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Are you living in a hormonal hothouse, feeling a little overwhelmed and in need of some positive, uplifting and comforting guidance on how to lead a more magnificent midlife? Well, you're not alone and this podcast is for you. Hosts Lorraine and Trish chat with celebrities and experts on all things midlife, from menopause and perimenopause to parenting teens via fashion, beauty, wellness, nutrition, fitness, careers, relationships and finances. The witty duo, who have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, have six children, two husbands, two dogs and one cat between them. They share their personal stories alongside the advice and wisdom of spirited women with extraordinary stories to tell. And they ask experts all the questions you need answered to have a healthier, happier and more harmonious second act. 
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Postcards From Midlife Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 64 Ratings

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse, feeling a little overwhelmed and in need of some positive, uplifting and comforting guidance on how to lead a more magnificent midlife? Well, you're not alone and this podcast is for you. Hosts Lorraine and Trish chat with celebrities and experts on all things midlife, from menopause and perimenopause to parenting teens via fashion, beauty, wellness, nutrition, fitness, careers, relationships and finances. The witty duo, who have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, have six children, two husbands, two dogs and one cat between them. They share their personal stories alongside the advice and wisdom of spirited women with extraordinary stories to tell. And they ask experts all the questions you need answered to have a healthier, happier and more harmonious second act. 
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    Fay Ripley’s life lessons: from Cold Feet to cooking, a happy home life & HRT

    Fay Ripley’s life lessons: from Cold Feet to cooking, a happy home life & HRT

    It’s laughs a go-go in the season finale as Trish and Lorraine meet actor Fay Ripley who tells her tales from behind the scenes of a brilliant career: from playing a prostitute with Kenneth Branagh, to 25 years as Jenny Gifford in Cold Feet. She also shares her fears about empty nest syndrome and the dinner party an A-List star nearly ruined. Plus: Season 12’s best bits - the really useful advice that could change your life; & is this American rock legend our ultimate celebrity name drop?

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tana Ramsay on marriage, family life & becoming a new mum at 49

    Tana Ramsay on marriage, family life & becoming a new mum at 49

    Lorraine and Trish are joined by Tana Ramsay for one of their most frank, heartwarming and advice-filled interviews yet. The mum of six reveals how she keeps her family unit happy and well organised, what she’s learned when crises have rocked its foundations and what it’s really like being married to Gordon (including the only thing they ever row about!). And she shares her advice on parenting teens and twenty somethings as well as cooking for a larger family. TW: baby loss. Plus: how to channel your natural emotional resilience & what happened when your hosts hit the road on holiday together

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    • 1 hr
    Louise Boyce on mental health overload, menopause & parenting wins

    Louise Boyce on mental health overload, menopause & parenting wins

    The model mum and hilarious Instagram star (@mamastillgotit_ 500k followers & counting) tells Lorraine and Trish how she copes with the daily overwhelm on the parenting frontline, what got her through a devastating teenage eating disorder and the campaign she’s spearheading to help young girls deal with social media. Plus: Swimwear best buys - the perfect brands for your midlife figure; & playing the ‘Margo bagpipes’

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Killing Kittens’ Emma Sayle on midlife sexual adventures

    Killing Kittens’ Emma Sayle on midlife sexual adventures

    Trish and Lorraine meet Emma Sayle, the entrepreneur and married mum of three who is on a mission to sexually empower women by making their sexual desires, fantasies and curiosities a reality with her Killing Kittens online club and real life parties. She reveals what she’s learned in her twenty years in business, from how to communicate desire in a long-term relationship, to body confidence, ramping up sexual energy and the question every woman should ask herself. Plus: Holiday chit chat & expert advice on the best places to travel for every budget - and to suit everyone from singletons to teens & multi-generational families

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    • 57 min
    Life advice on coping with baby loss, working mum guilt & grief

    Life advice on coping with baby loss, working mum guilt & grief

    Award winning thriller writer Clare Mackintosh tells Trish & Lorraine why she decided to write about the loss of her baby boy Alex, a twin, and shares what she has learnt about grief, including exactly what to say to someone who has been bereaved. In a moving, uplifting and advice-filled chat the mum of three, aged 47, also talks about why she walked away from her career as a high ranking police officer when her children were little. Plus: why do we feel invisible after 40, six lovely things to do & buy this summer and Lorraine turns sleuth to return two lost passports.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rev Kate Bottley on refusing to be weighed, finding love & her joy mantra

    Rev Kate Bottley on refusing to be weighed, finding love & her joy mantra

    Trish and Lorraine meet Gogglebox's Reverend Kate Bottley for some invaluable life lessons on finding easy joy every day. The 49-year-old mum of two reveals what she's learnt about love and relationships in her career and domestic life, why an 'OK' marriage is good, how she's tackled her body confidence demons and why we should all do a 'love audit' to bring happiness back in the sad times. Plus: It’s Book Club! New reads for summer as well as old favourites - and are these the funniest books you'll ever buy?

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

OrsiG ,

Love the show

Please don’t change a thing - this is brilliant, joyful listening, with helpful encouragement and advice and fascinating guests.

malp31987 ,

Five stars!

I’m not yet to perimenopause age, but I cherish this podcast and think of the hosts and guests as wise older sisters. Thanks for a great show ladies! With love from the US

LR771 ,

Feel good

I love listening to these two and their guests. Full of advice and laughs. Makes you feel normal and that you’re not the only one going through the trials and tribulations of midlife!

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