The Motherkind Podcast

The Motherkind Podcast

By Zoe Blaskey

Motherhood is incredible. It's also incredibly challenging, especially with the high pressured, fast paced world we live in today. The Motherkind Podcast hosted by Motherkind founder and coach Zoe Blaskey, is on a mission to bring you some of the best wellbeing teachers in the world to help you find your calm, happy place in the madness of modern mum life. Each episode features a different teacher from the world of self-development and wellbeing or a mum on a path of self-enquiry. We cover everything from how to stay calm in a toddler meltdown, to dealing with anxiety, to self care and simple tools to help you have a better day.

Episodes

Motherkind Community | Emily's story

And we're back with our very first Community episode of the year! This week, Zoe sits down with Emily to discuss her motherhood journey up to now. The pair explore how Emily has tried to maintain balance in her own life, the medical challenges she's faced with her 4 year old, especially during the pandemic and how unique her situation has been whilst being at university. Emily also unpacks the feeling of pressure and having to do it all. Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/24·23m 37s

Why I'm no longer doing "self care" and have never felt better

Sometimes we all just need to re-charge. In this week's episode, Zoe unlocks the door to the BIGGEST drains and what you can do to plug yourself back in. How are your stress levels? How do you feel? How can you support your eternal world? Let's throw that phrase 'self-care' out of the window and focus on our energy management! Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Baby Show Tickets: https://babyshowexcel.seetickets.com/tour/the-baby-show?offercode=MOTHERKINDW Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/24·21m 31s

MOMENT | How to give yourself the gift of time with Georgie Crawford

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. In this week's MOMENT, health coach and wellness speaker Georgie Crawford tells us to take a deep breath and make time for the other things that matter. Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/24·10m 58s

Why 'Having it all" and "Balance" are impossible - focus on this instead | Holly Tucker MBE

It's simply impossible to juggle a million and one things at once. This week, founder of Holly & co. and Not On The High Street, Holly Tucker, sits down with Zoe to talk about how mothers need to take it one step at a time. She also speaks about her journey into business and what she'd advise for new entrepreneurs. Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/24·39m 33s

MOMENT | What matters to you as a mother?...and re-parenting our inner toddler with Millie Mackintosh

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. In this week's MOMENT, TV personality, author, and model Millie Mackintosh discusses the importance of connecting with ourselves and controlling who you are during motherhood. Millie also talks about her sobriety and where she's at now. Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/24·11m 22s

This ONE thing will make you a happier mother today

Your own critic can often take over and sometimes it's difficult to be kind to ourselves. In this week's episode, Zoe takes a look at what you need to do to turn that inner bully into an inner friend. Continue the Conversation: Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/24·29m 6s

MOMENT | Why we have a 'fantasy' vision of motherhood in our minds with Anna Mathur

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. In this week's MOMENT, psychotherapist Anna Mathur gives us an insight into why mums often believe motherhood to be something it's not. She also talks about the need to relieve pressure and feel more you! Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/24·11m 50s

A truth we don't talk about: 75% of mothers feel invisible | Michelle Kennedy

Does anyone tell you just how invisible you might feel during motherhood? Well in this week's episode, Zoe talks to founder and CEO of Peanut Michelle Kennedy. They discuss the difficulties of loneliness that motherhood can bring, overwhelming guilt and what people can do to make life easier for mum. If you're interested in supporting a woman's experience of becoming and being a mother - either in pregnancy, postpartum, in the workplace, in your business, or in your community - this training means you will no longer be guessing at what mamas need. Joint their 5 month training program starting in March mamarising.net Continue the Conversation: Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/24·38m 6s

MOMENT | How to co-parent with a narcissist and the importance of valuing yourself with Malin Andersson

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. In this week's MOMENT, mental health advocate and body positivity campaigner Malin Andersson tells us what it's like parenting with an abusive narcissistic partner. She also highlights the significance of doing what's right fro you. Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/24·11m 25s

We've been sold a lie about "mum" guilt...here's why

Ever feel that sense of guilt but not sure if it's normal? Well, in this week's episode Zoe discusses why mothers might feel guilt and that it's actually not all bad. Zoe explains how to transform your "mum" guilt and what common feelings mothers misidentify as guilt also. Download your FREE guide on '5 ways to transform your mum guilt' here. We'll send it straight to your inbox. Thank you to this week's sponsor MAMA RISING If you're interested in supporting a woman's experience of becoming and being a mother - either in pregnancy, postpartum, in the workplace, in your business, or in your community - this training means you will no longer be guessing at what mamas need. Joint their 5 month training program starting in March mamarising.net  Continue the Conversation: Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/24·32m 1s

MOMENT | How to build routines and maximize sleep with Rosey Davidson

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. In this week's MOMENT, Zoe sits down with author and founder of Just Chill Sleep Baby, Rosey Davidson. You'll get an insight into optimizing sleep conditions for you and your children, what sleep cycles are, creating balance and not feeling guilty. Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/24·12m 15s

The Game-Changing advice EVERY mother should know

In this week's episode Zoe's in the hot seat as she sits down with Dr Sophie Brock, who asks her about the origins of Motherkind, how to overcome barriers faced in early motherhood and the importance of taking time for yourself. Zoe also talks about why we need open our minds when we think about emotional maturity. Continue the Conversation: Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/24·45m 11s

MOMENT | Unlocking your self-worth in motherhood with Megan Rose Lane

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. It's easy enough for things to get on top of you in motherhood and building up self-esteem off falls by the wayside. So in this week's moment, spiritual mentor Megan Rose Lane speaks about breaking through fears and limitations whilst still living your best life as a mother. Continue the Conversation Join our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/24·13m 30s

4 motherhood mindset shifts for 2024 (that I learned the hard way so you don’t have to)

As we start a brand new year, it always seems like there's a million and one things to think about! So what better way to burst into 2024 than sat down with Zoe as she intends to keep the positive energy high and highlight the importance of taking time for the things that matter. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/24·31m 3s

MOMENT | Accepting your post baby body with Olympian Rebecca Adlington

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Accepting your body during motherhood isn't always simple. This week's moment is with 4 x Olympic medalist Rebecca Adlington, where she talks about navigating her body transformation after having children, the mindset of body negativity and why mum's often find it hard to take a compliment. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/24·11m 9s

Re-release | How I finally found my confidence in motherhood with Louise Boyce (AKA Mamas still got it)

***Explicit - we talk about eating disorders - if this is a negative trigger for you, please pass on this one*** In December, we walk our talk, and I take some time off recording to be with my family and recharge before next year. So I've re-released for you the most popular episodes of the past six months. These are the episodes you loved to share with friends, you emailed about and deemed to be the most helpful. I'm SO excited about this week's episode; it's with funny, wise and kind Louise Boyce (AKA Mamma Still Got It). When Louise asked to come on the podcast, I knew I wanted to dig deeper and learn about the woman behind the little hands and how her experience of motherhood and life have shaped who she is today. We talk about her experiences: The modelling industry and her eating disorder What her matrescence was like (Her transition into motherhood) How she found true confidence in herself What she really thinks about social media And so much more. I think you're going to really love this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/24·45m 0s

MOMENT | Building healthier habits with Roxie Nafousi

Welcome back to Moment. Your moment on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s guest is the incredible Roxie Nafousi. She is a best-selling author and manifesting expert. It’s the second time Roxie has been on the podcast, and you all loved our first episode together.  I love how open Roxie is, and in this episode, we talk about how, to get out of exhaustion and burnout even when you have no energy and holding boundaries. I hope you love it. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/24·10m 37s

Re-Release | Every mother needs to hear these words with Donna Lancaster

***Trigger Warning*** We discuss graphic intrusive thoughts, so if hearing that experience might be more harmful than connecting for you, please skip that bit. It's about 10 minutes in. In December, we walk our talk, and I take some time off recording to be with my family and recharge before next year. So I've re-released for you the most popular episodes of the past six months. These are the episodes you loved to share with friends, you emailed about and deemed to be the most helpful. This week we have the incredible Donna Lancaster back on the show. You love her first episode, so I hope you'll love this one even more. Donna has worked as a coach, a group facilitator and a therapist for more than 30 years - I cannot tell you how much I respect Donna and her work. This is one of those episodes it's going to make you think, it's going to make you cry, and it's going to put a lot in perspective. Donna talks about: Forgiving herself for how she was in the early years of her children's lives. How much she struggled in those early days, including experiencing some pretty graphic intrusive thoughts How allowing herself to grieve unlocked so much healing and forgiveness I'm so excited for you to hear this one. Please share this episode with any mums you know who might be struggling and need Donna's wise, warm words of hope and compassion. Special thanks to this week's sponsor BELKIN For a limited time only, our motherkind listeners can shop at belkin and receive 15% OFF all audio products using the code MOTHERKIND15. Head over to www.belkin.com/uk now to treat yourself or your family to a Belkin audio product. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/23·54m 41s

MOMENT | How to unleash your joy this Christmas with Zoe Blaskey (Re-release)

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This is the last of my Christmas episodes, and ironically, it's being released on Christmas day! Today I want to help you find your joy at Christmas and discuss why we don’t always enjoy what we have created for others and how to change that this year. The main theme over the four workshops is that we too deserve to enjoy the magic at Christmas that we are so busy creating for everyone else in our lives and how to do that. I cover 3 reasons why it’s hard to find the joy at Christmas and 3 ways to support you so you can. My question for you is: Can you allow yourself to feel the joy this Christmas? You deserve that and to enjoy Christmas just as much as everyone you are creating the magic for. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all a very happy Christmas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/23·17m 44s

Re-Release | Why your happiness is what your children need with Anna Mathur

In December, we walk our talk, and I take some time off recording to be with my family and recharge before next year. So I've re-released for you the most popular episodes of the past six months. These are the episodes you loved to share with friends, you emailed about and deemed to be the most helpful. Welcome to this week’s Motherkind episode, the show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of life as a modern mother with more self-awareness, clarity and Confidence. This week’s guest is the lovely Anna Mathur, psycho-therapist, best-selling author and mum of three. I’m also very grateful to be able to say a good friend of mine and a massive supporter of the podcast. This is Anna’s 4th time on the podcast, and we recorded this episode to celebrate the launch of her 3rd book, "Raising a happier mother.", It’s a fantastic book, and I highly recommend it. This episode is packed with incredible nuggets of insight. We chat about: How alcohol contributed to Anna’s burnout Why it’s important to inject the humanness back into motherhood How to work through guilt and why it comes up I hope you love this episode as much as I did. Special thanks to this week's sponsor BELKIN For a limited time only, our motherkind listeners can shop at belkin and receive 15% OFF all audio products using the code MOTHERKIND15. Head over to www.belkin.com/uk now to treat yourself or your family to a Belkin audio product. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/23·47m 6s

MOMENT | Happy families? How to have a drama-free family Christmas with Zoe Blaskey (Re-release)

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Another episode with me this week. It is the next instalment in my Christmas mini-series to help you have the happiest Christmas ever. This week we are talking about family dynamics. Is it possible to have a drama-free Christmas? Family dynamics can get so tricky at Christmas. Your family know how to push your buttons because they put them there. If you find it triggering and hard, perhaps it is because of what has been set up by our caregivers and the people around us in our early years. Throw in alcohol and high expectations, it isn’t surprising we get triggered over Christmas. I really want to help you today with some tips and ideas for how you might have a more peaceful family dynamic, how not to get triggered and how to enjoy time together. I hope you find this Moment really helpful. Let me know how you can get on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/23·15m 55s

Re-Release | Matrescence: The word we all need Lucy Jones

Welcome to this week’s Motherkind episode, the show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of life as a modern mother with more self-awareness, clarity and Confidence. In December, we walk our talk, and I take some time off recording to be with my family and recharge before next year. So I've re-released for you the most popular episodes of the past six months. These are the episodes you loved to share with friends, you emailed about and deemed to be the most helpful. This week’s episode is with Lucy Jones. She is an investigative journalist, and award-winning author and has just written a new book called Matrescence. Matresence is one of my favourite words and subjects ever. It describes the process of becoming a mother - the confusing discombobulating cocktail of emotions that happens when we transition from woman to mother. All the physical, emotional and spiritual changes. A bit like the transition from teenager to adult. Listen to hear about: What matresence means and its anthropological roots Our position as a mother in today’s society and how it’s geared to be against mothers Why we need more support in society and Lucy’s thoughts on how we can receive that If only all mothers knew this word, I think we would have found it so much easier to be kind to ourselves, knowing it’s meant to be a bumpy journey. Special thanks to this week's sponsor KURO KIDS For a limited time, our listeners can trial a nanny for FREE. Worth over £50. Just head to korukids.co.uk and use the code MOTHERKIND when you sign up to get your 3 hour free trial or head to this page here to have it automatically apply. AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Competition with Little Dish Over on our Instagram page, we have an exciting competition happening with the brand Little Dish - who are giving away a bundle of goodies. I'm also giving away a FREE 90-minute coaching session. If you'd like to enter visit this post here. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/23·40m 0s

MOMENT | From frantic to calm - the secret to doing less this Christmas with Zoe Blaskey

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with me. For the next couple of episodes, I will be talking about Christmas and hopefully giving you some ideas on how to make it easier for yourself this year. In this very short episode, I talk about how to feel calm and less frantic, stressed and overwhelmed by the to-do list. I’m going to give you some ideas and tools to help you arrive at Christmas day not feeling totally stressed out from all the planning and all we have given in December. You too deserve feeling the joy, love and connection this Christmas. In this Moment, I invite you to ask yourself these powerful questions: • What is it that you actually want this Christmas • How do you want to feel? • How do you want those around you to feel? Next, What are the things on your to-do list that are causing you stress and overwhelm. Make a list. And now, Look at the list, item by item, and challenge yourself on what you can do, ditch and delegate. I hope you find this Moment really helpful. Let me know how you can get on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/23·13m 4s

Re-Release | Is it ADHD or is it overwhelm? Here is how to know with Dr. Sam Hiew

Welcome to this week’s Motherkind episode, the show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of life as a modern mother with more self-awareness, clarity and Confidence.  In December, we walk our talk, and I take some time off recording to be with my family and recharge before next year. So I've re-released for you the most popular episodes of the past six months. These are the episodes you loved to share with friends, you emailed about and deemed to be the most helpful.  Here is the first one, all about ADHD - What is it? Do I have it? Is it the mental load of ADHD? We had so many messages like this and I wanted to record an episode that answers all these questions. We found the perfect expert - Dr Smantha Hiew, who is a mum of two and was diagnosed with ADHD at aged 40. She is also the founder of the award-winning platform ADHD girls.  Listen to learn:  Why is there a huge rise of women being diagnosed with ADHD? What are the characteristics of ADHD for women? How does ADHD intersect with motherhood? How do I know if this is neurodivergence or is this just the stress of the mental and the emotional load? And SO much more. I hope you love it. Please share it with your friends or leave a review.  Special thanks to this week's sponsor KURO KIDS For a limited time, our listeners can trial a nanny for FREE. Worth over £50. Just head to korukids.co.uk and use the code MOTHERKIND when you sign up to get your 3 hour free trial or head to this page here to have it automatically apply. AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/23·47m 38s

MOMENT | Why you can’t please everyone at Christmas and what to do instead with Zoe

Welcome back to Moment. Moment is your place for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with me. For the next couple of episodes, I will be talking about Christmas and hopefully giving you some ideas on how to make it easier for yourself this year. In this very short episode, I talk about why you can't why you can’t please everyone at Christmas and what to do instead. Why does this matter and why have I chosen this topic? Listen to find out. I hope you find this Moment really helpful. Let me know how you can get on. JOIN US FREE WORKSHOPS on 6th December at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Create Gift Love are pleased to offer 1 x free workshop for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. Go here to visit our partner, Create Gift Love. They are offering an amazing 20% OFF all their products using the code MOTHERKIND20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/23·17m 42s

Why screen time ISN’T the enemy | Ash Brandin

I asked you on Instagram on @zoeblasky what challenges you were facing right now and so many of you told me that screen time was a huge struggle for you.  You said you feel guilty about taking it off your children, confused about age-appropriate games and worried about safety and the amount of screen time your little ones were getting. As we come into the Christmas holidays, I feel like screen time in my house is only going to increase, and I want to feel less guilty and more empowered.  I have found for us this week an incredible screen expert called Ash Brandin known as @the.gamer.educator -  they help guide families to have a relationship with screens and video games that benefits everyone. This episode has massively changed how I have handled screen time in my house and so I know it is going to help you too.  You’re going to learn:  The truth about screen time and dysregulation  Why ending screen time often ends in tears, and what to do about it  The surprising way to keep your children safe on YouTube How to help children be responsible for their own screen time y You’re going to love this episode. Please leave a review or share it with your mum friends if you enjoyed it.  TONIGHTS FREE WORKSHOPS   FREE WORKSHOPS on 30th November & 6th December at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Create Gift Love are pleased to offer 2 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here to visit our partner Create Gift Love. They are offering an amazing 20% OFF all their products using the code MOTHERKIND20 Special thanks to this week's sponsor BELKIN  For a limited time only, our motherkind listeners can shop at belkin and receive 15% OFF all audio products using the code MOTHERKIND15. Head over to www.belkin.com/uk now to treat yourself or your family to a Belkin audio product. Special thanks to this week's sponsor KURO KIDS For a limited time, our listeners can trial a nanny for FREE. Worth over £50. Just head to korukids.co.uk and use the code MOTHERKIND when you sign up to get your 3 hour free trial or head to this page here to have it automatically apply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/23·49m 38s

MOMENT | Loneliness in motherhood with Dr Zoe Williams

Welcome back to Moment. Your moment on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week, we chatted with the incredible Dr Zoe Williams. She is a GP, Author and This Morning’s resident doctor. In this moment episode, you'll learn: Why there is an epidemic of loneliness for mothers What needs to change to support mothers more Why has human connection shifted in our modern-day society I hope you enjoy this moment episode. ANNOUNCEMENT FREE WORKSHOPS on 30th November & 6th December at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Create Gift Love are pleased to offer 2 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here to visit our partner, Create Gift Love. They are offering an amazing 20% OFF all their products using the code MOTHERKIND20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/23·6m 46s

What single mothers really want you to know | Rebecca Cox

This week's episode is with Rebecca Cox who is the co-author of 'How to be a happy single parent'. So of course, if you're a single parent, you're going to love this episode BUT it's really about so much more than that. It's about letting go of the picture of how we think it 'should' be and embracing whatever version of motherhood we find ourselves in. You are going to learn so much: What stops us from asking for help and how to change that for good How you know if it's the right choice for you to end a relationship Why there isn;t enough positive role models for single parents The shame of single parenthood and how to transform that into pride How to navigate co-parenting with ease and perspective And so much more. I hope you love this episode. I you do, please share it with two of your mum friends who might need to hear it. Special thanks to this week's sponsor KURO KIDS For a limited time, our listeners can trial a nanny for FREE. Worth over £50. Just head to korukids.co.uk and use the code MOTHERKIND when you sign up to get your 3 hour free trial or head to this page here to have it automatically apply. Special thanks to this week's sponsor BELKIN  For a limited time only, our motherkind listeners can shop at belkin and receive 15% OFF all audio products using the code MOTHERKIND15. Head over to www.belkin.com/uk now to treat yourself or your family to a Belkin audio product. ANNOUNCEMENT FREE WORKSHOPS on 30th November & 6th December at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Create Gift Love are pleased to offer 2 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here to visit our partner Create Gift Love. They are offering an amazing 20% OFF all their products using the code MOTHERKIND20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/23·42m 44s

MOMENT | THIS needs to happen to nurture equal parenting in our society with Paul Morgan Bentley

Welcome back to Moment. Your moment on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week I am speaking with Paul Morgan-Bentley, author of “The Equal Parent” and dad to his three-year-old son. He welcomed into the world via surrogacy with his husband, Robin. As a gay dad, Paul found himself in a unique position as he took on primary caregiving and felt sick of all the praise he received for doing the basics. He saw how mothers were carrying the labour of childcare and asked why parental care is so unequal in households across the country. Is it biology? Gendered stereotypes? or something else?  We chat about what needs to change to encourage dads to take on more care responsibilities and encourage equal parenting. I hope you enjoy this moment episode. FREE WORKSHOPS on 30th November & 6th December at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Create Gift Love are pleased to offer 2 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here to visit our partner, Create Gift Love. They are offering an amazing 20% OFF all their products using the code MOTHERKIND20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/23·5m 11s

Why you’re not failing if your house is a mess | KC Davis

Have you ever walked into your house, seen all the mess, seen all the jobs that you can't quite get to and thought to yourself, I'm failing? Listen in because it’s going to totally change how you feel.  Today’s guest is therapist and author of the book ‘How to keep house, whilst drowining” - KC Davis. If like me ever thought to yourself - what is wrong with me that I can never stay on top of the: laundry, the food shopping, the meal planning, the sorting out the kid's clothes and just the 100s of little things that go into running a family and a home.  Then THIS is the episode that will help you feel totally differently about all those little things and help you completely reframe how you talk to yourself about being able to keep on top of all those jobs.  We all need KC’s Wisdom in our lives.  Listen to learn:  How the role of the mother has changed drastically over the years  Why we can’t beat ourselves up if the house is a mess  Why mother’s ARE doing it all and how to bring compassion to yourself  Incredible tips that KC uses in her life to manage the house I hope you love it. If you did, please do share it. Let's spread this compassionate wisdom far and wide. Special thanks to this week's sponsor KURO KIDS  For a limited time, our listeners can trial a nanny for FREE. Worth over £50. Just head to korukids.co.uk and use the code MOTHERKIND when you sign up to get your 3 hour free trial or head to this page here to have it automatically apply. Special thanks to our sponsor AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. ANNOUNCEMENT FREE WORKSHOPS on 30th November & 6th December at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Create Gift Love are pleased to offer 2 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here to visit our partner Create Gift Love. They are offering an amazing 20% OFF all their products using the code MOTHERKIND20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/23·1h

MOMENT | Why mother’s don’t need to do it all with Terri Cole

Welcome back to Moment. Your moment on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week I am speaking with Terri Cole, who is a licensed psychotherapist, global leading relationship expert and author of the best-selling book, Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free. We chat about why mother's don't need to do it all, and how boundaries can help you relieve some of the pressures we put on ourselves. I hope you enjoy this moment episode. FREE WORKSHOPS on 30th November & 6th December at 8pm. How to have an (actual) Happy Christmas Motherkind + Create Gift Love are pleased to offer 2 x free workshops for parents and carers. Click here to find out more and register. And go here to visit our partner Create Gift Love. They are offering an amazing 20% OFF all their products using the code MOTHERKIND20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/23·12m 42s

