Parents Who Think

Parents Who Think

By Danusia Malina-Derben

The Parents Who Think debate podcast interrupts our parenting status quo. Join Danusia Malina-Derben entrepreneur, author and mother of 10 for no-holds-barred debates between intelligent parents with diverse perspectives as they deliver raw and unfiltered opinions on crucial parenting dilemmas. Whether you see yourself as a mainstream parent or embrace ‘marginalized’ views, PWT injects clarity into the hard realities of parenthood. Agreement is not the goal in the show; it’s about finding your unique path in the messy, real-world chaos of raising kids. Flex your agency, think, and redefine modern parenthood with PWT, where debate is done different.

Episodes

Is Having a Favourite Child Okay? Part 3

Dive into the last episode of this juicy debate on “Is Having a Favourite Child Okay”?! Our three guests certainly don’t sugarcoat things as they share their real-life opinions about the potential fallouts of favouritism. From bruised self-esteem to strained relationships, the consequences are laid bare in our "IF THIS THEN THAT" segment.  But hold on, it's truly not all doom and gloom! Love still reigns supreme amidst it all.     Discover the "ONE HABIT" that these parents developed based on their stance on favourite children. Peek behind the curtain as we explore how their beliefs shape their actions. This episode is fueled by diverging opinions and contrasting behaviours where guests passionately defend their insights, either for or against having favourites. We're all about the contrast of ideas here — because agreement is never the aim!     And in an unexpected bonus, we hear again from Harriet, one of Danusia’s ten children, as she shares one additional perspective on being (in her view) the favoured child. Brace yourself for a blend of raw honesty and a dash of sass!     Host Danusia closes this debate with heartfelt emotion when she answers whether she has a favourite child in her brood of ten kids.     So, after diving into this thought-provoking discussion, ask yourself: Did this debate challenge your perspective? Did it prompt you to reconsider your beliefs? Because ultimately, the most important question remains: Did this episode make you think?     Because here at Parents Who Think, we're not about telling you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think.     Join us for the next PWT debate as we tackle the burning question: "Are we creating mollycoddled kids?"      PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Darya Haitoglou + Jamie Newton + Peggy Starnes       Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
17/02/24·52m 49s

Is Having a Favourite Child Okay? Part 2

The Parents Who Think debut debate “Is having a Favourite Child Okay?” landed last episode. Prime yourself with the mini episode called “HOW PARENTS WHO THINK DEBATES WORK’ and episode 1 before tuning in unless you like wondering, "What's even going on, and what am I in for?" Meet PWT host, Danusia Malina-Derben and the three parents as they begin to spill tea on this emotive debate topic.     In episode 2 guests share whether they were favourite children or not, then jump straight into the GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE segment where the core back-and-forth debate goes down. Split opinions are at the heart of this episode. This is where guests passionately throw down their views and go head-to-head on why they believe what they believe. Remember, agreement is never the goal.      Four of Danusia, the host’s ten children, also share why they think they're either the favourite (or not) in her family. It’s a mix of honesty, heart and a sprinkle of sass. And that's a wrap till next week where the same guests tell you more, especially about the real life consequences of their opinions.      Parents Who Think are not here to tell you what to think; we provide debates, you decide what to think.      PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Darya Haitoglou + Jamie Newton + Peggy Starnes       Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
10/02/24·41m 32s

HOW PARENTS WHO THINK DEBATES WORK

Welcome to this episode which is an introduction to the workings of the PWT debate show.  You’ll learn about PWT debate segments and a little about Danusia Malina-Derben, the host.      It’s not mandatory to know about either but debates will make much more sense if you know what you can expect out of the show. PWT is debate done different, where real opinions meet real parents!       Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
03/02/24·10m 15s

Is Having a Favourite Child Okay? Part 1

The Parents Who Think debut debate has arrived. Join us for “Is having a Favourite Child Okay?” We break down what PWT debates are all about in this episode, so you're not left wondering, "What's even going on, and what am I in for?" Meet PWT host, Danusia Malina-Derben. Instead of hitting you with a boring bio, she spills some real-deal stats about herself. Yep, these numbers are no joke, totally legit!     After an intro to the general subject of favourites, Danusia DISHES THE DIRT on her background with favourites, setting the stage for the main event. Then, get to know the three debate parents as they spill the deets on their lives in a quick LIFE STORY segment. They don't hold back in the SAY IT IN SIX segment, summing up their opinions in just six words.     Once you've got the lowdown on where everyone stands, it's time for THE P THAT FITS ME segment. Guests declare themselves as Predictable, Progressive, or Polarising - it's like planting a flag in the ground to mark their territory. And that's a wrap for this episode!     Jump back into episode Two of this debate next week for another round with the same three PWT parents. This time, they're spilling even more tea. The highlight? A segment called GET UP ON YOUR HIGH HORSE, where the core debate goes down on whether having a favourite child is okay or not.     Get ready to also hear from four of the host, Danusia’s children, as they share why they think they're the favourite (or not) in her family.      PWT Guests featured in this debate are: Darya Haitoglou + Jamie Newton + Peggy Starnes       Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here     Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
03/02/24·34m 54s

Here's a short 3rd Trailer for Parents Who Think

Parents Who Think debate show is here! Well. almost.  This is the third Trailer for the show.     On PWT you’ll hear debates on hot button parenting topics. Three parents per debate chew over their opinions and spit out their reasons for them.    In this trailer meet Danusia Malina-Derben, your host. You’ll learn when you can expect the first debate to drop, reflect a bit on why PWT is needed and what you can expect out of the show. PWT is debate done different, where real opinions meet real parents!     The episode after all three trailers introduces you to the workings of the show and is called HERE’S HOW PARENTS WHO THINK DEBATES WORK.    Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram  
01/02/24·3m 8s

Here's a short 2nd Trailer for Parents Who Think

Parents Who Think debate show is here! Well. almost.  This is the second Trailer for the show.     On PWT you’ll hear debates on hot button parenting topics. Three parents per debate chew over their opinions and spit out their reasons for them.    In this trailer meet Danusia Malina-Derben, your host. You’ll learn when you can expect the first debate to drop, reflect a bit on why PWT is needed and what you can expect out of the show. PWT is debate done different, where real opinions meet real parents!     The episode after all three trailers introduces you to the workings of the show and is called HERE’S HOW PARENTS WHO THINK DEBATES WORK.    Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram  • Connect with Danusia • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
30/01/24·3m 10s

Here's a short 1st Trailer for Parents Who Think

Parents Who Think debate show is here! Well. almost.  This is the first Trailer for the show.     On PWT you’ll hear debates on hot button parenting topics. Three parents per debate chew over their opinions and spit out their reasons for them.    In this trailer meet Danusia Malina-Derben, your host. You’ll learn when you can expect the first debate to drop, reflect a bit on why PWT is needed and what you can expect out of the show. PWT is debate done different, where real opinions meet real parents!     The episode after all three trailers introduces you to the workings of the show and is called HERE’S HOW PARENTS WHO THINK DEBATES WORK.    Discover more from us: • Join PWT on Substack • Follow us on Instagram  • Connect with Danusia  • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram  
27/01/24·3m 13s

[Pre-Trailer] Welcome to the Parents Who Think Podcast

Parents Who Think (PWT) is coming soon! Consider this the pre-trailer to the trailer to the show. It’s designed to get you pre-excited(!) for the show.   Discover more from us: • Join us on  Substack • Follow us on Instagram • Connect with Danusia • Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts  • Advertising Inquiries here   Credits: • Hosted by  Danusia Malina-Derben  • Edited, Mixed + Mastered by Roger Heathers • Assisted by Marie Kruz • Cover art by Anthony Oram
20/01/24·58s

ANNOUNCING CHANGE

It's announcement time! Changes are coming to School for Mothers. This is the bridge from old style SFM to let you know what’s coming soon. In a couple of weeks, we'll begin dropping trailers for the new expanded show. 
13/01/24·4m 40s

The Episode I was Too Afraid to Publish

Danusia reflects on the only episode she didn’t publish and the reasons why. Join her in celebrating, and closing out the last episode of the pod – and hear about what’s in store in the next chapter. In this episode you’ll hear: > What happened when Danusia made a tiny list of guests she didn’t want on the pod - and how Katie Hopkins (no.1 slot)  became her guest; > How the Katie Hopkins interview went and why it sat unpublished on Danusia’s podcast shelf for so long; > Moments from this interview that left Danusia agitated - including how this sharpened her need to review who gets voice; > How Danusia ‘drawing lines’ on what can and cannot be said and what gets to be made public impacted her thinking; > Why the distinction Danusia explores between freedom of speech and safety for women and marginalised people, is crucial; > Why hearing from people with different views has nothing to do with seeking agreement - and how this matters for our children; > How this process sparked the future of the pod. “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass”
11/10/23·35m 42s

#169: Truth - Jenna Kutcher

I’m joined today by Jenna Kutcher author, host of Goal Digger marketing podcast, mum of 2 and insta influencer with something like a million+ followers. This episode called TRUTH delves deeps into Jenna’s book called, “How are you REALLY?” and I ask her quite a few pressing questions. These include when we talk privilege as she recounts in her book how everything she’s ever wanted she’s asked for, which I wanted to know more about as it seems just that bit too, let’s say, simple. And there’s a whole big question about being safe leaders by partnering with people who aren’t harmful to women. That’s such a massive responsibility. I wanted to hear her take on this. The episode is a meaty convo with lots of connecting flavour, which means it’s juicy. Let me know what you think on hello@schoolformothers.com.   “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now! 
03/05/23·30m 47s

#168: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

SFM host Danusia Malina-Derben takes on the role of guest on the “What’s the worst that could happen?” podcast. Hosted by multi-award winning business lawyer Suzanne Dibble, Danusia chats to her about the worst-case legal scenarios that have, and unfortunately did, rear their ugly head, and importantly how she dealt with them – this is all covered in a fun and light-hearted way, but with serious undertone. Danusia reveals what happened when IP for a mega media project was taken and in a separate corporate project when as advisor to a CEO, her client died unexpectedly. Both instances are not run of the mill and involved potential loss of substantial revenue. Listen in to hear what happened!   “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!
28/09/22·32m 16s

#167: Modernising Fatherhood

SFM host Danusia Malina-Derben takes on the role of guest on the “Father Daughter Dance” podcast hosted by Tim Taylor. Together we discuss the path forward to take on the challenges of being the best Dad possible. We talk about how a reframing of fathers roles and responsibilities is something that’s widely desired by many men but only slowly being enacted. Of course we talk about how women can, and must help and ways that we hurt efforts to ‘get there’. Lastly, we also touch on my relationship with my father and how it evolved particularly towards the end of his life. “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now! 
21/09/22·1h 9m

Alcohol Free Life - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

SFM host Danusia Malina-Derben takes on the role of guest on a brilliant podcast about sober life, One for the Road, hosted by Grey area drinking coach, Dave Wilson. You can find him on insta @soberdave and while you’re there follow us on @school.for.mothers.podcast. “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!
17/07/22·1h 3m

#166: FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: How to Be a Happier Dad

Interview Time with a Difference as I’m the one answering all the questions. Suzy Walker from Metro.co.uk asked me how men can reject toxic masculinity and become happier dads. So I told her! It was a big Father’s Day celebration with a splash of tough love taken from my book SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood. See what you think  “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now! 
29/06/22·17m 1s

#165: SPUNK: My New Book on Fatherhood

Celebration time in today’s episode. I’ve written a book due out at the end of the month all about fathers, and fatherhood identity. This is so exciting to share especially as it involved research with 1500+ men, and is my second book in a year! SPUNK, which is also the title of my new book, is me sharing why I chose this title (sidenote for all the “mansplainers”, I really do understand what the word means), what the meaning of this word originally was and how it relates to modern fatherhood right now. In reading the introduction to you, I hope I whet your appetite for more because the research findings are fascinating. A perfect gift for Father’s Day and anytime you want to check out why fathers behave as they do, this is how one reviewer described SPUNK, “This book makes me want to be a better father. Even better it shows me how”. Can’t say fairer than that, right?! “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!
29/05/22·22m 12s

FIERCE: Building Your Impactful Career - Vanessa Vallely OBE - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

FIERCELY serving others - that’s what my guest this week is all about. In this episode I’m joined by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and *so* much more. I explore with Vanessa: Why serving others is where it’s at Keeping up our resilience “Questionable” choices Important questions  Read the full show notes over on our website >>>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/80-fierce-vanessa-vallely/
27/02/22·37m 15s

#164: GRIEF: Being A Mother Without A Mum - Georgina Fuller

My guest for this special episode is freelance journalist and speaker, Georgina Fuller. She’s been a journalist for over 15 years and has written for everyone from Take a Break to Tatler.  In this episode I discuss with Georgina what not having a mother means when you’re a mother yourself, the things most missed and dealing with grief.  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/being-a-mother-without-a-mum-on-mothers-day-georgie-fuller/
23/02/22·45m 29s

#163: BOND: The Power + Influence Of The Mother-Daughter Relationship - Harriet Malina-Derben

What does the BOND between a mother and daughter mean when they’re *both* adults? I’m joined by Harriet Malina-Derben, my right-hand-woman and eldest daughter, for a candid conversation exploring the importance of that bond. Harriet shares why she’s keen to keep the matriarchal line strong and how she sees her role of adult daughter. We talk Shrill (no spoilers, promise), angsty teen years and hormones. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
16/02/22·28m 1s

CHANGE: Menopause Unplugged - Meg Mathews - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

It’s like puberty for the middle aged and yet ~nobody~ is talking about it. This week we delve into the issues surrounding this “taboo” topic, with our guest Meg Mathews. As Founder of Megs Menopause, Meg empowers women through honest and frank discussion of all things menopause. Meg believes that we can’t find harmony and resonance within ourselves without truly understanding what is happening in our bodies. I couldn’t agree more.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
13/02/22·1h 2m

#162: LIES: The Impossible Dream Of Having It All – Christine Armstrong

Do you feel like you’ve been hearing the same conversations about working parents for years, yet not enough has changed? This week my guest, Christine Armstrong, shares how she’s on a mission to blow apart the LIES about working parents and instead dig into the truths of what actually works. There’s a false narrative that if you just work harder everything will be fine, regardless of the struggles of balancing motherhood with a career. While you may feel you’re alone in these struggles, this is not the case. Yet having this conversation with other women can only take us so far. For real progress to be made we need to engage men and leadership as well. Christine discusses how we can achieve this, while also providing tips & strategies that will help you stay sane(ish) as a working parent. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
09/02/22·51m 4s

#161: GRAY: Letting Yourself Be You - Anne Kreamer

Can GRAY be more powerful than we imagine? I’m joined by recovering television executive, author, and serial entrepreneur: Anne Kreamer to explore the power of gray (and other things too). From hair dye to empowerment; this episode covers a lot! 
02/02/22·38m 48s

COME: Tips On Choosing Sex Toys - Sarah Forbes - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

There’s no room for taboos on this show. Join Sarah Forbes, sexual culturalist, and I as we explore the wonderful realm of SEX TOYS. From their humble beginnings centuries ago (really!), to the famous Rabbit and into the world of 21st century sextech - no stone is left unturned. We discuss the benefits of sex toys in amping up your sex life alone & with a partner plus how to promote sex positivity within the home. As Sarah, former curator of NYC’s Museum of Sex, says “You have all kinds of accessories in your life. Why not have another that brings you pleasure?” Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
30/01/22·1h 10m

#160: STRENGTH: Creating Success From It All - Dr Shoshana Garfield

How do we not let past trauma define us? Join me, as Dr. Shoshana Garfield shares how to convert pain (anything uncomfortable and more) in our goosebump inducing, life-changing conversation. As she says we are each dealt a stack of cards and we play them - hers included being SOLD as a 4 year to sadists to support her mother’s drug addiction. Hear how Shoshana played her cards, and thrives. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
26/01/22·52m 19s

#159: PLONK: Living A Sober Life - Clare Pooley

Is sobriety boring? I’m joined by Claire Pooley, author of The Sober Diaries, as we dive into the realities of getting sober. Claire was a secret drinker, but soon ‘wine o’clock’ started to get out of hand. Now she shares her experiences of beating addictions with others to help those in the same situation and make sober less shameful.  Clare is upbeat and positive while remaining well researched and informative, our conversation is a real treat. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram ● School for Mothers Patreon
19/01/22·52m 9s

CORE: Why Being A Good Enough Mother IS Success - Joanna Fortune - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Well, isn’t this quite the topic! Dr Joanna Fortune is a Psychotherapist, Media Consultant, Podcast host and Author of the 15 Minute Parenting Series. In this episode we question exactly what being a good mother *even* means and how doing your “enough” is absolutely perfect.  Read the full show notes over on our website >> >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/being-a-good-enough-mother-dr-joanna-fortune-sunday-supplement  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
16/01/22·42m 32s

#158: LAID: Claiming Your Sexual Self - Steph D

It’s safe to say this is a NSFW podcast! Grab a set of headphones and buckle up. This week I’m joined by Steph D a commercial lawyer and sex positive blogger known as The Wicked Jade. Steph blogs about sex, lingerie and kink; and how she gets her lady-boner on. During the episode we cover how mothers are sexual beings (duh), ‘volume’ dating after 22 years of marriage, the under-representation of asian women in the body & sex positivity movement and SO much more.  It’s an episode filled with awesome self-acceptance, love and hot tips. Read the full show notes over on our website (and see that sexy full body paint!) School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
12/01/22·1h 5m

#157: KIND: Finding Time To Nourish Yourself - Zoe Blaskey

This ep is all about being KIND to ourselves. Zoe Blaskey, founder of Motherkind joins me for a conversation all about wellness and nourishment. 2021's been a full on year for everyone, but *especially* for parents juggling careers, care, homeschool and everything else. This episode explores the importance of finding time to nourish ourselves in and amongst the juggle. Read the full show notes over on our website >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/107-kind-zoe-blaskey/
05/01/22·36m 15s

HEART: On Sharing Home Chores (Fairly) - Joy Foster, Rebekah Bostan and Evelini Quarrell - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Sick and tired of being the one to think about *E - V - E - R - Y - T - H - I - N - G* at home - from birthday gifts, cleaning {or organising the cleaner}, planning life, + remembering to put the bins out—basically the whole shebang? You’re not alone. Lockdown’s been a magnifying glass on all those niggling chores that nobody else picks up. If you could, would you renegotiate sharing these domestics and who thinks about them? The mundane repetitive stuff that has to be done by someone. But does it need to be you? Course not. Join my guests and I, as we explore exactly how to divvy up the domestics fairly. I’m joined by guests: Joy Foster - Founder of Tech Pixies Rebekah Bostan - Corporate Professional and Diversity Advocate Evelini Quarrell - Podcast Host This episode is the audio of a LIVE roundtable I filmed with my guest over in the School for Mothers Group - come join us here
02/01/22·1h 2m

#156: GOD: When Faith + Business Work Together - Joy Foster

What keeps us going through dark times? I'm joined by Joy Foster to discuss her relationship with faith and GOD.  We all have faith, whether that’s in GOD, people, ourselves, or something completely different. We explore where this faith comes from and how it can guide us when everything seems hopeless. This is a topic which is surprisingly close to home for me as I had a deeply religious upbringing (and yes I was educated at a convent with nuns in wimples!). Our conversation heads to some dark places as we discuss Joy’s father’s suicide and history of mental health issues in her family. Joy provides invaluable insight into how to get through profound personal tragedy. Unsurprisingly, this is a highly emotional conversation, so you might want to have tissues close at hand. TRIGGER WARNING - Suicide Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
15/12/21·59m 7s

