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Mother / other
Cultivating meaningful conversations for those who yearn for a sense of self outside of Motherhood.
Mar 12, 2022
The Magnitude of Becoming a Mother with Sally Hepworth
Amy chats with New York Times Bestselling Author Sally Hepworth about all things Motherhood and her new book 'The Younger Wife'. ~ SHOW NOTES: The Younger Wife Kate Mildenhall - The Mother Fault The Birth House - Ami Mckay Call the Midwife Series Liane Moriarty Jane Harper Sue Monk Kidd Sally Hepworth Website Sally Hepworth Instagram Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Feb 6, 2022
Season 04: TRAILER
A new year, a new collection of juicy conversations on Motherhood. ~ SHOW NOTES: Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Produced by Sun Mother Studio Original Music by J. Dale Pearson If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Oct 31, 2021
”An Awakening” with Bobby Clark
Amy chats with Bobby Clark, a Scottish-born, Melbourne-based Artist. They discuss Bobby’s journey to becoming a Mother including her ectopic pregnancy, and how Motherhood changed the way she views art and success. It’s a really warm and fun one, full of laughs. ~ SHOW NOTES: Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Bobby’s website Bobby’s Instagram Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Oct 17, 2021
”Fumbling in the Darkness” with Yahna Fookes of Radiant Birth
Amy chat’s with Yahna Fookes, professional dancer, yogi, and founder of Radiant Birth, a birth workshop known as 'an immersion for mothers in waiting' based in Victoria. They discuss Yahna's adoption as a baby and her Korean Ancestry, mental health support during motherhood, mothering toddlers, friendships, careers, and how Matrescence can push you deeper creatively. ~ SHOW NOTES: * Mother / other on Instagram * Mother / other on Facebook * Radiant Birth Website * Radiant Birth Instagram * Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Sep 19, 2021
”The Power of Surrender” with Annika Hein of JANE magazine
Amy chat’s with Annika Hein, Mother to Vahla, Writer and Creative Director of JANE magazine. They discuss how to be in the world as a creative and a mother, utilizing the short bursts of creativity available and doing self-work to become the best versions of ourselves for our kids. ~ SHOW NOTES: This episode is sponsored by Coco Flip. Coco Flip creates distinctive furniture and lighting for people who celebrate the good things in life. Enter MotherOther at the checkout to receive 15% off your order. *Valid until November 7th 2021 * Mother / other on Instagram * Mother / other on Facebook * JANE magazine * JANE on Instagram * Ils’a Mother / Other episode * Annika’s birth story * The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by Phillpa Perry * Yarra Valley Writers Fest * Sally Hepworth – The Good Sister Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Sep 12, 2021
”I Actually Can‘t Do It All” with Phoebe Bell of Sage & Clare
Amy chats with Phoebe Bell, the founder of the Australian artisan homewares brand Sage and Clare. Phoebe discusses her journey to motherhood through IVF which resulted in two beautiful children. They also discuss attempting to do it all, burnout, the relentlessness of motherhood, hip dysplasia, chronic mastitis, childcare, postpartum, relationship changes & how to find harmony and balance as a family. ~ SHOW NOTES: This episode is sponsored by Noonie. Revolutionary postpartum recovery care invented and designed in Australia. Enter MotherOther to get 15% off your order at noonieaustralia.com. Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Sage & Clare Website Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Sep 5, 2021
”Motherhood as a Relationship” with Author Claire Thomas
Amy chats with Claire Thomas, Mother of three, and award-winning writer of the novels “Fugitive Blue” and “The Performance”. Together they discuss motherhood as a relationship, the label of mother, how feminism has impacted motherhood and our yearning to have it all, and motherhood in writing. ~ Show Notes: This episode is sponsored by Wellread – a curated book subscription service that handpicks the best new literary titles and delivers them straight to your door. Enter MotherOther at the checkout to receive 15% off your first order. Claire’s Books: - The Performance – Claire - Thomas - Fugitive Blue – Claire Thomas Books Discussed: The Yellow Notebook – Helen Garner A Life’s Work – Rachel Cusk The Cost of Living – Deborah Levy Eleven Hours – Pamela Erens Mother Reader – Moira Davey The Spare Room – Helen Garner Support Mother/other on Patreon Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Aug 28, 2021
"Cracking Yourself Open" with Sophie Walker of Australian Birth Stories
