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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

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

Postpartum Psychosis

7/14/2020
“ I am gonna hurt the baby” host Carla Lett speaks to blogger and mum of one Christina Royapen about her experience of Postpartum Psychosis after birth. Christina bravely talks openly to raise awareness on this subject, she shares her darkest thoughts, her journey to recovery and where she is now. This episode does include honest and dark thoughts and mentions suicide.

Duration:00:40:40

Being a New Mum

7/7/2020
"I couldnt tell my dad I was pregnant, he would know I had sex" host Carla Lett speaks to new mum Steph Riding all about her journey in to motherhood, from peeing on the stick to navigating her way through being a new mum to her 4 month old daughter Remy. This episode involves oversharing, cringiness, giggles and relatable comments to make you smile.

Duration:00:38:16

The Widowed Dad

6/30/2020
"Life doesnt always go to plan" host Carla Lett chats with father of one, Mark Wilcock about his journey playing both mother and father after suddenly losing his wife Katherine aged 35 when his daughter was only 8 months old. Mark talks about what happened and how he has coped playing both mother and father roles in his daughters life.

Duration:00:59:26

Going Solo - My Sperm Donor Story

6/23/2020
“I guess what I am trying to say is… was it one blasts worth?” host Carla Lett & mum of 2 Genevieve Roberts talk openly about Genevieve’s decision to “go solo” after Genevieve found herself single in her 30’s. Genevieve talks about her decision to get a sperm donor, the process and where she is now in this powerful empowering story about a woman who followed her dreams of becoming a mum against all the odds. Genevieve Roberts is the author of Going Solo: My choice to become a single mother...

Duration:00:34:12