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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.

The Juggling Act Kidspot

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 7 Ratings

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.

    Is it wrong to let young kids watch adult TV shows with you?

    Is it wrong to let young kids watch adult TV shows with you?

    Sometimes you can be watching something on TV, might even just be the news, and your kids walk in the room and plonk on the couch next to you. Before you know it, they've inadvertently seen some hot and steamy scene on The Bachelor or Greys Anatomy (yes, that's still running). Sarah and Mel share their thoughts on whether you should switch it off straight away, or whether it matters that much if they don't really understand what they're watching

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    • 6 min
    Weekly Catch-Up

    Weekly Catch-Up

    This week, Mel caught up with the divine Grant and Chezzi Denyer about having their third baby in their 40s, the backlash they’ve faced, and the moment Grant knew Chezzi was ‘the one’. Sarah and Mel talk about whether you start to like your kids more as they get older and more self-sufficient. Author Danielle Dobson claims working mums can ditch the pressure (really)… and the idea is all thanks to her son. Jamila Rizvi reveals what she learnt about herself and her son after eight months in lockdown, and the resulting children’s book she wrote. And Mel reveals how her kids won't stop bickering and it's slowly driving her mad...

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    • 51 min
    My children won't stop bickering and it's slowly driving me mad

    My children won't stop bickering and it's slowly driving me mad

    Parenting is challenging, but when you've got kids fighting on top if it, it can be enough to drive you absolutely bonkers. Sometimes it feels like it never stops, and it can be very difficult to know how to handle it without losing your cool. Sarah and Mel share their experiences and how they (try) to approach it.

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    • 7 min
    What I learnt about my son and myself during 8 months of lockdown

    What I learnt about my son and myself during 8 months of lockdown

    Melbourne has been through so much, and for people with a chronic illness, it’s been especially tough. Beloved author, columnist and podcast host Jamila Rizvi was diagnosed with a brain tumour nearly three years ago and to keep her whole family safe, they had to take precautions - including keeping her four-year-old son Rafi home for the past eight months. She was so inspired by discussions she had with him during that time, that she wrote her first book for children – I’m A Hero Too. Jamila joins us to talk about the biggest challenges during that time and what she learnt about her son, and herself.

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    • 11 min
    How working mums can ditch the pressure (really)

    How working mums can ditch the pressure (really)

    Our guest today is an author, speaker and mum to three boys, who says that we need to rethink our approach to juggling work life and motherhood. Danielle Dobson’s book Breaking The Gender Code is all about how we can rewrite the code to live our lives on our own terms, and she joins us with some practical strategies on exactly how to do it.

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    • 14 min
    Do you like your kids more as they get older?

    Do you like your kids more as they get older?

    A mum recently wrote about how she didn't really like her kids until they were seven. And while she was slammed on social media, Sarah and Mel understand what she's trying to get at. For the first five or so years, you're in care mode. Then as they become more self-sufficient and their little personalities come out, you start to enjoy their company more and your relationships changes.

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    • 7 min

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