Amy chats with Sophie Walker, creator, and host of the first and most popular Australian Birth Podcast: Australian Birth Stories. They chat about Motherhood, work/life balance, podcasting, and everything in between. ~ SHOW NOTES: Support Mother/other on Patreon Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Australian Birth Stories Website Australian Birth Stories Courses Australian Birth Stories Instagram Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Aug 24, 2021
The Postpartum Project 01: Friendship with Emily the Doula
Welcome to the first episode of: The Postpartum Project. Amy delves deep into friendships throughout motherhood in this vulnerable and nourishing conversation with her very dear friend Emily the Doula. ~ SHOW NOTES: Support Mother/other on Patreon Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Emily the doula’s Website Emily the doula’s Instagram Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Aug 21, 2021
”Tears & Tantrums” with Musician Thando Sikwila
Amy chats with the highly renowned, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Thando Sikwila. They discuss Thando's journey to Motherhood, growing up in Zimbabwe, moving to Aus with her family at a young age, her career in the music industry peaking right around the time that she fell pregnant with her daughter, Charlie. Along with that, they chat: toddler tears & tantrums, mummy bloggers, lockdowns, and the weirdness of mothering within this state of the world. ~ SHOW NOTES: This episode is sponsored by Women Wealth & Wordpress. Women Wealth & Wordpress is a 6 part e-course designed to teach you everything you need to know to start your career as a freelance web-designer. Use the code MotherOther to sign up for $100 off. Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Thando on Bandcamp Thando on Instagram Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Aug 14, 2021
”Find Your Way Back” with Illustrator Allison Filice
Amy chats with our first International Mother: Allison Filice. Allison is a freelance illustrator & host of The Friendly Unknown Podcast, based all the way over in The Golden State of San Francisco. They discuss creativity, space and time to work, covid and lockdowns, toddlers & Motherhood. ~ SHOW NOTES: This episode is sponsored by Women Wealth Wordpress. Women Wealth Wordpress is a 6 part e-course designed to teach you everything you need to know to start your career as a freelance web designer. Use the code MotherOther to sign up for $100 off. Support Mother/other on Patreon Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Allison’s Website Allison’s Instagram The Friendly Unknown Podcast Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Aug 11, 2021
TRAILER: The Postpartum Project
COMING SOON: a special series of Mother/other: The PostPartum Project. Follow my journey as I process my own Postpartum Experiences and chat with loved ones & professionals along the way. ~ SHOW NOTES: Support Mother/other on Patreon Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Aug 7, 2021
"Shake It Off" with Fiona Killackey of My Daily Business Coach
Amy Chats with Fiona Killackey: Business Whizz behind My Daily Business Coach & Author of Passion Purpose Profit. They discuss conception & infertility, grief & loss, Fiona's career trajectory & path to freelancing, living in the UK and then relocating back to Aus, making friends as mothers, and all things small business. ~ SHOW NOTES: This episode is sponsored by Coco Flip. Coco Flip creates distinctive furniture and lighting for people who celebrate the good things in life. Enter MotherOther at the checkout to receive 15% off your order. *Valid until November 7th 2021 Support Mother/other on Patreon Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook My Daily Business Coach Website My Daily Business Coach Instagram My Daily Business Coach Podcast Buy Fiona’s Book ‘Passion Purpose Profit’ Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Jul 31, 2021
"Reawakening Sexuality" with Tamica Wilder – Somatic Sex Coach & Erotic Educator.
Amy chats with Sexologist Tamica Wilder about Sex after Birth, Sex-Positive Parenting, Eroticism, Sex & Intimacy, and her own journey into Motherhood. ~ SHOW NOTES: This episode is sponsored by Lucy. Lucy is a water-based non-sticky personal lubricant designed for your most sensitive parts making it ideal for use throughout your pregnancy and postpartum. Enter MotherOther at the checkout to receive 15% off your order. Support Mother/other on Patreon Mother / other on Instagram Mother / other on Facebook Tamica's Erotic Embodiment Immersion Tamica on Instagram Tamica's new book Wild Honey Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
May 8, 2021
Mother's Day Special
A special episode to celebrate the many Mothers that shaped us, this Mother's Day. Featuring stories from our friends: Ashe Davenport, Thando Sikwila, Sunni Hart, Alice Robinson & our host Amy Pearson. Happy Mother's Day everyone! SHOW NOTES: mother-other.com Guests: Ashe Davenport Sunni Hart Thando Sikwila Alice Robinson Amy Pearson ~ Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. For sponsoring opportunities, reach out here.
