An honest podcast about parenting and early mornings. Hosted by Annie Ridout – journalist, author, entrepreneur, founder of digital parenting platform The Early Hour and mum-of-three.

How to encourage girls to speak up more in class

Tuesday, 26th January 2021

Though I’d originally planned a ‘homeschooling hacks’ episode, I realised 1. We’ve all had enough of ‘homeschool’ chat 2. I have no ‘hacks’ – I’m not a hacks type of person and 3. There’s a bigger issue to deal with. A feminist one. That girls need to be encouraged to talk more in class. And I’ve come up with a very simple solution that’s working not just for me, but for others I’ve shared this with. I also share the most bananas discovery that might just radically change your life.

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The morning routine with a young family

Friday, 22nd January 2021

While I love the idea of rising at 5am, by choice, to spend an hour writing poetry – that’s just not my life. Mostly, because my toddler wakes me at 4.30am. In this episode, I discuss the reality of mornings with young kids, but throw in my ideas for what can lift your morning routine, and help you to turn it in to something a little calmer, and more bene. Also: my husband’s new morning routine – in fact, his first EVER morning routine. And how he’s become a smug git. Enjoy x