Mum's The Word! The Parenting Podcast

Mum's The Word! The Parenting Podcast

By Create

Each week we'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

The Realities of Parenting IVF Twins - with Jane Dowden

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Kelsey Parker is joined by Jane Dowden, better known as Mum with a Mic, on this week's podcast chatting everything from her social media journey, swimming lessons, The BAFTAs & her IVF journey!They'll Discuss:Why Swimming Lessons are the bane of her life?How she became a social media comedy sketch star?The story behind the birth of her IVF twinsGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2436m 19s

Why I Became a Surrogate Mum for Ollie & Gareth Locke - with Bex Ward

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones is joined by Bex Ward. After having Ollie & Gareth Locke on the podcast in 2023, we thought it was only right to get the surrogate mum who helped create their family on the podcast as well.They'll Discuss:Why Bex decided to become a surrogate for Ollie & Gareth?The issues with the surrogacy system in the UKWhy she'd 100% do it again?Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/2435m 7s

How To Be An Actress & A Working Mum - with Daisy Wood-Davis

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Kelsey Parker is joined by former Hollyoaks & Holby City star Daisy Wood-Davis on this week's podcastThey'll Discuss:How to balance being a performer and a motherWhy baby showers are boringThe importance oh having a passion projectGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2430m 50s

YOUR Best Mum Fails - with Georgia Jones & Kelsey Parker

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones & Kelsey Parker break the brilliant news that here at Mum's The Word we're going to be official partners of the Baby Show with Lidl GB starting with the the NEC Birmingham THIS weekend.Remember the first 20 people to use the code MUMSTHEWORD will receive a pair of complimentary tickets - so fastest fingers first girls!The girls will also go through their worst mum fails as well as getting some of you, the listeners. fails that you were to happy to share!They'll Discuss:Our biggest mum failsMum's The Word becoming official podcast partners of The Baby ShowWhy you should join us at the NEC in Birmingham THIS weekendGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2428m 49s

Why I'm Leaving the UK - with Chloe Pierre

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Grace Victory is joined by Thy.Self's Chloe Pierre to chat all about why she's emigrating from the UK, what her new book Take Care: The Black Women's Guide to Wellness is all about & why men need safe spaces too!They'll Discuss:Why she feels bringing her son up outside of the UK is the best moveThe struggles of being a single working mumWhy she doesn't feel the need to post content around motherhoodGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/2425m 16s

The Truth about Midwifery - with Pip Davies

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Kelsey Parker is joined by Pip Davies aka Midwife Pip to chat all about Midwifery and what are the common misconceptions around pregnancies that she wants to prove wrongThey'll Discuss:The importance of women being in charge of their own pregnanciesAre we given an misconception of birth?Why being a midwife is the best job in the world?Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2437m 51s

Learning to Love Yourself Post Pregnancy - with Takkies

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones is joined by Nwateko Dinwiddy aka Takkies to chat all about her struggles with moving to a new country while pregnant, the importance of loving your body post-pregnancy & why exercise is vital to a happy life?They'll Discuss:What moving to the UK from South Africa is really like?Why our kids should be taught about money in schools?How loving our bodies post-pregnancy is the best thing we can do?Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2436m 56s

From Miscarriage to Triplets - with Natasha Sidhu

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones is joined by Natasha Sidhu to chat all about her struggles with a miscarriage, to having triplets and the trials and tribulations that come with thatThey'll Discuss:The truth about how miscarriages are treated in hospitalsWhy having triplets as your first children gives you no learning space?What no one tells you about having tripletsGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/2437m 53s

What No One Tells You About Infertility - with Kerri Northcott

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones is joined by Kerri Northcott (@LifeWithIvyCoco) to chat all about her struggles with infertility They'll Discuss:What no one tells her about the struggles of having a second child?What advice Kerri would give to other mum's struggling with the same issues?The importance of doing your OWN researchGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2443m 10s

It's Okay To Not Be Okay - with Rhea Ellen

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Grace Victory is joined by Rhea Ellen to chat all about why it's okay to not always feel okayThey'll Discuss:Why motherhood comes first before any relationshipsBreaking the cycle of arguments with your childrenThe truth about bringing up young boysGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/2428m 11s

