Tag: Parenting

Not Returning To Work: It’s Okay to Miss Your Career Without Wanting it Back.

27.09.2017  

As far as life lessons go, this has been one of my biggest so far… It’s possible to miss something without wanting it back. It can apply to just about …

Why We Should Ask Mums R U OK?

13.09.2017  

As a first-time mum, I was excitedly anticipating the birth of my first child. An experience dreams were made of. I had read the books, Googled the articles, and chatted …

Expectations on children to show affection in public - is it okay?

Expectations on children to show affection in public

08.02.2017  

Its tricky navigating social niceties. Lou speaks out about placing expectations on children to show affection to people they may not feel comfortable around.

Bath time - 10 ways to make it more fun

Bath time – 10 ways to make it more fun

08.02.2017  

Refreshing ideas for the bath … who would have thought of glow sticks …

Top tips for Kindness Elves: don't put them away after Xmas

Top tips for Kindness Elves: don’t put them away after Xmas

30.01.2017  

The Kindness Elves don’t need to be put away after Xmas. These little cuties can help you teach your kids about random acts of kindness anytime of the year.

Great Dad? Stop congratulating my husband for parenting

Great Dad? Stop congratulating my husband for parenting

29.01.2017  

This blogger doesn’t tread lightly when she discusses what makes a great Dad.

Dear new mums

Dear new mums

06.11.2016  

A letter (to all new mums) straight from the heart.

unwanted parenting advice

Advice Schmadvice

24.09.2016  

Three questions to ask before giving out Mummy advice.

Time - wasting and wanting

Time – wasting & wanting

15.09.2016  

Feeling time poor? Good news, you are bound to feel better knowing that your busy day didn’t involve stepping in dog poo, going braless and crying in the office toilet.

Getting to the bottom (or top) of risk-taking

Getting to the bottom (or top) of risk-taking

13.09.2016  

Risk-taking … what do the experts say?

Parenting styles: no more metaphors

Parenting styles: no more metaphors

09.09.2016  

Enough with the parenting style metaphors. There are no neat boxes that we, or our children fit into. Join Lou for her insightful review on the latest offering to hit the shelves.

Empathy: growing children who care

Empathy: growing children who care

04.09.2016  

Ever wondered how you can foster caring in your child? Your behaviour is likely to have an impact.

Facebook ... we need a break

Facebook … we need a break

21.07.2016  

Need a reason to break up with Facebook? Read on.

I love mother's group

I love mother’s group

10.07.2016  

Contemplating joining a local mother’s group? This article offers five good reasons to take the plunge.

Sex education for kids

Sex education for kids

03.07.2016  

Sex education is not something to be avoided. Find out how to be prepared, and get the conversation started.

New friendships, no thanks!

New friendships, no thanks!

24.06.2016  

Want to laugh out loud? Lou’s friendship dilemma is a must-read.

my super nanny

My Super Nanny to the rescue

09.06.2016  

Find out why My Super Nanny is the cupid of childcare.

Fostering makes sense

Fostering makes sense

26.04.2016  

Fostering – a personal story on why fostering is the ultimate community service that is rewarding for the whole family.

Cot to a bed: do's and don'ts

Cot to a bed: do’s and don’ts

24.04.2016  

Its a big milestone when your child starts sleeping in a bed. This article is a must read for those who want to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Working away: tips to survive missing your kids

Working away: tips to survive missing your kids

18.02.2016  

Find practical tips that help you keep connected to your kids when you work away.

5 Awesome Parenting Hacks You Need Right Now!

14.01.2016  

Parenting hacks you need to know NOW. Tips to make your life a little easier from toilet training to hungry baby

5 tips for raising an emotional child

16.11.2015  

5 tips for raising an emotional child. Every child is different and we need to consider their individual needs to help develop articulate and capable adults

Young mum judgement

12.08.2015  

Q&A: I’m 23 and I have two kids. I’m married to their father but I find myself avoiding telling people that I’m a mum because of all the judgement. Has anyone else experienced young mum judgement? Sometimes I just don’t know what to say to people’s rude comments.

Struggling mum: overcoming feelings of loneliness and isolation after baby arrives

25.06.2015  

Q&A: How did people overcome the loneliness and isolation?

Study Advice For Stay At Home Mums

21.06.2015  

Q&A: Advice from other mums who choose to study from home, did you find it was too much or is it possible?

Motherly instincts

25.03.2015  

Q&A: I’m starting to get very excited but mostly scared and nervous because I’m young. I’ve been told you get motherly instincts when you become a mum, but I can’t seem to feel better. Just wondering if other ftm have experienced this? And did it get better?

we are all parents

We are all parents

08.02.2015  

It doesn’t matter what type of parents we are! What is more important is that we all put our kids first. By Sarah Pearce When I had my first son, I …

PND silver lining

PND: The Silver Lining

24.11.2014  

Post-natal depression (PND) is a black cloud that smoothers those parents that suffer from it. But Natasha found that those clouds also have a silver lining.

clean house

The lazy mum’s cleaning guide

16.09.2014  

Behing Lou’s Martha Stewart-esque exterior is a secret aversion to housework. Find out how she fools the masses.

The Book

17.08.2014  

“I remember vividly being pregnant with my first child and wandering through a bookshop looking for some special books to add to my baby’s room.  It was here that I stumbled across my first ‘baby routine’ bestseller.  As I flicked through the pages, I decided it couldn’t hurt to take it home and educate myself on ways to make the transition to motherhood as smooth as possible…”

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