Mothers and Daughters Podcast

Mothers and Daughters

Welcome to Mothers & Daughters, an intimate and sometimes emotional conversation with mother's and daughters about their unique relationship, hosted by us, Deanne & Jordana...we are a mother and daughter and love to do everything together, so why not launch a podcast and meet and chat to other mothers and daughters.

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Narelda Jacobs & Jade Dolman - States Apart but Never Divided
18-07-2022
Narelda Jacobs & Jade Dolman - States Apart but Never Divided
Many of you will recognise Narelda Jacobs. She started her career as a news reader in Perth, and in 2020 made her way across to Sydney, for a permanent seat at Studio10, a regular on The Project, and now she's embarking on a new show, Dinner Guest. As the first First Nations Woman, she has indeed paved the way for others to follow on television or pursue their dreams. Narelda gave birth to her daughter Jade at 19, just as her career began. With her family around her, her parents and five sisters she was able to become the amazing newsreader she was. Jade always came along with Narelda, to the newsroom, to meetings, and with her came her paper and pen. It brought her great comfort, as she continued her passion she is now an accomplished artist. Her murals adorn Perth streets, which brings great joy and pride to her mum and grandmother. Narelda and Jade share their experience of having Narelda's dad come to school when they were young, sharing his story as one of the Stolen Generations - it made them both extremely proud to have him at school, telling a story that needed to be told. Narelda's parents were both Pastors, and from a young age, she learned about the power of her voice, speaking publicly and representing the Whadjuk Noongar and other First Nations people. We were so grateful to meet Narelda's mother at the end and have a chat with her. The family were all away together and continued our conversation around the dinner table with Narelda's sisters, nieces and nephews. Onto some personal news, we are taking a little break, as baby #3 (aka Peanut) is due any day now. But we will be back with more amazing mother and daughter stories very soon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jane and Gabby Kanizay - Conquering Everest, Together
04-07-2022
Jane and Gabby Kanizay - Conquering Everest, Together
At 19, Gabby Kanizay, became the youngest Australian to summit Mt Everest. Twenty-four hours later she become the youngest woman in the world to complete the Everest-Lhotse (8514m) double; the world's fourth-highest mountain, and her climbing partner? Her mum, Jane. As if that wasn't enough, Gabby also holds the record as the youngest woman in the world, at 16 years old, to climb the sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu, Tibet. Her passion for mountaineering began as a 15-year-old with her first trip to Nepal; a trek to Everest Base Camp with her Mum, Jane. Gabby has also enjoyed running and triathlons at home. She recently finished Year 12 VCE and is now travelling in Europe for a Gap Year. Her next plans are to climb the remaining eleven peaks (above 8000m), as she now has three under her belt.From a young age, Jane, 52, has always been into extreme sports skydiving, motorbike riding, trapeze, ultra-running and scuba diving, she now has a newfound love of mountaineering. She's extremely dedicated to her training regime for these climbs, while also being a mum of 4, to Sam, Gabby, Joe and Anna, and working as an educator and artist. She completed two 8000m summits alongside Gabby, Everest and Cho Oyu and enjoyed a well-earned sleep-in whilst Gabby headed up Lhotse! Jane is now rediscovering life as a single mum and climbed with the message of @teachusconsent; the holistic consent education campaign begun by Chanel Contos in 2020.Despite having altitude sickness, Jane still has the climbing bug, and might just join Gabby for another peak, as long as it's under 8000m. We hope you enjoy this chat with this incredible mother and daughter. If you have a mother/daughter story to share, please send us a DM on Instagram or email mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rachael Casella & Wendy Banham: A Mother's Mission Part 1
01-05-2022
Rachael Casella & Wendy Banham: A Mother's Mission Part 1
This week, we kick off our episode with some very special Mother's Day messages from some of our previous guests, Bahar Etminan, Ariel Parker (Babes Project), Nikolina Kharoufeh (9honey). Wishing all the mother's a very happy mother's day! Our chat this week is with Rachael Casella and her mum Wendy. Rachael is an advocate for IVF, Genetic Screening, Child Loss and Fertility, all while working as an AFP officer, raising her son Zac and continuing to grow Mackenzie's Mission! Not long after Mackenzie was born, she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – a severe inherited neuromuscular condition without a cure. After the initial shock and disbelief, Rachael, her husband and their families decided to give Mackenzie the best life she could have, giving her all the love and experiences life had to offer. She sadly passed away at 7 