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This Glorious Mess

By Mamamia Podcasts

This is not the place for "perfect parents". This is a weekly look at parenting as it truly is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, completely full of surprises and very messy. Join Andrew Daddo, broadcaster, author of children's books and father of three, and Holly Wainwright, editor, writer and mother of two, as they unpack what parents are really talking about. From toddlers to teenagers, it's all the disasters and delights of parenting, made real.

  1. 1.
    TRAVEL BONUS: The Best Destinations For Families03/23/2019
    25:17
  2. 2.
    Snapchat Is Not For Nudes03/21/2019
    26:53
  3. 3.
    TRAVEL BONUS: Are Big Family Holidays Wasted On Young Kids?03/16/2019
    18:22
  4. 4.
    Working Mums Are Making Kids Obese... Apparently03/15/2019
    30:12
  5. 5.
    TRAVEL BONUS: Twin-Toddlers? 30 Flights? No Problem03/09/2019
    24:52
  6. 6.
    You Get Your Ears Pierced When You Get Your Period03/07/2019
    29:28
  7. 7.
    TRAVEL BONUS: The Woman Who Gave Birth In A Hotel Room03/02/2019
    24:48
  8. 8.
    White Noise Is A Gateway Drug03/01/2019
    29:28
  1. 9.
    TRAVEL BONUS: A Comedian Walks Onto A Long-haul Flight02/23/2019
    23:10
  2. 10.
    Only Boring People Are Bored02/21/2019
    34:48
  3. 11.
    When A Friend Tells You You're 'Obsessed' With Your Child02/14/2019
    27:34
  4. 12.
    Why Is Nana Photoshopping My Baby?02/07/2019
    21:26
  5. 13.
    Want To Not Hate Each Other After Kids? There's A Trick To It02/01/2019
    27:53
  6. 14.
    The Woman Who Toilet Trained Her Newborn01/25/2019
    33:15
  7. 15.
    The Nail and Fail Special01/19/2019
    17:27
  8. 16.
    Yelling Is The New Spanking01/17/2019
    35:49
  9. 17.
    The Listener Dilemma Special #201/12/2019
    22:43
  10. 18.
    Best Of 2018 #201/10/2019
    35:28
  11. 19.
    The Listener Dilemma Special #101/05/2019
    22:58
  12. 20.
    Best of 2018 #101/03/2019
    33:27
  13. 21.
    Home Brand Tea Bags Spell Divorce12/21/2018
    23:18
  14. 22.
    No Fish Funerals At Schoolies12/13/2018
    25:10
  15. 23.
    Here, Have An Unsolicited Pet12/06/2018
    27:27
  16. 24.
    Only Daddies Use The Iron11/30/2018
    33:01
  17. 25.
    Sleeping Over At Fight Club11/22/2018
    28:46
  18. 26.
    The Kids Are Walking Out11/15/2018
    28:24
  19. 27.
    Mummy, What's A Racist?11/08/2018
    35:40
  20. 28.
    Friendships Aren't Forever11/01/2018
    27:28
  21. 29.
    A Good Mum Paints Her Son's Nails10/25/2018
    28:06
  22. 30.
    Daddy's Unemployed And Mum's In The Caravan Park10/18/2018
    27:37
  23. 31.
    Spend Your Own Damn Cash10/11/2018
    29:29
  24. 32.
    I Just Have A Big Baby10/04/2018
    25:18
  25. 33.
    Ding Dong, The Pop-In's Dead09/27/2018
    23:49
  26. 34.
    Once A Fortnite09/20/2018
    34:59
  27. 35.
    Second Born Children Eat The Lead Paint09/13/2018
    25:06
  28. 36.
    Who Needs Grandma When There's Google09/06/2018
    27:46
  29. 37.
    ‘Is Hell Real?’ And Other Unanswerable Questions08/31/2018
    30:12
  30. 38.
