Amy chat’s with Yahna Fookes, professional dancer, yogi, and founder of Radiant Birth, a birth workshop known as 'an immersion for mothers in waiting' based in Victoria. They discuss Yahna's adoption as a baby and her Korean Ancestry, mental health support during motherhood, mothering toddlers, friendships, careers, and how Matrescence can push you deeper creatively.

 

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Amy chat’s with Annika Hein, Mother to Vahla, Writer and Creative Director of JANE magazine. They discuss how to be in the world as a creative and a mother, utilizing the short bursts of creativity available and doing self-work to become the best versions of ourselves for our kids.

 

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Amy chats with Phoebe Bell, the founder of the Australian artisan homewares brand Sage and Clare. Phoebe discusses her journey to motherhood through IVF which resulted in two beautiful children. They also discuss attempting to do it all, burnout, the relentlessness of motherhood, hip dysplasia, chronic mastitis, childcare, postpartum, relationship changes & how to find harmony and balance as a family.

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Amy chats with Claire Thomas, Mother of three, and award-winning writer of the novels “Fugitive Blue” and “The Performance”.  Together they discuss motherhood as a relationship, the label of mother, how feminism has impacted motherhood and our yearning to have it all, and motherhood in writing.

 

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Claire’s Books:
- The Performance – Claire - Thomas
- Fugitive Blue – Claire Thomas

Books Discussed:

The Yellow Notebook – Helen Garner
A Life’s Work – Rachel Cusk
The Cost of Living – Deborah Levy
Eleven Hours – Pamela Erens
Mother Reader – Moira Davey
The Spare Room – Helen Garner

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Amy chats with Sophie Walker, creator, and host of the first and most popular Australian Birth Podcast: Australian Birth Stories. They chat about Motherhood, work/life balance, podcasting, and everything in between.

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Welcome to the first episode of: The Postpartum Project. Amy delves deep into friendships throughout motherhood in this vulnerable and nourishing conversation with her very dear friend Emily the Doula.

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Amy chats with the highly renowned, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Thando Sikwila. They discuss Thando's journey to Motherhood, growing up in Zimbabwe, moving to Aus with her family at a young age, her career in the music industry peaking right around the time that she fell pregnant with her daughter, Charlie. Along with that, they chat: toddler tears & tantrums, mummy bloggers, lockdowns, and the weirdness of mothering within this state of the world.

 

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Amy chats with our first International Mother: Allison Filice. Allison is a freelance illustrator & host of The Friendly Unknown Podcast, based all the way over in The Golden State of San Francisco. They discuss creativity, space and time to work, covid and lockdowns, toddlers & Motherhood. 

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COMING SOON: a special series of Mother/other: The PostPartum Project.

Follow my journey as I process my own Postpartum Experiences and chat with loved ones & professionals along the way.

 

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Amy Chats with Fiona Killackey: Business Whizz behind My Daily Business Coach & Author of Passion Purpose Profit. They discuss conception & infertility, grief & loss, Fiona's career trajectory & path to freelancing, living in the UK and then relocating back to Aus, making friends as mothers, and all things small business.

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Amy chats with Sexologist Tamica Wilder about Sex after Birth, Sex-Positive Parenting, Eroticism, Sex & Intimacy, and her own journey into Motherhood.

 

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A special episode to celebrate the many Mothers that shaped us, this Mother's Day. Featuring stories from our friends: Ashe Davenport, Thando Sikwila, Sunni Hart, Alice Robinson & our host Amy Pearson. Happy Mother's Day everyone!

SHOW NOTES:

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Guests:

Ashe Davenport 

Sunni Hart 

Thando Sikwila

Alice Robinson 

Amy Pearson

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April 22, 2021

Season 2: Trailer

Season 2 trailer – 2020

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A special TWENTIETH episode, with guest Laura Brading from WellRead. Featuring our top books of 2020 (+ anticipated 2021 releases) with themes of motherhood.

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SHOW NOTES:

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Books Mentioned:

Sorrow & Bliss – Meg Mason

Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell

The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

The Mothers – Brit Bennett

I Am Not Your Baby Mama – Candice Brathwaite

My Wild & Sleepless Nights – Clover Stroud

The Bass Rock – Evie Wyld

See What You Made Me Do – Jess Hill

Burnt Sugar – Avni Doshi

Kokomo – Victoria Hannan

The Push – Ashley Audrain

Fleishman is in Trouble – Taffy Brodesser-Anker

The Women and the Girls – Laura Bloom

Writers & Lovers – Lily King

The Panic Years – Nell Frizzell

A Life’s Work – Rachel Cusk

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House – Cherie Jones



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Jess is a cookbook author and plant food genius, a mother to two boys – Louie and Jude – and the co-owner of the postpartum business Mama Goodness. Jess and I dive into heaps of big topics, including her first home-birth and postpartum experience whilst living in Germany, the boredom and invisibility of early Motherhood, the pull to be closer to your family network once you have kids of your own, and the intense and prolonged pain of a friendship breakup as an adult.

