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

Shelley Craft: "Family is life. The rest is just lovely cream on top."  

Her smiling face has been on our screens from the days of Saturday Disney to her current stint on The Block, but television’s most sunshiney host doesn’t care about her career. It’s all about family for Shelley Craft. She’s moved five times in the past year and now she’s sipping green smoothies in Byron Bay, where she's the only person who doesn’t own a yoga mat. Because this mother of two beautiful girls is just too darn busy. The bubbly presenter shares how she teaches her kids gratitude, interior design tips, and how she found her parenting zen through a Disney movie.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

Thanks to Shelley Craft.

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner. 

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This show was brought to you by SISTER2SISTER.

We grow Australia’s most marginalised teenage girls into strong independent women capable of taking their place in the world. The SISTER2sister program has changed the lives of hundreds of teenage girls. Help us change hundreds more.

With thanks to Children's Panadol. 

Buddy Bear is a new interactive website created to help parents comfort their child, particularly when they’re feeling unwell. Parents can create a personalised video for their child where Buddy Bear calls their name and sings their favourite nursery rhyme and can be easily downloaded via Buddybear.com.au.  

The fearless female footballer who took three days off after birth.  

Kate Sheahan was back at work just three days after giving birth, newborn baby in her arms. The Collingwood AFL player, tennis coach and mother of six-year-old Will lives and breathes sport, but as a 12-year-old, her dream to play football was smashed when she was told, like every other girl, that she could no longer play with the boys. Now, Kate finally has the opportunity to play professionally as one of the only mums to hit the field in the upcoming AFL Women's League. And she has some lessons for us all about how to handle the juggle of competition and parenthood. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Kate Sheahan from the Collingwood Football Club

This podcast was produced by Rachel Wagner. 

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Amantha Imber is the Boss All Women Need.  

What would happen if your boss gave you unlimited leave? Let you manage yourself? Didn't require that you were in the office every day? It sounds like a dream, but that’s exactly what Melbourne-based business owner Amantha Imber did for her staff. And she doesn’t regret it one bit. The Innovation Psychologist and mother-of-one joins Holly to talk about how she runs her own business while caring for her 2-year-old daughter, and what she's learned about getting the best out of working parents. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Amantha Imber. Find out more about her business Inventium here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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Mother of four Randa Abdel-Fattah sometimes cries at night.  

She wrote her 10th novel while completing her PhD, is the mother of four children, and wants to stop Islamophobia in Australia. Lawyer, columnist and human rights advocate Randa Abdel-Fattah is the busy mum who manages it all. But as she tells Holly Wainwright, she won't apologise for that. So how does she manage it all? She surrounds herself with family, she doesn't sleep much, and she accepts that sometimes things will fall apart.  Because changing the world isn't easy.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Randa Abdel-Fattah. Find her latest book here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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The Ballerina Raising Her Baby on the Barre  

What's it like being a touring ballerina, with an 18-month-old daughter? Complicated. Throw in a husband who is also a touring ballet dancer. Even more complicated. Welcome to the life of Amy Harris. A senior artist at the Australian Ballet who has been dancing professionally since she was 15 years old. She sits down with Holly Wainwright to talk about how her body changed during pregnancy, managing working late nights with a young daughter and what ballet dancers really eat. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Amy Harris.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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The Bachelor's Snez: The scientific single mum who became a loved-up style guru.  

Snezana Markoski is used to no sleep. As a single mother, worker and uni-student, she was burning the candle at all ends. Then her 11-year-old daughter, Eve, decided she needed some love in her life, and pestered her to apply for The Bachelor. Snez met Sam Wood, fell in love hard, and her life flipped upside down. What's life like now? She joins Holly Wainwright to talk about her life with Sam, raising Eve, career changes, and the best advice she can give other single mums out there.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Snezana Markoski. Visit her blog here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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Tara Moss on Setting Goals and Working Smarter.  

Tara Moss is a towering, lipsticked powerhouse of a woman. An extensively-travelled journalist, TV presenter, Unicef ambassador, she's also the author of 11 bestselling books, a mum to a 5-year-old daughter, and she's currently completing her PhD.

So how does she do it all? 

The key, she says, is being adaptable. Working smarter. Not sticking to traditional gender roles. Setting goals, and working towards them slowly. And never trying to do it all at once: just doing tiny bits at a time that slowly add up. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Tara Moss. Buy Speaking Out here

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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Nadia Bartel: What a "WAG" really does all day.  

She has more instagram followers than we thought was humanly possible, runs a fashion blog and e-store, and is mum to 8-month old Aston, so don't call her a "WAG". Entrepreneur Nadia Bartel talks life with her AFL star husband Jimmy, who does the cooking, and what it takes to balance business with a baby.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Nadia Bartel. 

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

This podcast was brought to you by 9 to Thrive: Get inspired by Australia’s most incredible women. See Nadia and others live in Sydney and Melbourne. Find out how to get tickets here.

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Even Michelle Bridges Makes Excuses.  

The fitness guru has made a career out of seemingly doing it all. She's a personal trainer, the author of 13 books, a star of Channel Ten's The Biggest Loser and mum to baby Axel. So it's no surprises that Holly Wainwright grabbed her to ask: HOW DO YOU DO IT? While she claims it's all smoke and mirrors, we don't really believe it. Michelle talks life with Steve, the myth of having it all, how she drags herself up off the couch when her whole body is telling her not to, and whether or not she will let Axel eat paddle pops.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Michelle Bridges.  Make It Happen is available on Audible here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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Carrie Bickmore doesn't have any downtime  

The Project host and mother to Ollie and Evie hasn’t started a Netflix show in a while. She likes to cook but she doesn’t have time. And if she could, she would get around in active wear every day.  The Gold Logie winner opens up about the juggle of kids, relationship, work, exercise and sleep. Or lack thereof. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Carrie Bickmore. Find out about her Beanies for Brain Cancer here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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This podcast was brought to you by Garnier BB Cream. Supporting the beautifully busy women of Australia.


