Parenting

For a few moments, around the time my eldest daughter was halfway through her first year, I felt like I was on top of my…
Many parents are moving towards “gentle parenting”, where they choose not to use rewards (sticker charts, lollies, chocolates, TV time as “bribes”) and punishments (taking…
Most new mothers find it extremely difficult to adjust to their new role. There are numerous reasons for this, but often the underlying one is…
When I arrived home from work last night my husband, who is (mercifully) taking long service leave, was preparing dinner and my youngest son was…
In 2014 very few modern families can rely on a stereotypical 1920s housewife to keep the home fires burning. Yet the domestic workload hasn't shrunk.…
A new social network called Mothers Groupie aims to reduce the isolation felt by many new mothers by helping them to meet both face-to-face and…
For the next three months I will gain some experience of what it's like to have a stay-at- home partner. My husband is taking long…
Becoming a parent is commonly imagined to be a joyful and “natural” life event. The reality is often very different. In the early weeks and…
The "leave" in maternity leave can make it sound like you're taking a holiday. Or at least are taking a few months off to recover…
Award winning journalist Madeline Morris says there isno doubt that breastfeeding is a huge benefit to new babies.  But, having experienced the reality of breastfeeding first hand,…
Everyone struggles with competing challenges on their time. For working parents this is heightened and it seems especially so for working mothers. As the child…
You may have heard of Michael Carr-Gregg. He's a high profile psychologist and parenting expert who is a regular commentator in the media. Well, he…
Today my son started screaming for me from down the hall. "MUMMMMMM," he yelled with urgency. "I'm just here," I waved as he approached. "Oh…
“What will I be when I grow up, if I am not a mum?” my 5-year-old daughter recently asked. I felt compelled to give her…
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