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with Jaimie Kelton
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Queer mom chats with queer guests about their families, but with gay...

Jaimie Kelton humorously explores the age-old question: What's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?

The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. 

"The Queer Family Podcast knows that sharing LGBTQ family stories is a vital way for LGBTQ folks to find community, information, and support, and for the wider world to learn about how we are both the same as and different from other families."

 

DANA RUDOLPH, FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF MOMBIAN 

“As a gay mom who's been out in Hollywood for a long time, I know how much representation matters to all the queer families out there. This show gives us a chance to tell our stories with love, honesty, and humor. I started creating my family when coming out could ruin your career in show business. Things have changed a lot since then, but we've still got a long way to go. That's why shows like The Queer Family Podcast are so important. When Jaimie interviewed me about my family in 2019, I told her, "keep on telling these stories"—and she's done just that. I can’t wait to see how the new show takes our queer families’ story to the next level and a bigger audience!"

ROSIE O'DONNELL

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With insights and stories from guests such as StaceyAnn Chin, Judy Gold, and State Senator Zach Wahls, an in-depth journey that is equal parts funny, serious, happy, sad, celebratory, cautionary, and powerful. You can read this book cover-to-cover or skip around like your very own LGBTQ choose your own baby adventure book. You’ll learn a lot and laugh even more along the way! Who knew making a baby could be this much fun?

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The Queer Family Podcast l S15 EP16 l Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity: The Power of Honesty
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The Queer Family Podcast l S15 EP16 l Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity: The Power of Honesty

Tish's and Arlesia's accidental journey to parenthood introduces uncharted waters into the traditional queer family narrative. After a rocky period in their relationship, Tish became pregnant with their son, Ethan, after a one-night stand. Despite the challenges, they decided to stay together and focus on raising their child. Now, as Ethan grows older, they are facing new transitions and learning to prioritize their own growth as individuals and as a couple. This episode highlights the importance of communication, honesty, and resilience in queer family building. It also emphasizes the need for appreciation, constant connection, and showing up for each other in a relationship. Stay tuned for more enlightening discussions that challenge conventional narratives and celebrate the beautiful diversity of queer families. 🏳️‍🌈Thanks to ⁠Pregnant Together⁠ (code QUEERFAM),  ⁠⁠⁠Our Shelves⁠⁠⁠, and our ⁠⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠⁠ supporters. 🏳️‍🌈Interested in advertising? Check out our packages ⁠⁠⁠here.⁠⁠⁠ 🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈  * Tish and Arlesia's relationship began in college and has endured many trials, emphasizing the strength and resilience of queer relationships. * The couple had a serendipitous journey to parenthood, which included unexpected turns but led to their son Ethan, who they both cherish deeply. * Transparency and growth have been central themes in their relationship, showcasing the importance of honesty and appreciation in a partnership. 🏳️‍🌈Quotes:🏳️‍🌈 * "This is all that matters. Nothing else matters. He is the most important thing.” * "If you love that person enough, you have to show up as your true self every single day." * "Grab the tea, girl. We're going on a journey." 🏳️‍🌈Resources mentioned in the episode:  * Queer midwife Mara Goodman's virtual community: Pregnant Together * Tish and Arlesia on Instagram @meetthewhitakers * 🏳️‍🌈We want to hear from you! 🏳️‍🌈 - Call us and leave a voicemail or text: 646-470-1840 - Email: thequeerfamilypodcast@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB/TikTok/YouTube: @thequeerfamilypodcast - Website: https://www.thequeerfamilypodcast.com/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thequeerfamilypodcast/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ovariestalk/ - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thequeerfamilypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhon0J_IfFovDUAzS9v2WQ 🏳️‍🌈Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible🏳️‍🌈 https://amzn.to/3F9qRUc 🏳️‍🌈Buy our merch here🏳️‍🌈 https://bit.ly/TQFPmerchandise 🏳️‍🌈Edited by Jerson Barajas. Theme song: Tiffany Topol\ Logo art: Daneen Stevenato🏳️‍🌈 🎙️ Episode Chapters: 00:00: Introduction and Sponsor Message 04:18: Introducing Tish and Arlecia's Story 08:32: Announcing Tish and Arlecia's Story 13:30: Creating a Supportive Community 19:41: Discussing the Desire for Children 22:06: Navigating the Challenges of Building a Queer Family 23:53: Dealing with Infidelity and Unexpected Pregnancy 27:01: Overcoming Infidelity and Building Resilience 28:22: Finding Peace and Moving Forward 29:18: Infidelity and the Decision to Stay Together 30:16: Discovering the Pregnancy and Commitment to Parenting 32:07: Becoming Parents and Embracing the Role 34:02: Dealing with Secrets and Postpartum Challenges 35:54: Navigating Co-Parenting and Maintaining Boundaries 39:36: Uncovering More Secrets and Rebuilding Trust 42:22: Continuing Challenges and Growth in the Relationship 45:12:Appreciating Each Other's Journey and Supporting Growth 50:07: The Importance of Constantly Connecting and Showing Appreciation 54:21: Sharing Their Story and Inspiring Others

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