7 People You Need in Your Parenting Village Right Now!
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The old saying that it takes a village to raise a child is more relevant than ever today! The busyness and disconnection of modern life can make it feel like we’re raising our kids on an island, rather than in a cohesive, supportive community. The great news is that although the village may look a whole lot different these days, we...
Toilet Training Pitfalls: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Toilet Training!
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Toilet training can bring anyone to tears, frustrated mums included. Here’s how to stay sane and make it happen, no stress, no mess. I’ve just emerged from the darkness of what seemed like never-ending toilet training. In the middle of this journey you can be fooled into thinking you’ll never make it out the other side. But surprise, you do!...
Parents: Why the F*** are Your Kids Swearing?
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Writer Klara Donovan explores the reality of other people’s kids using foul or offensive language. Plus, right at the bottom; 5 Simple Tips For Dealing With Swearing when it rears its potty-mouthed head in your home… My son loves going to the playground. He adores the swings and the slide. He wants to climb everything at least twice before I...
Plus Sized and Pregnant: Why Body Confidence Is Irrelevant (& Health is)
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Writer Klara Donovan shares the truth about being plus sized and being pregnant. She shares the honest truth, hard facts and says the science doesn’t lie. Being overweight is not the healthiest choice if you can avoid it. When my husband and I decided to start our family, I knew that our situation might be a little bit complicated. You see, I...
MUST READ: Paediatrician Explains How To Protect Your Kids From Child Sexual Abuse
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This Paediatrician explains when, where, and by whom your child is most likely to suffer child sexual abuse. This is must-read advice on how to protect children from sexual abuse. You may be shocked to realise that child sexual abuse is closer to home and less about stranger-danger than we care to realise.  When Dr. Tobi Adeyeye Amosun shared excellent information on protecting our children...
Caring About My Career Does Not Make Me a Bad Mother!
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Em Rusciano, you are my hero. Yesterday morning 2Day FM breakfast radio show host Em Rusciano hit back at controversial columnist, Miranda Devine regarding a RendezView article she had written entitled “Don’t let your career make you a bad mother”, a title that personally makes my blood boil before I even read the column. Devine demanded that women should prioritise family...
5 No Bullsh*t Tips: How to Transform Your Stress to Success, Mama!
Being a mum is bloody hard work. Glorious, but hard. Raising kids is a full time job and then some. The hours are long, the sense of productivity vague, and the goal posts just keep moving. There are a million things to remember, a million nappies to change, a million jobs to complete… and then the clock resets and...
Buzz Off: 9 Ways to Protect Your Baby & Children from Mosquitoes
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It’s important to protect your little one from mosquito bites. Not only are they itchy and uncomfortable, they can lead to skin infections if scratched and can transmit illnesses. If you’ve despaired at your child covered in welts, worry no more! We’ve explored all the options and here’s our top tips and simple ways to be bite-free! The simplest way to...
Could My Child Have Autism? What to do When You are Worried
Not all children will display every textbook symptom of Autism. The medical community is still not able to completely understand it, but as a parent, you know your child best. If you’re noticing some signs that your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) it’s best to act sooner rather than later. Early intervention can make a world of difference. I knew...
What is a Good Mum? (And What Does Not Maketh a Good Mum?)
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Sick of the pressure to be a good mum? Us to. Here’s what makes a good mum – and here’s what sure as hell doesn’t! Kick off your shoes and relax, there’s no pressure to be polly perfect here… The pressure on mums is enormous. Never have we been so informed about how to parent. The advice is constant, inconsistent...