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That's Total Mom Sense

Kanika Chadda Gupta

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That's Total Mom Sense

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Kanika Chadda Gupta

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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 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 and dig deep on topics like what to expect when you're done expecting, dealing with mom guilt, teaching your child to meditate, rekindling your marriage, and mastering your 5-minute makeup routine. Grab your latte (that's probably ice cold by now) and laugh while you learn with "That's Total Mom Sense.

Latest Episodes

069: Nicole Cannon — Toddlers and Sleep: Routines, Regressions, and Remedies

An age old problem we face as parents is getting our kids to sleep. Regressions, routines, daylight savings, traveling and what tools we can implement to help our toddlers fall asleep and stay asleep. Nicole Cannon is a certified sleep consultant, founder of Sleepy Mama, wife, and mom of 3 kids ages 7, 5, & 3 with her 4th child on the way! She has worked as a nanny, babysitter, and baby planner and in 2012, she completed the Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant Course through the International Maternity Institute to become a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. Through this certification, she has been educated on numerous methods that help families get more sleep. She looks at sleep holistically and addresses all elements in a child’s day-to-day life that may be preventing him or her from sleeping well. She recently completed a certification in Infant Mental Health and a course in Maternal Mental Health. Her goal is to be sensitive to both the mother and the...

37 min1 w ago
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069: Nicole Cannon — Toddlers and Sleep: Routines, Regressions, and Remedies

068: Yasmin Kaderali — Creating Blissful Moments for Moms at Every Stage

One Mom hack or piece of advice I share with all new mothers-to-be is Mommy’s Bliss gripe water. It’s a panacea for babies’ gas and digestive issues, helps with colic, and instantly soothes them just before bed. Mommy’s Bliss was founded by Roshan Kaderali, a mom and pediatric nurse, midwife and doula who had used Gripe Water to ease infant colic and fussiness for years while working in Scotland. When she moved to the U.S., she was astonished that the “magical” Gripe Water formula she relied on wasn’t available here. So she set out to create Gripe Water and Mommy’s Bliss was born. As the company has grown, their mission hasn’t changed: help moms everywhere bond with their babies by creating effective, trusted products that incorporate wise ingredients from around the world. Now, at the helm of a company is Roshan’s daughter, Yasmin Kaderali. Yasmin Kaderali grew up learning from her mom about the “miracle of life”, surrounded by the realities of childbirth and infant hea...

31 min1 w ago
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068: Yasmin Kaderali — Creating Blissful Moments for Moms at Every Stage

067: Sara Blanchard and Misasha Graham — Talking To Kids of All Ages About Race

As we navigate the current climate of our country, we as parents have a responsibility to teach our children about race and how to be aware of injustices, stand up for what’s right, and be proactive as anti-racist citizens of the world. On today’s episode, I am joined by the hosts of the Dear White Women podcast - Sara Blanchard and Misasha Graham. They are Harvard grads who have been best friends for over two decades, and have very mixed-race families they want to advocate for. They’re smart, real, funny, and ready to make change. Dear White Women is an award-winning weekly podcast dedicated to starting real discussions for (busy) people who wish they knew more about race, identity, and happiness in the United States. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND EVERYONE HAS VALUE. And we each have the power to influence our communities. Through their episodes and resources, Sara and Misasha are helping us reflect on (1) our nation’s history & current events, and (2) our personal experiences with...

42 minSEP 30
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067: Sara Blanchard and Misasha Graham — Talking To Kids of All Ages About Race

066: Dr. Melissa Garofalo Monaco, MD —A Pediatrician's Perspective on Covid-19

We are facing unprecedented times and as parents, we have an added responsibility of decision making for our children. We may be working from home, but should they homeschool or go back for live sessions or do a hybrid of virtual and in-person. Today I am joined by my kids’ beloved pediatrician, Dr. Melissa Garofalo Monaco of Forest Pediatrics in Paramus, NJ. Originally from Saddle Brook, NJ, Dr. Garofalo had been practicing pediatrics in New Jersey since 2008. She started as a graduate of the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Hackensack, NJ. She then graduated with high honors from the combined BS/MD program though Stevens Institute Technology, Hoboken NJ and New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ. She completed her pediatric training at Schneider Children's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY and also served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. Her interests include promoting breast feeding and obesity prevention. She is board certi...

