Episode 12

EP12: Henri's Legacy - A Journey of Love, Courage, and Belonging with Samantha Childs

Welcome to the twelfth episode of Mother of Dogs. Tina is joined by Samantha Childs. 

In this discussion with Samantha Childs, we explore themes of overcoming adversity, the power of love, and the everlasting bond with her beloved Henri. Henri's spirit, a beacon of joy and connection, teaches us that energy transcends, transforming into new, enduring forms. Dive into this season's heartwarming close, celebrating the mystical journey of life and the extraordinary healing power of animals. 

About Samantha Childs:

Samantha Childs has wanted to write kid's books ever since she was a kid. She earned a BA with Honors in Literature from Claremont McKenna College and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University, and then a little French bulldog named Henri came  along and brought her first book to life.  Samantha has taught writing to students of all ages and lives and writes in Southern California.

About Henri:

Henri (pronounced "Henry") is Samantha's French bulldog, and the star of Henri and the Magnificent Snort. Henri inspired, delighted, and touched hearts all over the world, directly and through his famous instagram account @henrilefrenchie. Henri brought joy and love and sunshine wherever he went, and he continues to do so within the pages of this book and whenever you think of him.

About Henri and the Magnificent Snort:

Henri and the Magnificent Snort was inspired by Samantha's childhood experiences of being bullied when starting a new middle school. These are interwoven within the book with the true story and lovable characteristics of Henri the Frenchie, and his journey moving from New York City to Southern California. And, like in the best  times in life, there is a little extra magic sprinkled on top.


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Tina Krupczak

With the delightful antics of her French bulldogs, Winnie and Chloe, always close by, Tina embodies the spirit of modern pet parenthood. As the dynamic host of the "Mother of Dogs" podcast, she navigates the beautiful tapestry of stories that spotlight the transformative power of our four-legged companions. Tina's episodes weave tales of creativity and innovation, featuring everything from pet photographers to brand founders, all of whom owe a part of their success to their beloved pets. Beyond the airwaves, Tina champions holistic wellness, founder of a private practice that nurtures both mind and body. Dive into a world where pets inspire, with Tina as your guide through the heartwarming narratives of the pet-loving community.