Ep #154 – The Good Enough Mother with Dr Sophie Brock

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…


Ep #153 – Matrescence and Adoption with Melissa Christian

Matrescence isn’t about birthing a child. It is about the whole journey of nurturing and raising children. It is about the way lose ourselves and find new versions of ourselves in and around our role a Mother. And in today”s podcast episode I am sharing with you the amazing story (so far) of an incredible…


Ep #152 – How our job influences our expectations of motherhood with Edwina Sharrock

“I should know how to do this” – it’s the catch cry of so many mamas as they navigate motherhood. We have grown up with The Maternal Mandate – an assumption that because you are aa woman you should a) want to have a baby, b) find it easy and natural to become pregnant, birth naturally…


Ep #151 – The Fairytale of Motherhood with Annie Love

Our greatest suffering comes from our attachment to our fantasies.   Annie had wanted to be a mum since she was a little girl. Before she had her children she had a very clear idea of what motherhood was going to look like. But her fantasy was a long way from the reality she experienced.…


Ep #150 – Motherhood and the Heroine’s Journey

For the one hundred and fiftieth episode of the Happy Mama Movement Podcast, I wanted to reflect on the journey a woman must make in her life – and the three elements she needs to be able to sustain her in that journey.   Many years ago, I first came across the work of Maureen…


Ep #149 – The Yoga of Birth with Katie Rose

Katie Rose is an inspirational powerhouse, making ancient yogic and Ayurvedic wisdom accessible for busy modern-day women. She has weaved in and out of my life over the last decade and to say I am grateful for her knowledge and influence. We are currently working together and sharing resources through yoga, Ayurveda and essential oils. …


Ep #148 – Connection Not Perfection with Amy Cox

We worry we’re not doing enough for them, then we worry we’re doing too much for them.   We feel bad we don’t play enough with them, and then we worry about all the other things we need to get done while we play with them. Motherhood is full of contrasts – and doubt.  …


Ep #147 – Radical body acceptance with Dr Rebecca Ray

  Our bodies are the source and creator of motherhood.   They are the vessel for the gifts of our children.   But what happens when our body doesn’t follow the ‘plan’ of pregnancy and birth? What happens when you feel your body let you down, or is now changed forever?   Dr Rebecca Ray…


Ep #146 – The Inner Split

    For many years after my first child was born, I struggled with trying to find the balance between who I was before my children arrived, and being a mama. It was as if I was a mass of contradiction – on the one hand, I wanted nothing more than to give myself to…


Ep #145 – The liminal space in motherhood with Jessie Harrold

It’s the space in between. It’s the not who you used to be, and not quite who you will be yet. It’s the darkness and the opportunity. And as my guest in this episode describes it: it’s the liminal space in motherhood. Jessie Harrold is a couch, doula and author. She has been working with…


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