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The School for Mothers podcast, hosted by entrepreneur and mother of 10, Danusia Malina-Derben. Expect intelligent, irreverent, empowered and, frankly, diverse mothers talking about their lives; from the struggles, downright miracles to their whoop worthy wins. We’re all united by being #MothersAnd so much more.

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The School for Mothers podcast, hosted by entrepreneur and mother of 10, Danusia Malina-Derben. Expect intelligent, irreverent, empowered and, frankly, diverse mothers talking about their lives; from the struggles, downright miracles to their whoop worthy wins. We’re all united by being #MothersAnd so much more.

    #115: TIME - Laura Vanderkam

    #115: TIME - Laura Vanderkam

    “𝙿𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚋𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚡𝚊𝚌𝚝 𝚜𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎.” Time Management Expert and Bestselling Author Laura Vanderkam joins me to get into the nitty-gritty of making our time work for us. The impact of COVID-19 is pushing us to stretch our time across even more demands than ever - join us as we explore how to keep focus, switch up routines, and our thoughts on the future of remote working. 
    About my guest, Laura Vanderkam:
    Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including The New Corner Office, Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and five children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.
    Read the full show notes over on our website : >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/115-time-laura-vanderkam/ 
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    • 35 min
    #114: BITCH - Nic Stone

    #114: BITCH - Nic Stone

    We’re reclaiming and unpacking the word “𝚋𝚒𝚝𝚌𝚑” with NYT bestselling author Nic Stone. From the way it’s thrown at women, to cliche ambitious woman = bitch tropes, and the relationship between being a conspicuous woman. Join me for a power-packed episode with, in her own words, “bad bitch” Nic Stone.
    Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, and her debut middle-grade novel, Clean Getaway, were both New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of Odd One Out, a novel about discovering oneself and who it is okay to love, which was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Rainbow Book List Top Ten selection, Jackpot, a love-ish story that takes a searing look at economic inequality and Shuri: A Black Panther Novel based on the much-loved character from the Black Panther comics and film. Dear Justyce, the sequel to Dear Martin, was published on September 29, 2020. Nic lives in Atlanta with her family. Find her online at nicstone.info or @nicstone.

    • 41 min
    Bringing Up Kind Children In A Prejudiced World - Uju Asika - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    Bringing Up Kind Children In A Prejudiced World - Uju Asika - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    Bringing up race with our kids. Blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant Uju Asika joins me to share exactly how we can raise kinder kids. We explore how Gen Z have the opportunity to change the world and our role as parents in this. As Uju says, we have to be “actively inclusive”. 
    Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger (babesabouttown.com), digital consultant (mothersandshakers.net) and author of the book Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, published in September 2020 by Yellow Kite (Hachette UK). Uju lives in Islington, north London with her husband and two football-mad boys. Follow Uju @babesabouttown on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook

    • 40 min
    #113: EDGE - Erica Jong

    #113: EDGE - Erica Jong

    Dancing on the EDGE with feminist icon and writer; Erica Jong! Yes, global-sensation Erica Jong joins me for an exploration of all things EDGE, from writing taboo-busting books, living on the edge and being, as Erica puts it, seen as a “bad girl”. This conversation takes us on a whistlestop tour of what it means to be a woman speaking out and saying the unspoken. 
    Erica Jong is a celebrated poet, novelist & essayist with over 27 published books that have been influential all over the world. Erica’s most popular novel, Fear of Flying, celebrated its forty fifth anniversary in 2018. Never out of print, it’s sold over 35 million copies in 50 languages including Chinese and Arabic. Erica’s won countless international awards and her poetry has appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including The New Yorker, and L.A. Times, The Paris Review, Haaretz, and many many more. Her latest book of poetry is titled The World Began With Yes and Erica is currently working on her autobiography, too. She lives in New York with her husband and two poodles. Her daughter, Molly Jong-Fast is also a writer and political essayist. 

    Read the full show notes on www.schoolformothers.com/podcast 

    • 34 min
    #112: PLUNGE - Vicky Allan

    #112: PLUNGE - Vicky Allan

    Taking the PLUNGE into life - whether that’s wild swimming, big projects at work and beyond. My guest this week is Vicky Allan. We explore the power of plunging into things - as Vicky says: “If we don’t do some kind of plunging we stop doing anything”. Vicky’s the co-author (with Kaye Adams) of Still Hot! 42 Brilliantly Honest Menopause Stories, which I contributed to. She’s also a journalist, who works for The Herald and has written for many other papers and magazines. She’s particularly passionate about two areas, gender and bodies, and also the climate and biodiversity crises. 

    Read the full show notes over on our websitehttps://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/113-plunge-vicky-allan/

    • 35 min
    Dismantling Diet Culture around Kids - Molly Forbes - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    Dismantling Diet Culture around Kids - Molly Forbes - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    What will it take to dismantle diet culture for our kids, and for ourselves? I'm so glad to be sharing a gloriously body-positive episode with guest Molly Forbes @mollyjforbes. January's always a stark reminder that there's so much unpicking for us to do with diet culture- considering the impact on our kids is a great place to start! With kids as young as 7 wanting to count calories and PE teachers commenting on weight gain, there's so much work to be done. Molly and I explore having conversations about weight, letting go of vigilance, plus how to raise our kids to accept all bodies as worthy and wonderful.
    Read the full show notes and see all of our episodes over on > https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast/ 

    • 45 min

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