Mum's The Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James

Mum's The Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James

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New mum Ashley James said she'd never get her own parenting podcast... Yet here we are! Each week she'll be chatting to celebrity friends, experts and listeners to learn more about the secret world of parenting.

We're all in this together, so why not join the club? …but remember, Mum's The Word!

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Episodes

Birth Trauma and Requesting a Birth Debrief

Ashley chats about her experience requesting a birth debrief and the steps you can take to get your own, as well as touching on her birth trauma and how this has affected her. We answer your questions, on battling loneliness, finding your tribe and whether parenting releationships can be equal.Get in touch with your experiences, questions and topic suggestions by emailing askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---------A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/07/2240m 26s

Shakira Akabusi on Safe and Effective Postpartum Exercise

Pre and postnatal health expert, fitness expert, track athlete and founder of StrongLikeMum Shakira Akabusi joins Ashley to talk about the changes the body goes through pre and post natally, finding time for herself and how best to approach exercise after birth. Her book 'The Strong Like Mum Method' is available in paperback in all good bookshops. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/2253m 35s

Anna Whitehouse on the Fight for Flexible Working

Journalist, presenter, author, campaigner and columnist Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka joins Ashley to talk about the Flex Appeal campaign to fully implement flexible working nationwide, the spiralling costs of childcare, and the importance of flexible working in promoting inclusivity. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/2254m 4s

Stacey Zimmels on Breastfeeding

This week on Mum's The Word, Ashley is joined by lactation consultant, founder of Feed Eat Speak and speech and language therapist Stacey Zimmels! Stacey busts some myths around breast and bottle feeding, shares her experience of working with Ashley and also tells us how she ended up breastfeeding for longer than she expected.If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/221h 1m

Dr Jorge Palacios on Perinatal Mental Health

Ashley is joined by Senior Digital Health Scientist at Silvercloud and perinatal mental health expert Dr Jorge Palacios. In the podcast they offer advice to listener Nadine who has been struggling since the birth of her second child, and they both share their experiences of anxiety and depression as new parents.If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/2246m 39s

Caroline Britton on Getting Back to Yourself

This week on Mum's The Word, Ashley is joined by speaker, teacher, coach, mentor and mum of two Caroline Britton! Ashley and Caroline are talking about the importance of communicating with your partner, sharing your discomfort and learning to shift anger, resentment and guilt. Caroline's latest book 'Coming Home To You' is out now in store and online. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/2258m 17s

Marianne Levy on the Unspoken Truths About Motherhood

This week on Mum's The Word, Ashley is joined by actor, journalist, writer and mum of 2 Marianne Levy. They're talking about the loneliness of motherhood, dealing with the aftermath of difficult births, learning to advocate for oneself in medical settings and the importance of continuing support after the new-born stage. Marianne's latest book 'Don't Forget To Scream: Unspoken Truths About Motherhood' will be available from July 21st 2022 and you can pre-order it now! If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/2246m 21s

Tania Boler on Creating Smart Products for Women

Internationally recognized women’s health expert and founder and CEO of Elvie, Tania Boler is this week's guest on Mum's The Word! She joins Ashley to talk about how Elvie came about, how she wanted to address intimate women's health issues and how we should all be more aware of our pelvic health.If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/2235m 16s

Matt Pinkett on Toxic Masculinity

Full time secondary school teacher, author and blogger Matt Pinkett joins Ashley to talk about toxic masculinity and what we can do to address the issues that cause boys to educationally underperform.Matt's book, 'Boys Don't Try? Rethinking Masculinity in Schools' is available in paperback in all major bookshops. If you'd like to reach out to Matt he's on Twitter as @PositivteachaIf you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/2246m 17s

Dr Jane Gilmour on Handling Toddler Meltdowns

Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Course Director for postgraduate child development programmes at University College London, Dr Jane Gilmour joins Ashley to share advice on how to deal with toddler meltdowns. She also shares some quick and easy techniques to deal with emotional moments and gives insight into how to effectively communicate with your child. Her book, 'How to Have Incredible Conversations with your Child' is available in paperback in all major bookshops. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/2251m 55s

Maria Pettersson on Balancing Work and Co-Parenting

Airline Pilot Maria Pettersson joins Ashley to talk about how she balances the unpredictable nature of her work with being a mum to one and a half year old Alice. Maria also talks about how she co-parents with Alice's dad, and shares what she learned from her birth story. All on on this week's episode of Mum's The Word!If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/2242m 27s

