Navigating the Thrills and Spills of Tween Crushes and Gossip
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
5M ago
Remember the flutters of first crushes and the buzz of schoolyard whispers? Together with my daughter Estela, we take a heartfelt plunge into the world of tween crushes and the ensuing gossip that can feel like navigating a minefield. We swap stories, with Estela offering a peek into the pulse of today's tween experiences, rife with the excitement and anxiety of burgeoning attractions, as well as the sometimes harsh reality of gossip. Through laughter and a bit of cringing, we dissect how to manage the tender confessions of young hearts, proposing personal journals as a safe haven for those se ..read more
Visit website
Season 2, Episode 10: Defying Silence: A Mother's Memoir and the Fight for Children's Justice
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
5M ago
Hera and Estela bring you a new episode - that explains why they've taken a bit of a hiatus. They've both been writing books! And Hera has just released her memoir, ten years in the making, that's both deeply personal and universally touching. "Defying Silence," her memoir, unveils the heart-wrenching journey of losing her son and the struggle against a justice system that let them down. Hera and Estela grapple with the profound impact of stories like this and how they foster connections, albeit with a mindfulness to shield the innocence of our younger listeners. Through the revelation of Hera ..read more
Visit website
Season 2, Episode 9: Part II of Donor Dylan's Story - The Sperm Donor with 97 Biological Children
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
8M ago
This is Part II of Donor Dylan's story. Picture this – you just found out you have 97 biological children. Baffled? So was our guest, Donor Dylan, when he discovered this shocking revelation due to sperm donation. In a heart-to-heart conversation, Dylan unravels his rollercoaster journey of having so many biological children. We dig into his initial reactions, the impact on his family, and how he's been dealing with the emotional maze of these complex relationships. Unraveling the darker side, we bring to light the ethical implications of sperm banks distributing to numerous families beyond t ..read more
Visit website
Season 2, Episode 8: The Man with 97 Biological Children (Part I) – Donor Dylan's Tale of Sperm Donation and Discovery
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
9M ago
Ever wonder what it's like to walk into a sperm bank, answer some peculiar questions, donate, and then years later discover you have 97 biological children? That's exactly what happened to Donor Dylan, our guest in this riveting discussion. Dylan lets us into his journey of discovery, the shock of learning that he has a multitude of biological children, and the string of lies from the sperm bank that have shaped his life in unimaginable ways. We promise you a front row seat into the complex and often misunderstood world of sperm donation, as Dylan shares his quest to bring humanity into the bu ..read more
Visit website
Seeking Different: Season 1, Episode 13: Interview with Angela Stepancic, Founder of the First Black Owned Sperm Bank - Reproductive Village Cryobank (RVC)
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
9M ago
In the final episode of season one for Seeking Different, Hera and Estela sit down with Angela Stepancic (founder of Reproductive Village Cryobank) to discuss her plans to open the first Black owned cryobank that's specifically focused on helping Black families by sourcing Black donors. Angela talks through her journey to opening (coming summer 2023) to include why she was called to start this business, her thoughts around regulations in the sperm industry, and some of the things her bank is looking to do to revolutionize the way we think about sperm donation and improve access for Black famil ..read more
Visit website
Seeking Different: Season 2, Episode 7: Confronting Discrimination: A Tale of Hair, Friendship, and a Beyonce Concert
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
10M ago
What happens when the feeling of belonging is put to the test? You're about to hear the tale of a Beyonce concert, a couple of extra guests, and an unexpected lesson in friendship and values. We laugh, we cringe, and we learn as we recount that night when we had to sit on the floor, shunned by a friend. Through this personal story, we want to make you reflect on fairness, true friendship and the values that define not just our friendships but who we are as people. Ever felt ‘othered’ because of your hair texture or shade of Brown? Let's navigate the complex issue of race, specifically as it r ..read more
Visit website
Seeking Different: Season 2, Episode 6: Embracing Diversity - A Conversation on Unique Family Structures
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
10M ago
This week we recap on the first week of school and discuss how kid social interactions have changed post pandemic (particularly for kids who were school aged during the height of it). Have you ever considered how remote learning impacted children's social skills? Picture this, a young student, fresh from a year of remote learning, navigating the trials and tribulations of the playground. We travel through this terrain on Seeking Different, delving into the intricacies of making friends in these "post pandemic" times. We examine the pressure kids feel to form friendships quickly upon their retu ..read more
Visit website
Seeking Different: Season 2, Episode 5: Conquering Back-to-School Anxiety and Planning Epic Play Dates
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
10M ago
Remember the buzz of preparing for a new school year? Those summer play dates that were the perfect blend of fun and preparation for the upcoming educational journey? We, Hera and Estela, take you back to those times, sharing personal anecdotes as we navigate the world of play dates - the joy, the inclusion, and the potential challenges. We even touch on the exciting yet nerve-wracking process of transitioning from a carefree summer to a structured school year. Our conversation dives into the distinction between play dates held for kids starting a new school and parties during the year. We al ..read more
Visit website
Seeking Different: Season 2, Episode 4: Planning Adventure Travel with Kids (Costa Rica)
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
10M ago
In this episode, Hera and Estela discuss planning a non-traditional family adventure. Recorded while in Costa Rica, they walk through how to find lodging and flights as well as what a day at language immersion camp looks like at Explornatura Kids camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. In addition to the highlights like monkey sightings and surf, they discuss the low lights and things to avoid for a better travel experience.  Support the show ..read more
Visit website
Seeking Different: Season 2, Episode 3: Chatting with Donor Conceived Community (DCC) Founder Melissa Lindsey
Mocha Single Mothers by Choice (SMCs)
by Hera and Estela McLeod
10M ago
In the second episode of Season two - Hera and Estela sit down to chat with Melissa Lindsey, the founder and director of The Donor Conceived Community (DCC). DCC provides peer support, education, and resources for people navigating donor conception and DNA discoveries. Melissa shares her story, why she started the organization, and some tips for both parents of Donor Conceived People as well as children who are Donor Conceived.    Support the show ..read more
Visit website

Follow Mocha Single Mothers by Choice on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR