039: The Mother of all Journeys; Warts and All | Bee Rowlatt

I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves

[Mary Wollstonecraft]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’re going on an adventure. Back in time to the 18th Century where we follow the extraordinary story of a mother of yesteryear. If Mary Wollstonecraft was around today, she would be considered a pretty normal mum. But back then her actions and choices caused plenty of tut-tutting and twitching curtains, and her bad reputation preceded her.

My guest today is SuperMum Bee Rowlatt.

Bee is a writer, journalist and broadcaster who has worked for the BBC for over two decades. She’s a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, and the author of several books including ‘In Search of Mary’ which we’ll be talking about today. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, she also has four children aged between 6 and 15. Bee, her husband and four kids moved from London to New Delhi a couple of years ago in search of their next life-experience.

In a moment of ‘mum-life crisis’ and sick of the endless piles of laundry, Bee whisked up her 10 month old son and set off on an extraordinary adventure in search of the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft, the first celebrity feminist.

In her quest to find a new balance between careers and babies, Bee also discovered the importance of celebrating the radiant power of love in all our lives.

In discussing motherhood in the 1790’s, Bee brings the joys, challenges and craziness of being a mum right back into the 21st Century. We talk about ‘having it all’ as a mum; the influence of culture on your experience as a mum; and creating adventure in your life despite the restrictions of motherhood.

Bee is the most down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is, frank, honest and open mum I’ve had on the show, and I know you’re gonna love her. So hold on to your hats, we’re going on an adventure!

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why a mother from the 18th Century is relevant to you as a mum in the 21st Century
  • How mums who love being homemakers and care-givers, fit in the world of feminism
  • Why Bee was a ‘slow and reluctant adapter’ to motherhood
  • Why, when the laundry kept piling up, Bee felt the need to seek out some adventure
  • Why finding yourself as a woman often becomes easier the more children you have
  • How you can combine being a great mum with having a great career
  • The differences – and similarities – of mothers from different countries and different cultures
  • The pros and cons of offering your children stability verses offering them adventure

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from an adventure-seeking mum of four, ask away.

And let us know in the comments. What next adventure do you want to embark on? Do you believe you can take time out from your piles of laundry to seek some excitement?

Bee and I can’t wait to hear from you.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

BEE’S WEBSITE: Bee Rowlatt

BEE ON TWITTER: @beerowlatt

BOOKS BY BEE ROWLATT:

ARTICLE: In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys, by Bee Rowlatt – Book Review

BBC DOCUMENTARY: Make Me a German 

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft

WOLLSTONECRAFT MEMORIAL: Mary on the Green Campaign

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037: Discover How to Set the Burning Desire in Your Belly Ablaze | Kate Greenstock

If you’re a mother, then you’re already having an impact on the world. Yes indeed-ee.

[Kate Greenstock]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be discovering how to set the burning desire in your belly ablaze.

As a busy mum with competing demands and limited time you often feel torn and pulled in different directions. You pour out so much of yourself, your emotions, your energy into your family. It can feel like you’re carrying so much, but at the same time being ‘unproductive’ in the world’s eyes, despite wanting to make your mark.

But we’re going to give you another perspective.

My guest today is SuperMum Kate Greenstock

Kate, her husband, and their three children, who are 13, 11 and 7, live near Richmond Park in Greater London where she loves to breathe, cycle and deer stalk. Transitioning from a calling-the-shots career woman, to being a mother with no rule book to follow, proved to be more of a challenge than Kate expected.

But she found a solution, and along with it, her calling to help other mothers who were also feeling lost in motherhood.

At Wild Rubies, Kate helps mums to feel like they’re truly living, rather than just existing; re-discovering themselves and re-imagining their work lives in the process​.

If you’re tired of being seen as just a worker or just a mother, Kate will help you find a way forward. Then you get to be seen by the world full and whole, and in creative technicolour.