Dysfunctional Families - with Harriet Shearsmith

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones is joined by Harriet Shearsmith from the Unfollowing Mum Podcast to chat all about dysfunctional families They'll Discuss:Why a fractured parent child-relationship is a difficult cycle to get out of?The importance of having boundariesWhy therapy has the ability to bring everything out?Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/2445m 2s

MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL - with Kelsey Parker and her mum Diane

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Kelsey Parker is joined by her mum Diane, for a Mum's The Word Mothers Day Special!They'll Discuss:Why Motherhood is the hardest job in the world?How their parenting styles differ?What Kelsey was like growing up?Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/2445m 59s

Is Home-schooling the Future? - with Coral Golding

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Kelsey Parker is joined by Coral Golding to chat all about the realities behind home-schooling her two kidsThey'll Discuss:Why she pulled them out of school?How she convinced her husband it was the right idea?What the biggest misconceptions behind home-schooling are?Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/2432m 40s

The Queen of Mum Hacks - with Emily Norris

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones is joined by Emily Norris to chat all about her brand new book 'Things I Wish I'd Known: My hacks for a tidy home, happy kids and a calmer you'They'll Discuss:Emily's best 'Mum Hacks'Is having a routine one of the most important things as a mum?Why everyone researches about being pregnant but no one prepares for the realities of parentingGet In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/2435m 2s

Mum's The Word Unleashed - With Georgia Jones, Kelsey Parker & Grace Victory

In a special edition of Mum's The Word all three hosts Georgia Jones, Kelsey Parker & Grace Victory join forces to host an episode all together for the first time for a group therapy session.No topics of limits as they discuss everything from dreading doing kids' homework to their favourite boybands to answering YOUR questions!Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/2454m 4s

The Truth about Mum Guilt! - with Zoe Blaskey

On This Week's Mum's The Word:Georgia Jones is joined by Zoe Blaskey from the Motherkind podcast to chat everything about 'Mum Guilt'They'll Discuss:Why feeling guilty is natural as a mum?Why perfection and being perfect serves no one!Do Dad's get parent guilt or is it just mum's?Get In Contact With Us:Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537 or email us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comThanks for Listening---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/2437m 44s

Keeping a Relationship Together - with Cara Delahoyde

What's it like when everyone has seen your relationship on reality TV? The importance of not 'playing the game'? And the importance of laughter in keeping a relationship together?Cara Delahoyde joins us this week who most people will know from winning Love Island Season 2. She discusses her relationship journey with Nathan, how having a baby was a sign, how it brought her relationship full circle and why laughter is one of the biggest things to have in a relationship.Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/2431m 55s

Adapting to Parenthood - with Chessie King

Why it's important to not forget to still prioritise yourself as a mother? Why you shouldn't be afraid to ask for help? And how to stay patient with your other half whe things get tough?Chessie King joins us this week, founder of Welcome to Babyhood to chat everything from early life on social media to mum guilt to why a mum feels more guilty leaving a child to go away with their friends than a dad does.Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/2442m 42s

The Importance of Self Love - with Connie Simmonds

Why it's important to love yourself for who you are? Why motherhood doesn't have to be for everyone? How social media can be damaging as much as a help as a mum?Connie Simmonds joins us this week who runs The Pocket Coach, an online coaching site and has published her first book: Healthy Forever: The Happiest Weight Loss Book Ever! to chat everything self love!Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/2441m 32s

The Secret behind Successful Co-Parenting - with Chloe Lewis

What is it like being a single mum and co-parenting? How to work with an ex-partner bringing up a child? How social media can be damaging as much as a help as a mum?Chloe Lewis joins us this week who's most well known for her role in TOWIE to tell her story about being a single mum and bringing up a child as a co-parent with a former partnerDo you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/2446m 25s

