13 episodes

Are you no longer phased by going out in public with someone else’s vomit on your shoulder? Do you find yourself awake at 3 am, feeding the newest addition to your family thinking “Am I the only person alive right now? It’s so lonely!”

Then you are in the Baby Bubble and at Mamamia, we thought you might need a little company.

The Baby Bubble is the podcast for parents trying to behave like competent humans on two hours of sleep or for people who don’t have kids but are curious about what you do with tiny people who just poop and cry all day.

Each week join mum of one, Zoe Marshall and father of twins, Sean Szeps, for a no BS conversation about what to expect way after the expecting bit is over.

Think of this show as your lifeline in the witching hour, a place you can call when you’ve just got your baby to put something in its mouth instead of the floor or a warm set of audio arms that are here to wrap you up when you’re losing your mind and tell you “it’s going to be ok!”

The Baby Bubble Mamamia

    • Kids & Family

Are you no longer phased by going out in public with someone else’s vomit on your shoulder? Do you find yourself awake at 3 am, feeding the newest addition to your family thinking “Am I the only person alive right now? It’s so lonely!”

Then you are in the Baby Bubble and at Mamamia, we thought you might need a little company.

The Baby Bubble is the podcast for parents trying to behave like competent humans on two hours of sleep or for people who don’t have kids but are curious about what you do with tiny people who just poop and cry all day.

Each week join mum of one, Zoe Marshall and father of twins, Sean Szeps, for a no BS conversation about what to expect way after the expecting bit is over.

Think of this show as your lifeline in the witching hour, a place you can call when you’ve just got your baby to put something in its mouth instead of the floor or a warm set of audio arms that are here to wrap you up when you’re losing your mind and tell you “it’s going to be ok!”

    The Antidote To Messy Babies

    The Antidote To Messy Babies

    It’s the final episode of season one of The Baby Bubble and Zoe is sick.  So the fabulous Holly Wainwright is stepping in to join Sean and share her parenting wisdom.

    Mess is a huge part of having kids but wouldn’t it be great if you could leave a room with your children without it looking like a bomb has gone off?  Sean has managed to train his babies to clean up after themselves and it didn’t involve nagging or bribery. Get the pen and paper ready!

    Plus, with everyone talking about the importance of kids finding their own identity what role do gendered clothes play?  Both Sean and Holly made a point of trying to dress their kids in a way that wasn’t traditionally gendered but they realised kids often find their own way there anyway.  So how much is nature and how much is nurture?

    And the parenting books are littered with advice on all the things we’re not supposed to be doing with our babies.  But is it possible to follow the rules all the time or is it more important just to get through the day?



    CREDITS:

    Host: Zoe Marshall & Sean Szeps

    Producer: Amelia Navascues


    GET IN TOUCH

    Up in the middle of the night scrolling through Facebook?  Why not join other parents just like you on our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/TheMotherish/

    Are you in the baby bubble and want to tell someone about it? Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Find more episodes of this and other Mamamia podcasts here...

     

    This show is brought to you byBig W where they've got all your baby needs covered.

    Want to take part in our survey? For your chance to win three $100 gift vouchers, head to...https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4811923/46d03d01a664 

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    • 31 min
    Dealing With Gender Disappointment

    Dealing With Gender Disappointment

    After Sean’s left alone with the twins for a month he gets a taste of what single parenting is like and it gives him a newfound appreciation for people doing it solo.  

    Plus, have you ever asked yourself if there is a perfect time to have a child? Most parents say “you’re never going to be ready” so Zoe and Sean share when they realised it was time.

    And have you ever heard of gender disappointment?  A friend of Sean’s shared her story of being disappointed by the gender of her baby and the guys weigh in on whether they felt it with their own kids.

    If you have experienced gender disappointment and have a story to tell then we would love to hear from you. Call us on 02 8999 9386 or email us podcast@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Zoe Marshall & Sean Szeps

    Producer: Amelia Navascues

    GET IN TOUCH

    Up in the middle of the night scrolling through Facebook?  Why not join other parents just like you on our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/TheMotherish/

    Are you in the baby bubble and want to tell someone about it? Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Find more episodes of this and other Mamamia podcasts here...https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    This show is brought to you byBig W where they've got all your baby needs covered.

    Want to take part in our survey? For your chance to win three $100 gift vouchers, head to...

    www.mamamia.com.au/babybubblechancetowin  

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    How To Avoid Parent Burn Out

    How To Avoid Parent Burn Out

    After giving Fox a little extra screen-time,  Zoe is dealing with some serious parent guilt, but Sean reassures her that a little extra Elmo doesn’t make you a bad parent!

    If you’ve ever experienced parent guilt or burn out, we’d love to hear from you.  Call us on 02 8999 9386 or email us podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Plus, after listening to a recent No Filter episode on how emotional labour makes women feel exhausted, Zoe and Sean discuss how parenting responsibilities play out in their relationships and how it affects their ability to raise their kids.

