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KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 22: Becoming a parent via surrogacy with Brendan & Matt

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 22: Becoming a parent via surrogacy with Brendan & Matt

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 22: In this episode we have the absolute pleasure of being joined by “The Real Dads of Adelaide”, Brendan and Matt, to talk about their journey to parenthood via surrogacy. We chat with the guys about their story, taking a detailed look at the surrogacy process, their own personal experience (highs, lows and everything in between) plus get the guys advice for people hoping to become parents via a surrogate. Expect brutal honesty, plenty of laughs and the odd Kardashian anecdote!

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 21: Kids and Conflict

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 21: Kids and Conflict

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 21: Kids and conflict; whether it’s squabbling with siblings over toys, name calling, sibling rivalry or fighting over who had the green bowl first, every family has to deal with family conflict in one way or another, oftentimes on a daily basis. Today Madhavi Nawana Parker, our resident parenting expert and regular KIDDO mag columnist returns to KIDDO chats to talk with us about that dreaded c word. Conflict.

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 20: How to talk to kids about puberty with Michelle Mitchell

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 20: How to talk to kids about puberty with Michelle Mitchell

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 20: Let’s talk puberty! To take us through this subject we chat with Michelle Mitchell, author of A Girl’s Guide to Puberty and A Guy’s Guide to Puberty. These books are jam packed with need-to-know info on puberty, they’re accessible for kids at the same time as offering a great jumping off point for parents to start these important conversations. There’s a window of opportunity we have with tweens BEFORE the teenager roller door goes up (and they decide they already know everything)! Seize this opportunity, it’s now or never! It’s time to establish yourself as a trusted go-to person and reliable source of info about all things growing up and Michelle is going to help set us up for success!

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 19: Empowering young kids & teaching self acceptance with Scott Stuart

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 19: Empowering young kids & teaching self acceptance with Scott Stuart

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 19: Scott Stuart is an Aussie dad and best-selling children’s book author who is committed to creating content that empowers young kids. In fact, his messages about self-acceptance have been seen over 100 million times on social media. We chat with Scott about that viral picture of him and his son in matching Elsa costumes, and he gets really honest about his own journey and experiences… plus shares some great tips along the way!

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 17: Teaching kids about consent

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 17: Teaching kids about consent

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 17: Teaching kids consent. In this episode we’re tackling the important issue of teaching our kids about consent. Talking us through this topic is award winning author, educator and advocate, Jayneen Sanders. Jayneen has actively advocated for body safety, gender equality and respectful relationship education being taught both in homes and in schools for over twelve years and has written and published several books on consent for children and parents.

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 16: Earn at Home Mum with Jody Allen from Stay at Home Mum

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 16: Earn at Home Mum with Jody Allen from Stay at Home Mum

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 16: Earn at Home Mum. Today you’ll be hearing from Jody Allen, an Aussie Mum of two, author, founder and chief editor of stayathomemum.com.au, one of Australia’s biggest mothers’ networks. Jody has written five books, with her first four focused on really clever and unique ways to save money as a family. Her latest book, ‘Earn At Home Mum’, has just hit shelves, and this time she’s helping mums and families, as the title suggests, earn more from home, just like she did.

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 15: Fertility Struggles with Ceci from Fertility Hand

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 15: Fertility Struggles with Ceci from Fertility Hand

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 15: Fertility Struggles. In this episode we’re talking to Ceci Jeffries, a fertility coach and owner of Fertility Hand, also a very grateful mum of three. We’re chatting about fertility struggles and all that comes with it, something that Ceci has firsthand knowledge of. We talk about what a fertility coach is, how loved ones can support without offering advice, how important social media can be when you’re feeling isolated, and the kind of areas Ceci works on with her clients.

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 14: Shine Bright with Kip&Co

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 14: Shine Bright with Kip&Co

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 14: Shine Bright with Kip&Co. This episode is one for the entrepreneurs, for the business women and those full of ideas but in need of some inspiration from someone who has been there and made it happen. Today we chat to Alex McCabe of Kip&Co, the bright, bold lifestyle brand with a massive global following!

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 13: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 13: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves

KIDDO CHATS EPISODE 13: Raising girls who like themelsves. In this episode we chat with husband and wife research team and authors of Raising Girls Who Like Themselves, Kasey Edwards and Dr Christopher Scanlon. Their book details the seven qualities that enable girls to thrive and arm themselves against a world that tells them they are flawed. We chat with Kasey and Chris on KIDDO chats about some of these qualities and how we can work to instil them in our own daughters, so they too will grow up liking themselves.

KIDDO Chats Episode 12: Rebecca Morse – Reflections on 2020, resilience & looking forward

KIDDO Chats Episode 12: Rebecca Morse – Reflections on 2020, resilience & looking forward

On this episode of Kiddo Chats, we’re starting the year with an inspiring chat with a very well known Adelaidian voice! Journalist, award-winning news and radio presenter (plus KIDDO Mag columnist!), wife and mum of three, Rebecca Morse is one of SA’s most loved media personalities. In this funny, heartfelt and honest episode we talk about how she started out in journalism and what the family juggle looked like when her children were small. Plus we chat about the incredibly hard changes of last year, what she wants to teach her girls about resilience, how she finds balance during busy times and what she is looking forward to in 2021.

KIDDO Chats Episode 10: At home with Jules Sebastian

KIDDO Chats Episode 10: At home with Jules Sebastian

We were lucky enough to chat with Jules on our podcast KIDDO Chats, and it was like sitting down with an old friend. She regaled us with stories about growing up in Adelaide, and shared her insights about parenting and motherhood, as well as what’s coming up for Jules and her family for the rest of 2020 and beyond.

KIDDO Chats Episode 6: Perimenopause… Please Explain!?

KIDDO Chats Episode 6: Perimenopause… Please Explain!?

Perimenopause symptoms are being experienced by women in their 30’s and 40’s the world over, but not many people know what they are, how they can impact you, your emotions and your body, or even what Perimenopause actually is! It’s the precursor to menopause that no one tells you about. In this episode we get the answers.

KIDDO Chats Episode 5: The Art of Sleep

KIDDO Chats Episode 5: The Art of Sleep

On this episode we chat to Dr Kate Johnson, a sleep expert, mum of 4 kids ranging from 5-14 and owner of business Babysomnia which she created to help parents understand sleep and how it develops about all things baby, toddler and kid sleep… so we can hopefully get some ourselves!

Kiddo Chats Episode 4: Postpartum Care

Kiddo Chats Episode 4: Postpartum Care

On this episode we talk to Naomi Chrisoulakis of Cocoon about how new mums can prepare to nurture themselves as well as baby. We talk about the concept of a Fourth Trimester, easy ways to prepare for life after the baby arrives, which foods will nourish you when you’re tired and healing plus ways you can ask friends and family for help that will really benefit you. Trust us, they want to!