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Smacking or time outs

  • By cooliosmooth
  • Created: 2nd Aug 2017
  • 12 replies

What is more effective at behaviour management ? Smacking the misbehaving child, or sending to time outs. I often come across both kinds of children and generally find that the child that has been...

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Flying the coop

  • By elljay
  • Created: 31st Mar 2016
  • 0 replies

Even though we prepare our kids for the big world its still very emotional when you see them flying on their own using the ways you taught them. No matter how old or how big theyll always be my...

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Breastfeeding

  • By Laurena
  • Created: 19th Mar 2015
  • 9 replies

What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding?

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Smoking whilst pregnant

  • By Laurena
  • Created: 19th Mar 2015
  • 9 replies

What are our thoughts on smoking whilst pregnant

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Playground eating rules

  • By Sil
  • Created: 29th Apr 2014
  • 4 replies

Hi there, anyone else have eating rules for your kids when you go to the park? Both my kids know that we sit to eat & only after we are finished & hands cleans & rubbish away we can play. The...

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I lost a baby

  • By melsommerrose
  • Created: 24th Apr 2014
  • 5 replies

turned off life support

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Boy or girl what do you want.

  • By madie-tay
  • Created: 15th Apr 2014
  • 4 replies

When you are expecting, before you know what you are having a boy or girl many people make the mistake saying they want this and they want that but really should parents be happy if they have a...

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Kids

  • By shazza b
  • Created: 4th Apr 2014
  • 1 replies

I would like to know why do we spoil our kids so much the more we have the more spoilt the last child is even thou we say next time ill do it different but clearly we dnt

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Toilet training

  • By bhayu
  • Created: 25th Mar 2014
  • 9 replies

I have 19 months son, I think I need to start toilet training for him. But I don't know when and how. Is there any idea for me? Thanks Bhayu

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Do you think its wise to have children when your in your 40s

  • By Ceejayb
  • Created: 3rd Sep 2013
  • 7 replies

As i had children( my two sons) when i was young in my 20s and then again my daughter who is now 9 in my late thirties , I did have more complictions during my preganancy as i was 35 and wonder...

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19 and pround mum

  • By Rev18
  • Created: 26th Aug 2013
  • 45 replies

How old are you when you had your first kid

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Morning sickness...advice

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 18th Jun 2013
  • 4 replies

Can anybody give me some helpful tips re morning sickness to pass onto my daughter who is in the very early stages of her 2nd pregnancy? She has had severe morning sickness for some time now and...

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Son

  • By a cute angle
  • Created: 9th Jun 2013
  • 5 replies

My Son does not talk he is 18months. Is there any way of getting him to talk

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Educate before you vaccinate

  • By Veee
  • Created: 4th Jun 2013
  • 9 replies

The same doctors who put pressure on you to vaccinate your child are unlikely or will be reluctant to acknowledge that the vaccine they injected your child with has caused your child's...

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Pregnant and dealing with a jelous toddler

  • By ooby
  • Created: 14th May 2013
  • 10 replies

Im 22 weeks preg and my 3 year old is highly jelous of bubs. whats a way to minimus my sons jelousy

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School holidays! what are you planning for the kids?

  • By Cafestudy Manager
  • Created: 28th Mar 2013
  • 68 replies

I need inspiration! Any ideas on where to go to look for activities/movies/events to do or go to with the kids? Do you plan stuff in advance? How do you decide which are the most appropriate...

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Working at home

  • By jaide09
  • Created: 16th Jan 2013
  • 18 replies

Just wondering if anyone has ideas on any work from home or flexible jobs that can be done around 2 preschoolers?

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I want a baby

  • By Greta
  • Created: 24th Oct 2012
  • 6 replies

I have recently been feeling an overwhelming urge to have a baby! I am only 20 (21 in a 2 months) my fiance is 25, we live together with our dog. We have talked about having a baby in a few years...

