PINK Welcomes Her Second Child. Great Name, Cute Baby!

Everyone's favourite woman Pink has confirmed the birth of her second child. Pink and Carey Hart have announced that they welcomed a baby boy on 26 December with an adorable Instagram post. The baby is named Jameson Moon Hart and no further details have yet been confirmed. Pink followed shortly after with a second post showing Carey nursing the new bundle and entitled...

Researchers closer to understanding SIDS

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New mums of the future may sleep easier with a breakthrough in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research this week! The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed Australian researchers are closer to unveiling the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The syndrome, which causes the death of otherwise healthy babies, sees their cause of death routinely ruled as of "undetermined". An Australian...

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...

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