Kelly Whiting on the Maternity Mates Project

Maternity Mates Programme Co-ordinator and Volunteer Kelly Whiting joins Ashley on this week's episode of Mum's The Word. She talks about supporting women in East London, from all backgrounds, through pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, while advocating for them at every part of the process. To find out more about the Maternity Mates programme head to https://whfs.org.uk/index.php/what-we-do/maternity-mates If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/2241m 42s

Beth Sandland (MumLife) On Trauma and Loss

TW: This episode features Loss, Birth Trauma, NICU and Miscarriage, viewer discretion is advised.This week we sit down with Beth Sandland an award winning blogger, writer, photographer and mum to Ziggy. She takes pride in travelling and shows her audience how to travel with a child and on a budget. She is honest and raw with her audience, experiencing loss and heartache in 2019 writing about her miscarriages. We chat about baby loss, travelling with a baby, PTSD and mental health before and after birth and her own birth story.Follow Beth @bethsandland and @motherhoodedit------A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2251m 47s

Natalie Lee (StyleMeSunday) on Celebrating Your Body

There is explicit language throughout this episode, discretion advised.We tackle not worrying about the shame and stigmas in society and how we can stand up for ourselves to make ourselves happier. Natalie and Ashley discuss the realities of motherhood, taking the steps to love yourself whilst also touching on the diet industry, masturbation and teaching children about their own bodies and divorce.You can order Natalie's New Book 'Feeling Myself' is out on June 9th, and you can preorder here: https://smarturl.it/FeelingMyselfLinksWe love hearing from you! Get in touch with any topic suggestions, questions and feedback at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com----------------A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/2253m 43s

Charlotte Jonsie on Owning the Mum Identity

Charlotte Jonsie, host of the Mama on a Mission podcast, self help and positive psychology coach joins us this week about the myth of mum guilt, feeling powerless, owning your mum identity and using it as a chance to recreate yourself. We also touch on mood swings, postnatal depression and forgetting to appreciate your own body. TW: Loss / Traumatic LaborGet in touch with us with your questions and suggestions at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com----------A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/2258m 26s

Everyday Sexism with Laura Bates

Author and founder of Everyday Sexism, Laura Bates joins Ashley on this week's episode of Mum's The Word. They're talking all about how to raise our sons and daughters, the differences in parental leave, if 50/50 parenting is ever possible and how to improve sex education in schools.Laura's new book 'Fix the System, Not the Women' is available in hardback and ebook from 12th May 2022. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/2254m 47s

Exploring Mum Guilt with Chemmy Alcott

English former World Cup alpine ski racer, presenter and mum to two Chemmy Alcott joins us to discuss all aspects of mum guilt, from deciding to get a nanny and the backlash women face, choosing to go back to work after 2 weeks and even feeling guilt for the name of her second child, we explore it all on this weeks episode of Mums the Word!Ask Ashley a question for the podcast at askmumstheword@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/2246m 7s

Gemma Atkinson

Actress, influencer and mum to Mia, Gemma Atkinson joins us on the show this week to chat about her traumatic birth, taking advice from people and an inside look on her womens health cover shoot. We answer a question from one of our lovely listener on making friends when you are one of the first in the circle to have a baby, and Ashley and Gemma discuss the pressure on womens bodies pre and post birth!Get in touch with us with your questions, thoughts and feedback at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com-------------A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/2253m 19s

Zanna Van Dijk

On this week's episode of Mum's The Word, Ashley is joined by lifestyle blogger and co-founder of Stay Wild, Zanna Van Dijk. They're talking all about Zanna's decision making process when it comes to having children, the social and financial inequality of parenthood, and working out if it's really possible for women to have it all. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/2244m 13s

Imogenation

YouTuber and founder of The Hunny Store Imogen Horton aka Imogenation joins Ashley and chats all about mum guilt, being a full time working parent, breastfeeding, dealing with a tongue-tie and healing after birth in this weeks episode of Mum's the Word! The Parenting Podcast.Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com with your questions, feedback and guest suggestions, we love to hear from you!---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/221h 2m

Kate Lawler

Trigger warning: Postnatal depression and suicidal ideation.DJ, TV and radio presenter Kate Lawler joins us this week to tell us all about her upcoming book 'Maybe Baby: On the Mother Side'. Kate and Ashley are chatting all about social media and parenthood, depression and suicidal thoughts in early motherhood and how to best help other mums in this weeks episode of Mum's the Word! The Parenting Podcast.Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com with your questions, feedback and guest suggestions, we love to hear from you!---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/2259m 0s

