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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: Moving To The Big Bed

    Little Kids: Moving To The Big Bed

    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!

    Getting a big kid bed is a rite of passage for your little one, but when is the right time to do it? 

    This week we brought in an expert, Marissa Wallis, Co-Founder at the Sleep School to talk to us about upgrading to the big bed. She told us the telltale signs your little one is ready and how to make the transition as smooth as possible. 

    Plus, this week's listener question, do we need to be interacting with our newborns constantly? 

    LINKS

    Keep up with Marissa and the team at Baby Sleep School online at www.sleepschool.co 

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    Tegan:Cool Cabanas

    Leigh: Love To Dream Sleep Suit

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest:Marrisa Wallis

    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.

    • 27 min
    Big Kids: Nine Of Your Most Embarrassing Parenting Fails

    Big Kids: Nine Of Your Most Embarrassing Parenting Fails

    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 is your most embarrassing parenting moment? 

    At the end of each week, Holly and Andrew share their nailed and failed moments. But for today's episode, we took that question to you, asking for your ultimate parenting fails. We got some hilarious responses, from public urination to swearing in the supermarket. Our kids seem to love to embarrass us! 

    So if you need a good laugh, this episode is sure to deliver.

    Plus, Andrew shares his family's golden rules for when the kids what their first car! 

    SPECIAL THANKS 

    To all our wonderful listeners who contributed to today's episode! 

    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.

    • 21 min
    Little Kids: So, We Don't Have To Wash The Kids Every Day?

    Little Kids: So, We Don't Have To Wash The Kids Every Day?

    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!

    How often do you wash your kids?

    Well in the Kutcher household, apparently Mila and Ashton don't wash their kids every day. And this sent the internet into a bit of a frenzy.

    Leigh and Tegan weigh in on the discussion, and their answers might actually surprise you. So do you 'wait for the stink' when it comes to washing the kids or is it just a part of your bedtime routine? 

    Plus, this weeks listener question - What do you say to a mother in law who's overstayed her welcome? 

    LINKS

    You can find Ashton's reaction to the internet storm on Instagram.

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    Tegan:Dyson Stick Vacum

    Leigh:Pop It Fidget Toys

    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.

    • 23 min
    Big Kids: These Are The Things Getting Us Through

    Big Kids: These Are The Things Getting Us Through

    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 know a lot of families are struggling in lockdown right now. 

    And a lot of us are feeling pretty hopeless at this point, including our kids. 

    In today's episode, we're bringing you stories from life in lockdown. We talk to parents who are killing it as well as families who are just trying to keep it all together. Plus we, hear from an expert about the best ways to help kids who might be struggling through it. 

    And this week's listener dilemma, what is the best time for bedtime? 


    SPECIAL THANKS 

    To all our wonderful listeners who contributed to today's episode! 

    LINKS

    You can listen to The Quicky's two-part investigation on how COVID has impacted kids and parents wherever you get your podcasts.

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Rachel Samson

    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.

    • 34 min
    Little Kids: Co-Sleeping, Gender Reveals & Bows On Babies: Your Controversial Opinions

    Little Kids: Co-Sleeping, Gender Reveals & Bows On Babies: Your Controversial Opinions

    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!

    Have you got any controversial parenting opinions that you might be too afraid to voice loud? 

    Maybe you love to hate gender reveal parties, maybe you don't think kids need to share all the time or maybe you hate babies wearing big bows! 

    In today's episode, Tegan and Leigh share their unpopular opinions and some from our listeners. 

    Plus, this week's listener dilemma - How do you work from home with a toddler? Or are we all doomed! 

    LINKS

    You can read 'Why Dr Kerry Chant’s words about childcare broke me' on Mamamia.com.au

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    Tegan: Eagle and Owl Conscious Kids Affirmation Cards

    Leigh: A nap in the car

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Rose Kerr

    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 Father’s Day Special: Famous Dad’s On What They’ve Learnt

    Big Kids Father’s Day Special: Famous Dad’s On What They’ve Learnt

    Happy Father's Day from This Glorious Mess! We're paying homage to the dad's in our life this episode, and are hearing from seven famous dads (featuring a few Daddo's) on what they've learnt since becoming a dad, and the answers are beautiful.

    Plus, we answer a listener dilemma about kids and smart watches, and out Nails and Fails of the week.

    WITH THANKS TO
    Sam Wood
    Adam Spencer
    Cameron Daddo
    Colin Fassnidge
    David Genat
    Matty Fahd
    Lochie Daddo

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew 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.

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 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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