Join news presenter Davina Smith in a podcast that tells the silent truth of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA) loudly, in raw and honest accounts from some of the one in five mothers and one and ten fathers living with it. Paired with expert insights from psychologists and counsellors in the field, this podcast, made in partnership with Gidget Foundation Australia, explores the realities of parenthood, breaks down stigma surrounding perinatal mental health, and gives you the tools on how and when to seek support.
We all know those judgy mums; they think their view is the universal view ... they're always right, and annoying. What if we turn that on its head and use satire to point the finger at the judgy mums and find insights into parenting by a parody of the all too real 2 judgy mums. Strong language may be used. Becks is on her first marriage, second child, third pregnancy and is climbing the four walls of her shambolic house. She gets her parenting tips at the dog park and is one day hoping to get a dog. Her favourite child is the one who is asleep. Hen (short for Henrietta) has a boy, a girl and a husband. All three suffer from a rare condition of "not-doing-a-f*#king-thing-without-Hen's-help". She would rather do time in a Bali jail then do craft with her kids. She is currently navigating the uncharted waters of new school mum friendships. Her dream is to one day wear her active gear to a gym.
Real talk? Modern parenting is a doozy. There’s never been more pressure to be perfect with social media readily at our fingertips - mixed with total isolation and no help. Where the f*ck is that village everyone talks about? Consider After Bedtime your village. Led by Kristin and Deena - founders of the largest online parenting community, Big Little Feelings - After Bedtime is the place you can go at the end of a long hard day to find your “enough”-ness. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll maybe pee our pants a little as we unpack things we’re ALL experiencing but too ashamed to talk about: imperfect marriages, miscarriages, managing toddler mania, apologizing to our kids and everything in between. You’ll leave with actionable, realistic tips to make this whole parenting thing smoother - small changes, big impact. In an age where parents need more *real* connection than ever, let’s talk honestly about the hard - and remind ourselves we are not alone, we are not failing. In fact, we’re f*cking crushing it.
This series looks at common myths and misconceptions around raising a healthy family. Google has become our go-to for all the questions of daily life, but wading through forums for answers can be a real pain. To help sort fact from fiction is host Sarah Hunstead from CPR Kids. She's a paediatric emergency nurse, author and passionate advocate for child safety and children's health issues. Host and research: Sarah Hunstead Producer: Chloe MacKenzie Executive Producer: Tim Ritchie
Babylab breaks down the questions you might have about how babies learn to communicate. Where does the first word come from? Are screens good for learning? Does music improve communication skills? Join children's entertainer Emma Watkins for Season 2 of BabyLab where she speaks with parents and experts about everything communication and babies, or go back and check out Season 1 with Jamila Rizvi! Babylab is produced in collaboration with Western Sydney University and the MARCS Babylab team.
Bellies, Bits and Babies is a podcast all about women's pelvic health that answers the questions we're too embarrassed to ask, hosted by physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert, Heba Shaheed. Speaking with both experts and mums who share their own personal experiences, Heba covers everything from how to tackle the mummy tummy, lower back pain, birth plans and endometriosis. Host and producer: Heba Shaheed Producer and editor: Cinnamon Nippard Head of podcast: Tim Ritchie
Join parent educator and obstetric social worker - Gen Muir - and mum of three - Amy Gerard - as they tackle the challenges of parenthood and answer your questions on - Beyond The Chaos. Listening to this podcast is guaranteed to reduce parent guilt, help with practical tips and show you that you're not alone - because parenting is by far the hardest and weirdest thing you'll ever do.
There’s not much else you can do but have a laugh with Amy Gerard. She’ll be the best friend you never knew you needed. Make you feel part of her clique and tackle taboo subjects head on with the same bullshit free filter that we’ve come to love from her on instagram. The wine loving Mum of 3 talks about juggling it all, from spirited children, to sex, friendships, marriage and with a witty sense of humour you will be left smiling (if not laughing hysterically) ear to ear. Follow the show on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beyondthelikespodcast/?hl=en
Created for expectant parents, new mums, new grandparents and for anyone wanting to know more about becoming a parent. Cath Curtin shares over four decades of experience, guiding you through the highs and lows of being pregnant, giving birth and the complexities of parenting.
Whether it's lopsided honkers, abdominal separation, out-of-whack hormones or a hoo-ha that's yet to forgive you, having kids takes a toll on the body, especially in the first year. Enter Bodyshock, a podcast by Alice Fenton and Shannon O'Meara that separates fact from fiction about what having kids does to your body and mind, and what you can do about it.
New dads, this one's for you. Brought to you by Movember, and hosted by fresh-to-fatherhood Raph, Dad in Progress is a deep-dive into the challenges, life changes and joys of new-dad life. Join Raph, his mates, experts and celebrities on the journey of a Dad in Progress.
