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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.



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I Don't Know How She Does It
Apr 2, 2019 Mamamia Podcasts
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Have you ever dreamt of traveling the world, staying in fancy hotels, but paying hardly anything? Of course you have.  Lisa Perkovic is a travel writer - she’s spent the past eight years traveling the world and working and she currently edits Expedia’s blog. A few years ago, Lisa set off on a holiday to Europe and managed to travel around on nothing but points she had earnt. And she joins Holly now to tell us how we can all do it… CREDITS Host: Holly Wainwright With thanks to:Lisa...
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Mar 27, 2019 Mamamia Podcasts
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Have you ever thought about quitting your job and buying a one-way ticket overseas? That's exactly what Monique Wise did and she's been travelling solo around the world ever since. Monique spends a lot of time by herself in foreign countries and has a lot of advice about how to nail travelling the world without a companion. Like how to find places that are off the tourist track but where you also feel safe. Or how to take the best photos when you're by yourself. If you've ever thought you might...
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Mar 20, 2019 Mamamia Podcasts
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You know those people who get paid to travel the world and take incredible photos in incredible locations? On this week's episode of I Don't Know How She Does It Travel, Holly meets one of them. And yes, she's got a lot of questions. Annie Nguyen is employed to promote holiday destinations and hotels by taking incredible pictures on her Instagram and writing about them on her website. She's a travel influencer, and she's got a lot of tips to share. So how do you get a job like this? What are...
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Mar 13, 2019 Mamamia Podcasts
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Where do you start when you're planning a holiday that needs to be accessible for a wheelchair? What questions do you need to ask hotels? And how do you make sure you’ll be able to do all the activities you want to? For the past 22 years, Julie Jones and her family have been asking these questions. Julie's son Braeden was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy which means he's non-verbal and uses a wheelchair. But that hasn’t stopped them travelling the world. From seeing glaciers in New Zealand to...
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Mar 5, 2019 Mamamia Podcasts
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If you are always testing the luggage weight limit at the airport, you need to meet Lexi Connors. She is all about minimalist travel, and is trying to reduce her travel footprint by taking as little with her as she can. Later this year, she's heading off around the world for a whole year with only one, small, carry-on bag. So why did she want to become a minimalist traveller? And how do you even begin to cut down your items to just a backpack? CREDITS Host: Holly Wainwright With thanks...
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In July 2017, Justin and Lauren Jones set off across the desert on a trek that lasted more than a hundred days. The terrain was extreme. The walk was grueling. And they took their toddler Morgan with them. Yes, their toddler. Crazy? Let's find out... They started on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory and made their way down to Port Augusta in South Australia. Justin pulled a 280kg trolley filled with nappies and water, while Lauren pulled their daughter Morgan - and...
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Feb 19, 2019 Mamamia Podcasts
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Have you heard of digital nomads? They're the people travelling the world who aren't on holiday. Magazine editor, author and writer Amy Molloy decided to go traveling in South America for four months but never miss a deadline, filing stories from the shores of Lake Titicaca and writing a book at Machu Picchu. It didn't quite work out like that... These days Amy works from her South Coast home and is just the person to tell us whether the newly imagined working holiday - one where you’re...
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Feb 13, 2019 Mamamia Podcasts
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world with nothing but carry on? Ever dreamt of being a digital nomad? Does the idea of trekking across the Aussie outback with a toddler in tow seem impossible? Over the next seven weeks, Holly Wainwright will be popping into your ears with a very special season of I Don’t Know How She Does It - all about travel. Hear stories from people who are nailing the work-life balance, and get a little inspiration to pack your bags and set off...
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Nov 28, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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When Amna Karra-Hassan looked at the sporting events in her local community, she noticed there were no women. She decided that needed to change. So she created the Auburn Tigers. Amna is a player, coach, public speaker, an employee of the Australian Federal Police and she sits on the board of the Council for Australian Arab Relations and a not-for-profit women's health initiative called Go Active. So, how does she do it?CREDITS Host: Holly Wainwright With thanks to: Amna Hassan Producers:...
