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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 Campbell 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.

This Glorious Mess Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 1K Ratings

A twice-weekly look at parenting as it truly is: confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. Join Tegan Natoli and Leigh Campbell 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: The Mental Load Of Having Covid With Three Little Kids

    Little Kids: The Mental Load Of Having Covid With Three Little Kids

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Little Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

    This week, Tegan and Leigh speak to Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts, authors of Life Admin Hacks, the step-by-step guide to saving time and money, reducing the mental load and streamlining your life. With mum's generally shouldering the mental load in households, how can both parents make sure life admin is simplified and shared?

    Plus this week's listener dilemma is from a parent who's child's social anxiety is severely affecting their life.

    THE END BITS 

    LINKS 

    Click here to buy Life Admin Hacks by Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts.

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Tegan recommends toilet training if you're stuck at home, and Leigh recommends ordering your shopping via Click and Collect, but getting a massage instead.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Big Kids: How To Get Your Kid (And Yourself) Ready For High School

    Big Kids: How To Get Your Kid (And Yourself) Ready For High School

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids, a twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises!

    This week, Holly and Andrew talk about an important milestone; starting high school. Yes, Holly's eldest Matilda is just about to start, and she's struggling with not only preparing Matilda, but also herself. We hear from a teacher who has some words of wisdom.

    Plus this week's listener question is from someone who's 17 year old 'man child' needs some tough love.

    THE END BITS

    GET IN TOUCH

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney and Leah Porges

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    Little Kids: Does Sex Really Induce Labor?

    Little Kids: Does Sex Really Induce Labor?

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Little Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

    If you've given birth, or will be giving birth soon, you'll know that the whole process can be mystifying. With all the information out there, what should you be listening to?

    That's why we're speaking to Dr Stephen Tong on today's episode, author of The Birth Book: Your guide to a positive birth experience. He's answering all Tegan and Leigh's questions about what to expect when you're about to welcome your baby into the world.

    Plus this week's listener dilemma, should you be sharing pictures of your child on social media, when they can't give consent?

    THE END BITS 

    LINKS 

    You can find out more about Dr Stephen's work and his upcoming book at  www.thebirthbook.org

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Tegan recommends the Conni Reusable Bed Mat and Leigh recommends frozen peas.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest:Professor Stephen Tong

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Big Kids: Robin Bailey's 5 Golden Rules of Parenting

    Big Kids: Robin Bailey's 5 Golden Rules of Parenting

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids, a twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises!

    Today you'll hear a different voice in place of Andrew; radio host at KIIS 97.3 and mum of three boys, Robin Bailey!

    She joins Holly to share her five golden rules of parenting, and what she's learnt raising three kids and dealing with the grief of losing both her first and second husbands.

    Plus this week's listener question, how do you connect with a teenage boy who wants nothing to do with you? 

    THE END BITS

    GET IN TOUCH

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Robin Bailey

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    Little Kids: Should We Be Naked In Front Of The Kids?

    Little Kids: Should We Be Naked In Front Of The Kids?

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Little Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

    Whats the rules around nudity in your family? 

    As our kids get older the rules around nudity in most households will change, so how do we prepare for it? And how do we know what's right for our little ones? Leigh and Tegan are joined by Psychologist Rachel Tomlinson to get to the bottom of it. 

    Plus this week's listener dilemma, is it possible to have kids at a wedding and have all the parents have fun? 

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Tegan recommends the charity, For You Haiti and Leigh recommends Go!  Kidz. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest:Rachel Tomlinson

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Big Kids: The Ultimate Summer Reading List

    Big Kids: The Ultimate Summer Reading List

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises!

    Are you trying to find a good book for your kids this summer? 

    Maybe you’ve got a keen reader who reads just about everything? Or a kid who never picks up a book?

    Today Holly and Andrew are joined by Allison Tait, bestselling author and podcaster to share her summer read recommendations for kids of all ages, interests and levels.

    Plus this week's parenting mentor's question, what to do when your kid is starting at a new school? 

    THE END BITS

    You can hear more of Allison on her podcast, Your Kids Next Read and join the Your Kids Next Read Facebook community here.

    LINKS

    ALL THE BOOKS WE MENTIONED (AND MORE) 

    Picture books

    Searching for Cicadas by Lesley Gibbes, illustrated by Lesley Watson 4+ (read together or 7+ read alone)

    Somebody’s Land by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing. Illustrated by David Hardy (read together or 7+ read alone)

    Book of Curious Birdsby Jennifer Cossins

    The Encyclopedia of Peculiar Pairs by Sami Bayly

    Junior fiction (Ages 5 - 8) 

    School of Monsters by Sally Rippin (series) (5+)

    What Zola Did by Melina Marchetta (seres) (6+)

    Sporty Kids  and Besties by Felice Arena and illustrated by Tom Jellett  (6+)

    The First Scientists by Corey Tutt, illustrated by Blak Douglas

    Junior Fiction (Ages 8 - 10) 

    Click and Clash graphic novel series by Kayla Miller 

    The Book Of Australian Trees by Inga Simpson and illustrated by Alicia Rogerson

    The Australia Survival Guide by George Ivanoff

    Junior Fiction (Ages 9 -13)

    Graphic novels

    Sisters, Ghosts, Babysitters Club by Raina Telgeimeir

    Pie In The Sky, Pawcasso,Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai

    Verse novels

    The Little Wave by Pip Harry

    Mina And The Whole Wide World by Sherryl Clark, art by Briony Stewart

    Strong storylines

    Kensy and Max series by Jacqueline Harvey

    Missing And The Book of Chanceby Sue Whiting

    Twitch by M. G. Leonard

    The Fire Star by A. L. Tait

    Escape

    Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Catby Monica McInerney

    Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda

    Elsewhere Girls by Emly Gale and Nova Weetman

    Funny Kid series by Matt Stanton

    The Right Way To Rock by Nat Amoore

    Pippa’s Island by Belinda Murrell.

    Outdoors

    Your Wild Journal by Brooke Davis

    Young Adult 

    Illuminae (series) and Aurora Cycle (series) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller

    Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina 

    Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat

    Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix

    The Boy From The Mish by Gary Lonesborough 

    You Were Made For Me and What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillame

    Can’t Say It Went To Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

    Social Queue by Kay Kerr 

    How To Repaint a Life by Steven Herrick 

    The F Team by Rawah Arja 

    GET IN TOUCH

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at tgm@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Allison Tait

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano 

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

lifesgoodwith_lg ,

Amazing podcast

As someone who doesn’t have children (but wants to be well prepared for my future kids), I’ve been listening to Andrew and Holly for years, and it was a pleasure when Leigh and Tegan joined the mix. Thank you so much for all your work on this podcast, I love it and I’ve learnt so much!

kelwain24 ,

Love these two!

I so look forward to Andrew and Holly each week. They never disappoint!

Hellomynameispia ,

So fun and relatable!

Making parenting relatable by talking about real life situations. Love how they both share such personal opinions and situations whilst sounding utterly honest.
I often catch myself laughing out loud and nodding when listening. 😁

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