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A podcast all about vegan parenting in a non-vegan world. I'll be talking about my own experiences raising two vegan boys, as well as talking to other vegan parents and experts in the vegan health and wellness space. We'll be discussing the challenges, as well as the rewards, of raising vegan kids, and using the podcast as a way to connect like-minded plant-based parents.
 
1 mum, 1 mom. Both OC transplants from either side of the pond; united by our love for comedy, family life, blogging and all things Harry Potter.Laugh along to our musings about love, life, what it's really like to be a parent, and how much we love cake!If you're looking for a fun listen with an injection of serious and a side order of sweet, you just found it! We're podcasting the S@*T out of motherhood.Viv and Maria Music credit to www.bensound.com
 
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 sl ...
 
Too often, ambitious men and women feel they must choose between pursuing a leadership career they love and enjoying their young family. It doesn't have to be this way. Leaders with Babies is a brand-new podcast from Leaders Plus, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to supporting parents of young children who are ambitious about their career whilst caring deeply about being a good parent. Join CEO and Founder Verena Hefti as she interviews inspiring leaders from all walks of life wh ...
 
Laugh til you cry. Cry til you laugh. That’s parenting, and that’s the PakMag Parents' Podcast! We at PakMag want to go on the parenting journey with you. And we're bringing the experts along for the ride. Get the answers to those questions we've all asked ourselves a million times and lets make this whole parenting gig a bit smoother. Join us every week as we speak to a parenting expert, discover the latest in parenting products, apps and trends and attempt to make sense of this weird, wack ...
 
There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spiritualit ...
 
The Mothers Who Work podcast welcomes mums at all stages of raising their family and business. We also welcome working mums who are navigating the corporate world. Here you will find tools and tips for mums who are serious about making money - covering everything that makes the daily juggle all the more easier from work politrics (no typo), to family and relationships to keeping sane! Hosted by Joycellyn Akuffo, the founder and editor of Motherswhowork.co.uk.
 
Guide dog Layla and her four-legged friends give you a unique insight into their working lives - with a little help from 'mum' Sue and supporters. Brought to you by the team at Colchester-based Mosaic Publicity, celebrating the company's 10th anniversary by raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
 
The idea of having a successful career and raising a family shouldn’t be a daunting one, but for some reason, it is.So many young women I talk to feel the same way. Some, are even considering changing careers that they love in order to prepare themselves for a family. The lack of women in leadership roles within the creative industry is a hot topic right now, and whilst having children isn’t the sole reason for this, it does play a big part. Even though I’m not at a point where I’ll be start ...
 
Motherness is a podcast dedicated to sharing mindful and empowering interviews with modern mothers and professional experts, brought to you by Skye Ross. Together, we’re shining a light on the realness of raising babies and life postpartum, from the first newborn moments to the months following and the years beyond. Motherness is an honest and empowering resource to help educate and inform parents through these diverse stories of motherhood.
 
We are Jenny and Mish: two busy mums in Dubai raising kids and trying to find humour in the craziness of life! Every week we chat about our lives, and we broach a topic that affects our lives and kids. We also talk about our adventures in Dubai, from visit water parks to finding activities in the scorching summer heat. Subscribe to our channel to follow our antics each week and don't forget to rate us!
 
Two first time dads - Daily Mirror journalists Richard Innes and Steve Myall - discuss the joys, challenges and general lunacy of raising your first child and supporting a first-time mum… and ask some famous faces and qualified experts for advice along the way. Nominated in Best Podcast category at 2018 Online Media Awards.
 
This is a podcast where we will discuss & explore how to raise children to be successful in all areas of their lives. Irene Santineer is a working Mum of an entrepreneurial child & shares a passion, with her husband, to see children succeed. In her experience as a mompreneur, Irene takes you through the challenges and principles in raising successful kids with the many questions that come by: What do you do when you realise that your child or children are displaying traits of an entrepreneur ...
 
Carrie-Anne became a single mum when her son was 6 months. After moving back into her mums flat, going onto benefits at 24 she decided to start a clothing brand. In 2 years, it became a six figure business. In her own right she’s known for her sense of style, she’s been featured in publications such as Marie Claire and the Telegraph. After someone insulted her by saying she was alright for a mum it got her thinking. When Carrie became a single mum, she didn’t feel there were any realistic, c ...
 
I never know which part to start with….the personal or professional. But I guess when I think about what is most important to me….. above all else….it’s being a mother. I have 4 children between the ages of 8 and 15 years. I call them “the loves of my life” because truly that is how it is. But just as much as they can fill me with so much joy that I burst, they can also bring me to my knees. There is heaps I love about motherhood, some parts I’m indifferent to and a few bits that I don’t lik ...
 
