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A weekly look at parenting as it truly is: confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. Join Tegan Natoli and Annaliese Todd every Monday as they discuss all the disasters and delights of parenting with a healthy dose of advice from our trusted experts.

This Glorious Mess Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 1.2K Ratings

A weekly look at parenting as it truly is: confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. Join Tegan Natoli and Annaliese Todd every Monday as they discuss all the disasters and delights of parenting with a healthy dose of advice from our trusted experts.

    Little Love Stories: You Survived... Now What?

    Little Love Stories: You Survived... Now What?

    Kris O’Neill has a love letter to two girls who she misses terribly, her breasts.
    After being diagnosed with breast cancer almost two years ago, Kris made the choice to go flat. A complex journey wrapped up in fear, celebration and survival.
    Kris is now on a mission to change the perceptions of mastectomy. Talking to anyone who has gone flat or foob, or supporting someone who has, to help find the joy in the Breast Case Scenario.
    Read Kris's full Little Love Story Here
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    Guest: Kristie O'Neill from Breast Case Scenario Podcast
    Audio Producer: Lu Hill
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    • 22 min
    What It Really Means To Be A Boy Mum

    What It Really Means To Be A Boy Mum

    With the news often highlighting the darker side of what men are capable of, raising a boy in 2024 can feel daunting and lets be honest a little bit anxiety-inducing.
    Annaliese and Tegan, both moms to boys, are inspired by these challenges to teach their sons how to be good partners, sons, and friends.
    Plus, Sarah Marie tackles a rather cringy problem: why do we insist on asking if a 4-year-old has a boyfriend or girlfriend? They're just four!
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    Host: Tegan Natoli, Annaliese Todd & Sarah Marie Fahd 
    Producer: Grace Rouvray
    Audio Producer: Lu Hill
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    • 18 min
    Parents Anonymous: The Prank That Went Too Far

    Parents Anonymous: The Prank That Went Too Far

    In this weeks juicy Parents Anonymous we hear of an intruder situation gone horribly or hilariously wrong, a brand new uniform and an F parent teacher interview... awks! 
    Parents Anonymous is part Church Confessional, part Game Show. Where you, our listeners, share your deepest darkest parenting confessions and we'll score them using our completely made up scoring system! 
    Please share your shameful secrets by leaving us a voice note, email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au or for super shame super anonymous you can pop them in this form. 
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    Host: Annaliese Todd & Stacey Hicks
    Producer: Grace Rouvray
    Audio Producer: Lu Hill
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    • 12 min
    Undoing Toxic 90’s Diet Culture For The Next Generation

    Undoing Toxic 90’s Diet Culture For The Next Generation

    Body dissatisfaction is affecting nearly half of young people in Australia, even keeping them from going to school. Scary statistics, so Annaliese and Tegan dig deep to discuss their own struggles with body shame and how comments about food played a significant role in their childhood.
    Determined not to pass on the same food trauma or triggering conversations, Annaliese speaks with nutritionist Lyndi Cohen to discover the best language to use with children.
    Plus, Sarah Marie offers some relatable advice for dealing with a tricky mother-in-law situation.
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    Host: Tegan Natoli, Annaliese Todd & Sarah Marie Fahd 
    Guest: The Nude Nutritionist, Lyndi Cohen. 
    Producer: Grace Rouvray
    Audio Producer: Lu Hill
    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 24 min
    Little Love Stories: My Mum Can Do Anything

    Little Love Stories: My Mum Can Do Anything

    Welcome to a brand new podcast from This Glorious Mess called Little Love Stories.
    Little Love Stories is an open-hearted conversation with someone who has love and gratitude to share, whether it's about a person, an object, or an event.
    In this first episode, This Glorious Mess co-host Annaliese Todd shares the love story she wrote to herself. No one plans on becoming a single parent, but through this journey of self-discovery, Annaliese is breaking down stigmas and finding love for herself as she navigates the dark days.
    Little Love Stories explores gratitude through written form and heartfelt conversation. The world is full of little moments of love and magic—it's time we started to notice them.
    You can read Annaliese's full essay here. 
    Got a Little Love Story you want to share? We’re listening! Send us a voice message or email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au
     
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    Host & Producer: Grace Rouvray
    Guest: Annaliese Todd 
    Audio Producer: Lu Hill
    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 14 min
    “Women Can Have It All” But Can We Really?

    “Women Can Have It All” But Can We Really?

    Money, money, money - we truly wish it was just an ABBA song, but in reality, talking about money can be very uncomfortable.
    For primary carers, finances and superannuation can take a significant hit, especially when relying on a partner’s salary during maternity leave.
    In this week's episode, Annaliese and Tegan tackle the question: when it comes to money, career, and family - can women really have it all, or have they been sold a lie?
    Plus, Sarah Marie helps a mother who’s torn between having another child and returning to work.
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    Host: Tegan Natoli, Annaliese Todd & Sarah Marie Fahd 
    Producer: Grace Rouvray
    Audio Producer: Lu Hill
    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Siobhan TM ,

💤 Sleep.

Excellent Mother in law advice from Sarah-Marie! Food in many families is expressing love so the table is laden!

Sonny!73 ,

The Village has nits

I loved this episode. It made me laugh out loud and I’m not a laugh out loud person! I felt like I was having a coffee and chatting with friends. As a mum who always seems to be getting nit alerts from school and checking heads it was very relatable. It also made my head a bit itchy. Thanks guys, great episode.

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Confusing hosts

It’s such this was my fave OG parenting paddy. Now I can’t keep track of the voices and ever changing hosts…

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