34 minSEP 21
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066: Dr. Melissa Garofalo Monaco, MD —A Pediatrician's Perspective on Covid-19

065: Anibal Soler, Jr. — School Safety and Guidelines

According to governor.ny.gov, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that based on each region's infection rate, schools across the state are permitted to open this fall. Every region's infection rate is below the threshold necessary by the State's standards to open schools. The Department of Health will review submitted reopening plans from school districts and notify districts of their status on Monday. Out of 749 school districts across the state, 127 have not yet submitted plans to the Department of Health, and another 50 are incomplete or deficient. The determination of how individual districts reopen - in-person vs a hybrid model - will be made by local school districts under strict Department of Health guidelines. The Governor also announced that school districts must post their remote learning plan online as well as their plan for testing and tracing students and teachers. Schools must also have three to five public meetings prior to August 21 with parents - who will be...

31 minSEP 10
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065: Anibal Soler, Jr. — School Safety and Guidelines

064: Alice Benedict —Back To School Or Not? An Insider's Take

Parents are in a state of frenzy as we navigate Back To School season. Gone are the days of buying binders and decorations for our kids lockers. Now we’re ensuring our Wifi is up to the mark and are having our kids become acclimated with Zoom, Google Meet, and Google Classroom. Alice Benedict is a retired paralegal and president of the board of education in Botavia City School District in upstate New York since May of 2020/elected in July 2020. Our school district has approximately 2200 students. She’s also a mother of three. Mother of three children since 1978. They are all adults now.

28 minSEP 10
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064: Alice Benedict —Back To School Or Not? An Insider's Take

063: Reena B. Patel — Stop Yelling + Implement Positive Parenting

To gain knowledge and strength through study and experience, while laughing along the journey, to better support our family and friends in an effort to serve society. This is the family mission statement of Reena B. Patel, a Parenting Expert, Guidance Counselor, Licensed Educational Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For more than 20 years, Reena B. Patel, LEP, BCBA has had the privilege of working with families and children supporting all aspects of education and positive wellness. Patel has worked extensively with developing children as well as children with exceptional needs, supporting their academic, behavioral and social development. It all started while in graduate school when Patel was working at UCLA’s NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals Early Childhood Partial Day Program. It was here when Patel first worked with children with Autism. From there, she began to hone in on identifying any limiting factors for kids, whether it be learning challenges, physical impairme...

40 minAUG 12
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063: Reena B. Patel — Stop Yelling + Implement Positive Parenting

062: Leslie Rubisch —Navigating Career Through Motherhood

Leslie Rubisch has built a career helping brands form a strong, singular identity, and using it as a foundation to create successful marketing programs across all channels of consumer touch points. Her innovative style has helped launch and grow brands such as Alexander Wang where she oversaw branding, communications, and marketing. In 2012, she founded her own company specializing in business development and brand strategy across fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories. She has partnered with companies such as LVMH, Via Spiga/Caleres, Barneys New York, Samsung, Y-Combinator backed skincare brand Dear Brightly, Yoox Group, Inez and Vinoodh, Senreve, Sofia Coppola, For Days. She loves to mentor, and endeavors to continue to work with inspirational individuals and brands whom she admires. This includes a new role as a community organizer at HeyMama where she loves to help support an inspiring community of working mothers.

35 minAUG 5
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062: Leslie Rubisch —Navigating Career Through Motherhood

061: Kori Estrada — Kids & Dental Health

If you’re still using conventional toothpaste, know that the biggest brands in oral care have often been the biggest culprits for containing harmful ingredients like fluoride, triclosan, and calcium chloride to name a few. It’s safe to say, we unknowingly ingest a lot of poison every year just by brushing our teeth. Risks from simply ingesting a fluoride toothpaste include permanent tooth discoloration (dental fluorosis), stomach ailments, acute toxicity, skin rashes (perioral dermatitis), and impairment in glucose metabolism. Therefore, I encourage you to do your research and make a switch to organic oral care for yourself and most definitely your kids. On today’s show, I’ll be chatting with Kori Estrada, the Co-Founder of the new natural oral care company RiseWell, and co-CIO of Axon Capital, an asset management firm in New York. With a focus on consumer, technology and healthcare related investments throughout her career in both public and private markets, Kori is passionate ...

44 minJUL 29
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061: Kori Estrada — Kids & Dental Health

060: Deep Shah —Get Flossy With Your Kids’ Dental Care

Did you know that according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your baby is due for his first dentist visit when he turns 1 or 6 months after his first tooth erupts? Don’t worry if you haven’t booked the appointment as yet. This episode will help answer any questions you have regarding your children’s dental health from baby to teenager. I am joined by pediatric dentist Deep Shah, also known as the @superherodentist, to discuss the most common dental problems in children which include teething, cavities, tooth sensitivity, dental emergencies like a chipped or broken tooth, gingivitis, excessive thumb sucking or the use of pacifiers, and orthodontic problems. We’re also going to discuss homecare like the best toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. Dr. Deep Shah, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, considers his role as a health care clinician for children to be a genuine privilege and blessing and believes that a customized oral health plan for each child is ess...

