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A podcast dedicated to all busy parents. You are doing your best to raise your children in the midst of all the noise. Listen and read to every day stories of parents who are truly making a difference in their children’s lives, workspace and community. We hope that these stories inspire you to keep on going in this parenting journey and make it much more memorable and enjoyable.

Parenting in Queens Parenting in Queens

    • Kids & Family
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A podcast dedicated to all busy parents. You are doing your best to raise your children in the midst of all the noise. Listen and read to every day stories of parents who are truly making a difference in their children’s lives, workspace and community. We hope that these stories inspire you to keep on going in this parenting journey and make it much more memorable and enjoyable.

    Changing the world one birth at a time with Midwife Shar

    Changing the world one birth at a time with Midwife Shar

    Welcome to the Simple Parenting in Queens Podcast!

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    Today on the show we welcome guest Shar La Porte.Inside this episode we talk about Shar’s parenting approach, what helps her recover from a bad day what Motherhood means for her.  Shar shares one anecdote about the health care industry is not supporting black mothers and how she is educating her biracial daughter. We also dive into her journey into becoming a midwife, how it was crucial for her to have a good supportive community so that she can accomplish her goals.Finally, Shar updates us in the newest project her and other midwives started. The non-profit birthing center that will open 2021.For all this and more, stay tuned for today’s episode!



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    Key Points From this Episode:

    Midwife’s routineHow Shar recovers from a bad dayFavorite nourishing meal. Attachment parentingBuilding a good community of friendsReason into becoming a midwife.Journey into becoming a MidwifeTwelve years later she explains what Motherhood is to herAfrican American Pregnant woman seeking support a a hospitalEducating her biracial daughterChanging the world one birth at a timeCo-founding a birthing center.Updates for opening a non-profit birthing centerWhat is Shar most excited about!



    Quotes:“ ... I found people to support me along the way because I was having kids I gravitated to a group of women that really became my backbone in the younger days when my first marriage was failing I couldn’t have done what I have done; to go to school, to be a labor and delivery nurse, to become a midwife without my friends from that time period; they really had my back and helped me with the kids. There is so much riddance It takes a neighborhood to keep them alive, to keep them happy to keep mom sane..”It was hard when my kids were younger like I said I have two failed marriages and I have been the primary caregiver for all my three children and it was often a struggle financially sometimes just emotionally trying to keep myself happy and keep the kids happy. I leaned heavily on my friends I believed in myself I believe that I could succeed in what I was doing I just knew that it was going to take a lot of work and a lot of time and I can’t believe how fortunate I am today to be a midwife, twelve years now I am a midwife and it’s everything I have ever wanted in my life I absolutely love my job”Being a woman who becomes a mother is almost the culmination of life; she creates life and brings it into this world and nurtured that life however it may proceed it’s just the epidamy of just greatness and wonder and amazement that so many women do this and succeed look at all the people around us”“Racism is so hideous in our culture and the way we care for people it’s awe full... My daughter is biracial and I think about this for her going forward in life I just hope that I will able to educate her so that going forward she doesn’t feel that marginalization and outright discrimination”   Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:  Simple Parenting in Queens —  https://simpleparentinginqueens.com/Birthing Center - https://www.havenmidwiferybirthingcenter.com/Midwifery practice — https://midwiferycarenyc.com/about-us/  Birth Photography featured on this post - https://www.katherinemarivellephotography.com/

    • 19 min
    Stay at Home Working Mom

    Stay at Home Working Mom

    Welcome to the Simple Parenting in Queens Podcast!

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    On today’s episode get to chat with Adanna; full time blogger and mom of three kids.  Inside this episode we talk about life before kids, breast feeding journey, remote learning  routine, and her parenting approach. Adanna takes time to share the story of how she keeps her brand Rattles & Heels very authentic and gives useful tips to any parent trying to build a blog. 



    We also dive into her parenting style; how intuitive she is to her  children’s needs and how she  helps them to deal wit remote learning. 



    Finally, we discuss the self care practices that keep her grounded. she shares what she is reading, and her must have apps.



    Before you listen please remember that this episode was recorded before the death of George Floyd and the events following after this tragedy. My guest has been educating us on her platforms about Black Lives Matter, how we as parents can talk about racism, and how to be intentional about raising black children who know joy.





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    Key Points From this Episode:



    Life before kids

    Breastfeeding journey

    Parenting during Covid-19

    Journaling as a meditative practice

    Perspective in Motherhood

    Blogging as a full time work

    Keys to a successful blog

    Meeting her husband

    Must have Apps, current reading 







    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:  



    Simple Parenting in Queens —  https://simpleparentinginqueens.com



    Adanna’s blog: http://rattlesandheels.com/http://rattlesandheels.com/

    • 25 min
    NYC Public School Teacher and Mother of Two Boys

    NYC Public School Teacher and Mother of Two Boys

    Welcome to the Simple Parenting in Queens Podcast!

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    Today on the show we welcome Onica Jackson. she is a New York City public school teacher and a mother of two boys. Inside this episode we talk about her routine during covid-19 crisis. we learn from her self-care practices and what is keeping her grounded.



    We also dive into how she took the news of New York City public schools closing down on a Sunday. Onica shares the value of the New York City public school system. 



     For all this and more, stay tuned for today’s episode!





