Big Kids: Madeleine West: To Conceive Or Not To Conceive?

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03 Dec 2020 · 26 minutes

Big Kids: Madeleine West: To Conceive Or Not To Conceive?
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Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is. Confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

This week Holly and Andrew are asking the hard questions ... What advice would you tell a friend who was trying to decide whether or not to have kids? 

Madeleine West, actor, author and activist has reflected a lot on this question. Between her roles on TV, starring in shows like Underbelly, Playing for Keeps and Neighbours and having six kids, Madeleine has learnt a lot about when life doesn't go to script. So what would Madeleine tell her past self? And does she wish things were different?

Plus, some group therapy for a listener who is having some party planning anxiety! 


Madeleine's junior fiction series, Lily D V.A.P is available now. Madeleine's non-fiction work, Six Under Eight is also out now! 


Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

Guests: Madeleine West 

Producer: Elissa Ratliff & Mikayla Floriano


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