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Nov 21, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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Imagine being a 17 year old girl, friendly, happy and doing well at school and suddenly you’re told you’ve got 3 months to live. That’s what happened to Maddy Ritchie when she was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer that resulted in an 18 cm tumor in her pelvis. After 12 months of grueling chemotherapy, Maddy is now in her early 20s and two years cancer free. To give back she volunteers for charities that help families in the same situation she was in. So, how does she do it?CREDITS...
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Nov 14, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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When Maddi O’Gradey was 12 she went on a school trip to Parliament house and noticed something… all the pictures on the walls were of men. From that moment on, she decided she wanted to do something to change that. With a passion for mental health Maddi started a business called ‘High Tide’ to encourage students to talk about mental health issues and feel comfortable asking for help. And this year Maddi was the first Australian to win the Dalai Lama peace fellowship for her work. So,...
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Nov 7, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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Alyssa Azar was an adventurous kid. So adventurous she conquered the Kokoda trail with her Dad when she was just 8 years old. But that was only the start. After Kokoda, Alyssa moved on to mountains, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, the ten highest peaks in Australia, and then the highest peak in the world... Mount Everest. Alyssa made her first successful summit of Everest when she was just 19 years old, becoming the youngest Australian to do so. Then she decided to climb it again. So, how did she do...
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Oct 31, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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Most kids daydream about flying at some point.  But not many of them turn that dream into a reality. Jade Esler did... At 16 years old, Jade became the youngest pilot in Australia and she funded her passion by starting her own business, selling cupcakes. Now, Jade is 17, a pilot AND a business owner...and she hasn’t even finished school yet. So how does she do it?CREDITS Host: Holly Wainwright With thanks to: Jade Esler. Support her business here: https://www.thesugarbite.com.au/ Producers:...
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Oct 24, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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When Emma Carey jumped out of a plane her world changed forever. She was 20, travelling through Europe and decided to go skydiving in Switzerland. Seconds after jumping out of the plane something went wrong.  Her parachute wouldn't open and Em and her instructor fell to earth. Em survived the fall but was paralysed from the waist down.  She was told she would never walk again.  But she proved the doctors wrong. So how did she do it?CREDITS Host: Holly Wainwright With thanks to: Em Carey....
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Oct 17, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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Kimberly La was a just young teenager when she looked around her school and noticed an issue with mental health and body image. So she decided to do something about it. At just 14, Kim created a mental health program to help her peers, called Cloud 9. Now it's in schools around the state, helping more young people than she ever thought possible. So how did she do it?CREDITS Host: Holly Wainwright With thanks to: Kimberly La  Producers: Elissa Ratliff & Rachael Hart GET IN TOUCH: I Don't...
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Oct 10, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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What were you doing when you were 16? Hanging out with friends? Trying to avoid homework?Wondering what you were going to do with the rest of your life? Well, Jade Hameister was completing the last leg of the Polar Hat Trick. Three separate ski treks to the North Pole, South Pole and the Greenland Ice Cap. All unsupported and unassisted. Now she’s beginning a whole new challenge-fitting back into normal life and the HSC. She’s also an advocate for empowering young girls and wants to raise...
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Oct 8, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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What were you doing when you were 17? Climbing a mountain? Starting a business? Creating a mental health program? Here at Mamamia, we are bringing back one of our all time favourite shows - I Don’t Know How She Does It. But with a twist. Because this season, we are looking into the lives of young girls who do amazing things. Girls like Jade Hameister who is the youngest person IN THE WORLD to complete the Polar Hat Trick. Girls like Kimberley La who set up a mental health program at her...
