Every child deserves a childhood

The hidden impact on kids whose parents have cancer There is no doubt a childhood cancer diagnosis can stop a family in its tracks. No-one expects it and no-one would wish it on someone else. The diagnosis is often just… Continue Reading >

Tips for Tackling Difficult Conversations

One of the toughest parts of being a parent is having to tackle difficult conversations. Let’s face it, no-one wants to deal with the challenging talks that seem to be an inevitable part of life.  Whether you’ve been called in… Continue Reading >

Salute to Working Mums

  Leisa Papa How did you achieve what you have now as a working mum I remember the day I went on Maternity leave. I was working as a Business Advisor for a large Pharmaceutical company and I was really… Continue Reading >

Recognising Stepmothers on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just one day of 365 days to recognise and acknowledge the role of all women and all female carers; mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, guardians, carers in their often unsung and unpaid roles as carers of Australian children.  Biology… Continue Reading >

They gave their tomorrow so we could have our today.

Do you think there will ever be a time when children are going to grow up and not understand what ANZAC day really means? How do we even try to explain to the children of the next generation what Anzac… Continue Reading >

A new year brings change.

For many, young and old, a new year brings with it change. It may be a new mum heading back to work, a young child moving up rooms at daycare, a 4-year-old entering the world of schooling, new year classes,… Continue Reading >

Choosing childcare for your child

Choosing a childcare centre for your precious child can be a ridiculously hard process. You not only have to find a centre that suits your philosophy and child’s needs but also find some that has positions available. Things to look… Continue Reading >

GUILT

I have always been an incredibly sensitive and emotional person, well before I met my future husband and his three boys. So the feeling of guilt was not unknown to me, however, in the role of step mum, I feel… Continue Reading >

Celebrating Step and Blended Families on National Stepfamilies Day

How do we acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of Australians who are either living in or are a part of a stepfamily?!  Did you know we have a NATIONAL STEPFAMILIES DAY??  It is held every year on the last Sunday… Continue Reading >

How to Teach Children Manners

Behaving and treating others with politeness and respect is how one show good manners. Children will not know how to behave properly unless they have been treated the same. Parents will also need to teach and guide them on how… Continue Reading >