Carrie-Anne became a single mum when her son was 6 months. After moving back into her mums flat, going onto benefits at 24 she decided to start a clothing brand. In 2 years, it became a six figure business. In her own right she’s known for her sense of style, she’s been featured in publications such as Marie Claire and the Telegraph.
After someone insulted her by saying she was alright for a mum it got her thinking.
When Carrie became a single mum, she didn’t feel there were any realistic, conversations about single motherhood happening in the media. She wanted to create a space where women felt like they could have a giggle and be able to relate to what was being spoken about.
Remi was a writer as well as a new mum at the time, who had been very open about her experiences.
In her first year of university Remi aged 22, fell pregnant with her daughter. She had been sharing her inner most thoughts, writing about how she felt and how she found motherhood. She had a very small audience, which over 18 months has grown particularly among the parenting industry. Her “honest” approach to life has gained her attention outside of her writing too. She’s added plus size model to her CV and has also been a guest on other podcasts speaking on topics such as body confidence.
For Remi this podcast, allows her to “speak to women who are where she has been and sometimes still is... Not to speak for all single mums but to most.” It’s clear that these two are great friends. Whilst they are so different, they offer a refreshing take on lone parent stereotypes. Showing that while it can be hard, for them it was what was best for their families.
They open the series with an episode about dating. With plans to cover co-parenting, loneliness, travel, sex and choosing to go it alone from the beginning in future episodes.
Reinforcing that no topic is off limits and the chat is completely unfiltered, they’ve chosen not to censor themselves.
If their listeners only take one thing away from Alright for a mum, Carrie and Remi just want it to be that they can listen to this podcast and feel less alone.
EP13 Raising An Ally Alone
We were still in the swing of lockdown when this was recorded. For a while now we've wanted to speak to more of you about topics that are important within the single parenting community.
Phee is a solo mama 24/7 to her little girl, we spoke about raising an ally and what that means in today's society.
How she's handling social distancing and we threw in a bit of wanking chat you know just for self care purposes.
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Remi and Carrie xx
EP12 Covid Coparenting (or not) with @thefamilylawyer
Covid-19 Chat with Laura Naser. We spoke to her about a lot of concerns you guys had to do with co parenting. We also looked at what would happen in the event of having no support and falling ill. Who gets the final say, does distance matter and how this affects court orders.
EP11 We Had To Do Some Housekeeping
We wanted let you know what we've been up to and why we've been gone for a while. We reflect on the past year, fill you in on new (and old) relationships and talk inappropriate dreams about your co-parent.
Remi and Carrie xx
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Alright, I’m not a mum but this podcast is amazing
Upfront, I don’t have kids (yet) but I love this podcast. As a single woman in her late 20s, I’m curious about the world of mothering particularly as a “modern” woman (i.e career, dating apps, apartment living etc). This podcast is fantastic because it’s real, honest, entertaining and answers sooo many questions about how its possible to be a successful mother when you don’t fit the traditional, social narrative. Thanks ladies for pulling back the veil a bit for those of us women without kids. We’re cheering from the sidelines. You guys are amazing.
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This weeks is a must listen!
So so good. I feel like I’m sitting at the kitchen table or on the sofa with some Iceland beverages! This weeks episode was 🔥! Thanks so much ladies for bringing the realness each week.