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Our mothers’ lessons are an immense treasure, which so many of us never articulate. This podcast does just that: award-winning author and journalist Ana Tajder talks to women of different backgrounds, nationalities, ages, and professions about the most valuable lessons they learned from their mothers. This weekly trip around the world allows the colourful experiences and wisdom of global mothers to inspire, motivate, and maybe teach the listeners a lesson or two.

Thank You, Mama Ana Tajder

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Our mothers’ lessons are an immense treasure, which so many of us never articulate. This podcast does just that: award-winning author and journalist Ana Tajder talks to women of different backgrounds, nationalities, ages, and professions about the most valuable lessons they learned from their mothers. This weekly trip around the world allows the colourful experiences and wisdom of global mothers to inspire, motivate, and maybe teach the listeners a lesson or two.

    The Prayer Warrior

    The Prayer Warrior

    Prof. of Pharmacology and host of “More Sybil”, Mo Sybil, shares her Nigerian mom Bukky’s numerous lessons: to fight for underdogs, never saying bad things about others, being patient, helping others, praying, being open-minded, valuing education, being humble. Mo also talks about her interest in Korean culture, her journey from Nigeria to becoming a professor in the USA, and knowing that your mom’s story doesn’t need to be yours.
    To learn more about Mo and her podcast, visit her website. 
    To contact Ana, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    For more about “Thank You, Mama" and to subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net

    • 35 min
    Nobody’s Perfect

    Nobody’s Perfect

    Journalist and podcaster Helen King shares her New Zealander mom Jane’s lessons on the nurturing side of baking, being inquisitive, knowing where you come from, having good manners, and being open to the world and different people and situations. We also talked about our shared experiences with cancer: Helen as a patient and Ana as a caregiver.
    Listen to Helen's "C Word: Kiwis talk about cancer" podcast here.
    To contact Ana, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    For more about “Thank You, Mama" and to subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net

    • 31 min
    You Deserve the Best

    You Deserve the Best

    Psychologist Dr. Nicole Monteiro shares lessons she learned from her American mom Felicia on deep compassion and humanity, loving your own company, speaking up for yourself, knowing you’re worthy, and not being a victim. Nicole also talks about her work as a psychologist which took her around the world to help in cases involving child labor, immigration and asylum, disaster relief, and traffic psychology.
    To learn more about Nicole and her work, please visit her website. 
    To contact Ana, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    For more about “Thank You, Mama" and to subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net

    • 34 min
    Persevering to a Fault

    Persevering to a Fault

    CMO and co-founder of the “Executive Doula” agency, Lindsay Michels, shares her American mom Lori’s lessons on being considerate and thoughtful, asking for help, raising children to be kind, not comparing yourself to others, and that sometimes we have to put ourselves first. We also talked about the struggles of working mothers in the United States, about getting out of marriages when they don’t work, and about mental help and self-care.
    To learn more about Lindsay and "Executive Doula", please visit their website. 
    To contact Ana, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    For more about “Thank You, Mama" and to subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net

    • 40 min
    Trust in Life

    Trust in Life

    Speaker, adviser and investor Selma Prodanovic shares her Bosnian and Herzegovinian mom Elfia’s lessons on finding the confidence to be alone, trusting life, and not having to talk to be present. Selma also talks about the myth of a mother’s sacrifice, about finding your passion, preventing burnout, and planning our lives.
    To learn more about Selma, her books and her work, please visit her website. 
    To contact Ana, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    For more about “Thank You, Mama" and to subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net

    • 41 min
    Reach High

    Reach High

    Founder and CEO of the “Executive Doula” agency, Jennell Lynch, shares her American mom Bonnie’s lessons on reaching high and not looking back, the only obstacle being yourself, the importance of family, and helping those who you aren’t connected to. Jennell also talks about running her business while being a mom of four and working on a PhD, and about how we could better support working mothers.
    To learn more about Jennell and "Executive Doula", please visit their website. 
    To contact Ana, please send your mail to: info@thankyoumama.net
    For more about “Thank You, Mama" and to subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://www.thankyoumama.net

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

ReenaWatts ,

This was a special episode for me

Ana! You are a fantastic host! I really appreciated our episode together!
So cool you do a podcast inspired by your mom and I do one with my daddy!
Had a great time with you thank you for holding a space for me!

Reena Friedman Watts
Host of the Better Call Daddy Show

Tara R Jay ,

Fantastic and sentimental

Makes you want to call your parents right after each episode! It’s awesome to learn all these lessons from all these amazing woman from all over the world!

Bluesky09 ,

Mama inspiration

If there ever was a time to immerse yourself in Mama wisdom, then why not during a pandemic? We need positive stories of strong women, resilient mothers, and family cohesion. Ana leads an amazing array of international guests whose stories of compassion, healing, joy, and wonder will fill your heart with goodness. Very inspiring.

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