Brummie Mummies

Brummie Mummies

Welcome to the award winning Brummie Mummies podcast, the show that shares inspiring stories from Birmingham mums and dads and is brimming with useful advice and suggestions. Brummie Mummies has been a much-loved hub for parents in Birmingham since 2015, known for bringing families together both online and at sell-out social events. This podcast is packed full of tips from real Birmingham parents as show host and Brummie Mummies founder Zoe Chamberlain chats to mums and dads of all backgrounds about how to juggle family life and all that comes with it. The Brummie Mummies podcast is a Laudable production brought to you by Birmingham Live and Brummie Mummies, and is produced and edited by Matt Millard. Want to get in touch? Drop Zoe an email - or get in touch via the Brummie Mummies Facebook page -


January 31, 2023 45 min

Teaching your children to have a healthy relationship with social media and their phones

Social media can feel like a perilous activity for kids to navigate but it can actually be a positive and powerful experience when used correctly.

This week’s guest is Jamie Barton, headteacher of the Jewellery Quarter Academy and he has a wealth of tips and suggestions for parents trying to keep their children safe online.

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Everyone is feeling the impact of the rising costs of living, whether it’s increasing utility bills or finding it harder to put food on the table each day.

In this episode Zoe Chamberlain is joined by Rafa Ahmed, project manager at Feedo Needo, a food bank in Digbeth, Birmingham, where volunteers are seeing just how much the cost of living crisis is affecting families.

She shares how families can make their food stretch further with ...

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In this episode, find out how Corrina Sheppard went from being a stay at home mum of four, to securing the job of her dreams!

Corinna didn’t think she would have the time or the qualifications to get into a hospital job - let alone trying to figure out what she’d need for childcare.

Today the 28 year old from Walsall is a Swan Champion on a stroke ward, where she helps support people going through end-of-life and bereavement care. A...
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Frida Kahlo was a flamboyant trailblazer and feminist, who sought out the joy in every moment despite the cruelties life threw at her. So it is fitting that the new The Life and Work of Frida Kahlo exhibition at The Reel Store in Coventry is equally flamboyant and trailblazing.

In this episode, Zoe talks to the exhibition’s artistic director Carla Prat Perxachs, who tells us all about the exhibition’s immersive experience, along wit...
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If you’re feeling the need for a bit of R&R then you’ve come to the right place. Join Birmingham yoga teacher Kate Forde as she shares a Yogi Birds relaxation session that will lift your spirits and leave you ready to face the rest of your day. Enjoy!

Kate runs Yogi Birds classes in Birmingham and hosts workshops in schools too. Find out more about Kate on the BirminghamLive website, the Brummie Mummies FB page and by searching ...
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In this episode we have a very special treat for you. We know that family life is hectic and sometimes it can feel overwhelming. That’s why we asked Kate Forde if she could help us out.

Kate runs Yogi Birds Yoga teaching yoga and relaxation to pregnant mums, mothers and babies, kids and teens. For her, it’s about getting everyone to take a moment’s pause to stop, breathe and relax.

Zoe chats to the mum-of-two who believes that societ...
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Want to know how to budget for school trips, save on school uniform, make days out affordable, have a great Christmas without spending a fortune and even how to chip away at your mortgage? Well, this week’s guest has the savvy know-how to do just that.

Zoe chats with Gemma Bird, who is best known to hundreds of thousands of parents on Insta and TikTok as Money Mum. Find out the tricks Gemma has up her sleeve for us when it comes to ...
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November 8, 2022 25 min
In this special episode of Brummie Mummies, Zoe visits Oasis Academy in Short Heath Birmingham to talk to mums about the struggles they are facing due to the cost of living crisis.

The school has an amazing community hub, helping parents with everything from food and finances to a warm place to talk with fellow mums and dads. In this episode you’ll also hear from the hub’s leader Pam Atwell who talks about the amazing initiatives be...
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In this episode we chat to Raj Mann, headteacher at Arena Academy in Great Barr. He has loads of practical suggestions on what families can do to prepare for parents' evening.

