DJ, presenter and new mum Ashley James has launched a new podcast series, produced by Create, where each week she’s joined by celebrity guests and friends to delve into the world of parenting.
In Mum’s the Word, Ashley and her guests, who include Aston Merrygold, Helen Flanagan and Dr Zoe, will be debunking motherhood myths, sharing their personal experiences with their little ones (with no holds barred), candidly discussing the struggles and those moments of pure joy, and there’ll be plenty of laughs too.
Ashley is new mum to Alfie and is known for being candid and open, having spoken previously about lacking those maternal feelings in her 20s, and how she had to completely adapt her life when she found out she was expecting! This is a first chance for listeners to hear, in-depth, how her life has changed since Alfie’s arrival.
Speaking about her new podcast, Ashley said: “Despite vowing to never start a mummy podcast – here I am! I’m so excited for everyone to listen in to Mum’s The Word!
“Since Alf came along my life has completely changed, and I’ve learned so much in such a short space of time. This podcast is an outlet for me to share the highs and lows of motherhood as I go along my journey, and I hope it’ll bring reassurance and laughs to our listeners.
“My hope is that Mum’s The Word is an escape for all the mums, dads and expectant parents out there who need a really good laugh, and a moment for themselves.”
Mark Heads, Head of Podcasts for Create added: “In a time when everyone has been forced apart for so long, this is a wonderful chance for us to create our own parenting community with the launch of Mum’s The Word with Ashley James.
“We want this podcast to be a place where there are no taboos, we celebrate the highs but also acknowledge the lows – it’s a real parenting podcast which isn’t just going to brush things under the carpet. Mum’s The Word, but you’re very welcome to join the club!”
Mum’s The Word with Ashley James launches today, 23 August with new episodes every Monday.