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There's no hood like parenthood. Kanika Chadda Gupta, a seasoned CNN television journalist, podcaster, and mother of three (including twins), aims to give credit where it's often overlooked - the lasting impact of living your purpose and modeling that for the next generation. She hosts the popular podcast That's Total Mom Sense, where she interviews public figures on their life lessons, parenting journey, and legacy. Guests include Chelsea Clinton, Kelly Rowland, Bobbi Brown, America Ferrera, Daphne Oz, Sarah Harden, Rebecca Minkoff, Reshma Saujani, and Shannon Lee. She has worked in partnership with the March of Dimes, Mom 2.0, Mother Honestly, and the White House. Her show garnered over 1 million digital streams last year and Kanika has been featured in Forbes and on ABC, NBC, Fox, and Thrive Global.

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There's no hood like parenthood. Kanika Chadda Gupta, a seasoned CNN television journalist, podcaster, and mother of three (including twins), aims to give credit where it's often overlooked - the lasting impact of living your purpose and modeling that for the next generation. She hosts the popular podcast That's Total Mom Sense, where she interviews public figures on their life lessons, parenting journey, and legacy. Guests include Chelsea Clinton, Kelly Rowland, Bobbi Brown, America Ferrera, Daphne Oz, Sarah Harden, Rebecca Minkoff, Reshma Saujani, and Shannon Lee. She has worked in partnership with the March of Dimes, Mom 2.0, Mother Honestly, and the White House. Her show garnered over 1 million digital streams last year and Kanika has been featured in Forbes and on ABC, NBC, Fox, and Thrive Global.

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English


Episodes
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Lisa Mattam: Ancient Traditions, Modern Solutions: An Ayurvedic Approach to Skincare

4/18/2024
Ayurveda (Sanskrit for “the knowledge of life”) is a natural system of medicine originating from India over 3,000 years ago. Lisa Mattam, founder & CEO of Sahajan, created a skincare line rooted in its essences clinically proven to deliver results. It’s the brand of choice at The St. Regis, Ritz Carlton, J.W. Marriott, and W Hotels, placing it in 400 properties and 200,000 luxury hotel rooms worldwide. We discuss how we can take care of our skin in our forties from the inside out. Meet My Guest Website Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Press Forbes: Ayurvedic Beauty Tips With Sahajan Founder Lisa Mattam Popsugar: Sahajan Founder Lisa Mattam Shares Her Must-Have Products Forbes: Sahajan Turns Ayurvedic Beauty Into A Luxury Global Movement Through a Partnership With Marriott International Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:19

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Nicole Lopez: Parenting in the Digital Age: Protecting Teens on Social Media

4/11/2024
In today's digital era, tweens and teens are avid users of social media platforms, engaging in various online activities. With parental controls on Meta (parent company of Facebook and WhatsApp), parents can monitor and manage their children's social media usage effectively. Nicole Lopez, Global Director of Youth Policy, joins us to explain these features, which enable parents to set limits, monitor activity, and restrict access to inappropriate content, fostering a safer and more positive online experience for their children. By utilizing these tools, caregivers can promote responsible digital citizenship and protect their children's well-being in the digital realm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:47

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REPLAY: Chelsea Clinton: Empowering Our Kids to Change the World

4/5/2024
Chelsea Clinton, former first daughter, author, philanthropist, and mother of three, joins Kanika Chadda Gupta to discuss her life at the White House, the challenges and joys of parenting multiples, and how she aims to galvanize children of all ages to make an impact in their communities. Meet My Guest: Twitter: @ChelseaClinton Facebook: /chelseaclinton Apple TV: Gutsy Book: Welcome to the Big Kids Club Billboard Hoardings: Download on WeTransfer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:47

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Audrey Wisch: Unlocking Potential in K-12 Students Worldwide

3/28/2024
How do we help K-12 students hone their passions outside of the school curricula (e.g. learning to code their own video game instead of just playing them?) Founder & CEO and Forbes 30 under 30 Audrey Wisch has the answer - mentorship. Much like trailblazers before her like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, Audrey dropped out of Stanford to found Curious Cardinals. The ed tech startup has become a runaway success mobilizing peers to inspire K-12 students to discover their passions. With her vision to unlock students' potential through personalized mentorship, she raised $700k in her first year and went on to raise $6.8m in venture funding. On this episode, she shares how she bootstrapped her idea, has helped countless students thrive in school and get accepted into top colleges, and how the future of AI affects how kids will learn indefinitely. Meet My Guest: Website: curiouscardinals.com Instagram: @audreywisch LinkedIn: Audrey Wisch Press: How these college students are helping kids find untapped potential Curious Cardinals on CNN with Bianna Golodryga Curious Cardinals in Forbes Mom Haul: Curious Cardinals Mentorship Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:17

