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In the Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast, humorous mummy blogger and entrepreneur Carla Lett, talks around real, raw challenges that we all face as mothers, she shares honest, uncensored, unapologetic and unfiltered chats about the journey that is otherwise known as “motherhood”. Carla is keen to promote that there is no such thing as the “perfect” parent and she is also keen to raise awareness that every motherhood journey has bumps in the round.

In the Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast, humorous mummy blogger and entrepreneur Carla Lett, talks around real, raw challenges that we all face as mothers, she shares honest, uncensored, unapologetic and unfiltered chats about the journey that is otherwise known as “motherhood”. Carla is keen to promote that there is no such thing as the “perfect” parent and she is also keen to raise awareness that every motherhood journey has bumps in the round.

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United Kingdom

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In the Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast, humorous mummy blogger and entrepreneur Carla Lett, talks around real, raw challenges that we all face as mothers, she shares honest, uncensored, unapologetic and unfiltered chats about the journey that is otherwise known as “motherhood”. Carla is keen to promote that there is no such thing as the “perfect” parent and she is also keen to raise awareness that every motherhood journey has bumps in the round.

Language:

English


Episodes

SPECIAL CROSSOVER: The Organised Mum

5/1/2021
"There is more to life than housework" Welcome back to Season 3 of Fifty Shades of Motherhood and The My Bump 2 Baby Expert Podcast! This week in a special crossover episode Carla talks to Sunday Times Best Seller Gem Bray aka The Organised Mum about how she turned her anxieties around motherhood into an amazing brand. She discusses her app TOMM, upcoming journal, and much more! For further information, show notes and the episode on our website please...

Duration:00:55:04

Life after Lockdown

4/17/2021
“It was a shock to the system when I had to put a bra on and do the school run!” Welcome back to Season 3 of Fifty Shades of Motherhood! This week Carla talks to Janina Brocklesby about their feelings and possibly anxieties about life after lockdown and how lockdown has made them reflect on aspects of their life.

Duration:00:47:55

Sepsis

4/3/2021
“It's one of those things, where you think it won't ever happen to you.” Welcome back to Season 3 of Fifty Shades of Motherhood! This week Carla talks to Lauren Back about her very recent experience with Sepsis shortly after giving birth to her baby boy.

Duration:00:56:59

Sex

3/20/2021
"Mummy why are you bouncing on the bed like that?" Welcome back to Fifty Shades of Motherhood Season 3! A podcast with real, honest, and raw chats on any topic around parenting with no judgment . Brought to you by your host Carla Lett, founder of My Bump 2 Baby. This week Carla talks with her friend Melanie O’Brien about something that is on our minds but we don't speak about enough…Sex! From sex before kids, to after, and everything in between.

Duration:01:06:30

Premature Baby

11/10/2020
"I was ten cm dilated...I was twenty eight weeks!" This week Carla is joined by Rachael Hickson, in the build-up to World Prematurity Day on November 17th. Having both had premature babies, they get together to share their stories and experiences in the hopes to reassure and offer support to other mothers going through something similar. Here is the episode on our website: https://www.mybump2baby.com/podcasts/fiftyshadesofmotherhood/premature-baby

Duration:01:10:35

Domestic Abuse

11/3/2020
“He punched me square in the face…that was a real turning point” Today, Carla is joined by Edwina Clark who bravely shares her story about suffering domestic abuse. Spanning over a decade, she explains how she felt, what happened, and how she finally managed to escape with her two children. Please note this episode discusses physical, verbal, mental, financial, and sexual abuse. If you are affected by the topics discussed please use the links below to seek help: 24hr National Domestic...

Duration:01:03:39

Haunted Happenings

10/27/2020
"Someone just walked through me" This week we take a break from our usual motherhood stories and give you a Halloween special! Carla and her cousin Stephanie talk about the spooky and haunted happenings they have experienced. Two mums having a spooky chat, as Halloween isn't just for the kids. Happy Halloween!

Duration:00:34:13

Peri Menopausal

10/20/2020
"This horrible period is over!" Following World Menopause Day, Carla is joined by Fiona Legge, who opens up about her journey with PMDD. She talks honestly about how going through menopause early and having a hysterectomy, changed her life and overall wellbeing. Please note suicide is referenced in this episode.

