I Don't Know How She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It

Australia

Have you ever looked at another women and thought "how does she do it?" This podcast will answer that question. It's conversations with some of the busiest women we know. We'll hear the tips and strategies, from balancing children and budgets, to their career and health. For every woman who has looked at another woman and wondered "how does she manage her life?", this is your podcast.

Episodes

Penny McNamee and the Working Mums of Home and Away  

Someone pass Penny McNamee a hot water bottle and a coffee. Because Summer Bay may look idyllic, but in winter, 3am wake up calls and shooting in the freezing water is a whole other story.
As Home and Away's loveliest doctor, Tori Morgan, the 34-year-old is juggling acting work with wrangling her toddler Jack. But she's in good company: joining a small cohort of working mums on-set, including the show's producers. From madly fake tanning after Jack's gone to bed to learning lines between moments, and never committing to a catch up when you run into a friend, her life advice is funny, fresh, and frankly brilliant. 

Hear about the app that changed her life, why she never read any parenting books, and the non-negotiables with her husband and home life. 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

Follow Penny on Instagram: @penny.mcnamee

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Laura Vanderkam Is A Time Management Guru  

Do you find yourself saying “I wish I had more time.”. What if you could actually make that happen?  

What if you could actually make that happen?  

Laura Vanderkam studies busy women and how they get stuff done. She’s a time management expert and what she tells us will change your life. Her tips are amazing and it's not just about getting up at 3am.

 

This is the episode that will give you back hundreds of hours a year.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Laura Vanderkam

You can buy all Laura Vanderkam's books, and any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Lucy Durack: Musicals, Motherhood, and Making it Work  

You might know her as 'Glinda the Good Witch' in Wicked. Lucy Durack is the princess of Australian musical theatre. She played Glinda up until she was five months pregnant and suffered morning sickness throughout which led to her running off stage, sometimes seven times a performance, just to vomit.

But she almost didn't get there at all after being told she'd never make it in musical theater. So, she did a semester of a law degree, packed her bags, and moved home to Perth before deciding to give it one last shot. Now, she's just like the rest of us struggling to get her two-year-old to eat vegetables. 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Lucy Durack 

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Mother of Quintuplets Kim Tucci on life with eight kids, a husband and a dog.  

Kim Tucci became a global phenomenon when she fell pregnant naturally with quintuplets. That's a one in 50 million chance. After the arrival of her five babies the Perth-based Aussie mum had a grand total of eight kids. So what's life really like when you have a ten year old, six year old, two year old and five16-month olds, a husband, and a puppy? We ask all the questions like how much is the weekly shop? How many nappies do you go through, what happens at meal time, Where does everyone sleep? and how do you fit all those car seats in one vehicle? 

If you or anyone you know is struggling emotionally post-natal, contact PANDA  on 1300 726 306 or Lifeline  13 11 14. 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Kim Tucci

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Caroline Overington Changed Oprah's Life  

Bestselling author and Walkley award-winning journalist Caroline Overington has interviewed many important one-named women in her life. Women like Oprah, Hilary and Ellen. She has been a foreign correspondent in New York and in Hollywood; raised twins, and has written twelve books, including some prize winners, all in just four hours a week. How does she do it? She shares with us her tips on study, friends, love, raising teens, and what to do if your little kid stumbles across porn. And her practical tips on working from home are some of the best we've heard.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Caroline Overington.

Her latest book is The Lucky One published by HarperCollins

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Julie Goodwin Is A MasterMum  

She was a mum of three running a family business when life for Julie Goodwin flipped faster than a fried egg.

Since she won the inaugural Masterchef competition, she's left the IT company she was running with her husband and traded it all to star on TV, write books, build a cooking school, write countless recipes for the Australian Women's Weekly, and host a breakfast radio show. AND cooks dinner for the kids at night.

It's a life that comes with a 3:40am alarm clock. And she sill cooks dinner for the kids at night.

So how does she stay same? How does keep her family organised?  With three hungry teenage boys will she EVER have a clean kitchen again? Let's find out.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Julie Goodwin

Her Essential cookbook is out now

Her most Googled recipes:

Rissoles

Tuna Mornay

This podcast was produced by Monique Bowley for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook.

The Vogue Fashion Editor Who Had Two Sets Of Twins in Two Years.  

