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Need some parenting tips or advice?  With so many issues and topics that face families,  here you will find a collection of parenting tips and fabulous articles dealing with everything that is important to your family life.

 

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Have you ever noticed that EVERYONE has advice for parents?  We provide only practical parenting tips, articles and advice for raising happy, healthy kids!  There's no judging on Mum's Lounge!   If you have some great advice that's worked for you, why not comment on our articles - you never know, a few kind words and great ideas could make all the difference to a mum's day!   

 

'This is Exasperating!" Kids Hilarious Reaction to Mums...

'This is Exasperating!" Kids Hilarious Reaction to Mums Pregnancy News
Shanee Gibson Hart didn't get quite the reaction she had hoped for when she broke the news of her pregnancy to her son Tre. His hilarious response goes from surprise to exhasperation as he attempts to rationalise with his mother why the family doesn't need another baby. Viral Video: The Best Wedding Entrance EVER! Viral Video: Hilarious Best Man Speech Inspired by Frozen …

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Dissecting the Australian Child Car Seat Laws

Dissecting the Australian Child Car Seat Laws
Whether you're a first time mother or expanding your family to number 4, Australian child car seat laws, verses car seat recommendations verse what's best for your child is at best damn confusing! Continuous new recommendations put forth by child advocacy organisations and car seat companies, whilst with the best intentions are confusing parents to such a degree that many children are in the…

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Life Hacks for Parents : 20 Awesome Ideas for Making...

Life Hacks for Parents : 20 Awesome Ideas for Making Parenting Easier
Parenting is a hard job. Some say the hardest. Have you ever thought "there has to be an easier way!"Well wait no longer. There is. I bring to you 20 amazing life hacks for parents to hopefully make you and your child's life just that little bit easier. All of these "hacks" are cheap and easy to achieve, making it the perfect guide for any parent. 1. Use empty bottles on the taps until your…

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The Story Behind That Angry Mother You Just Judged.

The Story Behind That Angry Mother You Just Judged.
We've all encountered it. You watched her actions and listened to her cruel words and harsh behaviour towards her child. You felt her intense energy as she expressed herself and worst of all, you saw the effect it was having on her child – the sadness, the fear, and you worried she was stripping away more and more self-worth from that child with every angry word she spat. A part of you may have…

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Mums Need Playdates Just as Much as Kids Do

Mums Need Playdates Just as Much as Kids Do
When my first daughter was born, one thing I did not want to miss out on was a mothers group. And I almost did, with limited options in my area. But I somehow managed to latch onto group and met some great people. But as time went on those mums went back to work, or moved away, or our kids started at different child-care centres and I was left in the suburbs feeling somewhat alone again. I…

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The Single Mums Survival Guide to Navigating Father's Day

The Single Mums Survival Guide to Navigating Father's Day
Father's Day, like any of the family holidays, can be fraught with difficulties for the single mum. So how do we survive the day in a dignified way without resorting to bitterness- and perhaps most importantly: how do we help our kids to cope? I used to really struggle with the mere thought of encouraging the children to make cards for their dad, let alone stumping up the postage. Then again,…

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5 Time-Saving Tips for Parents

5 Time-Saving Tips for Parents
Being a mum of twin boys, I know how important spending time with your family is. Every little precious moment we get is so special. Wouldn't it be great if we all had a manual on how to manage our time better? Unfortunately I haven't got that, but I do have some tips to share with you that will hopefully give you some extra time in your day. And who doesn't want that? I like to do mine on a…

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The Nappy Collective

The Nappy Collective
It took a handful of nappies, some volunteering with a women's refuge and one lightbulb moment for Sandra Jacobs to think up The Nappy Collective. After spending time speaking with mothers at a shelter, and hearing stories of their financial hardship and stress of being unable to afford nappies for their little one, Sandra felt deep empathy to mothers struggling to afford this basic need…

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How to Handle a Special Child

How to Handle a Special Child
Image source The signs may have been there before but finding out that your child may be different is never easy. Indications may have been evident throughout your child's early years, from sudden temper tantrums to unusual behavior, it's natural to feel like it's too much to handle but it isn't the end of the world. It may mean the end of your old world but now, you have a different world…

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Holiday Activity Ideas for Kids

Holiday Activity Ideas for Kids
Image Source Holiday time can be such fun with our kids or it can be a stressful time to keep them amused.Below is a list of games and activities parents can do with their children. They are easy, cheap and so much fun I can almost hear the laughter now. • Sand castle building or sand model competition• Beach Frisbee• Beach cricket• Small portable soccer net to play soccer at a park or…

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