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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.

    Big Kids: The Five Golden Rules Yumi Stynes' Family Lives By

    Big Kids: The Five Golden Rules Yumi Stynes' Family Lives By

    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!

    In your house what are the rules? 

    Does everyone have to make their beds? Are there no screens at the dinner table? Maybe no one is allowed to keep secrets? 

    Yumi Stynes, podcaster, broadcaster, author and mum to four joins Holly and Andrew to share her golden rules for parents. And believe us, these rules will nourish your soul. 

    Plus, on parenting mentors - what do you do when your fifteen year old wants to start drinking? 

    THE END BITS

    LINKS

    Yumi's book, Ladies We Need To Talk, is out now!

    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: Yumi Stynes

    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.

    • 28 min
    Little Kids: Why No One Talks About Postnatal Depletion

    Little Kids: Why No One Talks About Postnatal Depletion

    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!

    In the years, or months since giving birth have you ever felt exhausted from just walking? ever experienced severe brain fog? or maybe your sex drive has gone down? 

    Well, you might be suffering from postnatal depletion. 

    Postnatal depletion refers to the symptoms affecting all the changes in a mothers life, post-birth. We're joined by Dr Oscar Serralach, the person behind the term to explain what it is and how to fix it. 

    Plus, this week's listener dilemma, What do you do with a tantrum throwing two year old?

    THE END BITS

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Leigh recommends Leggings from Amazon and Tegan recommends Mini Smarties.

    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

    With thanks to: Dr Oscar Serralach

    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.

    • 29 min
    Big Kids: Is It Okay To Let Your Kids Quit?

    Big Kids: Is It Okay To Let Your Kids Quit?

    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!

    Our kids ask us all the time - can I quit? 

    But do we let them? 

    Attitudes around quitting seem to be changing, 'winners never quit' doesn't resonate like it used to. Pro athletes like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles have showcased this year that, winners can quit.

    So what does that mean for us parents? Are our kids allowed to be quitters? 

    Plus, on parenting mentors - how do you make friends at the school gate? 

    THE END BITS

    LINKS

    You can watch the video that inspired today's chat on the @nytimes Instagram.

    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

    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.

    • 33 min
    Little Kids: We Need To Talk About Our Pelvic Floors

    Little Kids: We Need To Talk About Our Pelvic Floors

    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!

    After having a baby, nothing about your body is the same.

    So what can you do to assist your body through these changes? 

    Jen Dugard, Mums Fitness Specialist joins us to talk about the changes your body goes through: managing pelvic floor changes, what to do if you are experiencing abdominal separation and the dos and don'ts of returning to exercise. 

    And this week's listener dilemma, where do you have a kids party in the peak of summer when you don't have a backyard? 

    THE END BITS

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Leigh recommends a staycation and Tegan recommends Harris Farm Pre Made Dinners 

    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

    With thanks to: Jen Dugard

    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 our aim is 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: Am I Raising An A*****e?

    Big Kids: Am I Raising An A*****e?

    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!

    We all want to raise good kids.

    But do you ever worry that maybe you're raising an a*****e?

    On today's show, Holly and Andrew discuss if raising an a*****e is avoidable or if as parents, maybe we will never truly know if we've raised an a*****e until someone else points it out. 

    And on parenting mentors, should you ever intervene when your friend's kid is acting up? 

    THE END BITS

    LINKS

    You can read find out more about the book that inspired today's chat, How To Raise Kids Who Aren't A******s on www.melindawennermoyer.com

    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

    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.

    • 24 min
    Little Kids: The One With The Husbands

    Little Kids: The One With The Husbands

    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!

    Today is cause for celebration... because it's our 100th episode! 

    So for the festivities, we're bringing in some special guests.

    Our husbands!

    Rich, Leigh's husband and Jay, Tegan's husband, are joining us for this week's listener dilemma to share some fatherly wisdom and for a sneaky quiz to see who is the most hands-on dad.

    So strap in, put the kids to bed and turn it up, cause this week's episode is not for little ears. 

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    This week Leigh recommends Prene Bags Bum Bag and Tegan recommends Full Bum Swimwear.

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guests: Rich Gioutsos &Jay Natoli 

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano

    CONTACT US

    Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386.

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

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

    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.  

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

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. 😁

Clazwegian ,

Great Podcast normally BUT!!!

Just listened to the “what gets us through” episode. 2 of the suggestions were go to the beach, another was go for a bush walk. Come on people! How about some more inclusive pick me ups for people who live in a houseful of nine family members in a low socioeconomic suburb not near the beach or people who can’t afford Uber eats and don’t have a kitchen table and live in a commission flat?

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