Quitting drinking, perfectionism and being triggered | Millie Mackintosh

Welcome back to Motherkind, the show that is here to support you in motherhood.  This week, I speak to fellow podcaster and mum of two, Millie Mackintosh. I think you're going to be surprised about how honest she is, and she reveals things that she has never spoken about before in her experiences of motherhood.  We talk about: How stopping drinking has changed her life completely What her matrescence was like Why she feels like a completely different person now  We also talk about the mental load and how she's working on her perfectionism. There are SO many good ideas and insights in this chat. I really hope you love it.  If you do, please leave a review and don't forget to hit that subscribe button. It does make a massive difference.  Special thanks to this week's sponsor KURO KIDS  For a limited time, our listeners can trial a nanny for FREE. Worth over £50. Just head to korukids.co.uk and use the code MOTHERKIND when you sign up to get your 3 hour free trial or head to this page here to have it automatically apply. Special thanks to our sponsor VIVO BAREFOOT Vivobarefoot are offering Motherkind podcast listeners a 10% discount, so use the code MOTHERKINDVB on their website to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Visit - https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/23·44m 54s

MOMENT | Why you need to keep your dreams alive in motherhood

Welcome to this week's moment episode, where I speak with the incredible Reshma Saujani, who is best known for the organisation she founded called Girls Who Code. It is one of the most influential nonprofits in the world and it has introduced millions of women to coding and the tech industry.  During the pandemic, Reshma found herself with a 3-week-old and a pre-schooler trying to run her organisation and look after her family full-time. And that's when she broke.  She says she spent the last 10 years telling girls to lean in and fight to get to the top; however, after her experience parenting and working during the pandemic, her message changed. Listen to this moment episode to hear Reshma’s thoughts why we need to keep our dreams alive in Motherhood. I hope you enjoy this episode. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/23·7m 26s

Lessons on how to accept yourself | Cherry Healey

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast, this is the show that's going to give you confidence, clarity, and connection in this wild ride of motherhood.  Today I'm speaking to the wonderful presenter and author Cherry Healy. This is a really special episode for me, because I remember watching Cherry has a baby way before I became a mum and I just fell in love with her. She is one of those women that you just want to be friends with. She is smart, honest, funny and she's pioneered women's health and issues for decades in her TV work. We chat about: - Why deep down, do any of us really feel good enough? - Boundaries, worth and purpose - Why do we devalue what we're naturally really good at  I think you are going to love this one. Please share this episode with two other mums for me. I think everyone needs to hear it.  Special thank to this week’s sponsor The Night Owl Sings  The Night Owl is a UK-based record label for lullaby music, relaxing songs, and nursery rhymes for babies and children. You can listen to their album here https://linktr.ee/thenightowlsingsnurseryrhymes Special thanks to this week’s sponsor AG1  Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.  Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/23·54m 53s

MOMENT | Processing birth trauma with postpartum specialist Illiyin Morrison

**Trigger warning** This episode comes with a warning about birth trauma and recovery. Please give it a miss if you think it might be hard to listen to. Welcome to this week's moment episode, where I speak with the incredible Illiyin Morrison. Illy is an author and mother of two. She is also a midwife, specialising in postpartum recovery and care, facilitating birth debriefs. Illy supports couples and birthing parents as well as non-birthing parents with an awareness that perinatal trauma affects all parties.  I hope you enjoy this episode. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/23·10m 33s

Motherkind Community | Zeenat’s Story

Welcome to our community episode, where we feature mothers from our community to talk about their highs, lows, challenges and everything in between in motherhood. I loved speaking to Zeenat, and I hope you enjoy this episode too.  Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/23·20m 58s

“I was really concerned about people's judgement” Lydia Bright’s experience of Motherhood

Recorded live at The Baby Show with Lidl GB. The Baby Show is the UK's largest and most popular pregnancy, baby and parenting event where Motherkind was the official podcast sponsor. My guest is Lydia Bright. You might know Lydia from her reality TV show days you also might know her from the incredible work she does advocating for and supporting the Foster Care Community. Listen to learn:  How hypnobirthing helped ease Lydia birthing process Boundaries when the baby arrived  Lydia’s experience of growing up with foster siblings  I loved being on stage with Lydia and being at the baby show with little GB the atmosphere was brilliant. Special thanks to our sponsor VIVO BAREFOOT Vivobarefoot are offering Motherkind podcast listeners a 10% discount, so use the code MOTHERKINDVB on their website to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Visit - https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk today. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/23·32m 23s

MOMENT | How to overcome the guilt of saying no with boundaries expert Sarah Knight

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week's moment episode is with international best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Sarah Knight. We are going to talk about how to overcome the guilt of saying no to something. Sarah walks us through a tool she created to help us navigate where our guilt is coming from, and what guilt isn't yours to hold. I hope you enjoy it. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/23·9m 46s

How to spot a narcissist | Malin Andersson

***Trigger warning - we talk about domestic abuse - if this is a negative trigger for you, please pass on this one*** Malin Anderson is this week's guest - she is a mental health advocate, a motivational speaker, and a body confidence activist you might know who rose to fame following her appearance on Love Island 2016 but now she uses her platform to promote body positivity and self-love.  This episode cracks open the reality of abuse in a relationship both physical and non-physical. We discussed the signs and how you can support someone who might be going through it. I hope it informs you, I hope it educates you and I hope it inspires you. Special thanks to our sponsors VIVO BAREFOOT Vivobarefoot are offering Motherkind podcast listeners a 10% discount, so use the code MOTHERKINDVB on their website to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Visit - https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk today. AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Announcement Motherkind is the official podcast partner for The Baby Show with Lidl GB 2023. It is the UK's most popular pregnancy and parenting event and is back for its 21st year at Olympia London from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2023. Use this LINK to get your ticket for just £18. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/23·47m 35s

MOMENT | How to raise children that don’t become people pleasers with Emma Reed Turrell

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week's moment episode is with Emma Reed Turrell who is a psychotherapist and author of Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live. Sounds good. Doesn't it? I am a people-pleaser in recovery, which you may have heard me talk about before, but it is such a huge part of my recovery and my life. And it is still very much a work in progress for me. Listen to learn how to raise children who can express their emotions, needs, and wants in a healthy way and avoid becoming people pleasers. I hope you love it. Announcement  Motherkind is the official podcast partner for The Baby Show with Lidl GB 2023. It is the UK's most popular pregnancy and parenting event and is back for its 21st year at Olympia London from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2023. Use this LINK to get your ticket for just £18. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/23·8m 58s

Being judged as a queer parent | Lotte Jeffs

Welcome to this episode of Motherkind Podcast. The show that is going to give you confidence, clarity, and connection in this wild ride of motherhood.  This week's guest is Lotte Jeffs, she is the co-author of the “Queer parent everything you need to know from Gay to Z”. I learned so much from speaking to Lotte, and this episode is going to leave you with a broader, more inclusive perspective on parenthood.  I think it's absolutely vital for every single one of us, because we are raising the next generation, and acceptance and compassion start very young. I hope you love this episode. Special thanks to our sponsor VIVO BAREFOOT Vivobarefoot are offering Motherkind podcast listeners a 10% discount, so use the code MOTHERKINDVB on their website to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Visit -  https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk today.  Announcement  Motherkind is the official podcast partner for The Baby Show with Lidl GB 2023. It is the UK's most popular pregnancy and parenting event and is back for its 21st year at Olympia London from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2023. Use this LINK to get your ticket for just £18. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/23·47m 46s

MOMENT | How to finally move on from the past with Donna Lancaster

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week, I speak to the incredible Donna Lancaster. She has worked as a coach, a group facilitator and a therapist for more than 30 years - I cannot tell you how much I respect Donna and her work.  In this moment episode we are talking about forgiveness. Donna shares with us her experience of forgiveness and the freedom that can be found within in it.  I hope you enjoy it.  As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. ANNOUNCEMENT I am excited to share that Motherkind is the official podcast partner for the baby show with Lidl GB 2023.  It will be held from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd at Olympia, London. I will be there on saturday the 21st of October at 1:30pm recording a ive podcast with a very special guest talking about all things motherhood. Use code: MOTHERKND for a limited time 30% discount on all tickets (Originally £26 now only £18). Click here to purchase a ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/23·8m 47s

The BIG lie mothers need to know | Yara Heary (AKA Life After Birth)

Welcome to this week’s episode, where we will completely reframe post-natal depression and anxiety. I was never diagnosed, but I felt very low and anxious in those early days and in the first few years. Today's guest is psychologist Yara Heary who is going to give us a new frame of reference for how we think about that experience.  You will learn how to see your experiences as part of a bigger picture. Please send this episode to any new mums you know or anyone going through a tricky time in that postpartum period. We need to get these kind, compassionate ideas out there.  Special thanks to our sponsor AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/23·28m 31s

MOMENT | The art of mindfulness and how to sit with your feelings with Gelong Thubten

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week I speak to the incredible Gelong Thubten, who has over 20 years worth of experience working with schools, universities and businesses, such as Google. He’s lectured at institutions like Oxford and the UN and, he worked as a consultant on the Marvel Movie, ‘Dr. Strange’. In our conversation, we unpacked how to sit with your feelings and train yourself to become more mindful in your daily life. I hope you enjoy this moment episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/23·9m 2s

Motherkind community | Alex's story

Welcome to our community episode, where we feature mothers from our community to talk about their highs, lows, challenges and everything in between in motherhood. This week I am speaking to Alex, who shares how uncovering her real values and what is really important to her in motherhood and life has completely changed how she approaches her life as a mum of two I loved speaking to Alex, and I hope you enjoy this episode too.  Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/23·24m 34s

How you build unshakable confidence in your children | Roxie Nafousi

This week’s guest is the incredible Roxie Nafousi. She is a best-selling author and manifesting expert. It’s the second time Roxie has been on the podcast, and you all loved our first episode together.  I love how open Roxie is, and in this episode, we talk about how, just a few weeks ago Roxie ended up in an ambulance after temporarily losing her sight and how that was the wake-up call she needed to approach her life very differently.  You are going to learn: How to get out of exhaustion and burnout even when you have no energy  How to teach your children the importance of emotional literacy  How to build confidence in both yourself and your child  I hope you love it.  If you'd like to learn more about Roxie, you can look on her website, Instagram and buy her latest book 'Manfiest for Kids' here. Special thanks to our sponsor ATHLETIC GREENS Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/23·38m 55s

MOMENT | We all mess up: it’s what we do next that matters with Tom Piccirilli (AKA Dad Vibes)

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week, I chatted to Tom, a dad of two and the host of the podcast Dad Vibes. In this episode, we talk about: The pressures and expectations on parents as a result of social media  How every single parent loses their cool  How to repair when you get angry with your child  I hope you enjoy this moment episode.  As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/23·8m 57s

I’m a midwife who’s had 11 rounds of IVF and experienced tragic loss: Here is what needs to change with Sophie Martin

***TRIGGER WARNING*** This episode talks about baby loss and infertility. If this is a trigger for you, it may be best to skip this one.  Welcome to this episode of Motherkind, the show that gives you all the tools, ideas and validation you need as you navigate your life as a mother.  Sometimes the hardest things that we face, are also the things that we most need to talk about because it's often those things that we don't have the words for. Sophie Martin, in her job as a midwife, helps women every day achieve their dream of motherhood - all while having faced unbelievable challenges on her own journey to motherhood.  11 rounds of IVF and the tragic loss of two babies. Sophie shares with us what we all NEED to know, because even if we haven't experienced loss or IVF or miscarriage ourselves then we know someone who has. It is so easy to say completely the wrong thing, so please share this episode. This education just isn't out there, but we can get it out there so please share this episode with at least three people in your life if you think they need to know what Sophie shares with us here. Special thanks to our sponsor AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/23·44m 15s

MOMENT | The SECRET to thriving as a dual-career couple with professor Jennifer Petriglieri

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week, I’m talking to Jennifer Petriglieri, a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at INSEAD. Jennifer studied the successful relationships of people who both had successful careers, and what she found was absolutely fascinating. Listen to this moment episode to find out the secret to thriving as a dual-working couple.  I hope you enjoy this moment episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/23·10m 22s

"My baby was 7 months old when I was diagnosed with cancer" | Lessons every mother needs to hear

Welcome to the motherkind podcast, which is going to help you feel more confident and less alone in the wild roller coaster that is modern motherhood.  My guest this week is Georgie Crawford. Georgie was just at the end of her maternity leave when she first discovered a lump in her breast and what followed was a roller coaster journey of self-discovery. Georgie says that for the first time in her life, she learned how to value herself and her needs.  Thankfully she fully recovered and is now about to become a mother again post-cancer, this time with a surrogate.  Listen to learn: The mindset shift that helped Georgie finally learn to accept and ask for help How her garden trees made her realise she was wrong about herself  How to ask yourself 'Am I on the dancefloor or the balcony' of life  How to finally stop beating yourself up and notice all that is good in your life  I really loved this episode and loved chatting to Georgie, she gave me SO much perspective and plugged me right back into what is really important in life. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/23·43m 3s

MOMENT | Understanding matrescence will change your perspective forever with Lucy Jones

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week I speak with Lucy Jones. She is an investigative journalist, award-winning author and has just written a new book called Matrescence. Matresence is one of my favourite words and subjects ever. It describes the process of becoming a mother - the confusing discombobulating cocktail of emotions that happens when we transition from woman to mother. All the physical, emotional and spiritual changes. A bit like the transition from teenager to adult. I hope you enjoy this moment episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/23·9m 16s

Why your happiness is what your children need | Anna Mathur

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show which is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. This week’s guest is the lovely Anna Mathur, psycho-therapist, best-selling author and mum of three. I’m also very grateful to be able to say a good friend of mine and a massive supporter of the podcast. This is Anna’s 4th time on the podcast, and we recorded this episode to celebrate the launch of her 3rd book, "Raising a happier mother.", It’s a fantastic book, and I highly recommend it. This episode is packed with incredible nuggets of insight. We chat about: -      How alcohol contributed to Anna’s burnout -      Why it’s important to inject the humanness back into motherhood -      How to work through guilt and why it comes up I hope you love this episode as much as I did. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Special thanks to our sponsor AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/23·46m 35s

MOMENT | Is it ADHD or is it overwhelm? Here's how you tell with Dr. Sam Hiew

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. In this episode, I talk to Dr Samantha Hiew, who is a leading voice and expert on ADHD for women, and who was diagnosed herself aged 40 right after the birth of her second child.  So many of our Motherkind community are being diagnosed with ADHD, wondering if they have ADHD or may be curious about it. I asked Dr Samantha Hiew how does ADHD intersect with motherhood and whether it’s neurodivergence or the stress of carrying the mental load of motherhood. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/23·7m 28s

Re-release | Worlds number one matchmaker...how to know you're in the right relationship with Paul Brunson

Welcome to this weeks episode - I have an incredible one for you. This week’s guest is Paul Carrick Brunson. He is a relationship expert and matchmaker known as the ‘love doctor’ and ‘real-life Hitch’ and also a television host, serial entrepreneur, and author. He was chosen as the World’s Most Influential Matchmaker by the Matchmaking Institute and currently co-hosts Married at First Sight UK and Celebs Go Dating on UK’s Channel 4. I love this conversation and was so blown away by Paul. He is incredibly kind, wise, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable about his work. We talk about how: • he lives by his number one value, family, even with a massive and growing career • to nurture our relationships as parents • to navigate really hard things as a parents • to stay connected as a couple • do you know when it’s the right time to fight for your relationship? You are going to want to share this one, especially with your partners. I hope you enjoy it. PS. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humor to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/23·55m 9s

Re-release MOMENT | Are you an empath? With Jane Lightworker

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week's moment episode is with Jane Lightworker, who is a mum of three, an intuitive business and life coach and the creator of the #1 course for empathetic people looking to take their energy and power back. In this moment episode we discuss: What it meant to be an empath Whether you are an empath How to protect your energy Ps. Throughout August, I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, breathe, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. This moment's episode is a re-release. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/23·8m 43s

Re-release | How to set and hold boundaries with boundary expert Melissa Urban

Welcome to this week’s Motherkind episode, where we chat with the incredible boundaries expert Melissa Urban. She is a 6x New York Times bestselling author and specialises in helping people establish healthy boundaries. Listen to learn: Why boundaries aren’t there to control anyone’s behaviour but to communicate our needs and our limits The different levels of boundaries (Melisa illustrates this with a green, amber and red boundary) to help you assess what level to communicate Why boundaries are NOT selfish or mean, but a tool to strengthen relationships We also discuss how to set boundaries with extended family, which I know many of you struggle with. We get endless messages about this topic, so I hope you find this episodes as useful as I did. PS. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/23·59m 2s

Re-release MOMENT | Try this to stop worrying AND teach your children how to face their fears with Mel Robbins

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the one and only Mel Robbins. Mel is a former lawyer and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Her TedX talk has had nearly 30 million views, and she is the author of the best-selling book The High Five Habit. In this episode, Mel provides an amazing tool to stop worrying and teach your children how to face their fears. I hope you love this moment as much as I do too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Ps. Throughout August, I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, breathe, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. This moment's episode is a re-release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/23·9m 1s

Re-release | Motherhood is hard enough...How to fire your inner bully and hire your inner coach with Michaela Thomas

In this episode, we focus on how to find freedom from perfectionism. It is with the incredible Michaela Thomas. Michaela specialises in perfectionism and its ties with stress, anxiety, depression, productivity, procrastination, burnout and overall wellbeing. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. Michaela helps ambitious working mothers burn bright without burning out, using her Pause Purpose Play framework in group coaching and 1:1 therapy. She is also a senior Clinical Psychologist, CBT psychotherapist and author of The Lasting Connection – develop love and compassion for yourself and your partner. She is also a friend of Motherkind. In this episode you are going to learn about: • how to not be so hard on ourselves • how to avoid burnout • how to develop a better relationship with our inner critic One thing I know for sure is that we need this episode. Please share it if it resonated with you. And, you can also hear Zoe on Michaela’s podcast here: Perfectionism and Generational Trauma, with Zoe Blaskey - The Thomas Connection Thank you to this weeks sponsors: AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Find your favorite mushroom powder @dirteaworld and get 10% off your first order with promo code MOTHERKIND at dirteaworld.com/MOTHERKIND Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humor to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/23·58m 36s

Re-release MOMENT | Navigating disappointment in marriage - the fine line Susanna Abse

Welcome to this week's Moment episode. I'm SO excited for you to listen to this episode with the incredible Susanna Abse, where we discuss how to navigate disappointment in marriage. Susanna has been a leading couple’s therapist for 35 years. There is not much Susanna doesn’t know about love and relationships. This is an incredible MOMENT episode. You're going to learn so much. If you enjoy it, please share this episode with anyone you think would benefit from listening. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Ps. Throughout August, I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, breathe, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. This moment's episode is a re-release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/23·7m 24s

Re-Release | Dr Nicole LePera (The Holistic psychologist): the life-changing skill I wish more parents knew about

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. This week we are re-releasing this episode with the incredible Dr. Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist). Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. This episode feels life-changing and I’m super excited for you to hear it. It is with Dr. Nicole LePera, best known as the holistic psychologist. Dr. Nicole has taught me so much throughout my parenting journey. Dr Nicole is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book How To Do The Work and the recently released Bestselling How to Meet Your Self Workbook. She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement and founded SelfHealers Circle, the first virtual self-guided healing membership where members in over 100 countries are joining together to heal in community. She is the host of the weekly ad-free podcast SelfHealers Soundboard with over 5 million downloads. This episode came out in February 2023 and we received 100s of messages and comments saying how much you loved this episode. So much resonated with me too. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humor to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Find your favorite mushroom powder @dirteaworld and get 10% off your first order with promo code MOTHERKIND at dirteaworld.com/MOTHERKIND Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/23·1h 9m

Re-release MOMENT | Listen to this if you have ever asked yourself: 'Is this all there is?' with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Welcome to this week's Moment episode. I'm SO excited for you to listen to this episode with the incredible Dr. Rangan Chatterjee where we discuss what's really important in life. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK. Dr Chatterjee, a practising GP for the last two decades, wants to inspire people to transform their health and happiness by making small, sustainable lifestyle changes. He also hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, ‘Feel Better, Live More’, one of Apple's most downloaded podcasts. His mission is to empower 100 million people to become the architect of their own health and to help them feel fantastic with simple, practical and digestible information. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Ps. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. This moment episode is a re-release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/23·12m 11s

Re-release | World-leading happiness expert: why getting your needs met is critical to your children's happiness with Dr. Rick Hanson

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. This week we are re-releasing this episode with the incredible Dr. Rick Hanson. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath, and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. Dr Hanson is a world-leading psychologist on topics such as happiness, relationships, and motherhood. His first book over 20 years ago was called Mother Nature, which he wrote after seeing the emotional and physical toll of motherhood on his wife. I’m SO excited for you to listen to this episode because we discuss: -      Why it’s so hard as mothers to get our needs met -      Why we think our needs don’t matter and how conditioning influences that -      How to advocate for your needs and why it’s so important we do so This episode came out in January 2023 and we received 100s of messages and comments saying how much you loved this episode. So much resonated with me too. Special thanks to our sponsor AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humor to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/23·1h 8m

Re-release MOMENT | How to help our children deal with their feelings with Rupert Spira

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Motherkind Podcast. I’m so happy you’re here. This moment episode is a re-release with writer and spiritual teacher Rupert Spira. Rupert said something I can’t stop thinking about since our recording, he said that: The most important thing we can do as parents is to model how we handle emotions and that that's way more powerful than anything we could ever teach or say. I think you’re going to really enjoy this moment episode. As always we continue the conversation over on Instagram @zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/23·9m 52s

Leading GP: Dr Zoe Williams “I really struggled” - We NEED to rethink how we care for mothers

Welcome to this week’s episode on the Motherkind Podcast, which features the incredible Dr Zoe Williams. She is a GP, Author and This Morning’s resident doctor. I absolutely loved this episode because Dr Zoe was so honest about her own experiences of motherhood, how lonely she felt in those early months and why she found herself thinking I just can't do this. We also talked about: How she thinks we need to change how we care for Women's Health in postpartum Tips on how to advocate for our own health and get the most out of a doctor's appointment whether that's for us or our children Her incredible new book for teenage girls which I absolutely love I hope you love this episode as much as I do. If you do love it, please share it with your mum friends or pop it in your group chats. Continue the Conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humor to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/23·50m 30s

MOMENT | How to help your children with body confidence issues with Louis Weinstock

