Maggie Dent – Parental As Anything

Maggie Dent - Parental As Anything, podcast, book, parenting,

Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Author of eight major books, including her bestselling 2018 book Mothering Our Boys and her 2020 release From Boys to Men, Maggie talks to Luke about the challenges of parenting when you didn’t get great role modelling from your own parents, …

Lucy Bell – (book) You Can Live on the Bright Side

Lucy Bell, you can live on the bright side kids book optimism

You Can Live on the Bright Side is designed to teach kids activities and strategies to make them feel lighter, optimistic about the future, and more confident by empowering and inspiring them to live a happy and healthy life. With activities such as meditation, yoga, cooking, plastic free picnics as well as exercises to help kids find their interests and …

Episode 337: Life beyond the blue line – one former policeman’s struggle with PTSD

Simon Gillard wanted to be a police officer from a young age. After achieving his dream, years of seeing horrific crimes left him suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Simon details his experiences in his book “Life Sentence: A Police Officer’s Battle with PTSD” and shared some of his battles with Luke & Susie. PLUS Annette Spurr on raising thankful children. 0:00 …

Episode 336: Getting your child’s food balance right with Vanessa Clarkson

Vanessa Clarkson is a qualified dietitian and a mother, who decided to combine these two passions to help other parents make the best food choices for their little ones. Her first book  ‘Real Food for Babies and Toddlers’ features over 80 recipes and aims to introduce babies to the nourishing foundation of a whole food diet, from their first bite. It also …

Episode 330: The teen entrepreneur with a heart – meet Juliette Jones

Juliette Jones was just 11 when her nonno succumbed to Motor Neurone Disease. As painful as it was, it wasn’t long before Juliette was looking to the future to see how she could help others who have been and will be diagnosed with this debilitating condition. So she started CSJlemonaid to start raising funds for MND research. As well as …

Episode 327: Former Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch talks about being a mum in the spotlight and getting fit through dance

Rachael Finch shot to fame in 2009 when she was crowned Miss Universe Australia. Going on to complete in the worldwide competition, she finished third runner up. Since then she’s appeared on Celebrity MasterChef Australia, and a number of Channel 7 shows including Dancing With The Stars, where she met husband Michael Miziner. Now a mum of two, Rachael is an advocate …

Episode 325: Globetrotting mum and author Courtney Adamo talks about travelling with kids and her new book ‘9 Months’

Courtney Adamo and husband Michael lived in London for 12 years, where four of their kids were born. In spring 2015, the family sold their house and most of their belongings to take a year out to spend time with their children. What followed was an around the world trip, taking in the US, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Japan, Sri Lanka, Italy, France, Portugal and of …

Episode 322: The recently pregnant Tiffiny Hall has a gift for everyone!

It was only days after we last caught up with Tiffiny Hall that she announced her pregnancy with entertainer Ed Kavalee. This time around, she joins us on the back of Ed’s Logie win, and we chat about her plans for working out during and after her pregnancy. And better still, Tiff has a great free offer for those looking …

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

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 …