Parenting is hard, but it's even harder when you feel alone and have only the sounds of Cocomelon to keep you company. Betches Media’s Childproof is a parenting chat show for when you’re craving adult conversation. As parents to three kids each, co-hosts Gwenna Laithland and Tori Phantom have been there. They know that sometimes our kids are the ones on the verge of a tantrum, and that sometimes it’s us.

Childproof attempts to figure out the dos, don’ts, and f*ck its of modern parenthood. From yelling at your kids (we’ve all done it) to finding a sleep schedule that doesn’t ruin your life, Gwenna and Tori share the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned, and are eager to share their experiences through a mix of one-on-one conversations, guest appearances, and input from listeners revealing their own parenting secrets. Clearly, we could use some help from everyone… and their mother.

Latest Episodes

Where to Start

Allergies Are Nothing To Sneeze At Ft. Dr. Zachary Rubin

Did you know there is no such thing as a "hypoallergenic" pet? This week, Gwenna and Tori bring on their first guest and Pediatric Allergist, Dr. Zachary Rubin. With allergy season still in full swing for Gwenna, wants to get the big question out of the way: "Should I give my kids Benadryl?" They chat about the different options that parents can consider when introducing their kids to allergens and the best ways to utilize their doctors. The trio ends with the age-old dilemma of "What can I do when my kid is allergic to everything?"

The Toddler Grief Theory

Don't worry, the freezer section is overwhelming for us too. In this episode, Gwenna and Tori address tantrums, explaining why they can occur and sharing creative ways they have worked through them. To assist with this, Tori introduces their "Toddler Grief Theory" which raises the question... When was the last time you felt a completely new emotion? They also discuss the judgment of others when dealing with tantrums in public, and they both agree that they would prefer to be criticized for loving their children rather than yelling at them. Don’t forget to go to to register and vote for Childproof in the Kids & Family category. Nominations are open until July 31st.

It’s Okay To Say “It’s Okay”

Hey kid, you're going to be okay. In this episode, Gwenna and Tori chat about using the phrase "You're okay" with their kids, because sometimes your kids actually are okay. They share their techniques for getting their kids to self-regulate and give real-life examples of how nuanced this phrase is. Because when we say "you're okay," it's really for us.

The Hosts

Tori Phantom
Tori Phantom grew up in upstate New York. When they became a mom, they decided to do better by their kids than their parents had done by them. Tori moved to Kentucky in 2017 with their partner and three kids. In 2020, they decided to post a fun little cooking video to pass the pandemic time. Shortly thereafter, they began discussing their gentle and responsive approach to parenting and haven’t stopped. From letting their kid lock their bedroom door to handling meltdowns with compassion and empathy, Tori’s shared experiences have helped shape the parenting dynamic of hundreds of thousands of families across the globe.
Gwenna Laithland
Gwenna got her start as a writer at the age of 18. She branched out into content marketing soon after and has worked with museums, professional sports teams, accounting firms, and universities to help refine their content. When she became a mom in 2008, she noticed a very distinct lack of parenting resources that resonated with her. It would take two more kids and more than a decade to do something about that. She started Momma Cusses in 2019 in hopes of normalzing modern motherhood and giving moms a place to connect and feel less alone. Gwenna currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, her crop of three wombfruit, and two very spoiled dogs.