    And if you’ve ever struggled to find the perfect baby name, Zoe and Sean talk about everything they thought about before they named their kids… And there’s a lot more to it than you might think…

    For more on emotional labour, you can listen here…

    Mia Freeman talking to Gemma Hartley on Emotional Labour...
    https://omny.fm/shows/no-filter/emotional-labour



    And on Mamamia Out Loud…
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/mamamia-out-loud/

    CREDITS:

    Host: Zoe Marshall & Sean Szeps

    Producer: Amelia Navascues

    GET IN TOUCH

    Up in the middle of the night scrolling through Facebook?  Why not join other parents just like you on our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/TheMotherish/

    Are you in the baby bubble and want to tell someone about it? Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Find more episodes of this and other Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    This show is brought to you byBig W where they've got all your baby needs covered.

    Want to take part in our survey? For your chance to win three $100 gift vouchers, head to...www.mamamia.com.au/babybubblechancetowin  

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    How To Travel With A Baby

    How To Travel With A Baby

    Breastfeeding is a completely normal and natural thing to do but many mums still face judgement when they do it in public.  Zoe shares a recent experience she had breastfeeding on a plane where she was ogled by a man and Sean is not impressed.

    If you’ve had a similar experience we’d love to hear from you.  Call us on 02 8999 9386 or email us podcast@mamamia.com.au

    And if you’ve ever struggled to make time for self-care because you’re too busy drowning in a sea of parenting responsibilities, Sean and Zoe share their non-negotiables when it comes to looking after themselves.

    Plus, Sean shares his top travel trips for taking kids on long-haul international flights...

    For Sean’s guest appearance on This Glorious Mess listen here…

    CREDITS:

    Host: Zoe Marshall & Sean Szeps

    Producer: Amelia Navascues


    GET IN TOUCH

    Up in the middle of the night scrolling through Facebook?  Why not join other parents just like you on our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/TheMotherish/

    Are you in the baby bubble and want to tell someone about it? Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Find more episodes of this and other Mamamia podcasts here...

     

    This show is brought to you byBig W where they've got all your baby needs covered.

    Want to take part in our survey? For your chance to win three $100 gift vouchers, head to...https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4811923/46d03d01a664 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    The Rise of the Baby Genius

    The Rise of the Baby Genius

    Zoe and Sean reminisce about life before becoming parents and take a moment to talk about the very real sacrifices they didn’t realise they’d have to make. Sean also shares how he’s managed to get some sense of control back into his life with a new morning routine… Baby steps, Sean. Baby steps!

    Plus, have you thought about putting your baby in swim classes? How soon is too soon? Sean has just started putting his 18 month year old twins, Stella and Cooper in classes, which for Zoe, raises an even bigger question… Are we grooming kids too early to become “superhumans” and geniuses?

    And Zoe is cradling a lot of guilt because she yelled at Fox for the first time...

    CREDITS:

    Host: Zoe Marshall & Sean Szeps

    Producer: Amelia Navascues

    GET IN TOUCH

    Up in the middle of the night scrolling through Facebook?  Why not join other parents just like you on our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/TheMotherish/

     

    Are you in the baby bubble and want to tell someone about it? Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Find more episodes of this and other Mamamia podcasts here...

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    This show is brought to you byBig W where they've got all your baby needs covered.

    Want to take part in our survey? For your chance to win three $100 gift vouchers, head to...https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4811923/46d03d01a664 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Should You Put A Leash On Your Child?

    Should You Put A Leash On Your Child?

    Last week Sean and Zoe talked about their experiences with postnatal depression and we were flooded with your calls and emails.  

    Today they shared an email from Sorena who told us about her experience…

    “So many days I also wanted to run away, go overseas and start a new life.  But I loved my tiny little baby sooooo much so I would make myself sit for hours, not doing anything, just to not pack up and leave! What Sean said about seeing his husband see him go through it and withdrawing hit so close to home.  It was such a hard time for us, mainly because I was so withdrawn, trying to be a perfect mum and completely neglecting myself and my husband.”

    Then we talk about what to do when your kids discover your genitalia.  How do you talk to them about it in a way that helps them learn?

    And should you put a leash on your kid?  Zoe is all for it because she’s sick of chasing Fox around but Sean isn’t convinced.

    All this and more on The Baby Bubble...

    CREDITS:


    Host: Zoe Marshall & Sean Szeps


    Producer: Amelia Navascues

    GET IN TOUCH

    Up in the middle of the night scrolling through Facebook?  Why not join other parents just like you on our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/TheMotherish/

    Are you in the baby bubble and want to tell someone about it? Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Find more episodes of this and other Mamamia podcasts here...
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    This show is brought to you byBig W where they've got all your baby needs covered.  

    Want to take part in our survey? For your chance to win three $100 gift vouchers, head to...https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4811923/46d03d01a664 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min

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