Kate Darvill lives an incredibly fashionable life. It just takes a bloody lot of work to get there. With four children under four, that's a lot of sticky fingers on your designer threads. Kate shares how motherhood made her better at her job, how she gets four kids to bed and the secret to kid-proof dressing (hint: it involves a lot of black and baby wipes.) And yes, she shares a glimpse inside the glamorous world of the Vogue offices. It's voyeurism at its most stylish. 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook.

Deb Knight did 14 rounds of IVF and then had a baby naturally.  

Journalist Deb Knight has been to Guantanamo Bay, covered September 11 and hosts a live breakfast TV show every weekend.  She also did fourteen rounds of IVF to get her two babies. Then at 42, when she thought she was entering menopause, out of nowhere, she had a biological baby. This is a warm, and down-to-earth interview with one of Australian TV's favourite women.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

This podcast is brought to you by Genea, World Leading Fertility.

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner and Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook.

Amity Dry: Mother, Wife  and a Complicated Life  

Amity Dry was a contestant on the first ever season of The Block along with her husband Phil, and came back as an Allstar in 2013 to win it. In this episode of I Don't Know How She Does It, Amity and shares with us how to make your house look like it's off The Block on a super tight budget. We also speak about her life as a singer/; songwriter and hit musicals Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life and 39 for Ever. Plus, Amity's battle with Botox, do you or don't you? 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

This podcast was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook.

I Don't Poh How She Does It  

She is a well-known Australian who is referred to by just one name kind of like Madonna or Kylie. She is Poh! The cheeky and creative cook stole our hearts in the very first MasterChef 8 years ago and has since written cookbooks, a children's book, hosted TV shows, and opened her Adelaide based bakery, Jamface.

In this episode of I Don't Know How She Does It Poh talks about not having a routine, her guilt over having a cleaner, how her makeup routine changed after turning forty, the concept of living life in slow-mo, and what the Masterchef judges are really like. 

 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

This podcast was produced by Kelly Glover for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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or join the conversation on facebook.

Libby Trickett's biggest challenge was a baby who never slept.  

With 24 gold medals to her name and a bunch of broken world records, Libby Trickett is adored by Australia. But when she hung up the goggles in 2009, it wasn't the last we saw of the swimmer. She hit the pool again, then retired a second time, and instead of slowing down, she sped up. She gave birth to a baby girl, Poppy, but things got tough. Libby shares how she lost her identity as a new mother, struggled with her career ending and how she eventually discovered that the only way to make it through, was just to get back in that water. This is no ordinary I Don’t Know How She Does It. It’s a beautiful reminder that the people who look like they have it all together, are often just as lost as the rest of us. But you can always pull yourself back up.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Libby Trickett

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook.

Long  Shots and Long Blacks: The Unorthodox Life of Ellyse Perry.  

Ellyse Perry is kicking goals. Literally. At 16-years-old, she debuted for the Australian women's national soccer team. And she tore up the field. But it seems an international football career intermingled with high school education wasn't enough on the adrenaline front... because within weeks, Ellyse also debuted for the Australian cricket team. What were you doing at 16? I bet it wasn't representing your country in two sports at an International level. Now married, and at the absolute peak of her sporting career, Ellyse and her Australian Wallaby husband Matt Toomua have decided to open a coffee shop. Because why not. 

Show Notes:

Your host is Alissa Warren.

With thanks to Ellyse Perry.

This podcast was brought to you by Australian Dairy. Legendairy. 

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley.

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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or join the conversation on facebook.

Gemma Sisia: Four Kids, 1800 Students, and 12,000 kms from home.  

When Gemma Sisia got on a plane, leaving the family farm for Africa, she thought she would go on safari, do some volunteering and return home to Australia. Instead, she fell in love. With Africa, with its people and with a man. Inspired to help the people of Tanzania, Gemma founded a private school with just $10 and three students. From there, St Jude's has grown to educate more than 1800 African children and many have gone on to study law, medicine and engineering. Now a mum to four Gemma shares what day-to-day life looks like in Africa - a country that resembles a simpler time, where kids are raised by a community, weekends are spent camping with lions and tigers and 'screen-time' is a foreign concept.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Gemma Sisia and Winrose Mollel

You can donate to the School of St Jude here.

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Daisy Pearce: From Midwife to the Midfield.  

