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This podcast is for women who won't wait until their kids are grown to follow their dreams. Anna Cusack is a Motherhood revolutionist, busting the myth that a "good mother" must put her own needs last. She brings you interviews with exceptional women, plus reflections on her own experience of motherhood. You’ll meet mothers living their passion in business, art, sports, and more, while also loving motherhood.
Anna Cusack is a postpartum doula, exercise physiologist, mum and author of the book “Mama, You're Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood”

Motherhood Made Magic with Anna Cusack Anna Cusack

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This podcast is for women who won't wait until their kids are grown to follow their dreams. Anna Cusack is a Motherhood revolutionist, busting the myth that a "good mother" must put her own needs last. She brings you interviews with exceptional women, plus reflections on her own experience of motherhood. You’ll meet mothers living their passion in business, art, sports, and more, while also loving motherhood.
Anna Cusack is a postpartum doula, exercise physiologist, mum and author of the book “Mama, You're Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood”

    10. Attention seeking or connection seeking? Cooperation over control through play with Shelley Clarke

    10. Attention seeking or connection seeking? Cooperation over control through play with Shelley Clarke

    Shelley Clarke is a wealth of knowledge on all things playful parenting and has transformed my tooth-brushing troubles, and I couldn't wait to have her on the podcast to share just some of her insights with us all. On this episode we talk attention seeking vs connection seeking, control vs cooperation with our kids, therapeutic touch and play-based emotional processing for children. 

    You can find Shelley at: 

    Her website www.shelleyclarke.com
    On Facebook: www.facebook.com/shelleyclarkemindbodyparenting



    Anna Cusack is a Motherhood Revolutionist, author, podcaster, postpartum doula, exercise physiologist and mother.

    You can find her online at www.annacusack.com.au
    Order Anna’s book here: www.annacusack.com.au/book/
    On Facebook at www.facebook.com/annacusackpostpartum/
    On insta as @annacusackpostpartum
    On clubhouse at annacusack
    On YouTube at https://youtube.com/channel/UC0ejqfsLQneApXlLI9ZkdXQ
    And listen to her meditations on the Insight Timer meditation app

    • 39 min
    9. Teaching our kids to be the boss of their own bodies through safer, stronger parenting with Caroline Ellen

    9. Teaching our kids to be the boss of their own bodies through safer, stronger parenting with Caroline Ellen

    Body safety. Online safety. Consent. Learning to look after our bodies.

    Is this stuff the responsibility of schools, parents or governments? 

    How do we have these conversations in our home, and teach our kids this stuff from the start?

    Caroline Ellen is a social worker and parenting coach who believes all children deserve a childhood free to play and discover. Caroline is the founder of Safer Stronger Kids and on a mission to improve children’s physical and emotional safety through stronger parent-child relationships.

    You can find Caroline at www.saferstrongerkids
    On Facebook: www.facebook.com/saferstrongerkids
    On Instagram: @saferstronger

    Anna Cusack is a Motherhood Revolutionist, author, podcaster, postpartum doula, exercise physiologist and mother.

    You can find her online at www.annacusack.com.au
    Order Anna’s book here: www.annacusack.com.au/book/
    On Facebook at www.facebook.com/annacusackpostpartum/
    On insta as @annacusackpostpartum
    On clubhouse at annacusack
    On YouTube at https://youtube.com/channel/UC0ejqfsLQneApXlLI9ZkdXQ
    And listen to her meditations on the Insight Timer meditation app

    • 36 min
    8. "It's designed naturally, but it doesn't come naturally" - The Letdown on Breastfeeding with Emma Maher, IBCLC

    8. "It's designed naturally, but it doesn't come naturally" - The Letdown on Breastfeeding with Emma Maher, IBCLC

    Want the letdown on breastfeeding? How can we prepare ourselves to breastfeed, and what do partners need to know to support us in our quest?

    Meet Emma Maher, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, midwife, nurse and mum of two. She is passionate about breastfeeding education, troubleshooting breastfeeding and giving families the expert information they need to make empowered choices.

    You can find her at www.empoweredlactationwithemma.com.auand on Instagram @empoweredlactation_withemma.

