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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 Libby Trickett 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 Libby Trickett every Monday as they discuss all the disasters and delights of parenting with a healthy dose of advice from our trusted experts.

    What It’s Really Like To Be A Surrogate

    What It’s Really Like To Be A Surrogate

    Our friends do so many incredible things for us. But what happens when your best friend offers to have your baby for you?

    In this episode, Libby and Tegan speak to best friends Edwina and Jen who went down a surrogacy path together. They share how they navigated this new territory as friends and what it's like to have kids who are 'womb mates".

    Plus, Tegan can't get enough of a very specific hot cross bun, and Libby's dairy-free journey continues.

    RECCOMENDATIONS: Biscoff Hot Cross Buns

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Producer: Grace Rouvray

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    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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    • 19 min
    Why Your First Child Is Probably Your ‘Pancake’ Kid

    Why Your First Child Is Probably Your ‘Pancake’ Kid

    We know children don’t come with an instruction manual, so we’re bound to make mistakes, especially with our first child.

    This episode Libby and Tegan discuss which of their children they have done the best parenting on and which child is the ‘practice pancake’.

    Plus, most families in Australia are struggling with the cost of living crisis, so we’ve got some simple changes for your every day to ease a bit of the financial load.

    And in nails and fails Tegan’s son is loving his mullet, and Libby tries to (unsuccessfully) convince Tegan to have a fourth child

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    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Producer: Grace Rouvray

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    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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    • 21 min
    How To Talk To Your Kids About Separation Or Divorce

    How To Talk To Your Kids About Separation Or Divorce

    Going through a divorce is never easy. But no one told us one of the hardest parts is actually figuring out how to tell the kids.

    On this weeks episode Tegan speaks to Clinical Psychologist Katherine Lawrence about how and when to talk to your kids about separation or divorce.

    And on a lighter note Libby and Tegan have searched the internet far and wide to bring you the weirdest baby names ever recorded in history. And Libby has a not so secret reveal which shocks Tegan to her core.

    In Nails & Fails Libby is nailing the back to school phase and Tegan must know EVERYTHING.

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    With thanks to Clinical Psychologist Katherine Lawrence

    Producer: Grace Rouvray

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    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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    • 22 min
    The Woman Who Toilet Trains From 5 Months Old

    The Woman Who Toilet Trains From 5 Months Old

    This week Tegan & Libby are talking all things 1's and 2's and unpacking a comedian’s controversial toilet training regime to start ’em young... like 5 months young! Perhaps even more controversial, we agree (kind of).

    Plus, did you know that night terrors are actually your child exploring their imagination? This terrifying and annoyingly important stage can be a struggle, so we have some tips to manage the night time scaries.

    And, in Nails and Fails Tegan struggles with wrangling the post holiday schedule and finding true love through the puppy she never wanted.

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    Producer: Grace Rouvray

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    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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    • 22 min
    Why Back To School Could Look Different This Year

    Why Back To School Could Look Different This Year

    Breaking news: Libby Trickett & Tegan Natoli are potty mouth parents.

    Their naughty words are causing problems in the playground with Tegan even being are called out by a literal 6 year old child. But is this normal? Or setting their kids up for a school detention or two?

    Plus, it’s the first week back at school, kicking off the age old debate as to whether school uniform are inclusive and important or a thing of the past, especially with many offices around the country becoming more casual.

    And, in nails and fails Libby is nailing exercise with Mamamia new app MOVE.

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Producer: Grace Rouvray

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    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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    • 23 min
    Why Your Obsession With Bluey Is Deeper Than You Think

    Why Your Obsession With Bluey Is Deeper Than You Think

    We are This Glorious Mess but this week we are also the Bluey Parent Appreciation Group (BPAG for short). We know it’s not just parents and little kids who love Bluey, early childhood educators are actually using episodes to teach. We explain why.

    And, Libby and Tegan try to solve a dilemma that divided the Mamamia Family Facebook but end up adding to the conflict! While Libby has a habit that grinds Tegan’s gears.

    Plus, Tegan recommends a read to celebrate Mum’s being the queen of the house (you’ll love it too)!

    Listen to our conversation with ABC Early Childhood Producer, Laura Stone

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    Bluey Queens

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Producer: Grace Rouvray

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    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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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Ettere ,

Love this tween back to school episode

Oh Holly!! How I have missed your tones on this glorious mess!! I found this episode so useful being a mother of a new high schooler. Love the combined episode of Help I have a teenager and this glorious mess!! Listened several times. Thanks so much!!

Siobhan TM ,

Gender Reveal

Really enjoyed listening to this episode with Leigh and Tegan. I agree with Leigh on this topic! Other people’s expectations and disappointment on the gender reveal can really impact on the parents. The health of the child is everything.

dreadful journalism ,

The irony of Leigh

For reasons unknown, I listened to the no filter podcast where Mia interviewed Leigh who was actually crying for the multiple attempts for IVF. It was the worst thing possible for her, yet now between her socials and her podcast, etc, all she does is complain about her son, and constantly puts her wants above her child’s needs. It is true in life, that when the path is so difficult, don’t go there. Leigh went there, and she clearly regrets it. I hope between looking in the mirror, admiring her looks, etc that she is saving enough money for her son’s therapy because he will need it when he realises that Leigh loves Leigh the most and 57 tries of IVF without success is a warning to her that she will not be a good mother, rather than her assumption that a child is her right to have and mentally torture - a sad novel or desperate documentary is forthcoming

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