Louis Weinstock is a Child Psychotherapist who works with children and the child inside us all. For over 20 years, he has been guiding children and grown-ups through some of the toughest challenges life can throw at us – loss, trauma, divorce, burnout and breakdowns. In this moment episode, we talk about how to help your child navigate body confidence issues. I hope you love it! --- As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there @Zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/23·7m 37s

Motherkind community | Emma's story

Welcome to our community episode, where we feature mothers from our community to talk about their highs, lows, challenges and everything in between in motherhood. This week we speak to Emma, whose story is one of a lot of heartache and loss. We often don't talk enough about navigating matrescence whilst you're experiencing grief. I hope you find comfort and inspiration in Emma's words. - I really hope you love this new format, and if you’d like to come on the podcast, then please email: angie@motherkind.co with your story. — Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. - Did you know that we offer corporate workshops for parents and long-term coaching for mothers in the workplace? Learn more by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/23·27m 6s

Mid life mothering: you're not crazy, it's crazy hard with Lorraine Candy

Welcome to this week's episode on the Motherkind Podcast, where we chat with the incredible podcaster and author Lorraine Candy. She is a journalist for pretty much all my favourite magazines, including Sunday Times Style, and she recently gave it all up to create her podcast – Postcards from Midlife which celebrates and supports midlife women. She's also written a book about it which is absolutely brilliant.   This episode is about: Why we need to understand better the changes that happen to us hormonally, emotionally, and spiritually. Why we HAVE to commit to self-care and the importance of showing it to our children The surprising mental changes we go through during the peri, pre and menopause stage Ultimately, Lorraine says we shouldn't wait for these changes to come as a surprise; instead, we should be prepared so we can thrive instead of just survive.  I hope you love this episode. Special thanks to our sponsors Athletic Greens Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram and threads for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Did you know that we offer corporate workshops for parents and long term coaching for mothers in the workplace? Learn more by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/23·51m 38s

MOMENT | Why journalling is vital for every mother and how to do it with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Welcome to this week's moment episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. This week features a clip from my episode with Cathy Rentzenbrink, who is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Last Act of Love. She also has a new book out called Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page. Cathy is so poignant in how she reflects on her journey as a mother. Yes, this episode is about writing and journaling and its profound power to support us as we wind through this path of motherhood, but it is mostly about self-compassion. I hope you listen to it and it helps you remember to connect to that kinder voice within you. The part of you that knows you are ok, it’s ok, and it’s all going to be ok. --- As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there @Zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/23·8m 33s

Motherkind community | Hannah's story

Welcome to our community episode, where we feature mothers from our community to talk about their highs, lows, challenges and everything in between in motherhood. This week we speak to Hannah, who is a mum of three boys and she talks about how she faces three huge life changing events in her life.  I loved Hannah, I loved her energy and I loved her insides. I hope you love this episode too.  — I really hope you love this new format, and if you’d like to come on the podcast, then please email: angie@motherkind.co with your story. — Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/23·42m 54s

How to cope when you're not coping with Nurtured First (Prev. Our Mamma Village)

We have such a good episode for you today, it’s with Jess founder of Nurtured First (formally known as Our Mama Village). She is a registered psychotherapist and a mum of three, and in this episode, she shares: -      How hard she found it going from two to three children -      How to cope when you're not coping -      What to do when we just feel I think you'll love this one, and if you do, please send it to anyone going through that transition in your life right now, maybe from one to two children or two to three or maybe even three to four. Let’s help mothers feel less alone and feel more normal and validated. Special thanks to our sponsors Athletic Greens Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/23·52m 51s

MOMENT | The power of good gut health and how to achieve it with Dr Megan Rossi

Welcome to this week's moment episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. This week features a clip from my episode with Dr. Megan Rossi, who is a registered dietician with an award-winning PhD in gut health. A leading Research Fellow at King’s College London. We talk about gut health and how your family's microbiome is shaped. Do you know the importance of your gut health? I hope this episode answers that for you. Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens: Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind for a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/23·9m 58s

Motherkind community: Debra's story

Welcome to our community episode, where we feature mothers from our community to talk about their highs, lows, challenges and everything in between in motherhood. I'm chatting to Debra this week, who shares how she was blindsided by motherhood and how she overcame anxiety and intrusive thoughts to feel quite differently today.   **Trigger warning** If you think hearing about intrusive thoughts is more harmful to you than helpful, please skip this one. --- I really hope you love this new format, and if you’d like to come on the podcast, then please email: angie@motherkind.co with your story. Debra can be found on Instagram @roar_birthing --- Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens: Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind for a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. --- Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/23·28m 52s

The Postpartum Doctor: why a hustle mindset will break you in motherhood and what to do instead

This week's episode is with Dr Serena Rosa, a doctorally prepared women's health nurse practitioner and founder of postpartum Dr. Her mission is to change the narrative around postpartum and motherhood- showcasing that it can be beautiful, expansive, transformational, and healing. In this episode, we discuss postpartum because that is Dr. Serena's specialism. However, this episode goes beyond that, and we chat about: The pressures we put on ourselves as mothers and how to be much much kinder to ourselves. Where does the drive to 'do it all' to be productive, and why do we find that drive so hard to reconcile once we become mothers? The incredible brain changes that happen to us when we become mothers and how it explains why we feel so drastically different.   I really hope you love it – it's a great one to listen to, even if you're beyond the postpartum days of motherhood. Episode mentioned: Joanna Fortune - How to profoundly connect with your child (in just 15 minutes a day) Special thanks to our sponsor AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/23·45m 57s

MOMENT | How to grieve and feel your feelings in the midst of motherhood demands with Lisa Olivera

Welcome to this week's moment episode, where we chat with Lisa Olivera. She is an author, therapist and mum. Her work centres around radical acceptance, cultivating compassion, and integrating our stories and full humanity. Lisa answers my question of how do you still grieve and do your healing work during the busyness and intensity of motherhood? I hope you love it. Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens: Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind for a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/23·9m 11s

Motherkind community | Jenny's story

Welcome to our community episode, where we feature mothers from our community to talk about their highs, lows, challenges and everything in between in motherhood.   I'm chatting to Jenny this week, who shares why she wishes ALL mothers could be told about matrescence at their first midwife appointment. --- I really hope you love this new format, and if you’d like to come on the podcast, then please email: angie@motherkind.co with your story. --- Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens: Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind for a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/23·28m 18s

Every mother needs to hear these words with Donna Lancaster

***Trigger Warning*** We discuss graphic intrusive thoughts, so if hearing that experience might be more harmful than connecting for you, please skip that bit. It's about 10 minutes in.  This week we have the incredible Donna Lancaster back on the show. You love her first episode, so I hope you'll love this one even more. Donna has worked as a coach, a group facilitator and a therapist for more than 30 years - I cannot tell you how much I respect Donna and her work.  This is one of those episodes it's going to make you think, it's going to make you cry, and it's going to put a lot in perspective.   Donna talks about: -   Forgiving herself for how she was in the early years of her children's lives. -   How much she struggled in those early days, including experiencing some pretty graphic intrusive thoughts -   How allowing herself to grieve unlocked so much healing and forgiveness  I'm so excited for you to hear this one. Please share this episode with any mums you know who might be struggling and need Donna's wise, warm words of hope and compassion. ---- Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/23·54m 57s

MOMENT | Work-Life balance is a myth, try this instead with Tobi Asare

This is an incredible episode with Tobi Asare about re-thinking work-life balance. Tobi is an author, mum of two, speaker and founder of My Bump Pay, an online platform to help women smash the glass ceiling with a baby on the way and beyond. Her debut book The Blend, released in March 2023 is a guide to navigating a successful career whilst raising a family. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/23·5m 56s

Motherkind community: Kelly's story

Welcome to our community episode, where we feature mothers from our community to talk about their highs, lows, challenges and everything in between in motherhood. This week we chatted to Kelly. Kelly is a mum of two, and she shares in this episode: - How challenging she found the transition to motherhood - How perfectionist and critical she was self - How when she connected to her own childhood to what was going on for her when she was younger that she was able to transform everything in her motherhood Kelly is incredibly honest in this episode, and I appreciate her vulnerability. Kelly is also really special to Motherkind, as I coached Kelly a few years ago, and she found the experience so transformative that she quit her corporate job and retrained as a coach herself. Now Kelly is the first-ever Morhwekind associate coach, which is really exciting. You can book with her here: https://www.motherkind.co/kelly-schedule-1-1 _______ Thank you so much for your gorgeous feedback on our first-ever episode last week with Amy. So many of you contacted me to say you love hearing from Amy. You felt seen, you felt validated, less alone and more connected, and that is exactly my intention with this episode. I really hope you love this new format, and if you’d like to come on the podcast, then please email: angie@motherkind.co with your story.   Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens: Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind for a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.   Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/23·27m 52s

Matrescence: the word we all need with Lucy Jones

Welcome to this week’s episode with Lucy Jones. She is an investigative journalist, award-winning author and has just written a new book called Matrescence. Matresence is one of my favourite words and subjects ever. It describes the process of becoming a mother - the confusing discombobulating cocktail of emotions that happens when we transition from woman to mother. All the physical, emotional and spiritual changes. A bit like the transition from teenager to adult. Listen to hear about: -   What matresence means and its anthropological roots -   Our position as a mother in today’s society and how it’s geared to be against mothers -   Why we need more support in society and Lucy’s thoughts on how we can receive that If only all mothers knew this word, I think we would have found it so much easier to be kind to ourselves, knowing it’s meant to be a bumpy journey. - Special thanks to our sponsors Athletic Greens Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/23·41m 15s

MOMENT | Why we all struggle to set boundaries and how to practice them with Terri Cole

This week's Motherkind moment is with the incredibly Terri Cole, a licensed psychotherapist, global leading relationship expert and author of the best-selling book Boundary Boss. Terri’s mission is to empower as many people as possible to stop living out learned boundary behaviours that don’t serve them. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/23·10m 0s

Motherkind Community: Amy’s story

Welcome to the first ever brand new community episode on Motherkind.  I get messages from you about your lives and your journey in Motherhood - and I find these messages SO inspiring, helpful and connecting. I can’t keep them to myself anymore.  So I’ve decided to pilot a series where I interview YOU, mums in the community, for 6 episodes.  This week is Amy. Amy is a solo mum to her 5-year-old daughter.  We talk about: Navigating anxiety and perfectionism in motherhood How she struggled with a really hash relationship with herself  Shares how she overcomes all of the above Amy is SO wise and funny, and I loved interviewing her.  I really hope you love this new format, and if you’d like to come on the podcast then please email: angie@motherkind.co with your story.  Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens: Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind for a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/23·27m 11s

Father's Day special with Bode Aboderin

Hi everyone, and welcome to this special Father's Day. It's Father’s Day here in the UK on the 18th of June, and I am so excited to share this episode with you. My guest is Bodé Aboderin (AKA Papa B). He is a writer, speaker, businessman, and stay-at-home dad. His wife is the amazing Candice Brathwaite, who has also been on the podcast. Listen to hear about: What he used to believe being a man meant: earning more, not showing his feelings and having this impenetrable mask of masculinity. How hitting rock bottom led to a breakthrough of totally transforming how he sees his role as a man and a father.   This episode is incredibly powerful, and I hope it's one you will share with the men in your life. I sent it to my husband, Guy, within minutes of recording - urging him in all caps to please listen. I really hope you enjoy this father's day special episode.   Special thanks to our sponsor AG1 Visit https://drinkAG1.com/MOTHERKIND to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.AG1 Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/23·52m 24s

MOMENT | Stop trying to control everything, and get your energy back with Laura Brand

This week's Motherkind moment is with the amazing Laura Brand. She is a mum of 2 and the author of 3 incredible books. Her newest book is called 'Slow Down and Be Here Now'. A gorgeous book about nature and how it can help us slow down and be more present. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/23·8m 56s

Exciting announcement

An exciting podcast announcement from Zoe and team Motherkind. We're launching a new bi-weekly episode in addition to our main episode on a Thursday and Monday moments. These episodes will feature YOUR stories, Q&A with Zoe and so much more. We hope you love the upcoming episodes as much as we do. Please tell us what you think over on Instagram - follow @zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/23·6m 18s

Louise Boyce (AKA Mamas still got it): How I finally found my confidence in motherhood

***Explicit - we talk about eating disorders - if this is a negative trigger for you, please pass on this one*** I'm SO excited about this week's episode; it's with funny, wise and kind Louise Boyce (AKA Mamma Still Got It). When Louise asked to come on the podcast, I knew I wanted to dig deeper and learn about the woman behind the little hands and how her experience of motherhood and life have shaped who she is today.  We talk about her experiences:  The modelling industry and her eating disorder  What her matrescence was like (Her transition into motherhood)  How she found true confidence in herself  What she really thinks about social media  And so much more. I think you're going to really love this episode.  Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens: Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind for a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Continue the conversation Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/23·46m 29s

MOMENT | How to bring awareness to your nervous system with Dr. Nicole LePera

This Moment is with Dr Nicole LePera (you might know her as The Holistic Psychologist). Dr Nicole is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book How To Do The Work and the recently released Bestselling How to Meet Your Self Workbook. She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement and founded SelfHealers Circle, the first virtual self-guided healing membership where members in over 100 countries are joining together to heal in community. She is the host of the weekly ad-free podcast SelfHealers Soundboard with over 5 million downloads. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/23·10m 38s

Is it ADHD or is it the mental load? With Dr Samantha Hiew

So many of our Motherkind community are being diagnosed with ADHD, wondering if they have ADHD or may be curious about it. I asked Dr Samantha Hiew, a leading voice and expert on ADHD for women, who was diagnosed herself aged 40 right after the birth of her second child.  We talk about:  Why there is a huge rise in ADHD diagnoses in women  What are the characteristics of ADHD for women How does ADHD intersect with Motherhood  But most importantly… I ask her whether it’s neurodivergence or the stress of carrying the mental load of motherhood. Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/23·47m 24s

MOMENT | The "good mother" narrative is damaging: here's why with Beth Berry

This week’s Moment is with Beth Berry. Beth is a coach, author of Motherwhelmed and mother to four daughters. She says we can’t afford to pretend to love motherhood. Not this version of it. The version that has us raising our kids alone in our homes, disconnected from one another, immersed in a culture of judgment and perfectionism under the allusion that we are the ones who can’t get our act together. I hope today's Moment inspires you this week. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/23·10m 18s

The system is broken for dads too...these are the changes we ALL need to happen with Paul Morgan-Bentley

Paul Morgan-Bentley, author of “The Equal Parent” and dad to his three-year-old son, he welcomed into the world via surrogacy with his husband, Robin. As a gay dad, Paul found himself in a unique position as he took on primary caregiving and felt sick of all the praise he received for doing the basics. He saw how mothers were carrying the labour of childcare and asked why parental care is so unequal in households across the country. Is it biology? Gendered stereotypes? or something else?  This episode dives into that very question. Plus: what needs to change in workplaces, how fathers can reach the same levels of oxytocin as mothers and what allomothering is. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/23·46m 55s

MOMENT | Joint finances are complex: this will make it easier with Clare Seal

In this week’s Moment, I speak Clare Seal. Clare is a mother of two and the creator of the My Frugual Year Instagram account. She is also the founder of the Financial Well-being Forum and author of Fives steps to financial well-being, the amazing book Stylist magazine says is the book we all need to read. I hope you too find this Moment helpful. Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/23·8m 48s

Why self-compassion and acceptance are the hardest AND most important tools in motherhood with Lisa Olivera

I think this week's episode will speak to your heart. Lisa Olivera is an author, therapist and mum. Her work centers around radical acceptance, cultivating compassion, and integrating our stories and full humanity.  We chat about: The power of tuning into ourselves What we can learn from being confronted by motherhood What is healing When we don't have the capacity to tend to our needs What Lisa wishes someone had told her about motherhood Her words and story have always spoken to me. I hope you love this episode. Special thanks to our sponsor Athletic Greens Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/23·48m 45s

MOMENT | An easy way to set tricky boundaries with Melissa Urban

This Moment is with author Melissa Urban. Melissa is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author who specialises in helping people establish healthy boundaries. I recently read her book The book of boundaries: set the limits that will set you free. I loved this book so much, and hope you find this clip from our chat super supportive. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/23·7m 22s

Leaning into joy while managing the fear; navigating pregnancy after loss with Zoe Clarke-Coates MBE

*** Trigger warning - the topic of baby loss comes up in this episode *** This week we are doing something a bit different on the Motherkind podcast. Kate Ferdinand host of the podcast Blended is in the interview seat speaking with grief expert, loss author and CEO of the charity The Mariposa Trust (widely known by its primary support division ’Saying Goodbye’,) Zoe Clark-Coates MBE. Zoe Clark-Coates has lost five babies, but her ability to take the positives and honour life from these experiences is so inspiring. She shares some great advice and tips from her book 'Pregnancy After Loss', including how to prepare for scans, coping mechanisms for stress and managing the joy and the fear of being pregnant after loss. Thanks to dog food company and vet recommended Pooch and Mutt for sponsoring this episode. Motherkind listeners will receive 25% off online purchases using this link https://bit.ly/motherkind-pooch with discount code MOTHERKIND25. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/23·52m 42s

MOMENT | How to finally speak kindly to yourself with Michaela Thomas

We love this week’s Moment with Michaela Thomas. Michaela is a senior Clinical Psychologist, CBT psychotherapist and author of The Lasting Connection and she shares some powerful wisdom in this clip. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram @zoeblaskey for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/23·6m 50s

Work-life balance is a myth, here is what to aim for instead with Tobi Asare

This is an incredible episode with Tobi Asare about re-thinking work-life balance. Tobi is an author, mum of two, speaker and founder of My Bump Pay, an online platform to help women smash the glass ceiling with a baby on the way and beyond. Her debut book The Blend, released in March 2023 is a guide to navigating a successful career whilst raising a family.  In this episode, we talk about: Why It is both normal and ok to feel like you’re not doing anything right when you first return back to work and try to balance it all You’re not a failure and mothers bring SO much to the table in the workplace - why you need to be less hard on yourself How to negotiate with your partner like you would your boss I hope you love it. Special thanks to our sponsors Athletic Greens Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Pooch and Mutt Motherkind listeners will receive 25% off online purchases using this link https://bit.ly/motherkind-pooch and discount code MOTHERKIND25. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/23·39m 7s

MOMENT | How to know if you are a cycle-breaker with Dr. Becky Kennedy

This week’s Moment is with Dr. Becky Kennedy. She is a clinical psychologist, social media superstar, mum of 3, and Founder of the brilliant parenting platform Good Inside. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram @zoeblaskey for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/23·10m 42s

Your essential guide to boundaries with Terri Cole

Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, global leading relationship expert and author of the best-selling book, Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free. Terri’s mission is to empower as many people as possible to stop living out learned boundary behaviors that don’t serve them. The techniques, tools and strategies that Terri shares teach people to align their choices and behaviors with their most authentic self so they can be liberated to live happy, healthy lives. Terri has a gift for making complex psychological concepts accessible and actionable. ++This week's Sponsor++ Special thanks to dog food company and vet recommended Pooch and Mutt for sponsoring this episode. Pooch and Mutt works with nutritionists & vets to create trusted products pooches love. From puppies to anxious pooches, they've created a range of products to suit all breeds, life stages, sizes & needs. Motherkind listeners will receive 25% off online purchases using this link https://bit.ly/motherkind-pooch with discount code MOTHERKIND25. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Join our mailing list to receive news, updates and new episode releases: https://mailchi.mp/motherkind/motherkind-mailing-list Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/23·54m 26s

MOMENT | The secret to raising confident, resilient children to conquer life's challenges with Dr Maryhan

This Moment is with Dr. Maryhan. Dr Maryhan is a groundbreaking psychologist and parenting expert, as well as a mother of two. For over 15 years she has been supporting children, teens, and young adults struggling with managing their emotions, low confidence and anxiety. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/23·6m 1s

Why the world is making our children mad and what to do about it with Louis Weinstock

Louis Weinstock is a Child Psychotherapist who works with children and the child inside us all. For over 20 years, he has been guiding children and grown-ups through some of the toughest challenges life can throw at us – loss, trauma, divorce, burnout and breakdowns. He is also co-founder of Apart of Me, a multi-award-winning charity that guides children on their journey through loss and trauma. His book - How The World Is Making Our Children Mad, And What To Do About It, was recently published by Penguin. His work has been featured on the BBC, ITV, and in the Guardian newspaper. He lives in Manchester with his wife and daughter. Link to charity Apart of Me https://www.apartofme.app/ Special thanks to our sponsors Athletic Greens I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Pooch and Mutt Thanks also to dog food company and vet recommended Pooch and Mutt for sponsoring this episode. Pooch and Mutt works with nutritionists & vets to create trusted products pooches love. From puppies to anxious pooches, they've created a range of products to suit all breeds, life stages, sizes & needs. Motherkind listeners will receive 25% off online purchases using this link https://bit.ly/motherkind-pooch and discount code MOTHERKIND25. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/23·48m 46s

MOMENT | Can you save your relationship now? with Paul Carrick Brunson

This week’s Moment is with Paul Carrick Brunson. Paul is a relationship expert and matchmaker known as the ‘love doctor’ and ‘real-life Hitch’. He is also a television host, serial entrepreneur, and author. Paul was chosen as the World’s Most Influential Matchmaker by the Matchmaking Institute and currently co-hosts Married at First Sight UK and Celebs Go Dating on UK’s Channel 4. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/23·8m 3s

Motherhood is broken - here is how to fix it with Reshma Saujani

I am really excited to bring you this week's episode with guest Reshma Saujani. Reshma is best known for the organisation she founded called Girls Who Code. It is one of the most influential nonprofits in the world and it has introduced millions of women to coding and the tech industry. During the pandemic, Reshma found herself with a 3-week-old and a pre-schooler trying to run her organisation and look after her family full-time. And that's when she broke. She says she spent the last 10 years telling girls to lean in and fight to get to the top; however, after her experience parenting and working during the pandemic, her message changed. Find out what she now has to say during this powerful episode. Reshma's Ted Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC9da6eqaqg Thanks to dog food company and vet recommended Pooch and Mutt for sponsoring this episode. Pooch and Mutt work with nutritionists & vets to create trusted products pooches love. From puppies to anxious pooches, they've created a range of products to suit all breeds, life stages, sizes & needs. Motherkind listeners will receive 25% off online purchases using this link https://bit.ly/motherkind-pooch and discount code MOTHERKIND25. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/23·42m 48s

MOMENT | Try THIS perspective to become more present with Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and for many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, which you may have heard of, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. Oliver shares with us positive psychology that can help us overcome the overwhelm, make better choices and build a more meaningful relationship with time. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram @zoeblaskey for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/23·5m 41s

