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Are you a parent feeling the struggle of the work-life juggle? We hear you! That's why hosts Melissa Wilson and Sarah McGilvray have your back each week day. They're joined by experts ranging from resident GP Dr Sam Hay, to psychologist Belinda Williams. High profile celebrity parents open up about how they do the juggling act, mums share their real-life stories, and they get candid about their own parenting dilemmas to start a conversation and let you know you're not alone! And if you miss ...
 
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Do you remember running away as a child? Feels like a right of passage. But it doesn't seem as sweet when your own child does it. Mel opens up about how her daughter has run away a couple of times and how stressful it is, while asking how it should be handled and what the consequences should be. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Sonia Bestulic has just a few balls in the air. She’s a speech pathologist and the founder of a clinic called Talking Heads. She’s also an award-nominated children’s author and host of the Chatabout Children podcast. And somehow, she manages to juggle all that plus three children just 2.5 years apart! Sonia joins us to reveal just how she does it a…
 
While it may have appeared that Jules Sebastian has taken a backseat to her husband Guy's career, the presenter and stylist has always worked hard in the background and is now stepping into the spotlight at the age of 40. The mum of two boys is the host of Tea with Jules on YouTube, and now she’s added author to her CV with the launch of her first-…
 
In one way or another, we all carry some sort of trauma with us. In fact, up to 80% of women will experience a traumatic event at least once in their lives. It can manifest as anxiety, shame, depression, eating disorders and so much more. Leading us to repeat patterns of behaviour throughout our lives - often without us realising it. Research Psych…
 
There are some jobs that would be impossible to leave at the door when you get home. After 34 years in the police and 25 years in homicide, retired Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin knows that all too well. Having spent his incredible career catching killers – including the high profile disappearance of William Tyrell – the emotional toll and impact…
 
This week, Kate Langbroek opens up about how scary it was living in Italy during the pandemic and reveals her biggest parenting fail! Sarah and Mel talk about how to handle sibling rivalry – is that race to be first doing anyone else’s head in?! Miranda Kerr is on the line from the US and reveals the biggest lesson her late nan taught her as a moth…
 
Design duo and siblings Camilla and Marc have been kicking goals in the fashion world since 2003. Now, their focus has turned to raising funds for ovarian cancer research after losing their mum when they were just children. Last year, they launched the ‘Ovaries, let’s talk about them’ campaign which was so successful, it’s back again this year. Cam…
 
There’s no denying Miranda Kerr has come a long way since her days growing up in Gunnedah country NSW! The mum-of-three boys is a hugely successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, model and author. She’s also super passionate about wellness as the Founder & CEO of organic skincare brand, KORA Organics, and ambassador for Biostime Nutrition. She joins …
 
We all know bickering is a part of growing up - we would have driven our parents mad doing it - but gosh, it's hard to listen to! That rivalry over trivial things can drive you absolutely mental. So how do you deal with competitive kids who won't stop fighting? Sarah and Mel share their stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Kate Langbroek is one of Australia’s most influential and loved media personalities with a career on TV and radio spanning decades (don’t you hate hearing your bio age you?!). Kate packed up her husband and four kids, and moved to Bologna, Italy for a “family gap year”, to live the dream that most of us, well, only dream about. Now she’s hosting a …
 
This week, Sarah and Mel talk about whether we’re pushing our irrational fears onto our kids (fruit salad anyone?!). We meet the mum of three who met her partner at the zoo and was engaged just eight months later… gorgeous animal fueled love story ahead… Lego master Maddy Tyers opens up about how she was 8 when she first developed an obsession with…
 
No one ever gets married and has a family expecting for it to all fall apart, but sometimes that's the reality we're faced with. Dating often looks very different to what it did pre-kids, so Mel and Sarah share their funny and awkward stories about dating after divorce. Even if you're not in that situation, you can't help but laugh at this one. See…
 
British woman Rosie Ayliffe’s daughter Mia was only 20 years old when she was fatally stabbed in a Queensland backpacker’s hostel in 2016. Mia was on a gap year in Australia and was attempting to complete 88 days of farm work – a requirement for a second-year working visa in Australia (known as a 417 Visa). When Rosie travelled to Australia to retr…
 
Maddy Tyers is an actress, YouTuber and one half of the husband-and-wife-duo who looked smashed it on Lego Masters a couple of years ago. But behind closed doors, the Melbourne-based children's entertainer has a heartbreaking past. She first developed an obsession with food at just 8 years of age, and now she’s written a book for tweens which she h…
 
