7 Smart Money Tips: Budgeting for Baby
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Bringing a new person into this world – or, essentially, keeping them fed, watered, warm, dressed, amused and pretty darn comfy – can hit your bank balance hard. For such tiny beings, having babies can cost big! As parents, we simply want to concentrate on all the mini milestones, bask in the OMG cuteness and not stress the baby budget....
10 (Hilarious Yet Soul Destroying) Truths of Cooking for Kids + Meet 16 of the Pickest Eaters of the Internet…
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Anyone who has ever cooked for young kids, (their own or someone else’s), knows it can be a tricky task. Kids are fickle creatures, and nowhere is this more obvious than when it comes to food. So for your sanity, here are some home truths of cooking for kids. Never assume they will eat anything. And if feeding more than one...
New Bed Wetting Research & Expert Tips on Managing Bed Wetters
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Clinical Psychologist, Leanne Hall shares insights and tips into bedwetting. In a new survey, parents of 2-15 year olds have revealed differing attitudes in relation to bed wetting and how they approach this issue in the home. Mothers of younger children are more accepting of bed wetting behaviour whereas mums of older children express feelings of stress, worry and even anger....
31 Tips for Surviving Your First Week at Home with Baby
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If you’re bringing home bub soon here’s 31 expert tips from our real mums. You can do it! With nine months to plan for the arrival of your little bundle, it’s difficult to imagine that you would be anything but prepared when he or she (or both) makes an appearance. The nursery is all set, you’ve read the books and now...
Urgent Scam Alert: Police Warn Against “Can You Hear Me” Phone Call
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If you receive a phone call and you hear someone ask, 'Can you hear me?' police advise you do not speak and hang up immediately.  The warning follows a scam process which has come from the UK and USA which sees the call receiver repeatedly reply, 'yes' to the question and have their voice recorded. Whilst the words may seem harmless -...
Coping with a Fussy Eating: 9 Paediatrician Tips to Deal with Tricky Kids & Food
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Fussy eating is normal, but it can be hard to handle... in fact, it can drive mums down-right-crazy!  Most of the time fussy eating isn’t about food – it’s often about children wanting to be independent. As a Consultant Paediatrician and a busy mum of two, Dr. Deb Levy is well versed in children’s eating habits. Here's her advice for managing...
Remembering the Mums with Empty Arms This Mother’s Day
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As Mother’s Day approaches, there’s a lot of talk about burnt toast and bad gifts. But for some mums, Mother’s Day is a day of overwhelming heartache. The mums with empty arms. Bereaved mothers are everywhere. We all know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. A mother who has lost a child to an accident or disease....
Pick up Your F**King Stuff! 15 Things Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day
Things Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day
From the last loo roll to no nagging, here’s 15 things mums really want this Mother’s Day… If your Mother’s Day is anything like mine, it’s full of homemade cards with doodled Texta hearts, misshapen pancakes, burnt toast and flannelette pajamas covered in penguins. But if mums told you what they really wanted for Mother’s Day, I reckon the list would...
Want Mileage From Your Kid’s School Shoes? Top Tips for School Shoe Care!
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As you’re preparing to get back into the everyday grind, you may have noticed those $120 leather school shoes you purchased just a few months ago are already looking like they’re ready to be replaced. Yikes.   Yep! They need some expert school shoe care, pronto! Although the kids got 'the talk' about how they need to take care of their...
Why Mum Guilt Is Good Plus 5 Ways to Fight It
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Feeling a case of mum guilt? Hannah Gierhart suggests guilt is a good thing, because it means you actually, enormously care. I’ve slowly come to the realization that I could always feel guilty about something. Always. If I stay at home, I feel guilty that I’m not working. If I go to work, I feel guilty that I’m not parenting. We...