Head of a Codfish: A podcast about modern working families

All Head of a Codfish Episodes

Here is a list of all Head of a Codfish episodes. Find the one you want or enjoy the entire back catalogue.

All Episodes

  • Episode 19: Abi
    Share this episode with a friend In Episode 19, we talk to Abi who has 2 primary school aged children and words 4 days a week. We talk about being open to different possibilities with childcare and sharing the load of school pick up and drop offs. The Lowdown – Family of 4 – 1 parent
  • Episode 18: Jo Part 2
    Share this episode with a friend In Episode 18, we have Part 2 of my interview with Jo who is balancing a high-level career and being a single parent to twin girls. We talk about the structure of organisations that do not work for employees or the company, how commitment and good work in the
  • Episode 17: Jo Part 1
    Share this episode with a friend In Episode 17, I interview Jo who is balancing a high-level career and being a single parent to twin girls. We talk about life as a single parent, the real cost of work travel for a parent, and the double-edged guilt sword of carer’s leave. The Lowdown
  • Episode 16: Workplace Flexibility
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I want to take a bit of a deeper look at one of the things that I think is really key for working families, and that is workplace flexibility. There are several fronts where flexible work can make working parents lives easier. On a day to
  • Episode 15: Helena
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Helena who is about to complete 3 years of study to start a new career. She is a mother of twins and we talk about how that has influenced her path, the education system and working in a female-dominated industry. The Lowdown
  • Episode 14: Hayley
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I get interviewed! Hayley is a mother of 3 who worked part-time (until recently) in Digital Marketing. We talk about the various different ways my family has been structured, what works best for who and being a family with 2 part-time workers. I was
  • Episode 13: Podcast Day
    Share this episode with a friend September 30 is International Podcast Day! To celebrate the occasion I have created a special Podcast Day bonus episode where I am going to look back at the past episodes and see what we have heard so far. First off, let’s look at the people I have interviewed
  • Episode 12: Irene
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Irene who is currently studying and working out how to balance that with parenting her son and also being a carer for her elderly mother. She is living with the ever-present heaviness of grief after the loss of her husband and we talk
  • Episode 11: Sir Lunch-a-lot
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Sir Lunch-a-lot, father of 2 and someone whose job involves a lot of overseas travel and eating out! We talk about frequent work travel, flexibility as a person in a leadership role, and family teamwork. His wife Kathryn’s episode
  • Episode 10: Meaghan
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Meaghan, a midwife, mother of 3 and owner of the online children’s clothes shop Mister and Muse (https://www.misterandmuse.com.au/). We talk about the logistics of getting 3 kids around, night shift, conflicting work shifts and
  • Episode 09: Michael
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Michael, father of 2 school aged children and finding his way with 2 shift workers in the family. We talk about sleeping during the day, styling girls hair and the balance between more shifts and more family time. The Lowdown
  • Episode 08: Victoria
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Victoria, mother of 2 school aged girls and 1 half of a ‘2 parents working full time’ family. We talk about commuting, OSHC and a projectile brush with the law 😉 The Lowdown – Family of 4 – 2 Full-time working
  • Episode 07: Cathy Part 2
    Share this episode with a friend This episode is Part 2 of my chat with Cathy, HQ of a family of 4. Her family unit includes 2 kids and a partner who is unable to be in the paid workforce at this point, and we talk about Parental admin, workplace relationships and leaving your child
  • Episode 06: Cathy Part 1
    Share this episode with a friend This episode is Part 1 of my chat with Cathy, HQ of a family of 4. Her family unit includes 2 kids and a partner who is unable to be in the paid workforce at this point, and we talk about parenting kryptonite, mental health and some impromptu role
  • Episode 05: Kathryn
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Kathryn who works in the Medical Research field and is a mother to 2 boys. We talk about being on the other side of work travel and fostering children’s independence! The Lowdown – Family of 4 – 2 Working Parents – 1 working
  • Episode 04: Alina
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Alina, HR superstar and mother of 2 boys. Features job sharing and the carseat urinal! The Lowdown – Family of 4 – 2 Working Parents – 1 part-time (4 days a week) – 1 full-time – 3 year old – 1 year old   
  • Episode 03: Rachel
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Rachel, one of my school mums who is working, studying and raising 3 kids. Features scheduling failures and a dog! The Lowdown – Family of 5 – 2 Working Parents – 1 part-time/casual work (relief teaching) and studying – 1
  • Episode 02: Amber
    Share this episode with a friend In this episode, I interview Amber, small business owner and mother of 2 girls. Featuring adult meltdowns and the joys of a cleaner! Introduction Mindful Pathways: http://www.mindfulpathways.com.au/ Mindful Child: http://www.mindfulpathways.com.au/mindful-child Find
  • Episode 01: Introduction
    Share this episode with a friend An introduction to ‘Head of a Codfish: A podcast about modern working families’ and some background on why I have embarked on this crazy learning curve called podcasting. I explain the strange name for the podcast and I promise my mad podcasting skills will only

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