ME + MOTHERHOOD with Benita Bensch

ME + MOTHERHOOD with Benita Bensch

ME + MOTHERHOOD is a fortnightly podcast rich with meaningful, inspiring and practical conversations for all mothers who want to reclaim ME in motherhood. This podcast is for you if you are ready to return to yourself through self-exploration, find your spark again in motherhood and give yourself permission to be happier and healthier. Join podcast host Benita Bensch and other special guests to delve deeper into the mother in motherhood, because she who does the holding needs to be held.


May 31, 2023 58 mins

Maddy Bento is a degree qualified nutritionist working in the body image and intuitive eating space.

She was an exhausted mumma who was trying so hard to eat “perfectly” and her mental health suffered, along with her relationship with her body health and food.

Maddy has since learnt about Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size (HAES) and has not only transformed her own relationship with food and her body, but does so fo...

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“Because ultimately for them to become adults, they need to be able to learn along the way” shares Kylee Curtis on walking the line between expectations and nurturing individuality in her children.

Kylee is my older sister and she has been an incredible role model to me, and as far as mum’s go, she’s pretty amazing.

Kylee’s children are older than mine. She has a 14, 16 and 18 year old so we are at very different stages of ...

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Do you think it’s possible to feel good during the afternoon and evening regardless of the chaos that might be happening around you?

There is a lot of focus on our morning routines and I absolutely believe in starting the day with a routine that makes you feel good and gives you a high vibration to carry throughout the day.

However, I don’t think we spend enough time talking about afternoon and evening energy and routine, and how we ...

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Trigger Warning: Child Loss

Megan Hillukka is a bereaved mother, with 7 children, one who died suddenly at 15 months old - her precious Aria.

Because of Aria, Megan now encourages and supports grieving mothers that though the worst thing has happened to them, their life is not over. She is the creator of a space called Grieving Moms Haven, where she helps moms learn how to process and move through the emotions of grief thro...

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“It sets up an automatic kind of rule book or framework or structure that we then automatically compare ourselves to, analyse and wonder” shares Terri Williams of her Motherhood Story and being questioned around going back to work.

There is a 10 year age gap between myself and my younger sister, Terri Williams.

Terri got married in 2020 and had her little baby girl in 2022 who is now about to turn one so we are in quite dif...

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Have you been feeling the call to connect in person?

In my mind there’s really no substitute for meeting in person and after a couple of years of having no in person events, I have been feeling a really strong desire to create an event that can bring this incredible community together.

This episode is dedicated to our Rise and Shine Retreat that I am co-hosting with Sunny Roberts from Wholehearted Woman.

In this episode...

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March 22, 2023 26 mins

Mothers Group was a lifeline for me as a new Mum. It was a highlight of my week, providing sanity-saving adult connection, a reason to leave the house (even when it was hard!), valuable support and information. The bonds we formed in that Mothers Group have lasted for years.

On the day of recording this episode I had visited the same Mothers Group service, in the same room, 9 years on from my own time there. I was a guest, there to ...

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A wife, Mum of 2 boys AND high performance mindset coach who helps people create extraordinary results, CEO of a 7 figure business, and top 1% Proctor Gallagher Institute Consultant. I’m talking about the powerhouse that is Karen Brook. 

Karen says that she asked these questions of herself even before starting a family: “What did I want motherhood to look like for me? What did I want my story to be?”

This powerful conversation is all...

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February 22, 2023 56 mins

“It’s easier to be courageous for your child than it is to be courageous for yourself,” shares Jacqui Doyle, the first guest of the ME+MOTHERHOOD ‘My Motherhood Story’ series of conversations with incredible Mums.

Like all mothers, Jacqui has experienced her share of ups and downs - the pure joy of the precious moments, blended with the struggle to become a parent, postnatal depression, a body forever changed since childbirth, manag...

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February 8, 2023 14 mins

Welcome back for Season 2 of ME + MOTHERHOOD! I hope 2023 is off to a great start for you and yours! 

This is a short and snappy episode to reconnect with you, and to get you thinking about what’s important to you this year. Instead of discussing goals, I invite you to consider three other powerful questions to shape your decisions and approach in 2023.

I also reflect on what personal growth means, why it’s addictive, and share some ...

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2022, where did you go!? For this last episode of Season 1 of ME + MOTHERHOOD I took a little longer in order to reflect on the year that’s been. Reflection is incredibly powerful, and important, and I encourage you to do it for yourself! It reveals important information for us to respond to.

For me, 2022 has been a year of self-exploration and uncovering for me what it means to heal, thrive and lean into the person I am becoming. I...

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Right now, what do you need to give yourself permission to be, do, have or give?

What do you hear whispering quietly within you, waiting and wanting you to bring to life? If you would only give yourself permission, what do you really desire?

This podcast episode is a loving kick up the butt from me to give yourself permission. Don’t wait for a permission slip any longer - give it to yourself! This is your life and you only ...

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November 16, 2022 23 mins

Have you ever felt like you’ve lost your spark in motherhood? What I mean by this is when you feel flat, like you’re going through the daily motions of life, lacking in meaning and purpose. It feels like there’s a bucket over your inner light and it’s barely flickering. You may feel this way when:

  • For any number of reasons you have been forced to, or chosen to, give up, or put to the side what lights you up.
  • You used to know what...
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There’s no instruction manual for motherhood. I sometimes wish there was but also wonder: would I read it, or toss it to the side like a set of IKEA instructions? What I’ve found to be true is that even with an abundance of information at my fingertips, there’s no escape from living through, and learning from, the lessons we are dealt on the journey of motherhood.

This episode is a personal reflection on 15 of my best-of motherhood ...

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October 19, 2022 44 mins

Do you sometimes avoid making decisions?

Are you unclear about how to make decisions or take action that aligns with what feels right for you in your life? 

This episode is a special one. It’s a recording of my recent conversation with Meg Durham from her podcast The School of Wellbeing, Episode 56. Meg has generously given me permission to share it with you on ME + MOTHERHOOD.

In this heartfelt conversation, we speak about:

  • The de...
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I often hear from mothers who come to me for coaching: ‘I don’t know who I am anymore.’ I totally get it because I have said and felt it too in the past! It’s no surprise we would feel this way when you consider the enormity of the transition we go through moving from woman, to woman AND mother. All mothers go through an identity shift - some with more ease and acceptance than others - and that’s okay.

In this episode I cover:

  1. Un...
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We all know that self care is important and that we should be focusing on it. But what is self care really? And the even better question: how do you practically achieve it on a consistent basis when you’re a busy Mum juggling so much at once?

In this episode I cover:

  1. Defining self care for you
  2. 3 tips on finding time for self care in your busy life
  3. The mindset you need to support self care habits
  4. How to know when you need more than s...
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Welcome to Season 1 of the ME + MOTHERHOOD podcast! This episode is all about the backstory to ME + MOTHERHOOD because, well, who doesn’t love a good backstory!

In this episode, I share the what and why behind the podcast including:

  • Who I am (Benita, your host), what I do, why and how I got here
  • Why I’m launching ME + MOTHERHOOD
  • The story behind the podcast name
  • What you can expect from this show

If you’re interested in my story...

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