Kate gives you permission to ​take the space to breathe ​and​​ ​find the clarity ​needed ​to set your eyes on what’s ahead for you.

I’m so excited to welcome Kate to my show because she will teach you to be more like your children – incomplete, imperfect, curious, daring, outrageous and completely loved – and in doing so, fuel that fire in your belly.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why every mother is unique and has her own special impact on the world, and how to discover those qualities in yourself
  • How Kate overcame her struggle of moving from a corporate career to motherhood where there is no formula, no costume, nowhere to hide and worst of all, no map or guide
  • Why understanding our own core beliefs and values acts as a foundation stone for the way we are as women and mothers
  • Kate’s opinion of change and how we can better handle change in our lives
  • How as mums we can connect with our instincts to find our ‘thing’
  • How we can find our purpose in a crazy mummy world
  • How we can move away from the old and venture into something that suits us better

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

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If you have a question or want some advice from a bold mother who can help you birth something brilliant, ask away.

And let us know in the comments. Do you have something humming away in your pocket? Is it time to pull it out and discover its beauty, or do you need to be patient until the time is right?

Kate and I are waiting to hear you comments and help you out as much as possible.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

KATE’S WEBSITE: Wild Rubies

ORGANISATION: Mothers at Home Matter

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

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035: Seek Out Your Strengths and Discover the Best Possible You | Nikki Smith

Build on your strengths and your weaknesses will take care of themselves

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be talking about how to discover, understand and use your true strengths. As women we’re often quick to identify our weaknesses, but are much more reserved when it comes to seeking out our strengths. The thing is, if we can play to our strengths and see them as our superpowers, we can use them to our advantage.

My guest today is SuperMum Nikki Smith

Nikki is a Psychologist and Career Coach, and the mum of two daughters who are 7 and 4.  She’s a keen surfer loves to catch the waves at the beach near her home in Barwon Heads in Australia.

In her work, Nikki focuses on helping her clients get to know their true strengths and encourages them to leverage those strengths to transform their work life into something that they’re passionate about.

In todays show, Nikki teaches us that your true strengths are activities that energise you, and that you find ease with. The great thing about understanding your strengths, is that you can employ them in all areas areas of your life, including your role as mum.

When you discover your strengths, you gain clarity, confidence and momentum in your life; and when you play to them, you double your productivity, resilience and creativity.

I’m really excited to talk to Nikki today because she will help you understand your strengths and in doing so, discover the best possible you.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why women find easy to identify their weaknesses, yet so difficult to uncover their strengths
  • How Nikki managed to create a dream life, and work that she loves, around her strengths
  • The benefits of understanding our strengths and how we can figure out what our strengths are
  • Whether it’s worthwhile spending our time and energy turning our weaknesses into strengths
  • How we can use our own personal strengths to double our productivity, resilience and creativity
  • The power of ‘mini-experiments’ and how we can use them to help us find the right path
  • How to stop fear and self doubt from holding us back from forging ahead with something new
  • How to break through the barriers that hold us back from creating an optimal life

 

 

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If you have a question or want some advice from a Psychologist and Career Coach who specialises in finding your strengths, ask away.

And tell us in the comments. What are your strengths? Don’t be shy – it’s about time we mums start announcing our strengths loud and proud.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

NIKKI’S WEBSITE: Nikki Smith: Transform Your Work Life

FREE GIVEAWAY: Strengths Guide

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

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033: The Mind-Blowing Way to Live a Life Full of Abundance | Julie Ann Cairns

When we believe there isn’t enough, there isn’t

[Julie Ann Cairns]

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be talking about abundance. Often in life, we’re bombarded with messages of scarcity, so much so, you might start to feel the optimism, hope and belief in yourself starting to drain away. But don’t despair, because it is possible to make a shift to the abundance mindset where you stay positive, keep smiling, and have your eyes wide open to all the possibilities, freedom and choice you deserve.

