No Jab No Play: PM Pushes for Non-Vaccinated Kids To Be Banned From Childcare
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written to state and territory leaders in a move towards introducing consistent laws to protect children across the country. Unvaccinated children could be banned from attending childcare centres and preschools across Australia as part of a renewed push by the federal government. "If you don't vaccinate your child you are not just putting their own life...
Enough Already! Stop Giving My Kids Toys! (Here’s 7 Other Awesome Alternatives!)
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Drowning in well-intentioned gifts that you don’t want or need? You’ll relate to Kate Lynford’s desperate cry, 'Stop giving my kids toys!' My son has everything. Dozens of stuffed animals, wooden puzzles, Duplo sets, blocks, annoying toys with bells and whistles, piles of musical instruments. You name it, we have it. This stash, it’s worth a fortune and yet he never plays...
Toilet Training Pitfalls: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Toilet Training!
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Toilet training can bring anyone to tears, frustrated mums included. Here’s how to stay sane and make it happen, no stress, no mess. I’ve just emerged from the darkness of what seemed like never-ending toilet training. In the middle of this journey you can be fooled into thinking you’ll never make it out the other side. But surprise, you do!...
Mum Confessions: 10 Things I Miss About My Pre Baby Self
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What happened to my pre baby self? My life has changed dramatically since becoming a mother. I am now a different person, and I miss the old me. Very, very much. First things first, I love my son. But... When I found out I was pregnant, it was probably one of the biggest surprises of life. So, my son wasn’t exactly...
Baby Makes ‘Metal Horns’ in Ultrasound Pic + 101 Rock n Roll Baby Names
This baby's ultrasound pic shows signs of a very rock n roll future! Inspired by her heavy metal ways, we've compiled some 'very suitable' rock 'n roll baby names the family might consider!  Makelle Throckmorton Ahlin hasn't even had her baby yet, but she already knows the little gal (or guy) is going to be a handful. How? Because thanks to an...
Brisbane Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic: How Three Year Old Samuel Became Olivia
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Gender identity isn’t something that just adults deal with. Dr. Stephen Stathis at the Children's Hospital Gender Clinic, Brisbane, is helping children who are struggling with gender issues. At 18-months Samuel didn’t want anything to do with being a boy. He couldn’t identify with the stereotypical boy toys and clothing, and at age 2 asked, “When will I get a vagina?”...
Here’s How a Crocheted Octopus Helps Keep a Premmie Baby Alive
What can a crocheted octopus do for a premmie? Apparently a lot! Well, who would have thought!? One UK hospital is using crochet octopus softies as a way to help premature newborns thrive. Yes, you read that right – a crocheted octopus. Not a new techy gadget or some modern medical marvel that some super-smarties developed in a lab. A...
“If I Had Given Him Just One Bottle, He’d Still Be Alive”
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Five years ago mum Jillian Johnson gave birth to a healthy baby boy Landon. Born via emergency C-section due to foetal intolerance to labour, Landon was cleared as healthy and given to his mum in the Mother-Baby Unit only 2½ hours after birth. Johnson gave birth to her son in a “Baby-Friendly” hospital. If you’re new to the term, “Baby-Friendly”...
Parents: Why the F*** are Your Kids Swearing?
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Writer Klara Donovan explores the reality of other people’s kids using foul or offensive language. Plus, right at the bottom; 5 Simple Tips For Dealing With Swearing when it rears its potty-mouthed head in your home… My son loves going to the playground. He adores the swings and the slide. He wants to climb everything at least twice before I...
Mums on Social Media – 5 Reasons Facebook Is Actually Good For You Mum!
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Sick of the stigma around mums on social media? Tired of people saying it’s unhealthy and only distracting mothers from their job at hand? Well, me too! Here’s 5 totally credible reasons social media is not the enemy. It can in fact be a mum’s best friend! Ahhh mums on social media and parental guilt… that old chestnut. There are a...