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Bringing you bold & ambitious Melbourne Mamas. Hear from Mamas who wake up with an "I got this" attitude and are showing their kids and the world, that the mission is possible!

Mamas on a Mission Motherhood Melbourne

    • Kids & Family

Bringing you bold & ambitious Melbourne Mamas. Hear from Mamas who wake up with an "I got this" attitude and are showing their kids and the world, that the mission is possible!

    Be calmer, happier and more fulfilled in motherhood and life | Louise East - More to Mum

    Be calmer, happier and more fulfilled in motherhood and life | Louise East - More to Mum

    I'm delighted to introduce you to Melbourne Mum Louise East who is Mindset and Life Coach for Mums.

    At More to Mum, Louise is on a mission to help you see that you are more now that you're a mother, not less. She loves to help you identify what you really want in motherhood and life, and make it a reality.

    Louise also has the most wonderful perspective about helping Mums and how it causes a positive ripple effect that extends to our family and then beyond that to the wider community.

    This episode is super practical and relatable to all Mums. Louise talks about the reasons why we're feeling overwhelmed in our lives and provides tips around overcoming this. If you've been losing it a lot lately and then beating yourself up about being 'angry Mummy' you'll be thrilled by the approach Louise shares about how to be keep your cool and be calmer. We then chat about boundaries - why is it important to have them and how you can establish them with others. Louise keeps the tips coming with sharing ways we can slip out of mum-mode and connect more with our partners. And lastly we talk about self-care in a realistic way. No more feeling the guilts about another thing you don't have time for. Like I said, a super practical episode.

    Here's some links to the nifty resources that Louise chats about:

    • Overcoming Overwhelm Guide
    • Connecting Questions for Couples
    • There's more to mum Facebook group

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    Let's meet Louise!

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    If you're keen as beans for more info about the podcast, my guest or myself, jump over to motherhoodmelbourne.com.au.

    Season 3 is kindly supported by my podcast partner Bliss Early Learning - an Australian owned, premium provider in the child care and preschool space.

    To be in with a chance to win FREE child care for a year, visit bliss.edu.au/win and enter your details.

    NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/39442. For full T&C's visit bliss.edu.au.

    • 1 hr
    The business of making babies - From embryologist to fertility educator & coach | Lucy Lines - Two Lines Fertility

    The business of making babies - From embryologist to fertility educator & coach | Lucy Lines - Two Lines Fertility

    Fertility has become big business over the last 20 years since my latest guest has been involved within the industry. Perhaps you've struggled to have a baby? Or you have a friend that's experiencing this. Fertility is something that isn't spoken about openly or often and this makes the process of trying to conceive (naturally or with assistance) extremely difficult.

    Lucy Lines started as a clinical embryologist (an IVF scientist) working in fertility clinics around the world helping people have the family they always dreamed of. But as you'll hear, this wasn't enough. Lucy started to see a scary shift towards the exploitation of those who face fertility challenges and it was something that she didn't want to be a part of. So, Lucy found a way to get BACK into the business of making BABIES not making money for shareholders!

    Naturally, Lucy moved into a guidance and support role. At Two Lines Fertility, Lucy provides people with independent support as they navigate the overwhelm of fertility treatment. She's like a fertility coach who can give you the answers that Google can't.

    In this episode Lucy shares why she made the leap from embryologist to fertility educator and program manager. She speaks about when to seek out professional help and provides great advice about how we can support our friends or family undergoing treatment. Lucy also explains what secondary fertility is and why it occurs. And lastly, Lucy shares another offering that she's really passionate about - Future Fertility Safe. This is where she loves to educate and empower young women and men and the people who care for them to understand how to protect their reproductive future.

    Tuning in? Share this episode on your Insta stories with a screen shot. Tag @motherhoodmelbourne & @twolinesfertility.

    Let's meet Lucy!

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    If you're keen as beans for more info about the podcast, my guest or myself, jump over to motherhoodmelbourne.com.au.

    Season 3 is kindly supported by my podcast partner Bliss Early Learning - an Australian owned, premium provider in the child care and preschool space.

    To be in with a chance to win FREE child care for a year, visit bliss.edu.au/win and enter your details.

    NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/39442. For full T&C's visit bliss.edu.au.

    • 45 min
    Creating an Australian made kids fashion label that solves a common problem | Jessica Haley - Frankie + Roy

    Creating an Australian made kids fashion label that solves a common problem | Jessica Haley - Frankie + Roy

    The motherhood gig is hard and everyday there's new products and services launched that make our life that little bit easier. The BEST ones are usually designed by parents and I'm happy to say lots of them are by clever Melbourne Mums.

    Have you ever come across something and thought "I wish someone would invent X-Y-Z. That would make my life so much easier." Well no more waiting for someone else to do it, YOU can create it. And I've got a Melbourne Mum joining the podcast today who is proof of this.

