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Are you a parent feeling the struggle of the work-life juggle? We hear you! We're doing it too! Every week hosts Melissa Wilson and Sarah Harris will speak with experts to answer your burning working parent questions as well as plenty of fabulous celebrity parent interviews. And there will be wine. Obviously.

Are you a parent feeling the struggle of the work-life juggle? We hear you! We're doing it too! Every week hosts Melissa Wilson and Sarah Harris will speak with experts to answer your burning working parent questions as well as plenty of fabulous celebrity parent interviews. And there will be wine. Obviously.
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Australia

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Are you a parent feeling the struggle of the work-life juggle? We hear you! We're doing it too! Every week hosts Melissa Wilson and Sarah Harris will speak with experts to answer your burning working parent questions as well as plenty of fabulous celebrity parent interviews. And there will be wine. Obviously.

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English

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Episodes

Roxy Jacenko doesn't care what you think about her parenting

9/10/2019
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It's a high energy kind of episode, and that's because we are joined by the indomitable Roxy Jacenko who tells us how she balances work and family life (hint: it's the social life that takes a hit). And why she's invited cameras into her life for the brand new reality show : I Am Roxy! Your hosts this week were Melissa Wilson and Sarah Harris. This podcast was produced by Nina Young. We've got a bit of a favour to ask; we'd love you to Subscribe to The Juggling Act in your podcast app and...

Duration:00:29:43

The guilty feeling of wanting to be at work instead of home

9/4/2019
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This week we're talking about work flexibility, how do you ask for it? How do you hold onto it? We're also sharing our mum-fails and all the things we said we'd "never do". Plus, the lovely Sarah Mcgilvray is joining us to talk about why she went back to work right after having a baby and how work is her outlet and keeps her sane. Your hosts this week were Melissa Wilson and Sarah Harris. This podcast was produced by Nina Young. We've got a bit of a favour to ask; we'd love you to...

Duration:00:25:32

Yumi Stynes on parenting and pile ons

8/27/2019
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This week the Divine Yumi Stynes dropped by to tell us about her new book, Welcome To Your Period. She also tells us her mantra to keeping sane with teenagers (hint: "it's not my f*cking problem). Your hosts this week were Melissa Wilson and Sarah Harris. This podcast was produced by Nina Young. We've got a bit of a favour to ask; we'd love you to Subscribe to The Juggling Act in your podcast app and leave us a review. It only takes a few secs and helps other people discover The Juggling...

Duration:00:30:16

The good, the bad and the ugly of solo parenting

8/20/2019
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This week Sarah shares her experience of solo parenting while her husband is away. Mel can relate- she does it round the clock as a single mum! We're also joined by the fabulous Rose Kelly nee Jacobs, who tells us about what it's been like since splitting up with her husband , weatherman, Steve Jacobs. Rose is juggling single parenting and getting back into the 9-5 grind and she shares how she's coping. Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Sarah Harris. This podcast was produced by Nina...

Duration:00:30:47

The myth of 'me time' and why we need micro moments

8/14/2019
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Why? Why are mums always putting themselves last? It's all very well to tell us to take time for self care, but when the hell are we supposed to do that? We caught up with psychologist Belinda Williams to talk about the importance of micro moments. Plus, we're joined by The Fit Mama Belinda Norton who tells us about the little changes we can make to improve our fitness and our health without taking up our time. Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Sarah Harris. This podcast was produced...

Duration:00:26:27

Can you really get fired on maternity leave?

8/7/2019
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We've all heard the horror stories from my friends about being fired or made redundant while on mat leave. But, can they really do that? What are your rights? And how can you protect them? Plus, we're joined by the brilliant George Georgievski, who runs the incredibly popular @SchoolLunchbox instagram page where he displays his delicious, simple, school lunch creations to his 78 thousand followers on Instagram. Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Sarah Harris. This podcast was produced...

Duration:00:29:10

Surviving the childcare plagues

7/31/2019
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You've done the tough part you've found a daycare with availability, you've gotten your precious little one used to the idea of separating from you and you've put your trust into the carers. You're golden right? Wrong. Strap yourself in, because here come the never ending daycare bugs. We're joined by the fabulous Dr Sam to tell us what parents can do to survive the plagues and just how sick is too sick for daycare REALLY. We're also joined by actress Helen Dallimore to find out how she...

Duration:00:21:14

A day in the life of Sarah Harris

7/23/2019
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We're back - and we're ready to help out mums doing the work-life struggle like a boss. We're so happy to welcome our new host, Studio Ten's Sarah Harris. This episode we talk about keeping romance alive after kids and we take a look into Sarah's working day. Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Sarah Harris. This podcast was produced by Nina Young. We've got a bit of a favour to ask; we'd love you to Subscribe to The Juggling Act in your podcast app and leave us a review. It only...

Duration:00:26:44

Welcome Sarah Harris! The new Juggling Act returns July 24

7/18/2019
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We're so excited we might cry (although that may be because we were up all night with the kids). We're so pleased to announce we're coming back next week with a revamped new show aimed at working parents and a new host joining Mel - Sarah Harris! We look forward to catching up with you soon.

