56 episodes

Laugh til you cry.
Cry til you laugh.
That’s parenting, and that’s the PakMag Parents' Podcast!

We at PakMag want to go on the parenting journey with you. And we're
bringing the experts along for the ride. Get the answers to those
questions we've all asked ourselves a million times and lets make this
whole parenting gig a bit smoother.

Join us every week as we speak to a parenting expert, discover the
latest in parenting products, apps and trends and attempt to make
sense of this weird, wacky and wonderful world of parenting.


Our host Bree James is a proud mum to two boys and five fur babies,
and the Founder of PakMag, a parenting magazine for families that has
printed over 3 million copies in the past 12 years.

Whether you're searching for some comic relief or a few helpful tips
on bringing up your kids, we want to laugh and learn with you. Get
your weekly dose of hints, tips and giggles and don't forget to tell everyone, you heard it on PakMag.

The PakMag Parents Podcast admin@pakmag.com.au (admin@pakmag.com.au)

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Laugh til you cry.
Cry til you laugh.
That’s parenting, and that’s the PakMag Parents' Podcast!

We at PakMag want to go on the parenting journey with you. And we're
bringing the experts along for the ride. Get the answers to those
questions we've all asked ourselves a million times and lets make this
whole parenting gig a bit smoother.

Join us every week as we speak to a parenting expert, discover the
latest in parenting products, apps and trends and attempt to make
sense of this weird, wacky and wonderful world of parenting.


Our host Bree James is a proud mum to two boys and five fur babies,
and the Founder of PakMag, a parenting magazine for families that has
printed over 3 million copies in the past 12 years.

Whether you're searching for some comic relief or a few helpful tips
on bringing up your kids, we want to laugh and learn with you. Get
your weekly dose of hints, tips and giggles and don't forget to tell everyone, you heard it on PakMag.

    Episode 54 - How to explain taboo topics

    Episode 54 - How to explain taboo topics

    Throughout their childhood, kids ask many questions. About anything and everything. Sometimes, they ask things we wish they wouldn’t… because hey, that’s offensive! You can’t say that! However, teaching our kids about taboo topics such as race, diversity and discrimination is incredibly important. However, for parents, it can be difficult for us to navigate these conversations and put answers to their questions into kid-friendly words.
    Today’s guest is passionate about covering these topics with children. She understands how important it is to teach these subjects, and has developed a teaching program that covers these taboo topics while being kid-friendly.
     
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    Episode 53 - Have you written your will?

    Episode 53 - Have you written your will?

    Having children is perhaps one of the most important reasons to write a will. Knowing that your children will be in the hands of a guardian of your choosing gives you peace of mind that they will be well looked after, loved and raised the way you would have wanted.
    Today’s guest is Nardine Collier who has been a family lawyer for 25 years, she has high qualifications but the most valuable experience she has had is personal experience having been through a separation herself. She understands the difficult time it is for families to go through this
     
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    Episode 52 - Guilt free parenting

    Episode 52 - Guilt free parenting

    Mum guilt is a real thing. Parenthood is a difficult journey; sometimes you wonder if you’re doing any of it right. After all, having children turns your life completely upside-down, and it’s almost as if you suddenly can’t escape the chaos.
    Today’s guest is here to reconfirm that you are, in fact, doing amazingly – even if you don’t see it in yourself. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling co-author and award-winning entertainment journalist. Her newest book,  You Are A F*cking Awesome Mom, is exactly what mums everywhere need. Please welcome Leslie Bruce!
     
     
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    Episode 51- The importance of home learning

    Episode 51- The importance of home learning

    As humans, we are constantly learning; even if we are not actively in school or another type of education. Our brains are naturally hungrier for knowledge. This goes for our children as well; especially children under 5, who soak up information like sponges. As much as school helps with learning, home learning is just as important.
    Today’s guest is Goodstart Early Learning’s National Research Manager Dr Kate Liley. Having worked in the Early Childhood Sector for many years. She understands and believes that it’s our job as parents and educators to make sure children have the opportunity to talk, read and play, as we are their first teachers for life. Home learning is a strong component in a child’s development, and that is what she is here to talk about today.
     
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    Episode 50 - The rollercoaster of parenthood

    Episode 50 - The rollercoaster of parenthood

    Welcome to a very special episode of the PakMag Parents Podcast! Today we are celebrating 50 episodes! That’s right 50! That’s over 1000 minutes you’ve listen to!
    Because this episode is like no other, I thought I’d share with you some of the things that I’ve learnt from the wild rollercoaster ride of parenthood.
     
    Check out Bree's new book "My Vision book"
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    Episode 49 - Finding the funny in parenting

    Episode 49 - Finding the funny in parenting

    Whether you’ve been a parent for a month or for ten years, we can all agree that it’s a crazy journey! Along the way, although it can be stressful, we have many laughs. Who knew little people could be so funny?
    Today’s guest is a professional comedy writer and father of four girls aged nine and under. He is one of the most well-known dads on social media, sharing his jokes and experiences with the parenting world. Please welcome James Breakwell!
     
     
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    It will help you set a clear direction for every aspect of your life Free your mind Help you gain clarity to achieve what matters to you It’s a series of vision boards tailored for each area of your life - all wrapped up in one book  
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