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Apr 4, 2018 Mamamia Podcasts
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Have you been missing I Don't Know How She Does It?  Then come and check out our brand new podcast, Lady Startup where Rachel Corbett sits down with inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to find out how they built their businesses from the ground up. JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY: Subscribe to the LadyStartup newsletter at our website. Check out amazing female entrepreneurs or get your business featured on the LadyStartup Instagram page. Meet like minded women in our Facebook Group.
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Aug 13, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Have you ever met a beauty queen that was more at home in a pair of gumboots than her stillettos? Leila Sweeney lives in the tiny country town of Tatyoon, where she's a textile teacher and mum to two kids that she totes around her 3000 acre farm. But when she's not being called 'mum' or 'Mrs Sweeney,' Leila has a very different title. She's also Mrs Australia. But this pageant is not at all about sparkly gowns and bikinis. It's one where this salt of the earth farm girl competed pregnant, in...
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Jul 30, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Whats your weekly grocery bill like? A few hundred bucks? Don't even know? Penina Petersen feeds her entire family for $42 a week. That's just $1.50 a meal. It's not just baked beans. It's proper meals! Penina's budgeting meant her family went from $50K in debt to owning her own home. She's a menu planning guru who can tell you how to cook an entire month's worth of meals in one weekend from one shop. She has the tricks to watch out for in the supermarkets, and the pantry audit that will save...
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Jul 17, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Someone pass Penny McNamee a hot water bottle and a coffee. Because Summer Bay may look idyllic, but in winter, 3am wake up calls and shooting in the freezing water is a whole other story. As Home and Away's loveliest doctor, Tori Morgan, the 34-year-old is juggling acting work with wrangling her toddler Jack. But she's in good company: joining a small cohort of working mums on-set, including the show's producers. From madly fake tanning after Jack's gone to bed to learning lines between...
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Jul 2, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Do you find yourself saying “I wish I had more time.”. What if you could actually make that happen?   What if you could actually make that happen?   Laura Vanderkam studies busy women and how they get stuff done. She’s a time management expert and what she tells us will change your life. Her tips are amazing and it's not just about getting up at 3am.   This is the episode that will give you back hundreds of hours a year. Show notes Your host is Alissa Warren With thanks to Laura...
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Jun 18, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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You might know her as 'Glinda the Good Witch' in Wicked. Lucy Durack is the princess of Australian musical theatre. She played Glinda up until she was five months pregnant and suffered morning sickness throughout which led to her running off stage, sometimes seven times a performance, just to vomit. But she almost didn't get there at all after being told she'd never make it in musical theater. So, she did a semester of a law degree, packed her bags, and moved home to Perth before deciding to...
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Kim Tucci became a global phenomenon when she fell pregnant naturally with quintuplets. That's a one in 50 million chance. After the arrival of her five babies the Perth-based Aussie mum had a grand total of eight kids. So what's life really like when you have a ten year old, six year old, two year old and five16-month olds, a husband, and a puppy? We ask all the questions like how much is the weekly shop? How many nappies do you go through, what happens at meal time, Where does everyone sleep?...
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May 28, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Bestselling author and Walkley award-winning journalist Caroline Overington has interviewed many important one-named women in her life. Women like Oprah, Hilary and Ellen. She has been a foreign correspondent in New York and in Hollywood; raised twins, and has written twelve books, including some prize winners, all in just four hours a week. How does she do it? She shares with us her tips on study, friends, love, raising teens, and what to do if your little kid stumbles across porn. And her...
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May 21, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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She was a mum of three running a family business when life for Julie Goodwin flipped faster than a fried egg. Since she won the inaugural Masterchef competition, she's left the IT company she was running with her husband and traded it all to star on TV, write books, build a cooking school, write countless recipes for the Australian Women's Weekly, and host a breakfast radio show. AND cooks dinner for the kids at night. It's a life that comes with a 3:40am alarm clock. And she sill cooks dinner...
