Menopause, Marriage and Motherhood

Menopause, Marriage and Motherhood

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Fun, love and laughter. Conversations about the madness and mayhem of Midlife


Why You Need To Jingle Your Spoons
Aug 4 • 30 min
You know how sometimes you just feel completely drained of energy, both emotional and physical? Well, all you need to do is jingle your spoons! Listen in to find out more.https://www.middleagedwomensstuff.com/mar-moth/emotional-spoons/Come and join us in…
Why Your Child Isn’t Likely To Succeed At School with Victoria Jennings
Jul 28 • 56 min
I asked Victoria a question: why did my daughter lose her creative flair in the space of a few months? and I discovered a whole new level of understanding about why our education system isn’t suited to most of the population.For more information about…
What Got This Woman Out Of Her Wheelchair… Permanently with Elizabeth Ann Walker
Jul 21 • 49 min
Elizabeth Ann Walker ended up in a wheelchair after a series of bungled operations. A few years later, she’s out of the wheelchair - permanently - and she’s transformed a popular personal development tool - Neuro Linguistic Programming - into something…
How To Spot A Toxic Coach
Jul 14 • 35 min
It’s not always easy to spot a toxic coach, whether that’s a life coach or a sports coach, but when you do spot it and you realise the extent of the toxicity, it can be pretty heartbreaking.Find out more here:…
This Is How To Live A Life of Joy with Chiara Sharp
Jul 7 • 50 min
Chiara is a professional Success & Mindset Coach as a Proctor Gallagher Consultant and specialises in Energy Healing, Vibrational Alignment, Essential Oils education, Meditation & Leadership Development. She is Co-Founder of Joy In The Workplace.Find out…
How Feng Shui Can Change Your Life with Patricia Lohan
Jun 30 • 51 min
Feng Shui isn’t a kind of interior design and it can make a huge difference to people’s lives. If you’re looking to change direction or even find a new direction for your life, then starting with a bit of Feng Shui could be exactly the thing you’re…
Will My Brain Damage Be Permanent?
Jun 23 • 41 min
In 2015, my eldest daughter was thrown from two different horses in the space of three weeks. After spending months trying to convince doctors that she was sick, a neurologist finally confirmed that she had a Traumatic Brain Injury. Five years later,…
How To Be An Awesome Person
Jun 16 • 53 min
Join me in conversation with Karly Nimmo, podcaster extraordinaire and all round amazing person, for a fabulous conversation about how to believe you’re a pretty awesome person and what kind of a difference it can make in your life.Find out more here:…
What Happens When You Don’t Listen To Your Kids
Jun 9 • 48 min
For eight years, Ryan tried to communicate something to his mother, but she didn’t hear it. Whilst it was nothing terrible, even as a grown man, he’s still left feeling like he doesn’t matter.Actually, for the most part, he’s happy and remembers his…
The Guilt and Grief of Midlife
May 26 • 24 min
By the time we reach our fifties, we’re highly skilled in feeling guilty and being sad about what we’ve lost and will never have again. Find out: How we can recognise what’s going on at any moment, how we undervalue ourselves and how to allow ourselves…
Things Your Kids Want To Know (But Are Too Afraid To Ask) #3: Which Child Do You Love Most?
May 19 • 30 min
When one of your four children wants to know which child you prefer, how do you answer? Because, let’s face facts, saying “I love you all the same” is an outright lie and every child knows that. I invited my three oldest children to ask me whatever they…
Things Your Kids Want To Know (But Are Too Afraid To Ask) #2: Why Did You Insist That You Were My Parent, Not My Friend
May 12 • 44 min
πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§πŸ’–Have you ever wondered what your children REALLY think of your parenting style (but you’re too afraid to ask)πŸ’–πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§I had this great idea: why not ask my kids their opinions on what did and didn’t work for them as they were growing up, particularly in…
Things Your Kids Want To Know (But Are Too Afraid To Ask) #1: How Did You Put Up With Our Teenage Years?
May 5 • 32 min
How do you pull a teenager out of their avid and dramatic introspection (“the whole world is against me, no one understands me!”) and into understanding their place in the world, their impact on others and what’s really going on is just inside their own…
