12 episodes

A podcast designed to help women navigate the journey that is motherhood. Mother, Unrefined is THE place for raw and honest conversations (but with lots of laughter in between). The purpose of the podcast is to provide women with an honest and safe space to discuss their journey to and through motherhood. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of motherhood and includes discussions with like-minded women and health professionals on all topics, from fertility & conception through to pregnancy and toddlerhood. Co-hosted by two EX-business partners (Nicola & Jess) who "broke up" as friends and business partners after 5 relentless years of running a health and wellness business and have reignited their flame over Motherhood.

Mother, Unrefined Nicola Jess

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

A podcast designed to help women navigate the journey that is motherhood. Mother, Unrefined is THE place for raw and honest conversations (but with lots of laughter in between). The purpose of the podcast is to provide women with an honest and safe space to discuss their journey to and through motherhood. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of motherhood and includes discussions with like-minded women and health professionals on all topics, from fertility & conception through to pregnancy and toddlerhood. Co-hosted by two EX-business partners (Nicola & Jess) who "broke up" as friends and business partners after 5 relentless years of running a health and wellness business and have reignited their flame over Motherhood.

    Episode 9: Separation anxiety, mum guilt, period farts and 2 truths & a lie

    Episode 9: Separation anxiety, mum guilt, period farts and 2 truths & a lie

    Welcome to another episode of Mother, Unrefined! If you're new around here the aim of this podcast is to make every woman feel less alone on her journey to and through motherhood (however that may look).

    DISCLAIMER: we won't be watching our language so be mindful around little ones. 

    Episode breakdown:
    Two truths and a lieNicola with some random facts about our bodiesPeriod farts and sharing a microbiome Our own experiences with separation anxiety and how it affects us as mothersCoping with family reactions to separation anxiety Different phases of separation anxiety starting with 3-6 months.The Snoo...we can't get away from it hahaManaging separation anxiety 12-18 month tipsSeparation anxiety with daycare - our experiences (more info in our daycare episode) and tips. Coming out on the other side of separation anxiety and also dealing with mum guiltOur fav quote from  Insta this week from @annieridout (re-shared on our stories and highlights)Sharing some of our lovely listeners stories and tips - thanks for sending in!The book that came recommended by a few of you The Invisible String 
    Our pick of products this week - The addiction is real!!! Habitual Beauty - Ingestible Beauty
    Follow us at @mother_unrefined to find out more! And feel free to have a little stalk sesh... @the__unrefinednutritionist  @j.oc__

    • 38 min
    Episode 8: Postpartum depletion with Nutritionist Nicola Scruby - preparing for the fourth trimester, important nutrients postpartum, postpartum depression, supplements, blood tests & postpartum conditions

    Episode 8: Postpartum depletion with Nutritionist Nicola Scruby - preparing for the fourth trimester, important nutrients postpartum, postpartum depression, supplements, blood tests & postpartum conditions

    Welcome to another episode of Mother, Unrefined! If you're new around here the aim of this podcast is to make every woman feel less alone on her journey to and through motherhood (however that may look).

    DISCLAIMER: we won't be watching our language so be mindful around little ones. 

    Episode breakdown:
    Mother, Unrefined momentsPostpartum depletion - what is it? How do I know if i'm depleted?The baby blues, postpartum depression & postpartum depletion - what is the difference and what are the symptoms?Important nutrients postpartumSupplementation - what is necessary?The 6 week check up and should we be getting a postpartum blood test?What foods should we be focussing on postpartum?Postpartum thyroiditis - what is it and how can we support our thyroid postpartum?Nicola's book recommendations:
    The postnatal depletion cure by Oscar SerrallachReal food in pregnancy by Lily NicholsThe first 40 days: the essential art of nourishing the new motherBook an appointment with Nicola at Maia Mother's Clinic 

    Follow us at @mother_unrefined to find out more! And feel free to have a little stalk sesh... @the__unrefinednutritionist  @j.oc__

    • 55 min
    Episode 7: Motherhood identity, do you still make out with your partner? Changing your surname after marriage, JLO and hot sauce

    Episode 7: Motherhood identity, do you still make out with your partner? Changing your surname after marriage, JLO and hot sauce

    Welcome to another episode of Mother, Unrefined! If you're new around here the aim of this podcast is to make every woman feel less alone on her journey to and through motherhood (however that may look).

    DISCLAIMER: we won't be watching our language so be mindful around little ones. 