Duration:00:34:24

Redundant Mum

10/13/2020
"You will look back and...realise this was the turning point for you" Carla is joined this week by Amy Downes, from Content Planning Wizard, who discusses being made redundant whilst pregnant. She discusses how she coped with having to start again whilst being a mum and shares advice for other mums who have found themselves in this situation.

Duration:01:03:34

Giving Birth During Lockdown

10/6/2020
"Birth plan...ripped up...out the window" Today Carla is joined by first time mum and founder of Babber Box, Phoebe Mills, who talks about giving birth to her little boy in April during the peak of the pandemic. Phoebe discusses her last minute decision to move back up North, at 37 weeks pregnant, just before lockdown struck and how her experience was during these strange times.

Duration:00:39:33

6 Children and a Business

9/29/2020
"He's had the snip now so we're alright" Today Carla is joined by Kate Ball, founder of Mini First Aid. Kate talks about her life as a mum of 6 children, including 2 sets of twins, and how she balances it whilst running her own company with her husband. From quad buggies to feeding time, she speaks honestly about its challenges with several laughs along the way.

Duration:00:57:39

Mummy's Got a Lump

9/22/2020
"I don't have time for cancer...I have three children." In this week's episode, building up to Breast Cancer Awareness month, Carla is joined by Clair Milling. A brave and inspirational mother who, during lockdown, got diagnosed with incurable cancer. She shares her journey leading up to the diagnosis and provides incredible insight and awareness around cancer and the importance of women checking themselves regularly and not putting off seeing a doctor.

Duration:00:58:27

Step Mum

9/15/2020
“There is no rulebook, there is nothing out there at all” In today's episode of Fifty Shades of Motherhood, Carla talks to Samantha Jay Bee about her experience being a step mum. She talks openly about how she found becoming part of a pre-existing family unit, trying to bond with the children, and shares her advice about how to approach being a step-parent.

Duration:01:07:23

Lessons from Lockdown

9/8/2020
"Even though I have grown during that time...I also hit my lowest" Welcome back to Season 2 of Fifty Shades of Motherhood. Carla is joined by her good friends Sophie Mei Lan and Amy Downes and they have an open and honest discussion about what they have learnt from lockdown. Juggling being a parent whilst navigating work life and the positives they have managed to find during this strange time.

Duration:01:01:55

Widowed Mum

8/25/2020
"You need to give your children a chance to say goodbye." TV actress and founder of the Happy Me Project Holly Matthews joins Carla this week to bravely discuss losing her husband to cancer and becoming a single mum to two young children.

Duration:01:01:53

Adoption Journey

8/18/2020
"Yes, I am desperate for a child - thanks for the reminder." Carla is joined by Ella Cookson to talk about her journey from miscarriage, fertility problems, IVF all the way up to adoption.

Duration:01:06:52

Limb Difference

8/11/2020
"I thought I had completely ruined my babies life before it had even started." Carla is joined by her cousin and fellow mummy blogger Stephanie Osler in todays episode. She discusses her journey about finding out during pregnancy her son would have a limb difference. She talks about when she found out, right the way through to when he was born and where they are now.

Duration:01:07:50

Comparing Ourselves

8/4/2020
"I did not want to breastfeed" Carla is joined by Emily Mills from Mumma Mindset to talk about the constant battle mums have of comparing themselves to others. An open and honest chat about how they both feel navigating life as mothers and remembering that all mums are in the same situation.

Duration:00:52:51

Autism

7/28/2020
“It's like having your child taken away and being given another one ” host Carla Lett speaks openly to Koach Katie about her journey about being a mum to her son who is autistic. Katie talks about the diagnosis, the difficulty she faced and where she is now.

Duration:00:38:39

Maternal Mental Health

7/21/2020
“I was literally properly grossed out by the fact a big fat head had just come out my vagina” host Carla Lett speaks to bloggers Amy Downes from Mum Full of Dreams and Sophie Mei Lan from Mama Mei all about Maternal Mental Health. Three women come together…. (not like that) to share their own mental health stories to raise awareness whilst oversharing hilarious thoughts, fears and plenty of oversharing.

Duration:00:53:09