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Diversity in Mothering Journeys

Dr Jana Pitman – Olympian, World Champion athlete, mother of four and medical Dr in a busy emergency dept through the pandemic. You'll feel yourself getting 'puffed out' just listening to Jana Pittman's life! Often we think of athletes as determined, competitive, single minded and often, extrinsically motivated (and as time has gone by, Jana has…
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Pain, Power and Birthing with Confidence with Rhea Dempsey, Independent Birth Educator, Doula, Trainer, Counsellor and Author

Rhea’s understanding of birth has been gained over four decades. Her book ‘Birth with Confidence: savvy choices for normal birth’, explores the issue of physiological pain and the importance of experienced support. ‘While Beyond the Birth Plan: getting real about pain and power’ explores the deeper emotional and psychological dynamics impacting…
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A Mother’s Pathway through Perinatal Mental Illness

Jade Tolhurst lives in Melbourne with her husband Jordan and 2 year old son, Oscar. Jade’s life has been greatly impacted by mental illness. Growing up with family members who have experienced conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Then, as a new mother she developed postnatal depression and anxiety. 2 years postpartum, Jade…
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Making Money and Mothering on Your Terms

Leonie Dawson is a multi-millionaire Mum who’s built a business from scratch in only ten hours a week – because that’s all the time she had around a high needs baby! Check out this sage advice from a Mum who knows how to combat the whirlwind expectations of perfection that plague mothers. And if she forgets and buys into the myth, then out comes…
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Women, motherhood, rage and unconditional love

Here to share her Tits Up story is Emily Writes, from New Zealand, Emily is a wife, a mum of two beautiful boys, a writer and author of two great books, ‘Rants in the Dark’ and ‘Is it Bedtime yet? Emily is a no BS woman, she tells it like it is and calls out the BS as she sees it, and when she’s not being serious, she is bloody hilarious! Most of…
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The dark and the light of mothering little ones

Jess Urlichs is a writer living in New Zealand with her husband and two under two human babies and two fur babies. She is an author of two poetry books, 'From One Mom to a Mother' and 'All I See Is You' and a children's picture book on emotions called 'The Rainbow in my Heart', inspired by her little man. Jess loves blogging and writing down her…
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