Inspired by her own recent plight into the unknown, Amy Pearson hopes to unite the Mothers who continue making their mark, whilst navigating the demands of Motherhood.
"A Narrative Worth Listening To" with Kate Mildenhall
In today’s conversation, Kate and I chat about all things Motherhood, as you would expect, with a focus on the difficulties of early Motherhood, PND, Sundowning, finding space and time to work creatively and Kate’s complete career shift after she became a mother. We also talk about how the narrative of Motherhood still isn’t considered important or interesting, and all of the books that we each have loved that delve into the realities of the motherload. __________________ Show Notes:Kate's WebsiteKate's Instagram Books:Motherhood & Creativity: The Divided Heart by Rachel PowersOn Motherhood by Jamila RizviMaking Babies by Anne Enright A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk Podcasts:The First Time Podcast The Slow Home Podcast ~Original Music by J. Dale Pearson.If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
"It Just Obliterated Me" with Ashe Davenport
Today’s incredibly belated episode features Ashe Davenport, Mum to two girls, Franny & Dee Dee. Ashe is the author of Sad Mum Lady, an incredibly frank and funny MUMoir (her words, not mine) about her experience throughout pregnancy and the first few years of her kids' lives. Content warning: PPD, drug use and suicide. If you’re sensitive to those topics, just be aware that this ep may be triggering.__________________ Show Notes:Ashe on InstagramAshe's WebsiteSad Mum Lady~Original Music by J. Dale Pearson.If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
"More Than I Imagined" with Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd
Today’s guest is fellow photographer and mother to Wolfgang & Thea, Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd. Motherhood enhanced life for Ilsa, and led her down the path of photography, capturing motherhood in all its beauty.
"Life Bleeds into Work" with Sophie Black
Today on the show we have Sophie Black – a life-long journalist & writer currently in the role of the Head of Publishing at The Wheeler Centre, and Mum to two kids named Walter & Maggie.Sophie has had a brimming career, including working on the multi-award-winning podcast, The Messenger, the ABC Radio National program, Talkfest, and heading up titles such as Crikey, Daily Review... I could go on. In today's conversation, Sophie talks about how deeply life and parenthood bleed into work, managing to continue her incredibly successful career whilst growing and raising two humans, being cured of her lifelong affliction of FOMO, and the painfully solitary experience of secondary infertility & the IVF process. TW: This is an episode that may be sensitive to people who are experiencing fertility issues, and or miscarriage. I think the story and experiences that Sophie shares are incredibly valuable for those supporting friends and/or family through these issues and perhaps even for some people experiencing similar things to feel validated for their emotions and pain. So it is a worthwhile listen if you are feeling up to it. Show NotesMen at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap – Annabel CrabbThe Wife Drought: Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives – Annabel CrabbBroadside – Monika Lewinsky & Sophie Black: Sexism & FeminsmLean In: Women, Work, & the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg_____________________ Original Music by J. Dale PearsonSpecial thanks to our episode sponsor: seedlingdigital.com.auFor all of your custom branding & website building needs, get in touch with Nikki at Seedling Digital.
"Maternal Cravings" with Laura Brading of Wellread
Today's guest is Laura Brading, Mum to Magnolia & Sydney. Laura is also one half of WellRead – the curated book subscription service celebrating the immeasurable power of reading. Laura has spent most of her adult life in the literary world, including working in the publishing industry for some time before becoming a Mother.In today’s conversation, Laura and I delve deep into what it means to be a Mother, and our attempts, as women, to prove ourselves to be more than that undervalued label. I’d like to put a trigger warning in here, as Laura talks pretty openly about her struggles through endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, infertility, miscarriage, and how isolating these experiences can be. The conversation is heavily weighted towards our mutual love of reading, so if you’re into books, this is the episode for you! SHOW NOTES:Books mentioned ~A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother – Rachel CuskHow to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy – Jenny OdellDigital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World – Cal NewportIna May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May GaskinMy Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth StroutAnything is Possible – Elizabeth StroutFleishman is in Trouble – Taffy Brodesser The Girl with the Louding Voice – Abi DareRachel Cusk's response piece for 'A Life's Work'.Taffy Brodesser-Akner's disregard for routine.Wellread on Instagram.Subscribe to Wellread.~Original Music by J. Dale PearsonSpecial thanks to our episode sponsor: seedlingdigital.com.auFor all of your custom branding & website building needs, get in touch with Nikki at Seedling Digital.
"Kind of Mind-blowing" with Beci Orpin
In today's episode I’m talking with Beci Orpin, Mother of two boys, Tyke, & Ari. Beci also is a Melbourne based, but but internationally recognised, Designer and Illustrator known for her bold, bright work that is uniquely her own. You only need to look at her website to see how incredibly fascinating her brain is. I remember admiring Beci in my teenage years, reading Frankie magazine and fawning over her work, so having the chance to chat with Beci about our mutual experience of Motherhood was a really joyous experience. Beci went back to work 4 days after her first baby, so she talks about how difficult it can be during that baby fog, but how it felt natural to her, because work is where she finds a huge amount of her identity. We chat about the influence that a strong, powerful mother figure can have on our desire for children ourselves, and how much the respect for our Mums can grow after we have that experience; The flexibility that comes from sharing the parenting load with your partner and how it allows us, as women, to continue to work and create; and lots more. Enjoy!mother-other.comSHOW NOTES:beciorpin.com/instagram.com/beciorpin_____Original Music by J. Dale PearsonSpecial thanks to our episode sponsor: seedlingdigital.com.auFor all of your custom branding & website building needs, get in touch with Nikki at Seedling Digital.