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Hear from aunts who are making a difference in their nieces' and nephews' lives. Learn how you can connect with your nieces and nephews and become the favorite aunt.

Auntecdotes Heidi Frei

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Hear from aunts who are making a difference in their nieces' and nephews' lives. Learn how you can connect with your nieces and nephews and become the favorite aunt.

    Miss Boston, Arcadia Ewell, Shares Tips to Prepare Our Nieces & Nephews for College & to Spot Signs of Dating Violence

    Miss Boston, Arcadia Ewell, Shares Tips to Prepare Our Nieces & Nephews for College & to Spot Signs of Dating Violence

    Arcadia Ewell recently earned the title of Miss Boston and is competing for Miss Massachusetts in July.
    Arcadia is a first-generation high school graduate who is now pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology. She’s a published children's book author and playwright and a successful content creator. She shares resources for students applying to higher education and provides realistic depictions of life as a graduate student with her social media followers. As a stalking survivor, she advocates for Dating and Domestic Violence awareness and prevention.
    I am excited to have Arcadia with us today to help us aunts navigate some of these topics with our nieces and nephews and learn from her experiences.
    Connect with Arcadia:
    Website: www.arcadiaewell.com
    Instagram: @arcadiaewell or @missbostonorg
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    About Auntecdotes
    Connect with other aunts in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/auntecdotes. Follow us on Instagram
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    In This Episode:
    1:36 More about Arcadia's journey to becoming Miss Boston
    3:12 Arcadia's volunteer work with the rape crisis center
    6:25 How us aunts can spot warning signs or relationship abuse with our nieces and nephews
    8:50 How early we should start having conversations with our nieces and nephews about red flags to watch for
    10:32 Tips to approach the topic of relationship abuse with our nieces and nephews
    12:08 How college has changed since many of us aunts have been in school
    14:50 How we can help our nieces and nephews with their college application requirements
    17:11 Arcadia shares more about her experience with the Miss America program and what we can do if our niece is interested
    20:09 How we can support our nieces and nephews in learning about career options and help them find the right fit
    21:50 Arcadia's advice on how we can support and encourage our nieces' and nephews' dreams
    23:16 Where you can connect with Arcadia

    • 24 min
    I Feel Love From My Nieces & Nephews

    I Feel Love From My Nieces & Nephews

    While I don't have romantic love again this year on Valentine's Day, I can always count on my nieces and nephew to make me feel loved. Here are a few special moments from the last year.
    About Auntecdotes
    Connect with other aunts in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/auntecdotes. Follow us on Instagram
    If you would like to be a guest on Auntecdotes, please email me at auntecdotes@gmail.com or fill out the guest intake form.
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    • 5 min
    A Niece’s Perspective: Kellina Powell’s Aunt Teaches Her to Follow Her Dreams and Always Keep Going, No Matter How Difficult Things Are

    A Niece’s Perspective: Kellina Powell’s Aunt Teaches Her to Follow Her Dreams and Always Keep Going, No Matter How Difficult Things Are

    Kellina Powell is a young entrepreneur who loves to help people with their personal growth and educate others about the deaf community. Little do people know, Kellina is actually a hard of hearing person. She became deaf at the age of four. She recently graduated with a psychology degree and is now starting her own online coaching business, while launching her book.
    Kellina’s aunt has made an impact on her life by helping Kellina when she was bullied in school, even showing up to pick her up in a fancy red car. Her aunt introduced her to the world of travel and instills the importance of traveling when you are young. She also showed Kellina it is possible to live her career dreams and start her own business and other life lessons. In addition, Kellina inspires her aunt with all she has accomplished in her young life with her own business and writing a book, Every Day I am Just Deaf. Kellina also shares tips for us aunts who may have nieces or nephews who are being bullied in school.
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    Connect With Kellina:
    Website
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    About Auntecdotes
    Connect with other aunts in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/auntecdotes. Follow us on Instagram
    If you would like to be a guest on Auntecdotes, please email me at auntecdotes@gmail.com or fill out the guest intake form.
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    • 18 min
    Aunt Manisha Tare Finds Her Adventurous Spirit and Travels to Pretend Land With Her Niece

    Aunt Manisha Tare Finds Her Adventurous Spirit and Travels to Pretend Land With Her Niece

