School for Mothers Podcast

School for Mothers Podcast

The School for Mothers Podcast disrupts the idea that once we’re a mother, life is done. Join entrepreneur and mother of 10, Danusia Malina-Derben as she interviews badass mothers about how they’re answering the question: How can I be a mother and still be me? She hears from celebrities, well-known authors, heavyweight entrepreneurs, global activists, career powerhouses, influencers, & leading experts. Be prepared for truth bombs, potty mouth moments and big dollops of inspiration.

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October 24, 2021 45 min

Visibility in your business feel like an uphill battle even though you know getting noticed is a must have? PR guru and strategy ninja, Lucy Werner joins me to bring her no nonsense PR goldmine tips and lowdown. Self promotion doesn’t have to be perfect, but it needs to be real and Lucy shares how. 

As founder of The Wern, a consultancy for publicity & design, Lucy has 17 years of publicity experience both in-house and for some...

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What’s Soul really all about? And how possible is it to live a ‘sacred’ life once we become mothers? I ask world renowned writer, mystic, poet, mother, channel and creative, Rebecca Campbell, this and more. We explore how to stitch sacred soul into the daily rhythmns of busy mothering and all the paradoxes that this brings. 

By the way, Rebecca believes that we ARE nature and all of her creations are in devotion to the beauty of na...

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Are you into Sophrology? If not, after my conversation with Dominique Antiglio, you might well want to be! Dominique is a Sophrologist, author and founder of BeSophro, a global Sophrology platform which The Guardian newspaper calls the “dynamic young cousin” of mindfulness.

Dominique specialises in sleep and stress management, anxiety reduction and burn-out prevention. Her best-selling book “The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology” w...

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Sunday Times bestselling author, Rebecca Wilson recently released her third cookbook, Family Comforts: Simple, Heart Warming Food to Enjoy Together and in this episode we tuck into chat about homely foods and how to feed ourselves and our families easily. Rebecca is a mother, recipe developer, author and founder of the popular social channel @rebeccawilsonfood  

Born out of her popular Instagram page @WhatMummyMakes, (now r...

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I’m joined by Petra Wenham and her wife Loraine as we talk about freedom, femininity and feminism.  Petra, a mature married transgender woman regularly gives transgender awareness talks to community groups and has been featured in the Press when she became the Women’s Institute’s first trans cover girl. To find out more about Petra’s career and trans journey you can follow her over on insta https://www.instagram.com/petra_east_angl...

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Finding power in the things we’re told to hate. My guest is Hollie McNish, writer and poet. We explore her  upcoming book “SLUG and other things I was told to hate” and SO much more. We talk masturbation, grief, feminism, being blunt and of course, her poetry.  PRE-ORDER MY BOOK >>  NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood https://www.triumphpress.co/books/p/noise 

Hollie McNish is a UK writer based between Glasgow and Cambr...

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It’s like puberty for the middle aged and yet ~nobody~ is talking about it. This week we delve into the issues surrounding this “taboo” topic, with our guest Meg Mathews. As Founder of Megs Menopause, Meg empowers women through honest and frank discussion of all things menopause. Meg believes that we can’t find harmony and resonance within ourselves without truly understanding what is happening in our bodies. I couldn’t agree more....

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Bringing up race with our kids. Blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant Uju Asika joins me to share exactly how we can raise kinder kids. We explore how Gen Z have the opportunity to change the world and our role as parents in this. As Uju says, we have to be “actively inclusive”. 

Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger (babesabouttown.com), digital consultant (mothersandshakers.net) and author of the book Bringing U...

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Having the NERVE to do big and bold things. My guest this week is broadcaster and author, Kaye Adams. A UK household name, Kaye’s known for her candour on-screen. We explore having the nerve to be transparent & open, the nerves of menopause and so much more. 

About my guest, Kaye Adams:

Kaye is a regular panellist on ITV's Loose Women for 20 years on and off and the original anchor with Nadia Sawalha . She’s bombed off Cele...

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How do we take control of our libido? Women’s Wellbeing and Menopause Doctor; Dr Shahzadi Harper, joins me to share her wisdom on libido-boosting. Shahzadi says "It's not just about sex. It's a life force. It's the joy of living. It’s an energy." Listen in for actionable steps to connect and strengthen your libido. 

Read the full show notes over on our website >> https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_s...

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What does it take to be an Olympian? In this week's episode STRIDE, Michelle Griffith-Robinson former Olympic athlete shares how she finds focus, builds inner strength and goes after what she wants in life. Listen to this powerful and uplifting conversation on resilience and how the Olympic values impact her approach to life.  

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  • Michelle’s Olympic journey

  • What it is REALLY like to be a high performer and elite at...

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    July 21, 2021 29 min

    This week I’m exploring ambition and motherhood with Anna Paula Tediosi, author of Ambition Factor: Rewriting the story of working mothers. I question what ambition for mothers looks like across different cultures. We talk working motherhood, different types of ambition, and how we can increase (not decrease) our ambition whilst raising kids.

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    Is a glass of wine the escape that mothers really need? My guests today are Kate Baily and Mandy Manners, authors of Love Yourself Sober: A Self-Care Guide to Alcohol-Free Living for Busy Mothers. We explore the role of alcohol in relationships, motherhood + "mummy-wine" and the marketing of alcohol. If you're wondering whether alcohol has a place in your life anymore or you're already sober, this conversation e...

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    Every menopause has its own story - and here’s mine. In this episode I share a part of my own journey - which was included in Kaye Adams and Vicky Allan’s book STILL HOT! As Kaye and Vicky say “Let's rejoice as we step free of the menopausal closet. The menopause is not one story, but many and diverse . . . and, whatever your experience, you are not alone.” My story was included alongside household names like Lorraine Kelly, Ba...

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    July 7, 2021 40 min

    "Life is undulating". My guest this week is illustrator Alessandra Olanow and we're exploring all things PLAN, or rather when things don't quite go as planned. Alessandra shares how she pivoted in the wake of her divorce and the death of her mother. We also explore how going off-piste from plans is opportunity for growth, healing and magic.

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    Play is a powerful thing - but how do we bring more of it into busy (and stressful!) lives? That's exactly what this Sunday Supplement with Emma Worrollo is answering. We explore the power of play, why it's important for kids and adults, and how we can become more playful in our daily lives. From playful decorating tips to playful philosophy - this ep is chock full of playful advice!

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    June 30, 2021 41 min

    Unpacking the evolutionary pressure of being a woman. My guest this week is Dr. Anna Smajdor and we're exploring the pressure on women to reproduce and become mothers - and what that means in reality for us as individuals and a collective. We question whether men are put under pressure in the same way, the ethics of the motherhood experience, and the ways that motherhood *hasn't* progressed or innovated like the rest of soc...

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    June 23, 2021 39 min

    Raising teen girls - does it have to be hard...?! Lorraine Candy joins me to talk about the realities of raising teen girls - the subject of her new Sunday Times Bestselling book, ‘Mum, What’s Wrong with You?’: 101 Things Only Mothers of Teenage Girls Know. I question whether the teen years really have to be so hard and what's the best way forward for mothers. Join us for this refreshingly honest convo on what Lorraine calls &#...

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    What does it take to keep fanning the flames of our own ambition whilst raising kids? Entrepreneur and Wellness Business Coach, Kirsty Kianifard joins me for an episode exploring how we can set ourselves and our families up for success, whatever that may look like for each of us. We talk raising children with special needs, embedding our achievements and unpacking what ambition *really* is.  

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