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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 Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

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. 

    Aasmah Mir on life after divorce & balancing work as a single mum.

    Aasmah Mir on life after divorce & balancing work as a single mum.

    In 2020, broadcaster and journalist Aasmah Mir, 49, took on the biggest job of her career as the launch presenter of the Times Radio breakfast show - and then her marriage fell apart. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about keeping the plates spinning and rediscovering herself as a midlife, single mum one year on.


    Plus: under the spell of a new hypnotherapy app;  reviewing a summer of new learnings & do the catchphrase quiz in Nostalgia Noodle.


    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
     
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 56 min
    Passions, purpose & parenting with Sarah Brown

    Passions, purpose & parenting with Sarah Brown

    From a high-flying career in PR, to first lady of Downing Street and now a leading campaigner for the education, health and rights of girls and women around the world, Sarah Brown is a woman on a mission. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about life behind the scenes with husband Gordon, bringing up teenage sons, her midlife journey and her feelings as the couple approach the 20th anniversary of the death of their baby daughter Jennifer.


    Plus: At last! Some positive representations of midlife women on TV; getting a good night’s sleep; and its dogs vs cats in Nostalgia Noodle




    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
     
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    • 57 min
    Help, I’m overwhelmed! Organise your life with business dynamo Anya Hindmarch

    Help, I’m overwhelmed! Organise your life with business dynamo Anya Hindmarch

    Running a global fashion empire while raising five children hasn’t been easy, but Anya Hindmarch has learnt a lot of really helpful stuff along the way and in this week’s episode she shares her pearls of wisdom with Trish and Lorraine. 
     
    Plus: doing our bit for climate change, time out treats and recommendations & a nostalgic trip to the roller disco
     
    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
     
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 57 min
    Carolyn Harris MP on leading the menopause revolution

    Carolyn Harris MP on leading the menopause revolution

    Lorraine and Trish interview Welsh MP Carolyn Harris about her Parliamentary Bill which is set to change everything for midlife, menopausal women this autumn and could make HRT free for all across England. The outspoken and spirited MP also shares her moving story of how a personal tragedy took her from barmaid and dinner lady to the corridors of Westminster.


    Plus: summer holiday culture club - favourite family films and escapist novels; Lorraine solves her tummy troubles & Trish discovers a new way to depilate


    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
     
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode.
     
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    • 59 min
    Life lessons from the A- list’s go to yoga master

    Life lessons from the A- list’s go to yoga master

    Self-care author Nadia Narain, the A-list’s go to yoga and meditation teacher, joins Lorraine and Trish to share her practical life lessons. Nadia also talks about her personal journey of finding - and adapting to - new love and relationships in her late forties.


    Plus: how to stop overthinking; holiday rules for friends and family and a look back at the silliness of 70s slimming products


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    • 56 min
    Bonus Episode: Midlife hair crisis special

    Bonus Episode: Midlife hair crisis special

    Brought to you in partnership with Nioxin
     
    In this special one off episode, Trish and Lorraine speak to trichologist Mark Blake and celebrity stylist Zoe Irwin about the causes and solutions for hair thinning during peri-menopause and how to improve the quality, condition and volume of your locks.
     
    Plus: Lorraine & Trish reveal their hair idols, and look back and laugh at the styles they wish they’d swerved
     
    Get in touch: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.com
     
    Disclaimer: All advice in this podcast is based on our own experiences. Please seek professional advice if you think you have any of the issues or conditions discussed in this episode
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Ingridnz ,

My new favourite

Loving every episode! Informative and funny, like a chat with your best girlfriends, only they are well researched and have fabulous English accents. So much to learn about women’s health - it’s our time ❤️

Franceet ,

Awesome!

I’m so happy I found this Podcast. 💛

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