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We Are Women | The Podcast 16

WE ARE WOMEN | THE PODCAST 16
Parenting

Hosted by Viv Groskop 

Author- Viv Groskop

This episode we’re discussing the topic of parenting, it’s something that is relevant to us all, even though we may not all have children – we were all children once. Our host Viv Groskop is joined by CEO & Co-Founder of Peanut Michelle Kennedy, Comedian Jess Fostekew and multi-award winning musician Paloma Faith.

 

 

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith

Singer, Songwriter & Actress

@Palomafaith
@palomafaith

ON HOW SHE FEELS ON BECOMING A MOTHER…

“I feel more powerful and I almost feel more capable of everything than I’ve ever felt.”

ON GOING BACK TO WORK AFTER HAVING HER CHILD…

“When I first went back people would ask “how is it?” and I’d reply, “Hell”, which made them feel uncomfortable and shocked that somebody would say that. I’d say, “don’t get me wrong I’ve never felt love like this, but it’s probably the worst decision I’ve ever made”. But now, I feel so good about it that I want to do it again.”

ON THE PRESSURE IN GETTING YOUR BODY BACK AFTER HAVING A BABY…

“I did feel a pressure, I don’t think the pressure came from anyone but I do think things are a bit more complex than that. No one comes up to a woman and says ‘you look fat, loose the weight’ it’s a social thing.”

Michelle Kennedy

Michelle Kennedy

CEO & Co-Founder of Peanut

@shellkennedylon
@michellekennedylon

ON WHY SHE STARTED PEANUT…

“You create a profile and you talk about you as a woman, because that’s the part that I really found terrifying about this tag “mum”. What about Michelle as a career woman or daughter, sister, friend, wife whatever? It’s really not about “mum” it’s about you as a woman.”

ON HER TOP PARENTING TIP…

“Done is better than perfect. You don’t have to hand make the birthday invitation you’re allowed to throw money at the situation!”

HOW DO YOU NAVIGATE A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR CHILDREN AND TECH…

“It’s really hard – it’s one of those, do what I say and not what I do. There are so many things that tech has done in terms of development and education, and there’s a joy in that. I want my child to feel the joy but, in the same way, I never want it to be completely restricted, so that when I’m not around he’s not binging – there are limits.”

Jess Fostekew

Jess Fostekew

Comedian & Host of the Hoovering podcast

@jessicafostekew
@jessicafostekew

ON THE DIFFERENCE ON HER CHILDHOOD TO HOW SHE’S BRINGING UP HER CHILD…

“It feels like we’re all so far away now from our nuclear families that you almost have to work for your ‘village’ whereas when we were growing up there were aunties, uncles, cousins and everyone in-between.”

ON HER FOOD PHILOSOPHY AS A PARENT…

“It’s such a tricky one but I am very lucky to have a child who eats everything to the extent he regularly asks for snacks in the middle of meals. You’re apparently not supposed to over praise your child when they eat something all up, I find it impossible, I really can’t help it.”

ON HER CHILD’S SENSE OF FASHION…

“I say I don’t care about it that much, then I’ll go away for work and come back and my partner will have dressed them in a red t-shirt with red trousers and I will be offended by that.”

 

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