Sophie Ellis Bextor

Music ICON and mum to 5 boys Sophie Ellis Bextor joins us this week to chat all about raising boys, reactive parenting and raising your child the way you believe is right, her struggle with pre-eclampsia and juggling 5 children over lockdown. It's all in this weeks episode of Mum's the Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James.Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com with your questions, feedback and guest suggestions, we love to hear from you!--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/2244m 49s

MP Stella Creasy

MP Stella Creasy joins us this week to chat about getting more mums into parliament, the fight for maternity leave and flexible working, misogyny becoming a crime, bringing her child into parliament and how we can get involved with making a change.If you want to get in touch with a question or guest suggestion, send us an email to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/2251m 8s

Babatunde Aléshé

We hear from the dads point of view on childbirth, raising a son, and the complete change of life when becoming a parent with the amazing comedian, actor and podcast Babatunde Aléshé! Topics include inclusivity, obstacles he has faced raising a black child and some warnings on what Ashley has to look forward too when Alfie turns 5!Baba is the host of the hit Puffin's children's podcast ‘Mission Imagination' - bonus episodes live on 16th February!If you want to get in touch with the show, you can send an email to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com.--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/2242m 12s

Raising Sons with Lalalaletmeexplain

Author, influencer and dating & relationships advisor Lalalaletmeexplain joins us this week to chat all about raising sons in the right way, being a single mum, dating in the modern day and relationship advice in this weeks Mum's the Word with Ashley James episode. tw/ domestic abuseYou can find a link to Lala's new book here: www.linktree.com/blockdeletemoveonIf you have a question you would like to ask Ashley and her guest, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com.----A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/221h 0m

Cherry Healey

Today Ashley is joined by television presenter, writer and documentary maker Cherry Healey! They're chatting about single mothers, the perception of motherhood, surprise pregnancies, piles and creating Deliveroo for mums! Frozen lasagne anyone?If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/2250m 45s

Natalie Rushdie

Today on Mum's The Word, Ashley is joined by classically trained jazz singer Natalie Rushdie. They're talking everything from breastfeeding and birth stories, to NCT class experiences and the benefits of mum friends. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/2246m 50s

Molly Forbes

Today Ashley is joined by author, campaigner, journalist and Founding Director of Body Happy, Molly Forbes! They're chatting everything about body image, include how we perceive ourselves and others, how the media continues to shape our views, and how parents can help their children to develop good relationships with their bodies.If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/2252m 48s

Reflecting on the First Year of Parenthood with Tommy!

Today Tommy joins us for a very special episode to mark the first year of parenthood and Alf turning one. Ashley and Tommy answer your questions about their first year, and chat about the changes their lives have been through and the highs and lows of their journey transitioning into being a mum and dad. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/2248m 19s

A Big Update from Ashley James!

In this special episode Ashley wanted to catch up on some of the biggest moments over the last month, including the decision to stop breastfeeding, Alfies first birthday and the events that unfolded over Christmas time. We want to hear from you! Please do get in touch with a question or a message at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/2234m 13s

Kat Shoob

Joining Ashley this week is TV, radio and podcast presenter and mum to 3-month-old Reuben, Kat Shoob. They're chatting recovering from childbirth, returning to work after birth and getting over the fear of leaving your little one with someone else. If you have a parenting question you would like Ashley and her guest to discuss, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create PodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/2257m 4s

Rhiannon Lambert

Ashley's guest this week is Registered Nutritionist, best-selling author, podcast host and mum to 19 month old Zachary, Rhiannon Lambert. She's chatting mental health, birth trauma, breastfeeding and weaning. If you have a parenting question you would like Ashley and her guest to discuss, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create PodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/2144m 29s

Sonali Shah

TV and radio presenter and mum of two Sonali Shah joins Ashley this week to chat breastfeeding, family support and controlled crying. If you have a parenting question you would like Ashley and her guest to discuss, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create PodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/2150m 22s

Clemmie Telford

This week podcaster, blogger, entrepreneur and mother of three Clemmie Telford joins Ashley to chat everything from her relationship with exercise, enjoying the little moments with her family and accepting that you don't always have to have it all. If you have a parenting question you would like Ashley and her guest to discuss, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create PodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/2143m 34s

Kate Moyle

Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist and mother of two Kate Moyle joins Ashley on this week's Mum's the Word Podcast! She's chatting about sex and intimacy during pregnancy and throughout motherhood.If you have a parenting question you would like Ashley and her guest to discuss, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create PodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/2152m 12s

Carly Rowena on Exercise and Finding Your Identity

Founder of LetsSweat workouts, author of My Beautiful Body and to Jackson, Carly Rowena joins Ashley to chat all about finding yourself, the importance of finding an exercise you love, the power of movement and sex and relationships in this weeks Mum's The Word, the Parenting Podcast with Ashley James!If you have a question you would like to Ashley, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/2148m 41s

