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Motherhood changes us. As the generation who were told we could do anything and be anything we want to be, accepting the changes that come with motherhood can be very difficult. Our priorities shift, our definition of success evolves, and we find ourselves questioning our addiction to busy-ness. Who are we now? And can we be the best mamas without completely losing ourselves along the way? The Happy Mama Movement is a collection of interviews and insights with real mamas around the world, reflecting on mindfulness, real connection, and the realities of being a modern day mama.

Happy Mama Movement with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

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    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

Motherhood changes us. As the generation who were told we could do anything and be anything we want to be, accepting the changes that come with motherhood can be very difficult. Our priorities shift, our definition of success evolves, and we find ourselves questioning our addiction to busy-ness. Who are we now? And can we be the best mamas without completely losing ourselves along the way? The Happy Mama Movement is a collection of interviews and insights with real mamas around the world, reflecting on mindfulness, real connection, and the realities of being a modern day mama.

    #206 - Matrescence Will Change the World with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    #206 - Matrescence Will Change the World with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    The Mama Rising Movement was born out of a desire to revolutionise the way motherhood is seen, valued and supported in this world because the world really needs mamas to rise. Since it’s birth four years ago I have wanted to tell stories of matresence far and wide, wanted to see success for women and connect us throughout the world. Because, at the core, matresence is an acknowledgement that we are not machines. We don’t just show up and do motherhood without a deep, significant and lifelong change. Afterall, we are divine complicated human beings who need to grow and grieve and figure it out together.
    I reflect today on what Mama Rising has evolved to. What she is destined to become. The lives she has impacted and the lives she will impact into the future. Listen as I touch on:
    The diversity, range and amazing community that has been built inside the Mama Rising space.
    Supporting, inspiring, seeing, valuing, cheerleading those who are out there supporting Mamas and creating a change.
    Rituals, powerful questions, guidance needed to arrive in our motherhood and how Mama Rising supports that.
    When we heal the mother, we heal the world.

    The Mama Rising approach to supporting mothers is unique: we guide them through the beauty and confusion of this discovery process and help them get to know themselves again - as a woman and as a mother. If you would also like a deeper understanding of matresence and how we support women differently, the Mama Rising facilitator training opens just once a year. You can find all the details at http://www.mamarising.net/open (www.mamarising.net/open).
    Be part of the much-needed and long over-due change.

    • 17 min
    #205 - What Happens When We Miss the Rites of Passages? with Kamya O'Keeffe

    #205 - What Happens When We Miss the Rites of Passages? with Kamya O'Keeffe

    It excites me continuously that more and more people are starting to talk within the matresence space and my guest today is no different. Kamya O'Keeffe is a senior facilitator of Rites of Passage programs and a mentor to women coaches and leaders. She creates safe held respectful individual and group circles and rites of passage programmes. Amy and Kamya explore what that means for matresence in this conversation, covering areas such as:
    How rites of passage are not just life altering and significant moments such has creating life and the birth of a baby. These moments need to be acknowledged, honoured alongside rituals and celebration.
    The community aspect of rites of passage and what that looks like within motherhood.
    Separation, transformation and integration within a rites of passage.
    The signs of a transition coming or transition needed and trusting the approach, even when we don't know exactly where we are going.

    This conversation is deep, rich and nourishing and paramount as we develop our own understanding of matresence and heal within. To find out more about Kamya's work you can visit her instagram https://www.instagram.com/kamyaokeeffe/ (@kamyaokeeffe) or her website https://www.kamyaokeeffe.com/.
    If you would also like a deeper understanding of matresence and how we support women differently, the Mama Rising facilitator training opens just once a year. For early offers and to join, please jump the link below to join the wait list. https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/ (https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/).

    • 35 min
    #204 - The Matrescence of Miscarriage with Katrina Thompson

    #204 - The Matrescence of Miscarriage with Katrina Thompson

    One of my dear mentors, Jane Hedwick Collins often says that every pregnancy results in a birth and shows the mother, what she most needs to know for the next season of her life. Miscarriage and early pregnancy loss impacts us in ways which are definitely underacknowledged and we need to be having more conversations, such as this one, with my guest Katrina Thompson. Kat is a Mama of four: two healthy Earthside children and two angels. Her miscarriage experiences were traumatic and led to huge crackings open into a dark period of her life. Listen to this vulnerable conversation about:
    Fully experiencing, accepting and allowing permission for the fourth trimester of matresence, no matter when we give birth and what other trimesters we may, or may not, have experienced.
    Assumptions that birth, motherhood and pregnancy is something we 'should' just be able to do.
    The rush and pressure to try again after pregnancy loss, how that can impact the grief process.
    Questioning our body when it falls short and how connected we can feel to the tiny human growing inside (at all different stages of pregnancy).

