If Only They'd Told Me Podcast

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm +12

Did you ever feel like your parents favoured one of you kids as a child?  Or do you sometimes find that one child is just 'easier' to love?  In this episode, Nat & Jacqui talk about the often untalked about topic of 'playing favourites'.


Related blogs & podcasts:  Personality Types, Introverts & Extroverts and Love Languages

Direct download: 116_Playing_Favourites.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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Nat talks with internationally renown parenting expert and family coach, Annie Fox.

Check out Annie's latest book Teaching Kids to Be Good People:


Direct download: 113_Girls_Friendship_Issues.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 6:53am +12

112 Going for the Third Child

Nat & Jacqui are back in the studio, sharing their individual stories around deciding 

to have (or have not) a third child. They cover things to consider including: time, 

money, career plans, lifestyle plans, gut feelings and more. 


Related podcasts: 

41 Parenting Twins, Having Another Baby 

87: Birth Control after baby

Direct download: 112_Going_For_The_Third_Child.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 1:52am +12

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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Sometimes as a parent life seems to throw a bit too much at us.  Nat talks to friend and fellow mum in business, Maxine Shea about eczema, renovations & illness. Feeling overwhelmed & coming out the other side.

Direct download: 110_Overwhelm_with_Maxine_Shea.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 10:00pm +12