Captivate Podcasts

For sometime now, I feel like I’ve been the Town Crier.

I’ve gone into the trenches of Motherhood, and heard what women are saying.

I’ve read their stories, I’ve shared my own.

I’ve held the space as they cried the minute they introduced themself.

I’ve gathered thousands of them together to explore what we really need.

I know what’s happening to women as they try to navigate motherhood and life… and it’s time I cried out.

We need a better way.

And matrescence is the map to navigate us there.

We are meant to have stories of becoming as guideposts on our mothering journey.

We’re meant to be inspired and comforted by the stories of other women’s lives and experience.

We’re meant to tell the truth about the emotional cost of mothering and who bears it... and what we can do about it.


Here are some of those stories, both my own and others, to ignite the change we all crave.

Ep 10: Understanding Reactions

In this episode, Amy talks about a common topic in the communities she’s created – how the dynamic between you and your partner/co-parent shifts and changes when you have children. She talks about how the cracks in your relationship get blown wide open when you’re both suffering from stress, lack of sleep, and all the…


Ep 09: Being Enough with Maria Golding

Maria Golding is an Intuitive Motherhood Mentor & Teacher. Using the latest science & body wisdom she helps mothers transform their guilt and disconnection to feeling vibrantly alive & gorgeously wise in motherhood, along with the skills to help their child embody their own unique potentiality. She is the mother of two amazing young men, and has 30 years…


Ep 08: Amy Talks Authenticity

In this episode, Amy talks about the importance of finding the space and courage to be your most authentic self – without fear of judgement, rejection or ridicule. She talks about how she used to hide the side of her that was interested and invested in religion and spirituality, and how she was able to…


Ep 07: Finding Yourself with Jasmin Lesniak

Jasmin Lesniak is the founder of Motherground; she has a background in health and wellbeing as well as expertise in running women’s retreats and special events. She is a qualified Counsellor with a strong interest in holistic health and wellbeing. “I was needing some time out; somewhere to go for a couple of days where I could…


Ep 06: Real Self Care

In this week’s episode, Amy talks about self-care for mamas. Not the kind of self-care that makes for a good list in a magazine or Buzzfeed article (like getting a massage, or making yourself a cup of tea); real compassion and care towards yourself, every day, no matter where you’re at on your motherhood journey.…


Ep 05: The Power of Support with Bridget Jarrad

Bridget Jarrad created the original Midnight Mums Facebook group in July 2012,  six weeks after her first child was born. Initially the group catered to a small group of friends – all feeding & tending to newborns in the wee hours. Word spread and the group rapidly gained attention from mums across South Australia and Victoria,…


Ep 04: No More Superwoman

In this solo episode, Amy talks about letting go of the idea that we can and should do everything and be everything, for everyone.  She talks about where these beliefs come from, the cost of the “success” that those beliefs can bring you, and how we can move past the addiction to busy-ness and our…


Ep 03: Connecting to Your Parenting Intuition with Jodie Benveniste

Jodie combines positive psychology, spirituality and practical experience to guide and mentor parents to get to the true heart of parenting. She helps parents to use their own insight and inner wisdom to carve out their own family life. With her assistance, they overcome problem behaviours, daily stresses and hassles, and they find a calm confidence to…


Ep 02: The Story So Far

In this episode, Amy talks about where the Happy Mama movement began, and what it’s really about.  She talks about the unexpected curveballs that coloured her first few months of motherhood, and how breaking allowed her to let in the light. She speaks about the three things she believes all mamas need to feel connected,…


Ep 01: Creativity and Motherhood with Sarah Wilder

‘We are all inherently creative, and as mamas, connecting with something more than just the day-to-day chores of motherhood is a key part to our happiness. In the very first episode of the Happy Mama Movement, Amy Taylor-Kabbaz talks to the creative goddess behind The Fifth Element Life, Hay House Author and Mama Sarah Wilder about connecting…




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