Big Kids: These Are The Things Getting Us Through

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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? 


To all our wonderful listeners who contributed to today's episode! 


You can listen to The Quicky's two-part investigation on how COVID has impacted kids and parents wherever you get your podcasts.


Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

Guest: Rachel Samson

Producer: Mikayla Floriano 


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