Tag: Parenting

Facebook ... we need a break

Facebook … we need a break

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

I love mother's group

I love mother’s group

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

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!

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

my super nanny

My Super Nanny to the rescue

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

Fostering makes sense

Fostering makes sense

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

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

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

5 Awesome Parenting Hacks You Need Right Now!

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

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

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

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

Study Advice For Stay At Home Mums

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

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

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

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.

cleaning for the lazy mum

The lazy mum’s cleaning guide

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

The Book

“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…”

Livin’ La Baby Loca

By Lou Kenny It’s a well-established fact amongst people who know me that I am an idiot. One of my greatest hits was the situation now formally known as “Milk …

Making the decision to have only one child

Q&A: My husband (38) and I (33) are having mixed feelings about having a second child, our first is 2.5 and we know we do a great job with him but at times struggle.

SAHM fantasy meets reality featured

When SAHM fantasy meets reality

Lou shares what happens when pregnant fantasies meet parenting realities.

Avoiding photos with your children due to self image issues

Q&A: Do you avoid photos with your children because your body/look isn’t everything you want it to be?

Age Gaps between first and second child

Q&A: What age gaps do you have between your first and second child? What positives did you find with the gap, and what challenges did you have?

Circumcision Custom

Circumcision Details

Q&A: Parents share their advice and thoughts on deciding should I circumcise my baby

circumcision in older babies

Circumcision in an older infant

Q&A: Parents share their experience with circumcision in older infants.

Top Tips for Summer Safety

As a paediatric emergency nurse and mother of two, I know each season brings its own set of issues. In summer, it’s the outdoor stuff — from grazed knees and sunburn to drowning tragedies. Being aware of the most common sticky situations kids get themselves into and staying calm and knowing what to do if things go wrong is the key to surviving summer.

christmas tips

5 Hacks For Surviving Christmas!

“I have found, over several years and many family festive seasons, that the best way to get through Christmas is to just accept it for what it is (and for what it is not)”. Here are five tips to help you not only survive, but enjoy one of a parent’s most stressful days of the year.

Coping with an older baby

How have you coped with your baby in the later months, after the newborn stage has passed and your partner (and possibly you) are back at work? Do you sometimes feel like your in a rut and what have you done to overcome these feelings?

{Expert tips} Baby-sitting clubs

Do you find that it is difficult to find someone you trust to look after your children? Do you feel guilty asking friends or relatives to baby-sit? Do you feel you often need to pay for a baby-sitter? A baby-sitting club is the ideal way to solve some of these issues.

4 of the best things about being a Dad

“So, having a child changes your life, that’s a given. There’s plenty of lists out there with the same heartwarming messages and extreme focus on how your life will never be the same. My experience was great, parenting has been so much easier than expected and it’s come with some awesome perks that I don’t really see mentioned anywhere…”