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Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

Postcards From Midlife Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

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Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

    Gabby Logan on menopause, motherhood and men in midlife.

    Gabby Logan on menopause, motherhood and men in midlife.

    TV's most famous and fabulous female sports reporter talks to Lorraine and Trish about her career highs and lows, her IVF journey, parenting twins and her competitive fitness streak. 
    Plus How to Win at Midlife lingerie shopping and advice on beating your lockdown blues. 
    And Nostalgia Noodle gets a little fruity this week so keep that sound turned down during family time!


    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
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    • 54 min
    The truth about ageing with Caroline Hirons

    The truth about ageing with Caroline Hirons

    Lorraine and Trish meet beauty power house Caroline Hirons for a frank and funny chat about bringing up four children, building a super successful career in her 40s, being a midlife grandma and her honest facts about skin as we age.


    Plus: coping strategies for lockdown stress and how to revive your love life by an 
    expert. 


    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
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    • 51 min
    Stronger: body boosters & booze limiters

    Stronger: body boosters & booze limiters

    Lorraine & Trish talk to health and fitness expert Amanda Thebe about how to get stronger and leaner and the impact it can have on our midlife minds and bodies. They also discuss the rise of ‘grey drinking’ and ask should you be reassessing your relationship with alcohol?


    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com.


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
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    • 49 min
    Chinese Medicine & the art of self care

    Chinese Medicine & the art of self care

    Lorraine and Trish kick start 2021 with their shortcuts to positive thinking and the health tests every midlife woman should be having this year. Meanwhile, special guest Katie Brindle explains how a daily self-care regime based on Chinese Medicine can help boost immunity, relieve peri-menopause symptoms and deliver glowing skin too. 


    Plus: how to navigate teens, piercings and tattoos; and a nostalgic chat about the first ever Blue Peter tortoise (but we’re still not getting one, whatever the kids say) 
    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
     
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    • 50 min
    It’s the Christmas special!

    It’s the Christmas special!

    Lorraine and Trish get the festivities started with their ingredients for the perfect midlife Christmas (as well as the stuff that drives them nuts about the whole shebang).


    From presents, parties and cracker jokes to family games, stockings and stuffing the turkey, they share the fab and the funny, as well as nostalgia noodles from Christmas past…


    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
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    • 34 min
    Sex & dating after divorce

    Sex & dating after divorce

    Joining Lorraine and Trish to talk about the day her husband left the family home, writer Rosie Green shares how she survived the aftermath, navigated the divorce, protected her children and ventured into the world of dating for the first time in more than 20 years.


    Plus: How to channel that midlife rage;  what to do when your teen won’t talk to you, and stepping back in time to the youth club disco 


    To get in touch, ask a question or share your midlife story, DM us @postcardsfrommidife.com, join our Facebook Group, or email us hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com


    Disclaimer: all advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional medical or expert advice if you think you have any of the conditions or issues discussed in this episode
     
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    • 49 min

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