Each week I chat with families about their journey into parenthood - the grandest of adventures. Parenting is beautiful, messy, sparkly, hard work. You were never meant to do this alone. It's time to get comfy In Your Own Kin.
30 Rachael Rose
In this episode Rachael reflects on her parenthood journey, and adventures with her partner Tristan and their two children Eloise and Dion.
Oof! This one is such a beauty. Rach weaves such magic with her words, so perfectly capturing the beauty, brutality and huge transformation that comes with the season. Rach covers so much ground in this episode, managing as always to shed light on those aspects of motherhood that so often remain unspoken with such warmth and generosity. We talk about creating your village and identifying your kinship support network, her two very different birth experiences, the wild and wondrous nature of postpartum, sexuality and motherhood, ritual, ceremony and matresence.
This is one you are going to come back to again and again. I am such a huge fan of everything Rachael creates, and it was such an honour to be able to sit with her and listen to her story.
You can connect with Rach on the gram (truly, a must!) @the_rachael_rose and via her website.
In this episode Jordan shares her parenthood journey, and reflects on life with her husband D’Arcy and their daughters Ainsley and Billi. Jordan also happens to be my wonderful sister in law. It was such a delight to sit with Jordan and listen to her story – so much of our time is spent on video calls with the cousins catching up, so to snag this time together felt extra precious. Jordan speaks really openly and honestly about her mental health journey, generously sharing an insight in to her experience navigating the system over the last five years. She also talks really honestly about body image, building a kinship support network and backing yourself and committing to your dreams. This episode is such a gift, and a testament to Jordan’s resilience.
You can connect with Jordan on the gram @womenswellnesscoaching
In this week’s episode Katrina shares her parenthood journey and reflects on adventures with her husband Brendan and their children Reggie and Millie.
It was such a delight to hear Kat’s story. Kat speaks with so much warmth and generosity about the joys and challenges of parenthood. I know that like me, you will be nodding along as she speaks about experiencing mum guilt and mum rage. I loved this chat – it is bursting with love and reassurance, and serves as a timely reminder that we all need in this season, and throughout all of the seasons of parenthood. Katrina talks about the journey to conceiving Reggie, her two different births, her mental health, asking for help, and her two very different postpartum experiences.
In this week’s episode Beth shares her parenthood journey, and reflects on adventures with her partner Tristan, and their daughter Poppy.
Beth is a midwife and childbirth educator, and the creator of Power Birth. Beth’s Instagram @birthwithbeth_ is bursting with reliable information and resources to help you navigate pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Beth speaks with such warmth and generosity about her pregnancy, meeting Poppy, and life as a family of three. Beth reflects of the sheer joy and wonder of parenthood, whilst acknowledging the heartbreak of navigating this season in lockdown without her family.
This episode will have you laughing along, and give you prickly eyes – we talk about conscious conception, navigating pregnancy sickness, preparing for birth, postpartum planning, matrescence and the wild and wondrous adventure that is parenthood.
This is one that you are going to want to come back to over and over. Here’s Beth!
You can listen to Beth’s birth story on Australian Birth Stories.
26 Call it magic
Hello there! It is so lovely to be back podding with you! Today’s episode is extra special as I am joined by so many amazing guests. It’s been a heck of a two years, hasn’t it? In September, when things were feeling particularly grey, I asked people to share the snippets of magic and joy filling their days. The messages and pictures that have landed in my DM since that call out have been such a beacon of love and light for me.
Thank you to you, for being here. Thank you for sending me pictures of your garden, your lockdown projects and updates as you get to hang with your very own kin. And an extra special thank you to the guests here today – your messages have made me laugh and cry. Thank you for so perfectly capturing this time.
25 Julia creates the space to rest
Oof its been a big month... Today the divine Julia is guiding us through a yoga nidra. You may recognise Julia's voice and calming force from Episode 16. This is half an hour just for you. Bravo for finding the time to slip a pocket of rest into your day. Find somewhere cosy and comfy - you might have a yoga mat, you might like to head to your bed or to your couch, or to build yourself a little pillow and blanket nest. Settle right on in. You are doing a freaking amazing job.
Julia is trained pre and postnatal, yin and vinyasa yoga teacher. You can find all of Julia's beautiful offerings on her instagram @yogawithjuliarose