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Jane Wilkens Michael: Better Than Before: Mom’s the Word

On the show today, Jane talks to successful author Kristin Quinn, who has accomplished what most young mothers only dream about – having a thriving business plus the ability to spend time with their children. (In her case, Paigely, 6, Decker, 3, and Riggs, 4 months). Business-wise, Kristin writes Misadventures in Mommyhood, a popular blog with over 50,000 followers. Her subjects range from baby products to motherhood to advice on parenting and lifestyle. Furthermore, she has been featured on multiple TV and radio shows, is an ambassador to a handful of major corporations and brands, and has won multiple awards for her writing. Kristin and Jane talk about some of the issues all mothers face, her favorite stories about bringing up her babies, the role of grandparents, and how she manages to fit all that she does into her day. She also shares how-to tips and tools that range from the importance of taking time for yourself, traveling with kids, the benefits of seeking support from others, and even the comforts of swaddling.

Better than Before: Jane Wilkens Michael Show: It’s all about the Skin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download DownloadShow URLA Beauty Talk with Dr. Anne Chapas – On today’s show, Jane speaks with Dr. Anne Chapas, the renowned dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who is the go-to doctor to the world’s most flawless faces. Recognized by ELLE Magazine as a “beauty genius,” and a graduate with honors from Harvard

Better Than Before: Jane Michael Wilkens Show: Top Top Chef: A talk with Todd English

Jane speaks with Todd English, one of the most decorated, respected, and charismatic chefs in the world. A media favorite for all the right reasons, Todd has enjoyed a staggering amount of accolades during his remarkable career. His accomplishments include recognition by several of the food industry’s most prestigious publications, establishing one of the best-known restaurant brands in the nation – including the Todd English Food Hall in NYC’s legendary Plaza Hotel – as well as his eponymous line of cookware. He writes critically acclaimed cookbooks, and was even named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People. Todd and Jane talk about his cooking philosophy and fascinating personal history, as well as his lifestyle advice and easy ideas for delicious, healthful eating.

Better than Before: Jane Wilkens Michael Show: Food for Thought

In tribute to Alzheimer’s & Brain and Awareness Month, Jane speaks with celebrated four-star chef, producer, and motivational speaker Madison Cowan. In his role as chef, he has catered to actors Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Anderson, rapper and poet Mos Def, fashion icon Donna Karan, and former President Bill Clinton, to name a few. Among his many other accomplishments, Chef Cowan won three consecutive episodes on the Food Network’s hit show, Chopped, to become the first ever Grand Champion. He was also victorious on Iron Chef America’s epic Battle Kale and currently is featured on multiple series on the network, such as Beat Bobby Flay, Guilty Pleasures and Iron Chef Eats. Chef Cowan has now teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association to create special recipes to help everyone achieve better brain health. Jane will also be joined by Monica Moreno, Senior Director of Care and Support at the Alzheimer’s Association, who is responsible for the oversight and administration of all national programs and strategies serving early-stage constituents and their families. She and Jane will discuss a study the Association recently conducted on the important role of caregivers. She also shares lifestyle tip and tools to minimize cognitive impairment. For more info on the recipes and study click onto