59 minJUL 22
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060: Deep Shah —Get Flossy With Your Kids’ Dental Care

Latest Episodes

069: Nicole Cannon — Toddlers and Sleep: Routines, Regressions, and Remedies

An age old problem we face as parents is getting our kids to sleep. Regressions, routines, daylight savings, traveling and what tools we can implement to help our toddlers fall asleep and stay asleep. Nicole Cannon is a certified sleep consultant, founder of Sleepy Mama, wife, and mom of 3 kids ages 7, 5, & 3 with her 4th child on the way! She has worked as a nanny, babysitter, and baby planner and in 2012, she completed the Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant Course through the International Maternity Institute to become a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. Through this certification, she has been educated on numerous methods that help families get more sleep. She looks at sleep holistically and addresses all elements in a child’s day-to-day life that may be preventing him or her from sleeping well. She recently completed a certification in Infant Mental Health and a course in Maternal Mental Health. Her goal is to be sensitive to both the mother and the...

37 min1 w ago
Comments
069: Nicole Cannon — Toddlers and Sleep: Routines, Regressions, and Remedies

068: Yasmin Kaderali — Creating Blissful Moments for Moms at Every Stage

One Mom hack or piece of advice I share with all new mothers-to-be is Mommy’s Bliss gripe water. It’s a panacea for babies’ gas and digestive issues, helps with colic, and instantly soothes them just before bed. Mommy’s Bliss was founded by Roshan Kaderali, a mom and pediatric nurse, midwife and doula who had used Gripe Water to ease infant colic and fussiness for years while working in Scotland. When she moved to the U.S., she was astonished that the “magical” Gripe Water formula she relied on wasn’t available here. So she set out to create Gripe Water and Mommy’s Bliss was born. As the company has grown, their mission hasn’t changed: help moms everywhere bond with their babies by creating effective, trusted products that incorporate wise ingredients from around the world. Now, at the helm of a company is Roshan’s daughter, Yasmin Kaderali. Yasmin Kaderali grew up learning from her mom about the “miracle of life”, surrounded by the realities of childbirth and infant hea...

31 min1 w ago
Comments
068: Yasmin Kaderali — Creating Blissful Moments for Moms at Every Stage

067: Sara Blanchard and Misasha Graham — Talking To Kids of All Ages About Race

As we navigate the current climate of our country, we as parents have a responsibility to teach our children about race and how to be aware of injustices, stand up for what’s right, and be proactive as anti-racist citizens of the world. On today’s episode, I am joined by the hosts of the Dear White Women podcast - Sara Blanchard and Misasha Graham. They are Harvard grads who have been best friends for over two decades, and have very mixed-race families they want to advocate for. They’re smart, real, funny, and ready to make change. Dear White Women is an award-winning weekly podcast dedicated to starting real discussions for (busy) people who wish they knew more about race, identity, and happiness in the United States. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND EVERYONE HAS VALUE. And we each have the power to influence our communities. Through their episodes and resources, Sara and Misasha are helping us reflect on (1) our nation’s history & current events, and (2) our personal experiences with...

42 minSEP 30
Comments
067: Sara Blanchard and Misasha Graham — Talking To Kids of All Ages About Race

066: Dr. Melissa Garofalo Monaco, MD —A Pediatrician's Perspective on Covid-19

We are facing unprecedented times and as parents, we have an added responsibility of decision making for our children. We may be working from home, but should they homeschool or go back for live sessions or do a hybrid of virtual and in-person. Today I am joined by my kids’ beloved pediatrician, Dr. Melissa Garofalo Monaco of Forest Pediatrics in Paramus, NJ. Originally from Saddle Brook, NJ, Dr. Garofalo had been practicing pediatrics in New Jersey since 2008. She started as a graduate of the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Hackensack, NJ. She then graduated with high honors from the combined BS/MD program though Stevens Institute Technology, Hoboken NJ and New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ. She completed her pediatric training at Schneider Children's Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY and also served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. Her interests include promoting breast feeding and obesity prevention. She is board certi...

34 minSEP 21
Comments
066: Dr. Melissa Garofalo Monaco, MD —A Pediatrician's Perspective on Covid-19

065: Anibal Soler, Jr. — School Safety and Guidelines

According to governor.ny.gov, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that based on each region's infection rate, schools across the state are permitted to open this fall. Every region's infection rate is below the threshold necessary by the State's standards to open schools. The Department of Health will review submitted reopening plans from school districts and notify districts of their status on Monday. Out of 749 school districts across the state, 127 have not yet submitted plans to the Department of Health, and another 50 are incomplete or deficient. The determination of how individual districts reopen - in-person vs a hybrid model - will be made by local school districts under strict Department of Health guidelines. The Governor also announced that school districts must post their remote learning plan online as well as their plan for testing and tracing students and teachers. Schools must also have three to five public meetings prior to August 21 with parents - who will be...