The Melbourne Dees captain is a woman of contradictions. She’s a tough footy player who loves a tackle, but she also meditates and does Pilates in the off season. She made the switch from catching babies as a midwife to catching balls on the footy field and now Daisy is living out her childhood fantasy. She shares her game day superstitions, the craziest stories from the birthing suite and the sleep hack you’ll be trying tonight.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Daisy Pearce

This podcast was brought to you by Australian Dairy. Legendairy. 

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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The Woman Who Walked Herself out of a Mid-Wife Crisis.  

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the world, scaling cliffs or dancing on a glacier, only to come back down to earth when you realised you have to go to work and get the kids to school? Di Westaway is the inspiration you need. Discontent with her life, marriage and body, Di overhauled her life and fitness, challenging herself to climb her first mountain at 42. She’s a mother of three, an author and a world record holder in something very unusual... She founded Wild Women on Top and established charity walk Coastrek to encourage Australians to get off the couch, connect with nature and lead a more adventurous life.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Di Westaway. 

You can buy Di's new book here and follow her adventures on her incredible Instagram account here

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Six kids and no sleep: the life of Dr Ginni Mansberg  

With kids living under her roof aged 11-24, Dr Ginni Mansberg is in a constant state of triage. This Wonder Woman is not just a GP, she’s also a well-respected TV doctor, worked in a methadone clinic and was even a political advisor to Joe Hockey (after watching West Wing she thought, why not?) She reveals the trick to getting enough sleep, the secret to making a blended family work and she puts the evil stepmother myth to bed for good. 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Dr Ginni Mansberg.

This podcast was brought to you by Australian Dairy. Legendairy. 

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Edwina Bartholomew: How to Keep Friends and Alienate Celebrities  

Her day starts at 3am when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.  The Sunrise presenter has already been on the job for five hours before you've even dragged your butt to your desk. But when she's not at work, Edwina is happiest slowing down and breathing in the country air at the farm she brought with her partner Neil. In this interview she shares her tips for maintaining relationships on the road, why she quit the booze, whether those rumours about a feud with Sam Armytage are true, and how it felt to get snubbed by Mel Gibson. 

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Edwina Bartholomew.

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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Jessica Smith: motherhood with one arm.  

Getting yourself out of bed and out the door every morning is hard enough without factoring in another little human. But for this mum, that’s just scraping the surface. Imagine doing all that, with only one arm to pull on your jeans, pour a bowl of cereal and wrangle a wriggling toddler, Jessica Smith Paralympian swimmer, a children's book author, a speaker and a staunch advocate for positive body image. Jess answers every question we have about how she gets things done, from how she learned to love her body to how she changes a dirty nappy and cares for her beautiful daughter Ayla.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Jessica Smith.

This podcast was brought to you by Australian Dairy. Legendairy. 

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook.

Janine Allis: mother-of-four and accidental entrepreneur  

From an idea hatched on the kitchen table in the suburbs of Melbourne, to an empire of 350 stores, Janine Allis brought Boost Juice to the world. Now, the mother-of-four shares what it took to build her success. From ditching friendship and mother guilt, to attitudes towards long hours at work, it's a lesson in what makes high-performers succeed. This candid conversation looks at the sacrifices she made to make her business a success, the regular sanity checks that keep her feet firmly on the ground, and how family is at the heart of it all.

Show notes

Your host is Alissa Warren

With thanks to Janine Allis 

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Executive Producer of Podcasts is Monique Bowley

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy Janine's book, The Accidental Entrepreneur, from our iBooks store at apple.co/mamamia.

Let us know what you thought of this show or suggest another guest via email podcast@mamamia.com.au

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The single mum teaching women to get smart about money  

Canna Campbell is good at money. Real good. And she wants other women to get good at it too. The financial planner and single mum behind the website sugarmama.tv talks starting her own business, nailing mornings, and how she saved $32,000 in a year by making tiny, tiny changes to her life. Canna proves that financial advice doesn't have to be all unsexy scrimping and fusty frugality; you just have to take control of your pay wave and get smart about savings. 

This episode will have you jumping out of bed at 5am, paying for things with cash, and looking at money very differently. 

Shownotes

Your host is Jacqueline Lunn.

With thanks to Canna Campbell

This podcast was brought to you by AFL Active.

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

Please give this show a rating on iTunes and leave a review; it helps more people to find it!

You can buy any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

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