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Step grandparent

  • By MazRoc
  • Created: 15th Oct 2012
  • 2 replies

My stepson has a three year old. When the child was born, they said the child would call me Mamy (which is grandmother in French). Over the years, they don't let me talk to the child anymore - only...

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Nightmares or night terrors

  • By Mikariel
  • Created: 14th Oct 2012
  • 4 replies

Hi there! Was wondering if anyone had some advice for my 2 and a half year old who has been waking up screaming, scared, hot and very shaky? We're not sure if she is having nightmares or night...

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Home schooling

  • By mummy3
  • Created: 23rd Sep 2012
  • 4 replies

We are considering Home Schooling our children. I would like to hear from other parents that Home School and get any advice on how to get started or any advice in general.

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When you introduce water to your baby?

  • By bhayu
  • Created: 4th Sep 2012
  • 10 replies

I have a one month baby boy. I planned to full breast feed him until 6 months. But some people suggest to introduce water to my boy. When will be the best time to introduce my baby with water?

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Step parents with adult children

  • By Ducati Ronni
  • Created: 4th Sep 2012
  • 2 replies

Hi all, just wonering if anyone would like to share their experiences as a Step Dad or Mum. Being a Step Parent is a very hard job and in my experience people that I have come into contact with...

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Pregnancy late teens and early 20's

  • By honeybee
  • Created: 22nd Aug 2012
  • 19 replies

I am the obly one left out of all my friends to have children, I am currently 22yrs old, I want children when i am about 27/28 because I want to Travel first, I have alot of pressure from my pairs...

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What best product for treatment eczema

  • By mjs983
  • Created: 26th Apr 2012
  • 32 replies

Hi Guys I have 3 years old son have a very bad eczema I have try many product to heal the eczema but is seem like none of them are working, I have Try Aplha Keri Lotions, Oil Baths, Im Just...

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Baby troubles

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 22nd Apr 2012
  • 3 replies

My daughter and her husband have just had a baby son who is only three weeks old but they are having problems with him feeding and sleeping....he takes ages to settle down at night but then wakes...

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My son gets angry and then takes it out on himself

  • By temsmum
  • Created: 21st Apr 2012
  • 7 replies

My son is 6 years old and I have to say quite intelligent. Ever since he was a toddler whenever he got in trouble he would start hitting his head on walls, tables, etc. or even just punch himself....

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Teenage parents and mid life mums.

  • By emily
  • Created: 4th Apr 2012
  • 48 replies

i know theres alot of slack on the age of mums these days and it seems that everywere you go you are getting judged on your age you can be 16 and too young but you can be 25 and still be a young...

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Daughter

  • By mel
  • Created: 22nd Mar 2012
  • 6 replies

hi i have got a 10 year old daughter and she is such a angry little girl nothing makes her happy at all she is always yelling at everyone she bes so mean to her brother so what can i do

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Varicous veins while being pregnate

  • By jen2973
  • Created: 17th Mar 2012
  • 1 replies

im currently 25wks pregnate and 2weeks ago have deloveped these huge veins in my right leg seeking information or ideas on creams or remedys to help reduce these ugly veins anybody

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Parenting

  • By daisy
  • Created: 9th Mar 2012
  • 2 replies

hello iam just ansering your question cravingsand sweet tooth in pregnancyihavent known any women that dont have cravings when they are carrying ababy.you re carrying an extra bundle of weight so...

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Being a solo parent

  • By kneecole
  • Created: 8th Dec 2011
  • 19 replies

Im trying my best to give my son all i can since leaving an abusive relationship a few months back. I felt it would be best to raise him solo as the father was not only abusive to me but also to my...

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Has anyone got a false negative home pregnancy test???

  • By 69lilred
  • Created: 6th Dec 2011
  • 7 replies

i havet had a period i 2 months now and i taken pregnancy at home and they come up negative... and the doc said it mite be from stress but i havent been stress out i dont no what to do any...

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Toilet training an autistic child

  • By cricky
  • Created: 22nd Nov 2011
  • 4 replies

Hello there, Just wondering if anyone has any tips on toilet training a Autistic child? We have a dvd that the special ed gave us, plus we put him on the toilet x amount of times through the day,...

