If Only They'd Told Me Podcast

In a reprise of one of their most popular podcasts, Nat and Jacqui are in the studio checking in on each other's New Year's Resolutions.

With only a few months to go until 2014, they still believe, it's never too late!  How are your 2013 goals coming along and what do you want to focus on in the remaining months?

What are you going to keep doing? stop doing? and start doing?

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Direct download: 74_Resolutions_Revisted.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm +12

Ever wonder what it's like for an 'at home dad'? This week you can get a sneak peek into the life of an at home dad. Nat chats with Geoff Pitts about bringing up the boys, his role-model dad and play date etiquette.

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Direct download: 73_Stay_at_home_Dad.mp3
Category:Home Life -- posted at: 8:08pm +12

Being prepared for an emergency is more than having a half-pie emergency kit in the garage somewhere. It's about stocking that kit, creating a grab bag and having a plan for if the 'what if' becomes a reality.  In this podcast, Nat shares her personal experience from the Christchurch earthquake and gives tips on what to keep in your kit, tweaks to make to your home and having a plan like who will get which kid and where will you meet...

  • Emergency Kit:  Food, Water & Shelter (plus more)
  • Family Plan: Which exit, which child and where will you meet?
  • Tweaks to home & habits: Move your mirrors, clear your exits

Direct download: Is_Your_Family_Prepared_for_an_Emergency.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm +12

Jacqui catches up with friend Claire Ward about 'How to be a Happy Stay At Home Mum'

Claire shares her tips and anecdotes like the feeling of going around in circles and having a no visitor ban for the first few weeks.

She also gives some tips including

  • take the pram out
  • mix it up
  • have a shower & do make up every morning or whatever makes you feel great

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Direct download: 71_How_to_be_a_Happy_Stay_at_Home_Mum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm +12

Have you always wanted your family to be a bit more eco-savvy but not sure where to start?

Fret not, because in this podcast, Nat chats with NZ Ecochick Madeleine Booth-Smits about how to have an eco family. 

Things like:

  1. Use cloth
  2. Cook from scratch
  3. Glass everything
  4. Conscious consumerism

Have a listen and a laugh with this podcast full of tips and inspiration.

xo Nat


Direct download: 70_How_to_have_an_eco_friendly_family_with_NZ_Ecochick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm +12

Nat talks to Kim Mills and Dawn Fry from the popular podcast Musing Mommies

In this episode, they discuss:

  • How Kim and Dawn got started in podcasting
  • Their most popular podcast from their four years of recording
  • Making Mommy friends. misinterpretations and misunderstandings. 

You can check out Musing Mommies,

  • On the web:http://musingmommies.com/
  • On Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/musingmommies
  • On Twitter: https://twitter.com/@musingmommies
  • In iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/musing-mommies/id317846932
  • Using Stitcher Radio: http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/19058
  • On Pintererst: http://pinterest.com/mills_kimberly/musing-mommies/
Direct download: 69_Mummy_Friends_with_Musing_Mommies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am +12

Check out this week's give away from Divine You:



In this episode:

  • Booking
  • Packing
  • Stick with a system
  • Adjust expectations
  • Safety first
  • Social etiquette with other families

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Direct download: 68_Top_Tips_for_Travelling_with_a_Family.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm +12

Ever wonder what gift to buy that is cool and good for the planet?  Have a listen to this Skype podcast where Nat talks to Lara Charles from Planet Goodness.

They are all about helping the community and the planet. www.planetgoodness.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlanetGoodness

Direct download: 67_Planet_Goodness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm +12

So, you've had your child and been at home for a little while and now you are ready to return to work. You explore the possibility of returning to the same job but on a part-time basis - it's possible, right?? A million women out there would tell you not. Or at least not at the same level you were working at before.

Here are some tips and things to consider when going back to work when you're a parent

  1. Level of responsibility, school hours job, working from home
  2. Delegate and out-source
  3. Set boundaries
  4. Lifestyle design

Related blog: http://wp.me/p2hs8p-P8

Direct download: 66_Is_it_possible_to_go_back_to_work_part-time_where_youre_a_parent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm +12

Here's our first product review podcast! Nat talks to Aaron Tweedie all the way from the USA where he is running a Kickstarter campaign for the 'Man-Pack'.

They discuss what is a man-pack and where did the idea come from, how Kickstarter works and then Nat gives some honest and helpful tips about the look, function and feel of the Man-Pack.

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Direct download: 65_Bonus_Episode_Aaron_Tweedie_Man-PACK.mp3
Category:Products -- posted at: 10:03pm +12