Category : Parenting

Keeping It Clean: Managing The Mess Of Parenthood

Keeping It Clean: Managing The Mess Of Parenthood

Being a parent is always a messy job. No matter how well-behaved your child, there will always be some sort of clean up at the end of the day, and every mom and dad will know this frustration well. Of course, while having a little one is dirty business, most people will still care about the way they look, feel, and, most importantly, smell, making keeping it clean a priority in a lot of homes. To Read more...
It's Never Too Early To Start Thinking About...

It's Never Too Early To Start Thinking About...

It’s an odd paradox that the workplace seems so reticent to take on and take back new mothers to the fold after maternity leave. Especially when you consider that by definition a new mother is amongst the most multi skilled and conscientious people on the planet, with time management skills that would make even the busiest of CEOs blush. She has just spent the formative months of her child’s life Read more...
Cutie Crawlers: A Baby Proofed Home For Mobile Kid

Cutie Crawlers: A Baby Proofed Home For Mobile Kid

cover Image If you think babies are hard work, wait until they can crawl. Sure, the crying and constant need for attention isn’t a walk in the park, but neither is following their every move! Once they start to crawl, you can’t let them out of your sight for a moment. When you do, they will be able to do something silly like putting a metal spoon in the toaster. Do they not care about their heRead more...
Essential Tips For Planning A Kid's Birthday Party

Essential Tips For Planning A Kid's Birthday Party

Birthday parties might not seem that important as you get older, but they mean the world to kids. Every parent wants their child’s birthday party to be a happy and memorable day, but it’s not always easy to pull it off. The party planning process gets easier every year, but to get you off on the right foot - here are some essential tips for planning a kid’s birthday party. Cover Image: Pexels GeRead more...
The Guide To Safeguarding Your Child's Health

The Guide To Safeguarding Your Child's Health

There are so many things you have to think about as a new mum. Of course, half of the worries are hypotheticals that’ll never happen, but it’s hard to rationalise anything when your maternal instincts are so strong. You just want to do everything you can to guide this beautiful new life through the difficult maze that is the big, wide world. If you’re still struggling, however, to keep on top of eRead more...
Stressed Out? It's Time To Call A Babysitter!

Stressed Out? It's Time To Call A Babysitter!

Parenting is really, really hard work and if your kid, or kids, are happy, healthy and staring forward at a bright future, you can certainly be proud of your efforts so far. Unfortunately, the role of a parent never ends no matter if your child is four-years-old, or forty-four! You children will always need your advice, from help with their homework to advice on their first mortgage. You'll alwaysRead more...
Who to call if your baby is sick overnight

Who to call if your baby is sick overnight

Being a parent can be lonely, things happen that can make you question how much you really don't know in the world.  When your baby is sick over night and you run out of ideas on how to help your little bundle, it's one of the things that can make you feel completely helpless. In Australia we are so lucky to have a great healthcare system and a bunch of options who are there to support us if weRead more...
Sitting on the facebook parent panel

Sitting on the facebook parent panel

Yesterday I was honoured to sit on a panel at Facebook HQ in Sydney as a parent for a meet the parents session around how we steal moments of time. Wowee!  I'm excited about it for three reasons.... It got me out of the house - alone - and for 1/2 a day I got to feel like my pre baby self. So much freedom! I got to wear an outfit that I didn't have to consider chasing a dirty toddler in. Read more...
How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

You have never been so tired in your life, you have a little person that insists on being attached to you every hour of the day and this little person while extremely adorable can be rather demanding, wanting to be either fed or changed on a constant basis. For some Mum’s it can feel like ground hog day and your motivation to do anything that involves physical exertion has now diminished to a nRead more...
Your babies first year - tips, development & milestones

Your babies first year - tips, development & milestones

Congratulations!  You're a mum! Your baby is no doubt the cutest thing ever and you are about to embark on the biggest and greatest adventure of all time. They say when a baby is born, so is a mum (& dad).  Thankfully there is SO much information around to help and guide us as new parents.  Sometimes too much!  Sometimes it's important to pop your phone down and just trust your gut and be wRead more...
12 month baby milestones and development

12 month baby milestones and development

You made it Mama! You survived the first year with your little one, and came out on the other side with only minor injuries...congrats! By now your child is sleeping way more than 2 hours at a time (thank goodness!), so you’re starting to feel like a human being once again! With that said, during the hours your little one is awake, they are a going concern! Your baby will most likely be takiRead more...
A letter to a tiny person on their first day here

A letter to a tiny person on their first day here

Wise words from a kid to your brand new baby! So much for our tiny babies to learn, to discover, to live.  Congratulations on your new arrival and enjoy every bit of your amazing journey as you teach your children about this wonderful and crazy world we live in. Worth a watch! You're awake, you're awesome, Live Like it!   Kid President: There's a lot that the kids need to kRead more...