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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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Things YOU Were Dying To Ask Jimmy Giggle

Things YOU Were Dying To Ask Jimmy Giggle
I know how much I love Jimmy Giggle and judging from the reaction we got from our article Win a Family Pass to Giggle and Hoot and Friends Live on Stage you proved that you are also crazy about him too! YOU wanted to know more about giggly Jim, so we made the call to you for questions and this is what Jimmy had to say. Suzie: What made you choose this career path?Jimmy: I've always loved making…

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How to Help Care for Your Ageing Grand/Parents

How to Help Care for Your Ageing Grand/Parents
How can you help to care for your aging grand/parent(s) whilst they are still in their home? With the recent changes made to aged care legislation in July 2014, the Government as part of these changes, will be offering improved support and care at home for the elderly. There are however some steps you can take to share the load with your family to assist your grand/parents(s). Usually, the…

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How to Survive Your Grief During Divorce.

How to Survive Your Grief During Divorce.
The feelings experienced during divorce could be compared to riding a rickety old roller coaster - you jump on board (sometimes unwillingly) and feel your life passing by at high speed - up, down and around again. Some days you feel like you are hanging upside down watching the world go past below, while other days it feels like things are falling into place (only to find yourself back upside…

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Why Toddlers are Like Cars

Why Toddlers are Like Cars
When fatherhood first descended upon me six years ago I had no idea what to expect. Sure, like many Dads I had done all the antenatal classes and thought I was ready, but I could not have been more wrong. A baby may be small, but there is a lot to do and I was overwhelmed; the only way I could cope was to equate fatherhood to something that I was already in possession of intimate knowledge…

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Tips for Getting Kids to Help with the Cleaning (Without...

Tips for Getting Kids to Help with the Cleaning (Without Having to Nag)
I talked to a friend of mine recently and she said it was easier to train a puppy than to make her husband and child help her with chores. "Like father like son" she said and I felt quite sorry for her, so this one goes out to all mums out there, who are alone in the messy struggle. In this article I will focus more on how to trick your kids into cleaning, because let's face it, if you…

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'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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