Mama, Author, Journalist +

Matrescence Activist

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For more than a decade, I’ve been trying to answer the question, “what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother?”

I searched for answers everywhere, unable to find anything that adequately described what I’d been through and what more than 5000 women have shared with me...

Until I heard the word ‘matrescence’.

Matrescence

Matrescence is the radical identity shift a woman goes through as she becomes a mother.

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As Dr Aurelie Athan first described, Matrescence is like adolescence:

It is a time in a woman’s life when everything changes -

her whole identity shifts.

When a woman becomes a mother, she splits in two: who she used to be, and the Mother she is.
And unless we honour that radical shift, she will get lost trying to figure out who she is now.

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As a Matrescence activist, I am here to revolutionise the way motherhood is seen, valued and supported…

And train others to do the same.

Because the world really needs

mamas to rise.

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IT’S TIME TO REDISCOVER YOURSELF, MAMA.

I'm here to guide you through the beauty and confusion of this discovery process and help you get to know yourself again - as a woman, and as a mother.

WHAT IS MATRESCENCE?

Matrescence is the transition into motherhood, and the missing link in our understanding of the unique feelings belonging to new mothers.

READ MY LATEST BOOK

Mama Rising brings together research, interviews, and insights from thousands of mamas to help you redefine who you are and become the person you want to be.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

The Happy Mama Movement podcast is all about exploring what happens to a woman when she becomes a mama, and revolutionising our understanding of motherhood.

READ THE LATEST ARTICLES

These stories from my own life and the lives of mamas close to me tell the truth about the emotional cost of mothering and light the way for the change we all crave.

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In this community, you’ll find the understanding and support you need as a mama, as well as the language to speak about matrescence with the important people in your life.

You were the first woman (in 2017) to help me on my motherhood journey with bubs number two… You helped open my eyes, my heart, be kinder to my self & get excited about life again… Through your resources and other powerful women I’ve met along this path, I’m feeling so much calm, presence and peace in my life now. I’ve been through so much learnt a heap more and am in a really good space now because of my journey, good bad and the ugly.

- Mel

You have completely nailed my feelings. Thank you for being such a wonderful, powerful presence in my life and the thousands of women you will help with your work and this book.

- Jasmin

Through talking with you this morning, Amy, I’ve actually felt a sense of real possibility that maybe I can actually do all of the things I thought I never could! I feel so blessed for all that I’ve experienced as a new mother, because all of the pain and struggle and heaviness has lead me to here. Thank you so much Amy 😊

- Belinda

I have laughed and cried and sung and danced more in the last few months than I have in years. I have a deeper level of love and trust in myself, and trust in the universe. And through it all, I have been surrounded and taught by the most divine group of women, and the incredible Amy.

- Vanessa 

Every session with Amy was transformative. She was able to uncover pieces of me that I didn't realise were there. Pieces of me that were holding me back, that were stopping me from being the person and mother I longed to be. Amy has been a blessing in my life. My own personal Angel that has helped me in so many ways.

- Alex O‘Callaghan

Amy manages to strike the perfect balance of a confidant, a friend, a cheerleader and a guide, it has been absolutely priceless to have Amy there to support and guide me in being the best version of myself. I am so so grateful for Amy's time, energy and wonderful spirit.

- Nance

I am becoming aware of my patterns, my non-negotiables and the warning signs and it's like somebody just turned the lights on! I love this feeling of growth, the optimism and knowledge that is coming... it's empowering, and I'm not sure I've ever really felt empowered before so thank you, thank you, thank you.

- Wendi

I am becoming aware of my patterns, my non-negotiables and the warning signs and it's like somebody just turned the lights on! I love this feeling of growth, the optimism and knowledge that is coming... it's empowering, and I'm not sure I've ever really felt empowered before so thank you, thank you, thank you.

- Wendi

What happens to a woman when she becomes a mama?

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Hi, I'm Amy!

I believe there is such strength in the softness and vulnerability of mothering...and we’ve dismissed it as weakness.

It’s time to change that - and when we do, we’ll change the world.

I am here to do that.

Through my books, my podcast, my programs for mamas, and my training for women working with mamas, I am committed to transforming how we speak about, honour and value this key transformation.

Understanding what matrescence is and how to navigate it is like being

handed a map.

Once you've got the map, the journey gets easier... and really, really exciting. Because it’s the making of you.

Get your Matrescence Map here - a six-page ebook which will empower you to understand why you feel the way you do, and the first steps to take.

Plus, receive updates on my podcast, programs, events and latest teachings every week.

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