Welcome to the Motherhood UnFcked Podcast.
I'm passionate about helping mums to UnFck their Motherhood Experience. This podcast is where we explore the concepts of motherhood. Dr Ali will have some of these conversations solo, and will also invite some exceptional guests to share with her in the motherhood space.
Ali really hopes that this podcast helps you to find your true way forward for motherhood, question the status quo, and choose your own path, not the one that you think you should be doing!
I really hope you enjoy this journey with me! You can subscribe through iTunes by going to this link here!
You can also find me on spotify here!
Episode 31 - Lisa Corduff - Motherhood as a Change Agent
Lisa Corduff joins me today to discuss her motherhood journey. How leaning into her motherhood, and the journey as a solo mum of three has led her to self-discovery and now helping 1000's of women around the world with her Ready for Change program (it's open now, www.lisacorduff.com )
Lisa Corduff helps women upgrade their mindset, get unstuck, and change the stuff that’s not working in their life. A solo mum of 3, she’s all about skipping straight to the hacks and techniques that actually work, while avoiding the perfectionism and overwhelm that can so easily keep us trapped. Check out her website and podcast, or come say hello on Instagram and Facebook for more.
Podcast: Conversations with Lisa - https://lisacorduff.com/podcast/
Episode 30 - Burn Bright, Not Out
This episode is for you if you've been feeling overwhelmed, tired, fatigued and on the precipice of the Term 4 crazies. As mum's, our light source can be stretched thin easily, and what we need to do is focus on stoking our own flames.
In this weeks episode I will have a chat all about how we can burn bright, without burning ourselves out. How as mum's, it's really important for us to be able to burn brightly for our own health and self, not just that of those around us.
I will be hosting an inperson retreat on October 30th for anyone in CQ, www.draliyoung.com/bright I can't wait to see you there if you are ready to immerse yourself in a day of self care, knowledge acquisition and community with other mum's.
Episode 29 - Sammi Jaeger - Date Forever - The Mum Edition
Sammi Jaeger joins us today to chat about the elephant in the room, dating your spouse when you have kids. I remember the days where we were struggling through the early years, not a babysitter in sight, and the thought of going on a date was mind-blowing to us.
Sammi runs the Fuel Collective with her husband Nath and is the co-host of the Date Forever Podcast. She is borderline obsessed with the way the quality of our relationships impacts the quality of our lives. Sammi uses her unique blend of knowledge on businesses, relationships and contribution to work towards creating a better world. Sammi is a huge advocate of the UN Global Goals and knows that to make true global progress, it starts with the quality of our relationships.
In todays epic discussion we have a pretty good look at how our relationships can alter and change when we have kids. I hope you enjoy the show!
You can find Sammi on insta https://www.instagram.com/sammisomewhere/
or the Fuel Collective on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thefuelcollective
Episode 28 - 9 Ways to Overcome Exhaustion as a Working Mum
In this episode I'll be sharing with you my 9 ways to overcome exhaustion. As a working mum, there are often days where we have to drag ourselves out of bed, look for the 6 cups of coffee, and hope to hell that all of our ducks line up in a row.
Today I take you on a bit of a journey. A journey to look at 9 simple tools that you can choose 1 or 2 of to turn your day around, and to reset that exhaustion factor. I really hope you enjoy the episode.
And if you want more awesome info like this, make sure you sign up for the newsletter www.draliyoung.com
Episode 27 - Tara Solberg - Navigating Business & Family Connection
Tara Solberg is the most #humble woman I know. She has created a multi-million dollar lifestyle and homewares store, Few & Far, and also runs a wholesale homewares business too.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tara all about her journey of motherhood combined with business, and how she manages the juggle. Yes there's the tough days and the easy days. Her combination of family support and committed connection with her kids and husband is extraordinary.
I really hope you enjoy our chat. You can find out more about Tara and her online course for retailers at https://www.tarasolberg.com
Episode 26 - Donna Hann - How Motherhood & Business Can Thrive
In this weeks episode, I welcome the amazing Donna Hann from She's In Business in to chat about her motherhood journey, her business journey, and how she had to get really accountable and attuned to herself in order to allow her true passion to thrive.
