Episodes
In today's episode, Kimmy speaks with Ai-jen Poo. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit National Domestic Workers Alliance. The organization works to bring quality work, dignity, and fairness to the growing numbers of workers who care for our loved ones and clean in our homes, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. Ai-jen is brilliant, funny and gives Kimmy hope about ways to change the system for everyone.  National Domestic Workers...
Published 11/02/20
In the United States, women face a professional penalty for having children. As a working mom, Jess Zaino knew there had to be a better way for new parents to work and receive childcare, so she founded Ahmni Co. Her organization is a family solution for corporate America. It is a program for employers to support working parents. Jess was preparing to launch Ahmni Co. when COVID-19 hit, and she quickly shifted gears to help essential healthcare workers with emergency childcare relief. She is a...
Published 07/21/20
In today's episode, Kimmy speaks with Amber Coleman-Mortley about how to talk to your kids about race. Amber is the Director of Social Engagement at iCivics -the nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O'Connor to promote civic engagement among children and educators using games and digital resources. She is the mom of three daughters and has a blog MomOfAllCapes, which covers parenting strategies in edtech, civic education, parent-teacher partnerships, and social-emotional development. She is...
Published 07/10/20
Congratulations, you are pregnant, and now you are about to embark on one of the most life-changing experiences in the middle of a global pandemic! Kimmy interviews her pregnant friend comedy writer Hanna LoPatin. They discuss Hanna's recent InStyle magazine essay about the fear and hope that is she is feeling, and Kimmy discovers the benefits of social distancing while being pregnant. Kimmy also has a quick chat and gets advice from midwife Aleksandra Evanguelidi. Alek has delivered over...
Published 05/22/20
I homeschool my daughter: Dr. Noosha Niv Welcome to part one of a two-part series we are doing on homeschooling. Kimmy knows many parents have been struggling with how to educate their children, keep themselves sane, and balance work from home. We've got you covered with our homeschooling series. In part one, Kimmy interviews Dr. Noosha Niv. She is a homeschooling pro and has been teaching her daughter for the last couple of years. She has some fantastic advice on how to survive and tips so...
Published 04/24/20
I was homeschooled: Felicia Day Many of you may know Felicia Day - actor, bestselling author, writer, producer, and web content maker, but did you know she was homeschooled? Felicia breakdowns what she gained by being homeschooled and Kimmy finds out how Felicia's upbringing prepared her for the pandemic.  Check out what Felicia Day is up to on Instagram and twitter @feliciaday or her website http://feliciaday.com Write to Kimmy at motherofallshows.com  [email protected] or...
Published 04/24/20
Published 04/24/20
What does "immunocompromised" mean? And what does it mean in the context of a pandemic? This week we speak to comedian Jen Curran who is a new mom and currently going through chemo for blood cancer. She is smart, witty, and immunocompromised. Kimmy gets the low down from Jen on why handwashing and social distancing are saving lives and how she's found comfort in the global pandemic fears. If you have any additional questions for Jen Curran reach out to her on twitter @jencurran or Instagram...
Published 04/07/20
Mother of All Shows is back to bring you a series of episodes to help families, friends, and parents cope while sheltering in place during the Coronavirus pandemic.  We're all stuck at home, newly crowned substitute teachers, and being inundated with terrifying information. Kimmy likes her facts like her chardonnay, bone dry, and free of political spin, so she speaks to infectious disease doctor Dr. Jennie Johnson to clear up some very basic questions. Also, special guest, Kimmy's daughter...
Published 03/28/20
Does if and where your kid goes to preschool really matter? Does it influence what kind of adult they will become? Does it help to have Beyonce perform at your fundraiser? In this week’s episode, Kimmy and her friends Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert breakdown preschools and their competitive and elitist nature. She then interviews early-education expert Dr. Deidre Jones about what makes for a high-quality early education experience. They discuss socioeconomics, race, and the utopian...
Published 12/12/19
To have a birth plan or not? No shame or judgment here as Kimmy chats with funny pals Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert about their experiences in the delivery room. And what is a doula? Kimmy didn't have one, but she does have an in-depth conversation with comedic actor and doula, Shelly Slocum. Shelly reminds us that we are animals and dives into what's happening with your body and your brain during labor. Please check out Shelly's podcast The Story of...
