Dear Mamas: The podcast – episode two

Kia ora. How are you? Are the kids asleep yet? Holly Walker and I made another episode of our podcast – Dear Mamas. Our second one!  Hopefully the kids are asleep or someone else is sorting them out so that you can listen to it. The first episode we did was an intro into what we are all about. This time we decided to have a theme and a guest. So, we are talking about self-care for mothers. It’s a big, meaty topic, we’ve tried to cover our thoughts about it – how hard it is to do, what it even means…

We were joined by Dr Katie Bruce. She is the director of Just Speak which is an AWESOME organisation. Just Speak is a network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for, a new generation of thinkers who want change in our criminal justice system.  Pretty cool aye? I met Katie through Mother’s Network. We are both volunteers – she is a facilitator for their amazing groups for mums, and once upon a time I was in her group. Katie has a three-year-old son and she lives in Wellington with her husband. We are good friends and I’m really grateful she joined us for this podcast.

So that’s it – the second episode. It’s quite nerve-wracking putting it all out there. Please check it out and tell us what you think. We really, really appreciate the feedback. If you want to subscribe or rate our podcast that would be awesome too. Please let us know what you’d like us to cover in our next episode. We are hoping to put out an episode every month – the next one should be out mid-April. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, or I’ll be posting them as we do them here. 

Here is a transcript of our discussion. A huge thanks to Ashlyn for writing this transcript and to Ed for his support.

4 Comments on “Dear Mamas: The podcast – episode two

  1. This is great girls- keep up the good work love from Amy in Norway

  2. Catching up on episodes I haven’t had time for and loving them, thanks. I wonder sometimes if as a mum that has tried lots of different sleep techniques I am guilty of offering too much advice to other mummas, I never want to tell people what to do but I also want to give other mummas the permissions to try some different options, I hate all the judgement around if you don’t sleep train you are making a rod for your own back but if you do you are neglecting your baby and we had to sleep train for my mental health and it work so well for us (big part of that is luck I am sure) but I want people to know that you can do it without causing your child brain damage too!

  3. Ooops, that comment was meant for the sleep episode!

  4. Actually this page is playing episode 3 for me, oh no, how do I find episode 2?