Episode 313: Scummy Mummy Helen Thorn built a business on bad parenting PLUS Janine Garner talks networking

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Helen Thorn is one half of blog, podcast and comedy duo The Scummy Mummies. Originally from Melbourne, Helen has lived in the UK since 2006. Together with fellow mum Ellie Gibson, she co-hosts the UK’s number one parenting podcast – a fortnightly chat show for less-than-perfect parents, and performs live shows around the country. The Scummy Mummies book has just been released … Read More

Episode 311: Shannah Kennedy & Lyndall Mitchell on turning chaos into calm

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Authors, motivational speakers and life coaches Shannah Kennedy & Lyndall Mitchell have helped many people and had successful careers separately. Now they have come together to form a new business and write the book Chaos To Calm: Take Control with Confidence. If you’re feeling tired, stressed, out of control, overwhelmed or suffering from low self-confidence, the book looks at 16 of the most essential … Read More

Episode 310: The two sides of author Frances Watts – we get some smelly tales from Alex Ratt

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Born in Switzerland, Frances Watts and grew up in Australia and has gone on to publish 20 books for children and younger readers. Her alter ego is Alex Ratt, the author behind Stinky Street Stories – we caught up with both of them! PLUS teenagers getting their first job with Karen Gately. 0:00 – Intro 2:16 – Karen Gately 10:15 – #quotable from Tony Kirwan 12:23 – Alex Ratt … Read More

Episode 300: Leigh Van Der Horst on creating a community for women who have lost their mum; Melissa Browne’s tax hacks

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  Leigh Van Der Horst was a grown woman with a husband and kids of her own when she lost her mother to cancer in 2008. In trying to overcame her devastating grief, Leigh struggled to find the support to help her through the loss. She set about writing the book Without My Mum as a way to rediscover herself and her inner strength, … Read More

Episode 289: Amanda Sullivan gets us organised; Muffy Churches on irritability

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Amanda Sullivan is a professional organiser and founder of The Perfect Daughter. She has helped hundreds of clients, from hoarders to celebrities take control of their home chaos. Her latest book Organised Enough offers a groundbreaking, science-driven method for getting and staying organised without throwing out 80% of your things. Plus Muffy Churches talks about irritability and what it may mean in your life. 0:00 … Read More

Episode 285: Stay-At-Home Mum Jody Allen talks budget shopping; Rowdy McLean on steering towards your dreams

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After being made redundant while on maternity leave and falling pregnant with her second child within months of having her first, Jody Allen started Stay At Home Mum on Facebook as a way to connect with other mums and share tips and advice. The Facebook page became a huge success leading to a website that has become a full-time job for … Read More

Episode 283: Social researcher Rebecca Huntley says Australia is ‘Still Lucky’; Luke & Susie’s phone problems

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Rebecca Huntley, one of Australia’s most experienced and knowledgeable social researchers, spent years travelling the country, getting to know what’s in our hearts and minds. The result is Still Lucky, a book that aims to break through all the noise and make you feel better about this country and the people around you. From asylum seekers to the gender pay gap … Read More