I initially funded Mumatopia by dipping into the family grocery budget. We had been hit hard by the global financial crisis and to top it off, 2008 was the worst year our family had experienced. My then-husband lost his father, his job was “restructured” and I ended up in the emergency room, fighting for my life due to an ectopic pregnancy.
There’s nothing like a rotten year to give you clarity on what you want to do with your life. I made a lot of changes after that, and two years ago one of those changes, ending my marriage, put Mumatopia into a holding pattern while I sorted my life out.
Meanwhile, I published my first book, Your Brilliant Un-Career: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Making the Leap, kickstarted a content marketing consultancy and started a podcast.
Now it feels like I have come full circle.
My heart will always be full when I am supporting, nurturing and empowering women to be all they can be and that is why I have reincarnated Mumatopia.
My pieces of paper
I hold a Master of Business (Communication Studies) from Queensland University of Technology. In 2012 I completed my Birth Doula Certification with DONA International.
My family life
I am the mum of 3 gorgeous boys (and an angel, who we lost in 2008). We live on the bend of the Brisbane river, overlooking Mount Crosby with a menagerie of animals–a dog, a cat, several chooks and a snake or two! Two of my boys are on the Autism Spectrum and we unschool. Life is incredibly busy but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I am a free believer and I enjoy travel, sewing, song writing, cooking and bush walking.
Connect with me here:
- http://casmccullough.com (my content marketing site)
- http://yourbrilliantuncareer.com (podcast and book website)
I am a trained birth and postnatal doula, a former Editor of Birth Matters Journal, former President of Maternity Coalition and co-founder of Caesarean Awareness Network Australia. In 2011, I also contributed as an expert to new book A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural, Empowering Birth. I now work with luminaries in the birth world as a digital marketing consultant.
- Passage to Motherhood Conference, 2013
- DONA International CBE Workshop 2010
- Better Birth Workshop 2009
- DONA International Birth Doula Workshop 2008
Presentations at Events, Workshops, Conferences and Seminars
- Homebiz Connect Workshop, Brisbane, May 2013
- Kitchen Table Network – Jindalee, March 2013
- Startup Small – Dream Big – Grow Fast International Telesummit, August 27 to 29, 2012 – Host and co-creator
- Ipswich Women in Business Networking Event, August, 2012 – “How to attract and serve your ideal clients.”
- Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea- Karalee (fundraiser for the Cancer Council)- “Overcoming “nots” disease”
- McCullough, C. (2008) The VBAC Wars. Australian Midwifery Expo, Brisbane, Qld, November 2008 and Birth After Caesarean Intervention (BACI) Consortium Seminar, at University of Technology, Sydney, April 2009.
- McCullough, C (2007). But what if I want an epidural? How to reach women stuck in the medical model of care. Homebirth Australia conference, Sydney, November 2007.
- McCullough, C (2007). Creating the Journey of Healing. Australian College of Midwives, National Conference, Canberra, September 2007.
- McCullough, C (2007). Forgotten Mothers: Advocating for family-centred caesareans. Australian College of Midwives, Queensland State Conference, Gold Coast, July 2007.
- McCullough, C. (2006). BAC together: The consumer perspective on the benefits of collaborative care for women giving birth after caesareans. Breathing New Life into Maternity Care, Sydney, Australia, December 2006.
- Maternity care for highly sensitive women, Kindred & Birth Matters Journal, 2010
- Conversations with Kate, Birth Matters, Winter 2009
- The banishment of autonomy, our stories and folklore, blog posting, June 2009
- Losing something precious: My experience of ectopic pregnancy, Birth Matters, Autumn 2009
- A closer look at women’s experiences and the aftermath of birth trauma, Birth Matters, September 2008.
- Is a fast birth a good birth? Birth Matters, March, 2008
- The VBAC Wars, published in Kindred Magazine, Winter 2008.
- Time to give mother guilt a herstory-ectomy, published in Kindred Magazine, Winter, 2008
- Myths and Misconceptions about Caesareans, Bub Hub Newsletter 2006
- ADHD, Who’s failing who? A review, Natural Parenting 2007
- My Heart on my Sleeve, Natural Parenting 2007
- On the Road with Daniel, Natural Parenting 2006
- Waiting for Daniel, published in Natural Parenting 2006 and AQAction, Spring, 2007
- Risk in birth, the case of VBAC, Birth Matters, 2005
- In their own sweet time, Natural Parenting 2005
- From one caesarean to another, Natural Parenting 2003