months old. Believing no couple should face this tragedy, the Casellas launched a campaign calling for reproductive genetic carrier screening to be routine and free for all prospective parents in Australia.After losing her daughter, Rachael and her family have managed to move mountains, recently the Australian Government announced $500 million towards genomics research. Rachael shares her continued battle with IVF and giving a sibling to Zac and Mackenzie, she truly is a gift to this world. We thank Rachael and her mum Wendy for sharing their story and continuing to bring awareness so that no parent has to go through what they have been through. Part 2 with Rachael and Wendy will be released May 9th! If you have a mother/daughter story you would like to share, please email mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com or DM on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Daffy & Melissa: Going Viral at 93 With Her Wise Words
04-04-2022
Daffy & Melissa: Going Viral at 93 With Her Wise Words
Daffy was born in Bundarra, NSW in 1928, she was the youngest of 5 children. She came from very humble beginnings, something that she wouldn't take back and often longs for as it was a simpler time. Daffy left her husband in 1978 and she moved in with her daughter, son in law and two granddaughters (one of them being Melissa). Years later, she moved in with Melissa and her kids. During the pandemic, Melissa decided to start asking questions about Daffy's past, and her opinion on current affairs and recipes, she soon realised that her grandmother's "wise words" should be shared with the world, and so she did. Since then, Daffy at 93, has become a viral sensation, unsurprisingly, given her frankness, honesty and giving us a window into the past. Daffy at her age, has a lot to say, and there is no mincing her words, she attributes her health and age to "not drinking or smoking, avoiding bad men, and eating her veggies" - there's so much more she has to offer, and that is exactly why Melissa keeps on sharing her videos. Melissa is the lucky recipient of Daffy's love and a go-getter attitude, she does the gardening, cooking, laundry and anything else to keep her moving. We thank Daffy and Melissa for their time and their honesty. If you want to be infected by Daffy's Wise Words, follow them on Instagram and Facebook. If you have a mother and daughter story you would like to share, please email us at mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com, or DM us on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nikolina & Danica - The power of family and motherhood
27-03-2022
Nikolina & Danica - The power of family and motherhood
Nikolina is a writer, producer and presenter with a passion for open and honest conversation and storytelling. She started her career at Nova 969, her parents couldn't believe it when she landed the role. As immigrants from Macedonian, they came to Australia, to give their girls, the best life they possibly could, they didn't speak the language, they left behind their family and friends, and 30 years later, they have succeeded all expectations. Danica beams with pride when talking about her children, and grandchildren. Nikolina spends her days reporting on the chaos of motherhood and answering all the 'wtf' questions she is left with each day after taking care of her toddler. The host of 'How To Life' the Podcast Nikolina isn't shy from opening up to listeners about her chaotic life as a wife, soon-to-be mum of two and confusing career. She has also written an e-guide for mums, Mum Advice, for those who are looking to cut through the noise and get a real answer, from a real mum. Danica is currently still working as a Diversional Therapist, after almost 30 years of her long-standing career, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. She has a passion for looking after the well-being of aged care residents. We loved chatting to them both, they were honest about motherhood, careers and how to "balance" the two. Which let's be real is more of a juggling act than a balancing act. Also a big thank you to Nikki, for sharing her struggles in the early days/months of motherhood, with her son Noah. It can be hard to share with everything, including family, how the baby blues are affecting us, and she continues to share that with her articles and parenting advice on 9Honey, and her very funny and all too real, reels on Instagram. If you have a Mother/Daughter story you would like to share, please email or DM. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lisa Bennetts & Isabella Roberts - From MAT Leave to Working Together
21-03-2022
Lisa Bennetts & Isabella Roberts - From MAT Leave to Working Together
