Episodes

  • 239: Raastawala's Rinku Dutt on her new cookbook, divorce, and starting again. 


    She's a fabulous cook, an amazing entrepreneur, and an awesome author - meet our guest for this episode, Rinku Dutt! 


    She tells us how she came out of a divorce in her twenties to start a whole new career in India - before moving back to the UK to launch her hugely successful street food business, Raastawala.


    We also hear about her brilliant new cookbook, Kolkata: Recipes from the Heart of Bengal, and how she managed to write it while being eight months pregnant. Ellie reminisces about one of the best things she ever put in her mouth, and Helen shares a curry recipe from her own culture. 


    Do follow Rinku on Instagram @raastawala and @rinku.dutt1 for recipes, news and details of where you can try out her fabulous food. 


    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Farnham - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • Our guest for this episode is Camille O'Sullivan - amazing singer, fabulous performer, and all-round extraordinary woman! 


    She tells us what it's like to break up with your partner three weeks after the birth of your baby, then go on stage to sing with Yoko Ono. We talk about her dual heritage, and what being Irish means to her. 


    There's also some chat about getting older, and being unhappy with your appearance. We discuss whether being a performer is a compulsion or a career, and why we probably all need a therapist like Metallica's. 


    For more from the wonderful Camille, including tickets to her shows, visit camilleosullivan.com.


    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale! We are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud, Stockport - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • Our guest for this episode is the hilarious Lucy Porter! She tells us all about her latest comedy show, and how it was inspired by hitting middle age. 


    We chat about everything from hanging out with Christian Slater to breast cancer scares, sports cars, and why baby swimming is a total waste of time. Plus, Ellie and Lucy have a heated debate over the big question that's on everyone's lips: is Center Parcs good or rubbish? 


    For more from Lucy, including tickets to her 22/23 UK tour, visit linktr.ee/lucyportercomic.


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

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  • It's SIMON LONDON! One of our favourite guests of all time returns for some hilarious chat about everything from parenting to politics. 


    Simon discusses the practical things he's been doing to deal with empty nest syndrome, and the best piece of advice he's ever given his teenage son. We also talk about the tweet he wrote in response to partygate that went viral. 


    Do check out Simon's brilliant website kidrated.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @slondonuk. 


    **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!


    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

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  • How do you cope with the anxiety of parenthood? Is wearing make-up anti-feminist? And what's the most fun way to dispose of a prophylactic after sex? Helping us answer all these questions is the hilarious Harriet Kemsley!


    She tells us all about her new Edinburgh show, and what it was like to get back on stage just one month after having a baby. We hear how having dyspraxia has affected her experience of motherhood, and why she believes marrying another stand-up comedian was a terrible mistake. 


    Then it's time for some Unsolicited Advice, where we share our ultimate life hack, involving a cardboard box. And things get heated as talk turns to the bedroom - specifically Helen's, and what's underneath the bed. 


    Harriet's show, Honeysuckle, is on from 2 - 25 August at Monkey Barrel in Edinburgh, and then she's touring all around the UK. Tickets are available from harrietkemsley.com.


    **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!


    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

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  • Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Angharad Rudkin, a child psychologist for over 20 years. She has lots of advice about helping kids with their emotions, and explains why we shouldn't feel guilty if we let parenting standards slip during the pandemic. Phew. 


    We talk about Anghard's brilliant new book, Split Survival Kit: 10 Steps for Coping With Your Parents' Separation. She co-wrote it with children's author Ruth Fitzgerald and it's out now. 


    Angharad answers lots of important questions like how honest you should be with your kids about the reasons behind your divorce, and how long you should wait to introduce them to a new partner. She shares a practical technique to help children cope with their anger, and Helen reveals her top tip for telling your kids about your separation. Spoiler: it involves Skittles. 


    Do follow Angharad on Instagram @dr_rudkin, and check out her other books, What's My Child Thinking?, What's My Teenager Thinking?, and Find Your Girl Squad.


    **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!


    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

    Thanks for listening!