    Episode breakdown:
    Make-up brushes - how often do you wash them?Kissing your partner - do you still do it? What's normal?JLO and Ben Affleck - thoughts on her changing her surname. Did we change our surname?Are mother's really recognised for everything they do? Identity as a mother - when did we feel the shift and how did we manage?Product reviews (Cholula , Leaf blower )Follow us at @mother_unrefined to find out more! And feel free to have a little stalk sesh... @the__unrefinednutritionist  @j.oc__

    • 26 min
    Episode 6: Navigating toddlerhood with Mandy Richardson: brain development, setting boundaries, biting, sharing, risky play, screen time and effective play spaces

    Episode 6: Navigating toddlerhood with Mandy Richardson: brain development, setting boundaries, biting, sharing, risky play, screen time and effective play spaces

    Brief summary of episode: 
    Mother, Unrefined moments – mum rage and a little father unrefined moment from Jess's husband.We speak to Mandy Richardson from Raise Toddlers whose mission is to help you help your toddler, while staying sane!Mandy’s journey to founding Raise ToddlersWhat age is a child considered a toddler?Are the terrible two’s real?Toddler boundaries and communicating with your toddlerWhat to do with biters?When toddlers say no to EVERYTHING!Risky Play. What is it and what are some ways for us to implement it. Letting go of the helicopter parent tag. Independent Play. How to best nurture independent play. Screen time for kids – the ins and outs and ways to transition out of screentime.Play spaces. Optimising your toddlers play space without having to buy new toys for your toddler. Mandy also offers a playroom/ toy storage service as well as options for age-appropriate toys hereSharing – when kids start learning the concept of sharing. Raise toddlers website and membership options here
    Follow Raise Toddlers on Instagram here
    Follow us at @mother_unrefined to find out more! And feel free to have a little stalk sesh... @the__unrefinednutritionist  @j.oc__

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Listeners ask US questions - the business break-up, sex after children, botox, annoying habits, skincare & cheese genitals

    Listeners ask US questions - the business break-up, sex after children, botox, annoying habits, skincare & cheese genitals

    BONUS EPISODE!

    Episode breakdown:
    - We read your anonymous questions
    - Skincare, our full routines
    - The business break up: what ACTUALLY happened? regrets?
    - Daycare & abandonment issues
    - Sex after children - what's normal?
    - Household chores & parent load - who does what in our households
    - We read out answers from our audience re: ANNOYING HABITS OF PARTNERS (floss on the couch?!)

    As mentioned in this episode, if you're listening in real time definitely review or rate our podcast for your chance to win a prize pack (full of our favourite goodies) worth over $500!

    Once you've listened to this episode and rated or reviewed it, head to the below instagram post and comment "DONE".

    Instagram competition link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CgSarbYhpSr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

    Skincare Routine Links (Disclaimer: this is what we use. Please consult a health professional before making any changes to your routine.)
    Nicola: Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser/ Skinstitut Gylcolic Cleanser 12% / The Rationale serum 1 / The Rationale Serum 2 / Baume 27 Cell Repair Balm  / Dr Dennis Gross Universal Daily Peel Pads / Drunk Elephant Serum
    Jess: Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub / MCO Beauty Hyrdratng Face Serum / The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% / The Ordinary Retinol  5% in Squaline /The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA / Aesop Fabulous Face Oil 

    • 32 min
    Episode 4: Daycare - how we chose one, separation anxiety, sickness, peep shows, bidets and breakdowns.

    Episode 4: Daycare - how we chose one, separation anxiety, sickness, peep shows, bidets and breakdowns.

    Brief summary of episode: 
    Hello and welcome to Mother, Unrefined – a podcast brought to you by two old friends and ex-business partners who have reunited their flame over motherhood. I’m Jess Frank and I’m Nicola Scruby and we’re your hosts! The aim of this podcast is to make every woman who listens feel less alone on her journey to and through motherhood – however that may look. Quick disclaimer before we jump into todays episode – we won’t be watching our language!
    We are exhausted from this never ending sickness!!Mother, Unrefined moments – toilet fail from Jess AND Mitch, unexpected peep show in the mother’s room and bidet love.How we chose our daycares - what was a non-negotiable? Gut feeling? Food, spaces, educators, separation anxiety, changing daycare to suit your needs. Daycare sickness – we’ve almost had it all! Juggling work with constant sickness and breaking down from not having the opportunity to restTrying to be easy on ourselves and looking after yourself as wellHow we led our kids into daycare – creating routine for the kidsOur first day experiences – a few stuff ups and unsettled babesHow our toddlers have adjusted (with special thanks to Daniel Tiger)Sleeping – how do they do it?! And finally…we love daycare!! 
    Our fav products this week:
    Fluidform Pilates! Extreme convenience! Amazing through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond!
    Baume 27 Expensive but oh so amazing!!
    Follow us at @mother_unrefined to find out more! And feel free to have a little stalk sesh... @the__unrefinednutritionist  @j.oc__
     

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Gamer12377 ,

Fun, easy listening

Love listening to the girls chat about every day life as a Mum. Really relatable and they make it funny too!

Pear-Marie ,

Very funny & relatable

Really enjoying listening to the eps, lots of lols and lots of very relatable mum/pregnancy stories. Appreciate the realness ladies, love it.

taraashleigh ,

New fav podcast

Love how real and relatable this podcast is ! It feels as though I’m having a laugh with my girlfriends 😊 Will be recommending to my mumma friends !

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