We all go into parenting as beginners. But imagine the learning curve when things don’t go to plan. Dr Golly delves into the hard-earned wisdom of parents who have faced tough times and come out the other side as… the Experts. * Launches 26th April, new episode every week!
From nurturing newborns to taming toddlers, we unravel the art and science of parenting with real-life stories and expert advice. The hilarious to the humbling and all the nitty gritty in between. Produced and presented by mum of two and journalist, Shevonne Hunt.
Hamish Blake chats with other dads he really admires (and whose phone number he had relatively easy access to) about their approach to dadding, and in the process hopefully learn a little, steal some of their hard earned wisdom and help us all dad a tiny bit better.
Relax that racing mind with Happy Mama mindfulness coach, Amy Taylor-Kabbaz. Music by Eli Murray.
Passing down culture is an important part of parenting. But how do you do this when your child’s culture is not your own, and you have only ever experienced it as a tourist? Mother Country looks at intercultural adoption through the lives of Australian families who have adopted children from other cultures. Parents and children with Korean, Ethiopian, Colombian, Cambodian and Cook Islands heritage share their thoughts on the complexities of intercultural adoption, and how they help their kids understand their birth culture.
Mother Doctor Nurse is a special 12-episode series with paediatric nurse Sarah Hunstead and paediatrician Dr Deb Levy covering the topics every parent needs to know about; from what sunscreen is safe for babies to common childhood illnesses and more.
There’s no handbook on how to raise bilingual kids. It can take a lot of effort to pass on language to your children. But you’re not alone. Join host Dr Elaine Laforteza to hear the stories of families struggling with passing on language, and get helpful advice and practical tips from experts including speech pathologists and linguists. Raising children bilingually in English-dominant countries requires persistence and resourcefulness, especially if your mother language is not widely spoken. But it’s worth the effort because the benefits for kids are immeasurable. My Bilingual Family is hosted by Dr Elaine Laforteza. Produced by Masako Fukui and Sheila Ngoc Pham.
As parents, we put a lot of thought and energy into raising our kids. But what about us? How do we raise ourselves….as parents? Parenting The Parent with Rebecca Ray is a 12-week series that explores what it means to be a parent - the choices we make, the ways that we cope, and how we can turn old patterns into new actions.
Aiming to be a GOOD dad is important. But you know what? Being a good ENOUGH Dad is how you ace it. The Good Enough Dad is hosted by Maggie Dent - parenting educator, author, and champion of boys and men. Chatting to committed, funny and loving dads about their wins and fails – Maggie offers awesome tips and insights into all the ways dads can feel good enough at this parenting gig.
Singing to your child at night has more benefits than you could possibly imagine. Researcher and music educator, Dr Anita Collins explores the latest science behind lullabies. She explains the benefits for your family, how it can make your child more helpful and even stave off depression. Executive Producer: Shevonne Hunt Producer: Elise Cooper Technical Producer: Cinnamon Nippard
Ever wondered how mums make the return to work happen after having a kid? In The Mother Shift podcast we explore the joy, sorrow and self-discovery of these work-life scenarios with different mums; perfect for those of us trying to fit the pieces of this working-mum puzzle together. Host: Jacinta Tynan, author of Mother Zen, SkyNews presenter, and mum of two. Expert advice: Kirsty Levin, psychologist and careers counsellor from The Parents Village, and mum of two. Producer: Cinnamon Nippard
All parents, all honest, mostly hilarious. The Parent Panel is the perfect podcast for every grownup with membership to the exclusive parenting club. Two of Australia's favourite parents come together to dish on the best, worst, and hilarious parts of the week that was; from the news desk to the kitchen sink. Join Shevonne Hunt and her two guests each week. Produced and presented by Shevonne Hunt.
The Promise of Sleep aims to get your family sleeping better. We find out about self-settling, co-sleeping, how to choose a sleep consultant, and how parents can deal with sleep deprivation; All with real families, guided by experts. Presenter and EP: Shevonne Hunt Producer and Editor: Cinnamon Nippard
The Sticky Bits Of Parenting asks the question, Do parents worry too much? Social researcher and author, Dr Rebecca Huntley breaks down and puts into perspective the anxieties facing modern parents and carers in our new five-part podcast series. "I don't want worry to overwhelm the pure joy of being a parent," says Rebecca. "From allergies to technology to dodgy toys, this series aims to give real perspective on parental fears and goes a long way to helping parents and carers to be less stressed."
Comedian Veronica Milsom is a mum on a mission to reduce her tiny newborn's massive waste footprint. Hoping to ward off the impending environmental apocalypse, Veronica has to find alternatives to using any of the wonderfully convenient disposable products that make modern day parenting possible, like nappies, wet wipes and store-bought baby creams, for the first 3 months of her baby’s life. *Spoiler* This series involves reusing afterbirth, leaky cloth nappies, poo-catching and plenty of sleepless nights.