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MAMA, UNLEASHED! – The podcast for women who want the most out of motherhood. The Mama Unleashed! mission is simple: to offer mothers information, knowledge and uncomplicated evidence-based tools you can incorporate into your life to unleash yourself and learn to be the happiest mother you know. Because matrescence – the transition into and through motherhood - changes women so immensely, it is important we talk about it all; the changes, the struggles, the triumphs, the science, the learnings, and how you can make this life-changing period a time you truly thrive. Matrescence is an invitation to become your true and happiest self, from the inside out. Along with your host, Dr Jennifer Hacker Pearson PhD, our podcast guests of mothers, experts, scientists and researchers, will show you how.

MAMA, UNLEASHED‪!‬ Dr Jennifer Hacker Pearson PhD

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MAMA, UNLEASHED! – The podcast for women who want the most out of motherhood. The Mama Unleashed! mission is simple: to offer mothers information, knowledge and uncomplicated evidence-based tools you can incorporate into your life to unleash yourself and learn to be the happiest mother you know. Because matrescence – the transition into and through motherhood - changes women so immensely, it is important we talk about it all; the changes, the struggles, the triumphs, the science, the learnings, and how you can make this life-changing period a time you truly thrive. Matrescence is an invitation to become your true and happiest self, from the inside out. Along with your host, Dr Jennifer Hacker Pearson PhD, our podcast guests of mothers, experts, scientists and researchers, will show you how.

    #31 How 'Dropping The Ball' Is Good For Your Brain

    #31 How 'Dropping The Ball' Is Good For Your Brain

    So, it turns out that 'dropping the ball' is a good thing in motherhood, especially for your brain and mind. Hooray!

    In this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED! I talk a lot about balls, and about dropping them. I also talk about perfectionism, mental space, and why doing less will benefit your brain and lead you to get the most out of motherhood.

    You will learn that every mother needs to purposely drop the ball sometimes to thrive in motherhood and that matrescence is the catalyst for beautiful things.

    LEARN MORE: - About matrescence at www.Drjen.com.au/ep4, www.Drjen.com.au/ep8 and www.Drjen.com.au/ep28.
    - About mental space and how to create more to thrive at www.DrJen.com.au/ep26
    - Head to www.DrJen.com.au/ep31 for the show notes and free download.

    FOLLOW ME: on Instagram or Facebook for more information, knowledge and evidence-based tools to thrive in motherhood  @DrJenHackerPearson

    WIN: 1 of 3 A$50 Amazon gift cards
    All you need to do is listen to MAMA UNLEASHED! on Apple Podcasts, Spotifyor YouTube.
    Then subscribe/follow, rate AND review MAMA UNLEASHED! on your favourite platform.
    Send a screenshot of your subscribe/follow, rate and review to podcast@DrJen.com.au and you are in the draw!
    Competition closes 30 September at 5pm AEST. Terms and conditions apply and can be found at www.DrJen.com.au/competition-terms

    Time stamps from this episode:
    [0.40] Do less in motherhood to gain more
    [1.10] Perfectionism is anxiety in a different coat
    [3.00] The 5 balls of life
    [3.55] The 500 balls of motherhood: managing your mother load and your mental load
    [5.45] Your strategy to do less and get the most out of motherhood
    [7.35] How to reduce stress in motherhood because chronic stress changes your brain
    [9.15] Creating more mental space, the key to feeling happier in motherhood
    [9.20] How to train your brain like a muscle to get more out of motherhood

    • 14 min
    #30: Why you must prioritise YOU, and how to do that | Lauren Ellis

    #30: Why you must prioritise YOU, and how to do that | Lauren Ellis

    In motherhood it is easy, and even socially encouraged, to put yourself last.
    Society doesn’t tell mothers to put yourself first and fill your cup (because you can’t pour from an empty cup!). No, prioritising yourself to thrive and feel happy in motherhood is frowned upon, like the mother is selfish. So mothers don’t do it.
    It isn’t selfish. It is imperative!
    In this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED! mum coach Lauren Ellis and I discuss in detail why you must prioritise yourself in motherhood and what happens if you don’t. We offer practical strategies and tools, you can modify to fit into your life and lifestyle, so you can prioritise yourself, be a happier mum and truly thrive in motherhood and mothering.

    LEARN MORE: Head to www.DrJen.com.au/ep30 for the show notes and free download.

