Dear Mamas

This is Dear Mamas, a straight-talking parenting podcast with Holly Walker and Emily Writes. Each month, we catch up over coffee or wine to celebrate, commiserate, laugh and maybe even cry about the highs and lows of life with small people.
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Mar 12, 2017

This is The Spinoff Parents Podcast, Dear Mamas, a straight-talking parenting podcast with Holly Walker and Emily Writes.

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In this episode we discuss our experiences with anxiety, plus Emily has a best-selling book and a whole lot of speaking engagements, and Holly has some big news.

We mention Holly's essay about anxiety, You Never Regret a Swim and our friend Leah McFall's column in Sunday magazine. Emily has written often about mental health, most notably this post.

If you think you or someone else might be experiencing anxiety or depression, check out the resources at Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa, or take the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. And don't be like us and wait to ask for help!

A transcript of this episode is available here.


  • eleven and a half months ago
    Holly Walker
    Thank you so much for leaving this comment Aubrey! Sorry to hear you went through that. I think many of us do, and think we are alone, but it's really common. Glad the episode was helpful x
  • eleven and a half months ago
    A friend posted this on a Mum's Facebook group and I just want to say a huge thank you for talking so candidly about mental illness in the pre and post birth period. I'm sure so many mothers will identify with aspects of your discussion. I personally was really taken by the rage aspect, I have experienced that a lot since having my baby last August and I've been shocked by it, it is nice to now I'm not the only one. A lot of food for thought. Thank you both