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Secrets of the Motherworld is a podcast created to help mothers feel less alone. We're two psychotherapists with a special interest in parenting. Listeners send us their anonymous stories about their own experiences in the Motherworld -- experiences that are too intensely private to share anywhere else. Each week, we read a listener's story and give our own reflections. It's a thoughtful exploration of the most intimate aspects of motherhood.

Secrets of the Motherworld is a podcast created to help mothers feel less alone. We're two psychotherapists with a special interest in parenting. Listeners send us their anonymous stories about their own experiences in the Motherworld -- experiences that are too intensely private to share anywhere else. Each week, we read a listener's story and give our own reflections. It's a thoughtful exploration of the most intimate aspects of motherhood.
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United States

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Secrets of the Motherworld is a podcast created to help mothers feel less alone. We're two psychotherapists with a special interest in parenting. Listeners send us their anonymous stories about their own experiences in the Motherworld -- experiences that are too intensely private to share anywhere else. Each week, we read a listener's story and give our own reflections. It's a thoughtful exploration of the most intimate aspects of motherhood.

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English

Contact:

2157790271


Episodes

04: Removing “Guilt” from the Lexicon

9/17/2019
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Here’s the story we discuss this week: “How can we remove the words ‘guilt’ and ‘failure’ from the parenting lexicon? I’m sick of reading about Mother’s Guilt as if it’s a norm. The manner in which motherhood is depicted these days is not doing motherhood itself any favours. The struggle to find time. The importance of self-care. Both valid but not worthy of guilt! Enough already.” Lisa mentioned the book Maternal Desire by Daphne de Marneffe

Duration:00:24:40

03: “I Decided To Let the Baby Cry to Sleep”

9/10/2019
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Here’s the story we discuss this week: “When my first boy was born, I was so overwhelmed and confused about everything. My boy Is a sensitive child and until today he needs a lot of reassurance and I did not understand why during the first months. I was so exhausted with breastfeeding and lack of sleep and just overall holding and hugging all the time. One night my husband and I decided to let the baby cry to sleep since so many parents and "well intentioned" advisors were insisting us to...

Duration:00:24:01

02: "We Don’t Belong to the Club of Normal Family Life"

9/10/2019
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Here’s this week’s story: “Discussions and articles seldom mention parents bringing up children with disabilities, in particular non-verbal children. We don't belong to the club of normal family life. It’s a lonely with no shared norms.” We reference the poem Welcome to Holland.

Duration:00:21:29

01: Motherhood Doesn’t Come Naturally

8/26/2019
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Here’s our story for this week “I don't feel like pregnancy, motherhood and its sacrifices come naturally to me. I wish women were able to lay an egg and then the father sits on it for 9 months. I do my job and love my kids but I suffer a bit from lack of time and freedom since I am a creative person, have a job and am a dream guide. People often criticize my lack of knowledge in motherly things like cooking and interest in their school activities. It just isn't my forte and I battle with...

Duration:00:23:09