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This Glorious Mess

English, Parenting, 1 season, 650 episodes, 4 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes
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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.
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Parents Anonymous: The Prank That Went Too Far

In this weeks juicy Parents Anonymous we hear of an intruder situation gone horribly or hilariously wrong, a brand new uniform and an F parent teacher interview... awks!  Parents Anonymous is part Church Confessional, part Game Show. Where you, our listeners, share your deepest darkest parenting confessions and we'll score them using our completely made up scoring system!  Please share your shameful secrets by leaving us a voice note, email us at [email protected] or for super shame super anonymous you can pop them in this form.  THE END BITS  Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. CREDITS: Host: Annaliese Todd & Stacey Hicks Producer: Grace Rouvray Audio Producer: Lu Hill 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/10/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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Undoing Toxic 90’s Diet Culture For The Next Generation

Body dissatisfaction is affecting nearly half of young people in Australia, even keeping them from going to school. Scary statistics, so Annaliese and Tegan dig deep to discuss their own struggles with body shame and how comments about food played a significant role in their childhood. Determined not to pass on the same food trauma or triggering conversations, Annaliese speaks with nutritionist Lyndi Cohen to discover the best language to use with children. Plus, Sarah Marie offers some relatable advice for dealing with a tricky mother-in-law situation. THE END BITS  CLICK HERE FOR LAZY GEWL GIVEAWAYS!!!! Use code: ROBOT20 for $20 off an annual Mamamia subscription.  Got a message for Sarah Marie? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli, Annaliese Todd & Sarah Marie Fahd  Guest: The Nude Nutritionist, Lyndi Cohen.  Producer: Grace Rouvray Audio Producer: Lu Hill 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/202424 minutes, 40 seconds
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Little Love Stories: My Mum Can Do Anything

Welcome to a brand new podcast from This Glorious Mess called Little Love Stories. Little Love Stories is an open-hearted conversation with someone who has love and gratitude to share, whether it's about a person, an object, or an event. In this first episode, This Glorious Mess co-host Annaliese Todd shares the love story she wrote to herself. No one plans on becoming a single parent, but through this journey of self-discovery, Annaliese is breaking down stigmas and finding love for herself as she navigates the dark days. Little Love Stories explores gratitude through written form and heartfelt conversation. The world is full of little moments of love and magic—it's time we started to notice them. You can read Annaliese's full essay here.  Got a Little Love Story you want to share? We’re listening! Send us a voice message or email us at [email protected]   THE END BITS  Get $20 off for our birthday. Click here to get a yearly Mamamia subscription for just $49.  Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. CREDITS: Host & Producer: Grace Rouvray Guest: Annaliese Todd  Audio Producer: Lu Hill 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/3/202414 minutes, 34 seconds
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“Something’s Gotta Give” Balancing Work & Family

Money, money, money - we truly wish it was just an ABBA song, but in reality, talking about money can be very uncomfortable. For primary carers, finances and superannuation can take a significant hit, especially when relying on a partner’s salary during maternity leave. In this week's episode, Annaliese and Tegan tackle the question: when it comes to money, career, and family - can women really have it all, or have they been sold a lie? Plus, Sarah Marie helps a mother who’s torn between having another child and returning to work. THE END BITS  Get $20 off for our birthday. Click here to get a yearly Mamamia subscription for just $49.  Got a message for Sarah Marie? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli, Annaliese Todd & Sarah Marie Fahd  Producer: Grace Rouvray Audio Producer: Lu Hill 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/202418 minutes, 3 seconds
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Parents Anonymous: The Butt-Dial That Ended A Mothers' Group

Welcome to a brand new podcast from This Glorious Mess called Parents Anonymous. Part Church Confessional, part Game Show, this is where you share your deepest, darkest parenting confessions to get that guilt off your chest. We'll score each confession, and here at parents anonymous, the worst parenting moment wins the most points. To kick things off, we have three juicy secrets: a butt dial gone wrong, a dummy fairy incident, and a questionable donation. If you have a confession to share, leave us a voice note or email us at [email protected]. THE END BITS  Get $20 off for our birthday. Click here to get a yearly Mamamia subscription for just $49.  Got a dilemma? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. CREDITS: Host: Annaliese Todd & Stacey Hicks Producer: Grace Rouvray Audio Producer: Lu Hill 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/26/20248 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sleep Divorce & 3pm Dinner: Hacks For A Better Sleep

We need to talk about sleep. Not your kids sleep - YOUR sleep. This episode Tegan and Annaliese share how the mental load impacts their sleep, and discuss how a "sleep divorce" could be the key to a good nights rest. Annaliese speaks to a sleep expert, leading to her full meltdown after learning about the mistakes she's been making and how we could all be doing better in the bedroom. Plus, Sarah Marie hears from a mom craving alone time but feeling like she'll never get it.  And, we hear from the regional mum who feeds her kids dinner at 3pm (yes you read that right) all in the name of calm afternoons and a better sleep routine. THE END BITS  Got a message for Sarah Marie? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli, Annaliese Todd & Sarah Marie Fahd  Guests: Rachel Beard, Sleep Wellness Manager at A.H. Beard’s Sleep Wellness Centre and Aimee Connor. Producer: Grace Rouvray Audio Producer: Lu Hill 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/202425 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Village Has Nits

Who do you turn to on the tough days of parenting? When you're stuck in the trenches a phone call, a play date, or a coffee catch-up can be like oxygen. Today, in this brand new chapter of This Glorious Mess, hosts Annaliese Todd and Tegan Natoli kick things off with a shout-out to the village. The people in your community who lift you up, spark joy, and sit with you through the tough moments. We also welcome a very special new friend, Sarah Marie Fahd. She's here to help, or at the very least, let you vent out your parenting problems. Plus, we introduce a new kind of recommendation, the essential items you might need to add to your parenting toolkit to help fill your cup. THE END BITS  Got a message for Sarah Marie? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli, Annaliese Todd & Sarah Marie Fahd  Producer: Grace Rouvray Audio Producer: Lu Hill 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/202423 minutes, 6 seconds
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How Early Is Too Early To Join A Daycare Waitlist?

Mamamia host and journalist Gemma Bath discovered just how challenging the daycare juggle can be. She joins Tegan Natoli to share her findings from her in-depth analysis on why daycare is so hard to wrangle!  We also introduce one of our new This Glorious Mess hosts, Annaliese Todd. She reveals her secret parenting shame, what makes her a magical parent, and share the latest nails and fails of single parenting. Plus, get a sneak peek of what's coming up on This Glorious Mess next week as we unveil our very first glow-up! THE END BITS  Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli, Gemma Bath, Annaliese Todd Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/202422 minutes, 40 seconds
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Do You Still Shower With Your Kids?

When was the last time you got the girls together for dinner? According to This Glorious Mess scientific data, it's likely been at least four months since your last social catch-up. In this episode, Libby and Tegan encourage mums to move their catch-ups from the group chat back into real life. And they discuss whether there's a specific age when you should stop being naked in front of your kids, questioning if it's necessary to set those boundaries just yet. Plus, stay tuned for a surprise announcement at the end of the show. THE END BITS  Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/2/202418 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Mothers Groups Helping With Cost Of Living

When Danni Duncan told her thousands of followers about her decision to be child-free, she was met with an outpouring of support followed by waves of negativity. Tegan gets behind the mic with Dani, asking the tough questions about her choice and how society has reacted. Plus Tegan and Libby share their valuable tips on sourcing second, third, and fourth-hand clothing. And how the key to navigating the cost of living crisis could lie within your mothers' group. In the recommendations, Tegan and Libby reach peak smugness as they suggest another cloth nappy and some garden tools. Who have they become? THE END BITS  Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  With thanks to Danni Duncan  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/202422 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Every Month Feels Like A Year” The Mental Toll Of IVF

Starting a family isn't always as straightforward as it seems. After years of trying to avoid pregnancy, many women are surprised by how difficult it can take to conceive.  In this episode, Tegan and Libby discuss their own fertility journeys, sharing the challenges they faced and the experiences of those close to them. They also talk about friends who are still struggling or have decided, after many rounds of IVF, not to have children. And in recommendations, Libby’s active 10 month old has bought a new item into the household and Tegan has spotted the perfect all in one item for a pram, bike and stroller. THE END BITS  Recommendations  Stroller Trikes  Learning Tower Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202415 minutes, 28 seconds
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‘Banned Phrases’ We‘ve Definitely Been Saying

This week Libby and Tegan unpack Maggie Dent's losing theory and why its so important for children to not win all the time.... and Libby is confused.  Plus there are some dusty old sayings that we need to scrap from our vocabulary and Libby and Tegan are guilty of almost all of them.   And in nails and fails Tegan learns not to invite Libby to a BBQ... like ever.  THE END BITS  Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/202419 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is Competition The Secret To Parenting Success?

Social media may be a mixed bag of silly videos, news and feel good moments. It can also be an online village for parents.  This week Libby and Tegan share their favourite parenting influencers who have helped them feel seen and heard... as well as giving them a good old cackle.  Plus a competition hack has sparked the interest of our olympian mum Libby. And in nails and fails Tegan is proud of both the boys in her life!  THE END BITS  Here are the amazing parenting influencers we mentioned: Maggie Dent, Rebecca Sparrow, Lael Stone, Dr Justin Coulson, Amy Gerard, Chrissy Teigen, Canna Campbell, Jimmy Rees, Recommendations Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Send us a voice message, email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/202421 minutes, 12 seconds
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Yes Our Kids Are Annoying… But Shut Up

In case you missed it, (which would be highly unlikely) the Arj Barker comedy show caused quite a stir in the media last week. Tegan has very strong thoughts about babies at gigs, and Libby is Switzerland. But there is one thing they both agree on, yes kids are kind of annoying when in public places.... But it's usually their own parents that find them the most annoying of all.  And in recommendations Tegan is now a full blown gardener and Libby has found the perfect picnic rug for a family. THE END BITS  Recommendations Composta Starter Kit  Salt Water Picnic Co Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers. Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/28/202420 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sterilisation vs Vasectomy: Whose Job Is It?

Ever thought about how to dodge a surprise baby once your family's set? While the usual suspects are contraception or the ol' snip for the guys, more women are opting for sterilisation. This week Libby and Tegan talk to a mum who just had the procedure, how she reached that decision and the reactions she's getting. And later on they dive into a heated debate: Can you bail on a school concert right after their kid's performance? And who's the real arsehole here? Let the showdown begin! You can read Hannah Mansur's article here. THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/21/202421 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/20249 minutes, 46 seconds
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“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.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/14/202416 minutes, 19 seconds
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'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! Want more from Luke & Scott? Click here.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. CREDITS: 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 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/7/202421 minutes, 14 seconds
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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. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/31/202420 minutes, 14 seconds
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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. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Email us at [email protected] or send a message to the Mamamia Family Instagram. 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202414 minutes, 32 seconds
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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. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/17/202420 minutes, 22 seconds
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Is It Ever Okay To Lie To Your Kids? (Yes)

When have you lied to your kids? And what lies did you parents tell you growing up? From white lies to exaggerating the truth, sometimes a little truth bending is required to get through a sudden tooth fairy dilemma or to simply get your kids to eat their crust. In this episode, Libby and Tegan share the hilarious and heartfelt moments they've had to fib to their kids. Plus, they discuss Ash Barty's recent reflections on missing milestones and mum guilt.   LOOKING FOR A LAUGH? CHECK OUT THE 'CANCELLED' EPISODE ALL ABOUT BIRTH HERE.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/10/202420 minutes, 13 seconds
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How To Have The Difficult Conversations That Keep Your Kids Safe

A heads up: This episode discusses child sexual abuse and may be better to listen to with headphones if little ears are around. As parent we know that conversation with our kids can sometimes go in one ear and out the other, but sometimes there is a conversation so important we need to make sure it sticks.  This episode Tegan Natoli is joined by Triple M Rush Hour Sydney Host and founder of Gotch4Life Gus Worland, who is also the founder of Gotcha For Life, to learn how to talk to your child about their safety, how you can adapt those conversations for any age child and the resources available to help you navigate those chats with confidence. For more information click here.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Gus Worland Executive Producers: Talissa Bazaz & Courtney Ammenhauser  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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/202423 minutes, 58 seconds
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My 8 Year Old Daughter’s Body Is Not Up For Discussion, Libby Trickett Has Had Enough

Are school swimming carnivals really that important? How is everyone keeping their kids entertained while running errands? And what do you do when your child gets body shamed by someone close to you? In this episode, Libby and Tegan discuss Libby's viral Instagram video, the importance of participation, and we share our secrets to keeping kids calm at the shopping centre.Plus, Tegan has a new role in the P&C at her kids' school she doesn't remember volunteering for. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202420 minutes, 26 seconds
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What It’s Really Like To Be A Surrogate

Our friends do so many incredible things for us. But what happens when your best friend offers to have your baby for you? In this episode, Libby and Tegan speak to best friends Edwina and Jen who went down a surrogacy path together. They share how they navigated this new territory as friends and what it's like to have kids who are 'womb mates". Plus, Tegan can't get enough of a very specific hot cross bun, and Libby's dairy-free journey continues. RECCOMENDATIONS: Biscoff Hot Cross Buns THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/25/202419 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why Your First Child Is Probably Your ‘Pancake’ Kid

We know children don’t come with an instruction manual, so we’re bound to make mistakes, especially with our first child. This episode Libby and Tegan discuss which of their children they have done the best parenting on and which child is the ‘practice pancake’. Plus, most families in Australia are struggling with the cost of living crisis, so we’ve got some simple changes for your every day to ease a bit of the financial load. And in nails and fails Tegan’s son is loving his mullet, and Libby tries to (unsuccessfully) convince Tegan to have a fourth child RECOMMENDATIONS  Clothing Rack Econaps Cloth Nappies  The Sugar Mamma THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/18/202421 minutes, 9 seconds
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How To Talk To Your Kids About Separation Or Divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy. But no one told us one of the hardest parts is actually figuring out how to tell the kids. On this weeks episode Tegan speaks to Clinical Psychologist Katherine Lawrence about how and when to talk to your kids about separation or divorce. And on a lighter note Libby and Tegan have searched the internet far and wide to bring you the weirdest baby names ever recorded in history. And Libby has a not so secret reveal which shocks Tegan to her core. In Nails & Fails Libby is nailing the back to school phase and Tegan must know EVERYTHING. RECOMMENDATIONS  Anita Birges - Home Organisations Ubbi Wipes Dispenser  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  With thanks to Clinical Psychologist Katherine Lawrence Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/202422 minutes, 27 seconds
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Poo Trauma & Night Terrors: The Trenches Of Toddler Years

This week Tegan & Libby are talking all things 1's and 2's and unpacking a comedian’s controversial toilet training regime to start ’em young... like 5 months young! Perhaps even more controversial, we agree (kind of). Plus, did you know that night terrors are actually your child exploring their imagination? This terrifying and annoyingly important stage can be a struggle, so we have some tips to manage the night time scaries. And, in Nails and Fails Tegan struggles with wrangling the post holiday schedule and finding true love through the puppy she never wanted. RECOMMENDATIONS  Lice Clinics Australia Night Terrors Fact Sheet Silicone Toddler Placemats THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/4/202422 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why Back To School Could Look Different This Year

Breaking news: Libby Trickett & Tegan Natoli are potty mouth parents. Their naughty words are causing problems in the playground with Tegan even being are called out by a literal 6 year old child. But is this normal? Or setting their kids up for a school detention or two? Plus, it’s the first week back at school, kicking off the age old debate as to whether school uniform are inclusive and important or a thing of the past, especially with many offices around the country becoming more casual. And, in nails and fails Libby is nailing exercise with Mamamia new app MOVE. RECOMMENDATIONS  Kleva Range THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/28/202423 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Your Obsession With Bluey Is Deeper Than You Think

We are This Glorious Mess but this week we are also the Bluey Parent Appreciation Group (BPAG for short). We know it’s not just parents and little kids who love Bluey, early childhood educators are actually using episodes to teach. We explain why. And, Libby and Tegan try to solve a dilemma that divided the Mamamia Family Facebook but end up adding to the conflict! While Libby has a habit that grinds Tegan’s gears. Plus, Tegan recommends a read to celebrate Mum’s being the queen of the house (you’ll love it too)! Listen to our conversation with ABC Early Childhood Producer, Laura Stone RECOMMENDATIONS  Bluey Queens THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/21/202422 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hacking Your Holidays One Free Activity At A Time

We’re now deep into school holidays and we’re here to help you fill those (sometimes very long) days. Don’t worry it’s not all big adventures, spending money or long drives, because Libby and Tegan are detectives finding free activities. Plus you may start seeing back to school ads so we’ve got all the tips and tricks to prepare yourself as well as your kids for the year ahead. And, in nails and fails Libby gets parented by her own child and Tegan recommends the beach bag you’re all going to want to buy! RECOMMENDATIONS  Second Scout Routine Helper Sande Kids Beach Bag THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/14/202422 minutes, 25 seconds
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'But Everyone Else Has One' How Young Is Too Young For A Phone?

