A podcast for parents featuring tips from fellow parents and the latest insights from childhood experts. Addresses pregnant women and parents of kids 0-5 and hosted by mom and early childhood development expert, Jessica Stewart-Gonzalez. You got this, mom!

The Parenting Brief features host Jessica Stewart-Gonzalez talking to guests with different areas of childhood development expertise. Jessica is raising two little kids and has been in the field of Family and Child Development for over 20 years, working towards normalizing the challenging work of parenting and making it easier to ask the hard questions.

Jessica is also the Program Director for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She oversees the Home Visiting Programs through Strong Families AZ, which connects families with skilled and caring home visitors.

Episodes

We cover topics that new and seasoned parents face—like talking, sleeping, walking, and feeding—to help you make intentional decisions in your journey as a parent.

Newborn Screenings: What to Expect, Episode 4

Jessica takes her audience through the newborn screening process step by step with Fran Altamaire, case management coordinator for the Office of Newborn Screening-Follow up at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Baby Talk, Episode 3

Jessica is joined by Kat Willard, Senior Director of Family Support and Literacy at First Things First, who shares creative ways to have intentional conversations with your little one.

Sleep—Every Parent’s Dream, Episode 2

Jessica covers tips and tricks for implementing the ABCs of safe sleep with Yomaira Diaz Castillo, Injury Prevention Manager at the Arizona Department of Health.

Breastfeeding? Answers!, Episode 1

Host, expert, and mom Jessica Stewart-Gonzalez gets some advice for breastfeeding moms from Anne Whitmire, WIC Breastfeeding and Training Administrator at the Arizona Department of Health Services.