My guest today is SuperMum Julie Ann Cairns

Julie, a former economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and 12 year old daughter. She’s been working in the finance and wealth-creation industry for over 25 years and has taught more than 10,000 people how to create wealth and trade the international financial markets.

Her financial knowledge, alongside her own personal story of both making, and loosing fortunes, lead her to write, produce and direct her own documentary film called The Abundance Code which we’ll be talking about today.

The Abundance Code brings together over a dozen experts to bring you practical tips and inspiration to stay out of scarcity and keep moving into abundance. To connect and create. To collaborate instead of competing. To find purpose and meaning in your life instead of feeling lost, confused and alone.

I’m so happy to welcome Julie to the show today because she will inspire you to transform yourself and your life, and empower you to live an abundant life free from limiting beliefs.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why Julie was so drawn to living an abundant life, she made a film about it!
  • Julie’s fascinating personal story of Cinderella-in-reverse
  • What an abundant life looks like, and how abundance will affect you more than you could ever know
  • What the extremely common subconscious barriers are that we put up between ourselves and our attainment of abundant wealth and freedom
  • The 3 secret steps of belief change, and how unlocking them will lead to a life of abundance
  • How to start tapping into our intuition to make better decisions
  • How mums can change our ‘code’ in order to live a life of abundance

 

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If you have a question or want some advice from an expert in abundance, ask away.

And let us know in the comments: Do you live a life of scarcity? Or do you feel that everything you’ll ever need is at your fingertips?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

JULIE’S WEBSITE: The Abundance Code

JULIE’S BOOK:  The Abundance Code: How to Bust the 7 Money Myths for a Rich Life Now

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

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031: A Kick up the Bum to Get What you Want in Life | Dr. Karen Osburn

Get clear on what you want in life and everything changes

[Dr. Karen Osburn]

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be finding out how to get clear on what you want out of life and how to create the right mindset to go out and get it. You’ll learn how to be strong and powerful and go out and grab everything you want.

My guest today is SuperMum, Dr. Karen Osburn.

Karen is a Powerful Bad Ass Mindset Coach for Women Who Want More. She hosts the frank and honest, tell-it-like-it-is Women Wanting More podcast where she embraces her message, ‘Get Clear on What you Want in Life, and Everything Changes’.

Karen lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and two sons, aged 3 and 6.

Today, Karen’s direct, no nonsense style combined with her professional expertise as a coach, and her journey as a mum, will help you cut through the excuses. Her plain talk and unwavering desire will equip you with an I-am-worthy mindset, and will turn your negative self-talk into something positive and empowering.

She’ll encourage you and make it clear that you don’t have to sacrifice your unique self in order to get MORE.

I am delighted to have Karen on my show today because as a highly acclaimed podcaster, individual and group coach, she has a great deal to teach us about the BAD ASS way of getting clear about what we want and going for it!

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How to play bigger in life, how to be powerful, and how to go out and grab the things you want
  • How to figure out what the heck it is you want as a mum, and how to go about getting it
  • How Karen’s journey to motherhood by adoption, after seven painful years trying, has influenced and affected her life today
  • What to do when you’re pushed to the edge as a mum
  • How to stop feeling so scared and start facing your fears
  • How to turn negative self-talk into something that’s positive and empowering
  • The damaging effect of not taking action, and the consequences of inaction
  • Why we should stop making excuses, and start taking responsibility

 

 

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If you have a question or want some advice from Powerful Bad Ass Mindset Coach for Women Who Want More, ask away.

