7 episodes

Ever wondered how mums make the return to work happen after having a kid? In The Mother Shift podcast we explore the joy, sorrow and self-discovery of these work-life scenarios with different mums; perfect for those of us trying to fit the pieces of this working-mum puzzle together.

Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Ever wondered how mums make the return to work happen after having a kid? In The Mother Shift podcast we explore the joy, sorrow and self-discovery of these work-life scenarios with different mums; perfect for those of us trying to fit the pieces of this working-mum puzzle together.

Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    Episode 6: Navigating Working Life As A Single Parent

    Episode 6: Navigating Working Life As A Single Parent

    For single parents the logistics and pressures involved in raising kids while juggling work, drop-offs, relationships and the domestic load are huge. Jacinta Tynan talks with artist, producer and single mum, Tammy Brennan.
    Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
    Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
    Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: Getting Straight Back To Work

    Episode 5: Getting Straight Back To Work

    Taking full maternity leave entitlements isn't always an option - or what all women want. But what happens when you're the breadwinner and your partner becomes the primary caregiver? Jacinta Tynan talks to Shevonne Hunt, journalist and presenter of Kinderling Conversation, whose husband Daniel became a stay-at-home dad after the birth of their first child.
    Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
    Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
    Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    • 30 min
    Episode 4: Working For The Man - When Full-time Work Is The Sensible Choice

    Episode 4: Working For The Man - When Full-time Work Is The Sensible Choice

    In so many careers these days, freelancing or contract work is the norm, but with a baby on the horizon, it can start to feel a bit precarious...
    Jacinta Tynan talks to singer and writer, Donné Restom, who decided to take on a full-time job after the birth of her son and is now the operations manager at She Births, a childbirth education program.
    Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
    Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
    Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    • 48 min
    Episode 3: The Shift Work Juggle

    Episode 3: The Shift Work Juggle

    Working outside the 9am-5pm norm has its advantages, like being able to pick up and drop off the kids to daycare. But what happens when you and your partner are like ships passing in the night...? Jacinta Tynan chats to Sarah Hunstead, Senior Paediatric Nurse and founder of CPR Kids.
    Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
    Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
    Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    • 34 min
    Episode 2: When Job-sharing Is An Option

    Episode 2: When Job-sharing Is An Option

    After working full-time before having kids, many women dream of negotiating a flexible or job-share arrangement when they return to the workplace. It sounds like a good idea in terms of work-life balance, but how does it work in practice? Host of the Mother Shift, Jacinta Tynan talks with primary school teacher, Fiona Morrison about the pros and cons of job-sharing.
    Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
    Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
    Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    • 33 min
    Episode 1: When The Job No Longer Fits

    Episode 1: When The Job No Longer Fits

    Many women assume that they'll simply go straight back into their career after maternity leave, but some mums discover that their pre-baby work life no longer fits their new world. Host, Jacinta Tynan, talks with former real estate agent, Anita Birges, who is now a de-cluttering and organising expert, and the founder of Mise En Place.
    Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two.
    Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two.
    Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

3bubsandCounting ,

What a cool idea

Hurry up with episode one already!!!!

Hoodrat23 ,

Loving it

Finally working / juggling mums getting the love and attention they deserve

Kennywithkids ,

Looks great

Looking forward to the full season

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