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The School for Mothers Podcast disrupts the idea that once we’re a mother, life is done. Join entrepreneur and mother of 10, Danusia Malina-Derben as she interviews badass mothers about how they’re answering the question: How can I be a mother and still be me? She hears from celebrities, well-known authors, heavyweight entrepreneurs, global activists, career powerhouses, influencers, & leading experts. Be prepared for truth bombs, potty mouth moments and big dollops of inspiration.

School for Mothers Podcast School for Mothers

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The School for Mothers Podcast disrupts the idea that once we’re a mother, life is done. Join entrepreneur and mother of 10, Danusia Malina-Derben as she interviews badass mothers about how they’re answering the question: How can I be a mother and still be me? She hears from celebrities, well-known authors, heavyweight entrepreneurs, global activists, career powerhouses, influencers, & leading experts. Be prepared for truth bombs, potty mouth moments and big dollops of inspiration.

    Alcohol Free Life - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    Alcohol Free Life - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    SFM host Danusia Malina-Derben takes on the role of guest on a brilliant podcast about sober life, One for the Road, hosted by Grey area drinking coach, Dave Wilson. You can find him on insta @soberdave and while you’re there follow us on @school.for.mothers.podcast.
    “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #166: FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: How to Be a Happier Dad

    #166: FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: How to Be a Happier Dad

    Interview Time with a Difference as I’m the one answering all the questions. Suzy Walker from Metro.co.uk asked me how men can reject toxic masculinity and become happier dads. So I told her! It was a big Father’s Day celebration with a splash of tough love taken from my book SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood. See what you think 
    “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!
    Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not subscribed, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now! 

    • 17 min
    #165: SPUNK: My New Book on Fatherhood

    #165: SPUNK: My New Book on Fatherhood

    Celebration time in today’s episode. I’ve written a book due out at the end of the month all about fathers, and fatherhood identity. This is so exciting to share especially as it involved research with 1500+ men, and is my second book in a year! SPUNK, which is also the title of my new book, is me sharing why I chose this title (sidenote for all the “mansplainers”, I really do understand what the word means), what the meaning of this word originally was and how it relates to modern fatherhood right now. In reading the introduction to you, I hope I whet your appetite for more because the research findings are fascinating. A perfect gift for Father’s Day and anytime you want to check out why fathers behave as they do, this is how one reviewer described SPUNK, “This book makes me want to be a better father. Even better it shows me how”. Can’t say fairer than that, right?!
    “I love School for Mothers, it’s an injection of badass” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more mothers — just like you — move toward the badass life and business that they desire. Click here‎, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

    • 22 min
    FIERCE: Building Your Impactful Career - Vanessa Vallely OBE - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    FIERCE: Building Your Impactful Career - Vanessa Vallely OBE - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    FIERCELY serving others - that’s what my guest this week is all about. In this episode I’m joined by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and *so* much more. I explore with Vanessa:
    Why serving others is where it’s at Keeping up our resilience “Questionable” choices Important questions  Read the full show notes over on our website >>> 
    https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/80-fierce-vanessa-vallely/

    • 37 min
    #164: GRIEF: Being A Mother Without A Mum - Georgina Fuller

    #164: GRIEF: Being A Mother Without A Mum - Georgina Fuller

    My guest for this special episode is freelance journalist and speaker, Georgina Fuller. She’s been a journalist for over 15 years and has written for everyone from Take a Break to Tatler.  In this episode I discuss with Georgina what not having a mother means when you’re a mother yourself, the things most missed and dealing with grief. 
    Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/being-a-mother-without-a-mum-on-mothers-day-georgie-fuller/

    • 45 min
    #163: BOND: The Power + Influence Of The Mother-Daughter Relationship - Harriet Malina-Derben

    #163: BOND: The Power + Influence Of The Mother-Daughter Relationship - Harriet Malina-Derben

    What does the BOND between a mother and daughter mean when they’re *both* adults? I’m joined by Harriet Malina-Derben, my right-hand-woman and eldest daughter, for a candid conversation exploring the importance of that bond. Harriet shares why she’s keen to keep the matriarchal line strong and how she sees her role of adult daughter. We talk Shrill (no spoilers, promise), angsty teen years and hormones.
    Read the full show notes over on our website
    School for Mothers Website ●  School For Mothers Private Facebook Group ● School for Mothers Instagram

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

dillydonks ,

Cannot stop listening!

I love this podcast so much, I’ve never been one to listen to podcasts before but I am hooked! This is so positive and relatable and funny too!!

Julia Lally ,

Thanks Danusia!

I really admire Danusia - she represents so much of what I admire in women. And her guests are totally kickass too. I always get so much from this podcast.

_AbbyP0 ,

Refreshingly honest and interesting interviews

I absolutely love Danusia’s interview skills and the depths of conversation these women go into. Such an array of wonderful successful women with such interesting stories! A must listen.