#155: FROST - Xmas Peace After Separation + Divorce - Nina Farr

Navigating Christmas with separation and divorce in the mix? Today’s episode with Nina Farr is all about making this season as drama-free as possible. Let’s face it, Christmas can be an intense time, adding a new family setup/grief/conflict (and whatever else) into the mix is tough. This ep is a thought provoking view from someone who equips couples with practical advice and tips to move forward positively over Christmas and beyond.
08/12/21·46m 31s

Motherhood - Emma Stroud - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

In this episode I’m a guest on Emma Stroud’s entertaining podcast called “Clowning Around”. Fast paced, funny and poignant – watch out for Emma’s sidekick clown who makes her appearance. This is an episode like no other.
05/12/21·1h 6m

#154: LEAD: Blending Leadership, Kids + More

In this episode I’m a guest on Nicky Patrick’s fabulous podcast called ‘It’s Somewhere in the Bottom of my Handbag”. What I love about this show is the way Nicky asks guests to speak about one topic – she hits record and off guests go. Here’s me talking about work life balance.
01/12/21·14m 38s

#153: RISE: Helping our Girls Succeed - Jo Wimble-Groves

Together, we must and can advance in making sure girls rising in this world becomes a sustained reality. This is the heart of my conversation with tech entrepreneur, Jo Wimble-Groves who is also mum of 3, an author and passionate advocate for women and girls. Her book Rise of the Girl engages with how to help our daughters fulfil their potential and achieve success in this challenging world. Our girls show us starkly that they are struggling and Jo and I talk about this toll on relationships, friendships, mental wellness, academic progress and more. This is not an episode that follows the seven conversation starters Jo suggests in her book (though we touch on these topics including poor self-esteem, low self-worth and lack of self-belief). Buy the book for that friends. Instead, we ponder the plight of boys and young men as well as why, right now, Jo had to start with the rise of girls. This is a crucial conversation...    “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now! 
24/11/21·24m 3s

Living a Whup-Ass LARGE Life - Charlotte Avery - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

I’m joined today by Charlotte Avery author, speaker, and entrepreneur who is fiercely committed to helping women go from overwhelmed to living a whup-ass life. As The Family Strategist™, she draws upon her experiences as the wife of one, mother of seven, and owner of no pets to give moms the tools they need to define for themselves what it means to have it all. Which is interesting because between Charlotte and I we’re mothers to 17 children - in this episode you’ll hear deep wisdom about how not to get lost in your kids from two women who (believe me) know! Trust me if you’ve ever wondered how to be you and have kids this is an episode you won’t want to miss.  “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now! 
21/11/21·38m 8s

#152: LONE: Normalising non-traditional routes to Parenthood - Liv Thorne

What happens when you get to 37 and you're single, and being a mother is the only thing you’ve ever truly wanted? My special guest this week is Liv Thorne, director of a web agency, who made the increasingly popular and big decision to go it alone. She bought some sperm and off she went. Easy? Not at all. Liv charted her journey to motherhood in her amazing book, Liv’s Alone. We talk everything you’ve always wanted to know about getting pregnant without a partner, being professionally single, and how it’s panning out for her as a solo mama… “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now
17/11/21·37m 34s

#151: SEEN: Shaping the children of tomorrow - Desriee Asomuyide

Today I bring you the story of one woman’s determination to make sure her son and children like him are represented in products around them. Surely not a lot to ask but Desriee Asomuyide found otherwise and like the BADASS that she is she got up and did something about it. In this episode you’ll hear why representation brands are on the rise (big YES) and why every school must equip themselves with products to mirror the diversity of all people.  Desriee Asomuyide discovered that the UK market for educational flashcards representing children of colour was non-existent. It was important that her one year old son Isaiah, and other children like him, see themselves represented through educational and developmental resources. Little Omo was born. This episode is for everyone, friends.    “I love Danusia and School for Mothers” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!  
10/11/21·23m 32s

Having Children and A WHOLE Life - ERICKA SOUTER - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Leave behind the idea that you can’t be a mother and have a life - it would be great to say that it’s ridiculous in 2021 for this to even be a topic of conversation, but yes, my guest Ericka Sóuter and I really ARE talking about exactly this. Ericka’s an author, journalist and parenting expert and a nationally recognized voice in parenting news and parenting advice. A regular contributor on Good Morning America and other national broadcast outlets, it’s her job to speak to parents across the country to stay on top of the issues, controversies, and trends most affecting families today. Her work appears on the Bump, What to Expect, CafeMom, and Mom.com, all high-traffic parenting sites that reach millions of mums each month. Her writing has also been featured in People magazine, Us Weekly, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Self and WebMD. Expect strong opinions, real talk, and straightforward advice on how to be a mother AND have a life.    “I love Danusia and School for Mothers” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!  
07/11/21·50m 57s

#150: BROKE: Mothers are NOT Broke - Anna Cusack

Join me as I connect with Anna Cusack,  a Motherhood Revolutionist who is also an author, podcaster, blogger and speaker. Through evidence-based information and inspirational, actionable content Anna reaches thousands of women every yea about traditional postpartum care, breastfeeding support, sociology and exercise physiology to guide women through their transition to parenthood and early years of mothering. You can find her book “Mama, You’re Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood” online, and listen in on the “Motherhood Made Magic” podcast wherever you access shows  In our conversation we chew over how women are the default carers (and that this must change, and how)  - in fact we’re the default for pretty well most things?! Because although we’re bombarded with messages that tell us our mothering is broken,  Anna and I bust this bullshit and rally cry the fantastic job mothers do, on the daily.  Listen in for your injection of recognition.         “I love Danusia and School for Mothers” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!  
03/11/21·32m 6s

#149: SHINE: Celebrating Muslim Women in Business - Jennifer Ogunyemi

My guest in this episode, Jennifer Ogunyemi, is a pro when it comes to showing up intentionally and radiating confidence. Jennifer is a business owner, author, business mentor, speaker, mother & wife. She’s the founder of Sisters in Business which aims to support women from all walks of life on their entrepreneurial journey. Jennifer’s firm belief that female entrepreneurs can be crazy successful entrepreneurs without compromising our values and beliefs or our family and community roles shines through in everything she does including in our conversation. She’s passionate about representation, religious diversity and Inclusion. Prior to founding Sisters In Business Jennifer built a 10 year career within the NHS working with diverse and vulnerable communities spanning from Maternity health, Project management, community development and GP management. She decided to step away and focus on what she care about the most – changing the narrative of the Muslim business woman. When she isn't planning the next amazing networking event, you'll often find her playing pranks with her kids, mentoring her business sisters, or busy brainstorming ways to bring more value to her community! “I love Danusia and School for Mothers” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!
27/10/21·31m 59s

No-Nonsense PR tips for Busy Entrepreneurs - Lucy Werner - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Visibility in your business feel like an uphill battle even though you know getting noticed is a must have? PR guru and strategy ninja, Lucy Werner joins me to bring her no nonsense PR goldmine tips and lowdown. Self promotion doesn’t have to be perfect, but it needs to be real and Lucy shares how.  As founder of The Wern, a consultancy for publicity & design, Lucy has 17 years of publicity experience both in-house and for some of London’s top agencies. In May 2021, she created HypeYourself.com an online DIY PR & brand platform for small businesses. She’s written the best-selling book Hype Yourself and her second book Brand Yourself is written with the co-founder of her two children and creative director Hadrien Chatelet. She’s worked with hundreds of creative entrepreneurs and teaches on all things publicity for spaces such as Cass Business School, Hatch Enterprise, University of the Arts London, Courier magazine and Second Home. “I love Danusia and School for Mothers” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!
24/10/21·45m 44s

#148: SOUL: Stitching the Sacred into Daily Life - Rebecca Campbell

What’s Soul really all about? And how possible is it to live a ‘sacred’ life once we become mothers? I ask world renowned writer, mystic, poet, mother, channel and creative, Rebecca Campbell, this and more. We explore how to stitch sacred soul into the daily rhythmns of busy mothering and all the paradoxes that this brings.  By the way, Rebecca believes that we ARE nature and all of her creations are in devotion to the beauty of nature and weaving the soul back into everyday life. Rebecca is a best selling author of Rise Sister Rise, Letters to a Starseed, The Work Your LightOracle, The Starseed Oracle and Light Is The New Black and her books and oracle decks are published in over 20 languages. She’s also featured in Vogue, Stylist, Red, Cleo, Oprah and the Style column of the Sunday Times, Rebecca's work has been recognised globally and she’s won a multitude of awards for writing, devotion and creativity.  “I love Danusia and School for Mothers” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!
20/10/21·42m 0s

#147: MIND: Motherhood and Sophrology - Dominique Antiglio

Are you into Sophrology? If not, after my conversation with Dominique Antiglio, you might well want to be! Dominique is a Sophrologist, author and founder of BeSophro, a global Sophrology platform which The Guardian newspaper calls the “dynamic young cousin” of mindfulness. Dominique specialises in sleep and stress management, anxiety reduction and burn-out prevention. Her best-selling book “The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology” was the first widely published book on Sophrology in English and Dominique and her book are now the leading authority on the subject.
13/10/21·38m 43s

Comfort Foods for All the Family - Rebecca Wilson - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Sunday Times bestselling author, Rebecca Wilson recently released her third cookbook, Family Comforts: Simple, Heart Warming Food to Enjoy Together and in this episode we tuck into chat about homely foods and how to feed ourselves and our families easily. Rebecca is a mother, recipe developer, author and founder of the popular social channel @rebeccawilsonfood   Born out of her popular Instagram page @WhatMummyMakes, (now rebranded to @RebeccaWilsonFood), Rebecca’s down-to-earth approach to family life and cooking has enabled her to resonate with an audience which continues to grow daily. A follow up to Rebecca’s bestselling debut book What Mummy Makes: Cook Just Once for You and Your Baby, her third book uses her personal experience to make the lives of busy families easier and broaden children’s culinary tastes early. This isn’t an episode full of food one up-womanship, it’s especially inspirational for the lazy cooks among us!
10/10/21·32m 22s

#146: FREE: Amplifying Trans Awareness - Petra Wenham with Loraine Wenham

I’m joined by Petra Wenham and her wife Loraine as we talk about freedom, femininity and feminism.  Petra, a mature married transgender woman regularly gives transgender awareness talks to community groups and has been featured in the Press when she became the Women’s Institute’s first trans cover girl. To find out more about Petra’s career and trans journey you can follow her over on insta https://www.instagram.com/petra_east_anglia/ 
06/10/21·46m 1s

#145: SLUG: Taboo Busting Together - Hollie McNish

Finding power in the things we’re told to hate. My guest is Hollie McNish, writer and poet. We explore her  upcoming book “SLUG and other things I was told to hate” and SO much more. We talk masturbation, grief, feminism, being blunt and of course, her poetry.  PRE-ORDER MY BOOK >>  NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood https://www.triumphpress.co/books/p/noise  Hollie McNish is a UK writer based between Glasgow and Cambridge. She has published three collections of poetry – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum – a play relating the history of UK women’s football – Offside, co-written with Sabrina Mahfouz - and one poetic memoir – Nobody Told Me – of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’ and which won the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry. Her poems have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Japanese and she has performed them worldwide alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers.Her forthcoming title – Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate – is to be released in May 2021 with Fleet, Hachette. Read the full show notes over on our website: >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/118-slug-hollie-mcnish/ School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
29/09/21·35m 56s

The Complexities of Disability - Rebekah Taussig - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Rebekah Taussig, aka @sitting_pretty, joins me to crack open the disability narrative. We talk stereotypes, limitless potential and the beautiful nuanced stories Rebekah shares in her upcoming book Sitting Pretty (August 2020).Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/94-sit-rebekah-taussig/
26/09/21·37m 58s

#144: CHANGE: Menopause Unplugged - Meg Mathews

It’s like puberty for the middle aged and yet ~nobody~ is talking about it. This week we delve into the issues surrounding this “taboo” topic, with our guest Meg Mathews. As Founder of Megs Menopause, Meg empowers women through honest and frank discussion of all things menopause. Meg believes that we can’t find harmony and resonance within ourselves without truly understanding what is happening in our bodies. I couldn’t agree more.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
22/09/21·1h 2m

#143: CALL: How to Recognise and Challenge Everyday Racism - Uju Asika

Bringing up race with our kids. Blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant Uju Asika joins me to share exactly how we can raise kinder kids. We explore how Gen Z have the opportunity to change the world and our role as parents in this. As Uju says, we have to be “actively inclusive”.  Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger (babesabouttown.com), digital consultant (mothersandshakers.net) and author of the book Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, published in September 2020 by Yellow Kite (Hachette UK). Uju lives in Islington, north London with her husband and two football-mad boys. Follow Uju @babesabouttown on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook
15/09/21·40m 56s

How to Find Your Courage - Kaye Adams - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Having the NERVE to do big and bold things. My guest this week is broadcaster and author, Kaye Adams. A UK household name, Kaye’s known for her candour on-screen. We explore having the nerve to be transparent & open, the nerves of menopause and so much more.  About my guest, Kaye Adams: Kaye is a regular panellist on ITV's Loose Women for 20 years on and off and the original anchor with Nadia Sawalha . She’s bombed off Celebrity Masterchef, won Celebrity Mastermind, and was completely humiliated on Total Wipeout. Kaye presents The Kaye Adams programme on BBC Radio Scotland Mon-Thurs, 9-12. She’s also co-authored, with Vicky Allan, STILL HOT! 42 Brilliantly Honest Menopause Stories. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
12/09/21·54m 45s

#142: LUST: Rekindle your Libido - Shahzadi Harper

How do we take control of our libido? Women’s Wellbeing and Menopause Doctor; Dr Shahzadi Harper, joins me to share her wisdom on libido-boosting. Shahzadi says "It's not just about sex. It's a life force. It's the joy of living. It’s an energy." Listen in for actionable steps to connect and strengthen your libido.  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/lessons-on-libido-dr-shahzadi-harper 
08/09/21·35m 7s

#141: STRIDE: Getting What you Want - Michelle Griffith-Robinson

What does it take to be an Olympian? In this week's episode STRIDE, Michelle Griffith-Robinson former Olympic athlete shares how she finds focus, builds inner strength and goes after what she wants in life. Listen to this powerful and uplifting conversation on resilience and how the Olympic values impact her approach to life.   WHAT WE COVER Michelle’s Olympic journey What it is REALLY like to be a high performer and elite athlete Danusia shares why she didn't (!) let her daughter go to dancing lessons Michelle shares how she teaches her children to become the best version of themselves The power of having different “teams” for different events Tips on building inner strength & resilience Wisdom on how to build resilience in children About Michelle Griffith-Robinson Michelle Griffith-Robinson is a former Olympic athlete, speaker and mother of three. She represented Great Britain for over two decades in the Triple jump. Michelle was the first woman to have jumped over 14 metres in the Commonwealth and joins only a handful of women in the UK to have done this. Michelle naturally followed her passion for helping others by setting up a successful personal training company in 1999. She has trained many celebrities including Mel B and Gail Porter to name a few.   Michelle is also one of the lead mentors for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust – which helps young people get their ‘lives back on track'. In 2016, Michelle appeared on a BBC lifeline appeal alongside Dame Kelly Holmes and was one of the guest speakers alongside Dame Kelly Holmes at the Institute of Directors Conference at the Royal Albert Hall. Michelle regularly speaks in schools and corporate companies about high performance and ‘winning at life’ KEY QUOTES: “Don't give me half, because half doesn't do anyone any favours” Michelle “Don't leave any stone unturned because your options are there” Michelle “I teach my children life is not fair. The fact is, we don't start from the same place in life” Danusia RESOURCES Connect with Michelle: Website Michelle’s Facebook Michelle’s Instagram Michelle’s Twitter Michelle’s Youtube channel The Olympic values video   MORE FROM SFM Join SFM private FB Community: School For Mothers Group Take a look around SFM website: www.schoolformothers.com Sign up for your FREE Me Sheets: www.schoolformothers.com/mesheets MORE FROM *YOU* Like what you hear? If SO, be sure to subscribe to the School for Mothers Podcast on iTunes. Or Stitcher. Or Google Play. If you’re feeling extra kind, SFM would be really grateful if you’d leave a review over on iTunes, too. These reviews help other mamas find the podcast and they’re also fun to go in and read. Just click here to Leave us a rating + review!, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you! Use the hashtag #SFMpodcast to join the conversation on social media. Want to join Danusia on a future episode? Get in touch using the form HERE.
01/09/21·49m 8s

#140: SHIFT - Ana Paula Tediosi

This week I’m exploring ambition and motherhood with Anna Paula Tediosi, author of Ambition Factor: Rewriting the story of working mothers. I question what ambition for mothers looks like across different cultures. We talk working motherhood, different types of ambition, and how we can increase (not decrease) our ambition whilst raising kids.   Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood   About my guest, Ana Paula Tediosi: Swiss Brazilian working mother, Ana lives in Zurich with her husband and two children. She plays an active role in Zurich’s community of working women, blogs about working mothers life’s since 2018, founded her own publishing house Birdhaus Writing& Publishing, has published two books, and works as a lifescience professional since over 20 years. Her book, Ambition Factor: Rewriting the story of working mothers (2021) is a discovery journey about the reality of ambitious professional mothers today. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
21/07/21·29m 23s

Loving Sober Life - Kate Baily & Mandy Manners - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Is a glass of wine the escape that mothers really need? My guests today are Kate Baily and Mandy Manners, authors of Love Yourself Sober: A Self-Care Guide to Alcohol-Free Living for Busy Mothers. We explore the role of alcohol in relationships, motherhood + "mummy-wine" and the marketing of alcohol. If you're wondering whether alcohol has a place in your life anymore or you're already sober, this conversation explores the many joys of a sober life.  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood About my guests, Kate Baily and Mandy Manners:  Kate Baily and Mandy Manners - Sobriety & wellbeing coaches, authors, speakers, coach trainers. Founders of Love Sober - which provides support for women to get, stay and LOVE Sober through courses, connection and the Love Sober podcast. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
14/07/21·50m 48s

#139: STILL HOT! - Danusia Malina-Derben

Every menopause has its own story - and here’s mine. In this episode I share a part of my own journey - which was included in Kaye Adams and Vicky Allan’s book STILL HOT! As Kaye and Vicky say “Let's rejoice as we step free of the menopausal closet. The menopause is not one story, but many and diverse . . . and, whatever your experience, you are not alone.” My story was included alongside household names like Lorraine Kelly, Baroness Warsi, Anthea Turner, Michelle Heaton and Trinny Woodall and many more.    Buy Kaye Adams & Vicky Allan’s book STILL HOT!  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood Listen to Kaye Adams’ SFM episode here Listen to Vicky Allan’s SFM episode here   School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
14/07/21·16m 16s

#138: PLAN - Alessandra Olanow

"Life is undulating". My guest this week is illustrator Alessandra Olanow and we're exploring all things PLAN, or rather when things don't quite go as planned. Alessandra shares how she pivoted in the wake of her divorce and the death of her mother. We also explore how going off-piste from plans is opportunity for growth, healing and magic. Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood About my guest, Alessandra Olanow: Alessandra Olanow is an illustrator whose clients include major brands such as Bergdorf Goodman, Clinique, Yahoo, Urban Outfitters, West Elm, and Uniqlo, as well as major print and online publications including the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Goop, Cherry Bombe, A Cup of Jo, Variety, Shape Magazine, Parents magazine, Rachael Ray magazine, and Bon Appétit. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her daughter Coco. This is her first book. She lives with her daughter in Brooklyn, NYC. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram    
07/07/21·40m 6s

