For sometime now, I feel like I’ve been the Town Crier.
I’ve gone into the trenches of Motherhood, and heard what women are saying.
I’ve read their stories, I’ve shared my own.
I’ve held the space as they cried the minute they introduced themself.
I’ve gathered thousands of them together to explore what we really need.
I know what’s happening to women as they try to navigate motherhood and life… and it’s time I cried out.
We need a better way.
And matrescence is the map to navigate us there.
We are meant to have stories of becoming as guideposts on our mothering journey.
We’re meant to be inspired and comforted by the stories of other women’s lives and experience.
We’re meant to tell the truth about the emotional cost of mothering and who bears it... and what we can do about it.
Here are some of those stories, both my own and others, to ignite the change we all crave.
There’s an unrest I’ve experienced over years of teaching and sharing in circles for women. Far too often, we’ve been taught to compete in the world we live in, telling us it’s a dog eat dog against another. Join Amy Taylor-Kabbaz for this reflective solo episode as she explores: Holding true space for women in…READ MORE →
Sometimes we are uncertain if Motherhood is for us. We are scared of how it will change us, what it will mean when we embark on an ever evolving journey. Join me today as I join with Ash Marian in conversation. Fellow Mamma rising facilitator, friend and all round inspirational being. You will hear: The…READ MORE →
Mental wellbeing for the mother in the 4th trimester continues to be an area which needs a lot more work and attention as we explore matresence in all its glory. Just like physical health, mental health needs tending to and the sooner we realise this, the better life will become; breeding greater self-awareness and confidence…READ MORE →
For many, many years we hunt to find out exactly ‘what happens to a Woman when she becomes a Mother?’. Listen to this powerful conversation as Amy Taylor-Kabbaz shares a memorable and pivotal moment in coming closer to answering the ongoing question surrounding Motherhood and exploring matrescence and all she has to offer. You will…READ MORE →
We are healing ourselves so our children may heal the world. Sometimes, in the early hours of the morning as I sneak into my lounge-room and sit for my morning practice, I am overcome with a sense of the role of mamas in this world right now.It washes over me, like a wave, and I…READ MORE →
Mama, coach and yoga teacher Claire Obeid shares how we can nurture our relationship when parenting feels all consuming. One thing’s for sure: it will never be the same again.That bubble of just the two of you is gone forever, as one baby, and then maybe another and another, are added to your life. It’s a beautiful…READ MORE →
While talk of self-care and prioritising yourself as a mama is important, it’s self-enquiry that our children really need from us. It’s starts with survival. When they are first born, our biological brain kicks in and the need to just keep them alive, feeding and healthy is all our brains can handle. We get through…READ MORE →
What does it mean to be a ‘good mother?’ When we actually pause and ask ourselves that question, it can be scary what answers we here: Always there, always available.Never grumpy or angry.Maybe even, self-sacrificing. This is what we’ve been told, for many many decades:to be a good mother, we need to be perfect. And…READ MORE →
Many years ago, I began to explore postpartum support, the fourth trimester and motherhood with Julia Jones. At the time, she was running a pilot training of her postpartum doula training, and I was all in. Years later, this work still influences me in so many ways. Julia is a pioneer in the way…READ MORE →
If matrescence is the transformation of a woman as she becomes a mother – is there something called ‘patrescence’ for the dads? Do men go through a similar identity shift? This is something I am constantly asked. Of course, the transition a woman goes through is unique – her transformation is physical, emotional, economic,…READ MORE →
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