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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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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.

    Rove McManus opens up about life at home with daughter Ruby

    Rove McManus opens up about life at home with daughter Ruby

    I was a total bookworm growing up – my mum would find me curled up in some hidden spot in the sun reading for hours and hours – and I want to instil that love of books in my kids. Today's guest is also passionate about books, having written a few himself! Rove McManus is dad to daughter Ruby with his wife Tasma Walton, and while he made his name on the small screen and the comedy circuit, its drawing and writing that have always been his passion. He’s now working with Spotlight to support Book Week this week, and joins us to chat about homeschooling, book week costume shortcuts and his favourite character to voice (would not have picked this one...)
     
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    • 14 min
    Is it okay to cut your kid's hair at home?

    Is it okay to cut your kid's hair at home?

    Ah Covid, it's had us doing some unusual things (homeschooling, we're looking at you). One of the things Sarah has turned to is cutting her kid's hair at home. It's kinda cute right? Even if you butcher it? $30 can be a lot to fork out for something that takes 2 minutes and you have to do again in 6 weeks time. Or, is it cruel to have your kids getting around looking like they've been attacked by Edward Scissorhands? 
     
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    • 5 min
    Weekly Catch Up

    Weekly Catch Up

    This week, Sarah and Mel discuss what age you should leave a child for a playdate with a family you don't know. It’s a complicated one… We meet the woman who is saving the mental health of Melburnians, while nutritionist Shelley Judge joins us to chat about dealing with school lunchbox envy and why kids need to constantly snack… (never ends!). Author Naomi Lambert has written a book on how to teach kids about being kind to themselves and others and Mel talks about how her daughter is unintentionally body-shaming her and how to handle comments from your kids about your body.
     
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    • 38 min
    My daughter unintentionally body shames me and I don't know what to do

    My daughter unintentionally body shames me and I don't know what to do

    Ah little girls, they keep us on our toes! My 8 year-old is now becoming much more aware of her appearance and those around her - ie. me. She makes comments about my body that can be unintentionally hurtful, and while I don't react because I want her to know that every body is different and amazing, it does sometimes get to me! So how do we create a positive body image for our children and how should we react when they comment on our bodies? 
     
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    • 7 min
    The children’s book teaching kids to be kind to themselves and others

    The children’s book teaching kids to be kind to themselves and others

    Teaching kids to be kind can sometimes feel like pushing water up a hill - like you’re never getting anywhere. By design, they’re narcissistic little things and sometimes our messaging must be pretty confusing – so that kid took a toy offyou,well you need to share!If someone snatched my wine off me as an adult – LOOK OUT. Well, author Naomi Lambert is trying to make it a little bit easier for parents, with the release of her children’s book One Kind Day – which shows children the different ways they can be kinder to each other, and themselves.
     
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    • 8 min
    How to deal with school lunchbox envy

    How to deal with school lunchbox envy

    We are into the FINAL term of school – whoop! And that means only a few more weeks left of trying to get creative with school lunchboxes. Most parents have shortcuts, I make two days worth of sandwiches each day and freeze the other one, it’s just a little thing but it does help that second morning. It can be hard to stay motivated with lunches AND find something that they eat, especially when you're rushing out the door (or to your home desk) for work. So I turned to nutritionist and founder of Shelley's Good Eats, Shelley Judge, for some inspiration and to find out how to deal with lunchbox envy.
     
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    • 8 min

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