How To Live Playfully - Emma Worrollo - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Play is a powerful thing - but how do we bring more of it into busy (and stressful!) lives? That's exactly what this Sunday Supplement with Emma Worrollo is answering. We explore the power of play, why it's important for kids and adults, and how we can become more playful in our daily lives. From playful decorating tips to playful philosophy - this ep is chock full of playful advice! Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Emma Worrollo: Emma is an expert in play and kid-culture and committed to empowering people to #liveplayfully. She's founded an international insight agency advising the world's largest brands on how to connect with emerging generations. Emma has also grown an Instagram community sharing philosophies on modern motherhood and the role of play in mental health. She has 3 kids, sort of built a skate park in the garden, and swims all year round in the sea. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
04/07/21·35m 28s

#137: WOMB - Dr. Anna Smajdor

Unpacking the evolutionary pressure of being a woman. My guest this week is Dr. Anna Smajdor and we're exploring the pressure on women to reproduce and become mothers - and what that means in reality for us as individuals and a collective. We question whether men are put under pressure in the same way, the ethics of the motherhood experience, and the ways that motherhood *hasn't* progressed or innovated like the rest of society. Join us for this chunky episode packed full of thought-provoking and myth-busting ideas.  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Dr. Anna Smajdor: Anna is an associate professor of practical philosophy at the University of Oslo - working in the field of reproductive ethics. Anna has written extensively on questions about reproductive technology and particularly interested in the relationship between the needs of society for new citizens, and the interests of women, as those who are tasked with gestating and giving birth to these new citizens. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
30/06/21·41m 2s

#136: RAISE - Lorraine Candy

Raising teen girls - does it have to be hard...?! Lorraine Candy joins me to talk about the realities of raising teen girls - the subject of her new Sunday Times Bestselling book, ‘Mum, What’s Wrong with You?’: 101 Things Only Mothers of Teenage Girls Know. I question whether the teen years really have to be so hard and what's the best way forward for mothers. Join us for this refreshingly honest convo on what Lorraine calls "the most challenging years of parenthood".  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Lorraine Candy: Lorraine Candy is a mother of four and an award-winning journalist with over a decade of experience writing about parenting in national newspapers and magazines, including columns with the Sunday Times Magazine and Daily Mail. She is also the co-host of the chart-topping lifestyle podcast Postcards from Midlife, which features the stories of spirited midlife women and tackles parenting adolescents. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Sunday Times Style, ELLE and Cosmopolitan, she is now focusing full-time on writing. Lorraine is a keen open-water swimmer and dog lover and grew up in Cornwall. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
23/06/21·39m 33s

Ambition + Motherhood - Kirsty Kianifard - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

What does it take to keep fanning the flames of our own ambition whilst raising kids? Entrepreneur and Wellness Business Coach, Kirsty Kianifard joins me for an episode exploring how we can set ourselves and our families up for success, whatever that may look like for each of us. We talk raising children with special needs, embedding our achievements and unpacking what ambition *really* is.   Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Kirsty Kianifard: Kirsty is a Wellness Business Coach supporting impact-driven, female wellness entrepreneurs master their message and uplevel their income whilst creating more freedom in their life and business. Her own award-winning wellness business is based in Brighton and Hove.  School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
20/06/21·42m 20s

#135: RAGE - Julie Graham

What's the problem with being an angry woman? This week I'm joined by actress and writer Julie Graham to explore all things RAGE. Yes, we're tapping into the power of all things anger and more. We cover: Fierce Feminism Why we aren't "allowed" to show rage or anger How this holds us back Menopause + Mental Health Why being attractive is 100% not our job  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Julie Graham:  Julie Graham is an actress and writer. She's been a firm favourite in UK television for 35 years, with her best-known credits including At Home With The Braithwaites, William And Mary, Shetland, Being Eileen, Benidorm, Bletchley Circle and her most recent project Dun Breedin' - a Youtube comedy-drama created remotely during lockdown.  School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
16/06/21·33m 12s

#134: DOSE - Maxine Laceby

Looking for a dose of inspiration? I'm joined by my guest, entrepreneur, and founder of Absolute Collagen Maxine Laceby, to talk all things business + motherhood, menopause, SAHM and the power of stripping back to build up again (and SO much more). Maxine shares her journey from 25 years as a Stay at Home Mother to going to University at 50 and onto award-winning entrepreneurship.  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Maxine Laceby:  Maxine is an award-winning businesswoman, who founded her business from her kitchen table with no formal training and after 25 years as a stay-at-home mother. She discovered the benefits of taking collagen while boiling up bone broth in her kitchen, and realised there was a gap in the market.  School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
09/06/21·34m 26s

Black Maternal Health - Mars Lord - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

"We need to start looking at what it is to see black people thriving because the floor is not a good enough bar". My guest, Mars Lord, has the mic to say what needs to be said on the topic of Black Maternity. This is a no-holds-barred, clarion call for change to be made. We cover racism in maternity and beyond, what the government needs to do and how we can create positive change too.  Watch The Black Maternity Scandal: Dispatches with Rochelle Humes episode here Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Mars Lord: Double award winning doula and birth activist Mars Lord has been a birth keeper for well over a decade. After attending the Paramana Doula course with Michel Odent and Lilliana Lammers, a spark was lit within her and the passion that she discovered for birth and supporting parents has fired her soul ever since. She has had the privilege of working with hundreds of families. A birth activist, with a desire to see the ‘colouring in of the landscape of birth’ and finding out the reasons for the maternal and neonatal morbidity rates amongst the BAME community, Mars created Abuela Doulas a doula preparation course primarily, but not exclusively, for women of colour. Her desire for reproductive justice led to the creation of the ‘Reproductive Justice Retreat’. Mars speaks out against cultural safety and reproductive justice and racism in maternity services (and beyond) regularly in the media. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
06/06/21·45m 38s

#133: MAKE - Dr. Pam Spurr

Making a life that incorporates all of our talents. Today's guest Dr. Pam Spurr, a self-help expert, psychologist, and now painter. We explore what it takes to MAKE a vibrant and fulfilling life in and amongst motherhood (during university studies), big careers and busy family life. Pam shares her experiences as a relationships expert in the media and how she's returned back to one of her first passions; painting.  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Dr. Pam Spurr:  Dr. Pam Spurr is a well-known relationships, well-being, and self-help expert, life coach and media psychologist, as well as an award-winning radio presenter and TV guest/pundit - and now painter. Pam has always promoted powerful messages of empowerment in her media work and in her private practice. From radio show host, relationships columnist and resident behaviour and relationship expert for Big Brother (and more!).  School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
02/06/21·38m 30s

#132: RULES - Glynnis Macnicol

What are the "rules" of being a woman? Do they include becoming a mother? This week's episode is all about whether motherhood is a calling and what that means for women who don't become mothers. My guest this week is author Glynnis MacNicol. In 2018 her memoir, No One Tells You This, Glynnis explores the question "If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then?" and how that impacted her as she turned 40, single and child-free. We get right into the RULES of womanhood and, most importantly, how women everywhere are striving to subvert them.  Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Glynnis MacNicol: Glynnis MacNicol is a writer and the author of No One Tells You This: A Memoir (S&S, 2018). Her work has appeared in print and online for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Cut, New York Daily News, W, Town & Country, The Globe & Mail, The Daily Beast, GEN, and ELLE, where she was a contributing writer. She lives in New York City. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
26/05/21·55m 23s

Post Pandemic Motherhood - Katherine Goldstein - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

It’s time to get real about the impacts of the pandemic on motherhood. It’s not just homeschooling that’s taken a toll on us all, it’s as if motherhood has gone under a microscope and there’s no returning to normal. My guest Katherine Goldstein, host of the Double Shift Podcast, and I explore: Why it’s time to choose anger over guilt Who has to step up to intensive parenting Making motherhood political Why this isn’t our problem Whether women are leaving the workforce or are we forced out? Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Katherine Goldstein:  Katherine Goldstein is the creator and host of The Double Shift Podcast a reported show the challenges the status quo of motherhood in America. An award-winning journalist, speaker, and media entrepreneur, Katherine is extensively quoted as an expert in issues facing working mothers in the NYTimes, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and on WNYC and NPR. A Harvard Nieman Fellow, ‘17, She runs Double Shift Productions as an independent journalism company out of Durham, N.C., where she lives with her husband, five-year-old, and twin babies. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
23/05/21·36m 20s

#131: HELP - Jessica Friedman

Finding what helps us come back to mental wellness, in and amongst motherhood. For episode #130, I’m joined by writer and author Jessica Friedmann. In this no-holds-barred conversation we explore the mental health and political impact of motherhood and Jessica’s journey with PPD and maternal mental illness. Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood    About my guest, Jessica Friedmann: Jessica Friedmann is a writer and editor based in Braidwood, New South Wales. Her writing has appeared in Australian and international publications such as The Guardian, the Australian Financial Review, and The Globe and Mail, as well as literary journals such as The Rumpus and LitHub, and she has worked as an editor and publications manager at independent publications Going Down Swinging, Dumbo Feather, and the Australian Poetry Journal. Her first book, Things That Helped (Scribe, 2017), is a memoir in essays, which charts her experience with severe postnatal depression and anxiety. The book looks at the social, cultural, and political implications of motherhood, and asks how small rituals can help nurture us back to health. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
19/05/21·59m 6s

#130: DREAM - Justice Williams

Having the space to DREAM and think big. My guest this week is entrepreneur Justice Williams MBE. We explore Justice's journey from prison to MBE, raising black sons, the importance of role models in dreaming and her work inspiring young people to dream, which led to her MBE award.  Get my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Justice Williams: Justice Williams is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, business coach and trainer, who supports women to start and scale their business. With a career spanning more than a decade, in 2004 she began as a volunteer in the non-profit sector and has gone on to work with over 3000 individuals. Justice was awarded an MBE at the age of 28 for Services to Young People in Birmingham.  School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
06/05/21·29m 4s

#129: BOND - Elana Bell

Unpacking creativity and individuality in amongst the BOND of mothering. My guest today is published poet, sound artist, and creative alchemist, Elana Bell. This soulful + down-to-earth episode explores: The world of mother-daughter bonds Making space for creativity within motherhood Rhythms of life as a mother and the deep interiors of women’s lives Depression and PPD Elana shares on the experience of supporting her mother’s depression and how that helped their relationship and seeing the individuality of her mother and herself. One of my fave parts of this episode is when Elana tells the story of how her mother encouraged her to be the fullest expression of herself.   Get my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood    About my guest, Elana Bell: Elana Bell is a published poet, sound artist, and creative alchemist. Her passion is connecting people to their creative life force energy for healing, transformation, and artistic expression. Elana is the author of Mother Country, a book of poems about motherhood, fertility, and mental illness. Her debut collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and brings her complex heritage as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors to consider the difficult question of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Elana teaches poetry to first-year acting students at the Juilliard School and sings with the Resistance Revival Chorus, a group of womxn activists and musicians committed to bringing joy and song to the resistance movement School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
05/05/21·32m 51s

Honest (and Snarky) Motherhood with Liz Astrof - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Getting real about motherhood with sitcom writer, author, and mother...ish, Liz Astrof. In this rip-roaring episode, Liz and I talk selfishness, being a Stay at Work Mother, therapy, and whether Liz regrets having kids (she doesn’t). If you’re in the mood for snark and realness about the highs and lows of motherhood, this is the ep for you! Get my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Liz Astrof: Liz Astrof is the author of DON’T WAIT UP: CONFESSIONS OF A STAY-AT-WORK MOM. An award-winning executive producer and successful sitcom writer, Liz is currently casting her sitcom pilot for Fox Network. She has worked on many shows, including The King of Queens, Raising Hope, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, and Becker. Liz lives in California with her husband, two children, two dogs and some turtles. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
02/05/21·45m 15s

#128: LOAD - Emma Clit

“Invisible and Unacknowledged” < that’s one way to describe The Mental Load. My guest for this episode is feminist cartoon artist & computer science engineer Emma Clit. We’re exploring all things MENTAL LOAD. Emma’s comic strips deftly highlight the domestic inequalities in heterosexual couples and our conversation takes a deeper look into this. We question: The link between the mental load and sex What the world would be like if the mental load was equally divided between men and women Raising kids that *don’t* expect women to be domestic managers by default And more...    Get my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood    About my guest, Emma Clit: Emma is a 40-year-old writer and computer science engineer who lives in Paris but who says she learns 'all over the place'. Emma's strips have a record of going viral. 'You Should've Asked' was viewed on blogs around the world, and an article about her in the French magazine L'Express drew 1.8 million views - a record since the site was created. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
28/04/21·33m 55s

Overcoming Challenge after Challenge - Susie Lodge - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

You know those times when you think things really can’t get any worse?…and then they do. Today’s episode is all about getting your arse kicked (by life!) and picking yourself back up again. My guest for this fab convo is Susie Lodge, Founder of Wiki Places for Kids. We get right into how to overcome obstacles over and over again in business, life, family and beyond. Get my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Susie Lodge: Susie Lodge is the founder and director of the award-winning platform Wiki Places For Kids. Available online and as IOS and android apps, wikiplacesforkids.com Is a TripAdvisor for parents looking for things to do all across the UK where everything has been added and recommended by parents. The mum of three says the app will be a game-changer for time-poor parents once the restrictions are lifted as it will ping you to let you know what is open and what safety measures are in place in venues all across the UK, saving you time from searching from site to site. School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram
25/04/21·44m 56s

#127: BLOW - Eleanor Tweddell

Dealing with the BLOWs of life. My guest today is Eleanor Tweddell author of Why Losing Your Job Could Be The Best Thing That Ever Happens To You. We're exploring the highs and lows of success + failure, anger/revenge and getting in agreement with it. Top quote from this episode's got to be "I don't give a shit anymore" Trigger warning for this episode: mention of miscarriage  About my guest, Eleanor Tweddell: After being made redundant a few years Eleanor wondered what else she could be doing. After 23 years of corporate life, working for great brands like Costa Coffee, Virgin Atlantic and Vodafone she decided to set up her own business. She wrote a blog about being out of work, and now that is the business she runs, along with her writing and her book, which was published by Penguin this autumn. She now helps people through losing their job, to make it the best thing to happen to them. Get my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram      
21/04/21·50m 36s

Parenting Beyond The Binary - Clare Willetts - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

We're challenging stereotypes in today's Sunday Supplement episode. My guest, Clare Willetts, and I explore the dangers of stereotypes and the impact they have on individuality, creativity and worldview. From 'girl' toy aisles that are 100% pink and baby mad, to the hyper-masculine 'boy' aisles that encourage destruction and fighting - the noise around gender is loud from birth. If you're wanting to parent on the basis that gender does not define your life path (or anything else), this is the episode for you.  Get my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood  About my guest, Clare Willetts:  Clare is CEO and Founder of Not Only Pink and Blue an online retailer challenging stereotypes in children’s clothes, books and toys. Clare set up not only pink and blue to challenge the tradition of dressing girls in pink and boys in blue. After all, there are 11 colours and over 10 million shades to choose from! As well as all the colours, she wanted to see more inclusive books with diverse role models, and toys that feed imaginations. Clare previously worked in marketing and advertising for 20 years leading agency teams at TBWA and M&C Saatchi, before going on to head up Customer and Brand Experience at Virgin Group. Now as Founder of notonlypinkandblue.com she delivers talks about the long-lasting effects of stereotypes and works with leaders from multiple fields to map and promote the benefits of a world that does not stereotype children. Mentioned in this episode: Gina Ripon and Cordelia Fine School for Mothers Website - School for Mothers Instagram  
18/04/21·43m 7s

#126: STAGE - Nicole Ansari Cox

Is life a STAGE? The multi-talented Nicole Ansari joins me for a conversation on STAGE. Whether that's her on-stage (and screen) roles, setting the stage as a director, the different stages of life and so much more (including the hemp/cannabis had on Nicole's life and work) "It's in the uncomfortable moments that change and transformation and the deeper understanding of ourselves as human beings and our purpose here can take place."  About my guest, Nicole Ansari: Nicole Ansari Cox is an internationally renowned actress, producer and director of Film, TV and Theatre who, parallel to her acting career which started at the age of 14, has pursued and been certified in numerous training programs in the healing and wellness field. She was born a seeker of spiritual knowledge and is a certified advanced Theta healing practitioner, KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, IAYT certified Yoga Therapist, certified OM trainer and life coach and coaches actors and professionals. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
14/04/21·39m 54s

Finding Your Zen - Teresa Palmer & Sarah Wright Olsen - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How do we find Zen in and amongst the NOISE of motherhood? Today I’m joined by Founders of Zen Mana and Hollywood actresses and entrepreneurs, Sarah Wright Olsen (Mad Men, Parks & Recs, Spinning Out) and Teresa Palmer (Sky TV’s, A Discovery of Witches). We have a down-to-earth conversation about Finding our Zen in and amongst life/motherhood/the-whole-caboodle. Join us as we explore: Finding Zen with a VERY busy schedule How to establish & maintain boundaries The power of small habits Letting go > embracing the peaks + troughs Love Languages And more.... Buy NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood HERE Buy Teresa's & Sarah's new book, “Zen Mamas: Finding Your Path Through Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond” here About my guests, Sarah Wright Olsen and Teresa Palmer: Sarah Wright Olsen is a mother of three, Esme, Wyatt and Winter. She started the website Yourzenmama.com with her partner Teresa Palmer to help support mothers, fathers and caregivers and provide a safe space to learn and share stories about the parenting journey. Sarah has starred in many TV shows and movies including Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, The House Bunny and opposite Tom Cruise in American Made. She is currently has a show on Netflix called Spinning Out. Sarah is also the co-owner of a plant-based organic mommy/baby skincare line, baeo.com Teresa Palmer is a mother of three, Bodhi, Forest and Poet, and stepmother to Isaac. She has starred in many major films, including Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge, for which she received an AACTA nomination for best supporting actress, and Ride Like a Girl, the biopic of trailblazing Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne. She is currently playing the starring role in the Sky series A Discovery of Witches while running the plant-based wellness brand Lovewell. www.schoolformothers.com — School For Mothers Private Facebook Group — School for Mothers Instagram
10/04/21·37m 22s

#125: FEED - Allegra Benitah

How do we FEED our ambition? I’m joined by TV Chef and "Challah Mummy" Allegra Benitah for a conversation on FEED. We get right into: - What FEEDs Allegra’s ambition and how this has changed over the years - What FEEDs her passion for all things challah and growing fruit and veg at home - Allegra’s decision to step away from her career as a Magic Circle Tax Lawyer when she became a mother - and how that doesn’t make her any less ambitious for herself Here’s a quote from Allegra that I adore “Being a mother ramped everything up for me intellectually”.  About my guest, Allegra Benitah: Allegra Benitah read Law at Magdalene College, Cambridge before qualifying as a Tax Lawyer at a Magic Circle Law Firm. After the birth of her first child, Allegra walked away from her legal career to be a full-time Mum. Allegra began baking to entertain her children and became a TV Chef and Instagram baking personality known as the Challah Mummy. Allegra has appeared on many TV Shows, including ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain and James Martin’s Saturday Morning. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
07/04/21·41m 16s

#124: JOY - Molly Mahar

We're reclaiming JOY on the podcast with Molly Mahar, founder of Stratejoy! Here’s a fab quote from Molly > “I’m not afraid of joy. I'm more afraid of boredom and numbness than I am of grief or despair. So I think that's the flipside of letting joy in. You have to let the hard ones in too.” YES to that - it’s about feeling it all! We get into: - Reclaiming JOY - Being ballsy and going for gold - The link between rest + contemplation + joy - That Public/Private persona balance About my guest, Molly Mahar: Molly Mahar is the founder of Stratejoy — an online community that has helped thousands of women reclaim joy and meaning in their world. She’s an entrepreneur, mama, and adventurer obsessed with taboo topics, designing personal experiments, and the power of sisterhood. Her superpowers? Telling the truth kindly, gathering awesome women together, and yes — reclaiming joy. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
31/03/21·36m 9s

Motherhood & Identity - Dr Aurelie Athan - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