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May 14, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Kate Darvill lives an incredibly fashionable life. It just takes a bloody lot of work to get there. With four children under four, that's a lot of sticky fingers on your designer threads. Kate shares how motherhood made her better at her job, how she gets four kids to bed and the secret to kid-proof dressing (hint: it involves a lot of black and baby wipes.) And yes, she shares a glimpse inside the glamorous world of the Vogue offices. It's voyeurism at its most stylish.  Show notes Your host...
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May 4, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Journalist Deb Knight has been to Guantanamo Bay, covered September 11 and hosts a live breakfast TV show every weekend.  She also did fourteen rounds of IVF to get her two babies. Then at 42, when she thought she was entering menopause, out of nowhere, she had a biological baby. This is a warm, and down-to-earth interview with one of Australian TV's favourite women. Show notes Your host is Alissa Warren This podcast is brought to you by Genea, World Leading Fertility. This podcast was...
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Apr 30, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Amity Dry was a contestant on the first ever season of The Block along with her husband Phil, and came back as an Allstar in 2013 to win it. In this episode of I Don't Know How She Does It, Amity and shares with us how to make your house look like it's off The Block on a super tight budget. We also speak about her life as a singer/; songwriter and hit musicals Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life and 39 for Ever. Plus, Amity's battle with Botox, do you or don't you?  Show notes Your host...
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Apr 24, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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She is a well-known Australian who is referred to by just one name kind of like Madonna or Kylie. She is Poh! The cheeky and creative cook stole our hearts in the very first MasterChef 8 years ago and has since written cookbooks, a children's book, hosted TV shows, and opened her Adelaide based bakery, Jamface. In this episode of I Don't Know How She Does It Poh talks about not having a routine, her guilt over having a cleaner, how her makeup routine changed after turning forty, the concept...
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Apr 16, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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With 24 gold medals to her name and a bunch of broken world records, Libby Trickett is adored by Australia. But when she hung up the goggles in 2009, it wasn't the last we saw of the swimmer. She hit the pool again, then retired a second time, and instead of slowing down, she sped up. She gave birth to a baby girl, Poppy, but things got tough. Libby shares how she lost her identity as a new mother, struggled with her career ending and how she eventually discovered that the only way to make...
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Apr 9, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Ellyse Perry is kicking goals. Literally. At 16-years-old, she debuted for the Australian women's national soccer team. And she tore up the field. But it seems an international football career intermingled with high school education wasn't enough on the adrenaline front... because within weeks, Ellyse also debuted for the Australian cricket team. What were you doing at 16? I bet it wasn't representing your country in two sports at an International level. Now married, and at the absolute peak...
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Apr 2, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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When Gemma Sisia got on a plane, leaving the family farm for Africa, she thought she would go on safari, do some volunteering and return home to Australia. Instead, she fell in love. With Africa, with its people and with a man. Inspired to help the people of Tanzania, Gemma founded a private school with just $10 and three students. From there, St Jude's has grown to educate more than 1800 African children and many have gone on to study law, medicine and engineering. Now a mum to four Gemma...
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Mar 26, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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The Melbourne Dees captain is a woman of contradictions. She’s a tough footy player who loves a tackle, but she also meditates and does Pilates in the off season. She made the switch from catching babies as a midwife to catching balls on the footy field and now Daisy is living out her childhood fantasy. She shares her game day superstitions, the craziest stories from the birthing suite and the sleep hack you’ll be trying tonight. Show notes Your host is Alissa Warren With thanks to Daisy...
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Mar 19, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Have you ever dreamed of exploring the world, scaling cliffs or dancing on a glacier, only to come back down to earth when you realised you have to go to work and get the kids to school? Di Westaway is the inspiration you need. Discontent with her life, marriage and body, Di overhauled her life and fitness, challenging herself to climb her first mountain at 42. She’s a mother of three, an author and a world record holder in something very unusual... She founded Wild Women on Top and...