How to parent the child you have as the person you are with Dr. Emma Svanberg

This week's guest is Dr. Emma Svanberg. Dr Svanberg is an award-winning clinical psychologist, speaker and campaigner specialising in attachment, trauma and perinatal psychology. co-Founder of Make Birth Better CIC and Founder of the Psychology Co-operative, Emma aims to make psychology more accessible and question some of the assumptions we make about parenting, children, families and the world we live in. Throughout her work, Emma aims for parents - and all humans - to learn that the best solutions come from within. Her new book is Parenting for Humans. This book and Emma's work are all about us as parents. She teaches us in the episode how to explore with compassion and understanding what we bring to our parenting journey and how we can use that to gain confidence to parent our children and ourselves. Special thanks to our sponsors Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Pooch and Mutt Thanks also to dog food company and vet recommended Pooch and Mutt for sponsoring this episode. Pooch and Mutt works with nutritionists & vets to create trusted products pooches love. From puppies to anxious pooches, they've created a range of products to suit all breeds, life stages, sizes & needs. Motherkind listeners will receive 25% off online purchases using this link https://bit.ly/motherkind-pooch and discount code MOTHERKIND25. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/23·1h 11m

MOMENT | Confidence is learned; here's how you can gain it with Lauren Currie

This Moment is with Lauren Currie OBE. Lauren is the founder of Upfront and she is on a mission to change confidence for 1 million women by the end of 2023. She is also the trustee and chairperson for the incredible charity, Pregnant Then Screwed. And in 2017 she was awarded an OBE for her service in design and diversity. I am so excited for you to listen to this Moment. I believe as mothers we all need more confidence in ourselves, in our dreams, and in our ability to mother exactly the way we want to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/23·6m 16s

Every thing you've always wanted to know about sleep with Rosey Davidson

This week's guest is Rosey Davidson. Rosey is an author, speaker and founder of Just Chill Baby sleep, an infant sleep consultancy supporting families to get better sleep. Rosey is a mum of three, and the sleep consultant of choice for many celebrity parents.  She is extremely passionate about making sleep information accessible to all parents and offers a range of resources including her award-winning online courses, 1-2-1 consultations, her new book, Just Chill Baby and her free resources. Rosey is interested in all aspects of health and takes a holistic approach to well-being – maternal & paternal mental health, fitness and mindfulness are areas of particular interest. She is a campaigner for childhood for the NSPCC and aims to support and empower parents everywhere.  Just chill baby website and Instagram. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/23·42m 10s

MOMENT | A new way to free yourself from unnecessary guilt

This Moment is with Dr. Becky Kennedy. She is a clinical psychologist, mom of three, and founder of the incredibly popular Good Inside. When she first started out, she practiced a popular behavior-first, reward-and-punishment model of parent coaching. But after a while, something struck her: those methods felt awful — for kids and parents. So she got to work, taking everything she knew about attachment, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and internal family systems theory, and translated those ideas into a new method for working with parents. I hope you find this Moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/23·6m 24s

Scummy Mummies on divorce and drinking

This week’s guests are the comedy legends that are the Scummy Mummies - Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson. Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn joined forces to become The Scummy Mummies in 2013. They have since gone on to produce an award-winning podcast, a sell-out touring comedy show, a popular book, and their own range of merchandise. They have an ever-growing social media presence, with more than 160,000 followers on Instagram. I have followed and loved them for a long time, and was delighted to have this opportunity to speak with them on the podcast. I hope you love this epiaode. My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/23·38m 38s

MOMENT | Your hidden power - how motherhood secretly upgrades your brain with Chelsea Conaboy

This Moment is with health and science journalist and mother of two, Chelsea Conaboy. Chelsea has done 1000s of hours of research into the science of what happens to your brain when you become a parent. What she finds is quite incredible, and it is all in her new book, Mother brain, how neuroscience is rewriting the story of motherhood. I hope you find this Moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/23·8m 6s

Why it's vital to process your birth - whatever your experience with Illiyin Morrison

Trigger warning This episode comes with a warning about birth trauma and recovery. Please give it a miss if you think it might be hard to listen to. I speak with the incredible Illiyin Morrison. Illy is an author and mother of two. She is also a midwife, specialising in postpartum recovery and care, facilitating birth debriefs. Illy supports couples and birthing parents as well as non-birthing parents with an awareness that perinatal trauma affects all parties.  This episode is about the importance of being able to process our early motherhood and birth experiences. This period can be our most traumatic and transformational, and it is so important to feel listened to, validated and understood. There is so much gold in this episode and one you will want to share. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/23·53m 17s

Moment | The surprising thing that will free you from people pleasing with Rebekah Borucki

This Moment is with Rebekah Borucki. She is the author of You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life: Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss and Managing the Motherload: A Guide to Creating More Ease, Space, and Grace in Motherhood. I hope you find this Moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/23·7m 28s

"'I just lost myself'" Kate Ferdinand on finding her way in motherhood

Recorded live at The Baby Show with Lidl GB. The Baby Show is the UK's largest and most popular pregnancy, baby and parenting event where Motherkind was the official podcast sponsor. I was lucky enough to sit down on stage with a packed audience to speak with Kate Ferdinand. She is mum to Cree and step-mum to Rio Ferdinand’s 3 children. She is also the author of How to build a family out on the 11th of May and the children’s book The family tree out on the 8th of June. I highly recommend her podcast Blended. In this live episode, we talk about: Her pregnancy Building a blended family How she lost herself in motherhood What advice she wishes she had How she’s learned to be kinder to herself in motherhood SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Motherkind is the official podcast partner for The Baby Show with Lidl GB 2023. It is the UK's most popular pregnancy and parenting event and is back for its 21st year at ExCel London. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/23·26m 31s

Moment | Try THIS to heal your relationship with your mother with Brooke Lightstone

This Moment is with Brooke Lightstone. Brooke is a family energy healer, a women’s spiritual guide and meditation teacher and author. Brooke speaks beautifully about working to heal women and mothers. For me, she is the absolute epitome of grace, calm and wisdom and I really enjoyed our conversation.  I hope you find this Moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/23·8m 23s

How to set and hold boundaries with boundary expert Melissa Urban

This episode is with author Melissa Urban. Melissa is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author who specialises in helping people establish healthy boundaries. I recently read her book The book of boundaries: set the limits that will set you free. I loved this book so much - I just had to get her on the podcast. Motherkind is the official podcast partner for The Baby Show with Lidl GB 2023. It is the UK's most popular pregnancy and parenting event and is back for its 21st year at ExCel London from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March 2023. Use this LINK to get your ticket for just £16. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/23·57m 45s

Moment | Why suppressing your emotions doesn't work: and what does with Kimberley Wilson

This Moment is with Kimberley Wilson. Kimberley is passionate about the power of psychology to transform lives. She is a Chartered Psychologist, author and visiting lecturer working in private practice in central London. I hope you find this Moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/23·10m 17s

Laura Brand: Finally learning to accept help transformed my motherhood - here's how I did it

This week I have a joyful guest for you. It is Laura Brand. She is a mum of 2 and author of 3 incredible books. Her newest book is called Slow down and be here now. A gorgeous book about nature and how it can help us slow down and be more present. I loved this conversation. Especially how honest Laura was. She reminded me about how messy, imperfect, joyful, hard and wonderful motherhood is. SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Thanks to Explore Learning. Explore Learning are the leaders in personalised learning. They help children learn at a pace and level that is unique to them using an adaptive curriculum. Tuition is available in 95 Ofsted-registered, vibrant learning centres throughout the uk or online at Explore Learning. If you want to help your child unlock the joy of learning then you can save £50 at Explore Learning from 14th - 25th of February. Go to Explore Learning. Motherkind is the official podcast partner for The Baby Show with Lidl GB 2023. It is the UK's most popular pregnancy and parenting event and is back for its 21st year at ExCel London from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March 2023. Use this LINK to get your ticket for just £16. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/23·45m 29s

MOMENT | The hidden importance of emotional safety in relationships with Matthew Fray

This Moment is with Matthew Fray. After Matt’s wife came to him and asked for a divorce, he began a journey of self-reflection to understand what went wrong. He wrote a now-viral article called My wife divorced me, because I left dishes by the sink, and then a best-selling book called This is how your marriage ends. What he learned is incredible. And I think pretty life-changing stuff. He saw that what happens in most relationships, particularly in relationships of good people who really do love each other, is that we engage in a series of small habits and dynamics that over time, erode safety and trust. I hope you find this Moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/23·6m 6s

Motherhood transformed me into who I was meant to be all along | Megan Rose Lane

I am in awe of anyone who can take on life’s challenges and turn them on their head. This week’s guest, Megan Rose Lane, embodies that courage. Megan is a spiritual mentor who empowers women to break through fears and limitations by harnessing their inner power and aligning with their soul truth. She knows courage well - the courage it took her to face and heal from her life-threatening eating disorder, to leave a relationship when it wasn’t working, to get out of debt and buy her own home, and to face a financial mistake she made last year that almost cost her everything. I hope this episode leaves you feeling a little bit more courageous, even if just by 1% more, and a little bit braver no matter what that might mean to you. Thanks to this week's sponsor Explore Learning. Explore Learning are the leaders in personalised learning. They help children learn at a pace and level that is unique to them using an adaptive curriculum. Tuition is available in 95 Ofsted-registered, vibrant learning centres throughout the uk or online at Explore Learning. If you want to help your child unlock the joy of learning then you can save £50 at Explore Learning from 14th - 25th of February. Go to Explore Learning @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/23·51m 33s

MOMENT | Change your life - master the inner child and manifesting link with Roxie Nafousi

This Moment is with the inspiring Roxie Nafousi. Roxie is a self-development coach and manifesting expert, mother, and the author of the best seller MANIFEST: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life. You know that little orange book that you would have seen all over social media. It's been an absolute sensation. I hope you find this Moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/23·8m 43s

Motherhood is hard enough...How to fire your inner bully and hire your inner coach with Michaela Thomas

In this episode, we focus on how to find freedom from perfectionism. It is with the incredible Michaela Thomas. Michaela specialises in perfectionism and its ties with stress, anxiety, depression, productivity, procrastination, burnout and overall wellbeing. Michaela helps ambitious working mothers burn bright without burning out, using her Pause Purpose Play framework in group coaching and 1:1 therapy. She is also a senior Clinical Psychologist, CBT psychotherapist and author of The Lasting Connection – develop love and compassion for yourself and your partner. She is also a friend of Motherkind. In this episode you are going to learn about: how to not be so hard on ourselves how to avoid burnout how to develop a better relationship with our inner critic One thing I know for sure is that we need this episode. Please share it if it resonated with you. And, you can also hear Zoe on Michaela’s podcast here: Perfectionism and Generational Trauma, with Zoe Blaskey - The Thomas Connection SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Thanks to Explore Learning. Explore Learning are the leaders in personalised learning. They help children learn at a pace and level that is unique to them using an adaptive curriculum. Tuition is available in 95 Ofsted-registered, vibrant learning centres throughout the uk or online at Explore Learning. If you want to help your child unlock the joy of learning then you can save £50 at Explore Learning from 14th - 25th of February. Go to Explore Learning @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/23·57m 14s

MOMENT | Navigating disappointment in marriage - the fine line

This Moment is with the incredible Susanna Abse. Susanna has been a leading couples therapist for 35 years. There is not much Susanna doesn't know about love and relationships. And to support us, she has a new book out called Tell me the truth about love, which is a collection of amazing stories from the therapist's couch. I hope you find this moment supportive, and if you want to catch the full episode, click here.. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/23·6m 24s

Dr Nicole LePera (The Holistic psychologist): the life-changing skill I wish more parents knew about

This episode feels life-changing and I’m super excited for you to hear it. It is with Dr. Nicole LePera, best known as the holistic psychologist. Dr. Nicole has taught me so much throughout my parenting journey. Dr Nicole is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book How To Do The Work and the recently released Bestselling How to Meet Your Self Workbook. She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement and founded SelfHealers Circle, the first virtual self-guided healing membership where members in over 100 countries are joining together to heal in community. She is the host of the weekly ad-free podcast SelfHealers Soundboard with over 5 million downloads. SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Thanks to Explore Learning. Explore Learning are the leaders in personalised learning. They help children learn at a pace and level that is unique to them using an adaptive curriculum. Tuition is available in 95 Ofsted-registered, vibrant learning centres throughout the uk or online at Explore Learning. If you want to help your child unlock the joy of learning then you can save £50 at Explore Learning from 14th - 25th of February. Go to Explore Learning @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/23·1h 9m

MOMENT How to help our children deal with their feelings with Rupert Spira

This Moment is with writer and spiritual teacher, Rupert Spira. Rupert’s work offers guided meditations and conversations on the source of happiness and the nature of reality. And if you want to catch the full episode, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/23·9m 52s

Ep 230 - World-leading happiness expert: why getting your needs met is critical to your children's happiness with Dr. Rick Hanson

This week's episode is with one of our favourite guests, Dr. Rick Hanson. He is a world-leading psychologist and leading expert on happiness, relationships and motherhood. His latest book Making great relationships is brilliant. He wrote his first book, Mother Nurture, over 20 years ago after seeing the emotional and physical toll of motherhood on his wife and the lack of support and recognition from society. If you haven’t listened to my first episode with Dr. Rick, I suggest you give it a listen after this one. You can find it here. SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR Thanks to Explore Learning. Explore Learning are the leaders in personalised learning. They help children learn at a pace and level that is unique to them using an adaptive curriculum. Tuition is available in 95 Ofsted-registered, vibrant learning centres throughout the uk or online at Explore Learning. If you want to help your child unlock the joy of learning then you can save £50 at Explore Learning from 14th - 25th of February. Go to Explore Learning @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/23·1h 4m

MOMENT | Are you an empath? How to thrive as a mum with Jane Lightworker

In this clip, I'm speaking with Jane Tavakalian, also known as Jane Lightworker. Jane is a mum of three, an intuitive business and life coach and the creator of the #1 course for empathetic people looking to take their energy and power back. And if you want to catch the full episode, click here. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/23·7m 43s

4 x Olympic medal winner Becky Adlington: I struggled to accept my post-baby body until I realised THIS

This week's guest is Becky Adlington OBE. She is the greatest swimmer that Great Britain has ever produced. She is a multiple Olympic, world, commonwealth and European medalist and a mum of two young children In this episode, we talk about her experience of divorce and co-parenting while juggling a growing business with her swim academy, Swim Stars and what it was like for her to be so successful so young. Special thanks to this week's sponsors - My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast : Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Special thanks to Explore Learning Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/23·49m 0s

MOMENT | Try this to stop worrying AND teach your children how to face their fears with Mel Robbins

In this clip, I'm speaking with the extraordinary Mel Robbins. Mel is a former layer and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Her TedX talk has had nearly 30 million views and she is the author of the best-selling book the High Five Habit. And if you want to catch the full episode, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/23·8m 1s

World's number one matchmaker...how to know if you are in the right relationship with Paul Brunson

To kick off the new year, I have an incredible episode for you. This week’s guest is Paul Carrick Brunson. He is a relationship expert and matchmaker known as the ‘love doctor’ and ‘real-life Hitch’ and also a television host, serial entrepreneur, and author. He was chosen as the World’s Most Influential Matchmaker by the Matchmaking Institute and currently co-hosts Married at First Sight UK and Celebs Go Dating on UK’s Channel 4. I love this conversation and was so blown away by Paul. He is incredibly kind, wise and compassionate and extremely knowledgeable about what he does. We talk about how: he lives by his number one value, family, even with a massive and growing career to nurture our relationships as parents to navigate really hard things as a parents to stay connected as a couple do you know when it’s the right time to fight for your relationship? You are going to want to share this one, especially with your partners. I hope you enjoy it. SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/23·54m 51s

MOMENT | Listen to this if you have ever asked yourself: 'Is this all there is?' with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK. A practising GP for the last two decades, Dr Chatterjee wants to inspire people to transform their health and happiness by making small sustainable changes to their lifestyles. He also hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, ‘Feel Better, Live More’ which is one of Apple's most downloaded podcasts. His mission is to empower 100 million people to become the architect of their own health and to help them feel fantastic with simple, practical and digestible information. I hope this Moment offers you inspiration as we enter the New Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/23·11m 11s

Cat Sims (Not So Smug Now) on sobriety in motherhood

Cat Sims, author of the best-selling book The First Time You Smiled (or was it just wind?) and who you might know from the parenting blog she founded Not So Smug Now and podcast of the same name joins me on this week’s episode. How do you feel about your relationship with alcohol? That is a big question in our society. It is everywhere and so ingrained in how we live. Drinking has been normalised, especially in Motherhood. Cat is a year sober now, which I’m curious about as I am 10 years sober. We both have a shared love of the 12-steps which is a recovery process used in Alcoholics Anonymous and also Al-Anon which is the 12-step group I have been in for over 15 years now. We chat about her journey to sobriety. How she went from denying there was a problem to proudly calling herself an alcoholic without shame. She shares the moment she knew she had to get help and how it felt being newly sober when the world around her was still drinking. I hope however you feel about your drinking you’ll take something from this very beautiful and honest conversation. My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/23·45m 47s

MOMENT | How to say no and mean it - your practical guide with Dr. Sarah Vohr

In this clip, I’m speaking with Dr. Sarah Vohra, aka The Mind Medic. Dr. Sarah is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience working within the NHS. She’s really passionate about mental health and collaborates with leading companies on mental health initiatives across the globe. You might have heard of Dr. Sarah from her fantastic column in Women’s Health Magazine or through her work with The Telegraph’s weekly Stella Magazine. Her brand-new book ‘The Mind Medic: Your 5 Senses Guide to Leading a Calmer, Happier Life’ was released last week - it’s a great guide, packed full of useful tools, some of which she shares with us here in the episode. We had a fantastic conversation about how to say no. I hope you find this `Moment helpful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/23·7m 23s

Re-release - How good people mess up their marriages with Matthew Fray

This week's re-release is with the brilliant author Mattew Fray. It is all about relationships and was one of our most downloaded episodes of 2022. Matt is a relationship coach and writer who leans on the lessons of his failed marriage and subsequent divorce to help others avoid making the same mistakes. He has written for publications including the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sun and been featured in The New York Times and on BBC radio. His blog Must Be This Tall to Ride has a dedicated following, reaching millions of followers. Special thanks to Sanofi’s Together Against RSV campaign for sponsoring this episode. You can go to www.togetheragainstRSV.com where you’ll find loads of helpful advice about infant RSV. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/22·1h 4m

MOMENT | How to support your children with their boundaries with Courtney Burg

Courtney Burg is a wife and mother to two beautiful daughters. Six years ago, she had an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Five months into her marriage, Courtney went to rehab. Now, she is writing about her experience online in the hopes of helping people who have experienced the same. Courtney talks about the importance of boundaries and the challenges associated with setting limits. I hope you enjoy this Moment and find it inspiring for your week ahead. And if you want to catch the full episode, click here. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/22·6m 46s

Motherkind + Don't Buy her Flowers - best of the year review

In this very special episode, Steph Douglas, CEO and Founder of Don’t buy her flowers, host of the Don’t buy her flowers podcast, and thinker on modern motherhood, joins me to wrap up and reflect on some of our favourite moments from our podcasts throughout 2022. You’ll hear from the incredible people we’ve spoken to this year. Together we will share our thoughts on each of those chats and how these brilliant guests have impacted us. I hope you love this special end-of-year episode. Special thanks to Sanofi’s Together Against RSV campaign for sponsoring this episode. You can go to www.togetheragainstRSV.com where you’ll find loads of helpful advice about infant RSV. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/22·48m 51s

MOMENT | Try THIS way of talking about race with your children with Nova Reid

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm, connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Nova Reid is a Ted speaker, anti-racism activist, and author of the incredible book The Good Ally. I think the book should be required reading - it is informative and incredibly researched, kind and compassionate. Nova invites us to do the self-inquiry and uncomfortable work of unlearning our own racism. I hope you enjoy this clip. If you want to catch the full episode, click here. This could possibly be one of the most important conversations I’ve ever had on the Podcast. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/22·8m 7s

Re-release - What I'm teaching my children about mental health with Dr Julie Smith world leading psychologist and mum of 3

This week’s re-release is with the amazing Dr. Julie Smith. Dr. Julie is a clinical psychologist, online educator and author. Her book Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? was a massive bestseller. She is also a mum to 3 young children. When we first released this episode back in June we received so many DMs from listeners saying they loved the episode and sharing what they got from it. There isn’t a mother out there who doesn’t drop balls, make mistakes, have regrets, and feel guilty, including the ones we think look perfect like Dr. Julie. If you haven’t listened to this episode I hope you love it, and if you already have maybe you’ll listen again and take something new from it. I think you will because there is just so much in this one. Special thanks to our sponsors ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. SANOFI’S TOGETHER AGAINST RSV CAMPAIGN Special thanks to Sanofi’s Together Against RSV campaign for sponsoring this episode. You can go to www.togetheragainstRSV.com where you’ll find loads of helpful advice about infant RSV. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/22·51m 58s

MOMENT | How to amplify your intuitive voice to live an expansive life with Light Watkins

My guest today is internationally acclaimed meditation teacher, speaker, and author Light Watkins. I hope you enjoy this Moment and find it inspiring for your week ahead. And if you want to catch the full episode, click here. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/22·11m 8s

Re-release - How to find more peace in daily life with Rupert Spira

This episode is with writer and spiritual teacher Rupert Spira. It turned out to be one of the most loved episodes of 2022. I think it is because Rupert speaks with so much eloquence and experience about how we can find more peace and happiness in our day-to-day lives. Even if you did listen to this episode when it first came out, I think this is one of those episodes you could listen to dozens of times and get something new from each listen. I hope you love it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/22·59m 27s

MOMENT | Unlimited energy? How to tap into energy stores you didn’t know you had with Selina Barker

This moment is with Selina Barker. Selina is a Career and Life Design Coach, author and podcaster, who has been helping people break free from burnout and create lives and careers they love for over a decade. I hope you enjoy this Moment and find it inspiring for your week ahead. You can listen to the full episode here. @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/22·9m 36s

Re-release - The cost of holding it all together with Anna Mathur

Hey everyone, welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast, the show that's going to help you navigate the massive challenges of life as a modern mother with more community, confidence, clarity and self-awareness. Because December is so full-on for us, I do not record any new podcasts this month. Instead, we re-release the ones you have loved over the past year. This re-release is with Anna Mathur about the cost of holding it all together. It is such a good one for us to be hearing right now with the holidays approaching. Anna is a mum of three, and a Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker. She is also an incredible person and a great support to me. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/22·55m 5s