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Dr. Elizabeth Cherot: Maternity Care Deserts

3/21/2024
Garnering a D+ grade for its preterm birth rate for the second consecutive year, the U.S. faces a critical situation with a preterm birth rate of 10.4%. For 85 years, March of Dimes has led in the fight for the health of moms and babies through research, programs, education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. March of Dimes President and CEO Dr. Elizabeth Cherot tells us more about our country’s state of affairs when it comes to prenatal and postnatal care including maternity care deserts and what we can do to help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:49

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Ashley Greene: Patching Up Period Pain - Menstruation & Motherhood

3/14/2024
You know her as Alice Cullen from the Twilight cult saga, but now you get to see her for all the roles she plays including a women’s health advocate, entrepreneur, and mother. Ashley Greene Khoury is Co-founder of Hummingway, along with her sister Olivia Khoury. The brand is transforming how all women (and anyone with a period) views reproductive health. Hummingway is laser-focused on providing its customers with a suite of innovative, non-toxic, effective products designed to support hormones and make periods less painful. She talks to Kanika about her passion for holistic living and how motherhood has given her a newfound purpose in life. Meet My Guest: Website: Our Hummingway Instagram: @ashleygreene Instagram: @ourhummingway Facebook: @ourhummingway Mom Haul: The Cycle Soother by Hummingway Belly Bandit Compression Mother Tucker Leggings and Biker Shorts Leakproof Underwear by Proof Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:36

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Dr. Eunice Park, Deepti Sharma, Jenny Wu, & Amy Shoenthal: The Power of Community to Drive Change

3/7/2024
In this episode, speaker, facial plastic surgeon, and New York Times Magazine “Super Doctor” award winner Dr. Eunice Park talks about the importance of self-care and how we can be truly healthy from the inside out. Activist and entrepreneur Deepti Sharma shares how she launched Food to Eat during the pandemic, connecting immigrant-owned restaurants with catering opportunities with corporates and assisting frontline workers in the process. Jenny Wu of Understood.org helps support parents who have children with learning differences. Journalist and Forbes contributor Amy Shoenthal shares how storytelling can solve society’s problems. Gwendolyn Smith of Aura talks about how we can use cybersecurity and parental controls to keep children safe from the dangers online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:23

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Kinnari Patel: Gene Therapy’s Impact on Rare Diseases & Disorders

2/29/2024
Rare Disease Day is the last day of February and we’re honored to feature a pioneer in the field, Kinnari Patel, President and COO of Rocket Pharma. 30% of children with rare diseases will not make it to their 5th birthday. Kinnari uncovers the latest in gene therapy being used to treat patients and how their pediatric advancements are transforming lives. Meet My Guest: Website Facebook LinkedIn Press: Rocket Pharma Seeks Gene Therapy Revolution For Genetic Heart Disease MIND THE (PAY) GAP Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: Kinnari Patel of Rocket Pharmaceuticals On The 5 Leadership Lessons She Learned From Her Experience Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:49

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Danielle Cabral: Fame, Family, & Fashion

2/22/2024
Kanika opens this episode by sharing her personal story living in the “sandwich generation” as a mom of three (including twins) and caregiving for her mother who has dementia. She is later joined by Danielle Cabral, star of Real Housewives of New Jersey, for an on stage keynote interview to talk about motherhood, fame, and the challenges of being on reality TV. They discuss the importance of support from their tribe and dealing with criticism from fans on social media. Their conversation is real, poignant, funny and heartwarming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:03

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Carrie & John Pacini: Marketing, Media, & Motherhood in the Digital Age

2/15/2024
Kanika interviews Mom 2.0 husband and wife duo John and Carrie Pacini on the genesis of the annual summit and community. During her live podcast with author, educator, and advocate Jen Hatmaker, they discuss her opening keynote which had everyone in the room feeling seen and understood as well as her podcast, For the Love, and cookbook, Feed These People. She also chatted with attendees Frenchi Ferenczi and Tosha Schore on building their thriving coaching businesses catering to women in business and parents raising mindful children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:56

