Episodes
With one in four pregnancies ending in miscarriage or stillbirth, chances are someone close to us will experience it and need support. Host Amelia Phillips and bereavement outreach worker Janne Sverdloff discuss how best to support a friend or loved one going through this loss, when we should step in and when we should give space. They look at how to help manage returning to work and social engagements, and how concepts like the ring theory can help create a supportive space for someone...
Published 09/21/21
What do we do when our relationship is in such a dark place, or even just a big old rut, that the grass on the other side seems so much greener? Host Amelia Phillips speaks to Clinical Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor Melissa Ferrari about strategies to help couples identify damaging patterns, what to do when one partner is unwilling to try and simple hacks to reconnect and find a path forward using the PACT method.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/07/21
There’s nothing more concerning than when our child feels down on themselves and plagued by worry. But what if this is just attention seeking behaviour? Host Amelia Phillips and Clinical Psychotherapist and Director of Wellbeing for Kids, Georgina Manning discuss the delicate balance between addressing your child’s worry without amplifying attention-seeking behaviour. They look at ways to differentiate worry and an anxiety disorder and simple practical ways to reduce our child’s worry.  See...
Published 08/24/21
What does it take to raise an Olympian? Were they oozing with talent from the get go, or were they a product or their parents ambitions? Host Amelia Phillips speaks with Tony Lacaze, father of athletics triple Olympian Genevieve Gregson, about the challenges, tough parenting decisions and best approach for balancing the physical and mental health of our sporty kids! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/10/21
Should you let your 8 year old ride their bike to school or walk to the shops on their own? What about going to a party alone? Daisy Turnbull, teacher, director of wellbeing for High School students and daughter of a former Prime Minister discusses with host Amelia Phillips the 50 risks we should take with our children. They discuss physical, social, emotional and even parenting risks that build resilience, confidence and equip our kids for their teenage years and ultimately adulthood. See...
Published 08/03/21
Is it bad to dress our girls in pink and our boys in blue? Gender stereotypes can put pressure on our kids to conform to certain ideas of masculinity and femininity and influence the activities they engage in, their interests and ultimately even the roles they take in society as adults. Host Amelia Phillips talks to Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Utah and author of ‘Raising Them'  Dr Kyl Myers, to find out how we can raise our kids to reach their full potential beyond...
Published 07/20/21
Parenting has never felt more stressful, and picture perfect Instagram families aren’t helping! So have we raised the parenting bar a little too high, and could this hyper parenting be blamed for the lack of resilience and the entitlement we see in some kids today? Host Amelia Phillips talks to Dr Susie O’Brien, author of ‘The Secret of half-arsed parenting' to find out how we can raise our kids with half the guilt and twice the joy! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/06/21
It’s a confusing time for boys, with toxic masculinity a contentious issue. Host Amelia Phillips sits down with Hunter Johnson, CEO of the Man Cave to discuss where toxic masculinity stems from, what the signs are and what we can do to prevent the kids around us from falling prey. They discuss healthy masculinity, redefining the journey to manhood and how to empower boys to become great men. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/22/21
We might deeply love our children, but what happens when we just don’t like them!? Host Amelia Phillips speaks with Child and Family Therapist Jennifer Kolari about how we can foster a deep connection and communicate effectively with our kids, even when they drive us crazy! They discuss some simple strategies for overwhelmed mum's to manage 'goliath' kids and reconnect with the love again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/08/21
One shock many mum's aren’t prepared for after kids is the impact of losing their income - not just the financial loss, but the imbalance of financial power that can follow. Host Amelia Phillips sits down with David 'Kochie' Koch, one of Australia’s experts in family finance, to find out how an unequal financial balance can leave mums feeling disempowered and in serious cases victims of financial abuse, what the signs to be aware of are, and how to take the first steps to rebalancing...
