Parenting

Does your family have any fun Christmas traditions? We asked local mums from all around The Shire how they mark the festive holidays with their loved ones, plus we have a few suggestions of our own.  If you’re looking to start your own family traditions you...

Most kids grow like weeds, so you probably feel like you’re buying clothes or shoes for them every few months.  A good pair of quality school shoes can seem expensive, especially when there’s uniforms, books and laptops to fork out for.  But, a well-made, well-fitting...

In the glorious Sutherland Shire we have our pick of clean, blue, sandy beaches and most of us have a friend or two with a backyard swimming pool, so with Summer well and truly on the way it’s likely your family will be spending more...

Entertaining children without TVs or screens can be challenging, especially as they drop day sleeps! Do not despair; the wonderful team at MummyMeTime has shared with us their fail-safe activities which are sure to keep kids occupied for a decent stretch of time and help...

Getting children into a regular sleep routine is hard enough, then the daylight-saving curveball hits you, and BAM! The kids are all out of whack and bedtime becomes a battleground! Luckily help is at hand from The Shire’s resident baby whisperer, Veena Parry of Sleep Sweet,...

Authentic Italian pizzeria, American burger joints, Sushi, pub grub, and even Texas/Caribbean BBQ fusion; yep, the Shire really has no shortage of interesting family-friendly dining spots. Whether you’re eating out for a special treat, or just can’t be stuffed with shopping/prep/cooking/cleaning, there’s no reason why dining...

As mums we give so much of ourselves that sometimes we lose sight of who we are and what our personal and professional goals are.”  We spoke to careers guru and local mum of two teens, Jude Reeman, from Shire Mums’ Career Coaching.  Jude specialises...