Sallie Don and Matt Baseley: Megxit, snitching on neighbours and so much more

Posted in Family, The Parent Panel.

Comedian and actor Sallie Don joins TV presenter Matt Baseley to dissect and discuss the news and events in the parenting world with presenter Shevonne Hunt.

On this episode they discuss:

  • Megxit: would you run away from your family? (and if you did, where would you run to?)
  • Jennifer Hawkins is being parent shamed already – have you ever been shamed?
  • With water restrictions around the country in force, would you snitch on a non-compliant neighbour?
  • Coping with school holidays

Listen to Sallie Don and Matt Baseley on The Parent Panel:

When you want “out” of your extended family

This week all anyone can talk about is Megan and Harry leaving the Royal Family.

The couple have decided that they are moving to Canada, and have made it clear they will not be living off the tax-payer-funded royal purse.

It’s a split that some have named “Megxit”, and it’s big news. 

Have you ever wanted to divorce your family and run away? If you could, how would you do it and where would you go? 

View this post on Instagram

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit (link in bio) Image © PA

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Shaming new parents

It appears that the parent police are circling new mum Jennifer Hawkins. 

Babyology writer, Pip Lincolne looked into the signs that keyboard warriors are starting to take swipes at the new mum, following a recent post of Jennifer in a sun hat holding her baby (who was not wearing a hat). 

Have you ever been parent shamed? Or (gasp) have you ever shamed another parent and lived to regret it? 

To snitch or not to snitch?

This week, News Ltd writer Louise Roberts complained about (paywall) people dobbing on neighbours who are flouting the water restrictions. 

Apparently Sydney Water has received over 4000 complaints since level two restrictions were put in place in NSW in December.

Roberts thinks this is a sign of declining Aussie values. She writes, “ Who have we become that we are now twitching the netted curtains and hoping to see our annoying neighbour given a dressing down by water police, caught red handed with a dripping hose?” 

If your neighbour was washing their car (with a hose) or hosing down their driveway would you dob them in? 

Coping with holidays

Comedian Christian Hull understands the pain of school holidays.

Or perhaps you love school holidays? With two weeks left, how are you coping?


Sallie Don –  @boots_don

Matt Basely– @mattbaseley

Presenter/ producer:

Shevonne Hunt – @shevonnehunt

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