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Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

When I Do Pickups At Daycare, The Last Thing I Want To Do Is Talk To My Child

4 min read

People that know me know that I am connected.

Parenting

Parenting

Parents Are Praising A Kmart Kids' Vacuum For An Unexpected Reason

2 min read

When you're a parent, you're going to take all of the help with cleaning that you can get.

Parenting

Parenting

The Confusion Around Jesinta And Buddy Franklin's Baby Name

2 min read

On Tuesday, news broke that model Jesinta Franklin (née Campbell) and her husband, AFL player, Lance 'Buddy' Franklin welcomed their first child.

National

National

Three Children Left In Hot Car While Their Mum Went Shopping

1 min read

An investigation is underway after emergency services rescued three children from a car at a shopping centre in Sydney's south on Tuesday.

News

News

Mum Of Siblings With Cystic Fibrosis Says You Don't See Their Internal Battle

2 min read

On first glance, siblings Isobel and Ruby look like healthy teenage girls -- but their mum says you "can't judge a book by its cover".

National

National

Mum Of 11's Creative Way To Help Her Family Survive The Drought

4 min read

Jacinta Haycock is a farmer, artist and a mother of 11 children -- and somehow she juggles it all at once.

Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

If You Don’t Want To Be Parent Shamed, Get Off Social Media

5 min read

The latest statistics are in, and they’re about as comforting as a dirty nappy.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Parent Shaming On The Rise, Forcing Aussie Mums And Dads To Seek Therapy

5 min read

More than 70 per cent of Australian mums and dads believe 'parent shaming' is worse than ever, forcing many to seek mental health support.

Style

Style

Aussie Mum's Toddler Dress Made Out Of $1.50 Tea Towels Goes Viral

2 min read

There's no doubt if you want to dress your toddler in little adorable clothes, the price tag that comes with them is usually anything but small.

Life

Life

'I Am A Bad Mum': Woman Viciously Trolled After Breastfeeding Fail Goes Viral

4 min read

A mum shared her relatable parenting moment to Twitter, but not everyone found the photos of her newborn funny.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Best And Worst Aussie Newborn Nappies Have Been Named

4 min read

Becoming a parent is all sorts of overwhelming, particularly when you start navigating the baby aisle of your local supermarket.

World

World

'I Really Missed You': Mum's Heartbreaking Reunion With Dead Daughter Via Virtual Reality

1 min read

A grieving mother in South Korea has been reunited with her dead daughter via virtual reality.

Life

Life

'I've Wanted To Smash Them': Parents Going To Desperate Lengths To Keep Kids Off Devices

4 min read

Laura Condely is mum to three children aged 14, 11 and 10.

World

World

Tech-Savvy Toddler Saves Mum's Life By Unlocking Smartphone And Raising Alarm

1 min read

A quick thinking two-year-old girl has been hailed a hero for saving her mother's life.

Health

Health

What It Really Looks Like Inside An Aussie Kid's School Lunchbox In 2020

6 min read

There's no doubt lunchboxes have changed in a big way since we were children and are now the cause of much debate.

Sarah Megginson

Sarah Megginson

Branded Kiddie Birthday Parties Aren’t Adorable They're Consumerism Gone Mad

4 min read

Every other week, it seems like one celebrity or another cops a bashing on social media for throwing an extravagant, over-the-top themed celebration for their precious tot.

National

National

Parents Should Ask Toddlers For Permission To Post Photos, Safety Watchdog Warns

2 min read

Australian parents should be asking their toddlers for permission to take their photos, according to the nation's safety watchdog.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

'I Was Mortified': Kids Are Asking Their Parents Why Their Toys Have Penises

3 min read

If you're a parent, it's likely you've had one or two hairy conversations with your children.

Life

Life

Kids Only Just Went Back And A Parent Is Already Being Lunchbox Shamed

4 min read

It seems now with school back, these simple devices used to contain children’s school lunches are back at the top of the agenda for discussion… and abuse.