Zoe Foster-Blake's mantra's on life.  

She's written six books. Founded her own skin-care line. Has a cult beauty following, and locked down the sleep routines of her 2-year-old, Sonny. Zoe Foster-Blake is #nailing it, but it took some work to get there. The beauty expert and all round kick-arse human opens up about porridge for dinner, sleeping in separate rooms to husband Hamish, her best beauty tips for busy women and what technology has taught her about time management. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Zoe Foster Blake. Find out about Amazinger Face here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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This podcast was brought to you by Yoplait.

The firefighting mum whose life is ruled by an excel spreadsheet.  

Kieran Shield is not a celebrity. She's a hero. 

Keiran is a fire-fighter, married to another fire-fighter, raising a daughter. So how does she juggle life-risking work with the school drop-off? Via a very, very organised Excel document. Every work shift, every sports game, every birthday invite goes onto the spreadsheet or it doesn't happen. Kieran can tell you exactly what's happening in her family on any given day of this year or next. And she also has a few things to share about the risks firefighters would never have in their homes. Starting with electric blankets and scented candles... Uh-oh. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Kieran Shield

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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The mother of three who made a meditation app to stay sane  

Jane Martino is the kind of woman that just gets it done.

A mum of three young boys, she's a successful entrepreneur, having founded Smiling Mind, a meditation app, and Shout for Good, a charity fundraising app.

She's got all the tips on how to outsource your life, the best apps to help you along the way, her rules around screen time and why she never over-schedules her kids.  

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Jane Martino. Find out more about Smiling Mind here, and her recently released book of the same name, here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

Thanks to Yoplait for supporting this episode! 

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Natalie Bassingthwaighte doesn't want to be *that* kind of mum.  

"I mean I want to go to swimming lessons, I want to go to gymnastics, I want to be that mum. I don't want to go 'pass you off and you can go with the nanny'. That's not how I want to be a mum."

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is a rock mum. A business-owner mum. And a hands-on mum.  But she's definitely not a stage mum.  This actress, singer, performer and childrens-clothing designer has two kids, Harper and Hendrix.  And her refreshingly down-to-earth approach to the chaos and juggle of family life, travel, and music and will leave you smiling...and possibly switching off the TV in the mornings and dancing it out instead.

 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Find out more about Chi Khi here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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Madeleine West is the most organised mother you've ever met  

Are you ready to step into a world where dinner gets prepped at 5am, all lunchboxes have an exact duplicate, and children interview potential babysitters? Then you're ready to hear from Madeleine West.

The mother of six may be best known for playing Dee Bliss on Neighbours, but it's her role as mum to six kids under eight that has us sitting up and taking notice.

Author of a new book - Six Under Eight - she is full of tips and tricks to get you organised, too. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Madeleine West. Find her book, Six Under Eight, here

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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BONUS: What the mother of a very sick child wants you to know.  

Sue Channon is no "ordinary" mother.

She spends most of her time in a hospital with her youngest daughter Lauren, 8, who suffers from a chronic illness and in her short life has so far endured 118 operations. 

Sue, who lives in western Sydney, has four other children. Two of whom have autism.

On this very special bonus episode, Sue describes what life is like for the parent of a chronically-ill child, and what everybody can do to make those lives a little bit easier, and a little bit happier. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Sue Channon and to the Starlight Foundation. You can donate, or find out more, here

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff.

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Kate Ellis: on the campaign trail with a baby under your arm.  

Member for Adelaide Kate Ellis would walk through the halls of Federal Parliament and people would bustle on past.

But it was when she started pushing a pram down the hallways, things changed. 

The Federal Shadow Minister for Education and Early Childcare revealls the juggle of life, travel, politics and babies. Why parenthood isn't just hard for women in parliament....it's hard for everybody. And why she makes a point of never complaining.

      This show is hosted by Holly Wainwright   With thanks to Kate Ellis   Please subscribe and rate this show in itunes so more people can hear about it.   Contact the show via podcast@mamamia.com.au   Tweet and share it via @mamamiapodcasts on twitter   And tell us what you think on the facebook page!   
How does Rebecca Judd do it?  

She's a woman who wears a heck of a lot of hats. From mother, to business owner, to weather presenter to model, Rebecca Judd has a lot going on.

She's also one of the most down-to-earth people there is.

In this frank and interesting interview, Rebecca Judd talks to Holly Wainwright about how she gets everything done, and still has time for family time in the Judd spa after a days work. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Rebecca Judd. Follow her blog here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff and Holly Wainwright

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Penny Wong  

She works in Canberra, but her life's in Adelaide. 

Penny Wong is a mother of two. The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. And a woman who obliterates stereotypes.

In an unusually personal interview, Holly Wainwright speaks to Senator Penny Wong about the work-life juggle, dealing with her critics, and just how very, very ordinary family life is in Adelaide with her partner Sophie and their two little girls.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Penny Wong

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff and Holly Wainwright

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

How does kid's entertainer Tina Harris (Lah Lah) do it?  

She's a mother, performer, teacher and the co-creator of Lah Lah, the children's hit TV show.

So how does Tina Harris manage touring, recording, making a TV show plus raising her two daughters? She takes them with her.

In this conversation, Tina shares everything from what it’s like to tour with kids, to how her family is happier now they DON’T live in a big fancy home and most importantly, how cancer taught her how to let go.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright

With thanks to Tina Harris.

Find out where you can catch Lah Lah and her big live band around the country here. The best thing about them is that they are in the school holidays!

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff

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