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Under The Motherhood
72 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
35. For Max
October is Infant Loss Awareness Month.This week we are delighted to have a guest with us, Anne Marie Gillooley, whose son Max was stillborn in 2015. She is a mother of three to Max, his brother Flynn and their little Bump who is due to make their appearance in a matter of weeks.Anne Marie talks to us about Max, his life and death, and her experience of going through something that many people can't even bring themselves to think about. We talk about what are the right or wrong things to say - or not say - to someone going through such grief, and the impact that experience has on subsequent pregnancies.We are so grateful to Anne Marie for taking the time to come and share her story.For Max.You can get in touch with us via Instagram @UnderTheMotherhoodPlease consider rating this podcast on iTunes and/or leaving a reviewUntil next time!Jen & Joanne
33 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
34. Who Goes To a Forest in Longford?
We're back! After more than a year, Jen and Joanne are back for more, coming from Center Parcs AKA a forest in Longford!We chat about lockdown life, things starting to get back to normal and more!We hope you enjoy it, let us know!Jen & Joanne (and guest edited by Andy!)https://underthemotherhood.com/Instagram @underthemotherhood
51 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
33. Mama, Where Do Babies Hatch From?
This week we're back for a meet up in our car with a cup of tea and some chocolate to record episode thirty three where we navigate through some of the questions inquisitive little minds want to know about - and how stupid they make you feel when they ask things like 'How do spiders not fall off the walls?' !We also chat about Playdate Etiquette - if there is such a thing! As always the time flies by with the chats and laughs, pull up a chair, throw on the headphones and stick the kettle on and join us for some more navigation through the fun of motherhood.Please consider rating us on the Apple Podcast app, we would be so grateful!Until next week - stay safe!Jen & Joanne
49 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
32. Reunited! The Lockdown Lowdown
We are BACK! At long last, we slowly emerge from lockdown life, slightly dazed and confused! We finally had our lovely reunion, even if it was in a car park with our mics perched in our handbags each clutching our trusty coffee cups in the other hand.It was great to finally press 'record' again, and off we went, wondering what just happened but ultimately realising that we managed some pretty epic parenting through a very weird situation nobody saw coming.We hope everyone stayed safe and well - we missed our little corner of the internet but hopefully the worst is over and normal chaotic service can resume!As always, thanks for listening! Until next week - although we doubt any of us will ever take that assumption for granted ever again!Stay safe!Jen & Joanne
50 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
31. Who Pissed 2020 Off?!
As we all find ourselves in extraordinary times, we meet up in Kilashee on a Friday night, one day after the government announced closures of schools and colleges.We chat about the strange times we're in and how we are coping with it, the worry and anxiety it creates, and how we can do our best to stay focused and calm, to help each other as much as possible.Join us for a cuppa and a chat, as we wonder, just WHO pissed off 2020 and can we have 2019 back please??!Hopefully we will be back soon, safe and healthy for episode 32 but in the meantime, stay safe, be kind and together we can get through Covid-19Jen & Joanne
49 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
30. Tricky People
Episode 30 is here!This week we decided to share our best tips around child safety, from teaching them our phone numbers, to best tips for when a child might disappear in a split second as has happened to us all at one time or another.Have you thought about these things, and how to best prepare your children without scaring them in the process? From how using the phrase 'tricky people' might be a better way to describe someone they don't know rather than a 'stranger'... to teaching kids how to access the emergency call option on your mobile, and more in between.Join us for a coffee and some chats, and let us know what you think? Have you got any good tips to share with us? We would love to hear from you!
