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    Parenting Central is about connecting parents and sharing information. This site is written by regular and guest contributors. This site is managed by Rachel Stewart.

  • Rachel Stewart

    Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central Australia. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner.

    She has a background in early childhood education, but right now is content to be a stay at home mum.

    She is passionate about birthing rights, breastfeeding and mental health. She enjoys crafting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

  • Aimee York

    Aimee is a paediatric occupational therapist, who is passionate about working with children and their families to support successful development. She often is caught telling people she has the best job in the world.

    Aimee works regularly with children with emotional regulation and behavioural challenges, as well as Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. However, she likes to emphasise that children do not need a ‘diagnosis’ in order to require a bit of support, help and education to get them back on track.

    Aimee is the owner and principal occupational therapist at KinderCloud Online Allied Health for Children .

  • Amy Ahearn

    Amy is mum and step mum of 4 awesome kids ranging from 18 months to 12 years old. She successfully co-organising a nurse-in demonstration in response to the comments made by a prominent television personality about breastfeeding in public. This saw her appear on national tv, in newspapers and on radio to discuss her thoughts on the matter. The experience made her want to continue to have a voice.

    Her life is hectic as a part-time shift worker, full time parent, partner and social media addict but she still finds the time for cloth nappies, breastfeeding, baby wearing and saving the world one online petition at a time.

  • Chris Pepper

    Christopher Pepper is a husband, father of two amazing kids, lives in Melbourne, Victoria and runs He is a passionate about his family, Massive support of Melbourne and East Keilor Football Clubs.

  • Emily Travis

    Emily is a wife, daughter, sister, friend, aunty. She’s a country girl, a tomboy, and she loves an adventure.

    She works full-time at a big corporate office as an architectural draftsperson.

    She’s been married since April 2012 but they are dreaming of the day they can escape home to the country and start their own family.

    She is passionate about equality, education and design. She believes in taking responsibility, striving for improvement, and enjoying the simple pleasures.

  • Famous

    Famous is a dad of 2, (boy & girl) and he is Rachel Stewart’s other half.

    He’s a fun and funny dad, the king of “dad jokes” and has his family laughing whenever he’s home.

    His favorite part of parenting is the funny things kids say and do.

  • Karina Lane

    Karina is a mother to four small children that include toddling twins. They are all super cute and super needy! Getting through each day and making it to wine o’clock with her sanity intact is a true miracle! She loves her little brood and does her best to see the funny side of really messy, noisy and stressful situations.

  • Kate

    Kate is a mother to two girls, Margo and Goldie, born in 2010 and 2012.

    She started a natural parenting and sort of crunchy DIY blog just before my second daughter was born.

    Her and her husband moved from the USA to Australia in 2008. Originally, she came to Australia to do a master of education, but then they ended up staying.

    Although she’s currently a stay at home mum, she was working in the public schools as a high school science teacher.

  • Katherine Brighton

    Katherine Brighton is a wife, mother of two boys (2009 & 2011), neonatal intensive care nurse and small business owner. She has a special interest in adult education, and parent & infant attachment and bonding.

    Katherine loves all types of crafts, enjoys cooking, and is an avid reader. She loves spending time with her young family and close group of girlfriends.

    Katherine’s eyes were opened to the big wide world of online parenting forums and online mother’s groups during her first pregnancy, and again with her second, and she loves the friendships these groups have brought into her life.

  • Cup Cake Maker

    Lauren is a stay at home mum to her beautiful daughter born in 2012, Leila. She am also the owner and creator styling little babes at my very own small sewing business, Ooh La Leila.

    She certainly leads a very busy life, but also enjoy some peaceful reflection whenever she can.

  • Leia Barrett

    Leia is married and a mother of one little girl Ayla, born March 2012 and a bub on the way, due June 2014 and fur-mum to a Cavoodle (Zac) and a Spoodle (Sky).

    She is a microbiologist and a science, maths and health Secondary School Teacher.

    She has a huge love of being a stay at home mum and enjoy doing lots of activities with her girl. Baking and Cake decorating is a huge part of her life and she loves making others happy with her cakes.

  • Melissa

    Melissa is a married mum of 1 little man Elliot who arrived in our family in july 2013. She also have 2 cats, despite being a dog person.

    Before becoming Mummy, she worked in a 120 place long day care centre as a toddler room assistant, but being there 3 years i have worked with ages 3 months to 8 years.

    As well as that she’s an arty farty do-it-yourself kind of Mum who loves creating new art experiences and making her own toys and crafts.

  • Mimmi

    Mimmi is a mother of 2 handsome boys, Keiran (2009) and Davin. (2012)

    She is a full time stay at home mum, taking care of my boys; her eldest with autism and both of them with developmental delays.

    She is a huge video game player, and loves to eat large amounts of curry.

  • Miranda Buck

    Miranda Buck is an Infant Feeding Specialist, IBCLC and lone parent of two girls, living in Melbourne and she likes cycling and sewing.

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