13 episodes

Me After You aims to answer the question "Who the hell am I, now that I'm a mum?". Host Laura Byrne walks us through the big post-motherhood moments with stories of wisdom, humour, breakdown, ambition, love, hope and rebirth from a truly diverse range of parents.

Me After You Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 312 Ratings

Me After You aims to answer the question "Who the hell am I, now that I'm a mum?". Host Laura Byrne walks us through the big post-motherhood moments with stories of wisdom, humour, breakdown, ambition, love, hope and rebirth from a truly diverse range of parents.

    Introducing Restart: The Many Kinds Of Motherhood Regret

    Introducing Restart: The Many Kinds Of Motherhood Regret

    Introducing our new podcast, Restart. If you like what you hear, search Restart wherever you get your podcasts...

    Two years ago, Madeleine West hit restart on her life. She packed up her life in Melbourne and moved to Byron Bay, split up with her partner of 15 years and the father of her six kids and she started life again. And now she wants to find out why and how women from across the country are restarting their lives. For 10 weeks, Restart will look into why more and more women are pressing refresh on their lives, and how the hell they’ve done it. From divorce to health, to appearance, to career, to sex. Restart, it’s never too late to change everything.
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    • 33 min
    Me After Two: Laura Byrne's Very Busy Year

    Me After Two: Laura Byrne's Very Busy Year

    Going from one to two, you think it's going to be easy, right? 

    But then it happens and it's not at all what you anticipated.

    No one tells you that each pregnancy, each birth and each kid is going to be different.

    The second time around for Laura Byrne was a completely different ball game. Laura learnt that Marlie-Mae was an 'easy baby', pregnancy and postpartum was a whole lot harder and that adding another kid isn't double the work, it's triple. 

    Holly Wainwright sits down with Laura for a very honest conversation about her very busy year, going from one to two. 

    CREDITS

    Host: Holly Wainwright

    Guest: Laura Byrne

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 
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    • 40 min
    Hope: Yes, You Are Still You

    Hope: Yes, You Are Still You

    This is the final episode of this season of Me After You and we wanted to leave you with a sense of hope. 

    We find hope in the comfort of our shared fears and failures, in the shared joys and tiny wins. Hope for what comes next, for both you and your child.

    In this episode, you’ll be hearing from Marcia Leone about how she embraced pregnancy after miscarriage, Alex Nation on the part of parenthood she loves the most, Nama Winston on living her best life after leaving an unhappy marriage, and Ashe Davenport on how, for her, motherhood is all about letting go.

    CREDITSHost: Laura Byrne @ladyandacat

    Executive Producer: Elise Cooper @elisejcooper

    Producer and Editor: Lama Zakharia 

    Head of Audio: Bridget Northeast

    Thanks to all the mums who featured in this episode, for sharing their stories to make all mums feel like they’re not alone


    Laura Jackel
    Veronica Milsom- @veronicamilsom
    Marcia Leone- @notsomumsy Not So Mumsy Book https://bit.ly/notsomumsybook 
    Teresa Palmer- @teresapalmer
    Alex Nation- @alexandranation
    Evie Farrell- @mumpacktravel, book Backyard To Backpack https://bit.ly/eviefarrellbook 
    Nama Winston- @namawinston
    Ashe Davenport- Author of "Sad Mum Lady" https://www.booktopia.com.au/sad-mum-lady-ashe-davenport/book/9781760877637.html
    Stephanie Thompson- @bravemumma and a link to her book, The Day My Vagina Broke... https://www.amazon.com.au/Day-My-Vagina-Broke-childbirth-ebook/dp/B0813YLG4X 
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    • 31 min
    Friendship: Who Are My ‘Real’ Friends, Now?

    Friendship: Who Are My ‘Real’ Friends, Now?

    Friendship can be a fraught topic for lots of mums, with feelings of conflict and confusion about how to form new connections and keep old friends close if your lives are now very different. 

    In this episode, Laura Jackel tells us how she felt she couldn’t be herself in her mothers’ group, while Emilyeen Filradi reveals her biggest regrets when it comes to friendships and Melanie Dimmitt shares who her true support network was when her son was diagnosed with a disability. 

