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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

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 113 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.

    The Single Mother's Social Club with Jacinta Tynan

    The Single Mother's Social Club with Jacinta Tynan

    There are many aspects of Motherhood that crack us right open. Some more expected than others. When Amy Taylor-Kabbaz became a single mother last year, it wasn't the plan. You hope, assume you are bound stronger, and it can feel like a societal failure to admit that it just isn't working anymore. Although incredibly hard, it is also a empowering and enlightening experience to redefine ourselves through this time.
    Listen as Jacinta and Amy discuss:
    Single motherhood and how it alters, differs and reshapes your identity.
    Grieving the loss of dreams, hopes and desires for both ourselves and our children.
    Social exclusion and lonliness, while also finding great satisfaction in opening up conversations and bonds.
    What communal, societal care looks like for single mothers.
    This episode is not only for Single Mamas. It is insightful, acknowledging and only highlights the importance of Matresence for mothers far and beyond.
    Jacinta Tynan is a former news presenter, Sunday Life columnist and mother of two young boys. She's the author of several books and is regarded as a commentator on life, love and motherhood. Jacinta is the patron of The Warrior Woman Foundation and an ambassador for Raise Foundation and Monkey Baa Kids Theatre. Find out more about her book The Single Mother's Social Club below:
    https://www.murdochbooks.com.au/browse/books/health-fitness/health-fitness-1/The-Single-Mothers-Social-Club-Jacinta-Tynan-9781922351210
    Within this conversations we change the way mothers are valued and seen in our society and spread the whispers of Matrescence together.
    Find out more and receive your Matrescence map here https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/

    • 39 min
    You're Allowed to Not Be Okay with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    You're Allowed to Not Be Okay with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    In this Solo episode Amy talks straight from the heart. It's raw, honest, up front and comforting to hear that we are indeed not alone in our Matresence journey.
    Amy touches on:
    The Mask of Motherhood, including how it can perpetrate a similar pattern and story if pretend that we've got it all together.
    Acknowledging post pandemic depletion and the cracking open of that and how it impacts us within Motherhood (and beyond).
    That micro-moments such as one good night sleep, a babysitter for a few hours, a long hot shower does not mean we're 'fixed' and magically okay.
    Industrialisation and busy-ness, what that means and redefining success.
    Allowing ourselves to not be okay is critical in our journey within Womanhood and makes the larger moments smoother and easier too. To find out more about the Mask of Motherhood and Susan Maushart as mentioned in this episode you can visit https://www.susanmaushart.com/.
    Within this conversations we change the way mothers are valued and seen in our society and spread the whispers of Matrescence together.
    Find out more and receive your Matrescence map here https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/

    • 12 min
    Surrogacy and the Gestation of a Parent with Anna McKie

    Surrogacy and the Gestation of a Parent with Anna McKie

    Sometimes there are conversations which surprise you, fascinate and delight you and that send you a bit sideways in how they relate to your very own journey. The conversation between Amy and Anna McKie is exactly that. This is a conversation which allows tears, laughter, intrigue, lots of wow moments and a memorable and inspirational experience.
    Listen as Anna, a surrogate in Adelaide Australia, speak about:
    Giving back as a surrogate and what that means for the entire journey, including the 4th trimester, PND, friendships and beyond.
    Surrogacy laws and permissions within Australia.
    How it takes a village to make and raise a child and all the different variations of becoming a parent.
    The sheer enormity of surrogacy and all that it involves.
    Prepare to be touched, with a memorable and profound conversation which is an important part of the entirety that involves Motherhood and all she brings.
    To find out more about Anna please visit https://surrogacysafari.com/author/surrogacysafari/ and SASS https://www.surrogacyaustralia.org/
    As always, thank you for being part of this conversation. You presence and impact is changing the way mothers are valued and seen in our society and helps spread the whispers of Matrescence together.
    Find out more and receive the Matrescence map here https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/

    • 47 min
    #176 Your Body Keeps Score with Claire Obeid

    #176 Your Body Keeps Score with Claire Obeid

    Join Amy Taylor-Kabbaz as she talks intimately to one of her long time friends about how the body keeps the score and trauma that shows up and often rises in Motherhood, especially in the 4th Trimester and beyond.
    Claire lives and breathes her very mission. Living a life in alignment, inner attunement and embodied transformation through simple, powerful, potent tools coupled with my wisdom-filled guidance.
    Join us in conversation about:
    Her own definition and embodied way of surrendering and life events that allow us to surrender in a way unlike any other.
    Emergency cycles as a natural way of handling trauma and how support for individuals to process trauma has been somewhat falsified in order to release properly.
    Flashbacks and judgements from the past and how that presents itself post-partum.
    Irritation as a sign of invitation, that there’s something still in your body that needs to be processed.
    The spaciousness to share, absorb and discover within this conversation demonstrates a dynamic between Claire and Amy that feels like coming home. You are left wanting to know more - yet feeling like you’ve just heard all you need in this very moment.
    Please connect further with Claire to enjoy more of what was shared today:
    https://claireobeid.com/ (https://claireobeid.com/)
    https://www.instagram.com/claireobeid_/
    We can change the way mothers are valued and seen in our society by having profound conversations and spreading the whispers of Matrescence together.
    Find out more and receive the Matrescence map here https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/

    • 42 min
    #175 Our Lives Are Not Linear with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    #175 Our Lives Are Not Linear with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

    For a lot of my motherhood journey I don't think I came to a deep understanding of how much our lives change and the benefit of trying not to make my life fit into doing, getting and being 'better'.
    In this conversation I touch on:
    taking stock of where you are and seeing that, quite often, it's two steps back before it's three steps forward.
    The gift that comes from reflection and the core of who we are.
    Octopuses and divine goddesses, being steady to our core and supporting those around us.
    Realigning the parts of you, acknowledging the journey in its full form.
    Enjoy this conversation and all that it offers so we can create amazing relationships, bonds and change the way we shape our future.
    We can change the way mothers are valued and seen in our society by having profound conversations and spreading the whispers of Matrescence together.
    Find out more and receive the Matrescence map here https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/ (https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/)

    • 11 min
    #174 - Heal the Mother Heal the Child with Susy O'Hare

    #174 - Heal the Mother Heal the Child with Susy O'Hare

    My guest today presents a real, raw, honest conversation about how, when we enter Motherhood and especially the 4th trimester, the triggers can come right up and be one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to mothering.
    You will hear:
    how our children are our mirrors and how sitting with ourselves and looking within provides great insight.
    working together on ourselves as partners and the impact that can have on relationships within and around.
    the last straw, learned behaviours and getting wrapped up into victimhood.
    becoming compassionate with ourselves when triggered and tools, techniques and practices on how to get there.
    Enjoy this conversation and all that it offers so we can create amazing relationships, bonds and change the world with our children and our partners.
    To find out more about Susy, download her free meditation and find out about her book I invite you to visit her website https://susyohare.com/
    We can change the way mothers are valued and seen in our society by having profound conversations and spreading the whispers of Matrescence together.
    Find out more and receive the Matrescence map here https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/ (https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/matrescence/)

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

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.

MarleyB83 ,

Amy is a best friend in your ears!

Amy shares her wealth of knowledge with such a clam and soothing manner that I always feel much better after listening. She has real heart and her mission to change the lives of Mama’s is creating a beautiful revolution which is just what the world needs right now.

Sophie - Food Talks Nutrition ,

Thank you 🙏

Listening to Amy’s podcast is like snuggling up with your favourite cup of tea; you feel warm, safe and connected to all mummas all around the world. A must in these unpredictable times.
@foodtalks_nutrition

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