31 minSEP 10
Comments
065: Anibal Soler, Jr. — School Safety and Guidelines

064: Alice Benedict —Back To School Or Not? An Insider's Take

Parents are in a state of frenzy as we navigate Back To School season. Gone are the days of buying binders and decorations for our kids lockers. Now we’re ensuring our Wifi is up to the mark and are having our kids become acclimated with Zoom, Google Meet, and Google Classroom. Alice Benedict is a retired paralegal and president of the board of education in Botavia City School District in upstate New York since May of 2020/elected in July 2020. Our school district has approximately 2200 students. She’s also a mother of three. Mother of three children since 1978. They are all adults now.

28 minSEP 10
Comments
064: Alice Benedict —Back To School Or Not? An Insider's Take

063: Reena B. Patel — Stop Yelling + Implement Positive Parenting

To gain knowledge and strength through study and experience, while laughing along the journey, to better support our family and friends in an effort to serve society. This is the family mission statement of Reena B. Patel, a Parenting Expert, Guidance Counselor, Licensed Educational Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For more than 20 years, Reena B. Patel, LEP, BCBA has had the privilege of working with families and children supporting all aspects of education and positive wellness. Patel has worked extensively with developing children as well as children with exceptional needs, supporting their academic, behavioral and social development. It all started while in graduate school when Patel was working at UCLA’s NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals Early Childhood Partial Day Program. It was here when Patel first worked with children with Autism. From there, she began to hone in on identifying any limiting factors for kids, whether it be learning challenges, physical impairme...

40 minAUG 12
Comments
063: Reena B. Patel — Stop Yelling + Implement Positive Parenting

062: Leslie Rubisch —Navigating Career Through Motherhood

Leslie Rubisch has built a career helping brands form a strong, singular identity, and using it as a foundation to create successful marketing programs across all channels of consumer touch points. Her innovative style has helped launch and grow brands such as Alexander Wang where she oversaw branding, communications, and marketing. In 2012, she founded her own company specializing in business development and brand strategy across fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories. She has partnered with companies such as LVMH, Via Spiga/Caleres, Barneys New York, Samsung, Y-Combinator backed skincare brand Dear Brightly, Yoox Group, Inez and Vinoodh, Senreve, Sofia Coppola, For Days. She loves to mentor, and endeavors to continue to work with inspirational individuals and brands whom she admires. This includes a new role as a community organizer at HeyMama where she loves to help support an inspiring community of working mothers.

35 minAUG 5
Comments
062: Leslie Rubisch —Navigating Career Through Motherhood

061: Kori Estrada — Kids & Dental Health

If you’re still using conventional toothpaste, know that the biggest brands in oral care have often been the biggest culprits for containing harmful ingredients like fluoride, triclosan, and calcium chloride to name a few. It’s safe to say, we unknowingly ingest a lot of poison every year just by brushing our teeth. Risks from simply ingesting a fluoride toothpaste include permanent tooth discoloration (dental fluorosis), stomach ailments, acute toxicity, skin rashes (perioral dermatitis), and impairment in glucose metabolism. Therefore, I encourage you to do your research and make a switch to organic oral care for yourself and most definitely your kids. On today’s show, I’ll be chatting with Kori Estrada, the Co-Founder of the new natural oral care company RiseWell, and co-CIO of Axon Capital, an asset management firm in New York. With a focus on consumer, technology and healthcare related investments throughout her career in both public and private markets, Kori is passionate ...

44 minJUL 29
Comments
061: Kori Estrada — Kids & Dental Health

060: Deep Shah —Get Flossy With Your Kids’ Dental Care

Did you know that according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your baby is due for his first dentist visit when he turns 1 or 6 months after his first tooth erupts? Don’t worry if you haven’t booked the appointment as yet. This episode will help answer any questions you have regarding your children’s dental health from baby to teenager. I am joined by pediatric dentist Deep Shah, also known as the @superherodentist, to discuss the most common dental problems in children which include teething, cavities, tooth sensitivity, dental emergencies like a chipped or broken tooth, gingivitis, excessive thumb sucking or the use of pacifiers, and orthodontic problems. We’re also going to discuss homecare like the best toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. Dr. Deep Shah, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, considers his role as a health care clinician for children to be a genuine privilege and blessing and believes that a customized oral health plan for each child is ess...

59 minJUL 22
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060: Deep Shah —Get Flossy With Your Kids’ Dental Care
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