100 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.

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    • 4.3 • 11 Ratings

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 120 - Becoming Financially Fit in 2022

    Episode 120 - Becoming Financially Fit in 2022

    As the new year rolls in, so does the list of things we wish to bring with us and leave in the year that’s passed. Getting better with money is something we all strive for or however fills many of us with fear.  Getting financially fit can be life changing, but with new goals come new changing habits. So how can we start this year on the right foot when it comes to our finances? Let’s get Phoebe on Zoom to walk us through her tips and tricks to becoming financially fit this year.
    On this episode Bree chats to author and founder of Clover Financial Phoebe Blamey, about how we can become financially fit in this new year.
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    • 11 min
    Episode 119 - Are Smart Phones Making Us Dumb?

    Episode 119 - Are Smart Phones Making Us Dumb?

    On this episode of The PakMag Parents Podcast, Bree chats to internationally recognised Professor of Neuroscience Dr Mark Williams about the important topic, are smartphones making us dumb? 
    We use them everyday, to communicate with friends and families, check the weather, catch up on social media and even to turn on appliances in our home. But how smart is too smart when it comes to these devices? Are we becoming too reliant on our smartphones in our everyday life , that the thought of living without them is non negotiable?
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    Episode 118 - The Best Gift is a Present Parent

    Episode 118 - The Best Gift is a Present Parent

    We are living in a world where most children in developed countries have access to everything they need, and in some cases – everything they could possibly want. As a parent managing those expectations and ‘wants’ can be difficult.
    The balance between providing for your child and spoiling them can be blurred. At Christmas time, this becomes even more difficult and costly. So how can we make this season become more about togetherness and less about ‘what they are getting’ presents-wise?
    To help, we have registered psychologist and parenting educator Dr Vanessa Lapointe joining us on the PakMag Parents Podcast.
     
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    • 17 min
    Episode 117 - Turning parenting lemons into lemonade

    Episode 117 - Turning parenting lemons into lemonade

    On this episode of the PakMag Parents Podcast Bree chats to the author and co-founder of the award-winning children’s book initiative, My Big Moments, Hannah Davidson about how we can turn parenting lemons into lemonade. 
    As parents its easy for us to lose our temper, say something we may regret later or just make a mistake in general. But how can we turn these parenting lemon moments into lemonade and repair the situation to benefit our children?
     
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    My Big Moments makes personalised picture books to help little people through big moments. Backed by research and expert consultation, the My Big Moments range covers the topics of starting school, building resilience, getting a new sibling, grief and loss, and going to hospital. They're designed to make the tricky job of parenting just a little bit easier. Create your book and check out a full preview at mybigmoments.com.
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    • 26 min
    Episode 116 - Talking to your kids about how to treat the opposite sex

    Episode 116 - Talking to your kids about how to treat the opposite sex

    On this episode Bree welcomes back the wonderful, oh so knowledgeable Row Murray! Row has been called the sex fairy godmother since the release of her book “For Foxes' Sake, she’s got the welfare of your children in mind and approaches awkward questions with warm, funny, honest and accurate answers, taking the awkward out of the topic and giving smart advice to youngsters. And on this episode we chat to her about teaching our children how to treat the opposite sex.
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    • 16 min
    Bonus Episode - Parental Guidance with Justin Coulson

    Bonus Episode - Parental Guidance with Justin Coulson

    BONUS EPISODE
    There’s a new programme coming to Channel 9 from the 1st of November, which will have Australian families glued to their televisions. It’s called Parental Guidance and it will start a conversation around parenting, and parenting styles around the nation. Starting the conversation with us today is Dr Justin Coulson from Happy Families (www.happyfamilies.com.au), friend of PakMag, Psychologist and the Parenting Expert on the show.
    Tune in on the 1st November on channel 9 for Parental Guidance.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Karty12345 ,

Love Bree and This podcast!!

Bree just gets it. She’s such a wonderful host and really great at getting the guests to share. I get a lot from this and can’t wait for the next episode!!

_indie_jones ,

Recommend this!

Love this! Entertaining, easy-listening and informative. Just what you need to help you through the parenting rollercoaster.

EmilyB777 ,

Super helpful, and great guests!

I love the variety of guests they get on each week, and always great advice :)

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