Beanstalk Single Mums
The easiest way to give your child a head start in reading

The easiest way to give your child a head start in reading

December 3, 2019

Do you love books, and want your children love them too? I chat to Sara Leman, the co-author of Reading Eggs, about how to make it happen.

Listen to us discuss: What the prerequisites for starting school actually are (you may be surprised); brilliant pre-school literacy activities that are heaps of fun; habits/routines we can create to foster good reading habits at home; the benefits from reading aloud with our kids; why Reading Eggs is so engaging for kids and successful in helping them learn; and the 'set and forget' nature of Reading Eggs which makes it brilliant for busy mums.

What to expect if your parenting matter goes to family court

What to expect if your parenting matter goes to family court

November 13, 2019

Terrified of the prospect of attending family court? You are not alone.

Carolyn Devries from New Ways Lawyers saves the day and explains everything you need to know to put your mind at rest.

We discuss: the order of key events for parenting matters in the family court; the difference between Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation; court documents and what to expect depending on your situation; tips to prepare your affidavit and to be 100% ready for your first court date; what will actually happen when you go to court (this may surprise you); the Family Court Interview - what it is, what to expect and how to prepare; and Carolyn's tips to look after yourself emotionally during this time.

How to recover from a narcissistic relationship

How to recover from a narcissistic relationship

November 12, 2019

Do you feel broken, crazy and emotionally drained following a breakup with a narcissist? 

Help is here. I chat to Breakup Recovery and Dating Coach, Cheryl Chong, from Steps To Happyness to help you overcome and MOVE ON.

Listen to us discuss: The true traits of a narcissist and how these traits affect a relationship; the first steps to recovery being understanding and acceptance and how to reach them; how to deal with difficult emotions, including loathing and shame; how to support our children who may also be experiencing control issues with our ex partner; and tips to break the cycle and ensure we don’t attract another similar relationship.

 

 

 

Co-parenting with a passive aggressive ex

Co-parenting with a passive aggressive ex

October 25, 2019

Having a co-parenting nightmare with your passive aggressive ex? Don't panic! We can help. I chat to Sallyanne Hartnell from Reflect Coaching on ways to deal with this infuriating behaviour.

Listen to us discuss: The traits of the passive aggressive person; what problems you might encounter when co-parenting and how to overcome them; brilliant tips for communicating a passive aggressive ex; why parallel parenting might be a better alternative to co-parenting; and how to protect yourself from the negative effects of your passive aggressive ex.

 

Should I change back to my maiden name, or not?

Should I change back to my maiden name, or not?

October 2, 2019

Not divorced yet but want to change your name? You can! And it's EASY.

I chat to Gen Dennis from Easy Name Change about: Why it is so important for you to feel comfortable with your name; why making the decision to revert to your maiden name could be a great move for you; the pitfalls of changing your name; Gen's super-simple guide to change your name (she can save you 6-hours of faffing around); and the difference between reverting to your maiden name and choosing something entirely different.

How to date without losing your mind or losing hope

How to date without losing your mind or losing hope

September 16, 2019

All guys are duds! No they're not! You just need to get this dating thing right and see the truth to fast-track you to find the perfect long-term partner.

And there is nobody better equiped to shed the light (and the love) than Elly Johnson from Truth Lies & Love.

We chat about: How to weed out the duds early on; the most common mistakes us women make when dating, and how to avoid them; why values hold such high significance in the dating game; how to know if he's into you; how to attract a better quality of men (or someone better suited to you); Elly's absolute top tips to fast track finding a great partner, whilst enjoying the journey!

What does it actually mean to 50/50 co-parent?

What does it actually mean to 50/50 co-parent?

August 21, 2019

Why the hell does 50/50 co-parenting cause so much confusion?

In this information-packed podcast I chat to Melinda Nutting and Tania Fitzpatrick from Step By Step Support to unpack what 50/50 co-parenting actually means.

Our chat includes: Understanding the difference between co-parenting and parallel parenting;Bird nesting - what it is and how it can work for children of separation; the grey areas of finance when 50/50 co-parenting; why Child Support and co-parenting are not always good mix; mistakes you can make when co-parenting and how to avoid/overcome them; how to role model a healthy co-parenting relationship to your children; ant the benefits of a 50/50 co-parenting arrange for everyone in the family.

Why dreaming isn’t everything but it certainly helps

Why dreaming isn’t everything but it certainly helps

July 30, 2019

There is nothing more inspiring than a single mum who has taken on the world and lived to tell her story! 

That is exactly what Lisa Burling has done. Lisa believes that living courage, faith and gumption (love that word!) today can lead you to live the life you want tomorrow. And that's what we discuss in this totally uplifting podcast that will have you rocking your goals by the end of the show.

Changing your will: Everything you need to know

Changing your will: Everything you need to know

July 10, 2019

DO NOT put your will to the bottom of the too-hard pile. Having a Will saves your family stress and money when the time does come, and honestly, we just don't know when that will be.

I chat to Emily Brown from BT Lawyers about: Why it's important to have a Will; what happens if you don't make a Will; what to consider when preparing a Will as a single mum; mistakes you might make and how to avoid them; how often to check your Will and why; how to make changes to your Will; and how to start the process and GET IT DONE.

How to negotiate flexible work arrangements with your employer

How to negotiate flexible work arrangements with your employer

June 21, 2019

Don't look for a new job! Instead you could negotiate flexible work arrangements with your current employer.

Lucy Dickens and Jo Alil-ovich from the The Juggle podcast are here to tell us how.

Listen to us discuss: What flexible work arrangements actually are; how flexible work arrangements can benefit you as a working mum; how these arrangements can benefit your employer too; how to approach the subject of work hours with your employer; the problems you may have when trying to negotiate flexible work arrangements and how you can overcome them; and finally, your legal rights and how to get further support.