Holly Wainwright is back on This Glorious Mess with clinical Psychologist and host of Help! I Have A Teenager Jo Lamble for a very special crossover episode, Help I Have A Tweenager. In this episode, they tackle a common dilemma: what to do when your tween asks for a phone? And how young is too young?  With Holly’s down to earth approach and Jo’s constant reminder to express empathy, this episode will help you get as ready as you can be for the next stage of parenting.This episode was made in partnership with Optus.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Holly Wainwright & Jo Lamble Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/9/202426 minutes, 42 seconds
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You’re Not Alone: Our Biggest Parenting Fails

Whilst your in a holiday haze and entertaining children shouting ‘I’m boredddddddddd’ take 20 minutes for yourself and reflect on your own year of nails and fails. Here at This Glorious Mess there have been a lot of parenting fails like injuries, mother guilt and missed lunches, but there has been some nails as well including navigating milestones, perfect toys and the best simple hacks. You’re not alone in the Glorious Mess that is parenting, so here are our favourite nails and fails from 2023. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/7/202421 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bend Don’t Break: Your 2024 Guide To Manage The Mental Load

It’s officially 2024, Tegan and Libby are ready to shake off 2023 and kick start the new year (and we hope you are too!). Tegan wants to find that time management sweet spot with a bit of extra focus but a slower pace, while Libby is all about ‘momentum’ for 2024, after nailing her word of the year last year. Plus, if you’re struggling to find the perfect school holiday activity, Libby and Tegan are here to help with some of their favourites that won’t break the bank. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/31/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tammin Sursok, Nas Campanella & Our Biggest Parenting Lessons

Merry Christmas to all our This Glorious Mess listeners! Whilst you’re probably trying to stay cool this summer silly season, we’ve put together some of our favourite interview moments from the year. From Jessica Rowe’s silly jokes, Nas Campanella smashing stigmas, Will McMahon’s epic fails and Tammin Sursok’s calming approach to parenting, we’ve learnt a lot this year and we hope you have too. See you in 2024! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/24/202323 minutes, 26 seconds
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Even Lucy Durack Has A Christmas Fail

It’s the week of Christmas and even reformed grinch Libby Trickett is getting into the festive season. In nails and fails, Australian Christmas royalty, Lucy Durack joins us and shares her love of an advent chocolate breakfast (which we fully support)! Plus, Libby and Tegan talk about the many ways in which Santa threats are saving the household, but is it naughty or nice? Recommendations: Rebel Readers  Koko & The Coconut by Turia Pitt  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Special thanks to Lucy Durack Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/17/202320 minutes, 32 seconds
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Libby Trickett’s Thoughts On ‘Sideline’ Parenting

Libby and Tegan talk about how to be the best sideline parent to your kids. The four time gold medal winner shares some of her favourite comments to say to your little sports stars to keep them positive AND keep them in the game! Plus a listener dilemma has Tegan reliving the moment she sent a strongly worded letter to a baby store. And in Nails and Fails it’s Christmas concert season and the tears of joy are certainly flowing! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/202321 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Talk To Little Humans About The News

With so much distressing content in the news, your little ears may have questions but is there a right way to handle it? This episode Libby and Tegan give their two cents and hear from the Mamamia Mums on how they are talking to their kids about news in age appropriate terms. Plus, Libby gets a little bit ‘woo woo’ talking about mother intuition and how vital it is to trust your gut as a parent. And, in recommendations Tegan has some Christmas present ideas and Libby truly disgusts Tegan with her snotty snot sucker. (Sorry in advance). RECOMMENDATIONS Snotty Noses THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/3/202321 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Love Letter To The White Noise Machine

Did you know, selecting a seat on a plane or train could be a holiday maker or breaker for your kids? Today we help you plan your holiday around your little messers. We’re talking nap strategies, food options, a controversial bathroom hack and how to help your little one find their routine again after you get back. Plus, we chat to Derek McCormack the Director at Raising Children Network for his top tips on travelling with routine loving kids. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/30/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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How Tegan & Libby Navigate The Sexual Health Talk

In case you missed it or in case you live under a rock, Tegan HATES cooking! But, Libby is here to help with the quickest, easiest go-to recipes for families. Plus, Libby and Tegan discuss ‘the talk’, what age should children be taught sexual health and education and should parents have access to the material first? And, we keep the food chat going with a great instagram page to follow and a reminder about dental care. RECOMMENDATIONS The Cordony Kitchen Hearty Little Kitchen THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/26/202321 minutes, 15 seconds
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Yes, You Can Train Your Kids To Sleep In The Car

This week its Leigh’s turn to learn a travel hack! The very clever Tegan has trained her kids to be motion sleepers so they’ll sleep whilst travelling, genius! She shares her tips to help you do the same. Plus some travel tips from the Mamamia Mums including a new use for pill boxes and packing tape. And in nails and fails, always remember a mum check! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/23/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sleep Is Best: Sleep Training vs Co-Sleeping

Ahh sleep, remember that? With little kids we know sleep isn’t always easy to come by… So is there a perfect way to do it? This episode Libby and Tegan talk about sleep training, co-sleeping and why everyones has an opinion.  And, a recent article has shone light on what it’s like for non-breasting feeding mums in a medical setting, and we have thoughts, feelings and arguments!  Plus, Tegan has discovered a shopping tip to revolutionise your Christmas shopping, and Libby has a great book recommendation. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/19/202319 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Art of Packing & Unpacking For The Whole Family

Stop the press, we’re here to tell you there is a right way to pack AND unpack from a holiday!  Leigh (our resident master packer) takes Tegan, her eager student through the basics of packing for a family, sharing her tips and tricks.  Plus we hear from a real parent travelling Australia with 3 kids under 5. We have respect… and so many questions! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli With special thanks to Jess Harris, you can listen to her podcast Kids On The Road.  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/16/202319 minutes, 13 seconds
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What Mothers Really Want For Christmas

Tegan has just noticed that all her pre-Christmas social events are actually not for her, rude! In this week's episode we talk about how the silly season is actually the stressful season for parents.  Plus, Tegan and Libby thank each other for all the tasks they do as parents…. and then thank the other for thanking them.  AND we’re bringing back recommendations at the end of each episode, so grab a pen because you’ll want to take notes.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/12/202318 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Only Thing We Plan On A “No Plans” Holiday

Pack your favourite tapes and get your walkmans ready, because we are taking a trip down memory lane. This episode Leigh and Tegan reflect on their favourite holidays growing up and chat about how those trips influence the kind of family holidays they have today. Plus, the best places to travel in Australia with little kids and where to take the family to learn about First Nations culture. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/9/202317 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Viral Video That Broke Australian Mums (Including Us)

ICYMI, Maggie Dent appeared on the radio show Fitzy & Wippa with Katie Ritchie and she lifted the lid on the mental load. And mothers across Australia cried in unison. Today Libby and Tegan unpack their own inner monologue and the mental load they carry. Plus Libby shares her toddlers big feelings are starting to become her big feelings.  And in Nails + Fails Libby is a baking goddess and after Tegan misplaces her keys she Ubers her kids to school.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/5/202320 minutes, 17 seconds
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Meet Our New Co-Host: Olympic Gold Medallist & Mother Of Four

Introducing our new co-host, Libby Trickett!  Libby is a 4-time olympic gold medalist, 4-time parent, author and podcaster.  On this episode Tegan asks Libby about her top parenting Nails and Fails. Plus she reveals its way harder to get your toddler to eat dinner than train for the olympics. By the end of the episode one thing is clear, we’re all gold medalist parents! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli & Libby Trickett  Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/29/202319 minutes, 49 seconds
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“Don’t Wait” All The Ways We Travelled With Little Kids

Leigh, Tegan and the Mamamia team share their favourite travel stories to get you inspired for your next trip. From kids clubs, adult’s only spaces and strategic activities we promise you there are so many ways to have a holiday as a family! And in Nails and Fails Tegan urges you to check airline pram rules and Leigh has a comfort hack to ensure your toddler sleeps! This episode is brought to you by Disney Magic at Sea THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/26/202323 minutes, 45 seconds
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This Glorious Mess Says Goodbye To Leigh Campbell

You’re going to want tissues as This Glorious Mess bids farewell to Leigh Campbell.  We take a bleary eyed trip down memory lane, back when Leigh first got behind the mic as a brand new Mum.   PLUS in Nails and Fails, Leigh shares her most poignant parenting moments from the past 4 years AND who will be Tegan’s new co-host? Come back next week to find out!  Leigh isn’t going far, you can hear her hosting Mamamia podcasts You Beauty and Nothing To Wear.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/22/202319 minutes, 13 seconds
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We Just found Out Leigh’s Biggest Parenting Ick

On todays episode we have found the one thing that Leigh and Tegan can not agree on…. Gender Reveals. We cover it all, the why, the fails and an almost fight between Leigh and Tegan as to what we should be sharing online. And in Nails + Fails both Leigh and Tegan can’t decide if they have nailed or failed pets and new toys. But either way, it’s noisey! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/202319 minutes, 20 seconds
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How To Manage Conflicting Parenting Styles

We’ve all been there, either an in-law, a friend or someone in the local park does something that you disagree with when it comes to parenting. But what happens when you disagree within your relationship. There’s a lot to unpack here! AND in Nails + Fails there’s a focus on wardrobe fails!! Leigh causes an injury from ill fitting shoes and Tegan potentially buys back her own second hand school clothing! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/8/202320 minutes, 41 seconds
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We’ve Found The Best 9 Activities to Keep Your Kids Entertained

Are you looking for some holiday or weekend activities for your kids! Leigh and Tegan have you covered with 9 free or cost efficient ways to entertain your kids. PLUS you can learn how to trick your kids into household chores with a scavenger hunt. AND in Nails and Fails Tegan commits a lunch box faux pas and Leigh battles with sleeping schedules. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/1/202321 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Mental Load: Hacking The Household

As parents we know the mental load is heavy, so when we hear ways to ease the stress of the day to day, we listen and take notes... and this episode you'll want to do just that.  Our guest this episode is Lindy Klim, Balinese-Australian fashion identity and founder of the female wellness brand Fig Femme. The mother of four shares with us her experience with the mental load in a busy household, and shares her best tips to manage and hack your household. Plus, Tegan shares her nails and fails which include the dreaded household chores. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/202315 minutes, 53 seconds
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Leigh & Tegan Answer Your Questions

This episode we answer your questions from finding the right school, to travelling with little kids and ways to ween off the night-time feed for bub. Tegan and Leigh also share their experience with returning to work after having children and dealing with a loss of identity and imposter syndrome. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/24/202320 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Mental Load: Taming Mum Rage

As parents we have so many things to think about, so much on our plate that when sometimes the tiniest, littlest, mildly annoying thing happens it can absolutely feel like the straw that broke the camel's back. Enter: mum rage. If you're nodding reading this, or find yourself experiencing the mum rage from time to time, then this episode is for you! We speak to Chantelle Ellem, the blogger behind Fat Mum Slim, and she shares with us her advice for taming the mum rage. Plus, Leigh's nails and fails.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/21/202317 minutes, 27 seconds
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Premature Birth & Illness, What Life Looks Like Now

When Alex Hoarder’s daughter Frankie entered the world two months early, she spent eight weeks in the NICU, but it would be another four months before they realised something wasn’t quite right.  Frankie was having up to 300 seizures a day, and now time has passed, Alex opens up to us about her experience, and coming to terms with how life looks a little different then expected, and the one this she wants every parent to know. Plus, our nails and fails which include low iron and singing lessons. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Mental Load: Being The Default Parent

When it comes to raising little kids, we know the workload never stops, but when you're the default parent it can feel beyond overwhelming. This episode we're talking about the toll being the default parent can take, and we'll be joined by Jayde Couldwell who shares with us all the ways she manages being the default parent to her three kids, and her best advice to those who are juggling it all. Plus, Tegan's nails and fails. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/202318 minutes, 48 seconds
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Meet The Woman Who’s Family Travelled With Just Carry-On

Whether you’re a chronic over-packer or a risky under-packer, we know packing for a family holiday is HARD! So, this episode we chat to the woman who travelled Europe with her family - and just carry-on Lise Carlaw from the Lise and Sarah show.Yes, you read that correctly. Plus, we dive into her tips and tricks for helping you do the same pack more efficiently for your next family getaway. And, our nails and fails which include a grocery emergency and a family holiday. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/10/202322 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Mental Load - When Sickness Happens

Toddlers are like the ultimate germ magnet and sometimes it seems just as your little one is getting over one cold, on comes the next one.So, this episode we're talking about how to manage the mental load of illness with someone who is very passionate about staying well. Its Leah Itsines.Leah is a self-taught food enthusiast hailing, a 2x best selling cookbook author and new mum to her beautiful daughter Gigi, and she shares all the ways she manages the juggle when sickness happens.  Plus, Leigh shares her nails and fails. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/202318 minutes, 19 seconds
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All The Ways We Cope, Unpacking Our Tool Kit

As parents we know the mental load is enormous and ever-growing, so how do you cope? In this episode we are unpacking the tool-kit each of us have to get through the rollercoaster that is parenting little kids. Plus, our nails and fails which include riding a bike and a soggy school uniform. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/3/202319 minutes, 35 seconds
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Giving Our Kids Space To Express Themselves

On today’s show we are interviewing Blake Nuto the author of ‘When You’re A Boy’, a sweet story about raising sensitive boys in the world of today. Blake shares his top tips for parents who want to creative an environment where boys can express themselves authentically. Plus, our nails and fails which include forgetting a dress up day and finally being honest about dinner. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/202320 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Particular Sadness Of Saying Goodbye To Baby Clothes

In case you missed it, Leigh moved house and she HATED it.  On this weeks episode Leigh and Tegan delve into all things moving house with your little person how to explain why their room is no longer their room.  Plus the particular feelings when you get rid of baby clothes. Whilst it removes clutter it also brings up the emotions of what could have been.    AND in nails and fails Tegan bonds with another twin Mum and Alexander is all about females bosses!!  Listen to Baby Sleep series HERE THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/202318 minutes, 20 seconds
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From Groundbreaking Journalist To New Mum: Nas Campanella On Motherhood

On this week's episode, Leigh is starstruck when journalist, disability affairs reporter and new mum Nas Campanella stops by the Mamamia office!  PLUS Nas shares her stories of motherhood including sensory playground, mum judgment and starting her own big, loud Italian family!   AND In Nails and Fails, Tegan injures Leigh’s child and now Alexander is the heater police! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Guest: Nas Campanella  Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/202320 minutes, 49 seconds
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Introducing: How To Build A Human Season Two

Hey Messers! Jumping in here to say we are back for How To Build Human Season Two.  Join host Leigh Campbell and parenting expert Gen Muir as they answer your questions when it comes to raising toddlers. Think of this season as your very own operating manual for toddlers, and trust us... you're going to want to take notes.  Did you know, you only need to get it right with your kids 30% of the time?  This episode is all about building resilient pre-schoolers, creating healthy boundaries and learning how to deeply connect with your little one to make quality time that much more special.   This podcast is made in partnership with LEGO® DUPLO® big bricks. We believe in building happy humans, Start Off Big with LEGO DUPLO. HAVE YOUR SAY:We know it can be tricky raising little humans and that's why we want to hear from you! Click this link, and complete this short survey and to thank you for your time, you could win a $50 gift voucher GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell Expert: Gen Muir Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman Audio Producer: Tegan Sadler 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/202332 minutes, 52 seconds
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What Is A Faded Flamingo Mum & Am I One?

When flamingo's become parents, they start to lose their pink colour and when their children get older, the flamingo’s colour comes back! As parents we can definitely relate!!  This week, Tegan (David Attenborough) explains why this happens. And, because the feeling of losing colour is relatable to so many mums at Mamamia, we asked a few of them how they got their colours back. Plus, in Nails and Fails, Leigh taught Alexander how to sort out the washing and Tegan’s prodigal iPad has returned! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/6/202315 minutes, 56 seconds
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“It’s Constant Anxiety”: Raising A Child With A Rare Condition

This week Leigh and Tegan speak with Morgan, a remarkable parent who shares her journey of raising a child with a rare genetic disorder. Her story sheds light on a condition that affects only 1 in 15,000 babies in Australia and NZ each year. Plus, in Nails and Fails, Tegan got an “oh wow” from the kids after putting some effort into her look and Leigh is relieved to have finally finished moving house! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/30/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ask Leigh And Tegan Anything

This week Leigh and Tegan answer all of your burning questions! From parenting during the toddler years, what they are most proud of and who is bad cop.Tegan begrudgingly admits a schedule may actually work and Leigh opens up about how she’s come to terms with her fertility journey. If you have a question for Leigh and Tegan we’d love to hear it! Send us an email at [email protected] THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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To Track Or Not To Track Your Kids?

This week Leigh and Tegan discuss the controversy of using AirTags to track kids and the possible less-intrusive alternatives to watch out for their safety. Plus a listener dilemma sparks some "poo trauma" but not without offering the best advice for those struggling to potty train their child. And in Nails and Fails, Leigh discovers instant scripts are the worlds best kept secret, while Tegan is working smarter not harder by setting up a picnic blanket in the midst of her kids' soccer games. You can get Leigh's candle warmer here  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/202318 minutes, 19 seconds
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What Your Child-Free Friends Need To Hear

A listener dilemma got us thinking, how can we bridge the gap between friends with kids and those without. We got the childfree staff in the Mamamia office to write down parenting question for Leigh and Tegan to answer on the spot!   How can a baby be over tired? Who do you love more, your partner or your child? Are you worried your kids won’t like you when they grow up? What does the love feel like?   PLUS we’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free newsletter. Join the mailing list. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mitch Tambo: On Being A Girl Dad, Culture & The Importance Of Teaching Respect

This week Leigh and Tegan are joined by singer Mitch Tambo. The First Nations performer raising FOUR daughters shares what it’s like to see heartbreak first hand. He also reminds us of the importance of NAIDOC all year round. In Nails and fails Mitch has Mum immunity, Leigh and her tummy bug have lived to tell the tale! Tegan’s house is full of profanities and Leigh stepped in for school drop offs! Watch Mitch singing You’re The Voice in Gamilaraay language at the 2020 Fight Fire concert with John Farnham. Queen’s Brian May and Olivia Newtown John. Get tickets to Burn The Floor Find a NAIDOC event  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/202323 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tammin Sursok On Being Shell Shocked By Motherhood

This week Leigh and Tegan are joined by former Home & Away actor Tammin Sursok for a full debrief on all things motherhood. From Mum judgement, loosing yourself and that icky P word… perfectionism. Plus we hear all about her new film Blood Sweat & Cheer. And in Nails and Fails Dr Natoli comes to Leigh’s rescue, a celebration of Air Fryers and Tegan commits the worst parenting fail of all time. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/202322 minutes, 48 seconds
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Do You Need A S-excel Spreadsheet?

Today we are talking about sex, or let’s be honest, sometimes the lack there of it! Leigh and Tegan share their scheduling tactics, the unsexy reality of conception sex and how children can impact intimacy. One things for sure, unpacking the dishwasher is now an aphrodisiac And to end this episode we are joined by Drag Queen Timberlina for Rainbow Story Time You can read Sex Therapist Gigi Engle's tips for scheduling sex here. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Grace Rouvray 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/18/202320 minutes, 39 seconds
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When Your Kids Are Being Arseholes: A Pep Talk

This week Leigh and Tegan are joined by the very clever and talented, Lucy Durack. She has just released a new wellbeing app called Hey Lemonade that provides pep talks for all your daily struggles in life. To help you manage the things that aren’t 'serious serious' but are serious enough for you….like what to do when your kids are being arseholes. Lucy also shares her struggles with Hyperemesis Gravidarum whilst performing and hiring a Sleep Angel when her children simply REFUSED to sleep. AND in Nails + Fails, Tegan gets called out by a 4 year old for her gutter mouth.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/202321 minutes, 9 seconds
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Are We Always Postpartum?

This week Leigh and Tegan deep dive into Post Natal Depression with new research showing that PND is more likely to occur 4 years after birth than at any point in the first 12 months. As Tegan says, you may feel sad just because you have a four year old, with all their new found attitude and opinions, but PND can sneak up on you so be aware of the risk factors and reach out to your Mum friends. PND affects up 100,000 parents every year in Australia alone. If are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this episode please speak to your GP. If are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this episode please speak to your GP. PND RESOURCES  Beyond Blue, Lifeline, PANDA,The Gidget Foundation Take the Edinburgh test HERE THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/202319 minutes, 8 seconds
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Will McMahon’s Guide To Newborn Life

This week Leigh and Tegan are joined by one half of the Will & Woody duo, the very hilariously honest Will McMahon. He tells all on those first hazy 12 months of parenthood, getting real on working guilt, how to support your partner and his first week solo parenting. PLUS Leigh and Tegan AND Will share their Nails and Fails. From big boobies, school tantrums and just how much sh*t can end up on your body. Spoiler, its a lot!  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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Do You Have A Glass Child?