Life

Life

Carrie Bickmore Discovers Solution To Every Parent's Most Hated Back To School Task

2 min read

After what feels like the millionth day of the school holidays finally came to a close for parents, many could relate to The Project host's Tuesday night activity.

National

National

Parents Told To Keep School Kids At Home If They've Recently Been To China

7 min read

People in NSW have been asked to hold their children back from returning to school this week if they've recently travelled to China.

Life

Life

What First-Time School Parents Need To Know, From A Mum Sending Off Her Last

3 min read

Ambivalent is a word I learned in high school that I probably haven’t used since, until now.

National

National

Mum Issues Harrowing Warning After Sick Baby Trapped In Self-Locking Car

3 min read

A Sunshine Coast mother has issued a terrifying warning after her sick baby boy reportedly became trapped in a hot car after its self-locking system failed.

News

News

Newborn Baby Edward Abandoned On Doorstep Wrapped In Knitted Blanket

6 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

The Three Most Important Words To Tell Your Kids (And They're Not 'I Love You')

5 min read

There was a time not long ago when my 13-year-old HSP daughter was feeling particularly sensitive to anything on television that unsettled her in the slightest.

Life

Life

Why Boredom Is Good For Your Kids

4 min read

According to an expert, it's good parenting.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I Don't Let My Kids Use TikTok And Neither Should You

7 min read

Just when we thought TikTok trends couldn’t get any worse, the latest challenge of 2020 has already proved us wrong.

National

National

Mum Issues Terrifying Warning After Toddler Son Breaks Into Fenced Pool Area

1 min read

A concerned mother has issued a terrifying warning after she captured footage of her young son climbing over the pool fence.

Life

Life

'It's Banned In Our House': Parents Name The Most Annoying Kids Toys Of 2020

5 min read

Over Christmas, my household was gifted a present that has brought unbearable noise and subsequent pain to my life ever since.

Life

Life

Meghan Markle Shamed Over Photos Of Archie Being Held In A Baby Carrier

3 min read

The parenting police are at it again.

News

News

Dad Kills Coyote With Bare Hands After It Attacked His Child

1 min read

A coyote attacked a pair of dogs, bit a woman and skirmished with a vehicle before being killed by a father defending his family on a walk on Monday, police said.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Choice Ranks The Stores With The Cheapest Back To School Supplies

2 min read

If you're a parent, you know back to school shopping can break the bank.

Health

Health

'This Makes Me Sad': Parents Divided Over Hospital Sign Hanging In NICU

3 min read

A sign put up on a wall in a hospital ward in the United Kingdom has been met with mixed reactions by parents online.

Life

Life

Aussie Mum's Cheap Hack That Stops Toddler Locking Himself In Rooms Goes Viral

2 min read

When Amanda Southgate's toddler kept accidentally locking himself in his bedroom, she created a $2 solution.

Homes

Homes

Mums Are Going Nuts For A DIY Contraption That Solves An Annoying Laundry Dilemma

2 min read

After hearing about a washing contraption in the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group, many mums are converted.

Life

Life

I'm All For Talking To Your Baby -- But A Mum I Met Recently Took Things Too Far

5 min read

Speaking to your baby has long been proven as beneficial for their development for a variety of reasons.

Life

Life

The Best Countries In The World To Raise A Child In 2020

3 min read

A new report released this week has named the top 10 countries in the world to have a family, based on eight key factors.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Tricks Savvy Parents Are Using To Save Money On Back To School Shopping

4 min read

There is no doubt that back to school is yet another time of year where it can be easy to succumb to emotional (over) spending -- even if it adds to our post-Christmas financial stress.

Life

Life

Why Peter Andre Only Keeps Two Of His Four Children Out Of The Spotlight

2 min read

Despite appearing on reality television many times himself, the singer and TV personality doesn't want the same for his children.