Whilst she navigated a tough time in her relationship, living on the other side of the country to a lot of her family, and a burgeoning desire to do more, she created a beautiful dance studio. Now she has moved into the world of supporting mums to have their own business and to support themselves!
You can find out more about Donna at https://www.donnahann.com
Episode 25 - Sharon Collon - ADHD & The Functional Family
Sharon Collon chats with us today about her exceptional journey into motherhood as the wife of an ADHD man and the mother to three boys with ADHD. She felt incredibly lost at the beginning of her motherhood journey as she navigated these challenges, which led her to create The Functional Family.
Sharon is passionate about helping parents have functional and fun lives when they have children with behavioural challenges. Sharon specialises in practical strategies and helping exhausted parents.
When her first son was diagnosed with ADHD she felt incredibly alone. There was information about how to help the child, but there was nothing on how to support the parents. The journey of raising her beautiful boys with ADHD was isolating and exhausting. The stress affected her health.
She realised that she was only surviving each day and things had to change. She began researching ADHD and using her corporate background and love of procedures and organisation to develop systems and routines to make life easier for herself and the ADHD brain. She realised that she could change the environment around her children to work with their strengths.
Sharon's company, The Functional Family, has assisted over 15,000 families. She has created online support groups where parents can ask questions, connect and support each other. She offers one on one coaching, a regular blog and an incredible 6 week online program, ADHD and Families.
She wants to help parents get back their time and energy, but most importantly create space for the good stuff!
Episode 24 - Angela Lockwood - Creating Calm in the Mother World
Today we chat about all things calm and motherhood. We explore Angela's journey from crazy busy business owner to a choice in her motherhood, and how this experience led her to create her calm movement.
Angela Lockwood is an Occupational Therapist who for the last 20 years has been working alongside teachers in classrooms focusing on Occupational Therapy work around inclusivity. She has authored two business self-help books, "The Power of Conscious Choice" and "Switch Off and Find Calm".
She is a regular media commentator with her expert commentary on Channel 9 Today EXTRA, The Australian Financial Review, Good Health Magazine, Huffington Post, Mamamia, Radio 2UE and numbers parenting and lifestyle publications. Her regular segment on The Luke and Susie Show is syndicated across Australia.
Episode 23 - Sarah Hopkins - Nourishing the Mother
Sarah Hopkins joins us to impart her wisdom on the female body and nutrition. Sarah has been working with mum's for fertility and postpartum nutrition for years. She is a CHEK qualified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach with passion for holistic health. Over the last 10 years, Sarah has helped hundreds of women improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Through her coaching sessions, workshops and podcast she shares practical and long-term strategies for improved health and vitality.
Episode 22 - Stressland - a new Motherhood Conundrum
In this episode Dr Ali(chiro) has a discussion about Stress and Motherhood. How it impacts us? How it can subversively creep up without us even knowing... and how it can affect our health.
Stress is a minefield of body and mental change, and when we throw in the load of mothering to the mix, it can really change the dynamic of our personal self and within our family.
Enjoy this chat, and if you would like some guidance on navigating stress, then come along to the free workshop on Wednesday 28th July - Getting out of Stressland.
You can sign up at www.draliyoung.com/stressland
Episode 21 - Roslyn Ranse - Travel, Motherhood & Doing It Your Way
Roslyn Ranse is a powerhouse travel agent who has spent years helping other people travel and indulging her own love of travel. When she became a mother, she was committed to making it work for her lifestyle, which includes a bulk load of travel (well until the last 18 months).
In this episode, we explore the role of personal conviction and values in making decisions for your mothering. There are society norms, and then there is Ros... doing it the way that worked for her. Ros is the owner of Travel Agent Achievers, and has designed her life to work for her family and herself. She has designed a step-by-step six week framework to help travel agents affected by loss of revenue to COVID-19 get back on track, find their mojo and rebuild the travel business of their dreams.
