Jeff Cookston, Ph.D – 6 tips to be a better Father

Samantha Gray

“Fathering has a lot to offer a man. Fathers are happier and derive more meaning from everyday activities than men without children. But fatherhood can also be a struggle. A man can be a biological father without doing much actual parenting—or a breadwinner who doesn’t do much childcare and housework—but many men today strive to be all things at once: father and … Read More

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

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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 … Read More

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

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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 … Read More

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

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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 … Read More

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

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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 … Read More

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