Why kids don’t listen…

by PARTNER CONTENT ‘How to talk so kids will listen & Listen so kids will talk’ is a book and course written in the 80s, with accompanying shoulder pads, ‘word art’ fonts and classic music of that era. I’ve asked the authors, […]

One of THOSE days

by Those days—you know the ones—where everything comes to you easily and naturally and you feel you can conquer the world.  Kids lunches packed, breakfast made, kitchen tidied, children blissfully following the rules without a complaint. On these days you’ve done the […]

It’s a boy thing

by While sharing morning tea with my three-year-old son, I started to make conversation (as you do). When I paused in anticipation of a verbal response he simply nodded or made silly noises. So I kept talking, enjoying our time together until […]

Lessons from parenthood

by Parenthood is one of those things that changes everybody and for the most part, for the better. For me personally, it has definitely shaped the person I am today and in particular, highlighted the importance of three key areas in life: […]

The baby’s nursery: a big, happy mess

by I am now into my third trimester and feeling a combination of excitement, anticipation around managing two kids and lower back pain. Everything is going well and I think I need to start packing my hospital bag. Should I include my […]

Raising Bella

by My name is Bella. I am excited to be in Grade 1 and make friends with you. I am autistic. Being autistic means something different for everyone, but for me it means that I see, hear and feel things a lot […]

The pain after birth, that we need to talk about

by Vivianne Kissane is no stranger to pain. After losing her sister-in-law to perinatal mental illness then suffering post natal depression herself, she is acutely aware that many women who experience anxiety during the perinatal period hide their true feelings from family […]

How to win at remote grandparenting

by I live in the Queensland but my grandchildren live in Victoria—1657.1 kilometres (17 hour 44 minutes drive) away. For a long time I lived with a constant pull on my heart strings including restless nights and the weight of guilt; I […]

Reinventing yourself after children

by With Australian women having babies later in life, they are also returning to work at an older age. And that may mean starting all over at 40-plus in the job-seeking market. “It is daunting,” says Jacqueline Smart Ferguson, who recently facilitated […]

Diagnosis: spirited

by I have what they politely call ‘spirited’ children. You know the ones: the type checkout operators suddenly open extra lanes for, that you hear coming before they arrive. Children that, while others sip babycinos on their mother’s laps, are hell-bent trying […]

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