The Tough Mothers podcast delves into the topics we need to talk about in motherhood. The taboo, embarrassing and not-spoken-about things that make us feel alone and frightened, but are often common and normal. Mothers from around the world share their journeys through motherhood, completely uncensored; their struggles, their accomplishments, their insights, and what they want you to know. Including interviews with experts in the motherhood field, these conversations will touch you, inspire you, resonate with you and empower you as you navigate your way through matrescence (the transition from woman to mother) and motherhood. Your host, Dr Jennifer Hacker Pearson PhD, is a mother of three. She personally and professionally knows the importance of mental wellbeing in matrescence and motherhood. She also knows that we need to talk about it ALL, so we can support each other, and ourselves, during our journey. Dr Jen’s bestselling book "I Wish Someone Had Told Me…" details the things 1000 mothers want every mother to know before she has her baby. The Tough Mothers Podcast carries on from there.These powerful, raw and honest conversations will enlighten, support, encourage, and empower you on your journey through matrescence and motherhood. Because you too are a Tough Mother.
#20 When becoming a mother doesn't go to plan - with Amelia Davatzis
For more information and the show notes head to www.ToughMothers.com/ep20
Trigger warning: Miscarriage and infant death
Imagine the feeling of giving birth to your baby after several miscarriages.
Only for him to become critically ill in the hours and days following his birth, and eventually dying in your arms.
In this episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast Amelia Davatzis shares her story of how her firstborn, Alexander, was born with duodenal atresia – a condition where the first part of the bowel does not develop properly. And how this usually simple, lifesaving procedure was anything but for Alexander.
I am so grateful Amelia has shared her experience, even though it is very sad for her, and hard for us to hear. But we need to talk about everything in motherhood. Even the tough stuff.
ESPECIALLY the tough stuff. We cannot sweep devastation in motherhood under the rug.
For more support and tips see www.ToughMothers.com/ep20
#19 The importance of sharing your truth in motherhood - with Gemma Douglas
“Our sharing creates an invitation for other mothers to share their story. And THAT creates empowerment”
See www.ToughMothers.com/ep19 for more information, tips and freebies from this episode
If you are feeling like you are on your own, Mama, you must watch this!
In this episode of the Tough Mothers Podcast, I sit down with Gemma Douglas (founder of The Motherhood Project - a New Zealand-based online support community for mothers) to talk about Gemma’s journey into matrescence*, why sharing our truth in motherhood is so important, how The Motherhood Project came about, and how we can all support ourselves and each other through this rollercoaster motherhood ride.
*Matrescence is the developmental transition women go through when we become mothers. It is physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual. Motherhood transforms us!
For show notes, tips, more information a freebie head to www.ToughMothers.com/ep19
#18 A mother’s guide to decluttering your mind and your home - with Clutter Mentalist Collette Barker
See www.ToughMothers.com/ep18 for more information, tips and this episode's show notes.
“People before things. Always!”
This episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast delves into the life of Clutter Mentalist (cool title!) Collette Barker.
Collette is a mum of four and an ex-Plunket nurse (New Zealand's early childhood health centre), who has the amazing ability to work with your weaknesses to declutter your home and mind in the most simple way.
Collette shares with us hilarious stories from her motherhood life, and how her home changed from having no babies through to her fourth baby. She generously walks us through her amazing, useful and simple decluttering tips, which we can all implement today to declutter our home and our mind.
For more information, tips and this episode's show notes go to www.ToughMothers.com/ep18
#17 How to Find Your Light in Motherhood - with Life Coach Dasha Okonji
See www.ToughMothers.com/ep17 for more information, tips and this episode's show notes.
“The [motherhood] shift was nothing like I thought of, dreamed of or prepared myself for”
Dasha Okonji is a mum of 3 gorgeous boys and a life coach. Like many mums, during matrescence Dasha felt she lost herself in motherhood. So, she went on a journey to rediscover who she is, find herself again and find the light in motherhood.
In this episode of the Tough Mothers Podcast, Dasha shares with us her powerful story and explicit steps of how she found herself and her way in motherhood, and how you can too.
From getting to know ourselves again properly as we navigate through matrescence, to seeing what is important, and how we can give more time to the things that are important to us, without sacrificing ourselves.
For more information, tips and this episode's show notes go to www.ToughMothers.com/ep17
#16 The Power of Positive Births - with Alana Swain
See ToughMothers.com/ep16 for more information, tips and this episode's show notes.
“Motherhood ripped me apart and put me together with light”.
Alana contacted me a couple of months ago and said: “I really want to share my birth stories with you. I had two incredibly empowering births, and I feel that people don’t talk about birth being a positive experience.”
I said: YES!!!!!!
In this episode of the Tough Mothers Podcast Alana reveals how she prepared herself mentally for childbirth and how hypnobirthing played a big part in her birth experiences. She also tells us about how her motherhood struggle transformed her, and we delve into how every mother needs to consciously prepare herself for matrescence.
For more information, tips and this episode's show notes go to ToughMothers.com/ep16
#15 The 50 Shades of Motherhood spectrum – every mother sits on it, but did you know you can shift?
My special presentation from The Healthy Mums Healthy Families Summit in February 2021.
See https://www.ToughMothers.com/ep15 for more information, tips and this episode's show notes.
This episode of Tough Mothers TV is about as action-packed as motherhood.
All mothers will benefit from this episode!
- Teaches you about matrescence, the transition into motherhood – how it changes mothers’ brains and how you can use this transformation to truly thrive in motherhood.
- Explains the 50 Shades of Motherhood spectrum – a spectrum ALL mothers sit on - and teaches you strategies for how you can manoeuvre your way around the shades to initiate your happiness in motherhood.
- Gives your strategies to start training your own brain to thrive in motherhood. Truly thrive in motherhood!
There is also a FREE E-Book for you to download to start training your brain to be happier in motherhood at https://ToughMothers.com/HappyMother
- Gives you a mother moment time-out: a FREE powerful, yet brief motherhood meditation that will positively affect your brain and mind.
For more information, tips and this episode's show notes go to https://www.ToughMothers.com/ep15
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