    In this episode we mention:

    The LCANZ directory to find an IBCLC – www.lcanz.org

    The Australian Breastfeeding Association 24/7 helpline – 1800 686 268

    Anna Cusack is a Motherhood Revolutionist, author, podcaster, postpartum doula, exercise physiologist and mother.

    You can find her online at www.annacusack.com.au
    Order Anna’s book here: www.annacusack.com.au/book/
    On Facebook at www.facebook.com/annacusackpostpartum/
    On insta as @annacusackpostpartum
    On clubhouse at annacusack
    On YouTube at https://youtube.com/channel/UC0ejqfsLQneApXlLI9ZkdXQ
    And listen to her meditations on the Insight Timer meditation app

    • 19 min
    7. "It's Not Just Another Thing to Do": Exploring the 4 Pillars of Motherhood Health with Dr. Ali Young

    7. "It's Not Just Another Thing to Do": Exploring the 4 Pillars of Motherhood Health with Dr. Ali Young

    Dr. Ali Young is a chiro on a mission to unfck motherhood once and for all. We speak about her experiences of expat, stay-at-home (SAHM), fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) and working motherhood, as well all digging into birth, moving well, nourishing our bodies, calming our brains and feeling good without it being just another job to do.

    Here's where you can connect with Dr. Ali Young:

    Email: ali@draliyoung.com

    Web: www.draliyoung.com

    Instagram: @unfck_motherhood

    Podcast: Motherhood Unfcked with Dr Ali Young

    Anna Cusack is a Motherhood Revolutionist, author, podcaster, postpartum doula, exercise physiologist and mother.

    You can find her online at www.annacusack.com.au

    On Facebook at www.facebook.com/annacusackpostpartum/

    On insta as @annacusackpostpartum

    On clubhouse as annacusack

    On YouTube at https://youtube.com/channel/UC0ejqfsLQneApXlLI9ZkdXQ

    Order Anna’s book here: www.annacusack.com.au/book/

    • 28 min
    6. "What is best for them is what's best for me" - Soulwork and sisterhood with Teagan Towns

    6. "What is best for them is what's best for me" - Soulwork and sisterhood with Teagan Towns

    Teagan Towns is a soul medium, leading a love revolution and traveling a spiritual journey through the lens of motherhood. We talk shifting and shedding expectations and reaching a place of peace with our kids not in spite of them.



    You can connect with Teagan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/iamteagantowns/ and on Instagram as @iamteagantowns



    Anna Cusack is a Motherhood Revolutionist, author, podcaster, postpartum doula, exercise physiologist and mother.

    You can find her online at www.annacusack.com.au

    On Facebook at www.facebook.com/annacusackpostpartum/

    On insta as @annacusackpostpartum

    On clubhouse as annacusack

    On YouTube at https://youtube.com/channel/UC0ejqfsLQneApXlLI9ZkdXQ

    Order Anna’s book here: www.annacusack.com.au/book/

    • 30 min
    5. “Somehow I was failing”: Mothering the new mother and moving beyond people pleasing with Naomi Chrisoulakis

    5. “Somehow I was failing”: Mothering the new mother and moving beyond people pleasing with Naomi Chrisoulakis

    Naomi Chrisoulakis is a postpartum doula from Sydney with a focus on postpartum food and emotional nourishment. With her background in journalism, Naomi is spreading the message of mother care on her supremely popular instagram account @cocoonbynaomi, via her website www.cocoonbynaomi.com and her podcast "Tales From The Fourth Trimester".

    We talk postnatal anxiety, desperately seeking sleep and mustering support from the right people at the right times. We hope you enjoy this episode, and the background gurgles from her seven month old baby.


    Resources mentioned in this episode include:

    www.PANDA.org.au and their helpline1300 726 306

    The work of Dr. James McKenna https://cosleeping.nd.edu/

    PURPLE Crying http://purplecrying.info/

    “The First Forty Days” cookbook by Heng Ou


    Anna Cusack is a Motherhood Revolutionist, author, podcaster, postpartum doula, exercise physiologist and mother.

    You can find her online at www.annacusack.com.au

    On Facebook at www.facebook.com/annacusackpostpartum/

    On insta as @annacusackpostpartum

    On clubhouse as annacusack

    On YouTube at https://youtube.com/channel/UC0ejqfsLQneApXlLI9ZkdXQ

    Order Anna’s book here: www.annacusack.com.au/book/

    • 31 min

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