Where the Heck Was Mum? Stop the Selfies and Put Mum in the Pics!
mother and child in bed with red pillow taking selfie
How many pictures do you have of your own mum? Chances are, not many. Go ahead, search through your family photos. You’ll be lucky to find a rare few of your mum. Why? Most likely, because she was the one snapping the pics. And, now history is repeating itself! You’re taking pictures left and right. You follow your kiddo around like...
10 Things to Do Before You Become a Mum
Before You Become a Mum
So, you’re about to become a mother? Congratulations! These are exciting, magical, wonderful times and we are thrilled for you. Becoming a mother is an adventure like no other. There’s ridiculously awesome highs and a few crazy shocking lows. It’s SOME journey. We’re sure you’ve heard, right? But as you look ahead and dream of your not-too-distant future as a nappy-changing,...
4 Things to Know About Animal Adoption: Why I Wish I Never Got a Rescue Dog
Dog licking a happy woman in whit shirt on the lips on the couch.
Thinking of a rescue dog? When Tania Pradnum finally gave in and rescued a puppy she realized her life was never to be the same again. So, my kids had been asking for a dog for a while. Actually, that’s an understatement. They have been BEGGING for a dog since they could say ‘dog’ which, as many of you parents would...
14 Fabulous Life Lessons from a Four Year Old
Life Lessons from a Four Year Old
Life lessons from a four year old? If you think kids know ‘nothing’ you couldn’t be more wrong! Here’s 14 pint-sized wisdoms we all should learn from our little ones… Writer Paulo Coelho famously said, ‘A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand...
Deadly Nappy Sacks: Warnings After 16 Babies Have Died
deadly nappy sacks
Nappy sacks are a change-table staple but this week sees renewed warnings that they can be potentially lethal if they fall into the hands of a child. Used to contain stinky nappies and manage them cleanly to your bin, almost every home uses this product and it's easy to assume they are risk-free. The UK's leading child safety body has however spoken out...
Widow’s Heartbreak: ‘You are enough, right now, right as you are. Take the photos.’
one fit widow
A widow has shared a heartfelt warning this week about the significance of capturing memories with your family. 'Take the photos' she says.  Michelle Steinke says she regrets not being in more photos with her late husband, admitting her body image issues held her back from getting behind the camera. In 2009, Steinke’s husband Mitchel was killed in a plane crash, leaving...
7 People You Need in Your Parenting Village Right Now!
parenting village
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!
toilet training pitfalls
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?
kids swearing
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)
plus sized pregnant
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...