417 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 23 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: A Mother's Day For All Past, Present And Hopeful

    Little Kids: A Mother's Day For All Past, Present And Hopeful

    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!

    Mother's Day. It's a day to celebrate you, your mum, your grandmother, all the incredible motherly figures in your life. 

    But Mother's Day can suck. It can be a reminder of those we've lost, those who are trying, and the parents doing it alone. Leigh and Tegan discuss creating a more inclusive day, one that showcases Mother's Day for all its pleasures and pressures points. 

    Plus, this weeks listener dilemma ... what to do when your toddler has chosen their favourite parent!

    LINKS

    You can find out more about the #sheis campaign from Dump Day Spa here!

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    Tegan: Velcro shoes

    Leigh: Munchbox Maxi 6 Bento Box In Blue Ocean

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Producers: 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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Big Kids: Why You Should Let Your Kid Walk To School

    Big Kids: Why You Should Let Your Kid Walk To School

    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.

    Are your kids risk-takers?

    Well, our guest today Daisy Turnbull, thinks our kids aren't taking enough risks. As the Director of Wellbeing at St Catherine's in Sydney, she realised that our year 7's weren't necessarily prepared for the independence that comes with going to High School. So she wrote a book about it, 50 Risks To Take With Your Kids. 

    Daisy shares the importance of our kids contributing meaningfully to the household, the need to allow for rationalised risk and how we can learn to embrace their independence. 

    Plus, Holly and Andrew dive deep into the single-sex vs co-ed school debate for this weeks listener dilemma! 

    LINKS

    Daisy Turnbull's book, 50 Risks To Take With Your Kids is out now!

    You can listen to Daisy Turnbull's episode of No Filter on Mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest:Daisy Turnbull

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Little Kids: Ditching The Dummy

    Little Kids: Ditching The Dummy

    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!

    Dummies are a blessing. Parting with them was always going to be painful, for you and your little one. So when is the right time to ditch the dummy... or can we just keep them forever?

    In this episode, we bring in an expert to help us understand why our little ones might be reluctant, how long it can take to ditch the dummy and the best way to go about it. 

    Plus our WTFs of the week, Tegan has ditched the high chairs and Leigh has a daycare dilemma. 

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    Tegan: Petrol Station Apps, pay from the comfort of your car! 

    Leigh: Next kids clothing

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Alex Trichilo

    Producers: Mikayla Floriano & Emma Gillespie

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Big Kids: How To Have The Birds And Bees Talk In 2021

    Big Kids: How To Have The Birds And Bees Talk In 2021

    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.

    These days, when it comes to talking 'the talk' is it something we still need to initiate or should we wait until our kids ask us the tough questions? 

    In a world where our kids are learning about consent and adult content, years earlier than they use to, what is our place, as parents, when it comes to educating our kids about sex?

    Holly and Andrew discuss why we should drop the euphemisms, that milkshake consent video and how to manage, or just push through some of the awkwardness ...

    LINKS

    You can watch Tea And Consent here.

    You can read more about the Milkshake Consent Video on mamamia.com.au

    If you're looking for resources about negotiating the 'talk' the Victorian Government have created a step by step guide, it's available at the Better Health Channel.

    You can go back and listen to our episode with all four hosts now! 

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Little Kids: How To Tackle Secondary Infertility

    Little Kids: How To Tackle Secondary Infertility

    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 pregnant the second time around isn't always easy. Just because your body has done it before, doesn't mean it will 'know what to do' when it comes to expanding the family the second, third or even fourth time around. 

    Secondary infertility is all about the struggle to conceive after having a child. There isn't always a conclusive diagnosis as to why you may be infertile, besides the obvious factors, age, your egg reserve and ovulation issues, which can leave anyone feeling a little hopeless.

    This week we unpack the misconceptions, the bad advice, assisted fertility and what you need to know if you're thinking about expanding the family. 

    LINKS

    You can listen to Leigh on Get Me Pregnant now! 

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    Tegan: Cookie Cutters... for sandwiches! 

    Leigh: No Nasties - SLiCK KiDS Plant-Based Hair Gel from The Well Store

    CREDITS

    Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

    Guest: Manuela Toledo

    Producers: Mikayla Floriano & Emma Gillespie

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Big Kids: Why You Should Punch The School Bully

    Big Kids: Why You Should Punch The School Bully

    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.

    When it comes to school bullies we can't all be pacifists... right?

    Well, our guest today Laura Mazza is pretty okay with her son standing up to the school bully. Why? Well, she had this to say... 

    "My son punched another kid today... But was I proud? Yeah, a little bit. I know violence isn’t the answer but I also know that when it comes to bullies you gotta stand up to them. I’m glad he did"

    But what do you think? Is it ever okay to punch the school bully? Holly and Andrew discuss...

    CREDITS

    Hosts:Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Laura Mazza

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

armadillo20 ,

Love the podcast!

Congratulations on 300th episodes! I have been listening since before I was a mum! Andrew and Holly have been giving lots of insight to parenting and giving good laughs. The addition of little kids episodes are also great! Keep going team!

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!

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