Today’s guest has so many incredible stories to share, it's hard to know where to start! Jen Tate’s love of animals took her around the world (you know, when we could), working as a tour guide in Antarctica, a horse riding trainer in Georgia, and many more incredible experiences before settling at Taronga Zoo in Sydney where she met her husband Rya…
 
As children get older and become more aware of the world around them, they also become more aware of their bodies and how they compare to others. "Mummy, look my penis is big!", is a common cry from little boys. So how do you handle the increased interest in their bodies and comments about other people's bodies (often at very inopportune times!). S…
 
“I love cleaning” said no mum ever. So praise be today’s guest who has found a way to cut down the time we spend cleaning and actually turned those hacks into a thriving business. Rachael and Karlie are the founders of the ‘Mums Who’ brand, which was started in 2017 when they connected on Facebook and bonded over their love of home organisation. Th…
 
As a full-figured model, Robyn Lawley has never shied away from fighting for body-diversity in the fashion industry. She’s been working as a model since she was 15, appearing on the cover of Vogue and Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, now the mum of six-year-old Ripley is turning her talents to audio with a podcast called 'Every Body', about sur…
 
Melbourne comedian and mum-of-two Claire Hooper loves a joke. Which is a good thing given she does it for a living. Now she’s turned her talent for LOLs to a kid’s book all about bums called 'Princess Benjamina Has A Very Cheeky Bum'. It’s basically one long bum joke that secretly teaches kids about acceptance and self-confidence, and it's excellen…
 
Ah, haven't we all made threats to our children we know we're not going to keep?! 'No ipad for a MONTH!'. 'You're not going to that birthday party now', 'The Easter Bunny will not be coming'. Sound familiar? Sarah and Mel share some of the funny stories from their own childhoods (anyone else told to get out and walk?!) and discuss how far you can a…
 
This week, Sarah and Mel talk about what to do if you think your child might have a speech delay. We get some advice from sleep expert Steph Gouin around juggling toddler sleep issues and work. We met the dad who started a trans swimwear line for his daughter. Former AFLW star Moana Hope joins us to chat about juggling motherhood, full-time work an…
 
Little kids can be very inquisitive, so how early should you start to lay the foundation for conversations about sex and puberty? And is there such a thing as too early? Mel and Sarah share their (often hilarious and awkward) stories about navigating these conversations and how to do it in an age-appropriate way. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
Moana Hope started playing AFL as a seven-year-old, and with no girls league to play in, she started playing senior women's football at just thirteen. She went on to play professionally in the AFL Women’s league for three years, and competed in Survivor and Survivor All Stars. One of 14 siblings she is the full-time carer for younger sister Lavinia…
 
As parents, we all want to see our kids feel comfortable and confident in who they are. And if that’s hard for kids who fall into conventional categories, imagine what it’s like for the kids who don’t. Canadian dad Jamie Alexander has a transgender daughter called Ruby. He couldn’t find swimwear that would suit his 12-year-old girl, so he decided t…
 
Does it sometimes feel like every time you have a big day coming up at work, your toddler has a nightmare night’s sleep? You end up dragging yourself into work wondering how on earth you're going to string two words together. It's like they come with some sort of crazy ability to read your calendar and really push you to your limits! After the firs…
 
It can be difficult as a parent to know whether your child is meeting milestones at the right time, particularly when it comes to speech. Some children are just late starters and can take a while to utter their first word, while others seem like born broadcasters! So how do you know if you should wait or seek professional advice? Sarah and Mel shar…
 
We all try our best to make sure we're teaching our kids to be kind and polite, but let's be honest, they're not always going to be perfect angels! We are all learning and making mistakes. But when they misbehave in front of others, or even worse, do something to a friend's child, it feels terrible. It's hard not to feel responsible for their behav…
 
Becoming a parent often means your anxiety reaches a whole new level. With newborns we worry that they’re eating and sleeping enough, growing, meeting milestones. Then they head to daycare and school and you worry that they’re being taken care of, making friends, being kind. Now, imagine being able to take those anxious feelings and make them work …
 
When journalist turned communications advisor Mary Bolling was pregnant and on maternity leave, she listened to A LOT of podcasts to help her feel connected to the world outside of her nappy / feed / exhaustion bubble. Her friend Kate was also a big podcast listener and when they were on mat leave with two kids each, they realised they were talking…
 
