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Hope and Will: A Parenting Podcast from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

You’re busy, but you want the best for your kids. We’re here to help. This is Hope and Will: A Parenting Podcast from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

We’re here to ease your mind about the things that keep parents up at night, serving up tips and valuable firsthand insight you can listen to while on the go or multitasking. Think of us as the trusted friend you text with middle-of-the-night questions—but instead of just one go-to person, you get a whole village. With each episode, we’re serving up healthy doses of insight from pediatric specialists and real stories from parents like you. By combining medical smarts with practical experience, our goal is to help make the journey from diapers to diplomas a little less scary—helping you raise healthier, more resilient kids along the way. Those who've walked our hospital halls know they're in good hands when they see our mascots, Hope and Will. As our children grow, we find hope in a healthy, happy future for them. Through this podcast community, we'll support each other in finding the will to get them there by confidently facing the challenges of parenting—together.

Meet our host, Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith is a veteran journalist, podcast host and mom of two boys. Having worked as a producer and anchor at several major networks, including CNN Headline News and MSNBC, she specializes in shining a light on stories that inform and inspire. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, she wrote for the school’s newspaper and served as an anchor/reporter for its television station.

Lynn knows firsthand what it’s like to be a patient family at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is no stranger to interviewing our pediatric experts. Her first Christmas as a mom of two was spent in our hospital halls when her youngest son's respiratory illness sparked her passion to become an advocate for spreading awareness of the danger of RSV and other childhood illnesses and injuries.

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