Tue, 11 Feb | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Amy Taylor-Kabbaz - Mama Rising

Mama Rising will change the way you see motherhood, and how we as a culture support women through their child-rearing years. Author Amy Taylor-Kabbaz discusses the concept of matrescence, the emerging insight to motherhood, with Amy Molly.
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Amy Taylor-Kabbaz - Mama Rising

Time & Location

11 Feb 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Mama Rising will change the way you see motherhood, and how we as a culture support women through their child-rearing years. It brings together extensive research, interviews, insights from thousands of mamas, and Amy Taylor-Kabbaz’s own struggles with balancing motherhood and her ambition. 

It examines the very latest research into the until-now completely misunderstood and ignored part of motherhood known as matrescence - and explains why so many mothers feel completely lost in the early years of parenthood, and what to do about it.

Author Amy Taylor-Kabbaz discusses the concept of matrescence, the emerging insight to motherhood, with journalist and author Amy Molly.  

 

About the Book

We've been letting mothers down. For generations, we’ve been telling mothers ‘this too shall pass’. We taught them to focus on their ‘ideal birth plan’ and the right way to settle a baby, but failed to tell her what would happen to her - as a woman. We became so concerned with the right way to parent, we ignored the very real transition she was going through: from woman to mother. 

And she suffered because of it. Rates of post-natal depression are now as high as 1 in every 7, and a recent National Families Report found that more than half the working mothers surveyed reported high levels of stress trying to balance work and family

responsibilities. They're burnt out, overwhelmed, and sick. 

What are we doing wrong?

Mama Rising is the new book from the best-selling author of Happy Mama and former ABC journalist, Amy Taylor-Kabbaz. It brings a ground-breaking new insight to motherhood: Matrescence. Matrescence refers to the radical identity shift a woman goes through as she becomes a mother. 

Like adolescence, matrescence is a transition in life that affects every part of you: hormonally, neurologically, socially, psychologically, emotionally, culturally. But until very recently, this area of study has been overlooked. We’ve dismissed the study of mothers, instead focusing on the study of the act of parenting, and the child itself. This emerging area, originating from Columbia University in New York, is transforming how we talk about and support mothers.

About the Author

Amy Taylor-Kabbaz started her media career at the ABC nearly 20 years ago, and worked her way from regional radio to senior

producer for ABC Sydney. But when motherhood shook her to her core, she began to ask: What happens when a woman becomes a mother? A decade of research, study, and then working directly with thousands of mothers eventually led her to the halls of Columbia University, and the understanding of matrescence. 

Amy is an award-winning life coach, has run numerous online support programs for mamas with more than 4000 participants, is the host of the leading podcast ‘Happy Mama Movement’ with more than 200,000 downloads, and the creator of the #1 itunes meditations for children ‘Bedtime Explorers’.

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