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

Episode 288: Avoiding death by dim sim with Sarah Vincent; Dr Justin Coulson with advice on getting your kids to listen

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Sarah Vincent was working at the back of a hospital making calls and answering emails. At three o’clock every afternoon, she would run the gauntlet of smokers in the hospital car park for her daily dim sim fix. Tipping the scale at 122kgs, Sarah had an epiphany. Just like those nicotine addicts, who continued dragging on their cigarettes even while attached to … Read More