I Don't Know How She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It


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.


6 kids and still sane.  

Vanessa Alexander has six children, from a one year old, to a 22-year old. She also has a job as a writer and director for TV and film, AND she's doing a PHd.  

She talks about the time she tried to start her own childcare centre, whether meditation can help mothering, and the reason she will never pay her children pocket money.

Show Notes

This podcast was produced by Sarah Macdonald for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

Two sets of twins in two years.  

Anne Stephens has two sets of twins, born two years apart.  The kids may be 24 and 22 now but they all still live at home.  While bringing up the double dose of double, Anne also worked as an English teacher, has been P and C President, coached the netball, did the oranges for footy and looked after her elderly mother who lived with the family for many years.  Anne answers the big questions - which is the trickiest age when the kids need you the most? How do you give lots of kids lots of attention? What's important as a child grows from baby to adult? And when do you let them have sex in the house?

Dr Simone Ryan  

Dr Simone Ryan was a busy doctor who found out the hard way that she just couldn't do it all, all the time.  After collapsing during surgery she changed her career and her life. She reveals how she manages her company that helps workplaces manage the health of their employees, her five year old son and her life. A high achiever who once played basketball for Australia she talks honestly about how she stuffs up, what she tells her patients and how to keep mentally well.

Show Notes

I Don't Know How She Does It is hosted by Sarah Macdonald. 

With thanks to Dr Simone Ryan. Find out more about One Life Live it here.

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Nikki Gemmell  

Nikki Gemmell is a prolific writer and parent. She has four kids aged from toddler to teenage, she has eleven books on the shelf, a regular column and a TV spot. So how does she make it all work? There's a lot of laughs, some remarkably honest insights and an acknowledgement that Nikki needs some new strategies. You will hear why she finds Monday nights orgasmic and how kids helped her follow her dream.
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Katie Noonan  

Katie Noonan is a musical superwoman; a singer, musician, composer, songwriter, producer, a businesswoman and a mum to two young boys.  Touring now to promote her album Transmutant she tells about life on and off the road and how it's changed since the boys started school. Katie also talks about how motherhood has transformed and channelled her creativity.  She reveals how the boys have formed their own creative talents, how the muse can strike and why having kids is the best gig of all. 

Website - mamamia.com.au

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Twitter @sarahvmac @KTNoonan


Transmutant https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/transmutant/id1012794347


Jessica Rowe  

Jessica Rowe is a journalist, author and now a cabaret star. But it's being mum to her two young girls - Allegra and Giselle - that she is most proud of. This is a hilarious, incredibly honest interview about non-perfect parenting and the chaos that ensues when both parents work. There's lots of laughs, lots of mince and lots of fun. 

Thanks to @jessrowe - her website is here

Your hosts was Sarah MacDonald

This podcast is produced by Sarah MacDonald for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

For more good listening, download our sister podcasts: Mamamia Out Loud,  This Glorious MessNo Filter, Just Between Us,  or get on the facebook page for other podcasterly recommendations. 


Juanita Phillips  

ABC TV Newsreader Juanita Phillips reveals how she manages to be so calm, composed and classy while reading the news while life as a single mother is intense and crazy. She talks about how she manages her day, her young nanny and manny and the one thing she does for herself.  


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Carolyn Creswell  

Carolyn Creswell is an entrepreneur who started her company Carman's Foods with $1000 and a dream.  She now employs 160 people in 32 countries and has 4 children.  Carolyn talks about how she structures her day, her weekend release at the farm and what she had to give up with each child.  

Website http://www.mamamia.com.au

Twitter @sarahvmac 


Mia Freedman  

Mia Freedman reveals how she does it all.  From describing her role as Content Director of the Mamamia Women's Network as akin to 'triage' to adhering to a strict routine in life and at home, Mia, is her usual funny and brutally honest self when it comes to revealing how she manages life. She reveals just how much she multi-tasks, her non-negotiable touchstones of every day and the things she's given up or just doesn't do to ensure she gets most things done without losing the plot. 

Website - http://www.mamamia.com.au Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mamamiablog

Twitter @miafreedman 


Justine Clarke  

Justine Clarke is an actor, singer, Play School Presenter and author. So life is never boring and always varied. Here she talks to Sarah Macdonald candidly about how she combines several jobs with raising her three kids. 


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Annabel Crabb  

This is a podcast for anyone who has wondered how another woman manages to do it all. Annabel Crabb reveals how she manages to be a political journalist, writer, television kitchen goddess and mother to three children.  She talks about the help she gets, the producers who've been left with the baby and how she snatches patches of time across the day. And Annabel reveals how men have responded to her book 'The Wife Drought - Why Women need wives and men need lives'.  

Website http://www.mamamia.com.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mamamiablog

Twitter sarahvmac

Book http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-wife-drought-annabel-crabb/prod9780857984265.html?source=pla&gclid=CLezpd7amMYCFUVvvAodPoAA1Q

Jane Kennedy  

Jane Kennedy is an actor, writer, producer, casting director and cook book maker.  She is a member of 'Working Dog' so she works like, well, a dog on shows from 'Frontline' to 'Have You Been Paying Attention' and movies such as 'The Castle'. She now has a new role which she reveals here.  

Jane talks honestly about managing life, kids, work, friends, food, health and everything from a new puppy to music practice.  She reveals her keys to making it manageable. 



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