The Challenges and Rewards of being a Gay Dad

By Jacqui Tomlins, as seen under Rainbow Families   Gay men are taking an increasingly active role in parenting through fostering, co-parenting and surrogacy. In recent years, the increased prevalence of out gay dads has helped raise awareness and drive… Continue Reading >

Recognising ALL our dads on Father’s Day  

This Father’s Day we are imploring Australians to give thanks and think about ALL our Fathers.  Whether they are single dads, stepfathers, donor fathers, blended fathers, traditional dads etc.  Whatever the role your father plays for you or the man… Continue Reading >

National Stepfamilies Day Australia

The last Sunday in July is National Stepfamilies Day – a day which recognises and celebrates the many different family types in Australia and acknowledges the important role stepparents can play in childrens’ lives. It might be a new concept… Continue Reading >

Home Schooling Tips 

Tricks to not only help parents and carers keep their sanity, but find the unique benefits of homeschooling By Kate McMahon, Student Tutors As parents and carers around the world grapple to juggle their new roles as teacher, canteen supervisor,… Continue Reading >

Mum and Step Mum

Kate Munn is a mother of three, publicist, wine and comedy enthusiast living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Keep an eye out for her upcoming book with Buddy Miller Amputee Daddy.   Last month the woman next to me married my… Continue Reading >

Being An Awesome Entrepreneur Is Good For Your Kids

Over 30 percent of small businesses are run by women. Women from all walks of life, experiences and family types. This number grows every year as women grab hold of the reins of their financial futures and get to solving… Continue Reading >

Being a Step Mum

Other, spare, bonus, extra, mums are everywhere and they get such a bad rap thanks to fairy tales like Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel.  Being a Step Mum or a Mum in a blended family can be a balancing act… Continue Reading >

The Role of Food in Sleep

Everyone needs sleep. There is no wonder why sleep deprivation is a torture technique. But for many parents, their kid’s sleep is a source of frustration and anxiety. There are so many reasons why kids don’t sleep well. And allergy… Continue Reading >

Medicare and Judgement

The other day I had to make the dreaded trip into the Medicare office as my Husband and I decided we wanted ourselves, and all our children, on the same card. I had phoned Medicare and found out that this… Continue Reading >

A fish out of water. Is it happening to my child?

Sarah Smith, APD, Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au   “Never feed him a lot. Never more than a spot! Or something may happen. You never know what.” Mr Carp gave this advice to a boy who bought Otto the fish from his… Continue Reading >