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Mar 12, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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With kids living under her roof aged 11-24, Dr Ginni Mansberg is in a constant state of triage. This Wonder Woman is not just a GP, she’s also a well-respected TV doctor, worked in a methadone clinic and was even a political advisor to Joe Hockey (after watching West Wing she thought, why not?) She reveals the trick to getting enough sleep, the secret to making a blended family work and she puts the evil stepmother myth to bed for good.  Show notes Your host is Alissa Warren With thanks to...
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Mar 5, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Her day starts at 3am when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.  The Sunrise presenter has already been on the job for five hours before you've even dragged your butt to your desk. But when she's not at work, Edwina is happiest slowing down and breathing in the country air at the farm she brought with her partner Neil. In this interview she shares her tips for maintaining relationships on the road, why she quit the booze, whether those rumours about a feud with Sam Armytage are true,...
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Feb 26, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Getting yourself out of bed and out the door every morning is hard enough without factoring in another little human. But for this mum, that’s just scraping the surface. Imagine doing all that, with only one arm to pull on your jeans, pour a bowl of cereal and wrangle a wriggling toddler, Jessica Smith Paralympian swimmer, a children's book author, a speaker and a staunch advocate for positive body image. Jess answers every question we have about how she gets things done, from how she learned...
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Feb 12, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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From an idea hatched on the kitchen table in the suburbs of Melbourne, to an empire of 350 stores, Janine Allis brought Boost Juice to the world. Now, the mother-of-four shares what it took to build her success. From ditching friendship and mother guilt, to attitudes towards long hours at work, it's a lesson in what makes high-performers succeed. This candid conversation looks at the sacrifices she made to make her business a success, the regular sanity checks that keep her feet firmly on the...
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Jan 29, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Canna Campbell is good at money. Real good. And she wants other women to get good at it too. The financial planner and single mum behind the website sugarmama.tv talks starting her own business, nailing mornings, and how she saved $32,000 in a year by making tiny, tiny changes to her life. Canna proves that financial advice doesn't have to be all unsexy scrimping and fusty frugality; you just have to take control of your pay wave and get smart about savings.  This episode will have you...
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Jan 23, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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Sallyanne Atkinson never set out to be a feminist trailblazer, she just refused to let conventions and expectations stop her from doing what she wanted to do. When things got tough, the mother of five just got on with it. Caught in a council meeting? Tell them you're leaving at five to put dinner on. Need to get the kids vaccinated? Do it at night. Brisbane's first female Lord Mayor talks juggling her political career with three children under two and a quarter, getting sacked for...
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Jan 8, 2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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How does the RedBalloon founder do it all? By being a shark - at the top of Australia's business food chain. She's a entrepreneur, author, mentor, judge on Channel 10's Shark Tank, blogger, speaker an influencer with more than 1.5 million Linked In followers and a mother. Notoriously private about her home life, the Red Shark provides a glimpse into the early days of RedBalloon when she had 9 employees sandwiched in her front room and the kids at work blowing up balloons. She shares why she...
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2017 Mamamia Podcasts
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This episode was our most popular of 2016 so we're bringing it back for a summer revival. It's been a big year for I Don't Know How She Does It. The show was named one of iTunes' classic podcasts of 2016. But it's also been a big year for Bec Judd, who recently gave birth to twin boys. She's a woman who wears a heck of a lot of hats. From mother, to business owner, to weather presenter to model, Rebecca Judd has a lot going on. She's also one of the most down-to-earth people there is. In this...
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Dec 19, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Activated bee pollen in the morning, a coffee or two, family time, then back to bed for ten hours sleep. It's hard to believe we have the same number of hours in the day as model, author, brand ambassador and certified health coach Rachael Finch. Now eight months pregnant, the glowing new mum to be shares why her three year old daughter doesn’t go to daycare and debunks those rumours that she’s a part-time parent.  Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright. Thanks to Rachael Finch.  This...
