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...
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...
Watch your Child Fly: Why Imaginative Play is So Important
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Imaginative play is a key part of your child’s development. Watch your child as they role-play and you’ll see how much impact day-to-day life can have on them. Plus, you can see how key people in their life — like you— can influence their world. So next time the kids are complaining that they’re bored, why don't you pull out the...
My Wife Had A Miscarriage: One Dad’s Brave Story
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We were in Bali holidaying with family and celebrating our wedding anniversary when my wife, Emma, called me into the bathroom and said ‘I think I’m having a miscarriage’. I immediately felt useless, not only because she had instantly asked for her Mum, but because I had no idea how I could help. This wasn’t my body and I didn’t...
10 Tips to Declutter Your Life, Including Your Home and Your Mind
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In today’s world of consumerism, it can be difficult to say no to ‘stuff.’ It clutters up our living spaces, leaves us weighed down, uninspired, or eats into our time as we move it from room to room. One of the most important benefits of decluttering is getting rid of the emotional baggage that stuff causes. Guilt that you haven’t worn...
Don’t Blame Me for My Kid’s Bad Behaviour
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We’ve all judged that parent with the badly behaving kid.  You know the one. With the kid that whinges, whines, hits, hurts, back talks or bites. We look at the kid and see their behaviour as a reflection on their parent. As if somehow their kid would be better behaved if they were a better parent. But I’ve been that parent....
Why I Took a Vow of Yellibacy
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I’ve got to come clean. I‘m a yeller. It’s not something that I’m proud of or the type of mum I thought I’d be. But there it is. It’s not a conscious choice. I try really hard to be a good parent. I’ve read all the books. I did attachment parenting before I even knew that’s what it was called,...
Dealing with Dementia: What Every Woman Should Know and How to Reduce Your Risk
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If you’re in your 30’s or 40’s, you’re probably a member of the ‘sandwich generation’. You’ve got a dozen or more balls in the air at any one time, and you’re frantically juggling - balancing work and home with the demands of caring for children. At the same time, you’re caring for ageing parents or family members. With so...
The Unexpected Perks of Parenting – How Many Do You Receive?
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Have kids, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. And it’s been that, for sure. But they forgot to tell me when I became a parent, there was more to this role.  I’m talking perks. In fact, there’s a long list of perks that come with the job of having kids. Okay, so there’s no pay cheque and you won’t get...
Doing it Pregnant: Your Most Embarrassing Sex Questions Answered!
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When you’re expecting there’s some majorly awkward sex questions you’re dying to answer. It’s time to stop hinting at your bestie or dancing around the topic with your doc. Mum Central is here and we’re answering it all! From your libido to lack of, oral to anal, vibrators to vaginas this is your tell-all guide to pregnant sex! NOTE: If you’re...