Published 12/05/19
Episode 8 Adoption: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow How do you ask people about adoption or being adopted without sounding like an unwoke Mrs. Hannigan? In this week's episode, Kimmy gets both sides of the story - what is it like to adopt with guests Jean Villepique (AP Bio) and writer Kerry Church-Cooper and what is it like to be adopted with comedic actor Jessica Elaina Eason. Please enjoy this humorous conversation filled with love that demystifies the process along the way.  Send any...
Published 11/21/19
Welcome to the Mailbag! You sent in questions, and we have answers. Kimmy and her trusty pals Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert, dive deep into a variety of topics - cannabis and parenting, boundaries, bullying, and social media? What is appropriate? When? We got you covered. Thank you for the feedback! Keep it coming! We love it! Please continue to send your thoughts to -motherofallshows.com  [email protected] or reach out through social media @MOASpod, facebook page Mother of All...
Published 11/14/19
How do we talk to our kids about consent? Kimmy explores this topic with her consenting pals Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert. They breakdown body language, body parts, and body fluids and find ways to laugh while discussing a difficult topic. She also interviews Pattie Fitzgerald, the founder of Safely Ever After - the innovative, non-fearful safety program for parents and kids. Pattie gives expert advice and tools to aid parents and educators in having this important conversation. Check...
Published 11/07/19
Do you love Halloween? What if you weren't allowed to celebrate Halloween? Kimmy and her guests explore what Halloween means to parents and kids. She interviews writer/director Dan Gregor about growing up without Halloween and Halloween fanatics Kristina Frisch and Emily Hewson Elsner. The spooky squad Rebekka Johnson and Amanda Deibert breakdown if there are razor blades in apples and wonder if there is a big raisin conspiracy. Share with us your scary mom and sexy mom costume ideas. Join...
Published 10/31/19
This week, Kimmy takes a deep dive into traveling with kids by interviewing Daisy Morgan, a flight attendant. They discuss it all - from judgment to germs, to adults acting like babies. Daisy breaks down the best insights and tips to reduce stress on your next family trip.  Kimmy also exchanges traveling tales with comedy writers Jamie Denbo and Tricia McAlpin Cordero. She discovers how Swedish fish can save you from tears, and how Luke Perry is a baby whisperer.   Follow our funny panel...
Published 10/24/19
Do you have a gun in your house? Do you allow your child to play with toy guns? Water guns? Pretend guns? So much to unload. Amanda Deibert and Rebekka Johnson join Kimmy on the gun show, minus the biceps, to share their experiences. And Kimmy speaks with Laura Mannino, one of the founders of Drain The NRA. Laura breaks down the gun issue and the ways to get involved. They also discuss kids playing with toy guns and how to ask another parent if they have a firearm in the house.  Check out...
Published 10/17/19
What do you think when you hear the word commune? In this week's episode, Kimmy explores two different communal living situations. Her first interview is with Elizabeth Flinn - a woman raised in a religious commune. Elizabeth talks to Kimmy about her life in a Hutterite colony and addresses the pros and cons of living in this community. Next, she speaks with Stephanie Willoughby, a mother of three, and part of a 'modern commune' in her New Jersey neighborhood. Kimmy learns about Stephanie's...
Published 10/10/19
Episode 1: Mental Health – You are not alone! Welcome to the Mother of All Shows! In this inaugural episode Kimmy Gatewood dives into a conversation about mental health with two of her closest friends, Rebekka Johnson -a mother, actress and writer, and Kimmy’s comedy partner on Glow, and Amanda Deibert - a tv and comic book writer and mother. They dig into the baby blues, witches, and dealing with depression.  Kimmy also talks with stand-up comedian Angelina Spicer about her experience...
Published 10/03/19
Your first listen to Mother of All Shows - hosted by Kimmy Gatewood!
Published 06/15/19
Kimmy wonders if communal living might be the right move for her family - or not.
Published 06/15/19