Location:

Ireland

Language:

English


Episodes

S2The Guide To Surviving Christmas

12/10/2019
In this special festive episode of Motherboard, Avril is joined by Laura Doyle from Love, Life and Little Ones, Tracey Quinn from Love of Living and Child Psychotherapist and author Joanna Fortune. The panel chat about navigating the Christmas period, while keeping your sanity in tact! Find out more about our guests: Laura Doyle (@lovelifeandlittleones) Tracey Quinn (@traceysblog) Joanna Fortune (@joannafortune)

Duration:00:40:14

Adoption Stories

11/26/2019
Sarah Dove, author of 'My Father Wasn't French', joins Avril to discuss her incredible adoption story.

Duration:00:36:49

S2Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

11/12/2019
In this episode of Motherboard, Avril is joined in studio by Laura Doyle of Love, Life & Little One, Tracey Quinn from Love of Living and Child Psychotherapist and author Joanna Fortune. The panel chat about how best to approach difficult behaviour in children and explore the possible underlying causes of changed behaviour. Find out more on our panelists here: Laura Doyle - @lovelifeandlittleones Tracey Quinn - @traceysblog Joanna Fortune - @joannafortune

Duration:00:45:12

S2Separation & Co-Parenting

10/29/2019
Avril Flynn is joined by Christine Riordan and Ann-Marie Gaynor, two mothers who have been through separations and are making co-parenting work for their families. Also on the panel is Fiona McAuslan from Legal Aid Board; Fiona is the Director of the Board's Family Mediation Services. Our guests will be talking about their experiences of separation and co-parenting and offer some advice to anyone going through it. If you would like to find out more on the topics discussed in this episode...

Duration:00:38:43

S2Parenting & Grief

10/15/2019
Unfortunately, death is a part of life. We’ve all be affected by the death of a loved one and experienced bereavement. But what a lot of us haven’t experience is the loss of a romantic partner or the loss of a parent. Venetia Quick (presenter/producer) and Colette Byrne (founder of Widow.ie) lost their husbands and were left to continue raising young children on their own. They discuss with Avril and Dr Elizabeth Nixon about their own difficult experiences and how they managed to overcome...

Duration:00:50:40

Careers and Parenting

10/2/2019
It's not easy being a parent & trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. So what can be done to make life easier for working parents ? In this episode we meet Avril O'Hehir Director of Administration at Lidl and Samantha Kelly CEO of The Women's Inspire Network who share how they make both their career & family flourish . Our sponsor LIDL is giving Motherboard listeners 20% off their award winning Lupilu baby range. All you have to do is visit familyfriendlyhq.com/motherboard...

Duration:00:32:29

S2E10: Redefining Young Mums

9/17/2019
This week's Motherboard deals with prejudices that young mothers face all the time. With incredible insight from Cara Doyle, Katie Morgan and Laura Doyle joining our host Avril Flynn. Our sponsor LIDL is giving Motherboard listeners 20% off their award winning Lupilu baby range. All you have to do is visit familyfriendlyhq.com/motherboard to redeem your coupon. T&C's apply and this offer is limited, so redeem yours before time runs out!

Duration:00:40:12

S2E9: Proud Autism Parents

9/3/2019
Let's encourage a more positive conversation around parenting children who are on the autistic spectrum. Lisa Curran is a proud parent of autism and an inspiration for positive thinking.

Duration:00:46:41

S2E8: Back to School

8/20/2019
Back to school time is just around the corner and we want to help you be fully prepared! Avril Flynn is joined by Aoife Lee, the founder of Parent Support and Laura Doyle of Love, Life and Little Ones. Find out more about Aoife Lee at www.parentsupport.ie Find out more about Laura Doyle at www.lovelifeandlittleones.com Our sponsor LIDL is giving Motherboard listeners 20% off their award winning Lupilu baby range. All you have to do is visit familyfriendlyhq.com/motherboard to redeem your...

Duration:00:36:45

S2E7: Difficult Pregnancies

8/6/2019
Avril Flynn is joined in studio by mum of two Lynn O'Connell and mum of one Karina Fee. Both of these women share their stories of their difficult pregnancies, where Lynns suffered from pre-eclampsia and Karina with hyperemesis gravidarum. In this episode, the panel shed a light on these conditions, which are unfortunately a lot more common than we think. If you would like to find out more on the topics discussed in this episode please...

