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. As a mum of three sons, the youngest of which who…LISTEN NOW →
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 Murdoch…LISTEN NOW →
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.…LISTEN NOW →
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. But what…LISTEN NOW →
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 is one of the…LISTEN NOW →
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 my children,…LISTEN NOW →
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…LISTEN NOW →
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…LISTEN NOW →
Sometimes, the most profound changes in our life come from the most simple ideas. This week’s podcast is a living example of that. Allison Hillery is a mama of two girls. When she found herself pregnant with her second baby while still trying to understand the realities of the physical challenges her first baby was…LISTEN NOW →
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,…LISTEN NOW →
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