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Dad to be - his most common fears and how to cope

Dad to be - his most common fears and how to cope


Having a baby is amazing, so why is your guy freaking out? Uncover what he's worried about, and how to help him get with the program

  


Vitamin D in Pregnancy Could Reduce Baby's MS Risk

Vitamin D in Pregnancy Could Reduce Baby's MS Risk


New research shows that the 'sunshine vitamin' has more benefits for baby before birth than previously thought, including reducing risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

 


Commit to your health goals: tips for new mums

Commit to your health goals: tips for new mums


Make some achievable goals in 2016 with these handy suggestions from Rhian Allen


Seven common food problems sorted

Seven common food problems sorted


Struggling with your tot at meal times? Here some issues that may be at play, and what to do about them.


Men Working In High-Earning Part-Time Roles Reaches Record High: Dads Explain How It Works For Them

Men Working In High-Earning Part-Time Roles Reaches Record High: Dads Explain How It Works For Them


The Huffington Post UK | By Amy Packham

 


Learners guide to... Teething

Learners guide to... Teething


It’s a big moment when that first tooth breaks through. But, unfortunately, it often ends in tears. Linda Barnier shares all you need to know...


Raising Responsible Children

Raising Responsible Children


Ideas to help raise kids with great manners and who take responsibility for themselves.


Recipe: Kumara Mac & Cheese

Recipe: Kumara Mac & Cheese


Add delicious kumara and peas to macaroni & cheese for a healthier alternative to a family favourite.


reachME chat: Baby Boy Names

reachME chat: Baby Boy Names


We asked our reachME Facebook community what baby boy names they loved the most.


7 Ways to Cope with a Toddler Tantrum

7 Ways to Cope with a Toddler Tantrum


Ease the stress with these tips.

Toddler tantrums are stressful on all involved. Here are ideas to see you through. 


Ideas for creating an indoor tent for kids

Ideas for creating an indoor tent for kids


Amazing ideas for creating an indoor space

Be inspired to create a delightful indoor tent for kids with these ideas.


'Mono mono' twins born holding hands (VIDEO)

'Mono mono' twins born holding hands (VIDEO)


Mum gave birth to rare twins who were holding hands

These rare twins melted hearts when they were born holding hands.


7 Tips for organising your family schedule

7 Tips for organising your family schedule


How to manage your busy family schedule

Being busy is a fact of modern life, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming trying to keep up with everyone’s schedules.  


30 Preschool and Toddler Party Games

30 Preschool and Toddler Party Games


Keep party games short and simple

Find party game ideas for your pre-schooler with this list of 30 party games. 


Blogger refuses to put a shirt on

Blogger refuses to put a shirt on


Unrealistic body standards are not ok

Brooke Birmingham took exception to a magazine’s reaction to her body after losing almost 80kgs.


Mother's Day Ideas for Kids

Mother's Day Ideas for Kids


Spoil mum this Mother's Day

Let mum know that she's special in your life with these 10 ideas to spoil her this Mother's Day.


Model: I won't tell my daughter she's beautiful

Model: I won't tell my daughter she's beautiful


Victoria Secret model Doutzen Kroes speaks out

Does telling a girl that she is beautiful lower her self-esteem and lead to body issues later in life?


How to motivate your child to do chores

How to motivate your child to do chores


6 ways to get your child to help around the house.

If you find that you're often nagging your children to do their chores, try these tips to keep them motivated.


Movie Review: The Lego Movie

Movie Review: The Lego Movie


The movie everyone has been waiting for.

Fans of Lego - both young and old - will love this film.


reachME chat: Favourite childhood TV show

reachME chat: Favourite childhood TV show


Our community shares their childhood memories.

We asked our Facebook community what TV show they most loved as a child.


reachME chat: How we feel about our bodies

reachME chat: How we feel about our bodies


Women share POSITIVE feelings

We asked our Facebook community to share one POSITIVE word about how they feel about their bodies.