We're back for Season 2!! Sorry, we've been absent for a while, we took a longer summer break than expected! Jordana is now expecting her 3rd baby (spoiler alert, it's a BOY!). Now that we are back we are so excited to launch our season with Lisa & Isabella. Lisa, started Oi Oi Global, when she went on maternity leave after having Isabella. After working in fashion for many years, there were no nappy bags suited to Lisa's aesthetic, so she decided to create her own. And so after giving birth to Isabella, she brought to life her own brand, Oi Oi (a nickname she gave Isabella as a baby). Lisa worked tirelessly to build up her brand. Shipping from her home, getting the family involved in packing and posting, with Isabella by her side the whole time. Cut to 2020, Isabella was in between freelance gigs in marketing and decided to start helping her mum to bring the brand into a new light. They've been working together ever since, a wonderful silver lining to the pandemic. Lisa and Isabella have a great working and personal relationship, they know their place at work and while they often chat at home about grand plans, they know when to leave work at work and enjoy each other's company. If you have a mother and daughter relationship you would like to share, email mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @mothersanddaughterspodWe wish Lisa and Isabella all the success for Oi Oi, and if you're expecting or have a baby or toddler, check out their nappy bags and pram accessories! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Clare and Jessie Stephens & Anne Stephens: Double the Twins, Double the Fun
28-11-2021
Clare and Jessie Stephens & Anne Stephens: Double the Twins, Double the Fun
Jessie and Clare Stephens, are voices you might be familiar with, they work at Mamamia and host Cancelled together. Jessie is also a co-host of Mamamia Out Loud and True Crime Conversations (she's not busy at all), and in her spare time, wrote Heart Sick. Clare outside from Cancelled with Jessie, is an executive editor at Mamamia. Their mother Anne, has given birth to two sets of twins and has been a teacher for over 30 years. Her patience has certainly helped her raise, 4 children.Jessie and Clare talk about their connectedness, in both their personal and professional lives. They talk about how they navigate their relationships (outside of each other) and how they probably need some therapy but rely on each other for that. They thoroughly enjoy spending time together, but also fight like siblings and know how to park their fights when there's a breaking celebrity story, the perks of working for Mamamia.Anne opens up about her first child, Andrew who she gave up for adoption when she was in her 20s. They have since reconnected, and Jessie and Clare have met him, and embraced him as part of the extended family. Growing up, Jessie and Clare often enjoyed swapping with each other lives (Anne knew the difference) but no one else did!We had such a ball with Clare, Jessie and Anne. They have a great relationship, know how to have a laugh, at each other or together!If you have a mother/daughter story to share, send us a DM or email us mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus: From a love of books to authors
22-11-2021
Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus: From a love of books to authors
A new kind of chat this week with two sets of mothers and daughters! Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus have been friends since primary school, and have been friends ever since, although it was Ali's sister who initially befriended Michelle first! They have been so connected through the years, they decided to co-write a book together, 3 books later, they now have one voice between them. Their mothers, Cindy & Susie, exude pride when they talk about their girls. They not only have a book, Fancy Meeting You Here, launching next week but also successfully launched a great initiative, Books on The Rail. Ali and Michelle's passion for reading and books became their careers! Their first two novels The Book Ninja (2018) and While You Were Reading (2019) have been published and enjoyed around the world, and The Book Ninja has been optioned to be made into a film. When they are not writing books, Ali is a copywriter and Michelle is a primary school teacher. They both live in Melbourne with their respective families and colour-coordinated bookshelves (yes mum and I very much love a well-curated bookshelf!)Mothers, Cindy & Susie are proud mothers and grandmothers and share how they too have formed a strong bond because of the girls' long friendship. They also share their truths about being first-generation Holocaust survivors and how that impacted their parenting. Be sure to get a copy of Ali & Michelle's new book, and keep your eyes peeled for Books on the Rails, next time you're on a train!If you have a mother/daughter story to share please send us an email or DM via Instagram. Don't forget to rate and review! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sue Currie & Naomi McMullen: Reunited After 20 Years Apart
16-11-2021
Sue Currie & Naomi McMullen: Reunited After 20 Years Apart
