Tag: Parenting

Real motherhood stories

Real stories of motherhood: The years are short

Real stories of motherhood is all about the ups and downs of being a mum. This month Katy Dodds shares her advice when you find yourself wishing it would all …

Centrelink Services, Centrelink parenting payments

Centrelink Services for Mums Leaving Their Partners – What You’re Entitled To

Leaving a relationship is an incredibly difficult thing to do, particularly when babies and young children are involved. What are your entitlements as a parent if you separate from your …

Survive winter weekend sport

How to survive winter weekend sports

The winter sports season is fast approaching and whilst the kids might be totally pumped, we know you’re dreading the early mornings in freezing temps. The difference between enjoying yourself …

Child support

Parents avoiding child support payments unable to travel

More than 350 parents with outstanding child support payments have been stopped at international airports and sea ports to pay their debts. Minister of Human Services, Michael Keenan said the …

Nappy consent

Should we be asking babies for consent before changing their nappy?

Anyone who has spent any time with children will know that the word “no” is a highly overused staple of the toddler vocabulary. So when author and educator, Deanne Carson, …

becoming a mother

Becoming a Mother

Before children, we feel like we have the world at our feet, hopes and dreams, interests and goals, our own identities. We have a fantasy in mind about becoming a …

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 …

Right age kids sleepover

What is the right age for kids to have sleepovers?

It’s a hot topic around the mum water cooler – what is the right age for kids to be ready have a sleepover? Baby Hints and Tips spoke with Psychologist, …

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.

Educational resources for kids

Educational resources to try at home

The school year has well and truly started and homework is back on the menu. We thought we would share some of the fabulous educational resources we have discovered that …

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?

Toilet training

5 Toilet training survival tips from a mum who has been there

Toilet training is one of the holy grails of parenting. You can’t wait for the day when you can ditch the nappies and transform your life (to one of ALWAYS …

Digital blackout

Kids and technology: should you try a technology blackout?

Normally I don’t freak out too much about kids and technology. I am a believer in all things in moderation and my kids have a good balance of outdoors play, …

Fat or pregnant

Don’t ask me if I’m pregnant

If you find yourself wondering if someone is fat or pregnant, do them a favour and keep your curiosity to yourself. There’s no polite way to ask – if they want you to know, they’ll tell you!

Tricky people stranger danger

Teaching your kids about tricky people and how to deal with them

While stranger danger was drilled into you as a child, parents are now encouraged to teach their kids about tricky people and how to deal with them.

Day care returning to work

How to prepare for day care when you are returning to work

Your maternity leave has ticked by and it’s almost time for you to head back to work and for baby to start day care. A new stage of life for …

Toddler Childcare Rooms - What Mums Must Know Before Sending Their 18 month to 3 year old to Daycare

Toddler Daycare Room – Childcare Guide For 18 Months to 3 Years

It’s time… your little one is ready to enter the toddler daycare room and start some new relationships outside the family. It’s a big step for your toddler and for …

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Dear new mums

Dear new mums

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

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.

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

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

Risk-taking … what do the experts say?

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.

Empathy: growing children who care

Empathy: growing children who care

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

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

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