Glimmers, a mindful moment Delivered straight to your inbox, when you need it most. Get a Glimmer.

My Motherhood Story: Steph Schmidt

“Our challenges now will be their strengths in the future” shares Steph Schmidt on navigating her motherhood journey.

Steph is a psychologist working in farmer mental health and grassroots and community based strategies. She is also a mother to 3 boys and alongside her husband runs a sheep and cropping farm in South Australia.

Steph openly admits that she has found motherhood to be the hardest thing she has ever done, and has navigated raising 3 sparkler boys on a busy farm whilst battling postnatal depression.

In this episode we cover:

  • Navigating the ups and downs of motherhood and embracing the different seasons that come with it
  • The challenges and joys Steph has experienced balancing farmwork, solo parenting and prioritising what is most important in life
  • Embracing authenticity while sharing personal experiences and respecting the privacy of others
  • What Steph knows about motherhood now that she wishes she knew back at the beginning of her journey
  • Steph’s experience with postnatal depression

Steph is incredibly open and honest about the challenges and joys that she has faced on her motherhood journey so far and I know that you will take so much of her wisdom with you.

Benita x

Connect with Steph’s Story:

Be kind to yourself as you listen to this. If this, or any, ME + MOTHERHOOD podcast episode ‘triggers you’ or raise issues for you, I urge you to reach out and speak to a professional on any one of these related support lines:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Blue Knot Helpline: 1300 657 380
  • PANDA National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline: 1300 726 306


Has your role as a full-time snack provider, referee, chauffeur, and personal assistant to a small (and often loud) boss

Read More

Why do the hours between 3 pm and 8 pm always feel like such a mad scramble? No matter how

Read More

Last month I attended the AusMumpreneur Conference and Awards night in Sydney, which was a blast! It was uplifting, inspiring

Read More

The Art of Trying Chapter 1

Hey gorgeous! Drop your details down below and I’ll send you the first chapter of The Art of Trying FREE.

Come Thrive with Me

Hey gorgeous! Join the email list to receive my weekly eNews curated to help mothers thrive in their own way, and to hear when I have new and special offers!