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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.

    #140: SHIFT - Ana Paula Tediosi

    #140: SHIFT - Ana Paula Tediosi

    This week I’m exploring ambition and motherhood with Anna Paula Tediosi, author of Ambition Factor: Rewriting the story of working mothers. I question what ambition for mothers looks like across different cultures. We talk working motherhood, different types of ambition, and how we can increase (not decrease) our ambition whilst raising kids.
     
    Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood
     
    About my guest, Ana Paula Tediosi:
    Swiss Brazilian working mother, Ana lives in Zurich with her husband and two children. She plays an active role in Zurich’s community of working women, blogs about working mothers life’s since 2018, founded her own
    publishing house Birdhaus Writing& Publishing, has published two books, and works as a lifescience professional since over 20 years. Her book, Ambition Factor: Rewriting the story of working mothers (2021) is a discovery journey about the reality of ambitious professional mothers today.
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    • 29 min
    Loving Sober Life - Kate Baily & Mandy Manners - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    Loving Sober Life - Kate Baily & Mandy Manners - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    Is a glass of wine the escape that mothers really need? My guests today are Kate Baily and Mandy Manners, authors of Love Yourself Sober: A Self-Care Guide to Alcohol-Free Living for Busy Mothers. We explore the role of alcohol in relationships, motherhood + "mummy-wine" and the marketing of alcohol. If you're wondering whether alcohol has a place in your life anymore or you're already sober, this conversation explores the many joys of a sober life. 
    Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood
    About my guests, Kate Baily and Mandy Manners: 
    Kate Baily and Mandy Manners - Sobriety & wellbeing coaches, authors, speakers, coach trainers. Founders of Love Sober - which provides support for women to get, stay and LOVE Sober through courses, connection and the Love Sober podcast.
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    • 50 min
    #139: STILL HOT! - Danusia Malina-Derben

    #139: STILL HOT! - Danusia Malina-Derben

    Every menopause has its own story - and here’s mine. In this episode I share a part of my own journey - which was included in Kaye Adams and Vicky Allan’s book STILL HOT! As Kaye and Vicky say “Let's rejoice as we step free of the menopausal closet. The menopause is not one story, but many and diverse . . . and, whatever your experience, you are not alone.” My story was included alongside household names like Lorraine Kelly, Baroness Warsi, Anthea Turner, Michelle Heaton and Trinny Woodall and many more. 
     
    Buy Kaye Adams & Vicky Allan’s book STILL HOT! 
    Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood
    Listen to Kaye Adams’ SFM episode here
    Listen to Vicky Allan’s SFM episode here
     
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    • 16 min
    #138: PLAN - Alessandra Olanow

    #138: PLAN - Alessandra Olanow

    "Life is undulating". My guest this week is illustrator Alessandra Olanow and we're exploring all things PLAN, or rather when things don't quite go as planned. Alessandra shares how she pivoted in the wake of her divorce and the death of her mother. We also explore how going off-piste from plans is opportunity for growth, healing and magic.
    Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood
    About my guest, Alessandra Olanow:
    Alessandra Olanow is an illustrator whose clients include major brands such as Bergdorf Goodman, Clinique, Yahoo, Urban Outfitters, West Elm, and Uniqlo, as well as major print and online publications including the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Goop, Cherry Bombe, A Cup of Jo, Variety, Shape Magazine, Parents magazine, Rachael Ray magazine, and Bon Appétit. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her daughter Coco. This is her first book. She lives with her daughter in Brooklyn, NYC.
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    • 40 min
    How To Live Playfully - Emma Worrollo - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    How To Live Playfully - Emma Worrollo - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

    Play is a powerful thing - but how do we bring more of it into busy (and stressful!) lives? That's exactly what this Sunday Supplement with Emma Worrollo is answering. We explore the power of play, why it's important for kids and adults, and how we can become more playful in our daily lives. From playful decorating tips to playful philosophy - this ep is chock full of playful advice!
    Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood 
    About my guest, Emma Worrollo:
    Emma is an expert in play and kid-culture and committed to empowering people to #liveplayfully. She's founded an international insight agency advising the world's largest brands on how to connect with emerging generations. Emma has also grown an Instagram community sharing philosophies on modern motherhood and the role of play in mental health. She has 3 kids, sort of built a skate park in the garden, and swims all year round in the sea.
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    • 35 min
    #137: WOMB - Dr. Anna Smajdor

    #137: WOMB - Dr. Anna Smajdor

    Unpacking the evolutionary pressure of being a woman. My guest this week is Dr. Anna Smajdor and we're exploring the pressure on women to reproduce and become mothers - and what that means in reality for us as individuals and a collective. We question whether men are put under pressure in the same way, the ethics of the motherhood experience, and the ways that motherhood *hasn't* progressed or innovated like the rest of society. Join us for this chunky episode packed full of thought-provoking and myth-busting ideas. 
    Read my book, NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Modernhood 
    About my guest, Dr. Anna Smajdor:
    Anna is an associate professor of practical philosophy at the University of Oslo - working in the field of reproductive ethics. Anna has written extensively on questions about reproductive technology and particularly interested in the relationship between the needs of society for new citizens, and the interests of women, as those who are tasked with gestating and giving birth to these new citizens.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 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.

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