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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 Leigh Campbell 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
    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

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

    Returning To Work After Kids: What A Former Vogue Editor Learnt

    Returning To Work After Kids: What A Former Vogue Editor Learnt

    We all know when it comes to motherhood, adjusting to the juggle is real. Managing with everything else you already had on your plate can be overwhelming.

    Georgie Abay, founder of The Grace Tales, knows all too well what that’s like. She joins Leigh and Tegan to talk about how she managed coming back to work after having her first child and how she hopes her new book Best Laid Plans will help other mums face whatever challenges parenthood throws at them.

    And! Nails and Fails includes nailing it with nail polish and failing with the first rule of fight club.

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    You can purchase Georgie Abay's book Best Laid Plans here

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson & Clare O'Halloran

    Audio Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    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 
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    • 18 min
    From Toddlers To Teens: How To Teach Your Kids About Consent

    From Toddlers To Teens: How To Teach Your Kids About Consent

    This week we spoke to Jane Gilmore author of 'Teaching Consent' who discussed the importance of sex education around consent and gave us some tips on how to start the conversation around consent with kids from toddlers to teens. 

    And in our nails and fails this week an in depth discussion on 2 minute noodles and bed wetting! 

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    You can buy Jane's book here 

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson & Clare O'Halloran

    Audio Producer: Thom Lion

    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 
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    • 20 min
    The Baby Shower Debate Dividing The Internet

    The Baby Shower Debate Dividing The Internet

    Leigh is back! Today on This Glorious Mess we're joined by our favourite guest, Andrew Daddo, to chat about how to meet your kids new significant other, without freaking out.

    Plus, we discuss a viral video from @earlyandtia getting mums and mums-to-be talking about baby shower etiquette. And our nails and fails include using wraps to get your kids to eat anything, and Tegan finds out getting good babysitting help is hard to do...

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson 

    Audio Producer: 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 
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    • 19 min
    How Holly Wainwright Balances Her Kids & Career

    How Holly Wainwright Balances Her Kids & Career

    Holly Wainwright is back! She joins Tegan to answer three anonymous questions from listeners, including if she wishes she had her kids at a different age and how becoming a parent has changed her, and her answers are fascinating.

    Plus, our nails and fails include a 'lost brain' and a foolproof way to administer eye drops to your kids.

    THE END BITS 

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

    CREDITS:

    Host: Holly Wainwright & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: Thom Lion

    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 
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    • 22 min
    If Your Child Struggles To Read, You Need To Hear This

    If Your Child Struggles To Read, You Need To Hear This

    When a child struggles with reading it can be for many reasons, but neurodiversity is often overlooked or misunderstood. Tegan and guest host Holly Wainwright are joined by author Sally Rippin on This Glorious Mess this week, to discuss her first book for adults, Wild Things, a personal memoir and exploration into why some children struggle to read, and what we can do.

    Plus, our nails and fails include a rant about book week and car conversations.

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    You can buy Wild Things here.

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

    CREDITS:

    Host: Holly Wainwright & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson and Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    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 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
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    • 23 min
    How Young Is Too Young To Leave Your Kid At A Party?

    How Young Is Too Young To Leave Your Kid At A Party?

    Kid's birthday parties can be a minefield; which kids do you invite, how much do you spend, and does a supermarket mudcake cut it these days?

    Today on TGM, we're answering your dilemmas. One is on what to do when a few extra kids turn up at your birthday party that you didn't account for, and the other is on the right age to get your kid started at kindy. Plus, we discuss a viral Mamamia article about a 4 year old that was left alone at a party that left Tegan and Leigh fuming.

    Plus, our nails and fails include a white lie about holidays and a hack about bike tracks.

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    Read "A letter to the parents who left their four-year-old alone at my child's birthday party."

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    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

    Producer: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Producer: 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 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Sofie_1 ,

Helpful & insightful

Such a great podcast, so helpful and insightful! I genuinely enjoy every single episode!! Keep it up :)

APerth2016 ,

Missing Holly!

Gosh it was so nice to hear Holly back on the pod and talking about parenting. She is something special, particularly when talking about parenting, I just lean in wanting to hear more and more. I wish she could stay on. Her and Tegan are great - it’s good to hear parents together that are at different stages talk about issues from different perspectives. Please, Holly! Come back!

Siobhan TM ,

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Really enjoyed listening to this episode with Tegan and Holly, they are both relatable as working Mums.

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