HEY. You found me! ❤️ I'm Justine, a mum of 2 kids (now young teens) and 2 dogs. For the last 17 years I have worked with families and dogs to help them live their BEST LIFE together, now I want to help YOU! You can expect a TON of tips and tricks to surviving life with kids and dogs, a BUNCH of laughs along the way... and ZERO judgement. I'm here for YOU - to share everything I've learned and to help you make the BEST choices when it comes to your family dog. Lez go. 🐾
 
To breed or not to breed? Find out on Maybe Baby — the podcast for the parentally undecided What happens when a woman who’s always known she doesn’t want children starts to wonder if she might want kids after all? In brand new podcast Maybe Baby, Kate Lawler tackles a taboo subject that’s familiar to millions of women. Does she actually want to have children? Kate, her fiancé Boj and her celebrity friends explore every aspect of having offspring in a funny, thought-provoking podcast that’s f ...
 
Welcome to the more love podcast. The more love podcast is for reassurance that love is real, that love heals and that love is all the really matters. Hello my name is Helen Reynolds, I am a Heart Based Self Empowerment coach and the reason I am creating this podcast in the big hurry is because right now we are surrounded by extraordinary amounts of fear, uncertainty and doubt. These feelings can be very convincing and overpowering if we let them, which is why we need reminding that love is ...
 
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685. Raising Bilingual Children [1] Alex and his daughter Alice, in Moscow An episode exploring the subject of how to raise a child to speak English. I speak to Alex, an English teacher from Moscow about how he has been speaking exclusively in English to his 4-year-old daughter Alice since she was born. Let's find out how it's going. Episode page h…
 
The number of women sleeping rough has risen over the last decade and as the economic impact of Covid 19 takes hold, social policy advisers fear the situation could worsen. Female rough sleepers with their complex profile have it worse on the street, and in wider homelessness terms the number of lone women and women with children has soared in temp…
 
Can you potty train a newborn? In Veronica Milsom’s continued search for the best (read: easiest) ways to raise her baby using zero waste, she stumbles upon an ingenious technique called ‘Elimination Communication,’ which aims to overcome the need for nappies altogether. With the assistance of one of the UK’s leading potty training experts Rebecca …
 
Jane Garvey talks to Sisters Leo & Aelread from The Poor Clares of Arundel who've just released an album of traditional plainchant with added beats. What can we learn from them about living life in these times? It's a couple of weeks now til the Presidential elections in the States and to discuss what it will mean for women we talk to Melissa Milew…
 
Our guest this week is Becky Maxwell, a part-time Emergency Medicine Consultant and the Clinical Chair of both the diagnostics and learning unit of the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, and the learning division for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Becky shares really honestly the reality of juggling her portfoli…
 
Victoria Wood, the Lancashire born comedian, writer, actor, stand up and singer found fame with shows such as Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, Wood & Walters and Dinner Ladies. She died in 2016 having never written her own story. With access to letters, and interviews with friends and family Jasper Rees has written ‘Let’s Do it’ – The Authorized Biogr…
 
Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. Abbey started her own virtual assistant business as a new mom and was able to double the salary from her full-time corporate job, working only 20 hours a week... in just 30 days! She's since gone on to gro…
 
We have music from the former supermodel Carla Bruni who tells us about her new album.We hear from the Conservative MP Laura Trott who is trying to get a law passed to stop under 18s accessing filler treatments and other cosmetic procedures. We also hear from Ashton Collins from the organisation Save Face who have had reports of injuries caused by …
 
Dolly Alderton joins Jane to talk about her first novel Ghosts. Her protagonist Nina Dean is dealing with a lot. She’s trying to make it as a food writer and finally has a flat of her own. Her dad is slipping away from her into dementia and her Mum is set on re-inventing herself. Friends are changing and disappearing into coupledom and parenting so…
 
684. Chasing the Tangent Train with Elspeth Graty A conversation with English-teaching stand-up comedian Elspeth Graty, which covers lots of different topics including Elspeth's background in England, teaching English, cultural differences, "French-bashing", old-fashioned telephones and The Tellytubbies. Enjoy! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-h0M…
 
As a new mum, you will find yourself receiving breastfeeding tips and tricks from anyone and everyone, whether it be aunt Tessa whose last child is now 45 or the random lady at the bus stop, advice is everywhere if you like it or not. It can become quite confusing what advice to take and what to leave so today I’ve invited Midwife Cath Curtain who …
 
A striking new female figure can be seen in Kings’ Place in London, and online from this week. Medusa is a tall, headless woman whose body turns into snakes made of chainmail. For her creator, Manchester-based artist Susie MacMurray, the sculpture is a metaphor for women’s power. She and a team of female art students used 300 kilos of copper wire t…
 
