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Welcome to Not Another Mummy podcast! Each episode sees host Alison Perry chat to a range of guests about the stuff that, as parents, we all experience - whether it's making friends at a baby group, totally forgetting how to dress as a new mum, how your relationship changes when you become parents, juggling parenthood with everything else in life or our relationship with social media. Thanks for tuning in and subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode!

Welcome to Not Another Mummy podcast! Each episode sees host Alison Perry chat to a range of guests about the stuff that, as parents, we all experience - whether it's making friends at a baby group, totally forgetting how to dress as a new mum, how your relationship changes when you become parents, juggling parenthood with everything else in life or our relationship with social media. Thanks for tuning in and subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode!
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Welcome to Not Another Mummy podcast! Each episode sees host Alison Perry chat to a range of guests about the stuff that, as parents, we all experience - whether it's making friends at a baby group, totally forgetting how to dress as a new mum, how your relationship changes when you become parents, juggling parenthood with everything else in life or our relationship with social media. Thanks for tuning in and subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode!

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Episodes

#41 Justine Roberts on Starting Mumsnet And Why We Need Better Post-Natal Care

9/29/2018
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Starting a site like Mumsnet is no mean feat, which is why I loved chatting to founder Justine Roberts on this episode of the podcast about how she did it, from her back bedroom, with four young children to look after. Justine talks about how the Mumsnet forums are run and how they moderate the discussions (interestingly, she says the world isn't a fair place when I ask her how she ensures the conversations happening are fair). We also discuss the Mumsnet campaign to get better post-natal...

Duration:00:24:03

#40 Emma Cantrell On Talking To Your Kids About Privilege And The World Around Them

9/10/2018
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It can be easy to stick your head in the sand and exist in a little bubble where you don't think about the wider world - the struggles others are facing every day - but my guest on the podcast today not only actively helps others in her day job and spare time, but she has made it her mission to talk to her children about it all too. Emma Cantrell is Chief Executive of SSNAP (Support for Sick Newborns and Their Parents) at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, a charity which provides...

Duration:00:44:10

#39 Suzy Ashworth On Living A Limitless Life

8/28/2018
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Doesn't 'living a limitless life' sound like something we should all be doing? My guest on this episode - Suzy Ashworth - is a mindset and business coach for women who focuses on helping women work towards living a limitless life. On the podcast, Suzy explains what this means and how we can do it too. Suzy also chats about her family life - how she raises her four children, why she has a parenting coach (sign me up!) and how being fostered - and losing her foster mum at 19 - shaped her as...

Duration:00:43:23

#38 Kara Spencer On Life Raising Her Disabled Son

8/23/2018
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Kara Spencer is one of those amazing women whose day to day life is a huge challenge, but she just gets on with it, often with a smile on her face. Kara's son Grayson was born with brain damage and he also has a genetic condition that is so rare, it's yet to be diagnosed, nine years later. Kara and her husband Ashley care for Grayson, along with their two younger children, dealing with everything that life throws at them. I wanted to chat to Kara about her journey as a mum to a disabled...

Duration:00:57:34

#37 Lucy Sheridan On Comparison

7/18/2018
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Whether it’s comparing how much veg your child is eating with that other child he’s friends with, or comparing how calm and patient that other mum is when you feel like a shouty, frazzled mum, or even comparing how well your friend is doing in their career compared to you or how toned their arms are compared to yours, comparison is something that affects us all. My guest on this episode – Lucy Sheridan – is well placed to help because she is the world’s first comparison coach. Lucy has...

Duration:00:47:50

#36 Amber Wilde on Same Sex Parenting and Raising Twins

7/9/2018
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Amber Wilde is, along with her partner Kirsty, mum to two sets of twins and Amber is pregnant with their fifth child. Amber works full time and also blogs and makes YouTube videos, yet she somehow managed to find time to talk to me for this podcast episode! It was great to chat to Amber about raising two sets of twins in a same sex relationship – she tells me all about how she met and fell in love with Kirsty, how their family grew and how they balance work, life and raising four...

Duration:00:27:21

#35 Rebecca Schiller on Having A No Guilt Pregnancy

6/29/2018
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If you’re pregnant, this week’s podcast will be invaluable to you – my guest is Rebecca Schiller, a mum of two and doula who is also chief executive of Birthrights, the human rights childbirth charity. Rebecca’s latest book, Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan, is a fantastic non-nonsense guide through pregnancy, delivering the facts you need and helping you navigate the journey. I chat to Rebecca about the book but also about her work as a doula, supporting women through the pregnancy and birth...

Duration:00:43:30

#34 Alice Judge-Talbot On Life After Divorce

6/21/2018
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Alice Judge-Talbot had a plan, which involved living happily ever after with her husband and two children. A few years ago, though, the marriage broke down and Alice found herself raising her two small children on her own. Her debut book, The Back Up Plan, details what it was like for Alice to go through a major life shift, pick herself back up and create a new life for her family. It's an inspiring and helpful read for anyone who might be facing something similar. I wanted to chat to...

Duration:00:35:31

#33 Candice Brathwaite on Motherhood and Diversity

6/14/2018
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"Where are all the black mothers on Instagram?" was a question asked by my guest on this episode - mum of two, Candice Brathwaite. The blogger and presenter was fed up of seeing such a narrow, white, middle-class version of motherhood all across the media and along with Nicola Washington and Sarah Gregory, launched the Make Motherhood Diverse campaign. I could have talked to Candice all day about the lack of diversity when it comes to brands and media representing motherhood - in our chat...

