If Only They'd Told Me Podcast

This episode is the first of a series of Pregnancy-related ailments. In the coming weeks, Jacqui and Nat will be cover serious pregnancy-related problems including preeclampsia, anemia, ectopic pregnancy, gestational diabetes to name a few. 

In this episode, Jacqui talks about Extreme Swelling in Pregnancy, otherwise known as ‘Edema’. She covers the symptoms and some tips for prevention and relief and interviews Neralee Heard who became so swollen during her pregnancy that she looked obese.


Direct download: 99_Pregnancy_Problems_1_Excessive_Swelling.mp3
Category:Pregnancy -- posted at: 10:50am +12

Ever wonder how to become a blogger?  In this episode Nat talks with blogger newbie Sarah Wilson about her blog ‘Lattes laced with Grace’. 


Why blog, how to start and a reading from one of her most popular blogs: "Singleness on Valentine’s Day”.

Direct download: 98_Lattes_Laced_with_Grace_with_Sarah_Wilson.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 6:28am +12

Nat & Jacqui are in the studio talking about ‘baby showers’.

They discuss: Do you or don’t you? Gifts, Games, Catering and the Dad.

Related podcasts:

Episode 25: Birthday party etiquette


Episode 57: Do’s & Don’ts for visiting a friend with a newborn baby


Direct download: 97_Baby_Showers.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 3:21pm +12

The 5 Love Languages

How do you express and receive ‘love’?  In this episode Nat talks to lifestyle coach Tracy Manu from “Blossom” about the 5 Love Languages.

Being aware of the love language of your partner, children and yourself, can have an amazing impact on your life and relationships.  They are:

  1. Physical touch
  2. words of affirmation
  3. gifts
  4. acts of service
  5. quality time.

Related content:

Direct download: 96_Love_Languages_with_Tracy_Manu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm +12

95: Back to School

Nat & Jacqui candidly chat about 5 areas to consider when getting your child ready to go back to school after the summer holidays!

Mental prep, Physical prep, Routine & Responsibility, First day and after school activities.

Related podcasts:


Direct download: 95_Back_to_School.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 8:56pm +12

Jacqui talks to Personal Trainer, Nicola Merrilees who specialises in pregnant, post-baby and mummy training. They discuss her top 10 best exercises for getting rid of the ‘mummy tummy’.

You can contact Nicola for more information or any questions about training or injuries through her website: http://www.nextlevelpersonaltraining.co.nz/

Or her facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/nextlevelnz

Related Espisode: 18 - Exercising while pregnant and with a new baby, http://bit.ly/1bamfX9

Don't forget to visit our Kickstarter page and check out the video: http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com/book

Direct download: 93_Losing_the_Mummy_Tummy_with_Nic_Merrilees.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am +12

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?

Related Posts:

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.

Related Episodes:

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

Related posts:

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