The Truth Behind Hypnobirthing - with Birth-Ed's Megan Rossiter

What is hypnobirthing and how can it help mums during their pregnancy? Are we mis-sold the realities of pregnancy? And what does the NHS need to change in the pregnancy and midwife process?Megan Rossiter who has a diploma in hypnobirthing and runs her own hypnobirthing course called Birth-Ed joins Grace Victory on this week's episode to speak about why more mums should be made aware about how it can help them throughout their pregnancy, the importance behind continuative care and what needs to change in the pregnancy and midwife process in the UK?Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/2432m 25s

Perfecting the Work/Life Balance - with Louisa Lytton

What it's like being the mum as well as being on tour? Can you perfect the work/life balance? How important is asking for help when dealing with life as a parent?Louisa Lytton joins us this week who's most well known for her roles in Eastenders and The Bill to tell her story about managing having children with being on tour and if perfecting the work life balance is really a possibility?Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/2345m 12s

Dealing with Anxiety & Stress - with Karen Hartley

What is anxiety and how do we deal with it as parents? Is it possible to perfect the work life balance? And how to survive Christmas in 2023Psychotherapist Karen Hartley joins Grace Victory on this week's episode to speak about how she helps people with anxiety and stress and shares her top tips for any parents who are struggling.Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/2326m 5s

The Ups and Downs of Surrogacy - with Ollie & Gareth Locke

What is the surrogacy process like and how do you go about it? How do you balance being the best parent alongside work and prioritising yourself? And why it's important to remember you're never in anything alone as parentsMade In Chelsea's Ollie & Gareth Locke join Georgia Jones on this week's episode to speak about their whole journey through the surrogacy process to becoming dad's to twins Cosima & Apollo.Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/2341m 57s

Giving Birth to Triplets - with Nadia Thorburn

What it's like being the mum to unexpected triplets? How do you manage parenting them alongside other siblings? How do we make sure we don't burn-out as parents? ?Mother to triplets Nadia Thorburn joins us this week to tell her story from the pregnancy to looking after 4 young children from 1 suddenly, and why them starting school is as emotionally daunting for parents as it is for the children.Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/2339m 50s

Mummy Body Positivity - with Lottie Drynan

How do you deal with postpartum depression? How IBS affects pregnancy and motherhood? And why it's important not to feel alone and feel positive about your body#MyBloatedWardrobe founder Lottie Drynan joins Georgia Jones on this week's episode to speak about dealing with postpartum depression, how IBS has affected her life before and after pregnancy, the changes in a women's body no-one tells you about & why body positivity is key?Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/2341m 2s

Dealing With Grief as a Family - with Kelsey Parker

How do you deal with grief as a young family? How important is it to turn your love for someone you're bereaving into something positive? And how vital it is to look after yourself as well as making sure everyone around you is dealing with it.Mum's The Word Host Kelsey Parker joins Grace Victory this week to speak about her brand new book 'With And Without You' and how a young family has to deal with the loss of a loved one and why the key with getting through it might be spirituality.Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/2324m 11s

The Importance of Positive Energy - With Jojo Fraser

How can we stay positive throughout all the ups and downs of parenthood? How important is it to open up about our mental health as much as possible? Is spirituality the key?Scotland's Queen of Positivity & author of Mommy Jojo Uncut: Time for a Mojo injection Jojo Fraser joins us this week to answer all our questions on how to get back and keep our mojo back as parents - we talk about balancing life as being as a mum, setting goals with a deeper purpose, the importance of positive energy and much more.Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our Whatsapp, that's 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/2336m 59s

REBEL MAMA- With Laura Rafferty

Author of REBEL MAMA, Laura Rafferty sits down with Grace Victory this week to discuss the change in mindset after having a child and the unsolicited advice we ALL receive from those either with children or without.Get in touch with us over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/2327m 46s

The Juggle as an Olympian - with Nekoda Smythe-Davis

ACTUAL OLYMPIAN Nekoda Smythe-Davis sits down with Grace Victory this week to discuss her journey into motherhood whilst competing and how she deals with the struggle of the juggle, especially as an athlete. Get in touch with us over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/2333m 26s

Georgia Jones and Kelsey Parker : FINDING THE BALANCE!

