Episodes
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
Gi welcomes back Montana Brown, the Love Island star turned businesswoman, who recently embraced motherhood with the birth of her son, Jude Isaiah O'Connor. Just over three months postpartum, Montana delves into the highs and lows of motherhood, touching on challenges like breastfeeding and societal pressures surrounding child milestones. Having been raised by a single parent, Montana expresses her newfound admiration for single mothers, acknowledging the immense challenges they face.  ...
Published 10/24/23
This week Gi is joined by a true pop culture icon and literary star. She's a force as a Spice Girl and now, a New York Times bestselling author - Geri Halliwell! Geri opens up about the wonders and challenges of motherhood. From lessons on the Titanic and tractors (all thanks to her son’s unique curiosities) to the pivotal importance of being wholly present for your children. Plus, for all the book lovers, get an exclusive glimpse into the world of her latest novel, "Rosie Frost and the...
Published 10/17/23
When it comes to screens, it's what's on them that counts. A recent campaign from the BBC explores how screens can be a powerful tool for children and families, helping to develop curious, kind, and creative young minds.’ In this week’s episode, Gi is joined by child development expert Dr Amanda Gummer to shed light on how screens can be more than just digital babysitters. Amanda is all in for using screens to kickstart tricky conversations with kids and is a big fan of shows that do more...
Published 10/12/23
Gi is joined by Chloe Madeley, fitness expert and daughter of beloved British TV duo Richard and Judy, for a conversation about her journey into motherhood. Chloe opens up about the overwhelming love she has for her baby, Bodhi, and how becoming a mum has wonderfully turned her life upside down. She admits that heading back to work too soon after giving birth might not have been the best decision, but it’s given her valuable insight. Now, she’s even better equipped to guide her clients,...
Published 10/10/23
The Kabs family are one of social media's most cherished families, celebrated for their musical videos that feature the whole family. Mother Chan and Father Tay sit down with Gi to discuss their journey from teenage parenthood to raising a family of 3 kids. They delve into the many challenges they've faced, from sleepless nights to giving birth and body image.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/03/23
Gi is joined by TV personality, presenter, and former ballroom dancer, Scarlett Moffatt. You might recognise her from ‘Gogglebox’ or remember when she took the crown on 'I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!' in 2016. But today, Scarlett takes us on a different journey: motherhood. Scarlett opens up about her journey into motherhood. From the challenges of premature birth and hospital stays to the joys of bonding through breastfeeding and watching baby Jude grow. Scarlett's experiences are a...
Published 09/26/23
Gi is joined by Hannah Mills OBE. Not only is she the most celebrated female sailor in the Olympics, but Sir Ben Ainslie, the British skipper, also calls her a 'once in a generation talent.' But there's more to Mills than just her sailing accolades; she's recently stepped into a new chapter- as a mum to her baby daughter, Sienna. In this episode, Mills opens up about the beautiful shifts in her life since embracing motherhood. She talks about the comfort and friendship she's found in a group...
Published 09/19/23
Gi is joined by singer-songwriter Kamille. Now how many mums can say they’ve won a Grammy, a Brit award, and been nominated for the Mercury Prize before releasing their debut album? Kamille can. In this episode, she has an open discussion about her career and the rewarding journey of motherhood. The conversation highlights her newfound resilience and assertiveness, which is complemented by a zero-tolerance attitude towards stressors that don't merit their time or energy. Kamille can't help...
Published 09/12/23
This week Giovanna is joined by actress and model well known for her role in Hollyoaks, Jorgie Porter. Jorgie lays bare her transformative journey into motherhood, embodying the whirlwind of emotions and unique experiences that come with this new chapter in life. From the highs and lows of pregnancy to the heartwarming complexities of childbirth. This heart-to-heart conversation embraces the beauty and intricacies of becoming a mother, all told by a woman steering through each phase with...
