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The podcast for the mother who is flying by the seat of her pants! Presenters Shanelle Franklin and Tamara Linke navigate the steep learning curve of the urban mother dealing with sleepless nights, the chaos of kids, tantrums, careers, relationships and self-preservation, all whilst trying to achieve the holy grail. It's survival of the fittest, and nobody's winning.
 
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Have you ever have those moments where your brain fog is so bad? You were positive you didn't have those socks on before you got in the shower? Or perhaps you've driven 6 blocks only to realise your 5 year old is sitting next to you in the passenger seat. Eeep…Yep!! This episode we hear from you - our sublime MABN listeners who have shared their Mu…
 
We solemnly swear we'll never be that parent, but if you aren't already, it's coming baby. Perhaps it's something in our DNA, a genetic throwback from our caveman ancestors that instills a scary kinda competitiveness that sees us hurling meat pies at the floor and obscenities at poor Timmy who didn't quite make that goal. Whether you're a passionat…
 
Lockdowns have given us a lot of things; a chance to be with the loved ones we previously never had time for, the beauty of reflection in a world ravaged by a seemingly never ending pandemic, and a chance to tackle those stubborn in-grown hairs we've been eyeing off for the last 6 months. But home schooling our kids is definitely one of those beast…
 
We know our partners, but do we really know what they are thinking?!!? This is a chance to jump inside their heads and get the low down on Dad guilt..is it a thing? What about self-care? How many times a week is a good amount of sex, and what do they imagine child birth is really like? Do they just have that caveman mentality with a side of Netflix…
 
Just for fun this episode Shanelle and Tamara uncover the sometimes shocking, sometimes debauched history behind the rhymes you've grown up on and have now passed on to your children. Each has a lesson to be learned or a warning to be heeded; who really was Mother Hubbard? What's with Peter and his pumpkins? And why are silverbells and cockleshells…
 
In this episode we chat about the limits our bodies afford us after having kids and how this impacts sexy times for you and your partner. We're talking feeling sexy when you're breast feeding, applauding your wobbly bits, and how the hell you get your vagina back into gear when all it wants to do is shut up shop. Let's get freaky ladies!…
 
Shanelle and Tamara share their 'Sh!t Mum' moments in the hope that you can feel a little better about your own. Why do we love them soooo much yet want to return them from whence they came, all at the same time? Yes it's confusing, and no amount of 'child rearing' non-fiction will give you a definitive answer. It's survival of the fittest, and no …
 
If you have this one under control you're onto something mum, but for most of us we're multi-tasking like an octopus whilst suppressing our anxiety for the most part. Cornflakes or toast? Make up your bloody mind! If packing a lunch, finding a missing left shoe or avoiding death-by-school crossing gets your knickers in a twist (or did you forget to…
 
That emergency biscuit or lolly in your bag is your secret bribery weapon to ensure your kids are on their best behaviour. Where would we all be without the helpful tool that is ‘bribery’. We constantly battle with the fine line between supporting your child to excel and the continual push for extra curricular activities because they asked for it (…
 
We all face low points throughout our life journey, and just like Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ lying in poppy fields, it’s your Judy’s that help you up and remind you of who you are and what you’re capable of. We all need those people. The best Judy’s we collect in this lifetime are the key to us winning at the game that is motherhood. It's the ro…
 
Making time for our partners can quite often have the least reserves for. It's not deliberate, but far out, the proverbial plates are spinning above us at a million miles an hour! Whether it be feeling misunderstood by your partner now that you’re a mum (the stay-at-home mum VS the go- to- work- significant other) or justifying what you do all day.…
 
We throw everything we’ve got at the love job that is motherhood, but what we really need is a chance to let off some steam. The all important self-care gets put on the back burner whilst we power on through our ‘to do’ lists with one eye open in the hope of recharging from the sleep we lost the night before. Taking care of our mental health as mot…
 
We feel guilty when we have a moment of self-preservation that allows us to fill our mum cups. Whether it’s having a night out with friends, going to the gym, screaming at your child because they're driving you up the wall, only to glance at their sweet face on your screen saver to feel that major overflow of guilt. Don’t even get us started when t…
 
We judge ourselves, we judge others, and you’ve gotta love the older generation judging us ‘new age’ mums. Enough of the people pleasing right!! From telling your kids off in public, to boys playing with dolls prams and the unnecessary desire to have that unrealistic level of perfection. Who hasn’t handed their child a piece of technology to keep t…
 
The incidental things that we are genuinely thrilled about now, are far from what would have excited us before. The desperation for an uninterrupted hangover or your kids eating a healthy meal you prepared without a fuss. Did you nail your bucket list of things to do before kids came along? Staying up past midnight basically means you're a Rockstar…
 
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