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The Intentional Mum is a podcast for eco-conscious parents who want to embrace joyful intentional living. In each episode you'll hear from an inspirational woman sharing her journey and honest advice on motherhood, simple living and sustainability. Wherever you are on your own journey you'll find each episode is packed with ideas and inspiration to bring a little more joy and intentionality to your everyday life.
 
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In this special episode for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021 Kerry and I share our experiences of baby loss through miscarriage. Both of us have had a missed miscarriage but our experiences are quite different. We hope that by sharing our stories it helps other women going through baby loss know that you aren’t alone. *Content warning: This episode in…
 
“Your worth as a parent isn’t tied up into how often your baby wakes up” In this episode I’m joined by infant sleep expert and founder of Care it Out, Kerry Secker. Kerry has over 20 years’ experience specialising in infant sleep – first as a nanny and now as a sleep consultant. Kerry has provided families across the globe with support and assuranc…
 
“Being pregnant was possibly the most I have ever loved and respected my body” In this episode I’m joined by my lovely friend and all round superwoman, Carly Rowena. Carly is a personal trainer, YouTuber and mum to Jax who keeps things super honest and candid when it comes to fitness, relationships and mumlife. Mentioned in this episode: Hiking Mou…
 
"The breath is the bridge between your body and your mind" Sophia is a coach, hypnobirthing and yoga teacher who empowers women to embrace calm - whether that's during pregnancy or in everyday life. She's a birth and life optimiser! In this episode we discuss everything from creating a positive birth experience to how you can use yoga and hypnobirt…
 
"You can't be perfect because the system isn't perfect" In this episode I’m chatting about all things tiny home and sustainable living with conservationist Molly Doubleday. If you are in need of some minimalist living inspiration then give this a listen. Mentioned in this episode: Capercaillie Farne Islands Tiny home living Having a mission stateme…
 
“Zero- waste living is an ideal that really really hard to achieve so it’s about the journey not the destination” In this episode I’m joined by the creators of the #setmeplasticfree challenge for Plastic-free July, Hollie Barber and Sara Bills. In this episode we discuss going plastic-free and why it’s not all or nothing. We chat about how the #set…
 
"You can claim your space too in whatever art form feels right to you" In this episode of The Intentional Mum I chat to the incredible Rabya Lomas about reinvention and nurture. Rabya Lomas is a super talent woman who inspires others through her incredible photography and passionate words and our conversation is no exception. Rabya’s story is such …
 
"There's so much to see on our doorsteps" In this episode I catch up with Hey Mama Earth founder and freelance content creator Vicki Chagger about connecting to the Earth and nature. We recorded this episode back in March when we were in the middle of lockdown 3 in the UK so we talk a lot about our experiences of lockdown and the challenges that th…
 
"Shopping is the elephant in the room" Emma Gleeson is a decluttering expert and the bestselling author of the brilliant Stuff Happens! Manage you clutter, clear your head & discover what’s really important. Emma’s approach to decluttering is firmly rooted in sustainability and in this episode of The Intentional Mum I discuss with Emma all things d…
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the idea of decluttering? In this episode I'm sharing my tried and tested top tips for getting started with decluttering. So grab a cuppa and give it a listen - I promise you you'll have found your motivation by the end of the episode. Keep listening for a sneak peak at what's coming up in season 2. If you loved thi…
 
Who doesn't love a bonus episode! In this short episode I'm talking all about what intentional living is, why minimalism doesn't mean getting rid of all your stuff and why I think you should give it a go. Keep listening for a sneak peak at what's coming up in season 2. If you loved this episode then head over to www.aminimalistmother.com for more j…
 
"It's not our job as parents to entertain our children" In this episode I catch up with the brilliant Tiffany Ross. Tiffany is an early years educator with over 17 years experience who helps parents to navigate the tricky toddler years with joyful child-led activities. Tiffany shares her own parenting journey from overwhelm, exhaustion, burnout and…
 
“Lean in to each phase” In this episode I’m chatting to Cherrelle Slaney, a mum on a mission to prove that menstruating doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Cycle tracking goes beyond simply tracking ovulation and your period but it doesn't have to be complicated (and it definitely doesn’t need to include taking your temperature every day). In th…
 
“Once you’ve found something that works for you, stay off social media” In this episode I’m chatting with Grace Phillips, the mum behind the amazing Cloth Nappy Geek website. It’s also a little bit different because it’s the second part of a much longer conversation that I had with Grace. You can listen to part 1 of our chat in which Grace intervie…
 
"I've learnt a lot from the pandemic just to slow down" This week I’m chatting with the wonderful Hannah Gorman. Hannah is a mum, step-mum, blogger and advocate for all things eco living. As well as sharing her own journey to a more sustainable lifestyle Hannah's blog is filled with inspiration for embracing eco-friendly living as a family in a man…
 
"There’s no judgment like the judgement around parenting" In this week’s episode I’m chatting to the awesome Lucy Lucraft about some really juicy topics around sustainability, motherhood and why we shouldn't be trying to be perfect – I just know you’re going to love this episode! We start by discussing why zero-waste is unattainable and that we don…
 
"If you think eco-living is expensive you aren't doing it right" In this week's episode I catch up with the lovely Innes Vautier to chat all things slow and simple living with kids. Innes' website Aboderie provides endless inspiration for embracing a minimal, sustainable life and we discuss how Innes has found ways to embrace slow living while livi…
 
"It's polite pain" In this episode I chat with my friend Nadine Pemberton about her lived experience of racism. Nadine was a practising solicitor for many years, advising the boards of a number of UK public bodies and is now a coach, mentor and freelance consultant. We discuss what terms like white supremacy, privilege and micro-aggression actually…
 
Are you thinking of doing Veganuary or cutting back on your meat consumption? Then this episode is definitely for you. In this episode I speak to the lovely Hannah McIntyre about embracing plant-based living. We discuss why going plant-based is so important for the environment and how to make the transition gradually so that you're more likely to s…
 
In this episode I suggest ideas for Christmas ideas that don’t cost a thing for adults and children alike. I share some Cornish Christmas traditions and how lights can bring joy at this time of year. Perhaps there’s a living advent calendar near you, or you can admire the best lit houses in your town. If the weather is a bit rubbish there’s still p…
 
In this episode I discuss ways in which you can switch off and chill out ahead of the crazy Christmas period, and share some ideas on how you can make more sustainable choices. We start by looking at ways you can make space to breathe at this busy time of year, especially when the kids are filled with that end of term excitement. Ways to switch off…
 
For many decorating your house for Christmas is the start of the excitement and anticipation of what lies ahead. But what if the idea of having even more stuff surrounding you makes you feel anxious? Christmas is not the time to go into a full scale decluttering minimising mission (unless you have a lot of time of course) but there are some quick w…
 
Feeling a little overwhelmed by 2020? Wanting to create a joyful Christmas but not sure where to start? Listen on my friend... Christmas is the season of the maximalist, with gifts and shopping and food and events. And that can by pretty overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be that way. You can create a magical Christmas for you and your family by …
 
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