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Young teenagers with parents

  • By Heleah
  • Created: 14th Nov 2011
  • 3 replies

what you think of young teenagers and pregnant? will the parents/guardians able or ready to handle them?

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Grandparents raising grandchildren

  • By Lilibet
  • Created: 6th Nov 2011
  • 8 replies

Today many older Australians are finding themselves in the unenviable position of having to care for and raise their grandchildren, due to family trauma or unstable and at risk lives the kids would...

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My son refuses a sippy cup

  • By becz_nz
  • Created: 3rd Nov 2011
  • 5 replies

I have an 8 month old who is fine with drinking from a sippy cup.But my 19 month old son refuses.I do the leave it out for him.i tryed for a whole week.But he still refuses.I have 5 diff sippy cups...

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Disposable vs cloth nappies

  • By Le3pstar
  • Created: 26th Oct 2011
  • 36 replies

Disposable or Cloth nappies The BIG TOPIC of Disposables and Cloth Nappies , We all have our own opinions and experiences in using them ! They have their Pro's and Con's that fit in with each...

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Being a full time parent can be streesing

  • By Pumbaa
  • Created: 14th Oct 2011
  • 21 replies

anyone out there who is in this position, dont give up just carry on and do what you do. Our kids look up to us all so we need to be strong.

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Cleft babies? i've got one!

  • By mizim
  • Created: 25th Sep 2011
  • 5 replies

My darling girl was born in March 2011, and has bilateral cleft lip and palate. I'm always keen to chat to other parents who've been in the same boat.

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Any advice on health insurance that covers pregnancy?

  • By Kinja
  • Created: 22nd Sep 2011
  • 2 replies

Hi, My fiance and I are looking for a Health Insurance plan that includes pregnancy. Most Insurance companies offer these plans but I always prefer to have opinions from those with first hand...

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Has anyone got a false negative home pregnancy test???

  • By g.natz
  • Created: 20th Sep 2011
  • 5 replies

My partner and me have been ttc for 8 months now with no luck so far. Normally every month before my periods start I get a severe migraine, backache, sore breasts and severe abdominal cramps and I...

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Dinning in his room

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 17th May 2011
  • 10 replies

Has anyone come across this situation. My Partner's son cooks a meal and retreats into his bedroom to have it. so far so good. trouble is every time he has a meal the plates and accessories...

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He takes ages to eat

  • By Qsita
  • Created: 16th May 2011
  • 7 replies

My 6yo son is so slow when it comes to eat. It's not that he's not hungry, it is that he sits at the table and starts playing/singing/joking/talking... anything except EATING. We have made the rule...

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My son wont sleep

  • By jaide09
  • Created: 3rd May 2011
  • 10 replies

Hi, i have a 16 mth old who still wakes 2-3 times a night. i have tried to let him cry it out but he just doesnt give up. i am a single mum with a 3 year old (perfect sleeper) as well and I want...

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Naturpath remedys

  • By jen2973
  • Created: 27th Apr 2011
  • 2 replies

hi im a 38yrold mum who is trying for a baby after having 2 miscarriages one last july and the other february this year, after seeking a gyno advice and not getting the information i needed, a...

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Cravings and no ways

  • By Hillicent
  • Created: 8th Apr 2011
  • 17 replies

i'm really curious about what bizarre and sudden tastes pregnant women develop, either cravings or can't-stand-its. here's a few stories: - the first sign one of my friends had that she was...

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Post baby weight loss

  • By shaylasmummy
  • Created: 5th Apr 2011
  • 10 replies

Hi all My daughter is now 17 months and i still cant lose the baby weight. I obivously lost some in the first couple of months then stoped and now ive actully gained weight to get back to pre baby...

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Sleep disorders in children.

  • By Phoenixarizona
  • Created: 18th Mar 2011
  • 4 replies

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any children who have qirks while asleep or falling asleep? Like Grinding teeth Head banging snoring talking in their sleep etc. I have recently become very aware...