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  • What's sex like after separation? Is it OK to look at porn? Should Helen have it off with a lady? Helping us to answer all these questions is the awesome Natalie Lee, aka Style Me Sunday! 


    She tells us about her brilliant new book, Feeling Myself: How I Shed My Shame to Find Sexual Freedom and You Can Too, which is out now. We touch on everything from masturbation and ageing pubes to whether leisure wear is sexy. 


    Natalie tells us about her experience of being diagnosed with ADHD, and why she's a big fan of medication. Plus there's some chat about leaving long term partners, and life after divorce. 


    As always, we have some filthy Scummy Mummy Confessions for you - this time involving Ellie's kitchen, indecent exposure, and a wee-related life hack. 


    Do have a read of Natalie's fantastic book, and follow her on Instagram @stylemesunday.


    **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!


    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing, Bath, Dorking, Chipping Campden, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham, Stroud - and new dates are being added all the time, with a big northern tour in the works for 2023! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

    Thanks for listening!


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  • HE'S BACK! One of our favourite guests of all time returns to talk about his favourite body parts, falling over at festivals, and pubic topiary. Yes, it's Dr Ranj! 


    We talk about his brilliant new kids' book, Superpower Like Mine, which is out now. There's some chat about helping children to manage feelings around body image, and why it's just as much an issue for boys. Plus, tune in to find out which one of us offers Ranj a faecal transplant, and why. To finish, there's a Scummy Confession that will blow your mind - let's just say Ranj has been to Iceland. 


    We are giving away signed copies of ALL of Ranj's fantastic books - check our Instagram main feed for details! You can currently see him in Cooking With the Stars on ITV, 


    **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. 


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

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  • Our guest for this episode is the awesome Cat Bateman from Little Folk Nursery Rhymes! She tells us what it's like being the least annoying baby music group singer of all time, and what she secretly thinks of some of the parents. 


    Cat also shares her experience of having a son with type 1 diabetes. She reveals how she coped with the initial diagnosis, why things are easier now, and the surprising thing her son has to say regarding how he feels about his condition. 


    We chat about Cat's other son, who was recently hospitalised with post-covid inflammatory syndrome. As we say in the episode, it's extremely rare, but still worth knowing about. You can find out more info via the NHS. 


    Then things get a bit more lighthearted as Cat tries to convince Ellie that cold water swimming is a good idea, and we discuss the difference between an apron and a gunt. There are some top Scummy Mummy Confessions involving chickpeas and injections, and in a podcast first, our guest plays us a song she wrote just for us. 


    You can find Cat on YouTube, Instagram, iTunes, and Spotify. Have a look at littlefolknurseryrhymes.com for more on her live classes - and you can sign up for both the IRL and Zoom sessions via happity. 


    **EDINBURGH KLAXON** Tickets for our Fringe show are available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. 


    **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels. FREE UK DELIVERY!


    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

    Thanks for listening!


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  • This episode is all about our amazing nine day, 100 mile hike across Yorkshire and Cumbria! We are joined by our travelling companions, Jim, aka Ellie's Dad, and John, aka Helen's brother / the silver fox. 


    Tune in as we discuss the highs and the lows. You'll find out who farted the most, who cried the most, and who wore the same pair of trousers for nine days. Plus: Ellie's Dad reveals the essential item he takes on every walk, his technique for dealing with cows, and how many penises he's seen. 


    (Sorry about the sound quality for the first ten minutes - it was a bit windy - but stick with it, as the rest of the ep was recorded in a pub!)


    We would like to dedicate this episode to the awesome Sheila Gordon, author of the Lady Anne's Way guidebook. We literally couldn't have done it without her. What a legend. You can find out more about the walk at ladyannesway.co.uk.


    And if you fancy getting out there, why not take on the Borne 60 Miles in June Challenge? Borne is a brilliant charity that funds life-saving research into preventing premature birth. Around 15 million babies are born too soon every year, so there is lots of work to be done. It's dead easy to sign up - just head to the Borne Facebook page, then register for your free t-shirt and activate your fundraiser. Get fit and feel like a great humanitarian at the same time - what's not to like? 