Duration:00:00:30

What our girls most need us to know

6/18/2019
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We’re joined by the co-founders of The Big Sister Experience, a fantastic in-school program helping empower our daughters. The program is run by sisters, Bianca and Kritz and they are visiting schools all over the country to help girls with issues ranging from self esteem to peer pressure, and they say parents would be surprised at the most common concerns they are hearing. Plus we're joined by Cassie's mum, and together they talk about al the ways parenting has changed and the things we...

Duration:00:34:31

Taryn Brumfitt on the first steps to loving your body

6/12/2019
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Got a soft mum tum? Arms that jiggle? Boobs that seem to have migrated south in the past few years? If you're having trouble appreciating your amazing body, you're far from alone. That's why we were lucky to be joined by the incredible Taryn Brumfitt this week to talk all things body love and empowerment. Plus, should employers try to get a little more flexible with working mums? And, Mel admits she just doesn't get the Toy Story hype. Do you agree? SHOW NOTES Your hosts this week are Mel...

Duration:00:29:55

Laura Byrne on preparing to give birth to a bachie baby

6/4/2019
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We’re joined by former Bachelor winner Laura Byrne who is about to become a first time mum, any day now! Laura takes us through her birth plan (or lack thereof) and reveals her and Matty J's future family plans. We also take a look at the Aladdin remake, and find out whether Will Smith measures up as the genie. SHOW NOTES Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Laura Byrne and Leah Goulis. This podcast was produced by Nina Young. We've got a bit of a...

Duration:00:31:53

Dr Anna Cohen is here to help tame your teens

5/29/2019
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We’ve got the author of Taming Teens in the studio, Dr Anna Cohen, who has some brilliant tips for how we can communicate with our children better Child psychologist, Anna, reveals the age we need to establish a connection with our kids to have a good relationship when they’re teens. We're also joined by author, Jessica Sanders who gives us some easy tips to help our daughters love their bodies. SHOW NOTES Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Dr...

Duration:00:32:52

Steve Biddulph on the crisis facing girls

5/22/2019
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This week we are joined by the wisest parenting expert in Australia, the incomparable Steve Biddulph, Author of Raising Boys, and now Raising Girls in the 21st Century. Steve is here to tell us that our girls are in trouble and we need to step up be ready t help them out of the myriad of complicated situations modern girls face. Steve suggests starting by cutting ten percent off your to-do list and making yourself more available. We're also joined by Sarah Moran from the Girl Geek Academy...

Duration:00:35:32

How three mums turned a hobby into a massive success

5/15/2019
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We all have our hobbies and passions, but how do you turn that into a business? Well, Lana Taylor, one member of Three Birds renovations, is here to tell us how she took a risk, walked away from the executive rat race and went into business with her best friends. We're also joined by gossip guru Craig Bennett who tells us about the unusual way he found out the story of his adoption. HOW NOTES Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Lana Taylor and Craig...

Duration:00:35:03

'My husband left me when my baby was still in the NICU'

5/8/2019
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This week we are joined by two amazingly accomplished people. Lisa Burling is a mum of two whose partner left her while their second son was fighting for his life in the NICU. Despite facing constant obstacles, Lisa has gone on to become a successful business woman, and an author. We also had a visit from Professor David Isaacs who explains what a world without vaccination would be like, and warns us about the importance of not letting things slide. SHOW NOTES Your hosts this week are...

Duration:00:33:26

Angela Bishop on her 'new normal' after losing her husband

5/1/2019
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We're back from our little break, and we are joined by the host of Studio 10 Angela Bishop, who reveals how she and her daughter are managing a year after the death of her husband. We're also joined by Fiona Katauskas, author of Amazing Babies who tells us how to handle those toe curling words - ‘How are babies made’? SHOW NOTES Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge thanks to Angela Bishop and Fiona Katauskas,. This podcast was produced by Nina Young. We've...

Duration:00:32:34

Happy Easter!

4/17/2019
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We're taking a two week break to eat all the chocolate. Good luck surviving the school holidays with your sanity intact and we'll see you on the other side.

Duration:00:00:33

The scary way addiction is sneaking into teen lives

4/10/2019
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This week, we’re joined by author and father of six David Gillespie to talk about his latest book, Teen Brain, and why portable devices are ‘the single most dangerously addictive thing in teen lives’. It's a scary conversation, but an important one for all parents to hear. Plus, when are hand-me-downs not actually hand-me-downs? Is it ever ok to expect people to give you your second hand baby items back when they're done. Plus, Mel and Cass both took their kids to see the new Dumbo movie,...

Duration:00:29:56

Turia Pitt opens up on her first year of motherhood

4/3/2019
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This week we're joined by the incredible Turia Pitt, who has taken time out of her very busy schedule to tell us all about how she's finding motherhood. Turia has also written a book, Good Selfie, to help teenagers build up their self esteem and find the resilience inside. Plus, is Mel creepy for leaving notes for her neighbours? (Cass says maybe) and are Easter hauls just getting really freaking out of control? SHOW NOTES Your hosts this week are Mel Wilson and Cassie Hamer and our huge...

Duration:00:26:14