Author: Louise Lavery

Louise Lavery

About the Author:

Louise Lavery is a writer, a renegade, a mother and a ridiculous human. She's an online editor, print editor, writer for small business, young adult novelist, social media manager, academic and completely terrified of balloons. It just always feels like they're about to pop and give you a little fright, you know? You can find her all over the internet just doing her thing, or at her website here and at Families Magazine.
Baby apps

Baby apps designed to make your parenting life easier

We live in an app-driven society. There are apps for transport, food delivery, dating and menial tasks around the home. So why shouldn’t there also be baby apps, designed for …

Attachment parenting

What is attachment parenting and is it for you?

“Attachment Parenting” has been a buzz word in parenting circles for a while now. But what is it exactly? Here’s a guide to what’s involved and the thinking behind the concept.

hair loss after baby

Hair loss after baby – is it normal?

Many women experience luscious hair growth during pregnancy. It’s thicker, it’s more voluminous, it holds length and it shines like something out of a glossy Pantene commercial. However, after bub …

Mum guilt

Am I A Terrible Mum?

It’s a question that’s kept many a mum up at night. But are you really a terrible mum? How would you know? And what would you about it?

Baby Blues

Baby Blues – Identifying warning signs of post-natal depression

(Medical disclaimer: Tips provided need to be considered in conjunction with medical advice. For immediate concerns, please contact HealthDirect (Australia wide) ph 1800 022 222 – to talk to a registered nurse …

Parents Rejoice! Organised Baby Formula Ring WIPED OUT In Melbourne!

Long-suffering parents are celebrating the dismantling of a baby formula ring in Melbourne. What is a Baby Formula Ring and will your home town be next?

Victorian Anti-Vaxxers to be forced out of childcare centres

Victorian Anti-Vaxxers are kicked to the curb as the Victorian government tightens childcare enrolments. Will this impact you?

Three things I wish someone had told me in that first year

First year with baby – 3 things I wish I knew

Find solace with three simple tips to get you through the first year with baby.

More baby change facilities please

More baby change facilities please

Stand up for more baby change facilties.

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

Expectations on children to show affection in public

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

Great Dad? Stop congratulating my husband for parenting

Great Dad? Stop congratulating my husband for parenting

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

How to have a fun New Year's Eve as a parent

How to have a fun New Year’s Eve as a parent

Mix it up this New Year’s Eve. Three tips to guarantee fun for you and the kids (or at the very least give you a laugh).

How to host the perfect Christmas lunch

How to host the Perfect Christmas Lunch – Easy, Affordable Ho Ho Ho Hacks!

Need to find some perspective in your festive preparations? Read on for a funny take on how to host the perfect Xmas lunch or dinner.

Budget Christmas presents

Cheap Christmas Presents Hacks!

Christmas shopping already getting you down? Get back on track with funny hints for cheap Christmas presents.

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

Take a light-hearted approach to packing your hospital bag.

Childbirth & going with the flow

Going with the flow – tips for pregnancy and childbirth

For one mumma, going with the flow meant shrugging off mean comments about her size during pregnancy and appreciating that a natural birth isn’t always possible.

Bikini line challenges

Bikini line challenges

When you get no warning you are about to have a baby, what do you think about? For Lou it was her bikini line that was lets just say a little overgrown.

Family outing

Family outing – is there merit in planning the day?

Are your family outings planned? Don’t worry if yours isn’t, it can open the door to lighthearted fun including dinosaur milkshakes and tickling strangers.

Antenatal class 101

Antenatal class 101

‘Open cervix, open mind’ … it’s all in Antenatal Class 101.

Childcare calamity

Childcare calamity

Ever had a childcare calamity? Lou makes a desperate plea to save her from being ‘that mother’ at childcare.

unwanted parenting advice

Advice Schmadvice

Three questions to ask before giving out Mummy advice.

Time - wasting and wanting

Time – wasting & wanting

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.

Parenting styles: no more metaphors

Parenting styles: no more metaphors

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.

Passive aggression: survival tips for mothers

Passive aggression: survival tips for mothers

Lou hits the spot again. This time she takes on the passive aggressives who undermine parent’s self-belief.

keeping the spark alive

Keeping the spark alive

Keeping the spark alive – a witty look at the unrealistic suggestions on how to keep your relationship alive once you have children and a few more achievable ideas

Driving me crazy

Driving me crazy

Driving with a toddler? Don’t feel bad if car journeys drive you crazy. You’re not alone.

Parenting: did I miss a class?

Parenting: did I miss a class?

Lou reminds us that we all bring different parenting styles to the table, and that’s absolutely okay.

Co-Sleeping? More like co-partying!

Co-Sleeping? More like co-partying!

Need a judgement free zone on co-sleeping? Read on for Lou’s hilarious take on this topic.

Toddler tantrums for the time-poor parent

Toddler tantrums for the time-poor parent

Toddler tantrums for the time-poor parent. A humorous blog with ideas on monopolising tantrums to your advantage. Yes tantrums may have a positive.

Facebook ... we need a break

Facebook … we need a break

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

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