Apr 22, 2021
Season 2: Trailer
Season 2 trailer – 2020 ~ Mother / other is Hosted & Produced by Amy Pearson. Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. mother-other.com Find us on Instagram @mother.other If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Feb 15, 2021
SPECIAL: Reading Motherhood 2020
A special TWENTIETH episode, with guest Laura Brading from WellRead. Featuring our top books of 2020 (+ anticipated 2021 releases) with themes of motherhood. ______ SHOW NOTES: mother-other.com Books Mentioned: Sorrow & Bliss – Meg Mason Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett The Mothers – Brit Bennett I Am Not Your Baby Mama – Candice Brathwaite My Wild & Sleepless Nights – Clover Stroud The Bass Rock – Evie Wyld See What You Made Me Do – Jess Hill Burnt Sugar – Avni Doshi Kokomo – Victoria Hannan The Push – Ashley Audrain Fleishman is in Trouble – Taffy Brodesser-Anker The Women and the Girls – Laura Bloom Writers & Lovers – Lily King The Panic Years – Nell Frizzell A Life’s Work – Rachel Cusk How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House – Cherie Jones Make Motherhood Diverse https://www.makemotherhooddiverse.com/ WellRead https://www.wellread.com.au/ ~ Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would…
Jan 30, 2021
"Living in Constant Marvel" with Jessica Prescott
Jess is a cookbook author and plant food genius, a mother to two boys – Louie and Jude – and the co-owner of the postpartum business Mama Goodness. Jess and I dive into heaps of big topics, including her first home-birth and postpartum experience whilst living in Germany, the boredom and invisibility of early Motherhood, the pull to be closer to your family network once you have kids of your own, and the intense and prolonged pain of a friendship breakup as an adult. ~ Mother / other is Hosted & Produced by Amy Pearson. Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. mother-other.com Find us on Instagram @mother.other If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Oct 15, 2020
"A Narrative Worth Listening To" with Kate Mildenhall
In today’s conversation, Kate and I chat about all things Motherhood, as you would expect, with a focus on the difficulties of early Motherhood, PND, Sundowning, finding space and time to work creatively and Kate’s complete career shift after she became a mother. We also talk about how the narrative of Motherhood still isn’t considered important or interesting, and all of the books that we each have loved that delve into the realities of the motherload. __________________ Show Notes: Kate's Website Kate's Instagram Books: Motherhood & Creativity: The Divided Heart by Rachel Powers On Motherhood by Jamila Rizvi Making Babies by Anne Enright A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk Podcasts: The First Time Podcast The Slow Home Podcast ~ Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Sep 4, 2020
"It Just Obliterated Me" with Ashe Davenport
Today’s incredibly belated episode features Ashe Davenport, Mum to two girls, Franny & Dee Dee. Ashe is the author of Sad Mum Lady, an incredibly frank and funny MUMoir (her words, not mine) about her experience throughout pregnancy and the first few years of her kids' lives. Content warning: PPD, drug use and suicide. If you’re sensitive to those topics, just be aware that this ep may be triggering. __________________ Show Notes: Ashe on Instagram Ashe's Website Sad Mum Lady ~ Original Music by J. Dale Pearson. If you would like to be featured as a sponsor on Mother / Other, please reach out here.
Aug 1, 2020
"More Than I Imagined" with Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd
Today’s guest is fellow photographer and mother of two, Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd. Ilsa’s work is literally breathtaking, she has this way with a camera that fully outweighs the strengths of many people in our field – it’s a true encapsulation of Motherhood and completely unique. Isla is a Mother to Wolfgang and Thea, and in this episode she talks about craving a big chaotic family dynamic that she didn't quite have, with only one sibling, growing up. Ilsa and I also talk about how having kids doesn’t necessarily need to prevent you from living life, whether that be travelling (though COVID-19 may have thrown a spanner in the works there), or simply doing things that you’ve always wanted to do. Motherhood enhanced life for Ilsa, and led her down the path of photography, capturing motherhood in all its beauty. Ilsa is truly generous with her responses, so it’s a juicy one. Enjoy! ~ Show Notes: Find Ilsa's website Here & Instagram here Original Music by J. Dale Pearso…
Jul 17, 2020
"Life Bleeds into Work" with Sophie Black
