9 episodes

The New Zealand Herald is proud to present One Day You'll Thank Me, a parenting podcast hosted by Jenni Mortimer and Rebecca Blithe.

As new mums, they know how tricky it can be to navigate parenting these days - so each week they will unpack a different issue that affects parents and children in modern-day Aotearoa, with a bit of insight from our own experiences, and takes from experts and well-known Kiwi mums and dads. 
  
This is all so we can help each other and our listeners get through the tough, but amazing, job of parenting, all so that one day, our children might thank us for our efforts.   
 
New episodes out every Sunday.  

One Day You'll Thank Me The New Zealand Herald

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The New Zealand Herald is proud to present One Day You'll Thank Me, a parenting podcast hosted by Jenni Mortimer and Rebecca Blithe.

As new mums, they know how tricky it can be to navigate parenting these days - so each week they will unpack a different issue that affects parents and children in modern-day Aotearoa, with a bit of insight from our own experiences, and takes from experts and well-known Kiwi mums and dads. 
  
This is all so we can help each other and our listeners get through the tough, but amazing, job of parenting, all so that one day, our children might thank us for our efforts.   
 
New episodes out every Sunday.  

    Parental guilt... or why you'll thank me for not trying to have it all

    Parental guilt... or why you'll thank me for not trying to have it all

    It's our season finale this week, and Jenni and Rebecca are touching on one topic that has come up a lot during the season - can parents really have it all?

    The two discuss trying to maintain a work-life balance, how having kids have changed their career trajectories, and what having a kid has done to their identity. 

    They are then joined by Newstalk ZB newsreader Raylene Ramsay, who shares her experiences with balancing career and family, before clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire shares her tips and why parents need to stop trying to have it all. 

    New episodes will be back from August 28th! 
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    • 46 min
    Multiple kids... or why you'll thank me for wanting to do it all again

    Multiple kids... or why you'll thank me for wanting to do it all again

    How many kids are too many? That's the topic Rebecca and Jenni are debating this week, as they weigh up the pros and cons of having more than one child - from having to go through pregnancy again, how long is too long to wait, and why there's nothing grim about crying over an old pan.

    Then, Radio Hauraki's Jason Hoyte joins to share his experiences with having four daughters - including why they were never trying for a son, and what he's learned from being surrounding by girls. 
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    • 32 min
    Getting sick... or why you'll thank me for cleaning up after you

    Getting sick... or why you'll thank me for cleaning up after you

    The last few years have been a tricky time for parents across the world, and parenting in a time of Covid-19 is top of the agenda for Jenni and Rebecca this week. They discuss how they've tried to keep their sons safe, what it was like trying to parent during lockdown, the struggles that came after, and how it's changed their approach to illness. 

    They are joined by Dr Jin Russell to get the science behind sickness and what parents need to know about keeping their kids safe!
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    • 30 min
    Kid's TV... or why you'll thank me for watching it with you

    Kid's TV... or why you'll thank me for watching it with you

    Get ready for a nostalgia hit - national treasure and iconic entertainer Suzy Cato is the guest on this week's episode! She joins Jenni and Rebecca to discuss the topic of children's television - how much should they be watching, what are the best shows around, and what should you do when your kid loves a show you can't stand?

    Plus, Jenni and Rebecca reflect on their past watching habits, and the moments that have left a lasting impact on them, before Suzy imparts some inspirational words on us all! 
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    • 39 min
    Splitting up... or why you'll thank me for being a child of divorce

    Splitting up... or why you'll thank me for being a child of divorce

    In this week's episode, Jenni is joined by The Front Page host Damien Venuto to discuss divorce. The two discuss their experiences as children of divorce, how it shaped them as kids and as adults, and how it's impacted their parenting. They are then joined by lawyer and founder of Equal Exes, Bridgette Jackson, to discuss what parents should do when getting divorced to ensure their kid's welfare is put first. 
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    • 28 min
    Swearing... or why you'll thank me for letting you use all the words

    Swearing... or why you'll thank me for letting you use all the words

    In this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca talk about swearing and what your kids should and shouldn't be saying  - and how parents should react when their kids misbehave. Jenni talks about her son's use of "sentence enhancers", and Rebecca reflects on her own rebellious nature and how her parents reacted. They are then joined by psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald to talk about what the research says about scolding your children, and his best advice for dealing with mouthy kids (Spoiler alert, it doesn't involve soap... or mustard!)

    Note: this episode does contain language you may not want the kids to pick up on!
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    • 21 min

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