    When Your Mother-In-Law Wants To Borrow Your Baby08/24/2018
    24:56
  31. 39.
    Triggered At Book Week08/17/2018
    23:21
  32. 40.
    Out Of The Tractor, Off To School08/10/2018
    33:07
  33. 41.
    Bad Smells From The Back Seat08/03/2018
    29:52
  34. 42.
    There's Charred Kale In The Party Bag07/26/2018
    25:24
  35. 43.
    We Really Need Some Boundaries07/20/2018
    28:39
  36. 44.
    What's Gran Doing In The Delivery Room?07/13/2018
    34:10
  37. 45.
    Get Your Paws Off My Belly07/05/2018
    26:18
  38. 46.
    Shazam The Baby06/29/2018
    28:51
  39. 47.
    One In Business Class, All In Business Class06/22/2018
    32:26
  40. 48.
    Phones Down Kids, We're Going To A Music Festival06/15/2018
    28:05
  41. 49.
    There's A Man-Child In The Basement06/07/2018
    29:44
  42. 50.
    My Kid Pushed Yours And Now I'm In Prison06/01/2018
    28:44
  43. 51.
    'Birth Feels Great' And Other Lies05/24/2018
    24:49
  44. 52.
    My Nappy, My Choice05/18/2018
    28:48
  45. 53.
    Just Make A Thank You Video And Go To Bed05/10/2018
    29:37
  46. 54.
    You've Never Heard A Birth Story Like This05/04/2018
    31:59
  47. 55.
    Scummy Mummies And Scabby Daddies04/27/2018
    29:55
  48. 56.
    Forgetful Parents, Unite!04/20/2018
    27:59
  49. 57.
    You Can't Dodge Highway Births04/12/2018
    27:15
  50. 58.
    It's My Child And I'll Yell If I Want To04/06/2018
    29:24
  51. 59.
    If You Bribe Your Kids, Don't Be Stingy03/30/2018
    22:30
  52. 60.
    How To Brew A Millionaire Baby03/23/2018
    22:25
  53. 61.
    You Can't Buy Love With A Pricey Cot03/15/2018
    22:53
  54. 62.
    Stop, Rewind03/10/2018
    37:49
  55. 63.
    Grandma's Overfeeding The Kids03/08/2018
    27:51
  56. 64.
    Got Young Daughters? Ask Me Anything Is The Perfect Show For You...03/06/2018
    1:15
  57. 65.
    Does The Nanny Know Her Instagram Filters?03/01/2018
    29:44
  58. 66.
    Hand in Your Busy Badge02/22/2018
    48:09
  59. 67.
    Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, It Comes From ATMs02/15/2018
    37:44
  60. 68.
    The Nailed and Failed of Parenting: Part 202/10/2018
    18:02
  61. 69.
    How to Raise an Achtung Baby02/08/2018
    44:37
  62. 70.
    BONUS: The Nailed and Failed of Parenting02/03/2018
    17:13
  63. 71.
    Bribe Your Way to a Better Morning Routine02/01/2018
    42:06
  64. 72.
    The Carnivore’s Guide to Raising a Vegan01/25/2018
    37:59
  65. 73.
    Let’s Be Alert, Not Alarmed01/18/2018
    44:40
  66. 74.
    BEST OF TGM: The Bogan Baby Name Test01/11/2018
    25:55
  67. 75.
    BEST OF TGM: It's Totally Fine to Ditch Bath Time01/04/2018
    27:39
  68. 76.
    BEST OF TGM: The Neo-Peasants Gave Up Toilet Paper12/28/2017
    32:32
  69. 77.
    This Christmas, Shower Your Kids With Monkeys12/21/2017
    40:28
  70. 78.
    What’s Under Santa’s Beard12/14/2017
    38:42
  71. 79.
    Ho Ho Ho it's the Super Merry Festive Yuletide Christmas Special12/09/2017
    25:53
  72. 80.
