If Only They'd Told Me Podcast (general)

Have you had an experience personally or with your child when the school system just didn't serve you?  In this episode of If Only They'd Told Me podcast, Nat talks with mum of two Chandra Achberger about the school system not serving her kids and what they did about it.


Related blogs & podcasts:

How Many after-school activities is too many?  Blog & Podcast

Top tips for getting your child ready for school Blog & Podcast

Direct download: 122_When_The_School_System_Doesnt_serve.mp3
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Wondering about hiring a nanny?  In this episode, Nat interviews Lisa Bentley co-founder of KiwiOz Nannies about tips for recruiting a nanny.


KiwiOz Nannies website (KiwiOz Childcare)

KiwiOz Nannies on facebook

KiwiOz Nannies on Pinterest


Related blogs & podcasts

Would you hire a hot nanny?

Choosing childcare

Direct download: 120_Tips_For_Recruiting_a_Nanny.mp3
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Jacqui talks to fellow mother about their shared experience when both of their boys went missing... A story with a happy ending and some good lessons around communications, rules and expectations for school age kids. 

Direct download: 119_Accidental_Kidnapping.mp3
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Nat & Jacqui are together in the studio talking about Sibling Rivalry.  This episode covers the why" Jealousy, competition and just plain annoying each other as well as some solutions: The star plate, compliments books and more!

Related podcasts:

Episode 102: When Kids Hit
Episode 15: Personality Types
Episode: 116 Playing Favourites


#parenting #kids #siblings

Direct download: 118_Slibling_Rivalry.mp3
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Interview with Lorraine Scapens from PregnancyExercise.co.nz

Lorraine from Pregnancy Exercise shares her tips on 'connecting with your true core muscles’ and how to be fit for birth and beyond.  She covers the 3 most common complaints and her solutions as well as her ‘no more mummy tummy 14 day challenge’. 

Related Podcasts: Baby Wearing, Birth Hypnosis and VBac or PBac

More great info on being healthy in pregnancy and beyond in our paperback/ebook ‘If Only They’d Told Me’ http://ifonlytheytoldme.com/book

Direct download: LorraineScapens.mp3
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Nat talks to Baby Wearing advocate Anna Hughes about the how and why of Baby Wearing and about her new DVD ‘Wearing Your Baby’.  


  • http://wearingyourbaby.co.nz
  • http://Slingbabies.org.nz

Related Podcasts:  Episode #20 Elimination Communication

Direct download: 115_Wearing_Your_Baby_with_Anna_Hughes.mp3
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Jacqui interviews her friend Natalie about having an unexpected home birth.


Direct download: Unexpected_Home_Birth.mp3
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Thanks to VanillaBloom.co.nz for sponsoring this episode of the If Only They'd Told Me Podcast. Gorgeous natural, organic & eco beauty products.

This week Jacqui talks to British mother-of-two, Magda Rabenda. Magda is 47 years old and a mother of two, Lauren 26 years, and Lucy 2 years. 

She shares with Jacqui the trials and tribulations of becoming a older mum. 


Direct download: 111_Becoming_a_Mum_in_Your_Forties.mp3
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Natalie Cutler-Welsh interviews Rebecca Armstrong from Shine Hypnosis. They talk about how hypnosis can help with gentle and natural childbirth.


  • http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com/
  • http://www.shinehypnosis.co.nz/
  • http://www.pinterest.com/shinehypnosis/
  • https://www.facebook.com/ShineHypnosis
  • http://www.linkedin.com/profile/pub/rebecca-armstrong/7b/120/979/
Direct download: 109_Birth_Hypnosis_and_Relaxed_Childbirth.mp3
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In this special episode of If Only They’d Told Me, Matthew Cutler-Welsh takes the microphone and shares a conversation with the founder of Engaged Marriage, Dustin Riechmann. 

Dustin and his wife have a great relationship, they’ve designed their lifestyle and have enough income to support that lifestyle. Dustin still works full time at a job he enjoys, but has another couple of businesses on the side. He also just ran his first marathon. 

Oh, and they have three kids!

But five years ago, things weren’t all that rosy. They were $50,000 in debt. Dustin was overweight. Their relationship was ‘okay’, but they’d kind of ‘settled’ into a pattern. They made a conscious decision to change.

Listen in to hear how they intentionally improved their finances, fitness, romance and sex life, and how they can now help others to do the same. 

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Direct download: 15_minutes_a_day_to_an_Engaged_Marriage.mp3
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