MOMENT | How to stop stressing about sleep with Lyndsey Hookway

This moment is with Lyndsey Hookway. Lyndsey is a paediatric nurse, children’s public health nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach, Ph.D. candidate, and birth trauma recovery practitioner. She is the author of three books: Holistic Sleep Coaching, Let’s Talk About Your New Family’s Sleep, and her latest book called Still Awake. She is also co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching programme. I hope you enjoy this Moment and find it inspiring for your week ahead. You can listen to the full episode here. Instagram - @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/22·9m 20s

How motherhood can be the catalyst for building self-confidence on Upfront podcast

Recently, I had an amazing conversation with Lauren Currie on her podcast Upfront. Lauren is the Founder of UPFRONT and is on a mission to support 1 million women and non-binary people with confidence. I received so many messages about my appearance on Upfront. I am pleased to release it on Motherkind also so you can hear it too. You are going to learn what I think confidence really is and how motherhood can be the exact catalyst we need to stand in our own power. I also share what stops us from standing in that power. I believe, if we have confidence as mothers and we believe in ourselves, so much else in our lives becomes easier. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. Special thanks to Sanofi’s Together Against RSV campaign for sponsoring this episode. You can go to www.togetheragainstRSV.com where you’ll find loads of helpful advice about infant RSV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/22·41m 48s

MOMENT | The secret to building true confidence in your children with Amy Rushworth

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm, connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This moment is with Amy Rushworth. Amy is a leading confidence mentor, wellness speaker and life coach, specialising in confidence in women. I hope you enjoy this Moment and find it inspiring for your week ahead. You can listen to the full episode here. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day - @zoeblaskey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/22·8m 42s

What five years of podcasting has taught me about life

The 17th of November 2022, marks the five-year anniversary of the podcast. This is a different and very special episode where I share what I have learned about life from five years of podcasting. It isn’t really about podcasting, it is about passion and creating something through motherhood. It’s about starting something that you want to see in the world. It is also about you. At the end of this episode, I answer questions that our community sent in. Five things I have learned: The power of showing up and consistency The power of putting one foot in front of the other Create what you wish was in the world Play the long game Connection is the most important currency we have as humans Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/22·43m 2s

MOMENT | You need to know this about imposter syndrome with Dr Jessamy Hibberd

This Moment is with the wonderful Dr Jessamy Hibberd. Dr Jessamy is a clinical psychologist, author and mother of three. She has written eight books, including The Imposter Cure described by the Sunday Times as “the definitive guide to tackling and understanding the psychological mind trap” of imposter syndrome. I hope you enjoy this Moment and find it inspiring for your week ahead. You can listen to the full episode here. Come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram @zoeblaskey for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/22·9m 35s

Leading psychologist: anxiety is on the rise in children - here's how to prevent it with Dr. Maryhan

This week on the podcast we focus on parenting with guest Dr. Maryhan. Dr Maryhan is a groundbreaking psychologist and parenting expert, as well as a mother of two. For over 15 years she has been supporting children, teens, and young adults struggling with managing their emotions, low confidence and anxiety. You are going to learn: Why right now is such a hard time for our children How to know if your child has anxiety, or is it just normal worry How to help a child who might be experiencing anxiety How to raise resilient children that can handle life’s challenges Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/22·45m 9s

MOMENT | Guilt is engrained in us: here’s how to find freedom from it with Fiona Arrigo

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm, connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This moment is with the wonderful Fiona Arrigo. Fiona is the Founder of The Arrigo Programme, an internationally acclaimed Intuitive Healer, Biodynamic Psychotherapist, and Mentor and Life Teacher. She is recognised as a leader in her field and her profound healing system, The Arrigo Programme , developed over 40 years of experience, draws on a lifetime’s study of ancient teachings and attracts clients from across the world with its ability to transform through lasting change. I hope you enjoy it and find it inspiring for your week ahead. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/22·8m 1s

100s of self-care practices tested and the ones that work with Lauren and Nicole, Self Care Club

Doula Lauren Mishcon and women’s coach Nicole Goodman, hosts of the Self Care Club podcast, join me this week to talk about, you guessed it, self-care. Lauren and Nicole have tested 100s of self-care tools and practices, they live the practices and then report back on the results. I’m so excited for you to hear this episode. You are going to learn: What self-care is and isn’t The self-care practices that have had the biggest impact on their lives The practices that haven’t worked at all How to practice self-care without costing a penny SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/22·47m 22s

MOMENT | If you want your children to be happy: do this with Laurie Gerber

This moment is with the wonderful Laurie Gerber. Laurie is a well-known coach in the US, specialising in the Handel Method, an approach that teaches people how to realize their personal and professional visions. It is even taught at some of the US’s top-ranking universities. In this clip, Laurie shares about the power of modeling to our children and how we must understand our lineage and where we come from if we want to move forward and make changes in our lives. I hope you enjoy it and find this clip inspiring for your week ahead. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/22·8m 7s

Why maternal instinct is a myth with Chelsea Conaboy

Today’s guest is health and science journalist and mother of two, Chelsea Conaboy. She was part of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer prize–winning team for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and more recently has worked as a magazine writer with bylines at Mother Jones, Politico, The Week, the Boston Globe Magazine, and others. Chelsea has done 1000s of hours of research into the science of what happens to your brain when you become a parent. What she finds is quite incredible, and it is all in her new book, Mother brain, how neuroscience is rewriting the story of motherhood. We all instinctively know how changed we are by motherhood, right? But, have you ever wondered what is actually happening in your brain when you become a mother? In this episode you are going to learn: Why maternal instinct is a myth and where that idea came from Why worry and anxiety is so normal in parenthood What changes happen in our brain throughout parenthood and why that gives our brain an upgrade for our whole lives. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/22·44m 14s

MOMENT | When self-care goes wrong with Suzy Reading

This week’s clip is one from way back in the archives. It is with the incredible Suzy Reading. Suzy is a mum of 2, and a Chartered Psychologist specialising in well-being, stress management and self-care. In this clip, Suzy talks about: Why self-care should not be stressful Why one-size fits all does not work How to access your own, bespoke totally right for you self-care ideas I hope you enjoy it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/22·7m 49s

50k in debt to debt free - the secret to transforming your relationship with money with Clare Seal

In this week’s episode, I speak Clare Seal. Clare is a mother of two and the creator of the My Frugual Year Instagram account. She is also the founder of the Financial Well-being Forum and author of Fives steps to financial well-being, the amazing book Stylist magazine says is the book we all need to read. YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN: Why so many of us struggle with our relationship with money Why having all the financial tools in the world won’t matter unless you have done some deeper digging in to your beliefs about money first Where most women go wrong with money and budgeting What Clare thinks is the best way to setup household and family spending Cost of living crisis and what to do if you are worried about your family or someone else’s This is a timely and prescient conversation. I hope you find it helpful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/22·47m 29s

MOMENT | Crying is a great thing: here's why with Patty Wipfler

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm, connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This moment is from a brilliant episode I recorded with Patty Wipfler. She is the founder of Hand-in-hand Parenting and has been leading the way in conscious parenting for over 30 years. There is so much authority and wisdom in her words. She reminded me that crying is such a healing release. I think this clip is going to help you reframe how you feel when your children cry and when you have a good cry, too. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. ABOUT PATTY WIPFLER Patty Wipfler is the Founder and Program Director of Hand in Hand parenting. Patty writes, speaks, trains parent leaders, and develops resources for parents to help them lift difficulties from their children's lives and their own. She directs the training of Parenting by Connection Instructors from all parts of the U.S. and abroad. Her focus is on building parents' emotional understanding and helping parents to build networks of mutual support that benefit their families and communities. In 1989, she founded the non-profit Parents Leadership Institute, which evolved into Hand in Hand Parenting. She is the author of Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges. Through Hand in Hand, Patty offers monthly free teleseminars in conjunction with leading parent educators, writers, activists, and bloggers. Her articles have been published in Mothering Magazine, the Bulletin of Zero to Three, and Child Welfare News. She has been a keynote speaker at Association for the Education of Young Children conventions in Chicago and Philadelphia, and she has done workshops and trainings throughout California, and in Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, and Massachusetts, as well as in Beijing, China. COME VISIT MOTHERKIND ON INSTAGRAM - INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/22·11m 24s

Why our family secrets need to be told with Galit Atlas

I have an incredible episode for you today. My guest, Dr. Galit Atlas, is a psychoanalyst, clinical supervisor in private practice in New York City and a leader in the field of relational psychoanalysis. She has published three books for clinicians and numerous articles and book chapters, including Her New York Times publication “A Tale of Two Twins” which was the winner of a 2016 Gradiva Award. Her new book Emotional Inheritance is now being translated into 17 languages. In this episode, We talk about Emotional inheritance, which is the name Galit gives to the trauma passed down to us from previous generations. As you might know, I am fascinated, passionate and really curious about generational work, specifically how pain gets passed down the generations. And while it can be a hard topic, for sure, I think it's ultimately really freeing to see ourselves as part of a way bigger picture of our lineage. It's just not talked about enough with parents and mothers. I've done some amazing episodes on this topic, a couple that really stand out are with Gabor Mate and Julia Samuel, so definitely go back and listen to those if you haven't already. SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/22·50m 28s

MOMENT | This is how you know you’re a cycle breaker with Shelley Robinson

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm, connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. If you have followed me, the podcast, or my work for a while, you will know that I’m deeply passionate and interested in cycle-breaking - understanding what our own childhoods were like, what were the messages we received and what beliefs did we pick up. And then asking ourselves, Do we want to change any of those for our own families now that we are parents ourselves? This week’s Moment is a brilliant insight into: What it means to be a cycle-breaker How you know if you are a cycle-breaker How do you know which cycles you want to break How do we navigate that when we are around our extended family I get asked these questions all the time, so I asked Shelley and her answer is part of this episode. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. ABOUT SHELLY ROBINSON Shelly Robinson is a certified holistic family wellness coach, cycle-breaker, conscious parenting educator, and the creator of Raising Yourself. Her passion in life is to empower moms to turn their midlife crisis into midlife magic by teaching them how to reparent themselves, disrupt generational patterns, and take radically good care of their needs. When she's not connecting with her online community or geeking out on the latest neuroscience of cycle-breaking, she's likely making a mess in the kitchen with her two kids, trying to find her way out from under a pile of laundry, or decompressing with a good mystery in bed. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/22·13m 3s

Manifesting your best self in motherhood with Roxie Nafousi

Hey everyone, welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast, the show that's going to help you navigate the massive challenges of life as a modern mother with more confidence and clarity and self awareness. So if I say the word manifesting to you, what do you think? Only thinking positive thoughts or maybe your mind turns to the secret, you know, that best selling book in the 80s? Well, my guest this week says that it's way more than that. Manifesting is actually about believing deep down that you deserve what you want, that you are allowed to want what you want, and you are worthy of going for it. So whether you want to feel more love for yourself, whether you want a career that you love and works around family life, maybe you want more fun, or maybe you want to feel real joy and peace more often, you need to truly believe in the possibility. Roxie Nafousi is a self-development coach and manifesting expert and the author of the best seller MANIFEST: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life. You know that little orange book that you would have seen all over social media. It's been an absolute sensation. She is also mother to her three year old little boy. In this episode, she shares with us how she turned her life around using manifesting. She went from parties, drugs and recklessness to now living her dream life. She shares how motherhood was the catalyst she needed to heal from decades of self loathing to where she is today, falling deeply in love with both life and herself. And in this episode, she shares how she did it. It is profoundly inspirational. I hope you love it. I also want to say thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. And if you love the podcast, can you please do me a favour and hit subscribe? It really does help. About Roxie Nafousi Roxie Nafousi is a self-development coach, the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, MANIFEST: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life, an ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation and contributor to Kourtney Kardashian's wellness platform, POOSH. Roxie works with one-to-one client’s as well as hosting regular self-development workshops and inspirational talks. She regularly featurs in all of the UK’s top publications, including British Vogue, Financial Times, The Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar & ELLE (to name a few). Roxie is also the host of popular podcast series called “The Moments That Made Me”, and creator of "The Journal" a powerful 12 week self-love and empowerment programme in collaboration with The Head Plan. Roxie's commitment to transforming the lives of people who suffer with emotional and mental health issues and helping them to fulfil their potential has seen her become a renowned and respected figure in the wellness world. She has been named "The Manifesting Queen" by Forbes, and “The A-Lists favourite manifestor” by The Sunday Times Style Magazine. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/22·44m 9s

MOMENT | No time? Do this to be the healthiest you can be with Richie Norton

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm, connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Today’s Moment is with well-being expert Richie Norton from an episode back in July 2021. We all know what is good for us. Why is it so hard to actually make these things stick? I think about this all the time. I don't think we have a knowledge issue, we have an application issue. I too know exactly what makes me feel good. Yet I can find it so hard to make it into a habit that sticks. That is exactly what I asked Richie and what you are about to hear is his answer. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. ABOUT RICHIE NORTON Richie Norton is an ex-professional rugby player turned yoga and breathwork practitioner. When an injury ended his sports career, he discovered the transformative power of yoga and breathwork and has spent the past 10 years working alongside sports teams, entrepreneurs and personal clients to help them maximise every aspect of their physical and mental health. The Vibe Tribe is Richie’s online community hub where he offers training advice, coaching and life hacks. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/22·8m 8s

How good people mess up their marriages with Matthew Fray

Hey everyone, welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast, the show that's going to help you navigate the massive challenges of life as a modern mother with more confidence and clarity. This week's episode is all about relationships. That is what we're going to be talking about with the brilliant author Matt Fray. So you think you're a good person, you genuinely love your partner and you try to do the right thing. So why are you struggling in your relationship? Why do you and your partner feel unhappy? Why do you maybe feel disconnected? Or perhaps you've even thought about divorce? These are the exact questions that he asked himself after his marriage had ended. He was a good guy. He loved his wife, he was doing what he thought he should, be doing in a relationship. And yet one day his wife came to him and asked for a divorce. After that, Matt began a journey of self reflection to understand what went wrong. He wrote a now viral article called My wife divorced me, because I left dishes by the sink, and then a best selling book called This is how your marriage ends. What he learned is incredible. And I think pretty life-changing stuff. He saw that what happens in most relationships, particularly in relationships of good people who really do love each other, is that we engage in a series of small habits and dynamics that over time, erode safety and trust. We talk about: the questions he asked himself after his marriage had ended how good people can become good partners habits that kill relationships how to build safety, trust, and life long love I absolutely love this episode, Matt was a joy to talk to you and I was writing ferocious notes as we spoke. I am sure you're gonna love it. SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. ABOUT MATTHEW FRAY Matthew Fray is a relationship coach and writer who leans on the lessons of his failed marriage and subsequent divorce to help others avoid making the same mistakes. He has written for publications including the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sun and been featured in The New York Times and on BBC radio. His blog Must Be This Tall to Ride has a dedicated following, reaching millions of followers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/22·1h 1m

Toddler Milestone Series with Baby Annabell: Sleeping with Lucy Wolfe

Welcome to the last in this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series - which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. This last episode in the series is with the brilliant Lucy Wolfe - psychologist and sleep expert.   Listen to learn:  How to set up a great toddler bedtime routine  How to know when it’s time to drop the naps and move into a big bed  How to handle early wake-ups and night waking - including with the clock changes next week  How doll play can support your toddler to develop amazing sleep  I hope you’ve loved this series and loved learning about just how powerful doll play can be as much as I’ve loved making it. Please do listen back to any you might have missed. Enter the competition to win £300 worth of Baby Annabell dolls and accessories - just head over to my Instagram  @zoeblaskey to enter. T&C’s apply. ABOUT LUCY WOLFE Lucy is a Sleep Consultant & Psychotherapist, Author of The Baby Sleep Solution and All About The Baby Sleep Solution, Course Director-Lucy Wolfe Sleep Plans and Creator of "Sleep Through by Lucy Wolfe" Bed and Body Sleep Spray and Relaxing Rub www.sleepmatters.ie Online Courses: www.lucywolfesleepplans.com   ABOUT BABY ANNABELL  Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/22·51m 23s

How to finally stop feeling overwhelmed with Oliver Burkeman

Recently I was on holiday and I saw at least three women around the pool reading the book, Four Thousand Weeks, time management for mortals by Oliver Burkeman. Turns out the average person only has 4k weeks on earth. It doesn’t sound like much does it? That made me decide to read the book and I loved it. Oliver Burkeman is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and for many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, which you may have heard of, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. This episode is about making the most of our radically finite lives in a world of impossible demands and relentless distractions. That basically describes my day-to-day. Oliver shares with us positive psychology that can help us overcome the overwhelm, make better choices and build a more meaningful relationship with time. He says that time management doesn’t mean becomming more productive, it means deciding what to neglect. And once we realise we can never fit everything in we actually then get the freedom to prioritise. This episode is for you if you always feel like there is never enough time, you are always running behind and have an endless to-do list. This conversation may offer the most useful time management tool you can incorporate into your life. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom, please do share it across your favourite social media platforms. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources for Oliver: Book: Four Thousand Weeks Website SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow us on Instagram for tips and announcements. About Oliver Burkeman Oliver Burkeman is the author of the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, about embracing limitation and finally getting round to what counts, along with The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. For many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. In his email newsletter The Imperfectionist, he writes about productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of distraction. He lives in the North York Moors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/22·52m 9s

Toddler Milestone Series with Baby Annabell: Feeding with Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to the third episode in this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. This third episode in the series is with the brilliant mum of two and child nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed.  In this episode you will learn:  How to set up healthy eating habits for life in your toddler  What to do if your toddler refuses food or becomes fussy  Mealtime manners for toddlers  How doll play can support your toddler with developing positive mealtime routines  I’m very excited to tell you that the lovely team at Baby Annabell have gifted me an incredible package of their dolls and accessories - worth over £300. To enter the competition to win this package - head over to my Instagram at @zoeblaskey to enter. T&C’s apply. ABOUT CHARLOTTE STIRLING-REED Charlotte began her working life in the NHS after gaining a first class honours degree in Nutrition and Human Biology and then a Postgraduate Degree from Bristol University in Nutrition and Public Health. Since then Charlotte has worked in various areas of nutrition but enjoys nothing more than reading, writing and talking about her specialist area – Maternal, Baby & Children’s Nutrition.   ABOUT BABY ANNABELL  Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/22·47m 43s

We need a revolution in motherhood: here's why with Beth Berry

This week’s guest says we can’t afford to pretend to love motherhood. Not this version of it. The version that has us raising our kids alone in our homes, disconnected from one another, immersed in a culture of judgement and perfectionism under the allusion that we are the ones who can’t get our act together. Beth Berry is a coach, author of Motherwhelmed and mother to four daughters. This episode is a call to arms to start taking your needs seriously. We just can’t keep giving and giving to our paid and unpaid work as mothers and carers and not expect ourselves to get burnt out and resentful. And, ending up, of course, adoring our children, but hating our day-to-day lives. I really hope this episode gives you the fire you need to start giving yourself even a small amount of what you give outwards. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom, please do share it across your favourite social media platforms. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources: Revolution from home - Website Instagram FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. About Beth Berry Beth Berry is a life coach, small group and retreat facilitator, mother of four daughters and author of Motherwhelmed. A revolutionary at heart, she helps mothers better meet their needs, live with more ease and fulfillment, and step into their power as changemakers. She believes that self-aware, self-compassionate, well-supported mothers who know themselves to be worthy of pleasure and joy-filled lives are powerful beyond measure and essential to the healing of the world. Follow her journey at www.revolutionfromhome.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/22·50m 47s

Toddler Milestone Series with Baby Annabell: Welcoming a new sibling with Dr Martha

Welcome to the second of this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. In this second episode, I am speaking with Dr Martha who is a clinical psychologist. We will cover lots of tips and advice for the milestone of welcoming a new sibling into the family when you already have a toddler. We’ll be discussing: How to talk to your toddler about their new sibling How to introduce the new sibling to ensure a really positive start What to do with all that guilt about spending time with your new baby and not enough with your toddler How to handle sibling arguments How doll-play can be used to support your toddler in this really important milestone  The lovely team at Baby Annabell has gifted me with an incredible package of their dolls and accessories worth over £300. If you want to give doll-play a go and start practicing doll-play and role-play, head over to Instagram where you can win £300 worth of Baby Annabell dolls and accessories. Go to @zoeblaskey to enter. T’s & C’s apply. ABOUT DR MARTHA DEIROS COLLADO Dr Martha is a clinical psychologist and HCPC registered practitioner with over 20 years of clinical and academic experience. ABOUT BABY ANNABELL  Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/22·54m 18s

Breaking cycles and doing things differently with Dr. Becky Kennedy

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. This week’s guest is Dr. Becky Kennedy. She is a clinical psychologist, social media superstar, mum of 3, and Founder of the brilliant parenting platform Good Inside. You are going to learn so much from this episode. I guarantee this is going to make your parenting life and your life in general easier. We talk about: Why we are all good inside and how that simple idea can radically change how we respond in the moment to our children How beliefs get passed down the generations - Dr. Becky’s is the simplest and best explanation I have ever heard How to know which mode we are in as mothers - and why knowing that changes everything Why selflessness helps no one and what to do instead Why our generation of mothers is part of this vital empowerment movement and how we all need to play our part in that I think you are going to love this one and want to share it. So please do. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom, please do share it with them across your preferred social media platform. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES: Good Inside - Website Instagram GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. ABOUT DR. BECKY KENNEDY Dr. Kennedy is a clinical psychologist, mom of three, and founder of Good Inside. When she first started out, she practiced a popular behavior-first, reward-and-punishment model of parent coaching. But after a while, something struck her: those methods felt awful — for kids and parents. So she got to work, taking everything she knew about attachment, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and internal family systems theory, and translated those ideas into a new method for working with parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/22·56m 42s