    Jessica Haley accidentally slid into my DMs a few years ago and it was an Instagram meant-to-be moment. She was busy working on something that was a huge pain point for me as a Mum. I have a slim kid (he gets it from his Daddy) and it was impossible to find pants to fit his teeny tiny waist. Do you have this problem too? Or the waist fits but the length is embarrassingly short. Sure, there's those pants with the side buttons to bring them in, but they're hard to find and they're actually really annoying.

    Jessica shared this same frustration with her first two sons. Instead of waiting around for someone else to solve this problem, Jess decided she was going to roll up her sleeves and have a go at changing kids fashion by bringing waistlines in without compromising on length.

    With absolutely no background in design, manufacturing or business, she launched her unique Australian made kids fashion label - Frankie + Roy.

    In this episode, Jess walks us through the process from idea to manufacturing to launching her label. She shares the challenges and lessons. Jess' clothing is 100% Australian made (in fact it's made right here in Melb) and so she talks about why this is important to her and what this means for us fashion consumers. We also chat about that moment where Jess went from a secure job, having her 3rd son and then leaping into her biz full time. And lastly we chat about life as a Mama of 3 boys. You'll see their gorgeous faces frequently featured in the Frankie + Roy campaigns.

    Tuning in? Share this episode on your Insta stories with a screen shot. Tag @motherhoodmelbourne & @frankie_and_roy.

    Let's meet Jessica!

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    If you're keen as beans for more info about the podcast, my guest or myself, jump over to motherhoodmelbourne.com.au.

    Season 3 is kindly supported by my podcast partner Bliss Early Learning - an Australian owned, premium provider in the child care and preschool space.

    To be in with a chance to win FREE child care for a year, visit bliss.edu.au/win and enter your details.

    NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/39442. For full T&C's visit bliss.edu.au.

    • 36 min
    Advocating for Mums & fighting mental health stigma | Lisa Kroesche Boyce - Bad Mums Club

    Advocating for Mums & fighting mental health stigma | Lisa Kroesche Boyce - Bad Mums Club

    In light of recent events it feels a little strange to say happy new year as our country is facing devastating bushfires. I've been contemplating whether or not to release a new episode this week. But one of the important topics that we cover is mental health. Even if you haven't been directly affected by this ongoing tragedy, the emotional impact of this disaster can be felt by all.

    If this traumatic event is impacting your mental health and wellbeing, please have a look at the helpful article created by Beyond Blue - Looking after yourself after a disaster.

    Ok, so now I'd know like to introduce you to an exceptional human and Melbourne Mum. Lisa Kroesche Boyce is an advocate for Mums and the founder of Bad Mums Club. There's so much heart and intention behind what she does. Lisa has built a community (online and in-person) that encourages connection and empowerment of mothers through workshops, events, online forums, free campaigns and live chats.

    You won't find any fluff with Lisa. She dives deep into the hard stuff. Tackles the taboo and she's been a fighting force in getting mental health on the top of the government's agenda.

    In this episode, Lisa shares her experience of motherhood, depression and anxiety. You'll learn more about Bad Mums Club and Lisa's work as a Beyond Blue ambassador. Then Lisa goes into full mission mode and chats about what is being ignored when it comes to Mums and mental health. We also speak about the realities of working from home.

    Tuning in? Share this episode on your Insta stories with a screen shot. Tag @motherhoodmelbourne & @bad.mums.club or @lisakroescheboyce.

    Let's meet Lisa!

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    If you're keen as beans for more info about the podcast, my guest or myself, jump over to motherhoodmelbourne.com.au.

    Season 3 is kindly supported by my podcast partner Bliss Early Learning - an Australian owned, premium provider in the child care and preschool space.

    To be in with a chance to win FREE child care for a year, visit bliss.edu.au/win and enter your details.

    NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/39442. For full T&C's visit bliss.edu.au.

    • 55 min
    Birth trauma, aware parenting and healthy conversations about sex | | Lael Stone - Birth, Parenting and Sexuality Educator

    Birth trauma, aware parenting and healthy conversations about sex | | Lael Stone - Birth, Parenting and Sexuality Educator

    My last guest of 2019 is Lael Stone - a Birth, Parenting and Sexuality Educator. This woman is a Mama of many talents and an hour does not suffice with telling her story.

    Lael is one of the women behind About Birth - Australia's leading online birth education program that covers birth, pregnancy and having a baby. Lael also works with parents through workshops and one-on-one around all aspects of parenting with a focus on creating deeper connections in their family relationships. This helpful nature continues on with Lael co-hosting the Aware parenting podcast.