Couple announces pregnancy with Taylor Swift parody

Couple announces pregnancy with Taylor Swift parody


"We're having...having...having another baby!"

One couple gets creative about sharing their good news.


reachME chat: Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

reachME chat: Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy


Our Facebook community discusses their first sign of pregnancy

We asked how our mums how they first knew they were pregnant and got some interesting responses!


 So-Easy Silverbeet Filo Parcels

So-Easy Silverbeet Filo Parcels


A delicous way to feed kids vegetables.

This is so simple - don’t let the pastry put you off. A delicious and healthy lunch served with a salad.


Steph's Blog: A letter of love to my youngest boy

Steph's Blog: A letter of love to my youngest boy


A letter of reflection to my youngest baby after a battle of wills leaves us both in tears.


Summer Baby and Toddler Essentials

Summer Baby and Toddler Essentials


It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun – and with a baby or toddler in tow there are a few more essentials we need to have with us...


Delicious veggies for fussy kids

Delicious veggies for fussy kids


There’s a reason most kids don’t like plain boiled veggies – they’re tasteless and boring! Here’s our favourite ways...


Steph's Blog: It's all relative

Steph's Blog: It's all relative


If I, for what ever reason, was to have had amnesia and forgotten the last 10 years and woke up today in the familial madness that is being mother...


From the Mouths of Dads: How Has Fatherhood Changed You?

From the Mouths of Dads: How Has Fatherhood Changed You?



reachME School Lunch Makeovers

reachME School Lunch Makeovers


Us mums at reachME are officially fed up with having to dig moldering half-eaten sandwiches out of the dark recesses of smelly schoolbags.


Steph's Blog: Forgetting the car keys and remembering what's important

Steph's Blog: Forgetting the car keys and remembering what's important


After the initial frantic search and one manic phone call it would appear my car keys were in a pocket over an hours drive away.


How to sweeten second trimester moods - good advice for the dads!

How to sweeten second trimester moods - good advice for the dads!


Now is an important time to train your partner in the important skill of how not to enrage you during the rest of the pregnancy. Communication is...


How much is too much? Calling time on computer games and smartphone apps

How much is too much? Calling time on computer games and smartphone apps


We talk to two mothers who hold completely opposite views: Anya, who allows her children unlimited time on their iPods, and Ricky, who doesn&rsquo...


Waving a teary goodbye to morning naps

Waving a teary goodbye to morning naps


So you’ve managed to go to the loo without an audience, made a lovely cup of tea and logged into Facebook in the hope of enjoying a good hour...


“What did you just say?!” When kids start swearing

“What did you just say?!” When kids start swearing


What do you do when your cherubic 5-year-old daughter comes home swearing like a sailor? Check out these useful


Steph's Blog: From Paleontologist to Matakana Indie Market

Steph's Blog: From Paleontologist to Matakana Indie Market


As I entered this bountiful land of motherhood at a young age I found that I came out of the "baby years" with no real credentials or...


Magical Moments: Our most memorable toddler playtime experiences

Magical Moments: Our most memorable toddler playtime experiences


We asked some mums and dads of toddlers to tell us their most memorable playtime experiences. Here are the ones that made us laugh, cry and cringe...


“I said I wanted DARK CHOCOLATE you *&%$#!” – A guide to first trimester mood swings

“I said I wanted DARK CHOCOLATE you *&%$#!” – A guide to first trimester mood swings


Welcome to the erratic world of pregnancy emotions. Or as we like to call it: “Pregnancy Related Crazy-Pants”.


Are we putting our children at risk of bullying?

Are we putting our children at risk of bullying?


If we jump in to protect our children’s feelings, could we actually be making a situation worse?


Steph's Blog: Memories are made at home

Steph's Blog: Memories are made at home


As friends and family escape to warmer shores for their winter getaway the rumble of envy echoes around our home.


Top 5: How to make the most of a rainy school holiday

Top 5: How to make the most of a rainy school holiday


The Swedes say there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Which is why you’ll find them happily playing outside in -12...