Life

Life

Modem Family: Parents Take Internet On ‘Boring’ Holiday To Teach Kids A Lesson

2 min read

An Aussie couple thought their kids would be excited to go on a day trip but, instead, they were met with moans and groans. So the parents invited another hard-working member of the household instead ... their modem.

Life

Life

The Most Popular First (And Middle) Names In NSW For 2019 Have Been Revealed

3 min read

Data from the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages released on Wednesday has uncovered some interesting trends.

Life

Life

The Experience That Turned My Seven Year Old Off JoJo Siwa For Good

4 min read

A miracle has occurred. A giant, bright coloured, sparkly miracle.

Life

Life

I Have A 'Unique' Name -- These Are The Problems You Face As An Adult

4 min read

Hi everyone! My name is Shona. Yep, Shona.

Life

Life

Aussie Mum's Unconventional Budgeting Tip For The School Holidays Goes Viral

2 min read

Looking after your kids on the school holidays is a little bit like running a marathon.

Hayley Cull

Hayley Cull

Kids Are Anxious About The Bushfires. Here's What Parents Should Do.

5 min read

The horrendous and unprecedented fires that have raged across Australia over the last week have shocked and deeply shaken all of us, but the effect of rolling news coverage and anxiety on children is particularly concerning.

Health

Health

Photos Spark Question Over Cameron Diaz Becoming A Parent

4 min read

Over the weekend Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden shared the news they had become parents to a baby daughter named Raddix.

Health

Health

Taking On The Mental Load Of Christmas Has Left Me With Festive Burnout

4 min read

New year, new start, new resolutions, old burnout caused by a bigger than ever mental load.

Life

Life

The Aussie Baby Names That Fast Became Unpopular In The Last Decade

3 min read

While some names are skyrocketing into 2020, what about those that have fallen by the wayside during the last 10 years?

Love

Love

Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Expertly Handle Awkward Parenting Moment

2 min read

Kristen Bell has praised her husband Dax Shepard for "brilliantly" navigating one of parenting's most cringe-worthy conversations.

Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

All The 'Star Wars' Movies, Ranked By My Nine Year Old

9 min read

I’ve already said this in another article but, to me, the new 'Star Wars' movies are meaningless.

News

News

The Funniest Photos Of Terrified Children On Santa's Knee

2 min read

It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some children, it's the most frightening.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

I Tried To Explain The Bushfires To My Three Year Old

4 min read

“But, why are the fires so bad, Mummy?”

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Seven Words From A Distant Relative Left My Daughter Feeling Uncomfortable

4 min read

Christmas -- the time of year where family are brought together from far and wide to celebrate the festive season.

Life

Life

Class Christmas Party Note Sparks Divide Between Parents And Teachers

3 min read

Takaria Scott received a note from her daughter's school containing details and instructions for their upcoming end of year class Christmas party.

Life

Life

Just 23 Parenting Choices I've Been Mum-Shamed For In The Past Decade

5 min read

Being a mother is the toughest gig out there.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Mums Should Be Taking 'Moolies' Every Year, All Year Round

3 min read

Nearly 20 years ago I decided to forgo my own Schoolies.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Why You Should Let Your Kids Swear

5 min read

My cousin’s first memory of me was when I rushed up to show him my gingerbread man, but decapitated him as I crashed into his body with overenthusiastic fervour (the biscuit; not my cousin).

Life

Life

'It's Turned Ugly': Social Worker's Santa-Related Request Enrages Parents

4 min read

Christmas time can present itself with all sorts of parenting dilemmas.

National

National

'Broken' Sex Education Sees Aussie Kids Turn To Porn To Answer Questions

6 min read

Schools are struggling to teach students about porn and social media in sex education classes, with experts saying there is a "mixed bag" and lack of consistency across the country.

Life

Life

As A Teacher, I Plea To All Parents -- Don’t Interfere With Class Selection

3 min read

While classroom Elves on the Shelf are hiding and paper chains and tinsel adorned decorations are being created, it is also that time of the school year where change is in the air.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Men Aren't Ostracised For Becoming Parents. Why Are Women?

