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A twice-weekly look at parenting as it truly is: confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. Join Tegan Natoli and Leigh Campell for This Glorious Mess Little Kids on Monday's.  And Andrew Daddo and Holly Wainwright for This Glorious Mess Big Kids on Friday's.  It's all the disasters and delights of parenting with a healthy dose of advice from our trusted experts.

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A twice-weekly look at parenting as it truly is: confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. Join Tegan Natoli and Leigh Campell for This Glorious Mess Little Kids on Monday's.  And Andrew Daddo and Holly Wainwright for This Glorious Mess Big Kids on Friday's.  It's all the disasters and delights of parenting with a healthy dose of advice from our trusted experts.

    Little Kids: Is Breast Or Fed Best?

    Little Kids: Is Breast Or Fed Best?

    Breastfeeding can be one of the hardest skills to learn when you're a new Mum, but if you've struggled with it, you're not alone. Today Leigh and Tegan share their breastfeeding experiences, and unsurprisingly they didn't go to plan. 

    Plus we chat to Jen Butler an early parenting specialist and lactation consultant who shares some of her wisdom on what to do if you're struggling with feeding. 

    And in our WTF moment of the week, Leigh shares her sneaky arvo snack. 

    This episode was brought to you by QV Baby

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest:Jen Butler 

    Producer: Rachael Hart

    CONTACT US

    Share your WTF moment by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386.

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    Looking for a community of like-minded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/  

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    • 20 min
    Big Kids: The Politics Of A Birthday Party

    Big Kids: The Politics Of A Birthday Party

    Birthday parties are supposed to be a happy and fun time for kids, but they can come with a few stresses and a LOT of politics. 

    Today Holly and Andrew chat about whether or not you should be throwing out pity invites and how to deal with your child when they haven't been invited to a party. 

    Plus Holly's back on the hunt for a family pooch, but she's already made a mistake.

    And of course our best Nails and Fails of the week. 

    LINKS

    Check out the Safe on Social Toolkit... https://www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com/pages/toolkit

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producers:Rachael Hart,  Elise Cooper & Bridget Northeast

    CONTACT US

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    Looking for a community of like-minded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/  

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    • 24 min
    Little Kids: How To Choose The Right Daycare For Your Child

    Little Kids: How To Choose The Right Daycare For Your Child

    Putting your little ones into daycare can really tug at the heartstrings.  So how do you find somewhere you're happy to leave them?  Are you supposed to sign them up before they're born?  And what questions are you meant to ask when you do a tour?  There's so much to think about before you've even thought about cost.

    Plus we chat to Laura Jackel who's written a lot about finding the right daycare for your child.

    And we've got our WTF moment of the week

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest:Laura Jackel

    Producer: Rachael Hart

    CONTACT US

    Share your WTF moment by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386.

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    Looking for a community of like-minded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/  

    Want a weekly parenting newsletter from Holly Wainwright?  Sign up here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/

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    • 20 min
    Big Kids: Grandad Falls Asleep When He Watches The Kids

    Big Kids: Grandad Falls Asleep When He Watches The Kids

    With daycare being expensive no matter where you go these days, plenty of parents are using family members to fill the gap.  But one of our listener's has emailed in a dilemma about a father-in-law who's napping on the job. 

    Plus Holly speaks with Bronte Holland, a defence wife and mum about what life's like when you're constantly having to relocate. 

    And if you're a family who has set weekly meals, Susie Burell says it might not be a bad thing. 

    This episode was brought to you by MOOV Headlice

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guests: Bronte Holland & Susie Burrell

    CONTACT US

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    Looking for a community of like-minded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/  

    Want a weekly parenting newsletter from Holly Wainwright?  Sign up here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/

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    • 28 min
    Little Kids: So You've Got A Fussy Eater

    Little Kids: So You've Got A Fussy Eater

    It can be as stressful as it can be fun when it comes to introducing your kids to food.  So Leigh and Tegan are chatting all about it, from fussy eaters to baby-led weaning and everything in between. 

    Plus we chat to Karina Savage, a Paediatric Gut Health Dietitian and a mum of two to answer all our messy questions. 

    And there's been some twin drama in our WTF moment of the week. 

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest:Karina Savage from Smartbite

    Producer: Rachael Hart

    CONTACT US

    Share your WTF moment by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386.

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    Looking for a community of like-minded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/  

    Want a weekly parenting newsletter from Holly Wainwright?  Sign up here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/

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    • 21 min
    Big Kids: Help! I Don't Know If I Like My Kid

    Big Kids: Help! I Don't Know If I Like My Kid

    It's a question we don't expect to come from a parent...."Do I like my kid?"  But today Holly and Andrew chat about a mum whose son isn't very nice to her.

    Plus Holly chats to a sixth-generation circus performer about how you go about raising a family when you're constantly travelling and living in a big top. 

    And Kirra Pendergast drops by with a piece of expert cybersecurity knowledge. 

    This episode was brought to you by Cluey Learning

    LINKS

    Check out the Safe on Social Toolkit... https://www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com/pages/toolkit

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guests:Danny Harrington & Kirra Pendergast

    Producer: Rachael Hart

    CONTACT US

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    Looking for a community of like-minded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047713658714395/  

    Want a weekly parenting newsletter from Holly Wainwright?  Sign up here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/

    Looking for other podcasts to listen to?  You'll find all our Mamamia shows at https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    • 29 min

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