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Mia Freedman has no filter. Not in life, not in work, not ever. This is a podcast where she chats to interesting people about their careers, their families, and what makes them tick. It’s a one on one conversation with no filter. Nothing is off limits. From the dressing rooms of famous media faces, to the offices of some of Australia's most powerful minds, Mia takes you there. Unedited, unabashed, unfiltered.

Episodes

Leigh Sales and Mia Freedman: Work, Strife, Balance and Friendship.  

This episode is a bit different. Instead of asking the inappropriate questions, Mia Freedman is answering them. Yep, she's in the hot seat. Sitting across from one of the world’s most formidable interviewers and journalists, Leigh Sales, talking about her new book Work Strife Balance. And, it's pretty epic. This was recorded in front of 300 people, and unlike most of her interviews, you’ll see a very different side of Leigh - she’s hilarious, warm, loves a laugh, sometimes gets teary and is a true woman’s woman. Listening to this interview you’ll get the sense of what it’s like to be friends with her. You'll also hear some of Mia's tips from Work Strife Balance. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Leigh Sales

Head to apple.co/mamamia to find a copy of Mia's book Work Strife Balance. 

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Podcast Network

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Samantha X Is The Highest Paid Escort In Australia  

Samantha X describes herself as a normal person who does an unconventional job. She’s a 43-year-old business woman, journalist, author, a mother of two primary-school-age kids and she's Australia’s highest paid escort. Her real name is Amanda Goff, and before she was one of the country's most famous sex workers she was a beauty editor at a glossy magazine. So how do you manage two lives? Can you date as a normal person? And what happens when you fall in love with your client? Because that’s what recently happened to Amanda and it’s turned her life upside down.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Samantha X

Find Back On Top at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

Mamamia proudly supports Rize Up

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

 

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Annabel Crabb Can Make Anything Interesting  

Annabel Crabb can make anything interesting. Whether she’s making Cory Bernardi seem human or making paella with some obscure backbencher on her hit ABCTV show Kitchen Cabinet, she is one of the most smart and delightful women on the planet. It is no surprise then, that her new show about Parliament House is extremely compelling. Yes, you just read that sentence. From a fight over the kangaroo’s scrotum on the coat of arms, the politician who keeps a fully stocked pantry in their office and even the fact that Annabel wore the same three outfits during the 10 months of filming it took to make this show, she genuinely makes Australia’s most powerful house come to life. You will be riveted - not just by the show, but by hearing her talk about it...

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Annabel Crabb

Find The Wife Drought at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

Mamamia proudly supports The Pyjama Foundation

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

 

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The Mummy Bloggers  

Nothing good happens to you after you turn 40. That’s what you think before….you know, you turn 40. Holly Wainwright did quite a lot before 40. She moved to Australia from Manchester, rose through the ranks of celebrity magazines, met her partner and had two kids. But that wasn’t the end. Soon after turning 40, Holly came to work at Mamamia where she embarked on a whole new chapter of her career. And now, she’s just released her first novel called The Mummy Bloggers. It’s the story of three very different women who blog about their lives as mothers and it’s a rollicking good read with loads of social commentary about this very fascinating subculture of women who live their lives all out there in the open…or do they?

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Holly Wainwright

Find The Mummy Bloggers at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

Mamamia proudly supports Share The Dignity

CONTACT US

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Brigid Delaney Tried The 101 Day Detox Diet So You Don't Have To  

Wellness. Just reading that word makes you feel more healthy. Calmer. More virtuous. That’s why marketers are using the hell out of it, slapping “WELLNESS” on everything from yoga mats to activewear, vitamin supplements. But what does wellness actually mean? At a particularly unhealthy point in her life, journalist Brigid Delaney received an email from her editor about an assignment. Did she want to go on Malcolm Turnbull’s crash diet? It would involve eating nothing for weeks while drinking a concoction of herbs some have compared to bin-juice. Brigid said yes. And decided to write a book about her wellness journey called Wellmania.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Brigid Delaney. 