“The mother is the beginning of everything yet she’s often the last called to the table” Dr Aurelie Athan joins me for an episode about motherhood, identity, and so much more. Aurelie’s a reproductive psychologist and faculty member at Columbia University where she’s revived the term Matrescence. Her work is revolutionary - unlike the majority of academic studies into motherhood she focuses on the actual mother (not their children). She studies mothers' development holistically, both their thriving AND distress. In this episode we explore how her work on matrescence led her to new work around reproductive identity. If you’ve seen the back cover of my book, NOISE, you’ll know that the central question I explore is “How can I be a Mother and be Me?” so talking about motherhood and identity is always right up my street. In fact, I reference Aurelie’s research in NOISE, and the quote above is included in the book. Get my book - NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood - Danusia Malina-Derben School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
28/03/21·43m 47s

#123: MEET - Sara Tateno

MEET felt like a rather apt title after a year of limited meetings, and needing to meet plenty of new challenges, too! In today's episode I’m joined by Founder of @happity.co.uk Sara Tateno. We get into >>> - How Happity began - Gender neutrality in parenting - The power (and importance!) of support networks - Combining motherhood + startup life .... and more! About my guest, Sara Tateno: Sara is the co-founder of Happity.co.uk, the UK's leading platform for finding and booking classes for under-5s. She is passionate about connecting new parents in their communities to make life better. Sara worked in corporate roles before having children. She had the idea for Happity during her second pregnancy having been abruptly made redundant. Determined to bring her idea to fruition, yet knowing nothing about tech, she started learning to code with her baby in tow and went on to build the first versions of the site. She now oversees the Product and Technical aspects of Happity, with a team that has always worked flexibly from home, long before Covid came along! School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
24/03/21·39m 42s

#122: YES - Claudia Reuter

Saying YES to ambition. My guest this week is Claudia Reuter, Author of "Yes, You Can Do This!" , Podcast Creator & Host for "The 43 Percent", and a tech CEO. In the episode we get into:  Calling bullshit on structures that aren’t made to support mothers (Remember 85% of women become mothers! How’s that for equality 😡) Ambition and why we’ve no reason to be apologetic about it 🙄💥 How Claudia focuses on strengths to move toward a shared vision 👓 Why “Leaning In” is too binary 🔬 And More! About my guest, Claudia Reuter:  Claudia Reuter is CEO of High Alpha Studio and was previously a General Manager for Techstars, the Senior Vice President of Labs and Digital Services for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the former CEO and co-founder of SchoolChapters (acquired by HMH). She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Lessonly and has been featured on leanin.org, quoted in Forbes and Entrepreneur, and recognized for her trailblazing work by the Boston Business Journal as a “Women to Watch in Technology” and as a “Changemaker” by HUBweek. Her book, 'Yes, You Can Do This! How Women Startup, Scaleup, and Build the Life They Want" (Wiley 2020) debuted as a #1 new release on Amazon, and was hailed as a must-read manifesto for the next generation of female founders. Claudia recently had an opinion piece published in Fast Company, titled "Forget leaning in or out: These are the questions we should be asking women (and men)." She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Innovation Leader and is the creator and host of the podcast “The 43 Percent,” which debuted in March 2019 as a “New and Noteworthy” on Apple podcasts. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
17/03/21·42m 36s

NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood - Danusia Malina-Derben

How can I be a Mother and be Me? That's what my upcoming book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood, is all about.  On the one hand, this book is about being a mother, but it's also about how, once we become mothers, we're not allowed to be ourselves. NOISE is a powerful dismantling of the barriers and central tenets that hold women back.  This manifesto was built to start a conversation; it's a call-to-arms to get ideas flowing through our communities, and an invitation to think differently about what we're repeatedly told about motherhood. Pre-Order here: Directly from the Publisher (Ships internationally) On Amazon.co.uk  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
14/03/21·11m 37s

TRUTH - Clover Stroud - BONUS EPISODE

Clover’s joined me for another SFM pod ep - this one’s a cheeky bonus episode. We chat real-stuff about the many realities of mothering during a pandemic - what an unforgettably bizarre time. We also veer into words on her forthcoming book she’s currently writing. It sounds absolutely glorious (as expected). Once again she’s writing about the wonderfully messy experience of being human but from a different angle... Before we can get our hands on that new book - her Sunday Times Bestselling book My Wild and Sleepless Nights has just been released in paperback. Now’s the moment to go and grab a copy! Here's the link to buy the paperback School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
13/03/21·46m 11s

#121: START - Sarah K Peck

"𝙒𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮'𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚" << I'm 100% with Sarah on this one. This week Sarah K Peck, Founder of @startup_parent joins me to talk on the topic of START. With all things IWD swilling around this week, it's the *perfect* moment to release this ep. We get right into: - Being bold and STARTing a business  - Why mothers make ideal startup founders - Living to our values. [Not in any kind of twee way] - How a book might be the best business card for you + your biz.  About my guest, Sarah K Peck:  Sarah K Peck is the founder and CEO of Startup Parent and the host of The Startup Parent Podcast, an award-winning podcast featuring women in entrepreneurship, business, and parenting. She runs The Wise Women’s Council, a year-long membership program for women to come together and be honest and brave together while navigating the challenges of working and parenting. Her writing and work has been featured on Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and more. She lives in New York City with her family. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
10/03/21·42m 46s

#120: NERVE - Kaye Adams

Having the NERVE to do big and bold things. My guest this week is broadcaster and author, Kaye Adams. A UK household name, Kaye’s known for her candour on-screen. We explore having the nerve to be transparent & open, the nerves of menopause and so much more.  About my guest, Kaye Adams: Kaye is a regular panellist on ITV's Loose Women for 20 years on and off and the original anchor with Nadia Sawalha . She’s bombed off Celebrity Masterchef, won Celebrity Mastermind, and was completely humiliated on Total Wipeout. Kaye presents The Kaye Adams programme on BBC Radio Scotland Mon-Thurs, 9-12. She’s also co-authored, with Vicky Allan, STILL HOT! 42 Brilliantly Honest Menopause Stories. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
03/03/21·54m 45s

How To Strut Your Stuff In A Crowded Market - Sarah Ashman - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Owning the power of personal branding. Sarah Ashman, Creative Director & Founder of Public Persona, joins me to explore how we can dive into personal branding in a way that feels authentic and aligned with our values. We get into Future Self Profiles, "mirror brands" and how personal branding is communicating the "real person underneath the layers". About my guest, Sarah Ashman: Sarah Ashman is the founder of Public Persona Studio, a small business focused on helping entrepreneurs and influencers clarify their brand, uplevel their business, elevate their influence, and increase their perceived value through branding. She has over 18 years of experience as a brand strategist and creative director, creating compelling and cohesive brands that are magnetic and memorable. She has worked with some of the foremost thought-leaders within the entrepreneurial space as well as Fortune 100 companies such as Estée Lauder, Vogue Magazine, and Mercedes Benz. School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
28/02/21·40m 58s

#119: THIN - Emma Woolf

My guest this week is writer, broadcaster and journalist;  Emma Woolf. Emma's a prolific author (and journalist + broadcaster) - several of her books focus on eating disorders, including her own journey. As National Eating Disorder Awareness Week approaches, Emma and I discuss the impact of ED's on life (for everyone involved), recovery and so much more.   Emma Woolf is a writer, critic, journalist, former columnist for The Times and Newsweek, and TV presenter on Channel 4’s Supersize vs Superskinny. Often heard debating and reviewing on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Ulster. Bestselling books include: - An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia - The Ministry of Thin: How the Pursuit of Perfection Got Out of Control - Letting Go: How To Heal Your Hurt, Love Your Body & Transform Your Life - Positively Primal: Finding Health & Happiness in a Hectic World - The A-Z of Eating Disorders - Wellbeing: Body Confidence, Health & Happiness - Ways of Escape - England’s Lane   Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
24/02/21·40m 46s

#118: SLUG - Hollie McNish

Finding power in the things we’re told to hate. My guest is Hollie McNish, writer and poet. We explore her  upcoming book “SLUG and other things I was told to hate” and SO much more. We talk masturbation, grief, feminism, being blunt and of course, her poetry.  PRE-ORDER MY BOOK >>  NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood https://www.triumphpress.co/books/p/noise Hollie McNish is a UK writer based between Glasgow and Cambridge. She has published three collections of poetry – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum – a play relating the history of UK women’s football – Offside, co-written with Sabrina Mahfouz - and one poetic memoir – Nobody Told Me – of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’ and which won the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry. Her poems have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Japanese and she has performed them worldwide alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers.Her forthcoming title – Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate – is to be released in May 2021 with Fleet, Hachette.Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/118-slug-hollie-mcnish/ School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
17/02/21·37m 26s

Feeding Fussy Eaters - Ciara Attwell - Sunday Supplement

Cut the stress & pressure out of mealtimes with fussy eaters. My guest for this special episode is Ciara Attwell; Author of My Fussy Eaters, Autism Advocate and Founder of Pick Plates. Ciara shares her no-nonsense and totally down to earth advice on how to get fussy eaters eating (!) and exploring new foods. About Ciara Attwell: Ciara is founder of My Fussy Eater and mum to Aoife (aged 8) and Finn (aged 5). She started her blog in 2014 in an attempt to get her very fussy eating daughter, then aged 3, to eat a better and more varied diet and to put some fun back into mealtimes. Since then she's shared over 500 recipes on her site and My Fussy Eater has fast become one of the leading family food blogs in the UK and Ireland. Her aim is to help frustrated parents, grandparents and carers introduce their reluctant eaters to mealtimes that are not only healthy but also fun. In 2020 she launched Pick Plates. 
14/02/21·38m 58s

#117: RAW - Kate Baer

Motherhood: raw and unedited. My guest today is NYT bestselling author Kate Baer. We get down and dirty into the highs and lows of motherhood including why mothers should be angry, the power of women writers, and the inspiration for her poetry collection: WHAT KIND OF WOMAN.  About my guest, Kate Baer: Kate Baer is a writer and poet based on the East Coast. Her work is regularly featured on Joanna Goddard’s A Cup Of Jo, Romper, and Huffington Post. Her first book, What Kind Of Woman, published by Harper Collins in 2020, was an instant NYT bestseller.
09/02/21·36m 26s

#116: FAIR - Eve Rodsky

Is everything in your home FAIRly balanced? My guest this week knows all about making homelife equitable. Yes, I’m joined by Eve Rodsky, the author of New York Times Bestseller of Fair Play. We explore what led Eve to write this game-changing book (one-word hint: blueberries), how couples can work together to create REAL balance in their home, “unicorn space” and SO much more 💥 About my guest, Eve Rodsky:  In her New York Times bestselling book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), Eve Rodsky applies her expertise in organizational management to a problem closer to home – a system for couples seeking balance, efficiency, and peace in their home
03/02/21·53m 9s

SHARING THE DOMESTICS- ROUNDTABLE

Sick and tired of being the one to think about *E - V - E - R - Y - T - H - I - N - G* at home - from birthday gifts, cleaning {or organising the cleaner}, planning life, + remembering to put the bins out—basically the whole shebang? You’re not alone. Lockdown’s been a magnifying glass on all those niggling chores that nobody else picks up. If you could, would you renegotiate sharing these domestics and who thinks about them? The mundane repetitive stuff that has to be done by someone. But does it need to be you? Course not. Join my guests and I, as we explore exactly how to divvy up the domestics fairly. I’m joined by guests: Joy Foster - Founder of Tech Pixies Rebekah Bostan - Corporate Professional and Diversity Advocate Evelini Quarrell - Podcast Host This episode is the audio of a LIVE roundtable I filmed with my guest over in the School for Mothers Group - come join us here
31/01/21·1h 2m

#115: TIME - Laura Vanderkam

“𝙿𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚋𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚡𝚊𝚌𝚝 𝚜𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎.” Time Management Expert and Bestselling Author Laura Vanderkam joins me to get into the nitty-gritty of making our time work for us. The impact of COVID-19 is pushing us to stretch our time across even more demands than ever - join us as we explore how to keep focus, switch up routines, and our thoughts on the future of remote working.  About my guest, Laura Vanderkam: Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including The New Corner Office, Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and five children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com. Read the full show notes over on our website : >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/115-time-laura-vanderkam/  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
27/01/21·35m 51s

#114: BITCH - Nic Stone

We’re reclaiming and unpacking the word “𝚋𝚒𝚝𝚌𝚑” with NYT bestselling author Nic Stone. From the way it’s thrown at women, to cliche ambitious woman = bitch tropes, and the relationship between being a conspicuous woman. Join me for a power-packed episode with, in her own words, “bad bitch” Nic Stone. Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, and her debut middle-grade novel, Clean Getaway, were both New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of Odd One Out, a novel about discovering oneself and who it is okay to love, which was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Rainbow Book List Top Ten selection, Jackpot, a love-ish story that takes a searing look at economic inequality and Shuri: A Black Panther Novel based on the much-loved character from the Black Panther comics and film. Dear Justyce, the sequel to Dear Martin, was published on September 29, 2020. Nic lives in Atlanta with her family. Find her online at nicstone.info or @nicstone.
19/01/21·41m 41s

Bringing Up Kind Children In A Prejudiced World - Uju Asika - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Bringing up race with our kids. Blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant Uju Asika joins me to share exactly how we can raise kinder kids. We explore how Gen Z have the opportunity to change the world and our role as parents in this. As Uju says, we have to be “actively inclusive”.  Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger (babesabouttown.com), digital consultant (mothersandshakers.net) and author of the book Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, published in September 2020 by Yellow Kite (Hachette UK). Uju lives in Islington, north London with her husband and two football-mad boys. Follow Uju @babesabouttown on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook
17/01/21·40m 56s

#113: EDGE - Erica Jong

Dancing on the EDGE with feminist icon and writer; Erica Jong! Yes, global-sensation Erica Jong joins me for an exploration of all things EDGE, from writing taboo-busting books, living on the edge and being, as Erica puts it, seen as a “bad girl”. This conversation takes us on a whistlestop tour of what it means to be a woman speaking out and saying the unspoken.  Erica Jong is a celebrated poet, novelist & essayist with over 27 published books that have been influential all over the world. Erica’s most popular novel, Fear of Flying, celebrated its forty fifth anniversary in 2018. Never out of print, it’s sold over 35 million copies in 50 languages including Chinese and Arabic. Erica’s won countless international awards and her poetry has appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including The New Yorker, and L.A. Times, The Paris Review, Haaretz, and many many more. Her latest book of poetry is titled The World Began With Yes and Erica is currently working on her autobiography, too. She lives in New York with her husband and two poodles. Her daughter, Molly Jong-Fast is also a writer and political essayist.  Read the full show notes on www.schoolformothers.com/podcast 
13/01/21·34m 42s

#112: PLUNGE - Vicky Allan

Taking the PLUNGE into life - whether that’s wild swimming, big projects at work and beyond. My guest this week is Vicky Allan. We explore the power of plunging into things - as Vicky says: “If we don’t do some kind of plunging we stop doing anything”. Vicky’s the co-author (with Kaye Adams) of Still Hot! 42 Brilliantly Honest Menopause Stories, which I contributed to. She’s also a journalist, who works for The Herald and has written for many other papers and magazines. She’s particularly passionate about two areas, gender and bodies, and also the climate and biodiversity crises.  Read the full show notes over on our websitehttps://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/113-plunge-vicky-allan/
06/01/21·35m 59s

Dismantling Diet Culture around Kids - Molly Forbes - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

What will it take to dismantle diet culture for our kids, and for ourselves? I'm so glad to be sharing a gloriously body-positive episode with guest Molly Forbes @mollyjforbes. January's always a stark reminder that there's so much unpicking for us to do with diet culture- considering the impact on our kids is a great place to start! With kids as young as 7 wanting to count calories and PE teachers commenting on weight gain, there's so much work to be done. Molly and I explore having conversations about weight, letting go of vigilance, plus how to raise our kids to accept all bodies as worthy and wonderful. Read the full show notes and see all of our episodes over on > https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast/ 
03/01/21·45m 34s

Merry Christmas from SFM

30/12/20·3m 55s

#111: TREAT - Tamara Roberts

TREAT = something that gives pleasure and how we behave towards others.  CEO and FD of Ridgeview Wine Estate, a family run producer of International award winning English sparkling wines. Tamara’s a qualified chartered accountant and is responsible for the financial management of the business as well as setting & implementing the strategy across all other areas from grape to glass. In today’s bubbly episode we explore all things TREAT from being a leader, having ambition and more. Read the full show notes over on our website > https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/111-treat-tamara-roberts/ ‎
23/12/20·44m 14s

How to Happily Change Careers with Eleanor Tweddell, Michelle Griffith Robinson & Kuo-Fang Yang-O'Connor - ROUNDTABLE

2020’s been dominated by COVID-19, changed plans, reconfigured lives and new directions - as if I need to remind you! If you’re thinking of changing careers by choice or, let’s get real, necessity - Sunday's podcast is one for you! I recorded this live over on facebook with my fab guests and can't wait to share on the SFM Podcast too. We cover: redundancy, pivoting, seeing change as an opportunity and so much more! My awesome guests are: Eleanor Tweddell, author of “Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You”, Olympic athlete Michelle Griffith Robinson, and luxury fashion expert Kuo-Fang Yang-O'Connor 
20/12/20·45m 26s

#110: RELATIONSHIPS AT CHRISTMAS with Alexandra Stockwell

RELATIONSHIPS AT CHRISTMAS can feel some added pressure. Alexandra Stockwell, Relationship and Intimacy Expert, joins me to share actionable advice on how to ease through the season. It’s less about fancier gifts and *all* about getting in touch with how we want to feel this Christmas.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
16/12/20·48m 7s

Christmas Tapping - Sarah Tobin - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

What exactly is tapping and how can it help us release tension and feel calmer? My guest for this Sunday Supplement is exactly the person to answer that question! Sarah Tobin joins me to share what tapping is, how to incorporate the techniques into everyday life plus how it's especially handy during stressful times (like Christmas and a pandemic!). Sarah is an experienced Tapping Practitioner and the creator of Tapping for Mums.
06/12/20·40m 10s

#108: CHANGE - Trish Halpin

How do you feel about CHANGE? Are you one to embrace it or run in the opposite direction? My guest for episode 108 is award-winning editor, Trish Halpin. Trish has spent 20 years at the helm of three of the UK’s most iconic magazines: Marie Claire, InStyle and Red. She’s also the co-host of The Sunday Times Podcast, Postcards from Midlife. In this episode we cover: coping with change, mid-life changes, changes of pace and parenting teens!    Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/108-change-trish-halpin/ ‎
02/12/20·44m 39s

#107: KIND - Zoe Blaskey

This ep is all about being KIND to ourselves. Zoe Blaskey, founder of Motherkind joins me for a conversation all about wellness and nourishment. 2020's been a full on year for everyone, but *especially* for parents juggling careers, care, homeschool and everything else. This episode explores the importance of finding time to nourish ourselves in and amongst the juggle. Read the full show notes over on our website >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/107-kind-zoe-blaskey/
25/11/20·36m 13s

Christmas after Separation or Divorce - Nina Farr - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How do we navigate Christmas with separation and divorce in the mix? Today’s Sunday Supplement episode with Nina Farr is all about making this season as drama-free as possible. Let’s face it, Christmas can be an intense time, adding a new family setup/grief/conflict (and whatever else) into the mix is tough. This ep will equip you with practical advice and tips to move forward positively over Christmas. Nina’s a Single Motherhood Coach, Author, and Founder of The Cluster Mothers community for women who parent alone. Read the full show notes over on our website >>   https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/christmas-after-separation-or-divorce-nina-farr
22/11/20·48m 17s