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    Key Points From this Episode:



    Morning School routine

    School work for two children

    Favorite meals

    Self-Care practices

    New York City public school shutdown 

    Re-opening school practices

    Favorite book/Music







    Quotes:



    ”Every morning at least I try walking as a workout nothing too crazy” 



    “After I take care of the kids I take care of myself... another thing on the weekend I go outside to pick up drinks”



    ”My classroom is all about personality. I keep all the crafts that my students have done on the walls. The walls are covered with some kid art or decoration...after some tutorials online I did an emoji classroom, just trying to bring fun to the kids”



    ”We live in New York City, one of the largest school systems, your classrooms have at least 20 children... school is jot solely education its also socialization...”



    ”Don’t listen to anyone... I remember  being pregnant with my own children and there was a lot of advise but as a parent you need to write your own stoey”



    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:  



    Simple Parenting in Queens —  https://simpleparentinginqueens.com/



    Deco Bookmarks  — https://www.decobookmarks.com

    • 26 min
    Being your most authentic self with Andrea

    Being your most authentic self with Andrea

    Welcome to Parenting in Queens. I am your host Cesia Falcon, and in every episode, I get to speak to incredible people that are honest about their parenting journey and why they choose to raise their children in Queens.



    I hope this is a channel for empathy and community building.



    Today’s episode is Andrea, she and her husband are raising her two boys in Forest Hills.



    In this conversation, we learn from Andrea’s lovely childhood in Pennsylvania. Her reasons for loving living in Forest Hills. She shares her journey into motherhood so far. Andrea launched Her passion business last year ” organized from the stat,” where she helps many families not only in the organization of their home but the emotional load it takes to do so.



    This interviewed was recorded in February before the pandemic. Andrea will do an IG takeover and we will learn from her how her family dynamics has changed.





    Key Points



    Her upbringing comparing to her Her kids upbringing 

    Being authentic to yourself 

    Mother journey

    Birth story

    Moving to Forest Hills

    Starting Organized from the Start

    Finding her passion

    Keeping a tidy home 🏡

    Giving power to kids 

    Finding balance

    Morning routine

    Self care

    Overcoming burnt out

    Connecting with your partner

    Quick tips for us 





    Connect with Andrea

    check her website: https://www.organizedftstart.com/

    • 43 min
    Multi-passionate girl dad Eli Weistein

    Multi-passionate girl dad Eli Weistein

    Today’s guest is Eli Wesitein he is husband representing the area of Kew Gardens, he is the father of a 9 month old baby girl, he is a therapist and motivational speaker.In this conversation , we learn about ADhD, Chrome's disease, how he recovers from a bad day. He gives an insight about his teamwork with his wife. We discuss about his religion upbringing and How the profession of a therapist is evolving.

    Key Points

    ADHD journeyHow Eli helps parents whose children has been diagnosed with ADHD.What is Chromes disease.How Eli is making sure he is staying healthy through food and medication.How to recover from a bad daySurprising emotional birth of his first babyMartial teamwork with a new a babyIVF journeyJudaism and creating Spiritual SundayReligion not being separatist but inclusiveAppreciating his wife now as a motherReasons to become a therapistHow Therapist profession is changing Describing his perfect day

    Links

    https://www.elivation.org/

    • 29 min
    Advocating for all immigrant parents with Julie Schwieter-Collazo

    Advocating for all immigrant parents with Julie Schwieter-Collazo

    Welcome to Parenting in Queens Podcast

    Welcome to Parenting in Queens, where we like to connect with amazing moms and dads right her in our own borough.  



    In today's episode we chat with  Julie Collazo; she is the mom of Three kids raising her children in  Long Island City. We discuss her approach to parenting, her philosophy and how we can still be ourselves even when raising young children. 



    Julie is the co-founder of Immigrant families together  We go into her journey of co-founding this non-profit along with her husband and so much support from other angry parents.



    In addition Julie is the co- author of Harper One memoir; the book of Rosy that will be published on June 2nd 2020. 



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    Key Points Mentioned

    Parenting philosophy 



    Supporting children to be resilient and thriving



    Going against the grain as a parent



    What does community mean and how we can create your own village in Queens



    We are not going to be a perfect parent we are good enough and that is enough 



     Didn’t think wanted to get married or have kids



     Life doesn’t have to change, be fully present



    Turning point on her career



    Her work in Puerto Rico



    The story behind founding Immigrant families together



    How we can contribute as parents into our communities





    Quotes

    "My husband is from Cuba and he grew up in a different setting and what family is and who that includes"



    " I don't invest a lot of energy into the things that New York parents tend to, like focusing which middle school my ten year old is getting into"



    "We are not going to be a perfect parent being good enough is enough"



    "I dint want to replicate the bureaucracy I had run away from"





    Links mentioned

    Erikon's stages of development



    https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/

    Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Birth Matters NYC ,

Thoughtful questions by a community-minded host

I always enjoy listening to this podcast. Host Cesia comes up with very thoughtful and interesting questions to ask the parents she interviews. I especially love when she invites parents on the show who have a holistic and natural approach to health and wellness as I find those insights the most inspiring and useful. Cesia is using this podcast to build community in Queens, NYC, which I think is so important and so very much appreciate! Thank you Cesia, for all your work on this podcast!

queensdoula ,

Learning so much!

This podcast helps me remember why Queens is the best place to family!!! Loved the episode with Lisa Taylor because it was inspiring to hear how she found a way to blend her career and motherhood while following her passions and prioritizing her health and wellness.

anushe haxhiu ,

Love the podcast

As a parent everyday we learn something new, and listening to parents stories really makes me think and learn new things. Thank you for having it, and its good we have to share our stories to people who really care and love ❤️

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