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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: Adam Spencer Knows How To Make Maths Fun

    Big Kids: Adam Spencer Knows How To Make Maths Fun

    Some think there's two types of people: numbers people, and the rest. But is that true?

    Comedian, author and maths geek Adam Spencer join Holly and Andrew to talk about why some kids struggle with maths, and how you as a parent can change that. Through his book Maths 101, he explains how to put the 'fun' into 'fundamentals' of maths.

    Plus, we answer a listener dilemma from a parent who has just been told their child is 'gifted'.

    THE END BITS

    You can buy Adam Spencer's book Maths 101 here.

    Our Facebook community recommended these resources for gifted kids:
    UNSW GERRIC
    Six Thinking Hats
    Bloom's Taxonomy

    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

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney

    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.

    • 32 min
    Little Kids: The Mental Load Of Having Covid With Three Little Kids

    Little Kids: The Mental Load Of Having Covid With Three Little Kids

    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.

    This week, Tegan and Leigh speak to Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts, authors of Life Admin Hacks, the step-by-step guide to saving time and money, reducing the mental load and streamlining your life. With mum's generally shouldering the mental load in households, how can both parents make sure life admin is simplified and shared?

    Plus this week's listener dilemma is from a parent who's child's social anxiety is severely affecting their life.

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    LINKS 

    Click here to buy Life Admin Hacks by Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts.

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Tegan recommends toilet training if you're stuck at home, and Leigh recommends ordering your shopping via Click and Collect, but getting a massage instead.

    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

    Guest: Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Engineer: 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 

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Big Kids: How To Get Your Kid (And Yourself) Ready For High School

    Big Kids: How To Get Your Kid (And Yourself) Ready For High School

    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!

    This week, Holly and Andrew talk about an important milestone; starting high school. Yes, Holly's eldest Matilda is just about to start, and she's struggling with not only preparing Matilda, but also herself. We hear from a teacher who has some words of wisdom.

    Plus this week's listener question is from someone who's 17 year old 'man child' needs some tough love.

    THE END BITS

    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

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney and Leah Porges

    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.

    • 22 min
    Little Kids: Does Sex Really Induce Labor?

    Little Kids: Does Sex Really Induce Labor?

    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.

    If you've given birth, or will be giving birth soon, you'll know that the whole process can be mystifying. With all the information out there, what should you be listening to?

    That's why we're speaking to Dr Stephen Tong on today's episode, author of The Birth Book: Your guide to a positive birth experience. He's answering all Tegan and Leigh's questions about what to expect when you're about to welcome your baby into the world.

    Plus this week's listener dilemma, should you be sharing pictures of your child on social media, when they can't give consent?

    THE END BITS 

    LINKS 

    You can find out more about Dr Stephen's work and his upcoming book at  www.thebirthbook.org

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Tegan recommends the Conni Reusable Bed Mat and Leigh recommends frozen peas.

    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

    Guest:Professor Stephen Tong

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Engineer: 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 

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Big Kids: Robin Bailey's 5 Golden Rules of Parenting

    Big Kids: Robin Bailey's 5 Golden Rules of Parenting

    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 you'll hear a different voice in place of Andrew; radio host at KIIS 97.3 and mum of three boys, Robin Bailey!

    She joins Holly to share her five golden rules of parenting, and what she's learnt raising three kids and dealing with the grief of losing both her first and second husbands.

    Plus this week's listener question, how do you connect with a teenage boy who wants nothing to do with you? 

    THE END BITS

    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 & Robin Bailey

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson

    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.

    • 22 min
    Little Kids: Should We Be Naked In Front Of The Kids?

    Little Kids: Should We Be Naked In Front Of The Kids?

    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.

    Whats the rules around nudity in your family? 

    As our kids get older the rules around nudity in most households will change, so how do we prepare for it? And how do we know what's right for our little ones? Leigh and Tegan are joined by Psychologist Rachel Tomlinson to get to the bottom of it. 

    Plus this week's listener dilemma, is it possible to have kids at a wedding and have all the parents have fun? 

    RECOMMENDATIONS: 

    This week Tegan recommends the charity, For You Haiti and Leigh recommends Go!  Kidz. 

    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

    Guest:Rachel Tomlinson

    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.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

lifesgoodwith_lg ,

Amazing podcast

As someone who doesn’t have children (but wants to be well prepared for my future kids), I’ve been listening to Andrew and Holly for years, and it was a pleasure when Leigh and Tegan joined the mix. Thank you so much for all your work on this podcast, I love it and I’ve learnt so much!

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. 😁

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