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Dec 12, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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What does Christmas look like when you're living in a tent with three hungry little mouths and no money for presents? For Nikki McWatters it was an adventure and shopping at the Salvos was a treasure hunt. The author shares what it's like to go days on end with only Weet-Bix and 2 Minute Noodles for sustenance. But today, the mother of five can budget better than the treasurer. From working in billionaire's houses to homelessness, and from her former days as a groupie to studying law, Nikki...
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Dec 7, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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He's been bum to bum with Beyonce. He's sung for Oprah, and performed for the Queen. But offstage, Guy Sebastian is most happy when he's at home singing to his kids. Along with his stylist wife Jules, he founded the Sebastian Foundation to create safe spaces for vulnerable women. He shares what it’s like to take toddlers on tour, to juggle two careers with family life, how parenthood changed his priorities, and facing the fear that it could all be over tomorrow. Show Notes Your host is Holly...
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Dec 4, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Can a well-dressed bed change the world? This home stylist thinks so, and she might just make over your life. Megan Morton grew three successful businesses while raising three children, and now she’s spreading her styling wisdom. The style coach will dare you to pick the emerald green couch instead of the white. She’s got the secret to simple Christmas that still dazzles. And she knows the Instagram flat lay is an art form. (And yes, she can teach you.) Show Notes Your host is Holly...
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Nov 21, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Her smiling face has been on our screens from the days of Saturday Disney to her current stint on The Block, but television’s most sunshiney host doesn’t care about her career. It’s all about family for Shelley Craft. She’s moved five times in the past year and now she’s sipping green smoothies in Byron Bay, where she's the only person who doesn’t own a yoga mat. Because this mother of two beautiful girls is just too darn busy. The bubbly presenter shares how she teaches her kids...
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Nov 7, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Kate Sheahan was back at work just three days after giving birth, newborn baby in her arms. The Collingwood AFL player, tennis coach and mother of six-year-old Will lives and breathes sport, but as a 12-year-old, her dream to play football was smashed when she was told, like every other girl, that she could no longer play with the boys. Now, Kate finally has the opportunity to play professionally as one of the only mums to hit the field in the upcoming AFL Women's League. And she has some...
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Oct 24, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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What would happen if your boss gave you unlimited leave? Let you manage yourself? Didn't require that you were in the office every day? It sounds like a dream, but that’s exactly what Melbourne-based business owner Amantha Imber did for her staff. And she doesn’t regret it one bit. The Innovation Psychologist and mother-of-one joins Holly to talk about how she runs her own business while caring for her 2-year-old daughter, and what she's learned about getting the best out of working...
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Oct 9, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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She wrote her 10th novel while completing her PhD, is the mother of four children, and wants to stop Islamophobia in Australia. Lawyer, columnist and human rights advocate Randa Abdel-Fattah is the busy mum who manages it all. But as she tells Holly Wainwright, she won't apologise for that. So how does she manage it all? She surrounds herself with family, she doesn't sleep much, and she accepts that sometimes things will fall apart.  Because changing the world isn't easy. Show Notes Your...
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Sep 26, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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What's it like being a touring ballerina, with an 18-month-old daughter? Complicated. Throw in a husband who is also a touring ballet dancer. Even more complicated. Welcome to the life of Amy Harris. A senior artist at the Australian Ballet who has been dancing professionally since she was 15 years old. She sits down with Holly Wainwright to talk about how her body changed during pregnancy, managing working late nights with a young daughter and what ballet dancers really eat.  Show Notes Your...