#106: CROWD - Anna Parker-Naples

How do we authentically stand out in a crowd? In this episode I’m joined by podcast host and entrepreneur Anna Parker-Naples. We explore leadership, fitting in (or not!) and speaking out. Here’s the link to my special episode with George Floyd’s uncle, Selwyn Jones.
18/11/20·40m 28s

RACE - Selwyn Jones, George Floyd's Uncle - BONUS

The events of 2020 have shown that the fight against racism and the struggle for equality are far from over. My guest today George Floyd’s uncle, Selwyn Jones, has a unique perspective on this topic. We explore how his life has changed since 25th May 2020 and how Selwyn and his family continue to grieve and move forward. Selwyn also shares his perspective on what’s next and the three ways we should all be working to create an anti-racist world.   This episode was originally published over on the School for Fathers Podcast.  Read the full show notes over on our website: https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/Race-with-selwyn-jones-bonus-episode 
14/11/20·33m 12s

#105: PRIME - Dr. Cleopatra Kamperveen

We’re strategic about so many things in our lives, so why not our fertility? For Dr Cleopatra Kamperveen, my guest for today’s episode, it’s all about making the most of the PRIMEster - the time *before* getting pregnant. Join us as we talk superbabies, taking control of those prime years and so much more. Cleopatra is a Fertility Strategist & Executive Director of The Fertility & Pregnancy Institute. Join our thriving SFM Community >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/schoolformothersgroup/  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/105-prime-dr-cleopatra-kamperveen/
11/11/20·53m 24s

Divorce & Kids - Ashley Simpo - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How do we navigate divorce with kids? My guest today is the author of “A Kids Book About Divorce”, Ashley Simpo. We explore how to move beyond that “typical” image of a family, and more! Plus Ashley shares actionable steps to accept pain whilst embracing the positive, and approve of ourselves. Please remember: marriage is not the pinnacle of success. Join our thriving SFM Community >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/schoolformothersgroup/
08/11/20·48m 5s

#104: KEEP - Marisa Lascala

Systems are key to KEEPing going and thriving. In today’s episode, I’m joined Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping's Parents and Relationships. We discuss how 2020 has pushed mothers to the edge and how that’s a systemic issue, not individual - remember you’re doing a great job! I also explore with Marisa how systems are key to thriving in working motherhood. What systems have you put in place at home and at work to help you thrive?JOIN US LIVE ON SUNDAY 8th November AT 4pm https://www.facebook.com/SchoolForMothers/posts/1235325686849160
04/11/20·53m 19s

#103: ROAR - Dominique Christina

Consider this episode permission to ROAR in a world that *still* wants women kept quiet and small. In this episode we’re exploring the power of language, living life on our own terms and taking up space. Dominique Christina is a poet and author - as well as being a a mother, educator and intersectional feminist. I’ve included two copies of Dominique’s latest book, Anarcha Speaks, in SFM’s October Book Stack Giveaway over on insta - head to @school.for.mothers.podcast to enter (look for the books and pumpkin pic). If you’ve not seen Dominique perform her poems be sure to head over to the link below. Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/103-roar-dominique-christina/
28/10/20·41m 33s

Having Sex With Men - Kristopher Lovestone - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

"Having Sex With Men" < it does what it says on the tin..! My guest this week is Kristopher Lovestone, relationship counsellor, sex educator, and author of Conscious Cock. This ep delves into the world of sensuality and having sex with men... We explore: Improving the relationship with our own sexuality and our partners’ "Rejection as redirection" How to pinpoint what we want, and ask for it How to support sexual exploration Kristopher’s book is included in this month’s School for Mothers giveaway - why not head over to Instagram to enter (it’s super simple). Look for the pumpkin and books image! https://www.instagram.com/p/CFzRLTWHldl/ 
25/10/20·49m 21s

#102: MEN - Cleo Stiller

What does it mean to be a "good guy" in a post Me-Too era? I explore the ins-and-out of what it means to be a man with Cleo Stiller, author of Modern Manhood. We delve into the role of men as "the pursuer", how to date beyond Me Too and male archetypes. Plus we get into how to raise emotionally literate (and happy!) sons.  Two copies of Modern Manhood are up for grabs in my monthly book stack giveaway. Head over to our instagram at @school.for.mothers.podcast, to enter. Keep an eye out for the pumpkin and book stack  Read the full show notes over on our website >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/102-men-cleo-stiller/
21/10/20·50m 42s

#101: WELL - Natasha Hamilton

How can we put our own WELLness first? My episode this week is with Natasha Hamilton - you’ll likely remember Natasha from her Atomic Kitten days, what you might not know about is her journey with anxiety and depression. In WELL,  we explore how we can improve our own mental, physical and spiritual wellness. Plus we hear how Natasha’s own determination to heal and grow has led her to creating Live Better Wellness, a wellness brand and podcast.Join me LIVE on Sunday 18th October 2020 at 4pm UK time for my very first Roundtable - discussing Sharing the Domestics with my guests. Head over to the SFM Facebook group to join us >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/schoolformothersgroup Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/101-well-natasha-hamilton/   Facebook Groups Facebook Groups School For Mothers Group has 1,064 members. Welcome to the School for Mothers (SFM) Group. This group is exclusively for mothers at any stage of the motherhood journey and for those who aspire to...
14/10/20·39m 0s

Lessons on Libido - Dr Shahzadi Harper - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How do we take control of our libido? Women’s Wellbeing and Menopause Doctor; Dr Shahzadi Harper, joins me to share her wisdom on libido-boosting. Shahzadi says "It's not just about sex. It's a life force. It's the joy of living. It’s an energy." Listen in for actionable steps to connect and strengthen your libido.    Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/lessons-on-libido-dr-shahzadi-harper 
11/10/20·36m 7s

#100: WHITE - Sara Blanchard & Misasha Graham

How do we stay open in the midst of uncomfortable conversations? That’s exactly what my conversation with Sara Blanchard and Misasha Graham explores. As hosts of their own podcast, Dear White Women, they’re used to exploring the ins and outs of race and social justice. We explore moving beyond the WHITE dominant narrative and what that looks like in our daily lives. This episode covers:  Staying open in uncomfortable conversations How to avoid defensiveness (invitation/provocation is key) Calling out casual racism Being ok making mistakes + the power of “sorry” Acknowledging the power we have to create change in our immediate circle Read the full show notes over on our website >>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/100-white-sara-blanchard-misasha-graham
07/10/20·43m 57s

#99: NEW - Shilpa Bhandarkar

CEO of Nakhoda, Shilpa Bhandarkar, joins me for a conversation all about innovation, reinvention, and ambition.  Shilpa and I talk about Shilpa’s journey to legal tech, 5-year plans, mantras, and when staying in control holds us back. Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/99-new-shilpa-bhandarkar/
30/09/20·45m 57s

Being A Good Enough Mother - Dr Joanna Fortune - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Well, isn’t this quite the topic! Dr Joanna Fortune is a Psychotherapist, Media Consultant, Podcast host and Author of the 15 Minute Parenting Series. In this episode we question exactly what being a good mother *even* means and how doing your “enough” is absolutely perfect.    >>> Enter our Monthly Book Stack Giveaway, including one of Joanna's books, over on @school.for.mothers.podcast instagram. Look out for the books & pineapple pic!    Read the full show notes over on our website >> >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/being-a-good-enough-mother-dr-joanna-fortune-sunday-supplement    School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
27/09/20·43m 5s

#98: BRAVE - Clover Stroud

Sunday Times Bestselling Author, Clover Stroud, joined me for an episode all about motherhood’s highs, lows and everything in between. Clover shares when she found mothering easiest, her goal with her book My Wild and Sleepless Nights and the joy of 2 nights away without the kids! Listen in to hear some hard truths on the realities of parenting teens (spoiler: they need you more!)>>> Enter our Monthly Book Stack Giveaway, which includes 2 copies of Clover’s book My Wild and Sleepless Nights over on @school.for.mothers.podcast instagram. Look out for the books & pineapple pic! Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/98-brave-clover-stroud/ 
23/09/20·44m 31s

#97: FRONT - Ngunan Adamu

“It’s so important to showcase yourself and let people know you’re proud of who you are”. BBC presenter + producer and Founder of iWoman, Ngunan Adamu joins me for a conversation about FRONT. We get into owning your identity, serving others and sticking it out - plus Ngunan’s experience as a nigerian-scouser! .    SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE PODCAST COURSE >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/freepodcastcourse/    >>> Enter our Monthly Book Stack Giveaway over on @school.for.mothers.podcast instagram. Look out for the books & pineapple pic!  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/97-front-ngunan-adamu/
16/09/20·51m 46s

Overcoming Adversity In Relationship - Emma Campbell and Dave Wilson - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Emma Campbell and Dave Wilson join me for an episode full of radical honesty. We explore how they met, the impact of cancer and alcoholism on their relationship, and a whole load of revelations too. Emma, @limitless_em,  is a writer and the author of All That Followed - A Story of Cancer, Kids and the Fear of Leaving too Soon. Dave, @soberdave, is a speaker and sober coach. Read the full show notes over on our website >  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/overcoming-adversity-in-relationship-emma-campbell-dave-wilson  >>> Enter our Monthly Book Stack Giveaway over on @school.for.mothers.podcast instagram. Look out for the books & pineapple pic!
13/09/20·57m 36s

#96: SELL - Mary Fitzgerald

For Selling Sunset's Mary Fitzgerald, the juggle includes SELLing luxe mansions in LA and filming for the hit Netflix show. Mary and I explore her journey from single teen mom to ambitious and successful LA realtor (Jason Oppenheim throws his opinion in on that one!). If you're a fan of the show you'll know that age and fertility are two topics high on Mary's agenda - she openly shares her plans for what's next and why whatever happens she'll be pushing through more and more sales.>>> Enter our Monthly Book Stack Giveaway over on @school.for.mothers.podcast instagram. Look out for the books & pineapple pic! Entries open from 01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020  Head over here to signup for the free podcast course >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/freepodcastcourse/ Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/96-sell-mary-fitzgerald/
09/09/20·41m 50s

#95: BOLD - Jodie Patterson

Living our authentic selves, in a world that has so many ideas for us,  is a BOLD move. My guest this week is mother of 5, author and a globally recognized LGBTQIA activist; Jodie Patterson. When her son announced at the age of 3 “Mama I’m not a girl. I’m a boy” she set out to inform herself, shift her own bias and change the way her community understood gender. Her experience and work are lighting the way for other extraordinary families.    In this episode we explore: Intentionally growing a community The power of listening Being flexible *and* rooted   >>> Enter our Monthly Book Stack Giveaway over on @school.for.mothers.podcast instagram. Look out for the books & pineapple pic!    Entries open from 01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020    Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/95-bold-jodie-patterson/ School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
01/09/20·41m 51s

#94: SIT - Rebekah Taussig

Rebekah Taussig, aka @sitting_pretty, joins me to crack open the disability narrative. We talk stereotypes, limitless potential and the beautiful nuanced stories Rebekah shares in her upcoming book Sitting Pretty (August 2020).Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/94-sit-rebekah-taussig/
29/07/20·40m 21s

#93: NUDE - Kimberly Simms

What does nudity mean to you? For my guest this week, it means connection to self and sacredness. The Naked Yoga Goddess, aka Kimberly Simms, shares her story of getting back to self after a loss,  through naked mirror work and yoga in her attic. Settle down for this episode it’s full of laughter and energy!Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/93-nude-kimberly-simms/
22/07/20·32m 38s

Asking For What You Want At Work - Emer Brady - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How do we ask for what we want at work, and GET it? I explore this (and more) with my guest Emer Brady. Emer shares practical tips and tricks, including the super powerful (yet delightful simple) question: how does it need to be different?
19/07/20·40m 1s

#92: NEWS - Anna Bassi

How do we make sure that our children are receiving NEWS on the right topics, in the right ways? In episode 92, I’m joined by Anna Bassi, Editor in Chief of The Week Junior. We talk breaking the big stories, This is one of those conversations that starts with one topic (news + journalism) and takes a tangent into another (diversity + race).  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/92-news-anna-bassi/
15/07/20·50m 43s

#91: ROLE - Julie Peasgood

Us ambitious working mothers are used to playing many different ROLEs and so is my guest, Julie Peasgood. Known best for her roles in Brookside, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. She has a prestigious career portfolio, including TV presenting and producing, writing and as an events host - and more! In this episode we explore bringing together a career of many ROLEs and goals. Read the full show notes over on our website >> www.schoolformothers.com/podcast  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram 
08/07/20·45m 20s

Owning Your Career Path - Rebekah Bastian - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Let's face it, nobody has a linear career path! This ep is all about owning the twists and turns of our careers. Rebekah Bastian - CEO and Co-Founder of OwnTrail joins me to delve into: strategic career moves, mentorship, solidarity and so much more. My favourite quote? "There's not one path to get there"   Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/owning-your-career-path-rebekah-bastian   School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
05/07/20·38m 2s

#90: KICK - Janine Esbrand

An episode with a KICK! Janine Esbrand, lawyer and coach, joins me to explore kick-starting new careers, finding balance and making space for our big goals.  This episode is sponsored by The Week Junior: Engage and entertain curious young minds with 6 FREE issues of The Week Junior - the exciting award-winning current affairs magazine for 8-14 year olds. Read the full show notes over on our website >>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/90-kick-janine-esbrand/
01/07/20·44m 12s

#89: GRAY - Anne Kreamer

Can GRAY be more powerful than we imagine? I’m joined by recovering television executive, author, and serial entrepreneur: Anne Kreamer to explore the power of gray (and other things too). From hair dye to empowerment; this episode covers a lot!    This episode is sponsored by The Week Junior: Engage and entertain curious young minds with 6 FREE issues of The Week Junior - the exciting award-winning current affairs magazine for 8-14 year olds.    
24/06/20·39m 34s

FATHER'S DAY - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

We've rather cheekily pinched an episode from the School for Father's podcast for today's podcast! We just couldn't resist sharing this compilation of the high & lows of fatherhood (and more).  If you've not tuned in to the School for Fathers Podcast before why not click the links below to listen to the full episodes (in running order):  TIM HILLEGONDS DAN FLANAGAN DAVE WILSON BRYAN SEELY RODD STOCKWELL DAN KNOWLTON TIM BENTINCK JAMIE BEAGLEHOLE IAN FARRAR MICHAEL RAY ACE RUELE IAN DINWIDDY NEIL HINDER JAMES MILLAR PAUL JOHNSON TIM WORLOCK JOSH CONNOLLY CLAY GORDON      
21/06/20·16m 45s

#88: TIES - Kristin Sweeting Morelli

How do we cut ties in a way that creates peace rather than chaos?  Entrepreneur, Women’s advocate, and Founder of RED Sisterhood and My RED Life, Kristin Sweeting Morelli joins me in this episode. Kristin takes us deep into the process of when she cut ties with her family of origin. We also talk about narcissism, one of the scariest episodes of Kristin’s life and how she’s reclaiming her power. Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/88-ties-kristin-sweeting-morelli/ 
17/06/20·52m 44s

#87: SHOES - Susannah Davda

Put your best foot forward in this episode with Susannah Davda - The Shoe Consultant. In this ep we get right into the world of shoes! Susannah shares her journey from home-made shoes to working with mega shoe brands. And if you’re wondering how to avoid the hell of uncomfy shoes - Susannah shares her top tips! Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/87-shoe-susannah-davda/
10/06/20·46m 18s

Working Motherhood and COVID-19 with Janelle Metzger - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How are working mothers are making it all work during COVID-19?My guest this week is Janelle Metzger, co-founder of Aneuvia - the first activist asset management firm. We get right into emotional labour, balancing the needs of everyone at home and at work and setting some goddamn boundaries. Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/working-motherhood-and-covid-19-janelle-metzger  
07/06/20·56m 11s

#86 - HEAL - Milagros Phillips

"We all have a place in dismantling racism". Long-term listeners will remember this episode from July 2019. I was joined by Milagros Phillips, a race HEALer on a mission to fight racism through education. Milagros shares how there is no time for inaction and while not everyone is born to be an activist, everyone has a role to play in dismantling racism. It was an honour to speak with her then and it’s an honour to share her work again now. Read the full shownotes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/86-heal-milagros-phillips/     
03/06/20·59m 40s

#85: SLAY - Yvadney Davis

Find your own SLAY. I’m joined by stylist and founder, Yvadney Davis, for an episode all about self celebration. We get into expressing ourselves, balancing glamour with the practical and going fearlessly after what we want. Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/85-slay-yvadney-davis/
27/05/20·37m 21s

How Not To F**k Up Your Taxes - Lindsay Henson - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Are you tax savvy? Tax investigations specialist Lindsay Henson joins me to share her wisdom on all things tax. This episode is all about making sure you’re clued up on what’s needed. Lindsay’s quite the character and this ep includes great tips and few stories too.  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/how-not-to-fk-up-your-taxes-lindsay-henson
24/05/20·47m 14s

#84: TONE - Susie Valerio

What do our voices say about us? This sassy ep delves into speaking out, and why tone matters + lots of more. I’m joined by expert Voice Over Artist, Susie Valerio, who’s worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Microsoft, Google, BMW and many more.  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/84-tone-susie-valerio/ 
20/05/20·47m 57s

#83: MESS - Pollyanna Lenkic

Is a confidence injection what you need? Try this episode, and see what you think. I'm joined by Pollyanna Lenkic, Coach and Author for an episode that explores the mess "confidence". We get stuck into the realities of our relationship with confidence, the patriarchy, and beliefs.  Read the Mothers & COVID-19 Special Report >>  https://schoolformothers.ck.page/7f11718883  Head over to the full show notes on the SFM website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/83-mess-pollyanna-lenkic/
13/05/20·39m 12s

Mothers & COVID-19 - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

The results are in! Our Mothers & COVID-19 Special Report and infographic is ready for you to delve into. I'm joined by my business manager (and eldest daughter) Harriet, to explore the surprises we encountered along the way and the irony of living the data ourselves. Follow this link to download your copy of the Special Report >> https://schoolformothers.ck.page/7f11718883 If you're already on our email list your copy is ready and waiting for you in your inbox. I'd love to know your thoughts on the report and data - you can email me on hello@schoolformothers.com. 
10/05/20·29m 24s

#82: OUT - Lucy Griffiths

How do we make ourselves more visible? I’m joined by entrepreneur and journalist, Lucy Griffiths to explore putting ourselves OUT there. We cover developing confidence, groomed vs real + raw plus incontinence. Yes, Lucy shares her experience with incontinence and how she doesn’t let it stop her. Join our list and get the SFM Special Report >>> https://schoolformothers.ck.page/0bd1a8e229 Read the full show notes over on our website >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/82-out-lucy-griffiths/
06/05/20·42m 47s

#81: NORM - Mandy Lehto

Is this the perfect opportunity to think outside of the NORM? Mandy Lehto, coach and corporate trainer, joins me for an episode all about coping with a time that’s totally NOT normal, and using it to get clearer. We get into: - Devotion // Discipline - People pleasing - “Bouncing back” “In the rush to return to normal use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.” Dave Hollis Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/81-norm-mandy-lehto/
29/04/20·53m 46s

Sleep Training For Parents - Stephanie Modell - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Not getting enough space because the kids just will not go to sleep? This ep might be just what you need as I’m joined by Sleep Specialist, Stephanie Modell. Stephanie shares her tips for getting the right routine in place to make sure sleep is a given.   SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER HERE >> https://schoolformothers.ck.page/0bd1a8e229  Read the full show notes over on our website >>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/sleep-training-for-parents-stephanie-modell
26/04/20·45m 31s

#80: FIERCE - Vanessa Vallely OBE

FIERCELY serving others - that’s what my guest this week is all about. In this episode I’m joined by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and *so* much more. I explore with Vanessa: Why serving others is where it’s at Keeping up our resilience “Questionable” choices Important questions  Read the full show notes over on our website >>>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/80-fierce-vanessa-vallely/
22/04/20·40m 19s

