24 episodes

Two mums, both podcast listeners, both at the same church. But we
both felt there was something missing.

Whilst we loved our faith or parenting podcasts, few podcasts seemed to
bring the two together. And when they did, they were more about the
mechanics of parenting- sibling rivalry, getting your kids to read the Bible
etc. But what about dealing with all the cultural and social stuff we
encounter as Mum’s every day? Divorce, grief, diversity, money, mental
health, disability, going back to work, friendships, illness – the list is
endless but they affect our lives as mothers and our walk with Jesus.
When secular culture is talking about all these things and we can’t hear
God in the discussion it can seem confusing and isolating.

We felt called to add Jesus to the equation of life as a mum by sharing
women’s stories and experiences of how Jesus has impacted their
walk with him. Jesus tells us we’re “the salt of the earth” (Matt 5.13) and
we need to keep salty- that means in our whole lives and that means
we need to talk about where Jesus is in motherhood too.

The Salty Mums Podcast Rebecca Miles

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Two mums, both podcast listeners, both at the same church. But we
both felt there was something missing.

Whilst we loved our faith or parenting podcasts, few podcasts seemed to
bring the two together. And when they did, they were more about the
mechanics of parenting- sibling rivalry, getting your kids to read the Bible
etc. But what about dealing with all the cultural and social stuff we
encounter as Mum’s every day? Divorce, grief, diversity, money, mental
health, disability, going back to work, friendships, illness – the list is
endless but they affect our lives as mothers and our walk with Jesus.
When secular culture is talking about all these things and we can’t hear
God in the discussion it can seem confusing and isolating.

We felt called to add Jesus to the equation of life as a mum by sharing
women’s stories and experiences of how Jesus has impacted their
walk with him. Jesus tells us we’re “the salt of the earth” (Matt 5.13) and
we need to keep salty- that means in our whole lives and that means
we need to talk about where Jesus is in motherhood too.

    Andi Russell - Infertility, being an "older" mum & mothers in prison

    Andi Russell - Infertility, being an "older" mum & mothers in prison

    On this week's episode we have the powerhouse that is Andi Russell- honestly what a woman of faith! And she seems to have done so many different things too! Anyway, Andi takes us through their very long journey to parenthood, a journey at times it didn't seem would end with a pregnancy but after 11 years they had a daughter. It's an incredible story of hope where Andi admits they often clung too by the tips of their fingers! We then talk about her being an "older Mum" (NB: she raised this as a topic, not me- she looks younger than me and I'm 35!), and finally we talk about Andi's incredible new project Alabaster Coaching which is about coaching mothers who are in the prison system.
    RESOURCES
    You can get in touch with Andi at andi@alabastercoaching.com
    FINALLY…
    .Remember to subscribe, and also be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.If you’ve got any questions or suggestions you can email us at saltymumspodcast@gmail.com You can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @saltymumspod.

    • 59 min
    Elle Limebear & Jane Kirby- Anxiety and Motherhood

    Elle Limebear & Jane Kirby- Anxiety and Motherhood

    Anxiety is at epidemic levels globally, mothers included. This is why I invited Elle Limebear and Jane Kirby to talk about their experience of anxiety and the book, Say Goodbye to Anxiety, they've recently published about how they broke free of the stronghold of anxiety in their life. We discuss how motherhood and faith have impacted their struggle with anxiety, as well as how to better support other mums who are experiencing anxiety. As a sufferer of anxiety myself, I found this such a hopeful conversation, and I really hope you'll find the same!
    Resources
    You can find Elle and Jane on socials @elle_limebear and @janeelizabethkirby
    And you can purchase their brilliant book here
    Finally....
    Remember to subscribe, and also be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.If you’ve got any questions or suggestions you can email us at saltymumspodcast@gmail.comYou can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @saltymumspod.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Lucy Rycroft- motherhood, faith and adoption

    Lucy Rycroft- motherhood, faith and adoption

    In this episode of The Salty Mums Podcast, Lucy Rycroft from The Hope Filled Family joins me to share her insightful journey through motherhood, faith, and embracing life's chaos. Lucy discusses her personal experience of adopting 14 month old twins when she already had two biological children, offering listeners profound reflections on the complexities and joys of expanding a family through adoption. This episode is a heartfelt and relatable exploration of motherhood, embracing all its lumps and bumps and ups and down, because as Lucy says "Don't stress, God's got it"
    RESOURCES
    You can find Lucy's website at https://thehopefilledfamily.com/, and find her on social media @thehopefilledfamily

    You can find all Lucy's incredible books and resources for sale here https://thehopefilledfamily.com/shop/

    Lucy also works for Parenting for Faith who you can find on social media @parentingforfaithbrf

    FINALLY…
    .Remember to subscribe, and also be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.If you’ve got any questions or suggestions you can email us at saltymumspodcast@gmail.comYou can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @saltymumspod.