Cold Weather Alert DIY - how to make a draft snake in 3 easy steps

Cold Weather Alert DIY - how to make a draft snake in 3 easy steps


Keep your home warmer this winter.

Step-by-step instructions about how to make draft snakes to keep the house warm.


Steph's Blog: The importance of intuition

Steph's Blog: The importance of intuition


As I flick through questions asked on multiple parenting groups and pages over the Internet I genuinely worry.


Hypnobirthing – the calmer birthing method

Hypnobirthing – the calmer birthing method


Instead of trying to cope and manage the pain of labour reactively, hypnobirthing teaches you to change the perception that labour has to be long...


Steph's Blog: From whirlwind romance to relationship counselling


In 12 short months we had met, romanced, been on opposite sides of the world for 3 months and pined for one another, travelled across Canada...


Q & A: Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing in New Zealand

Q & A: Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing in New Zealand



Mother's Day Musings: When your children grow up

Mother's Day Musings: When your children grow up


When your children grow up would you like them to have the same relationship with you that you have with your mother?


Message from Angie: It's the littlest things in life that are the biggest!

Message from Angie: It's the littlest things in life that are the biggest!


Since Rufus was born all those years ago, I’ve never felt so loved. Sure, each year has brought new challenges and


Steph's Blog: The realities of ADHD

Steph's Blog: The realities of ADHD


ADHD might be a diagnosis in our house, but it's not an excuse. Although I understand the mechanics and live with the reality


reachME mums share the REAL baby essentials

reachME mums share the REAL baby essentials


Little ones sure do come with a lot of accessories... but what is really neccessary for the budget to stretch to? We ask a panel of reachME mums.


The smacking debate: Thoughts?

The smacking debate: Thoughts?


A hot topic of regulat debate, 77% of parents say they would support a change to current legislation. Read more here and share your thoughts.


What’s Your Favourite Children’s Book?

What’s Your Favourite Children’s Book?


Is it your child’s favourite too?

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The adoption story

The adoption story


Steph shares her heart wrenching two year journey to adopt her son, Raine.


Do Celebrity Mums Make You Feel Inadequate?

Do Celebrity Mums Make You Feel Inadequate?


Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez … they’re all so happy.... 


Romance taken a back seat?

Romance taken a back seat?


When your back seat is filled with car seats romance can be the last thing on your mind.


Kids and Alcohol – What Are We Teaching Our Children?

Kids and Alcohol – What Are We Teaching Our Children?


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Last week a dear friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook of her one-year-old looking like she was taking a sip out of an empty beer bottle


Reach Me Bloggers: Introducing… Steph

Reach Me Bloggers: Introducing… Steph


Well who's this gal?

My name is Steph and I'm a craftaholic. No don’t run yet...


20 No Bread School Lunches and Snack Ideas

20 No Bread School Lunches and Snack Ideas


Bored with bread and looking for some quick and healthy lunchbox alternatives?


Weight Loss Whinge – Is it Okay to Quit?

Weight Loss Whinge – Is it Okay to Quit?


Is losing 700 grams a week worth a life devoid of joy? 


 What Age Should Your Child Start School?

What Age Should Your Child Start School?


There are often quite a few tears on the first day of school


Dolce & Gabbana to Sell Perfume for Babies

Dolce & Gabbana to Sell Perfume for Babies


But how can you improve on perfection?


Mums and Children in Cafes – are we really not wanted?

Mums and Children in Cafes – are we really not wanted?


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

We’ve all been there – you’ve barely had a sip of your coffee


Check Out These Fantastic Free Apps for Kids

Check Out These Fantastic Free Apps for Kids


We trawled the web for the best animation apps.


Boys’ Night Out

Boys’ Night Out


So what do boys talk about when they get together away from their wives and partners?


Quick Energy Pick Me Ups!

Quick Energy Pick Me Ups!