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2nd miscarriage and hoping for another baby

  • By jen2973
  • Created: 17th Mar 2011
  • 54 replies

i need words of wisdom after having my 2nd miscarriage this time at 8ks last year i only got to 4wks, booking in to see the gyno in a few weeks needing help from other mums who have been through...

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Daughter moving out

  • By wombi
  • Created: 11th Mar 2011
  • 22 replies

Just a quick question to all those that have had their "babies" move out of home for the first time. My daughter will be 19 in May and she is leaving home on sunday. I thought I was fine about it,...

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Sharing a baby shower - yes or no?...

  • By bydesign
  • Created: 5th Mar 2011
  • 5 replies

In 6-8weeks I have two girlfriends due to give birth (they're 2weeks apart). Another mutual g/friend suggested we organise a little soiree (I usually end up hosting such events). My only issue...

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Lack of support for parents with severely disabled children

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 2nd Mar 2011
  • 7 replies

Many parents with severely disabled children are forced to relinquish their children to the state. This situation is often due to a lack of financial, emotional, psychological, and social support....

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Who am i really?

  • By Proteus
  • Created: 18th Feb 2011
  • 19 replies

This might sound a bit strange to many of you out there, but to me it is totally confusing in more ways than one. I have lived my life to date thinking I had changed my name to my real Fathers...

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Are you ready to be a grandparent?

  • By midnightlady2010
  • Created: 18th Feb 2011
  • 7 replies

Is anyone else out there longing/ready to be a grandparent? BUT their children are not ready to be parents? Don't know what's come over me but I'm wanting and dying to be a grandparent yet I...

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Bonding

  • By Pana Gal
  • Created: 17th Jan 2011
  • 9 replies

I have 2 young girls under 4 years. When there's something wrong and i can't attend to their needs,cos im busying doing something or i'm sick. I ask their father to attend to them.But for some...

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Kids birthdays

  • By Speth
  • Created: 22nd Dec 2010
  • 35 replies

I need to vent - why is that if you don't spend hundreds of dollars on your childrens birthday by throwing an over the top party, you are look on as being a terrible parent? My son just turned 3...

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Baby shower

  • By havalaugh
  • Created: 19th Dec 2010
  • 5 replies

My daughter & her hubby put on their baby shower yesterday, my son in law is a chef and cooked for 10 hours to prepare the food! It was wonderful, the girls played a few games for entertainment...

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Toddler behaviour & sleeping

  • By Amz84
  • Created: 18th Dec 2010
  • 16 replies

I am going out of my mind with my daughter at the moment, she is 27months and is constantly demanding food and attention. That would be ok but it's the way she goes about it with tantrums and...

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Polycystic ovaries

  • By Allie
  • Created: 6th Dec 2010
  • 18 replies

I have just been diagnosed with PCOS after 5 months of trying to conceive, and a miscarriage in the mix. I have been told that I have 17 cysts bilaterally. Has anyone else been through this? How...

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Trying for a girl, any hints

  • By bpdenton
  • Created: 26th Sep 2010
  • 13 replies

We are currently trying to conceive a girl after having two beautiful little boys (now almost 3 and just turned 1) and I have read all the usual stuff about timing and what to eat, but what I would...

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Teenage mothers

  • By tesha
  • Created: 20th Aug 2010
  • 20 replies

are there any chances for Teenage mums these days,to continue school?

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The joys of preganacy

  • By kelcmini
  • Created: 11th Jul 2010
  • 6 replies

Hi there, i am three months pregnant and am suffering every day from almost debilating headaches, has anyone else experienced this and if so how did you deal with it beside the useless paracetamol?

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Ms corby

  • By david
  • Created: 31st May 2010
  • 23 replies

is michelle corby who wants to get pregnant in an indonesian jail capable of looking after an infant and who would the father of the child be.my opinion is a big NO.comments

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Asd (autism)

  • By JQH1972
  • Created: 30th Apr 2010
  • 16 replies

Is anyone a parent or sibling to an Autistic child? If so what are your ups and downs to life. I am a Mum of 2 beautiful girls ( 4 and almost 3) and the eldest is non verbal ASD. She is a highly...