This week, we explore a very different Mother and Daughter relationship. It's 1971, Sue Currie, a successful model, found out she's pregnant (out of wedlock) at 18 years old. There weren't many options for women in this era, especially without family support. After giving birth to her daughter, Naomi, Sue held her briefly before she was adopted. Naomi grew up with her blended family knowing she was adopted and was surrounded by love, siblings and many sets of parents.Sue's modelling career continued and she always had Naomi in the back of her mind, on her birthday, and wondering where she was. In 1990, Australia's adoption laws changed and Sue registered to be contacted. Little did she know, Naomi, who had grown up in both Australia and the USA had also registered with the law change. Before long, two were contacted to get in touch and arrange to meet up. What followed, was a catch up on almost 20 years of lost time, and a new relationship bloomed. Noami and Sue are still extremely close, so much so, Sue was in the room when Naomi gave birth to her son, a full circle moment! Despite state distance, the two still have a close relationship and hope to see each other soon, with border restrictions lifting for Summer holidays. We thank Sue & Naomi for being so open and honest about their relationship and history.If you have a mother/daughter story you would like to share. Please DM on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lauren & Kerrie (Pod Organics) - Creating A Beauty Brand During Lockdown
08-11-2021
Lauren & Kerrie (Pod Organics) - Creating A Beauty Brand During Lockdown
For most people, April 2020 wouldn't be the ideal time to create a new business, but for Lauren & Kerrie, the timing couldn't have been better! And so Pod Organics was founded in lockdown, and only months after launch, Pod Organics has won countless awards for its family-friendly skincare. Kerrie, spent her career in the beauty industry, in various roles at Estee Lauder. Beauty is in her blood and that has really helped her and Lauren with releasing their products in Australia. Lauren and her brother Nathan, together they were a team, and a unified family unit. Prior to Pod Organics, Lauren spent most of her career working in Marketing and sales prior to leaving work to be a stay-at-home mum. Lauren and Kerrie have always been passionate about skincare and the benefits of natural products and are really excited about working together to bring this amazing brand to life. For Kerrie, founding Pod Organics with her daughter has been such a wonderful gift. They have always been close, they are best friends and business partners. Together they plan to build an amazing brand and wonderful business that produces natural products and makes a difference in the lives of others. It was such a joy to hear about the development of this new brand to the world and just how with a little bit of time and a LOT of support, anything is possible. This week we spoke about MAID with Andie McDowell - let us know if you've seen it and what you think! If you have a mother and daughter story to share with us, DM on Instagram or email mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Kasey Mathews & Andie Mathews: Preemie Doesn't Mean Small Forever
01-11-2021
Kasey Mathews & Andie Mathews: Preemie Doesn't Mean Small Forever
Kasey Mathews, was 25 weeks pregnant when she started to feel labour pains, only halfway through her pregnancy. A few days later, after a dramatic, and almost traumatising birth Andie arrived. She was 84 days old before she returned home to her family after spending that time in the NICU and special nursery at the hospital. Kasey had to jungle life as a mother of a newborn in the NICU and a toddler at home. She credits her husband, and the village around her to get her through. When Andie was first born, her doctors didn't give her much of a chance in her development, but Kasey and her husband chose another route, to let Andie forge her own journey in life. Thankfully they did! Because today, Andie turns 21, she's at university and thriving in life. Growing up, Andie was adventurous, reached milestone after milestone, despite her original prognosis. Kasey, after many years of feeling anxious, realised that she was holding onto her traumatic birth with Andie, so she decided to write about it, in 2012 she wrote Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood. The Preemie book conveys the universal message that adversity is often an opportunity in disguise and the opportunity to witness a life transformation as a result. Whether you’re looking for a preemie book for yourself or are searching for the best gifts for preemie moms, “Preemie” can offer inspiration and hope during hard times.Kasey is now an empty-nester, she continues to write and coach, while her children are at both University and flight school. Wishing Andie again a very happy 21st birthday! We hope you enjoy this weeks episode. If you have a mother/daughter story to share, please send a DM via Instagram or email mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sally Hepworth & Geraldine Carrodus: Writing Runs in the Family
25-10-2021
Sally Hepworth & Geraldine Carrodus: Writing Runs in the Family
