ME + MOTHERHOOD with Benita Bensch

My Motherhood Story: Steph Schmidt

October 18, 2023 Benita Bensch
My Motherhood Story: Steph Schmidt
ME + MOTHERHOOD with Benita Bensch
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ME + MOTHERHOOD with Benita Bensch
My Motherhood Story: Steph Schmidt
Oct 18, 2023
Benita Bensch

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“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: https://www.gidgetfoundation.org.au/stories/stephanie-schmidts-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

Find free printable affirmations and affirmation phone wallpaper graphics from RESOURCES at www.benitabensch.com

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Show Notes

Send us a Text Message.

“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: https://www.gidgetfoundation.org.au/stories/stephanie-schmidts-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

Find free printable affirmations and affirmation phone wallpaper graphics from RESOURCES at www.benitabensch.com

Let’s meet: Book a discovery call with me

Subscribe: Join my mailing list

Website: http://www.benitabensch.com

Freebie: Affirmation Email Series

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/benitabensch

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/benitabensch