Pandemic Mama

Irina Gonzalez from Parenting in Hard Mode

The Pandemic Mama podcast is a limited-series podcast that features honest conversations about having a baby during COVID-19 times. Created and hosted by Irina Gonzalez, a journalist, editor, and bisexual Latina mom with ADHD whose work centers on intersectional identity and its impacts on parenting and mental health. For ongoing conversations about raising Gen Alpha kids and nurturing social justice-minded families, sign up for the Parenting in Hard Mode newsletter at Listen to interviews with Nathalie Walton (co-founder and former CEO of Expectful—now owned by Babylist), Carmen Perez (civil/human rights activist and co-founder of the Women’s March), Hannah Howard (Editor-in-Chief of ParentCo and author of Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen and Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family), Conz Preti (Parenting + Health Senior Editor at Business Insider), Bre Scullark (model and entrepreneur), Jesus Triviño (Latin Pop Culture Expert and Senior Director at TIDAL), Dr. Erin Watson (family medicine and emergency medicine physician and author of Pregnancy During A Pandemic, We Can Survive This Together: A Pregnant Doctor’s COVID-19 Survival Guide), Kelly Fitzgerald Junco (sober writer and therapist-in-training aka @thesobersenorita on Instagram), Blair Briody (journalist and author of The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown), Maria Piedrabuena (award-winning multimedia journalist and publisher at Tu Prensa Local), Amanda McCraken (freelance writer and host of The Longing Lab podcast), Jenn Chowdhury (multi-platfrom journalist and communications specialist), and more.

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