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Snezana Markoski is used to no sleep. As a single mother, worker and uni-student, she was burning the candle at all ends. Then her 11-year-old daughter, Eve, decided she needed some love in her life, and pestered her to apply for The Bachelor. Snez met Sam Wood, fell in love hard, and her life flipped upside down. What's life like now? She joins Holly Wainwright to talk about her life with Sam, raising Eve, career changes, and the best advice she can give other single mums out there. Show...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Aug 29, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Tara Moss is a towering, lipsticked powerhouse of a woman. An extensively-travelled journalist, TV presenter, Unicef ambassador, she's also the author of 11 bestselling books, a mum to a 5-year-old daughter, and she's currently completing her PhD. So how does she do it all?  The key, she says, is being adaptable. Working smarter. Not sticking to traditional gender roles. Setting goals, and working towards them slowly. And never trying to do it all at once: just doing tiny bits at a time that...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Aug 15, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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She has more instagram followers than we thought was humanly possible, runs a fashion blog and e-store, and is mum to 8-month old Aston, so don't call her a "WAG". Entrepreneur Nadia Bartel talks life with her AFL star husband Jimmy, who does the cooking, and what it takes to balance business with a baby. Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Nadia Bartel.  This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff. This podcast was brought to you by 9 to Thrive: Get inspired...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Jul 31, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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The fitness guru has made a career out of seemingly doing it all. She's a personal trainer, the author of 13 books, a star of Channel Ten's The Biggest Loser and mum to baby Axel. So it's no surprises that Holly Wainwright grabbed her to ask: HOW DO YOU DO IT? While she claims it's all smoke and mirrors, we don't really believe it. Michelle talks life with Steve, the myth of having it all, how she drags herself up off the couch when her whole body is telling her not to, and whether or not...
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Jul 17, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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The Project host and mother to Ollie and Evie hasn’t started a Netflix show in a while. She likes to cook but she doesn’t have time. And if she could, she would get around in active wear every day.  The Gold Logie winner opens up about the juggle of kids, relationship, work, exercise and sleep. Or lack thereof.  Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Carrie Bickmore. Find out about her Beanies for Brain Cancer here. This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff. Please...
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Jul 4, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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She's written six books. Founded her own skin-care line. Has a cult beauty following, and locked down the sleep routines of her 2-year-old, Sonny. Zoe Foster-Blake is #nailing it, but it took some work to get there. The beauty expert and all round kick-arse human opens up about porridge for dinner, sleeping in separate rooms to husband Hamish, her best beauty tips for busy women and what technology has taught her about time management.  Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Jun 20, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Kieran Shield is not a celebrity. She's a hero.  Keiran is a fire-fighter, married to another fire-fighter, raising a daughter. So how does she juggle life-risking work with the school drop-off? Via a very, very organised Excel document. Every work shift, every sports game, every birthday invite goes onto the spreadsheet or it doesn't happen. Kieran can tell you exactly what's happening in her family on any given day of this year or next. And she also has a few things to share about the...
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Jun 6, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Jane Martino is the kind of woman that just gets it done. A mum of three young boys, she's a successful entrepreneur, having founded Smiling Mind, a meditation app, and Shout for Good, a charity fundraising app. She's got all the tips on how to outsource your life, the best apps to help you along the way, her rules around screen time and why she never over-schedules her kids.   Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Jane Martino. Find out more about Smiling Mind...
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May 22, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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"I mean I want to go to swimming lessons, I want to go to gymnastics, I want to be that mum. I don't want to go 'pass you off and you can go with the nanny'. That's not how I want to be a mum." Natalie Bassingthwaighte is a rock mum. A business-owner mum. And a hands-on mum.  But she's definitely not a stage mum.  This actress, singer, performer and childrens-clothing designer has two kids, Harper and Hendrix.  And her refreshingly down-to-earth approach to the chaos and juggle of...
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May 9, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Are you ready to step into a world where dinner gets prepped at 5am, all lunchboxes have an exact duplicate, and children interview potential babysitters? Then you're ready to hear from Madeleine West. The mother of six may be best known for playing Dee Bliss on Neighbours, but it's her role as mum to six kids under eight that has us sitting up and taking notice. Author of a new book - Six Under Eight - she is full of tips and tricks to get you organised, too.  Show Notes Your host is...