Let us know in the comments. How can you play bigger in life? What will you do to get the things you want? Does negative self talk and excuses hold you back?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

KAREN’S WEBSITE: Women Wanting More

KAREN’S PODCAST:  Women Wanting More

MENTOR: Garret J White: Warrior on Fire

BOOK: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

PODCAST : The School of Greatness: Become a Love Warrior In and Out of Marriage with Glennon Doyle Melton

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

WEBSITE: Monastery with Glennon Doyle

PROFILE: Elizabeth Gilbert

PROFILE: Brené Brown

SUPER SOUL TV: Oprah Sits Down with Glennon Doyle Melton

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029: The Simple Way to Plan Ahead, Get Organised and Find Your Me Time | Nicole Avery

When you plan for the things that are expected, the unexpected becomes far easier to manage

[Nicole Avery]

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be talking about the value of planning when you have kids. Now I know organising your everyday life – creating routines, setting up systems, sorting your cupboards – may seem time-consuming and dull, but stay with me on this one, because seriously, it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

My guest today is SuperMum Nicole Avery

Nicole lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and five gorgeous kids ranging from 7 to 17 years old. She more than most knows the importance of organising the chaos of family life, and by pulling together her business know-how, hands of experience as the mum of five, and the things she’s learned from other families to bring us ‘Planning with Kids’. She’s written a book by the same, is a sought-after speaker, and has created a blog, a podcast, a menu planner app, an e-course called ‘Planning and Present’.

Today Nicole will teach us why careful planning acts as a safety blanket in our life as a busy mum. Mess and disorganisation brings and extra layer of stress to our lives and so planning for the known components of family life means you are better able to cope with the whole host of unknowns that family life constantly throws up at you.

Nicole leads by example because although she has a tribe of kids and a busy family life, as well as running a business, she still finds time to run marathons and carves out relaxed and fun time with her children.

I’m really grateful that Nicole has agreed to talk to us today because she will share with us the simple way to plan ahead, get organised and find your me time.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • The huge impact that planning will have on your life, despite it feeling mundane and dull
  • How, with good planning you can get your mornings to be stress-free and run like clockwork
  • The areas of your life that you can automate and how to get great systems in place
  • How reducing the need to continually make choices, you can energise yourself by reducing decision fatigue
  • How to deal with the overwhelm of getting organised if you’re starting from scratch
  • How to be more conscious about the use of your time, which free’s up time for more important things
  • How to plan in time for yourself to achieve your own goals, despite being a really busy mum

 

 

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 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

What do you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a super organised mum of five who finds plenty of me time and family time due to careful planning, ask away.

So let us know in the comments. What areas of your life are disorganised? How can you streamline and systematise your life to start finding some space for other things?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

NICOLE’S WEBSITE: Planning with Kids 

NICOLE’S BOOK:  Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos and Making Time for Family Fun

NICOLE ON FACEBOOK: Planning with Kids

SUPERMUM PODCAST EPISODE: 012: How to Retain your Willpower, Right through ’til Bath Time

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

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027: How to Tame the Tiger (Parent) in You | Tanith Carey

Take your foot off the gas and reclaim a more relaxed family life

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be finding out how to put your child’s well-being first in a competitive world. By doing so, you’ll get permission to take your foot off the gas and reclaim a more relaxed family life.

My guest today is SuperMum, Tanith Carey.

Tanith is an award-winning journalist and writes for many of the major UK broadsheets. She’s a best-selling parenting author of seven books, and has appeared on the major UK morning shows as a parenting expert. Tanith and her husband live in London with their two daughters who are 11 and 14.

Today we’ll be taking to Tanith about her critically-acclaimed book called ‘Taming the Tiger Parent: How to Put Your Child’s Well-Being First in a Competitive World’.

From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today’s parents often feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best. Mozart in the womb, Baby Einstein DVDs for newborns, and learning apps for toddlers is just the beginning. And while it’s completely natural for us to want our kids to reach their potential, at what point does too much competition become damaging not only to our children, but to us as mums?

In this episode, we’ll explore the effects that competitive parenting has on us as women, how the extra work load of out-of-school activities is affecting us, and the impact it’s having on our relationships with our partner, our children and our family life.

Tanith will help us examine more closely the choices we make for our children’s free time, and look at it from a bigger picture perspective. She helps us question whether, in trying to do the absolute best by our children, we might actually be creating unnecessary problems for ourselves and them.