Roslyn lives in Port Macquarie, Australia with her husband and son. Having spent several years traveling the world for work, she now enjoys a healthy work/life balance with a team, allowing her to work on her own terms.
Website - www.travelagentachievers.com
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/travelagentachievers/
Instagram Page - https://www.instagram.com/travelagentachievers/
Travel Agent Achievers Podcast on iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/travel-agent-achievers-to-educate-encourage-empower/i d1469195853
Episode 20 - Dr Alison Asher - Navigating Your Values in Motherhood
Episode 20 with Dr Alison Asher dives deep into the role of mother when your child is born with a lifelong blood disorder. How do we navigate our own personal values when we are faced with something we could neither anticipate nor plan for until it began to happen.
Alison Asher has been a chiro since 1995, and after setting up in Melbourne, she moved to Sunshine Beach in 2001, working in a busy multi-doctor practice until she had kids, and her life changed forever. She wanted to spend time with them.. they totally changed her life.
She runs a successful Membership and Coaching biz for women who want to live the lives of their dreams Chicks Who Click. She is someone who has tried it all, and cut out all the crap. CWC is fun and workable content to help you juggle family life and business life, while still taking care of YOU.
Episode 19 - Dr Sophie Brock - Unravelling Modern Motherhood
Dr Sophie Brock joins us today to share her amazing wisdom in mothering. Whilst being a mother, her journey began long before her personal motherhood story did, and we discuss all the ways she was influenced to explore this.
She is one of my personal motherhood mentors, and she explains so beautifully the way that 'mothers' are expected to act in the current social climate, and how as mothers, we can choose our own adventure.
Dr Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and single Mother to her 3yo daughter, living in Sydney, Australia. She works with both mothers and professionals who support mothers, to understand the ways mothers’ experiences are socially and culturally shaped. Sophie advocates for the liberation of Motherhood and support for empowered practices of mothering, through her online courses, membership, mentoring, certification program and podcast - The Good Enough Mother.
To connect further -
@drsophiebrock on Instagram and Facebook
Episode 18 - Anna Cusack - Unlocking Motherhood for our Health and Self
Anna Cusack is a Motherhood Revolutionist. As an author, podcaster, blogger and social media creator, Anna reaches thousands of women every year with evidence-based information and inspirational content. Her work explores the emotional underbelly and physiological processes of being a mother, and shines a light on the sociocultural processes that effect our experiences of motherhood. Anna combines her knowledge in areas such as traditional postpartum care, breastfeeding, motherhood studies and exercise physiology to guide women through their early years of mothering.
You can find her on the “Motherhood Made Magic” podcast, at www.annacusack.com.au and on all the usual socials as @annacusackpostpartum. Her book “Mama, You’re Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood” is available worldwide through Amazon
Episode 17 - Jen Dugard - Motherhood and Safe Return to Exercise
Jen Dugard from Body Beyond Baby joins us this week for a great chat about her motherhood journey, and how being a fitness professional was impacted by her own journey.
She drops some truth bombs about relationships with your partner too, and how the stress of parenting and motherhood can change things significantly... and how being true to yourself is so vital.
Jen has transitioned from teaching mothers to be fit to teaching the fitness professionals how to work with postpartum mothers. She is widely regarded as one of the best in her field.
You can find Jen on insta @jendugard, or at her website, where she has directories for mum's on finding professionals to support them, and for fitness professionals looking to up level their game. You can go there bodybeyondbaby.com
She has also authored a book, How To Love Your Body as Much as Your Baby, and I personally can't wait to read this one.
Enjoy the Episode!
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Dr Ali Young - The Amazing Mother Brain
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Motherhood Unfcked Podcast! Today is a quick introductory chat about the amazing changes that your brain goes through when you are pregnant, to prep you for motherhood.
Like... did you even know that? This chat is inspired by the works of Dr Sarah McKay, as I've just completed her In Her Brain course.
Enjoy the listen, and season 2.
Episode 15 - Dr Ali Young - Escaping the RARA of Motherhood
In the final episode for season 1 Dr Ali discusses the things that she does to decrease the RARA of motherhood. To alter her stress zone, to keep her sleep functioning, to beat her yelly and tired self.
