Category : Parenting

The Perfect Kids Party in 5 Steps

The Perfect Kids Party in 5 Steps

There is a new piece going around at the moment, championing the fact that we only have 18 summers with our children. 18. It doesn’t seem like a lot when you compare it to the average life expectancy. So we should make the most of it when we can, from spontaneous picnics to throwing ultra-fun birthday parties. Here are some things you can do to give your little ones (and you) some memories that wiRead more...
Helping Your Child Manage Stress During Exam Period

Helping Your Child Manage Stress During Exam Period

School is getting harder and harder for kids and the amount of stress that they’re under is getting out of control. Recently, there has been a lot of debate about whether we’re putting too much on them, particularly when it comes to exams. Kids are doing exams at a younger age than ever before and they’re being pressured by teachers to get good grades because the teachers are under scrutiny themseRead more...
How To Help A Child Who’s Struggling At School

How To Help A Child Who’s Struggling At School

As a parent, you want to ensure that your child gets the best education possible, which is why you most probably spent months confused about which school you should send them to. Education is the key to success in life, which is why it’s natural to want your child to get the first-rate education that they deserve. When you hear from your child’s teacher that actually they’re not doing too wellRead more...
Tough Decisions Parents Have To Make While Pregnant

Tough Decisions Parents Have To Make While Pregnant

Congratulations on learning that you are pregnant! There are so many emotions running through your body that it’s difficult to take stock. Plus, there are countless decisions to make, too. Are you going to find out about the sex? What names do you like and don’t like? Is this parenting lark as difficult as it seems, or will my child be a piece of cake? (Sorry, but the answer to the last one is alwRead more...
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...