Sweat, Snot & Tears

Sweat, Snot & Tears

By Sweat, Snot & Tears by Netmums

The warts-and-all take on parenting, with Netmums editors Annie O’Leary and Wendy Golledge plus well-known guests, sharing their birth stories, parent fails and everything in between.

Episodes

18: Tom Kerridge on being a different dad to your own dad

Listen as the nation’s most beloved chef tells Annie and Wendy all about his own childhood and how he’s doing it differently PLUS why we’ve all been grating cheese wrong. Yes, you heard it here first. Note: Tom's lullaby is by Stefan Holmes and is called "Schlaf, Kinderlein, Schlaf": https://open.spotify.com/track/5P7qWe2pX0ckIuJ0D4io2Y?si=IIPrJJOATfKYcbyvRkg2hA
19/01/2141m 23s

17: Bryony Gordon on raising mentally resilient kids

Listen as Annie and Wendy discuss parenting with uber-down-to-earth Bryony, author of new book, No Such Thing as Normal. Listen as she shares how she parents daughter Edie, and what it's like being friends with the 'very normal' Harry, Meghan and Archie. Could there be anyone nicer than Bryony? We don't think so.
12/01/2149m 6s

16: Joe Wicks on parenting when your own parent was an addict

Listen as Annie and Wendy get up close and personal with the nation’s PT – Joe Wicks. From his own chaotic childhood to media beloved, Joe shares the thinking and determination that propel him forward, and that he believes we can all live by.
05/01/2136m 24s

15: Paloma Faith reveals why she hates being pregnant... especially the underwear

Listen as Annie and Wendy chat everything from IVF, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy to traumatic births, PND and loving a newborn cone head with Paloma, who's well known for telling it like it really is.
22/12/2048m 48s

14: Ella Mills talks adult nappies and being an introverted Instagrammer

Listen as Annie and Wendy chat all things parenting with Ella Mills (aka healthy eating and food guru Deliciously Ella). From being too sick to eat in pregnancy, when food is your livelihood, to why adult nappies beat maternity pads hands down.
15/12/2046m 14s

13: Steph Douglas from Don't Buy Her Flowers on why less is more when it comes to being a new parent

Listen as Wendy and Annie discuss the secrets to life with new babies. While Steph started her (very successful!) business with three tiddlers in tow, she says the key is ... doing nothing and having zero expectations. Oh, and listen to the end for her hilarious birth story. She's nothing if not honest, our Steph.
08/12/2052m 54s

12: Katie Piper talks about the joy of becoming a mum when, for so long, it was beyond her wildest dreams

What does it feel like to become a parent when for so long you thought it wouldn’t happen for you? Katie Piper, bestselling author, activist, model and TV presenter of Songs of Praise, shares why she’d have 10 children if her husband would go for it. Listen as she shares with Annie and Wendy how life as a mum has brought home the agony her own mum must have felt at watching her suffer after the acid attack that caused major damage to her face and blinded her in one eye. And prepare to be awed – Katie isn’t just a survivor, she’s a thriver. No wonder her books sell by the bucket load!
01/12/2039m 17s

11: BONUS episode: Tana Ramsay talks about the loss of baby Rocky and being mum to premature twins

DESCRIPTION: Listen as Annie and Wendy hear Tana Ramsay’s honest and inspiring story of coping with baby loss and the birth of premature babies. Tana shares how she discovered, 'Talking is the best form of therapy, even though it doesn't come naturally to me because I'm very private,' giving hope to others who’ve suffered the same. TRIGGER WARNING: this podcast episode discusses pregnancy loss.
26/11/2035m 1s

10: Ronan Keating on having a lockdown baby … and, er, vasectomies

Annie and Wendy cosy up with former Boyzone bandmember Ronan Keating about the joys and challenges of being a dad of five, what it’s like having a baby in lockdown and why he’s DEFINITELY not planning on a baby number six. Ronan also talks about parenting in the face of the tragic loss of his mum, Marie, and the work he does to raise awareness of the importance of early cancer detection with the Marie Keating Foundation (mariekeating.ie (https://www.mariekeating.ie/) ).
24/11/2028m 40s

9: Gemma Atkinson, actress and radio host, shares her birth story and what it’s really like being the partner of a Strictly pro.