Our hosts Georgia Jones and Kelsey Parker come together this week to discuss their parenting highs and lows. Kelsey discusses her partners death and how to provide the best future for her kids, and Georgia confesses how hard it is to find a good balance and the feeling of judgement that seems to never go away. Do you have a question for us? Get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/2346m 9s

Positive Parenting and letting your Children just be Children with Anita Cleare

Can we let children just be children?Parenting expert, coach, founder of Positive Parenting and Author of 'The Work/Parent Switch' Anita Cleare joins us this week to help us understand that there is never a wrong or right way to parent, but instead how to stay positive! Life in a blended family and cultural differences between the UK and Mongolia.Grab the book at https://tr.ee/NGv5vLx-Fh and follow Anita on Instagram @anitacleare_parentingSend us your experiences over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or contact our WhatsApp on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/2343m 8s

Pregnancy is a Marathon - How Can We Train For It? With Hollie Grant

How can we train whilst pregnant? How much exercise should we really do in the lead up to birth, and how can we ease ourselves back into fitness after birth? Award winning personal trainer and expert in pre and postnatal fitness Hollie Grant joins us this week to answer all our questions on movement before, during and after pregnancy - we talk about fitness with prolapse, what the suggested amount of training is and how we can ease back into these routines after birth. Do you have a question for us? Get in touch on our whatsapp, thats 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/2335m 35s

Why Don't Mum's Jump? And what is a Prolapse? with Helen Ledwick

Why is prolapse so taboo? And what actually is it?Journalist and author of 'Why Mum's Don't Jump', Helen Ledwick joins us this week to inform us of her experience with prolapse, what some of the symptoms are of a poor pelvic floor and how we can be supported more in postpartum. So many people go through prolapse - and if you are feeling alone in this - know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!Grab the book at  https://whymumsdontjump.com/ and follow Helen on Instagram @whymumsdontjumpSend us your experiences over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or contact our whatsapp on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/2334m 24s

MENTAL HEALTH for NEW MUMS with Dr Emma Hepburn @thepsychologymum

This episode is for any new mums and what we wish we had heard before becoming parents! If you are feeling lonely, self doubting, feeling like you aren't doing anything right - then know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Dr Emma Hepburn joins Georgia this week as we navigate the new identity of motherhood, what it means to put away the shoulds and some tips you can put in your toolkit. Share your birth stories and parenting experiences at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on 07599927537. ---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/2341m 0s

Why are Babies so ACTIVE at NIGHT? - with The Sleep Mums!

Sleep is sacred for both parents and babies, but don't fear The Sleep Mum's are here! Between them they have over 30 years professional experience and hands on practice with babies and sleep. - They really are baby whisperers!We discuss the best practice for naps, why children are so active at night and whether or not we should invest in comforters...Find the Sleep Mums at https://www.sarahcarpentersleep.com/the-sleep-mums Or on Instagram @thesleepmumsAre you struggling with sleep? Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com OR on whatsapp on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/2331m 28s

My Child Says they are Trans - What do I do? With Jake Graf

It can be hard to know how to help or react when your child expresses they are part of the LGBTQ+ community and want to transition, we want to ensure that our children can be who they want to be, but this can come with a lot of judgement from outsiders. Jake Graf joins us this week to tell us about his own transgender journey and how he froze his eggs and underwent a process of surrogacy to have his two children. Find Jake at @jake_graf5 Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on whatsapp on 07599927537,---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/2334m 1s

How do we teach children its OK to be DIFFERENT with Lliana Bird

Kelsey Parker steps in as our guest host this week to speak to DJ and now AUTHOR Lliana Bird. Both are self-proclaimed messy mums and so.. have messy children! We chat about challenging gender stereotpyes in children, encouraging them that its ok to be different and to always expect the unexpected. You can get Lliana's new book, Baboo the Unusual Bee from all good book shops from the 14th September. Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on whatsapp on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/2336m 54s

Raising a Happier Mother with Anna Mathur

You can't think straight when your burnt out, and our amazing guest Anna Mathur reminds us this week that we NEED to fill up our own cup before anyone elses. In order to support our childs mental health - we need to support our own! It's ok that you are feeling like this, and its ok if you are BORED! There is no right way to parent, and we need to put any judgement or pressure we feel on ourselves to the back of our mind - if you are feeling down and in the need for a pep talk - THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU!Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on whatsapp on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/2338m 6s

