Parenting

Most parents will tell you that one of their greatest frustrations is that their kids don’t listen. Inevitably at these times, parents feel disrespected. And what happens next is that frustration kicks in, and so in order to solicit some kind of action, we raise...

There’s a famous quote in parenting circles: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Simply meaning that many people have an influence on children, from aunts and uncles, to grandparents, educators, family friends and siblings.  When you are a nanny, it is your responsibility...

Jacinta, a professional nanny in Sydney tells the delightful story of Zoe, a cute four year-old with a big imagination. When Zoe’s family moved from Queensland to the Blue Mountains, their first winter  was something they weren’t completely prepared for. But on her first day...

Whether you are a working mum or a stay-at-home mum, the decision to go back to study is a big one. Maybe you’re looking to gain further qualifications in your current field, preparing for re-entry into the workforce, or working towards a higher paying or more...

We all know exercise is good for us – but it is particularly important for our kids. Physical activity is not only great fun – it is essential for healthy growth and development.  So how do we make sure our kids are getting enough? Why an active...

Finding out that you are a soon-to-be parent of twins is, without question, a game-changer. There is already plenty to wrap your head around when planning for the arrival of just one baby. So how do you go about preparing yourself for the arrival of two...

There is certainly plenty to think about when planning a trip with kids – what to pack, what essentials to stock up on beforehand, where to stay, how to get there, what to do when you get there, and how to keep everyone fed, watered,...

Screen time for kids is a subject of hot debate, with many believing that children should not be exposed to screen time – whether it is via smartphones, iPads/tablets or TV. But what if there is a good reason to use a bit of screen...

There is moving, and then there is moving with children. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve moved in your life pre-children; it is an entirely different thing to do it with kids underfoot. If you have young children, preschool age or younger such as toddler...

Parents these days live in a very different world to the one our parents inhabited when they were raising children. We have many more conveniences on offer to us, but also, arguably, many more responsibilities and stresses. And then there is the new technology that is...