Taking care of the caregiver

o meet the physical and emotional needs of caring for children, parents and carers need to remember to take care of themselves.

Seven positives for stressed parents

We can't give what we don't have. This translates to 'when we don't take care of ourselves we are actually doing a...

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...

PARENTING

Taking care of the caregiver

o meet the physical and emotional needs of caring for children, parents and carers need to remember to take care of themselves.

Seven positives for stressed parents

We can't give what we don't have. This translates to 'when we don't take care of ourselves we are actually doing a...

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...

Single Parenting

If you're parenting alone you have to take a more creative approach and make an extra effort to solve the many challenges...

Non residential single parenting: practical parenting strategies

In my article Single Parenting: coping as a non-resident parent, we discussed coping from the perspective of the emotional, physical and personal challenges...

Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent

Single parenting: coping as a non-resident parent Parents generally want what is best for their kids. However, coping as...

What Is Long Day Care?

Before deciding whether centre-based long day care is the right choice for you and your child, you need to consider what it...

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

Taking care of the caregiver

o meet the physical and emotional needs of caring for children, parents and carers need to remember to take care of themselves.

Seven positives for stressed parents

We can't give what we don't have. This translates to 'when we don't take care of ourselves we are actually doing a...

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...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Mother's Tools

Discover the tools that help you and your baby stay healthy and happy!

Due Date

Baby Size

Name Finder

Meal Plans

Taking care of the caregiver

o meet the physical and emotional needs of caring for children, parents and carers need to remember to take care of themselves.

Seven positives for stressed parents

We can't give what we don't have. This translates to 'when we don't take care of ourselves we are actually doing a...

Ten ways to bond with your child

Bonding with your child is one of the most important aspects of parenting. Forming an emotional attachment and connection...

Encouraging independence in your children

Every parent wants to be protective of their children, but, how protective is too protective? Could you actually be smothering your child?

Kids will be kids: so why not let them?

It's been quoted that 'childhood is a short season'. Yet despite the short season, many children today are being...

What’s happening to our boys?

In a sequel to What's Happening to our Girls?, author Maggie Hamilton has written about the world of boys. What's Happening...

Ten FAQs on parenting … and the answers

In the course of her work, consulting psychologist Dr Jennifer Smith talks with many parents on all aspects of child development and...

Popular Articles

Taking care of the caregiver

o meet the physical and emotional needs of caring for children, parents and carers need to remember to take care of themselves.

Seven positives for stressed parents

We can't give what we don't have. This translates to 'when we don't take care of ourselves we are actually doing a...

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...