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Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

Postcards From Midlife The Times

    • Kids & Family

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 


Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 


Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

    Meg Mathews’s menopause story — and how she got strong again

    Meg Mathews’s menopause story — and how she got strong again

    Telling it like it is, the activist and entrepreneur Meg Mathews shares her menopause story, from misdiagnosis to osteoporosis, with Lorraine and Trish. Find out how she coped when severe anxiety took hold, and how HRT, diet and exercise have made her strong again.
     
    Plus: helping stressed teens, cleansing balms and the joys of cold-water swimming.
     
    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London BridgeStreet 
    London,
    SE1 9GF 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.co.uk 
     
    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
    And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay


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    • 29 min
    I’m still me: style, sex appeal and identity.

    I’m still me: style, sex appeal and identity.

    You feel like the same person you were in your twenties and thirties, so why does society portray menopausal women as the grey-haired, cardie brigade? Lorraine and Trish talk to Britpop star Louise Wener about reforming her band, Sleeper, in her fifties, how style and sex appeal evolve and why you’re never too old to wear leopard print.


    Plus, how to cope when teens discover booze and partying; the Sunday night conflict zone; and sorting your gut health.


    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 


    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Street
    London,SE1 9GF


    Or find us on at postcardsfrommidlife.co.uk


    TWITTER @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin


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    • 32 min
    HRT & the menopause symptoms you shouldn't ignore

    HRT & the menopause symptoms you shouldn't ignore

    Want to know the secret to getting through your peri-menopause without going insane? Lorraine and Trish talk to Dr Shahzadi Harper about exactly what’s happening with your hormones, the symptoms you shouldn’t ignore and how to get the right help from your GP.
    Plus: rowing with your teens, the power breakfast and getting a good night’s sleep.
     
    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Place
    London,
    SE1 9GF. 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.co.uk 
     
    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
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    • 44 min
    Career success and a happy home life - by a mother of 10!

    Career success and a happy home life - by a mother of 10!

    Busting the “have it all” myth, Lorraine and Trish discuss the realities of building a successful career or business while bringing up a family with the straight-talking entrepreneur, C-suite consultant and mother of 10 (yes, 10) children, Danusia Malina-Derben. What are the qualities that make some women great mothers as well as great leaders, how do we ask for help and what might a menopause-friendly workplace look like? Lorraine and Trish discover the answers to these questions and more. Plus: getting messy teens to do their bit around the house, and what’s changed their lives this week.
     
    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Street
    London
    SE1 9GF 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.com 


    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
    And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    Going solo: parenting after divorce

    Going solo: parenting after divorce

    How do you cope as a parent when two pairs of hands become one? Lorraine and Trish talk to the television and radio presenter Beverley Turner about her experience of parenting after divorce, from the everyday practicalities to the sometimes overwhelming emotional labour. Plus: midlife muffin top (weight gain and appetite during menopause), Top of the Pops and piercings.


    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Street
    London
    SE1 9GF 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.com 


    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
    And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Where has my libido gone?

    Where has my libido gone?

    If your sex drive isn’t what it used to be and the most exciting thing that’s happened in the bedroom lately is a Netflix binge, well...you’re not alone. In the first episode of Postcards from Midlife, Lorraine and Trish find out how to rediscover desire, intimacy and pleasure with Suzi Godson, The Times sex and relationships columnist, as well as how to understand and support your teens as they start to explore their own sexuality. Plus: holidaying alone, magazine memories and women they love.
     
    If you’d like to join the conversation, please send us your story via postcard to: 
     
    Postcards from Midlife
    The Sunday Times Style
    1 London Bridge Street
    London 
    SE1 9GF 
     
    Or find us on www.postcardsfrommidlife.com 


    TWITTER: @SundayTimesLC | @TrishHalpin 
     
    And INSTAGRAM: @SundayTimesLorraine | @TrishoftheDay
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    • 33 min

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