Toddler milestone series with Baby Annabell: pre-school with Dr. Nneka

Welcome to the first of this very special series - the Toddler Milestone Moment Series which is created in partnership with my friends at Baby Annabell. Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and is passionate about sharing the power of role-play to support toddler milestones. In this first episode, I am speaking with Dr. Nneka Ikeogu She is a child and educational psychologist and the founder of the Mellonest.  In this episode, Dr. Nneka shares practical tips and ideas to help you and your toddler with the pre-school milestone. We’ll be discussing: How to make sure starting or returning to pre-school is happy and positive What exactly you should do if it isn’t a positive experience How doll-play can support your child with this transition If you want to give it a go and start practicing doll-play and role-play, head over to Instagram where you can win £300 worth of Baby Annabell dolls and accessories. Go to @zoeblaskey to enter. T’s & C’s apply. ABOUT DR. NNEKA IKEOGU Dr. Nneka Ikeogu is a child psychologist who specialises in educational psychology. She has been working with families and children for 10 years and is the co-founder of Mellownest. Her mission is to empower parents to approach parenting with a focus on emotions and connection.  ABOUT BABY ANNABELL Baby Annabell is the UK’s #1 nurturing doll brand and has been on the market for almost 25 years, inspiring nurturing play and little imaginations. Make sure to follow @babyannabelluk on Instagram for their latest products and lots of doll-play inspiration! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/22·46m 9s

Re-release: Simple way to eat well with no time with Rhiannon Lambert

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. As you may know by now, through August I take a break to re-charge and reconnect with my family. This month I release our most popular episodes over the past six months. Next week I’ll be releasing all new episodes. This week is with the amazing nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert. If you have ever felt stressed out about feeding yourself or your children, then this episode is for you. I find eating nutritious food quite a stressful area of my life. I have a fussy daughter who eats about the same 5 foods on repeat. I also think about my own diet. Am I giving myself the best chance of having the energy levels that I want and need. Am I eating healthily enough. It is an area of my life I do worry about. This episode was a gift. Rhiannon Lambert is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well and chart-topping podcast host of Food For Thought. Safe to say Rhiannon is an expert and one of the UK’s leading nutritionists. She also became a mum during the pandemic. Don’t miss her new book The Science of Nutrition. In this episode you’ll learn about: What it was like having a baby during the pandemic The importance of looking after ourselves Important messages about feeding our children and ourselves New ideas around nutrition Simple tools and ideas for making healthy food prep more stress-free It felt like a massive dose of reassurance and compassion and kindness. This is a huge area for us mums and our children. I do not need another diet book. I need someone like Rhiannon with simple ideas and tools to help us all make eating easier. Here is the episode. I hope you love it and I hope it is a balm of reassurance. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Science of Nutrition: Debunk the Diet Myths and Learn How to Eat Well for Health and Happiness by Rhiannon Lambert. Food for thought podcast Instagram Website GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT RHIANNON LAMBERT Rhiannon Lambert BSc MSc RNutr is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author and chart-topping podcast host. In 2016 she founded Rhitrition, a renowned Harley Street clinic, which specialises in weight management, gut health, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and pre-and post-natal nutrition. Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Rhiannon obtained a first-class degree in Nutrition and Health, a Master’s degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention, and diplomas in sports nutrition, pre-and post-natal nutrition. She is a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, accredited by The British Psychological Society and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. Rhiannon hosts the top-rated ‘Food for Thought’ podcast, which gives listeners practical, evidence-based advice on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With more than five million downloads since 2018, it is firmly established as one of the UK’s most popular health podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/22·51m 43s

MOMENT | One of the most foundational personal development tools around with Dr. Tara Swart

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the wonderful Dr. Tara Swart. She is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’. In this short clip, we talk about the power of journaling. If you know me, you know I love journaling. It is one of those foundational tools I use day in and day out to keep me on even keel. I hope this short clip inspires you to grab your pen and get those swirling thoughts down on the page. It will make a massive difference, trust me. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the short clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR TARA SWART Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, executive advisor, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’ which has translations in 36 global territories. Tara is passionate about disseminating simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people live and work. She personally advises a small number of individuals via personal recommendation only, and speaks at major conferences globally. You can find out more about Tara and her work via her website. You can also connect with Tara on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/22·10m 41s

Re-release: How to raise emotionally healthy children with Dr. Anne Lane

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. As you may now by now, In August I take a break to re-charge and reconnect with my family. This month I release our most popular episodes over the past six months. In honour of children’s mental health week back in February, I spoke with Dr. Anne Lane about raising emotionally healthy children. This is an incredible episode and I can see why it is one of our top 3 most downloaded. This is one of those episodes that I wish that every single parent could listen to. I truly believe if every parent could listen to this, we would make things radically different for ourselves and our children. Anne is a clinical psychologist working with children, teens and adults. She has a new book out called Nurture your child’s emotional intelligence: Five steps to help your children cope with big emotions and build resilience. If that isn’t the most important thing in the world, then I don’t know what is. What I learned most from this episode is that life is incredibly messy and what we need to do is help ourselves and our children be ok with that. Isn’t that what emotional health really is all about? Anne is open, honest and fantastically breaks down questions that I know we all have on our minds. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: Why emotions are contagious and what to do about that How to help both yourself and children put words to emotions How to communicate hard things with our children Why Anne thinks anxiety and depression are on the rise for our children and what we can do early on as parents I think you are going to love this one and want to share it. So please do. If there is someone in your life who you think can benefit from this wisdom.. Let’s get this incredible information to as many mothers as we can. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Website Free excerpt from Her new book Nurture your child’s emotional intelligence Instagram GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. ANNE LANE Dr Anne Lane is a clinical psychologist and family therapist. For more than 20 years she has worked in mental health – within both the NHS and her own private practice. Dr Lane has taught on clinical psychology doctorate programmes and run countless workshops on mental health, parenting and emotional regulation. She is a lively, passionate communicator who cares deeply about the lives of the adults, families and children she works with. Anne lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and three children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/22·49m 0s

MOMENT | How to stop living on auto-pilot with Dr Nicole Le Pera

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is from an episode in March 2021 with the incredible Dr. Nicole Le Pera. You might know her as the Holistic Psychologist. Dr. Le Pera is someone I have personally learned a lot from. I find myself recommending her book How to do the work almost on a weekly basis. It is incredible. In this clip, she talks about how most of us are living on auto-pilot or sleepwalking through life as I call it and how to change that. I hope you love it. If you haven’t listened to the full episode I highly recommend it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR NICOLE LE PERA Dr. Nicole Le Pera, who you might know as the holistic psychologist, was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the School for Social Research. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/22·7m 11s

Re-release: How to create a beautiful relationship with your child - that lasts forever with Jess, Our Mama Village

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for pressing play and listening. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to re-set, take a breather and re-connect with the family. We do however over this period re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past six months. And this week’s is brilliant. It is with Jess VanderWier who is a registered Psychotherapist, family and child therapist and founder of Our Mama Village, which has a massive one million Instagram followers. I absolutely loved this episode. I cried and got really emotional at the end when Jess describes her grandmother. It instantly connected me to a sense of perspective and what’s important. I feel like I constantly need that reminder to get out of the weeds of my day-to-day life and stress and to think about the big picture and this episode did it for me. I discovered Jess on Instagram and loved her compassion and her deep experience with families. This is an episode about gentle parenting and we talk about what that means. It’s also about the bigger picture so we are going to dive in together about why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting. In our busy lives, from the moment our eyes open to the moment our heads hit the pillow, it can just feel like go go go. It is so easy to forget to maintain perspective and the bigger picture of why your role as a parent is so important and how to navigate all the tricky parts with more grace and ease. I especially loved it when Jess talks about the seasons of parenthood and how to know when is the time to survive, to grit your teeth and get through it. And when is the right time to do that deeper work into what might be coming up for us as we go through the challenges of parenthood. What she shares is absolutely brilliant. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: What is gentle parenting Why we might want to look into our values as parents and have a think about how we are parenting The seasons of parenthood and how to know when to survive or do the deeper work Keeping it all in perspective What does punishment-free parenting look like GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14th of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. ABOUT JESS VANDERWIER VanderWier is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps families understand and respond to their child’s “big feelings” with gentleness and respect. Jess has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and has logged thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. Through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions Jessica has helps hundreds of parents restore peace to their home. As the founder of Our Mama Village, Jess uses her expertise to support parents through online courses, personalized coaching, and free resources. Our Mama Village offers daily parenting guidance to over 480,000 families on their popular Instagram account. Jess lives in the Niagara Region with her husband Scott and their two daughters (4.5 & 2.5 years old). Whenever she finds the time, Jess loves to be outside in nature, hiking or biking, before refueling with Scott at a quirky hole-in-the-wall restaurant or a fun coffee shop. 0 Likes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/22·57m 10s

MOMENT | Parenting ‘fails’ are actually opportunities - here’s why with Dr. Julie

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This moment is with the incredible Dr Julie from a longer episode which we released back in June. If you haven’t listened to that full episode, then please do. Unsurprisingly, it is one of our most popular episodes so far this year. In this clip, Dr Julie explains a huge parenting fail that she made and how she quickly repaired with herself and her son. I hope this gives you lots of food for thought and lots of self-compassion. Remember we all make mistakes, even the world leading psychologist Dr Julie. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. JULIE Dr Julie Smith is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of professional experience, having previously worked in the NHS, with veterans and the MoD, in addiction and crisis centres, and now in private practice. She is also an online educator and social media star, sharing bite-sized mental health and motivational videos online, with a combined following of more than 3.5 million. In November 2019 Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services and education about mental health more accessible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Julie’s audience on TikTok grew astronomically as young people related to the videos she was making about mental health and put her advice to use. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/22·6m 45s

Re-release - The surprising secret to feeling less guilty and more empowered with Dr. Sophie Brock

I am so excited about this episode. This week’s guest, Dr. Sophie Brock, says that to connect with the authenticity of who we are we first have to deconstruct who the world expects us to be. Isn’t that so powerful? She literally has a PhD in motherhood. She is a motherhood studies sociologist. This episode is such a brilliant follow-on to last week’s episode with Dr. Rick Hanson. If you haven’t listened to that one please do after you listen to Sophie’s. I feel like this episode is so powerful. It does something really important, which is to put your individual experience of being a mother and all the challenges that come with that into the wider societal context. Essentially revealing what it means to be a mother in the world today. If you have ever felt that guilt on you, this episode is going to help you so much. It’s going to help you feel freer, lighter and more self-compassion for your incredible role as a mother. Sophie explains that so much of the tension in motherhood actually comes from society and what it expects from us. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: What it means to be a mother in this world Where the tension and guilt of motherhood come from Why you feel so guilty all the time How we can free ourselves from that guilt If you love this episode, copy the link, and please share it. Be that person amongst your friends who is sharing supporting and lifting others up with content like this. We all need this right now. If there ever was a time to support mothers, it is now. I would be so grateful if you would help me spread the incredible wisdom of the guests we have on the podcast. We can actually play a huge role in changing the structure of motherhood.- Dr. Sophie Brock As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. SOPHIE BROCK Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie supports professionals, business owners and creatives in revolutionising what Motherhood means in our society, and how individual Mothers are supported and understood. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and practitioners, her podcast The Good Enough Mother, and her Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification program.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/22·49m 54s

MOMENT | Is THIS the secret to achieving your dreams? with Helen Glover MBE

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is a really inspiring one. It is with Helen Glover MBE, the Olympic rower who famously went back to rowing after having 3 children. In this short clip she describes the key to how she achieved her impossible dream. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT HELEN GLOVER MBE Double Olympic champion, three-times world champion, twice European champion and a multiple world cup gold-medal winner – Helen Glover is one of the most decorated athletes in the GB Rowing Team. After stepping away from rowing to get married and have three children, Helen returned to the team in 2021 with the goal of being the first mother to compete for the GB Rowing Team. Glover only took up rowing in 2008 and won a historic gold medal at the Olympic Games in London just four years later. Her outstanding women’s pair partnership with Heather Stanning became the first British female rowers to successfully defend an Olympic title when they won gold at Rio 2016. That completed a perfect Olympiad for Glover in the pair – she won every race she competed in and claimed a hat-trick of world titles, one with Polly Swann and two with Stanning. You can follow her on Instagram. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/22·5m 31s

Re-release: World-leading psychologist on why motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime with Dr. Rick Hanson

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. This week we are re-releasing this episode with the incredible Dr. Rick Hanson. Throughout August I have a break from recording new episodes to reset, take a breath and reconnect with the family. During this period, we re-release the most downloaded episodes from the past 6 months. This episode with Dr. Rick Hanson came out in January 2022 and it instantly spoke to so many of you. I received 100s of emails and DMs about it from our listeners. So much resonates with me in this episode, particularly about the need to take the pressure off ourselves and how to do that. Dr. Rick is one of the world’s leading psychologists and he says it’s imperative we recognise the pressures we are under as mothers so we can support ourselves and ask for the support we need from others. Back in 2002, he wrote the seminal book Mother Nurture because he saw his own wife, a happy healthy woman, becoming clinically depleted after having children. And with his decades of experience as a psychologist, he felt called to support mothers. This episode is incredible. Every word Dr. Rick says is like gold. You are going to finish this episode feeling so much more self-compassion and ease and hopefully be kinder to yourself. In this episode you’ll learn about: Practical ideas of how to reduce stress from Motherhood An analogy that made me cry His life-changing words about the impact of the pandemic As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Free weekly newsletter Book Mother Nurture Website GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME STARTS 14 September 2022 - Will you join us for Reconnect to you - the reboot? Click here to find out more and to register. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. About Dr. Rick Hanson Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/22·1h 6m

MOMENT | THIS is how you get off the hamster wheel of mothering with Natalie Lee

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This moment is with the amazing Natalie Lee author of Feeling myself: how I shed my shame to find sexual freedom and you can too. This was an incredible episode. In this short clip from May 2022 Nat shares how before she started facing her past she struggled to deeply connect to herself and others. And now having taken that really brave step, she shares in this clip how she feels radically different. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT NATALIE LEE Natalie Lee began her career as a midwife before starting her blog, Style Me Sunday, in July 2012. Over nearly a decade, she has grown her platform from a blog to a brand, and now reaches women across various different mediums. Throughout this time, she has run events, co-hosted a podcast (The Everything Project), been a panellist more times than she can count, taken part in a television project about women's quests for better orgasms where she had an orgasm on TV, and worked with a variety of household-name brands. @stylemesunday Natalie’s blog Style Me Sunday MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/22·5m 32s

How to face your past if you want a different future with Donna Lancaster

There are some heavy subjects in the episode, including suicide, so please be mindful of that and your own well-being before deciding to listen to this episode. Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. This week is one of those game-changer episodes. It is with Donna Lancaster. Donna has worked as a coach and therapist for over 25 years. She was formally head of teaching at the Hoffman Institute UK and she co-created The Bridge retreat. A six-day personal development experience endorsed by the likes of Bryony Gordon, Fearne Cotton and Thandie Newton. This episode is about healing and facing our past if we want a different future. I deeply believe that this episode has the potential to change lives and save lives - both ours and future generations. She discusses the two phases of life. The first looking at outside forces, such as appearance, career, money and relationships, which is very “me-focused.” And then, according to Donna, the breaking points which present an opportunity to transition into phase two, which is more a “celebration of life.” If this sounds interesting to you then you’ll want to get her brilliant new book, The Bridge: A nine step crossing into authentic and wholehearted living. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DONNA LANCASTER Donna Lancaster has worked as a coach and therapist for more than 30 years. She was formerly the head of teaching at the Hoffman Institute UK. She co-created The Bridge Retreat, a six-day personal development experience endorsed by the likes of Bryony Gordon, Fearne Cotton and Thandie Newton. She has an Amazon Prime documentary called Love(d) which shares the stories of 12 people during The Bridge Retreat as they take the leap to overcome grief and loss in their lives. Donna's work has been featured in The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Psychologies. Evening Standard, Huffington Post, Balance, Conde Nast, Tatler and more. Donna’s new book, The Bridge: A nine step crossing into authentic and wholehearted living, is out now (Penguin Life, £16.99)   MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/22·1h 3m

MOMENT | The phrase you NEED to know: post-pandemic depletion with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. I have a brilliant clip for you today. Have you heard of post-pandemic depletion? If you haven’t, I need you to hear these words and to recongnize the immense stress we have been under as mothers through this pandemic, how it is not over for us and we can’t just bounce back. In this clip you’ll hear why. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT AMY TAYLOR-KABBAZ Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a journalist, researcher, author, coach and mother. She focuses on empowering women and understanding motherhood. Amy is known for her work on matrescence and the transition that women go through as a mother. Her latest book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’, was released in December through Hay House. To learn more about Amy and her work, head over to her website or follow Amy over on Facebook. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/22·6m 9s

Why a breakdown can be a breakthrough with Laura Belbin

***TRIGGER WARNING: We talk in detail about a mental health breakdown, sexual abuse and trauma. So please be cautious and be mindful of your own limits. There is also some swearing in case little ears are around.*** Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. And if you do love the podcast, can you do me a favour and hit subscribe because it really does help. I’m really excited to share this episode with you. It is with Laura Belbin. With over 1.5 million social media followers, you might know her by Knee Deep in Life. Her first book called Knee deep in life was a Sunday Times bestseller. When I was sent her new book, No shame - how to stop the guilt from someone who learned the hard way, that title go my attention. I read it and I knew that I had to have her on the podcast. You will learn:  why you can't escape the past until you face it what EDMR therapy is and how it can be transformational how to break generational cycles, even if you think 'that's just the way I am' how to free yourself from shame for good It is a brilliant episode about resilience, strength and healing. I took so much from it and I hope you do too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT LAURA BELBIN Laura Belbin is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, auntie – and the woman you avoid eye contact with in the playground. With over 1.5 million followers across her social channels, she is also the woman behind the smash-hit blog Knee Deep in Life. Completely unfiltered and totally laid bare, she shares images of herself emulating out-of-this-world picture-perfect photographs sourced off Google (you know the type: Kim K in a sexy cut-out dress with a champagne bottle resting on her perfectly round bum) but totally imperfectly. Her online community is made up of like-minded people who want to laugh and celebrate their lumps, bumps and imperfections. Instagram @knee_deep_in_life Facebook @KneeDeepInLife MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/22·58m 28s

MOMENT | Do you have a dysfunctional family? with Julia Samuel MBE

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the incredible Julia Samuel, MBE and we cover a really important topic. It’s a topic that is often so hard to talk about and a question we ask ourselves: Might I have a dysfunctional family? In this clip, Julie explains how we might know if we are operating in that environment and how we know whether we might have to do the really hard thing of cutting certain family members off or setting boundaries. This short clip is going to explain all of that and more. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT JULIA SAMUEL MBE Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and the Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/22·7m 6s

How to stay in love even when it's hard with Susanna Abse

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. And if you do love the podcast, can you do me a favor and hit subscribe because it really does help. This week's guest is the incredible Susanna Abse. Susanna has been a leading couples therapist for 35 years. There is not much Susanna doesn't know about love and relationships. And to support us, she has a new book out called Tell me the truth about love, which is a collection of amazing stories from the therapist's couch. This is an incredible episode. You're gonna learn so much. We chat about: Why children can cause such challenges in relationships and what to do about it How your own childhood shapes our adult relationships and what those dynamics might mean for you The signs that your relationship may be coming to an end How to save your marriage from the brink of a breakdown It is a powerful episode packed full of wisdom and insight. I absolutely loved it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO ATHLETIC GREENS - THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. I use AG1 every morning. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT SUSANNA ABSE Susanna is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has worked in private practice with couples, individuals and parents since 1991. She is the chair of The British Psychoanalytic Council and spent a decade as CEO of the charity Tavistock Relationships. She has also recently been presenting Britain on the Couch for Channel 4 News and contributes regularly as an expert on print features about relationships. She has published widely on couple therapy, parenting, and family policy and how these areas need to be at the heart of progressive welfare provision, a subject on which she lectures and teaches. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/22·46m 57s

MOMENT How to instantly come back to what's important with Jessica Urlichs

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Something a bit different this week. It is with the poet Jessica Urlichs. This is actually her reading one of her favourite poems. I love this because it reminds us of what is really important. It is so easy to get lost in all the things that don’t really matter. This is an invitation to release some of that pressure you may be putting on yourself and come back to what is really important to you. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT JESSICA URLICHS Jessica Urlichs is a writer and poet. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and two young children. She is the author of three poetry books, 'From One Mom to a Mother', 'All I See Is You' & 'My After All'. As well as a children's picture book on emotions called 'The Rainbow in my Heart'. Shop for these here. She loves blogging and writing down her thoughts and in turn has a beautiful community on Instagram and Facebook of other like minded mothers who are here for the messy and beautiful truth of motherhood. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/22·5m 20s

How to stop people-pleasing and get your time, energy and joy back with Emma Reed Turrell

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. I am so excited for this one. It is with Emma Reed Turrell who is a psychotherapist and author of Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live. Sounds good. Doesn't it? I am a people-pleaser in recovery, which you may have heard me talk about before, but it is such a huge part of my recovery and my life. And it is still very much a work in progress for me. My knee-jerk reaction is still to put others' feelings over my own. I still find it so hard to disappoint, upset, or even make another person angry. It’s a daily work in progress for me. In this incredible conversation, we chat about: How to know if you are a people pleaser Why we become people-pleasers How it shows up in motherhood How to begin to change that pattern This episode is about becoming more and more ourselves, more alive, joyful, and all the good stuff that people-pleasing blocks us from. And you're gonna want to stay right to the end to hear her gift, which is just beautiful. I hope you love it. Please do share it with any mothers that you think might identify with people-pleasing. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT EMMA REED TURRELL Emma Reed Turrell grew up near Portsmouth and went on to read English at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Following ten years working in business, she returned to her earlier passion for psychology and retrained as a psychotherapist. Originally trained in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, Emma has gone on to qualify in a range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, EMDR, NLP and Hypnotherapy. Emma is also a Clinical Supervisor and runs a busy therapy practice alongside training and consulting.  Following the success of her debut book, Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live, Emma is currently writing her second book and also presents chart-topping podcast Best Friend Therapy with Elizabeth Day. When she’s not working, Emma can be found walking along the seafront in her home town of Southsea with her two golden retrievers, Willow and Betty. Instagram: @emmareedturrell Twitter: @etcounselling MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @zoeblaskey - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/22·47m 9s

MOMENT | How to take the pressure off at mealtimes with Rhiannon Lambert

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the wonderful Rhiannon Lambert where she shares why we need to stop stressing about mealtimes. I really needed this one. I hope it helps. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT RHIANNON LAMBERT Rhiannon Lambert BSc MSc RNutr is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists, a best-selling author and chart-topping podcast host. In 2016 she founded Rhitrition, a renowned Harley Street clinic, which specialises in weight management, gut health, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and pre-and post-natal nutrition. Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Rhiannon obtained a first-class degree in Nutrition and Health, a Master’s degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention, and diplomas in sports nutrition, pre-and post-natal nutrition. She is a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, accredited by The British Psychological Society and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. Rhiannon hosts the top-rated ‘Food for Thought’ podcast, which gives listeners practical, evidence-based advice on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. With more than five million downloads since 2018, it is firmly established as one of the UK’s most popular health podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/22·6m 18s

