I had a wonderful childhood! Obviously I grew up in a time before smartphones. So as you could imagine being a child in a pre-tech-obsessed time my parents gave me their absolute undivided attention at all time. They didn’t have smart phones to distract themselves from enjoying every blissful moment of my perfect childhood….. Oh wait that never happened…
Share The Dignity is a charity that provides homeless women, or women who have been victims of domestic violence, with essential personal hygiene products. Things like pads and tampons. It’s something I hadn’t even considered until I heard of Share The Dignity. How do you manage a period when you don’t have the money to buy those items?
Last night I had a nightmare about the Stephen King “It” movie that is coming out soon. I haven’t even seen the original movie, but all the advertising and hype around this movie has given me the creeps. Yep, I’m so soft and easily frightened that I can get nightmares from movies I haven’t even watched and that I know very little about.
Larissa Waters Breastfeeding In Parliament Shows the No Win Situation For Mothers Larissa Waters does yet another breastfeeding first https://t.co/A5a18083VE pic.twitter.com/BXMh7vYH5M — Karen Barlow (@KJBar) June 22, 2017 First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion …
Do What You Can For Who You Can – #LetThemStay This has been on my mind for a few days, I’m not sure I’m going to express this quite right, because I’m super passionate about this, but I also genuinely want to encourage people to give some thought to …
I recently read your opinion piece published by The Daily Telegraph and I noticed you asked a lot of interesting questions. Perhaps you were being rhetorical but clearly this entire post came from a place of genuinely not understanding and so I would like to take this opportunity to answer some of your questions for you.
Everyone is buzzing with the talk of the budget and specifically, the changes to the government Paid Parental Leave Scheme.
The government Paid Parental Leave scheme was first introduced by the Labor government in 2011 and granted all working women 18 weeks of parental leave paid at the national minimum wage.
Today we went along and participated in the KidzAid CPR Challenge, which was to set the world record for the most people learning pediatric CPR in the same place in an 8 hour period.
I was keen to go along and get involved, it’s something that I’m passionate about myself – I think all parents and even grandparents or casual babysitters – should empower themselves to be able to handle an emergency and maybe save someone’s life.
Mark Latham recently wrote an opinion piece directed at Lisa Pryor, titled “Why Left Feminists Don’t Like Kids”.
As a lefty and a feminist, I had to click on it. I’ll admit I knew going into it that I wasn’t going to like what he wrote, but I was imagining it was a rant directed at women who choose not to have children (maybe because they’re pursuing a career politics instead – something like that)
The Thermomix is known for its ability to help you cook up a storm in the kitchen, but the recent launch of the newest model, the Thermomix TM5, has caused a storm of a very different nature.
In a nutshell, the new model was launched by Vorwerk without any advance warning or notification- even to their consultants. Consultants were told to be available on the day for new training and were then told of the launch. Meaning people who had taken possession of their TM31 even up until the day before paid full price for what is essentially a superseded product.
Today – and any day – is a good day to ask people that simple question; “R U OK” You might start a conversation that could change someone’s life.
According to Beyond Blue in Australia:
1 in 6 people will experience depression at some stage in their lives.
1 in 4 people will experience anxiety.
1 in 7 mothers will experience postnatal depression and 1 in 10 mothers will experience antenatal depression. Anxiety is likely to be as, if not more, common.
This letter was written by 9 year old Chloe. It says: “Dear Parents, It seems you both are a little overly strict tonight. Therefore I do not wish to read with you tonight. But if you change your additude I will be happy to. Goodnight. From Chloe L Smith.” It’s …
Emma Jenna has been a nanny for 20 years, she is the author of “Keep Calm and Parent On” and she’ has recently written a blog post “5 Reasons Modern-Day Parenting Is In Crisis” which has gained a lot of attention from parents both applauding her and disagreeing with what she has to …
If you’re not nice on the internet, you’re not nice.
Simple enough idea, right?
On Friday, Sunrise ran a segment about Alexis Rodriguez, executive director of public relations for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and mother, who wrote an article for Yahoo, titled “Beauty after baby: The Honest Truth”
The opening paragraph reads:
“Two months ago, I gave birth to a baby boy. I’m madly in love with my son and feel blessed that I was able to have a child and that he is healthy. I know how lucky I am, but I have to admit that I resent what pregnancy has done to my body. I understand that the stretch marks, scars and baby weight are badges of honor, but it doesn’t really change how I feel.”
National parent advocacy group The Parenthood is launching a campaign to see all childcare centre waiting list fees banned in Australia.
Their data found that in Sydney, in the inner west suburb of Leichhardt 60% of childcare centres are charging parents between $15 and $100 per child just to put their names on a waiting list – this is non-refundable and not a guarantee of a placement. In contrast only 9% of childcare centres in the outer west suburb of Penrith charge for putting a child on a waiting list and they only charge between $10-$50 per family.
Childcare and Nanny Agencies have to recruiting early childhood educators from overseas to meet childcare needs in Australia. As reported by News.com.au, Michael Crosby, from the Childcare union United Voice said “Educators are leaving at the rate of 180 every week. They love the work, but they cannot afford to stay.”
Researchers have found obese father’s sperm could increase the risk of their children in being overweight. Dr Tod Fullston, of University of Adelaide, has revealed in a study, using mice, a connection between the father’s sperm and obesity and diabetes-like symptoms in up to two generations of offspring. Dr Fullston …
After reading about the history of breasting in the British monarchy I started to wonder how much choice and freedom will Kate and Will have to decide how they parent their own baby.
“Clueless” Star Promotes Milk Sharing Two weeks ago, Alicia Silverstone, star of the movie “Clueless”, started a milk share on her blog The Kind Life, inviting mums to share or ask for donated breast milk for their babies, also providing a platform for mothers to ask specific questions about the donor …
Michael Jackson enticed “Lost boys” After reading this article by “The Mirror UK” – I am beginning to, no longer be a sit on the fence person when coming to Michael Jackson, and the victims of Neverland. More then 10 kids have come forward over the years, and it’s been a long …
Child dies after swallowing battery A four year old Tewantin girl, died after swallowing a button sized lithium battery on Sunday night. She was rushed to hospital than air lifted to Brisbane, but could not be saved. Within one to two hours of becoming lodged in a position, Lithium Batteries, start …
A recent article on the BBC website caught my eye – Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes – and upon reading it I was surprised to discover in Finland every expectant mother is given the option of a Baby Box
Satellite Cafe Nurse In – No Apology The turn out was great, a lot of mums, dads, beautiful babies and toddlers, members of the community and media came out to Satellite Cafe this morning to show their support to Reagan Matthews who was discriminated against by the owner of this …