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mumspring

By Mumspring
Real conversations about African motherhood.

The mumspring Podcast brings real conversations with some of Africa’s most interesting mothers - entrepreneurs, policy-shapers, activists, and authors - straight to you. Get ready to feel inspired, energized, understood and seen like never before. Our guests are redefining what is means to be an African mother, courageously sharing their diverse experiences and using their voices to uplift and inspire women. Listen along with us. The mumspring Show is produced by Africa Business Radio.
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Special Mothers Day Episode
Get tissues out because we’re bringing all the feels. It doesn't matter which season you may be in right now, this special Mother's Day bonus episode was made with you in mind.  We had a community of people share with us what they would like to say to their mothers this Mother’s Day. Everything from intimate stories to the smiles and sacrifices, no one held back. ————————————————— To get in touch with us, suggest a topic, ask a question or just say hey, feel free to email us at podcast@mumspring.com Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We LOVE hearing from our listeners! Thanks for supporting us!
24:45
March 27, 2020
The Shit No One Tells You About Life Postpartum
Was there ever a time after delivering your baby where you felt like someone held out on you and didn't give you the full details of what to expect? Did you go through postpartum life feeling under-informed? In this episode, Abisola and the moms open up about the realities of recovering from giving birth; From messy postpartum bleeding, to wound care and figuring out breastfeeding– they've all been there. We believe that motherhood isn't beautiful just because of the Social media worthy images, it's beautiful in its entirety and we need to start breaking these stereotypes and celebrating every side of it. So if you want to know about the grisly details of new motherhood and what to expect from your body postpartum, you should definitely listen to this. ————————————————— Guests in order of appearance: Abosede George-Ogan IG: @abosedegeorgeogan Wande Ilentamhem IG: @__loveandgrace ————————————————— To get in touch with us, suggest a topic, ask a question or just say hey, feel free to email us at podcast@mumspring.com Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We LOVE hearing from our listeners! Thanks for supporting us!
52:59
March 18, 2020
The Yèyé Cabaret Takeover
Hey ladies!! On this episode, we talk about all things Yèyé Cabaret! An annual event in celebration of women conquering amazing feats in all spheres of life. The theme for this year is “This Woman’s Work”. Celebrating women in all their glory. We talked about what started Yèyé Cabaret, the journey so far and what’s to come. ————————————————— Guests in order of appearance: Ayo Ogundipe Founder, Yèyé Cabaret IG: @yeye_cabaret Bukky Asehinde Founder, Bell Africana IG: @bell_africana / @bukkyasehinde ————————————————— To get in touch with us, suggest a topic, ask a question or just say hey, feel free to email us at podcast@mumspring.com Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We LOVE hearing from our listeners! Thanks for supporting us!
32:45
March 11, 2020
The Founder/Funder Series: Types of Investments & Investor Red-Flags.
We’re back and better ladies! We took a mid-season break to review the season so far and get feedback from our mums on how to make the show serve you better. Which is why this week, we decided to take things up a notch and talk money matters. So, if you have questions about building your personal brand, starting your business or attracting investors, this episode is for you. We talk about the types of investments and what to look out for when seeking investors. So if creating your own incredible brand is on the top of your to-do list, then head over to hear all about it. ————————————————— Guests in order of appearance: Abisola Tolu-Odutola Founder, mumspring IG: @mumspringhq/@thebisola Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes Founder, Aruwa Capital Management IG: @dey_ok ————————————————— To get in touch with us, suggest a topic, ask a question or just say hey, feel free to email us at podcast@mumspring.com Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We LOVE hearing from our listeners! Thanks for supporting us!
39:41
March 4, 2020
The Super-Mum Vs. Active Children
Ok working moms, we think we can agree that parenting can be exhausting.  When you consider that it's the most important job that we have but have so many other things on our plates, it can be a challenge to try to give it our best all of the time.  On this episode, we discuss with a working mom and an entrepreneur to share tips on how to make parenting less exhausting while giving kids exactly what they need. We talk about setting expectations, finding child care, asking for help, advocating for ourselves as kids get older, and fun. Yes, we believe balance is possible because we believe you can define balance to be whatever you want. So if you are a mom who wants to build a career you love whilst raising a family then you should totally listen to this. ——————————————————————— Guests in order of appearance Olaseke Akib-Adio Banker/Entrepreneur Itoro Ugorji C.E.O, The Baby Lounge IG: @thebabylounge ————————————————— To get in touch with us, suggest a topic, ask a question or just say hey, feel free to email us at podcast@mumspring.com Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We LOVE hearing from our listeners! Thanks for supporting us!
