Tag: Relationships

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 …

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 …

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 …

Relationship problems after having baby, newborn baby stress

Relationship Problems After Having A Baby – Expert Advice

A newborn baby may do nothing but eat, sleep and poop all day but, the undivided attention and care they need can certainly put a relationship to the test, causing …

I quit parenting

Quit parenting … I did

In a parenting rut? Maybe its time to focus on the relationship not the task of parenting.

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

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.

Attachment - relationship, not rules

Attachment parenting vs attachment theory

An insightful overview of attachment theory versus attachment parenting in theory and practice.

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.

relationship problems after having kids

Relationship problems after having kids

My husband and I have been together for 12 years, and recently welcomed a beautiful baby boy but now having relationship problems after having kids. The past few weeks we …

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.

Ins and outs of infertility

Ins and outs of infertility

Infertility shouldn’t be a taboo subject. Sarah shares her personal story and tips on infertility.

7 ways to nurture your relationship

Nurture your relationship. We have 7 ways to help you focus on your relationship when you have kids. A healthy, stable relationship needs continual work.

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Returning to work with a fly in fly out partner

My question is for the FIFO partners out there. Did you go back to work part time or full time? How old was bub and did you find it ok?

Keeping Sick Family Away From Your Newborn

Q&A: How do you politely encourage friends and family with sick children to stay away from you and your newborn?

Pregnancy Weight Gain Comments

Q&A: Any suggestions for pregnant mums who continue to have negative comments made to them about their weight gain.

Close friend/family has the same name choice for baby

Q&A: This might seem trivial, but what have other parents done when someone close to you (practically family) has chosen the same name for their bub as you? Have you still named your child the same name or what did you do?

Dealing with fear of intimacy after childbirth

Q&A: Once you’re given the all clear from the doctor how long did it take you to get over the fear of it hurting during intercourse? And did anything help you?

Being intimate when you have a newborn

Q&A: I am really struggling to be intimate with my OH now I’m a Mum. I still think he is amazing & nothing about him has changed, it’s how I see myself. I don’t see my body as sexual now even though I know my partner sees me that way. How can I overcome this?

loss of libido after kids

Loss of Libido After Baby

Tips for boosting your sex drive. If you are one of thousands of women across the country who feels their mojo just isn’t what it used to be ‘pre-kids’, you’ll love this simple, sensible advice from Baby Hints & Tips resident GP, Melissa Homewood.

Boosting Sex Drive in Pregnancy

Does anyone have any tips for boosting sex drive while pregnant?

Approaching family members who are smokers

Q&A: I’m due to have my baby anyday now and my husband and his immediate family are all smokers, and I’m nervous having to expose my baby to this when they will want to cuddle him after smoking.

Surprise pregnancy after cheating support

Q&A: I’m 18 weeks + 3days pregnant due on 14 Nov. My Bf and I have been trying for over 2 years, on the 15th of Feb I slept with a different guy but we used protection.

Miscarriage – What did friends/family do that helped?

Q&A: What did family/friends do that helped? Was there anything that didn’t help or made you feel worse?

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Abortion after Relationship Breakdown

I have just come out of a relationship two weeks ago. I already have a three year old to a different guy whom I was with for five years. This recent relationship only lasted 6 months. I’ve just taken two positive pregnancy tests. I’m unsure as what to do.

Baby Sitting Clubs: What are they?

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.

Post Natal Depression and Relationships

Q&A: How do you keep your relationship with your husband alive when you are struggling through PND?

Impact of masturbation on sex life

Q&A: How often does your husband masturbate? Does he do it in secret or is he open about it? How does it impact on your sex life? How often do you have sex?

How to Negotiate Parenting Disputes

“On television, divorce and separation is all about lawyers and their clients having dramatic confrontations in boardrooms, complete with ultimatums and walk-outs. The reality, not surprisingly, is somewhat different…” Family Lawyer Peter Curry provides some great tips on how to approach separation negotiations so the children come out the winners.