Dad of Twins

A lot of the time people ask how mum is doing after having twins or triplets, which of course is perfectly fine and needed as they have gone through a huge transition and a lot of changes are still happening… Continue Reading >

What to do when your child starts school

The new school year is already a few weeks old already so I thought it would be a good idea to go through some of the changes to your Child Care Subsidy that occur when transitioning from child care to… Continue Reading >

Baby Safety

Yes, this is a bit of a dry topic but, for once in your life, it’s probably time to take it seriously, as your child’s health and safety are obviously of paramount importance to you. I think a good way… Continue Reading >

Weight and Hunger for Parents

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   Jenna is average. Jenna has a couple of kids, a dog and a mortgage.   One day, Jenna decides she doesn’t want to average any… Continue Reading >

Changes to Paid Parental Leave Scheme announced 20 November 2018

The Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer, has announced amendments to the Paid Parental Leave scheme that will apply from 1 July 2020. This is a part of the Women’s Economic Security Statement. While they are small changes, they have the… Continue Reading >

I think my child has a mental health condition – what should I do?

By Haylea Hodges, Youthrive Psychologist   Do not panic! Mental health conditions are quite common and are present in around one in seven children aged 4-17 years. Some of the most common mental health conditions that children present with include… Continue Reading >

Gut Health for Kids

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics Have you heard the one about the adult who was cured of fatigue and tummy pain by making sure their gut was “healthy”? Kids can have these symptoms too but may struggle to communicate… Continue Reading >

School Support Guide

Researched and written by Jacqui Tomlins Original Article can be seen on Rainbow Families    Rainbow Families School Support Guide is the result of collaboration between Rainbow Families and writer, Jacqui Tomlins.  The Guide has been developed in response to… Continue Reading >

Paid Parental Leave – Myth v Fact

Just like one big game of broken telephone, the information that gets passed around about Paid Parental Leave (PPL) changes depending on who you speak to. Since there is so much to know it is understandable. I’ve made a list… Continue Reading >

How to Increase Natural Fertility?

When girls are born, they have about two million eggs in their ovaries, nestled in fluid-filled cavities called follicles. The number of eggs diminish with age, the reason being is that women are born with all the eggs they will… Continue Reading >