A Little Birdie Told Me
#25 Our children's planet - what we can do to help save it
Season 2, Ep. 25
Pat Kane is a mother, sustainability strategist and the founder of reuzi, Ireland’s one-stop shop for sustainable living essentials. In this episode, she speaks to us about how the families of Ireland can join her 'power of one' mission to help create a better planet for our children's futures.
#24 Mothers Talking - Why Every Mum Needs Their Tribe
Season 2, Ep. 24
In this episode of A Little Birdie Told Me we speak with Lucy and Kara, best friends and the founders of Mum Talks, about their personal motherhood journeys, their unbreakable friendship and their highly successful business.
#23 Breaking the Irish Mammy cycle - with Gavin Bourke and Stephen Flood
Season 2, Ep. 23
Irish Mammy-itis is so deeply ingrained in our psyches but micromanaging every aspect of our kids’ lives isn’t doing them – or us – any favours in the long-run. In this episode, we’re joined by Gavin Bourke and Stephen Flood from Life Skills Academy to find out more about the essential life skills every child should have before they reach the age of 10.
#22 Teaching kids about their own bodies with Sarah Sproule
Season 2, Ep. 21
In this episode, we sit down with occupational therapist and sex educator Sarah Sproule to find out more about removing the taboo surrounding certain body parts and embracing the awkward when it comes to discussing sex and sexuality with our kids.
#21 All in the genes - talking genetic testing with Dr Samantha Doyle
Season 2, Ep. 21
From screening for chromosomal abnormalities to finding out the gender, non-invasive prenatal testing has become popular with expectant parents for a variety of reasons. In this episode we chat to Dr Samantha Doyle, Consultant Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist at the National Maternity Hospital, to find out more about how genetic testing works.
#20 The fool proof guide to potty training with Laura Erskine
Season 2, Ep. 20
There’s no easy way to approach potty training but in this episode parenting expert Laura Erskine shares the winning formula she’s used to successfully potty train her three children and gives tips on how to tackle some of the most common issues parents and toddlers face.
#19 Helicopters to Tigers - navigating parenting styles with Dr. Elizabeth Nixon
Season 2, Ep. 18
We chat to Professor Elizabeth Nixon, a lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and Senior Research Fellow at the Children’s Research Centre, to find out more about how parenting styles and approaches can impact on a child’s developments and how you can negotiate family relationships as your child transitions from baby to toddler to older child to adolescent.