Today on the show we have Sophie Black – a life-long journalist & writer currently in the role of the Head of Publishing at The Wheeler Centre, and Mum to two kids named Walter & Maggie. Sophie has had a brimming career, including working on the multi-award-winning podcast, The Messenger, the ABC Radio National program, Talkfest, and heading up titles such as Crikey, Daily Review... I could go on. In today's conversation, Sophie talks about how deeply life and parenthood bleed into work, managing to continue her incredibly successful career whilst growing and raising two humans, being cured of her lifelong affliction of FOMO, and the painfully solitary experience of secondary infertility & the IVF process. TW: This is an episode that may be sensitive to people who are experiencing fertility issues, and or miscarriage. I think the story and experiences that Sophie shares are incredibly valuable for those supporting friends and/or family through these issues and perhaps even for som…
1 hr 5 min
May 30, 2020
"Maternal Cravings" with Laura Brading of Wellread
Today's guest is Laura Brading, Mum to Magnolia & Sydney. Laura is also one half of WellRead – the curated book subscription service celebrating the immeasurable power of reading. Laura has spent most of her adult life in the literary world, including working in the publishing industry for some time before becoming a Mother. In today’s conversation, Laura and I delve deep into what it means to be a Mother, and our attempts, as women, to prove ourselves to be more than that undervalued label. I’d like to put a trigger warning in here, as Laura talks pretty openly about her struggles through endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, infertility, miscarriage, and how isolating these experiences can be. The conversation is heavily weighted towards our mutual love of reading, so if you’re into books, this is the episode for you! SHOW NOTES: Books mentioned ~ A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother – Rachel Cusk How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy – Jenny Odell Digital M…
1 hr 2 min
May 23, 2020
"Kind of Mind-blowing" with Beci Orpin
In today's episode I’m talking with Beci Orpin, Mother of two boys, Tyke, & Ari. Beci also is a Melbourne based, but but internationally recognised, Designer and Illustrator known for her bold, bright work that is uniquely her own. You only need to look at her website to see how incredibly fascinating her brain is. I remember admiring Beci in my teenage years, reading Frankie magazine and fawning over her work, so having the chance to chat with Beci about our mutual experience of Motherhood was a really joyous experience. Beci went back to work 4 days after her first baby, so she talks about how difficult it can be during that baby fog, but how it felt natural to her, because work is where she finds a huge amount of her identity. We chat about the influence that a strong, powerful mother figure can have on our desire for children ourselves, and how much the respect for our Mums can grow after we have that experience; The flexibility that comes from sharing the parenting load with you…
May 16, 2020
"Zero Expectations" with Melanie Dimmitt, Author of Special.
In today’s episode I’m talking with a Mother who’s story is a little different to our previous episodes so far. She’s a writer, Author, Mother of two kids, her first of which, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Melanie Dimmitt is the author of 'Special: Antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child’s disability' released in 2019. Not having envisioned herself as a Mother, it wasn’t until she was with her partner for a few years that Mel thought about becoming one. Mel and I dive into her Motherhood journey, her experience discovering Arlo’s diagnosis and parenting a child with a disability, we talk about learning boundaries as people pleasers, Mel's career and work as a writer, how she wrangles it all with the kids & much, much more. mother-other.com SHOW NOTES: http://melaniedimmitt.com.au/ https://www.instagram.com/the_special_book/ _____ Original Music by J. Dale Pearson Special thanks to our episode sponsor: seedlingdigital.com.au For all of your custom bra…
May 9, 2020
"Nothing is Permanent" with Loretta Bolotin of Free to Feed.
Loretta Bolotin is a Melbourne based Entrepreneur & Mother to babes Koan & sol. Loretta is the Co-founder and CEO of Free to Feed, a not-for-profit social enterprise championing the unique skills of refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants. In today's episode, recorded on the precipice of what became a world-wide lockdown, Amy & Loretta delve into the all-consuming haze of Motherhood, alongside finding her vocation in the realm of social justice. mother-other.com SHOW NOTES: freetofeed.org.au/ _____ Original Music by J. Dale Pearson Special thanks to our episode sponsor: seedlingdigital.com.au For all of your custom branding & website building needs, get in touch with Nikki at Seedling Digital.