How to find more peace in daily life with Rupert Spira

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. This week’s episode is slightly different. It is with writer and spiritual teacher, Rupert Spira. I'm so keen to share with you on this podcast voices, experiences and ideas from a really broad range of experts. It's such a joy for me to contemplate all of these different ideas and how they can help us on our journeys as mothers. I loved this chat with Rupert. I'm not gonna lie, it was deeply confronting for me at times and a little bit like a personal one-to-one session, but ultimately really beautiful. Rupert said something I can’t stop thinking about since our recording, he said that: The most important thing we can do as parents is to model how we handle emotions and that that's way more powerful than anything we could ever teach or say. So whether you are deep into a spiritual quest or you have absolutely no idea what to expect from this chat, I think by the end you're gonna be left with a feeling of calm. My intention with this episode is to tap into curiosity, open-mindedness and wonder - Those can be powerful qualities - asking yourself what if I tried this, what would I experience? What would that be like? As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR GYMONDO Start a free 14-day trial and save 50% on your annual membership by visiting gymondo.com and enter the code motherkind. Studies show that regular exercise not only builds your physical strength, but also boosts your mood, reduces stress and increases self-esteem. I definitely know that one of the easiest ways for me to get that serotonin flowing is through exercise. So let's get more of that incredible post-exercise feeling with Gymondo. Gymondo is an online fitness and wellbeing platform with hundreds of 20 to 30-minute workouts. It works brilliantly for me with programs ranging from HIT and yoga to dance and meditation. Plus thousands of healthy recipes. Gymondo will help you make exercise a consistent part of your routine because as we all know, consistency is the key. And because Gymondo is online, it gives you the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where you work out, which, for me, is in my living room. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT RUPERT SPIRA From an early age, Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality and the source of lasting peace and happiness. After spending twenty years immersed in the teachings of classical Advaita Vedanta, he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the Direct Path approach whereby one may recognise the source of peace and happiness in oneself. Rupert has written several books and holds regular meetings and retreats online, as well as in Europe and the United States. He is also a noted potter, trained in the British Studio Pottery school, with work in public and private collections. www.rupertspira.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rupertspira/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/RupertSpira_ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rupertspira Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxXWjjtATq3OM545gMh9PUg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/22·58m 9s

MOMENT | Why ignoring your anger doesn't work - and what does with Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the lovely Sarah Ockwell-Smith, mother of 4 and probably one of the UKs best-known parenting experts. In this short clip, Sarah shares her realisation that all her life she had been a good girl. Pushing down her emotions and keeping busy doing what she thought she was supposed to do. I know lots of you will relate to that. Sarah bravely shares how realising that she was being this good girl and changing her behaviour around it set her free to experience way more joy, calm, presence and connection with herself and everyone else in her life. I hope you love this clip. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT SARAH OCKWELL-SMITH Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in pharmaceutical research and development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as an antenatal teacher and birth and postnatal doula. She has also undertaken training in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and is a member of the British Sleep Society. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the Gentle Parenting website www.gentleparenting.co.uk. She also blogs at www.sarahockwell-smith.com. Sarah is the author of twelve parenting books. and frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/22·4m 47s

What I'm teaching my children about mental health with Dr. Julie Smith world leading psychologist and mum of 3

Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. If you love the podcast, can you do me a favour and hit subscribe, it really does help. This week’s guest is the amazing Dr Julie Smith - Mum of 3, clinical psychologist and online educator. You probably know her from her massively successful book and number one Sunday Times bestseller - Why has nobody told me this before. The educational videos she creates and shares on social media are incredible, amassing her a whopping 3.4 million followers on TikTok. I really struggled with what to call this episode - because we talk about so much: The tension between motherhood, ambition and purpose Answer to that tension - hint, values Her realisation around her own self-care What she’s trying to model for her 3 children Our inner critic and how to move past perfectionism and mistakes This episode is so powerful - I know you are going to want to share it - so please do. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 14th OF SEPTEMBER 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 14the of September. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT DR. JULIE Dr Julie Smith is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of professional experience, having previously worked in the NHS, with veterans and the MoD, in addiction and crisis centres, and now in private practice. She is also an online educator and social media star, sharing bite-sized mental health and motivational videos online, with a combined following of more than 3.5 million. In November 2019 Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services and education about mental health more accessible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Julie’s audience on TikTok grew astronomically as young people related to the videos she was making about mental health and put her advice to use. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? is Dr Julie’s first book: A mental health toolbox that is filled with ideas, techniques and insights to help you feel calmer, stronger and more resilient, no matter what life throws your way. Instagram TikTok MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/22·49m 38s

MOMENT | How to stop guilt in its tracks with Dr Sophie Brock

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the brilliant Dr Sophie Brock. She is a motherhood studies sociologist. She literally has a PhD in motherhood. In this powerful clip, Dr Sophie shares why so much of our guilt isn’t ours at all, but is driven by our societal expectations about what we think we should be doing. And that is where the guilt comes in. The most important thing we have to do with guilt is hold it up to the light - don’t ignore it, don’t push it away -ask yourself do I feel guilty because I stepped out of my own values or is it because I have absorbed these messages about what I think I should be doing? Challenge and question your guilt. It is so powerful to be aware that the majority of our guilt is driven by what we think we should be doing instead of what we really want to be doing. I hope you really love this short clip. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT DR SOPHIE BROCK Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie supports professionals, business owners and creatives in revolutionising what Motherhood means in our society, and how individual Mothers are supported and understood. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and practitioners, her podcast The Good Enough Mother, and her Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/22·3m 51s

How I transformed my idea of fatherhood and found true happiness with Bodé Aboderin

Hi everyone, and welcome to this special Father's Day episode on the Motherkind podcast. This is the show that's going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and, this week, fatherhood with more acceptance, ease, joy, and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. It's father's day here in the UK on the 19th of June. And I am so excited about this episode. It is a powerful one. My guest is Bodé Aboderin (AKA Papa B). He is a writer, speaker, businessman, and stay-at-home dad. His wife is the amazing Candice Brathwaite, who has also been on the podcast. So check out that episode, if you haven't listened to it already Bodé is on a mission. He says we need a new way of thinking about masculinity and fatherhood. And he says it's vital that men unpack their beliefs about what it means to be a man and a father or else they risk perpetuating this old really stifling idea of masculinity. Bodé’s story is one of transformation. He shares how he used to believe being a man meant, earning more, not showing his feelings and having this unpenetrable mask of masculinity. Hitting rock bottom, he had a breakthrough that led him to totally transform how he sees his role as a man and a father. And that is what we talk about in this episode. It is incredibly powerful and I really, really hope that this is going to be one that you're going to share with the men in your life. Within minutes of recording it, I sent it to my husband, Guy. Urging him in all caps to please listen. His new book called Fatherhood, is brilliantly written, it's relatable, it's compassionate, and it is a credible call to arms for the men in our lives. I think you're also going to cry at the gift that he would give to all fathers. If you love the podcast, please do me a favour and subscribe. It really does help. I really hope you enjoy this father's day special episode. Here it is. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR GYMONDO Studies show that regular exercise not only builds your physical strength, but also boosts your mood, reduces stress and increases self-esteem. I definitely know that one of the easiest ways for me to get that serotonin flowing is through exercise. So let's get more of that incredible post-exercise feeling with Gymondo. Gymondo is an online fitness and wellbeing platform with hundreds of 20 to 30-minute workouts. It works brilliantly for me with programs ranging from HIT and yoga to dance and meditation. Plus thousands of healthy recipes. Gymondo will help you make exercise a consistent part of your routine because as we all know, consistency is the key. And because Gymondo is online, it gives you the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where you work out, which, for me, is in my living room. Start a free 14-day trial and save 50% on your annual membership by visiting gymondo.com and enter the code motherkind. ABOUT BODÉ ABODERIN (AKA PAPA B) Bodé Aboderin (AKA Papa B) is a writer, speaker, businessman and stay-at-home dad. Through social media, speaking engagements and his writing, Bode is on a mission to communicate his rapidly changing beliefs on fatherhood and masculinity in real-time following his recent conversion from climbing a corporate ladder to running a household and family business. Alongside managing at home Bode, originally from Nigeria, now runs a growing media business with his wife, Candice Brathwaite, supporting and championing her plans for world domination. Bode’s debut book, ‘Fatherhood by Papa B’ was released in June and addresses fatherhood in such a way that is hard-working, practical and incredibly down-to-earth. The book looks at how a father's own upbringing and well-being can impact and revolutionise the relationship with their child. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/22·49m 34s

MOMENT | What to do when your child triggers you with Shelley Robinson

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Shelley Robinson of Raising Yourself. In this short episode, Shelley explains why her children triggered her anger so much and what she did about it. I hope you enjoy it. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT SHELLEY ROBINSON Shelly Robinson is a certified holistic family wellness coach, cycle-breaker, conscious parenting educator, and the creator of Raising Yourself. Her passion in life is to empower moms to turn their midlife crisis into midlife magic by teaching them how to reparent themselves, disrupt generational patterns, and take radically good care of their needs. When she's not connecting with her online community or geeking out on the latest neuroscience of cycle-breaking, she's likely making a mess in the kitchen with her two kids, trying to find her way out from under a pile of laundry, or decompressing with a good mystery in bed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/22·4m 22s

How motherhood breaks then makes us with Arianna of Pachamama

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. If you love the podcast, please do me a favour and subscribe. It really does help. This week’s guest is, me, being interviewed by Arianna who hosts the brilliant Pachamama podcast. We dive into so many helpful topics: Self-compassion, pressure, control and surrender - why it is so hard to do but so important Power of little steps Why self-awareness needs to come before self-care I coach Arianna through the fog of being a sleep-deprived mother I have been thinking a lot recently about the idea that because motherhood is so tough, it gives us an opportunity to learn so much. In a way, motherhood breaks us and then makes us. What do you think about this? As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. ABOUT ARIANNA AND PACHAMAMA Arianna started Pachamama because she wanted to create a supportive hub for women, as they transition into motherhood. Pachamama is an online community and platform that helps educate, inspire and connect new & expecting mamas. Pachamama exists to help women feel more supported in their transition into motherhood. Because motherhood is hard. Pregnancy is hard. And those hardships shouldn’t have to be faced alone. Becoming a mother is beautiful and brilliant but it can also be scary, isolating and tricky to navigate your new identity. We believe in the power of sharing lived experiences with one another to help inform, inspire, educate and empower the next generation of mothers MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/22·44m 18s

MOMENT | The words we all need to hear with Zoe Blaskey and Anna Mathur on The Therapy Edit

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. I was recently a guest on the lovely Anna Mathur’s podcast, The Therapy Edit. I enjoyed it so much I thought I’d release it as a Moment here. In this episode, Anna asks me: What’s the one thing I want to share with other mothers. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. I hope you really enjoy it. And, check out Anna’s brilliant new book, The Little Book of Calm for New Mothers. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT ANNA MATHUR Anna is a mum of three, and a Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker. She is a warm communicator with a passion for taking therapy out of the therapy room. Whether sitting with a client in her living room, talking as a podcast guest, or addressing an audience of 1,000 in a seminar, her desire is to empower, encourage and equip people. Her hope is that through words, spoken or written, people will experience light-bulb moments, learn about themselves and be able to find more freedom and enjoyment in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/22·6m 35s

The cost of holding it all together with Anna Mathur

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. If you love the podcast, please do me a favour and subscribe. It really does help. This week’s guest is the lovely Anna Mathur, psycho-therapist, best-selling author and mum of three. I’m also very grateful to be able to say a good friend of mine and a massive supporter of the podcast. This is Anna’s 3rd time on the show and we recorded this episode to celebrate the launch of her 3rd book the Little Book of Calm for New Mums. It’s a fantastic book and I highly recommend it. Let me ask you a question: How often do you hold it all together, push through and keep it going? I think we all do that to some extent, and in some ways we have to. As Anna shares in the episode, from her own incredibly humbling experience with burnout, there is a cost to doing that and we first need to recognise that and then think differently about what we need to do to support ourselves. Anna is amazing. I know lots of you already know and love her. This is a really powerful episode and I know you are going to love it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Special thanks to our sponsor GYMONDO Studies show that regular exercise not only builds your physical strength, but also boosts your mood, reduces stress and increases self-esteem. I definitely know that one of the easiest ways for me to get that serotonin flowing is through exercise. So let's get more of that incredible post-exercise feeling with Gymondo. Gymondo is an online fitness and wellbeing platform with hundreds of 20 to 30-minute workouts. It works brilliantly for me with programs ranging from HIT and yoga to dance and meditation. Plus thousands of healthy recipes. Gymondo will help you make exercise a consistent part of your routine because as we all know, consistency is the key. And because Gymondo is online, it gives you the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where you work out, which, for me, is in my living room. Start a free 14-day trial and save 50% on your annual membership by visiting gymondo.com and enter the code motherkind. About Anna Mathur Anna is a mum of three, and a Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker. She is a warm communicator with a passion for taking therapy out of the therapy room. Whether sitting with a client in her living room, talking as a podcast guest, or addressing an audience of 1,000 in a seminar, her desire is to empower, encourage and equip people. Her hope is that through words, spoken or written, people will experience light-bulb moments, learn about themselves and be able to find more freedom and enjoyment in life. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips, and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/22·51m 24s

MOMENT | How to break the habit of hating yourself with Mel Robbins

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the one and only Mel Robbins from our episode released in December 2021. Her words are so powerful. I love this clip and hope you do too. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT MEL ROBBINS Mel Robbins is a former lawyer, bestselling author, talk show host, and one of the most widely booked public speakers in the world. Her new book is The High Five Habit. She has spent the past decade coaching, teaching, and motivating millions of people around the world. Her practical, no-nonsense advice and life strategies provide tangible results and skills that help people push through the everyday challenges we all face in life, work, and love. Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time, with nearly 30 million views. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/22·8m 43s

200th Episode special - How it started, how it's going with Zoe Blaskey

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. Hey everyone and welcome back to Motherkind the show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood (and life) with more acceptance, ease, joy and purpose.  Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired. I actually can’t believe I’m here recording this - Motherkind’s 200th episode - WOW. Thank you to each of you that listen every week or have ever listened, it is only because of your support that I’ve made it to 200 - so thank you.  Today is going to be a solo episode with me. I’m going to share with you: Insights and lessons I’ve learned along the way The 5 key takeaways across all 200 episodes that have really stayed with me Answers to your questions What’s the one gift I would give to all mothers in the world As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Special thanks to our sponsor ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. I love AG1. I take it every morning when I’m making the girls breakfast. AG1 has over 7k 5* reviews and I can see why. It’s a supplement with 75 ingredients and its special blend is designed to support gut health, nervous and immune system, energy, recovery, focus and even aging. It’s one of my non-negotiables. It tastes quite nice and while I’m drinking it I’m reminding myself I’m worth looking after and that I can only be the mother and person I want to be in the world when I look after myself. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. About Zoe Blaskey Zoe Blaskey is a qualified transformational and executive coach specialising in working with parents and the founder of Motherkind, a personal development platform for parents. Zoe has coached hundreds of parents of all backgrounds on how to navigate the huge challenges of modern parenthood. Zoe hosts The Motherkind Podcast which is the UK’s number one family podcast on iTunes and has been featured in Red, The Telegraph, Psychologies, Goop, SheerLuxe and Mother&Baby. Zoe has delivered talks and workshops to some of the UK's leading businesses including Clearscore, BT, Sky and BBC. Zoe has two daughters and lives with her husband Guy by the sea in Dorset.  MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/22·51m 57s

MOMENT | This will help you when you feel like you are drowning in parenthood with Jess Our Mama Village

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with Jess who runs Our Mama Village. She is a registered psychotherapist and mum of two little ones. This moment is from a brilliant episode we recorded together in January 2022. I hope you love the clip. You can listen to the clip by clicking above or the full episode here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT JESS VANDERWIER OUR MAMA VILLAGE VanderWier is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps families understand and respond to their child’s “big feelings” with gentleness and respect. Jess has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and has logged thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. Through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions Jessica has helps hundreds of parents restore peace to their home. As the founder of Our Mama Village, Jess uses her expertise to support parents through online courses, personalized coaching, and free resources. Our Mama Village offers daily parenting guidance to over 480,000 families on their popular Instagram account. Jess lives in the Niagara Region with her husband Scott and their two daughters (4.5 & 2.5 years old). Whenever she finds the time, Jess loves to be outside in nature, hiking or biking, before refueling with Scott at a quirky hole-in-the-wall restaurant or a fun coffee shop. Our Mama Village website Instagram: @ourmamavillage FREE Masterclass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/22·5m 37s

How to finally forgive and accept yourself with Natalie Lee

**CONTENT WARNING and TRIGGER WARNING** This episode contains swearing and TW/sexual abuse. Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. This week’s guest is Natalie Lee. You might know her as Style Me Sunday. Natalie started her career as a midwife before starting her blog in July 2012. In the past decade, she has grown her platform from a blog to a brand and now reaches women across a variety of platforms and in so many different ways. Her book Feeling myself: how I shed my shame to find sexual freedom is out in June. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy, and it is incredible. I think this book is going to help so many women. You are going to learn about: What is sexual shame and how it manifests Why using the correct terms for sex anatomy is vital How Natalie healed her sexual trauma and what that has meant for her girls What her dream is for the next generation This is really an emotional conversation and also an incredibly important one. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. We are grateful to Gymondo for sponsoring this week’s episode Gymondo is an online fitness and well-being platform with 100s of 20 to 30-minute workouts and training programmes ranging from HIIT and yoga to dance and meditation, plus over 1000 healthy recipes. Aside from the freedom and flexibility Gymondo offers, exercising at home is fun, saves you money, fits perfectly into your lifestyle and helps you stick to your fitness goals. Start a 14-day FREE trial and save 50% on your annual membership. You may access the offer just by clicking on this link or by going to gymondo.com and adding the code MOTHERKIND. About Natalie Lee Natalie Lee began her career as a midwife before starting her blog, Style Me Sunday, in July 2012. Over nearly a decade, she has grown her platform from a blog to a brand, and now reaches women across various different mediums. Throughout this time, she has run events, co-hosted a podcast (The Everything Project), been a panellist more times than she can count, taken part in a television project about women's quests for better orgasms where she had an orgasm on TV, and worked with a variety of household-name brands. @stylemesunday Natalie’s blog Style Me Sunday Mother kind programme and resources FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/22·43m 51s

MOMENT | This method will instantly calm you down with Dr. Sarah Woodhouse

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s Moment is with the amazing Dr. Sarah Woodhouse who is a trauma expert and research psychologist. I hope you enjoy this Moment. If you’d like to listen to the full episode, you may access that here. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT DR SARAH WOODHOUSE Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a trauma specialist, research psychologist, author, coach and creator of The Freedom ProcessTM - a transformative program designed to help people break free from childhood trauma and reconnect to their power and potential. She has just moved permanently back to the UK, after three years working and living in Australia with her husband and three young children. Before moving to Australia, Sarah spent a decade researching how different ways of thinking and interacting with other people can prolong trauma symptoms. Her research was funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council. In her current work, Sarah sees individual clients, helping them understand how their own childhood trauma is still affecting their life today, and supporting them to work through the eight steps of The Freedom ProcessTM. She also continues to research trauma for her next book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/22·4m 52s

What if motherhood is the making of you? with Dr. Pragya Agarwal

Welcome to the Motherkind podcast. The show that is going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and life with more acceptance, joy, ease and purpose. This week’s guest is the brilliant Dr. Pragya Agarwal She is a behavioral scientist, academic, journalist and award-winning author who has written widely on racial inequality, parenting and gender. Her most recent book is (M)otherhood. I love this chat. I found Pragya’s story really inspiring and I hope you will too. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR - GYMONDO We are grateful to Gymondo for sponsoring this week’s episode Gymondo is an online fitness and well-being platform with 100s of 20 to 30-minute workouts and training programmes ranging from HIIT and yoga to dance and meditation, plus over 1000 healthy recipes. Aside from the freedom and flexibility Gymondo offers, exercising at home is fun, saves you money, fits perfectly into your lifestyle and helps you stick to your fitness goals. Start a 14-day FREE trial and save 50% on your annual membership. You may access the offer just by clicking on this link or by going to gymondo.com and adding the code MOTHERKIND. ABOUT DR. PRAGYA AGARWAL Dr. Pragya Agarwal is a behavioral and data scientist and author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias (Bloomsbury, 2020), Wish We Knew What To Say: Talking with Children About Race (Little Brown, 2020), and (M)otherhood: On the Choices of Being a Woman (Canongate, 2021). She has also written a picture book for children, Standing up to Racism (Hachette, 2021). Pragya is the visiting professor of social inequities and injustice at Loughborough University and founder of a research think-tank, The 50 Percent Project, looking at global inequities. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and hosted a podcast, Outside the Boxes. Her writing has also appeared in the Guardian, Independent, Scientific American, New Scientist, Literary Hub, AEON, Hinterland Magazine, amongst others. Her next book, Hysterical, will be published in September 2022 with Canongate. You can connect with her at: @DrPragyaAgarwal drpragyaagarwal.com MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/22·38m 18s

MOMENT | Why I started this podcast with Zoe Blaskey

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Something a bit different for this week’s moment. I had the honour of being on the Made by Mammas podcast with the wonderful Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton. They asked me why I started this podcast so I thought I’d share my answer as today’s Moment. If you want to listen to the rest of the episode where we dive into my thoughts on perfectionism, control and generational patterns, then just search Made by Mamas wherever you are listening to this episode. I really hope you enjoy it. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022: Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT MADE BY MAMMAS In 'Made By Mammas: The Podcast', TV Presenter & Radio Broadcaster Zoe Hardman combined with Georgia Dayton bring their mummy blog to life as they discuss the brands they love, the products they swear by, and the experiences they've been through during the first years of motherhood. Each episode sees Zoe and Georgia chat to a famous face or an expert in their field on a host of topics ranging from pregnancy to sleep to activities to do with little ones, and so much more! Your go-to for non-judgemental advice, support and a bit of love Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/22·9m 30s

