are under a ton of pressure - dealing with their recovery, tending to their baby's needs around the clock, nursing, managing their home and other family members, work, the list goes on. Actress and producer Melanie Chandra (ABC's "Code Black," HBO's "The Brink," "For Here or To Go" on NetFlix) knows this all to well as she was pregnant when she was filming her pilot, "Surina and Mel," and began pitching her projects shortly after her daughter was born. Being a woman of color adds another layer of responsibility and challenges faced along the way.  I've known Melanie for over a decade and I have to say, she's taken on her new 'role' as mother with aplomb. We talk about her journey during pregnancy, being a mother in entertainment, working with her best friend and having Kal Penn as their executive producer, and her advice to women who want to make it in Hollywood and not give up their family life.  Contact: thatstotalmomsense.com thatstotalmomsense@gmail.com
40:10
May 12, 2019
How Much Screen Time is Too Much? (feat. Holland Haiis)
The World Health Organization recently tightened its guidelines on screen time for kids.  Babies in their first year of life should never be exposed to screens and those aged 2 to 4 should spend no more than an hour a day in front of a screen. (Cue - parents gasping everywhere). Though technology can be beneficial in many ways, we can't deny the increase in cases of childhood obesity, vision/eyestrain issues, anxiety, and behavioral disorders due to introducing our little ones to our digital world too soon.  Speaker, author, and leading expert on digital detox, Holland Haiis advises on how much time each age group should ideally spend in front a screen, if it all. She also takes a deep dive into why kids get addicted, how it effects their brain and behavior, and how we can flip the script and get them to ditch the habit. Parents, you may want to put down your smartphone and lead by example with this one!  Contact: thatstotalmomsense.com thatstotalmomsense@gmail.com
38:45
May 1, 2019
Massage is the New Bath!
Massage has numerous benefits for children including infant weight gain, stress and anxiety relief, motor development, and cognitive development. On this episode, I’m joined by Sweta Doshi, the founder of Bubbsi, a skincare brand for babies and toddlers. Leveraging her 10 years of experience working in strategy and marketing at major beauty and apparel brands, Sweta decided to solve a problem that all moms face -- finding all-natural skincare for our babies. Drawing from her own experience when her daughter developed eczema as a newborn, Sweta explains that bathing our babies every day can be extremely drying on their skin, especially if they have sensitive skin or suffer from eczema, so parents should make massage the focal point of their bedtime routine. Listeners, enter promo code MOMSENSE10 for 10% off your first Bubbsi order. Contact: thatstotalmomsense.com thatstotalmomsense@gmail.com
31:34
April 30, 2019
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