Episode 316: Aussie songstress Rachael Leahcar talks about her new album and keeping her blindness a secret from The Voice producers

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Adelaide singer Rachael Leahcar wowed Australia with her rendition of “La Vie en rose” on The Voice. Coached by Australia’s superstar sweetheart Delta Goodrem, Rachael came third in the competition, and scored a record deal with Universal Music. After releasing three Top 40 albums under the label, she’s going independent for her latest release Shadows, featuring songs she’s penned over the last … Read More

Episode 315: CEO of Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) Terri Smith talks about anxiety and depression in new parents and help thats available

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PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) is a national not-for-profit organisation that was formed in Victoria in 1985. It’s estimated 1800 new parents are diagnosed EVERY WEEK with post natal depression and PANDA provides the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counselling service, as well as working to reduce the stigma around perinatal anxiety and depression, and providing education services to health … Read More

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 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 309: Music and theatre star David Hobson talks about his new tour

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  David Hobson is a staple on Australia’s music theatre scene. An accomplished performer, he’s appeared in productions of The Pirates of Penzance, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is a regular performer at Carols By Candlelight. In 2017, David joins Marina Prior for the ‘The 2 Of Us’ tour. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, the pair will perform their classics from productions such … Read More

Episode 308: Psychiatrist Dr Diana Korevaar on using mindfulness practices to help parents calm down, connect and reframe challenges

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Dr Diana Korevaar is a psychiatrist currently working in the areas of women’s mental health, pregnancy and perinatal psychiatric disorders. Her new book Mindfulness for Mums and Dads: Proven strategies for calming down and connecting provides parents with practical tools to actively re-connect and re-engage with each other and their children. If you’re a parent living life on auto-pilot, fulfilling one demand … Read More

Episode 305: The ‘mumpreneurs’ who started a business to help other busy parents PLUS Todd Hunter from Dragon

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  Working parents can find it hard to come across that perfect work/life balance. Three Sydney mums who met at daycare took matters into their own hands, walking away from the corporate life to start The Corner Store – a store that takes away the hassle of shopping and looking for recipes. We talk to founders Brooke Porter, Lee Becker and … Read More

Episode 303: International music sensation Michelle Branch is back with new music PLUS Dr Justin Coulson talks tired teens

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The early 2000’s was marked by hit after hit from Michelle Branch. But after some record label disputes and becoming a mum, Michelle is back with a new album. We chat to her from her home in the US about starting her career at a young age, motherhood and the inspiration behind her new material. PLUS Dr Justin Coulson is … Read More

Episode 298: Brisbane Lions AFLW captain Emma Zielke; Dr Justin Coulson – ‘stop, look, listen’ & Susie’s birthday surprise!

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She’s one of Queensland’s most decorated female footballers, having been a state captain and the 2014 and 2015 QWAFL Best and Fairest winner. In January this year, Emma Zielke was named captain of the Brisbane Lions team for the inaugural AFL Women’s competition. Emma talks about the growing support of professional women’s sport and how she prepares for games. Plus parenting expert Dr Justin … Read More