How to take our dreams as mothers more seriously with Helen Glover MBE

Welcome to the week’s episode of the podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. I really appreciate you. This is a very inspiring episode with the Olympic rower Helen Glover MBE. This story is incredible. After winning gold in Rio in 2016, Helen decided to hang up her rows, step away from rowing, and start a family. She now has 3 children, but the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown brought on a change in perspective. And despite not having stepped foot in a boat since Rio four years earlier, Helen decided to take a shot at a third Olympics in Tokyo. What happens next is incredible. Not because I want to start rowing or because I want to be a leading sportswoman, but because this episode is really about taking our dreams very seriously as mothers. And I think that is something we don’t do enough. It is being really intentional about the trade-offs we are willing to make for the big things we want to do in life. I ask her at the end what is harder: training for the Olympics or motherhood. I think her answer will surprise you. I hope you love this episode. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS - GYMONDO We are grateful to Gymondo for sponsoring this week’s episode Gymondo is an online fitness and well-being platform with 100s of 20 to 30-minute workouts and training programmes ranging from HIIT and yoga to dance and meditation, plus over 1000 healthy recipes. Aside from the freedom and flexibility Gymondo offers, exercising at home is fun, saves you money, fits perfectly into your lifestyle and helps you stick to your fitness goals. Start a 14-day FREE trial and save 50% on your annual membership. You may access the offer just by clicking on this link or by going to gymondo.com and adding the code MOTHERKIND. ABOUT HELEN GLOVER MBE Double Olympic champion, three-times world champion, twice European champion and a multiple world cup gold medal winner – Helen Glover is one of the most decorated athletes in the GB Rowing Team. After stepping away from rowing to get married and have three children, Helen returned to the team in 2021 with the goal of being the first mother to compete for the GB Rowing Team. Glover only took up rowing in 2008 and won a historic gold medal at the Olympic Games in London just four years later. Her outstanding women’s pair partnership with Heather Stanning became the first British female rowers to successfully defend an Olympic title when they won gold at Rio 2016. That completed a perfect Olympiad for Glover in the pair – she won every race she competed in and claimed a hat-trick of world titles, one with Polly Swann and two with Stanning. You can follow her on Instagram. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022: Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEDOM FROM PERFECTIONISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/22·41m 5s

MOMENT | Why you're NOT a failure with Dr. Rick Hanson

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the incredible Dr. Rick Hanson. He is one of the world’s leading psychologists. This episode from January 2022 is one of our most downloaded to date. I love this clip. It is going to feel like a big exhale. Click above to listen to the clip, or click here to listen to the full episode. MOTHERKIND PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022: Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEDOME FROM PERFECTIONSISM: Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. INSTAGRAM: @motherkind_zoe - come engage with Zoe and our community over on Instagram for inspiration, tips and sometimes a bit of humour to get us through our day. ABOUT DR RICK HANSON Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 30 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free weekly newsletter has 220,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial needs. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/22·2m 29s

MOMENT | Do THIS next time you feel mum guilt with Dr Soph Mort

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the wonderful Dr. Soph who is a psychologist and Sunday Times best-selling author. If you have ever felt guilty or thought you were not a good mum, and who hasn’t, then this next couple of minutes is going to massively shift your perspective. Click above to listen to the clip, or click here to listen to the full episode. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. ABOUT DR SOPH MORT Dr Soph has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a masters in neuroscience and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is one of the few clinical psychologists in the world right now taking psychology out of the therapy room. After seeing the staggering decline of the nation’s mental health, she left behind her traditional role as a clinical psychologist in the NHS in order to provide more people with the access they need to have good mental health. Since 2018, she has helped thousands manage their emotional wellbeing by sharing her psychological knowledge on Instagram, on her blog and through her online private practice. Dr Soph is an expert for the mindfulness app Happy Not Perfect and has been featured in global outlets including Vice Magazine, Girlboss, Psych Central and Teen Vogue. A Manual for Being Human is her first book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/22·4m 47s

How one family achieved the unimaginable with Zain Asher

Welcome to this episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for listening. I really do appreciate it. My guest is Zain Asher. Zain is a CNN anchor and mother of 2. She is also the author of an incredible new book called Where the children take us. It tells the story of her mother’s harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. Zain tells us in this episode how her mother teachers her children to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice and how with her relentless support her children exceed all expectations. Listen to this about Zain and her siblings, one becomes a CNN anchor (Zain), another an oscar-nominated actor, another doctor, and another a thriving entrepreneur. It is an incredible story. It is also a conversation about values and culture. Speaking with Zain made me reflect very deeply on my own parenting and it made me ask myself what are the most important values in our family and how do we live those. I really hope this episode moves and inspires you. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Where to find more about Zain: Zain’s book Where the children take us Instagram Ted Talk - watch it here FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements or just to reach out and say hi. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. ABOUT ZAIN ASHER ZAIN EJIOFOR ASHER is the host of CNN’s One World With Zain Asher. Born in South London to Nigerian parents, she wrote this memoir as a tribute to her mother who raised her and her siblings alone after their father died in a tragic accident. Asher lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. She is a graduate of Oxford University and Columbia University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/22·46m 50s

MOMENT | How to tell your children hard things with Dr Anne Lane

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with Dr Anne Lane who is a mother and clinical psychologist. We often have to talk to our children about heart-breaking topics, unfortunately, like divorce, war, and pandemics amongst many more challenging life situations. In this moment Dr Anne describes how we can protect our children’s mental health whilst also sharing the really hard things. Click here to listen to the full episode. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. ABOUT DR. ANNE LANE Dr Anne Lane is a clinical psychologist and family therapist. For more than 20 years she has worked in mental health – within both the NHS and her own private practice. Dr Lane has taught on clinical psychology doctorate programmes and run countless workshops on mental health, parenting and emotional regulation. She is a lively, passionate communicator who cares deeply about the lives of the adults, families and children she works with. Anne lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and three children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/22·6m 39s

How to be more confident with Lauren Currie OBE

My guest this week says that we need a confidence revolution for women. She says we need to change confidence not women. The old way, when we were told to be more confident, it was to be in the same manner as our male counterparts. What if there was a totally different way to be confident as a woman? Lauren Currie OBE is the founder of Upfront and she is on a mission to change confidence for 1 million women by 2023. She is also the trustee and chairperson for the incredible charity, Pregnant Then Screwed. And in 2017 she was awarded an OBE for her service in design and diversity. I am so excited for you to listen to this episode. I believe as mothers we all need more confidence in ourselves, in our dreams, and in our ability to mother exactly the way we want to. Imagine if doubt could be replaced with more confidence. Even just by 1%. Imagine the impact that would have on you and your life. This episode is going to help you to do that. In this episode you’ll learn about: Confidence doesn't need to look like being the loudest in the room - it's feeling more and more comfortable with who you really are  Women have a reluctance to celebrate themselves and their work - we need practice doing it, so it becomes easier  How Lauren is raising a feminist son and what we can all learn from her  The vital, missing link between equality and women's confidence  How to unlock your innate confidence - to feel more capable of achieving whatever it is you want to in life  "Repeat after me, I am a confident woman speaking up for myself"- Lauren Currie As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Twitter @_laurencurrie_ Instagram Website Website https://laurencurrie.com A special thanks to this week’s sponsors - FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. About Lauren Currie OBE Lauren Currie OBE, is the Founder of UPFRONT, an organisation on a mission to change confidence, visibility, and power for women and marginalised communities. Lauren is a keynote speaker, describing her public speaking approach as “Everyone in the room will turn their own lights on”. She is chairperson of leading maternity discrimination Pregnant Then Screwed and has been recognised as a woman changing the world by Elle Magazine and one of the top businesswomen under 35 by Management Today. In 2017, she was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity. She grew up in Scotland and now lives in Stockholm with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/22·53m 58s

MOMENT | How to stop attacking yourself with Kasia Urbaniak

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is from one of my favourite ever episodes back from November 2020. It is with Kasia Urbaniak. I love this clip where she describes how to stop attacking yourself and why it is so ingrained in us to do that. She also says it is only once we can stop attacking ourselves that we can make space for our needs and desires. I really hope this episode gives you something to think about today. Click above to listen to the clip, or click here to listen to the full episode. I want to thank this week’s sponsors Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. ABOUT KASIA URBANIAK Kasia Urbaniak is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence.  Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide. You can find out more about Kasia and her work via her website. You can also connect with Tara on Facebook, You Tube and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/22·6m 42s

How to focus on what's really important with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

I absolutely love this week’s guest Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. He has been on the podcast before, so many of you already know and love him. And I’m lucky enough to call him a friend. He really is the genuine kind person that you see in the media. You’ll learn so much in this episode and it’s not just the usual things that you might think about when we talk about happiness. In this episode he shares: What he has learned about happiness Core happiness vs junk happiness What’s really important in life How his father has informed how he lives his life today I really hope that listening to this helps you think differently about happiness and what’s important to you. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that too. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources from this episode: Rangan’s new book Happy Mind, Happy Life Website Podcast Feel better, live more Instagram MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS WHO HELP MAKE THIS PODCAST POSSIBLE: Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase. Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. Sponsor - Typology Motherkind listeners get a free ingredient lip balm if you order the tinted lip balm or any other product. Just go to www.typology.com add the ingredient lip balm and code: motherkind at checkout. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. About Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK. A practising GP for the last two decades, Dr Chatterjee wants to inspire people to transform their health and happiness through making small sustainable changes to their lifestyles. Dr. Chatterjee hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, ‘Feel Better, Live More’ which is one of Apple's most downloaded podcasts. His mission is to empower 100 million people to become the architect of their own health and to help them feel fantastic with simple, practical and digestible information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/22·1h 6m

MOMENT | Do THIS when your child has a melt down with Kate Silverton

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with presenter and journalist Kate Silverton. Kate is also the author of the incredible book called No such thing as naughty. This is a very short and powerful clip about how we can handle our children’s meltdowns. I hope it helps you this week. It has already helped me this morning. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT KATE SILVERTON In 25 years as a journalist, Kate Silverton has become one of the BBC’s leading and most popular broadcasters. She has produced and presented numerous documentaries, including for the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama. She has come under fire on the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan, covered the glamour of the Oscars in Hollywood, and stepped out beneath the glitter ball herself as a contestant for the BBC’s much-loved entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing. Kate has spent decades interviewing leading figures throughout the world, from politicians through to celebrities and scientists. Throughout it all, Kate’s lifelong passion has been to advocate for children and their emotional well-being. Her academic roots are in child development with a BSc in psychology and, after having children of her own, Kate decided to retrain as a child psychotherapist. She now combines her career in journalism with her studies, currently volunteering as a counsellor on placement working with children at a London primary school. Philanthropically, for many years she has supported charities like Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, as well as the NSPCC and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Foundation. Kate’s counselling work with children, her own personal experience of psychotherapy and the interviews she has conducted with world-renowned psychiatrists, neuroscientists and psychotherapists have all informed her approach and the concept she has devised for this book. Her philosophy is, ‘If we get it right from conception to five, we can set our children up for life.’ Her passion is to share what she has learned with as many parents as she can, to help them to have the parenting experience they always hoped to have, and for their children to have the parenting experience they deserve. Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. Sponsor - Typology Motherkind listeners get a free ingredient lip balm if you order the tinted lip balm or any other product. Just go to www.typology.com add the ingredient lip balm and code: motherkind at checkout. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/22·6m 36s

Do you have post-pandemic depletion? with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

Could you have post-pandemic depletion? This week’s guest says that living through the stress and uncertainty from the pandemic has probably had a far greater impact on us than we realise. And we need to take a moment to process it before diving back into the busyness of life Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a matrescence activist, author, and journalist. She is also the author of the amazing book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’ . She came on the podcast back in 2020. I received so many messages about that episode so I’m absolutely thrilled that Amy is back talking about this important and underrecognized event we have all been through. I hope this episode offers you tons of validation and support. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that too. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. Resources from this episode: Head over to her website Follow Amy over on Facebook As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food-sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase. Sponsor - Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 11TH OF MAY 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 11th of May. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. About Amy Taylor-Kabbaz Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a journalist, researcher, author, coach and mother. She focuses on empowering women and understanding motherhood. Amy is known for her work on matrescence and the transition that women go through as a mother. Her latest book, ‘Mama Rising: Discovering the New You Through Motherhood’, was released in December through Hay House. To learn more about Amy and her work, head over to her website or follow Amy over on Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/22·49m 5s

MOMENT | Why it's ok to get it wrong 70% of the time with Josh Connelly

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with Josh Connelly. A mental health expert that I spoke to back in November 2020. Josh shares why we only need to get it right 30% of the time and what getting it right looks like to him. I hope you enjoy this moment. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT JOSH CONNELLY Josh Connolly is a coach, a speaker and one of the most influential advocates for mental health in the UK. He is a father of four children, and he speaks about his healing and parenting journey to inspire and empower other parents to become more self-aware, healthy and resilient. To find out more about Josh, you can visit his website. You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. SPONSOR - SKILLSHARE I want to thank Skillshare for sponsoring this Motherkind Moment. Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/22·5m 28s

Special Mother's Day episode: What's the one gift you'd give to all mothers in the world?

Welcome to this very special Mother‘s Days episode. This Sunday the 27th of March is UK Mother’s Day and I was thinking about what I wanted to give all the mothers who listen to this podcast. Then I realised I have 100s of gifts for you because at the end of every podcast I ask each guest to give you all a gift. I ask: What is the one gift you would give to all the mothers in the world and why? I love this question and I love the answers even more. This is such a special episode. It’s a compilation of some of the favourite gifts we’ve been given over the years. It features a collection of your most loved guests - Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Shefali, Glennon Doyle, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Eve Rodsky, and Dr. Nicole LePera. I’ve got to be honest with you, I cried so many times creating this episode for you. I genuinely wish that every mother in the world could have the gift of listening to these wise kind wise words from our guests. If you want to give something special to the mothers in your life, please do share this episode with five mums. Never has there been a more important time for us mothers to realise the incredible, important and often uncelebrated job that we do. Please help me to help celebrate ourselves by sharing this. One last favour from me, as you listen to this please do take these gifts into your heart and remember this Mother’s Day how incredible you are. #WEAREMOTHERKIND HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - From Zoe + the Motherkind team As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. SKILLSHARE Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/motherkind and get a one-month free trial. Go to skillshare.com/motherkind and click on the Motherkind banner or use the code MOTHERKIND at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/22·26m 50s

MOMENT | Is it possible to be ambitious in life and present at home? with Alexi Panos

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s moment is with the incredible Alexi Panos. She is a master coach and trainer and has achieved incredible things throughout her career. She is also a mum of four. In this clip, I ask her about motherhood and the ambition, presence and tension she feels. It is something I think about all the time. How do I be in the world and in their world? I hope this clip gives you food for thought. What does this look like for you and how do you grapple with this for yourself? I'd love to know your thoughts as it is something I still think about. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT ALEXI PANOS Alexi is a leadership and embodiment trainer in The Bridge Method workshops (which she co founded and developed with her husband Preston Smiles), host of the Top 10 Self Improvement Podcast UNLEASHED, business strategist, artist and humanitarian (through her organizations E.P.I.C.); and as a bestseller, Alexi has authored the books 50 WAYS TO YAY! and NOW OR NEVER You can find out more about Alexi and her work via her website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, You Tube and Instagram. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/22·6m 26s

Why you're not broken with Dr. Sarah Woodhouse

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for being here and pressing play. This week's episode of the Motherkind podcast is about transformation and how possible it is no matter what you have been through or are going through to create the life you want. Not only for yourself but also for your children. I’m speaking with trauma expert Dr. Sarah Woodhouse, and we dig into trauma and how we heal from it. This is a very deep and real conversation. I hope it informs and inspires you in equal measure. In this episode you’ll learn about: What she learned about herself through a 3-year move to Australia Attachment trauma and anxiety The daily activity of regulating our nervous system and tools for support How do we recognise trauma What is unprocessed trauma "To thrive you have to break free from your past." - Dr. Sarah Woodhouse As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources and links for Sarah: New book: You’re Not Broken - Break free from trauma and reclaim your life by Dr Sarah Woodhouse Course starting soon: The freedom process Instagram Peter Levine - Healing trauma Internal family systems EMDR Therapy FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements or just to reach out and say hi. About Dr. Sarah Woodhouse Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a trauma specialist, research psychologist, author, coach and creator of The Freedom ProcessTM - a transformative program designed to help people break free from childhood trauma and reconnect to their power and potential. She has just moved permanently back to the UK, after three years working and living in Australia with her husband and three young children. Before moving to Australia, Sarah spent a decade researching how different ways of thinking and interacting with other people can prolong trauma symptoms. Her research was funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council. In her current work, Sarah sees individual clients, helping them understand how their own childhood trauma is still affecting their life today, and supporting them to work through the eight steps of The Freedom ProcessTM. She also continues to research trauma for her next book. THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR - FRAUPOW PORTABLE BREAST PUMP Listeners can get 10% off the Fraupow breast pump at www.fraupow.com with the code MOTHERKIND10. We are grateful for this week’s sponsor - Fraupow. Portable breast pumps are brilliant. They are convenient, fuss-free and allow us to get on with whatever we need to do handsfree. The Fraupow pump tucks into your bra so you can pump and go with no wires. It has 12 comfort levels and a capacity for 180 ml of milk. At a competitive price point, it is about £150 cheaper than the other leading pumps. Fraupow also offers a totally free chat live every Friday for advice with a professional mid-wife. Ts & Cs - MOTHERKIND10 offer code valid until the end of March, 2022. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Code only valid at www.fraupow.com. Discount applies to products only. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/22·1h 1m

MOMENT | HOW TO STAND IN YOUR TRUTH WITH CANDICE BRATHWAITE

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. Today’s Moment is a really emotional clip from an incredible conversation I had with Candice Brathwaite back in 2020. Candice shares about the boundaries she has had to set for herself. She also talks about how lonely it can be standing in your power, but how she couldn’t imagine it any other way. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT CANDICE BRATHWAITE Candice Brathwaite is an influencer, blogger and author. She is also the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, an online initiative aiming to encourage an accurate and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media. You can reach Candice through her website and Twitter. You can learn more about Make Motherhood Diverse on their website and follow them on Instagram GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. I cannot wait. It is one of my absolute favourite things to do that brings our community together. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 5 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/22·6m 15s

How to love your imperfect family with Julia Samuel MBE

I have a special episode for you this week. This week features the incredible and poignant Julia Samuel MBE. She is a psychotherapist and author of several books, such as 'This too shall pass' and her recent book 'Every family has a story.' She asks some brilliant questions: What is it that enables some families to thrive when others fragment? What predicts a family breakdown? What makes a family functional or dysfunctional? Why do our families drive us so mad? Why is there no such thing as the perfect family? I think families are one of the most important, complex, joyful, infuriating, loving, and confusing things in the world. I learned so much from this episode and I know you will too. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE: Julia’s new book Every family has a story Website Podcast A living loss Instagram SPONSOR - ATHLETIC GREENS My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 8 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIE! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Come follow Motherkind on Instagram for tips and announcements. ABOUT JULIA SAMUEL MBE Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and the Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/22·54m 6s

MOMENT | HOW TO REBALANCE YOUR HOME LIFE WITH EVE RODSKY

Welcome back to Motherkind Moment. Moment is your place on a Monday for calm and connection and maybe even a shift in perspective before the week ahead. This week’s clip is with the brilliant Eve Rodsky. The author of Fair Play. Eve created a system for families seeking balance, efficiency and more peace in their lives. She calls the system Fair Play. It offers couples a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities. It is one of those game-changing episodes that I got 100s of emails about from our community. In this short clip, Eve talks about how to address the imbalance of domestic duties in our homes and why it is so fundamental for us to address it. Listen to the full episode here. ABOUT EVE RODSKY Eve Rodsky received her BA from the University of Michigan and her JD from Harvard Law School. After working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise families and charitable foundations on best practices. In her work with hundreds of families over a decade, she realized that her expertise in family mediation, strategy, and organizational management could be applied to a problem closer to home—a system for couples seeking balance, efficiency, and peace in their lives. Rodsky was raised by a single mother in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children. Fair Play is her first book. GROUP COACHING PROGRAMME - STARTS 16TH OF MARCH 2022 Our next round of group coaching starts on the 16th of March. I cannot wait. It is one of my absolute favourite things to do that brings our community together. If you want to be coached by me and feel like now is your time. I'd love for you to join us. It is a small group of 10 who come together for 5 weeks led by me to explore topics like boundaries, energy, values journaling and much more. It is going to help you find clarity, connection and community. Head to motherkind.co for more information. FREEBIES! Find out how you can take control of your life, reconnect to you, and more! Download ‘10 Ways to Reconnect to You’ and our weekly and monthly check-in on Motherkind.co. Are you ready to find freedom from guilt? Let me help you find Freedom from Perfectionism if you are a mother who has ever felt not quite enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/22·9m 8s

17 yrs & 12 books later - Sarah Ockwell-Smith on what really matters

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Motherkind podcast. Thank you for pressing play and listening. I’m so happy you are here because this episode is going to blow your mind. This conversation is transformational. That is a big statement but I really believe it. You’ll want to listen to it all the way to the end. Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. Following the birth of her first child, she re-trained as an antenatal teacher and birth and postnatal doula. And she has since worked with 1000s of parents over the past 17 years. She is also a prolific author of 12 books, including the Gentle Sleep Book and the Gentle Eating Book. This episode might not be what you think. Sarah vulnerably and honestly shares an incredible shift that has happened to her in the past few years that has totally transformed how she sees parenting and being a parent. In this episode you’ll learn about: Sarah’s transformational wake-up call Why looking at your childhood is the most important thing you can do as a parent Good girl adaptation People pleasing and boundaries What gentle parenting is and isn’t Our powerful exchange about the parenting advice industry Why you don't need another parenting book and what you do need I’m so grateful how honestly Sarah shares with us. Please share it with your mum-friends who you feel should hear this. Be that person empowering, uplifting and inspiring other people and help me to do that. Let’s keep sharing this wisdom and get more and more of these messages out to the people who need it. As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there. Resources mentioned in this episode: Gentle Parenting www.gentleparenting.co.uk Blogs at www.sarahockwell-smith.com Website New book How to be a calm parent About Sarah Ockwell-Smith Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in pharmaceutical research and development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as an antenatal teacher and birth and postnatal doula. She has also undertaken training in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and is a member of the British Sleep Society. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the Gentle Parenting website www.gentleparenting.co.uk. She also blogs at www.sarahockwell-smith.com. Sarah is the author of twelve parenting books. and frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio. Sponsor - Athletic Greens My sponsor this week is a product I use every day - Athletic Greens. My motto is ‘I can only be the mother I want to be when I look after myself too’ and taking Athletic Greens each morning for my health reminds me of that. We are grateful to Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Motherkind podcast. With 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, AG1 is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. Invest in your health without compromise! Visit https://athleticgreens.com/motherkind to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/22·54m 25s