Before Julie Stobo became a parent she worked on PANDA’s National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline. Despite hearing every day about the difficulties experienced by new parents across Australia, she remained convinced that her own story, once she was a mother, would be different.
Jessica Skogstad is a teacher turned author who has penned her first book called Enid and her Two Mums. I caught up with Jess to ask her about the book, her inspiration for putting pen to paper, the modern day diversity in families and how unconditional love is what matters.
I caught up with Tanya from Baby Hints & Tips to find out what’s trending in the online Mums community, to ask her what she has found (over her 6-years of running the community) is the most common questions asked and her 3 top Mum Hacks – because everyone LOVES a Mum Hack! Well, I do anyway. Makes my life sooooo much easier!! :)
Sick of asking the kids to clean their rooms, or pick up their mess? So are we! We caught up with Robyn Amott, founder of Bless this Mess Professional Organising and De-cluttering services to get some tips on how to get our children to pack up!
Today I caught up with Sandra Ifrah, a child and adolescent psychologist who is extremely passionate about educating parents and carers to keep children safe from sexual abuse. This can be a tough topic to think about, let alone speak about but I can not stress enough the importance of having these conversations with your children from a young age. Please take a listen to this important interview.
Little Rockers Radio caught up with Rachel from Kiddipedia who has launched this online resource which brings together many of the leading parenting sites (Raising Children Network, Better Health Network, CHILD, KidSpot, Birth, Essential Kids, Essential Baby, Baby Centre, Bub Hub, ABC Kids) to give you the information you need in the one spot!
I have come across a few closed groups recently where people have asked about Emotional Abuse. Wondering if they are in a relationship that is emotionally abusive. I chat with Marg from Real Relationships to explore further - what does emotional abuse look like, how do we know if we are in an emotionally abusive relationship, what are some early warning signs and how can we seek help?
It's a fact of life - most children know how to use our iPads and iPhones better than we do!
I chat with Dr Joanne Orlando about the new guidelines for technology use for children. At what age can we start to introduce technology, what's appropriate for what age and instead of focussing on the negative - what are the benefits?
Babies and toddlers are actually a lot more predictable than you think. And despite the tantrums and strange, seemingly random preferences they have each day, kids LOVE routine. Yep, I dared to say something crazily controversial, but it’s true!
A tranquil, calm and centered Yogi master I am not, but I would love to be! Every time I meet someone who has adopted yoga as a regular practice I always think I must really start to practice yoga more frequently, rather than my on-again-off-again practice! Sarah Harry, author of FAT YOGA has that calmness...
For the first time ever Red Nose has launched safe sleeping week. Happening this week, 13-17 March, it's a week dedicated to parents and carers on how to sleep baby safely. I caught up with Red Nose CEO, Associate Professor Leanne Raven to find out more about safe sleeping week and to get some tips of how to sleep our babies safely.
It's common for you to take a Gap Year when you finish High School or University, travel, find the time to find out who you are and what you want out of life and a career. When we become Mums we have a plan for how we think things will go and can become lost when things don't go to plan... so why not a Gap Year for Mums?
Teaching our children about protecting our bodies - what is appropriate and inappropriate touch... One night last week over dinner I spoke to the kids about it - appropriate touch, inappropriate touch and to always feel they can tell me anything, anything at all...
Did you know your little ones can drift off at night to classics from Guns 'n' Roses, Star Wars & The Beatles?
All your favourites from Taylor Swift, Roxette, Adele, The Beatles, Coldplay, U2 and more can now be found in lullabies to help your little ones enter the land of nod peacefully and take you for a walk down memory lane!
Australian boutique music company, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang, have released an exclusive collection of classic Roxette songs, reimagined as lullaby instrumentals for our next generation. Baby Roxers – The Lullaby Hits! (Vol.1) promises to “Rox you like a baby!”.
Angie Who is excited and thrilled to present her first music video ever for album favourite ‘Travelling Band’. An original song penned by Angie, ‘Travelling Band’ is a tribute to the bittersweet nature of modern family life. It's an absolute favourite here at Little Rockers Radio...
Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show, continues its journey around the country. On a mission of kindness to children around Australia, Toddlers and pre-schoolers will delight in seeing their favourite Sesame Street friends appear live on stage in what is already delighting audiences young and old!
Yesterday I caught up with the Victorian State Minister for Families & Children, Jenny Mikakos, to ask her about Children's Week and the different activities that are happening for the rest of this week. Why not get involved and join in on some of the fun!
She is an 11-year old girl who is the QLD Ambassador for Children's Week. I caught up with her on the phone to ask her about why she is involved in Children's Week and what messages she hopes to get across to young ones in this national week of celebrations.
Have you got picky eaters? Children who are perfect little eaters one day and then like 'absolutely nothing' but vegemite on toast the next!
I caught up with Hayley from Kids Favourite Dinners to ask her about why she started this online community, get some ideas from her on feeding our kids and ask what recipes are trending on her site right now.