100 episodes

Laugh til you cry.
Cry til you laugh.
That’s parenting, and that’s the PakMag Parents' Podcast!

We at PakMag want to go on the parenting journey with you. And we're
bringing the experts along for the ride. Get the answers to those
questions we've all asked ourselves a million times and lets make this
whole parenting gig a bit smoother.

Join us every week as we speak to a parenting expert, discover the
latest in parenting products, apps and trends and attempt to make
sense of this weird, wacky and wonderful world of parenting.


Our host Bree James is a proud mum to two boys and five fur babies,
and the Founder of PakMag, a parenting magazine for families that has
printed over 3 million copies in the past 12 years.

Whether you're searching for some comic relief or a few helpful tips
on bringing up your kids, we want to laugh and learn with you. Get
your weekly dose of hints, tips and giggles and don't forget to tell everyone, you heard it on PakMag.

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Laugh til you cry.
Cry til you laugh.
That’s parenting, and that’s the PakMag Parents' Podcast!

We at PakMag want to go on the parenting journey with you. And we're
bringing the experts along for the ride. Get the answers to those
questions we've all asked ourselves a million times and lets make this
whole parenting gig a bit smoother.

Join us every week as we speak to a parenting expert, discover the
latest in parenting products, apps and trends and attempt to make
sense of this weird, wacky and wonderful world of parenting.


Our host Bree James is a proud mum to two boys and five fur babies,
and the Founder of PakMag, a parenting magazine for families that has
printed over 3 million copies in the past 12 years.

Whether you're searching for some comic relief or a few helpful tips
on bringing up your kids, we want to laugh and learn with you. Get
your weekly dose of hints, tips and giggles and don't forget to tell everyone, you heard it on PakMag.

    Episode 135 - We’re not just raising children, we’re raising adults With Darren Lewis

    Episode 135 - We’re not just raising children, we’re raising adults With Darren Lewis

    On this episode we are chatting to the founder of Fathering Adventures Darren Lewis about The Power of Raising Adults not Children. As parents we want the best for our children and an even greater future for them, but how can we prepare them for adulthood if we don’t stop raising them as children? What kind of adult is your child becoming? Darren Lewis joins Bree on Zoom to discuss the importance of raising adults and what this process includes. 
     
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    • 27 min
    Bonus Episode - Celebrating 90 years of Lego

    Bonus Episode - Celebrating 90 years of Lego

    Join Bree and special guest Angie Tutt as they celebrate 90 years of Lego!
    Ah Lego, Our kids play with it, we played with it,  our parents played with it, our parents parents played with, I think it's safe to say Lego has played a part in all of our lives. To celebrate the last 90 years of Lego Play Bree chats to Senior Director and head of marketing for Lego Australia & NZ Angie Tutt as she discusses the benefits of play throughout childhood and how Australian families can involve play into their day.
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    World Play Day (August 10) 
    The LEGO Group 90th birthday celebrations have all been leading up to World Play Day on August 10. LEGO Australia are taking over Sydney's Darling Harbour with 20 life-sized Minifigures
    Each Minifigure will have a play moment attached to them so you can moon walk, break dance, practice your air guitar and play hide and seek with your favourite characters! 
    Then from 11:30am to 1pm LEGO Australia are launching Play Hour (and a half!) to encourage everyone to find 90 minutes of play in their day. 
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    • 15 min
    Episode 134 - Learning to Hack your Habits with Mark Williams

    Episode 134 - Learning to Hack your Habits with Mark Williams

    Have you ever thought about all the things you do every day without concentrating on them, for example, making tea, driving to work, brushing your teeth, the List goes on… The science behind how our brains are able to do this is interesting and by understanding this can help you become more productive both at home and at work. 
    On this episode we welcome back internationally recognised Professor of Neuroscience Mark Williams to chat about habits and how much our day to day lives are controlled by them.
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    • 24 min
    Episode 133 - The Day My Vagina Broke - with Stephanie Thompson

    Episode 133 - The Day My Vagina Broke - with Stephanie Thompson

    On this episode Bree are chats to author of ‘The Day My Vagina Broke’ and chief of Bravemumma - Stephanie Thompson about her transition into motherhood and the lessons she’s learnt along the way. 
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    • 27 min
    Episode 132 - Laundry Tips For Toddler Stains

    Episode 132 - Laundry Tips For Toddler Stains

    On this episode, Bree chats to the founder of Söka Australia and laundry expert herself Nicole Gibson about those toddler-tough stains that don’t seem to budge no matter what you do. Nicole also shares her top tips to remove tough stains and how we can manage the mountain of laundry we all know too well.
     
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    • 20 min
    Episode 131 - Mothering with a Mental Illness

    Episode 131 - Mothering with a Mental Illness

    Let’s face it, parenting is not easy and can bring some tough days with it. You feel as if the world is on your shoulders and every need must be met with a smile.
    In this episode our guest is Naomi Fryers who is a writer, Ted X speaker and author. She is a passionate advocate for mental health and is here today to chat with Bree about her journey through mental health and parenting and the challenges she overcame.
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    • 17 min