 

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In today’s conversation, Kate and I chat about all things Motherhood, as you would expect, with a focus on the difficulties of early Motherhood, PND, Sundowning, finding space and time to work creatively and Kate’s complete career shift after she became a mother. We also talk about how the narrative of Motherhood still isn’t considered important or interesting, and all of the books that we each have loved that delve into the realities of the motherload. 

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Show Notes:

Kate's Website

Kate's Instagram

 

Books:

Motherhood & Creativity: The Divided Heart  by Rachel Powers

On Motherhood by Jamila Rizvi

Making Babies by Anne Enright 

A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk 

 

Podcasts:

The First Time Podcast 

The Slow Home Podcast 

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Today’s incredibly belated episode features Ashe Davenport, Mum to two girls, Franny & Dee Dee. Ashe is the author of Sad Mum Lady, an incredibly frank and funny MUMoir (her words, not mine) about her experience throughout pregnancy and the first few years of her kids' lives. 

Content warning: PPD, drug use and suicide. If you’re sensitive to those topics, just be aware that this ep may be triggering.

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Show Notes:

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Ashe's Website

Sad Mum Lady

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Today’s guest is fellow photographer and mother of two, Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd. Ilsa’s work is literally breathtaking, she has this way with a camera that fully outweighs the strengths of many people in our field – it’s a true encapsulation of Motherhood and completely unique.

 

Isla is a Mother to Wolfgang and Thea, and in this episode she talks about craving a big chaotic family dynamic that she didn't quite have, with only one sibling, growing up. Ilsa and I also talk about how having kids doesn’t necessarily need to prevent you from living life, whether that be travelling (though COVID-19 may have thrown a spanner in the works there), or simply doing things that you’ve always wanted to do. Motherhood enhanced life for Ilsa, and led her down the path of photography, capturing motherhood in all its beauty. 

 

Ilsa is truly generous with her responses, so it’s a juicy one. Enjoy!

 

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Show Notes:

Find Ilsa's website Here & Instagram here

 

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Today on the show we have Sophie Black – a life-long journalist & writer currently in the role of the Head of Publishing at The Wheeler Centre, and Mum to two kids named Walter & Maggie.

Sophie has had a brimming career, including working on the multi-award-winning podcast, The Messenger, the ABC Radio National program, Talkfest, and heading up titles such as Crikey, Daily Review... I could go on. 

In today's conversation, Sophie talks about how deeply life and parenthood bleed into work, managing to continue her incredibly successful career whilst growing and raising two humans, being cured of her lifelong affliction of FOMO, and the painfully solitary experience of secondary infertility & the IVF process.

TW: This is an episode that may be sensitive to people who are experiencing fertility issues, and or miscarriage. I think the story and experiences that Sophie shares are incredibly valuable for those supporting friends and/or family through these issues and perhaps even for some people experiencing similar things to feel validated for their emotions and pain. So it is a worthwhile listen if you are feeling up to it.

 

Show Notes

Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap – Annabel Crabb

The Wife Drought: Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives – Annabel Crabb

Broadside – Monika Lewinsky & Sophie Black: Sexism & Feminsm

Lean In: Women, Work, & the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg

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Today's guest is Laura Brading, Mum to Magnolia & Sydney. Laura is also one half of WellRead – the curated book subscription service celebrating the immeasurable power of reading. Laura has spent most of her adult life in the literary world, including working in the publishing industry for some time before becoming a Mother.

In today’s conversation, Laura and I delve deep into what it means to be a Mother, and our attempts, as women, to prove ourselves to be more than that undervalued label. I’d like to put a trigger warning in here, as Laura talks pretty openly about her struggles through endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, infertility, miscarriage, and how isolating these experiences can be. The conversation is heavily weighted towards our mutual love of reading, so if you’re into books, this is the episode for you!

 

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Books mentioned ~

A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother – Rachel Cusk
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy – Jenny Odell
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World – Cal Newport
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
My Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
Fleishman is in Trouble – Taffy Brodesser
The Girl with the Louding Voice – Abi Dare

Rachel Cusk's response piece for 'A Life's Work'.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's disregard for routine.

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