The Spawned Parenting Podcast is back and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m excited to get back to what I love most — helping us get through the ups and downs of parenting together, especially today when we all seem to need support more than ever.

I am honored to kick off the new season with guest Jaclyn Lindsey, the remarkable founder and CEO of

We’re talking about what the science of kindness can teach us about raising kind humans. Jaclyn shares what we’re doing right, what we’re getting wrong, and offers some super-practical tips we can put to use as parents. (If you have young kids, the kindness jar idea is brilliant.) We talk about the difference between being nice and being kind — and she lets us in on some common “acts of kindness” that…don’t really make an impact at all. Oops.

Get ready to learn a ton. I definitely did.

Kindness is genetic. Every human has it in our genes. But also, we can cultivate it like a habit. It’s something we can grow.
-Jaclyn Lindsey, Founder and CEO of

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A quick and important  note:

If you’re a regular Spawned podcast listener you’ll notice that there are a few big changes with the show starting this week. The biggest is that Kristen has moved on to devote her time to writing children’s books and following her dreams. (Go Kristen!)  With me flying solo, I’ve thought a lot about what I want the show to be. These days, the world is so fragmented and polarized that I want to find the things that unite us instead of divide us, the topics that lift us up, and the guests who can help us all grow and learn together. So each week, I’ll be joined by compelling experts, best-selling authors, inspiring leaders, therapists, scientists, comedians, and even some fabulous celebrities.

I know how limited your time is, and I hope you’ll get something out of each episode that makes it worth your while. – Liz

Thanks to our sponsor, Sourcebooks

I Am Money: The new kids book teaching financial literacy for 4-8 year olds
This episode is graciously sponsored by Sourcebooks, publishers of the wonderful new picture book I Am Money, by award-winning children’s author Julia Cook and best-selling author and financial coach Garrett Gunderson, with charming illustrations by Josh Cleland. It’s a fun, Schoolhouse Rock-style book with a serious goal: Helping us teach our children financial literacy so they can have a healthy relationship with money for life.  For more information, see our age-by-age guide to teaching kids about money:.

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