These tips will help you escape the RUSH, the RARA and infuse a bit of love and care in your self to help you infuse it into your motherhood.
Season 2 will drop soon!!
Episode 14 - Caitlin Marwaha - From SAHM to Super Stylist
In this episode Dr Ali interviews Caitlin Marwaha, super stylist, all about her mindset shift from SAHM to entrepreneur. Caitlin is a mum to two gorgeous kiddo's, lives in Melbourne Australia, and is a personal fashion stylist, a virtual style coach, a membership owner and a course creator.
She has a thriving online style membership, the CM Style Squad, and is all over instagram and tiktok with her amazing tips for every body type. In this chat, we explore what shaped her motherhood journey, how she isn't the mother she thought she would be, and how these choices have led her on a magic carpet ride to following her hearts passion!
Episode 13 - Dr Keltie Warren - Mum Guilt in the time of Covid
Exploring the deep relationship to Motherhood, Career and Mum Guilt
Dr Keltie Warren is a chiropractor from Nova Scotia Canada. She's a mum of 3 beautiful kiddo's, and has a home practice which is centred around her core passion of helping others to reach their maximum potential in life.
During Covid, and the immediacy of lockdown with her family, she began to explore how her career was just as important as her mum time, and how she felt elements of guilt around wanting what was outside the expected norm. She is a living representation of breaking away from The Perfect Mother Myth.
Episode 12 - Bridget Johns - How Clutter Free Living can Transform your Motherhood
In this episode Bridget Johns from Be Simply Free explores how living a clutter free life can free up your mind, your day, and your soul. As a city girl turned into a country girl through love, we chat about the shift within herself as a mother, and one of the main things that really helped her on her motherhood journey.
There are some absolute gems in this episode that really bring together the concept of health linking to our surroundings, but also to our inner sense of wellbeing.
You can find Bridget at
Episode 11 - Stacey Hughes - Nutrition, Fussy Eaters and Mum Life
In this episode, Dr Ali talks with Stacey Hughes. She is the director of CQ Nutrition, a leading chain of dietitian clinics across Queensland. Together with husband Chris, Stacey has grown the business from a single clinic to a chain of five (and growing).
The flagship program of CQ Nutrition is the SCOOD Health Challenge and Online Course, which gives participants the chance to win huge cash prizes as a motivator to complete the online weight loss course. Most importantly, every participant is supported and coached to lose weight the healthy way—and keep it off.
When not launching challenges and managing a team of fifteen staff, Stacey is a busy mum of four. Interestingly, Stacey and her husband chose a gender selection process for their fourth child... you can listen all about it in the pod.
Fun fact: she owns every Jamie Oliver cookbook, is a coffee addict and even trained as a barista to perfect the art of making coffee!
Episode 10 - Laurel Makowem - Mothers Teaching Money
In this episode I am joined by the amazing Laurel Makowem, from Mothers Teaching Money. Laurel is the founder of Mothers Teaching Money, a business and movement showing mothers that regardless of their own financial upbringing, beliefs, mindset, knowledge or situation, they are capably of raising financially independent and financially free adult's.
Laurel's mission is to show as many mothers as possibly they are 100% capable of teaching their own children the skills, habits and mindset they will need to be able to make educated and informed financial choices as adults.
In this episode we explore Laurel's own parenting journey, and how this has directed her work on financially savvy children. I really hope you enjoy!
Episode 9 - Matrescence: The Journey of Becoming a Mother
In this episode Dr Ali takes a look at what is Matrescence. She takes a look at what it is that shifts a woman to a mother, some of the great times, some of the challenges.
This episode highlights 11 ways to support a mother as she journeys through matrescence and into the sphere of motherhood. How support looks different for everyone, and different ways we may need it.
