19 episodes

Spoiler alert: being a working parent is tough. We want to be part of a conversation that helps change that. We're talking to all kinds of parents, doing all kinds of work, to uncover their diverse and nuanced perspectives on how to cope with – and, better still – shift the current system to one where all mums and dads feel supported and entitled to pursue both parenthood and their career with equal gusto and no stigma attached.

Work Like A Motherfather Tina Funder

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Spoiler alert: being a working parent is tough. We want to be part of a conversation that helps change that. We're talking to all kinds of parents, doing all kinds of work, to uncover their diverse and nuanced perspectives on how to cope with – and, better still – shift the current system to one where all mums and dads feel supported and entitled to pursue both parenthood and their career with equal gusto and no stigma attached.

    Dad on the keys - Dave Higgins, on juggling work and multiple passions.

    Dad on the keys - Dave Higgins, on juggling work and multiple passions.

    Welcome to our final episode of Season 1 and certainly our most musical. Kick back and enjoy the banter with Dave over his love of music and the experiences that have come with it, the trigger for getting a "real" job and how he manages to squeeze it all in with his daughter Poppy in tow. We absolutely love how passionate Dave is about fatherhood and take solace in the fact that there are loads of other dads out there willing to drop days or even quit their jobs to spend quality time with their kids. Thanks for listening and until next time, Work Like a Motherfather.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Tina Funder & Laurel Davis
    Production: Mother Tongue Agency
    Sound & Music: Dave Higgins

    • 40 min
    The psychologist - DR Sarah Cotton, on managing major life transitions.

    The psychologist - DR Sarah Cotton, on managing major life transitions.

    Dr. Sarah Cotton is an organisation psychologist and an absolute specialist in the life transition into working parenthood + all of the craziness that comes with it. It was brilliant to chat through the techniques and thinking that organisations and individuals can apply to one of the biggest shifts you can endure in working life - becoming a mum or dad. We talked about switching off 'automatic pilot' and being deliberate about separating work and family life to give both aspects the time of day they deserve... and much more.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Tina Funder & Laurel Davis
    Production: Mother Tongue Agency
    Sound & Music: Dave Higgins

    Show notes:

    Transitioning Well
    https://transitioningwell.com.au/

    Perinatal Workplace Wellbeing Program
    www.pwwp.org.au

    Centre of perinatal excellence (Dr. Nicole Highet)
    https://www.cope.org.au/

    Eve Rodsky - Fair play
    https://www.fairplaylife.com/about-the-book

    • 36 min
    The Village Chief - Anna Oxley Rintoul, on supporting families with extra 'invisible' challenges.

    The Village Chief - Anna Oxley Rintoul, on supporting families with extra 'invisible' challenges.

    Anna Oxley Rintoul has a boundless capacity for humanity. Not only has she carved out a role combining her commercial savvy with her passion for social justice in one of the big four banks, Anna has the additional challenge of raising three kids - one of whom was diagnosed with autism in prep. So, how has Anna found the emotional reserves to face an uncertain parenting world head on? Tune in to hear her raw and inspiring account of the rough and tumble, the challenges and the joys, of family life and professional life with a neurodiverse child.

    Credits:

    Hosts: Tina Funder & Laurel Davis
    Production: Mother Tongue Agency
    Sound & Music: Dave Higgins

    Show notes:

    Takes a Village:
    https://takesavillage.com.au

    Sally Rugg - How powerful we are:
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/how-powerful-we-are-sally-rugg/book/9780733642227.html?dsa=s1-east&gclid=Cj0KCQjwncT1BRDhARIsAOQF9Lk0omObL_LMWDiZ-wMFm9ilTPuCZwuyMf8_eY9iApM0mSzmi6y5DG0aAm4WEALw_wcB

    NDIS:
    https://www.ndis.gov.au

    Employable me:
    https://iview.abc.net.au/show/employable-me-australia

    Love on the Spectrum:
    https://iview.abc.net.au/show/love-on-the-spectrum

    Autism in Australia:
    https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/disability/autism-in-australia/contents/autism

    • 49 min
    The psychologist - Mark Belanti, on working through the coronavirus crisis.

    The psychologist - Mark Belanti, on working through the coronavirus crisis.

    This episode is dedicated to helping working parents negotiate what is possibly one of the most testing times of their lives. Those stretched between working from home and assuming new roles and responsibilities as teachers, child carers and parents - it's full time and it's full on. So, tune in to hear the personal and practical advice from Mark Belanti, psychologist of over 15 years and Director of Carfi - an organisation specialising in occupational rehabilitation and resolution, clinical psychology and many other areas relevant in today's climate. Enjoy the therapy.

    Credits:
    Host: Tina Funder
    Production: Mother Tongue Agency
    Sound & Music: Dave Higgins

    Show notes:

    Carfi: https://www.carfi.net.au/

    ABC article on domestic gender divide:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-23/coronavirus-isolation-could-strain-relationships-at-home/12068104

    • 40 min
    Grace Papers founder - Prue Gilbert, on advocating for working parents.

    Grace Papers founder - Prue Gilbert, on advocating for working parents.

    A lawyer by trade, Prue Gilbert founded Grace Papers in 2010 with the ambition of championing inclusion and flexibility in some of Australia's largest corporates, assisting them to support working parents from pregnancy all the way through to return to work. It has been a very successful decade. We talked to Prue about diversity and equality in the workplace and the basics of understanding your rights as a working parent.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Tina Funder & Laurel Davis
    Production: Mother Tongue Agency
    Music: Dave Higgins

    Show notes:

    Grace Papers
    https://www.gracepapers.com.au

    Gender Equality Act:
    https://www.vic.gov.au/gender-equality-bill

    Paid parental leave OECD countries:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-17/fact-check-australia-paid-parental-leave/11270456

    • 45 min
    The flex facilitators - BEAM founders, Stephanie Reuss and Victoria Stuart, on flexible work.

    The flex facilitators - BEAM founders, Stephanie Reuss and Victoria Stuart, on flexible work.

    We chatted to Stephanie and Victoria well before Covid-19 came into play and the world moved to remote working. These powerhouse founders have been blazing trails in this space for a number of years. Working with corporates to embrace flexible and remote working and designing more fulfilling roles. And they are smashing it. So, if you're looking to implement flexible working in your organisation or a working parent looking for the perfect role - listen to these ladies.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Tina Funder & Laurel Davis
    Production: Mother Tongue Agency
    Sound & Music: Dave Higgins

    • 30 min

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