256: Kate Ferdinand on blended families, pregnancy, and queefing

Our guest for this episode is the awesome Kate Ferdinand! She tells us about her experience of becoming a stepmum to three kids at the age of 26, and shares what she wishes she'd known at the start of her parenting journey. 

Kate is brilliantly honest about how she really feels about pregnancy, and the expectations around forming a blended family versus the reality. We discuss some hot topics like when you should introduce a new partner to your kids, whether you should kiss in front of them, and how to deal with discipline. Kate reveals the one thing that's been key for her family, and we hear some wise words from a kid who's been through it themselves. 

To finish up, Kate shares a superb Scummy Mummy Confession. Helen tells us about the time her vagina turned into a trumpet, and Kate's response leaves our jaws on the floor. 

Kate's new book, How to Build a Family, is packed with more fantastic advice, and it's out now. Do also check out her lovely children's book, The Family Tree, and you can find @blended on Instagram. 

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