#79: FLOW - Maisie Hill

Ready to harness the power of your cycle? My guest this week is Menstrual Health Expert and Bestselling Author, Maisie Hill. I explore with Maisie exactly how we can get in agreement and more:  Learning the FLOW of our cycle How can we use it to our advantage Maisie’s bestselling book, Period Power : https://amzn.to/3emrivL   Using pleasure to overcome pain  Read the full show notes over on our website >>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/79-flow-maisie-hill/
15/04/20·47m 24s

Why Touch Matters - Steph D - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

The power of touch is often overlooked but in a time when social distancing rules, are we getting enough? In this ep I’m joined by Steph D, Lawyer, and Blogger to explore Why Touch Matters. We get into: Platonic touch Self-pleasure and exploration A special massage Steph had Why touch is healing and restorative  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/sunday-supplemt-steph-dominy/
12/04/20·44m 19s

#78: SMOOTH - Jessica Chivers

Work/life/self/space balance isn’t always SMOOTH. In this ep I’m joined by Jessica Chivers, coaching psychologist, author and Founder of The Talent Keeper Specialists. Jessica is unapologetic for her choices and that’s why I love this episode. We explore so much in this inspirational ep including:  Employee vs Entrepreneur Mindset Does everyone have the skills to be an entrepreneur?  Dividing up labour in the home - what works best? Jessica shares her behind-the-scenes  Being Mum to SEN children  www.talentkeepers.co.uk  www.comebackcommunity.co.uk   Read the full show notes over on our website >>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/78-smooth-jessica-chivers/     School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
08/04/20·45m 21s

#77: SEEN - Sarah Olney MP

How can we take up space and be SEEN? In this episode I’m joined by  Sarah Olney, MP for Richmond Park. We discuss being SEEN and the unseen work that’s always going on behind the scenes for mothers. Sarah shares candidly about failing and getting right back up. We obviously had to discuss Boris’s hair - and question, would a woman “get away” with such a disheveled personal brand?    Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/77-seen-sarah-olney/ 
01/04/20·42m 34s

Here’s How COVID-19 Can Hurt Your Career - Rebekah Bostan - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Can we predict the long-term impact of COVID-19 on working mothers’ careers? In this ep I’m joined by Rebekah Bostan, Data Operations Manager and flexible work advocate. We explore the need for a personal contingency plan - where homeschooling is NOT the top of the list. If you’re wondering how to balance the upcoming months this episode will help get your priorities in order. Read the full show notes over on our website >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/sunday-supplement-rebekah-bostan/
29/03/20·1h

#74: Relationships and COVID-19 - Darya and Alex Haitoglou

“Have low expectations. You’ll be surprised how little we need to be happy” << That's my favourite quote from my conversation with Darya and Alex Haitoglou.  In this episode, my very first with a couple (!), we explore how we can find a new flow that suits both partners, how to manage emotions in close-quarters and how we can strengthen our relationships during crisis. Darya is a leading relationship expert and Alex is a Facilitator of Change and Co-Founder of Enrich Global (as well as being a a top exec in a large UK company).   Read the full shownotes over on our website >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/74-relationships-and-covid-19-darya-and-alex-haitoglou/
25/03/20·37m 25s

Being a Mother without a Mum on Mother’s Day - Georgina Fuller - BONUS

What’s it like not having your own Mother to celebrate with on Mother’s Day? My guest for this special episode is freelance journalist and speaker, Georgina Fuller. She’s been a journalist for over 15 years and has written for everyone from Take a Break to Tatler.  In this episode I discuss with Georgina what not having a mother means when you’re a mother yourself, the things most missed and dealing with grief.  Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/being-a-mother-without-a-mum-on-mothers-day-georgie-fuller/
22/03/20·46m 44s

#73: CHANGE - Kizzy Gardiner

How do we create CHANGE? My guest Kizzy Gardiner, is the first official maternity cover EVER appointed to be an MP - isn’t that mad and frankly astonishing? And it’s an “experiment”. We explore stepping into new spaces, allyship + feminism and bearing the honour and burden as a pioneering woman.    Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/73-change-kizzy-gardiner/
18/03/20·42m 18s

The Pill: Not The Only Answer - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

What does the PILL really do? My guest Lisa doesn’t shy away from this contentious issue! We explore myths about the pill and the *real* impact of being on the Pill -  and whether in fact even questioning the Pill as birth control is feminist, or not! Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is an Author, Host of the Fertility Friday Podcast, Certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner.  Head to our full shownotes on our website >>> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/the-pill-not-the…unday-supplement/
15/03/20·46m 17s

#72: SHIFT - Phanella Fine

How do we SHIFT gears to something new? As a former lawyer and banker, my guest Executive Coach Phanella Fine, is no stranger to SHIFTing to a new industry. We explore our obsession with purpose and meaning, how to nail networking and “sharenting”.    Read the full show notes over on our website >  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/72-shift-phanella-fine/  
11/03/20·42m 10s

#71: SERVE - Taban Shoresh

How can we SERVE each other? In this episode I’m joined by Taban Shoresh. Self-described as “the accidental activist”, Taban shares her incredible journey from child genocide survivor to Founder of non-profit The Lotus Flower. We explore listening the calling to SERVE, going back to our roots and how we can all effect change.    Read the full shownotes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/71-serve-taban-shoresh/   School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
04/03/20·41m 22s

The Shy Guide to Being Funny – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT with Lynne Parker

GSOH? This Sunday Supplement is all about being FUNNY WOMEN onstage, at work and everywhere else. Exec Producer and Founder of Funny Women, Lynne Parker, shares her top tips on having the confidence to experiment with comedy and speak out more.   Read the full show notes over on our website >>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/funny-women-with-lynne-parker-sunday-supplement   
01/03/20·49m 50s

#70: WEALTH - Emilie Bellet

Is money the last taboo? My guest this week is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to changing women’s relationship to WEALTH. Emilie Bellet is founder of Vestpod and author of Bestseller “You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich”. We talk money mindsets, Emilie’s recommended reading list and why a man is never a financial plan.  Read the full shownotes over on our website >>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/70-wealth-emilie-bellet/
26/02/20·50m 14s

#69: not TOO much – Jeanette Leblanc

What does it mean to be TOO MUCH? Kickass Author, Jeanette Leblanc joins me for a provocative episode dedicated to all the women deemed TOO MUCH. This is an ep for you if you’re interested in:   Kicking shame to the curb  Following your own path  Exploring the power within   Read the full show notes over on our website   School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram   
19/02/20·55m 26s

Napping with Cara Moore - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Ready to tap into the power of napping? Cara Moore, founder of ProNappers, shares her expert advice and tips for harnessing the power of sleep in the day. We explore how napping can have a positive impact on our mood and productivity *and* how to get the best naps into a busy day.  SLEEP with Dr Helen Driver Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
15/02/20·42m 32s

#68: Mother Daughter Bond - Harriet and Danusia Malina-Derben

What does the BOND between a mother and daughter mean when they’re *both* adults? I’m joined by Harriet Malina-Derben, my right-hand-woman and eldest daughter, for a candid conversation exploring the importance of that bond. Harriet shares why she’s keen to keep the matriarchal line strong and how she sees her role of adult daughter. We talk Shrill (no spoilers, promise), angsty teen years and hormones. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
12/02/20·28m 10s

#67: SKILL – Louise Webster

How can we focus on getting our SKILLs out into the world? In this ep I’m joined by Founder of Beyond the School Run, Louise Webster. Louise and Beyond the School Run work to inspire, engage and connect parents with their skills and talents in the hours available to them. We talk everything from empowerment, hidden talents and that “middle ground”.  WEDNESDAY 12th FEBRUARY EVENT  #6 GUILT: Jo Wimble-Groves Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
05/02/20·36m 58s

SLEEP - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT with HELEN DRIVER

Re-releasing this insightful episode on SLEEP. It’s essential to optimal functioning, and the benefits are multi-faceted; but are professional working women really getting enough? I’m joined by expert somnologist, Dr. Helen Driver, to discuss the key to getting those recommended 7-8 hours. Not only do we get into how to get a good night’s sleep; we cover snoring, the benefits of sex and more. Helen also shares insights on the three hormonal phases that affect sleep patterns for women. Whether you’re an insomniac or a sleep lover, be sure to listen in. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
02/02/20·58m 14s

#66: REACH – Lucy Chamberlain

How can we REACH for those big goals? My guest Lucy Chamberlain and I explore reaching our potential, being unapologetic and not shying away from being ambitious. As founder of a multi-million-pound business that allows her rapidly expanding team to fulfil their own career goals, Lucy is certainly walking her talk.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
29/01/20·51m 32s

#65: WILD – Annabel Thomas

Creating a new market for something “traditional” is completely WILD – and exactly what our guest, Annabel Thomas has done. As Founder and CEO of Nc’Nean Whisky she’s challenging the stuffy norms of the industry. In this episode we talk raising capital, sustainability and forging forward without a prototype. If you’ve ever considered stepping into being a bold entrepreneur this is the ep for you.
22/01/20·37m 1s

BONUS 2 - Sunday Supplement

Hunker down for a steamy BONUS Sunday Supplement episode. January can be a tough month for many - often a time when we need something a little, urm, different to break up the grey days... If you're a long term listener you may remember a similar episode back in December 2018. Word of warning: not an episode to play with the kids around!
19/01/20·16m 47s

#64: LEAVE – Emma Heptonstall

Fear not, this is a Brexit free LEAVE conversation. My expert guest, Emma Heptonstall, shares exactly how to be bold and LEAVE a marriage/relationship that isn’t working. Recovering lawyer and author of “How to be a Lady Who Leaves, the Ultimate Guide to Getting Divorce Ready”, Emma and I discuss how to have clarity on what you want, how to avoid playing the “victim” and much more.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
15/01/20·44m 28s

#63: FIRE - Meryl Lynn Ranzer

How do we stoke the FIRE and create change? I’m joined by life-long activist Meryl Lynn Ranzer to explore how we can access the activist within and put them to work! We talk civil-disobedience, human rights and Meryl shares her top tips for finding your FIRE. Remember; your voice matters.   Read the full show notes over on our website    School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
08/01/20·45m 50s

#62: WHOLE – Marisa Peer

Start 2020 knowing you are WHOLE. Marisa Peer, world-renowned speaker, RTT trainer and best-selling author, and I delve into how we are always enough. First shared on Christmas Day 2018, I’m re-sharing this ep as it’s the perfect way to kick-off 2020. After all, whatever we have planned (or indeed achieve) in 2020, we are all enough. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
01/01/20·52m 21s

CHRISTMAS CALM with Lottie Storey – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How can we stay CALM and grounded this CHRISTMAS? Tis the season to be jolly and, quite frankly, a tad overwhelmed too! Lottie Storey, writer-podcaster-trainee-counsellor-and-psychology-geek, shares how we can all stay present at Christmas time. Listen in for actionable tips that focus on the simple things and more.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
22/12/19·48m 5s

#60: LIFT – Aneela Rose

Power LIFTing takes physical and mental strength . PR Agency Owner & British Powerlifting Champion 2019, Aneela Rose, is on the podcast to talk all things LIFT. From newbie in 2012 to Champion in 2019, Aneela is on an incredible journey that takes both physical and mental strength. Aneela and I get into failure as an essential, how to build strength and what it takes to achieve lofty goals.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
18/12/19·44m 18s

RELATIONSHIPS AT CHRISTMAS with Alexandra Stockwell - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

RELATIONSHIPS AT CHRISTMAS can feel some added pressure. Alexandra Stockwell, Relationship and Intimacy Expert, joins me to share actionable advice on how to ease through the season. It’s less about fancier gifts and *all* about getting in touch with how we want to feel this Christmas.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
15/12/19·49m 23s

#59: BOARD – Caroline Sage

How do more women get onto BOARDs? Our guest this week has an idea, or two! Caroline Sage, Entrepreneur and founder of Kea Consultants joins me to discuss her passions: leadership, boardrooms and working women. We explore fairer decision-making processes, how arrogance often hides insecurity and big life ambitions.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
11/12/19·51m 50s

STYLE AT CHRISTMAS with Sally Smy - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Easy and simple STYLE AT CHRISTMAS with stylist Sally Smy. Sally joins us to share how to feel and look stylish at Christmas - with a twist! Sally cuts through style advice that focuses on constantly buying new things. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss the next Christmas Sunday Supplement instalment.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
08/12/19·49m 1s

#58: SEEK – Dr Joanna Martin

What are you SEEKing? I’m joined by Dr. Joanna Martin, renowned visionary and coach, to discuss all things SEEK. We delve into paradoxes, masculine & feminine energies and power. My favourite quote from this ep? “The better we know ourselves, the better we do life”.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
04/12/19·45m 51s

#57: CLIFF - Mandie Gower

Making a big life change can feel as risky as standing on a CLIFF-edge. Mandie Gower, former Executive Editor of Stylist Magazine, joins me to discuss pivoting and much more. Mandie knows all about big life changes having recently moved to Amsterdam, leaving her high-flying editor post in London. Join us as we delve into how we can all tap into our former and future selves to make clearer decisions.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
27/11/19·57m 57s

FEMINIST CHRISTMAS - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How can we have a FEMINIST Christmas? In this solo ep, I talk all things Christmas and gender equality - what a festive combo! I explore tips that cut the stress, cut gender bias from gift-buying, and more. Join us in December for our special Christmas Series of Sunday Supplements - designed to make Christmas easy and simple. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
24/11/19·17m 44s

#56: OOMPH – Upasna Bhadhal

How can we bring more OOMPH to our career? My guest this week Upasna Bhadhal, founder of Career Collective,  and I explore how to have OOMPH in the world of business and beyond. We talk over how to keep focused on your vision, gender bias and being clear about the impact we want. This ep is fast-paced- prepare for a ride! Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
20/11/19·1h 1m

#55: MIND – Nicky Young

Our MINDs are our greatest assets. In this ep I’m joined by Nicky Young, MullenLowe Salt group MD and mental health advocate. We cover all things leadership + mental health; from burnout, “losing your mind” and being strong. Since her own mental breakdown in 2017 and recovery, Nicky shares her story in the hope she will catch others before they fall. Utilising her platform, Nicky works to destigmatise mental illness within the workplace, starting with leadership. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
13/11/19·56m 19s

PASSIONATE PARTNERSHIPS with Alexandra Stockwell - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

How can we create PASSIONATE PARTNERSHIPS? My guest this week, Relationship and Intimacy Expert Alexandra Stockwell, is all about guiding women and men to bring pleasure and purpose into every aspect of life. In this ep, we talk *not* compromising, cultivating curiosity and defining what foreplay really is. Alexandra takes us through her 3 Step method for sharing with vulnerability in relationships (grab a notebook for this!).  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
10/11/19·59m 20s

#54: THRIVE – Julie Woods

How can we THRIVE in the face of adversity? My guest this week, Julie Woods, has much to share on this topic. Known lovingly as “that blind woman”, Julie is the living embodiment of her mantra “why not”. From refereeing a nude rugby game to travelling the world; we hear how Julie has taken on more since becoming blind at 31. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
06/11/19·1h 1m

#53: BIRTH - Mars Lord

The risks of BIRTH are not equal; black women are 5 times more likely to die within childbirth than white women. Mars Lord, doula and birth activist, shares her wisdom and aim to change the system. We discuss the micro-aggressions of motherhood, resilience and implicit bias.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
30/10/19·1h 5m

LIVE PODCAST - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

LIVE from the Women in Business Expo; I was joined by Suzy Walker, editor of Psychologies Magazine, Debbie Gilbert, serial entrepreneur and founder of Mums Unltd and Gemma Antikides, Founder of All by Mama. We discuss all things business, giving without being depleted, what keeps us up at night and emotional intelligence. Thank you for bearing with us whilst we get our live podcast tech up to scratch! Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
27/10/19·46m 28s

#52: FIRST Birthday - Danusia Malina-Derben

The SFM podcast is 1! To celebrate our first year of podcasting, I share tech tips, some insider secrets and more in this celebratory ep. Listen in if you’ve ever wondered whether *you* should take the plunge and start a podcast (I vote yes!) Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
23/10/19·18m 18s

#51: BREAK– Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez

BREAKing down the taboo of divorce with expert, Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez. In this feisty episode, we discuss the complexities of BREAK-ups, the “common wife” myth and the impact of divorce fallout. Nabila also shares how to honour the past and move forward through rituals.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
16/10/19·54m 38s

WOMEN IN BUSINESS - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

What does the phrase “women in business” mean to you? In this solo Sunday Supplement episode Danusia explores the importance of mentorship, finding community and SFM’s corporate work.  FREE REGISTRATION for the Women In Business Expo 16-17 October, Farnborough UK  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
13/10/19·21m 21s

#50: BOOB – Lisa Creagh

Why is breastfeeding so problematic? Everyone, mothers and not, seems to have an opinion. Danusia is joined by artist and entrepreneur Lisa Creagh to discuss everything BOOB. Lisa is an artist, entrepreneur and creator of “Holding Time” which addresses ideas around motherhood, time and breastfeeding in particular.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
09/10/19·58m 23s

#49: CLINCH - Natalie Trice

How do you CLINCH deals? How do you CLINCH the life you want? In this ep I delve into the world of CLINCH & PR with Natalie Trice, PR Director & author. There’s no “bro” power plays here as we explore the importance of building relationships, deal-clinching etiquette and the power of word of mouth.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
02/10/19·1h 1m

MISTAKES – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Making mistakes is 100% a normal part of life - and motherhood. In this ep Danusia considers the mistakes she's made along the way. Some of us might say that mistakes are only learning and growth - which Danusia certainly agrees with! Listen in to hear the 7 big mistakes that turned into transformational stuff.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
29/09/19·18m 17s

#48: COUNT – EMILY KUMLER KAPLAN

Making work COUNT. Emily Kumler Kaplan joins Danusia for a power packed episode all about making big things happen in our careers and beyond. Danusia and Emily explore “tenacious focus”, talking out and Emily’s mission to empower women to make informed decisions about their health. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
25/09/19·1h 27m

#47: RISK – COLLEEN WONG

How do you feel about RISK? As an ex-investment banker turned tech startup founder our guest, Colleen Wong, is no stranger to taking RISKs. Danusia and Colleen cover wearing different “hats”, flexible working and the relationship between failure and risk.  LIVE PODCAST 16.10.19 + REGISTER FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS EXPO Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
18/09/19·47m 33s

FREEING OUR FEARS WITH GOSIA GORNA - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

What’s behind our biggest fears? Success, according to Danusia’s guest, Gosia Gorna. This ep is all about grabbing a hold of your fears and moving through them. Gosia takes Danusia through her technique, The Expansion Game; a pioneering and powerful method for releasing fear. Listen out for some epiphanies (after all, Danusia doesn’t usually air her soul) Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
15/09/19·55m 33s

#46: LOOK – SELMA NICHOLLS

You can’t be what you can’t see. Danusia and Selma Nicholls, this ep’s guest, talk changing narratives, feminism and the power of visibility. As Founder of Looks Like Me, Selma’s work opens the door for black and ethnic minority groups to be more visible by challenging the status quo in the world of brand communications. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
11/09/19·45m 42s

SUMMER HOLIDAYS - BONUS

Vacation “the action of leaving something one previously occupied” couldn’t be a better word to describe the summer holidays for working mothers, as Danusia explores in this bonus episode.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
08/09/19·9m 42s

#45: FAUX – KELLY DIELS

Do you consider yourself a feminist? At SFM we certainly do, and so does our guest this week, Kelly Diels. Kelly and I explore the world of FAUX, getting to grips with how feminism has everything to do with marketing, our own choices and our ability to get our work out into the world.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
04/09/19·1h 3m