Gemma Atkinson, actress and radio host, shares her birth story and what it’s really like being the partner of a Strictly pro.
17/11/2035m 27s

8: Claire, Faye and Lisa from Steps on what people STILL shout at them on the street

In need of some comfort and a bit of an escape from your lockdown world? Then listen as Claire Richards, Faye Tozer and Lisa Scott-Lee from Steps reveal what life’s like as parents after you’ve been the soundtrack to all the other parents’ teenage years.
10/11/2038m 46s

7: Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, on why a one-size fits all attitude to screen time isn’t the answer, plus more secrets to connecting with pre-teens (especially boys).

The man who’s sold 150 million kids’ books worldwide, is also a dad of two teenage boys. In this episode of Sweat, Snot & Tears he joins us from his book shop in Plainville, Massachusetts, to chat about how he’s helping his sons negotiate these uniquely socially-distanced times, his approach for encouraging reluctant readers, which authors he’d encourage his readers to read next, and why he writes his books in the cemetery (parents everywhere will relate). Big thanks to this week’s special co-host, Atticus, 9 - aka Z-Boy-Gaming (he said he’d kill us if we didn’t promote his YouTube channel). NOTE: this is a kid-friendly listen so please do share with your mini Wimpy-kid fans - Jeff shares some great tips for budding writers, and is a thoroughly lovely man. We were utterly charmed and would quite like him to be our dad! Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End, written by best-selling children’s author Jeff Kinney, is available in hardback by Puffin now -  https://bit.ly/3jcPySl
03/11/2031m 35s

6: Anton Du Beke on being paired with some of the more ‘challenging’ Strictly guests, and the visualisation that got him through IVF

Want to know what falling love sounds like? Listen to this week’s guest, Anton Du Beke, make Wendy and Annie fall head over heels for him. From the joy that fills his soul watching twins, George and Henrietta, dance, to the agony that was IVF; from the trick to acing routines with less than ace dance partners, to the lullaby he sings the twins at bedtime, listeners - he had us at 5, 6, 7, 8. A Christmas to Remember by Anton Du Beke, available to pre-order now from all good bookshops, and out in hardback, eBook and audio on 29th October.
27/10/2044m 6s

5: Nadiya Hussain reveals her plans to adopt a fourth child

Since winning Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain, has become a national treasure and role model for mums wanting to tackle fresh challenges. Here she talks about her battles with anxiety, her plans for growing her family, how she made the decision to go public with her story of sexual abuse as a child, and why her family’s motto is ‘elbows out!’. Get your tissues ready for her answer to the ‘How do you want to be remembered’ question – THIS is why the world has fallen in love with Nadiya Hussain.
20/10/2054m 40s

4: Giovanna Fletcher spills the beans on working with the Duchess of Cambridge

Giovanna Fletcher is like the living patron saint of parents – and on this episode of Sweat, Snot & Tears it’s easy to see why. Honest, funny and always willing to belt out a tune, we wish she was our real-life mum-friend. Listen to Giovanna talk early morning starts with Buddy, Buzz and Max … and how she managed to snare the biggest podcast coup of all-time: an interview with Kate Middleton.
13/10/2054m 17s

2: Michelle Heaton talks parenting in early menopause

The Liberty X singer now juggles life as a mum to two small children while being a spokesperson for menopause charities, having experienced early menopause due to the effects of her cancer prevention surgery. Listen as Michelle shares the hilarity and heartbreak of her unique parenting journey (and what to do with a fringe that has a life of its own!).
06/10/2051m 22s

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