Ep #161 – The Maternal Mandate and the Assumptions of Motherhood

This podcast episode is a recording of a live workshop I presented and had such a beautiful reaction to, I wanted to share with you all. Just take a look at the comments that came through, and you’ll see why: Patrycja: Thank you Amy. This was very reassuring. For a while I felt there was…


Ep #160 – You do you, and let them be them with Laurie Gerber

Oh the best-intentioned wishes and hopes we hold for our children!It’s part of the surrender of motherhood, isn’t it?We hope our children will be happy and healthy, but in actual fact, we have a pretty clear idea on what that looks like. And it’s no different for ourselves. Have you ever thought that the key…


Ep #159 – It’s not about self-care anymore

Many years ago, I started with self-care. At the time, it was the only way I could see my way out of where I was: deep in mamahood. But it was also the only answer there was. We didn’t understand why we felt the way we did as women and mothers. Back then, we thought…


Ep #158 – Let the warrior energy rest

It’s been a year of deep challenges for so many of us. Who would have thought that this year would bring a global pandemic that has turned so much of our cultural systems, the way we live the way we even think about our lives, completely upside down. And all of that came after one…


Ep #157 – Honouring the Maiden in Motherhood with Kell Casey

We’re told that matrescence is the transformation from Maiden to Mother – but do we really leave the maiden energy behind? Once we’re a mother, are we never again able to connect to that young, free, creative side of ourselves? The answer, of course, is no.Of course we must honour and connect with that free…


Ep #156 – Underneath the role of mother with Rebecca Rylands

Yes, of course you’re a mother. And that role affects every single part of your life. But we don’t just show up fresh to mamahood, without our own stories, traumas, dreams and hopes. Underneath our role as a mama, we’re also a whole woman…and unless we allow the time and space to consider what’s underneath…


Ep #155 – Why we don’t ask for help

So if we accept we’re not meant to do this alone, then why don’t we ask for more help? If we understand, on a conscious level, that the Motherload and the Third Shift is unfair and unbalanced, then why don’t we speak up more often and lean on those around us? This is something I’ve…


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…


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