Coping with a Fussy Eating: 9 Paediatrician Tips to Deal with Tricky Kids & Food

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Fussy eating is normal, but it can be hard to handle... in fact, it can drive mums down-right-crazy!  Most of the time fussy eating isn’t about food – it’s often about children wanting to be independent. As a Consultant Paediatrician and a busy mum of two, Dr. Deb Levy is well versed in children’s eating habits. Here's her advice for managing...

100,000 Socks: What It Really Means to Be a Mum

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What does it really mean to be a mum? One simple word. Socks. Socks? I hear you say. Why socks? Well here’s some mummy mathematics for you. I was pairing socks the other day when it occurred to me. There’s 5 pairs of feet in my family. 2 socks per pair is 10 socks per day. Which makes 70 socks a week. That’s 3640 socks...

7 Reasons Mums Rule the World

Mums Rule the World
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that women rule the world.  I always suspected this was the case, but then when I actually became a mother myself I discovered the power, talent and energy that women wield. It’s not just in the capacity to grow and birth whole humans that prove women extraordinary, but our ability to keep a million spinning plates...

Shopping for Baby? This New Site is the Perfect Research Tool for Busy Mums

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If you’re looking for product information and comparisons, pricing or real-Mum recommendations, The Baby Industry website is going to be your new shopping bestie. Shopping for baby products is both exciting and daunting. There’s so much to choose from and when it comes to baby, there’s so many important factors influencing your decision. Price. Availability. Safety. Brand. How do you consolidate all...

Want Mileage From Your Kid’s School Shoes? Top Tips for School Shoe Care!

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As you’re preparing to get back into the everyday grind, you may have noticed those $120 leather school shoes you purchased just a few months ago are already looking like they’re ready to be replaced. Yikes.   Yep! They need some expert school shoe care, pronto! Although the kids got 'the talk' about how they need to take care of their...

25 Ways To Totally Offend Your Toddler + 10 Hilarious Pics Why My Kid is Crying

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Toddlers. They are temperamental little buggers right? The pint-sized dictators of our hearts and breakers of our souls. God forbid they tried to be consistent or any level rational. On the upside, their complete lack care for anything but themselves makes these little narcissists ever-so-easy to offend…  We know toddlers can be an unpredictable bunch. One moment, they’re happy as Larry...

Why Mum Guilt Is Good Plus 5 Ways to Fight It

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Feeling a case of mum guilt? Hannah Gierhart suggests guilt is a good thing, because it means you actually, enormously care. I’ve slowly come to the realization that I could always feel guilty about something. Always. If I stay at home, I feel guilty that I’m not working. If I go to work, I feel guilty that I’m not parenting. We...

Family Footy Feuds: Make Sure Your Child Goes for Your Team (And Not Your Partner’s)

Family Footy
When it comes to family footy rivalries there’s no bigger battle. Here’s how to stack the cards in your favor and ensure your little people get on the right side of barracking! Your side. Of course. When you first met your partner, admit it…it was a hell of a lot of laughs to support rival football teams, wasn’t it? Yep, it was...

Three Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Toddler Tantrums

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Toddler Tantrums? Ugh. When your babe's throwing a full blown wobbly there’s some life lessons in there for you, Mum. Don’t believe us? Read on. Toddler tantrums. They’re thrilling, aren’t they? Personally, I never feel more alive than in those moments when my 18-month-old is sprawled on the floor, banging his little fists and screaming like a banshee. We’re living in glorious...

14 Fabulous Life Lessons from a Four Year Old

Life Lessons from a Four Year Old
Life lessons from a four year old? If you think kids know ‘nothing’ you couldn’t be more wrong! Here’s 14 pint-sized wisdoms we all should learn from our little ones… Writer Paulo Coelho famously said, ‘A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand...

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