Hello! This is episode four of The Motherkind Café Podcast, the podcast where we talk honestly about motherhood, mental health and everything in between.
This week we talked about that unwanted visitor that arrives when you suddenly have a small person to look after – GUILT
We take a rambling journey through the guilt we’ve felt about bad haircuts, screen time, sleep training, childcare, work, finding motherhood boring, and having to leave young babies or children in hospital.
Katherine and Kats also carried out a systematic review of ‘guilt in fathers’ by asking their husbands whether they feel guilty about parenting choices. Spoiler: Not really.
We also answer the important question of ‘Which Paw Patrol Character Are You?’ and Katherine tells us how she recently convinced her kids to recreate a bar on the Copacobana so she could legitimately have a Pina Colada at 5pm. TOP Mum points!
Hello! This is episode 3 of The Motherkind Café Podcast, the podcast where we talk honestly about motherhood, mental health and everything in between. This week, we talk about Frozen-themed facemasks, coping with lockdown, and Kats’ experience of becoming a mum, which includes her husband coming to pick up her and their newborn baby from hospital dressed in black tie…
Kats also tells us about struggling with depression throughout her life, alongside managing a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease in her 20s, and the subsequent worries she had about becoming a parent for the first time. She ended up finding the experience of motherhood a very positive and healing process, although – trigger warning – she did find an internal examination in hospital a few days after her son was born very traumatic, and she tells us a little about what that felt like and the repercussions it had on her mental health in the months that followed.