In case you haven’t noticed, a new season of my this family life podcast is currently being published. I love having the opportunity to chat with other parents and share the interviews with you.
I have learnt so much from listening to how others make it through the day and am often inspired at how families cope given their different circumstances. Through this family life I interview parents with varying numbers and ages of kids, varying work commitments and some parents who have kids with special needs. Regardless of their background, they all share openly, honestly and with great humour, details about their family life along with tips to help you.
The new set up for the this family life podcast
this family life was previously being published with the Jack Rabbit network. They have decided to shut down the network so this family life is now an independent podcast. The transfer unfortunately had a few hiccups, so you may not automatically receive the latest episodes.
If this is the case for you, then to remedy the situation, please unsubscribe in your chosen podcast app, search for this family life, then subscribe and you will receive new episodes as they are published.
All reviews for the podcast that so many of you kindly left have also been lost in the transfer which is of course super sad for us. If you love the podcast could you please take the time to leave a review for us?
Unfortunately it can only be done on the Apple Podcast App and it isn’t that intuitive as to how you should leave a review for a podcast, so I have listed the steps below for you:
Leaving a review on iTunes
- Open up the Apple Podcast app.
- Tap the search icon in the bottom right hand corner.
- Enter this family life in the search bar at the top of the page and hit the search key in the bottom right corner.
- The search results will bring up “Podcast episodes” and “Podcasts”. Click on this family life in the “Podcast” section.
- Then tap the Reviews tab and tap the “Write a review” tab on this page.
- Choose how many stars you would like to give the podcast (5 would be awesome 🙂 )
- Enter a title for your review and then leave your comment. It doesn’t have to be long, anything is fine really. If you are not sure what to write something along the lines of why you like it, or what you get out of it or why you think other mums should listen to it would be ace.
- Hit send.
- Receive bucket loads of my gratitude!
Listening to podcasts
If you have never listened to a podcast, don’t worry it is simple and there are a number of ways you can do it. I wrote a detailed post with screen shots that you can find here – How to listen to podcasts, or you can follow the brief instructions below:
- on iPhone/iPad/iPod – it automatically has the Podcast app downloaded on the iOS devices. Look for it on your device, open it up and search for this family life. Once you have found it click subscribe and from that point on all new episodes of the podcast will be automatically updated for you.
- on Android – there are a number of apps you can install to listen to podcasts on your Android phone. Podcast and Radio Addict is free and will keep you updated once subscribed.
- on computer – you can find the podcast here on iTunes and listen directly on your computer.
- on Spotify via any device you usually listen to Spotify
- the player below! – you can always hit play on the player below and listen directly.
I would love your feedback on the podcast and if you enjoyed it, it would be tremendously helpful if you left a review on iTunes. Leaving a review makes it easier for others to find the podcast and hear the amazing wisdom these parents have to share. Thanks so much for listening!
Here are five podcasts I am loving at the moment:
The Guilty Feminist
The Guilty Feminist – Deborah Frances-White is a comedian and hosts this live podcast with a wonderful collection of guests. Each episode focuses on a topic, the guests do a short stand up stint each and then they discuss the topic in relation to feminism and how they feel about it. It is very funny, thought provoking and entertaining.
Suggested episode: Episode 65 – Feminism and Faith with Reubs J Walsh, Leyla Hussein and Rev Kate Harford. For Android search The Guilty Feminist. This episode made me think so much about my own faith. The panel contains an excellent mix of religious backgrounds including an atheist.
EDIT: I had this post scheduled to go ahead and while I still highly recommend Ep 65, I also recommend listening to the latest episode (at the time of writing) ep 67. Motherhood with Sharon Horgan and Rebekah Staton. Very very funny, but also it discusses so many things that I think readers will relate to.
Side Hustle School
Side Hustle School – is a short daily podcast from Chris Guillebeau. It shares stories of everyday people who have started a side hustle – that is they have started a small venture that brings them extra income without leaving their day job. Many do indeed to turn the side hustle into their day job and grow them into successful businesses, but Chris focuses on what they did to get started, what worked, what didn’t and the tools they used to help them.
The Side Hustle School website also contains some of the best show notes for a podcast I have seen, which is definitely worth checking out as well.
Suggested episode: Episode 177 – Full-time mom ships $35,000/month in frozen bread on Amazon. For Android search Let It Be. I love the entrepreneurial approach this mum takes when she starts baking bread for her child who has allergies. Food products can be so tricky and I love seeing how she made it work.
Kind World – I think everyone should have this podcast in their collection. They are very short (less than 10 minutes) stories of people doing the most beautiful acts of kindness to others. It gives me great hope and belief in human kind.
Suggested episode: Episode 37 – The Boy With Long Lashes. For Android search Kind World. This story is so beautiful it made me cry. Really encourage all parents to listen to it.
Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs – hat tip to my gorgeous friend Lou for putting me on to this podcast. I have delved way back in the archives to listen to some absolutely cracking interviews. Kirsty Young (who has an excellent accent to listen to) interviews guests with the premise that they are going to a desert island and all they can take is 8 tracks, a book and a luxury. Guest then explain why they chose those songs and the other items. It is amazing how much you can learn about a person through them sharing 8 songs that mean something to them.
Suggested episode: Episode 93: Noel Gallagher. For Android search Desert Island Discs. Noel Gallagher is utterly refreshing to listen to. He is so honest about his upbringing, his behaviour when Oasis were a superstar band and how he changed his ways.
War on Waste
War on Waste – this podcast is a follow on from the ABC tv series which has had a significant impact on Australians on what and how we are consuming.
Suggested episode: Episode 2 – Quick pickles & pineapple skin mocktails. For Android search War on Waste. In this episode Craig talks to Sabine Spindler from Cornersmith, who runs waste reduction workshops on pickling, syrups and getting maximum taste out of your scraps – lots of food for thought on how much more you can get out of your food.