66 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
29. Whatever Happened To Barry?!
Whatever Happened to Barry?!Don't worry all will become clear but yes we'd love to know where Barry ended up :)We are back after yet another break (thank you, Gastro) in the lovely peaceful kid-free Kilashee Hotel. This week it's a long one but we figure we've two weeks to catch up on!So we have a little catch up and discuss what's happening in our lives and wonder yet again why kids can't just come with a manual?! Not that it would make much difference no doubt!We also share our birth stories - one is warm and glowy and the other... not so much..!Thank you for listening! Get in touch, we would love to hear from you, and if you have a second, please do take a moment to leave us a review - we would really appreciate it!Until next timeJen & Joanne
40 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
28. Not Even The Biscuits Can Save Us
If this podcast has taught us anything, it's that we are absolute masterminds at multi-tasking!Welcome back to episode twenty-eight where we have the tea and chats flowing! We catch up and congratulate Joanne for her contribution to a newspaper piece on cloth nappies, and then we answer the questions some of you sent to us about what exactly your Public Health Nurse is for - well, when I say 'we', I of course mean Joanne who is a PHN and a wealth of knowledge. Thank you to those who sent us some questions!We hope you enjoy it and find it useful - and please spare a thought for Jen who had another epic edit job this week - we're sure you're all well used to some episodes being of a choppy nature... we're nothing if not realistic!As always thank you for listening - please do give us a rating and leave a comment if you like what you hear! You can get in touch with any feedback or questions through our Instagram page - instagram.co/underthemotherhood or by email at firstname.lastname@example.orgUntil next week!Jen & Joanne
51 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
27. Nap-Taking, Muffin-Eating Husbands
Nap-taking, muffin- eating husbands is just one way our other halves cause us to feel all the rage! But don’t worry we don’t spend too long giving out , and this week we discuss a bit about car seat safety after Joanne was accidentally hit by someone (everyone is ok!) , we mention the Check It Fits service by the RSA which is well worth checking out to see when it’s in your area. Just go to their site - rsa.ie - to see when they’ll be near you. We also chat about ‘embarrassing’ problems - more specifically, aspects of parenting you’re not completely comfortable looking for help with. We discuss our own experiences with this and would love to know we’re not alone! Get in touch, we would love to hear from you! Find us on Instagram or email and please do subscribe and give us a rating if you enjoy listening!Until next week! Jen & Jo
40 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
26. Judging Me, Judging You
(ah haaaa!)Welcome to Episode 26!We are back this week with two kids and a puppy thrown into the mix. Let's just say it's definitely not as relaxing as our Sunday evening recording sessions but it was fun nonetheless! This week we bribe the kids and dog heavily so as to get half an hour of peace and quiet to record, Joanne provides the tea and scones and we settle back for a chat about the week we had, plus we discuss the article Jen wrote that was in the Irish Times, which leads us nicely to our thoughts on judgement. We all do it, and we've all felt judged at one time or another. Why do we do it?We hope you enjoy this week's episode, the editing definitely required a lot more effort this week!Get in touch, we would love to hear from email@example.comUntil next time, Jo & Jen
47 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
New Year, Same Selfie
Happy New Year!Welcome to our first episode of a new year, and a new decade. This week we are back at the peace and quiet of Killashee hotel, with some lovely coffee and chocolate to keep us company.New Year, Same Selfie.... we are not really into new years resolutions so there'll be none of them in this podcast. We chat a bit about how we don't make resolutions but what we'll be doing instead, and what we've learned so far! We chat a bit about acceptance, and social media, and the role one plays in the other.Hope you enjoy and thank you for listening!As always you can get in touch about anything we discuss in today's episode by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or through Instagram at instagram.com/underthemotherhood.
