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Are you no longer phased by going out in public with someone else’s vomit on your shoulder? Do you find yourself awake at 3 am, feeding the newest addition to your family thinking “Am I the only person alive right now? It’s so lonely!” Then you are in the Baby Bubble and at Mamamia, we thought you might need a little company. The Baby Bubble is the podcast for parents trying to behave like competent humans on two hours of sleep or for people who don’t have kids but are curious about what you do with tiny people who just poop and cry all day. Each week join mum of one, Zoe Marshall and father of twins, Sean Szeps, for a no BS conversation about what to expect way after the expecting bit is over. Think of this show as your lifeline in the witching hour, a place you can call when you’ve just got your baby to put something in its mouth instead of the floor or a warm set of audio arms that are here to wrap you up when you’re losing your mind and tell you “it’s going to be ok!”

Are you no longer phased by going out in public with someone else’s vomit on your shoulder? Do you find yourself awake at 3 am, feeding the newest addition to your family thinking “Am I the only person alive right now? It’s so lonely!” Then you are in the Baby Bubble and at Mamamia, we thought you might need a little company. The Baby Bubble is the podcast for parents trying to behave like competent humans on two hours of sleep or for people who don’t have kids but are curious about what you do with tiny people who just poop and cry all day. Each week join mum of one, Zoe Marshall and father of twins, Sean Szeps, for a no BS conversation about what to expect way after the expecting bit is over. Think of this show as your lifeline in the witching hour, a place you can call when you’ve just got your baby to put something in its mouth instead of the floor or a warm set of audio arms that are here to wrap you up when you’re losing your mind and tell you “it’s going to be ok!”
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Are you no longer phased by going out in public with someone else’s vomit on your shoulder? Do you find yourself awake at 3 am, feeding the newest addition to your family thinking “Am I the only person alive right now? It’s so lonely!” Then you are in the Baby Bubble and at Mamamia, we thought you might need a little company. The Baby Bubble is the podcast for parents trying to behave like competent humans on two hours of sleep or for people who don’t have kids but are curious about what you do with tiny people who just poop and cry all day. Each week join mum of one, Zoe Marshall and father of twins, Sean Szeps, for a no BS conversation about what to expect way after the expecting bit is over. Think of this show as your lifeline in the witching hour, a place you can call when you’ve just got your baby to put something in its mouth instead of the floor or a warm set of audio arms that are here to wrap you up when you’re losing your mind and tell you “it’s going to be ok!”

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English


Episodes

The Antidote To Messy Babies

4/18/2019
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It’s the final episode of season one of The Baby Bubble and Zoe is sick. So the fabulous Holly Wainwright is stepping in to join Sean and share her parenting wisdom. Mess is a huge part of having kids but wouldn’t it be great if you could leave a room with your children without it looking like a bomb has gone off? Sean has managed to train his babies to clean up after themselves and it didn’t involve nagging or bribery. Get the pen and paper ready! Plus, with everyone talking about the...

Duration:00:31:30

Dealing With Gender Disappointment

4/10/2019
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After Sean’s left alone with the twins for a month he gets a taste of what single parenting is like and it gives him a newfound appreciation for people doing it solo. Plus, have you ever asked yourself if there is a perfect time to have a child? Most parents say “you’re never going to be ready” so Zoe and Sean share when they realised it was time. And have you ever heard of gender disappointment? A friend of Sean’s shared her story of being disappointed by the gender of her baby and the...

Duration:00:31:25

How To Avoid Parent Burn Out

4/3/2019
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After giving Fox a little extra screen-time, Zoe is dealing with some serious parent guilt, but Sean reassures her that a little extra Elmo doesn’t make you a bad parent! If you’ve ever experienced parent guilt or burn out, we’d love to hear from you. Call us on 02 8999 9386 or email us podcast@mamamia.com.au Plus, after listening to a recent No Filter episode on how emotional labour makes women feel exhausted, Zoe and Sean discuss how parenting responsibilities play out in their...

Duration:00:27:28

How To Travel With A Baby

3/27/2019
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Breastfeeding is a completely normal and natural thing to do but many mums still face judgement when they do it in public. Zoe shares a recent experience she had breastfeeding on a plane where she was ogled by a man and Sean is not impressed. If you’ve had a similar experience we’d love to hear from you. Call us on 02 8999 9386 or email us podcast@mamamia.com.au And if you’ve ever struggled to make time for self-care because you’re too busy drowning in a sea of parenting responsibilities,...

Duration:00:30:28

The Rise of the Baby Genius

3/20/2019
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Zoe and Sean reminisce about life before becoming parents and take a moment to talk about the very real sacrifices they didn’t realise they’d have to make. Sean also shares how he’s managed to get some sense of control back into his life with a new morning routine… Baby steps, Sean. Baby steps! Plus, have you thought about putting your baby in swim classes? How soon is too soon? Sean has just started putting his 18 month year old twins, Stella and Cooper in classes, which for Zoe, raises an...