A Glass Child is the sibling of someone with special needs who often who is “looked through” by the rest of the family. This week Leigh and Tegan talk to Mamamia Writer Shannon Findlay about her experience as a Glass Child. In Nails and Fails, Tegan did not nail a single thing and Leigh is proud that Alexander is trying to save the world one piece of litter at a time!   THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran & Grace Rouvray Audio Producer:  Rhiannon Mooney  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/21/202319 minutes, 43 seconds
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What No One Is Saying About The Silky, Crunchie Or Scrunchie Mum TikTok Trend

Silky & Crunchie are no longer just spreads, now they are the latest way to describe what type of mother you are! Leigh and Tegan dissect this latest craze, raising the question where is the Dad’s equivalent? Leigh and Tegan get deep with their fails and Leigh feels like parent of the year when Alexander asks for healthy snacks! PLUS we hear a special recording from Helen Milroy’s book Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran & Grace Rouvray Audio Producer:  Rhiannon Mooney  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/202323 minutes, 17 seconds
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We’re Not Waving, We’re Drowning: Our Mental Load Hacks

Are you juggling kids, partner, job, chores and social engagements with no down time? This week Leigh and Tegan breakdown the myth of superwoman and how they stop putting so much pressure on themselves. We hear your hacks on how to ease the mental load. And in Nails + Fails Leigh is officially not smart enough to be a parent after being stumped by Alexander’s questions and Tegan’s child bribery stops working! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Rhiannon Mooney  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/202321 minutes, 49 seconds
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‘If It Takes A Village, Then Where The Hell Is Mine?’

Stephanie Trethewey traded a glamorous life on TV for a farm in rural Tasmania. At the same time, she started having kids and realised she needed to find her ‘village’.  Steph joins Tegan and Leigh to discuss her new book, podcast, and the network she’s created to support rural and regional mothers - Motherland. PLUS in Nails and Fails- Tegan discovers a hack that simultaneously nails family entertainment AND exercise. Meanwhile, Leigh wishes the word 'why' never existed... THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Rhiannon Mooney  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/202321 minutes, 9 seconds
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We All Need To Embrace Jessica Rowe’s Parenting Philosophy

What does a pizza say when it introduces itself to you? - ‘Slice to meet you!’ Would you call that a dad joke? Jessica Rowe firmly believes mums are just as funny as dads, which is why she has just published her new book - 'Mum Jokes’ She joins us to talk about her parenting philosophy.  Plus! She sticks around for nails and fails and shares some of her own...  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Rhiannon Mooney  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/202321 minutes, 30 seconds
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“It’s Okay To Miss The Person You Were Before You Had Kids”

How would you feel if your partner wanted to get away for a night without you and the kids? What would you do if your child's best friend was also their bully?  Leigh and Tegan tackle these tricky listener dilemmas and have very different views. PLUS did Katy Perry actually publicly mum-shame someone?  And in Nails and Fails - Leigh has some awkward conversations with Alexander around the contents of her bedside table and Tegan handles a spewy situation.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Madeleine Joannou  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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“Trust Your Gut” & 4 Other Things You Need To Know In An Emergency

Do you feel confident knowing what to do if your baby needed first aid? Emily and Matilda met as paramedics and noticed too many cases where the parents or caregivers didn't know what to do in an emergency. So they put their heads together and began How To Save A Life  - A Baby First Aid course that comes to you. They join us this episode to share their top tips! PLUS - Leigh nails a tough conversation with Alexander and Tegan plays cupid with Indi's budding romance. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Madeleine Joannou  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/202321 minutes, 5 seconds
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Are Presents At Easter A Secret Hack?

Wondering if you should be getting the good chocolate eggs for the Easter egg hunt? Or are Easter presents actually a thing?  We’ve got some tried and tested Easter hacks to help you out. We’ve also got some Easter fails as well, so you can avoid those! PLUS hear about how Tegan is saved by a sausage sizzle and Leigh finds humanity on a plane traveling with a toddler. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/202320 minutes, 4 seconds
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When Lisa Messenger's Best Friend Became Her Surrogate

Ever wondered what the surrogacy process was like in Australia? We speak to Entrepreneur and Author Lisa Messenger and her surrogate Sarah Megginson about their journey through friendship and surrogacy.  And in Nails and Fails: Tegan discovers the joy and novelty of flat peaches and Leigh realises that having Alexander learn their weekly schedule might be more of a hindrance than a help. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/202319 minutes, 17 seconds
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Have You Heard About The “Password Child”?

Do you secretly have a favorite child? If you use their name for your passwords, it may not be so secret.  This week we discuss the article ‘The Password Child: Are They Your Favourite’. and find out whether Tegan has a password child... And in Nails and Fails: Tegan gets an unexpected delivery which serves her and Leigh well, while Leigh is busy reading longer and longer bedtime stories. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer:  Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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How To Prepare Kids For Having Two Homes: Co-Parenting With Kylie Camps

In Part 2 of our look at co-parenting, we sit down with Kylie Camps founder of The Frae, and mother to twin boys. She gives us some tips on how to cope with the transition to co-parenting and preparing the kids for having two houses.  Last week in Part 1 we spoke with Ben Dillion-Smith, you can read more about his journey on his blog The Single Dad Journey. And this week in Nails and Fails, we hear from you. From swearing, door slamming and nappy disasters to chore charts and homework thank you for reminding us that everyone makes mistakes and to take the wins with the losses!  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney   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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/202316 minutes, 32 seconds
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Surprise! Co-Parenting Is Not At All Like The Brady Bunch

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially when kids are involved so we’re taking a look at being a single parent from both sides.  This week we sit down with single dad Ben Dillion-Smith to discuss his experiences and insights into co-parenting. You can read more about his journey on his blog The Single Dad Journey. Next week we talk with Kylie Camps, founder of The Frae about her experience as a single parent. Nails and Fails - Tegan’s expensive trip to the dentist comes as a public service announcement to all parents. Meanwhile, Leigh is thrilled with Alexander’s new choice of favorite song. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney   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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/5/202319 minutes, 2 seconds
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Yes, Netflix Can Help You Become A Better Queer Community Ally

As Mardi Gras and Pride events are underway we spoke to some queer parents about how best to support the LGBTQI+ community and get involved in the festivities.  We speak to Sean Szeps, Hayley Willis and one of Johnnie Walker’s Proud Walkers for Sydney WorldPride, Sabrina Frederick. They share their experiences becoming parents, insights on how we can create safe and inclusive environments for our children and how they’re celebrating as a family.  Nails and Fails - Leigh serves Alexander ‘play dough’ and enjoys a cacio e pepe moment, While Tegan’s girls have some concerns at the canteen.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney   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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/26/202320 minutes, 39 seconds
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No, You Don’t Have To Buy Everything Before Your Baby Arrives

When should you pack your hospital bag? What's the difference between a capsule and a car seat? Why is an extra freezer handy? Leigh and Tegan reflect on the first few weeks postpartum, including what you do and don’t need to worry about. This Week In Nails And Fails - Leigh and Tegan share a fail, with boys discovering some ‘nuggets’. While Tegan nails days with Banjo, Leigh can’t believe the change in Alexander since his surgery. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney   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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/19/202324 minutes, 2 seconds
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We Hear You, The Sleep Regression Is Real

We’re revisiting sleep again because we know how important it is - not just for your child’s development but also for your sanity! So we spoke to sleep consultant and founder of The Frae, Kylie Camps and we answer some of your questions about sustainable sleep practices. This week in Nails and Fails - Leigh finds just the right beach, and Banjo handles getting his last needle like a champ. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney   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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/12/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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Listen To This If You’ve Got A Case Of Mother’s Guilt

How long should your partner take off work to help with the baby? How can you teach resilience to your kids so they can get up and keep playing? This week Tegan and Leigh debate your dilemmas.  Plus, Leigh has her own dilemma about Alexander being glued to her side that Tegan helps to solve.  This Week In Nails And Fails- Tegan is reassured that Banjo wouldn’t swap her for a fishing lure... and Leigh deals with mum guilt. Leigh's resilience recommendations: The Koala Who Could - Audio Book Daniel The Tiger The Lion In Side THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/202319 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Earlier The Better: Explaining Sex To Kids

Every parent dreads THE talk. How do we go about it? When do we start the conversation? How much do we tell the kids about where they come from? Rowena Thomas from Amazing Me chats with Leigh and Tegan about how to tackle the birds and bees talk. And this week in nails and fails - Leigh grapples with a new toy that's taking over the house. PLUS Tegan doesn't have a fail! Instead, she's got the perfect kid's cake idea to share with you.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/29/202320 minutes, 58 seconds
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Great Expectations: The Trick That Leigh Used From How To Build A Human

The year has properly begun. Most people are back at work, pre-school has started and school is about to begin.  So, before we forget Leigh and Tegan re-cap their holidays successes and their tips and tricks so they're in the memory bank for next holidays. Plus we've got a special reading from storyteller Larry Brandy of his children's book Wiradjuri Country. This week in nails and fails - night nappies remain in Tegan's life and Leigh comes up with a new fairy that will help parents everywhere get their kids to sleep.  THE END BITS  You can find Larry Brandy's book Wiradjuri Country here  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/22/202322 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Aussie Singer Who Wants To Introduce Kids to First Nations Culture

The lovely Holly Wainwright joins Tegan in the studio this week to interview singer, writer and activist Isaiah Firebrace.  He joins us on the show to talk about his new children's book 'Come Together: Things Every Aussie Kid Should Know about the First Peoples". Holly and Tegan both found it a really beautiful starting point for introducing kids to First Nations culture and stories.  This week in nailed and failed - Tegan figures out how to make the Christmas presents last all year and Holly struggles with her no-phones-at-night rule at home.  THE END BITS  You can buy 'Come Together' here https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/come-together-by-isaiah-firebrace/9781741178166 Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Holly Wainwright & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/15/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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How To Nail Starting School

The new school year is about to start! We’ve got our lunch boxes, uniforms and school shoes organised but how do we make sure our little ones are relaxed and excited? We thought we’d ask our friend Genevieve Muir from Connected Parenting about what to expect and how to prepare your little one for their new school journey.  This week in nails and fails - in anticipation of the girls starting big school Tegan reflects on nailing the preschool graduation. Meanwhile Leigh stays up with Alexander all night, but not in a fun way.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Jacob Round & Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/8/202320 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Mess & The Magic: Our Parenting Resolutions For 2023

It's the beginning of a new year and the parenting possibilities are endless! We thought we'd reflect on our parenting highs and lows of 2022 and have a think about our parenting new years resolutions for 2023.  We'd love to hear yours. Get in touch below and let us know what you're aiming for this year! This week in nails and fails - Leigh discovers a Pita bread hack and Tegan prepares the passports for the family getaway. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Join the community at Mamamia Family Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Jacob Round & Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/1/202316 minutes, 57 seconds
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What To Watch With The Kids This Summer

Okay, Christmas day is done and dusted. Presents have been exchanged and too much food consumed.  Like us, maybe you're on the couch with a ham sandwich looking for something to watch with the kids, so we’ve put together some of our favourite family-friendly movies and TV shows for your holiday viewing. This week on nailed and failed - Leigh is most excited about the things she can get done while Alexander is at preschool and Tegan has permanently hidden the Elf On The Shelf. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Jacob Round & Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/25/202216 minutes, 14 seconds
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Frozen Cokes to Fancy Dress - How Do You Spend Your Christmas?

To help get you guys into the holiday mood we've compiled a merry montage of holiday cheer.  For the past few month's we've been asking our guests and colleagues a couple of festive holiday questions and we've saved up their answers and put them together.  From backyard cricket and beach trips to refusing to do elf on the self and road trips, friends of the show celebrate in a wealth of different ways.  This week we decided to stuff our stocking with yuletide yarns, our nails and fails will return next week!  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/202217 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Barefoot Investor’s Tips For Teaching Kids About Money

We all wish money could grow on trees, but how to we explain to our kids that unfortunately it doesn't? Is it just pocket money for jobs around the house? This week The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape joined Tegan and Leigh to talk about his new book Barefoot Kids and how we can start to teach our kids about earning and the value of money. This week in nails and fails we're gearing up for Christmas - Tegan becomes a regular Martha Stewart and fashions a lovely garland, while Leigh learns the power of a Christmas song.   THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/202218 minutes, 30 seconds
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Holly And Tegan Help You With Your Christmas Shopping

Holly Wainwright is back on the show with Tegan this week to talk Christmas shopping!  Tegan is a meticulous present prepper and planner and Holly... not so much. Listen up to their do's, and learn from their don'ts so you're not caught at Big W on Christmas eve grabbing the last toy on the shelf.  PLUS, this week in nails and fails - both Holly and Tegan are hosting Christmas day in their families! What could possibly go wrong. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Holly Wainwright & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/4/202221 minutes, 16 seconds
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Life, Death And How To Explain It All To Your Kids

Death is an inevitable part of life, so how do we explain it when a loved one or a pet passes away? Panic and create a distraction? Get existential about the meaning of life?  Gen Muir from Connected Parenting joined Tegan and Leigh to give some helpful tips. She discusses signs that your child might be grieving and how to gently handle the tricky conversation to make sure they get the information they need and you don't have to make it up on the spot.  This week in nails and fails - Bath-bombs and Bindis, Fashion fails and words of affirmation  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/27/202219 minutes, 48 seconds
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What Is Intensive Parenting & Should I Be Doing It?

In our second episode looking at parenting styles we discuss 'Intensive Parenting' after reading an article in The Atlantic, 'Stop Pretending Intensive Parenting Doesn't Work'. While Leigh identifies with some aspects of Intensive Parenting, the article left Tegan fuming... what do you guys think? Head over to our Facebook page Mamamia Family and let us know. And in our nails and fail this week - Tegan tackles the tooth fairy, and Leigh deals with another operation obstacle. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/20/202220 minutes, 23 seconds
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What Is Aware Parenting & Should I Be Doing It?

There are so many parenting styles out there and we know how confusing and daunting it can be comparing them.  So we've decided to do the hard-yards for you and take a deeper look at some.  We kick off our series on parenting styles talking to parenting educator and speaker Lael Stone about 'Aware Parenting'. What it means, how we can implement it in every day life and how to work on it with your partner.  And in our nails and fail this week - Tegan attempts to explain eyebrows and Leigh negotiates nap time.  THE END BITS  Find out more about Lael Stone and watch her TedTalk on her website here Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/13/202222 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Birds And Bees and Pets and Grief, We Discuss Your Dilemmas

This is a podcast for adults that includes some pretty frank conversation about sex. You do you, but if you have little ears around, maybe stick your headphones in... There comes a time in every parents life when they must confront the age old question of how to explain sex and babies to their kids. How do we go about answering the endless ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s’?  AND are pets good for kids to learn responsibility and care or are they just an extra job and expense for parents? This week Leigh and Tegan try to answer a couple of listener dilemmas and come to the conclusion that we may just need some more help on these ones... Nails and Fails - Tegan handles breakfast chaos at Cafe Natoli and Leigh fact checks Alexander’s beliefs about cats and dogs. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/6/202217 minutes, 9 seconds
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How To Teach Our Kids To Be Kind

With World Kindness Day coming up we thought we’d get Kath Koschel, founder of The Kindness Factory, on the show to tell us a little bit about how we can help our kids to be kind.  She spoke to us about how what kindness looks like and how gratitude plays a part in being kind.  In honour of World Kindness Day coming up on Wednesday November 13th, Leigh and Tegan have set a challenge for themselves to record the things that they’re grateful for, for 21 days.  In Nails and Fails Tegan wonders if she’s expecting too much from her son and Alexander helps Leigh with his handyman skills! THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/30/202218 minutes, 27 seconds
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Our Very Best Parenting Recommendations Right Now

At This Glorious Mess we’re here to help and provide tips and tricks for making parenting (somewhat) easier! And since we haven’t done one in a while we thought we’d do a recommendations episode! Leigh and Tegan have brought along their favourite bits and bobs that have been useful/helpful/time and energy-saving that might help you guys! We’ve popped the links to everything below.  And in nailed and failed…Alexander leaves Leigh stumped when he combines two (slightly naughty) sayings.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Leigh's recommendations:  Book: Super Pooper Book: No More Nappies Book: My Shadow Is Purple Wet wipes cover Lego Duplo Map poster Play School App Tegan's recommendations: Refurbished Electronics Magnetibook Book: little people big dreams (Elton John, Coco Chanel, Dolly Parton) Travelling or Mum fog - Apple tags GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/23/202216 minutes, 51 seconds
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How A 17 Year Old Became The Next Yellow Wiggle

For many of us the Wiggles will be on high rotation in the car or on the TV. Some of us might have even watched them as kids and now our kids are watching them! We got to speak to Yellow Wiggle Tsehay Hawkins about her path to becoming a Wiggle, her passions and her advocacy for diversity and representation on TV.  She even answered a couple of questions from the kids!  And on Nails and Fails - Leigh and Tegan learn that having fun without your kids will come back to bite you and that little hands make slightly lighter work… THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/16/202214 minutes, 24 seconds
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Introducing Leigh Campbell's New Podcast

Listen to How To Build A Human here When it comes to parenting toddlers, there’s a lot of advice…everywhere. And sometimes, it can be hard to know where to turn when you want to make sure you’re raising good humans who can be kind, resilient, considerate, and creative. That’s where we come in. How To Build A Human is Mamamia’s new podcast for parents of toddlers.  And on today's episode, we're talking about raising creative humans with former Yellow Wiggle Sam Moran and the founder of Connected Parenting, Genevive Muir. So what do you do when your toddler is bored? And do you need to play with your kids 24/7?  This podcast was made in partnership with the LEGO® DUPLO® Brand. We believe in building happy humans, Start Off Big with LEGO DUPLO. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell  Expert: Gen Muir  Guest: Former yellow Wiggle Sam Moran  Producer: Liz Keen Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/202220 minutes, 47 seconds
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Yes, You Can Lie To Your Child To Get Them To Eat Their Meal

It can be hard to get your kids to eat whats on their plate, refusing the meal you’ve lovingly served up - whether it be not liking their greens, not wanting to mix the different food groups, an aversion to the idea of eating a favourite farm animal or a fussy palate.  So we put the word out on Facebook to find your best tips and Leigh and Tegan brought some of their own tricks for helping make sure your kids are getting a balanced meal, whatever that might take! In this weeks Nails and Fails, Leigh and Tegan realised it really does take a village! Whether it's providing last minute childcare or leftovers. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected]  CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson & Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/9/202217 minutes, 26 seconds
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Returning To Work After Kids: What A Former Vogue Editor Learnt

We all know when it comes to motherhood, adjusting to the juggle is real. Managing with everything else you already had on your plate can be overwhelming. Georgie Abay, founder of The Grace Tales, knows all too well what that’s like. She joins Leigh and Tegan to talk about how she managed coming back to work after having her first child and how she hopes her new book Best Laid Plans will help other mums face whatever challenges parenthood throws at them. And! Nails and Fails includes nailing it with nail polish and failing with the first rule of fight club. THE END BITS  You can purchase Georgie Abay's book Best Laid Plans here Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson & Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Elissa Ratliff 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/2/202218 minutes, 14 seconds
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From Toddlers To Teens: How To Teach Your Kids About Consent

This week we spoke to Jane Gilmore author of 'Teaching Consent' who discussed the importance of sex education around consent and gave us some tips on how to start the conversation around consent with kids from toddlers to teens.  And in our nails and fails this week an in depth discussion on 2 minute noodles and bed wetting!  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: You can buy Jane's book here  Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson & Clare O'Halloran Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/202220 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Baby Shower Debate Dividing The Internet

Leigh is back! Today on This Glorious Mess we're joined by our favourite guest, Andrew Daddo, to chat about how to meet your kids new significant other, without freaking out. Plus, we discuss a viral video from @earlyandtia getting mums and mums-to-be talking about baby shower etiquette. And our nails and fails include using wraps to get your kids to eat anything, and Tegan finds out getting good babysitting help is hard to do... THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson  Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/18/202219 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Holly Wainwright Balances Her Kids & Career

Holly Wainwright is back! She joins Tegan to answer three anonymous questions from listeners, including if she wishes she had her kids at a different age and how becoming a parent has changed her, and her answers are fascinating. Plus, our nails and fails include a 'lost brain' and a foolproof way to administer eye drops to your kids. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Holly Wainwright & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/11/202222 minutes, 40 seconds
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If Your Child Struggles To Read, You Need To Hear This

When a child struggles with reading it can be for many reasons, but neurodiversity is often overlooked or misunderstood. Tegan and guest host Holly Wainwright are joined by author Sally Rippin on This Glorious Mess this week, to discuss her first book for adults, Wild Things, a personal memoir and exploration into why some children struggle to read, and what we can do. Plus, our nails and fails include a rant about book week and car conversations. THE END BITS  You can buy Wild Things here. Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Holly Wainwright & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson and Gia Moylan 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/4/202223 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Young Is Too Young To Leave Your Kid At A Party?