Finding Yourself and Letting Go Of Control with Grace Victory

Feeling Outnumbered? Unprepared? Guest host Christine McGuinness sits down with influencer Grace Victory to discuss her traumatic journey into motherhood and how she is embracing all aspects of motherhood from identity and body changes to mum guilt. Find Grace online @gracefvictorySend us your dilemmas and experiences to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on whatsapp at 07599927537---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/2331m 2s

What Is Our Child's Behaviour Communicating to Us? With Marie Gentles

Do you find it hard to get through to your child during tantrums? What exactly IS our childs behaviour communicating to us? Marie Gentles joins us this week to show us how changing our perspective on behaviour, and connecting with our child can help us understand them and their behaviour further, as well as stopping the cycles of tantrums we can find ourselves in.Have you struggled with this? Get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/2336m 31s

The Baby Club's Nigel Clarke on Changing Your Parenting Perspectives

OUR SAVIOR Nigel Clarke joins us this week to tell us all about the amazing work he is doing for parents not only in the Baby Club but also as the founder of Dadvengers. We hear some top parenting tips from him from night feeds to changing your perspective on babies to change your parenting style for the better. Get in touch with your experiences over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comYou can find Nigel @nigelclarketv---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/2328m 42s

Matrescence - The Seismic Change All Mothers Experience with Lucy Jones

When pregnant, women go through an incredible change that isn't just physical, but emotional, psychological and physiological, across the world with a new baby there is also the celebration of a new mother, so why in Western Society is so much of this change not talked about and hidden. Journalist and author of Matrescence : On the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood, Lucy Jones joins us this week to teach us about the changes women undergo during pregnancy and after birth, how we can care for new women and her own experience into this new area of life. Get in touch with your birth experiences over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/2330m 21s

Adapting Recipes for ALL with Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling Reed

Do you feel like you are non stop cooking? Struggling to find variety in your childrens diet - bestselling author and nutritionist Charloltte Stirling Reed joins us this week to discuss how we can get the most out of our meals, stopping food waste and adapting recipes for all needs. Get in touch with your questions over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/2332m 18s

Empowering our children to love who they are with Pam Luk.

Empowering our children to love who they are with Pam Luk. It’s so important to teach our children to love their body and who they are, one of the biggest parts of this is being mindful about the language we use about our own bodies around them. This week founder of Ember and Ace, athletic wear brand for plus size kids, Pam Luk joins us. We have a fantastic conversation around her own childhood, talking about body diversity and teaching children body positivity. Get in touch with your stories and questions over at askmumsthewordpod.co.uk or on our WhatsApp, that's 07599927537.—A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/2324m 32s

Parental Separation - YOU AREN'T ALONE with TheBreakingDad

Daniel Betts, aka The Breaking Dad joins us to chat all things coparenting and blended families, including how to navigate coparenting, how to introduce children in blended families and juggling children in full time work. You can find Daniel at www.thebreakingdad.co.ukGet in touch with us over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/2340m 20s

How Early Do You Start with Consent? With ToddlersTeensandBetween

It's hard to understand our toddlers on a good day, especially with the overwhelming advice out there, so the lovely Gemma and Sophia from ToddlersTeensandBetween are here to chat further on communicating efficiently with our toddlers, emotional literacy and modelling for our kids to copy. Send us your questions and experiences over to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com!You can find Gemma and Sophia https://www.toddlersteensandbetween.com/@toddlersteensandbetween--A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/2333m 48s

What is Gestational Surrogacy? Ashley Glazebrooks Surrogacy Journey

Twist and Pulse star Ashley Glazebrook shares his gestational surrogacy journey with his daughter Tilly, discussing what to do if you are thinking of surrogacy, meeting her prematurely, learning fatherhood as he goes and the fight he had with his sexuality. We want to hear your birth stories! Get in touch over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/2334m 25s

