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In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support. A Pixiu production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Asking for a friend

5/24/2022
Introducing 'Happy Mum Happy Baby: Asking for a friend', a brand new incarnation of the show where Gi will be speaking to leading parenting experts and asking your questions about the issues that affect us all through our parenting journeys. From your pelvic floor to mental health, weaning to bed-wetting and teething to trauma, we got it all covered. Make sure you submit your questions for our experts by heading over to Giovanna's socials! @mrsgifletcher See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

Duration:00:01:29

Tom Daley

5/10/2022
In this week's episode, Giovanna is joined by none other than diving extraordinaire, and keen knitter, Tom Daley. The pair sit down to talk all things fatherhood and the ins and the outs of surrogacy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:06

Dope Black Dads

5/3/2022
Joining Gi today is Marvyn from Dope Black Dads, an organisation that provides a safe space for fathers who wish to discuss their experiences of being black, a parent and masculinity in the modern world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:54:22

Anna Mathur

4/26/2022
Psychotherapist, bestselling author of Mind Over Mother and mum to three, Anna Mathur is today's guest. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:26

DIY Dads

4/19/2022
Joining Gi today is James from the DIY Dads. He's a DIY lover, gardener and an advocate for LGBTQ+ parenting and adoptive families. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:51:57

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

4/12/2022
Today’s episode is all about improving health and happiness! Gi is joined by Dr Rangan Chatterjee, father of two, physician, author and podcast host of ‘Feel Better, Live More.’ Dr Chatterjee explores how his own childhood affects the way he parents and why he feels he’s a better person because of his children. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:13

Not a Fictional Mum

4/5/2022
Blogger and campaigner Not a Fictional Mum fights for equality and acceptance for all families. In 2019 she became a full-time mother to a son who just happens to be adopted. Gi hears about her experiences of IVF and adoption and learns why campaigning is so important to her. Please be aware, this episode contains discussion about miscarriage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:55:31

Malorie Blackman

3/29/2022
BAFTA winner, author and former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman OBE is on the podcast! She speaks to Gi about her experience of miscarriage and raising her daughter who’s now in her 20s. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:39:48

Ben Anderson (The Diary of a Dad)

3/22/2022
Today Gi chats to co-founder and managing director of Musicalize and father of five Ben Anderson (AKA The Diary of a Dad.) Together they explore everything he’s learnt since becoming a dad- from placentas being delivered to the power of communication. Ben also talks about the very difficult experience of his twins being born at 21 weeks and passing away shortly after birth. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:01:31

Kate Lawler

3/15/2022
Gi is joined by former Big Brother housemate, host of podcast Maybe Baby, and drive-time presenter on Virgin Radio, Kate Lawler. Kate speaks about how turning 40 sparked a desire to have a child. After her baby Noa was born, Kate battled with feelings of resentment, frustration and loneliness that eventually turned into joy. As well as raising awareness of mental health struggles woman can face after giving birth, Kate's now focusing on spending time with her baby. See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:51:26

Laura Jackson

3/8/2022
Today Gi chats to Laura Jackson- presenter, columnist and CEO of online market Glassette about the joys of being a mum! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:27

Ellie Taylor

3/1/2022
Gi’s guest today is actress, comedian, author of ‘My Child and Other Mistakes’ and mother of one Ellie Jane Taylor. They chat about Ellie not feeling maternal before deciding to have a child but how she now believes her baby has opened her heart and made her a nicer person. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:45:48

Josh Widdicombe

2/22/2022
Comedian Josh Widdicombe is Gi’s first guest of the new series! They have a giggle about the joys of family life; explore why Josh decided to start his chart-topping parenting podcast and discuss how he juggles late-night gigs with being a dad. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:42:09

Baby-size: Izzy Judd

9/23/2021
In the last mini episode of this series, Gi listens back to a moving interview with one of her oldest friends, violinist and mother of two Izzy Judd. Izzy and Gi met through their husbands, who are in a band together. In this clip, Izzy describes her journey with anxiety, infertility, miscarriage and undergoing IVF. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:16:18

Annie Macmanus

9/21/2021
Annie Mac, or Annie Macmanus, is on the show! Author, presenter and DJ chats to Gi about juggling loud late nights with being a mum, taking the decision to leave Radio 1 after 17 years and finally getting to put her kids to bed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:12

Ian 'H' Watkins

9/14/2021
Father of two and pop star in Steps, Ian ‘H’ Watkins is today’s guest. Gi hears about H’s experience of surrogacy, taking his kids on tour with Steps and making the most of his platform to fly the flag for people in the LGBTQ+ community. Please note this episode contains conversation about miscarriage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:47:08

Baby-size: Sarah Turner AKA The Unmumsy Mum

9/9/2021
In this mini episode, Gi chats to Sarah Turner AKA ‘The Unmumsy Mum’ about her writing that explores those less than picture-perfect parenting moments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:05

Lisa Faulkner

9/7/2021
Gi is joined by actress, chef and presenter Lisa Faulkner. They speak about Lisa's experience of IVF, deciding to adopt her daughter and her family’s love of a roast dinner. This episode contains discussion around miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. If you’d prefer, please choose another episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:49

Part Two: Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee

8/31/2021
Gi is joined by ex-Coventry City player turned reality star Ashley Cain and partner aesthetic practitioner Safiyya Vorajee. The couple’s baby Azaylia died at eight months old after fighting a rare form of cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia. We’ve split the episode into two parts because Gi wanted you to hear as much of their story as possible. In part two, the couple talk to Gi about how they celebrated every moment they had with their baby girl Azaylia. They’ve set up a foundation in...

Duration:00:39:38

Part One: Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee

8/31/2021
Gi is joined by ex-Coventry City player turned reality star Ashley Cain and partner aesthetic practitioner Safiyya Vorajee. The couple’s baby Azaylia died at eight months old after fighting a rare form of cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia. We’ve split the episode into two parts because Gi wanted you to hear as much of their story as possible. In part one, Gi learns how Safiyya took pregnancy in her stride and gave birth to Azaylia during covid lockdown. The couple explain when they...

Duration:00:48:01