No Jab, No Pay: 140,000 Families Cut From CCB Due To Not Vaccinating
The first data resulting from the Government's 'No Jab, No Pay' policy has shown 140,000 families have been cut from the receiving childcare benefits as well as revealing interesting geographical trends on vaccination patterns.  The policy, introduced in January 2016, states that 'conscientiously objecting' to vaccinations on non-medical grounds is not a valid exemption. As a result parents of  142,793 children...
Good News For Kid’s Teeth with the Child Dental Scheme Benefits Preserved
So we’ve some great news today for our kid’s pearly whites. Why? Well, the Child Dental Benefits scheme has just been saved from the chopping block. The scheme – which gives crucial free dental services to kids age two to 17 across the nation – was drastically cut just a month ago by the big wigs – the $1000...
Why I Wasn’t Crying at the School Gate
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When Heidi Lewis dropped her baby to school for the first time this week she didn’t shed a tear. She freaking loved every second! Think what you will but she couldn’t kiss him and get out of there quick enough… Don’t get me wrong I love my little blue eyed, blonde angel-faced devil-in-disguise with all my heart. The morning snuggles...
Measles Alert: Non-vaccinated Child Spreads Measles to Three Children in Perth
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Three young children, including two young babies, have caught measles this week from an unvaccinated child, according to WA Health's Virus Watch. They were exposed to the virus at Rockingham General Hospital’s Emergency Department mid-January after a child of a non-vaccinating family presented with the deadly disease. According to WA Health’s Virus Watch publication on January 29, two cases of mumps were also...
Rant: Have the Older Population Forgotten What it’s Like to be a Young Parent?
Since when do old people have no boundaries? And when did it become okay for them to say whatever the hell they wanted about our parenting skills? Sure they’ve been there, done that, but a little kindness and compassion still goes a long way. I’m sick of the judgement from old people as to how I choose to parent....
How to Look Like You’ve Had 8 Hours Sleep (Even when you’re tired & feel like sh*t!)
Let’s not lie to ourselves, there is nothing like a good night’s sleep. But sometimes, it’s not possible, so you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it. Here are a few fab tips to help the morning after a sleepless night....  Chances are that the lack of rest has meant your eyes and under eyes are dehydrated. A few...
What Every New Dad Needs to Know: Must-Have Advice for New Dads
Will all the new dads please stand up? Welcome to the club guys. You’re probably utterly besotted and yet totally baffled by your new addition. But so is your other half. Plus she’s knee deep in nappies and night feeds, bottles and burp-rags – and probably so sleep deprived even matchsticks can’t cut it. Maybe you’re back out earning a...
How to Help Your Friend Who Has a Baby in NICU
When our son, James, was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation, nothing could have prepared us for the hurricane that was about to tear full speed through our lives. It’s a different world that cannot be understood until experienced. It’s of course then no surprise that people have no idea how to help or even behave if someone they know...
10 Beauty Products for Mums That Will Change Your #Mumlife
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As mums we don’t have a lot of time to mess around with any old beauty product, no matter how much we love makeup, cosmetics and skincare. I’ve done all the hard work and listed some life-changing beauty products for mums that will save you time, space in your beauty cupboard and even a few bucks! These are not your average...
Breastfeeding Woes: When Your Breasts Just Aren’t Committed
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I planned to breastfeed. I did the introductory breastfeeding class in my 3rd trimester, purchased a nursing bra and selected a lactation cookie recipe from thousands on Pinterest. Then the breastfeeding woes set in. Breast was best, I had no doubt about it, and I was all-in. “It’s like watching grass grow, isn’t it?” It was uttered by a tactless lactation consultant...