The Power of Sharing Your Truth with Shanice and Brenda from Orbit

Sometimes motherhood can feel like a competition, we put so much pressure on ourselves during this monumental change in our lives that we don't give ourselves enough credit. Shanice and Brenda founded Orbit when they were going through matresence to create a place for women to talk and share their truths about motherhood and womanhood - as talking about it makes us stronger. Get in touch and share your truth over at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/2335m 8s

From Endometriosis and 7 IVF Attempts to Viral Motherhood: The Inspiring Journey of Martha Keith

TW// Miscarriage. Endometriosis affects almost 10% of reproductive age people, and can be extremely painful and left untreated can cause infertility issues. Martha Keith has experienced just this and found herself in a cycle of hope and despair through a series of IVF and miscarriages, but on the 7th try became pregnant with her second child. We discuss the lack of conversation around fertility issues and her IVF journey. Have you experienced something similar? Get in touch with us over at askmumsthewordpod.co.uk or on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/2340m 22s

Parenting from the Heart with Steph Peltier

Life really is a rollercoaster, and we can often forget to pump up our own tyres. Happiness is more than a mindset, and so we have happiness activator Steph Peliter joining us to share her happiness tools and what little steps we can take each day to protect our energy and achieve happiness.Get in touch with your birth experiences, or ask a question at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/2353m 28s

'It's All About Balance' with Jayli and Barney aka The Banks Family

This week we are joined by international DJ Jayli and her partner Barney, also know as @iammrbanks on Tiktok. We discuss the changing priorities as a parent, as well as acceptance, breastfeeding, resentment, feeling like a failure, hypoglycaemia and the changes in relationships. Get in touch with your questions and birth stories at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/2354m 6s

Alex Light on Stopping the Body Shaming Cycle

Alex Light is an author, entrepreneur, podcaster and all round bringer of body positivity for all! In this episode we work to break down the dieting cycle for new generations, discussing what we are being exposed to and how we can respond to unsolicited comments and work to be true to yourself. In an exclusive she also discusses her recent plans to future-proof her own fertility. TW// Eating DisorderGet in touch with us on your birth stories at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on 07599927537----A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/231h 2m

Advice for Birth Partners with Olly Huddlestone (@dadlifewithriver)

It's about the dads this week as Olly Huddlestone joins us to chat advice for dads in birth, being a father to daughters and tips for birth partners and the support they can give. We also have some amazing listener advice on C-Sections and how to prepare.You can find Olly online as @dadlifewithriverGet in touch with your questions and birth stories at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/2331m 30s

The Maternal Mental Load with Cat Sims

You can love your kids without loving motherhood! We speak to blogger and author Cat Sims to chat realities of motherhood, prioritising your own health, her birth advice, the importance of communication, the importance of sharing your experiences and the maternal mental load.All whilst Ashley is having contractions!You can find Cat @notsosmugnowAnd her book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Time-Smiled-Just-Wind/dp/0008526141Send us your experiences, positive or not, to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on whatsapp at 07599927537---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/2357m 31s

Pregnancy After Loss with Victoria Bye

Influencer, blogger and writer Victoria Bye joins us this week to discuss her current pregnancy after loss with 3 children, endometriosis, stepping from one child to two and the mental load. TW/ We will be mentioning miscarriage in this episode. Get in touch with us, like our listener Rebecca did, at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or send us a voicenote on whatsapp on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/2354m 4s

HG Pregnancy Sickness with Amy Neville

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a sickness that causes excessive nausea and vomiting, so much that it often needs hospital treatment. Around 1-3 in every 100 women are said to have HG during pregnancy, Amy Neville from Amy Nev's fashion diaries joins us this week to tell us more about this sickness, her own experiences with it and her struggles with matrescence. You can find Amy @amynevfashiondiariesGet in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on 07599927537---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/2346m 42s

The Childcare Challenge with Joeli Brearley aka Pregnant Then Screwed

The cost of childcare is at an all time high, but how can we rely less on the dysfunctional childcare system? Joeli Brearley, founder of Pregnant Then Screwed to chat childcare, judgement and discrimination towards mothers as well as the laws around this.Need help? Call the Pregnant Then Screwed Helpline on 0161 2229879.You can find Joeli at @pregnantthenscrewedGet in touch with your experiences at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/2351m 43s

