Hosted by Stephanie Trethewey. Motherland shares real, raw, and unbelievable stories of motherhood told by women on the land. Each week, a rural mum from somewh... More
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177: Cassie Norris was born without ovaries & needed eggs donors to start a family
Cassie Norris lives on her family cattle station in the far south west corner of Queensland. Right now, life looks picture perfect with her and her husband raising their two beautiful little girls. But there is an extraordinary and heartbreaking story behind the happy smiles you see today. Cassie was 15 years old when she discovered she born without ovaries- and her condition meant she'd have to seek egg donors if she ever wanted to fall pregnant and start a family. Cassie went through IVF hell. It took 5 years, thousands of kilometres of travel, 10 embryo transfers, and three eggs donors to have her two girls. And the twist? There was a simple test and procedure she could have had that would have changed everything. This is her story.Visit www.woollykins.com.au- wool clothing for the whole family, hosting Australia's largest collection of GOTS certified organic merino from European brands that know how to dress for the cold. Motherland listeners can enjoy 10% off with code MOTHERLAND10. https://www.instagram.com/motherlandaustralia
176: Alison Jones reveals all about her time on Farmer Wants a Wife!
In 2010, when Dr Alison Jones applied to be a contestant on Farmer Wants a Wife, she did it for a bit of a laugh, and had no idea just how seriously the show would impact her life. Fast forward to today and her and Charlie are busy raising three young boys from their property in Walcha, New South Wales. Alison is a long way from inner-west Sydney where she grew up, and admits it took her two years to adjust to life on the land after a 7 year long distance relationship with Charlie. After her third child, Alison was horrified to learn that parents like herself were having to take their kids to work, or not be able to work at all, due to a lack of childcare in the town. Amazingly, after a year long mission, Alison and other local families have banded to end Walcha's childcare shortage. Get 15% off all your parenting and baby essentials at The Memo when you spend $100 or more. It’s our go to for all your parenting essentials. Use the code MOTHERLAND15 at checkout to redeem. This offer is valid until 26 June 2023. T&Cs apply. www.thememo.com.auhttps://www.instagram.com/motherlandaustralia
175: When Keiley Noble unexpectedly fell pregnant at 21, everyone had an opinion
Keiley Noble met her future husband when she was 20, and initially thought it was just a summer fling. But before they knew it, life was moving very, very quickly when Keiley unexpectedly fell pregnant. Incredibly, Keiley didn't know she was having a baby until she was 22 and a half weeks along, and what followed was a whirlwind journey. She faced judgement and doubts as she tried to face her new life as a young mum, while trying to finish uni, grow a career and do all the things people said she wouldn't be able to do. Last month, Keiley made history by becoming the first mother to win the NSW Rural Achiever Award, and she's passionate about being a role model and inspiring other young mothers, particularly in ag. Keep your feet warm, comfy and dry with Merry People gumboots. Their new Sky Blue Bobbi Boot is landing very, very soon in adults and kids sizes! Their boots fly out the door, so you don’t want to miss the chance to snap up a pair for you and your little one! Head to merrypeople.com or subscribe to their email newsletter to be the first to know their latest news.https://www.instagram.com/motherlandaustralia
174: After Anna Toland's husband died, she fell in love with his friend
Anna Toland is a survivor. She was born with a facial hemangioma the size of her head and as a newborn was given just a 10% chance of living. When she was in her 20s, it felt like her life was finally falling into place. She met her first husband, fell head over heels, and then fell pregnant with their little boy Charlie. But when Anna was just 26 years old, her husband Dan died unexpectedly after battling pneumonia- it was a complete shock to everyone. All of a sudden, Anna was a widow, with a six month old baby to care for- and a future that felt completely uncertain. She moved to a rural property to escape, to grieve, and to find herself again. What happened next, is quite extraordinary. She fell in love with her son's godfather, who was also one of Dan's best mates. This is her story.Keep your feet warm, comfy and dry with Merry People gumboots. New colours and styles are launching soon, so head to merrypeople.com to subscribe to their email newsletter and be the first to know when they land!https://www.instagram.com/motherlandaustralia
173: Joss West had four miscarriages in a row but never gave up hope
Joss West was born in the Northern Territory and grew up on cattle stations. She's always been an animal lover and brought all kinds of creatures home when she was a little girl, from dingo pups, to injured brumby foals. It wasn't a surprise to her family then when she went on to become a vet, and she now manages a pre-export quarantine property in Victoria. Joss met her husband in a very romantic way....while preg testing cattle! When they decided to try for a family of their own though, they faced a heartbreaking journey. Unbelievably, Joss had four miscarriages in a row before her rainbow baby Poppy arrived. A warning this episode might be triggering for anyone who has suffered pregnancy loss. If you need support, reach out to The Pink Elephants Support Network at https://www.pinkelephants.org.au/ or Sands https://www.sands.org.au/Thomas Cook is a premium country apparel brand that offers a wide range of stylish and durable clothing for anyone living the country lifestyle. For Mother’s Day, they are giving away a curated hamper of their best sellers, valued at $500, to enter, head to Motherland's Instagram page.Whether you’re on the farm, heading into town or on the dewey (and muddy) sports sidelines, you need to check out Merry People. Their warm, comfy and durable gumboots are perfect for all day wear, rain or shine. Head to merrypeople.com to grab yourself a pair.https://www.instagram.com/motherlandaustralia
Hosted by Stephanie Trethewey. Motherland shares real, raw, and unbelievable stories of motherhood told by women on the land. Each week, a rural mum from somewhere in Australia shares her motherhood journey. You'll hear stories of true grit, resilience, grief, and pure joy. Motherhood is the most life changing and transformative journey a woman can go through, and it's not always easy. No matter where you live or what you do, we're in this together and you're not alone.