If Only They'd Told Me Podcast (social)

In this Episode, Nat and Jacqui chat candidly about the social etiquette (the Do's and Don'ts) for visiting a friend with a newborn baby. They have tips for visitors: Book in, bring food and do something to help while you're there etc as well as tips for mum and dad. Sit back, have a listen, learn and laugh!

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Direct download: 57_Dos_and_Donts_for_Visiting_a_Newborn_Baby.mp3
Category:Social -- posted at: 9:18pm +12

In this Episode, Jacqui and Nat talk about Mummy Friendships.  How do you make friends when you're a mother? At music class or play group? And what do you do if a friendship goes from awesome to awkward?  Do you say nothing, say something or simply 'move on'?

Competitions:   4 hours of Baby Help with Dorothy Waide

5 double passes to the Auckland Baby Show

Check out http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com for more details.

Upcoming Podcast topics:  Baby Show, Ochre Baby, Starting School, Depression, Twins and more…



Direct download: 28_How_to_Make_Friends_When_Youre_a_Mother.mp3
Category:Social -- posted at: 9:53am +12

Birthday Party Etiquette - Invites, Themes & Venues

It's birthday season on If Only They'd Told Me! Nat & Jacqui have been busy planning, hosting and attending birthday parties. In this episode they discuss:

  • Invitations: who and how many
  • Themes (everything from beauty parlour to Rock Star parties) 
  • Venues (In-line skating, extreme trampoline) 

...and much much more.

The 5 top tips for hosting a Birthday Party

1) Plan to a budget

2) Have a wet weather plan

3) Give parents clear instructions on who, when and where

4) Ages and stages -invites, time

5) Relax and enjoy

Listen out for their follow-up Birthday podcast on catering and cakes.

Have a read of our 2 Birthday blogs: Cupcake Queen, Birthday Party Etiquette

We reached over 1683 podcast downloads for the month of September so a HUGE thank you to all of our listeners!  Please continue to tell your pregnant and parent friends, work colleagues, Facebook contacts… about us on: www.ifonlytheytoldme.com  

Check out our fab Birthday photos on Pinterest

Be in touch with your birthday tips, stories or any contacts for upcoming podcast interviews.


Nat & Jacqui 

Direct download: 25_Birthday_Party_Etiquette.mp3
Category:Social -- posted at: 7:31pm +12