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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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English


Episodes

Ellie Gibson & Helen Thorn on Being Scummy Mummies

7/30/2019
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Are you a scummy mummy? My guests on the podcast, this week, are! Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson are the comedy double act The Scummy Mummies. Their sell out live show, top-rated podcast and book celebrate being less than perfect parents. They’re known for talking about how it’s OK to feed your kids fish fingers, rather than organic quinoa, how taking your little ones to swimming lessons can sometimes push you over the edge, and they won’t judge you if you’re drinking wine at 5pm, out of a...

Duration:00:43:37

Jen & Al Ferguson on Miscarriage

7/23/2019
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Jen and Al Ferguson have suffered seven miscarriages – six of them subsequently since having their son Teddy, now age four. They talk very openly to me about their experiences, from the first miscarriage, which happened on their wedding day, to the most recent. Both explain how the heartbreak has affected them and the things they’ve done to cope emotionally with such a run of bad luck. Currently struggling to conceive, Jen is receiving fertility treatment and talks about how lots of people...

Duration:00:42:15

Ruth Crilly On Finding Some Of The Baby Years A Bit Boring

7/16/2019
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Ruth Crilly is a hugely successful model and beauty blogger and vlogger, having started her blog A Model Recommends in 2010. She has an audience of over 300,000 on YouTube and is the co-founder of Colab Dry Shampoo. She’s also a mum of two and she talks to me here about her family life in rural Somerset, how much of that family life she shares online and how she juggles motherhood with her busy career. Ruth tells me about her soon-to-launch app – The Night Feed – which aims to give mums...

Duration:00:48:03

Emma Svanberg (Mumologist) on Birth Trauma

7/9/2019
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Please note: This episode deals with trauma. If you have been through a trauma you feel remains unresolved, please listen with care. You may wish to ensure that you have someone to listen with you; or to talk to about anything that arises for you. If you find it difficult, you can speak to a healthcare professional and find lots of resources for help on the Make Birth Better website. Emma Svanberg is a perinatal clinical psychologist and mum, who is on Instagram as @mumologist. Her aim is...

Duration:00:38:10

Alexis Stickland & Beccy Hands On The Fourth Trimester

7/2/2019
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You may have heard a lot of talk about the fourth trimester – the 12 weeks following giving birth – but why do people go on about it and what should we be doing in that period? My guests on this episode are two people who know their stuff, and they’ve written a book all about the fourth trimester. Alexis Stickland is a midwife, ante-natal teacher and mum of three. Beccy Hands is a doula, an ante natal and post natal massage therapist and a mum of two. Together, they wrote The Little Book Of...

Duration:00:47:08

Sarah Ockwell-Smith On Having A Second Baby

6/25/2019
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When you’re pregnant with your second baby, everyone thinks you know what you’re doing but often, you don’t! Having a second baby comes with a whole new set of challenges and my guest this week has written a book which helps guide you through them. Sarah Ockwell-Smith says she isn’t keen on the ‘expert’ label but she’s written ten books about parenting so make of that what you will! The Second Baby Book has lots of advice and useful tips on navigating your second pregnancy, birth and...

Duration:00:29:44

Rosie Ramsey On Social Media v Real Life

6/18/2019
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If you’re not following my guest this week, on Instagram, you need to remedy that immediately. Rosie Ramsey is a mum of one, a presenter, a podcaster, an actress and so much more. We talk about why so many of us present our lives as being glossy and perfect on social media when actually, lots of us live a reality that’s slightly scruffy, chaotic and mundane. Rosie chats to me about how seeing such a polished version of life can affect your mental health and how she strives to keep it real...

Duration:00:28:42

Kate Rogers On Raising Her Son With Cerebral Palsy

6/11/2019
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Today’s guest, Kate Rogers, is a mum of one. She had a healthy pregnancy and a straight forward birth, but in the days after her son Frank was born, her whole life was flipped on its head when they discovered that Frank had contracted Group B Strep during the delivery, which led to him developing meningitis. The infection left Frank with a brain injury and he now lives with Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy. Kate talks about caring for Frank, now age two, and what it was like to go from taking a...

