In today's first ever 'Raise Your Glass' Bonus Episode of the Raise Your Hand Motherhood Podcast, I'm joined by my very good friend (and European 'neighbour') Bri Nigro - she's a Canadian mama living in Sweden with her partner and 13-year-old daughter.
We've shared a LOT of the same experiences over the years - listen in as we discuss living abroad, raising bilingual children, parenting in a different culture, relationship dynamic changes post-baby, staying true to yourself as a mom, becoming a mother in your 20s vs. in your 30s, and a little bit about our pregnancy and postpartum experiences...and join us as we raise our (beer) glasses to some of the friends and family that have helped us throughout our motherhood journeys so far!
1:49 - Introducing the 'Raise Your Glass' episode format
3:55 - 'Cheers!' to the first few friends and family members
6:35 - Proper guest co-host introductions, and a friendship timeline
9:50 - 2nd language learning (both for your child, and for yourself)
15:15 - Bri's pregnancy memories (...and not all fond ones!)
18:40 - Back in Canada, with a newborn
20:42 - One wonderful child
21:17 - Becoming a mom in your 20's vs in your 30's
24:45 - Re-learning your relationship, post-baby
26:04 - Staying true to yourself as a mom
30:04 - Extroverted vs. introverted parents
32:38 - The difficulties in not having family nearby
36:42 - Rae raises her glass to Bri
37:50 - GAME: Motherhood Word Association (toddler mom vs teen mom)
44:38 - 'Cheers!' to our final friends and family members this time around
Hey, Mama...when you're finished here, don't forget to HIT SUBSCRIBE in your podcast listening app, so you get a reminder for the next episode!
Rae Lynn Minke
I’m a Canadian who made the move to Linköping, Sweden around 9 years ago to work as an English teacher. I’m a partner to Jonas, mom of a soon to be 13 year old and two fur babies.