Matrescence forces us to redefine who we are.
It asks us to look at what’s working, who we think we are, what we’re attached to, and how we value ourselves – and not just in the first weeks and months of motherhood, but over and over again. (In fact, it’s kind of never ending. But don’t let that put you off!)
But as we peel back those layers of identity and attachment, what does that leave?
As my guest this week – author, mama and now children’s book creator Amy Molloy – says:
If I’m not that person, then who am I?
"I am grateful every single day for my healthy baby(s) but I also see my grief, I acknowledge it and I put the work into (gently!) supporting myself through it. I cry with my grief. I smile with my grief. And, often, just naming it is enough..."
After years of recovery, self-development and therapy, I thought I had delved into the depths of my eating disorder, uncovered it’s cause and left those feelings behind me. But, nothing can open old wounds like new motherhood.
So, what is it like to raise a picky-eater, when your own extreme eating habits nearly killed you? Here’s what I’m learning:
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#realtalk from Amy Molloy
Eco-conscious mum of two, Amy Molloy reviews the Thankyou baby care range. Prepare for some #realtalk and recommendations of her fave products.
The Thrill Of Hope
Inspired by the classic (and catchy carol), we chose ‘The Thrill of Hope’ as the theme of our end-of-year celebration. We gathered, reflected, laughed and most importantly ce...
Every mother (and father) who has faced loss of any kind may be surprised by how grief impacts their parenting experience - how we conceive, when we conceive, whether we can conceive, and how we raise our offspring.
Eleven years after watching my husband’s breath stop, I have created a toolkit of strategies to counteract that loss – and have a wonderful new husband who embraces my history. But grief has still been a positive and negative force in my motherhood journey. Here’s what I’ve learnt:
Have you heard of digital nomads? They're the people travelling the world who aren't on holiday. Magazine editor, author and writer Amy Molloy decided to go traveling in South America for four months - but took her ambition with her.
Amy Molloy is a journalist, best-selling author and mum. In her powerful 2018 book release, 'The World Is a Nice Place', Amy revealed how she overcame a life of heartbreak, health-issues and setbacks. Now, the writer is taking her own brand of self-help to social media in her latest book 'Peace, Instead of This’
Bestselling author Amy Molloy is back with a follow-up to her book – The World is a Nice Place – but this time the journalist and editor is delivering it a little differently. In 2018, The World is a Nice Place went into reprint only 12 weeks after selling-out on Australia’s largest book selling platform, Booktopia. It made waves across Australia, the UK and America. Yet, while delighted with the near overnight success, when it came to the sequel she turned down a book deal to publish the book on her favourite social media platform. The purpose?
"We need to talk about death to be active participants in the full spectrum of life: so we can decide who to be when a doctor pulls us into a private room, when we answer the phone to bad news, when we say goodbye for the last time."
Author Amy Mollog faces off with dramatic life adversities — and finds healing through storytelling
In the first episode of Season 5 of The Inspired Table Podcast, Jordanna Levin chats to writer, author and editor Amy Molloy about the changing landscape of the publishing industry, the book writing process, how to write about adversity(even if you're not a writer), and the healing nature of storytelling.
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In this episode Imogen speaks with Amy Molloy who is a journalist, the editor of The Collective Hub and Hay House author who produces uplifting content for the biggest names in global publishing. This week, they discuss the power of 'strategic happiness', what a 'strong' women really looks like, and how to story-tell in a healing way in an era of social media.
"On January 8 this year, I walked into an IVF clinic with my pregnant best friend. She had already conceived naturally twice, so we weren’t there for her. I had an appointment to explore egg retrieval for the purpose of egg freezing. I kept telling myself, I was ‘creating options.’ However, it was much deeper than that – I was trying to explore how I really felt about motherhood.
On paper, Ally Hensley had everything she needed to have a baby. But did she want to?
Have you ever taken a sick day because you mind rather than your body is under the weather? You’re not alone! An increasing number of Australians are taking sick leave for mental health issues, according to reports. But, we’re not very open about it...