Sally Hepworth is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, most recently The Younger Wife (out now). Drawing on the good, the bad and the downright odd of human behaviour, Sally writes incisively about family, relationships and identity. Her domestic thriller novels are laced with quirky humour, sass and a darkly charming tone.Growing up, her mother Geraldine modelled what a strong female character looked like, and that allowed her to write about it, multiple times over with her books and also live it, being the breadwinner in her family. Sally has always had an attitude of dedication and determination, on that her mum shares when Sally was a student, she wasn't the most "dedicated" except for English, until Year 11 when Sally knew it would count.Geraldine, Sally's mum is a recently retired teacher, she taught for 40 years, both English and History. She is also a published writer, having written several History Books. She's now a dedicated grandmother and the head of Sally's fan club. Having grown up with 4 sisters and 3 brothers, her family dynamic was helpful as research for Sally's books.Sally is releasing her latest book, The Younger Wife, which she wrote while during their lockdown, in Melbourne with her three children at home. She credits her husband (@mr_sally_hepworth) for stepping back from his work and stepping up in the home to take on the homeschooling duties to allow Sally to write. Sally also gives us an update on her deal with Amy Poehler, who purchased the writes to her story "The Mother In Law".To purchase Sally's latest book, The Younger Wife: (published by Pan MacMillian)We hope you enjoy this weeks episode. If you have a mother/daughter story to share, please send a DM via Instagram or email mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rikki Stern & Deanna Stern: The OG Cancer Chick & Her Superhero Mum
18-10-2021
Rikki Stern & Deanna Stern: The OG Cancer Chick & Her Superhero Mum
Rikki Stern was 20 when after a routine check of her sore throat turned out to be Hodgkins Lymphoma. What followed? IVF, Chemo and recovery. Deanna, her mother, gave up her pursuit of a new career as a landscape designer, she deferred her studies to be her primary carer/nurse/therapist/comedian and shoulder, to cry on. As a mother of 3 kids, it's not the first sacrifice she made for her kids. And if she could do it all again, she wouldn't change a thing! Rikki, in spite of her diagnosis, made a concerted effort to go into her treatment with a positive attitude and not sweating the small stuff. Turning her hair loss into a shaving party, aptly called, "Shave the Date". While going through chemo and then recovery Rikki decided to start Cancer Chicks Australia, after having such a great experience with Cancer Chicks UK.Cancer Chicks Australia has supported hundreds of women through their cancer battles, the wins and the losses. Pre-COVID, the Chicks went on a well-earned retreat, one Rikki hopes to continue, once restrictions ease. If you have recently been diagnosed with Cancer, please join their Facebook Page or donate to their cause, it would mean the world to them! During the episode, Rikki talks about her friend, Natasha Stuart from the Voice, here is a link to her music page. If you have a Mother/Daughter story to share - send us an email at mothersanddaughterspod@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Danielle Snelling: Finding New Female Connections After Losing A Mother
11-10-2021
Danielle Snelling: Finding New Female Connections After Losing A Mother
When Danielle Snelling was 21 years old, instead of engaging in University life, she became her mother's carer, who had been diagnosed with a rare and sadly aggressive cancer. Two years later, her mum passed away. She threw herself into a relationship to avoid her grief and it took her months to realise what she needed was someone who understood her. So she searching on Facebook and found Eloise. They both lost their mothers early in their lives, and after a 7-hour-first-meeting have been life-long friends and co-founders of Motherless Daughters.Danielle and I (mum wasn't on this recording, for obvious reasons) talk about her journey as well as how to help others who have or are going through loss. You might have a friend whose mother has recently passed, or is in palliative care, and you're not sure how to best navigate the situation. We all have the best intentions when it comes to the people we love, but sometimes we just don't know the right thing to do or say. Danielle shares what helps during these times, and what doesn't! Motherless Daughters Australia, aims to help women and girls navigate the emotional distress and impact caused by losing their mothers. With a deep commitment to honouring this significant loss, they bring expertise, shared experiences and a unique perspective on one of life's most precious and enduring relationships. Their mission is to connect and inform women and girls whose mothers have died, by supporting them through life’s journey as they navigate every day, including life’s milestones, without their mum. They are a NFP, that has continued to work tirelessly through the pandemic, to ensure they continue to grow their reach to the millions of women who are without their mothers.This week we also wanted to highlight another great cause (as mentioned in our preamble), from our former guest, Erin. She and her husband Dave are taking part in the City 2 Surf raising money for Epilepsy Australia. To donate visit lululoveproject.com.For those in NSW, enjoy freedom week. Being reunited with your loved ones and friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.