Mum Science Experiment: Watch What Happens When Breast Milk Meets Virus
Breast milk has benefits galore! We know you probably already knew that, but seriously, it’s actually really amazing when it comes to fighting illness. If you don’t believe us, check out what this totally viral breast milk experiment shows. So, you’ve heard “breast is the best” no less than a zillion times. Well, one science student smarty shows us that in...
19 Things About Toilet Training You Won’t Find in the Parenting Books
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So, your kid is ready to start toilet training huh? Yet another fluffy milestone in your angelic little cherub’s short life so far.... You’ve read the articles, you’ve consulted the books and you’ve spoken to your friends who’ve been through it.  Surely it can’t be that hard, right? I mean you’ve got all you need…you’ve done the research, got the toilet...
Caring About My Career Does Not Make Me a Bad Mother!
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Em Rusciano, you are my hero. Yesterday morning 2Day FM breakfast radio show host Em Rusciano hit back at controversial columnist, Miranda Devine regarding a RendezView article she had written entitled “Don’t let your career make you a bad mother”, a title that personally makes my blood boil before I even read the column. Devine demanded that women should prioritise family...
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...
40 Baby Names That Have Taken a Break: Will They Come Back in Fashion?
Gary said his first word today! Barbara is teething, send help! Geoffrey is finally sleeping through the night! Oh look, Nancy just rolled over... Chances are, you won’t hear these remarks made in mothers groups around the country today. The situations, yes. But the names? Not so much. While your parents’ generation is most likely rich with such monikers, these days nobody is calling...
Buzz Off: 9 Ways to Protect Your Baby & Children from Mosquitoes
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It’s important to protect your little one from mosquito bites. Not only are they itchy and uncomfortable, they can lead to skin infections if scratched and can transmit illnesses. If you’ve despaired at your child covered in welts, worry no more! We’ve explored all the options and here’s our top tips and simple ways to be bite-free! The simplest way to...
Down & Dirty Secrets: How to Conceive a Boy!
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Fed up of all things girly? Or maybe pink just isn’t your colour? Perhaps you have a gaggle of girls and would love to add a little boy to the mix. Some folks will do whatever it takes to try and guarantee the gender of their offspring. If you’re one of these people here’s a few tricks to try that...
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....
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...