Carla Bruni's new album is described as "a wholehearted embracing of her true self." She talks to Sangita about the inspiration behind it and life under lockdown. The impact of Covid-19 on working class women. Plus the choices of set texts offered by the major exam boards for GCSE English literature. Djamila Boothman, an English and Assistant headt…
 
Is it possible to reduce your waste by DIYing baby creams? As Veronica Milsom continues her quest to raise her baby using zero waste, she turns her attention to the unnecessary plastic packaging that comes with baby products. With the help of her favorite zero waste influencer, Anita Vandyke, Veronica learns to make homemade batches from scratch, b…
 
As the new three tier Covid lock down system comes into force in England we talk to some of the businesses which’re now facing stricter restrictions. Hannah Butler who runs the Victoria Hotel in the centre of Nottingham – a city which is now in the high risk tier - and also to Tanya Harrison who runs a hair salon in Liverpool which is now in the hi…
 
Our guest this week is Lori Mihalich-Levin, a US-based lawyer, author, and the founder of Mindful Return, which supports parents on their return to work after having children. When Lori Mihalich-Levin returned to work as a lawyer after having her second child, the stresses of her job combined with the demands of taking care of a baby and a toddler …
 
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwives are urging all pregnant women to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination this winter to protect themselves and their baby from complications caused by the flu virus. Sangita Myska is joined by Dr Jo Mountfield, Consultant Obstetrician and Vice President of the R…
 
Why didn't anyone tell us the first trimester was going to be so hard? Ok, lots of people did but we didn't listen. From fibbing to family & friends, feeling hungover despite not drinking alcohol, to craving fish finger sandwiches for breakfast, the first 12 weeks are an emotional rollercoaster that we certainly didn't prepare for. So here's us let…
 
Around 300,000 women have epilepsy in the UK. Epilepsy Research UK say that hormones can affect epilepsy, and drugs used to control it need to be very carefully balanced with medication that women take. Dr Susan Duncan is a consultant neurologist. Torie, 30 and Ruth, 60 both have it.Three of our Power List judges Lucy Siegle, Flo Headlam and Prof A…
 
683. Feelgood Stories of Flirting with Marie Connolly Marie Connolly is an Australian stand-up comedian and TEFL teacher who has written a book of short stories about times when men (from various countries) have flirted with her. In this episode Marie shares some of those stories, tells us about English men vs French men vs Australian men and much …
 
Generation Alpha is the title given to children born after 2010. Not only does this generation reset the generational alphabet, but holds the potential and ability as the first cohort born entirely in the 21st century, giving them an unmatched step ahead into the future. As parents we tend to project our own personal and generational views into tea…
 
Experts in epilepsy say women are disproportionately affected by the condition. Around 300,000 women have it in the UK. Epilepsy Research UK say that hormones can affect epilepsy, and drugs used to control it need to be very carefully balanced with medication that women take like The Pill or HRT. Women with epilepsy are also ten times more likely t…
 
The opera singer Natalya Romaniw joins Jane to talk about the challenges performing live in the Covid-era and her latest role as Mimi in the ENO’s La Bohème at Alexandra Palace in London. As the political party conference season comes to a close Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Katy Balls from the Spectator consider what, if any, policies are o…
 
Are cloth nappies really that eco-friendly!? As Veronica Milsom tries to reduce the amount of disposable nappies her baby Zoe is using, she discovers that the choice between disposable and reusable nappies is more complicated than she thought. Struggling, she turns to friends for their tips on using cloth nappies, gets a shock from an enviro expert…
 
We've been overwhelmed by the phenomenal response we’ve had from listeners about this year's Woman's Hour Power List - so today we’re making it all about you! Do you have questions about living a greener life? Do you want to help the planet but aren’t sure how? Send us your eco-dilemmas, queries and questions and our Power List judges Lucy Siegle, …
 
Our guest this week is the writer, tv presenter, and author of the new book “Solo: How to Work Alone and Not Lose Your Mind,’ Rebecca Seal. Rebecca chats with us about how to thrive when working from home, including how to set boundaries successfully and why working long hours actually damages your productivity. She shares the latest research on ho…
 
Agony Aunt and star of Googlebox Mary Killen joins Jane Garvey to urge us to channel her ultimate British Role model – The Queen . She argues we’d all be a bit happier, wiser and more adept if we adopted the underrated virtues of duty, kindness, discretion, restraint and fortitude as exemplified by Her Majesty. Could disabled people help to solve t…
 
Elsa Isaac is a NYC-based fashion + image stylist who believes style is really all about self-expression. She’s a seasoned pro with over 17 years’ experience, now helping successful career women + entrepreneurs revamp their wardrobes + create show-stopping ensembles that flatter their unique body shape and lifestyles. A self-dubbed anti-fashion sty…
 