Episode 8 - Dr Katelyn McGregor - Intuitive Mothering without your Own Mum
Katelyn McGregor is a mumma with passion and vast experience in all things pregnancy, birth & beyond. A health educator & Chiropractor, her practice Pioneer Family Chiropractic is a Chiropractic leader in the care of pregnant woman, babies & children. Katelyn was the first and now longest serving practitioner at The Birth House in Geelong and has stood proudly beside the team there to deliver care, education and support to families as they navigate pregnancy, birth & their parenting journey. Katelyn’s extensive presentation experience has seen her offer mentoring & professional development to both midwives and Chiropractors across Australia & beyond, but her greatest teachers have, and always will be, the women she is blessed to journey beside.
Episode 7 - Yours, Mine & Ours... with Melissa Marsden
Episode 6 - Jen Cuttriss bringing her solid Gold on Intuitive Sleep
This weeks interview is with the amazing Jennifer Cuttriss. Not only is she a registered nurse and a certified sleep consultant, she is also the mother to three babes... and one of my expat hood.
In this episode we dive deep into the intuitive foundations of child sleep, and how each child even within each family brings their own sleep patterns along. We discuss how support can make all the difference, and that you aren't on your own as a mum with a child that can't sleep.
She is based in Perth, and you can find out all the good bits about her consultancy (which can be done online and internationally) here.
She's also pretty great on insta!.
I really hope you enjoy this chat.
Episode 5 - A Challenge for Your Soul, not your Body
This episode is all about YOU... as a human. A human who may feel lost, overwhelmed and angry since she had her kids, and why the 5 day Mama Challenge isn't a bootylicious rump-shaking, skinny creating challenge.
It's deeper than that, it's about your Soul. Who you are as a human? That part of you that may be lost, that has disappeared when you became a mama... and how to get that back!
I hope this episode answers a bit of the why for you!
Episode 4 - Conscious Motherhood and a Million Dollar Business
Tina Tower is a powerhouse of a business woman. She is also a powerhouse Mum. This interview dives deeply into how she has carved a motherhood journey that is nothing like her own, how conscious awareness of both what she did and didn't want has helped her navigate parenting her kids.
We discuss the elusive work/life balance, and how you can, with an amazing support team and brilliant time management, make it work. And of course... there are little slip ups along the way!
Enjoy the listen!
You can check her out here!
Episode 3 - Values & Vitality
Have you ever wondered why your values matter so much? Especially as a mum when you are time poor, and doing things for yourself can be really tricky to navigate? Motherhood can really make us lost to ourselves, and this is all about rediscovering that power for yourSELF!
In this episode Dr Ali talks about how discovering your values can actually drive better vitality (yep, she talks about that too) outcomes. How this can be ultimately life changing for you!
It also gives you a taster for her ultimate free workshop Values & Vitality, which you can join here.
Episode 2 - Top 5 Tips to get Back to School
Back to School can be a really tricky time for families to navigate. The kids can either love it or hate it, there's a million things to do, and it always seems to sneak up on us. Especially for parents navigating the first few years of primary school, where all the feelings can really jump out at you, this has all the tips you need.
This weeks podcast will discover the Top 5 tips to get back to school. It covers logistics. But also some great support elements if you have kids that find it all a bit tricky. Or if you do too.
My hope is that families find this transition seamless, and able to find a little bit of joy... or at the very least a lot less stressful for all involved.
Episode 1 - Dr Ali and her Motherhood Journey
This episode is all about your presenter, Dr Ali Young, and her motherhood journey. Moving from her career as a chiropractor to selling her practice to moving overseas to having her first child all in a 12 month period definitely shaped a different motherhood for her.
There were struggles, there were strong realisations about motherhood, how it shaped her, and how she really relied on a tribe of women to support her in it too!
In this episode, you will hear all about mothering from someone in the thick of it, and why it has prompted her to launch UnFck Motherhood, to shake off the society shackles and carve your own path forward.
Episode 0 - Welcome to Motherhood UnFcked
Are you searching for an unfcked motherhood experience?
Do you crave a connection with other mums, and a real experience, that is different to the myth of Perfect Motherhood?
Are you ready to embrace a tribe of women all sharing the same journey?
Then this podcast is for you! Come along for the ride!
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