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May 4, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Sue Channon is no "ordinary" mother. She spends most of her time in a hospital with her youngest daughter Lauren, 8, who suffers from a chronic illness and in her short life has so far endured 118 operations.  Sue, who lives in western Sydney, has four other children. Two of whom have autism. On this very special bonus episode, Sue describes what life is like for the parent of a chronically-ill child, and what everybody can do to make those lives a little bit easier, and a little...
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Apr 22, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Member for Adelaide Kate Ellis would walk through the halls of Federal Parliament and people would bustle on past. But it was when she started pushing a pram down the hallways, things changed.  The Federal Shadow Minister for Education and Early Childcare revealls the juggle of life, travel, politics and babies. Why parenthood isn't just hard for women in parliament....it's hard for everybody. And why she makes a point of never complaining.   This show is hosted by Holly Wainwright With...
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Apr 11, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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She's a woman who wears a heck of a lot of hats. From mother, to business owner, to weather presenter to model, Rebecca Judd has a lot going on. She's also one of the most down-to-earth people there is. In this frank and interesting interview, Rebecca Judd talks to Holly Wainwright about how she gets everything done, and still has time for family time in the Judd spa after a days work.  Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Rebecca Judd. Follow her blog here. This podcast...
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Mar 29, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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She works in Canberra, but her life's in Adelaide.  Penny Wong is a mother of two. The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. And a woman who obliterates stereotypes. In an unusually personal interview, Holly Wainwright speaks to Senator Penny Wong about the work-life juggle, dealing with her critics, and just how very, very ordinary family life is in Adelaide with her partner Sophie and their two little girls. Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Penny Wong This...
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Mar 20, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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She's a mother, performer, teacher and the co-creator of Lah Lah, the children's hit TV show. So how does Tina Harris manage touring, recording, making a TV show plus raising her two daughters? She takes them with her. In this conversation, Tina shares everything from what it’s like to tour with kids, to how her family is happier now they DON’T live in a big fancy home and most importantly, how cancer taught her how to let go. Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Tina...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Mar 14, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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How do you train for an Olympics with a toddler in tow?  Lydia Lassila is a freestyle aerial skier. A business owner. An Olympic Champion. And the mother of two little boys. So how the hell does she do it? The Gold Medalist speaks to Holly Wainwright about how it feels to risk your life for glory, before and after motherhood. And how the hell you train for an Olympics when you have a small child attached to your hip. Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Lydia Lassila...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Feb 28, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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The alarm goes off at 4:30am for Meshel Laurie. The single mother of twins is on breakfast radio, appears on The Project every week, has a hit podcast and is writing her second book while going through a divorce and moving house. How does she manage it all? What are the productivity tips, hacks, and cheats she uses to keep all her balls in the air? Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Meshel Laurie Meshel's website is here and her podcast, The Nitty Gritty Committee is...
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Feb 14, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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Emma Isaacs breaks all the rules.  As the CEO of Australia’s largest community for women, Business Chicks, she wants women to live bigger lives. A serial entrepreneur, she works across four different timezones, has raised over $10million for charity, and is mother to four children aged six and under. How does she do it? Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Emma Isaacs from Business Chicks This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff CONTACT US Tell us something via email...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Jan 31, 2016 Mamamia Podcasts
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She barely sleeps, she never, ever lies on the lounge to watch TV and her day begins at 2.45am.  But despite her brutal schedule, single mum-of-three and radio host Robin Bailey says she doesn't "do it all".  And, as she tells Holly Wainwright, she doesn't think any of us should be trying.   Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright With thanks to Robin Bailey This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff CONTACT US Tell us something via email podcast@mamamia.com.au tweet us...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Dec 20, 2015 Mamamia Podcasts
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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.
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Dec 6, 2015 Mamamia Podcasts
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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...
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Nov 27, 2015 Mamamia Podcasts
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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...
I Don't Know How She Does It
Nov 15, 2015 Mamamia Podcasts
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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. Twitter @sarahvmac @nikkigemmell Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MamamiaPodcastNetwork/...