If Only They'd Told Me Podcast

Following our honest and moving guest blog on miscarriage, we bring you this podcast interview on the topic of 'baby loss'.

Nat talks with grief educator, life and business coach Clare Ayers from www.peoplematters.net.nz. They discuss:

  • The different ways that people react to losing a baby.
  • How partners and friends can support families going through this experience.
  • The importance of talking about miscarriage to break the taboo.

Useful links:

  • http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com/suffering-and-dealing-with-a-miscarriage/
  • http://sands.org.nz/
  • http://peoplematters.net.nz/Grief-Support--Education.html
Direct download: 64_Grief__Coping_with_Baby_Loss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm +12

Nat does her first solo podcast!

Balancing Business and Family

  1. Remember and revisit the reason you went into business. Flexible work schedule? More time with kids?
  2. Work Life Balance falacy?  Be present.
  3. Create Boundaries and stick to them! You can't be 'on' all the time. Turn off the computer and look your kids in the eye.
  4. Look after 'you' What are your 'ME' goals for this week?
  5. Don't try to do it allBe mindfull of the 80/20 rule Who are the happiest mums you know?
  6. Have Support Networks: e-groups or biz friends who can share your joys and challenges.
  7. Use Systems: Meal planning, Hootsuite etc
Direct download: 63_Balancing_Business__Family.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm +12

It's a contentious subject!  Nat & Jacqui chat about the signs, symptoms and implications of sending kids or keeping them home.

  • Who's work is more important?
  • Consider other children and the caregivers
  • Trust your gut
  • Have a back up plan
  • Rules: Temperature, 48 hours after Ds & Vs
  • The basics of being healthy
  • Growing pains
  • Anxiety and Excitement
  • Role Modelling
  • Proactive healthcare

Related blog: http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com/62

Direct download: 62_Can_your_child_attend_school_when_theyre_sick.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:15pm +12

If Only They'd Told Me is excited to welcome 'baby whisperer' Dorothy Waide back into the studio.

Today she talks to Nat about Toddlers: When to drop the nap, transitioning from a cot to a bed and when should you swap from a bottle to a sippy cup?  

Dorothy Waide has decades of experience as a Karitane Nurse and baby whisperer. When she's not travelling around NZ to Oh Baby! coffee catch ups with mums and babies, she is giving guidance and support to families in person as well as via Skype and over the phone. Nat says,

"Dorothy is a fountain of knowledge and has such a lovely manner. I wish I'd known about her when my kids were little".

For more, check out: http://www.babyhelp.co.nz

Related blogs & Podcasts:

Sleeping tips with Dorothy Waide: http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com/baby-whisperer-dorothy-waide

Direct download: 61_Bottles_Big_Beds_and_Dropping_the_Nap_with_Dorothy_Waide.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 8:28pm +12

60: Tips for having a fab first year with baby

This week Nat and Jacqui share their 'top tips' for having a fabulous first year with baby. From the preggie and maternity stage through to newborn and baby stage, tips include things like: Taking a year off,  letting go of 'supermum', cherishing the moments and keeping things positive with the grandparents.

What are your top tips?

Related blogs and podcasts:

For our full list check out skinny scoop: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/ncutlerwelsh/tips-for-having-a-fab-first-year-with-baby

Direct download: 60_Tips_for_having_a_fab_first_year_with_baby.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:59pm +12