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In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. 
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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 196 Ratings

In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. 
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    What impact do gender stereotypes have on raising boys? Parenting SOS with Kirstie Beaven

    What impact do gender stereotypes have on raising boys? Parenting SOS with Kirstie Beaven

    On this month’s Parenting SOS, Giovanna sits down with Kirstie Beaven, Founder and Editor in Chief of Sonshine, a quarterly magazine all about raising boys in a more equal world.
    Kirstie felt like the messaging around being a ‘boy mum’ was always one dimensional - it was all about stinky socks, dirty houses and muddy football boots! And so she was inspired to create a space that spoke about the many other aspects of motherhood, and provide resources that could help us as parents talk to our boys about gender equality.
    Kirstie and Gi discuss the importance of encouraging emotional intelligence in our children and why we shouldn’t be afraid to challenge gender stereotypes. Plus Kirstie answers our community’s questions.

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    • 54 min
    Emma Gannon

    Emma Gannon

    It’s something a little bit different on this week’s show. Giovanna’s guest is the bestselling author Emma Gannon, who is child-free by choice. 
    Emma opens up to Gi about her personal decision not to have children and the importance of finding supportive child-free friendships. They also talk about how choosing not to have kids doesn’t mean having to grow apart from your friends who do, plus the societal pressure put on women to experience motherhood.
     
    You can read more from Emma over on The Hyphen

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    • 41 min
    Louise Thompson (Part Two)

    Louise Thompson (Part Two)

    Gi continues her conversation with Louise Thompson...
    This week Giovanna is joined by former Made in Chelsea star, author and businesswoman, Louise Thompson.
    Louise’s life changed when she suffered severe complications during the birth of her son Leo, which left her in Intensive Care. Since then she has suffered with PTSD and continued health problems, resulting in recently being fitted with a stoma bag.
    This is the second part of Louise’s candid conversation with Gi where she describes the impact her experiences have had on her mental health whilst also coming to terms with the challenges of motherhood.
    Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions around subjects including traumatic birth and PTSD. If you feel this may be a difficult listen, please choose another episode.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Louise Thompson (Part One)

    Louise Thompson (Part One)

    This week Giovanna is joined by former Made in Chelsea star, author and businesswoman, Louise Thompson.
    Louise’s life changed when she suffered severe complications during the birth of her son Leo, which left her in Intensive Care. Since then she has suffered with PTSD and continued health problems, resulting in recently being fitted with a stoma bag.
    This is the first part of Louise’s candid conversation with Gi where she describes the impact her experiences have had on her mental health whilst also coming to terms with the challenges of motherhood.
    Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions around subjects including traumatic birth and PTSD. If you feel this may be a difficult listen, please choose another episode.

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    • 55 min
    Paul C Brunson

    Paul C Brunson

    Today on Happy Mum Happy Baby, Gi is joined by TV presenter, relationship expert, entrepreneur, father and husband, Paul C Brunson. Paul is well known for his work on shows such as Celebs Go Dating and MAFS and on this week's episode, Gi has the absolute pleasure of hearing about Paul's own relationship with his wife Jill and their two sons, Liam and Kingston. They discuss moving children abroad, homeschooling, raising boys and much more!
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    • 1 hr
    Why isn’t my child talking yet? Parenting SOS with Emma Pomroy

    Why isn’t my child talking yet? Parenting SOS with Emma Pomroy

    On this month's Parenting SOS, Gi is joined by leading Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist, Emma Pomroy. Learning to communicate and express yourself isn’t something that comes naturally to all children. and Emma is passionate about enabling parents and families with the tools to make all children confident and competent communicators. As always on Parenting SOS, we'll be answering our communities' questions with this month's focus on language and speech development.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Leahkimyoga ,

Beautiful, raw, honest

I’ve been introduced to this podcast through the interview with Ashley and Safiyya. Absolutely beautiful. Painful but so full of love. Thank you for sharing.

ABowsh ,

Love

Really wonderful to listen to other people’s stories, and Gi is a fantastic host! I discovered it in the early days of motherhood and it was so great to listen to during long feeds.

Gnelson3 ,

Great episode

Great episode with the Duchess of Cambridge! Thank you for touching on maternal mental health - as a maternal and child health educator I see this topic often overlooked.

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