Kid's birthday parties can be a minefield; which kids do you invite, how much do you spend, and does a supermarket mudcake cut it these days? Today on TGM, we're answering your dilemmas. One is on what to do when a few extra kids turn up at your birthday party that you didn't account for, and the other is on the right age to get your kid started at kindy. Plus, we discuss a viral Mamamia article about a 4 year old that was left alone at a party that left Tegan and Leigh fuming. Plus, our nails and fails include a white lie about holidays and a hack about bike tracks. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Read "A letter to the parents who left their four-year-old alone at my child's birthday party." GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/28/202218 minutes, 38 seconds
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Taryn Brumfitt Wants Your Kids To Feel Better About Their Bodies

Every day we're bombarded with messaging that can make us feel bad about our bodies. We're not immune to it as adults, so how are our kids meant to deal with it? That's why Taryn Brumfitt started the Body Image Movement, which has led to numerous books and now, her second film. Her latest book, Embrace Kids with Dr Zali Yager, focuses on how to encourage your kids to embrace all the amazing things their bodies can do. She joins us to chat about the impact social media has had on us, whether we should be treating boys and girls differently, and how to talk about your own body around your kids. Plus, our nails and fails include a blue puppy and a very honest gran. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Find out more about the Body Image Movement GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Taryn Brumfitt Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/21/202221 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Toddler Handbook: The Secret To Riding Out Tantrums

Welcome to The Toddler Handbook! Every week for four weeks, we'll be bringing you a special This Glorious Mess bonus episode about the highs and lows of the toddler years, enlisting an expert to give you the advice you need. Toddler tantrums. Do those words alone send shivers down your spine? Tantrums are so hard to navigate, as they can make you as upset as your little one. On the last episode of The Toddler Handbook, we're lucky to be joined by Dr Justin Coulson from Happy Families to shed some light on the issue. Find out why tantrums happen, what to say (and what not to say) to your toddler and how to chat to them about their big feelings afterwards. Listen to our previous episodes:Managing Toddler LeapsExactly How & When To Get Your Toddler To EatNaps, Nightmares & Big Kid Beds THE END BITS  Find out more about Happy Families Learn more about the Little People, Big Feelings seminar CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli Guest: Dr Justin Coulson Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/202215 minutes, 47 seconds
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Balancing Kids And Career, At Any Age

We know balancing family and your career can be tough when your little one is young, but does that get any easier once they're a teen? Today on the show, we're joined by Brendan Jones, one half of radio duo Jonesy and Amanda, to share his experience as a dad of older kids. He chats about how he tackled parenting his kids 10 years apart, getting up for work at 3.45am, and how parenting is easier when you're a dad. Plus, our nails and fails include cereal for dinner and a mistaken profession.  THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Producer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/14/202217 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Toddler Handbook: Managing Toddler Leaps

Welcome to The Toddler Handbook! Every week for four weeks, we'll be bringing you a special This Glorious Mess bonus episode about the highs and lows of the toddler years, enlisting an expert to give you the advice you need. When you're a toddler, everything is new to you. But that means things can get difficult, and things like separation anxiety, crankiness and clinginess can be hard to deal with. Enter psychologist Rachel Tomlinson from Toward Wellbeing, to shed some light on the getting through the hard parts, as well as improving skills, learning new ones, and what to do if your little one is picking up words they shouldn't... THE END BITS  Find Rachel's new book A Blue Kind of Day here Find out more about Toward Wellbeing Listen to our other episodes:Naps, Nightmares & Big Kid BedsExactly How & When To Get Your Toddler To EatThe Secret To Riding Out Tantrums CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli Guest: Rachel Tomlinson Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/202212 minutes, 16 seconds
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"How Can I Be Sure My Kids Won't Experience Racism In The Playground?"

How can I be sure my kids won't experience racism in the playground? It's a concern for so many parents across Australia and a question asked in a new anti-racism TVC commercial by the Australian Human Rights Commission. We are lucky to be joined by model, mother and child care worker, Keyarny Lamb, to talk about her experience with racism in Australia and why she wanted to be a part of this powerful campaign. Plus, our nails and fails include a stolen water bottle and a trip to Bunnings. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Watch Racism. It Stops With Me here GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/7/202215 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Toddler Handbook: Exactly How & When To Get Your Toddler To Eat

Welcome to The Toddler Handbook! Every week for four weeks, we'll be bringing you a special This Glorious Mess bonus episode about the highs and lows of the toddler years, enlisting an expert to give you the advice you need. Today, Tegan speaks to one of our favourite This Glorious Mess guests; toddler nutritionist Dr Kyla from Toddler Mealtimes! She gives tips on how to deal with the fussy eaters, those who won't eat much at all, and how to get them to try new things...and the answer might surprise you. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Find out more about Toddler Mealtimes Listen to our other episodes:Naps, Nightmares & Big Kid BedsManaging Toddler LeapsThe Secret To Riding Out Tantrums CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli Guest: Dr Kyla Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/4/202212 minutes, 23 seconds
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Should We Be Asking Kids What They Want To Be When They Grow Up?

This week on This Glorious Mess, Andrew Daddo returns! He's got more good advice as a Dad of adult children, this time on picking subjects in high school. Which led us to a bigger question; should we be asking kids what they want to be when they grow up at all? Plus, our nails and fails include a slimy slide and what happens when your son decides he doesn't like you. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/31/202216 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Toddler Handbook: Naps, Nightmares & Big Kid Beds

Welcome to The Toddler Handbook! Every week for four weeks, we'll be bringing you a special This Glorious Mess bonus episode about the highs and lows of the toddler years, enlisting an expert to give you the advice you need. First up, it's one of the trickiest topics: sleep. How much should they be getting, when should they be napping, how do you get them to sleep more and when is time for a 'big kid bed'? We're joined by Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant Lauren Beeten to answer all these questions and more, to make sure your toddler (and you) are getting a good night's sleep. THE END BITS  Find out more about Lauren and Little Bo Sleep Listen to our other episodes:Exactly How & When To Get Your Toddler To EatManaging Toddler LeapsThe Secret To Riding Out Tantrums CREDITS: Host: Tegan Natoli Guest: Lauren Beeten of Little Bo Sleep Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/202214 minutes, 57 seconds
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What Brooke Boney Wants You To Know About Kids Experiencing Disadvantage

Brooke Boney is best known as the entertainment reporter on Channel Nine's Today, but she's also an ambassador for The Smith Family, in part because she understands what it's like growing up as a child experiencing disadvantage in Australia. She join us on This Glorious Mess to talk about growing up in a big family with a strong mum, being a role model, and how we can support our most vulnerable kids. Plus, our nails and fails include winter swimming lessons and Disney on Ice. THE END BITS  Find out more about The Smith Family Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/24/202222 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Mental Load Of Doing Unpaid Labour

This week, we received a very relatable dilemma via our Mamamia Family Facebook group. A listener is on maternity leave and struggling to justify spending money on herself as she's not earning an income, even though she is of course doing a ton of unpaid labour. It's a dilemma that struck a chord with Tegan and Leigh, so we enlisted the help of our Parents Group to talk through this tough issue, and give some advice. Plus, our nails and fails include a crushed finger and the power of saying no. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Thom Lion 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/17/202217 minutes, 58 seconds
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Budgeting Tips Now Life Is Crazy Expensive

Life is expensive right now; between inflation and rising interest rates, we have had a lot of people asking us how to manage family budgets. To get some advice, we speak to Derek McCormack, Network Director at Raising Children, about how to effectively budget for your family. Plus, Tegan and Leigh give their best penny pinching hacks, from rewards programs to saying 'no'. And, Leigh has a very embarrassing fail that involves being caught in the act by her son... THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Find out more on the Raising Children website GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/10/202223 minutes, 51 seconds
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“Help! My Toddler Won’t Stop Biting Other Kids”

Does your toddler have a taste for...other kids? This week, Leigh and Tegan discuss two listener dilemmas about toddlers. One is from an exasperated parent whose child won't stop biting others in the playground, and another needs advice on making the transition from cot to bed. Plus, our nails and fails include a cat piano that might tear apart Tegan and Leigh, and a robot who won't stop swearing... THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/3/202217 minutes, 15 seconds
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Maggie Dent On Raising Strong Girls

Maggie Dent is one of our favourite guests on This Glorious Mess, and she joins us on the show again to share her no-nonsense and helpful parenting advice. This time, she talking about her new book Girlhood, about raising girls to be confident, happy and heard. She shares her insights into the importance of the first 1000 days of their life, the social constraints put on girls and boys, and how we can encourage our daughters (and ourselves) to break out of that conditioning. Plus, our nails and fails include a professional photo shoot and the woes of moving house with small kids. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Buy Girlhood by Maggie Dent Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/26/202223 minutes, 25 seconds
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Leigh Campbell On Overseas Travel With A Toddler

Leigh is back from Italy! With overseas trips back on the cards, a lot of people are travelling with toddlers for the first time and begging Leigh to share what she learnt from her experience. She shares some tips that will come in handy no matter what type of getaway you're taking, plus how to make plane trips, jetlag and stopovers a lot more bearable. Plus, our nails and fails include multiple pairs of wet pants and a forgotten handbag that caused a LOT of chaos. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking RECOMMENDATIONS: Plane PalsBabyzen Yoyo BackpackSeed Overnight Bag GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/19/202224 minutes, 52 seconds
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"My Toddler May As Well Be My Boss"

Gary Eck is a comedian, director, writer and creator of new kid's show Ginger and The Vegesaurs. He works in film and tv, but one of his parenting Golden Rules involve some strict rules around screens. Find out how he makes it work. Plus, our weekly Nails and Fails include the bittersweet transition to big kid pants, and a celebrity balloon artist... THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/12/202217 minutes, 39 seconds
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Andrew Daddo On Having 'The Talk'

When is the right age to have 'The Talk' (you know the one)? And how do you get through this potentially cringy topic? Andrew Daddo is back to give his sage advice to Leigh and Tegan about consent, puberty and sex. Plus, our Nails and Fails include a hack to get your little one to eat broccoli, and a car seat dilemma. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/202214 minutes, 2 seconds
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Introducing The Quicky Junior: The Queen's Big Bash, The Flu, & Why Sam Kerr Is The Best

Keeping up with the daily news cycle can be hard, especially if you have little ones who need your constant attention, so we’ve created a new show to get you and your family up to speed, weekly. Every Saturday for 10 weeks, join Claire Murphy, as she brings your family the big stories and sports highlights, all in a kid-friendly format. In just 15 minutes, you and your little ones will all be up to speed on what’s happening in the world, including a sports wrap, perfect for your commute to Saturday sport. Find more episodes here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/the-quicky-junior/Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/202215 minutes, 23 seconds
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Supporting Your Queer Child, According To Deni Todorović

Deni Todorović is an out and proud non-binary trans person, spreading awareness and advocating for the queer community. And while it hasn't always been easy, they have the support of their wonderful parents. Deni joins Tegan and Leigh to speak about how their parents reacted to their coming out, how others can support their children in the same position, and clear up some misconceptions about pronouns. Plus, our Nails & Fails including a swimming pool fail, and a heartfelt message from Leigh. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Listen to Deni on No Filter and What Are You Wearing Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/202223 minutes, 47 seconds
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Our Ultimate Hacks For Holidaying With Kids

With holidays and plane trips back on the cards, so are some of the not-so-fun parts of travelling with kids. So we've put together a whole heap of hacks to make your next trip just that little bit smoother. From Plane Pals to lollipops, we've got you covered. Plus, our nails and fails, including talkative toddlers and some surprising advice on what to do if your child knocks out their teeth. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking RECOMMENDATIONS: Plane PalVery Busy BagGive Me A Moment BagARTICLE: Parents Are Just Now Learning They Should Put Their Kids' Teeth Back In Their Sockets To Save Them If They Get Knocked Out — Here's Why GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202220 minutes, 58 seconds
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Parenting With A Disability: Eliza Hull’s Story

When Eliza Hull first brought up with her trusted doctor that she'd like a baby, she was ecstatic. That was until he advised her not to because of her disability. Eliza is the author of We've Got This: Stories By Disabled Parents. She joins Tegan and Leigh to talk about her experience as a parent and writing her book, plus how her disability has made her a better parent. Plus, Tegan and Leigh share their Nails & Fails, including an unwanted Buzz Lightyear doll and a bite on the bum. THE END BITS  Subscribe to Mamamia Click here to buy We've Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Eliza Hull Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202221 minutes, 49 seconds
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‘Picnic Plates’ & Baked Beans: Mia Freedman’s Golden Rules

With Mother's Day just passed, Mia Freedman (co-founder of Mamamia, Lady Startup and our boss) joins Leigh and Tegan to share her three Golden Rules of parenting, which involve 'picnic plates', baked beans straight from the can and being kinder to yourself. Plus, we answer a listener dilemma from someone who is starting to resent her partner after having a baby, so we consult our Parent's Group community to get some answers. THE END BITS  Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking RECOMMENDATIONS: Leigh recommends Mimi Haircare For Kids GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Mia Freedman Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/202225 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Dolly’s Dream Is Tackling Our Bullying Problem

Please note this episode contains mentions of suicide. After her daughter Amy took her own life in 2018, Kate Everett started Dolly's Dream, as a legacy to Amy and a way to educate people about the potentially devastating impacts of bullying. She joins us on the show to talk about her organisation, how to talk to kids of all ages about bullying, and what to do if you suspect your child might be the bully. THE END BITS  Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/202218 minutes, 21 seconds
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Andrew Daddo’s Guide To Picking A School

At what age did you pick a school for your kid? When they were a toddler? Just born? Or even in the womb? Picking a school can be a minefield, so today our Big Kids correspondent Andrew Daddo joins the show to share his wisdom on the matter. We also answer listener dilemmas from mums wondering how to handle bottle feeding, plus Tegan & Leigh share their Nails & Fails, including how Tegan's kids ended up with Easter baskets on their heads. THE END BITS  Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/202225 minutes, 55 seconds
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Leigh Opens Up About Parenting After Losing Her Dad

Losing a parent is heartbreaking at the best of times, but the pain takes on a whole new dimension when you have kids of your own. Leigh Campbell's son was only 10 months old when her dad passed away from cancer, and in this episode she opens up about how happy she was that they got to meet, and how to support loved ones who have lost someone special. THE END BITS  Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202219 minutes, 7 seconds
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Kelly McCarren Is The Realistic Look At Parenting We Need

Some TGM listeners might know Kelly McCarren as Leigh's cohost on podcast You Beauty; but since having her son Lenny she's also been a breath of fresh air documenting her parenting experience. She joins Leigh and Tegan to explain her birth story that you'll have to hear to believe, and how she's making so many women feel seen with her realistic parenting content. Plus our Nails and Fails, including Facebook Marketplace wins and the trouble with car naps. THE END BITS  Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Madeline Joannou Guest: Kelly McCarren 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/10/202223 minutes, 1 second
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The Pixar Movie That Has Ruffled Feathers

Have you seen the new Pixar movie Turning Red? Some parents see it as a joyful look at the tween years through the eyes of Mei Lee, a 13 year old who turns into a giant red panda when she feels any strong emotion (bought on by getting her period). Others are worried it might give youngsters some questionable ideas. Leigh and Tegan discuss their thoughts on the movie, whether it can help kids understand the complexities of puberty, and what age your kids would enjoy it. And if you have thoughts about Turning Red we'd love to hear about in our Parenting Group. Plus, we hear from OG host of TGM, Andrew Daddo, to get his advice on how to manage the puberty years, as the dad of three adults. THE END BITS  You can watch Turning Red on Disney Plus. Find out more about Dr Kyla's Baby Mealtimes Survey Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6772442/Mamamia-Brand-Uplift-Study-Nappies-Baby-Food-Snacking GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/3/202224 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Scrunchie Hack That Will Save Your Sanity

We all know Parent's Groups are a wealth of tried and tested advice, so this week Tegan and Leigh mined their parenting groups for a ton of great hacks. Everything from getting your kids to make their own choices to freezing sandwiches, plus a surprising scrunchie hack that might get you a little peace. Plus, we hear from writer, media personality and political candidate Jane Caro about her parenting Golden Rules, and what she's learnt since raising her daughters and, more recently, becoming a grandmother. THE END BITS  Click here to buy The Mother by Jane Caro. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/202230 minutes, 23 seconds
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Introducing Help! I Have A Teenager: Parties, Kissing & The Big Conversation Around Consent

We've got a new show, it's called Help! I Have A Teenager, and if you're missing This Glorious Mess Big Kids, this is the show for you. Hosted by Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble, every week they'll answer your listener questions. Find more episodes here: https://omny.fm/shows/help-i-have-a-teenager/help-is-my-daughter-just-moody-or-depressed Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/23/202221 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Joy Of Raising A Child To Be Their Authentic Self

