The Regular Parent: Brand New Series!

Hello lovely faces! Hoorah! The Regular Parent Podcast is back!

What better way to start this brand new series, than a chat with the wonderful Kate from same-sex award winning blog, ‘Lesbemums’ which documents life as a two-mum family. Kate and wife Sharon, live in Brighton and are parents to four year old ‘T’.

In this episode of The Regular parent Podcast, Kate and I chat about pretty much everything! We talk about parenting styles, the journey to parenthood as a lesbian couple, blogging, BLM, LGBT+ and the importance of inclusivity, and Kate shares thoughts and ideas of how we can all make a difference to the world our children live in.

I loved this conversation and learned so much! Kate’s passion for doing what’s right, how vocal they are on social media, and how unafraid they are to call people and companies out when they get things so very wrong, is truly inspiring and has already made me do more in supporting and raising awareness of important issues.

I think we can all learn from Kate’s passion and determination to make our planet a more accepting, welcoming and kinder place to live.

It all starts at home – and I truly believe as parents, we have a responsibility to keep these conversations going at home, so that the future generation have a greater understanding, acceptance and celebrate, rather than discriminate, the differences around us.

If you’d like to learn more about Kate you can follow their blog over at Lesbemums

If you’d like to know more about LBGT+ and BLM topics – follow the highlighted links to read more.

Kate from ‘lesbemums’

The Regular Parent Episode 3: Helen Wills

Hello lovely faces!

Welcome back to the Regular Parent Podcast!

Episode three is a rather lovely (and rather informative chat) with lifestyle blogger and mum of two, Helen Wills.

In this episode we chat all things blogging (Helen is one of the original ‘Mummy Blogger’s from the early days) and we also talk about parenting a child with Type 1 diabetes.

There are so many misconceptions around diabetes, and Helen shares her thoughts on why jokes about the condition – just aren’t funny and shares an honest insight to life with Diabetes.

We talk all things parenting too – Helen gives her (pretty brilliant) advice to new parents, and those about to face the teenage years. There’s also a guest appearance from our dogs, who were mainly quiet throughout the recording – but obviously wanted to make themselves known at least once during the episode!

Thanks Helen for taking the time to chat so honestly and for sharing a glimpse into your everyday family life.

The Regular Parent Podcast Episode 2: Mum of FIVE – Kelly Shrehorn

Hello lovely faces!

This months podcast is a chat with delightful and inspiring mum of FIVE, Kelly Shrehorn.

Kelly juggles raising five children together with running her cake and jewellery business all while looking rather gorgeous in her vintage frocks and accessories! (Seriously, go check her IG account out here to see what I mean by gorgeous frocks!)

In this podcast we talk about Kelly’s journey as a single mum to five amazing kids, two of which have extra needs. Her eldest son has cerebral palsy and her youngest son is deaf. Kelly shares he thoughts on how at only 19, she loved being a ‘young mum’ even though at times it was hard work over the years. We chat cakes, relationships, hysterectomies, funky jewellery making, veganism and Kelly’s love of all things vintage and quirky.

The Regular Parent Podcast Episode 1: Kara Spencer

Mum of three Kara, shares with us her ‘regular parent’ life as a full-time working mum raising three children with her husband Ashley.

One of Kara’s children, Grayson, is severely disabled with an undiagnosed condition. This makes life incredibly tough, yet Kara manages to keep smiling, focus on the positives  and inspire all those around her.

Kara shares her views on parenting a disabled child, and her past struggles with baby loss and Post Natal Depression that saw her go through some very dark times.

 

**Trigger warning** This episode covers miscarriage, PND and difficult discussions about disability.

The Regular Parent series

Hello lovely faces!

As a mum of two little ones born less than a year apart, I know that parenting isn’t always easy. My gentle techniques and approachable manner are popular with families and celebrities worldwide.

I’m a qualified parenting advisor with over 25 years working with children and families. (My long list of rather snazzy qualifications include a Degree in Childhood and Youth studies, an NNEB in Nursery nursing, and a Diploma in Childhood studies.) I write for parenting sites and magazines, and my bestselling books have been helping families around the world.

I’m also just a regular parent like you!

The Regular Parent Podcast

I was overwhelmed by the amount of messages and emails I had received over the years from worried parents who felt their lives were not ‘normal.’

So many feel they are ‘not good enough’ when scrolling through ‘instagram perfect’ squares, so I decided to start this little project to show them (and you,) that every family is different, every child is different, and every parent is different, but actually – we are the same in one way – we love our kids and want what’s best for them!

These episodes hopefully reassure and show the listener, that other parents, are just regualr parents’ like you and like me, that your life is ‘your kind of normal,’  and you shouldn’t compare it to others. I’m delighted that so many lovely parents have wanted to be involved and I can’t wait to share with you these wonderful series of podcasts with you.

So grab yourself a cuppa (or a glass of something nice,) curl up on the sofa or head off for out for a walk and listen to our lovely, regular families share their daily lives, thoughts and views with you.

From single parents holding down full time jobs and juggling it all, to parents who have little ones with disabilities – ‘The Regular Parent’ aims to bringing all parents together in this new series looking at the lives of regular parents, like you, from all around the world.

Best regards,

Fi