I’m overjoyed to have Tanith with me on the podcast today, because she can teach us so much about how to tame our inner tiger parent which will free up more time for the things that really matter.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • What a Tiger Parent is and why we need to tame it
  • How we got to the point where we feel the need to take our children to so many extra-curricular activities
  • Whether we’re failing our children by not giving them every possible opportunity in life.
  • How we’re affected by the increased work load that of out-of-school clubs and classes brings
  • The impact competitive parenting has on our relationships with our partner and children
  • Practical guidelines and realistic solutions to help us take our foot off the gas and reclaim a more relaxed family life

 

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Please leave a comment:

If you have a question or want some advice from a top broadsheet journalist and author, ask away.

And let us know in the comments. Do you feel like you’re doing to much with your kids or have you got the balance right? Have the things that Tanith’s talked about given you the freedom to take your foot off the gas?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

TANITH’S WEBSITE:  Tanith Carey

TANITH ON FACEBOOK: What Parents Need Now

TANITH’S BOOK (that we talked about today): Taming the Tiger Parent: How to put your child’s well-being first in a competitive world

TANITH’S BOOK LIST:

ARTICLE: What are the secrets of the world’s happiest children?

PROFILE: Alfie Kohn

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

PROFILE:  David Nicholls

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025: A Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal | Renée Trudeau

It’s your birthright to live the life you desire

[Renée Trudeau]

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be finding out how to re-balance our busy lives as mums with the use of self-care. It’s so very important, because when a woman feels alive and whole and connected to her essence, she’s unstoppable.

My guest today is SuperMum, Renée Trudeau.

Renée lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and teenage son and is an internationally-recognised life balance coach and speaker. She’ also the president of Career Strategists, an award-winning coaching and consulting firm and her corporate clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Ernst & Young and IBM.

Her work has been featured in the New York Times, US News and World Report, Good Housekeeping, Spirituality & Health and more.

She’s also the author of three best-selling books on life-balance including The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life which we’ll be talking about today.

Renée has been creating and facilitating transformational events for women for more than 20 years. She and her team have trained hundreds of RTA-Certified Facilitators in more than 10 countries around the world to lead self-renewal groups for women based on her award-winning curriculum.

Renée has a kind and beautiful soul and genuinely cares about the needs of mothers, so she is the perfect person to set us on the road to self-renewal.

I’m overjoyed to have Renée my show today, because as a sought after life balance expert and highly acclaimed author, we can learn so much from her.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Renée became a pioneer in the area of self-care for mums
  • Renée’s journey to prioritising herself, and what self-care looks like in her busy life
  • How Renée’s spirited upbringing in a family with seven children has impacted her work
  • The two key things that mums need to know – more than anything else – about self-care
  • How we can begin a self-care practice in our own busy life
  • That it is possible to find a life that nurtures and nourishes you both inside and out

 

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Please leave a comment:

If you have a question or want some advice from an internationally-recognised life-balance coach and speaker, ask away.

And let us know in the comments, have you found a way to care and nourish yourself as a mum or do you struggle to find the time?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

RENÉE’S WEBSITE: Renée Trudeau and Associates

RESOURCES: Renée’s Free Resources

MOVIE: Captain Fantastic

PROFILE: Elizabeth Gilbert 

RENÉE’S BOOKS:

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change by Charles Duhigg

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023: Secrets to Developing a Strong Mind and Finding Balance | Sara Robinson

The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing how to create the strength of mind of an athlete to use in your life as a mum which will help to create balance and harmony in your busy world.

My guest today is SuperMum, Sara Robinson.

Sara has two small boys aged 4 and 1, has a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology and is a Mental Skills Coach. After learning first hand how hard it is to juggle everything that comes with the job title of Mum, Sara worked out the solution and went on to launch ‘Get Mom Balanced’ an online community of mums.

