The Juggling Act

The Juggling Act is a podcast by Kidspot - for parents about parenting.

Trying to stay sane while navigating this crazy journey called parenthood? This podcast is for you! Every Wednesday join Melissa Wilson, editor and single mum of two, Cassie Hamer, writer and mother of three daughters, and Michael Adams, author and father of one as they share the highs and lows of their chaotic lives as parents. They chat about the busy reality of juggling kids, work and family life - without losing your sanity! With special guests each week from celebrities to experts, they'll keep you informed, inspired and entertained amidst your crazy world of kid-wrangling.

This week we're joined by one of the fittest (and foxiest) dads in Australia, Steve Willis, better known as Commando Steve. Steve gets emotional when he reveals

the biggest thing he’s learnt as a parent, and talks about the different things we can do as parents to help our children feel better physically and mentally.

Plus, we talk sharenting - we're all guilty of sharing a little too much about our kids from time to time online, but what would you do if your child specifically asked you to stop?

And, Mel gets smug about her roadtrip skills and Cassie talks adventures in Canberra.

SHOW NOTES

Your hosts are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer with special guest Giles Hardie and our huge thanks to Steve Willis.

This podcast was produced by Sinead Barrett and Nina Young.

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Today we’re joined by one of our fav mums and celebrities, she's a cook, a TV host, ambassador for Athlete's Foot and an all-around delight, Sally Obermeder. She opens up about how her cancer battle helped her to listen to her own body better, whether she would use the same surrogate to have a third child and how she manages to keep up her own juggle with some very handy back to school tips and tricks.


Plus, is it ever ok to sneak a cheeky morning wine? Or has our mummy wine culture spun out of control.


SHOW NOTES


Your hosts are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer with special guest Emily Blatchford and our huge thanks to Sally Obermeder.

This podcast was produced by Sinead Barrett and Nina Young.

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When Nicole found herself suddenly single at 38-year-old she thought she might have missed the boat on becoming a mother. But an information night at a fertility centre put her on a path to becoming a solo mum through IVF. She gave birth to a beautiful little girl. 18 months later Nicole tried again to fall pregnant through the same process but after three failed rounds of IVF she gave up. That’s when she met someone who introduced her to the idea of fostering. She didn't realise just how quickly things would change.

Nicole joins us on the show this week to tell us about her experience.


Plus, we talk about one mum's grinchy online rant (it's never too early for Christmas trees!) and Mel admits she has changed her mind about Kids Clubs on holiday.

SHOW NOTES

Your hosts are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer with special guest Giles Hardie and our huge thanks to Kate Ritchie.

This podcast was produced by Sinead Barrett and Nina Young.

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This week we got to fangirl over the gorgeous Kate Ritchie who opens up about how she would feel if her daughter Mae had a childhood like she did. Kate talks about living in the spotlight and the amazing ability that kids have to adapt when they don't know anything different.

Plus, we know the stay at home parent also becomes chief cook and cleaner, so what would it actually cost to outsource all that they do? And, when it comes to co sleeping - how old is too old for parents to sleep in the same bed as their kids?


SHOW NOTES

Your hosts are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer with special guest Giles Hardie and our huge thanks to Kate Ritchie.

This podcast was produced by Sinead Barrett and Nina Young.

We've got a bit of a favour to ask; we'd love you to Subscribe to The Juggling Act in your podcast app and leave us a review. It only takes a few secs and helps other people discover The Juggling Act.

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This week we’re joined by The Block power couple Michael and Carlene who tell us what it was really like competing on The Block, the sleep deprivation, insane hours and what it felt like to walk away with just $10,000. They also opened up about the rumours they wanted to use their winnings to have another baby.

Plus, if your friend spelt their baby's name wrong, would you tell them?

A mum took to Mumsnet' to share her dilemma when her friend announced she was naming her child Pheobe. Uh oh.

And, when a Sydney based baby boy started daycare recently he was ejected from the centre after just a few days due to his crying and hair pulling behaviours. Is this fair? And what should the centre have done differently?

SHOW NOTES

Your hosts are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer with special guest Giles Hardie and our huge thanks to Micheal and Carlene Duffy.

This podcast was produced by Sinead Barrett and Nina Young.

We've got a bit of a favour to ask; we'd love you to Subscribe to The Juggling Act in your podcast app and leave us a review. It only takes a few secs and helps other people discover The Juggling Act.

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