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Jack’s Mum: an American mother in England

Jack’s Mum: an American mother in England

By Suzanne Schultz Pick
Hi, I’m Jack’s Mum. About ten years ago I moved from Florida to North East England. A year ago, at the age of 43, my husband and I had our first child. Then 2020 happened. This podcast is for mothers like me out there who are just trying out motherhood for the first time while the world is going crazy around them.
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Episode 11: After Covid we're getting on with things

Jack’s Mum: an American mother in England

Episode 11: After Covid we're getting on with things

Jack’s Mum: an American mother in England

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Episode 11: After Covid we're getting on with things
We're doing our best to get on with a normal way of life. We took Jack to Lightwater Valley this month for his first roller coaster ride. https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/ Also, here's my new microphone! https://www.bluemic.com/en-gb/products/snowball-ice/ Find newsletter and show notes at jacksmum.co.uk and contact me at jacksmumpodcast@hotmail.com
23:59
September 22, 2021
Episode 10: Covid Is Still Ruining My Plans after Freedom Day
Freedom Day was Monday the 19th of July. What does that mean for parents? We're still self-isolating and having lots of cases in the U.K., so how do we as parents handle the situation? Do we keep on wearing masks and social distancing, do we stop taking kids to activities altogether, or do we just go with the flow and accept that the pandemic is on its way out? Links to places I've mentioned in this episode: Summer Fun at Beamish North East Family Fun Christmas at Gibside Find newsletter and show notes at jacksmum.co.uk and contact me at jacksmumpodcast@hotmail.com
30:58
July 21, 2021
Episode 9: How Covid Can Still Ruin Your Plans
Covid may almost be over, as far as some are concerned, but it can still really ruin your plans. Find newsletter and show notes at jacksmum.co.uk and contact me at jacksmumpodcast@hotmail.com
15:01
July 9, 2021
Episode 8: Swimming, nursery, sickness, and Covid testing
So much going on these days! It's been a week of illness and trying to get back into classes and nursery. (Apologies for sounding a bit stressed on this one -- I am!) 
28:25
June 27, 2021
Episode 7: Taking a Toddler Out and About
Covid has changed a lot of things, so taking a toddler out and about has its new challenges. To find more information on family fun in the North East, I follow: https://www.northeastfamilyfun.co.uk/ The places we've taken Jack to recently have been: Beamish The Baltic Adventure Valley Northumberland Zoo Northumberland College Zoo Tynemouth Aquarium Find newsletter and show notes at jacksmum.co.uk and contact me at jacksmumpodcast@hotmail.com
22:24
June 11, 2021
Episode 6: Self-Care
What can we do to look after ourselves? Do we even have the time to do the things we like to do when we're looking after kids? Here are some links to get you started: PenPalooza on Twitter Sweaty Mama Little Coffee Fox Slimming World Find us online at: jacksmum.co.uk Jack's Mum on Facebook Get our newsletter Email me!
32:32
February 13, 2021
Episode 5: Nursery
Sending a child to nursery is tough, but it's even more difficult with National Lockdown and government guidelines.  If you'd like to research any nurseries for your child, I suggest finding them on Facebook and looking at the reviews as well as finding them on the following sites: DayNurseries.co.uk Ofstead inspection reports Find us online at: jacksmum.co.uk Jack's Mum on Facebook Get our newsletter Email me!
21:44
February 8, 2021
Episode 4: Eating
My baby ate some toast and a green bean today? Weaning a toddler after going through the breastfeeding/bottle feeding dance is tough.  Also, many Americans won't know what a Health Visitor is: she is a midwife who is trained in community public health. They come to your house and check on the children at home. Here's more information: What is a Health Visitor? Find us online at: jacksmum.co.uk Jack's Mum on Facebook Get our newsletter Email me!
19:18
January 17, 2021
Episode 3: Sleep
To sleep? That is the question. Everyone who has a baby knows how important sleep and the lack thereof may be on parents.  For information about safe sleep practices with your baby, consult your Health Visitor or check out these helpful links: Helping your baby to sleep @ NHS.uk Lullaby Trust - Safer sleep for babies Find us online at: jacksmum.co.uk Jack's Mum on Facebook Get our newsletter Email me!
24:28
January 10, 2021
Episode 2: Shock
What is it like to have a new baby? Shocking, especially during a global pandemic. Find us online at: jacksmum.co.uk Jack's Mum on Facebook Get our newsletter Email me!
17:42
January 3, 2021
Episode 1: Introduction
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05:12
January 2, 2021