Find Wellmania at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

 

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David Gillespie Knows How to Spot a Psychopath  

When you think of a psychopath, you probably imagine someone like serial killer Ivan Milat. But according to David Gillespie, it's more likely to be your boss or your grandma. Five to 10 per cent of the population qualify as psychopathic, and the rate can be as high as 20 percent among corporate leaders and politicians. So how do you spot them? What do you do if you have to work for or with them, or better yet, date them? Grab a cup of tea and get ready to go ‘OH MY GOD’...

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest David Gillespie. 

Find Taming Toxic People: The Science of Identifying and Dealing with Psychopaths at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network



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George McEncroe is Sick of Women Feeling Unsafe in Cars  

Last year, George McEncroe had an epiphany. The single mum of four teenagers applied, twice, to be an Uber driver, but something didn't feel right about it. At the same time, her eldest daughter and her friends were walking home from parties because they didn't feel safe in either taxis or ride-share cars.  "I wish there was a female-only ridesharing service," she thought. 

So she decided to make one. As you do. And after a few all- night planning sessions, untold amounts of hard work, throwing in her life savings and convincing family and friends to invest in her ambitious lady startup idea - Shebah was born.

Over the past twelve months, the former teacher, radio host and comedian has built a business that benefits women in more ways than getting them from A to B.

Because smart women with drive can achieve anything.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest George McEncroe. 

Download the Shebah app here

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley.

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Kathy Kelly Won't Let Loss Define Her  

On the 7th of July, 2012, Kathy Kelly's family changed forever. The mother of three was at home with her husband Ralph when they received a phone call to tell them their 18-year-old son Thomas had been assaulted in Sydney’s Kings Cross just after 10pm. He was the victim of what came to be known as a 'cowards' punch', a random king-hit. Thomas never regained consciousness and two days later, he was dead. The Kelly family tried to make the best out of the horrific hand they had been dealt. But then, last year, the Kellys' youngest son Stuart took his own life. How do you go on after such unimaginable tragedy? And how do you find the courage to try to make a desperate situation better? 

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health, we urge you to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Kathy Kelly.

If you would like to find out more about the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation click here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley.

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Model Bec Craven Caught a Cold and Then Needed a Heart Transplant  

You’re 24, you’re on holidays with your mates in Bali, and you catch a cold. It’s nothing to write home about. Probably just a bug that was going around. But then you get home. And you’ve still got this cold. You can’t shake it. So you go to the doctors, and they tell you you’ve actually got pneumonia. So you take the drugs, and you hope you get better. Four months later, you collapse. You go to the hospital. And you are told that at 24, you have heart failure and that you will need a heart transplant. It sounds like a plot out of a Hollywood film. But for Gold Coast model Bec Craven, it quickly became her reality.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Bec Craven.

If you have been inspired by Bec’s story and want to register your organs so that you can help someone else, head to donatelife.gov.au

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley.

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Cameron Daddo Has Still Got It  

25 years ago Cameron Daddo was the bloke every teenage girl in the 80's wanted to marry. He was the host of dating show Perfect Match, a multiple Logie winner, and he even released an album. Then, he married Dolly cover girl Alison Brahe and moved to America. Which is where things got interesting. Their marriage fell apart. But because this was the early 90s and pre-Internet, Alison and Cameron got to shrug off the mantle of being Australia's golden couple and work out their crap far from the eyes of the public. How they did that is a fascinating story, as is Cameron’s experience of going from a rolled gold Aussie icon and heartthrob to a door to door salesman…..and back again.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Cameron Daddo

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley.

You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or 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.

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Lily Bailey and The Secret Routines of OCD  

Obsessive compulsive disorder is one of those things that people often joke about. Like, “You should see her desk at work; she's totally OCD". Or "I eat the same breakfast every day because I'm OCD."

