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Keep Calm And Carry On

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About Keep Calm and Carry On


Keep Calm And Carry On on TVNZ Ondemand

About Keep Calm and Carry On

This show is currently off air.

The ever-positive and upbeat Jaquie Brown discovered that as soon as you are obviously pregnant people offer advice, not all of it helpful.   So when she agreed to share her experience of early motherhood for the new TV One series "Keep Calm and Carry On", there was one golden rule that she aimed to stick to - don't offer advice! 

Through the series, Brown shares very personal moments as she struggles to negotiate new motherhood and all it's wonderful ups and downs.   "I filmed this series over the course of a year, my first year as a mum. So you'll witness me in varies stages of postnatal chub and recovery," she admits.   "I have a massive double chin for a while and sometimes I'm not wearing make up, but hey, it's life with a new born isn't it."  

The show looks at how we have parented in the past, talks to current experts about how crazy conflicting information can be when you are just trying to do a good job and Brown chips in with her common sense and humour so viewers can laugh and cry at her experience of becoming a family.   "It's not about mamby pamby things and it's not going to be telling you how to be a mum or how it should be done, partly because I'm still learning how to do it myself."

If you need any proof that advice is a dangerous path to go down, Brown shares a gem from our parenting past.  "In the 1600s, there was a guy called John Lock, and he believed if your baby had a weak condition, you could cure it.  All you needed to do was get a mouth full of raw onions, and a mouth full of cloves, chew it all up and then breath it over your baby's face, " she chuckles.  But wait, there is more.  "Then take some raw meat, place it upon the head of the baby and then onto the anus." 

Oh yes, advice is a dangerous thing.

 


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