    By the way - tickets for our Edinburgh show are in fact available NOW! Get yours from Underbellyedinburgh.co.uk. We are there from 18 - 27 August. 


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

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  • Are you ready for the most erotic anecdote about Peter Andre you've ever heard? Well, get ready, because we have Claire Richards on the podcast! 


    She tells us all about her life in Steps, and what it's like to become a pop star at the age of 19, earning a whopping £50 a week. We ask if there are any Steps songs she secretly hates singing, and whether their costumes smell as bad as ours. Plus, Claire tells us about the moment when H came out to her, and what crisps she was eating at the time. 


    There's a bit of serious chat about what it's like to have your weight discussed so publicly, and what Claire thinks of the body positivity movement. Then it's back to silliness as we play Snog, Marry, Avoid - Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party Edition! 


    Claire is on tour with Steps this summer - follow @clairerichardsofficial and @officialsteps for info. 


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • It's time for some real talk as we sit down with our old friend Steve Hill to discuss our own personal mid-life crises. We dig deep into the big stuff, from death and divorce to weight loss and cock rot. 


    Tune in to find out why Helen's divorce has been good for Ellie's marriage, and what Steve Hill does for the only two hours a month when he smiles. Helen talks about losing weight and the complicated feelings around compliments. We discuss why Helen's running the marathon again, and why Ellie isn't, and reveal where Steve buys his jeans. 


    You can follow Hill on Instagram @dad_of_lad, and Twitter @hillythefish.


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newbury, Horsham, Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • What would happen if you put your kids in TOTAL charge of the family budget for a whole day? What would they learn? What would you learn? Will the entire budget be blown on LEGO? 

     

    @starlingbank set us this very challenge in this week’s special bonus episode. We gave our lads a budget for a family day out, and a Starling Kite card so they could spend and keep track of the money independently. Tune in to find out whether they wasted it all on V-bucks and sweets, and whose son spent the most on their Mother's Day present.

     

    True story: we've been with Starling for years, and we're big fans of their work. It's super easy to apply for an account with them and their app is so simple to use. With Starling Kite, kids get a snazzy contactless debit card and their own version of the app, and you’re able to keep an eye on things and set limits all from your own Starling account. It’s a great way to get kids thinking about money for only £2 a month. We had a right laugh testing it out with our boys, so why not give the #StarlingKidsTakeover challenge a go yourself? 

     

    You can sign up for a Kite Card here https://www.starlingbank.com/current-account/kite-debit-card-for-kids/?utm_source=acast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sm


    And check out their worksheet here https://www.starlingbank.com/docs/KidsTakeover.pdf


    Many thanks to Starling for sponsoring this episode. And thanks for listening! As always, you can find links to our other podcast episodes, show dates and tickets, and merch at scummymummies.com. #AD



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  • Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian and cook George Egg, aka the Snack Hacker! What this man has to say about pimping Pot Noodles, Greggs pasties and Fray Bentos pies will blow your mind. 


    We hear about how he got started in performing, and ended up making scrambled eggs in a cement mixer. George shares his most popular Snack Hacker recipe - you'll never look at a naan bread in the same way.


    Then it's time for some serious chat, as George talks about losing his parents very close to each other. He tells us what he wishes he'd done differently before they died, and what has helped him to deal with the grief. It's funnier than it sounds. 


    And of course, we end with some hilarious Scummy Mummies Confessions, involving baby excrement, STI tests, and pass the parcel. 


    For more from George, go to georgeegg.com, and follow him on Instagram @georgeegg.


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Henley, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • What can we do to prepare ourselves for grief? Is there a right and wrong way to fight? And should we force our children to say sorry? Answering all these questions and many more is the brilliant psychotherapist, Julia Samuel. 


    She tells us about her experience of helping people through child bereavement, and we discuss the conversations we need to have with our own parents before it's too late. We talk about sharing the mental load, and living losses, including the ones we're dealing with right now. So there's some deep stuff in here - but as always, we manage to have some laughs along the way. 


