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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.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.0 • 119 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.

    The random accidents kids have

    The random accidents kids have

    How many times have you been to the ER with your kids? It's a shame we don't get membership points for frequent visits. They just seem to do the most random things! Sarah and Mel open up about the strange incidents that have happened to their children and to them growing up!

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    Weekly Catch-Up

    Weekly Catch-Up

    This week, we catch up with the delightful Jimmy Rees about how COVID has completely changed his career. Tanya Hennessy joins us to chat about how she’s inspiring our tween girls. The founder of The Babes Project opens up about the personal reason she’s making sure vulnerable new mums have more support. We chat with a childcare educator about the crucial role early learning plays in a child's life. And Sarah and Mel talk about whether homework in primary school should even be a thing.

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    Should homework in primary school be a thing?

    Should homework in primary school be a thing?

    Juggling work, pick up and drop-offs, lunchboxes, extra-curricula activities, dinner, bath and bedtime when your child starts school, is a lot! Then throw homework in the mix and it feels like there's just not enough minutes in the day. By the time you get home, cook dinner, eat, and get ready for bed, where is the time to fit it in? Sarah and Mel talk about whether or not homework is even needed in primary school and how to manage that juggle.

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    The crucial role early learning plays in a child's life

    The crucial role early learning plays in a child's life

    Sending your child to childcare can come with mixed emotions - often with a sprinkling of guilt. But once they start you can quickly see the incredible role that the educators and centres play in their development. We're joined by Helen Bailey from Goodstart Early Learning to tell us about the crucial role early learning plays in a child's life and how parents can best work with educators.

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    'Why I've made it my mission to give all babies the chance to thrive'

    'Why I've made it my mission to give all babies the chance to thrive'

    It can be so overwhelming when you first fall pregnant. The exhaustion, the strange changes to your body, the worry of whether you're going to be a good mum. Imagine juggling all that and the stress of whether you're going to have enough money to care for them or whether your partner would hurt you - or the baby. During COVID there's been an increase in peri-natal depression and domestic violence, so today's guest, Helen Parker - founder and CEO of a non-for-profit group called The Babes Project - is calling for more perinatal support for pregnant women doing it tough. She also shares her deeply personal reason for wanting to protect new mums and their babes.

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    Tanya Hennessy is your daughter's new honourary aunt

    Tanya Hennessy is your daughter's new honourary aunt

    Our tweens are growing up in such a different world to us, and it can be hard to know how to help them thrive. During comedian Tanya Hennessy’s career, she found herself unexpectedly becoming an inspiration to young girls. So she wanted to try and find a way to help them, show them how to be more confident, tenacious and resilient. She’s written a kids' book called ‘Drum Roll Please … It's Stevie Louise’, and she opens up about how her own childhood inspired the idea.

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Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Bloom_au ,

The science of multiples

This is a great podcast with some interesting guests.

Just a note for Mel who told Beau from The Amazing Race that she held her breath at her first ultrasound as there are triplets on her husband’s side of the family. As men don’t ovulate, hereditary on the father’s side doesn’t increase the chance of having multiples. Kind of thought a parenting expert would know that! 😊

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.

josh.23 ,

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Love listening to this podcast but I do find it some times a little judgey.

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