If you’re pregnant or have young kids then you’re probably tired 


Hot Drinks and Small Children – A Warning

Hot Drinks and Small Children – A Warning


Hot water burn facts


Top 5 Signs You’re Ready to Stop Breastfeeding

Top 5 Signs You’re Ready to Stop Breastfeeding


Here are some hints on how to transition baby from breast to bottle.


Mid-Week Dinner Inspiration

Mid-Week Dinner Inspiration


What's on the menu tonight? Try our Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup


Week Two - Weighty Matters

Week Two - Weighty Matters


There’s a minor disappointment on the scales...


reachME Holiday Helpers

reachME Holiday Helpers


We asked a bunch of reachME mums how they’re surviving the holidays


Vomit: A survival guide

Vomit: A survival guide


After a generous friend left behind norovirus after a short stay...


Hot Mamma! Summer Pregnancy Tips

Hot Mamma! Summer Pregnancy Tips


It’s hot and humid and you’re eight months pregnant. Here’s how to keep cool this summer.


Natural Gender Swaying

Natural Gender Swaying


By Stef Daniel

Like most things concerning pregnancy, there are tons of rumours and old wives tales lingering.


Mindfulness for pregnancy and motherhood

Mindfulness for pregnancy and motherhood


By Louisa Deasey

Want a guaranteed way to lessen anxiety of pregnancy and motherhood?


40 Top Tips for New Dads

40 Top Tips for New Dads


By Tony Chen at www.savvydaddy.com

We've been there, too.  Being a new dad is awesome & crazy & overwhelming & humbling & frustrating all at the same time.


Sponges, chalk and coal: Eight strange pregnancy cravings

Sponges, chalk and coal: Eight strange pregnancy cravings


By Louisa Austrin

Weird and wonderful pregnancy cravings


Sweet Dreams! How To Get Your Child To Stay In Bed All Night

Sweet Dreams! How To Get Your Child To Stay In Bed All Night


You have turned on the night light, turned down the sheets...


Squishiest Playdough Recipe

Squishiest Playdough Recipe


Is your playdough dry and flaky? 


The Benefits of Baby Reflexology

The Benefits of Baby Reflexology


By Tracey Collinson, B.A., CR (Certified Reflexologist)

Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb...


5 Tools For First-Time Fathers

5 Tools For First-Time Fathers


You need a hammer to hit a nail and a wrench to tighten a bolt — you know how to handle your tools.


Top 6 Paid Educational Apps for Preschoolers

Top 6 Paid Educational Apps for Preschoolers


By Jenae at www.icanteachmychild.com

I’m a firm believer in real-life, hands-on experiences to help young children grow and learn


Enough! No More Weight Whinging

Enough! No More Weight Whinging


Sick of her rapidly expanding muffin top and tired of faddish and expensive diets.


Put your grocery bill on a diet

Put your grocery bill on a diet


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

After over-spending at Christmas and the cost of groceries increasing by the week...

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Vietnamese beef noodle salad

Vietnamese beef noodle salad


Feeling like something less stodgy after overindulging at Christmas? 


Fun Activities For Kids And Pets

Fun Activities For Kids And Pets


Got a new pet for Christmas?


How Kids Respond to Pets: What to Expect from Your Child

How Kids Respond to Pets: What to Expect from Your Child


Children and pets just go together.


Played or Dismayed? Best and worst Christmas presents of 2012

Played or Dismayed? Best and worst Christmas presents of 2012


What gifts caught your child’s imagination this Christmas? 


5 Useful Discipline Techniques

5 Useful Discipline Techniques


The discipline techniques you choose may depend on the type of inappropriate behaviour your child displays


Weird and Wonderful Christmas Traditions

Weird and Wonderful Christmas Traditions


Some might say we’re a bit short on Christmas tradition here in New Zealand


Earth-Friendly Christmas

Earth-Friendly Christmas


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

How We’re Saving the Planet This Christmas


Cooking the Perfect Turkey

Cooking the Perfect Turkey


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Show your mother-in-law how it’s done! 


 Top 5 Christmas Family Movies

Top 5 Christmas Family Movies


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Raining outside or just sick of reapplying sunscreen? 