6 min read

Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.

Life

Life

'If This Offends You, Unfriend Me': Dad Defends Choice To Kiss Daughter On The Lips

2 min read

Australian father Tyrone Matoka, 39, has asked people to stop sexualising the act of fathers kissing their daughters.

Life

Life

The Most Popular Baby Names In Australia For 2019 Have Been Revealed

3 min read

Want to give your baby a 'unique' name? Maybe don't go for these in 2020.

Life

Life

Men Being 'Stark Naked' In Swim School Change Rooms Used To Make Me Uncomfortable

4 min read

A woman has divided opinion after she complained about a man stripping down outside a cubicle in the local swimming pool change rooms. 

Health

Health

McDonald's And Kellogg's Among Winners Of 'Junk Food' Fame And Shame Awards 2019

3 min read

The national Fame and Shame Awards is run by an online network of parents who focus on improving the food and activity environments of Australian children and the votes have been counted.

Life

Life

Please Stop Asking Me Why My Daughter Isn’t At School

4 min read

I have a parenting problem of a tall order.

Rebecca English

Rebecca English

Should Aussie Kids Go To American-Style Summer Camps?

5 min read

On a recent family holiday with a friend who is a very successful musician, we learned that he spent much of his early life going to Surf Camps at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast.

Health

Health

Study Finds What Happens To Children Of Helicopter Parents When They're Adults

3 min read

Helicopter parenting is the instinctual behaviour that can include the literal act of ‘hovering’ over your children.

Life

Life

'This Year Is Different': Carrie Bickmore On The Sadness She Can't Shake

1 min read

The Project host has opened up about the bittersweet milestone of her eldest son Oliver, 11, finishing primary school.

Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

If Your Kids Wear Headphones And Watch Screens At Dinner You’re A Monster

6 min read

Recently, I was at a restaurant with my family in a holiday town and I noticed a family of four.

Life

Life

Parents Giving Their Kids 'Mashed-Up' Surnames Becoming More Popular Than Double-Barrel

4 min read

Double-barrel last names have been surpassed by a new trend of the blended last name, but not everyone is a fan.

Life

Life

'I Am Disgusted': Mum Stunned To Find 'Horrible' Note From Son's Teacher In Lunchbox

3 min read

When Francesca Easdon wrote a sweet note to her son, she didn't expect a horrible response from his teacher when he returned home.

Life

Life

Why I’m Considering Killing Off My Elf On The Shelf This Christmas

3 min read

As December quickly approaches, my Elf on the Shelf anxiety is rearing its ugly head.

Life

Life

As A Mummy Blogger Is Attacked For Her Secret Double Life, We're Missing The Real Problem

4 min read

If you've never heard of Clemmie Hooper, the queen of all Instagram mums, you likely scrolled passed a negative headline about her this week.

Life

Life

The 20 'Worst' Baby Names Of 2019 (That Parents Actually Gave Their Kids)

1 min read

Shots have been fired about the 'worst' names parents have given their children this year.

Health

Health

I Was Crying On The Bathroom Floor When My Husband Came In And Found Me

5 min read

In the early hours of a hot summer morning in late 2012, I found myself in the worst mental state of my life.

Life

Life

The Wild List Of Baby Names That'll Be Popular In 2020 Has Been Revealed

2 min read

You probably haven't heard of most of them but having a unique baby name is clearly still a top priority for a number of expectant parents.

News

News

Gender Reveal Stunt Leads To Plane Crash

1 min read

Another gender reveal celebration has gone wrong, this time causing a recent plane crash in west Texas.

Health

Health

Cervical Cancer Survivor's Plea For Women To Get Tested

5 min read

Emma Micallef was young, healthy and just weeks away from meeting her baby boy when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Dear Michael Leunig: 1971 Called. It Wants Its Motherhood Advice Back.

5 min read

Oh Michael Leunig.