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October 10, 2022 27 min
It’s the 2022 Brummie Mummies Christmas guide! In this episode you can hear all about the amazing things happening in Birmingham and the Midlands during this year’s festive season.

Zoe and producer Matt talk about all things Christmas, sharing top tips and what they’re most looking forward to this year.

We’ve put together a guide to all the events we mentioned - you can find it on the BirminghamLive website and on the Brummie Mummi...
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Made By Dyslexia founder Kate Griggs is calling for all teachers to be trained in dyslexic thinking.

She believes dyslexia is a superpower, stemming from an innate source of creativity and big picture thinking - and that our future workforces need these strengths far more than the rote learning that takes place in schools.

In this episode Kate shares how to spot the signs that your child might be dyslexic and what we can do as parent...
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At just 22, Sophie Rodgers was diagnosed with cervical cancer and her treatment, whilst thankfully helping her to go into remission, plunged her into early menopause.

Sophie discovered the benefits of yoga, meditation and crystals and found them so healing she wanted to share them with others.

She now runs yoga classes and offers advice on meditation and mindfulness from a hidden away crystal healing cabin in Tamworth.

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What are the three things you love to do every day? That’s a question we ask all of our guests.

In this episode we look back at some of the incredible suggestions from our guests, find out what gives them a great routine, a perfect start and end to each day and what helps them to tackle all the things that being a parent brings.

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Moving from primary to high school is a big step for any child. But there are steps we can take as parents to help make the transition as smooth and easy as possible.

Zoe talks to Rebecca Bakewell, headteacher at City Academy near Birmingham city centre, who has loads of practical suggestions on what families can do to prepare.

Find out how to inspire confidence in your kids for that all important first day and for all the weeks and...
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Have you ever had the feeling you want more but you’re not sure what it is you’re looking for?

Laura Best tells us her story and shares all on the Passion Collective, a place where women from across the world can come together for virtual social events to empower and support each other. For Laura, it’s all about a sense of belonging.

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In this episode Zoe is joined by family blogger Lavania Oluban and they’re talking all things summer.

School holidays are expensive so we talk about some free and cheap places to go, how we save money on days out, plus some hidden places you might not have heard about before.

You can read our full guide on our Brummie Mummies Facebook page and on the BirminghamLive website. Also head over to Lavania’s blog to see...
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We all love holidays but, let’s face it, when you have kids, it becomes a whole load more complicated.

If the thought of a long drive, train journey or flight is putting you off the idea of travelling with your kids, then give this episode a listen - We encourage you to rethink how you plan your break.

Zoe chats to our producer Matt Millard about an epic adventure she took with her kids in Spring - an American road trip, visiting n...
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Many of us can only imagine how difficult it was to have a baby during the global pandemic lockdowns. As parents, we’re still feeling the aftermath of that with all of our kids, but what was it like to be a new mum unable to get out and about with your baby? And what effect has that had on our little ones?

Today Zoe is talking to Birmingham mum Priya Chauhan who had a baby and a toddler during lockdown and Davinder Jandu who is head...
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In this episode Zoe introduces a festival she’s been to nearly every year for 13 years with her kids.

The Just So Festival is the brainchild of two mums - Sarah Bird and Rowan Cannon - who loved the idea of taking their kids to festivals but found the reality wasn’t quite so much fun. So they decided to do it on their own terms. We hear from Sarah Bird to find out more.

You can discover more about the Just So Festival by visiting the...
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We’re all feeling stretched when it comes to paying the bills and putting food on the table at the moment as the cost of living continues to rise.

Today Zoe is joined by Dawn Baker from Home Start Birmingham, a charity that helps families in crisis.

Dawn has helped hundreds of families get on top of their finances over the years and has loads of innovative ideas on making your money go further - and how to get help if you need it.

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