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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.

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    • 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.

    The News Is Terrible, Here Is How We’re Talking To Our Kids

    The News Is Terrible, Here Is How We’re Talking To Our Kids

    With all the awful news over the weekend and the last few days, here at the mothers group in your ears, we wanted to help you find the tools to talk to your kids in age appropriate terms.

    You can read Gen Muir’s article ‘How to talk to children of every age about the Westfield Bondi Junction attacks, according to a grief counsellor.’

    If you or someone you know is in need of support contact help is available:Lifeline 13 11 14Beyond Blue 1300 22 46361800RESPECT  1800 737 732

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    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Producer: Grace Rouvray

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    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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    • 9 min
    “I Would Never Let My Kids Do What I Did Growing Up”

    “I Would Never Let My Kids Do What I Did Growing Up”

    Is the generation of cul de sac kids dying out? In this weeks episode Libby and Tegan discuss their free range childhoods and how its changed now they are parents. Asking the question, is the world changing or is the news just scarier?

    Plus what age is too young for school camp and who should set the age rules? 

    And in nails and fails Libby wants to social distance from her son, Tegan wins a raffle and they both discuss dates, prunes and all the things they do for their kids bowel movements. 

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    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Producer: Talissa Bazaz 

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman

    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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    • 16 min
    'Sassy' Scott's Six Year Journey To Become A Dad

    'Sassy' Scott's Six Year Journey To Become A Dad

    On todays very special episode Tegan & Libby sit down with podcast duo 'Sassy' Scott O'Halloran to hear the incredible story of how he became a father. Scott and his brother Luke rose to fame with hilarious prank videos during the pandemic and have turned their humour into a career. 

    This episode Scott shares the story of how he and his partner Marcus navigated the world of surrogacy, a journey that took six years and cost half a million dollars. 

    And Uncle Luke the biology nerd goes head to head with his brother to figure out who knows more about babies!

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    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Guests: Scott O'Halloran and Luke O’Halloran from the Luke & Sassy Scott Podcast 

    Producer: Talissa Bazaz 

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

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    • 21 min
    Why Some Dads Need To Do More

    Why Some Dads Need To Do More

    Are dads actually contributing more to the day-to-day parenting of their kids?

    In this episode, Libby and Tegan explore the idea of ‘Dad Culture’ and how the mental load of parenting can and should be split between primary and secondary caregivers.

    And have you ever noticed your child feeling a bit left out when their siblings have your attention? We chat about how we handle sibling rivalry and help one listener navigate it. 

    Plus, in this week’s Nails & Fails, Tegan wants to normalise “butt talk” and Libby’s gearing up for a charity event and she needs Tegan’s help.

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    Producer: Talissa Bazaz 

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman

    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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    • 20 min
    Every Parents Least Favourite Phase... "I Can Do It Myself!"

    Every Parents Least Favourite Phase... "I Can Do It Myself!"

    What’s been your least favourite phase of parenting?

    In this episode, Tegan and Libby look back on the stages of parenthood they've experienced so far and agree on one phase in particular being the worst, and it’s not what you’d expect.

    And if you're exhausted about worrying about every member of you families feelings, same. Libby and Tegan dive into the mental load of parenting 'feelings first'.

    Plus, Libby had a special guest join her in this episode, and we count that as her nail of the week.

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    CREDITS:

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    Producer: Talissa Bazaz 

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman

    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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    • 14 min
    You Were Someone Before You Became A Mum, And She Matters

    You Were Someone Before You Became A Mum, And She Matters

    Do you remember who you were before you had kids? Or does that feel like fever dream at this point? In this episode, Libby and Tegan reflect on what their lives were like before becoming parents and how having kids has changed them. You might be familiar with Libby's pre-kid life...but did you know Tegan had a different kind of microphone-related job?They also chat about how you can help your child get used to going to school, after-school activities and the importance of downtime.

    Plus, Libby has a recommendation for keeping kids safe online - it's a must hear! Here's the link if you want more information.

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett 

    Producer: Talissa Bazaz 

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman

    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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    • 20 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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