Ep #142: Newborn Mothers and the Rising Feminine with Julia Jones

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…


Ep #144 – Loving your way back with Allison Hillery

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…


Ep #142: What about the Dads? with Julie Borninkhof from PANDA

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,…


Ep #141: The things that shape us with Yemi Penn

Matrescence is universal – no matter who you are or where you are in the world, motherhood brings a transformation of identity. However, within matrescence, and the transition from woman to mother, there are many factors we must acknowledge, including race, background and support. It is deeply important that on this podcast, we not only…


Ep #140 – Emotional Regulation with Heidi Garcia

Mamahood is filled with so many questions: how do I help my child with their emotions? why do they have so many meltdowns? am I doing something wrong? Is it me? Through in a really tough year on top, and you have mamas all over the globe questioning who they are and whether they’re doing…


Ep #139: Post-Pandemic Depletion

Thanks to the work of Dr Oscar Serrallach, we now know about Post-Natal Depletion: a physical and mental deterioration caused not just by the process of giving birth and breastfeeding, but by the stresses and strains of modern parenthood. It has been a breakthrough in how we view mothers, and how we can better support…


Ep #138: Balance and other BS with Felicity Harley

Balance is all BS, right? We’re mamas and women, we’ve chased that dream and realised it was a pipe dream. Right? It seems many of us are still not 100% clear on this. Even though we’ve heard the stats and know the reality, many of us are still believing that if we worked harder, got…


Ep #137: The power of a village with Jean Dawkins

We’re meant to gather in a village, hearing from the elders, passing down our own knowledge and receiving wisdom from others. But we’ve lost that village – and that wisdom. So, what happens when you move through motherhood without an understanding of what’s happening to you, and how you are changing? And what happens when…


Ep #136: Mama Q&A – Negative Thought and Changing the Momentum

A big part of my work with mamas over the past six years has been online group coaching and online women’s circles. We gather together, sometimes monthly, sometimes weekly, to reflect, learn and grow together – it has been one of the greatest gifts of my work. In these calls, mamas get to know one…


Ep #135 – Resisting the rush back to normal with Alisha Lynch

As lockdowns begin to change around the world, and as isolation rules slowly begin to ease, there is a call for us all to return to ‘normal’ life. But what if the ‘normal’ we were living isn’t what we want anymore? What if, during these weeks of isolation, we’ve liked slowing down, saying no to…


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