…And The Word for 2020 is… Connections!
Apr 28 • 28 min
Connections seems a strange description given what’s happening in the world right now but somehow it seems appropriate.I want to get honest, vulnerable and open in my connections with people. And it’s not always easy……
…I’m only just realising how unequal women really are
Mar 24 • 20 min
I did a degree in construction back in the 80’s and experienced little sex discrimination, but over the last few years, I’ve been getting more and more uncomfortable about things and I have this gnawing suspicion that we haven’t come as far as we think we…
The Subtle Ways Women Are Silenced
Mar 17 • 20 min
I’ve discovered some weirdly interesting things in the last few weeks around gender inequalities. I’ve never been one to hark on about sex equality, I just take it for granted that I’m equal. But my recent enquiries into medical research into women (it’s…
Why Boys Need Rules
Mar 10 • 22 min
I’m going to go out on a limb here and go against current beliefs on child rearing because I believe that boys need rules. And consequences. I don’t think they need conversations, though they do need to understand and be understood. To me, the “modern”…
How Forceps Mess Up Your Body
Mar 3 • 19 min
When I had my first child, I thought that having an assisted birth would be better than a Caesarean. 25 years later, I’m finding out just how wrong I was. A few years ago, the damage caused by the forceps was repaired using a pelvic mesh. Unfortunately,…
Life With A Terminally Ill Child
Feb 25 • 30 min
It’s one of a parent’s worst nightmares: your child gets diagnosed with a terminal illness. What happens as your child goes through chemotherapy and all the struggles? How do you, as carer, deal with it? Joanna Dolan talks about the process of having a…
Depression, Sleep, and the Need to be Social
Feb 18 • 23 min
It’s well known that insomnia can lead to depression and anxiety and vice versa, but there are a few things about sleep that I’ve discovered recently, along with the impact that social isolation can have on our mental & emotional state.Click here to get…
Why Would You Parent Your Partner?
Feb 11 • 10 min
I got asked an interesting question: would I expect to parent my partner? I have strong opinions about this aspect of Australian culture that’s always been a source of irritation for me.Plus Part 2 of my experience during the Persistent Pain Management…
Persistent Pain: A Woman’s Disease
Feb 7 • 16 min
Persistent and chronic pain is something that a large number of women live with from a variety of causes: migraines, fibromyalgia (Lady Gaga is a sufferer), cancer, arthritis, or, in my case, pelvic mesh that has gone horribly wrong. Persistent pain is a…
How To Be A Successful, Happy And Single Mother Of Five
Feb 4 • 44 min
Meet my wonderfully over-achieving friend, Stephanie C Stevenson, who can’t sit still for five minutes, always seems to be happy and has managed to raise five gorgeous children… as a single parent, while holding down a high level job. And then, just…
Every Mother’s Worst Nightmare
Jan 28 • 54 min
Join me for a heart wrenching conversation with Deborah Corbin as she shares about the sudden death of her son two years ago. Find out how this amazing woman began to put her life back together and deal with the knowledge that she’ll never see her son…
French Life and Style with Marie-Anne LeCoeur
Jan 26 • 48 min
Meet Marie-Anne Lecoeur, her videos have more than 6 million downloads on YT & she’s an expert in:🌟🌟 French chic and style🌟🌟 Different body shapes🌟🌟 Dressing to suit your body shape🌟🌟 Healthy eating the French way🌟🌟 Organising your homeFind out more…
What Do You Do When You Get Cancer… Twice…?
Jan 21 • 52 min
Meet Kylie Mitchell, artist, designer and businesswoman, who overcame a brain tumour, ended her marriage, rebuilt her business, got back onto the dating scene and then discovered she had breast cancer.Find out more, including all links to connect with…
How To Have The Best Day Ever
Jan 14 • 25 min
In this episode, I share what got me out of the dark hole that I was in a few years ago and the things that I do to make sure that I have the best day possible.I discovered that if I start my day doing things I don’t enjoy such as housework, screaming at…
Some Days, All You Can Do Is Laugh
Jan 7 • 28 min
This inaugural episode is where I give you a bit of background about me, my life, my family, the whole getting rich (and then going back to poor) thing, real estate adventures, what happened when midlife hit and why I started blogging and now podcasting.…