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 all Mothers this Mother’s Day!

As Mother’s Day approaches so does the Federal election, how are both these relevant I hear you ask?! Firstly, there are over a million of us living in step and blended families. Did you know that Step mum out number… 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 >

The Working Parent Juggle; Tips to occupy the kids at home when you really need to get things done

Written by Alice Zsembery   As parents, we are constantly juggling the various demands that having kids brings and, when you throw in a career that you are desperately trying to hold onto, another juggling layer is involved… In an… 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 >

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 >

The Value of a Family Dinner-time

The tradition of a sit down family dinner around a dining table is one which has fluctuated over recent years. The abundance of distraction, busyness and technology has for many families meant that traditional dinners have disintegrated into two or… Continue Reading >

A Rose by any other Name

In 1997, my sister insisted on being called ‘Hannah’ for 6 months… what’s the big deal you ask? Well, that wasn’t her birth name she just decided Hannah suited her more and that until she decides differently that’s her name…. Continue Reading >

5 Things to AVOID when doing Art with your Children

The definition of art is very dynamic, however, the Oxford Dictionary describes it as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily… Continue Reading >

Tips for Teamwork in Step and Blended Families

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Adams Parenting, in general, comes with great and many expectations, fears, rewards, joy, confusion, laughter and tears. Parenting in a stepfamily you may… Continue Reading >