BREAKING: Pumpkin Patch Closing 27 Aussie Stores by November 15
In what might be the news our Pumpkin Patch faithfuls were fearing, receivers have announced that 27 Australian Pumpkin Patch stores will close. The NZ based retailer has today confirmed that despite efforts to sell the failing brand, 27 Australian Pumpkin Patch stores will close and 145 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the collapse of the...
Mum’s Fave Pumpkin Patch in Voluntary Receivership
Iconic kids fashion retailer Pumpkin Patch has been tipped into receivership by its lenders and appointed voluntary administrators after failing to reinvent itself in the face of shrinking sales and too much debt. As a result of this news Mum Central can predict there’s bound to be epic sales ahead – and those Pumpkin Patch classics in your kids’ wardrobe...
In Defence of the Pig: Peppa Pig DOES NOT Cause Autism
An article claiming Peppa Pig causes Autism has gone viral in the last 24 hours  - despite the fact that the referenced scientist and study actually do not exist! When I woke up this morning and saw several shares of a pseudo-science article declaring our beloved Peppa Pig caused autism I was shocked. Of course I clicked through because, well,...
WATCH! Imagine the Possibilities – A New World for Barbie
Barbie has long been an iconic childhood toy for women around the world. Even today she is still loved and cherished by millions of little girls. Just like their mothers they build their dolls elaborate houses out of shoe boxes, brush their hair and push them around in little hot pink toy convertibles to meet boyfriend Ken and BFF Midge. But...
Medibank Will Not Pay a Cent if Mother Dies in Childbirth
If you're a member of Australia's largest health fund, Medibank and you're planning on having a baby, then you will want to read this. Grieving partners could be left with an $8,500 medical bill when their partner dies during childbirth as the newly privatised insurer Medibank refuses to pay. Medibank is asking private hospitals to sign a contract that stipulates the fund...
Remembering Sophie: A Documentary on Grief
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How does a family go on after the death of a child? IT’S been six years since Brendon and Justine Schulz have had to carry on after their fun-loving 18 month old daughter, Sophie was tragically killed in a freak accident. During that time they have had to deal with the grief of losing a child, intense media scrutiny and an...
BIG NEWS! Peppa Pig’s Back with Peppa Big Live! Big Splash. Win the First Tickets Here!
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Everyone's favourite little pink personality, Peppa Pig is more popular than ever in Australia! The most watched kids show on Australian TV, and seen daily by 250,000 viewers, Peppa Pig has been a big hit with Aussie families, selling over one million Peppa Pig books and mountains of Peppa Pig toys. And it's not hard to understand why. With a strong focus on...
EVENT REVIEW: Disney On Ice – Dare To Dream
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Perth Arena was transformed into a magical fairytale land over the weekend when Disney on Ice Dare to Dream skated into town. We sent Mum Central's Perth reporter to the show with her 5yo son, her mother and her sister, and asked her to share her very first Disney on Ice experience with our readers. Here's what she had to say! I...
Sydney’s RPA Hospital issues Important Health Warning over Ineffective Vaccine
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Mothers who gave birth at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) between August 2013 and January 2015 are urged to contact hospital authorities after a faulty fridge may have possibly tainted vaccines delivered to patients. An investigation launched after discovering the faulty equipment, has found vaccines may possibly have been housed in temperatures outside the optimal range. Deborah Willcox, RPA’s General Manager, said...
The Martin Place Siege – Helping Children Cope
With the recent siege at Lindt Café in Sydney's Martin Place dominating media, it is challenging to shield our children from such distressing news and images. Young minds that are still developing may struggle to process such complex and traumatic exposure to violent news events. With 24 hour news coverage streaming before their eyes, it may be difficult for them...