Katie at a farmers market

204: My Favorite Clips from Episodes 101-199 of the Healthy Parenting Connector

Remember when I tried to share a “fav clips show” for episode 200 of the Healthy Parenting Connector and failed? 

There were just too many incredible interviews, so I rounded up the first 100 and promised a “part 2” for the next 100 episodes

Here we go! 

I chose interview guests from whom I’ve learned something that we’re still implementing in our house OR some guests I knew got excellent feedback from the community. In fact, there were multiple tips I pulled that made me think, “Oh RIGHT, I absolutely need to implement that now, I just forgot about it!”

I even shared one of the techniques with my daughter who needs to be able to fall asleep better – you’ll hear what it is when you get to Dr. Jeannine Jannot’s interview clip on the disintegrating student. You also might find it interesting that said teenage daughter poo-pooed the idea completely. Le sigh…

This will be a “drinking from the fire hose” kind of scenario with a lot of different tips coming at you. It’s my hope that you can find a few to integrate into your week and ALSO that you get excited to listen to the full interview of some of your own favorites. You can use the links below to open those up and listen the next time you’re doing something with your hands like folding laundry or washing dishes! 

I’m just tickled that I’ve been able to interview so many incredible, wise people over the five years of this show. Watch for the new podcast version of what we’re doing here, the Healthy Parenting Handbook, coming January 9, 2024!! 

Can’t see the video? Watch episode 204 of the Healthy Parenting Connector here on YouTube!

Here are all the full episodes that were featured in this video!

Lenore Skenazy quote


The way you speak becomes your child's inner voice. -Michelle Borba



Behavior is communication telling you what skills your child needs to build. -Dr. Tina Bryson



Balance comes from saying a high-quality "yes" to the things that matter. -Rob Hughes


Middle school is the last best chance to instill values and cement your relationship with your kids. -Phyllis Fagell


Stay safe in the sun, with reef-safe sunscreens

Over the last decade+, I’ve personally tested over 120 natural mineral sunscreens, my standards are very high, and nothing I recommend is considered dangerous to coral reefs.

My top recommended tier with only around a dozen winners is where you really should be spending your time. These formulas are held to the highest standard with rigorous government testing.

Ingredients refined to perfection that most of the time you could practically eat and efficacy and performance tested by the Kimball family in the field.

Find all my reviews of safe sunscreen that works here!

raw elements sunscreen

If you’re looking for the best reef-safe sunscreen, simply start there. Here’s a list of some of my ultimate favorites.

  • Kōkua Suncare with tons of antioxidants and my kids’ favorite scent and application
  • 3rd Rock Essentials rubs in well and reliably prevents burns in our tests (use the code KITCHENSTEW for 20% off!)
  • Raw Elements for so many reasons, including their tinted stick for adult faces (all styles, use KS10 for 10% off!)
  • Maelove, which I call the best “transition” sunscreen when moving away from chemical ‘screens
  • Others that make the top-recommended cut: Badger, ThinkBaby, Kabana

If you’re worried about the white cast on your skin from zinc oxide sunscreen, check out my video on how to apply mineral sunscreen correctly to minimize it.

Chores build executive functioning! -Dana Kay


Being countercultural with screens isn't always easy, but know you're not alone. -Andrea Davis

Paleovalley Meat Sticks

It can be hard to find healthy snacks that you can take with you on the go. When I want the convenience of a jerky stick, but want a healthy, protein-packed snack option, I grab Paleovalley meat sticks. Paleovalley ingredients have these high standards that you can feel good about:

100% grass fed beef sticks, pasture raised beef sticks

  • 100% Grass-Fed Beef & 100% Pasture-Raised Turkey
  • Never given antibiotics or hormones
  • Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free
  • 0 grams of sugar*
  • Contains no artificial nitrates or nitrites
  • Non-GMO
  • Naturally fermented and contain gut-friendly probiotics!

*With the exception of Teriyaki, which contains 2 grams of sugar from Organic Honey.

These beef sticks and turkey sticks taste delicious! My favorite is the Jalapeño but my kids love Summer Sausage.

Use this link to get 15% off your order at Paleovalley. Read my Paleovalley Review to learn more!


Using ice cream to celebrate or cope with an emotional moment sets up emotional eating habits for adulthood. -Chef James Barry 

Thank you for all your support over the last 5 years and 200 episodes! I’m so grateful for all the guests who I’ve been able to interview and for all of you for watching!

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About Katie Kimball

Katie Kimball, CSME, creator of Kids Cook Real Food and CEO of Kitchen Stewardship®, LLC, is passionate about connecting families around healthy food. As a trusted educator and author of 8 real food cookbooks, she’s been featured on media outlets like ABC, NBC and First for Women magazine and contributes periodically on the FOX Network.

Since 2009, busy moms have looked to Katie as a trusted authority and advocate for children’s health, and she often partners with health experts and medical practitioners to stay on the cutting edge. In 2016 she created the Wall Street Journal recommended best online kids cooking course, Kids Cook Real Food, helping thousands of families around the world learn to cook. She is actively masterminding the Kids’ Meal Revolution, with a goal of every child learning to cook.

A mom of 4 kids from Michigan, she is also a Certified Stress Mastery Educator, member of the American Institute of Stress and trained speaker through Bo Eason’s Personal Story Power.

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