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The Juggling Act

The Juggling Act

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.

Weekly Catch-Up 2020/11/21, 16:00
Weekly Catch-Up

This week, we are joined by the stars of The Crown – Charles and Diana, that’s Emma Corrin & Josh O'Connor to you commoners… they open up about why we're SO obsessed with the royal family. Sarah and I admit that we are drowning in life admin and we just need people to cut parents some slack! Author Brooke Graham has written a fantastic children's book that is helping our kids banish worry (I use this reference all the time to help my kids - genius), while  we’ve discovered a brilliant service that is helping mums juggle career and family. And finally Canadian author, TV presenter and mum Shantelle Bison has written a book called ‘Raising your kids without losing your cool’ – and she has some surprising advice about discipline. <br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mum claims you can raise your kids without losing your cool 2020/11/19, 16:00
Mum claims you can raise your kids without losing your cool

Today’s guest is a former actress, fitness instructor and TV producer, she’s also the mum of three girls, two in their twenties. Shantelle Bisson has now turned author with her new parenting guidebook - Raising your kids without losing your cool.  She joins us to explain this sorcery and why she thinks a 'little pat' is sometimes needed to discipline our kids. <br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The brilliant service helping mums juggle career and family 2020/11/18, 16:00
The brilliant service helping mums juggle career and family

Today's guest wanted to find a way to give women in senior administrative roles more workforce flexibility. So Lauren Calvert started an executive support service called The Well Suited Group - as a side hustle - and it’s now changing the lives of mums trying to juggle family and career.<br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The children's book helping our kids banish worry 2020/11/17, 16:00
The children's book helping our kids banish worry

When primary school teacher and mum, Brooke Graham's daughter was 9, she was rushed to hospital in the middle of the night because she felt like she couldn't breathe. Turns out she was having a panic attack, and it was the sign Brooke needed to get her some professional help. She has since gone on to use the techniques they learnt to write a new children’s book called Go Away, Worry Monster!, to help remind our kids that they can send worry packing anytime they like, and take control of their fears.<br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Parents are drowning in life admin and can you please cut us some slack 2020/11/16, 16:00
Parents are drowning in life admin and can you please cut us some slack

Written notes from daycare, newsletters from little athletics, alerts on the school app, emails from work - life admin can be so overwhelming! There is a lot of pressure on parents to be across everything and sometimes it just becomes too much. Sarah and Mel talk about how they're copying and beg people to just cut parents a little bit of slack.<br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why Princess Di was so intent on being a hands-on mother 2020/11/15, 16:00
Why Princess Di was so intent on being a hands-on mother

The new season of The Crown is here, and we were lucky enough to catch up with Emma Corrin & Josh O'Connor who play Charles and Di - one of the most famous couples in history -  to get their insight on why we’re all so obsessed with the royal family (admit it, I know you are…), why Princess Di was so intent on being a hands-on mother and Emma reveals the reason she is glad Covid hit just after they finished filming.<br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Weekly Catch-Up 2020/11/14, 16:00
Weekly Catch-Up

Sometimes being the one who makes the family decisions – and quite often its mum – can be bloody exhausting. Some days it feels like I’ve got decision-making fatigue and it makes me want to take a break from adulating – I don’t want to! Mum and journalist Casey Beros took that feeling one step further and decided to stop making the family decisions for a week, just to see what happened… <br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Livinia Nixon on the struggle of Melbourne’s lockdown on families 2020/11/12, 16:00
Livinia Nixon on the struggle of Melbourne’s lockdown on families

No parent should ever have to outlive their child. The heartbreak is just unimaginable. That's why TV presenter and mum of two boys, Livinia Nixon has partnered with the children's charity Bailey's Day. They're helping raise much-needed funds for the Monash Children’s Hospital’s cancer centre in Melbourne. She opens up about the incredible support that money provides, how much of a struggle the second lockdown has been for Melbourne families, and what fuels the drive to succeed in her career.<br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

'I stopped making family decision for a week. Here's what happened...' 2020/11/11, 16:00
'I stopped making family decision for a week. Here's what happened...'

Sometimes being the one who makes the family decisions – and quite often its mum – can be bloody exhausting. What will we eat for dinner? Who will make it? What time will it be? Who will drop the kids to daycare and school? Who will make sure they have something to wear that doesn’t resemble a clown? Will anyone buy a gift for that looming birthday party this weekend?<br><br><br>Some days it feels like I’ve got decision-making fatigue and it makes me want to take a break from adulating – I don’t want to! Mum and journalist Casey Beros took that feeling one step further and decided to stop making the family decisions for a week, just to see what happened… <br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Meet the mum who wrote a best-selling book in lockdown 2020/11/10, 16:00
Meet the mum who wrote a best-selling book in lockdown

Some people spent lockdown binging Netflix and eating, others put that time to slightly better use by learning a new skill or actually doing something productive (not that eating and binging TV series is not – I’m so here for that). Today's guest falls into the second category. Casey Gillespie, a Queensland mum of two, decided to use her time to write and publish a children's book inspired by her late mother called Nanna Maureen, and it is now on Amazon’s bestseller list. Oh, and did we mention that Sarah Ferguson (yuh, Fergie) read it live on her Insta?!). Right, royally posh. Hats off to you mumma.<br><br>See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.