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Jamie Kolnick: Honoring Our Parents & Healing Through Music

2/8/2024
Founder Jamie Kolnick of Jam with Jamie, a nationwide children’s music entertainment and education company, opens up about the loss of her three family members before she turned 30 and how she healed through music, aka “singing in the rain.” She shares her journey as a mother to her three kids and how they continue to teach her to take things in stride. Her inaugural Little Jam Fest music festival taking place on March 3rd in Miami. Meet My Guest: Website: www.jamwithjamie.com, www.littlejamfest.com Instagram: @jamwithjamie, @jamiekolnick Facebook: jammingwithjamie Press: Modern Loss: How My Dying Mom and I Learned to Meditate Zibby Mag: The Road Home Podcast: Help Honor those We’ve Lost with Jamie Epstein Kolnick Okayest Moms: 169. Music Appreciation in Every Day Life with Jamie Kolnick Jamie Kolnick of Jam With Jamie: “5 Reasons To Be Hopeful During this Corona Crisis” Mom / Dad Haul: What is a product/app/anything you are loving right now?) FAVORITE BOARD GAME TO PLAY WITH KIDS SWEAR BY A TIMER FOR KIDS SO THAT THEY CAN VISUALIZE HOW MUCH LONGER THEY HAVE LEFT TO PLAY AND HAVE A SMOOTHER TRANSITION Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:56

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Dr. Sue Varma: Build Healthier Habits & Stronger Relationships with Practical Optimism

2/1/2024
Psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Sue Varma’s groundbreaking work shows that “optimism” goes beyond just having a positive outlook – it brings about better outcomes. Optimists tend to achieve more success, report higher incomes and job satisfaction, adopt healthier habits, build stronger relationships, and experience greater overall life satisfaction, ultimately leading to increased happiness. Sue states simply that “optimists may be born, but practical optimists are made.” Practical Optimism is a mindset that can be learned – and Practical Optimism lays out a roadmap to success. Meet My Guest: Website: doctorsuevarma.com Instagram: @doctorsuevarma Twitter: @doctorsuevarma LinkedIn: Dr. Sue Varma Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:16

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Dr. Murray Clarke: The First 7 Years — Optimizing Childhood Nutrition & Development

1/25/2024
Did you know that a child’s first seven years of life is the most critical for their physical and mental development? Dr. Murray Clarke, pediatrician and developer of ChildLife Essentials® blends homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and clinical nutrition to help patients with hard-to-treat conditions. He covers today’s most common childhood conditions, decline in dietary habits, environmental toxicity, and what vitamins are most important for growing kids. Dr. Murray Clarke, the developer of ChildLife Essentials®, holds licenses and doctorates in three fields of medicine: naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine and Chinese medicine (including acupuncture and herbology). He moved to the United States from New Zealand 35 years ago and has since become a pioneer in the field of holistic pediatrics. He blends a number of medical modalities including homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and clinical nutrition to help patients with hard-to-treat conditions. He has become the “go-to” doctor for pediatricians whose standard pharmaceutical approaches haven’t been successful. Dr. Murray Clarke continues to focus his experience, treatments and quest for knowledge on how to treat and prevent childhood illness at its root cause. Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: ChildLifeNutrition.com INSTAGRAM: @childlifeessentials LINKEDIN: Childlife Essentials Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:37

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Nina Davuluri, Lisa Mayer, & Tabitha St. Bernard Jacobs: The Changemakers

1/18/2024
This episode is from a live event hosted by That's Total Mom Sense, Fran Hauser (Author, Founder, Book Bound Co, Investor) and Sarah Benken (KNOW Women) at Industrious NYC. Kanika moderates a panel discussion with Former Miss America Nina Davuluri, Writer & Activist Tabitha St. Bernard Jacobs, and Co-Founder of Boss Beauties, Lisa Mayer. They discuss how they drove change by challenging beauty standards, the women's march, and creating space for women in the metaverse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:10

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Kanika Chadda Gupta: New Year, New Network!

