18 episodes

The Black Mums Upfront Podcast is a weekly podcast fronted by Carina White, Natalie Duvall, Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and Endy Mckay. They rarely agree on anything but always keep it real… sometimes too real. Getting upfront about their experience of modern-day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty, and lots of laughter. Welcome to the Sisterhood.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 113 Ratings

The Black Mums Upfront Podcast is a weekly podcast fronted by Carina White, Natalie Duvall, Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and Endy Mckay. They rarely agree on anything but always keep it real… sometimes too real. Getting upfront about their experience of modern-day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty, and lots of laughter. Welcome to the Sisterhood.

    18. Becky with the Good Hair

    18. Becky with the Good Hair

    Kinky, curly, nappy, frizzy, tough, wild. Good, bad, straight, natural, processed, difficult. Black women and our hair.  It seems like everyone has an opinion. But why is Afro hair such a hot topic? Is society trying to police our blackness through policing our hair? Are we now policing each other as Black women? Or should we just keep our hair on cos it really ain’t that deep? This episode we comb through the micro-aggressions that we’ve all experienced and dig deep into our own thoughts, feelings and hair hang ups. This episode is proudly part of Dove’s Crowning Glory campaign. And no, you can’t touch it. Ever. 💁🏾‍♀️

    • 1 hr 4 min
    17. Upfront with Perri Edwards 🇳🇬🇬🇩🏃🏾‍♀️

    17. Upfront with Perri Edwards 🇳🇬🇬🇩🏃🏾‍♀️

    This episode we head to Nigeria to catch up with Olympian British track and field athlete and mum of one, Perri Edwards. We talk Nigeria verses East London, raising a child with both African and Caribbean heritage and having a celebrity for a husband. Perri is no stranger to hurdles, in fact she’s pretty darn good at them, but what about the hurdles of new motherhood in a pandemic? We get upfront about the reality of birth, post-baby bodies and black maternal health. This Nike sponsored  episode had us (over)sharing, giggling and jumping for joy!

    www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣

    Hosts:⁣
    https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfront
    https://instagram.com/brownstown29
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/from_the_endz

    • 53 min
    16. Getting Upfront with Infertility

    16. Getting Upfront with Infertility

    ‘First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes infertility, hormones and IVF.’ Yup, it’s time to get upfront. Last week was National Infertility Awareness week and it is a good time to remember that one in six couples in the UK experience infertility. And yet we _still_ don’t really talk about. So, this episode we caught up with founder of Femelanin, upfront Black mum, Vanessa Haye, to talk about the reality of infertility and the effects it had on her mental health, her body and her marriage. Vanessa opens up about her challenging journey to motherhood which included years of ‘trying’, baby-loss, IVF and her beautiful miracle baby boy. Vanessa is passionate about sharing her story to help other Black women feel supported and informed. Vanessa is a fountain of information and inspiration, and we are thrilled to deliver this podcast to you. 🍳

    www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣

    Hosts:⁣
    https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfront
    https://instagram.com/brownstown29
    https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha
    https://instagram.com/natsduv
    https://instagram.com/from_the_endz

    Guest:
    https://instagram.com/vanessahaye

    • 1 hr 11 min
    15. Supermodel, Super-mum and Sickle Cell

    15. Supermodel, Super-mum and Sickle Cell

    This episode we are joined by Black British supermodel and super-mum, Jourdan Dunn, as we talk super-modelling whilst Black,  blended families, and raising a son with Sickle Cell anaemia. When Jourdan gave birth at the age of 19, she discovered that her son was suffering from Sickle Cell. She opens up about the realities of parenting a child with a blood disease, why we need to talk about it and what we can all do to help. Thank you Jourdan for your words, your wisdom and proving once again why Jourdan Dunn ain’t done yet. This podcast is in honour of Richard Okorogheye and Evan Smith, who both had sickle cell anaemia.

    www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣

    Hosts:⁣
    www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣
    www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣
    www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣
    www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣
    www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣

    Guest:
    www.instagram.com/jourdandunn⁣

    • 1 hr 4 min
    14. Upfront with Sanya Richards-Ross

    14. Upfront with Sanya Richards-Ross

    Should you submit to your husband? No, seriously, should you? Can you really manifest your dream goal in life? And what do you do when someone steps on your toe and in that instant ruins your career? (#fml) All this and more in this week’s episode... Yes, we head across the pond to Atlanta to talk to Nike Ambassador, Olympian runner and founder of Mommination, Sanya Richards-Ross. Sanya also opens up about smashing her career goals, marrying the love of her life and what she did when her dream career shattered. Join us as we get upfront and personal with a powerhouse Black mother who always stays ahead of the game. 🦶🏾🇺🇸

    www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣

    Hosts:⁣
    www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣
    www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣
    www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣
    www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣
    www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣

    Guest
    www.instagram.com/sanyarichiross

    • 1 hr
    13. Getting Woke About Sleep

    13. Getting Woke About Sleep

    To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question. In a world that doesn’t seem to stop, we decided to take some time out and discuss all things sleep related. Do you do it enough? Do you do it alone or with a partner? And do you do it with your little ones (or big ones) in the bed with you? This week we dive deep into the land of nod and discover the reality of what really goes on in our beds and in our dreams. Get comfy and cosy and join us for this intimate episode, generously sponsored by Emma Mattress. And get your little toosh on their products - Use our discount code MUMS42 for 42% off all products on their website until 12th April.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

MRUPod ,

Great podcast

Love listening to this, the conversations are engaging, there is good humour, real talk and not boring at all! Keep up the good work ladies!

Gemini 20 ,

Black mums up front

I Have just started to listen to these podcasts just before Christmas. They have been fantastic and fabulous to listen to. They have been also funny, Thoughtful and sad as well. I listen to these at work on my phone as I am a cook and it helps my day go quicker. You ladies are doing a fantastic job and I hope you have many more interesting topics to listen to. I Always laugh out loud to myself because of some of the topics remind me of back in the Day. Once again keep up the good work 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

TaliaJay1 ,

Breath of fresh air

Where do I start? I found this podcast through an interview one of the co hosts did on Good Morning Britain. I sat watching her talk and thought I must check out the podcast. Wow. It's so refreshing, ethnicity aside, to listen to a group of women speak and be unapolegtically themselves. Their podcasts are funny, authentic, informative and leaves you with food for thought. A must listen for all. Whether you're a man, woman, mum or not.

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