We Are Mothers show

We Are Mothers

Summary: Motherhood is a transformative process. An emotional rollercoaster. We can go from being completely elated, to completely falling apart. At times we are covered in kisses and love, and then the next in poop and vomit. We lose ourselves and find ourselves in new forms on a daily basis. The women featured on We Are Mothers are honest, and in that they are brave. You will hear a sense of complexity, not-yet-knowing, and setback. You will also hear a resounding sense of strength, hope, love and agency. Although we all have unique stories, our hope is that through this podcast, you will hear yourself and your experience through the voices of other women. Above all, we hope to provide you with deeper connection firstly to yourself, and then to your children, to your daily lives, and to a village of women.

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 Finding our Way: Embracing the New Normal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:06

As we wrap up Season 1, we close with a story about the drastic shift that takes place when a baby enters our world. Simone North talks about how she came to embrace the new normal that comes with becoming a mother and having a baby. In the interview following her essay, we discuss what life looks like for them now— with a toddler and pregnant with her second. And be sure to stay tuned until the end— we close the episode with an exciting announcement for Season 2!

  Telling the Truth: If My Post-Partum Body Could Speak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:22

In this episode, Judith Goldstein brings us into her transformative journey of revealing new truths about her body and deeper layers of herself since becoming a mother. We also visit episode 3’s mother, Jen Curtis just a few weeks after giving birth and conclude with asking all of season 1’s mothers to tell us what their bodies would say if they could speak.

 A Letter to My Pre-Motherhood Self | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:40

What would you say to yourself before becoming a mother? What advice would you give yourself? What do you know now that you wish you could tell yourself then? These are some of the questions that come up in this episode and Erin Kopelow takes the time to deeply reflect on these questions and write a letter to the woman she was before becoming a mother.

 An In-Depth Interview with Deborah Bagg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:29

In this episode, we skip the written essay and focus in on the interview. This week, you will hear from Deborah Bagg - a mental health counselor, doula, yoga teacher and women’s wisdom circle leader. She is an inspiration for so many in her community, and in this episode, we go deeper into her own personal story of conceiving, birthing and taking in all that motherhood is.

 Post-Partum Healing: Nourishing the Transition into Motherhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:30

Maya Khera had two very different birth experiences as well as two very different postpartum experiences. She learned first-hand how essential it is to mother the mother and with her second baby, she made sure to give herself the space to heal, bond, and return to herself. The interview with Maya takes us deep into questions of balancing life and family, reconnecting to our identity as individuals, as well as nourishing the mother that we now are, and so much more.

 A New Kind of Confidence: How Becoming a Mother Changes Us | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:35

In this episode, we focus on one of the bigger questions that inspires us at We Are Mothers - how has motherhood changed us or brought out something deeper inside of us. Emma’s piece focuses on the new kind of confidence that often presents itself with new motherhood as we begin to embrace the new part of our identity and life as a mother. We also include a follow up interview with Emma, and clips from the interviews with the other mothers from this Season on how motherhood has changed them and how they interact with the world.

 Nice to Meet You: The First Moments of Motherhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:22

For today’s episode, we are looking at those first moments postpartum. Just like each pregnancy is different, so is each birth, and post-partum experience. For this episode, we take a closer look at those first fragile, precious, and memorable moments of when mother meets baby. After almost a year of having them live in our bodies, what are the first moments like when they come out? Tomi Nelkin shares a story that brings us right into those first days with her first son, Giulian.

 An In-Depth Interview with Talia Sutra | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode, we skip the written essay and focus in on the interview. This week, you will hear from Talia Sutra - an influencer, yoga teacher, incredible mama, and deep soul. Her Instagram features her inspirational writing as well as stunning photos. In this episode, we go in-depth with Talia on how motherhood has changed her, including her birth story and what #loveandalliscoming really means.

 From Failed Surrogacy to Choosing Adoption | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:55

There are so many ways to make a family, and this episode opens the space to explore some of those different journeys. We feature a story and interview with Kimberly Rex, which takes a close look at the experience of creating a family in circumstances that make it difficult or impossible to physically conceive and carry a child. What does the journey look like there? The episode continues with an interview with Miriam Warshaviak, who was able to conceive and give birth to one child, but when her and husband tried to go for a second, they found they weren’t able to conceive again and so they turned to a surrogate to carry her younger two boys.

 The Birth of a Family: A Home Birth Experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:23

This episode features our host, Maya P. Ginzburg. Maya brings us into her choice and experience of birthing at home, juxtaposing the team aspect of it together with her husband andthe need to muster her individual strength, and ultimately waiting for her daughter to breathe on her own. The episode continues with an interview with Maya’s doula, Michal, on her perspective on birth, and concludes with snippets for Season 1’s mothers on their respective birth experiences.

 Breaking the Cycle: Choosing motherhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:58

This week’s episode features Jen Curtis, who is five months pregnant. At one point, Jen never wanted children of her own. Jen shares her story about her complicated relationship with her mother- about forgiving her, the process of choosing to be ready for motherhood and the physically and emotionally empowering journey pregnancy has been. The episode continues with an interview with Jen on the moment she decided she was ready for motherhood and the need for a space for women to share these sorts of experiences. The episode concludes with the rest of seasons 1’s mothers on feeling connected to their babies before birth.

 The Unexpected: The Journey to Pregnancy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:12

In the first full episode of We Are Mothers, Juliet Koskoff shares her unexpected journey towards pregnancy. Told that women over 40 only have 5% chance of conceiving, Juliet brings us into her world of miscarriage and getting pregnant. The episode continues with a deeper conversation with Juliet on miscarriage and conceiving as well as snippets from the rest of Seasons 1’s mothers on their experiences getting pregnant.

 Intro Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:07:00

We Are Mothers is a podcast of stories and conversations with mothers who are ready to dig deeper into our identity as women through the lens of motherhood.


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