1/11/2024
GoodPods rated #1 podcast in Motherhood, That's Total Mom Sense, is joining Evergreen Podcasts! Aligned with Evergreen's commitment to reaching broader audiences, the show delivers quality content with a mission to be illuminating, inclusive, and inspiring for parents worldwide. Host Kanika Chadda Gupta, former CNN journalist and mother of three, conducts memorable interviews with public figures including Chelsea Clinton, America Ferrera, Kelly Rowland, and Bobbi Brown. In these conversations, Kanika delves into mom guilt, divorce, cycle breaking, life purpose, and the importance of trusting one’s intuition - our ‘mom sense’ and ‘dad sense.’ The discussions take listeners on a journey from tears to belly laughs, offering valuable gems and tangible takeaways along the way. On this episode, Kanika shares her personal journey of how she delved into the field of podcasting. She also reflects on how far the show has come and what's in store for its global audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:27

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Devanshi Garg Sareen: Scientific, Sensorial Skincare

12/28/2023
Devanshi Garg Sareen is a skincare enthusiast, a 3x founder, and a mother. Hailing from New York City by way of Iran, India, the UK, New Zealand and Germany, almost always an outsider, she learned early on to look at people through the lens of shared human experiences. After 10+ years working in technology services, Sareen worked as an innovation consultant in 2020 for Big Beauty, leading her to reflect on pain points with her own skincare journey and a desire to demand more from the modern brands we use. This eventually led her to launch Motif—a forward-thinking beauty brand that merges real science with customer-centric design—grounded in the desire to connect people through daily progress and growth. Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: MotifSkinCare.com INSTAGRAM: @motifmade INSTAGRAM: @devanshigarg Press HYPEBAE: I Tried This "Facial In a Bottle" Cleanser and Relearned What the Mythical Moment of "Me" Time Meant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:21

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Tammy Rant: The Art of Babywearing

12/21/2023
Tammy Rant is the CEO and Founder of Tushbaby, the single carrier that supports your body, your stuff, and your kids from 0-3. As a mom of three, Tammy was familiar with the usual aches and pains that came with traditional carriers: strollers were too bulky, strap-in carriers were too complicated, and wraps and sacks were too hot and sweaty. She wanted to create a solution that would help parents carry their little ones effortlessly—with something that looked good, felt good, and stored more, freeing them up to do more. Five years later, the Tushbaby Hip Carrier is a best-selling viral sensation that’s convenient, comfortable, and doctor-approved—and loved by thousands of caregivers worldwide. Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: TushBaby.com INSTAGRAM: @tushbaby Press BUSINESSWIRE.COM: Shark Tank Alum Tushbaby Reaches $10 Million in Revenue in 2022 Mom Haul: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:30

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Michelle Brandriss: Leveling up a Label Making Brand

11/16/2023
This episode shares the inception story of the iconic label making brand - Name Bubbles. Founder Michelle Brandriss was focused on enhancing label aesthetics and reliability while focusing on top-quality, personalized, waterproof labels for daycare, camp, and school use made in the USA. Michelle values employee morale, a robust business model, and cost-consciousness. She shares the life lessons she’s passing on to her teenage son and how she leans into all things creative, even if there’s risk involved. Use promo code MOMSENSE to receive 25% off at www.namebubbles.com Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: NameBubbles.com INSTAGRAM: @namebubbles TIKTOK: @name_bubbles Special Offer from Our Sponsor: Press: NY TIMES: The Best Labels for Kids School Gear and Clothing PEOPLE: All the Back to School Gear Kids Need to Start the Year Off in Style Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:19

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Anita Chatterjee: Bringing Your Publicity A-Game

11/9/2023
Having worked with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Priyanka Chopra, Anita Chatterjee is a force in the world of public relations. Chosen by Forbes for its Next 1000 list as one of the entrepreneurs redefining the American Dream, she serves as the CEO of A-Game PR, helping to scale brands and build personas with features in top publications like Entrepreneur, Inc, Vogue and more. As a mom in the workforce, she aims to teach her daughter what it means to be resourceful and resilient, and utilizing her leadership skills every step of the way. Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: A-GamePR.com INSTAGRAM: @anitachatterbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:45

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In Loving Memory: Navigating Pregnancy & Infant Loss with March of Dimes

10/26/2023
As October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month, host Kanika Chadda Gupta meets with March of Dimes Director of Maternal & Infant Health Shadie Tofigh to discuss how to reduce risks and complications, learn more about the groundbreaking technology led by the Innovation Fund, and how we can alleviate the health inequities around black maternal health. She also sits down with Erika Nolting Young, an advocate who suffered infant loss and honored her child’s legacy. Meet My Guest: WEBSITE: MarchofDimes.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:13