    FOLLOW ME: on Instagram or Facebook for more information, knowledge and evidence-based tools to thrive in motherhood  @DrJenHackerPearson

    WIN: 1 of 3 A$50 Amazon gift cards
    All you need to do is listen to MAMA UNLEASHED! on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube.
    Then subscribe/follow, rate AND review MAMA UNLEASHED! on your favourite platform.
    Send a screenshot of your subscribe/follow, rate and review to podcast@DrJen.com.au and you are in the draw!
    Competition closes 30 September at 5pm AEST. Terms and conditions apply and can be found at www.DrJen.com.au/competition-terms

    • 40 min
    #29 Matrescence: the gift that makes mothers superwomen (if you let it) – with Debra Summons

    #29 Matrescence: the gift that makes mothers superwomen (if you let it) – with Debra Summons

    Imagine if every mother knew that she will go through a developmental transition – matrescence - when she becomes a mother, and that this would change her immensely. 
    Now imagine if she had the information and knowledge to use her motherhood transformation to step into her power and truly thrive. 
    Matrescence – becoming a mother – is this transition.  And not only do we not talk about the fact that we change when we become mothers, we don’t tell mothers that her matrescence journey may be her greatest gift.
    Until today!
    In this very special first episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED I speak with powerhouse mum of three, entrepreneur and business owner Debra Summons. Deb very honestly shares her journey and struggle with becoming a mum, how not knowing about matrescence affected her experience, and how she now thanks the gift and opportunities she found in her suffering. 
     If you are struggling, feeling lost, unfulfilled or unsatisfied in motherhood, or just wondering “who am I now I’m a mum”, this episode is for you. You are not alone!
     
    Key takeaways from this episode of MAMA, UNLEASHED!
    - We must educate every mother about matrescence BEFORE she has her baby so she can be prepared for the change within herself
    - Matrescence can be our greatest personal gift and power
    - Motherhood is just one hat we wear as women; we can’t let it consume us
    - It’s important to see our transition into, and our privilege of, motherhood, not as an imposition, but an opportunity to become our happiest self.


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    Find more information and the show notes to this episode HERE

    • 1 hr 1 min
    What is MAMA, UNLEASHED! all about?

    What is MAMA, UNLEASHED! all about?

    MAMA, UNLEASHED! exists to give mothers knowledge, information, truths and uncomplicated evidence-based tools, so you can unleash yourself and truly thrive in motherhood. 
    I'm your host Dr Jennifer Hacker Pearson, and this is the podcast for women who want the most out of motherhood.

    My guests include amazing mothers, experts, scientists and researchers who unveil their knowledge and expertise just for you, so you can become the happiest mother you know.
    Subscribe now and check out DrJen.com.au/podcast for more.

    We are live from September 1, 2022.

    • 51 sec
    #28 Matrescence or Postpartum Depression?

    #28 Matrescence or Postpartum Depression?

    Matrescence - the developmental transformation a woman goes through when she becomes a mother, is physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual. 

    Interestingly, for almost all mothers, matrescence can result in similar feelings to postpartum depression, which can be very concerning.

    We ask ourselves am I experiencing matrescence or postpartum depression?
    Or both???

    This episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast analyses this question to provide you with knowledge, so you can understand yourself, and your feelings better, and learn how to support yourself in motherhood.

    Key takeaways from this episode:
    - Matrescence and postpartum depression can feel similar
    - Matrescence manifests in mixed feelings
    - Postpartum depression is an umbrella term
    - Your knowledge of matrescence, and yourself during matrescence, is imperative for thriving in motherhood

    Mentions in this episode
    - Learn more about my first book I Wish Someone Had Told Me – unspoken truths about what really happens to women during labour, childbirth and the first few weeks of motherhood at www.toughmothers.com/books

    - Read Katie Rickson’s amazing article about her experience with matrescence and bipolar at www.toughmothers.com/MatrescenceAndBipolar

    - Follow Tough Mothers on Facebook and Instagram for more knowledge, techniques and support @DrJenHackerPearson
    And join our FREE village at www.ToughMothers.com/village

    - For more information about this episode head to www.ToughMothers.com/ep28

    • 11 min
    #27 Alcohol, Motherhood and You - with Sarah Rusbatch

    #27 Alcohol, Motherhood and You - with Sarah Rusbatch

    Talking about not drinking alcohol is still taboo. But Grey-Area Drinking Coach Sarah Rusbatch and I dared to go there in this episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast.  We want you to know why alcohol is making you unhappy and anxious, how you can find your true self by putting down the bottle, and why mummy wine culture is so very damaging.
    Don’t think this is a You-MUST-Stop-Drinking-Now episode. It is not! We merely share Sarah’s knowledge and our individual experiences with ditching booze, and how it has affected us and our mothering.

    Key takeaways from this episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast:
    - Taking a break from alcohol can be beneficial in more ways than one
    - Alcohol does not make motherhood easier
    - Your kids are affected by your drinking, even if you don’t realise it
    - Choosing to ditch the drink will change your life in more ways than one


    MENTIONS IN THIS EPISODE
    -Download your free guide to taking a break from alcohol 
    -See Sarah’s top resources for changing your relationship with alcohol
    -The book Sarah mentioned: The Wine O'clock Myth by Lotta Dann

    -Learn how you can truly thrive during motherhood with our TOUGH MOTHERS COURSES

    - Follow Tough Mothers on Facebook and Instagram for more knowledge, techniques and support @DrJenHackerPearson
    And join our FREE village at www.ToughMothers.com/village

    - For more information about this episode head to www.ToughMothers.com/ep27

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

VonBomb777 ,

Deep and insightful

Mothering is hard and this isn’t a podcast giggling about your 3 year olds poosplosion. A thoughtful and insightful mothering podcast. Well done Jen

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