Girls’ Guide to Camping

Girls’ Guide to Camping


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

No, we’re not talking about flashy fish smokers and beer chillers


Making quality time for Dad at Christmas

Making quality time for Dad at Christmas


Tom Beardshaw

Good ideas to encourage quality time for dads over Christmas


 Play Felt Christmas Tree & Ornaments

Play Felt Christmas Tree & Ornaments


Toddler’s Christmas Tree

We absolutely love this idea for a DIY toddler’s Christmas tree


What Do You Say When Your Child Asks

What Do You Say When Your Child Asks "Is Santa Real?"


By Amanda Rock

Is Santa Real? What do you say if your preschooler asks?  


Summer sherry trifle recipe

Summer sherry trifle recipe


Perfect for Christmas - it looks amazing and is one of the best trifles you'll ever taste!


Pregnancy tips for the festive period

Pregnancy tips for the festive period


Advice and tips to help you enjoy a stress free Christmas during pregnancy.


8 Things You Don’t Know About Today’s Modern Dads

8 Things You Don’t Know About Today’s Modern Dads


By Sasha Emmons at www.parenting.com

Our survey of modern dads found some surprising results.


Six reasons why we overeat

Six reasons why we overeat


Can't work out why you're always hungry? 


Dear Santa – What’s on the Christmas List This Year

Dear Santa – What’s on the Christmas List This Year


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Yesterday I discovered a letter to Santa in my son’s school bag.


Before You Decide to Make Homemade Gifts This Christmas…

Before You Decide to Make Homemade Gifts This Christmas…


There are many reasons why homemade gifts are wonderful, but sometimes we can bite off more than we can chew. 


Pass or Fail? New Year’s Resolutions Reviewed

Pass or Fail? New Year’s Resolutions Reviewed


Did you stick to any of your resolutions from last year? 


Christmas Traditions: Christmas Eve Surprise Box

Christmas Traditions: Christmas Eve Surprise Box


Here’s a lovely idea for the family on Christmas Eve (and a great way to help the kids wind down before the big day!).


Facebook Envy: How Cruising Can Kill Self Esteem

Facebook Envy: How Cruising Can Kill Self Esteem


By Wendy Sachs

Do you feel jealous or depressed after looking at Facebook? 


Creative Car Games for Long Journeys

Creative Car Games for Long Journeys


Banish I Spy for good with these simple and creative car games.


Dad's Pregnancy Symptoms: More Than Just Sympathy Pain?

Dad's Pregnancy Symptoms: More Than Just Sympathy Pain?


By Shawn Bean

Why men sometimes experience symptoms such as weight gain, nausea, insomnia, and mood swings during their partner's pregnancy. 


Tiredness Thy Name is Motherhood

Tiredness Thy Name is Motherhood


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Sometimes, I forget what I’m talking about midway through a sentence. 


5 Steps to Organising Your Kid’s Room

5 Steps to Organising Your Kid’s Room


By Gigi K. Miller

Organization in your kid’s rooms is one of the most important areas to organize in your home.


Wrapping Christmas presents in style

Wrapping Christmas presents in style


 Let your creativity run free when you wrap your Christmas presents this year


5 Relaxing, Rejuvenating Bath Recipes – Perfect Alternatives to Bubbles

5 Relaxing, Rejuvenating Bath Recipes – Perfect Alternatives to Bubbles


By Crunchy Betty

Here are 5 ideas for an amazing bathtime.


After school snacks

After school snacks


Do your kids come in from school \ looking for something to eat? 


Treat Yourself to a… Homemade Foot Soak!

Treat Yourself to a… Homemade Foot Soak!


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

After a long, hard day bending down, picking up, mopping up...


Chocolate Chip Pavlovas With Berries and Apricots

Chocolate Chip Pavlovas With Berries and Apricots


A perfect and light christmas dessert


What Behaviour To Expect Of Young Children

What Behaviour To Expect Of Young Children


 Tips for understanding your child at key ages.


