Michelle Bridges: Exercising with bub
Most mums are normally very keen to banish those baggy, usually unflattering maternity clothes to the storage closet after a pregnancy.
Water Safety Tips
The water is a place for fun, so here are a few water safety tips to keep in mind to help keep your child safe around water.
Almost Perfect - book trailer
Kelly Denley’s biography tells of her dream of a perfect family. This mother of eight who encountered motherhood as a teenager, recounts the emotional torment and trials to bring together her disintegrating family unit by going back to finish her HSC and then going on a year-long roadtrip by putting on hold her art scholarship.
Almost Perfect is an inspirational journey that will have you believe that anything is possible.
Confessions of a Shopaholic film trailer
The first book from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series recently adapted into a movie of the same title, this film tie-in Confessions of a Shopaholic is an intriguing tale of Rebecca Bloomwood’s shopping misadventures. The retail therapy queen finds herself overwhelmed by credit card debt and figures out fantastical ways to get herself untangled by ironically becoming a journalist for finance magazine Successful Saving.
Whimsical and humourous, Kinsella takes you into Becky’s dream world of endless shopping and romance that hangs in the (bank) balance.
The Opposite of Love - book trailer
A debut novel by Harvard Law graduate Julie Buxbaum, The Opposite of Love is bold and sassy, clever and deeply touching with more than a few laugh-out-loud moments.
When successful 29-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Emily’s world begins to unravel as she tries to take control of her life and comes to terms with issues she didn’t even know she had…
Slumdog Millionaire film trailer
Author Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat who has served in Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia and Great Britain. He is presently posted in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. Originally written as a Q & A which has sold in over twelve countries worldwide, Slumdog Millionaire is an Oscar-award-winning film produced from Swarup’s first novel.
Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one…
To Love Honour and Betray - book trailer
The Queen of the Quip Kathy Lette returns with To Love Honour and Betray: Lucy finds her life upside down when her husband of 18 years leaves her for her best friend and having to deal with a teenage daughter blaming her for everything. While her daughter puts herself up for adoption, Lucy tries to turn her life around to win her husband back by learning to be a surf life saver, losing weight and geting a job. But it’s not until Lucy makes the Freudian discovery that her new toy boy is also dating her daughter – and that he’s been paid to do so by her conniving ex as ammunition for a custody battle, that she finally learns to stand on her own two stilettos.
What it means to be a mum
Join the girls for an honest discussion on what it means to be a mum. Does becoming a mum change who you are as a person? We look at the things that change from the minute bub was born as well as the inevitable changes that gradually take place over time. What about those things no one told you about? The girls get these out into the open. Lastly we look at the what are the best and most challenging parts of being a mum.
Pelvic floor muscles
Although the thought of talking about your post baby body makes most new mum’s uncomfortable, it can help to chat about it. The girls talk about their body image and what they really think of their post baby bodies. We bring out into the open the common, yet unspoken, issue of incontinence affecting 1 in 3 Australian women. Don’t worry, it’s not all bad news there are ways to manage it and exercises you can do to help.
Getting into shape after baby
Time to get active girls! Special guests Lauren Gabriel and Michelle Gray from Preggi Bellies join us on the couch and discuss exercising not only your pelvic floor, but how to get your whole body back into shape after baby. They also demonstrate a great range of exercises using the exercise ball that you can do in the comfort of your lounge room.
Health & Fitness books
Brett from the Huggies Book Club drops in with some great reading suggestions on the topics of fitness and motherhood. If you would like to buy any of the books featured on the show just visit the Huggies BookClub at anytime. All books are discounted for Huggies Club Members.
Speech - when is it normal for kids to start?
When a baby says their first word and starts talking is one of those milestones that parents love to compare and boast about. It’s really good for all of us to know when it’s normal for kids to start and how to help them develop their language. Speech Pathologist, Gillian Fong, guides us through issues like when to stop the baby talk, talking a bit above the level of your child and ways to encourage your child to speak.
Managing behaviour positively
If there is one topic that almost all parents find hard to manage it’s – how to discipline your child? Professional Psychologist, Helen Reese, joins us for a chat on communication and behavioural issues. The girls chat about managing behaviour in a positive way, how to set structure and boundaries for your little ones and the importance of mum and dad being consistent and following through.
Different discipline techniques
So your child has a screaming tantrum at your local shopping centre; what do you do? Do you deal with it then and there or at home? What about the Super Nanny’s naughty corner; what do we really think of it? The truth is, there are lots of different techniques available for disciplining a child. The girls chat about using ‘time out’, having to leave places early, the naughty corner and more. It’s not all about the bad behaviour either. They look at ways of rewarding good behaviour and using positive reinforcement effectively.
Books on family matters and speech
Brett, from the Huggies Book Club, drops in with some great reading suggestions on the topics of speech and family matters. If you would like to buy any of the books featured in this segment just visit the Huggies Book Club at anytime. All books are discounted for Huggies Club Members and delivery is free to anywhere in Australia.
A dad's role
What do dads see as their role? Are they the provider for their family? Are they responsible for giving mums a break or do they see their role differently? The dads on the couch talk about needing time for themselves, time away from being a dad. But do they experience ‘fatherguilt’? Or is it just the mothers who seem to experience ‘motherguilt’ at every opportunity. The answer to this question will amaze you. The one thing the Dads seemed to all agree on they have little, or no, time to spend alone with their partner.
What changes for dad after bub arrives?
We often talk about how life changes for mums after baby arrives but what about dads? Lochie Daddo and Rob Palmer join Rachel and a group of other dads to give us the blokes view. What’s the best thing about being a dad? And working dads talk candidly about their disappointment at getting home and finding the kids are already asleep. We also hear about a stay-at-home dad’s view of his role.