(Birthday) cards on the table - the Gotta Be Done girls do not mind a bit of mess. But do Mary and Kate draw the line at Omelette?

From managing kitchen chaos (and potential hangriness) and 10,000 hours to perfect egg-cracking, to the Bluey-Brene imperative to own your mistakes, and the dubious delights of breakfast in bed - it's triggering stuff for our two (likely hangry) hosts.   

So as Bingo covers herself in egg, does Chilli cover herself in glory? Either way, as usual, it's a cracker! 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Gotta Be Done is BACK baby (hello 2022!), and Kate and Mary are settling in for their LONGEST-EVER RECAP. How can they justify more time on Promises than even Sleepytime scored? The answer's in the library... 

Strap yourself in for the trouble with trampoleneums, when bribes become promises, Meryl Streep toddlers, and the most over-analysed two-sentence cameos in the history of entertainment. We promise!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

So 26 episodes of Bluey S3 are now out in the ABC iView wilds - where did those weeks go??

Anyway, five minutes ago when they'd just started dropping, Mary snuck in a quick chat with Chilli herself Melanie Zanetti!

The Brisbane star had plenty to share about her frenetic year of recording Bluey everywhere from LA to Florence, in between filming romance and horror and even saving the planet!  Also, what might be the perfect way for Bandit and Chilli's voices to finally meet for real life?!

Thanks Melanie Zanetti for jumping back in the wagon, and enjoy your Aussie Christmas break!

(Gotta Be Done is also taking a break for Christmas and we'll be back in the (happy!) new year.

Huge thanks to every one of you beautiful folks who been along for the (hell) ride that was 2021. Hope Bluey has saved you when you needed.) 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Gotta Be Done is back to recaps, and they're not crying, you're crying. (Clearly everyone is crying.)

Bedroom seems to answer some longstanding Blueyverse questions (or does it, Grandpa Bob wherever you are?) and has Kate and Mary wondering how many babies is the right number (and also, why cots have teeth marks?)

Plus the importance of persisting with drawing for successful communication, and how to respond to late night requests/ demands/ hostage situations. 

Bags not!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Did you know that when Ludo Studio was developing early Bluey episodes, the animatics featured Darren Hanlon songs as holding scores?

Gotta Be Done has never seen them (ahem, we'd love to!) but now Gympie's favourite folk troubadour has an official Bluey gig too - as the Alt Energy Dog in S3 episode Sheep Dog! 

Darren joins Mary in the Gotta Be Done wagon to talk Queensland's biggest cultural exports, little people's favourite songs, his love of Dave McCormack's band Custard, and how his guest role is already delivering playground cred.

Also sneaking in are just a few hints of Darren's gorgeous tunes, including House, We All Cope in Different Ways, All These Things, Folk Insomnia, and Lapsed Catholic.  

Darren had a chat just before he launched his national tour, and ahead of his new album next year - thanks Daz! 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

December 3, 2021

BONUS EP (aka It‘s DAD!!)

New Bluey means Gotta Be Done has new excuses to sneak behind the scenes - and finally, Kate and Mary have bumped into Bandit/ Dave McCormack!

This frenetic chat reveals that Dave has now been part of 153 episodes of Bluey (and is still recording as Season 3 hits our screens!), that Sydney's lockdown had him deeply considering a mullet, and that he still doesn't consider himself a real actor. (Would a Logie just for his Unicorse performance change his mind??)

Also, what do Dave McCormack and Bandit actually have in common? And maybe the biggest question of all, who is Dave's favourite character?!  

It's DAD!!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Gotta Be Done gets recapping this Father's Day Bluey - better late than never, and better done than perfect, right??

Kate and Mary talk preschooler drawing persistence, and what press-ganging your little people into card production actually delivers. 

Also, do the girls have enough Indy smarts to sustain this podcast? (Mary's assertion that the boulder scene is from Temple of Doom suggests not. Um, the game is literally called Raiders.) No ticket! 

What Gotta Be Done does have: SO MUCH excitement for Bluey Season 3. Hooray! 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

It's been a long time between episodes/Stumpfest juices for Gotta Be Done, but with Bluey Season 3 right on our doorstep* - of course Kate and Mary are here to play! 

Yep, there's 25 new episodes of Bluey hitting ABC TV from Monday 22 November, and the self-confessed superfans are here to tell you what they know about them. Well, what they think they know/ are able to tell you without breaking any contractual commitments. Ooooh!

Plus the new Sleepytime book and celebrity readings, Joe Brumm's favourite Bluey episode, and new toys just in time for... eeeep, don't say it until the girls get their hands on Bluey Advent calendars!

Also, it's a chance to reflect on what nearly three years of talking Bluey has taught them. (Mainly, that very first lesson from Bike - it's going to take a lot of getting back on.) 

So strap yourselves in kids, THEY'RE BACK BABY! 

*Specifically, Australia's doorstep - sorry rest of the world, don't know when you're getting new episodes, but hope it's really soon!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

We're back in the wagon (and still in lockdown!), but a couple of sunshiny guests are just what Mary and Kate ordered to brighten things up! 

This special episode welcomes fellow Bluey podcasters Lou Bromley and Justin Rouillon from Bluey's Brisbane - the podcast that shows off for real life Brisbane, and all the hangouts of our favourite Heelers! 

From road trips and live music haunts back when we were cool, to all our the hopes and dreams for Father's Day's Perfect episode, and S3 after that.

Oh, and strap yourselves in kids - when Bluey podcasts combine, we talk a lot! 

(We love Justin and Lou, and they've got a great back catalogue of fun eps focused on different Brisbane suburbs, plus interviews with Joe Brumm, Joff Bush, Dave McCormack, Dan Brumm and more. So dive in and binge the Bluey love - and don't forget to follow Bluey's Brisbane on Facebook and Insta too!) 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Baby Race takes Gotta Be Done back to those early days of parenting - and wow, IT IS A LOT. 

Kate and Mary talk milestones, leaps, and Mercury retrogrades - is this stuff all deliberately confusing? And when are we meant to put honey on dummies/ peanut butter on spoons/ oil on knees??

Plus why Leigh Sales was the perfect person to be Coco's Mum, whether parenting/life has to mean uncertainty, and what's on the top of the Bach Spotify pops. 

Meanwhile, our little baby podcast has hit a terrifying milestone - we've recapped every single episode of Bluey! We're toddling off for a break/ being invisible, but don't panic, we'll be back!

In the meantime... you're doing great. 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

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