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Everything You Need To Take To Birthing Suite

Some people have an innate ability all their life to pack lightly – and I’m unashamedly not one of them. So this article is about being totally and utterly prepared for the arrival of a baby, not partially or reasonably… Continue Reading >

Tips to support a loved one through the experience of having a premature baby

Provided by Philips Avent Ambassador and midwife, Liz Wilkes   The premature arrival of a baby generally can create significant stress for the whole family. First and foremost, the mother and baby’s immediate health is of course the most important… Continue Reading >

Christmas and Parenting: To Update, Deviate or Continue with the Status Quo

Christmas is fast approaching. Some families will want to make changes to their parenting plans and other families will want to change arrangements from last year. Don’t delay – you don’t want to be the parent who wishes that they… Continue Reading >

Communication for Children with Intellectual Disability

Communication is an essential part of all of our lives, day to day. When a child also has a disability, this can at times have an impact on how they communicate with the people in their lives and in turn,… Continue Reading >

Getting ready for school

Dr Jane Williams and Dr Tessa Grigg   The readiness of any child for pre-school and school must be considered on an individual basis. The most important aspect to consider is to think about how your child is developing, more… Continue Reading >

It’s Time to Pull Your Head Out

I totally understand that the thought of something terrible happening to your precious child can be too much to bear. Sometimes its easier to tell yourselves that nothing like ‘that’ will ever happen to your child.  Sometimes it’s easier to… Continue Reading >

Eczema, all-night lullabies, and finding something that works for your child.

Common skin condition causing many a disturbed night’s sleep! When my little guy was 6 months old just a mention of the words ‘eczema rash’ sent sleep-deprived me, into a flap. And for good reason; this nasty and very itchy… Continue Reading >

Understanding Resilience

Resilience is a complex concept, yet it is often a tangible goal for parents when they think of their hopes and dreams for their child.  Everyone would love for their child to be “resilient”, but what does it really mean. … Continue Reading >

Easy Ways to Entice Your Kids to Embrace Better Health

Way back when I was a kid, I never understood the value of physical activity, exercise or fitness…. I never grasped the critical importance of nutritious food to fuel my body…. and I certainly never learned my ‘physical worth’ from… Continue Reading >

Do grandparents have rights?

Family Lawyer Kasey Fox discusses what the law says about the rights of grandparents to have a relationship with their grandchildren Do grandparents have rights? Recently, while watching a reality tv show (don’t judge me) I heard someone arguing about… Continue Reading >

Summer and Eczema: 5 Survival Tips for the Heat

It was another scorcher of a day and I couldn’t bear to think of how my little one’s skin was going to be today. Red raw, and itchy. Hot and frustrated and cranky (that was me, let alone him!)… I… Continue Reading >

Best Christmas Gifts 2019

Oh the magic of Christmas, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. As the saying goes, Christmas isn’t a season, it is a feeling. The magic of Christmas is silent in the moments that are indescribable. It… Continue Reading >

How technology can help educate kids

While there is a lot of stigma around screen time for children having a negative impact on their learning, it is absolutely undeniable that technology is an integral part of our society and vastly embedded into our culture. According to Youthrive Speech Pathologist, Freeda… Continue Reading >

Developing Important Communication Skills

We know that we should speak to our kids and model good language. It is how they learn vocabulary and communicate. When toddlers don’t feel heard, they might turn their frustrations into a tantrum. Oh, the joys! As parents and… Continue Reading >

Delicious recycling ideas for National Recycling Week

Mayver’s is encouraging all peanut butter lovers to get creative and think about their recycling habits this National Recycling Week, November 11-17. In particular, how they can reuse or ‘upcycle’ their empty Mayver’s jars. All Mayver’s fullsize spreads come in… Continue Reading >

Holy Cow! Why dairy food is actually good for us.

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics FB Bayside Dietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic Instagram @baysidedietetics   A study has just been released by Dutch scientists that tells us that the type of food we eat may influence where our body weight… Continue Reading >

Beating the Dreaded Nanny-Xiety

None of us find it easy. In fact, most of us describe going back to work and finding THE RIGHT Nanny for our family as one of the most nerve-wracking, nail-biting and unsettling things we’ll do as a parent to… Continue Reading >

How to help your child learn to ride a bike

Bike riding is a popular and favourite activity for many children in Australia.  Riding a bike enables children to play and get around with their friends, experience independence (for example when riding to school or the shops by themselves for… Continue Reading >

When your child wakes up screaming! Nightmare or Night Terror

Nightmares and night terrors are both scary and can cause sleep disturbances, but they are not the same thing. Knowing some of the main differences can help you understand what’s going on and discover possible steps you can take to… Continue Reading >

Hottest Christmas Toys 2019

Media kindly brought to you by Moose Toys   I’d love for you to stop whatever you’re doing and go on a little journey with me, just for a moment, back to your childhood. Take a deep breath and have… Continue Reading >

Starting School

Do you have a little one about to start school – if so, you might be talking about this and possibly even doing some orientations at the school! Becoming a school kid is a big, big milestone. It is an… Continue Reading >

Tips to Improve your Confidence

People are different – We are all individuals, with different personalities, different experiences, different lives and……different bodies. Surprise!? That may not be a surprise to you…….but for many people, being confident can be a big challenge and can impact significantly… Continue Reading >

Spooktacular Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween can be an exciting time of year for children, dressing up and going out after dark to collect treats. Being mindful of potential hazards can help to make sure that everyone has a fun, spooky and safe Halloween. Holly… Continue Reading >

Is Breakfast Important during Pregnancy?

It is a common habit for people to start their mornings without breakfast, however is this a healthy routine when you’re pregnant? Pregnancy is a time of rapid growth; your baby and its organs are growing at a fast pace…. Continue Reading >

‘Tip In’ this World Prematurity Day to support Premature Newborns

This World Prematurity Day (Sunday, 17th November), Tommee Tippee, in support of Miracle Babies Foundation is encouraging everyone to help save a little miracle by “tipping in” in an effort to raise $20,000! Visit  to get involved. By getting involved… Continue Reading >



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