Fiona Waters is a proud mum to her teenage daughter Alice, who transitioned last year. Fiona, and countless other parents across Australia, are raising trans and gender nonconforming kids and want to create a safe and supportive home for them. While their journey hasn't been linear, their story is one of love, understanding, and a parent's bond. This is a This Glorious Mess episode every parent should listen to. THE END BITS  For extra support, please visit these resources:Parents Of Gender Diverse ChildrenThe Gender CentreTranscend Australia GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Madeline Joannou 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/20/202223 minutes, 48 seconds
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When You Want More Kids But Your Partner Doesn't

There are some disagreements you have with your partner about your kids that are pretty minor, like whether fast food is an acceptable dinner on weekends, or how much to spend on birthdays. But others, like whether or not to have more kids, require more work. That’s the dilemma Tegan and Leigh are discussing in our new segment Mother’s Group. They give their thoughts on what to do when you want more kids but your partner doesn't, and get some amazing advice from our Facebook community. Plus our monthly recommendations and Nailed and Failed featuring every kid's favourite new movie, Encanto. THE END BITS  RECCOMMENDATIONS Tegan recommends buying Dr Dough Donuts as a gift and Leigh recommends organising your phone's photos month by month. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/13/202216 minutes, 47 seconds
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How To Get Your Mojo Back After A Baby

Something that almost all new parents have to deal with (alongside raising a tiny human) is a change in their sex life. Chances are your libido is shot, you're sore down there, you're exhausted and annoyed at your partner for even breathing too loudly, and have a baby hanging off your boobs most of the time. None of these things are particularly erotic, so how can you ensure you're connecting with your partner romantically and physically? Today Tegan and Leigh speak to sexologist Aleeya Hachem from the Australian Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, who has a four month old herself and is passionate about helping women pre and postpartum. Plus, our weekly Nails and Fails, including crying over a sold cot and a white lie about a bear. THE END BITS  You can follow Aleeya Hachem on Instagram at @great.sexpectations. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/6/202223 minutes, 41 seconds
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An Honest Conversation About The Tooth Fairy

A few weeks ago, we spoke about oral hygiene on the show (click here to listen to that episode with Dr Bethany) and in response, got a ton of messages from our community about baby teeth! This week, we're delving into the complicated and magical world of the Tooth Fairy. As Leigh's son creeps closer to the wobbly tooth stage, she and Tegan discuss how much money to leave, whether to keep the baby teeth, and some of our listeners Tooth Fairy traditions. Plus, Leigh and Tegan's Nailed and Failed of the week, including a fancy new baby monitor and glow sticks. THE END BITS  Leigh recommends the Cubo AI Smart Baby Monitor. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/202216 minutes, 18 seconds
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Big Kids: 7 Years, 5 Kids & A Whole Lot Of Parenting Advice

Seven years ago, Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo walked into a podcast studio. Little did they know, they'd record 360 episodes, speak to hundreds of parenting stories, and shared a huge number of Nailed & Failed. Today, on their final show, we look back at everything they've learned along the way. And, it's a lot.... THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Audio Production: Leah Porges Producer: Emmeline Peterson 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/24/202226 minutes, 1 second
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Little Kids: What You Need To Know In An Emergency Situation

How prepared are you for an emergency situation? It can be scary to think about, but there's nothing more important than knowing what to do if something goes wrong with your child. Nikki Jurcutz started her career as a paramedic, and was shocked to find so many parents she met did not know basic first aid like CPR. So she and her sister, Rachel, started Tiny Hearts Education, to empower parents with the knowledge they need to act in an emergency. She joins Tegan and Leigh to talk about her time as a paramedic, starting Tiny Hearts and some safety tips that every parent should know. THE END BITS  Click here to find out more about Tiny Hearts Education. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Nikki Jurcutz Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/20/202227 minutes, 10 seconds
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Big Kids: How To Talk To Teenagers

How good is communication with your teenager? Do you get much more out of them than a begrudging grunt? Daisy Turnbull is no stranger to talking to teenagers. A teacher and author, and mum herself, she has just released her new book 50 Questions to Ask Your Teens, and joins Holly and Andrew to discuss the most important question to ask them, whether you need to know all the answers and why teens are so hard to talk to. Plus, Holly and Andrew have a big announcement to share with our listeners. THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Audio Production: Leah Porges Producer: Emmeline Peterson 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/17/202228 minutes, 21 seconds
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Little Kids: Our Ultimate Hacks For Easing The Mental Load

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. A few weeks ago we spoke about the mental load of the life admin that comes with being a mum, and you let us know that you could not relate more. We received so many messages and emails from mums and dads who related, so Leigh and Tegan wanted to dedicate a whole episode to the hacks that make their lives just that bit easier. From outsourcing to chore schedules to robot vacuums, there's something for everyone to help ease the never ending mental load. Plus, during Nail and Fail of the week, Leigh opens up about where she's landed at her fertility journey. THE END BITS  GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Madeleine West Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/13/202221 minutes, 48 seconds
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Big Kids: How Holly Got Through COVID-19 With Two Kids

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! Holly, like so many other Australians, contracted COVID-19 over the summer break. Luckily her family didn't, but of course that meant she had to isolate away from them for a whole week. Now that she's feeling (slightly) better, she's answering all of Andrew's questions about what it felt like to be positive, how she juggled family and work while being sick, and the surprising 'beautiful' moments amongst it all. Plus Holly and Andrew share their Nails and Fails of the week, and discuss a tough Parenting Mentor question from a listener who doesn't get along with one of her daughters. THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Audio Production: Ian Camilleri Producer: Emmeline Peterson 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/202224 minutes, 33 seconds
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Little Kids: Madeleine West On Restarting Her Life With 6 Kids

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. Madeleine West is a truly remarkable woman; not only is she an actress, an activist, and the host of new show Restart, but she also has six kids! She join Tegan and Leigh to share a few of her 'mum hacks' (including the grab bag that will change your life) and her Nails and Fails of the week. THE END BITS  LINKS  Click here to listen to Restart. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Madeleine West Producer: Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/6/202232 minutes, 11 seconds
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Big Kids: David Campbell is a "Boundaries" Parent

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 have a very special guest joining Holly and Andrew today! David Campbell is a performer, co-host of Today and Officeworks Back to School ambassador, and also the father of three kids! He has a few parenting Golden Rules to share with us, and gives some tips on getting kids ready to go back to school, and how to encourage them to play an instrument. Plus Holly and Andrew share their Nails and Fails and answer a parenting mentor question about a teen that will simply not get out of bed in the morning. THE END BITS Find out more about Officeworks Back To School campaign. GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney Producer: Emmeline Peterson 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/3/202233 minutes, 8 seconds
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Little Kids: The Tricks To Get Your Kid To Brush Their Teeth

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. Is brushing and flossing a huge struggle in your house? Maybe there's always a fight to get your little ones to do it, or maybe you forget altogether? Enter Dr Bethany. She's not only a dentist, but a children's entertainer. So she is the perfect person to answer Leigh and Tegan's questions about baby teeth and also how to make brushing and flossing more fun! Plus this week's listener dilemma is from a parent who's child is afraid of doing a "number 2", and no matter what they try- nothing seems to be working. THE END BITS  LINKS  Click here to find out more about Dr Bethany's Tooth Tales RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Tegan recommends Happy Hop Kid's Inflatables, and Leigh recommends Sustagen Chocolate Milk. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Dr Bethany Fisher Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/30/202225 minutes, 29 seconds
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Big Kids: Adam Spencer Knows How To Make Maths Fun

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! Some think there's two types of people: numbers people, and the rest. But is that true? Comedian, author and maths geek Adam Spencer join Holly and Andrew to talk about why some kids struggle with maths, and how you as a parent can change that. Through his book Maths 101, he explains how to put the 'fun' into 'fundamentals' of maths. Plus, we answer a listener dilemma from a parent who has just been told their child is 'gifted'. THE END BITS You can buy Adam Spencer's book Maths 101 here. Our Facebook community recommended these resources for gifted kids:UNSW GERRICSix Thinking HatsBloom's Taxonomy GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/27/202232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Little Kids: The Mental Load Of Having Covid With Three Little Kids

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. This week, Tegan and Leigh speak to Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts, authors of Life Admin Hacks, the step-by-step guide to saving time and money, reducing the mental load and streamlining your life. With mum's generally shouldering the mental load in households, how can both parents make sure life admin is simplified and shared? Plus this week's listener dilemma is from a parent who's child's social anxiety is severely affecting their life. THE END BITS  LINKS  Click here to buy Life Admin Hacks by Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts. RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Tegan recommends toilet training if you're stuck at home, and Leigh recommends ordering your shopping via Click and Collect, but getting a massage instead. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/23/202230 minutes, 53 seconds
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Big Kids: How To Get Your Kid (And Yourself) Ready For High 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! This week, Holly and Andrew talk about an important milestone; starting high school. Yes, Holly's eldest Matilda is just about to start, and she's struggling with not only preparing Matilda, but also herself. We hear from a teacher who has some words of wisdom. Plus this week's listener question is from someone who's 17 year old 'man child' needs some tough love. THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney and Leah Porges Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/20/202222 minutes, 33 seconds
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Little Kids: Does Sex Really Induce Labor?

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. If you've given birth, or will be giving birth soon, you'll know that the whole process can be mystifying. With all the information out there, what should you be listening to? That's why we're speaking to Dr Stephen Tong on today's episode, author of The Birth Book: Your guide to a positive birth experience. He's answering all Tegan and Leigh's questions about what to expect when you're about to welcome your baby into the world. Plus this week's listener dilemma, should you be sharing pictures of your child on social media, when they can't give consent? THE END BITS  LINKS  You can find out more about Dr Stephen's work and his upcoming book at  www.thebirthbook.org RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Tegan recommends the Conni Reusable Bed Mat and Leigh recommends frozen peas. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Professor Stephen Tong Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/16/202232 minutes, 15 seconds
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Big Kids: Robin Bailey's 5 Golden Rules of Parenting

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! Today you'll hear a different voice in place of Andrew; radio host at KIIS 97.3 and mum of three boys, Robin Bailey! She joins Holly to share her five golden rules of parenting, and what she's learnt raising three kids and dealing with the grief of losing both her first and second husbands. Plus this week's listener question, how do you connect with a teenage boy who wants nothing to do with you?  THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Robin Bailey Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/13/202222 minutes, 51 seconds
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Little Kids: Should We Be Naked In Front Of The Kids?

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. Whats the rules around nudity in your family?  As our kids get older the rules around nudity in most households will change, so how do we prepare for it? And how do we know what's right for our little ones? Leigh and Tegan are joined by Psychologist Rachel Tomlinson to get to the bottom of it.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, is it possible to have kids at a wedding and have all the parents have fun?  RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Tegan recommends the charity, For You Haiti and Leigh recommends Go!  Kidz.  GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Rachel Tomlinson Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/9/202223 minutes, 46 seconds
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Big Kids: The Ultimate Summer Reading List

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 you trying to find a good book for your kids this summer?  Maybe you’ve got a keen reader who reads just about everything? Or a kid who never picks up a book? Today Holly and Andrew are joined by Allison Tait, bestselling author and podcaster to share her summer read recommendations for kids of all ages, interests and levels. Plus this week's parenting mentor's question, what to do when your kid is starting at a new school?  THE END BITS You can hear more of Allison on her podcast, Your Kids Next Read and join the Your Kids Next Read Facebook community here. LINKS ALL THE BOOKS WE MENTIONED (AND MORE)  Picture books Searching for Cicadas by Lesley Gibbes, illustrated by Lesley Watson 4+ (read together or 7+ read alone) Somebody’s Land by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing. Illustrated by David Hardy (read together or 7+ read alone) Book of Curious Birds by Jennifer Cossins The Encyclopedia of Peculiar Pairs by Sami Bayly Junior fiction (Ages 5 - 8)  School of Monsters by Sally Rippin (series) (5+) What Zola Did by Melina Marchetta (seres) (6+) Sporty Kids  and Besties by Felice Arena and illustrated by Tom Jellett  (6+) The First Scientists by Corey Tutt, illustrated by Blak Douglas Junior Fiction (Ages 8 - 10)  Click and Clash graphic novel series by Kayla Miller  The Book Of Australian Trees by Inga Simpson and illustrated by Alicia Rogerson The Australia Survival Guide by George Ivanoff Junior Fiction (Ages 9 -13) Graphic novels Sisters, Ghosts, Babysitters Club by Raina Telgeimeir Pie In The Sky, Pawcasso, Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai Verse novels The Little Wave by Pip Harry Mina And The Whole Wide World by Sherryl Clark, art by Briony Stewart Strong storylines Kensy and Max series by Jacqueline Harvey Missing And The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting Twitch by M. G. Leonard The Fire Star by A. L. Tait Escape Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerney Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda Elsewhere Girls by Emly Gale and Nova Weetman Funny Kid series by Matt Stanton The Right Way To Rock by Nat Amoore Pippa’s Island by Belinda Murrell. Outdoors Your Wild Journal by Brooke Davis Young Adult  Illuminae (series) and Aurora Cycle (series) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina  Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix The Boy From The Mish by Gary Lonesborough  You Were Made For Me and What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillame Can’t Say It Went To Plan by Gabrielle Tozer Social Queue by Kay Kerr  How To Repaint a Life by Steven Herrick  The F Team by Rawah Arja  GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Allison Tait Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/6/202231 minutes, 47 seconds
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Little Kids: Everything We Learnt In 2021

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. Happy New Year Messers!  We're feeling a little reflective and thought for today's episode we would look back on that year that was. All the things we wish we knew, what we're leaving in 2021 and what we hope to do better this year.  Plus, this week's listener dilemma, what activities do you recommend for a toddler on a sweaty summer day?  RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Leigh recommends tickets for little people and Tegan recommends inviting friends over for a playdate.  GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Audio Production: Leah Porges  Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/2/202219 minutes, 50 seconds
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Big Kids: Holly And Andrew's 'I Don't' Lists For 2022

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's one thing you really want to leave behind in 2021?  Are you sick of cleaning the kid's bedrooms? maybe you're done with school lunches or maybe you just need to start putting yourself first more often.  In today's episode, Holly and Andrew share their 'I don't' lists. The five things that each of them are going to try and avoid in 2022.  Plus this week's listener question, how do you work when you have school-aged kids?  THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Audio Production: Leah Porges Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/30/202122 minutes, 20 seconds
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Little Kids: Easy Activities To Keep The Kids Busy This Holiday Season

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's that very weird week between Christmas and New Year.  We know you're probably pretty tired, running out of leftovers and on your way to catch up with friends for the 1000th time this week. So if you're in need of some fresh ideas to keep the kids out of your hair we've got you covered. The very funny Lauren Dubois joins Tegan and Leigh to share her top tips for keeping the kids entertained so you can sneak in a nap, some alone time, or even a glass of wine.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, how can I get rid of all this brain fog?  RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Leigh recommends adult beach hats and Tegan recommends long-sleeved swimmers from Cotton On Kids. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Lauren Dubois Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/26/202121 minutes, 54 seconds
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Big Kids: Six Festive Stories To Warm Your Heart

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 Christmas sticks out in your memory?  Was it the year you saw Santa in your living room? Or the year you swear you could hear reindeer on the roof? This Christmas eve, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane. So we asked you for your most memorable Christmas stories. So hang up those stockings, wrap those last minute prezzies and strap in for an episode that will be sure to warm your heart.  Plus, on parenting mentors, how do you keep the Christmas magic alive when you have an older and curious kid?  THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/23/202123 minutes, 22 seconds
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Little Kids: "Mum! Why Doesn't Santa Come To Our House!"

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. What are the Christmas traditions in your house?   Do you put out food for Santa? Do you leave carrots for the reindeer? Or maybe you don't celebrate Christmas at all!  Today we're talking about Christmas traditions. But we know not everyone celebrates Christmas. So Bec Abraham, mum to four, is dropping by to talk about what it's like telling the kids that there's no Santa, no Christmas trees and the worst part, no presents on December 25th.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, how do you balance two families on Christmas day? THE END BITS RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Leigh recommends potato and flour as reindeer footprints and Tegan recommends a last-minute Christmas cupcake recipe from Woolworths. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Bec Abraham Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/19/202123 minutes, 49 seconds
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Big Kids: The Perfect Excuse To Give Up Elf On The Shelf

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! This time of year can get pretty overwhelming.  Do you really need to buy presents for the whole extended family? When does Santa stop visiting? When can we give up on Elf on the Shelf?  Every family does Christmas differently, and sometimes it can feel like a lot of effort for limited to pay off.  On today's episode, Holly and Andrew are here to help make your Christmas easy. They're answering all your festive questions in the lead up to Christmas.  THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/16/202120 minutes, 46 seconds
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Little Kids: Why Everyone Loves Bluey

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! We love Bluey, and we know you do too.  For a show that our kids watch for days on end somehow it never seems to bore us, or them... But why? Is it because of it's Australianness? It's reliability? It's overall sweetness? Today ABC Early Childhood Producer, Laura Stone joins us to talk about why Bluey is so universally adored and what it really teaches our kids.  Plus this week's listener question, what are your best tips for weaning?  THE END BITS You can watch the new Bluey episode, Pass The Parcel on ABC iview! You can find more information about weaning toddlers online at www.themilkmeg.com, www.kellymom.com & www.raisingchildren.net.au RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Leigh recommends Loved People Love People by Jessica Vander Leahy and Illustrated by Heymill and Tegan recommends premade meals from Newy Supple Co. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Laura Stone Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/202121 minutes, 30 seconds
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Big Kids: Jacinta Tynan's Golden Rules For Single Parents

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! Being a single parent isn't easy. It takes a toll on every aspect of your life.  But is it possible to be empowered by solo parenthood? Is there an upside that society fails to recognise? Andrew is off this week, so we have invited a friend of the show and single mum, Jacinta Tynan to guest host today's episode. Jacinta shares with us the four biggest things she's learned as a single mother and her best advice for anyone going through it.  Plus on, parenting mentors, is it for single parents to do it all?  THE END BITS LINKS Jacinta Tynan's book, The Single Mother's Social Club is out now!  GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Host: Holly Wainwright Guest: Jacinta Tynan Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/9/202126 minutes, 31 seconds
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Little Kids: If Only Every Family Could Have An Alice Brady

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! As a kid were you envious of any TV families? Maybe you just wanted to be in the Brady Bunch or maybe you loved Jonathon Taylor Thomas?  On today's episode, we're taking a trip down memory lane. We asked you, what were the fictional families you looked up to as a kid, and if has it influenced how you parent? Plus this week's listener dilemma, should daycare ever give your kid an IPad?  THE END BITS RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Leigh recommends In Her Element Picnic Rugs and Tegan recommends a  Kmart Beach Trolley. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/5/202122 minutes, 45 seconds
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Big Kids: What Australia's Best Teacher Wants You To Know

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! Do you remember your favourite school teachers? And if you do, what made them so special?  Our guest today Rebecca West is a very good teacher, arguably Australia's best. As she was a finalist at this year's Global Teachers Prize. We know the last 24 months have been really tough on our teachers, so as parents what can we do to help?  Plus, this week's parenting mentors question, what do you do when your child's a perfectionist?  THE END BITS LINKS You can find keep up with Mrs West on her youtube channels, Clever Pickles (one for the kids) and Talkin' Chalk (one for the teachers).  Swysh: Get your personalised video message from a Sports Star today at heyswysh.com GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Rebecca West Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/2/202131 minutes, 33 seconds
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Little Kids: The Last Minute Gift Guide For Busy Parents

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! Struggling for new gift ideas this Christmas? Maybe you need something for your niece, nephew, or your distant relative?  On today's episode of This Glorious Mess Little Kids, Tegan and Leigh share their go-to last-minute gifts that look fancy and thought out, but were really thrown together at the 11th hour.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, what is the best gift for your kids' educator?  Please note, this episode mentions secret Santa business! If little ears are listening, it's best to keep this episode for later... THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/28/202121 minutes, 39 seconds
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Big Kids: The Five Golden Rules Yumi Stynes' Family Lives By

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! In your house what are the rules?  Does everyone have to make their beds? Are there no screens at the dinner table? Maybe no one is allowed to keep secrets?  Yumi Stynes, podcaster, broadcaster, author and mum to four joins Holly and Andrew to share her golden rules for parents. And believe us, these rules will nourish your soul.  Plus, on parenting mentors - what do you do when your fifteen year old wants to start drinking?  THE END BITS LINKS Yumi's book, Ladies We Need To Talk, is out now! GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Yumi Stynes Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/25/202128 minutes, 46 seconds
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Little Kids: Why No One Talks About Postnatal Depletion

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! In the years, or months since giving birth have you ever felt exhausted from just walking? ever experienced severe brain fog? or maybe your sex drive has gone down?  Well, you might be suffering from postnatal depletion.  Postnatal depletion refers to the symptoms affecting all the changes in a mothers life, post-birth. We're joined by Dr Oscar Serralach, the person behind the term to explain what it is and how to fix it.  Plus, this week's listener dilemma, What do you do with a tantrum throwing two year old? THE END BITS RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Leigh recommends Leggings from Amazon and Tegan recommends Mini Smarties. GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli With thanks to: Dr Oscar Serralach Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/21/202129 minutes, 55 seconds
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Big Kids: Is It Okay To Let Your Kids Quit?