Published 05/25/21
Do you feel like your kids often get upset over little things, or have trouble bouncing back after a setback? They might need a boost in their resilience! Host Amelia Phillips talks to Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Resilience Centre Lyn Worsley to learn about the signs of poor resilience in kids, how to apply the Resilience Doughnut practical model, and why parents are only one piece of the resilience puzzle. A great listen for parents with sensitive kids! See...
Published 05/11/21
You’ll know Pete Murray’s hits, but what about the man behind the music? In this raw interview, host Amelia Phillips discovers the inspiration for his deep, vulnerable lyrics, how parenting has changed his musical career, and why it’s so important to continue our passions even in our busy lives! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
Louise Keats, nutrition writer and granddaughter of Margaret Fulton sits down with host Amelia Phillips to discuss how to make home cooking easier, healthier and delicious with some simple hacks to amp up nutrients in our kids diet and get our fussy eaters to eat their greens! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
After having kids, our bodies can feel much more functional than spiritual! Sex and Relationship Therapist Pamela Joy joins host Amelia Phillips to discuss how we can reclaim that sensual feeling we had before kids through simple daily hacks, practices and rituals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
If you’ve got a health issue or a consistent emotional challenge, can kinesiology help? Amelia Phillips talks to Kinesiologist Sarah Gilmore-Mayne about how this part traditional Chinese medicine, part biochemical treatment might help struggling mums, what to expect in a session and what evidence there is to support the practice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
Did you know you can retrain your brain to be a glass-half-full kind of person? Social researcher and author Loretta Breuning talks to host Amelia Phillips to find out how we can retrain our brain and ignite our happy hormones, even when we’re confronted with mummy rage! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
Headaches, volatile moods, irregular periods? These are just a few of the symptoms of perimenopause, which can start as early as 35. But it's not all bad! Host Amelia Phillips and Endocrinologist Dr Rosie Worsley discuss the signs to look out for, how easy it is to manage them, and why so many women just don’t want to talk about it!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
Choosing the right sunscreen for your family can be so confusing with some containing nasty chemicals and others leaving us all greased up! Host Amelia Phillips speaks with Dr Scott McGregor, Skin Cancer Physician and sunscreen formulator to find out the best sunscreen for us and our kids.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
Whether you’re heading back to work after a break or have made a career move, it can be hard to feel confident and in control. Host Amelia Phillips talks to best-selling author and journalist Jamila Rizvi about the confidence deficit holding women back and how to overcome the barriers to career success. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/16/21
You know him from the Today Show, so what's he like away from the cameras? David Campbell reveals to host Amelia Phillips how dealing with an early trauma has shaped his parenting style, what led him to write Stupid Carrots and how he juggles a public life with raising three kids.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/10/20
Worried about your kid’s self esteem and body image? Clinical psychologist Amy Talbot joins host Amelia Phillips to discuss the warning signs, how to respond to your child’s negative self talk, strategies to boost body image and how to not pass on your own issues.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/03/20
Are you worried your child or someone else’s child is overweight? Host Amelia Phillips and Paediatric Endocrinologist Dr Gary Leong discuss the best way to approach this issue, how to determine if a child’s health is suffering and how to broach the conversation sensitively with family, friends and the child.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/27/20
Drowning in your to-do list? Feeling disconnected from your kids? New York Times best selling author Julie Morgenstern and host Amelia Phillips discuss the ultimate time management guide for parents. Plus instant hacks to connect more deeply with our kids and bring our stress levels down. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/21/20
Hormones wreaking havoc after having kids? Endocrine disrupting chemicals can play a big part in disrupting hormones and weight, and they can be found in plastics, sunscreen, and even our cosmetics. Endocrinologist Dr Katherine Samaras joins host Amelia Phillips to discuss the simplest ways to reduce our exposure to EDC's and lose weight the healthy way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/13/20
If you feel stressed about how much your kids are glued to their iPad, phone or tv screen then you’re not alone! Host Amelia Phillips chats to social researcher David Gillespie about whether or not too much screen time is damaging for our kids, recognising signs of screen addiction and the best ways to manage your kids screen time if they are having too much of it.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/06/20