    This conversation is raw, open and honest. Due to the sensitivity of this topic, please check in with yourself and seek help and support as necessary for your own matresence journey. To find out more about Kat and the Sacred Support Circles and 1 on 1 support around miscarriage you can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/miscarriage_transformed/.
    If you would like a deeper understanding of matresence and how we support women differently, Mama Rising facilitator training opens just once a year. For early offers and to join the 5 days to a motherhood revolution event before August, please jump the link below to join the wait list. https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/ (https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/)

    • 32 min
    #203 – It Will Come with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    #203 – It Will Come with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    Matresence creates waves of change. Big, small, monumental and profoundly significant. Within this change, we also often have a strong desire to step into the next season of life. Because, matresence also creates dreams, desires, hopes and and yearning. Listen to this solo episode where Amy observes how matresence has taught her and thoughts surrounding:
    There is a part of us that is ready for more, while also wanting to enjoy every single part of motherhood as she evolves.
    The look of longing and how we can acknowledge the longing lovingly and with progress.
    The power of daily reminders, because it will come.
    Honouring our dreams, even if it is in the smallest of ways.

    You are invited to listen (or relisten) to the episode referred to in this episode by following the link below.
    https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/ep-74-your-dharma-will-wait-for-you-with-debra-poneman/ (https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/ep-74-your-dharma-will-wait-for-you-with-debra-poneman/)
    If you would like a deeper understanding of matresence and how we support women differently, Mama Rising facilitator training opens just once a year. For early offers and to join the 5 days to a motherhood revolution event before August, please jump the link below to join the wait list. https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/ (https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/)

    • 10 min
    #202 - Not Another F*ing To-do List with Dr Jacqueline Kerr

    #202 - Not Another F*ing To-do List with Dr Jacqueline Kerr

    When I listened to the https://youtu.be/9YY0gVnVPoQ (TEDx talk) in preparation for this conversation, I was moved to tears because my guest, Jacqueline Kerr, really brings to light what Mum burnout looks like. And it has absolutely nothing to do with how much is on her to do list.
    Please note - there is discussion around suicidal ideation within this interview so please be mindful if this is right for you and check in with yourself, reaching out to others if required.
    Within this discussion, Amy and Jacqueline explore:
    Standing in the position of being triggered by several experiences and situations which lead us to feeling that we are not being able to show gratitude and thank others.
    How our body can tell us that we need a new life, do things differently and the serious consequences that can happen if we push it down considerably.
    The systematic, cultural, societal and individual change that needs to happen in how much we ask of mothers.
    The conditions of burnout - including lack of reward, injustice, value conflicts, autonomy to name a few.

    This episode reminds us that changes are going to need to come on all levels, from big cultural ones to small individual lenses. To watch the TEDx talk mentioned in this episode please visit https://youtu.be/9YY0gVnVPoQ (https://youtu.be/9YY0gVnVPoQ) which is a wonderful support to this conversation.
    If you would like a deeper understanding of matresence and how we support women differently, Mama Rising facilitator training opens just once a year. For early offers and to join the 5 days to a motherhood revolution event before August, please jump the link below to join the wait list. https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/ (https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/)

    • 46 min
    #201 – Midwifing Our Culture into a New Way with Rachelle Garcia Seliga

    #201 – Midwifing Our Culture into a New Way with Rachelle Garcia Seliga

    I feel so privileged to be able to speak to so many women around the world about how we need to do matresence differently. Even when the conversation cannot provide ‘easy’ answers. Even when we realise that, perhaps, the system is too broken. I already knew we need to honour the transition to motherhood and support women differently and this conversation only opened my eyes, yet again, to the requirements of midwifing ourselves and continuing to do it better. Listen as Amy and Rachelle talk about:
    Cultural understandings, immigrating as a new mother and finding yourself in a brand new surroundings when the veil lifts and how we can look around and realise how much we desire more.
    How our programming and conditioning can get potentised by the intensity of birth and how that can affect our birth experience.
    Tuning into how mothers really feel, because as mothers we carry life and we provide an important aspect for humanity’s health.
    Taking responsibility and being in a good way with our power, in order to exalt and uplift others – especially within a healthcare practitioner environment.

    Rachelle embraces the original meaning of the word ‘midwife,’ which is caretaker of the people's health from ‘womb to tomb’ and has several ways to connect with her. She has a free ebook: The Five Cross-Cultural Prescriptions of Postpartum WELLNESS https://www.innatetraditions.com/download-free-ebook (https://www.innatetraditions.com/download-free-ebook) and a free class: Rites of Passage and The Postpartum Period https://www.innatetraditions.com/replay-free-class-rites-of-passage (https://www.innatetraditions.com/replay-free-class-rites-of-passage)
    If you would like a deeper understanding of matresence and how we support women differently, Mama Rising facilitator training opens just once a year. For early offers and to join the 5 days to a motherhood revolution event before August, please jump the link below to join the wait list. https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/ (https://mamarising.net/mama-rising-waitlist/)

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

ELNMum ,

Thank you for all you are doing for mothers

Love this podcast! It has helped me so much as a new mum of two…thank you for everything you are doing to helps mothers like me feel “normal”

Betsy6 ,

So many truths to motherhood spoken

I have been listening to Amy’s podcast through many years of my motherhood journey and she has consistently spoken truth to my experiences. She has made me feel seen and validated and listening to her podcast has brought so many guests who do the same. A balm to the sharp edges of doubt for any new mum.

estherjdaniels ,

A must listen for every mama

I have just found this podcast but every episode I have listened to so far has made me cry from the overwhelming sense of empathy and understanding that flows from Amy and her guests. It is like a great warm hug from one mama to another.

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