Duration:00:39:05

S2E6: Mothers and Sport

7/23/2019
Avril Flynn is joined in studio by Powerlifting champion and mum of two Tara Mooney (@tinypowermom) and Wicklow Gaelic Football player and mum of one Lorna Fusciardi. Both ladies share how they find the balance between motherhood and sport, and also discuss the many benefits that sport brings to their lives. Our sponsor LIDL is giving Motherboard listeners 20% off their award winning Lupilu baby range. All you have to do is visit familyfriendlyhq.com/motherboard to redeem your coupon. T&C's...

Duration:00:27:56

S2E5: Multiple Pregnancies

6/25/2019
This week's guest is Brigid O'Hora. She is a mum of triplets, and talks to us about what it's like to raise three children at the same time, whilst also completing a master's degree and trying to maintain sanity! Also, we've got a seriously good offer from our partners, LIDL... LIDL is giving Motherboard listeners 20% off their award winning Lupilu baby range. All you have to do is visit familyfriendlyhq.com/motherboard to redeem your coupon. T&C's apply and this offer is limited, so redeem...

Duration:00:34:02

S2E4: The Sleep Whisperer

6/24/2019
To celebrate our brand new second season of Motherboard, Lidl are giving Motherboard listeners 20% off their award winning Lupilu baby range. All you have to do is visit familyfriendlyhq.com/motherboard to redeem your coupon. T&C's apply and this offer is limited, so redeem yours before time runs out! To kick off season two, Avril is joined in studio by Fiona Carroll, paediatric sleep consultant and mum of two. It’s safe to say that sleep consultancy can be a game changer for exhausted...

Duration:00:40:43

S2E3: Single Mother by Choice

5/27/2019
In this episode Avril Flynn is joined by mum of four Selina Morrin. Selina is a proud single mother by choice and has conceived three of her children via sperm donor insemination. This episode explores Selina's journey to motherhood and the growing number of women in Ireland who pursue fertility treatment and motherhood without a partner.

Duration:00:38:33

S2E2: Birth Plans

5/14/2019
In this weeks episode our host and resident midwife Avril Flynn is joined by Laura Doyle from the Love, Life and Little Ones Blog and Tracey Quinn of the Love of Living Blog. The panel discuss Birth Plans and the pros and cons that come with them. The lovely people in Lidl are giving Motherboard listeners an exclusive offer for 20% off their award-winning 100% Organic Lupilu baby food and snack range. All you have to so is visit familyfriendlyhq.ie/lidl to redeem your coupon. The offer is...

Duration:00:33:26

S2E1: The Supermum Myth

4/29/2019
Season two of Motherboard is back! In this special episode, Avril Flynn is joined by writer Geraldine Walsh, who runs the lifestyle, wellness and parenting blog Over Heaven's Hill. The pair discuss The Supermum Myth.

Duration:00:42:24

S1E13: Sex & Relationships

3/1/2019
This episode of Motherboard explores the world of Sex & Relationships. Avril Flynn is joined by Ireland's only Sexologist Emily Power Smith, The Fabulous Pharmacist Laura Dowling and Blogger and mum of four Laura Doyle. The panel discusses how sex and relationships change and evolve from pregnancy to motherhood.

Duration:00:35:04

S1E12: Infertility

2/15/2019
In this episode of Motherboard, Avril is joined by author, RTÉ Meteorologist and founder of Infertility Charity Pomegranate Joanna Donnelly, Mum of one and blogger Alison Collins and Fertility Coach Helena Tubridy. The panel discuss the various issues surrounding Infertility.

Duration:00:39:45

S1E11: Kids & Screens

1/23/2019
Avril Flynn is joined by Laura Doyle, Avril White and Neurological Developmental Therapist Ollywn Moran. In this episode the panel discuss the effects screens have on our children; They explore everything from creating addiction-like behaviour to viewing unsuitable content and talking to strangers online.

Duration:00:34:15

S1E10: Raising Teens

1/17/2019
Avril Flynn is joined by comedian Emma Doran, MC & Stylist Carol Byrne and Clinical Psychotherapist Joanna Fortune. In this episode the panel discuss the ups and downs of Raising Teens.

Duration:00:41:28