50 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
24. Three Sleeps To Christmas!
Episode twenty four is here and yes, huge excitement is in the air because there are just three sleeps to Christmas!This week we have a little catchup after yet another unintended break (thank you, winter viruses!) and chat about how we feel about Christmas and the approach to it.We also have a little review of our years, things we have learned and what we hope to do for next year, a whole new year and a new decade to boot.So we'd love if you joined us, grab a cuppa, or settle in for a drive and let us keep you company!Huge huge thank you to everyone who listens and we of course want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, safe and peaceful Christmas wherever you may be.Jen & Joanne
59 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
23. Anxiety, Scones & Jam
Welcome to episode twenty three!This week, we take a slightly more serious note and have a good chat about something Joanne in particular wanted to highlight, which is Post Natal Anxiety.Join us at the relaxing Killashee Hotel, our favourite haunt, where things are calm and kid free but also open and honest for our chats around our experience of Post Natal Anxiety, how it affected us and how it still does as mothers. We're sure plenty of you will be able to relate. Not forgetting of course the delish scones with jam and cream that kept us company on a wintery Sunday morning!Get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Have you experienced Post Natal Anxiety? You can find us on instagram at instagram.com/underthemotherhoodUntil next time!Joanne & Jen
50 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
22. To Elf Or Not To Elf
After another unscheduled break we are back with episode 22! This week we have a lovely catch up, as one of us had a great week, and the other not so great, at opposite ends of the fun scale!As we settled down with a cup of tea we got straight into the chats and decided that seeing as Christmas is more or less upon us, we would look into traditions, what Christmas means to us, what we'd like it to mean for our own kids.. and the burning question, does the elf visit your house? (Spoiler, one of us hates it!)We hope you enjoy this episode and thank you for listening! Don't forget you can find us on Instagram @underthemotherhood - get in touch, we would love to hear from you!Until next timeJen & JoanneMusic is New Day by Ikson
45 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
21. Oh, The Lies We Tell
We recently asked, what are the little white parenting lies you tell? We got some great ones so thank you for taking part and sending us your stories!Not surprisingly lots were in relation to the man with the white beard and other magic figures that play a part, but we decided to not go into detail here in case little ears are listening!Stick on the kettle and sit back with a cuppa with us as we go through some little white parenting lies, and share some of the things we used to believe ourselves as kids!Thanks for listening, as always!Jen & JoanneMusic is New Day by Ikson
47 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
20. Twenty Episodes, Twenty Things!
Back again with our 20th episode! Hard to believe it has lasted this long considering we hadn't a clue what we were doing when we started... not that we're experts now of course!To celebrate our twentieth episode, and largely thanks to Joanne suggesting we do something to mark it..!... we decided to come up with a list of ten things each that we have learned since we started this podcast earlier in the year.Join us as we sit back with a cup of tea and much needed chocolate - if you've listened to us at any stage over the last twenty episodes - thank you! We appreciate each and every listen.Here's to another twenty and more!Jen & Joanne
48 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
19. What Did We Used To Do With All Those Wages?!
Welcome back to Under The Motherhood!This week we're having a chat about just how expensive kids are and wonder, what on earth did we used to do with all those pre-kid wages?We came across the question, 'how much do kids cost anyway?' which prompted a little trip down memory lane, to the things we thought we needed, and the ongoing and increasing costs as they're getting older!(Spoiler alert, we have no idea what we did with all our pre kid wages!!)Jen & Joanne
52 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
18. Our Partying Days, But Not As We Know Them
We're back, with our eighteenth episode where we attempt to navigate the sometimes murky waters of organising kids birthday parties!It's Birthday Season for both of us with three upcoming kids birthdays between us. Join us as we try and figure out what seems at first something very basic, but when you dive a bit deeper, it's actually a potential political minefield!We have general chats along the way, but we'd love to hear from you! How do you go about planning your own kids parties?You can catch us on Instagram at instagram.com/UnderTheMotherhoodThank you for listening - please take a moment to subscribe, give us a rating and if you have a minute to spare, leave us a review!Until next week!Jen & JoMusic is New Day by Ikson
47 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
17. Along Came A Spider
Welcome to episode 17!Don't worry, this week's episode is not about spiders, but more so about another type of bug! Although spiders do get a brief but funny mention....To be more precise, this week we're chatting about the unavoidable creche and school viruses and our best tips on how to deal with them! Let's face it, they're inevitable, and the season is now upon us so we might as well batten down the hatches and just get on with it.Have you any tips you'd like to share? Get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.Instagram - instagram.com/underthemotherhoodWebsite - UnderTheMotherhood.comMusic is New Day by Ikson
68 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
16. My, How I've Changed
Since you've become a parent, would you say you have changed?This week we have a lovely chat about how we feel we have changed since becoming mothers, and find out things about each other and ourselves, even within the chat, that we hadn't realised before! Also, how do you think your children would describe you as a parent? Join us as we have more chats trying to figure it out, accompanied by tea and a few sneaky chocolates!Until next week!Jen & Joanne
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