Nama Winston

Nama Winston

I’m In A Fight Club With My Son

4 min read

Last night, my 12-year-old son attacked me.

National

National

Is This Australia's Spookiest Halloween Street?

2 min read

They call it 'Zombie Parade', where thousands of trick-or-treaters from across the city descend on Halloween night.

National

National

The Australian Suburbs That Spend The Most On Halloween

5 min read

Halloween is suddenly big business in Australia and we've got the stats on which areas are spending the most to get into the spooky spirit.

Health

Health

Parents Are Struggling To Care For Their Own Health, But My HusbandAnd I Have A Rule

4 min read

Exercise before family time? Parents' health should be a non-negotiable.

News

News

Children Ask Their Parents 10,000 Questions A Year

1 min read

A new poll has found that parents are fielding 10,000 questions a year.

Life

Life

My Kids Want To Go To The Circus -- I Can't Bring Myself To Take Them

3 min read

“Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town,” my husband declared to our kids as we drove past the big tent that was being erected at our local showgrounds.

Life

Life

I Returned A Lost Child To Her Mum And Rather Than Thank Me, She Yelled At Me

3 min read

On a sneaky pop out of the office to pick up my click and collect, I got a lot more that I bargained for when I left with more than just a pair of new shoes.

Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

The Leunig Cartoon Would Have Been Better If The Baby Also Had A Phone

6 min read

A cartoonist named Michael Leunig drew a cartoon featuring a mother looking at her phone while pushing a pram. Seems unremarkable, right? But get this: the baby had fallen out of the pram! And she didn't even notice!

Life

Life

'This Is Offensive': Leunig's New Cartoon Leaves Mums Furious

2 min read

Michael Leunig is no stranger to controversy but his latest cartoon published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday has hit a sore spot with mothers.

World

World

Mum Gives Birth During Tornado By Candlelight In Laundry

1 min read

A baby girl has made her grand entrance into the world amid candlelight and blaring tornado sirens.

Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Why Dads Should Never Let Their Kids Win

5 min read

New research shows that fathers who encourage their children to be socially assertive and to step outside of their comfort zone may help their children avoid social anxiety in young adulthood.

Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

A Moving Open Letter To My 9-Year-Old Son 8 Years Before He Does His HSC Exams

4 min read

Have you ever read a Moving Open Letter to a child on the Internet?

Life

Life

'Get Over Yourself': Mum Attacked After Buying Lunch Box Snacks For Entire School Term

3 min read

Lunchbox snacks can easily cost you a small fortune so mum Kia Bradford Oswald shared her budgeting hack in order to be helpful.

Life

Life

What My Kids Said While Watching 'The Masked Singer' Left Me Stunned

4 min read

In a world where we are judged by our appearance, the pressure to be beautiful is constant and our attractiveness and presentation are inextricably tied to who we are and what we do, the show comes as a welcome change.

Life

Life

Mum Catches Son Using Alexa To Cheat On His Homework

1 min read

We have to give it to him for his out of the box thinking.

Life

Life

A Parent Mocked Me For Having My Six-Year-Old In A Car Seat. Her Reason Is Dangerous

3 min read

As my daughter, Addi climbed into her car seat at school pick up, a parent of one of her classmates who was parked next to us looked over.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Angelina Jolie Talks Resilience And Her Reunion With Maddox

1 min read

Ang Bishop caught up with Angelina Jolie for an exclusive chat about 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' at the film's Tokyo premiere.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I'm Warning My Kids About Sadfishing And You Should Too

5 min read

We’ve all seen it: a friend on social media tweeting or posting status updates bursting with tantalising cryptic vagueness.

Charles O'Grady

Charles O'Grady

Here’s What’s Missing From The Moral Panic Over Trans Kids

5 min read

An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.

Politics

Politics

Thalidomide Survivors Say They'll Die Before Government Memorial Is Realised

6 min read

Survivors of thalidomide fear they may die before an apology from the government for the "health disaster", slamming six months of silence after a landmark Senate report recommended action.