The podcast in which you hear from real, genuine mothers and actual experts about topics that matter to mothers and their children. Not just what is for tea, but maternal mental health, raising teenagers, family taxation, busyness, loneliness, identity, infant stress and so on. Hosted by Claire Paye.
2.19 Mothers and Stay at Home Mothers
What is life like when you give up work to look after your children full time? Lisa, Laura and Victoria all open up about why they chose to leave paid work, what they like about being able to care for their children full time, and what the challenges are. They have all set up local groups for Mothers at Home Matter, in Ashford, Belfast and Sheffield. They talk us through their daily routines and explain how they are able to afford to survive on one salary.
2.18 Mothers and Suicide
Talking about suicide does not make it more likely that someone will end their life, it really shows that you care. Rachel, a counsellor from Papyrus,a UK charity for the prevention of young suicide, discusses with me what may lead someone to consider ending their life and how mothers or any concerned others can help prevent it happening. Counsellors such as Rachel are available on the Hopeline 0800 086 4141. This is a safe podcast which doesn't include examples of individuals or methods and has been approved by Papyrus. We do mention suicide frequently though. Other charities mentioned are Cruse Bereavement Support,Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, and the film After Shaun. LivingWorks is a charity which provides training in suicide intervention.
2.17 Mothers and Teenagers
What does 'normal' teenage behaviour look like? Erica Komisar, psychoanalyst, parent coach and author answers this and so many other questions. How can we maintain good mental health when our teenagers tell us we are useless? Why are teenagers attracted to risky behaviour and what can parents do about it? Do teenagers face more pressure today than in the past? 'Chicken Little, the Sky isn't Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety' is the title of Erica Komisar's new book, and the source of a whole podcast's worth of questions. This podcast is for any parents of adolescents (which is recognised as 9-25).
2.16 Mothers and Daughters
What does 'success' look like for girls today? How do we help our daughters cope with pressure, both from themselves and from society? What is holding women back in the workplace? Jo Wimble-Groves, author of the new book, Rise of the Girl, joins me to discuss how we can raise girls who thrive. Jo runs her own business, is a founder of the organisation We are Girls in Sport, is a frequent speaker in school and is a mum of three. She is an inspiration to girls and their mothers.
2.15 Mothers and Sleep
Considering how your baby or child, and therefore you, can get more sleep often dominates a parent's waking, of which there are often many, hours. Lyndsey Hookway, an expert in infant and child sleep, joins me to explore what a normal sleep pattern looks like for infants, strategies to help children sleep, and how and why to try to stay calm in the middle of the night when your child has woken up AGAIN. Lyndsey is the author of several books, including 'Let's talk about your new family's sleep' and 'Still awake'. Her website is www.lyndseyhookway.com Podcast production by James Ede of Be Heard.
2.14 Mothers and Marriage
Finding time to invest in your marriage whilst raising small (or tall) children is a challenge. Michaela Hyde, Director of the Marriage Foundation, and a wife, outlines her recipe for a healthy marriage while I throw out all the issues I find being married with children produces. We also discuss how being married can help parents stay together, and the real statistics behind cohabiting and divorce.