4 episodes

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 The Times

    • Kids & Family

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. 

    Career success and a happy home life - by a mother of 10!

    Career success and a happy home life - by a mother of 10!

    Busting the “have it all” myth, Lorraine and Trish discuss the realities of building a successful career or business while bringing up a family with the straight-talking entrepreneur, C-suite consultant and mother of 10 (yes, 10) children, Danusia Malina-Derben. What are the qualities that make some women great mothers as well as great leaders, how do we ask for help and what might a menopause-friendly workplace look like? Lorraine and Trish discover the answers to these questions and more. Plus: getting messy teens to do their bit around the house, and what’s changed their lives this week.
     
    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Street
    London
    SE1 9GF 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.com 


    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
    And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    Going solo: parenting after divorce

    Going solo: parenting after divorce

    How do you cope as a parent when two pairs of hands become one? Lorraine and Trish talk to the television and radio presenter Beverley Turner about her experience of parenting after divorce, from the everyday practicalities to the sometimes overwhelming emotional labour. Plus: midlife muffin top (weight gain and appetite during menopause), Top of the Pops and piercings.


    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Street
    London
    SE1 9GF 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.com 


    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
    And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Where has my libido gone?

    Where has my libido gone?

    If your sex drive isn’t what it used to be and the most exciting thing that’s happened in the bedroom lately is a Netflix binge, well...you’re not alone. In the first episode of Postcards from Midlife, Lorraine and Trish find out how to rediscover desire, intimacy and pleasure with Suzi Godson, The Times sex and relationships columnist, as well as how to understand and support your teens as they start to explore their own sexuality. Plus: holidaying alone, magazine memories and women they love.
     
    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Street
    London 
    SE1 9GF 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.com 


    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
    And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay
      For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    Postcards from Midlife...COMING SOON!

    Postcards from Midlife...COMING SOON!

    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.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

Meredithfleur ,

PFM

I loved this, fun, informative and full of all those dilemmas we face in midlife; a much needed podcast 😀

MP northlondon ,

Brilliant chat with friends

Good new podcast. I felt like I was sitting on a comfy couch with my girlfriends and a glass of wine. Keep them coming.

cooperuvfsr ,

Like having some best mates sat next to you having a chat

It is so true that when you get to mid life those casual chats with good female mates are less frequent as our paths don’t cross so naturally .. listening this morning felt like those impromptu cups of tea where you share the best chats about what’s on your mind .. so relevant so fun .. made me start my day with a smirk .. thanks ladies I’m hooked x

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