Co-Parenting: Allowing Dad To Help with Baby

Co-Parenting: Allowing Dad To Help with Baby


Letting your partner find his own way is part of the parenting process.


Marriage Advice for New Parents

Marriage Advice for New Parents


By Kimberly Mccreight

7 ways to baby proof your relationship


Water Safety for Under 5's

Water Safety for Under 5's


Supervision without any distractions is the single most important precaution you can take


Christmas Gifts for Teachers – To buy or not to buy?

Christmas Gifts for Teachers – To buy or not to buy?


What do you think about Christmas gifts for teachers? 


Top pre Christmas budget food tips

Top pre Christmas budget food tips


Are you starting to think about the size of your food shopping bill over the Christmas period?


When Grandparents Collide

When Grandparents Collide


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

When you’re sharing a house with two sets of grandparents, a heap of grandchildren and numerous pets and partners


Helping your kids get the most from their holiday

Helping your kids get the most from their holiday


So, you've forked out the year's savings on taking the kids on holiday


 Awesome Christmas Present #1: Build the kids a tree house!

Awesome Christmas Present #1: Build the kids a tree house!


Here’s some advice and tips for building, attaching and furnishing your home in the treetops


Stop the Swearing!

Stop the Swearing!


Don’t panic, we don’t mean you! 


 Toilet training advice urgently needed!

Toilet training advice urgently needed!


 My 3-year-old daughter absolutely refuses to use the potty or toilet


Christmas Baking for Kids – Snowball Truffles

Christmas Baking for Kids – Snowball Truffles


Snowball truffles- festive fun for the kids


5 Tips for Staying Sane During a Toddler Tantrum

5 Tips for Staying Sane During a Toddler Tantrum


By Mary Beth Sammons at www.circleofmoms.com

It's a familiar scenario for many mums.


 Pregnancy Christmas wishes

Pregnancy Christmas wishes


By Linda Drummond

I was heavily pregnant over Christmas.


 What’s the difference between 1 and 3?

What’s the difference between 1 and 3?


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Ever wondered what it’s like to have three children? 


10 Great Stocking Fillers for Creative kids

10 Great Stocking Fillers for Creative kids


If you have a creative kid, why not give them an art themed stocking this Christmas? 


Christmas Baking for Kids - Spicy Tree Biscuits

Christmas Baking for Kids - Spicy Tree Biscuits


These simple cookies are great for getting the kids involved in cooking


Top 5 Things Mother-in-Laws Should Never Do

Top 5 Things Mother-in-Laws Should Never Do


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstro

My mother-in-law is one of the loveliest, kindest people I know, and I’m extremely lucky that she’s my husband’s mum.


 6 Things Grandparents Tend to Forget

6 Things Grandparents Tend to Forget


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

We love our grandparents and know what a special place they have in our kids’ lives.


It’s Okay to Ignore the Kids

It’s Okay to Ignore the Kids


TALKING to your kids is important but there's no need to overdo it


Your Libido Postpartum: Lost That Loving Feeling?

Your Libido Postpartum: Lost That Loving Feeling?


 If you've lost your libido postpartum, you're not alone.


Are you ready for babies?

Are you ready for babies?


This 14-part test will have you holding your sides with laughter.


Treat Yourself: Strawberry Shortcake.

Treat Yourself: Strawberry Shortcake.


Strawberry season has arrived!


Thanks (but no Thanks) for the Baby Advice

Thanks (but no Thanks) for the Baby Advice


 Here's how to politely brush off your know-it-all friends and family.


DIY Christmas Decorations – Snowflakes

DIY Christmas Decorations – Snowflakes


 Kids just love making snowflakes.


Six Ways to Steam Up Your Sex Life After Baby

Six Ways to Steam Up Your Sex Life After Baby


Are you struggling to find time for sex with baby here?