HAVING IT ALL – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Should ambitious women still care about “having-it-all”? In a solo ep, Danusia shares her thoughts and journey with the Have-it-All debate; from being a teen mother, debating with Germaine Greer at the Oxford Union and beyond.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
01/09/19·22m 35s

#44: CRAFT – MAGGY WOODLEY

Are you feeling CRAFTy? My guest, Maggy Woodley, and I delve into the world of CRAFT and how to create a passion-led business. As Founder of Red Ted Art and author of two children’s crafting books, Maggy is all about making CRAFT accessible and easy for all. Danusia also shares her own forays into CRAFT…  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
28/08/19·57m 0s

#43: GAG – TARA NEWTON-WORDSWORTH

Motherhood certainly requires a good sense of humour! This week I’m joined by actor and comic Tara Newton-Wordsworth. We cover making jokes about things that aren’t funny, what our children can teach us and going hard or going home. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
21/08/19·54m 28s

ONLINE SUCCESS TRENDS PART 2 - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Danusia continues to call bullsh*t on the online success trends; this time with a lesson on a particular strain of toxic marketing. If you enjoyed part one of the series, pull up a seat and listen in!  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
18/08/19·20m 51s

#42: PLEDGE - Linda Grant

Female founders are making waves. Virgin StartUp Chair Linda Grant joins me as Virgin Startup announces their new PLEDGE to commit to a 50/50 funding target for men and women by the end of 2020. Linda and I discuss the relationship between action + confidence, women’s access to capital and what’s next for creating gender parity. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
14/08/19·50m 24s

#41: EGG – E. Napoletano

What does it mean to be a mother? Award-winning journalist, author and not-yet-award-winning screenwriter, E. Napoletano joins me for a conversation all about EGG donation.  While we regularly hear stories about sperm donors & families who have received EGG donations, we rarely hear the story of the EGG donors themselves. Today that changes as E lifts the lid on why she chose to become an EGG donor and the donation process.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
07/08/19·58m 4s

ONLINE SUCCESS TRENDS - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Curious about online success trends? Listen in as Danusia gets into the nitty gritty of these. Soft warning: this episode tells a few home truths. Fancy sharing some of your own thoughts? Join our private FB Community and let loose; we’ll be discussing online success trends (and so much more). Search for “School for Mothers Group’ on Facebook  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
04/08/19·14m 58s

#40: FUCK – Emma Sayle

Sometimes you just have to say FUCK it, I’m going to do it my way! This is the attitude of pioneering sex-entrepreneur and founder of Killing Kittens Emma Sayle.  Having created a safe space for women to explore their sexuality within the male dominated adult entertainment industry, Emma knows what it takes to bust a few balls; she shares this and more as we discuss the rise of sex tech, rebalancing your relationships to get what you want and being more selfish. This episode is definitely fruity, so be prepared to get a bit hot and bothered as we dive into FUCK. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
31/07/19·59m 52s

#39: SLOW – Suzy Walker

Sometimes life gets too fast, Psychologies editor Suzy Walker joins me to explore the joy of SLOWing down. Suzy reveals how she navigated SLOWing down while holding a ‘big job’, parenting, and all the other projects in her life.  We discuss blind spots, finding home within yourself, and the value systems we use to judge our own lives. Take an hour and SLOW down to enjoy this wonderful conversation. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ● School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram ● School For Mothers Patreon  
24/07/19·58m 19s

JOIN THE FAMILY – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

A special solo episode with Danusia, Founder of School for Mothers and mother of 10. As promised, here are those all important links: School for Mothers Patreon COMPETITION: mums-on-the-go tech bundle, 3 x $1000 Patreon SFM membership and a $100 Amazon voucher
21/07/19·17m 25s

#38: PLONK - CLARE POOLEY

Is sobriety boring? I’m joined by Claire Pooley, author of The Sober Diaries, as we dive into the realities of getting sober. Claire was a secret drinker, but soon ‘wine o’clock’ started to get out of hand. Now she shares her experiences of beating addictions with others to help those in the same situation and make sober less shameful.  Clare is upbeat and positive while remaining well researched and informative, our conversation is a real treat. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram ● School for Mothers Patreon
17/07/19·53m 15s

#37: TIME – Rosy Carrick

If you could turn back time, where would you go and what would you do? Our guest this week, Rosy Carrick, is a legit time traveller. We discuss this and more, as we discover what lessons she’s learned from time travel. TIME is, after all, a hot topic for ambitious mothers.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
10/07/19·1h 2m

MENOPAUSE with Meg Mathews – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

It’s like puberty for the middle aged and yet ~nobody~ is talking about it. This week we delve into the issues surrounding this “taboo” topic, with our guest Meg Mathews. As Founder of Megs Menopause, Meg empowers women through honest and frank discussion of all things menopause. Meg believes that we can’t find harmony and resonance within ourselves without truly understanding what is happening in our bodies. I couldn’t agree more.  Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
07/07/19·1h 4m

#36: HEAL – Milagros Phillips

Imagine a world where everyone was race literate. Now take a moment to listen and take a small step towards this reality. I’m joined by Milagros Phillips, a race HEALer on a mission to fight racism through education. Milagros shares how there is no time for inaction and while not everyone is born to be an activist, everyone has a role to play in dismantling racism.  Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
03/07/19·1h

VISION: BONUS EPISODE

What vision do you have for yourself, your business/career and your family? School for Mothers are sponsors of the Vision category of the MPower Awards, run by the wonderful Nicola Huelin (Guest on #ep20 CHEER). This special bonus episode celebrates all the finalists and mothers with vision everywhere. We asked the Vision category finalists to share with us how their vision for their business and family brings impact. We have 5 wonderful finalists sharing on this topic and about their journey.    In order of appearance:    Emma Ashford is a sleep therapist, founder of Sleep Seekers and mum of 2. She helps people to press the ‘reset button’ on their sleep so they can get the rest they so desperately need. www.sleepseekers.academy   Eleanor Tweddell is the founder of Another Door, a community supporting people through redundancy. After 23 years in corporate life, including working at Costa when it had 5 stores, Virgin Atlantic and running the graduate programme at Vodafone, Eleanor was made redundant. From there she began to explore the world of freelance, and then set up a few small businesses. She now mentors people to take a leap and move from corporate to start up, and helps people discover their hidden talents when they get made redundant.   Deborah Brownson MBE is a British autism campaigner. She campaigned successfully for autism to be included in teacher training and wrote a leading guide to the condition He's Not Naughty!    Debbie Gliniany, mother of 2, set up Yoyo Parties 3 years ago and runs Little Soldiers Bootcamps with her husband, Robert Gliniany who is a Royal Engineer veteran of 14 years.   Alison Wyatt, an Independent Occupational Therapist and Director of Breakthrough Therapy Solutions Ltd., a Children's Therapy Service covering Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.  
29/06/19·15m 6s

#35: DUCK – Ruth Kudzi

Becoming a mother redefines our whole identity. I discuss this and more with Ruth Kudzi, our guest for episode 35. Ruth is a qualified coach, business mentor, bestselling author and founder of Path to Success podcast. Becoming a mother made Ruth evaluate her whole life and ultimately use it as an opportunity for reinvention. We cover how a chocolate DUCK sparked a race row and what we’re DUCKing in our lives. We also learn it isn’t the best idea to drink Indian Tonic Water during a podcast recording! Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
26/06/19·53m 17s

MENOPAUSE 1 - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Everything I needed to know about the menopause………..no-one told me. This week’s compilation is where we hear the lowdown straight from women – their voices, experiences and truths – on what is still a taboo subject. Menopause is a big part of women’s lives, hair loss, insomnia, skin thinning, night sweats, hopelessness, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, hot flushes, libido drop, rage, brain fog, irritability, anxiety, joint pain, weight gain and many more. So many women feel isolated, suffering in silence, shamed in a youth centric culture, feeling as if their power as women is diminishing. This is accompanied by very physical challenges and mental health dips. It’s a time of immense growth, IF women can steady themselves. This is why these conversations are vital.  In two weeks I will be talking to Meg Mathews an expert on menopause (and Noel Gallagher’s ex-wife), asking all the questions we have about menopause. Oh, there are so many questions! A big thank you to all of our contributors (in order of appearance): ... Anonymous, 53, mother of two Amanda - 44 yr old Mom of 2 boys -8 & 11. “I had breast cancer at age 40. Kicked it! Learning to live gracefully and easily with my “new” body and my fears, and desiring to learn my life lessons without any more drama!” Meryl Lynn Ranzer Human, Artist, Activator, Big mouth, Teacher, Media Manager-New Sanctuary Coalition NYC, Mom Sarah, a 55 year old mother, step mother, business owner and meno-matriarch from Birmingham Joan, a writer and photographer, lives in New York City with her husband Peggy Starnes Entrepreneur, making and selling renaissance clothing. Mom of 4. 54 years old and in the process of menopause right now. Claire, a resilient mother of 2 girls, UK. Kimberly - also known as @nakedyogagoddess on Instagram and The Pleasured Mom @safelovefree on Facebook Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
23/06/19·23m 50s

#34: FIRST – Meredith Masony

Putting yourself FIRST does not make you selfish. Meredith Masony, of That’s Inappropriate and That’s Inappropriate Parents, joins me as we challenge the stigma and judgements of motherhood and emphasise the importance of talking about the struggles inherent to being a mother.  We explore how Meredith puts herself first and how a near-death experience led to her pursuing her own career goals rather than settling for second best. You don’t have to be perfect - you just have to show up as YOU. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
19/06/19·57m 47s

#33: HEART – Fabienne Fredrickson

If we don’t have HEART we have nothing. Having HEART isn’t something to mask, but something to embrace and put front and centre. Fabienne Fredrickson, founder of Boldheart.com is my guest this week and what a guest she is! Tens of thousands of solo-business owners have benefited from Fabienne’s business savvy and bold message of female empowerment. This week it’s our turn, as she shares her message with YOU.  We explore how to fight self-doubt, value our unique brilliance, and get out of our comfort zone in order to succeed at a higher level. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
12/06/19·55m 1s

ON FATHERS – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

“My Father Taught Me…” How would YOU finish this sentence? It’s coming up to Father’s Day here in the UK and so we thought we’d include a special episode called ON FATHERS to sit alongside our recent hotly listened to MOTHER’S DAY Special. We’re celebrating fathers: for their love and support, their jokes, their smiles, and most of all their lessons. I know of many different father stories from people from all walks of life. I know fathers who are heroes and fathers who have pulled disappearing acts. I also know that many of the lessons we learned from our fathers stay with us for life, whether these lessons are positive, neutral or negative.  We’ve invited a select group of women from across the world to contribute to a compilation-style episode sharing their thoughts on what their fathers taught them. These honest shares unearth the complex relations between fathers and children.  A big THANK YOU to (in order of appearance): Sine Gyrup, mother of a daughter and living in Geneva. Chloe O’Sullivan is the founder of War to Peace®, a conflict resolution methodology she devised over a decade ago and has shared with over 4,000 people globally. She is also a wife to Richard, and mother to Safi, their wonderful daughter whom they adopted four years ago. She is an avid-globetrotter, singer and a fan of comedy ~AKA tragedy plus time!   Nicki Auret ~ city professional, school mum, trusted adviser and best friend Erin, A level student & Feminist Ninna Amora from New York City and Creator of Live Embodied Karen Roswell - professional photographer, living a gluten free life; wife and mother based in the UK. Jennifer Jay: mother to one girl, Queens NYC, working for social justice in the not-for-profit arts & education fields. Harriet; introvert Pisces, sister & favourite child. Becky, working mum of 2 Click here for the special Spotify Playlist <<< Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
09/06/19·15m 20s

#32: GOD – Joy Foster

What keeps us going through dark times? I'm joined by Joy Foster to discuss her relationship with faith and GOD.  We all have faith, whether that’s in GOD, people, ourselves, or something completely different. We explore where this faith comes from and how it can guide us when everything seems hopeless. This is a topic which is surprisingly close to home for me as I had a deeply religious upbringing (and yes I was educated at a convent with nuns in wimples!). Our conversation heads to some dark places as we discuss Joy’s father’s suicide and history of mental health issues in her family. Joy provides invaluable insight into how to get through profound personal tragedy. Unsurprisingly, this is a highly emotional conversation, so you might want to have tissues close at hand. TRIGGER WARNING - Suicide Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
05/06/19·1h

#31: LIFT – Debbie Gilbert

Other women are not your competition. However many people work in your industry, there is only one you. My special guest this week is Debbie Gilbert, a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and author of The Successful Mumpreneur, who loves to support other business women on their journeys. We explore a range of topics related to how you can successfully grow your business through networking, a positive attitude and collaborating with other women within the same field as you. In business, people will gravitate towards you if you’re positive. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be honest and direct - you just have to do this with a positive attitude and the intention to help those around you succeed. Debbie advice is no nonsense and entirely focused on LIFTing women up. As she says “everyone can be successful in business given the right support and right tool to do so. Attitude is everything” Not only does this success draw from your attitude, but also from you recognising your shortcomings and seeking help in those areas. Deep collaboration with other women is key to forging ahead and thriving as an independent businesswoman, as well as seeing the women around of thrive. This episode is a must listen for any entrepreneurs, filled with all the guidance you need to take yourself and your business to the next level. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
29/05/19·1h 5m

FAMILY TRAVEL – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Satisfy your wanderlust; yes, even with the kids. Karen Beddow, of Mini Travellers, shares her expert advice on how to travel far and wide with the entire family. Early on, we make the distinction between a holiday and an adventure- they’re definitely not the same. Learn how Karen was inspired to take her young family to Rwanda after a successful trip to Disney Florida - there is a link! Karen’s top tip doesn’t involve rolling your clothes or buying any expensive gadgets, and it ensures the whole gang are happy.  From saving money, the benefits of screen time to home swapping - Karen shares oodles of wisdom on FAMILY TRAVEL. Spoiler: I reveal why I’m an UN-happy camper! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram  
26/05/19·59m 38s

#30: LIES – Christine Armstrong

Do you feel like you’ve been hearing the same conversations about working parents for years, yet not enough has changed? This week my guest, Christine Armstrong, shares how she’s on a mission to blow apart the LIES about working parents and instead dig into the truths of what actually works. There’s a false narrative that if you just work harder everything will be fine, regardless of the struggles of balancing motherhood with a career. While you may feel you’re alone in these struggles, this is not the case. Yet having this conversation with other women can only take us so far. For real progress to be made we need to engage men and leadership as well. Christine discusses how we can achieve this, while also providing tips & strategies that will help you stay sane(ish) as a working parent. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
22/05/19·52m 41s

#29: PROOF – Caroline Flanagan

Is HAVING IT ALL a privilege? A luxury for the elite few? This week, Caroline Flanagan, aka ‘The Babyproof Coach’, joins me to discuss her take on this big old debate that’s defined conversations about working mothers forever. But what is this debate really about? AND do we need to flip this script and adopt a more inclusive attitude? We also cover that all too common feeling of fraudulence in our life. Caroline offers a fresh and honest take on the realities of imposter syndrome and we chew over loads including the message that the thoughts we have about ourselves are just that, thoughts. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
15/05/19·1h 7m

Tips for Choosing Sex Toys - Sarah Forbes – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

There’s no room for taboos on this show. Join Sarah Forbes, sexual culturalist, and I as we explore the wonderful realm of SEX TOYS. From their humble beginnings centuries ago (really!), to the famous Rabbit and into the world of 21st century sextech - no stone is left unturned. We discuss the benefits of sex toys in amping up your sex life alone & with a partner plus how to promote sex positivity within the home. As Sarah, former curator of NYC’s Museum of Sex, says “You have all kinds of accessories in your life. Why not have another that brings you pleasure?” Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
12/05/19·1h 16m

#28: SOURCE – Kirsten Stendevad

Let’s talk feminine power! My guest, Kirsten Stendevad, and I explore how and why we need to embrace our SOURCE. Kirsten is true dynamite and inspiration for feminine leadership and someone who truly practises what she preaches, especially after realising she was putting more emphasis on the importance of traditional masculine skills. We discuss what it means to utilise both our feminine and masculine sides and how to raise our children, especially our sons, to do the same. A favourite frame from this ep? When we explore how motherhood = leadership. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
08/05/19·48m 5s

LISTENER’S CHOICE

School for Mothers Podcast needs your vote! The British Podcast awards are in full swing and we would LOVE to have a shot at the Listener’s Choice Award. Voting is super simple, just follow the steps below. Thank you so much for your support - your vote means so much! How to vote: You can vote on a computer or mobile. Go to https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ You should now be on a red page with the words “Listeners’ Choice Award, supported by BBC Sounds” In the search bar below type School for Mothers Click on the image - pop in your name (first name only, if you prefer) Choose your preferences below and SUBMIT! Thank you so much!  
03/05/19·3m 29s

#27: BOSS – Vicki Psarias

Ready for an inspo injection from the original Mumboss? This week my guest, Vicki Psarias @Honestmum takes us through her journey, from traumatic birth and feeling completely alone as a new mum to pressing ‘publish’ on her first blog post, the first step to creating the hugely successful Honest Mum. We discuss setting business boundaries, learning to say no and how realising your niche and being committed really can lead to you becoming the BOSS. Filled with fun and laughter this episode will lift your spirits and no doubt have you agreeing – you really can never be too honest 😉 Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram ** School for Mothers Podcast needs your vote!** The British Podcast awards are in full swing and we would LOVE to have a shot at the Listener’s Choice Award. Voting is super simple, just follow the steps below.  How to vote: You can vote on a computer or mobile. Go to https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ You should now be on a red page with the words “Listeners’ Choice Award, supported by BBC Sounds” In the search bar below type School for Mothers Click on the image - pop in your name (first name only, if you prefer) Choose your preferences below and SUBMIT! Thank you so much!  
01/05/19·52m 9s

STREAMLINE – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Minimalist, maximalist or a diehard Kondo-er? Join myself and Vicky Silverthorn, professional organiser, as we unpack how our own homes contain both the blocks and key to living a more streamlined life. In the midst of a tidiness trend frenzy, Vicky shares down to earth practical guidelines and refreshingly honest advice. We discuss how more things = more responsibility and how a switch to collecting memories not belongings is happening. Think of this episode as a crash course in building boundaries to find freedom within your own home - and beyond. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
28/04/19·1h

#26: SELF – Jane Wyker

When’s it my turn? When you make it your turn! This wisdom-nugget straight from my guest, the fabulous Jane Wyker, who through her own personal growth journey found the answer to her inner peace and happiness – be more selfish. Take care of essential inner housekeeping, clear away negativity and become your true SELF. side whisper Jane HAS to be lying that she’s 83 years old... Despite externally having an amazing life; internally, Jane was unhappy. This realisation took her on a journey to slay the ‘good girl’ she’d been raised to be and embrace self-love and the notion that life is indeed an inside out process. I promise you by the end of this you will want to grab that metaphorical broom and clean your inner house! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram  
24/04/19·1h

#25: SOLD – Shoshana Garfield

How do we not let past trauma define us? Join me, as Dr. Shoshana Garfield shares how to convert pain (anything uncomfortable and more) in our goosebump inducing, life-changing conversation. As she says we are each dealt a stack of cards and we play them - hers included being SOLD as a 4 year to sadists to support her mother’s drug addiction. Hear how Shoshana played her cards, and thrives. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
17/04/19·53m 55s

SLEEP – SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

Value your sleep? It’s essential to optimal functioning, and the benefits are multi-faceted; but are professional working women really getting enough? I’m joined by expert somnologist, Dr. Helen Driver, to discuss the key to getting those recommended 7-8 hours. Not only do we get into how to get a good night’s sleep; we cover snoring, the benefits of sex and more. Helen also shares insights on the three hormonal phases that affect sleep patterns for women. Whether you’re an insomniac or a sleep lover, be sure to listen in. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram  
14/04/19·58m 14s