Actual OCD is very different. It can derail and even destroy your life. That's very nearly what happened to 23-year-old old model Lily Bailey. Hers manifested as a voice in her head when she was a child. She became convinced that she did horrible things that people noticed; convinced she had killed someone with a thought, and she would spend hours compiling lists of her imagined wrongdoings each day.

When she was certain her parents had fallen asleep, the little girl would begin climbing up and down the stairs until her feet ached, or saying a sequence of letters over and over again, or tip toeing into her sister’s room to lay her ear against her sister’s chest to listen for her heartbeat.

Lily concealed it all from her parents, and her friends until she couldn't anymore.

Lily wants to help others who have OCD, and to help those of us who don’t to better understand it.

 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Lily Bailey

Buy Lily's book Because We Are Bad at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley

Help is always available

Talk to a GP or health professional

Beyondblue - telephone and online counselling 1300 22 4636

Anxiety Recovery Centre - Telephone:1300 269 438

CONTACT US

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Debbie Malone is a Psychic Investigator  

Debbie Malone says she 'saw dead people' as a child but found a way to shut them out. Then, after experiencing six near-death experiences in 1992, she began to reconnect to the spirit world and decided to put her visions to use. Now she works with the police as a psychic medium who can be used to pick up information that may provide new lines of inquiry in an unsolved crime... Whether you're a believer or a sceptic, Mia's conversation with Debbie is fascinating and strange. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Debbie Malone

Debbie Malone is the author of Clues from Beyond: True crime stories from Australia’s #1 Psychic detective (Rockpool Publishing $29.99), now available at all good book stores and apple.co/mamamia, and this is where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Whatever happened to the original Aussie supermodel Alison Brahe?  

If you’re a woman of a certain age, the name Alison Brahe will make you squeal. Or at least step back in time to the 80's and 90's when she was on the cover of Dolly. And Cleo. And Cosmo. And then she married Australia’s most eligible bachelor, Cameron Daddo, who was the host of the dating show, Perfect Match. They were the Brad and Jen of Australia; the golden couple of their time. Now, after 25 years out of the country, and the spotlight - Alison is back home with her family. She sat down with Mia to talk about how modelling harmed her self esteem, what happened when her marriage to Cameron broke down for a year and what she plans on doing now she is home. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Alison Brahe Daddo.

Buy any books mentioned in our podcast at ibooks at apple.co/mamamia, and this is where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Tina Arena is Making Her Own Rules.  

Tina Arena was the child star who could. From her days as a 9-year-old on Young Talent Time, she matured into one of Australia's most successful singer/songwriters.
Now, 40 years after she first appeared on TV, 'Tiny Tina' reflects on the sacrifices she made. From working 6 days a week, 52 weeks of the year during her Young Talent Time tenure, to making it big in Europe after realising Chains, the 49-year-old is philosophical about the journey that made her.  
With an attitude to life that will surprise and delight, Tina Arena talks marriage, the music industry and menopause, and proves why she is such an enduring Australian success story.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Tina Arena. 

See all Tina's Tour dates here: http://www.tinaarena.com/tours/

And buy Tina's book Now I Can Dance  from ibooks at apple.co/mamamia, and this is where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

The Executive Producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Sally Obermeder is Lit From Within  

Pregnancy has never been easy for Sally Obermeder. In 2011, with the help of IVF, she fell pregnant. Nine months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She gave birth to baby Annabelle and then underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy and two mastectomies, all while raising a newborn. After getting the all clear, Sally knew she wanted another child. The only problem was she couldn't have one. So with just four embryos she turned to surrogacy. In this interview, Sally is extremely open about the struggles that she’s had and how it was all worth it when her second daughter Elyssa came into the world.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Sally Obermeder. Find her frozen smoothie packs in Coles and Woolworths

You can buy Sally’s books, from ibooks at apple.co/mamamia, and this is where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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UPDATE: Roxane Gay is The Original Bad Feminist  

Best-selling author, college professor and writer Roxane Gay's new book Hunger is not one of those happy tales that has a beaming photo of her on the cover, standing in one giant leg of her old pants. As she explains to Mia in this interview, it's also not just a story about obesity. It’s an extraordinary look at the trauma that triggered her to very deliberately gain weight.