    Lael is also well sought after by schools to deliver her curriculum program for teenage girls called The Connection Program. She also does what many of us fear and chats with teenagers about sex. And she tells a cracking story about facing a whole year level of teenage boys. And now Lael is also embarking on an incredible project. She is currently building a primary school to help change the current education paradigm. Woodline Primary is a small school set on a 20-acre farm in the beautiful Geelong hinterland. You'll hear all about this in the episode.

    Having Lael as a guest gave me an opportunity to ask her questions that I know plague many of us. A common theme that's come up when speaking with the Motherhood Melbourne community is birth trauma and the effects it has on us as Mum. I've experienced it myself (twice) and it was the reason I started Motherhood Melbourne. Lael kindly shares some strategies we can use to recover from birth trauma and also ways that we can create a positive birth experience.

    As a bit of a sexpert, I couldn't help but ask Lael for tips around healthy conversations with kids about sexuality.

    We also talk about the aware parenting philosophy and how it can help you feel more connected with your kids.

    Tuning in? Share this episode on your Insta stories with a screen shot. Tag @motherhoodmelbourne & @laelstone

    Let's meet Lael!

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    If you're keen as beans for more info about the podcast, my guest or myself, jump over to motherhoodmelbourne.com.au.

    Season 3 is kindly supported by my podcast partner Bliss Early Learning - an Australian owned, premium provider in the child care and preschool space.

    • 57 min
    Healthy sleep habits to help the whole family thrive | Catalina Lau - Moonlight Baby Sleep

    Healthy sleep habits to help the whole family thrive | Catalina Lau - Moonlight Baby Sleep

    Remember when you were pregnant and getting ready for the baby? You probably read a lot books about birth, right? We all did. And then one of the many nights you're up trying to settle a screaming baby, you start to wonder "why the heck didn't anyone teach me about sleep?" That would have been useful, right? Well, it's not too late to get the lowdown on the science of sleep.

    Now, I want to say if you're going through the torment of sleep deprivation or exhaustion from a baby (or kid) that just won't rest, I'm so very sorry. I've been there and it's bloody hard. And I'm sure you've thought "maybe tonight will be the night, they'll sleep longer" or "it'll all be over soon. It's just a phase. A really looong one." But what I do know is that when you're in the depth of sleep deprivation, it's hard to see that there's help and even harder to ask for it.

    That's why I've invited Catalina Lau, a baby sleep consultant from Moonlight Baby Sleep to help you. As a Mum of two, she can empathise with you because it was her own sleep deprivation that led her to wanting all of her questions about sleep answered.She knows that when the baby isn't sleeping, the whole family suffers. And you really don't have to.

    In the episode, Catalina explains the process of working with a sleep consultant and when's the right time to work with one. Catalina shares lots of great info about the effects of babies and kids being over-tired and how this is one of the most common reasons for sleep challenges. We also chat about how Catalina creates sleep plans with parents that ensures their not house-bound due to day naps. And lastly, I can't help but ask Catalina about what to do when facing the ultimate parenting dilemma - you pull up at home and the kids have fallen asleep. What should we do? You'll have to listen to find out.

    Now Catalina also has an online store that sells sleep-aid products that she recommends to families. She is kindly giving all listeners a generous 20% off products and services at Moonlight Baby Sleep until the end of March 2020. Just use the code mamasonamission when you visit moonlightbabysleep.com.au.


    Tuning in? Share this episode on your Insta stories with a screen shot. Tag @motherhoodmelbourne & @moonlightbabysleep

    Let's meet Catalina!

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    If you're keen as beans for more info about the podcast, my guest or myself, jump over to motherhoodmelbourne.com.au.

    Season 3 is kindly supported by my podcast partner Bliss Early Learning - an Australian owned, premium provider in the child care and preschool space.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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Annie De Pasquale ,

This podcast series!

Thank you thank you so much for this podscast series!
I especially likes the most recent episode on mental heath and motherhood.
Mother’s groups are essential for second time mums too. When I was pregnant with my second baby I heard a rumour that there was only one centre in my area that let second time mums join the mother’s group. So I requested a transfer to that centre. I’m now 6 months in as a parent of two kids, and I swear the new mother’s group has saved my sanity. Connection and support is so important at this time in our lives.

Thank you for addressing a very real and relatable topic of mother’s wellbeing and mental health.

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Incredible and inspiring mama stories

Chief mama Holly is such a delight to listen to as she really cares about her community and sharing stories from mamas in biz who are on a mission to help other mamas. Each story is so inspiring and I’m sure you’ll shed a tear or two, plus most definitely you’ll have a laugh because as there is lots of stories to relate to. Thank you Holly for creating such a wonderful podcast. Eliana xx

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Inspiring interviews with amazing mamas

I love this podcast - holly interviews inspiring mothers who are doing amazing things - holly is down to earth and so are her guests which makes it relatable and fun and easy to listen to

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