Defiance: Why it happens and what to do about it

Defiance: Why it happens and what to do about it


By Karen Miles

 Why preschoolers defy their parents


6 Quick Budgeting Tips for Christmas

6 Quick Budgeting Tips for Christmas


 The earlier you start planning for Christmas the easier it becomes. 


What sort of disciplinarian are you?

What sort of disciplinarian are you?


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

 No, I’m not talking about 50 Shades (I couldn’t get past the multi-orgasmic deflowering)


How Safe is Your Baby’s Car Seat?

How Safe is Your Baby’s Car Seat?


Your baby’s safety is paramount. Check out the top 10 car seat errors.


My Breast Milk is Drying Up!

My Breast Milk is Drying Up!


 There is nothing more frustrating for breastfeeding mothers than fearing that your milk is drying up.


Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy Snacks for Kids


23 Toddler-friendly Ideas

 Is your tot too busy — or full — to eat much at mealtime?


Starting Kindergarten

Starting Kindergarten


How to Prepare Your Child

 It's hard to predict how a child will handle separation on the first day of kindergarten. 


Angry Child Outbursts: The 10 Rules of Dealing with an Angry Child

Angry Child Outbursts: The 10 Rules of Dealing with an Angry Child


by Carole Banks, MSW

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5 Ways To Simplify Your Family’s Morning Routine

5 Ways To Simplify Your Family’s Morning Routine


By Tina Gray

Tell me that I am not the only one that sometimes struggles to get the kids out of the door in time to get them to school before the bell rings.


Dads and new bubs

Dads and new bubs


A bond from the beginning

Some fathers assume their role only really kicks in when their babies are weaned, but new research shows you can make a major positive impact right...


Win: Kelly Tarlton's Family Passes

Win: Kelly Tarlton's Family Passes


Time for some family fun and underwater adventures for the kids? Check out these great offers from Kelly Tarlton's.

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A simple cold or a pollen allergy – could your child have hay fever?

A simple cold or a pollen allergy – could your child have hay fever?


Click here for details on how to spot hay fever in your child.

 Click here for details on how to spot hay fever in your child.


Kids and Books

Kids and Books


9 Genius Ways To Help Kids Learn To Read (And Love It)

9 Genius Ways To Help Kids Learn To Read (And Love It)


Easy Tutu Tutorial

Easy Tutu Tutorial


Why buy tutus if you and your little girl can make one.

 Why buy tutus if you and your little girl can make one.


10 things babies should know about their first year

10 things babies should know about their first year


There’s no question that plenty of moments from our baby’s first year need to be erased from our minds and their psyches (hello, when they rolled off the bed?)

The first year of life is so precious, and wow it goes quick. Here are ten things that your new bundle needs to know.


Know a teacher in a class of their own?

Know a teacher in a class of their own?


Over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won

Over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won


Rainbow Jello

Rainbow Jello


Probably the best jello recipe out there.

Probably the best jello recipe out there.

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What Children Can Teach Us About Happiness

What Children Can Teach Us About Happiness


Melissa Sher says that kids are 'happiness experts'.

Have a read - you may find some tips from the little ones. 

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31 Ways To Know You're In The Right Relationship

31 Ways To Know You're In The Right Relationship


Are you in the right relationship?

As anyone living in the age of depressing divorce rates knows, a happy long-term couple is almost like a unicorn: If by some miracle you encounter...

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Old Wives’ Tales – True or False

Old Wives’ Tales – True or False


Sick of hearing “milk makes mucus” from concerned in-laws, Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom takes a looks to see if there’s any truth...

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Rules For Dads Raising Daughters

Rules For Dads Raising Daughters


This week, science confirmed what all parents (and all people who have parents) already know -- paying attention to your kids matters. And dads...

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What's my money personality?

What's my money personality?


Saver; spender; optimist; debtor? What's your money personality?

Taking control of your finances isn’t just about the dollars and cents...it's just as much about how we feel about money and our 'money...

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Summer shape up?

Summer shape up?


Parents can be so busy and the idea of getting a spare hour and a bit, three times a week to shape up can seem unattainable. Or is it...?