The Village Has Nits
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
5d ago
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 essen ..read more
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How Early Is Too Early To Join A Daycare Waitlist?
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
1w ago
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 ..read more
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Do You Still Shower With Your Kids?
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
2w ago
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 ..read more
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The Mothers Groups Helping With Cost Of Living
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
3w ago
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 b ..read more
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“Every Month Feels Like A Year” The Mental Toll Of IVF
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
1M ago
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 ..read more
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‘Banned Phrases’ We‘ve Definitely Been Saying
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
1M ago
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 t ..read more
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Is Competition The Secret To Parenting Success?
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
1M ago
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 Te ..read more
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Sterilisation vs Vasectomy: Whose Job Is It?
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
2M ago
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 ..read more
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The News Is Terrible, Here Is How We’re Talking To Our Kids
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
2M ago
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 14 Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 1800RESPECT  1800 737 732 THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia We’ve compiled all the best resources for new mums in a free news ..read more
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“I Would Never Let My Kids Do What I Did Growing Up”
This Glorious Mess
by Mamamia Podcasts
2M ago
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 i ..read more
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