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.
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.
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.
More than motherhood
Carving a space for the mothers who continue making their mark, whilst navigating the demands of Motherhood.
“And just like that my body was again no longer mine. But it was different this time. My belly was soft and empty and we were no longer cohabitating. But my flesh was still your home, your safety, your sustenance. So I surrendered, once again, to a new and different role. Mother.”
“Again, racism raised its ugly head in my life, but instead of my usual shapeshifting, I now had a small audience watching. I was their example, and if I let other people’s ignorance continue to shape my identity, how devastated would I be to watch them grow doing the very same?”
“I’m writing this as my daughter stares up at me with her ice blue almond-shaped eyes, from beneath my leaking breast, milk spilling onto each of our clothes and flooding the room with its sticky sweet scent. I take a sip of this morning’s coffee, lukewarm from the constant distractions: this is motherhood.”
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Supporting all things motherhood, and the power of women! I love the women Amy interviews and think Amy is a star for pursuing this podcast passion with such a young babe!
Beautiful podcast! As a woman who is a small business creative but not planning on having children, this podcast offers me an unfamiliar perspective that is both accessible and super interesting.
It’s so vital for women to hear stories of how other women are also struggling (yet massively succeeding) under the weight of everything we have to do. The questions are thought provoking, the answers familiar.
Amazing insight into motherhood, beautifully curated and conversational tone ~
Highly recommend to anyone, no matter what stage in life…
It’s so easy to completely loose yourself when becoming a mother. Listening to how other mothers cope and keep that sense of ‘me’ through chasing their dreams while their kids are little is so inspiring!