Duration:00:29:12

Sarah Powell & Zoe Hardman on Being A Step Parent

6/4/2019
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The traditional family set up, with mum, dad and 2.4 children feels like a very outdated notion, doesn’t it? Families can be made up of two mums, two dads, a single parent, foster parents – the possibilities go on! My guests this week are two women who are step mums. Sarah Powell is a radio and TV presenter, podcaster, wedding celebrant, coach and columnist for Red magazine… and she has two step-daughters. Zoe Hardman is a radio and TV broadcaster, website founder and podcaster – and is...

Duration:00:42:07

Molly Forbes on Body Confidence and Motherhood

5/28/2019
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Body confidence is something that gets talked about a lot. "Love your body" people cry! But it's not always that easy. And it's not like there's one issue or problem that everyone with low body confidence has, that can be 'fixed' with a few quick confidence tips or hacks. I've met people who hate their tummy, their upper arms, their bum, I know people who are a size 8 but hate their boobs, or who have a skin condition and hate wearing clothes that show it - I'm sure you could name people who...

Duration:00:43:56

Ria Clarke on Hyperemesis Gravidarum

5/14/2019
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My guest on this episode of the podcast is Ria Clarke, a mum of one and a doctor specialising in women's health. Three years ago, Ria was suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum which causes severe nausea, vomiting and often dehydration during pregnancy. As someone who suffered from fairly bad morning sickness, and struggled to go about my usual day to day business, I find it hard to imagine what Hyperemesis must be like. But as Ria explains, she had to be admitted to hospital, had to take...

Duration:00:35:13

Simon Hooper on Being A Father Of Daughters

5/7/2019
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My guest on this episode of Not Another Mummy Podcast is Simon Hooper – aka Father of Daughters. Simon has over 900,000 followers Instagram where he shows life from a dad’s point of view. He’s dad to four girls and you might have heard of his wife too – Clemmie Hooper, who is on Instagram as Mother of Daughters. (Listen to Clemmie's episode of the podcast here). Simon is also the author of a Sunday Times Bestseller – Forever Outnumbered – in which he talks about what it’s like to be the...

Duration:00:29:19

Lauren Derrett on Not Enjoying Being A Mum And How We Can Aim For A Filter Free Life

4/30/2019
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My guest on this episode is Lauren Derrett, the author of Filter Free, a book in which she shares the stories of a selection of women – women who have experienced adversity - covering domestic abuse, miscarriage, divorce and rape. Lauren is also a mentor, the host of the Life Unfiltered podcast, founder of the This Girl Is Enough community and she is a mum of four children and two step-children. Lauren chats to me about the fact that she doesn’t enjoy motherhood – she tells me why she is...

Duration:00:40:28

Emily Leary on Getting Your Kids To Eat Anything

4/23/2019
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If you could wave a magic wand and get your kids to eat anything, would you use it? I would! And while my guest on this episode of the podcast, Emily Leary, doesn’t have a wand (booo) she has created a 5-step plan to get your kids to eat a more varied diet and she has very helpfully put it all in a book for us to buy and follow. She reckons she can get your children from beige food fans to eating different flavours and textures in no time, and she explains a bit about the phases in her...

Duration:00:34:24

Sarah Gregory On Parenting An Older Child

4/16/2019
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Families come in all shapes and sizes, and there's no one single way of "doing" motherhood. My guest on this episode, Sarah Gregory, is a mum of four - with her children ranging in age from six to 20. Sarah explains what it was like to become a mum, aged 18, and how different it felt to have her three daughters in her late 20s and early 30s. She talks about what a strong bond her son and eldest daughter have, despite the nine year age gap, and tells me about how she juggles the needs of all...

Duration:00:39:58

Philippa Perry on The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

4/9/2019
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The podcast is back and what a guest we have to kick things off again with! Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist and author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) - the No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller which has been described as the parenting book for people who hate parenting books. Philippa's own daughter is in her 20s so she has been there, done that and got the t-shirt, when it comes to parenting. Her book is engaging and clever, making you...

Duration:00:38:08

TRAILER - The Podcast is Back!

4/1/2019
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After a six month break, the podcast is back, back, back! Listen to this teaser for a taste of some of the interviews coming up in future episodes and subscribe to get each episode direct to your phone every week. Chat to me on Instagram: @iamalisonperry or on Twitter: @iamalisonperry Producer: Imogen Hart, Create Productions Music: Epidemic Sound Artwork: Eleanor Bowmer For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:02:29

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

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

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 a...

Duration:00:43:23