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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 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.

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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 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: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves

    Big Kids: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves

    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 daughters today have far more opportunities than their mothers, grandmothers and aunties ever had. But yet despite their accomplishments so many of them don't like themselves ... so how do we fix this? 

    International Women's Day is coming up on March 8th, so for this episode, we wanted to focus on our girls. Specifically raising daughters who are empowered, confident and value themselves in a world that tells them otherwise. 

    LINKS

    Christopher and Kasey's book, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is out now! 

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Kasey Edwards and Christopher Scanlon

    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.

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    • 29 min
    Little Kids: Leigh's Best Tips For Your Postnatal Beauty Needs

    Little Kids: Leigh's Best Tips For Your Postnatal Beauty Needs

    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 your body goes through a LOT of changes, everything from top to toe can be different! ... so why has my hair gone from curly to straight? And is there any way to get rid of these circle circles? 

    Well thankfully our guest today, is a regular on the show... it's Leigh Campbell! Leigh is not only is the host of this podcast but she is the host of Mamamia's Beauty Podcast, You Beauty. So today Leigh is putting her beauty hat on to talk about all things postnatal beauty, from skin tags to cellulite she is here to debunk all your questions! 

    LINKS

    You can listen to How To Get That Pre-Baby Glow Backnow! 

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Emmeline Peterson

    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: It's Time To Stop Feeling Guilty About Gaming

    Big Kids: It's Time To Stop Feeling Guilty About Gaming

    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.

    "My friends keep telling me how addictive gaming is for teens and that I should get them off the games now! .... Should I? And if I should, how the hell would I?"

    During the week, we received this listener dilemma and so for today's episode, we took it to an expert, Jocelyn Brewer, mother, teacher, writer, and psychologist with a specialisation in cyberpsychology. Jocelyn speaks to the balance between green time and screen time, when it's time to get off the games, and how to rationalise gaming in a world of worried gaming rhetoric. 

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest:Jocelyn Brewer

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    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.

    • 30 min
    Little Kids: Giving Birth At 35, 34 and 33 Weeks

    Little Kids: Giving Birth At 35, 34 and 33 Weeks

    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 Australia, 1 in every 10 babies is born prematurely. And for new parents, going through it can be a scary and isolating experience, that no one ever really prepares you for...

    So on today's episode, we're talking to someone who's lived through it, not once but three times, Pamela Palonis. She shares everything, from how she felt leaving the hospital without her baby to the words of encouragement she has for other parents going through it. 

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Pamela Palonis, founder of the Basic Label Co.

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Emmeline Peterson

    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.

    • 33 min
    Big Kids: The One With Andrew's Mum

    Big Kids: The One With Andrew's Mum

    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 must be 'bring your parents to work day' because Andrew has brought his Mum ... Whoopi Daddo on today's episode! 

    With 57 years of parenting experience behind her, 5 kids and 11 grandchildren, Whoopi has flown in from Melbourne just to impart some of her wisdom. Whoopi dishes out on Andrew's antics as a kid, her take on the favourite child conundrum and serves up some of her best nuggets of wisdom for any parent raising a big family.  

    SPECIAL THANKS

    To Whoopi Daddo, for fabulously guest hosting today's episode

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Whoopi Daddo

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    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: Nine Time Saving Hacks For 'Lazy' Parents

    Little Kids: Nine Time Saving Hacks For 'Lazy' Parents

    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.

    What is your best 'lazy' parenting shortcut?... you know, the little things you do to make it to bedtime that much quicker. 

    On this episode, Leigh and Tegan are joined by Amy Gerard, Columnist and 'Mumfluencer'. Together they share their best time-saving hacks. So if you're ever wondering how to make time for yourself when there are 1001 other things to do, these could be your golden ticket! 

    LINKS

    You can listen back to our episode with Dr Karla now! 

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Amy Gerard

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff & 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.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
942 Ratings

942 Ratings

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!

dianalany23 ,

Always interesting

Genuine conversations around parenting, never over the top, always encouraging. And love the banter between Holly and Andrew!

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