If Only They'd Told Me Podcast

Have you always wanted your family to be a bit more eco-savvy but not sure where to start?

Fret not, because in this podcast, Nat chats with NZ Ecochick Madeleine Booth-Smits about how to have an eco family. 

Things like:

  1. Use cloth
  2. Cook from scratch
  3. Glass everything
  4. Conscious consumerism

Have a listen and a laugh with this podcast full of tips and inspiration.

xo Nat


Direct download: 70_How_to_have_an_eco_friendly_family_with_NZ_Ecochick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm +12

Nat talks to Kim Mills and Dawn Fry from the popular podcast Musing Mommies

In this episode, they discuss:

  • How Kim and Dawn got started in podcasting
  • Their most popular podcast from their four years of recording
  • Making Mommy friends. misinterpretations and misunderstandings. 

You can check out Musing Mommies,

  • On the web:http://musingmommies.com/
  • On Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/musingmommies
  • On Twitter: https://twitter.com/@musingmommies
  • In iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/musing-mommies/id317846932
  • Using Stitcher Radio: http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/19058
  • On Pintererst: http://pinterest.com/mills_kimberly/musing-mommies/
Direct download: 69_Mummy_Friends_with_Musing_Mommies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am +12

Check out this week's give away from Divine You:



In this episode:

  • Booking
  • Packing
  • Stick with a system
  • Adjust expectations
  • Safety first
  • Social etiquette with other families

Related posts:

Direct download: 68_Top_Tips_for_Travelling_with_a_Family.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm +12

Ever wonder what gift to buy that is cool and good for the planet?  Have a listen to this Skype podcast where Nat talks to Lara Charles from Planet Goodness.

They are all about helping the community and the planet. www.planetgoodness.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlanetGoodness

Direct download: 67_Planet_Goodness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm +12

So, you've had your child and been at home for a little while and now you are ready to return to work. You explore the possibility of returning to the same job but on a part-time basis - it's possible, right?? A million women out there would tell you not. Or at least not at the same level you were working at before.

Here are some tips and things to consider when going back to work when you're a parent

  1. Level of responsibility, school hours job, working from home
  2. Delegate and out-source
  3. Set boundaries
  4. Lifestyle design

Related blog: http://wp.me/p2hs8p-P8

Direct download: 66_Is_it_possible_to_go_back_to_work_part-time_where_youre_a_parent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm +12

Here's our first product review podcast! Nat talks to Aaron Tweedie all the way from the USA where he is running a Kickstarter campaign for the 'Man-Pack'.

They discuss what is a man-pack and where did the idea come from, how Kickstarter works and then Nat gives some honest and helpful tips about the look, function and feel of the Man-Pack.

Related links:

Direct download: 65_Bonus_Episode_Aaron_Tweedie_Man-PACK.mp3
Category:Products -- posted at: 10:03pm +12

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