Rini Frey - Own It Babe

Rini Frey also known as Own It Babe is an influencer journaling on motherhood, self love, mental health and hot mess expresses. Ashley chats to her all about antidepressants, body confidence and mental health in this episode! TW/ DepressionIf you have any feedback or have a question you would like Ashley and her guest to answer, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/2148m 5s

Georgia Jones

Model, Presenter and Influencer Georgia Jones joins Ashley to chat all about post-natal body image, reaching out for help, deal and finding time for herself this week on the Mum's the Word Podcast!If you have a parenting question you would like Ashley and her guest to discuss, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create PodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/2152m 44s

Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton

Presenter and broadcaster Zoe Hardman joins us with her co-host Georgia Dayton of the Made by Mammas parenting podcast joins Ashley to chat all about giving mum's advice, dealing with loneliness and finding friends, as well as having a second baby this week on the Mum's the Word Podcast!If you have a parenting question you would like Ashley and her guest to discuss, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/2144m 45s

Ellie Taylor

Comedian, author, actor (including in the hit show Tad Lasso) and presenter Ellie Taylor joins Ashley to chat about matrescence, why it is important to show the highs and the lows, supporting other mums and postnatal depression with Ashley this week, as well as the joys of soft play and giving yourself a break!TW: This episode mentions suicide and depression.---A Create Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/11/2143m 43s

Laura Wright

We chat breastfeeding, mummy clubs, parenting roles and the importance of giving yourself time to focus on you in with amazing soprano singer, presenter and host of the Mum Club East Sussex Laura Wright!If you have a question or a topic suggestion for Ashley, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/2145m 48s

Anna Mathur

Do you find it hard to deal with mum guilt and taking part in some well needed self-care? Author, speaker, psychotherapist and mum of 3 Anna Mathur joins Ashley to empower, encourage and equip us with dealing with worry and anxiety. To find out more about the Mother Mindway go to @themothermindway on instagram. Have a question you want to ask us? Get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/10/2141m 48s

Vicky Silverthorn

The amazing and inspirational Vicky Silverthorn chats to Ashley about her journey with adoption, juggling a business and being a single mum and asking your question on what to do when stuck in a rut.If you have a question you want to ask Ashley, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/10/2146m 30s

Christine Chiu

Bling Empire and Dancing with the Stars Christine Chiu joins us to chat about her journey with IVF, infertility and her journey into motherhood.---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/2131m 26s

Dr Zoe Williams

Zoe gives us some wisdom that Ashley wishes that she had heard during her pregnancy in this episode, they chat finding the birthing plan that is right for you, the importance of pelvic floor and how she found stepping into the mummy club herself!If you have a question you want Ashley to answer, go to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/09/211h 5m

Mummy to Triplets and Bro

This week Ashley updates us on her first time away from Alf, and the amazing Rebecca from Mummy to Triplets and Bro joins us to chat all about the highs and lows of being a lockdown mum, her battle with PTSD and her experience having premature children.---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/09/2156m 5s

Ali Bastian

This week Ashley sits down with the amazing Ali Bastian to have an honest chat on weaning, dealing with meltdowns and when is the right time to leave your child?If you have a question for Ashley to answer, send it to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/09/2153m 58s

Connie Simmonds

Struggling to sleep as a new mum? Has your little one begun teething yet? The amazing Connie Simmonds joins Ashley to discuss how important sleep is for you and your baby, what works best for Connie and her little one and some brilliant tips to keep your baby as pain free as possible when teething. These methods might not work for all and its important for each mum to find out what works best for them.If you have a question you want Ashley to answer, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/09/2147m 45s

Susie Amy

Actress and mother to Noa and Rosie, Susie Amy joins Ashley this week to talk all about their birth experiences, how they found pregnancy, and some of the products that worked best for them.If you have a question you want us to answer, contact, askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com.---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/08/2148m 37s

Roxie Nafousi

Welcome to Mums the Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James. Our first guest is the wonderful Roxie Nafousi, who opens up about her journey as a first time mum from finding out she was pregnant, her experience of pregnancy and why she chooses not to breastfeed. We also hear more from Ashley about her own story and how she has found the new world of motherhood.---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/2138m 21s

Mum's the Word - Coming Soon!

Coming soon – the brand new parenting podcast with Ashley James! Hit the follow button wherever you see this podcast to make sure you don’t miss an episode.  ---A Create Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/2142s
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