    CREDITSHost: Laura Byrne @ladyandacat

    Executive Producer: Elise Cooper @elisejcooper

    Producer and Editor: Lama Zakharia 

    Head of Audio: Bridget Northeast

    Thanks to all the mums who featured in this episode, for sharing their stories to make all mums feel like they’re not alone


    Veronica Milsom- @veronicamilsom
    Laura Jackel- @nareldajacobs
    Narelda Jacobs
    Melanie Dimmitt- book Special: Antidotes to Obsessions That Come With A Child’s Disability  https://bit.ly/melaniedimmittbook 
    Emilyeen Filardi
    Evie Farrell- @mumpacktravel, book Backyard To Backpack https://bit.ly/eviefarrellbook 
    Truan Terrance
    Brittany Noonan- @bybrittanynoonan
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    • 20 min
    Travel: Grounded With Kids

    Travel: Grounded With Kids

    Ahhh travelling with kids. Back in the days when we could actually travel beyond our home suburb, this was a topic that everyone had an opinion about, and no doubt will again. Whether you want to travel overseas or hit the road for a camping trip, going away with your baby can be stressful, complicated and judged by family, friends and even strangers.  

    In this episode of Me After You, single mum and writer Evie Farrel tells us how she packed up her entire life and now travels the world with her daughter Emmy. You’ll also be hearing from another solo mum, Nama Winston, about how challenging it can be to travel when you child has allergies. And Melanie Dimmit shares how her life dramatically changed when her son was diagnosed with quadralplegic cerebral palsy, and how the diagnosis transformed travel for the family. 

    CREDITSHost: Laura Byrne @ladyandacat

    Executive Producer: Elise Cooper @elisejcooper

    Producer and Editor: Lama Zakharia 

    Head of Audio: Bridget Northeast

    Thanks to all the mums who featured in this episode, for sharing their stories to make all mums feel like they’re not alone


    Nama Winston @namawinston


    Evie Farrell @mumpacktravel, book Backyard To Backpack https://bit.ly/eviefarrellbook 
    Melanie Dimmitt, book Special: Antidotes to Obsessions That Come With A Child’s Disability  https://bit.ly/melaniedimmittbook 
    Marcia Leone - @notsomumsy Not So Mumsy Book https://bit.ly/notsomumsybook 
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    • 23 min
    Self Care: You Remember That, Right?

    Self Care: You Remember That, Right?

    What does self-care look like, now you’re a parent? Who has time for meditation, massage and naps when they can't even get a solid six hours sleep at night?

    On this episode, you’ll be hearing from mums describing what self-care means to them, including:-  Ashe Davenport on how other people's expectations made it difficult for her to feel like she was allowed to prioritise herself once she became a mum- Stephanie Thompson and how her writing time is her ‘wine down’ time-  Actress Teresa Palmer who finds solace in listening to true crime podcasts.

    CREDITSHost: Laura Byrne @ladyandacat

    Executive Producer: Elise Cooper @elisejcooper

    Producer and Editor: Lama Zakharia 

    Head of Audio: Bridget Northeast

    Thanks to all the mums who featured in this episode, for sharing their stories to make all mums feel like they’re not alone


    Grace Bell
    Veronica Milsom- @veronicamilsom
    Ashe Davenport- Author of "Sad Mum Lady" https://www.booktopia.com.au/sad-mum-lady-ashe-davenport/book/9781760877637.html
    Brittany Noonan- @bybrittanynoonan
    Truan Terrance
    Stephanie Thompson- @bravemumma and a link to her book, The Day My Vagina Broke... https://www.amazon.com.au/Day-My-Vagina-Broke-childbirth-ebook/dp/B0813YLG4X 
    Teresa Palmer- @teresapalmer
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
312 Ratings

312 Ratings

LaneD2017 ,

Special

So well put together

MummaTash19 ,

Another 50 episodes please!

Loved this podcast and wish they would do more episodes! It’s great to hear we are all in the same boat one way or another.

Eleanor Pendleton ,

A Must-Listen For Every New Mum!

Did NOT want this podcast to end. As a first time mother to a beautiful 8-month-old, every single episode of this podcast resonated so deeply. I laughed, I cried, I smiled. Laura facilitates the conversations perfectly; drawing on her own experiences with both pregnancy, pregnancy loss and motherhood. Thank you for creating a podcast that helps so many mums out there!

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