‘Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body' by Roxane Gay is published by Hachette Australia on 13 June’ Available via Booktopia 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Roxane Gay

Head to apple.co/mamamia to find a copy of Mia's book Work Strife Balance and Roxane's book Hunger

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Podcast Network

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Maggie Alderson on fiction, Anna Wintour and fashion after 40  

Maggie Alderson is a lot of things. She’s a former fashion magazine editor, mother-of-one, cancer survivor, and columnist. She’s stood behind Anna Wintour in the queue for the toilets at Fashion week in Milan. Written ten novels. And given some of the best fashion advice, Australia has ever seen. But Maggie Alderson is so much more than fashion and fiction. She opens up about being invisible when you hit 40, her worries about having an only child, and why she will never get botox.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Maggie Alderson

Head to apple.co/mamamia to find a copy of Mia's book Work Strife Balance and Maggie's latest novel The Scent of You.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff

CONTACT US

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Susan Carland On Being A Muslim Feminist  

There are many assumptions made about Muslim women. That they are oppressed. Repressed. Distressed.  Depressed. Victims of a religion that persecutes them. That there is no way you can be a Muslim and a feminist.

Susan Carland disagrees.  A devout Muslim woman, she converted from Christianity when she was a teenager.  Now an academic, she has been fighting assumptions ever since. In her book Fighting Hislam - Women, Faith and Sexism, she argues that there are Muslim women who are fighting for gender equality inside their faith and that being Muslim and a feminist are not mutually exclusive.

This interview explores the difference between culture and religion, why Muslim's aren't a monolith, and why Islam and feminism can - despite popular opinion - co-exist. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Susan Carland

Her book is Fighting Hislam; Women, Faith and Sexism. Published by Melbourne University Press

This podcast was produced by Monique Bowley

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Podcast Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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What Happens When Your Daughter With a Disability Grows Up?  

Vanessa Cranfield learned her baby girl had down syndrome on the day she was born. While the doctors and nurses ushered her husband out of the room to tell him, the young mum was faced with a dawning reality; and a lifetime of unknowns. 

Gretel is now in her early twenties, with two other siblings. This is a beautiful, candid interview about parenting a child with a disability. About what no one tells you; the raw and the beautiful parts. About how sometimes, people come into your life to teach you something. And why we should all aim to have a little more colour in our life.


Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Vanessa Cranfield

Check out South of The Border's website

And Instagram.

This podcast was produced by Monique Bowley and Elissa Ratliff

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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The Secret Life of Samuel Johnson  

Samuel Johnson has two sisters, one Gold Logie and some frozen sperm sitting in a freezer at a clinic somewhere in Melbourne.  Across his career, he's been in all the iconic shows of the 90s; Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Halifax FP and The Secret Life Of Us. But despite his success on screen, he's had a lot of personal tragedy and hardship in his life. Drugs. Booze. Mothers and girlfriends that have both died. And now his big sister, fighting her hardest not to.

He was just 10 years old when Connie was diagnosed with cancer for the first time and it was the return of that cancer a few years ago that changed both of their lives - and the lives of hundreds of thousands of other women.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Samuel Johnson. 

Check out Love Your Sister

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff & Kelly Glover 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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Chloe Shorten: How To Blend A Family  

When Chloe Shorten separated from her husband of 10 years, she was paranoid it would somehow affect her two young children. Then, when she remarried Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and blended her family, she got even more paranoid. So, she went hunting for help. For books, for studies, for information about the best way to do everything from “the talk” when you sit your kids down to tell them their Mum and Dad aren’t going to live together anymore to introducing new partners, navigating custody and even, eventually introducing new step-siblings or new babies. She didn’t find a lot. So she made her own, and this week she tells Mia about it.

 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Chloe Shorten.

Find her book, Take Heart, at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

 

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