Duration:00:31:51

#32 Ciara Attwell on Fussy Eaters

6/8/2018
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Are your children fussy eaters? My seven-year-old is fairly fussy - with a love of beige food and a limited intake of vegetables - so I really enjoyed chatting to my latest guest on the podcast, Ciara Attwell. Ciara is a mum of two and author of My Fussy Eater, a brilliant recipe book filled with ideas for meals and snacks for the whole family. Everything is easy to make and should hopefully tempt event the fussiest of kids to try new foods. Thankfully, Ciara isn't one of those judgmental...

Duration:00:39:01

#31 Anya Hayes On The Supermum Myth

5/11/2018
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How often do you have moments where you feel like you’re trying to juggle it all – motherhood, work, friends – and failing? You look around and see other people seemingly doing a great job, totally nailing life! Well, this is the Supermum Myth and author Anya Hayes reckons while we all have Supermum moments in life, no one actually is a supermum. I’m so pleased to have mum of two and maternal wellness champion, Anya on this episode of the podcast – she’s a real breath of fresh air and has...

Duration:00:54:17

#30 Siobhan Miller On Having A Positive Birth

5/1/2018
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If you're pregnant, you've probably thought a fair bit about what kind if birth you'd like, and my guest today on the podcast, Siobhan Miller is a huge advocate for having a positive birth, no matter whether you have a natural birth, a c-section, drug free, water birth or any other eventuality. Siobhan, who's a mum of three, is the founder of The Positive Birth Company and she runs hypnobirthing classes in London, Devon and Birmingham. We cover a lot of ground on the podcast, from...

Duration:00:41:15

Bonus Episode: Katie Ellison On Being The Victim Of A Financial Scam

4/16/2018
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This bonus episode of the podcast sees mum of three and award-winning family lifestyle blogger Katie Ellison return as a guest. Katie and her husband Jon were the victims of financial fraud when they received a text message that they thought had come from their bank. On the podcast, Katie explains what followed and how they ended up with thousands of pounds being taken from their bank account. This episode is brought to you by sponsor Take Five, – a national awareness campaign led by...

Duration:00:19:39

#29 Steph Douglas On Looking After Yourself As A New Mum

4/3/2018
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When you’re a new mum, you get all sorts of advice thrown at you – sleep when the baby sleeps is one of the popular ones, and I remember thinking ‘yeah right! There’s far too much to do, for me to sleep all the time!’ But my guest on this episode of the podcast is a huge advocate of ‘pulling up the drawbridge’, having as many naps as you can and properly looking after yourself in those first weeks and months after having a baby. Steph Douglas is a mum of three and founder of thoughtful...

Duration:00:51:36

#28 Fleur Emery On Juggling Entrepreneur Life With Single Motherhood

3/22/2018
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I loved recording this episode with my guest Fleur Emery, because she's one of those people who isn't afraid to just say what she thinks, even if it's not a popular view. As a serial start-up entrepreneur, Fleur has launched a few businesses, mentored people like Pippa Murray, founder of Pip & Nut, and even once appeared on Dragon's Den. Her podcast All Of The Above sees her interview different people from the business world, from hairdresser James Brown to India Sellars, co-founder of...

Duration:00:47:30

#27 Matt Coyne On Finding Humour In Parenting

3/14/2018
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If you're in need of a bit of a laugh after a sleepless night or a particularly challenging day at the coalface of family life, may I suggest you check out the Facebook page of my guest on this episode of the podcast. Matt Coyne's Man Vs Baby has nearly 200,000 followers thanks to his humorous take on parenting. A dad of one, Matt landed a book deal (his first book Dummy just came out in paperback) after a Facebook post went viral, and he hasn't looked back since. In this episode, we chat...

Duration:00:47:13

#26 Elle Wright On Baby Loss And Life After Teddy

3/5/2018
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Elle Wright is, quite simply, one of the strongest and most inspiring people I've met. In 2016, Elle and her husband Nico welcomed their son, Teddy, into the world, but three days later, after health complications, they had to say goodbye to him and Teddy died. Within two weeks, they set up a fundraising page to tell people about Teddy and to raise money in his name, for the neonatal unit that cared for Teddy during his short life. To date, they've raised over £43,000. In 2017, Elle started...

Duration:01:08:25

#25 Life Coach Mary 'Badass' Meadows On Slowing Down, Listening & Taking Control Of Your Life

2/28/2018
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If you ever feel overwhelmed by the pressure to do it all - you know, be a good parent, do your job well, keep up with the endless chat on WhatsApp, see your friends, and look after yourself - then this episode is for you. Mary 'Badass' Meadows is a life coach who works with mums (and dads) on slowing down, getting some balance and taking control of the things in life that make them feel bad. As a mum to a six-year-old herself, she knows how challenging life as a busy mum can feel. We had a...

Duration:00:51:56

#24 Deborah James (Bowel Babe) On Living With Stage Four Bowel Cancer

2/17/2018
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Telling your children that you have cancer is likely to up there on everyone's list of their worst fears but for my guest on this episode, Deborah James, it happened. Just over a year ago, mum-of-two Deborah went to her GP with suspected irritable bowel syndrome and was eventually diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer. 21 rounds of chemotherapy later, Deborah is still fighting the cancer, which has spread to her lungs, and is documenting her experiences on her blog Bowel Babe, her Instagram...

Duration:00:44:06

#23 Emily Murray on Fabulous Family Living and Finding Your Interiors Style

2/4/2018
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Do you know your Farrow & Ball from your Little Greene Paint Company? I don't, but my latest guest on the podcast is all over that shizzle. Emily Murray is the founder of The Pink House, a website dedicated to fabulous family living. Launched in 2016, it has led to Emily becoming one of the top interiors influencers in the UK, giving stylish interiors tips to over 40,000 Instagram followers every day. Her bathroom has even gone viral on Pinterest. Emily juggles all of this internet fame...

Duration:00:40:38