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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
    • 5.0, 17 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.

    Little Kids: Isolation's Almost Over And We’re Dreading It

    Little Kids: Isolation's Almost Over And We’re Dreading It

    On this episode of This Glorious Mess Little Kids, Leigh chats about being a “one and done” kind of gal… but people are still asking her if she’s going to have another baby. Is it ever okay to ask that? 

    And, Tegan’s so used to isolation now that she’s not coping with the thought of going back into the big wide world. 

    Plus, her WTF moment is that she still can’t get over her toddler’s “nonsense” temper tantrum. This week Indi threw a fit because she couldn’t wear her jeans OVER her PJs. We feel you, Teigs! 

    LINKS: 

    “Little Kids: So, How Many Kids Should We Have?”

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/this-glorious-mess/how-many-siblings/

     

    “Little Kids: Maggie Dent Knows Why Your Toddler Chucks Tantrums”

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/this-glorious-mess/maggie-dent-toddler-tantrums/

     

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    CREDITS

    Hosts:Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh

    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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    This episode is brought to you by Huggies.

    • 23 min
    Big Kids: The Kids Have Found Us Out

    Big Kids: The Kids Have Found Us Out

    For most of their little lives, your kids probably thought you knew everything, and that you could do anything. Then home-schooling happened and POOF... they discovered the truth.

    It’s a moment that comes for us all. When the kids cross over from thinking you’re wonderful to thinking you’re… an idiot. 

    Plus, school’s back, Holly’s stick insects are in trouble and Andrew had an epic fail when he called his family a “non-hand washing family”. Bad timing. 

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    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh

    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/  

    Want a weekly parenting newsletter from Holly Wainwright?  Sign up here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/

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    This episode is brought to you by Optus.

    • 22 min
    Big Kids BONUS: TikTok, House Party & What’s Safe On Social

    Big Kids BONUS: TikTok, House Party & What’s Safe On Social

    We bet that in these last couple of months you’ve had to learn all about a whole load of new apps. Zoom, TikTok, House Party… and those are just the ones we’ve heard of. 

    If your child is suddenly using apps you've never heard of and you’re worried about who they’re talking to and how the hell you can keep track of it all, then you’ve come to the right place. 

    On this special episode of This Glorious Mess, Holly and Daddo chat to cybersafety expert Kirra Pendergast. 

    Kirra is the founder and CEO of Safe On Social, has over 25 years of experience in cyber security and has visited schools all over Australia to talk to students, teachers and parents about how to stay safe and be smart online.

    Holly and Andrew talk to Kirra about how to best protect your kids from online threats when using apps, and most importantly how to build trust. 

    For more information on the course, how to sign up and how to keep your kids safe online, visit: www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com

    And make sure to tell us how you did! We always want to hear from you on the pod phone 02 8999 9386.

     

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh

    With thanks to special guests Kirra Pendergast from Safe On Social Media 

    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/  

    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/

    This episode is brought to you by Optus.

    • 19 min
    Little Kids: How To Keep Parenting When Your Heart Is Broken

    Little Kids: How To Keep Parenting When Your Heart Is Broken

    Leigh is grieving the loss of her beloved dad. Today she shares her beautiful last moments with her father and the reality of having to keep parenting her gorgeous baby boy while she grieves.  

    Plus Leigh and Tegan talk about how they came up with their babies' names.

    And Tegan’s WTF is a non-parent related issue this week. She refuses to park in a car spot that’s far away from where she needs to be… even if it’s only six cars away. Let’s be honest, we’re all a little like that. 

     

    LINKS: 

    “Little Kids: How Megan Gale Navigated Grief And Parenting”

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/this-glorious-mess/megan-gale-parenting-grief/

    Take our 5 minute survey for a chance to win a $50 EFTPOS gift card: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5566501/ff2ba2d202a9 

     

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh

    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/

    Looking for other podcasts to listen to?  You'll find all our Mamamia shows at https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    This episode is brought to you by Mamamia.

    • 19 min
    Big Kids: The Parents Who Will Never Miss Isolation

    Big Kids: The Parents Who Will Never Miss Isolation

    So… how was your Mother’s Day? Andrew reckons he nailed it, while Holly got an… interesting gift. 

    And this week’s parenting mess is about the extra stress on families of kids with additional needs. Holly's finally facing that she’s in one of those families. 

    Plus Daddo’s nail this week was when his kids found out he interviewed Vanilla Ice back in the day! We’re all impressed with that to be honest. 

    LINK

    'Parents like me will never, ever miss isolation’

    https://mamamia.com.au/lockdown-special-needs/ 

    Take our 5 minute survey for a chance to win a $50 EFTPOS gift card https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5521511/536bf233a629



    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh

    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/  

    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/

    This episode is brought to you by Optus.

    • 23 min
    Little Kids: I’m Not The Parent I Thought I Was Going To Be

    Little Kids: I’m Not The Parent I Thought I Was Going To Be

    Leigh’s away and her seat’s being filled by the excellent Sean Szeps. 

    Tegan and Sean have one thing in common… well, actually two. They’re both the parents of twins. 

    Plus, did you think you’d be a certain type of parent before the kids came along… and then BAM, you turned out to be the total opposite? Sean certainly did. 

    And Tegan’s WTF moment of the week was when one of her toddler’s said she’s “too busy” to clean up after herself. So much sass! 

    Take our 5 minute survey for a chance to win a $50 EFTPOS gift card: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5566501/ff2ba2d202a9 

     

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Tegan Natoli & Sean Szeps

    Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh

    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/

    Looking for other podcasts to listen to?  You'll find all our Mamamia shows at https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    This episode is brought to you by Mamamia.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

W0rldwanderer ,

This is my favourite Podcast!

Every week Holly and Andrew are funny, engaging and generally awesome.
It’s the highlight of my podcast week.

Zuzana0605 ,

Awesome parenting podcast

Loving this podcast, you guys are hilarious and so relatable. A must for any parent!

NicciAH ,

Always great topics

And you both always make me laugh.

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