One Day You'll Thank Me

One Day You'll Thank Me

The New Zealand Herald is proud to present One Day You'll Thank Me, a parenting podcast hosted by Jenni Mortimer and Rebecca Haszard. As new mums, they know how tricky it can be to navigate parenting these days - so each week they will unpack a different issue that affects parents and children in modern-day Aotearoa, with a bit of insight from our own experiences, and takes from experts and well-known Kiwi mums and dads. This is all so we can help each other and our listeners get through the tough, but amazing, job of parenting, all so that one day, our children might thank us for our efforts. New episodes out every Thursday

Episodes

December 13, 2023 31 mins

For the final episode of the year, Jenni is joined by returning guest and national treasure, Suzy Cato! The TV icon reflects on her packed year, including releasing new music and her latest book 'I Can Do It', and shares her advice for getting through the holidays with kids, and what she learned from sending her daughter off on her OE. 

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This week, Jenni is joined by broadcaster Raylene Ramsay to share her experience of being part of the 'sandwich generation' and juggling caring for her mother and granddaughter. Plus, she shares the insights she has learned from the latter experience. 

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This week Jenni is joined by Celebrity Treasure Island finalist Courtney Dawson. They discuss her time on the island and being away from her son and family, what its like raising a teenage boy, becoming a mum at 20, and shares her advice for parents in the same situation. 

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This week we're talking 'risky play', or the idea that kids should have more freedom while playing. Why are kids less adventurous than they once were, why are parents more concerned about kids safety, and how much does the design of our cities have to do with this? To discuss this, Jenni is joined by Auckland Council's 'play advocate', Jacqueline Collins. 

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Jenni is joined by a very special guest this week - Emma Memma herself, Emma Watkins. They discuss her new character and tour, what fans and parents can expect, and how she juggles her many jobs with being a role model and inclusivity advocate. 

Find details of The Twirly Tour here: https://www.livenation.co.nz/artist-emma-memma-1396201 

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This week Jenni is joined by The Parenting Hangover co-host Clint Roberts to discuss baby names and the pressure that goes into naming your child. They discuss recent scandals, current trends, how they made their decisions, and find out how popular their names are.

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Jenni and Rebecca are back for another season, and for this special episode, it's just the two of them as they discuss their experiences with trying to manage their jobs and their kids at the same time, and the impact it is having on both. Plus, Rebecca reveals some big changes in her life - and for the podcast. 

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For this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca talk to Coast's Sam Wallace about how a bad bug that brought down his entire family saw his wife spend over a week in hospital, and the impact this shock health scare made him rethink parenting. 

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are chatting the cost of living crisis and how it is impacting parents - namely from the stress it puts on parents and caregiver on parental leave, and how that flows through to early childhood costs. They chat to mum of three Anna Catley, who went viral for exposing the extreme cost benefit deficit, to get an update on her situation and how she's getting through things. 

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For this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about those early days right after giving birth - otherwise known as the 'fourth trimester' - and what a stressful time it can be. They are joined for expert advice by Elouise Quigan, author of 'It Would Really Help Me If You'

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For this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking toxic masculinity and how to bring up boys who treat others - and themselves - right, after reports that Andrew Tate's messaging has raised alarm bells with the Ministry of Education over its presence in our schools.

To get advice on this, they are joined by the authors of Bringing Boys Who Like Themselves, Kasey Edwards and Dr Christopher Scanlon.

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For this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking to mother of two and photographer Tash Stokes, who only recently got the hysterectomy she had been fighting for for years to deal with endometriosis-related pain. She shares the pain she was living with, how it impacted on her as a mother, and her journey through an "archaic" health system trying to get help. 

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For this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are looking at the declining birth rates locally and internationally, and asking if there is anything that parents can do to convince or better educate those on the fence about having kids. For this lofty task, they are joined by dads and the hosts of The Parenting Hangover, ZM's Clint Roberts and Jordan 'How to Dad' Watson, to discuss the highs and lows of parenting to find the net positi...

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about the work-parenting balance, after Jenni's big trip to London to cover the King's coronation and the guilt she felt in being away for so long in order to prioritise her career. Later, Rebecca talks with singer-songwriter Mel Parsons about her juggle raising three kids close in age and maintaining her career, initially feeling obliged to hide her pregnancy, and how dads don'...

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Jenni and Rebecca are back for another season of parenting advice and stories! And their kicking off the season with a focus on a topic that is getting increasing spotlight - neurodiversity. They are joined by Radio Hauraki host Angelina Gray who shares her experiences getting her daughter diagnosed, and how it led to her getting diagnosed with ADHD as well, and what other parents should know. 

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In our last episode for the season, Jenni and Rebecca have an intimate chat with broadcaster Hayley Holt about her new memoir, Second Chances, where she opens up on losing her son, Frankie, how his stillbirth affected her and her partner, and the joy they have with their son, Raven. 

Second Chances by Hayley Holt will be available in book stores on April 5th. Jenni and Rebecca will return with another season of One Day You'll Than...

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For this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about the shortage of sperm donors in New Zealand. To get insight into what it is actually like to go through the process, comedian Tom Sainsbury joins Rebecca to share his story of fathering two children as a donor. 

You can listen Tom's new podcast, Small Town Scandal, from March 26th. 

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking the tricky subject of finding the right school for your kid: What do you do if the ones in zone aren't for you? Should you go private or single sex? And what if you don't like what the principal is wearing?
To get some answers on this, as well as how to handle falling test results and why strikes are important, Dr Nina Hood from The Education Hub joins the pod. 

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This week, Rebecca is joined by guest co-host Damien Venuto for a chat about childhood trauma. Inspired by Prince Harry's memoir, the two are looking at the impacts traumatic events can have on children and how that can linger into adulthood - with advice and insight from neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis. 

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For this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about what being the parents of girls can be like, including extending some sympathy to their parents over their teenage years.

However our two hosts need somebody who actually has daughters, to get their perspective. ZM host Vaughan Smith is a father of two girls, and talks about how thoughtful they can be, and what it's like raising kids rural-lite.

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