Moms You Meet on the Playground | Parenting in a Pandemic podcast

Moms You Meet on the Playground | Parenting in a Pandemic

Sittercity

Missing the impromptu conversations you used to have with other parents at the park pre-covid? Join two Chicago moms as they process through the day-to-day challenges of being a parent during a global pandemic. They don’t have it all figured out either, but hopefully talking through the messiness will help us feel less alone and overwhelmed.

34 Episodes

  • Moms You Meet on the Playground | Parenting in a Pandemic podcast

    Ep. 34 | Raising Activists, Revisited

    28:00

    As parents we feel like we should have all the answers, but often times we don’t. How do we discuss, teach and learn alongside our children to be active members in our communities to make meaningful change when it comes to social justice. Our special guest, La’Kita Williams, helps us learn how to show our work and learn from our children.La'Kita's WebsiteAubry mentions  Valedictorian's Mic Cut Off During Queer Identity Speech - YouTubeMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources. 
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    Ep. 33 | More Than Just a Mom

    27:55

    Once that journey to motherhood begins you may find yourself slipping away and just falling into the role of mom, but how can you find your way back to doing something you love? Our special guest, Mara Measor, processes her own journey of getting back to being more than just a mom.Mara Measor IGMara Measor WebsiteMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources.
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    Ep. 32 | Mommy Wine Culture

    28:44

    We’ve all seen the messaging on cups, t-shirts and memes that say things like “mommy needs wine” or “it’s not coffee, it’s wine” but when does the joke become a secret reality? Our special guest, Beth Bowen, LMSW, helps to identify and pull back the veil on alcohol and motherhood.Beth BowenMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources
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    Ep. 31 | Family Leave and Life's Transitions

    30:27

    We talk a lot about parental leave and that huge transition of welcoming a child into our lives, but there are so many other transitions that happen beyond that whether it’s children starting school or sick days or quarantines or caring for a loved one. We need support! Our special guest, Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH, mother, author and founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur, helps us to map out our support networks and find the gaps to help make those transitions a little more manageable. Arianna Taboada IGArianna mentions the EcoMap on her WebsiteThe Expecting Entrepreneur BookMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources
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    Ep. 30 | Getting to BFF Land

    30:49

    Growing up friendships seemed to come so easily. As adults our circumstances may change whether it’s moving to a new city, beginning a new career or starting a family. As our lives shift meeting new people and making new friends becomes increasingly more difficult. Our special guest, Emily Siegel, helps us to see that the journey of getting to BFF Land is much more attainable than we think.Emily Siegel IGEmily Siegel WebsiteMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources
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    Ep. 29 | Maternal Mental Health: A Story of Survival and Self-Care

    27:51

    [WARNING: This episode contains content about suicide] Mother of four, Alecia Stuaan, stops by the playground to share her powerful story of her struggles with mental illness from a young age through motherhood. Alecia and Alison process their journeys of caring for their mental health whether using medication and/or therapy to help our listeners demystify the struggles of maternal mental health.Alecia StuaanSuicide Prevention LifelineMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources
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    Ep. 28 | Unlearning Our Relationship with Food

    25:41

    Food is a constant part of our lives, but what’s our relationship to it? In today’s health conscious society parents can struggle with trying to be the "perfect parent" by constantly curating meals and restricting certain foods for their children. Nutritionist, Terri Ney, RD, helps us process how we, as parents, can give ourselves some grace and relearn what it means to model healthy habits to our children.Terri (Tiny Bites Nutrition)Terri mentions Ellyn SatterMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources
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    Ep. 27 | Mommy-Nanny Tension, Revisited

    30:36

    You know who else you can meet on the playground? Nannies. Unfortunately, there seems to be a societal "versus" when it comes to moms and the caregivers they hire. Why? We've invited professional nanny, Jada Rashawn, to our playground to talk honestly about this tension. Jada RashawnMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources
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    Ep. 26 | Leaving the Workforce & Doing Your Own Thing

    22:37

    The pandemic forced many parents, mostly women, to leave their jobs to tend to their families as work, school and life became too overwhelming, but when is the right time to start working again or start something completely new in your field? As Ms. Frizzle would say, “Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!” which is exactly the attitude of our special guest, Jeri Melo, who shares how she found the confidence to pivot her teaching career and create a new space for learning. Miss Jeri (The Classroom To Go)Moms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources
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    Ep. 25 | The Switch to Homeschool

    27:46

    When the pandemic hit, families were forced into remote learning with their children which made a lot of parents take a step back and think – should we run with this and do homeschool full time? Our special guest, Gina Notes, discusses her family’s journey and shares with us the struggles and benefits of homeschooling.Gina NotesMoms You Meet on the Playground is a podcast by Sittercity.Our theme music is composed by Arne Parrot.Click here for more resocialization resources

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