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 dad of two, host of The Feed on SBS Vice-land and all round over-achiever Marc Fennell. Mark shares his unique hand modelling skills and we talk about the way the Me Too movement has changed the way we parent.
Mark also shares the stories that have changed him and the moment he realised he needed to take a step back from his career, slow down and spend more time with his family.
Plus, Mel learns just how ruse every day songs can be when you have a creative three-year-old and Cassie jinxes herself by celebrating her nit-free summer with her three daughters. Rookie move Cass, we all know that nits strike when you least suspect them.
SHOW NOTES
Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Marc Fennell.
This podcast was produced by Nina Young.
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Today we’re joined by mum of three and baby food guru Annabel Karmel , who opens up about the tragic loss of her first child, Natasha, and how this loss inspired her to begin building her now legendary baby food empire.
The best selling chef lets us in on the secrets of fussy eaters and admits that even her own son was picky about what he'd eat, leading to the creation of some of her most popular recipes.
Plus, Cass and Mel talk Momo challenges and out of control baby shower traditions and whether or not things have officially gone too far.
And, when you get first married and you’re all polite and considerate and having sex all the time and holding in farts, and watching whatever the other person wants on TV...?Well now one mum of three decided to relive the halcyon days and live like a newly we for a week. Claire joins us on to talk about her experience.
SHOW NOTES
Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Annabel Karmel and Claire Haiek.
This podcast was produced by Nina Young.
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This week on The Juggling Act, we're joined by mum of three under five and self-made millionaire Denise Duffield Thomas
who tells us about taking a fun and fresh approach to finances. She wants to help women overcome their fear of
money and says everyone needs a side hustle.
Plus, there’s a new
pregnancy guide out written just for Aussie women – we met the authors behind it and hear
the surprising way they met.
And, are lunchbox rules getting completely out of control? Cassie and Mel talk lunchbox pain and share their advice.
SHOW NOTES
Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Ruby Matley and Dr David Addenbrooke.
This podcast was produced by Nina Young and Sinead Barrett.
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This week we're joined by by nutritionist and mum Jacqueline Alwill who tells us whether fussy eaters are born or made – ie. is it OUR fault?
Plus, we talk about the twice-daily hell that is the school run. Mel and Cassie aren't at all surprised to find out that a recent case of 'drop-off rage' resulted in a court visit for one mum. The two share their own experiences with nightmare school runs.
and, over the top birthday parties - Cass has been to a few and she's held a few - she's even written her very first novel all about birthday parties. We talk about what's REALLY too much, and what's just the norm these days.
SHOW NOTES
Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Jacqueline Alwill.
This podcast was produced by Nina Young.
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Joining us on The Juggling Act this week is mum of two and author of The Joyful Frugalista, Serina Bird, on how she went from single mum to millionaire. Serina shares her tips on how to make money less intimidating and her secret to feeding your family on $50 a week.
We also vent our lunchbox packing frustrations and Cassie explains how her daughter ended up learning the 'f' word from a certain stationary store.
SHOW NOTES
Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Laura Mazza and our huge thanks to Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
This podcast was produced by Nina Young.
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