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 >

Five Actions that could be considered Mistreatment of your Child

When the words ‘child abuse’ are said, people commonly believe the actions to be severe physical violence or severe lengths of neglect. However, throughout divorce, there are lesser actions that can have an equally severe long-term impact on your child… Continue Reading >

Daylight Savings

It has come to that time of year where the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. If you are a parent then this may not have been as welcome as it is for the rest of… Continue Reading >

After school activities- Are your kids doing too many?

As a working parent and teacher, I understand the demands of my kids’ extra commitments and what it takes to not only pay for extra-curricular activities but also the logistics and time spent transporting and doing the activities. In contrast,… 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 >

How to Spark Your Child’s ImagiNation

Media kindly brought to you by ImagiNation Children’s Festival. Every parent wants to raise their child to reach their highest intellectual, social and emotional potential. Not only this but to provide their children with a childhood filled with fun, happiness,… Continue Reading >

What is right and what is helpful?

“Honey, how much formula is bub having at the moment again?” “OH seriously, I told you yesterday how much formula he is having” Before becoming a dad my memory has always been one of my strengths, something that has been… Continue Reading >

Feeding kids in front on an Ipad?  5 reasons why connection matters.

The connection I am talking about is of course human!  Have you seen the video?  When I watch it I get agitated! OK, it’s cute, I love the music and dad seems like a cool dude. However, everything else I see… Continue Reading >

How to Better Manage Sibling Relationships

It’s the eternal question that challenges every parent – how can we better manage the relationships between our kids? If your family is anything like mine, stress and strife characterise sibling relationships. In my house, there’s the 14 yo older… Continue Reading >

50 fun and easy things to do with your kids at home

We’re in the middle of the school holidays right across Australia which means many parents are probably hearing their kids whine about how bored they are, am I right? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with an epic list… Continue Reading >