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! Our kids ask us all the time - can I quit?  But do we let them?  Attitudes around quitting seem to be changing, 'winners never quit' doesn't resonate like it used to. Pro athletes like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles have showcased this year that, winners can quit. So what does that mean for us parents? Are our kids allowed to be quitters?  Plus, on parenting mentors - how do you make friends at the school gate?  THE END BITS LINKS You can watch the video that inspired today's chat on the @nytimes Instagram. GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/18/202133 minutes, 29 seconds
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Little Kids: We Need To Talk About Our Pelvic Floors

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! After having a baby, nothing about your body is the same. So what can you do to assist your body through these changes?  Jen Dugard, Mums Fitness Specialist joins us to talk about the changes your body goes through: managing pelvic floor changes, what to do if you are experiencing abdominal separation and the dos and don'ts of returning to exercise.  And this week's listener dilemma, where do you have a kids party in the peak of summer when you don't have a backyard?  THE END BITS RECOMMENDATIONS:  This week Leigh recommends a staycation and Tegan recommends Harris Farm Pre Made Dinners  GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS: Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli With thanks to: Jen Dugard Producer: Mikayla Floriano 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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/14/202123 minutes, 14 seconds
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Big Kids: Am I Raising An Asshole?

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 all want to raise good kids. But do you ever worry that maybe you're raising an asshole? On today's show, Holly and Andrew discuss if raising an asshole is avoidable or if as parents, maybe we will never truly know if we've raised an asshole until someone else points it out.  And on parenting mentors, should you ever intervene when your friend's kid is acting up?  THE END BITS LINKS You can read find out more about the book that inspired today's chat, How To Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes on www.melindawennermoyer.com GET IN TOUCH Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at [email protected] CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  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. Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more at mamamia.com.au Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/202124 minutes, 21 seconds
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Little Kids: The One With The Husbands

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! Today is cause for celebration... because it's our 100th episode!  So for the festivities, we're bringing in some special guests. Our husbands! Rich, Leigh's husband and Jay, Tegan's husband, are joining us for this week's listener dilemma to share some fatherly wisdom and for a sneaky quiz to see who is the most hands-on dad. So strap in, put the kids to bed and turn it up, cause this week's episode is not for little ears.  RECOMMENDATIONS  This week Leigh recommends Prene Bags Bum Bag and Tegan recommends Full Bum Swimwear. CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guests: Rich Gioutsos & Jay 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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/7/202121 minutes
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Big Kids: The Seven Parenting Moments That Broke Us

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 are the parenting moments that took you by surprise and made you realise, "wow my little one is growing up"? In today's episode, we share the parenting moments that broke us. Some are funny, some are heartwarming and all of them will make you say 'awwwww'. Plus Holly and Andrew share their little parenting heartbreaks.  Plus, this week's parenting mentors question, "We have two lovely girls. 9 and 14. But it feels like overnight they changed..." LINKS You can read the article that inspired today's chat online at Mamamia.com.au CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/4/202123 minutes, 55 seconds
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Little Kids: Moana Hope On Starting IVF

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! This week's listener dilemma is a really tricky one. What do you do when you're unexpectedly pregnant and you have already decided you're done with kids?  Leigh and Tegan discuss this very relatable and incredibly difficult listener question. Plus, we're joined by Moana Hope, AFLW superstar, Survivor contestant and mum to almost one year old, Svea. She joins us to chat about her first year of motherhood, starting assisted fertility and what she's most looking forward to when she (hopefully) falls pregnant!  RECOMMENDATIONS  This week listener Claire recommended @nicole_kidsphysio on Instagram. Leigh recommends the book, The Adventures Of Willy and his Sunburnt Bum! and Tegan recommends Peppa Pots Grow & Play. CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Moana Hope, Ambassador For WaterWipes Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/31/202123 minutes, 59 seconds
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Big Kids: Help! My Teenager Has A "Smart Mouth"

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! Do you consider your family to be risk-takers?  Our guest today, New York Times Journalist living down under, Damien Cave thinks that Australian families take far more risks than other families across the world and he believes we’re better for it. As a self-proclaimed helicopter dad living in Sydney, Damien was forced to reconsider how he parents because of the Australian way of life. And turns out he believes his family is better for it.  And on parenting mentors, what do you do when your child won't stop swearing? Whats the best way to discipline them?  LINKS Damien's book, Into The Rip, is out now! CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Damien Cave Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/28/202129 minutes, 30 seconds
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Little Kids: Why We Get Mum Guilt And How To Curb It

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! What does the perfect parent look like? Are they running in a field with loads of children grinning from ear to ear? Do they love all aspects of parenting, even the not so nice parts? We all have this idea of what the perfect parent looks like. But these are the expectations and standards that we, as a collective have set. This is why so many of us feel guilty for taking time for ourselves or not loving going to the park. So how can we change that?  Dr Sophie Brock, Motherhood Studies Sociologist, joins us to debunk mum guilt and how to we can change it. Plus, post-baby fashion, what are your go-to looks for feeling good and looking stylish? RECOMMENDATIONS  This week Leigh recommends Chicken Fried Rice from Chargrilled Charlie's and Tegan recommends hooded towels from Sammimis. SPECIAL THANKS Thanks to Tamara Davis from Mamamia's What Are You Wearing podcast for helping answer this week's listener dilemma!  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Dr Sophie Brock Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/24/202129 minutes, 27 seconds
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Big Kids: Holly And Andrew's Golden Parenting Rules

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 are the rules in your house? Does everyone need to make their beds? Maybe your kids have to cook dinner one night a week? Or maybe you have no rules at all!  Each week on the Mamamia site we share a different parent’s five golden rules. It’s a series that gives a pervy look inside the lives of Aussie families.  So today Holly and Andrew are sharing their own.  Plus this week's parenting mentors question, what do you do when your child is petrified of dogs?   CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/21/202128 minutes, 35 seconds
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Little Kids: Yep, Teaching Consent Starts Before School

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! Teaching our kids about consent doesn't start in the classroom.  In fact, Australian Charity, Act For Kids believes that we should be teaching our kids about consent and their bodies from the age of 0 - 4. Consent at this age is not about sex, but about our kids learning to understand how to say no, knowing what is uncomfortable and when to say yes. It's very complicated and tricky to teach in practice. So on today's episode, Tegan and Leigh are joined by Natalie Haman, Occupational Therapist with a specialisation in sexuality. Plus, this week's parenting dilemma, no hat no play?  LINKS You can find out more about consent and child safety from NAPCAN, The National Association for Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect online at www.napcan.org.au If you after today's discussion you need to reach out to anyone you can find a list of resources on www.raisingchildren.net.au RECOMMENDATIONS  This week Leigh recommends Fake Gro-Clock from ALDI and Tegan recommends an oil cleanser for cradle cap, like Fancy Face by Go-To CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Natalie Hamam, Occupational Therapist   Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/17/202125 minutes, 10 seconds
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Big Kids: One Family's Extreme Travel Challenge

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! Taking a long holiday is on the minds of families across the nation. So if you're in the need of some inspiration today's guest might be able to help... Deanna and her family after months spent in lockdown decided they wanted to go on an adventure. So they mapped out their ideal holiday, a six-month trek across New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail, totalling 3000kms. From Cape Reinga on the North Island to a place called, Bluff on the South Island. So why in the world did they decide to do it? and what did they learn along the way? Plus this week's parenting dilemma, is Minecraft the gateway for all video games?  LINKS  You can keep up with Deanna and her family's adventures on Instagram @noodlesforbrekky and online at www.noodlesforbreakfast.com CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Deanna Gerlach Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/14/202138 minutes, 54 seconds
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Little Kids: The Best & Worst Advice We Received As First Time Mums

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! As a first time parent, you're bound to get lots of advice, but not all of it is going to be good... Today on This Glorious Mess Tegan and Leigh asked you, our listeners for the best and worst piece of advice you received as a first-time parent. From nuggets of wisdom to dated opinions we share all the things we wish we knew sooner and the things that we wished were left in the past.  Plus, this week's listener dilemma! How do you entertain your kids on a short plane trip?  LINKS You can register for the Safe On Social Webinar, The Principals’ Guide To Keeping Your Students, Staff and School Safe On Social Media, now! RECOMMENDATIONS  This week Leigh recommends Shark Dog on Netflix and Tegan recommends, Very Busy Bag and Magiclay 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 [email protected] 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.    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/202133 minutes, 58 seconds
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Big Kids: The Parental Burnout Is Real

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 are not all depressed, but we are also far from flourishing. Our parenting 'mojo' has disappeared, and we are left irritable with the kids, anxious and fatigued. We're all pretty tired right now, for a lot of reasons. But when it comes to raising our kids, a lot of us have lost our enthusiasm. Laura Jackel, a journalist at Mamamia, wrote about just that this week and spoke to you, our listeners, about how you're coping with parental burnout. She joins Holly and Andrew for a very candid conversation. Plus, this week's parenting dilemma, what do you do with a seven year old who talks back? LINKS You can read Laura's article, "It feels like I’ve doubled my workload." We need to talk about pandemic parenting fatigue on Mamamia.com.au You can register for the Safe On Social Webinar, The Principals’ Guide To Keeping Your Students, Staff and School Safe On Social Media, now! CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Laura Jackel Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/7/202129 minutes, 9 seconds
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Little Kids: How Early Is Too Early To Prep For A Baby?

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 do we talk to our little ones about COVID? Is it okay if our kids think a sneeze or a cough is a coronavirus?  The longer this pandemic goes on the more our little ones are internalising, they pump the hand sanitiser, they carry their masks. But how much do they really know about what's happening in the world around them? and do we need to protect them from it?  Tegan and Leigh are joined by Melanie Woodfield, Mum and Clinical Psychologist who specialises in parenting, child conduct problems, early intervention.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, how early is too early to prep for a baby?  LINKS You can register for the Safe On Social Webinar, The Principals’ Guide To Keeping Your Students, Staff and School Safe On Social Media, now! RECOMMENDATIONS  This week Leigh recommends, bribing with Santa and Tegan likes the Vileda or Koh Spray Mops.  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Melanie Woodfield Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/3/202127 minutes, 20 seconds
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Big Kids: Should We Be Paying Our Kids To Do Things?

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! Should you be paying your kids to do things that they probably should be doing already?  Holly and Andrew saw a tweet this week that left them with a lot of questions. The tweet said, 'We pay our eldest $1 every time he reads a book. I'm out $120. Best investment ever'.  This got us thinking, are bribes and financial incentives a good way of promoting healthy habits? and if you were bribed as a kid, does that mean that you're more motivated by money as an adult? Clinical Psychologist Judith Locke joins us to get to the bottom of this.  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Judith Locke Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/30/202127 minutes, 46 seconds
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Little Kids: Kelly McCarren’s Burning Questions About Motherhood

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! Was pregnancy really what you expected?  Well, for Kelly McCarren, pregnancy has been pretty miserable. The morning sickness, the exhaustion and that's not even the worst of it. Kelly details what she wished she knew before the bump.  Plus, Kelly takes the mic and asks Tegan and Leigh all her burning questions about motherhood, from how to install a car seat? to can I go to a wedding days after giving birth?  And as always, we answer your questions! What do you do when your daughter keeps saying sorry?  LINKS You can read Kelly's article, 'I'm so grateful to be pregnant, but I've never been more miserable' on Mamamia.com.au RECOMMENDATIONS  Tegan: Bunning’s Outdoor Kids Fold Up Table Leigh: Zoggs Sea Saw Water Wings Vest CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Kelly McCarren Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/26/202133 minutes, 5 seconds
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Big Kids: Your Guide To Getting The Kids Vaccinated

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! It's the question inundating group chats across the country... When will our kids be vaccinated?  Today Holly and Andrew are joined by Dr Paul Griffin, an infectious disease and immunisation expert. He sits down with us for a very candid conversation about kids and vaccination. He tells us why our kids have been left out of the rollout, what vaccines are best and when we can expect to see kids as young as toddlers get the jab. Plus, on parenting mentors, how do we get the kids to clean their rooms!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Paul Griffin Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/23/202124 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/19/202127 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/16/202121 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/12/202123 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/9/202134 minutes, 45 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/5/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 TOSam WoodAdam SpencerCameron DaddoColin FassnidgeDavid GenatMatty FahdLochie Daddo CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/2/202130 minutes, 51 seconds
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Little Kids: Tammin Sursok's Number One Piece Of Parenting Advice

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! Tammin Sursok is an actress and host of parenting podcast Women On Top. She made her name in Australia on Home and Away but has been living in working in the US, where she was in lockdown with her family for 16 months. We're lucky enough to have her join Tegan and Leigh to talk about surviving lockdown with little kids, her husband's battle with COVID, and what she's learnt about parenting from her podcast and being a mum. Plus this week's listener dilemma, what to feed picky little eaters when you're short on time? LINKS You can listen to Tammin's podcast Women On Top here. RECOMMENDATIONS  Tegan: Providoor & Midnight Mischief Personalised PJ's Outdoor Cinema Leigh: Garmin Watch & Domenica Formulations Cleaning Products CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Emmeline Peterson Audio Producer: Leah Porges CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/29/202129 minutes, 54 seconds
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Big Kids: “I Felt Invisible”: Returning To Work After Kids

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. For a lot of women, returning to work after having a baby or raising a family can be incredibly daunting, and really hard to navigate. Cathy O’Brien has just returned to work after almost twenty years and raising three kids. Holly speaks to her about her experience deciding to return to the workforce and putting herself first for once. Plus, Andrew and Holly discuss a listener dilemma about siblings that just won't get along, and of course, their fails of the week. LINKS Find out more about Circle Of Security. Cathy returned to work through Alpha-H's Encoreship. CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson Audio Producer: Leah Porges CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/26/202133 minutes, 53 seconds
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Little Kids: In Defence Of The 'Insta Mum'

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! Why be a performative Insta parent when your kids will be happy in front of the TV? This is the title of an article that caught our attention this week. As two, so-called 'insta mums' Leigh and Tegan weigh in on performative parenting, addressing why they do it, what they love about it, what they hate about it and if it deserves all the bad press.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, what's the best way to manage a car full of little ones?  LINKS You can read the article that inspired today's chat on the Guardian.com RECOMMENDATIONS  Tegan: Bimi Boo & Amaya Kids Leigh: Dave and Ava & The Playschool App 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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/22/202126 minutes, 36 seconds
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Introducing Get Me Pregnant Season Two...