    Aunt Manisha Tare is inspired by her fearless eight-year-old niece. From watching her niece's stand-up comedy routine at school to participating in creative projects with her, like creating a mock aquarium and art exhibit, Manisha finds her adventurous spirit. Her niece reminds her that you can play, even as an adult. Manisha loves being an aunt and believes it is an important role in children's lives, saying, "They get an extra person to nurture their spirit."
    Manisha Tare is an Embodiment Coach and Mentor for highly sensitive women who want to feel confident setting boundaries and speaking up for themselves in their relationships. She utilizes a trauma informed, somatic approach to help her clients heal insecure attachment and the impacts of early trauma so they no longer carry past baggage into the present. Learn more about her approach, free resources and how you can work with her 1:1 so you can co-create the relationships you desire at manishatare.com.
    Connect With Manisha:
    WebsiteInstagramPodcastYouTubeFacebookLinkedIn
    About Auntecdotes
    Connect with other aunts in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/auntecdotes. Follow us on Instagram
    If you would like to be a guest on Auntecdotes, please email me at auntecdotes@gmail.com or fill out the guest intake form.
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    In This Episode
    1:15 What being an aunt means to Manisha
    3:08 Some of the things Manisha loves to do with her niece
    4:55 Some of Manisha's memories with her niece that were filled with laughter
    7:31 Manisha's most meaningful memories with her niece
    9:55 Memories Manisha looks forward to making with her niece
    11:10 How Manisha sees herself in her niece
    12:18 What Manisha has learned from her niece
    13:57 What Manisha hopes her niece learns from her
    15:13 Advice for other aunts
    17:57 Manisha shares more about her podcast The Transform Your Relationship Podcast and her coaching business

    • 20 min
    Aunt Jennifer Nagel Waited a Long Time to Become an Aunt and Never Tires of Hearing "Aunt Jennifer"

    Aunt Jennifer Nagel Waited a Long Time to Become an Aunt and Never Tires of Hearing "Aunt Jennifer"

    Aunt Jennifer Nagel could not wait to become an aunt and is making the most of every moment with her nieces and nephews ranging in age from 2 to 23. Jennifer had amazing aunts and uncles who had an influence in her life, and she always felt cool hanging out with her aunt. Jennifer enjoys experiencing a variety of traditions with her awesome, big multi-cultural family. Her nieces and nephews have free and adventurous spirits and remind her to relax and enjoy life. In addition to a lot of laughs and quality time, Jennifer also shows her nieces and nephews that they don't have to work in traditional jobs and can take a different path, as she has with creating Success Revolution Society Mastermind Community. She loves being an aunt and never tires of hearing her nieces and nephews call her Aunt Jennifer.
    Learn More About Jennifer NagelCEO + Connection Queen
    Jennifer Nagel is an online CEO and founder of the mastermind community, Success Revolution Society.
    In her 20+ year professional career, she has mastered developing meaningful connections in business. Her signature framework guides professionals and fempreneurs to build genuine, profitable and strategic collaborations so that they can step into the life they imagine on their vision board.
    Jennifer delivers bold truths with humor and care. Her audiences step away feeling seen, heard, and inspired to take meaningful action.
    She's the "fun" auntie to nieces and nephews ranging from 2 years to 23 years. She has a large, blended, intercultural family, so she enjoys the range of ages, languages, traditions, hair textures and experiences with her nieces and nephews.
    Follow Jennifer on Instagram
    About Auntecdotes
    Connect with other aunts in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/auntecdotes. Follow us on Instagram
    If you would like to be a guest on Auntecdotes, please email me at auntecdotes@gmail.com or fill out the guest intake form.
    Subscribe to get the latest episodes.
    Add a review/rating on Apple Podcasts
    In This Episode
    1:55 How Jennifer felt when she became an aunt
    3:35 Special memories with her aunts and uncles
    6:05 Difference in relationships with local and long distance nieces and nephews
    9:18 How her sister's stepdaughters have opened up a new world of being an aunt to adults
    10:30 Jennifer shares more about her awesome, big, multi-cultural family
    15:02 Memories with her nieces and nephews that make her laugh
    18:29 Most meaningful memories
    19:46 Memories she looks forward to making with them
    22:28 What Jennifer has learned from her nieces and nephews
    23:35 What she hopes they learn from her
    25:07 Advice for other aunts

    • 27 min
    Aunt Naomi Geidel Shares a Sense of Adventure With Her Nieces and Nephews

    Aunt Naomi Geidel Shares a Sense of Adventure With Her Nieces and Nephews

    Naomi Geidel is a teacher and creative creature who loves to support others live out their creative purpose. She loves adventure and currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Naomi adores her 7 nieces and 2 nephews and cherishes these relationships as a childless not by choice single.
    Hear how Aunt Naomi combines her creativity and adventure in her relationship with her nieces and nephews. From arts and craft projects to taking them each on their own adventure when they turn 12, Naomi is a cool aunt. She encourages her nieces and nephews to follow their heart and be brave in their decisions, even if it isn't the popular choice. She admires their courage to stand up for what is right.
    Connect With Naomi:
    Naomi Geidel Life Purpose & Transition Coach
    Instagram
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    About Auntecdotes
    Connect with other aunts in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/auntecdotes.
    If you would like to be a guest on Auntecdotes, please email me at auntecdotes@gmail.com or fill out the guest intake form.
    Subscribe to get the latest episodes.
    Add a review/rating on Apple Podcasts
    In This Episode
    1:20 Aunt Naomi has the courage to make a career transition and has lived in Indonesia, Japan and now Thailand
    1:52 What it means to be an aunt
    3:01 Naomi's special memories with her nieces and nephews
    5:21 How she engages with her nieces and nephews
    7:46 How Naomi sees herself in her nieces and nephews
    8:50 What Naomi has learned from her nieces and nephews
    9:54 What she has taught them
    11:00 Advice for other aunts

    • 16 min

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