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 >

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 >

Becoming a Stepparent

“Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, but being a stepparent throws in a whole new set of challenges.” Taking on the responsibilities of a stepparent and adopting the traditional role of mother or father, often does… Continue Reading >

4 Essential Ingredients for a Smooth Transition to Motherhood

Like all transitions, motherhood marks a changing of the season. The old pre-baby season makes way for the start of a profound new journey as a family. And the early days of the motherhood season is one of the most… Continue Reading >