Stop Judging Yourself with Eimear Varian Barry

Eimear Varian Barry discusses the judgement of mums, coparenting, getting out of the cycle of comparing yourself with other mums and the identity struggle this week.Get in touch with your experiences at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/2333m 29s

Teaching Our Children to Be Sustainable with Jeroo Doodhmal (Founder of Pip & Henry)

We tackle sustainability this week and how we can teach our children about the environment. Jeroo Doodhmal, founder of Pip & Henry tells us her story and journey becoming an entrepreneur as well as the juggle alongside this.You can find Pip & Henry here: https://pipandhenry.com/Get in touch with us with your questions and birth stories at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on whatsapp on 07599927537---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/2339m 59s

Bounceback Culture with Melissa Suffield

There is a huge pressure on mums to bounce back and look like they never even had a baby - thankfully people like Melissa Suffield (aka TheConfidentMama) exist to fight back against this bounceback culture. We chat about raising body confident kids, about her relationship with her body, and how she exclusively pumped for a year.Get in touch with us on emaill at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on our whatsapp on 07599927537. ---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/2348m 53s

Feeling Like Yourself Again with Louise Boyce aka Mama Still Got It

The hilarious, honest and inspirational Louise Boyce, also known on socials as Mama Still Got It joins us this week to chat about getting back to feeling like yourself again, baby names, and some of her best tips surviving motherhood. You can find Louise @mamastillgotitGet in touch with us! Contact us on askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on our whatsapp on 07599927537.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/2340m 19s

Life Begins at 30! With Sara Miller

Award winning designer Sara Miller join us this week to chat about the timeline pressure put onto women, her experience and tips for the juggle, having a second and mum guilt.We love to hear from you! Share your experiences with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.comYou can find Sara @saramillerlondon---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/2333m 47s

Celebrating 2 Years of Parenthood with Tommy!

Join Ashley and Tommy as they celebrate Alf's second birthday and the second anniversary of their step into parenthood. We answer your questions, tell their story so far including their changing relationship and the highs and lows they have faced. Do you have a question for Ashley? Get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/2349m 37s

'Never Doubt Your Ability As A Mum' with Tova Leigh

Influencer, author, comedian, podcaster and mum to 3 girls - 2 being twins! Tova Leigh joins us this week to discuss raising girls, explaining sexism, sexuality after birth, and not feeling bad about asking for help. Follow Tova @tova_leigh Send in your questions to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com.---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/231h 3m

Trusting Your Own Instinct with Felicity Rosina

Trainer Felicity Rosina joins us this with with advice on the changes in your body after birth and the pressure to bounce back, as well as how you can ease yourself back into exercise. We also have a newborn baby interruption too! You can find Felicity @felicityrosinaGet in touch with your questions and voicenotes to 07599927537 and at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/2343m 9s

Fox and the Moon Holistic Sleep Support

Emily from the Fox and the Moon Holistic Sleep joins us this week to discuss ways in which we can get our child to sleep, tongue tie and the connection between antibiotics and sleep on your child. You can find Emily on Instagram @foxandthemoon_sleep or on her website www.foxandthemoon.co.ukGet in touch with your questions and experiences at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on Whatsapp at 07599927537---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/2351m 18s

Becoming The Person You Want Your Child To Be with Megan Rose Lane

TW// Mention of Eating DisordersThis week we sit down with Megan Rose Lane to chat about unsolicited advice, finding love for your body, eating disorders, changing relationships, co parenting and becoming the person you want your child to become.Get in touch with your birth stories, questions and topic suggestions at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on whatsapp at 07599927537---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/2247m 33s

Not Feeling Guilty for Your Decisions with Dr Penelope Leach

Dr Penelope Leach joins us this week to answer some of our burning questions on sleep, screen time and toddler tantrums as we discuss the vast amount of information for the modern mum and how to know what is really normal. Send in your experiences, questions and episode suggestions to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/2245m 44s