Hey Messers! You might have already heard about our podcast, Get Me Pregnant, but did you know it's was back for a brand new season?  Get Me Pregnant is Mamamia's podcast that makes understanding assisted fertility easy. Join host, Leigh Campbell as she talks to four very different women who've gone down the assisted fertility path. From a woman who at 35 decided to have a baby alone, to a story of an Aussie surrogate being stuck overseas in the midst of a global pandemic.  Join us and take a listen to our first episode, 'I'm Single At 35 & Having A Baby Alone' You can find out more about Get Me Pregnant on Mamamia.com.au Get Me Pregnant is a podcast by Mamamia made in partnership with IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF, Queensland Fertility Group and TasIVF. Please note this podcast retells personal assisted fertility journeys. The information provided should not substitute medical advice. Talk to your doctor to decide what option is right for you.   Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/202121 minutes, 13 seconds
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Big Kids: Andrew and Holly's Very Unpopular Parenting Opinions

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! Do you have an unpopular parenting opinion? Do you let your kids eat whatever they want when they want? Maybe you let them swear?  This week we asked you!  Today's episode is a safe space for you to let it out, a no judgement zone for all those opinions you may be too scared to voice out loud. Some of you don't limit screen time, some of you hate Halloween, and some of you let your kids eat sweets anytime they want. Holly and Andrew weigh-in, and will even confess their own unpopular opinions on parenting!  Plus on parenting mentors, is a 'difficult' toddler just a phase? LINKS You can read the full article, "I let my kids drink coffee": 40 mums share their unpopular parenting opinions on Mamamia.com SPECIAL THANKS  Thank you to all our incredible listeners who kindly contributed to today's episode!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/19/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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Little Kids: Our BIG List Of Recommendations That Will Make Your Life Easy

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! If you had to recommend one thing to a friend, whether it be a pram, high chair, baby bottle what would it be?  This is the question we asked YOU this week on This Glorious Mess!  Each product that is mentioned in today's episode has been tried and tested by you. So if you need  a new show to entertain, the perfect pram for two little ones or the best high chair on the market, this episode is for you.  You can find the recommended products from this episode below:  Leigh:  SNOO Smart Bassinet  Angelcare Bath Support iPad Nourishing Bubs Frozen Fruit and Veg Blocks An apartment without stairs  Tegan:  Travel Pram, Babyzen YOYO or Redsbaby Car Capsule that connects to pram  Breastfeeding Mums Thermo Bottle  Ingenuity Baby Base 2-in-1 Seat Woolworths Delivery Listeners: Uppababy Pram The Little One's App Mista Formula Feeding Thermos Bottle Minbie Steriliser My Happy Helpers Learning Towers Rockit Portable Baby Rocker CamelBak Bottle Huggies Nappies and Wipes Baby Shusher Valco Baby Snap Duo Pram Ikea High Chair Little Nation Mini Kids Trampoline Pui Pui Molar SPECIAL THANKS  To all the incredible listeners for contributing to today's episode!  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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/15/202138 minutes, 46 seconds
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Big Kids: The One Meal Jock Zonfrillo Doesn’t Let His Kids Eat

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. At what age do our kids need us the most?  This is the question Holly posed Jock Zonfrillo. Jock is a judge on MasterChef Australia, a world-renowned chef, author and father to four. Jock has a lot of wisdom when it comes to parenting. His oldest is twenty, and his youngest is just ten months. Jock sits down to talk fussy eaters, his golden rule for parents and the one meal he doesn't let his kids eat. And on parenting mentors, what do you do when your child's friend unexpectedly brings an Ipad to a playdate? LINKS Jock's book, Last Shot is out now!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Jock Zonfrillo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/12/202132 minutes, 50 seconds
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Little Kids: What To Say When Your Friend’s Struggling With Fertility

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 do you show up for your friends struggling with infertility? Or if you’ve been there, how do you wish people approached the topic… is there any good way?  A listener sent us this question, and it got us thinking...  So we took it to you in our Mamamia Parents Group! You told us what not to say, what to say, how you approach pregnancy announcements and how you show up for your friends when they need you the most.  Also, Tegan and Leigh share their WTF moments of the week... SPECIAL THANKS  Thank you to all our incredible listeners who kindly contributed to today's episode!  LINKS The 5 Things Every Teacher Needs To Know About Social Media Webinar is on Tuesday 10th August 2021, 7 pm AEST. Go online to register at www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: @jerricasannes Tegan: Wash, Dry, Fold 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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/8/202131 minutes, 15 seconds
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Big Kids: Cleaning, Sex Bribes, Lots of TV: What Happens After Bedtime

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 do you and your partner do after the kids have gone to bed? Collapse in a heap? Make an amazing adult meal? Wordlessly watch different TV shows? Have hot sex on the kitchen floor? Go the F to bed?  This week we asked you about how you spend your evenings. And the answers varied from scandalous shower rendezvous, 'me time' to even just cosy moments on the couch.  So is time apart from our partner something we should worry about? Or is it just want something that happens in this season of parenthood? You told us.  SPECIAL THANKS  Thank you to all our incredible listeners who kindly contributed to today's episode!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/5/202129 minutes, 30 seconds
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Little Kids: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay Right Now

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! I don’t cry much. I think the last time I cried was February, maybe March. I am a closed-book, deep-feeler and over-thinker. But not a crier... But today I cried. It is safe to say the pandemic fatigue has sunk in. We're tired for a lot of reasons. So today, Leigh and Tegan let it all out. What is this doing to our kids? to us? How do we even talk about it, to our little ones without making it scary?  If you're feeling this too, today we're permitting you to have a whinge, let it out and know that you're not feeling this in isolation.  LINKS You can read Leigh's story online at Mamamia.com.au The 5 Things Every Teacher Needs To Know About Social Media Webinar is on Tuesday 10th August 2021, 7 pm AEST. Go online to register at www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Bookywoo Tegan: Bulla Mini Frozen Yoghurt 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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/1/202127 minutes, 34 seconds
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Big Kids: Holly Doesn't Want To Be Friends With Her Kids

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. Should you expect to be "friends" with your kids as they get older? Is that a good aspiration to have or a bad idea? This is the question we asked YOU in our Mamamia Parent's group. We got so many insightful responses that we wanted to share them with you in today's episode. So buckle up cause this episode will warm your hearts and hopefully make you reflect on the circle of life.   Plus, this week's listener question, how do you deal with those emotional outbursts in public?  SPECIAL THANKS  Thank you to all the listeners who kindly contributed to today's episode!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/29/202124 minutes, 19 seconds
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Little Kids: The Donation That Saved Little Cooper's Life

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! In 2019 almost 1700 Australian lives were saved through organ transplants which, were made possible through the generosity of 787 organ donors. Today we're bringing you one of those stories. Cooper was just nine months old when it became clear his liver was failing. For Cooper's parents, Simon and Jess, this was something they never thought would happen. But, as time wore on it became clear that an organ transplant was the only option for their son to live a happy and healthy life. Simon joins Tegan and Leigh to share little Cooper's story.  Plus, this week's Listener Dilemma, gift-giving etiquette, to gift or not to gift?   LINKS The Great Registration Race for DonateLife Week runs all through July and August. You can register to be an organ donor online at www.donatelife.gov.au The Safe On Social Webinar hosted by Kirra Pendergast and Mamamia is on at 7 pm AEST, Thursday the 29th of July. Register online now at www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com  SPECIAL THANKS  A huge thanks to Simon for coming on the show and sharing his family's story! RECOMMENDATIONS Listener: Gaspajoe and Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottles Leigh: Apia Honey Tegan: Luca on Disney+ 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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/25/202122 minutes, 27 seconds
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Big Kids: Maggie Dent's Anxiety Toolkit

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. Anxiety is one of the biggest topics plaguing parents today. Maggie Dent, the queen of no-nonsense parenting, podcaster, author and educator, joins us to share her anxiety toolkit. Maggie takes a deep dive into how we can help our kids identify their anxiety,  the difference between anxious thoughts and worries and how to open up those necessary yet difficult conversations about death.  Plus, on parenting mentors, what do you do when your child is constantly invited to things that you can't necessarily afford to attend?  LINKS The Safe On Social Webinar hosted by Kirra Pendergast and Mamamia is on at 7 pm AEST, Thursday the 29th of July. Register online now at www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com  Maggie Dent's new book Parental As Anything is out now! CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Maggie Dent Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/22/202135 minutes, 10 seconds
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Little Kids: The Pre Baby Bucket List

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! If you could jump in a time machine and go back to a time without kids, what would you do differently?  In this episode, Tegan and Leigh reflect on the things they wish they had done before kids. From going to Paris to getting a puppy, they both share the little things they miss or wished they had done before motherhood. Plus this week's listener dilemma, 'Is there any way to keep the kids comfy in the pram?'  LINKS You can read Nilu's 'Pre Baby Bucket List'  online at Mamamia.com RECOMMENDATIONS Listener: Mingle Seasoning Leigh: The Sleep Department Tegan: Minced garlic, diced frozen onion and minced ginger 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 [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/18/202125 minutes, 32 seconds
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Big Kids: Roosters & Lambs, The Parenting Theory Maggie Dent Swears By

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. In your family would you say your kids are roosters or lambs? Or better yet, do you have both? Maggie Dent is the queen of no-nonsense parenting. She is a podcaster, author, educator, parenting and resilience specialist whose joining us for two episodes. For this first half, Maggie chats to Holly and Andrew about her rooster and lamb theory, parenting towards temperament and how to nurture thriving and resilient kids.  Plus, on parenting mentors, what if your kid is the backup friend?  LINKS Maggie's new book Parental As Anything is out now! CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Maggie Dent Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/15/202133 minutes, 3 seconds
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Little Kids: Would You Apply For A Job At 37 Weeks Pregnant?

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! What were you doing at 37 weeks pregnant? Were you patiently or even impatiently waiting for your new addition? Or maybe you'd already given birth!  Well, our guest today Alinta, was in the final rounds of auditions for Moulin Rouge! The Musical when she 37 weeks pregnant. She was singing and dancing all while her daughter was sitting on her diaphragm. So what's it like going straight back into work after giving birth? And would Alinta have it any other way? Plus this weeks listener dilemma, how can I organise the ever-growing Fisher-Price factory in my living room!  LINKS You can see Alinta in Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in August!  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: One Gift Only For A Birthday Tegan: Winter Onesies For Doona Kicker Offerers from Love To Dream and Swaddle Shop CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Alinta Chidzey Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/202120 minutes
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Big Kids: How To Make Your Kid A Useful Ally

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. If you aren't a First Nations person how can you help your kids become good allies?  Mitch Tambo is a performer, presenter, proud Gamilaraay Man, stepfather, UNICEF ambassador. And he thinks the answer to healing our country is through music. Through the power of performance, Mitch hopes our kids embrace not only his culture but their own. So what can we learn from him and his music this NAIDOC week?  Plus on parenting mentors, what if you have the perfect child in every way, but you still get a little disappointed when they don't get outstanding grades?  LINKS You can find out more about Mitch's empowerment initiative, Walanbaa online at: www.walanbaa.com CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Mitch Tambo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/8/202125 minutes, 30 seconds
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Little Kids: Embracing Country With Our Little Ones

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! When you were little, how much did you learn about our land and our ancient past? And if you did learn about it, do you think it was valuable?  A new campaign, Know Your Country, is seeking to create valuable experiences for our little ones. They're hoping through employing a local cultural educator at every primary school across the nation that our kids will gain a more valuable understanding of first nations people and culture. So what would the program look like? And what can we do outside of the classroom? Tegan and Leigh are joined by Cultural Educator Aunty Phyllis Marsh and Wiradjuri man, Dr Scott Winch Senior Policy advisor at World Vision Australia.  LINKS You can find out more and sign the petition for the Know Your Country Campaign online at www.knowyourcountry.com.au Go back and listen to our episode about preparing for baby number two here!  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: My NooK Kid’s Modular Play Couch Tegan: Ikea Kids Cutlery CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Dr Scott Winch and Aunty Phyllis Marsh Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/202129 minutes, 51 seconds
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Big Kids: The Original Dolly Doctor Shares Secrets From Her Sealed Sections

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 If one boob is bigger than the other?! Why can't I get my tampon in??? I think I might be in love with my best friends brother?!  These are just some of the questions Dr Melissa Kang answered during her 23 years working as the Dolly Doctor. Dr Kang knows better than anyone what's going through the minds of our adolescents. She joins Holly to chat about the biggest concerns facing our tweens and teens and if she thinks our kids have it worse off than they did 20 years ago. Plus, this week on parenting mentors: What if my child is the nasty one? LINKS Dr Kang's book with Yumi Stynes is out now! CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Dr Melissa Kang Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/1/202126 minutes, 30 seconds
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Little Kids: Confessions Of A Single Mum

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! Solo parenthood. It can be overwhelming, lonely, exhausting and for most people, it's never where they saw themselves ending up. So how can we embrace it, and better yet thrive as a single parent?  Jacinta Tynan, journalist, author, presenter and single mum to two joins us to talk about why she transformed her own life and what she learnt from other empowered single parents.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, how can I stay busy on maternity leave without spending too much cash...   LINKS Jacinta Tynan's latest book, The Single Mother's Social Club is out July 1st!  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Zog on ABC Kids Tegan: Pubs with playgrounds!  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Jacinta Tynan Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/202131 minutes, 38 seconds
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Big Kids: What Not To Say To A Stressed Student

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're getting to the business end of the school year. Senior school students across the country are writing notes, revising, practising in preparation for their year 12 exams.  So if you've got a dedicated student in your house or one that maybe isn't applying themselves how can we best support them?  Katie Jones from Rock Solid Study breaks down for us the best ways to help our kids tackle big tasks, study smarter and the three hurdles facing procrastinators.  Plus on parenting mentors, what do you say to your kid if they want to leave school?  LINKS Looking for ways to study smarter? You and your kids can access a free study guide and video tutorials from Rock Solid Study here: www.rocksolidstudy.com CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Katie Jones Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/24/202129 minutes, 30 seconds
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Little Kids: Everything You Need To Know About Having Twins

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's the episode that we've been asked about again and again...the twin episode! Tegan and Leigh chat about all aspects of having twins, and speak to Anne Stephens (yes THAT Anne Stephens, mother of our own Jessie and Clare) about raising two sets of twins. Plus, Leigh gives us an update on her fertility journey, and we have some recommendations that will keep little toes warm during winter. Tegan's post on the best buys for twin mums can be found here: 10 (non sponsored) MUST-HAVES for twin mamas! (0-6 months) RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Lamington Socks Tegan: Micro Scooters vs Globbers CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Anne Stephens Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/20/202134 minutes, 8 seconds
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Big Kids: Why Some Mums Are "Fat Molls"

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. Nelly Thomas is a comedian, author and storyteller and she is joining us today to talk about her new book Some Mums (Are Fat Molls). Outside of comedy, Nelly has written a lot on parenting, pop culture and feminism and she's going to join us later to talk and hopefully laugh about some of the biggest issues facing parents today.  Plus, how do you navigate conflicting parenting styles? Holly and Andrew advise... LINKS Find out more about Nelly and her books here; https://www.nellythomas.com/shop/some-mums-are-fat-molls-by-nelly-thomas  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guests: Nelly Thomas Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Emma Gillespie  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/17/202123 minutes
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Little Kids: How To Make Mealtime Less Boring

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! We all love dinner time, but trying to get our kids to love it is a whole other story. So is there any way to make mealtime fun for you and your little ones? This week Tegan and Leigh are joined by Amina Elshafei, a pediatric nurse and former Masterchef contestant. Amina shares her best tips for creating meals that the whole family will enjoy and how to get the kids helping out in the kitchen.  Plus, Babyproofing. Is there a good way to it, without it looking, well... ugly? LINKS You can catch Amina on That's Incredible! RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Reusable Silicone Food Bags Tegan: Musicals!  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Amina Elshafei  Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/202123 minutes, 5 seconds
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Big Kids: What Kind Of Kid Have You Raised?

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. The science kids vs the artsy kids, it's an age-old debate. But what if we have been looking at it all wrong?  What if instead of grouping our kids into two groups we saw creativity as crucial to solving STEM-based problems?  Holly and Andrew are joined by the authors of the Wednesday Week’s series Cristy Burne and Denis Knight to chat about why creative thinking might be the key to solving some of our biggest global problems and why we should encourage our kids to think the same.   Plus, this week's listener dilemma... can you force another child to come to your kids birthday if their parents said no?  LINKS Cristy and Denis's book Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadow is out now!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guests: Cristy Burne and Denis Knight Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/10/202125 minutes, 10 seconds
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Little Kids: Are Our Boys And Girls All That Different?

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! Are our boys and girls innately differently? Or are we nurturing them with gender in mind? Last week, we looked into how we can better nurture our boys but today we're switching gears and focusing on our girls. What can we do to support them best? Or should we be raising our little girls and boys the same, regardless of gender? To help us unpack this Tegan and Leigh are joined by clinical psychologist Rachel Samson.  Plus, what do you call your kids toys? Do we let our kids take the lead or should we inspire them with some more creative choices...  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Stickers!  Tegan: QR Code Bracelets from Safebandz.com CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Rachel Samson Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/202123 minutes, 32 seconds
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Big Kids: Just Seven Smart Opinions On Getting Your Kid A Phone

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. "Having a smartphone device does not actually add any positive value to our kids' lives. We just give in because everyone else did"  - Anonymous listener  This week at Mamamia HQ we received a pretty distressing voicemail from one of our listeners. She said that her 'happy go lucky' daughter has 'developed the language akin to a drunken sailor, become argumentative and moody' all because of a chat room app.  For this one, we asked the village. We asked you what you really think about phones and socials, how have you made them work? What kind of boundaries have you put in place? Has your family had positive experiences?  Plus, we brought in an expert, Kirra Pendergast from Safe On Social to help put this whole socials debate to rest.  LINKS Do you want to know how to keep kids safe online? Introducing the Safe on Social Toolkit: the digital ‘survival kit’ for everything parents and teachers need to know to keep kids safe on social media. Get the toolkit now at www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Kirra Pendergast, CEO and Principal Consultant at Safe On Social  Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/202127 minutes, 51 seconds
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Little Kids: Taming Boisterous Boys

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 can we better raise our boys? How do we deal with their physical demands, their tantrums, their energy?  In the first episode of our two-part special, we're investigating the gendered differences and similarities when it comes to raising our little ones. And for this first episode, we're focusing on our boys!  We're unpacking our own subconscious bias when it comes to gender, nature vs nurture, how we can exercise sensitivity, why roughhousing might actually be helpful and how to tame the inevitable tantrum.  Plus, we have a listener dilemma from a mum who's having trouble sleep settling her little one.  LINKS You can find Leigh's apartment organisation inspiration on Instagram @anorganisedapartment RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Car Bag For Travelling Toys Tegan: Kmart Car Organiser CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Alex Emms, Parenting Coach at Kids Flourish Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/202126 minutes, 59 seconds
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Big Kids: Birth Order & The Prince Harry Effect

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. Do you think a large part of your personality has been influenced by where you sit within the family constellation?  Well if you answered yes, you might be onto something. In fact, a man by the name of Frank Sulloway pioneered birth theory. After studying over 6000 scientists and social reformers he theorised that your place in the family coincided with your ability to accept or challenge ideas. Michael Grose our guest today wrote a book all about this stuff back in 2003, Why First-Borns Rule the World and Last-Borns Want to Change It. This year he's re-releasing it because families have changed a lot since then, they’re getting smaller. And with that comes a whole lot more to unpack. So is birth theory something we should factor into parenting or as Andrew says is it just a convenient excuse for not getting along with things...  LINKS The revised edition of Michael's book, Why First-Borns Rule the World and Last-Borns Want to Change, is out June 1st.  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Michael Grose Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/27/202129 minutes, 56 seconds
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Little Kids: Sean Szeps On What Not To Say To Proud Gay Parents

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! What is the number one question same-sex parents get asked?  Sean Szeps gets asked a LOT of questions about being a proud gay father to twins. Whose the real Dad? Are you worried they will be bullied down the track? What do you tell your kids?  Sean sits down for a very candid conversation with Tegan and Leigh to discuss being a proud gay father, everything he's learnt and the best ways to start conversations with same-sex parents if you are from a different sexual orientation.  Plus our WTFs of the Week! Alexander ate a Sausage Roll and Tegan got a bad call from daycare...  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: The Little People Big Dreams Series Tegan: Seed Organics Cleaning Products CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Sean Szeps Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/23/202135 minutes, 24 seconds
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Big Kids: How To Teach Kids About Country

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. A Welcome to Country is reserved for those who are the traditional owners and custodians of the land. But, an Acknowledgement of Country can be done by those who are not the traditional owners of the land Aunty Clair Jackson joined Andrew for That's Incredible. In today's episode, we share an unreleased interview with Aunty Clair that you can listen to with the whole family. They talk kinship, how you and your family can acknowledge country if you're not traditional owners and secret ladies business.  Plus on Parenting Mentors, what happens when your child hurts another kid? But the other kid fights back? Do you confront the child's mum, or do you just let it go and hope for the best? LINKS You can listen to Aunty Clair on That's Incredible! SPECIAL THANKS To Aunty Clair Jackson for joining us!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/20/202133 minutes, 50 seconds
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Little Kids: The First Year Google Rabbit Hole

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! What did you think parenthood would look like?  Did you expect your first year to be joyous, relaxing and filled with quality time to get to know your baby?  But then it happens, and it's not at all what you anticipated. You're googling everything, you're exhausted and sudden suddenly you have 1001 things to worry about.  Our guest today found herself googling her way through her first year of parenthood. She quickly realised something was wrong. Rachel Callen joins us to talk about Perinatal Anxiety and Depression, what she wishes she knew and how to help a friend who might be going through it.  If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from depression, contact PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia. You can find their website here or call their helpline – 1300 726 306. LINKS You can read Rachel's article on Mamamia.com.au RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Toddler Couches Tegan: Refurbished devices CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Rachel Callen, Community Champion for PANDA Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/202131 minutes, 52 seconds
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Introducing: That's Incredible Season Two!

