Parenting

Local sleep expert, Veena Parry of Sleep Sweet Sleep Deep strongly advocates a consistent bedtime routine to get kids relaxed and ready for bed. And a bedtime book is the perfect addition to the pre-sleep routine. Veena, believes reading a book to your little ones is the...

Public service announcement: if you haven’t heard already, The Government is making changes to its current child care subsidy payments. A new child care package will replace the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate with a combined child care subsidy from 2 July 2018. Parents need...

In tribal villages, it is not unusual for a new mum to have multiple primary carers for their newborn. It’s considered normal for a mum to go out hunting and gathering while a grandmother, aunty or other family member looked after the baby. In these...

When you bring your newborn home from hospital, the joy of getting to know each other can sometimes be overshadowed by the reality of living with the dreaded sleep-deprivation. Erika Lamour from The Sleep Dept. answers 8 common sleep question to help you make it through those...

As we breathe a collective sigh of relief that the kids are finally going back to school, we sigh again over the fact that we are now back to making school lunches. It can be tricky trying to come up with new ideas to keep the...

Bedwetting is common, about 1 in every 5 children wet the bed in Australia. It can be distressing for some children and families but luckily there are successful treatments available....

Celebrating Halloween in the Shire is growing in popularity each year. We are now only a few weeks away from when the trick or treaters come knocking. Your child’s daycare or school might be planning a dress-up day or you might decide to take the kids...

From the time you find out you are pregnant, you start to realise that there is a lot in your life that is going to change. You also become aware that your priorities will become very different than what they were pre-kids. But sometimes it is the...