That desire for perfection can start to drive you mad after a while. Trying to be the perfect mum, the perfect boss, the perfect co-worker, sister, partner, ugh! It’s just not feasible and the pressure can start to impact you physically and mentally. But it’s so hard to get off the treadmill and accept that what you do and who you are, is absolutel…
 
Do you often find yourself doing and saying unusual things to get your child to go to sleep? Then suddenly you've fallen into a habit of doing it and a year or two down the track you can't even remember how it started?! Sarah and Mel know the feeling all too well! In this ep, they reveal the funny and sweet things they say to their children right b…
 
This week, to celebrate International Women’s Day and this year’s theme of “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, we meet the incredible mum who is helping our girls find their place in the professional world. We chat with baby sleep consultant Maryanne Sayers about juggling sleep issues and your return to work. We ge…
 
From Vogue Australia, hosted by Jesinta Franklin and Remy Rippon, introducing the new 8 part podcast called Baby Steps. Baby Steps is a no-nonsense pocket fertility guide for anyone trying to have a baby. Jes and Remy talk to the experts on everything from obstetrics, fertility, miscarriage, loss and explore everything from IVF to egg freezing. Sea…
 
Sarah has a family dog and Mel's kids have been begging her for one for years. She finally caved (sort of), and got them two guinea pigs. While the poo and cage cleaning is not exactly fun, she's been surprised by the difference in her kids. Sarah and Mel discuss the pros and cons of family pets and share their experiences. See omnystudio.com/liste…
 
Do you ever feel like you constantly say ‘no’ to your kids? My daughter has just started telling me that’s all I say, and I feel like I’m constantly replying with ‘you’re too little to do whatever you want’. But what if you just said ‘yes’. 'Yes' you can do whatever you want. Would it make life easier or would you ultimately raise spoilt brats? Jen…
 
The Covid vaccine arrived in Australia mid Feb, with frontline health and quarantine workers, as well as those in aged care first in line. But what about if you’re pregnant, or trying for a baby? Will kids ever get it? How do they know what the long term effects will be? So many questions! Luckily we got Professor Peter Collingnon - an Infectious D…
 
Those first few days, weeks, even years with a baby can be a real struggle if they’re not good sleepers. It can also be incredibly confusing as a first-time parent to know what to do! Routines, baby-led weaning, swaddles – what do all these things even mean?! Then when you’ve got to go back to work, ugh, it feels like you’ll never be able to manage…
 
There are a lot of conversations about girls at the moment and whether or not enough has been done to give them equality in the workforce during their lifetime - especially today, International Women's Day. Today's guest says that she wants her daughter to grow up in a world where she has choices about where she works and what she does, but feels t…
 
This week, Sarah and Mel chat swimming lessons - how hard do you push if they’re really hating it or can we just teach them ourselves? Lady J / Julia Morris shares her nice-but-not-very-bright life advice and reveals how she lets go of the working mum guilt. We meet a single mum who has packed up her house and hit the road with her two kids on an o…
 
Ugh guilt. We all know it's such a wasted emotion but sometimes it's really difficult to keep in check - especially if you've spent the morning yelling at the kids to leave the house. Mel and Sarah get candid about the struggles of getting to work, that dreadful feeling when you've had one of 'those' mornings' then have to switch into work mode, an…
 
I didn’t know this, but Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach was shut down for the first time since WWII in March last year due to Covid. But it’s now back in business, and that means the team from Bondi Rescue are back. I can’t believe the show is in its 16th season, and during that time there have been a lot of changes – on and off the screen. One of the …
 
During Victoria’s lockdown, single mum Carol Owen realised that her lockdown life looked pretty much the same as her normal life. So she decided to do something about it. During the second lockdown, Carol and her two boys, Wesley and Monty, packed up their South Gippsland home, put their things in storage and set off in a 1992 campervan - affection…
 
She is the queen of TV – and Instagram. If you don’t follow her, you need to, stat. She’s hilaire. And she makes life look super easy, and super fun. Julia Morris is the host of I’m A Celeb (as well as a million other credits to her name), and now she’s dishing out nice-but-not-very bright life advice on everything from parenting to work, in a new …
 
Living in a country surrounded by water, with backyard pools, lakes, rivers and dams everywhere, it's so important that our kids learn to swim. But sometimes it can become a chore if your child really hates the water. Sarah and Mel talk about whether you should push it, or give them a break and maybe teach them yourself when they're ready. See omny…
 
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