Episodes
On this month's episode of Parenting SOS, Gi is joined by Eve Squires and Gemma Fryer, founders of Calm and Bright Sleep Support and authors of 'Love To Sleep'. Eve and Gemma are THE Sleep Support Specialists and are here to answer all of your sleep related conundrums! Eve & Gem talk about why sleep training has such a bad rep, the impact of sleep deprivation on our mental and physical health and what we can do about it. They deep dive into our community’s questions, covering topics from...
Published 04/16/24
Published 04/16/24
This week Giovanna is joined by mum of 3, multi award winning content creator, Sunday Times Best Selling Author and model, Louise Boyce aka Mama Still Got It. Its a truly wonderful conversation about the joys of birth and Motherhood with possibly the best Letter on Motherhood we've ever heard! 'Mama Still Got it!’ by Louise Boyce is out in paperback, £9.99, published by Harper Collins www.waterstones.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 04/08/24
Hollie McNish is a poet and author who came to prominence with her poetry and parenting memoir 'Nobody Told Me'. Her unique style paints a beautiful and heartwarming chronicle on a life as a new parent in modern Britain. Gi and Hollie discuss pregnancy birth and reading as well as touring with Little One! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 04/02/24
Wellness and pregnancy, when those urges come what should you be eating? Gi's guest this week is the creator of Deliciously Ella and mother of two, Ella Mills. We discuss pregnancy diets, home births and hear a true love story! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/26/24
How much do you know about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and it's connection to fertility? Are you believing some of the myths out there surrounding the condition? On this month's Parenting SOS episode, Gi meets the nutritionist Lauren Johnson Reynolds, aka @LondonWellnessCoach. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/19/24
No one said being a parent was easy, but are we as honest as we could be? Blogger Victoria Emes is someone who isn't afraid to say it like it is. Gi speaks to Victoria about the realities of her parenthood journey - including grief, going sober and of course, lots of poo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/12/24
Festival lovers, this one's for you. This week Gi meets the co-founder of Camp Bestival, Josie da Bank. We cover camping tips, how to create a festival feel at home and the challenges of raising four boys at different ages. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 03/05/24
This week Gi finds out all about her future niece! Actress and author Carrie Hope Fletcher - aka Gi’s sister-in-law - discusses her pregnancy journey and how she feels about becoming a first time mum. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/27/24
What is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit? And what can you expect if your baby is taken in? On this month's Parenting SOS, Gi meets the clinical psychologist Dr Frankie Harrison, to drill down on the facts of NICU and what parents can do to make this experience less scary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/20/24
Gi speaks to the actress Mia McKenna-Bruce - star of the new coming-of-age film How To Have Sex - on mum guilt, episiotomies and rocking the red carpet pregnant. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/13/24
We're back with a brand new season! And what better way to kick it off than hearing from Britain's favourite dancing queen Oti Mabuse, who has just become a first time mum. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 02/06/24
In the last episode of Giovanna's favourite repeats, we hear from Chris and Rosie Ramsey - the dynamic comedy duo behind Sh**ged Married Annoyed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/30/24
Parenting SOS is back! Every month, Gi will be delving deep into the topics you care most about, and the questions you need answered. This week is Parent Mental Health Day, and to mark the occasion we explore the ways you can protect your mental well-being throughout parenthood. Gi speaks to NSPCC Local Campaigns Manager Emma Motherwell and actor T'Nia Miller, a campaigns ambassador at the NSPCC, to find out how the charity is supporting mums and dads. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy...
Published 01/23/24
All this month, we're bringing back some of Gi's favourite episodes from across the years. This week we hear from TV presenter Jeff Brazier about raising his two sons. This episode was originally recorded in 2019, ten years on from the tragic passing of Jade Goody - mother to Jeff's two boys. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/16/24
As team Happy Mum Happy Baby prepares for a brand new season, we hear some of Gi's favourite interviews from the past 7 years. This week, originally recorded in season 1 back in 2017, its Gi's other half, Tom Fletcher! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/09/24
It's Christmas! and to celebrate, Gi is joined by Mike and Alison Battle aka Mr and Mrs Lapland. Mike and Alison have set up the UK's biggest Christmas wonderland and they join Gi to discuss the magic of Christmas. Mike and Alison have four sons who are now all in their twenties and they recall each birth story as well as how their roles as parents have changed over the years. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 12/19/23
Gi continues the conversation with her close friends, Harry and Izzy Judd with a special focus on well-being for the whole family. A big thanks to Zarbee’s and Boots for partnering with us on this special bonus episode. The whole range of Zarbee’s kind and effective Cough Relief & Immune Support products are available in Boots, the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 12/15/23
This week Giovanna is joined by her good friends, Harry and Izzy Judd. Harry is the drummer in McFly and Izzy is an author and mindfulness practitioner. The Judd's have 3 children, Lola, Kit and Lockie. The couple discuss the different journeys they've been on with their children's births including Izzy's journey with IVF. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 12/12/23
This week Gi is joined by TV presenter and Heart FM DJ Zoe Hardman. Zoe discusses being step mum to Isla and mum to Kit and Luna and also opens up about her journey with early menopause. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 12/05/23
Gi is joined by Josh Patterson, former "Made in Chelsea" star and now an ultra-endurance athlete and mental health advocate. In this episode, he candidly discusses the ups and downs of his journey, from his days in the spotlight to becoming a dad. He opens up about co-parenting, the dynamics of a blended family, and the importance of creating a positive, supportive environment for his daughter, India. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/28/23
Gi is joined by Coleen Rooney, well-known TV personality and author, and the wife of famous footballer Wayne Rooney. As a mum of four, Coleen gives us a peek into her life, especially after the buzz of her recent documentary and book release. She opens up about the ups and downs of being in the spotlight and how her upbringing influences her parenting style. Coleen doesn't shy away from tough topics, sharing her experiences with miscarriages and the emotional rollercoaster that came with...
Published 11/21/23
Gi is joined by reality TV star Charlotte Crosby. Now engaged and a mum to little Alba, Charlotte gets real about her life and motherhood journey. She opens up about her tough experience with an ectopic pregnancy and how it changed her outlook on life and motherhood. Charlotte also shares why choosing a C-section for Alba’s birth was the right call for her. Plus, she talks about how she's nailing the mum-life balance, handling motherhood and her bustling career with surprising ease. Hosted...
Published 11/14/23
Gi is joined by Louisa Lytton, a talented actress known for her roles in hit British TV shows like "EastEnders" and "The Bill." Louisa's world took a turn when she stepped into the journey of pregnancy and motherhood, all while keeping up with her bustling acting career. Juggling these roles wasn't without its challenges, and the pressure of her job only added to the mix. Amidst all this, Louisa's story is one of joy and resilience. In this episode, she opens up about her time on...
Published 11/07/23
Gi is joined by Nekoda Smythe-Davis, a powerhouse in judo celebrated for her 2014 Commonwealth Games gold and World Championship medals in 2017 and 2018. However, a challenging chapter began for Nekoda when a severe concussion during training in 2019 disrupted her trajectory. This setback, magnified by the global pandemic, posed a threat to her 2020 Olympic dreams. Amidst this, a beacon of joy emerged in 2021 when Nekoda became a mother, welcoming her daughter Ryia. In this episode, Nekoda...
Published 10/31/23