Motherland is a digital platform for women who happen to be mums. In a new series of podcasts, Motherland founder and editor Charlotte Philby is joined by a rotating panel of experts, commentators and real women to discuss a whole range of issues around pregnancy, birth, parenthood, childhood and life.
#4: The Pursuit of Happiness
For the latest Motherland podcast, Charlotte Philby is joined by at Penguin Random House by author Ruth Whippman to discuss the impact of our growing obsession with happiness - in our own lives, and in that of our children - and whether this $11 billion dollar industry is actually making us more anxious.
#3: Kids and Technology
Motherland founder and editor Charlotte Philby is joined by Bethany Koby, CEO of Technology Will Save us, and Professor Sonia Livingstone, author of a number of leading studies around children and the internet, to discuss some of the issues surrounding kids and tech. Topics covered include the truth about screen-time, the best apps for pre-schoolers, and how to ensure your kids have the best possible emotional skills to help them navigate themselves through the opportunities and dangers of this fast-growing digital age.
#2: Is Breast Really Best?
Motherland founder and editor Charlotte Philby is joined by paediatrician Dr Sasha Howard and breastfeeding specialist Geraldine Miskin, to discuss the science behind the ‘Breast is Best’ message – looking at the social pressures and anxieties that surround one of the most divisive subjects in modern parenthood.
#1: Preparing for Birth
Motherland founder and editor Charlotte Philby is joined by midwife Clemmie Hooper and co-founder of the Calm Birth School, Hollie De Cruz, for a candid, informative debate covering the practical, emotional and physical preparations for birth - from hypnobirthing and C-sections, to sex and bolstering your relationship ahead of the biggest change in both of your lives.
On point and relevant.
Very interesting discussion on technology and the difference between passive screen time and the more interactive types of technology. I found it very thought-provoking. It is a good starting point for parents who have concerns over allowing their kids to slump in front of a screen but are also aware that the use of technology is all around us and used in schools. I'd be very interested to hear more parent and non-parent opinions on this topic.