    Paper G-Strings, Mouth Breathers and a Tree Change12/07/2017
    37:23
  73. 81.
    2017 in Review12/02/2017
    17:59
  74. 82.
    'Tis the Season to be Stingy11/30/2017
    34:56
  75. 83.
    Why is a Naked Lady Wrestling Santa?11/23/2017
    37:16
  76. 84.
    Just Let Your Kid be a Dinosaur at the Dentist11/18/2017
    35:35
  77. 85.
    Don’t Forget to Water Your Kid11/17/2017
    33:53
  78. 86.
    Don't Tell Mum the Babysitter's Asleep11/09/2017
    35:00
  79. 87.
    How To Toughen Up Your Toddler11/02/2017
    40:10
  80. 88.
    Halloween Just Got a Whole Lot Scarier10/26/2017
    35:15
  81. 89.
    Dads vs. The Internet10/19/2017
    39:29
  82. 90.
    What Really Goes On at Schoolies10/12/2017
    41:48
  83. 91.
    When Your Three Year Old Goes on a Boys' Trip10/06/2017
    42:17
  84. 92.
    Happy Birthday Son, I Bought You a Stripper09/28/2017
    41:02
  85. 93.
    Call Me Daddy09/21/2017
    31:13
  86. 94.
    Tell Your Daughter She Plays Like a Girl09/14/2017
    30:07
  87. 95.
    Family Dinner Problems: 101 Ways With Half-Thawed Mince09/07/2017
    39:07
  88. 96.
    Oops. I Raised a Boofhead08/31/2017
    36:21
  89. 97.
    The Lazy Parent's Guide to Book Week08/24/2017
    33:40
  90. 98.
    The Untimely End of Big Ted08/10/2017
    35:56
  91. 99.
    Go On, Just Tell Me My Baby is Ugly08/03/2017
    34:23
  92. 100.
    Please Don't Put Quinoa On The Kids' Menu07/27/2017
    31:56
  93. 101.
    Should We Stop Telling Girls They're "Beautiful"?07/20/2017
    32:56
  94. 102.
    Babies on Board and Breastfeeding in Bed07/13/2017
    29:43
  95. 103.
    When You're Going Round the Twist07/06/2017
    30:28
  96. 104.
    Screw the Minions. Let's Take the Kids to Watch Saw06/29/2017
    30:48
  97. 105.
    When Your Two-Year Old Catches Snakes06/22/2017
    30:34
  98. 106.
    Welcome to Baby Shamers Anonymous06/15/2017
    35:30
  99. 107.
    Salty Kids, Fierce Teens and Awesome Women06/08/2017
    38:42
  100. 108.
    French Kids Don’t Oui on the Floor06/02/2017
    34:28
  101. 109.
    It's All Fun And Games Until Kids Get Plastic Surgery05/26/2017
    26:01
  102. 110.
    Please Don't Name Your Baby 'Jakxxson'05/18/2017
    34:05
  103. 111.
    My Perfect Mother’s Day is One Without My Darling Children05/11/2017
    27:10
  104. 112.
    Little Girls Want to Wear Dinosaur Knickers Too05/04/2017
    36:53
  105. 113.
    Prank your Kids. Get YouTube Famous. Profit04/26/2017
    34:04
  106. 114.
    Even the Babies Are Sugar-Free Now04/20/2017
    43:10
  107. 115.
    Is it Really Easter if the Bunny Brings Carrots?04/13/2017
    36:06
  108. 116.
    Bribery Is Dead. Said No Parent Ever04/07/2017
    33:00
  109. 117.
    The Kids Are Drunk and The Baby's Getting a Massage03/30/2017
    39:05
  110. 118.
    You Can Run. But You Can't Hide03/23/2017
    35:45
  111. 119.
    Lock the Door, Leave Your Kids With Strangers, and Other Lessons for Working Parents03/16/2017
    37:42
  112. 120.
