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Aug 29, 2016

Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about managing to eat nutritious food in spite of being rushed off your feet.

Now, I’ll be honest with you, but whenever I hear anything about healthy eating, my eyes start to glaze over. I’m not sure why, because I’m a complete foodie. I love to cook, I love healthy natural ingredients, heck, I even like grocery shopping.

But that whole healthy eating monologue I find, well…. kinda dull.

That was, until I met Mandie Spooner. Mandie is a Nutritional Therapist, living in the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Mandie brings a special sparkle to eating great food, and she doesn’t even mention quinoa, or chickpeas.

You’ll love this show because Mandie teaches us about how we can incorporate more broccoli into our busy life in a fun and informative way.

And the best bit? Mandie even gives you permission to eat CAKE!

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Aug 26, 2016

Feel like tearing your hair out?
That’s understandable .

Running at full speed to get everything done?
Yeah, me to.

Fed up with the relentless demands that keep coming your way?
I get it.

Feeling sorry for yourself?
That’s up to you.

Because you choose how you show up in the world.

Are you the mum who moans about how hard it was to get the kids out of the house that morning?

Or are you the mum that, despite fighting that very same battle, chooses to be cheerful?

Sometimes a warm smile or a friendly good morning makes a world of difference. If only to yourself.

What will you choose SuperMum?

Check out this week’s episode of The Friday Café where Michelle Dawson and I talk about ‘poor me’ syndrome.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Aug 21, 2016

Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about overcoming the challenges of the early years. We’ve all been there, your baby won’t stop crying, smelly nappies need changing, toddlers having meltdowns in the middle of the supermarket, negotiating red shoes versus blue shoes with your three year old and all topped off with a copious sprinkling of sleepless nights.

It’s a really busy time, and as mums we can often end up feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But don’t despair because my guest today will help you see through the fog.

SuperMum, Libby Lennon and her husband have three busy boys aged 6, 3 and 2, and for a while there, they had three children under four. Libby’s eldest son started school this year, which is the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. It adds a new dynamic with getting out of the house on time in the morning and she still has two pre-schoolers and a part time job to contend with.

Despite all the balls that Libby keeps in the air, and the huge volume of work that she faces every single day, she does it with a spring in her step and a positive attitude. Libby has such a bright and energetic soul, and I know you’ll love her.

Even if you’ve come out of the chaos of the pre-school years, Libby is well worth listening to, because you can nod in agreement and say, ‘I remember it well’.

Libby’s really frank and honest about the challenges that the early years throw at you, but she gives us her own real life examples plus the actionable steps that she took. Amongst the chaos, she’s managed her own needs in the scraps of spare time that she’s able to scrape together.

By being personally fulfilled and happy, Libby’s better able to serve her family. Because of this, she’s successfully been able to stay positive, manage her mindset, and in years to come she’ll be able to look back at these intense early years with fondness because she’s genuinely enjoying the journey.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Aug 19, 2016

You tell yourself,

I can’t cope with anything else.

I’m not capable.

It always goes wrong.

That pesky voice in your head. There’s always something negative to say, always a reason to keep you down, always telling you not to bother because you’ll probably fail.

But what if you could zap that inner critic with a hefty dose of self love and replace it with an inner cheerleader?

Because you are worthy.

You can cope.

And you’re an amazing mum.

Start to believe it and you’ll start to see it SuperMum.

In this week’s episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about the benefits of loving ourselves unconditionally. Because until we can, how can we expect love in return?

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Aug 15, 2016

If you’re feeling apprehensive about returning to work after a period of time off with your children, this show is for you.

Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about returning to work after being on maternity leave and the challenges and concerns that mother’s face now they have to take responsibility for not only their child, but their career.

Today’s guest is SuperMum, Lucy Pollard.

Lucy is wife to Chris and mother of Charlie who is 3. Lucy works for a leading investment bank in the City of London and part of her role involves leading workshops called ‘Returning with Impact’ to help women intergrate back into the workforce after being on maternity leave.

The brilliant thing about what Lucy has to share today is that it can be applied irrespective of the length of time you’ve been out of the work force. It might be that you’ve stayed at home with your kids throughout the pre-school years and and beyond.

So whether you’ve been away for 6 months or 6 years you’re going to be hanging onto Lucy’s every word becuase what she has to tell us is massively useful and relevant, whatever stage you’re at.

Lucy has some real gems of wisdom to share with us today, for example, she gives us some actionable steps on how you can remind yourselves just how good you are professionally to really boost your confidence. She talks about how to free up precious time and get things off your to do list so you don’t feel bogged down by tasks. And this one you’ll love, Lucy not only gives us the green light to have some ‘me’ time but acually argues that it should be manditory to keep our sanity. Lucy will also teach you how you can realisically hit the ground running when you re-enter the workforce WITHOUT working late or stressing out about playing catch with the time you have lost. She also talks about how setting expectations on day one is the key to success in the long term.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Aug 12, 2016

Energy is a mum’s most precious resource.

Time runs out, but energy is RENEWABLE.

So when you finally get a pocket of time, boundless energy gives you the motivation to get the job done.

And you feel amazing for it.

So focus your time on renewing your energy, SuperMum.

Check out this week’s episode of The Friday Café where Michelle Dawson and I talk about the four ways to top up your energy tank.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at 

Go Conquer Motherhood!

Aug 8, 2016

In this very first episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, you’ll find out about the life of an ordinary mum, thick in the trenches of motherhood and dealing with the highs and lows that come with the job title of mum.

My ‘guest’ today is SuperMum, Lisa York. Yep, that’s me!

English born, I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband Bernard, sons Fred (6), Alex (5) and Benny (4) and daughter Elizabeth (2). My husbands Navy job takes us all over the world and we moved to Australia in January 2016 after living in London for three years. Next, who knows where.

Passionate that the traditional definition of a SuperMum is flawed, I’m on a one-mum-mission to change it. I mean, really. It’s impossible to impeccably keep so many balls in the air at once, hold it all together and never shout at your kids.

But finding out my son had leukaemia just days before his third birthday was a life-changer. And it gave me confidence to shout from the rooftops that a positive attitude is all you need to be a SuperMum.

Easier said than done I agree. But in this episode, you’ll find out how to begin on that journey as I weave it into my own personal story of having four children in four years and eight months.

Get to know me, my life as a mum, my positive mindset, and how The SuperMum Podcast came about. And I’ll teach you the single most important thing about being an incredible mum and how to go about achieving it.

I’m so excited to share my story with you today. It’s about mindset. The super highs and the crippling lows. It’s about motherhood in real-time. Warts and all.

You can find the full write up from this episode including the Show Notes at

Go Conquer Motherhood!