About Queens Mamas

Queens Mamas is an online resource and social community built by parents for parents. Through our website, events, and social media hubs, we have built a community where parents can connect with their neighborhood. We use local experts and real parent reviews to give you the inside scoop on what is the best in your borough.

Co-Founder: Leni Calas

Leni’s passion is for helping others. She has spent much of her adult life advocating for the people around her with an unapologetic dedication to the greater good. Leni believes that parents should be the people they want their children to be and she strives to make an ongoing positive impact on the Queens NY community. Leni is the first place winner of the 2010 Queens StartUP Business Plan Competition and holds the  Points of Light Award for her community organizing efforts during Hurricane Sandy.

Co-Founder: Randi Madrid

Randi is a third generation New York City business owner who believes that all businesses, big and small, deserve a chance to be successful. She has a  passion for helping business owners thrive in competitive markets and lends her expertise regularly to startups and established brands seeking to break into new markets.

Editor: Rania Calas-Kamitsi

Rania is the latest addition to the Queens Mamas team and is now dedicating her time to editing and writing for the Queens Mamas website as well as our social media pages and other online outlets.

Contributor: Peros Kamitsi

Peros has been writing for Queens Mamas for over three years and gives us a Dad’s view on the best local things to do in Queens NY.

Transparency About Our Ads:

Queens Mamas is a free online local resource for parents which takes many hours of writing and graphic design to operate. We are local mothers who spend our time creating an online environment that reflects your community and we are able to provide this information to you with the support of our advertisers who help cover the cost of running our website. You will see advertising in the sidebar of our website and occasionally, a sponsored post or email that promotes a business or event. We charge a fee for these services to cover the costs of writing the article and presenting it to you. We do not share your personal information with these advertisers nor do we write false reviews in exchange for free products.

We hope to encourage and support of our local businesses and take great care when considering who will advertise on our site. At times, we have turned away potential advertisers who we have not felt were appropriate for our community. Spending money locally is good for the environment and the economy and for this reason, we try to support as many local businesses as we can. We also try to visit our advertisers to ensure that they are a business that we would recommend to you.

With every click on the Queens Mamas website, you join our commitment in supporting our local neighborhoods. By educating yourself here our website you choose to strengthen the economic base of your neighborhood. By visiting the businesses who advertise here, you ensure that Queens Mamas will be here for years to come. Please do your best to support the businesses on this website as they are a part of your family too.