Kids Life

How Family Day Care Works

Family day care is a popular choice because it offers supervised care of small groups in a home environment.

how to choose a babysitter

What is a babysitter? A babysitter takes care of your children's needs and keeps them safe in your absence - everyone knows...

Returning to work after children

The transition back to work after the birth of a child can mean changes in routine, priorities and roles. For parents and...

Creative solutions to childcare for working parents

Returning to work after a baby requires planning. Flexible working arrangements, partner support, outsourcing domestic tasks (if possible) and reliable childcare all...

How to hire a nanny

Hiring a nanny should be handled in the same way that you would search for and select any new employee. In this...

The Working Mother’s Survival Guide

Managing life, work and a new baby is no mean feat. There are choices and compromises to make as well as challenges...

Working from home with children

If you are lucky enough to be able to arrange it, working from home will enable you to reconcile the demands of...

Coping with the ‘holidaze’

Ahhhh...holidays. A chance to hang about, enjoy the company of family and friends, relax and smell the roses. If only!

Work and family: getting the balance right so your family doesn’t play second fiddle to your work

The goal of finding work-life balance has been the subject of much community discussion. Despite this, many families are continuing to find...

Managing work life balance with children

These days when so many parents are involved in multiple roles, achieving a balance between work and family can be very difficult...

Managing school holidays with children

As a kid, I vividly remember the lead up to Christmas vacation and January holidays as being hectic chaos.

Growth Charts – Is My Baby Growing At A Normal Rate?

One of the aspects of development on most parents' minds is growth. Is my baby growing at the correct rate? Is she...

Recent Stories

Opinion: Is it OK to teach a child how to use a firearm (safely)?

What is a no doubt contentious issue – we’ve had a letter in from a reader asking for our opinion on whether...

Moving House: The Ultimate Guide to Survival

There are a whole heap of studies that place moving house among the most stressful events in life. One recent survey even places...

4 simple meals you can make on your cooktop

I don’t know how you feel at the end of a long day, but generally, I’m tired and the last thing I...

Life lessons about lawn mowers

This is the story of a mamma (that’s me) who always dreamed of having backyard for her kid (that’s B.J) to play...

How to eat organic for less

One of the things that drives me so crazy about trying to eat a healthy, clean diet is the fact that “organic”...