    The Pregasaurus Is The New Bridezilla03/09/2017
    27:32
  113. 121.
    I Gave Birth In A Ute And Now I'm Truly Aussie03/02/2017
    36:14
  114. 122.
    Getting Off The Grid: Meet the Neo-Peasant Parents02/23/2017
    32:25
  115. 123.
    Keep Your Filthy Smoker Hands Off My Baby02/16/2017
    38:39
  116. 124.
    The Terrifying Text Slang of Teens02/09/2017
    23:35
  117. 125.
    Over-Parenting, Lunchbox Politics and Fish Funerals.02/03/2017
    1:40:02
  118. 126.
    Best of: I Took Nits All The Way To Italy01/26/2017
    35:08
  119. 127.
    Best of: I Fed a Sugar Free Child all the Chocolate in the World01/19/2017
    34:46
  120. 128.
    Calling all mums...01/16/2017
    1:10
  121. 129.
    Best of: The Woman Who Gave Birth in Peak Hour Traffic01/13/2017
    37:04
  122. 130.
    Best Of: The Couple Who Retired In Their 30's01/05/2017
    23:44
  123. 131.
    The Road Trip Special12/29/2016
    34:40
  124. 132.
    The Brutal 2016 Report Card12/22/2016
    32:36
  125. 133.
    The Kids' Party For all the Uninvited Kids12/16/2016
    29:20
  126. 134.
    What's That Sound? A Million Bottles Being Fipped12/08/2016
    30:48
  127. 135.
    Crossfit For Kids is on the Naughty List12/02/2016
    30:50
  128. 136.
    Teaching Your Kids the Value of a Buck11/25/2016
    32:39
  129. 137.
    When You Decide to Move the Kids to Bali11/18/2016
    32:44
  130. 138.
    The Birth Guru Who Says Labour Doesn't Have to Hurt11/11/2016
    26:30
  131. 139.
    My 6-Year-Old Is Not Getting A Manicure11/03/2016
    23:55
  132. 140.
    The Mum Who Says Boo To Halloween Treats.10/27/2016
    23:58
  133. 141.
    Parenting is an Introvert's Worst Nightmare10/21/2016
    27:53
  134. 142.
    Birds Nest Parenting is the new trend for fractured families.10/13/2016
    27:37
  135. 143.
    How Young Is Too Young For Cosmetic Surgery?10/06/2016
    35:30
  136. 144.
    Twinning is Winning09/29/2016
    27:41
  137. 145.
    Parents Are Idiots. We Need Lessons09/23/2016
    29:15
  138. 146.
    I Don't Have Time To Hand-Make Presents For Your Baby.09/16/2016
    32:12
  139. 147.
    What happens when you leave your kids for Reality TV?09/08/2016
    36:37
  140. 148.
    Sexting, Chore Wars and Gender-Neutral Babies.09/01/2016
    36:44
  141. 149.
    The midwife who says all your elaborate birth plans are nonsense.08/26/2016
    46:17
  142. 150.
    What do you say to someone who's lost a baby?08/19/2016
    48:22
  143. 151.
    Let's Talk About (scheduling in) Sex08/11/2016
    42:23
  144. 152.
    I Took Nits All The Way To Italy08/04/2016
    32:59
  145. 153.
    The One With The School Principal.07/28/2016
    41:20
  146. 154.
    The Tree Change Dream07/22/2016
    45:04
  147. 155.
    What's Your Parenting Mantra?07/15/2016
    24:02
  148. 156.
    Play School is the Toughest Gig in TV07/08/2016
    25:17
  149. 157.
    The Uncool Parents' Guide to Teen Speak.07/01/2016
    31:22
  150. 158.
    BONUS: Meet Mr Maker - a rock star to people under three-feet tall.06/29/2016
    17:53
  151. 159.
    "It Ain’t a Kid's Party If Nobody’s Drunk."06/24/2016
    34:54
  152. 160.