Gemma Bird - @moneymumofficial

This week we talk money with Gemma Bird, aka @moneymumoffical - we get into the stigmas with talking about money, tips for christmas and free activities, as well as her journey as a mum and her inspirations for getting people open and honestly talking about money. You can follow Gemma @moneymumofficial on Instagram. Send in your voicenotes, experiences and questions to askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on our whatsapp at 07599927537. ---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/2259m 43s

The Importance of All Birth Stories with Illy Morrison (Mixing Up Motherhood)

TW // This episode touches on Birth Trauma.Mixing Up Motherhood, aka Illy Morrison joins us this week to chat about her birth experience, changes in relationships and the importance of all birth stories as well as doing what is right for YOU.Follow Illy on Instagram @mixing.up.motherhoodGet in touch with your birth stories, questions and topic suggestions at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com or on our whatsapp - 07599927537---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/2258m 19s

Two Dads in London on their Adoption Journey!

Rich and Lew from TwoDadsInLondon join us today to chat all things adoption, parenting as a same sex couple and the journey they have been on with their two children so far!You can follow Rich and Lew on instagram @twodadsinlondonAnd their book is titled My Family and Other Families - you can get this from all good book shops! Get in touch with your questions at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/2259m 51s

Putting Your Needs First with Laura Guckian

TW / Miscarriage and SuicideLaura Guckian, founder of MindMommyCoaching shares her struggles as a first time mum and how she overcame these and put her needs first for her children. We discuss how you aren't the only one feeling this way, and how to stop feeling guilty for putting yourself first. --- A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/221h

Charlie Hedges

Radio 1's Charlie Hedges joins us this week to chat about her journey as a first time mum, the impact it had on her career, and feeling empowered to just do you! Get in touch with your questions, experiences and advice at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--- A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/2247m 25s

Sarah Jayne Dunn on the Sexualisation of Mums

Actress Sarah Jayne Dunn joins us this week to chat about her move to onlyfans and the response this had, owning your own body and escaping the hypersexualisation of the female body as a mum.Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com----A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/2252m 51s

Your Birth Options with Emiliana from the Mindful Birth Group

Teacher, Doula, Founder & CEO of The Mindful Birth Group, Emiliana joins us today to chat about all of the different birth options from abdominal to vagina as well as the options of Doula's to make your birth as comfortable as possible. The Mindful Birth Group Website www.themindfulbirthgroup.com Find out your birth rights here https://www.birthrights.org.uk/factsheets/----------A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/2245m 51s

Freezing Eggs with Sophie Porley

Actress and model Sophie Porley joins us this week to chat about her experience freezing her eggs and guides us through the process and her reasons for undertaking the freezing process. Get in touch with us on whatsapp at 07599927537 or at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com----A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/2237m 17s

Making Cooking Easy for Your Little One with Rebecca Wilson!

Chef and author Rebecca Wilson joins us to give us some tips to making cooking easy with new ideas and inspiration for cooking for yourself and your little one. We discuss cooking things that are already in your kitchen, dealing with fussy eaters and looking at the controversial topic of pouches. Get in touch with us at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--------A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/2245m 46s

Laura Dockrill

Author and fellow podcaster Laura Dockrill joins Ashley to talk about what she faced after giving birth including how she woke up on her first Mother’s Day in a psychiatric ward, without a clue where she was, separated from her newborn, with a diagnosis of postpartum psychosis.This episode comes with a trigger warning as we will be discussing postnatal mental health, postpartum psychosis, suicidal ideation and traumatic birth.Laura's book is called "What Have I Done? Motherhood, Mental Illness and Me" - buy it now online or from all good publishers. Her podcast is called Zombiemum and can be found wherever you got this podcast!Get in touch with your questions and experiences at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com----A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/2257m 59s

Kara Tointon

With a second baby on the way, Ashley chats to actress Kara Tointon about the decision to have a second child, mum guilt and judgement, the power of your own voice and how we can get out of the people pleasing cycle. Get in touch with your questions and experiences at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com----A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/2253m 14s

A Special Announcement!

We start this new season with a very special announcement from Ashley on what to expect in the coming months!Get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com--A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/2215m 53s

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/221h

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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/2138m 21s

Mum's the Word The Parenting Podcast

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03/08/2155s
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