Published 09/05/23
Gi is joined by Ashley James – a model, DJ, and fellow mum. Ashley opens up about her own experiences as a mother, the pressures she felt from society, and her own self-doubts. She discusses breastfeeding, postpartum body image, and the perceived judgments from others. The conversation also highlights the challenges of being a new mom, the societal fixation on "baby weight" and the pressure to bounce back.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/29/23
Gi is joined by Lliana Bird, a mum of two and co-founder of Choose Love, who's also a recognisable voice on the radio. Lliana delves into her radio career and shares why she took a break after becoming a mother. Together, they discuss the challenges of juggling a professional career, personal aspirations, and the day-to-day duties of parenthood. The conversation also highlights Lliana’s debut children’s book, ‘Baboo The Unusual Bee’. It's available for pre-order here:...
Published 08/22/23
Gi is joined by TOWIE star Lydia Bright to discuss pregnancy, birth and co-parenting her 3 year old daughter, Loretta. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/15/23
Giovanna is joined by Sophie McCartney aka Tired 'N Tested. Sophie is a comedian, best selling author and mother of three and she joins Gi to talk about her experiences with birth, C-sections and miscarriage. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussion around the theme of miscarriage. If you think you may find this difficult to listen to, please choose another episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/08/23
This week Giovanna is joined by Demi Stokes, England’s esteemed left-back footballer. Demi opens up about her and her partner Katie's path to becoming parents, sharing their real-life experiences with IVF, preeclampsia, surrogacy, and handling racism. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 08/01/23
This week Giovanna is joined by Clair and James Buckley. James is best known for his role as Jay in The Inbetweeners and Clair is a model and actress. The Buckleys have 2 sons, Harrison and Jude (named after their mutual love of The Beatles) and they join Gi to discuss the ups and downs of a house full of boys! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/24/23
Gi is back with a brand new series and our first guest is our first ever expectant mum! Gi caught up with Love Island Star and businesswoman Montana Brown just a few weeks before she gave birth to her first child, Jude Isaiah O'Connor earlier this week. They discuss her pregnancy journey and her hopes for the future. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 07/18/23
In the final episode of this season of Parenting SOS, Gi chats with Suzy Reading, a respected psychologist, author, and yoga teacher, about emotional health for parents and children. Drawing on her rich professional background, Suzy shares her journey towards specialising in emotional health and how motherhood has shaped her approach. The episode is packed with useful tips on how parents can model healthy emotional habits and support their kids through strong emotions.   Hosted on Acast....
Published 07/04/23
Gi chats with Dr Rebecca Moore, a perinatal psychiatrist with a special interest in birth trauma. Dr Moore has over 20 years of experience in treating various conditions including infertility, pregnancy loss, anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. They discuss the nature and impact of birth trauma, exploring its emotional effects, the potential for PTSD, and long-term consequences. The conversation also addresses the role of the father, possible strains on the mother-healthcare worker...
Published 06/27/23
Continuing the discussion on the topic of paternal mental health, Gi chats with Lilly Pebbles and her husband, Rich. They delve into Rich's personal journey with paternal mental health and his struggles with health anxiety. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 06/22/23
Gi chats with Elliott Rae. Elliott Rae is a recognized advocate for diversity, equality, and inclusion, a prominent speaker on fatherhood, masculinity, and men's mental health, and the founder of the "MusicFootballFatherhood" parenting platform. They discuss the societal impact of masculinity on men's mental health and why men often find it difficult to seek help for mental health issues. The conversation also explores ways of destigmatizing men's mental health and the media's role in...
Published 06/20/23
Gi chats with Katharine Graves, an authority on hypnobirthing and the driving force behind KGHypnobirthing and The Hypnobirthing Association. Katherine gets to the nitty-gritty of hypnobirthing, offering fascinating insights into how this approach can truly transform the childbirth experience. She sheds light on its potential to alleviate labour pain, how its not your usual childbirth method and how you can use its principles in other parts of life.  Katharine is kindly offering our listeners...
Published 06/13/23