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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.

    Little Kids: Why We Get Mum Guilt And How To Curb It

    Little Kids: Why We Get Mum Guilt And How To Curb It

    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 does the perfect parent look like? Are they running in a field with loads of children grinning from ear to ear? Do they love all aspects of parenting, even the not so nice parts?

    We all have this idea of what the perfect parent looks like.

    But these are the expectations and standards that we, as a collective have set. This is why so many of us feel guilty for taking time for ourselves or not loving going to the park. So how can we change that? 

    Dr Sophie Brock, Motherhood Studies Sociologist, joins us to debunk mum guilt and how to we can change it.

    Plus, post-baby fashion, what are your go-to looks for feeling good and looking stylish?

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    This week Leigh recommends Chicken Fried Rice from Chargrilled Charlie's and Tegan recommends hooded towels from Sammimis.

    SPECIAL THANKS

    Thanks to Tamara Davis from Mamamia's What Are You Wearing podcast for helping answer this week's listener dilemma! 

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Dr Sophie Brock

    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.  

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Big Kids: Holly And Andrew's Golden Parenting Rules

    Big Kids: Holly And Andrew's Golden Parenting Rules

    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 are the rules in your house? Does everyone need to make their beds? Maybe your kids have to cook dinner one night a week? Or maybe you have no rules at all! 

    Each week on the Mamamia site we share a different parent’s five golden rules. It’s a series that gives a pervy look inside the lives of Aussie families.  So today Holly and Andrew are sharing their own. 

    Plus this week's parenting mentors question, what do you do when your child is petrified of dogs?  

    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.

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Little Kids: Yep, Teaching Consent Starts Before School

    Little Kids: Yep, Teaching Consent Starts Before School

    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!

    Teaching our kids about consent doesn't start in the classroom. 

    In fact, Australian Charity, Act For Kids believes that we should be teaching our kids about consent and their bodies from the age of 0 - 4. Consent at this age is not about sex, but about our kids learning to understand how to say no, knowing what is uncomfortable and when to say yes.

    It's very complicated and tricky to teach in practice. So on today's episode, Tegan and Leigh are joined by Natalie Haman, Occupational Therapist with a specialisation in sexuality.

    Plus, this week's parenting dilemma, no hat no play? 

    LINKS

    You can find out more about consent and child safety from NAPCAN, The National Association for Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect online at www.napcan.org.au

    If you after today's discussion you need to reach out to anyone you can find a list of resources on www.raisingchildren.net.au

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    This week Leigh recommends FakeGro-Clock from ALDI and Tegan recommends an oil cleanser for cradle cap, like Fancy Face by Go-To

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Natalie Hamam, Occupational Therapist  

    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.  

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Big Kids: One Family's Extreme Travel Challenge

    Big Kids: One Family's Extreme Travel Challenge

    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!

    Taking a long holiday is on the minds of families across the nation. So if you're in the need of some inspiration today's guest might be able to help...

    Deanna and her family after months spent in lockdown decided they wanted to go on an adventure. So they mapped out their ideal holiday, a six-month trek across New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail, totalling 3000kms. From Cape Reinga on the North Island to a place called, Bluff on the South Island. So why in the world did they decide to do it? and what did they learn along the way?

    Plus this week's parenting dilemma, is Minecraft the gateway for all video games? 

    LINKS 

    You can keep up with Deanna and her family's adventures on Instagram @noodlesforbrekky and online at www.noodlesforbreakfast.com

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Deanna Gerlach


    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.

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    Little Kids: The Best & Worst Advice We Received As First Time Mums

    Little Kids: The Best & Worst Advice We Received As First Time Mums

    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!

    As a first time parent, you're bound to get lots of advice, but not all of it is going to be good...

    Today on This Glorious Mess Tegan and Leigh asked you, our listeners for the best and worst piece of advice you received as a first-time parent. From nuggets of wisdom to dated opinions we share all the things we wish we knew sooner and the things that we wished were left in the past. 

    Plus, this week's listener dilemma! How do you entertain your kids on a short plane trip? 

    LINKS

    You can register for the Safe On Social Webinar, The Principals’ Guide To Keeping Your Students, Staff and School Safe On Social Media, now!

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    This week Leigh recommends Shark Dog on Netflix and Tegan recommends, Very Busy Bag and Magiclay

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan 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

    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.  

     

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Big Kids: The Parental Burnout Is Real

    Big Kids: The Parental Burnout Is Real

    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 are not all depressed, but we are also far from flourishing. Our parenting 'mojo' has disappeared, and we are left irritable with the kids, anxious and fatigued.

    We're all pretty tired right now, for a lot of reasons. But when it comes to raising our kids, a lot of us have lost our enthusiasm. Laura Jackel, a journalist at Mamamia, wrote about just that this week and spoke to you, our listeners, about how you're coping with parental burnout. She joins Holly and Andrew for a very candid conversation.

    Plus, this week's parenting dilemma, what do you do with a seven year old who talks back?

    LINKS

    You can read Laura's article, "It feels like I’ve doubled my workload." We need to talk about pandemic parenting fatigue onMamamia.com.au

    You can register for the Safe On Social Webinar, The Principals’ Guide To Keeping Your Students, Staff and School Safe On Social Media, now!

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Laura Jackel

    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.

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

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?

Simone Srsen ,

My favourite podcast!

I look forward to every episode! I have little kids but listen to Andrew and Holly as well and enjoy it just as much. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and for the laughs.

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