    • 54 min
    Becky Sedgwick- being a single mum

    Becky Sedgwick- being a single mum

    On this week's episode we talk to Becky Sedgwick from Parenting for Faith, about being a single mum. It's a situation very few mothers plan for or expect, but many end up in. Becky tells her story of how her faith helped her in her darker moments (including a rather surprising verse God led her to from the Bible), and then we spend a long time unpacking what we can do as individuals and the Church to better support single parents.
    RESOURCES
    Becky has written a number of articles for Parenting for Faith on this topic;
    https://www.parentingforfaith.brf.org.uk/post/helping-single-parents-flourish-in-church/
    https://www.parentingforfaith.brf.org.uk/post/when-fathers-day-isnt-easy/
    https://www.parentingforfaith.brf.org.uk/post/when-your-family-breaks-down/
    https://www.parentingforfaith.brf.org.uk/post/god-promises-to-be-a-father-to-the-fatherless-what-happens-if-we-take-him-at-his-word/
    https://www.parentingforfaith.brf.org.uk/post/lessons-from-my-wood/
    https://www.parentingforfaith.brf.org.uk/post/supporting-families-through-separation-and-divorce/
    You can find Parenting for Faith @parentingforfaithbrf or at www.parentingforfaith.brf.org.uk/welcome. And to listen to their podcast go to https://open.spotify.com/show/3MiWgOcmu0knabd72zmzTa
    FINALLY….Remember to subscribe, and also be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.If you’ve got any questions or suggestions you can email us at saltymumspodcast@gmail.comYou can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @saltymumspod.

    • 55 min
    Sophie Bannister- Supporting mothers in ministry

    Sophie Bannister- Supporting mothers in ministry

    Have you ever had to take your kids into work? Imagine having to do this once a week, every week! This is the reality for many mothers involved in ministry and church leadership- what's it like parenting in front of the people you're working with? How do you juggle the (often) "un-childcare" friendly hours of being a vicar?
    To answer this we have Sophie Bannister who is a vicar in Lincolnshire, but also serves on the leadership teams of the Junia network which supports ordained women and Prisca which trains preachers. We discuss her journey to becoming a vicar and a mother (which overlap), the challenges of being a parent in front of your congregation and her work with the Junia and Prisca networks. She also gives us some great advice how to better support our Church leaders who are also parents.
    RESOURCES
    You can find more information about the Junia network at www.thejunianetwork.org.uk @thejunianetwork, and the Prisca network at www.prisca.org.uk @priscapreach.
    FINALLY…
    .Remember to subscribe, and also be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.If you’ve got any questions or suggestions you can email us at saltymumspodcast@gmail.comYou can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @saltymumspod.

    • 47 min
    Hope Virgo - Eating Disorders

    Hope Virgo - Eating Disorders

    This week we're joined by Hope Virgo, who is an Eating Disorder campaigner and author, but is also recovering from an eating disorder herself. Hope helps us break down many of the myths around eating disorders, highlights where there's need for change in the NHS, talks about the difficulties of becoming a mother in the shadow of an eating disorder, and gives us great insight in how we can be salt and light to those around us who might be struggling with an eating disorder. This was a topic I've wanted to cover for a while so I was so grateful to get Hope's insight and hear her talk so honestly and openly about the struggles she's faced.
    RESOURCES
    You can find Hope Virgo on Instagram @hopevirgo_
    Sign Hope's open letter about no one should be dying with an eating disorder in 2023 here https://the.organise.network/campaigns/network-no-one-should-be-dying-of-an-eating-disorder-in-2023-8fffc72793b87a94?utm_campaign=eqsgJorTNd&utm_medium=whatsapp&utm_source=share
    To sign her petition #beatthescales go to https://www.change.org/p/eating-disorders-are-not-just-about-weight-dumpthescales
    And find her three books including her latest one 'You are free (even if you don''t feel like it) here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hope-Virgo/e/B01NBIRW4V/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
    FINALLY…
    .Remember to subscribe, and also be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.If you’ve got any questions or suggestions you can email us at saltymumspodcast@gmail.comYou can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @saltymumspod.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

B-lowenna ,

DorsetMumofFour

I’ve recently found this podcast and have really enjoyed the topics covered by Becky. It’s great to have a Christian motherhood podcast in the UK, I look forward to the next series!

Christian mum 176 ,

Brilliant

I’ve really enjoyed listening to these. The relaxed chatty style makes it easy to feel part of the conversation. Love that they don’t shy away from the tricky topics either.

mangopiano ,

Fab listen!

I love this podcast, the guests are interesting and wide-ranging, and the hosts get loads out of them. It’s a fun listen but also a challenging one. Great stuff!

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