Nov 10, 2019
"Family, Food & Feelings" with Kate Berry
Today's guest is the multi-talented Kate Berry. You may know Kate from her (former) wonderful blog turned Magazine called Lunch Lady, or her beautiful Instagram. Kate is a photographer, designer, blogger along with many other things. Kate and I discuss sleep deprivation induced anxiety, the struggle that comes with being the first of your circle of friends to have a baby, having your identity ripped from successful designer to gross mum life, the creative hustle and how we need to allow ourselves time to rest and relax for our creativity to really flow. https://hellokateberry.com/ Intro music by J. Dale Pearson
Oct 26, 2019
"Fire in my belly" with Sunni Hart
Sunni Hart is a doula, DJ & Mother, among many other things. Sunni and Amy discuss lots of juicy topics such as the home-births of her beautiful boys, her journey to becoming a doula and being cracked open to find her magic, the paradigm changing abilities and connectivity that social media can give us, how to marry our sexual selves with our motherhood and much, much more. https://www.sunnihart.com/ Intro music by J. Dale Pearson
Oct 13, 2019
"What a Mother can be" with Alice Robinson
In this episode, Amy chats with Alice Robinson, Australian Author and Mother of two. Alice and Amy discuss the writing life as a mother, how women are treated in the workplace after becoming a mum, making friends as a mother, experiencing mothers groups, identity crises and much more. https://www.alicerobinson.com.au/ Intro music by J. Dale Pearson
Oct 1, 2019
"Motherhood doesn’t define me" with Emma Peel
Emma Peel is a Melbourne radio personality, DJ and MC, A copywriter, co-curator of the Reservoir Stomp & a Mum. In this episode we discuss being creative Mums, people’s opinions on DJ-ing while pregnant and after having babies, the way the music industry deals with Motherhood (spoiler: not so well), life out in Reservoir, the joys of coming home to your family after a big night of working, and the creation of Reservoir stomp. https://www.reservoirstomp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/djemmapeel/ Intro music by J. Dale Pearson
Sep 14, 2019
"Rhythms & rituals" with Naomi Chrisoulakis
Naomi Chrisoulakis is a postpartum Doula delivering nourishing food to new Mums and offering in-home support that helps women ease into Motherhood. She also runs her own excellent podcast called ‘Tales from the Fourth Trimester’. In this episode, we discuss Naomi’s shift from glossy magazine journalist to Mother & postpartum Doula, the importance of rest and recovery during the elusive fourth trimester, creating rhythms and rituals as a family, the difficulty of maintaining catch-ups with friends whilst running a business AND being a Mother, and learning to surrender. A really insightful conversation for any pregnant Mothers out there, or people who are close to somebody about to birth a baby sometime soon. https://cocoonbynaomi.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cocoonbynaomi/ Intro music by J. Dale Pearson
Sep 8, 2019
"Go with the chaos" with Sarah Humphreys
In this episode, folk singer-songwriter Sarah Humphreys graces us with her grounding presence. We discuss adding more children to your life, the power of maternal love, gigging with a new baby, pursuing music & art over a ‘normal’ job, how to catch a song idea amidst the mess of motherhood, the difficulties of gestational diabetes during her current pregnancy. All this on the precipice of the arrival of third new baby co-inciding with the launch of her new album: Strange Beauty. https://sarahhumphreys.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sarahhumphreys/ Intro music by J. Dale Pearson
Aug 31, 2019
"Hard but glorious" with Hannah Jones
Hannah Jones is the Mother of 2.5 year old Atlas, whilst running TWO of her own businesses - HANAMI cosmetics and The Vegan Box. In this episode we discuss the difficulties faced as a new mother, working from home, without the ability to take proper parental leave, having it all and how that doesn’t necessarily make life easy, her experience with Nanny’s, the Mushy Brain that postpartum brings, and how she didn’t necessarily envision having children of her own. https://hanami.com.au/ https://theveganbox.com/ Intro music by J. Dale Pearson.
Aug 25, 2019
"We MUST talk about things" with Arabella Hampshire
Arabella is the Mother of two boys, a Modern Pilates Instructor and Wellness Coach – with a particular focus on helping Mothers. In this episode we discuss the importance of filling our own cup, the unspoken mundanity of staying at home with a baby all day everyday and the rise of passionate businesses run by Mothers – including her own. www.arabellahampshirehealth.com/ MENTIONED: https://cocoonbynaomi.com/ www.goodreads.com/book/show/3386101-baby-led-weaning Intro music by J. Dale Pearson.
Aug 18, 2019
"Back into My Body" with Rachel Coulson
Rachel is a Contemporary Dancer, Yogi, and Mama to little 18 month old Mara Zen. After a long break from dance & losing herself somewhat during the midst of Motherhood, she's back in her body and ready to launch a new business venture - teaching adults Contemporary Dance and Yoga. https://www.thegroovespot.com.au/ Intro music by J Dale Pearson.
Aug 11, 2019
"Shiny & new" with Nicola Hamilton
Nikki is the owner/operator of the marketing venture, Seedling Digital, and a new mother to little 6 month old Zepher. https://seedlingdigital.com.au/ Intro music by J Dale Pearson.