This Glorious Mess
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Even the Babies Are Sugar-Free Now.
4 days ago
Should babies go sugar-free? There’s a new cookbook that says yes, but not everyone agrees with putting bubs on a diet, because rolly babies are the cutest, right? How do kids from the bush go to school where there isn't one? We find out about the governesses who fly in like Mary Poppins to educate children in outback Australia. Jay Laga'aia shares his tricks for getting kids to help out and how he shames them into cleaning their rooms. Plus, a listener wants to know, how do you parent a toddler and a teen? With eight kids aged from 7 to 33, Jay has a few ideas.
Your hosts were Holly Wainwright and Jay Laga'aia
With thanks to Paula Heelan, Author of Outback Governesses
Andrew Daddo returns next week!
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This show was produced by Rachel Wagner.
EP of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley.
And head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright