A place to breakdown the taboo conversations around growing up. We talk about how to raise body confident and body aware daughters, teaching our children all of the things we wish we were taught and more. Each week we'll be discovering ways to breakdown the taboo about our bodies and growing up.
Ep 8 - Rachael Condon
In this weeks Episode I talk with Rachael Condon about the long term implications of the birth control pill. We discuss ways in which we can support our girls through the first few years of period irregularities without resorting to medicating with the birth control pill.
Rachael is a Period Consultant, Trained Teacher in Natural Fertility Education and a Qualified Nutritionist.
If you have fertility issues, PCOS or no period at all, then Rach can help you take a natural approach to healing your body by addressing the root cause of your health problems and she promises to not give you any band-aid approaches!
Her goal is to empower women so they you’ll feel confident to make the best decisions for their body and she'll hold your hand as much or as little as you need along the journey.
Connect with Rachael here:
Books mentioned in this podcast:
50 Things You Need To Know About Your Period - Claire Baker
Bright Girl Health
Ep 8 - Nat Kringoudis
In this episode I talk with Nat Kringoudis about ways in which we can support our girls through their first few years of their period. We talk about what we can do as mothers when our girls experience things like heavy or painful periods, and how we shouldn't accept this as something that we should just put up with.
Nat Kringoudis is a two times best selling Author, two times podcast host, and all-round women’s health and natural fertility practitioner. She founded Melbourne’s home of natural health - her clinic, The Pagoda Tree where she has helped over 20,000 women rescue their hormones and reclaim their best life. Nat has also created a range of products including Yo’Nuts and loves to come up with unique ways of helping you live happier and healthier. You may even know her from her old online TV series – Healthtalks…. But what does she really do?
Nat makes women’s hormones happier than a Pharrell Williams song.
If you feel like there HAS to be another way – there is. She’s here to provide you with another option. Nat believes there isn’t just one way to health. Nat’s mission is to educate and empower women just like you, so you can get clued up on your body and take control of your hormone health. She’s here to help you ditch the stress, the confusion and the endless disappointment, and give your body the love and attention it deserves.
*Nat holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences – Traditional Chinese Medicine (Herbal) and an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture combined with 16 years clinical experience… just in case you were wondering.
Connect with Nat:
Twitter: Nat Kringoudis
Facebook: Nat Kringoudis
Podcast: The Wellness Collective
Buy Nat's book, Beautiful You Here
Ep 7 - Jessica Connolly from Moon Daughters
In this Episode I talk to Jessica Connolly from Moon Daughters. We discuss what it means to have Wise Woman Circles for our daughters and how we can establish this in our own modern day culture.
Jessica is the mother of four daughters and the leading visionary of Moon Daughters. Jessica believes that we can empower our daughters beginning at any age, and it starts with reclaiming our own story. At Moon Daughters we weave, menstrual cycle wisdom, sexuality, embodiment practices and inner awareness in with ancient wisdom and modern science to create a pathway for mamas to do their own healing work and offer a deep feminine wisdom to their daughters.
I love spontaneous adventures, hot yoga, a good book and we currently live together with two other families in intentional community with 5 chickens, a dog and a gecko:)
To find out more about Moon Daughters see the following:
The book both of us mentioned can be found at the following link:
Reaching For The Moon by Lucy H Pearce
Ep 6: Why we resist talking about periods and how we can change that
There are many reasons why we find it hard to bring up the conversation around periods. We find resistance within ourselves and how we feel about our own periods, we find resistance from our daughters, and even resistance from our husbands or the fathers of our daughters. Regardless of this resistance, I know that we want our daughters to feel more open towards their periods and menstrual cycle, and to know they can come to us for these conversations. So, how do we move through this resistance.
On this episode I talk about the ways in which we can move through this resistance to give our girls the best introduction to periods we can.
The book I mention is Reaching for the Moon by Lucy H Pearce
Episode 5 - Staying Connected with our children in an online world with Lael Stone
In this episode I chat with Lael Stone about how we can navigate our children through an online world, while still aligning with our values.
As a champion of connection and creating harmony in families, Lael Stone is an educator, tedx speaker, author, mother and parenting counselor who has been working with families for over 17 years. As an Aware Parenting Instructor, she facilitates workshops and support groups that empower parents to create connections and stronger relationships with their children.
She is also the co-creator of Woodline Primary School, an innovative new school based on emotional wellbeing and connection. Lael is the co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast and a sought-after public speaker who talks candidly about her experiences and her great passion; creating wellness in families through connection and communication. She is excited to be teaming up with The Resilience Project to deliver presentations around raising resilient children.
In the last 6 years, Lael has been teaching Pleasure based Sex Education to high school students and working with teenagers on all aspects of sexuality and wellbeing. She runs workshops for parents on how to talk to your kids about sex, where the focus is on normalizing these conversations and giving parents skills and tools to have open, honest dialogue around sexuality.
She is the mother of three big kids - who are all teenagers and she is currently putting all her research into practice with them!
You can find out more about her work at:
The Aware Parenting Podcast
Recommendations in this podcast include:
For Foxes Sake by Row Murray
Does This happen To Everyone by Jan Von Holleben
Episode 4 - Raising Strong Daughters with Amanda Stokes
Amanda Stokes is an Educator, Presenter, Author and mother to 3 and the Founder of Raising Strong Daughters. Her new book ‘The Tween Mother’s Tool Book: Raising Strong Daughters’, is a practical, easy to use activity-based guide that covers moods, friendship, self-acceptance and so much more. For more information you can head to her website www.raisingstrongdaughters.com.au or follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/raisingstrongdaughters_ for daily parenting advice.
Also mentioned in the podcast:
Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your Life