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In Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast, TV presenter and national best selling author Anna Williamson brings the no-nonsense conversation about parenthood and paternal mental health from her new book to life.In frank and open conversations with celebrity parenting pals and well-known bloggers, Anna covers anxiety, post-natal depression, loneliness, guilt, fertility and so much more.A perfect companion to any parent dealing with the ups and downs that life with little one’s brings....grab a cuppa and get ready to share in the tears, laughter and bucket load of honesty!

Breaking Mum & Dad: The Podcast Anna Williamson

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 477 Ratings

In Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast, TV presenter and national best selling author Anna Williamson brings the no-nonsense conversation about parenthood and paternal mental health from her new book to life.In frank and open conversations with celebrity parenting pals and well-known bloggers, Anna covers anxiety, post-natal depression, loneliness, guilt, fertility and so much more.A perfect companion to any parent dealing with the ups and downs that life with little one’s brings....grab a cuppa and get ready to share in the tears, laughter and bucket load of honesty!

    Wilbroda Akuro from mothers2mothers on Living Positively as an HIV Positive Mother

    Wilbroda Akuro from mothers2mothers on Living Positively as an HIV Positive Mother

    Welcome to Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast!

    This is the podcast that talks all about parental mental health, the highs and lows of parenting and everything in between.

    This week on Breaking Mum and Dad Anna is speaking to Wilbroda Akuro from the brilliant mothers2mothers.

    Wilbroda talks to Anna all the way from Kenya about finding out she's HIV positive whilst pregnant, the support she found from mothers2mothers' Mentor Mothers, giving birth to an HIV negative son, the tragic baby loss she experienced with her first and how that impacted her mental health, giving birth to a second son, being a single mother as well as shedding light on the brilliant She's Got the Power campaign launching on the 28th September.

    Visit www.m2m.org/power to find out more.

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    Look out for new episodes every Wednesday and keep the conversation going.
    @annawilliamsonofficial

    • 35 min
    Lockdown: Breaking Mum and Dad Back to the New Normal

    Lockdown: Breaking Mum and Dad Back to the New Normal

    Welcome to Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast!

    We're back at home, joined by Anna and her husband Alex.

    This week the topic of choice is holidays! Anna and Alex sit down to talk all about the anxieties and stresses around travel and holidays with little ones, planes, trains and RVs, the umming and aahing over travel post-lockdown, passport photos, culture differences, tips, stories and more.

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    • 54 min
    Nicola Enoch on Having a Child with Down Syndrome

    Nicola Enoch on Having a Child with Down Syndrome

    Welcome to Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast!

    This is the podcast that talks all about parental mental health, the highs and lows of parenting and everything in between.

    On Breaking Mum and Dad this week is the founder of Down Syndrome UK and mum of two, Nicola Enoch.

    Nicola chats to Anna about her experience with having a child with Down syndrom, the ignorance around Down's, the importance of language, how far things have come for those with Downs, how far there is to go and embracing your child.

    Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on iTunes and please do rate and review to help spread the word.
     
    Look out for new episodes every Wednesday and keep the conversation going.
    @annawilliamsonofficial

    • 54 min
    Dame Arlene Phillips on Damehood, Grand-parenthood and Parenting in Showbiz

    Dame Arlene Phillips on Damehood, Grand-parenthood and Parenting in Showbiz

    Welcome to Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast!

    This is the podcast that talks all about parental mental health, the highs and lows of parenting and everything in between.

    On Breaking Mum and Dad this week is show business legend, Arlene Phillips!

    Arlene and Anna chat about Arlene's Damehood, having a ten day break in filming in which to give birth, being a working mum, the guilt that accompanies it, being an older mother to her second daughter and the stigma and comments that can come with that, whether she's a 'stage mum' or not and the joy in being a grandparent.

    Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on iTunes and please do rate and review to help spread the word.
     
    Look out for new episodes every Wednesday and keep the conversation going.
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    • 47 min
    Hayley McLean on Raising a Transgender Child

    Hayley McLean on Raising a Transgender Child

    !Trigger Warning! This episode touches on abusive relationships, so please protect your mental health and skip the episode, or seek help if you are affected.

    Welcome to Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast!

    This is the podcast that talks all about parental mental health, the highs and lows of parenting and everything in between.

    On Breaking Mum and Dad this week is the fabulous, award winning blogger Hayley McLean!

    Hayley and Anna touch on three big topics, Hayley's experience in an abusive relationship and how that affected her, coming through that and meeting her partner, having three kids under three, and developing a fear of birth; body positivity and what thin privilege is; and raising her daughter who identifies as trans.

    Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on iTunes and please do rate and review to help spread the word.
     
    Look out for new episodes every Wednesday and keep the conversation going.
    @annawilliamsonofficial

    • 47 min
    Nicole Sealey on Parenting through Highs and Lows

    Nicole Sealey on Parenting through Highs and Lows

    Welcome to Breaking Mum and Dad: The Podcast!

    This is the podcast that talks all about parental mental health, the highs and lows of parenting and everything in between.

    This week Real Housewife Nicole Sealey joins Anna!

    Nicole talks to Anna about everythng from living on her own by 15, through a cancer diagnosis and IVF and now seeing her kids off to university, menopause and being a kickass business woman.

    Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe on iTunes and please do rate and review to help spread the word.
     
    Look out for new episodes every Wednesday and keep the conversation going.
    @annawilliamsonofficial

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

Bongobobs ,

Raising a child with Down Syndrome

Absolutely love Nicola Enoch she is such an inspiration ! My daughter has DS and is 9, Nicola is opening the world up for us ! Brilliant interview thank you Anna xxx

Dukes121 ,

Thank you Anna

I’m 6 months pregnant with my first baby and listening to this podcast has helped me to feel prepared and excited. I used to be a fan of the Loose Lips podcast and I always loved Anna, I find her charming and intelligent. Thank you for the guidance, some of these episodes are really helpful.

michbattersby ,

Love the pod!

As a 23 year old gay man, I’m definitely not the target demographic! However all of these conversations are both entertaining and insightful.
Keep doing what you’re doing girl ❤️

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