    Party Bags Are Pointless.06/16/2016
    31:43
  153. 161.
    The Teenager Who Climbed Everest06/09/2016
    34:25
  154. 162.
    I bought a safe to lock my kids' devices in.06/02/2016
    34:29
  155. 163.
    The Mum Who Gave Birth In Peak Hour Traffic05/26/2016
    36:18
  156. 164.
    BONUS: The app that broke Mia Freedman's parenting rules.05/22/2016
    15:39
  157. 165.
    Birthing gowns, birthday gifts and the heartbreak of IVF.05/19/2016
    36:11
  158. 166.
    I Hosted The Logies And My Kids Don't Care.05/12/2016
    32:43
  159. 167.
    Never trust a parent with a clean car.05/06/2016
    31:25
  160. 168.
    The Most Honest Midwife You've Ever Met04/29/2016
    40:32
  161. 169.
    The Parents Who Quit and Moved to Mexico04/21/2016
    37:44
  162. 170.
    Things Only People Without Kids Say04/14/2016
    33:44
  163. 171.
    Why Do Smart People Make Dumb Parents?04/07/2016
    30:23
  164. 172.
    I Don't Want Your Kids At My Wedding.03/31/2016
    29:58
  165. 173.
    The Couple Who Retired In Their 30's.03/24/2016
    32:01
  166. 174.
    Parenting Has Made Me Gross03/17/2016
    36:31
  167. 175.
    The Suddenly Single Mum03/10/2016
    30:02
  168. 176.
    The Wet Towel Scourge is Real.03/03/2016
    37:17
  169. 177.
    I Fed a Sugar-Free Child All The Cake in the World.02/25/2016
    32:46
  170. 178.
    When Daddy Goes to Prison.02/18/2016
    31:58
  171. 179.
    I'm About to Have a Baby and I'm Shit Scared.02/10/2016
    31:08
  172. 180.
    The Parents Who Refuse to Volunteer at School02/03/2016
    33:50
  173. 181.
    Dear Parents; You're Doing It Wrong.01/27/2016
    36:03
  174. 182.
    BONUS: Frazzled: Ruby Wax On How To Be Less Of A Mess.01/07/2016
    12:59
  175. 183.
    When Your Child Gives You A Performance Review.12/17/2015
    40:30
  176. 184.
    Bonus Episode: Yes, mums try to pick up Jimmy Giggle at his concerts.12/11/2015
    20:56
  177. 185.
    The Christmas Present Your Kid's Teacher Doesn't Want.12/10/2015
    34:15
  178. 186.
    The Christmas Card Complex.12/03/2015
    32:38
  179. 187.
    No Sparkly Shoes. No High-Vis Vests.11/26/2015
    35:29
  180. 188.
    The Unplugged Holiday11/19/2015
    36:59
  181. 189.
    Won't someone think of the children?11/12/2015
    31:51
  182. 190.
    The Dad Who Ruined It For Everyone.11/05/2015
    29:41
  183. 191.
    Parents That Go To Schoolies10/29/2015
    32:50
  184. 192.
    I Happen To Like Halloween10/22/2015
    37:47
  185. 193.
    Daddo Has A Midlife Crisis10/16/2015
    37:12
  186. 194.
    The Doll That Stopped A Nation10/08/2015
    33:07
  187. 195.
    The Door Is Locked. The Tissues Are Missing.10/01/2015
    29:46
  188. 196.
    In Praise Of The #CrapHousewife09/25/2015
    37:10
  189. 197.
    No Junk Food. No TV. Yeah, Right.09/17/2015
    29:30
  190. 198.
    Fear And Loathing In The Lunchbox09/10/2015
    29:34
  191. 199.
    School Fundraising Is Hell09/03/2015
    29:13
  192. 200.
    Let's Talk (To The Kids) About Sex08/28/2015
    36:44

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