In her work, Sara brings together her professional skills and knowledge helping athletes, plus her experience as a mum, to help other busy mums create balance and develop the mental skills needed to survive and thrive in motherhood.

Today Sara will teach us why Mental Skills Training is so beneficial, and gives us some practical tools that we can use to strengthen our minds as mums. And I don’t know about you, but some days I need some of that in extra large doses.

Sara will help us understand why it’s important to look under our own bonnet, to find where our own passions and interests lie. We can then use that as a springboard to find out what makes us tick and then harness that to create a life that we love. A life that’s fulfilling to us as a woman, instead of simply fulfilling the needs of everyone else all the time.

I’m excited that Sara is joining us today because she’s passionate about helping mums to seek balance and give them support for the challenges of mom life. And I’m confident that she’ll help you too.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • What Mental Skills Training is, and how we can take the mental strength skills that athletes use and apply them to our life as busy mums
  • How to get ourselves, and our children, to become mentally strong
  • Why finding balance is so important, but why it’s such a struggle to make balance part of our lives
  • How to say no without feeling terrible
  • The benefits and challenges of working from home
  • How you can take the skills that you have – your education, your professional experience and your passions and interests – and turn them into something that allows for balance

 

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 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Sara has kindly offered a free give-away with todays show. Send me an email with the words “Sara’s give-away” in the subject line, and I’ll send you the link to the Calmer Mama Checklist which helps mums understand the steps for how to calm down.

Please leave a comment:

If you have a question or want some advice from a Mental Skills Coach, ask away.

And let us know in the comments, do you have a strong mind as a mother or is it something you’re trying to improve? What have you done recently to try and find balance in your life?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

SARA’S WEBSITE: Get Mom Balanced

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Dr. Michele Borba

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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021: Self Care is Vital and Here’s the Proof | Lauren Wills

Who we are, as people, is a far more accurate and profound predictor of who our kids will be than what we know about parenting

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing a research study that is currently being conducted into the well-being of mothers of pre-school aged children.

My guest today is SuperMum, Lauren Wills.

Lauren has an 8 year old daughter, and a son who is 5, and is a Life Coach for Mums. She’s passionate about helping women reclaim their inner spark and live a life they love.

Lauren has a Master of Social Work from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and is currently a PhD candidate studying the well-being of pre-school mothers.

In her work, Lauren has discovered that there’s a tremendous amount of research into the institution of motherhood, but sadly, we often don’t get to hear about it.

But she’s determined to change that, because Lauren believes that when more information is readily available to us mothers, we’ll stop feeling like our problems are exclusively ours, or that we have to work out a solution and deal with those challenges by ourselves.

Lauren’s research has shown that a mother’s well-being has a more positive an impact on her child than her education, her employment, the number of hours her child spends in day care or any other factors. Read that again. It’s really significant.

I’m excited that Lauren is joining us today to share her knowledge and findings, and in doing so, gives us the kick-start we need to start prioritising our own well-being.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Lauren came to research the well-being of pre-school mums, and why her study is so important
  • How traditional feminist views clash with the way women want to be as a mother, and how those views are being changed
  • How and why your identity changes when you became a mother
  • What research has taught us about what makes mums happy
  • The practical plans Lauren has to use the findings from her study to help women like us in the trenches of motherhood
  • How Lauren’s PhD study and professional work has impacted her personal life as a mum

 

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 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Please leave a comment:

If you have a question or want some advice from an experienced Life Coach for Mums, Lauren and I would love to hear from you.

Let us know in the comments, do you pay enough attention to your own self-care despite how busy life is? And what can you do to improve your well-being as a mum?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

LAUREN’S WEBSITE: Lauren Wills Coaching

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women by Susan Douglas and Meredith Michaels

PROFILE: Andrea O’ReillyMatricentric Feminism

FIND TODAY’S SHOW AT: www.Lisa-York.com/021

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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