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Porn - internet & mobiles

  • By babylocks
  • Created: 29th Apr 2010
  • 26 replies

What happens when you find your 13 year old son looking at porn either on his mobile phone or on the internet at home? What are we supposed to do.... Especially when he then downloads movies to...

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Failure to thrive.

  • By angel
  • Created: 16th Feb 2010
  • 15 replies

it there any other parents who have toddlers who have failure to thrive.does anyone have any tips on how to get children who refuse all food to eat

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Closer to mum or dad?

  • By jessicawalden
  • Created: 17th Dec 2009
  • 60 replies

Do you think its fair to say, that a daughter is generally closer to her mother, because they are both female, or her father, because he is generally considered the protector? Tell me your thoughts...

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Financially helping our children

  • By wendywendy
  • Created: 28th Mar 2009
  • 7 replies

To what extent to we continue to help our children get established? I was s single parent for the teenage years of my 2 children and although my young adults are working hard, they dont see light...

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Schools

  • By cookla
  • Created: 26th Feb 2009
  • 22 replies

does anyone else find that the school system in todays society needs some serious work. my son should be going to yr 2 but when i did some curriculum set tests with him at hm i found he is still...

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Split family

  • By mumsy
  • Created: 26th Nov 2008
  • 12 replies

My husband and our daughter no longer speak to each other after an argument 12 months ago. She now has a child which I adore and see frequently, but my husband has no intention of healing the...

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Children

  • By lacek
  • Created: 25th Nov 2008
  • 26 replies

Every now and then, I see parents deglecting their children for something else they have important going. I sometimes wonder why do they have them when they don't have have the time of the day for...

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Parents

  • By rodney2518
  • Created: 21st Nov 2008
  • 23 replies

There is no guide to being a parent as we all know. Parents who accept the obvious responsibilities that come with raising children, have so much to deal with especially concerning the fast pace...

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Teenage and adult suicide.

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 5th Sep 2008
  • 24 replies

Suicide. Suicides can not be prevented, by throwing money at it (via more hospitals etc.) but by studying the reasons that are the causes of it. It my opinion our current unbalanced and single...

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Oh no - i've turned into my mum...

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 9th Nov 2007
  • 71 replies

Now that you are a mum, are there things that you do that your mum used to do? I do - mine is, that when I tell my child off I use his full first name and surname. What do you do?

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Wiggles vs hi-5

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 29th Jun 2007
  • 104 replies

OK - something a bit lighter for mums with young kids. Has the Wiggles or Hi-5 entered your world? Which does your kid prefer ,and if neither then what? Do you find yourself dancing round the house...

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Homework

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 10th Jun 2007
  • 132 replies

How much time is your child spending on homework? Do you think they have too much or too little? How old are they? Are they at public or private school?

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Yummy mummy - are you feeling the pressure to be one?

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 4th Jun 2007
  • 168 replies

'Yummy Mummy' - slender and trendy with all the right accessories.I want to know if you feel/felt the pressure to quickly get back to your original weight after giving birth? Do you feel you have...

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Childcare

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 25th May 2007
  • 189 replies

As mums we continually hear of childcare shortage. What's your story? Are you a stay at home mum? Struggled to find care? Or found care easily and straight away? Have you had to change your...

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Teenage suicide

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 25th May 2007
  • 84 replies

The thing we all dread. Teenage suicide. How can we prevent it?Teenage suicide has hit the news in recent weeks with the tragic loss of Stephanie Gastier and Jodie Gater. Adolescence is truly a...

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Nappy recycling

  • By Hartmut
  • Created: 25th May 2007
  • 132 replies

This is one for mums with kids still in nappies."Used by approximately 91% of parents, a single disposable nappy can take as long as 500 years to decompose in landfill. Many Australians are...