When I Do Pickups At Daycare, The Last Thing I Want To Do Is Talk To My Child
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When you're a parent, you're going to take all of the help with cleaning that you can get.
On Tuesday, news broke that model Jesinta Franklin (née Campbell) and her husband, AFL player, Lance 'Buddy' Franklin welcomed their first child.
An investigation is underway after emergency services rescued three children from a car at a shopping centre in Sydney's south on Tuesday.
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".
Jacinta Haycock is a farmer, artist and a mother of 11 children -- and somehow she juggles it all at once.
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More than 70 per cent of Australian mums and dads believe 'parent shaming' is worse than ever, forcing many to seek mental health support.
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A mum shared her relatable parenting moment to Twitter, but not everyone found the photos of her newborn funny.
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Laura Condely is mum to three children aged 14, 11 and 10.
A quick thinking two-year-old girl has been hailed a hero for saving her mother's life.
There's no doubt lunchboxes have changed in a big way since we were children and are now the cause of much debate.
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.
Australian parents should be asking their toddlers for permission to take their photos, according to the nation's safety watchdog.
If you're a parent, it's likely you've had one or two hairy conversations with your children.
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.
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.
People in NSW have been asked to hold their children back from returning to school this week if they've recently travelled to China.
Ambivalent is a word I learned in high school that I probably haven’t used since, until now.
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.
All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.
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.
According to an expert, it's good parenting.
Just when we thought TikTok trends couldn’t get any worse, the latest challenge of 2020 has already proved us wrong.
A concerned mother has issued a terrifying warning after she captured footage of her young son climbing over the pool fence.
Over Christmas, my household was gifted a present that has brought unbearable noise and subsequent pain to my life ever since.
The parenting police are at it again.
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.
If you're a parent, you know back to school shopping can break the bank.
A sign put up on a wall in a hospital ward in the United Kingdom has been met with mixed reactions by parents online.
When Amanda Southgate's toddler kept accidentally locking himself in his bedroom, she created a $2 solution.
After hearing about a washing contraption in the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group, many mums are converted.
Speaking to your baby has long been proven as beneficial for their development for a variety of reasons.
A new report released this week has named the top 10 countries in the world to have a family, based on eight key factors.
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.
Despite appearing on reality television many times himself, the singer and TV personality doesn't want the same for his children.
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.
Data from the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages released on Wednesday has uncovered some interesting trends.
A miracle has occurred. A giant, bright coloured, sparkly miracle.
Hi everyone! My name is Shona. Yep, Shona.
Looking after your kids on the school holidays is a little bit like running a marathon.
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.
Over the weekend Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden shared the news they had become parents to a baby daughter named Raddix.
New year, new start, new resolutions, old burnout caused by a bigger than ever mental load.
While some names are skyrocketing into 2020, what about those that have fallen by the wayside during the last 10 years?
Kristen Bell has praised her husband Dax Shepard for "brilliantly" navigating one of parenting's most cringe-worthy conversations.
I’ve already said this in another article but, to me, the new 'Star Wars' movies are meaningless.
It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some children, it's the most frightening.
“But, why are the fires so bad, Mummy?”
Christmas -- the time of year where family are brought together from far and wide to celebrate the festive season.
Takaria Scott received a note from her daughter's school containing details and instructions for their upcoming end of year class Christmas party.
Being a mother is the toughest gig out there.
Nearly 20 years ago I decided to forgo my own Schoolies.
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).
Christmas time can present itself with all sorts of parenting dilemmas.
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.
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.
Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.
Australian father Tyrone Matoka, 39, has asked people to stop sexualising the act of fathers kissing their daughters.
Want to give your baby a 'unique' name? Maybe don't go for these in 2020.
A woman has divided opinion after she complained about a man stripping down outside a cubicle in the local swimming pool change rooms.
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.
I have a parenting problem of a tall order.
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.
Helicopter parenting is the instinctual behaviour that can include the literal act of ‘hovering’ over your children.
The Project host has opened up about the bittersweet milestone of her eldest son Oliver, 11, finishing primary school.
Recently, I was at a restaurant with my family in a holiday town and I noticed a family of four.
Double-barrel last names have been surpassed by a new trend of the blended last name, but not everyone is a fan.
When Francesca Easdon wrote a sweet note to her son, she didn't expect a horrible response from his teacher when he returned home.
As December quickly approaches, my Elf on the Shelf anxiety is rearing its ugly head.
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.
Shots have been fired about the 'worst' names parents have given their children this year.
In the early hours of a hot summer morning in late 2012, I found myself in the worst mental state of my life.
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.
Another gender reveal celebration has gone wrong, this time causing a recent plane crash in west Texas.
Emma Micallef was young, healthy and just weeks away from meeting her baby boy when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.
Oh Michael Leunig.
Last night, my 12-year-old son attacked me.
They call it 'Zombie Parade', where thousands of trick-or-treaters from across the city descend on Halloween night.
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.
Exercise before family time? Parents' health should be a non-negotiable.
A new poll has found that parents are fielding 10,000 questions a year.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
A baby girl has made her grand entrance into the world amid candlelight and blaring tornado sirens.
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.
Have you ever read a Moving Open Letter to a child on the Internet?
Lunchbox snacks can easily cost you a small fortune so mum Kia Bradford Oswald shared her budgeting hack in order to be helpful.
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.
We have to give it to him for his out of the box thinking.
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.
Ang Bishop caught up with Angelina Jolie for an exclusive chat about 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' at the film's Tokyo premiere.
We’ve all seen it: a friend on social media tweeting or posting status updates bursting with tantalising cryptic vagueness.
An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.
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.