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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.

This Glorious Mess Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 930 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 BONUS: Our Back To School Essentials

    Big Kids BONUS: Our Back To School Essentials

    Welcome to the Holiday edition of This Glorious Mess Big Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it is. Confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

    We may be on break, but Holly and Andrew are still here answering your questions on this special edition of Parenting Mentors! 

    You asked us - 'How do I best prepare our kids for going back to school..when our whole family is still on holidays and very much stuck in holiday mode?'

    So when is it time to stop the afternoon beach trips? Or should we start our school routines the week before they go back? Holly and Andrew attempt to find the happy medium between over preparation and under pre-operation when it comes to getting our kids ready for school. 

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Lize Ratliff

    CONTACT US

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

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    • 9 min
    Little Kids BONUS: How To Holiday With Toddlers

    Little Kids BONUS: How To Holiday With Toddlers

    Every parent knows a holiday is never really a holiday when you have a toddler.

    So if you're lucky enough to get away this summer and have a well-deserved break, how do you plan on finding some 'alone time' amongst the chaos? 

    Tegan and Leigh draw on their own experience travelling with toddlers, from scheduling naps and booking in 'me time' to managing long car trips, they share all their dos and don'ts for travelling these summer holidays.

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff & Mikayla Floriano

    CONTACT US

    Share your WTF moment by leaving us a message on 02 8999 9386.

    Send us an email at tgm@mamamia.com.au

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    • 11 min
    Big Kids BONUS: Roadtrip Special Our Best of 2020

    Big Kids BONUS: Roadtrip Special Our Best of 2020

    Today Holly and Andrew are taking you on a road trip down memory lane. As we drive off into 2021, we wanted to remind ourselves of the best advice we received in 2020, despite the dumpster fire of the year that was. 

    The first stop is our interview with Maggie Dent on her book, From Boys to Men. Maggie has learned a lot about helping withdrawn, forgetful and unmotivated teens and tweens and her new book helps us with the big questions ... how can we help our boys develop into good men? 

    And one for your summer holidays, our interview with Peter and Bridget Helliar. Bridget and Peter joined us to talk about their book Trippin With Kids. With travel tips for kids of all ages, they divulge their best local getaway spots, so if you're still lost for ideas this summer, they may have a solution for you! 

    LINK

    Maggie Dent's book, From Boys To Men,is out now.

    Peter and Bridget Helliar's book, Trippin With Kids, is also available now.

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Lize Ratliff

    CONTACT US

    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/  

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    • 34 min
    Big Kids: Do You Have A Favourite Child?

    Big Kids: Do You Have A Favourite Child?

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it is. Confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

    It's the awkward question you may be reluctant to answer...Do you have a favourite child? Or are all our children truly made equal? 

    As inspired by season four of the acclaimed series The Crown, Holly and Andrew decide whether they are a Margaret Thatcher, completely honest about which kid has there heart or are a Queen Elizabeth, fairly certain but keeps their cards close to their chest. Or are we allowed to be fence-sitters on this one? 

    And, it's our last Parenting Mentors of the year! How can we protect Santa's legacy from doubting tweens? 

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff & 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/

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    • 26 min
    Little Kids: How Do I Have A Christmas Tree & A Toddler?

    Little Kids: How Do I Have A Christmas Tree & A Toddler?

    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. 

    It goes without saying, 2020 has been a big year for all us. But amongst all the chaos, the stress and the uncertainty surrounding this year, have you found a silver lining? 

    On today's episode, Leigh and Tegan reflect on the year that was. From trials with Mum guilt to gaining more confidence as parents and even a bit of playground fatigue, it's been a long and exhausting twelve months. But despite everything that's happened, what can we be grateful for? 

    And, it's our last listener dilemma of 2020! We’re discussing the unfortunate pairing that is toddlers and Christmas trees. 

    LINKS 

    Leigh's no fuss toddler friendly Christmas tree can be purchased from - www.buyfromthebush.com.au

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff & Mikayla Floriano

    CONTACT US

    Share your WTF moment by leaving 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/

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    • 18 min
    Big Kids: Drunk Mummy, Sober Mummy

    Big Kids: Drunk Mummy, Sober Mummy

    Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it is. Confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

    At the end of a long day, a cold beverage can be the ultimate reward. Especially when it comes to parenting. But when does the idea of 'wine time' start to become ... dangerous? 

    Holly and Andrew sit down with Victoria Vanstone, best known for her Drunk Mummy Sober Mummy blog, who has been on a zig-zagging journey of sobriety since having her three kids. Drinking was once Victoria's outlet, but now over 1000 days sober, she is here to share her story with us. 

    Plus, on parenting mentors, this week a self-described 'Cool Parent' needs our help with a dating daughter. 

    LINKS 

    You can follow Victoria's journey on her website  Drunk Mummy Sober Mummy

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guests: Victoria Vanstone

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff & 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/

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
930 Ratings

930 Ratings

dianalany23 ,

Always interesting

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

Jazzzzzzzzy ,

Love love love

My go-to, fav podcast. Listen to big and little kids. Thanks for keeping parenting real!

DLdM5 ,

PLEASE never stop.

I know Andrew’s offspring are at the tail end of childhood, but please don’t ever stop being a part of this show. It would never be the same without him. I can’t even describe it. Holly is the perfect reflection of modern day parenting, but Andrew is the cherry on top. Even if his kids are having children, he is not allowed to go anywhere.
You guys don’t even need a theme for the show, just talk about kids and I will listen.

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