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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 the daily ep, settle in on a Sunday for your weekly catch up.

The Juggling Act Kidspot

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.0 • 112 Ratings

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 the daily ep, settle in on a Sunday for your weekly catch up.

    How to get your partner to share the financial mental load

    How to get your partner to share the financial mental load

    Sometimes talking about money with your partner can be challenging, and often the responsibility for household bills and budgeting can fall to the person who hates it the least. But with that responsibility comes the stress and pressure of juggling things and making sure you’re not only providing for your family but also building a secure financial future. That’s a lot for one person to take on – and let’s be honest, quite often it's mum. Renae Vercoe - founder of Money Mode – has some great advice for getting your partner to share the financial mental load.

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    • 8 min
    Does telling your child they’re awesome breed confidence or a misplaced ego?

    Does telling your child they’re awesome breed confidence or a misplaced ego?

    When our kids first start doing things for themselves it's pretty damn exciting - for them and us! Our first instinct is often to say something like 'wow, that's incredible!', but as they start to get a bit older, not everything they do is 'incredible'. So should we tell the truth so they don't develop a misplaced ego, or is it good to give them constant praise to build their confidence? Mel and Sarah chat about their experiences and share their thoughts.

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    • 11 min
    Self-promotion expert shares the secret to getting what you want at work

    Self-promotion expert shares the secret to getting what you want at work

    Most people struggle with self-promotion at work. It doesn’t come naturally! But our guest today says it’s important now more than ever to know your strengths at work and to know how to self-promote ourselves effectively. Author of ‘Brag Better’, entrepreneur and life-coach Meredith Fineman joins us to share her insights on how to promote ourselves, gain the respect of others and get what we want at work (without coming across like a douche).

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    • 10 min
    Country music star Amber Lawrence on the 'horrific' pain of her stillbirth

    Country music star Amber Lawrence on the 'horrific' pain of her stillbirth

    Today’s guest is an Australian country music star with seven albums and countless awards to her name. Amber Lawrence welcomed her first child - a little boy called Ike two years ago, with her husband Marty – who she met on Tinder. Then sadly in July last year, she lost her second child halfway through her pregnancy. So how did she juggle the awfulness that was 2020, keep her music career alive and juggle a toddler? She joins us to find out…

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    • 14 min
    The power of kindness from strangers

    The power of kindness from strangers

    Sometimes tiny acts of kindness can completely turn your day around, especially when you have small children. We all know that even a trip to the supermarket can become a huge mission with many possible pitfalls. Tantrums, kids grabbing everything, wanting to eat everything, then trying to get everything and everyone in the car in one piece. So when someone you don't know offers to help, it's like a guardian angel has been offered up. Sarah and Mel talk about the incredible power of kindness and how much it means as a parent.
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    • 8 min
    Weekly Catch-Up

    Weekly Catch-Up

    This week, Sarah and I have been hit by the gastro bug! We talk about the crappiness of being a parent when your kids are sick. Author Chandra Clements has written a book about Covid illustrated by her kids, and it’s gone gangbusters (even Fergie read it on her Instagram). DJ Andrew Levins opens up about the depression he suffered on returning to work after his child’s birth and why being a SAHD is the absolute best. Entertaining legend Justine Clarke joins us for a super fun chat about Play School, turning 50 and why voice over work is the best gig around. And Sarah and Mel chat about whether or not they have a favourite child and why parents don't admit it if they do.

    For more great parenting content head to kidspot.com.au Follow us on FB @kidspotaustralia and IG @kidspot    

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Customer Reviews

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112 Ratings

112 Ratings

kmarierich ,

Teacher gifts

I understand the sentiment behind your teacher gift comments but you’ve missed a key point - as public servants we shouldn’t be accepting large gifts as we need to manage the public expectations of integrity, accountability, independence, transparency and professionalism in relation to gifts and benefits. We get paid a salary via tax payers and that should be enough. A small personal thank you is usually all teachers want at the end of a year.

StellaKG ,

You nailed it!

Just listened to the episode “Parents are drowning in admin” and thought “Hooray, someone understands my daily dilemmas”.. Thank you ladies, keep sharing the juggle and struggle of parenting! You keep it very real and relatable! Clearly, I’m not the only one losing my mind! Ha ha :-)

Sophpoddy ,

Authentic

Love how down to earth these lovely interviews are.

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