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 Blithe. 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 Sunday.

Episodes

February 8, 2023 41 min

Pride celebrations are happening across New Zealand and Australia this month, in a time of increasing acceptance of rainbow communities, but also continued backlash. Studies show that younger generations are far more likely to identify as LGBT+ - so how do you help raise your kids if they are queer, or raise them to be accepting and understanding? 
Today, Jenni and Rebecca are talking to Mark and Christian, the founders of Edwar...

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We're back for 2023 - and on a new day as well! After a limited summer experience here in New Zealand, Jenni and Rebecca are ready to celebrate another year of parenting chat. And as their sons get older, they are starting to think more about what it means to raise a boy these days. They are joined by World Champion turned reality TV fan-favourite Dame Susan Devoy, who shares her experiences growing up with six brothers and rai...

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For the final episode of the year, Jenni and Rebecca are talking all things Christmas - from their own traditions and past experiences, to how adding children to the mix has changed how they view the holidays. After Jenni's strong feelings about what a summer Christmas means, they get advice from New Zealand's Queen of Christmas Toni Street, and Australian cooking legend Donna Hay. 

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about travelling with kids ahead of the summer holidays. Jenni shares her epic horror story from taking her song to the US as they discuss their experiences flying with kids, and their own experiences road-tripping around New Zealand. They are joined by travel writer Alexia Santamaria to discuss her experiences flying with her kids, and for those staying home over summer, Ch...

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about kids' toys. They discuss teaching their kids about getting toys as a gift, the toys their sons are after for Christmas, and the toys they are trying to avoid. They are then joined by Zuru co-founder Nick Mowbray to discuss what goes into making a good toy - and what toys and trends are hot this Christmas. 

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about money. While the cost of living is hitting wallets across the country, and making raising a kid a lot harder, they focus on how to teach your kids about the concept and value of money. They are joined by Scott Pape, author of the global bestseller The Barefoot Investor, whose new book, Barefoot Kids, tackles this very issue. 

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking kids and reading, with a special chat with TV and radio icon Jason Gunn! He joins to talk about his new book, Jason Mason and the World's Most Powerful Itching Powder, how becoming a grandfather has inspired his push to get kids off of screens, and shares some powerful insights from his time as a children's entertainer and parent. 

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are talking kids with disabilities. They chat to The Hits Drive co-host Brad Watson about his son, Finn, and how his family came to terms with his deafness, and then talk with Children with Disabilities co-founder Glen McMillan, who was left with a disability after an accident as a child, about how parents can raise their kids to be inclusive. 

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This week, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about early childhood education and the highs and lows of their experiences with their sons. They are joined by actor and comedian Karen O'Leary, who worked for 20 years in early childhood education. She shares how she got into the role, what her experiences taught her about children and parents, and shares her advice on how to get the best experience for your kids. 

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This week, Jenni and Rebecca are talking about how to keep your child safe in public, just in time for Halloween and trick or treating. They discuss how protective their parents were when they were kids, how protective they feel now, and how the modern world has heightened their fears.

For some practical advice for all parents, Senior Constable Bryan Ward joins to discuss what he's learned in his three decades on the police for...

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This week, Jenni is joined by guest co-host Clint Roberts from ZM Drive for a chat about the musical tastes of kids! They discuss the repetitiveness of kids music, trying to get their young ones interested in better music, and awkward moments involving R-rated songs.

Later, Jenni and Rebecca chat to singer and former Hi-5 star Nathan Foley about his experiences with making music for kids, and how parenthood has influenced making hi...

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca talk about postpartum bodies - how theirs changed immediately after pregnancy and in the years since, and the pressures out there for mothers to 'bounceback' to how things were pre-kids.

To counter that, they talk to Steph Claire Smith from Keep it Cleaner and KICPOD to discuss her own parenting journey and how to counter the media spin when it comes to being comfortable in your...

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca are joined by celebrity cook Nadia Lim and her husband Carlos Bagrie to work out the best ways to live sustainably, even after little ones come along. Nadia is expecting her third child this summer and, "totally agrees" that living sustainably with her toy-hungry kids has made it harder to have a sustainable, clutter-free life.

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On this episode of One Day You’ll Thank Me, Rebecca Haszard and guest host Damien Venuto (The Front Page) investigate what parents can do to foster better mental health outcomes for their tamariki and rangatahi. They're joined by Ban Gailani, from counselling service 0800 What's Up, to discuss what kids are having to deal with these days and how they always need someone to listen to them.

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca discuss getting kids into sport. They share their own experiences living with former athletes and how sport is already having an influence on their son's lives. They then chat to Dr Craig Harrison from the Athlete Development Project to get his insight into how early kids should start, the benefits they get that don't come from winning, and how parents should show their support ...

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On this week's episode, Jenni and Rebecca discuss relationships and how parents can keep their partnership alive after having kids. They discuss some of the roadblocks they've run into after having kids, and are joined by Dr Justin Coulson from Happy Families and Parental Guidance to get his advice on what both parties in a relationship can do to stick together. 

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On this week's episode, Rebecca and Jenni discuss body positivity and how to help kids avoid feeling self-conscious about themselves. They discuss some of their own experiences post-pregnancy, as well as what they experienced growing up and how they are trying to avoid passing that on to their sons.

Then they are joined by actress and Mean Mums star Morgana O'Reilly, who discusses her relationship with her body, unpacking t...

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This week, Jenni and Rebecca are talking social media and kids. How much should you be putting out there about your kids? Should parents be using social media to make money off their kids? And for kids and teens from the noughties, what should you do about your life being plastered online?

They are then joined by ZM Drive host Clint Roberts to discuss his relationship with his kids and social media, including what he's done to ...

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After a little break, Jenni and Rebecca are back for another season. The two catch up on where the kids are at, and Jenni explains her experiences parenting by herself on her recent holiday.

That leads in to the pod turning the focus on solo parents. They are joined by award-winning actress Miriama McDowell, who discusses her experiences raising her two daughters on her own, and the joys, the difficulties, and misconceptions that c...

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It's our season finale this week, and Jenni and Rebecca are touching on one topic that has come up a lot during the season - can parents really have it all?

The two discuss trying to maintain a work-life balance, how having kids have changed their career trajectories, and what having a kid has done to their identity. 

They are then joined by Newstalk ZB newsreader Raylene Ramsay, who shares her experiences with balancing career...

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