37:26
February 19, 2020
Having Age-Appropriate Conversations with Kids on Sex & Abuse
We teach children various safety messages when they are growing up but how do you talk to them about sexual abuse without using scary words or making them feel worried? On this episode, we discuss: * How sexual harassment affects children * If sexual harassment is preventable * How parents and teachers can help kids to be knowledgable and assertive about sexual harassment * What to say to boys and girls about sexual harassment * Social media and digital abuse on kids * Measures that school owners and experts can take to create safe environments for kids * What parents should look out for when choosing schools for children * What parents and teachers can do right now to combat sexual harassment Listen now to learn what you need to know to raise sexually healthy kids. ————————————————— Guests in order of appearance: Enimien Inegbedion Founder, Arcadia Montessori School IG: @arcadiaschoolng Olamidotun Votu-Obada Founder, Filii Magna IG: @filiimagna Bisi Ajayi-Kayode Head, Project Management & Development, Cece Yara Foundation IG: @cece_yara ————————————————— To get in touch with us, suggest a topic, ask a question or just say hey, feel free to email us at podcast@mumspring.com Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We LOVE hearing from our listeners! Thanks for supporting us!
45:20
February 12, 2020
Identity: Embracing Motherhood Without Losing Yourself
Have you been feeling like you don’t know who you are anymore? Have you considered what motherhood means to you, and how you are going to integrate that, with your current identity? Did you lose yourself in motherhood? How do you feel about the words sacrifice and devotion? This week, Abisola and the moms tell us why becoming a mom can be such a messy process and how to make sure you don't lose your identity now you're a parent. Listen to their tips and advice here. ————————————————— Guests in order of appearance: Tito Madu-Ibeleme Founder & Head MakeUp Artist IG: @t.alamodemakeup Titi Akinsanmi Lead, Government Affairs & Public Policy, West & Francophone Africa, Google IG: @titiakinsanmi ————————————————— Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed this episode!! Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  To get in touch with us, suggest a topic, ask a question or just say hey, feel free to email us at podcast@mumspring.com We LOVE hearing from our listeners! Thanks for supporting us! We hope you have a wonderful week, mumspring clan!
38:38
February 5, 2020
Modern African Parenting 101: Raising an Assertive Child
The Gist: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids How do you help your child learn to overcome communication challenges and be able to express his/her emotions without being arrogant? In this episode, we turn to 3 moms with different parenting styles to explore how you can build these social and emotional skills with your child. They share what it takes to raise an assertive child and how you can become a more confident parent.  We also discuss how to turn some of your toughest parenting moments into meaningful learning opportunities, and how to embrace honesty as your strongest parenting tactic. You will leave this show with several simple strategies you can implement today, to build a better relationship with your child. ————————————————— Guests in order of appearance: Iruoma Ofortube Health Coach Social Sector Manager, Pan Atlantic University IG: @thyroid_awarenessnigeria Felicia Otolorin Business Development Manager, Google West Africa IG: @ohfelicia Ruth Matthew Founder/Lead Formulator, Davella Naturals IG: @davellanaturals ————————————————— Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed this episode!! Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We hope you have a wonderful week, mumspring clan!
49:01
January 29, 2020
The Secrets Behind Being an Organized Mum
There’s nothing inspiring about a room full of unfinished projects staring at you; in the back of your mind, constantly reminding you that you have yet ANOTHER thing to do.  Who else wants to be successful with being an organized mum? In this episode, we talk about the pressure that balancing puts on us and how planning helps to declutter and gives us more peace and calm at home and at work. Find answers to your burning questions about working while pregnant, maternity leaves and being an organized woman once you’re a mum. ————————————————— Guests in order of appearance: Tayo Afolabi Founder, World PR Media IG: @worldprmedia Doyin Wilson-Diamond Fixed Income Trader Dr. Temi Adaramewa Founder, Blood Plus Initiative IG & Twitter: @bloodplus_ng ————————————————— Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed this episode!! Also, check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration.  We hope you’re having a wonderful week, mumspring clan!
59:41
January 22, 2020
How To Be Intentional About Your Mindset
Are you being intentional about your mindset? Does it really influence your outcome? In this episode, we talked about what being mindful when setting goals means and how aligning your subconscious with your plans influences your overall outcome. Find out more about mindfulness and vision boarding when you listen to this episode. Also, discover Lade Balogun’s top tip for making your company's flexible work policies work for you. We featured an interesting line-up of women and it felt great to just kick back and learn from each of them.  Please subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed this episode and don't forget to check us out on social media (@mumspringhq) for more motherhood inspiration. We hope you have a wonderful week, mumspring clan!
41:45
January 15, 2020
Rediscovering Yourself as A Mother
The show begins with an intriguing trip aboard the MOTHERSHIP with a steaming topic about ”MBAs and Motherhood”.  Here, Bisola talks with Ope about the realities of going back to school as a mom & how she managed to bag an MBA degree while trying to actively raise a toddler. The show takes on a more fascinating twist as we delve into an enlightening discussion with Morenikeji; a certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach about the importance of Folic Acid in Pregnancy and as a woman in general. It only gets better as we round up with Toyosi a 9-5 shero and an entrepreneur who is making big waves in the media space in Nigeria. Get ready to feel inspired, empowered, energized, understood and seen like never before. Please listen & let us know what you think! We’re social on Instagram @mumspringhq & on Twitter & Facebook @mumspring
36:49
January 8, 2020