412 episodes

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.

This Glorious Mess Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 956 Ratings

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.

    Big Kids: Why You Should Punch The School Bully

    Big Kids: Why You Should Punch The School Bully

    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.

    When it comes to school bullies we can't all be pacifists... right?

    Well, our guest today Laura Mazza is pretty okay with her son standing up to the school bully. Why? Well, she had this to say... 

    "My son punched another kid today... But was I proud? Yeah, a little bit. I know violence isn’t the answer but I also know that when it comes to bullies you gotta stand up to them. I’m glad he did"

    But what do you think? Is it ever okay to punch the school bully? Holly and Andrew discuss...

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Laura Mazza

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano 

    CONTACT US

    Send your parenting dilemmas to 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/

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Little Kids: Everything You Need To Know About Daycare

    Little Kids: Everything You Need To Know About Daycare

    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!

    For many parents, finding the right daycare centre stirs up a range of emotions. After all, you are leaving the most precious person in your life in the hands of a stranger. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

    Leigh and Tegan talk to Jae Fraser, Founder and Managing Director of Little Scholars School of Early Learning about the different types of centres out there and benefits of sending your little ones to daycare. They also offer their own personal daycare tips and tricks.

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Jae Fraser

    Producers: Mikayla Floriano, Emmeline Peterson & Leah Porges

    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

    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/

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Big Kids: Four Hosts One Episode

    Big Kids: Four Hosts One Episode

    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're having a birthday this week... It's the 300th Episode of This Glorious Mess Big 
    Kids!

    And we thought let's get the whole gang together for a bit of a party, Leigh, Tegan, Holly and Andrew all in one room for the first time ever.

    Holly and Andrew impart some of the wisdom they've acquired over 300 episodes, give Leigh and Tegan some advice about schooling. Everything from what age to send them to the age-old private vs public debate. Plus, our hosts face off in a special game of 'Whose show is it anyway'... 

    SPECIAL THANKS

    Thanks to Leigh and Tegan for coming in on their day off to help us celebrate! You can listen to them on This Glorious Mess Little Kids every Monday! 

    LINKS

    You can listen back to the episode Holly mentions, Big Kids: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves now! 

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano

    CONTACT US

    Send your parenting dilemmas to 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/

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Little Kids: Postpartum Doulas And The Fourth Trimester

    Little Kids: Postpartum Doulas And The Fourth Trimester

    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!

    On average new mums are sent home three days after giving birth, often without the postnatal emotional and physical support they're probably going to need.

    But the fourth trimester doesn't have to be like this. In cultures outside of the western world, it's a time for new mums to be with family, be pampered, rest and be supported. 

    Postpartum doulas are here to bridge that gap. But what do they actually do? And are they necessary or a bit ... indulgent? We're joined by Naomi Chrisoulakis, a postpartum doula joins us to answer all our burning questions

    Plus, we have a new segment, our recommendations of the week! 

    LINKS 

    You can find out more about Cocoon by Naomi at www.cocoonbynaomi.com/

    Tegan's recommendation: Allen Creations, you can find them on Instagram!

    Leigh's recommendation: Nutritional yeast

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Naomi Chrisoulakis

    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

    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/

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Big Kids: Help! My Daughter's A Nightmare At Parties

    Big Kids: Help! My Daughter's A Nightmare At Parties

    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.

    What happens if every time you go to a party your child ends up in tears? Should you stop going to the events altogether? Or should this be something they learn to live with... 

    Well, this week on Parenting Mentors, a worried listener emailed us this exact question. 

    Plus, How do you feel about dad jokes? Are they are good giggle? or are they the worse form of comedy? 

    Well today's guest, Andy Griffiths has written a book full of them! He's here to tell us about the beauty of dad jokes and why the best jokes are the ones he learnt in the schoolyard. 

    LINKS

    Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton's latest book, The Treehouse Joke Book 2 is out now! 

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest:Andy Griffiths

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano

    CONTACT US

    Send your parenting dilemmas to 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/

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Little Kids: When To Worry About Your Child's Development

    Little Kids: When To Worry About Your Child's Development

    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!

    Whether it's motor skills, hearing or speech we usually anticipate that our kids will hit certain development milestones at certain times ... but what if your little one is a missing milestone? 

    Whether it's physical, like holding their head up by 3 - 4 months or using five words by 18 months we use milestones as goalposts to make sure our little ones are on the right track. To help understand more about milestones, when we should and shouldn't worry about missing them, we've bought in someone with experience, Ali Gebhardt, Clinical Director and Occupational Therapist At NAPA.

    Plus, Leigh and Tegan discuss their recent run-ins with night terrors! 

    LINKS 

    You can find out more about NAPA online at https://napacentre.com.au/

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Ali Gebhardt, Clinical Director and Occupational Therapist At NAPA, Neurological and Physical Abillation Centre

    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

    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/

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
956 Ratings

956 Ratings

Justin Coulson ,

Always fun... and real

Holly and Andrew are two of my favourites! I’ve listened to and loved TGM for years. I listen every week and smile stupidly the whole time. Such a great podcast. And Leigh and Teagan are great value too.

Katie Dougie ,

Look forward to this podcast ever Monday morning!!

Hi Leigh and Teags,
Love this podcast and look forward to it ever Monday! Wanted to leave this review to say the ep with Amy has been the best!! She is hilarious!!!

Jujujamjam ,

Interesting topics

Love the big kids eps, suits my parenting stage. Have 11 and 8 year old kiddos. Recommended listen!

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