    Julia's excellent book, Every Family Has a Story, is out on 17 March. Visit juliasamuel.co.uk for more info, and follow her on Instagram @juliasamuelmbe.


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Leeds, Chesterfield, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • What do teachers really think about the kids they teach? What's the number one piece of advice they have for parents? And what's the best thing about having a vasectomy? Answering all these questions are the amazing Mr Ps! 


    They tell us all about their book, Put a Wet Paper Towel On It, and their awesome stage tour. We chat about everything from how they coped in the pandemic to the weirdest things kids bring in for show and tell. Along the way, we have a right old laugh and hear some stories that are so funny you might want to put a paper towel in your knickers... For more from the Mr Ps, and tickets to their show, go to 2mrpspodcast.com. 


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Leeds, Chesterfield, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • Our guest for this episode is the awesome Dr Rangan Chatterjee - GP, author, podcaster, and all-round bloody legend!


    We chat about everything from how to increase our sex drive to managing our phone addictions and improving our gut health. Rangan shares what he believes is the most important thing doctors need to know, and tells us all about his latest book, Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Single Day. Tune in to find out whether he manages to convince Ellie to talk to strangers, and to hear a surprising and moving Scummy Mummy Confession. 


    Many thanks to Bimuno for sponsoring this podcast. Bimuno is a prebiotic that acts like fertiliser for the good bacteria in your gut, which is great for wellbeing - not just digestion but also immune function, cognition, mental health and sleep. Prebiotics are very stable, so they're easy to store and safe to add to almost any food or drink without compromising efficacy. We're big fans of Bimuno, and you can find the best offers over on Bimuno.com - where you can also subscribe to save 25 per cent off your first order. 


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Leeds, Chesterfield, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • A change to our scheduled programming this week as one of us has caught that virus that's been going around! Tune in to find out who...


    We chat about what we've been up to lately, including our recent skiing holiday (spoiler: it involved nudity, a loss of bladder control, and absolutely no skiing.) We share our Valentine's Day plans, and reveal some of the exciting things we've got planned for this year. 


    They include the Big Retreat festival and the Derbyshire Sausage and Cider Festival, both happening this June! Come on down! 


    And THIS FRIDAY - we are doing a massive show in Newcastle! Get your tickets now!


    NB This podcast was recorded remotely for safety, don't write in. 


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newcastle, Leeds, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


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  • Our guest for this episode is the amazing Karen Arthur - educator, fashion creative, dancer, mum, grandmother, founder of Wear Your Happy and host of the brilliant podcast Menopause Whilst Black. She's a multimedia node! 


    We talk about why she's encouraging everyone to wear clothes that lift their mood, and why it all starts with our knicker drawer. There's a bit of serious chat about how the Black Lives Matter movement inspired Karen to start her podcast, and we get to ask her what she wishes she'd known before she went through the menopause. Plus we hear about Karen's experience of going through therapy, why she thinks it's good to cull your insta feed, and what she looks for in a sex toy.


    You can find out more about all Karen's awesome work, including her podcasts, styling sessions and sewing lessons, via her linktree. She is @therealkarenarthur on instagram. 


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    Tickets for our 2022 shows are now on sale - we are coming to Newcastle, Leeds, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Barnsely, Tamworth, Norwich, Taunton, Swindon, Newbury, Horsham, Wellingborough, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Devizes, Southampton, Leamington Spa, Trowbridge, Nottingham - and new dates are being added all the time! Keep an eye on scummymummies.com for announcements and tickets.


    We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe.

     

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  • Why are perfect parents bad for kids? How can finding your child in tears be a good sign? And what can parents of teens can learn from hostage negotiators? Answering all these questions is the awesome Tracey Fox! 


    She tells us about her work with Alain de Botton and the School of Life, and the excellent book The Good Enough Parent. We find out why Tracey gets excited when she hears someone is going through tough times. She gives us some advice on managing screen time, coping with conflict, and saying no, and mediates a long-running argument about the correct amount of milk in tea. 


    The Good Enough Parent: How to Raise Contented, Interesting and Resilient Children is out now. For more from Tracey, check out traceyfox.co.uk.


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