#24: NET – Emma Van Heusen

The secret behind six-figure success? Hard graft and resilience. In episode 24, called NET, I’m joined by Emma Van Heusen, an agency owner and Facebook Ad Coach. Emma opted-out of the advertising industry’s long hours and unrelenting slog in pursuit of a career more aligned to her goals. We discuss investing in your own personal development, new careers and the reality behind the “six-figure success” craze. In her own online programme, Emma combines facebook ad training with mindset shifts. This episode is a must listen for those contemplating making the switch from employee to entrepreneur. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ⚬ School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ⚬ School for Mothers Instagram
10/04/19·54m 24s

#23: STAR - Helen Packham

Do you dream big? Big enough to scare you?  In this week’s podcast, I could not be happier to be joined by Helen Packham, a leadership and business coach and mum of two, who has been on an incredible journey of overcoming anxiety and finding her inner courage. During this episode, we talk imposter syndrome and the loss of identity after motherhood, through to finding inner courage and achieving goals that are so big they scare you. It’s an episode filled with ambition and inspiration, one that will make you want to grab a pen and start writing your own story today! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ⚬ School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ⚬ School for Mothers Instagram  
03/04/19·51m 6s

MOTHER'S DAY - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

“My Mother Taught Me…” How would you finish this sentence? It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK, hurrah! To celebrate this special day we’ve asked wonderful women from around the world to share their thoughts on what their mother taught them. Read about our contributors below. Not only that, we’re launching Sunday Supplements - our bi-weekly Sunday episode!  These new episodes will cover a host of topics from sleep to fitness, sex to travel, childcare to dating, style to investing and everything you’ve told us you want, so far. It’s that extra help that us busy mamas need. A big THANK YOU to (in order of appearance): Sally Bunkham is the founder of mumsback.com, a company that provides luxury gift hampers for mums, focussing on the yummy stuff they had to abstain from in pregnancy. Sally also raises awareness of perinatal mental health issues. Rifkatu Yakubu Bawa; Unstoppable Mother of 7 wonderful children, Teacher and a Clean Cooking Ambassador. Hazel Gale, author, therapist, speaker and ex-world champion kickboxer. GuruNischan, (and yes! THAT’s actually her birth, given name) is the Founder of The Inner Alchemy Institute, a Nervous System Specialist, Breath Trainer and International Speaker on topics of Trauma release, Money, Sex & Power. Ester, a senior HR professional from Slovakia, living in the UK for 6 years. Steph Esther Mekwuye, is the founder and CEO of Eka tech consult.  A consulting firm focused on understanding and onboarding emerging technologies from AI, IOT and Blockchain. Sharniya Ferdinand; Inclusion Programme Coordinator and aspiring World’s Best (future) Mum! Mars Lord is a doula, doula trainer, speaker and birth activist. Mother of five children, including twins, she enjoys reading, the theatre, a good meal, red wine and laughter. Ellen Walder is the Chief Operating Officer of DNEG, a global Visual Effects company with over 5000 employees across nine studios in North America, the UK and India, which has won 4 Oscars in the last 5 years. Isadora Malina-Derben (18) is an enthusiastic and ambitious sociologist, soon to be studying at the University of Bristol. In her own words, Seraphina Malina-Derben (6) is “a chatterbox and a podcast host and a happy feminist”.
31/03/19·21m 22s

#22: MIGHT - Emma Campbell

The fear of “leaving our children too soon” is something all us mothers can relate to. In this week’s episode, MIGHT I’m joined by Emma Campbell, a blogger, speaker, author, mum of 4 and a cancer survivor. This is a moving episode you’ll really want to listen through to the end! During this episode, we talk about desperate longings for another child and how this can sometimes bring multiples!  How the darkest of days can turn into truly happy, awe-inspiring moments and remind ourselves that in bad times friends will step up and be there, no matter what. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram    
27/03/19·56m 9s

#21: BEAT - Rosie Sherry

Vive la révolution! Influential woman in tech, Rosie Sherry, is the Founder of Ministry of Testing - an ever-growing global software testing community. Rosie is the perfect person to discuss going against the grain, to BEAT the system - both at work and home. Despite being at the helm of her hugely successful growing business, six years ago Rosie followed her heart and decided to home educate her children. During this episode we discuss how online communities can grow into thriving businesses and how it’s ok to go against the ‘system’, in fact she highly recommends it. We also cover the subject of unschooling - not just the practicalities but arguably, most importantly, the ‘whys’ behind following such an innovative philosophy. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram  
20/03/19·49m 34s

#20: CHEER - Nicola Huelin

Are you a mum working hard to be visible in your own business? Then join the revolution! In this week’s podcast, I’m joined by Nicola Huelin, a business coach, mentor, international speaker and author, who 15 years ago took a huge jump and left her corporate career to start her own business. During this episode we chat about the growing wave of women taking control and growing their own businesses from home, combining the worlds of work and motherhood. There are leaps of faith into unknown worlds, failures, becoming an author and even coining a new phrase - ‘terri/citing’, we promise this episode will have you hooked from beginning to end. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
13/03/19·52m 58s

#19: LAID - Steph D.

It’s safe to say this is a NSFW podcast! Grab a set of headphones and buckle up. This week I’m joined by Steph D, a commercial lawyer and sex-positive blogger known as The Wicked Jade. Steph blogs about sex, lingerie and kink; and how she gets her lady-boner on. During the episode we cover how mothers are sexual beings (duh), ‘volume’ dating after 22 years of marriage, the under-representation of Asian women in the body & sex positivity movement and SO much more.  It’s an episode filled with awesome self-acceptance, love and hot tips. Read the full show notes over on our website  School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
06/03/19·1h 5m

#18: WORTH - Wies Bratby

Let's talk salary and career negotiations! Danusia is joined by Wies Bratby, founder of Women in Negotiation and lawyer-turned-HR-director-turned-women’s-butt-kicker. Hear Danusia and Wies discuss all things negotiation and the impact of opportunities that often pass women by, yet need not. WHAT WE COVER What sparked her to start a coaching and consulting company teaching women to negotiate their worth The surprising truth on what prevents women from negotiating salary and career Her go-to process when teaching women negotiation skills for at work AND at home Simple reframes for EXACTLY why women have special negotiating talent About Wies Bratby Wies Bratby is a lawyer-turned-HR-director-turned-women’s-butt-kicker. Originally hailing from the Netherlands, she moved via Hong Kong to Switzerland, Wies helps women across the world own their worth, communicate it and get them the jobs and salaries that they want, need and deserve. In her online group coaching program, women from all over the world and all seniority levels, get mindset breakthroughs and the skill set to successfully negotiate their careers and salaries, and a sisterhood of fellow power women to boot! BE INSPIRED - KEY QUOTES From Wies Bratby “I think it’s the most romantic thing in the universe to be financially independent” “The salary you earn is representation of your worth, that’s why it matters” “A compromise is the worst possible outcome. Another word for compromise is lose-lose” RESOURCES Website: www.womeninnegotiation.org   Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/womeninnegotiationwin/ Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=getting+to+yes MORE FROM SFM Join SFM private FB Community: School For Mothers Group Take a look around SFM website: www.schoolformothers.com Sign up for your FREE Me Sheets: www.schoolformothers.com/mesheets MORE FROM *YOU* Like what you hear? If SO, be sure to subscribe to the School for Mothers Podcast on iTunes. Or Stitcher. Or Google Play. If you’re feeling extra kind, SFM would be really grateful if you’d leave a review over on iTunes, too. These reviews help other mamas find the podcast and they’re also fun to go in and read. Just click here to Leave us a rating + review!, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you! Use the hashtag #SFMpodcast to join the conversation on social media. Want to join Danusia on a future episode? Get in touch using the form HERE.
27/02/19·59m 45s

#17: FORCE - Heledd Kendrick

Supporting your partner and their career takes on a new meaning when you are a military spouse. In episode 17, entitled FORCE, Danusia is joined by Heledd Kendrick, CEO and Founder of the multi-award winning social enterprise, Recruit for Spouses. Danusia and Heledd discuss the realities of being a military spouse and the importance of empowering women who often give up careers to be by their partners’ side. WHAT WE COVER What sparked Heledd creating Recruit for Spouses. The role of military spouses in the armed forces and beyond. Danusia´s own experience as a military wife. The value of empowering military spouses. Showing up as a catalyst for change. About Heledd Heledd Kendrick, is CEO of the multi-award winning, Recruit for Spouses. Recruit for Spouses works to bridge the military and business communities, finding rewarding employment for UK military spouses within organisations who might otherwise overlook this group. Since 2011, the business has helped over 5,200 wives with career advice and has placed and supported over 1,000 into employment.   BE INSPIRED - KEY QUOTES From Heledd “I believe that being a military wife should be an enabler. It shouldn’t affect your career” RESOURCES Connect with Heledd: Website Heledd’s Twitter Heledd on Youtube MORE FROM SFM Join SFM private FB Community: School For Mothers Group Take a look around SFM website: www.schoolformothers.com Sign up for your FREE Me Sheets: www.schoolformothers.com/mesheets MORE FROM *YOU* Like what you hear? If SO, be sure to subscribe to the School for Mothers Podcast on iTunes. Or Stitcher. Or Google Play. If you’re feeling extra kind, SFM would be really grateful if you’d leave a review over on iTunes, too. These reviews help other mamas find the podcast and they’re also fun to go in and read. Just click here to Leave us a rating + review!, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you! Use the hashtag #SFMpodcast to join the conversation on social media. Want to join Danusia on a future episode? Get in touch using the form HERE.  
20/02/19·49m 21s

#16: GUT - Christine Gouchault

Do you have the GUTs to take charge? This week I talk with Christine Gouchault, Founder and CEO of Nordic Data Intelligence whose quest to find a better work-life balance led her to start “Mum’s Business Network”. In this episode we learn powerful lessons on how our quirks are our most valuable assets, the value of changing the business model to suit the needs of our family and why scaling down can actually be a good thing. A must listen for any working parent! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
13/02/19·54m 51s

#15: STRIDE - Michelle Griffith-Robinson

What does it take to be an Olympian? In this week's episode STRIDE, Michelle Griffith-Robinson former Olympic athlete shares how she finds focus, builds inner strength and goes after what she wants in life. Listen to this powerful and uplifting conversation on resilience and how the Olympic values impact her approach to life.   WHAT WE COVER Michelle’s Olympic journey What it is REALLY like to be a high performer and elite athlete Danusia shares why she didn't (!) let her daughter go to dancing lessons Michelle shares how she teaches her children to become the best version of themselves The power of having different “teams” for different events Tips on building inner strength & resilience Wisdom on how to build resilience in children About Michelle Griffith-Robinson Michelle Griffith-Robinson is a former Olympic athlete, speaker and mother of three. She represented Great Britain for over two decades in the Triple jump. Michelle was the first woman to have jumped over 14 metres in the Commonwealth and joins only a handful of women in the UK to have done this. Michelle naturally followed her passion for helping others by setting up a successful personal training company in 1999. She has trained many celebrities including Mel B and Gail Porter to name a few.   Michelle is also one of the lead mentors for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust – which helps young people get their ‘lives back on track'. In 2016, Michelle appeared on a BBC lifeline appeal alongside Dame Kelly Holmes and was one of the guest speakers alongside Dame Kelly Holmes at the Institute of Directors Conference at the Royal Albert Hall. Michelle regularly speaks in schools and corporate companies about high performance and ‘winning at life’ KEY QUOTES: “Don't give me half, because half doesn't do anyone any favours” Michelle “Don't leave any stone unturned because your options are there” Michelle “I teach my children life is not fair. The fact is, we don't start from the same place in life” Danusia RESOURCES Connect with Michelle: Website Michelle’s Facebook Michelle’s Instagram Michelle’s Twitter Michelle’s Youtube channel The Olympic values video   MORE FROM SFM Join SFM private FB Community: School For Mothers Group Take a look around SFM website: www.schoolformothers.com Sign up for your FREE Me Sheets: www.schoolformothers.com/mesheets MORE FROM *YOU* Like what you hear? If SO, be sure to subscribe to the School for Mothers Podcast on iTunes. Or Stitcher. Or Google Play. If you’re feeling extra kind, SFM would be really grateful if you’d leave a review over on iTunes, too. These reviews help other mamas find the podcast and they’re also fun to go in and read. Just click here to Leave us a rating + review!, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favourite part of the podcast is. Thank you! Use the hashtag #SFMpodcast to join the conversation on social media. Want to join Danusia on a future episode? Get in touch using the form HERE.
06/02/19·49m 18s

#14: RIDE - Sally Blenkey

Riding the ups and downs of life, love and sex. I’m joined by Sally Blenkey, entrepreneur and founder of Serafina’s World in a revealing and transformational conversation about how her business journey led her to organise parties for women and couples that helps them explore their erotic selves. Intrigued? A must listen as we look at the divine intervention that led Sally to make her own erotic exploration and how we can build a safe space to explore our own eroticism. Be the leading lady in your own sensual script! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
30/01/19·55m 27s

#13: BREAK - Jo Love

Let’s break the silence on postnatal depression. Postnatal depression affects so many women, but many still struggle to talk about it – this must change! Raising awareness and campaigning for these conversations to happen is my guest, Jo Love, successful entrepreneur and founder of online platform, Lobella Loves. Our candid conversation delves into postnatal depression as we discuss strategies to deal with it, breaking silence on it and the value of being truly transparent with our struggles. As Jo herself insists, we must acknowledge the shit as well as the sunshine! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
23/01/19·42m 13s

#12: GROWN - Cheryl Benton

Age really is only a number. In this episode, I talk with Cheryl Benton, author, public speaker and founder of NYC powerhouse network, The Three Tomatoes. Cheryl addresses the important yet overseen topic of women ageing, except in all those face cream ads. In this invigorating episode, we celebrate women of age, how we can embrace this era of our life and the secret to success if you are a woman of age and decide to make a career change. It’s time to embrace who you are not how old you are! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
16/01/19·55m 11s

#11: MASK - Emma Stroud

What’s this about revealing our authentic self? Sounds simple-ish but are we really ready to let our MASK slip? I’m joined in this episode by Emma Stroud, business woman, speaker, MC, and theatre director. As well as loving all things theatrical Emma helps senior execs and business owners find, speak and live their truth through her consultancy work. We talk over our power to give permission to be our authentic self, why unmasking can be a good thing and the value of choosing the masks that serve us. Plus, Emma is the only TedX talk speaker to have talked dressed as a banana – yes that’s right, we need to be more banana! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
08/01/19·54m 58s

#10: TRUTH - Jessica Huie

Are you living your true purpose? If not, maybe it’s time to start! This week I talk with Jessica Huie MBE, award winning serial entrepreneur, best selling author and all round superstar  who closed down her big successful PR agency in favour of prioritising her purpose. In this uplifting episode, we bring soul searching and self-love to the forefront as we delve into spiritual growth and how we can get in touch with and show up as our true self.   Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
02/01/19·52m 11s

#09: WHOLE - Marisa Peer

I AM ENOUGH < make that your mantra. Marisa Peer, world-renowned speaker, RTT trainer and best-selling author, and I delve into how we are always enough. Grab yourself a notepad + pen, you won’t want to miss a thing. Learn Marisa’s strategies to address the ‘race to be enough’ and how society teaches us to feel unworthy. We explore how women and girls are judged on appearance, sigh... This is one life-changing episode filled with inspiration, just like Marisa herself, it’s pure gold. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
25/12/18·52m 7s

#YULE (bonus)

HO, HO, HO or rather OH, OH, OH What can we say about this festive episode? Pour yourself a glass of wine, lean back, lick your lips and enjoy!  A huge Merry Christmas from us at School for Mothers – who wants to be on the nice list anyway? The naughty list is much more fun! 😉 Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
21/12/18·29m 48s

#08: DRIVE - Miisa Mink

Are you ready to get shit done? Let’s bring our own goals to the forefront. When we tap into our ambition and DRIVE everything’s possible and I find out how with Miisa Mink, the no-nonsense Founder of DrivenWoman. During this episode we discuss how to find, protect and grow our drive, the unique opportunity mothers have to connect with our ambition and the power of creating our own narrative. This episode will make you want to go forth and conquer! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
18/12/18·51m 52s

#07: NO - Rachel Pesso

Newsflash - not every woman wants to be a mother. My guest Rachel Pesso shares with me honestly and from the heart as to why she’s chosen (and still choosing each and every day) to not become a mother. We talk about the impact of external expectations and judgments (especially from family, friends and colleagues) as well as dealing with fixed perceptions of woman/mother-hood that impact us all. This episode truly reminds us all to stand strong for what we want as individual women, whether mothers or not. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
11/12/18·44m 43s

#06: GUILT - Jo Wimble-Groves

Constantly struggling with mum guilt? It sucks! Thank goodness for my guest, Jo Wimble-Groves, founder of the popular blog “Guilty Mother”, motivational speaker and expert in leadership and management. Our conversation gives us all permission to push aside that tired concept of the perfect parent and instead focus on the power of supporting one another - plus we throw down strategies on how to deal with that guilt bitter-pill so many of us swallow but would rather not. You’re not alone mama! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
04/12/18·51m 1s

#05: SWITCH - Priscilla McKinney

Buh-bye gender stereotypes. The world is changing, so what does this mean for traditional caregiving roles? Priscilla McKinney, my guest this week, encourages ripping up the rule book and doing things our own way! Priscilla is CEO of Little Bird Marketing, keynote speaker, industry innovator, diversity champion and rocking mother (the list goes on). In this high energy episode, we talk house husbands, being the sole breadwinner and kicking stereotypes to the curb. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
27/11/18·52m 1s

#04: GAZE - Lacey Haynes

Wondering how far you’d go to find your inner strength? Join me as I discover the inside journey on why Lacey Haynes, yoga teacher, spiritual guide and movement practitioner made the decision to have an unassisted pregnancy and delivery - no medical intervention at ANY stage. This episode is about so much more than her free birth, we cover how Lacey had the revolutionary idea to start ‘Pussy gazing’ workshops and how connecting to our Pussy leads to reclaiming our own womanhood. Trust us, this is one not to miss! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
20/11/18·48m 40s

#03: SHAKE - Jess Butcher

Are you ready to make bigger business-waves? Get ready to DISRUPT as Jess Butcher MBE, tech entrepreneur and TEDX speaker and I delve deep into visionary disruption and motherhood. We cover what it means to be a disrupter, reframing failures and how to apply key mothering wisdom to the corporate world. All this as well as Jess encourages everyone to throw perfection out of the window and get “scrappy” - what a relief! Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
13/11/18·52m 2s

#02: HITCH - Darya Haitoglou

Let’s talk relationships. I’m joined by psychologist and relationship coach Darya Haitoglou as we discuss relationship realness and sacred tips to enrich our love lives. A must listen for those in relationships, as well as those looking for soulmates. We delve into the impact of biological chemistry on who we are attracted to and key Do’s and Don’ts to maintain long-term relationships. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
06/11/18·48m 51s

#01: FOUND - Hannah Martin

Ever feel like you simply don’t fit in? Almost like you are an alien in your own world. In the first episode of the School For Mothers podcast, I talk with Hannah Martin, co-founder of the online platform Talented Ladies Club (TLC), and mother of two. During this episode we look at the role of identity and why it affects so many mothers negatively, how you can walk your own unique path to personal fulfilment and why “difficult times are a gift” – advice we can all take onboard. Read the full show notes over on our website School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram
30/10/18·47m 3s

#Intro: BIRTH - Danusia Malina-Derben

Join mother of 10 and entrepreneur, Danusia Malina-Derben, as she chats with badass women (who happen to have children) who are defining & redefining themselves — instead of letting our noisy culture define their identity for them. Yeah, it’s pretty #revolutionary.
26/10/18·3m 23s
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