Duration:00:29:08

LISTEN: Zoe Marshall On Baby Leashes

3/13/2019
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Zoe is sick of chasing Fox around and wants to give it a go but Sean Szeps isn't convinced.

Duration:00:05:14

Should You Put A Leash On Your Child?

3/13/2019
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Last week Sean and Zoe talked about their experiences with postnatal depression and we were flooded with your calls and emails. Today they shared an email from Sorena who told us about her experience… “So many days I also wanted to run away, go overseas and start a new life. But I loved my tiny little baby sooooo much so I would make myself sit for hours, not doing anything, just to not pack up and leave! What Sean said about seeing his husband see him go through it and withdrawing hit so...

Duration:00:23:55

Postnatal Depression Isn't Just A Women's Issue

3/6/2019
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Zoe’s thinking about getting back into the baby bubble and Sean is right there to remind her it’s REALLY HARD. He’s also got some great advice for how to save money when you’re looking after more than one baby. Plus, should you post photos of your kids online? And if you do, should you only post the best moments? Or is it important to share the horror stories too? And Sean opens up about his experience with post-natal depression as a father. CREDITS: Host: Zoe Marshall & Sean...

Duration:00:35:07

The Baby Products Zoe Marshall Can't Live Without

2/27/2019
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When did you return to work after having a baby? Did you wait six months? Two years? Or did you jump straight back in? Sean talks about the pros and cons of going back to work full time and Zoe explains what reverse maternity leave is and why she’s LOVING it. Plus, how do you deal with giving up control when friends, family or a babysitter steps in to help you with the little ones? Sean has another baby mishap to share and this one involves a slip in the tub and broken teeth. He talks...

Duration:00:30:20

Getting It On, Post-Baby

2/20/2019
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Have you ever had a stranger try and kiss your baby? Or hold it’s hand with their germy fingers? Sean and Zoe have some advice for all those well-meaning strangers who insists on touching their kids uninvited. Plus, do you have trouble saying no to your kids? Or are you too quick to yell without offering an explanation? Sean has some great advice for when and how to use the word “no” and why he thinks you should explain why you’re upset. Even if your kids are too little to understand. How...

Duration:00:22:47

LISTEN: Sean Szeps on Raising Girls in the Modern World on Episode 3 of The Baby Bubble

2/13/2019
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How can we raise girls confidently post #MeToo? And who do you look to for inspiration if there are no women in your home? Zoe Marshall, Mia Freedman and Sean Szeps discuss.

Duration:00:09:07

When Your Baby Turns Violent

2/13/2019
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Things have gotten real comfy in the studio because Zoe Marshall is pumping…what a way to start the show! Zoe shares her breast feeding experience but we know it’s not an easy journey for a lot of women so we’d love to hear from you. If you’ve had trouble breastfeeding or you just want to give advice to other women who might be finding it tough, please call our podphone on 02 8999 9386. After Zoe has expressed, they tackle a real conundrum....should you teach your child to punch? What...

Duration:00:26:53

What To Do When Your Baby Won't Sleep

2/6/2019
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We’re back, baby, and Sean Szeps and Zoe Marshall are discussing going back to work after having a baby. How do you deal with the fact that you’re still the same person but EVERYTHING has changed? Should you feel guilty for being excited about leaving the house and having a shower for once? And how do you deal with colleagues who think comments like: “OMG! I could never leave my baby that early!” are helpful? Plus, how do you get the balance right when it comes to screen time for your...

Duration:00:25:05

How To Feed Your Baby Without A Blender

1/30/2019
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Welcome to the very first episode of The Baby Bubble with your hosts Zoe Marshall and Sean Szeps. In this episode Zoe shares her feelings about parenting and admits she didn't always want to be a mum. But now she's OBSESSED. Sean talks about his experience with surogacy and why he asked his mum if she'd like to donate her eggs. He also talks about why him and his husband, Josh Szeps, decided to try for twins, even though that scares most potential parents. They dive deep on baby led...

Duration:00:26:28

Coming Soon: The Baby Bubble

1/16/2019
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Are you no longer phased by going out in public with someone else’s vomit on your shoulder? Do you find yourself awake at 3 am, feeding the newest addition to your family thinking “Am I the only person alive right now? It’s so lonely!” Then you are in the Baby Bubble and at Mamamia, we thought you might need a little company. The Baby Bubble is the podcast for parents trying to behave like competent humans on two hours of sleep or for people who don’t have kids but are curious about what...

Duration:00:02:24