So I’m Rae’s actual Mama(!) and I’ve had a front row seat as her very impressive, very relevant new motherhood podcast has gone from just-a-thought through to launch. Rae’s own first-time parenthood struggles/challenges have been very REAL; and in ‘Raise Your Hand’ she is creating the community that she, and all the rest of us mamas need (myself included), to really GET that we’re not alone in this gig however much it might feel that way sometimes. I listen to each episode and find myself learning, laughing, commiserating, and remembering. My favourite semi-regular segment is Rae’s ‘Stroller Thoughts’ where she muses in a refreshingly honest way about things like park-paranoia and sugar-as-self-care while pushing her toddler around her neighbourhood’s streets. Rae has an easy, engaging manner with her guest interviews, and I love the suggestions, advice, and confessions of real-life mothers sprinkled in and amongst. My favourite so far was the newish mom who admits to stepping outside from time to time where her ‘little’ can’t hear her and screaming ‘FUUUUCK!’ at the top of her lungs! Who amongst us cannot relate to that!!
July 7, 2022 by Atticexplorer on Apple Podcasts