Hey Messers! You might have already heard about our podcast, That's Incredible. But did you know it was back for Season 2? And this season is all about... Australia! That's Incredible is perfect for keeping the kid's entertained in the car. Because it's all about Australia, of course, we had to start with one of the coolest things about Down Under: the animals! From cute koalas to cranky crocs, our animals are the best in the world. To tell our incredible story this week we went straight to an expert, and the son of Steve Irwin, the most famous wildlife warrior in the world: Robert Irwin! At only 17 years old he's a conservationist and an award-winning wildlife photographer, and he even lives in a zoo! He tells us about his two favourite Australian animals, and the first time he met a croc when he was only two years old! To subscribe to the show search for 'That's Incredible' in your favourite podcast app or head to...https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts/thats-incredible/ That's Incredible was made in partnership with Subaru, where every moment is a chance to do. Find out more at https://www.subaru.com.au/one-little-moment Thank you to our guest Robert Irwin, and special thanks to Australia Zoo.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/202129 minutes, 12 seconds
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Big Kids: Julia Morris On Why Parenting Is 97% Terrible

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. “Being a parent is like running the World’s Most Ungrateful Hotel. A hotel where you are the manager, all the housekeeping, reservations, maintenance, help desk, maitre’d, chef, washer-upper and customer complaints department’ - Julia Morris Julia Morris has a hilarious and interesting philosophy when it comes to parenting. She believes in underparenting, that only 3% is worthwhile and the other 97% is just terrible. She joins us to talk about her new book, Julia Morris Makes It Easy, life in the jungle and raising teenage girls.   Plus, a listener asks for our help. How do I stop my kids from fighting? LINKS Julia's book, Julia Morris Makes It Easy is out now!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Julia Morris Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/13/202135 minutes, 44 seconds
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Little Kids: How Do I Make More Money From Home?

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 do you balance work and family? Does one parent stay home? Does one parent work part-time?  Our guest today Jody Allen, is the author of Earn At Home Mum and the founder of stayathomemum.com.au. Jody joins us to talk about creating side hustles and developing more flexible work arrangements that take the pressure off the 9 to 5, no matter what your passion is. So if you're looking for a way to stay home and make money, Jody is here to tell us how!  Plus, Tegan and Leigh share some very messy toddler toilet stories.  LINKS Jody's latest book Earn At Home Mum is out now!  RECOMMENDATIONS Leigh: Nourishing Bubs Toddler Meals CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Jody Allen Producers: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/202129 minutes, 56 seconds
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Big Kids: How Does Daddo Do It?

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. How often do you get asked, how do you do it? How do you balance everything? How do you always look so put together?  And when it comes to the above questions, how often is a male at the receiving end?  In today's episode, Holly and Andrew discuss the questions mums get asked that dads don't. Holly flips the script and poses to Andrew all the ridiculous questions that mums get asked, on this Mother's Day special episode.  Plus this week's listener dilemma, what do I if my child has unknown learning disabilities?  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano  CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/6/202123 minutes, 20 seconds
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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, hard for those who are trying and difficult to celebrate, particularly if you don't have anyone to share it with. 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 Bump 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 [email protected] 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. Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/202122 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/202131 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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. Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/25/202128 minutes, 22 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/202128 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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. Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/15/202126 minutes, 56 seconds
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Little Kids: Everything You Need To Know About Daycare

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! For many parents, finding the right daycare centre stirs up a range of emotions. After all, you are leaving the most precious person in your life in the hands of a stranger. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Leigh and Tegan talk to Jae Fraser, Founder and Managing Director of Little Scholars School of Early Learning about the different types of centres out there and benefits of sending your little ones to daycare. They also offer their own personal daycare tips and tricks. CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Jae Fraser Producers: Mikayla Floriano, Emmeline Peterson & Leah Porges CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! Leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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. Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/11/202127 minutes, 27 seconds
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Big Kids: Four Hosts One Episode

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're having a birthday this week... It's the 300th Episode of This Glorious Mess Big Kids! And we thought let's get the whole gang together for a bit of a party, Leigh, Tegan, Holly and Andrew all in one room for the first time ever. Holly and Andrew impart some of the wisdom they've acquired over 300 episodes, give Leigh and Tegan some advice about schooling. Everything from what age to send them to the age-old private vs public debate. Plus, our hosts face off in a special game of 'Whose show is it anyway'...  SPECIAL THANKS Thanks to Leigh and Tegan for coming in on their day off to help us celebrate! You can listen to them on This Glorious Mess Little Kids every Monday!  LINKS You can listen back to the episode Holly mentions, Big Kids: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves now!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/8/202131 minutes, 34 seconds
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Little Kids: Postpartum Doulas And The Fourth Trimester

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! On average new mums are sent home three days after giving birth, often without the postnatal emotional and physical support they're probably going to need. But the fourth trimester doesn't have to be like this. In cultures outside of the western world, it's a time for new mums to be with family, be pampered, rest and be supported.  Postpartum doulas are here to bridge that gap. But what do they actually do? And are they necessary or a bit ... indulgent? We're joined by Naomi Chrisoulakis, a postpartum doula joins us to answer all our burning questions Plus, we have a new segment, our recommendations of the week!  LINKS  You can find out more about Cocoon by Naomi at www.cocoonbynaomi.com/ Tegan's recommendation: Allen Creations, you can find them on Instagram! Leigh's recommendation: Nutritional yeast CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Naomi Chrisoulakis Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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. Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/202129 minutes, 34 seconds
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Big Kids: Help! My Daughter's A Nightmare At Parties

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 happens if every time you go to a party your child ends up in tears? Should you stop going to the events altogether? Or should this be something they learn to live with...  Well, this week on Parenting Mentors, a worried listener emailed us this exact question.  Plus, How do you feel about dad jokes? Are they are good giggle? or are they the worse form of comedy?  Well today's guest, Andy Griffiths has written a book full of them! He's here to tell us about the beauty of dad jokes and why the best jokes are the ones he learnt in the schoolyard.  LINKS Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton's latest book, The Treehouse Joke Book 2 is out now!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Andy Griffiths Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/202128 minutes, 23 seconds
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Little Kids: When To Worry About Your Child's Development

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! Whether it's motor skills, hearing or speech we usually anticipate that our kids will hit certain development milestones at certain times ... but what if your little one is a missing milestone?  Whether it's physical, like holding their head up by 3 - 4 months or using five words by 18 months we use milestones as goalposts to make sure our little ones are on the right track. To help understand more about milestones, when we should and shouldn't worry about missing them, we've bought in someone with experience, Ali Gebhardt, Clinical Director and Occupational Therapist At NAPA. Plus, Leigh and Tegan discuss their recent run-ins with night terrors!  LINKS  You can find out more about NAPA online at https://napacentre.com.au/ CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Ali Gebhardt, Clinical Director and Occupational Therapist At NAPA, Neurological and Physical Abillation Centre Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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. Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/28/202123 minutes, 58 seconds
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Big Kids: Five Ways To Stop Annoying Your Kids

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. There’s nothing more annoying to a teenager than their embarrassing parent, right? So should we be trying to limit the nagging and the embarrassment or should we just go all out annoying parent?  In today's episode, we talk about the five ways to stop annoying your kids, according to author Katie Bingham Smith. Katie thinks we should let them eat what they want, stop nagging them to clean their rooms and let them go to bed whenever they choose, but do Holly and Andrew agree... LINKS You can read Ten Ways This Mom Has Stopped Annoying Her Teens on grownandflown.com CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/25/202123 minutes, 32 seconds
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Little Kids: HELP! My Partner Is Driving Me Mad

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! Everything you understand about your relationship shifts when you have a baby, all the rules, needs and expectations that the relationship was built will shift, literally overnight.  Research in the last 10 years suggests that new mums in heterosexual relationships are more susceptible to a decrease in marital satisfaction after having a baby, usually due to an unequal distribution of work in the home.  So we need to know, will our relationship with our partner ever be the same? And how do we keep connected when our needs and priorities in the relationship have shifted? To debunk this we've invited Mel Schilling Relationship Expert, you'd probably know her from Married At First Sight, and Confidence Coach to the show.  LINKS You can find out more about the Thrive By Five Initiative here: https://thrivebyfive.org.au/mamamia/ CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Mel Schilling Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/21/202129 minutes, 11 seconds
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Big Kids: Confessions Of A Half-Arsed Parent

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. Do you ever feel like you don't subscribe to a particular style of parenting? If this sounds like you, we might have a solution for you ...  it's called half-arsed parenting.  It's about doing half as much and knowing it's still more than enough. It's not an invitation to give up but rather freeing yourself from the standards, expectations and rules that we as parents, put on ourselves. The person behind the idea, Dr Susie O'Brien joins us to talk about why more of us should be half-arsed parents and how this new approach has transformed her family's life, for the better.  LINKS  Dr Susie O'Brien's book,The Secret Of Half-Arsed Parenting is out now! CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Dr Susie O'Brien Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202128 minutes, 8 seconds
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Little Kids: Pets Pups & Little People, Dr Katrina Warren On Living With Both

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! Pets...dogs, cats, chickens, fish are great for children. But looking after a little one and a furry family member is hard. Whether that's bringing a baby home to a pet or bringing an animal into a family, they certainly come with a challenge.  Dr Katrina Warren, Veterinarian, you may remember her from Totally Wild or Harry's Practise joins Leigh and Tegan to talk about balancing pets and kids. She discusses everything from what to look out for if you're buying a pet, how to introduce your pet to your newborn and how to make sure your pet still feels loved after having a baby.  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Dr Katrina Warren Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/14/202128 minutes, 22 seconds
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Big Kids: Co-Parenting, We're Doing It For The Kids

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. Is there a key to building a good relationship with your co-parent? Or is it something that gets easier over time?  Unfortunately, co-parenting is really tricky. There's no book on this stuff and not really much information out there into what doing it 'right' actually looks like. So on this episode, we bring in an expert, Dr Priscilla Dunk West, sociologist and social worker to help with our listener dilemma:  'my kids (11 and 7) are home alone awaiting my ex-husband/his partner to get home from work ... I'm feeling very challenged by the new situation'   LINKS  You can listen to our podcast, The Split now!  If you're looking for the relevant state and territory guidelines for leaving children home alone, you can find them on raisingchildren.net.au  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Dr Priscilla Dunk West Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/202120 minutes, 12 seconds
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Little Kids: Why Consent And Feminism Needs To Be A Family Matter

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! We're always trying to protect our daughters. We tell them "don't ever let someone touch you", "boys tease you because they like you", but what is that telling our girls in the long run and why do we tend leave our boys out of the discussion?  For International Women's Day, we wanted to turn our conversation to our little ones, particularly our boys. Mia Freedman, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Mamamia, joins us to talk about why and how she's raised little ones who believe in equal rights. LINKS You can listen to Mia Freedman on our other podcasts, No Filter and Mamamia Out Loud! Watch the video, Consent Is As Simple As Tea here!  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Mia Freedman Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/202123 minutes, 23 seconds
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Big Kids: Raising Girls Who Like Themselves

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. Our daughters today have far more opportunities than their mothers, grandmothers and aunties ever had. But yet despite their accomplishments so many of them don't like themselves ... so how do we fix this?  International Women's Day is coming up on March 8th, so for this episode, we wanted to focus on our girls. Specifically raising daughters who are empowered, confident and value themselves in a world that tells them otherwise.  LINKS Christopher and Kasey's book, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is out now!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Kasey Edwards and Christopher Scanlon Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/202130 minutes, 8 seconds
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Little Kids: Leigh's Best Tips For Your Postnatal Beauty Needs

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. After having a baby your body goes through a LOT of changes, everything from top to toe can be different! ... so why has my hair gone from curly to straight? And is there any way to get rid of these circle circles?  Well thankfully our guest today, is a regular on the show... it's Leigh Campbell! Leigh is not only is the host of this podcast but she is the host of Mamamia's Beauty Podcast, You Beauty. So today Leigh is putting her beauty hat on to talk about all things postnatal beauty, from skin tags to cellulite she is here to debunk all your questions!  LINKS You can listen to How To Get That Pre-Baby Glow Back now!  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Emmeline Peterson CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/28/202124 minutes, 58 seconds
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Big Kids: It's Time To Stop Feeling Guilty About Gaming

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. "My friends keep telling me how addictive gaming is for teens and that I should get them off the games now! .... Should I? And if I should, how the hell would I?" During the week, we received this listener dilemma and so for today's episode, we took it to an expert, Jocelyn Brewer, mother, teacher, writer, and psychologist with a specialisation in cyberpsychology. Jocelyn speaks to the balance between green time and screen time, when it's time to get off the games, and how to rationalise gaming in a world of worried gaming rhetoric.  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Jocelyn Brewer Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/25/202127 minutes, 48 seconds
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Little Kids: Giving Birth At 35, 34 and 33 Weeks

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. In Australia, 1 in every 10 babies is born prematurely. And for new parents, going through it can be a scary and isolating experience, that no one ever really prepares you for... So on today's episode, we're talking to someone who's lived through it, not once but three times, Pamela Palonis. She shares everything, from how she felt leaving the hospital without her baby to the words of encouragement she has for other parents going through it.  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Pamela Palonis, founder of the Basic Label Co. Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Emmeline Peterson CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/202131 minutes, 56 seconds
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Big Kids: The One With Andrew's Mum

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. Today must be 'bring your parents to work day' because Andrew has brought his Mum ... Whoopi Daddo on today's episode!  With 57 years of parenting experience behind her, 5 kids and 11 grandchildren, Whoopi has flown in from Melbourne just to impart some of her wisdom. Whoopi dishes out on Andrew's antics as a kid, her take on the favourite child conundrum and serves up some of her best nuggets of wisdom for any parent raising a big family.   SPECIAL THANKS To Whoopi Daddo, for fabulously guest hosting today's episode CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guest: Whoopi Daddo Producer: Mikayla Floriano and Emmeline Peterson CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/18/202130 minutes, 49 seconds
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Big Kids: Madonna King On Why The Teen Years Start At 10

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 if we told you that ten is now the beginning of teendom? Well, Madonna King's new book Ten-Ager reveals just that. Through her research, consulting parents, teachers, psychologists and ten-agers, she discovered that our girls start to show signs of insecurity and emotional volatility far younger than we initially thought. Madonna shares with us everything she learnt about the ten-ager and her best tips for parents going through it.  LINKS Madonna King's new book Ten-Ager is out now!  CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guests: Madonna King Producer: Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/202135 minutes, 27 seconds
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Little Kids: How To Go From Pre-School To Big School & Stay Sane

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 can we best help our little kids settle into primary school?  Although going from preschool to big school literally happens overnight, it takes weeks for our kids to adjust to their new schedule. So today, Jae Fraser, Founder and Managing Director of Little Scholars School of Early Learning, joins us to share some practical tips to help settle our kids into primary school without fuss.  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Jae Fraser  Producer: Emma Gillespie & Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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 culturesBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/7/202124 minutes, 16 seconds
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Big Kids: Is My Tween Ready To 'Date'?

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. How do you know when your kid is ready for dating? Is there ever a right age?  This week, Holly and Andrew are joined by Michael Carr-Gregg, author, broadcaster and a specialist in adolescent psychology. And he’s going to help us understand the three signs that our tween or teens are ready to date, and how we can support them through it... CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guests: Michael Carr - Gregg Producer: Emmeline Peterson & Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.  Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/4/202126 minutes, 21 seconds
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Little Kids: Turia Pitt’s Life Hacks

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 back into fitness after having a baby is like starting from square one. Except now, you have no time, no energy and all the pressure to match.  Turia Pitt, more than anyone knows what it's like to start from scratch. After a wildfire that changed the course of her life, she recovered, adapted and become the author, athlete and mindset coach we know today. So on today's episode, she's here to inspire us!  Turia divulges some of her best mindset hacks for getting back into fitness, what she thinks of the 'pre-baby body’ and how we, as parents should probably should cut ourselves some more slack.  LINKS You can find out more about Run With Turia Pitt here! https://www.turiapitt.com/run/ CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Turia Pitt  Producer: Elissa Ratliff & Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Share your listener dilemmas with us! leave us a message on 02 8999 9386. Send us an email at [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/1/202122 minutes, 53 seconds
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Big Kids: Jules Sebastian Wants To Raise Two Good Men

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. As parents, we're always going to ask ourselves, am I doing this right?  Today we're joined by Jules Sebastian, presenter, public speaker, celebrity stylist, philanthropist and mother to two beautiful boys, who she shares with her husband, Guy Sebastian. Jules joins us to reflect on raising her boys away from her family, dealing with the stresses of mum guilt and how even she asks herself, am I doing this right?  And as always Parenting Mentors! How to deal with lazy tweens and teens who don't help around the house.  LINKS  You can head online to learn more about The Sebastian Foundation CREDITS Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo Guests: Jules Sebastian, Ambassador for Nature’s Way Kids Smart  Producer: Elissa Ratliff & Mikayla Floriano CONTACT US Send your parenting dilemmas to [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/28/202134 minutes, 31 seconds
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Little Kids: How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Have Another Baby?

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.  Expanding your family can be a huge adjustment.  If you get the chance to do it, you'll probably be asking yourself - how will I prepare baby number one? Will I need more in the bank? And how will I ever manage to find time to myself again? Our guest today, Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a mum to four, parenting expert, psychologist and author, and she has written a book all about preparing for baby number two, The Second Baby Book. So if you're lucky enough to plan your babies or are worried about your expanding family, Sarah is here to help!  And as always, we answer your listener dilemmas... how do I get my kids to settle at the same time?  LINKS  Sarah's book, Second Baby Book: how to cope with pregnancy number two and create a happy home for your firstborn and new arrival, is available now!  CREDITS Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli Guest: Sarah Ockwell - Smith 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 [email protected] 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.Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/202124 minutes, 48 seconds
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Big Kids: How Two Aussie Mums Made Thousands More Feel Seen

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