If you followed us in season 1, you'll know we spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to do about our conception conundrum. Should we? Shouldn't we? Could we, even? Time ticked on and as things changed for both us and the world, Kate realised it was maybe time to give it a go. This season is her & Boj's story, going from pregnancy to birth w…
 
In her final Woman’s Hour after 33 years at the helm, Jenni discusses the work that still needs to be done when it comes to feminism and equality. She's joined by Helena Kennedy QC, Jude Kelly the founder and director of The WOW Foundation, "Mother of the House" Harriet Harman MP, and poet and novelist, Jackie Kay. We hear from Lee Lawrence, whose …
 
We heard about women Democrats standing for Congress last week, and today we discuss Republican women. In 2018 their numbers in the House of Representatives dwindled to just 13, but now a record number are entering the November elections either as incumbents or challengers, so what made the difference and what are their chances of winning? Jane spe…
 
I know for a fact that as parents we are too hard on ourselves. And unfortunately, the criticism we give ourselves dictates how we see ourselves and the world around us. It’s about time we understand and accept who we are and celebrate our true selves. In this episode I chat to Georgia Murch, who likes to define her-self as a ‘quirky corporate’. Du…
 
As Jenni Murray says 'goodbye' to the programme she's presented for 33 years, she looks back at some of the battles we've won, lost and still have to fight in the company of Harriet Harman MP, Jude Kelly director and founder of the WOW Foundation, Helena Kennedy QC and the novelist and poet Jackie Kay. Plus she talks about some of her own favourite…
 
Flavour is the third instalment in Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty series which celebrates the infinite potential of vegetables. Along with co-author and recipe developer Ixta Belfrage they explore techniques and processes such as infusing and charring which brings out the full flavour of the vegetable. They join Jenni to talk about how to Cook the Perfe…
 
How do you save your afterbirth from being incinerated as medical waste and find another use for it? This is Veronica Milsom’s first challenge on her Zero Waste Baby mission. In this episode Veronica finds out from her midwife Karen what other mums have saved their placentas for, she speaks to placenta encapsulator and umbilical artist Virginia Mad…
 
Raising a baby is hard. It’s even harder if you decide to do it without using anything that goes into landfill, like wipes or disposable nappies. But, this is the challenge that Veronica Milsom and her newborn, Zoe, have set themselves in order to do their bit for the environment. And the more they learn about zero waste living, the more they reali…
 
On 28 September 1985, Lee Lawrence’s mother Cherry Groce was wrongly shot by police during a raid on her Brixton home. The bullet shattered her spine and she never walked again. Soon after it was reported – wrongly - that Cherry Groce was dead, and two days of rioting took place in Brixton. All this was witnessed by 11-year-old Lee. He became his m…
 
Our guest this week is a trailblazer in the legal profession who has proven that it's absolutely possible to work part-time in a senior role. Chris Bryant is a partner at the international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he has a busy role focusing on Antitrust and Competiton, alongside heading up the firms Brexit task force. He does al…
 
The government is carrying out a review into how to improve health outcomes for babies and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Early Years development review will look at the critical first two and a half years of life which has a significant impact on the physical health, mental health and opportunity throughout life. We hear from the gov…
 
The 2020 Woman’s Hour Power List is ‘Our Planet’ - the search is on for 30 women based in the UK who are making a significant positive contribution to the environment. Emma Howard Boyd, the chair of the Environment Agency, and Flo Headlam, a horticulturalist and garden designer are two of the judges. Mary McAleese was twice president of Ireland, st…
 
Windrush campaigner, Paulette Wilson’s brave decision to speak to Amelia Gentleman about the immigration issues she was facing with the Home Office was crucial in exposing the Windrush scandal. In her book, The Windrush Betrayal, Gentleman tells the full story of her investigation. Campaigner, Glenda Caesar was also caught up in the hostile environ…
 
682. Key Features of English Accents, Explained Exploring the main differences between standard English pronunciation (RP) and non-standard regional or colloquial accents. How do people really speak in different parts of England, and how does this accent differ from the accent you probably hear in English language course books and dictionaries? Not…
 
The award-winning actor Alison Steadman joins Jenni to discuss her latest projects. ’23 Walks’ is a film telling a love story in later life, and ‘Life’ is a new BBC1 drama set in Manchester, and follows the stories of the residents of a large house divided into four flats. It explores love, loss, birth, death, the ordinary, the extraordinary and ev…
 
Why are the world’s best female footballers signing for English clubs? In the past few weeks some of the world’s best female footballers have signed for clubs in the Women’s Super League, highlighting a power shift in women’s football globally and setting up an enticing season, which will be watched, at least remotely, by more fans than ever before…
 
Today we launch the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020 - Our Planet. We will be looking for 30 women based in the UK who are making a significant positive contribution to the environment or the sustainability of our planet. It will showcase inspirational initiatives and stories that are bringing about real change at all levels of society – from influenci…
 
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