EDITOR’S PICKS

  • New second-hand school uniform marketplace app helps parents save money on school uniforms. Children do not usually grow in a constant way. They usually grow in bursts. So what are parents doing with all of ‘last seasons’ school uniforms? A small amount is currently being...

  • Have you downloaded our latest free CHILD Mini Mag? It’s filled with festive activities and free printables to keep the kids busy, plus Christmas recipe inspiration and decorating ideas.

  • It may be the season to be jolly, but for many people Christmas is a time of tension and stress.

  • Not just for Christmas, a homemade wreath is a perfect ‘welcome home’ hanging for your front door and a great centrepiece for a table.

  • A child’s asthma can make both themselves, and their parents anxious, says Dr Gemma Sicouri. So what can a parent or carer do to help? With the hazardous air quality taking over our cities skylines, parents of children with asthma may be particularly concerned. Asthma...

  • Parents needn’t be perplexed when choosing appropriate toys for children with special needs, writes Gail Kearns. Ask your child’s therapists (occupational therapist, physical therapist and/or speech and language pathologist) for ideas regarding which skills need to be developed, based on their therapy goals. Play is...

Celebrating Mothers

  • The village is most welcome to help raise her child, writes Maxine Clarke, but through practical gestures, rather than unconstructive heckling. For a few short months, I was completely content with the new-found public interest in my condition. Even a few pats on the tummy...

  • Jeanie Baxter strives to move beyond the boundaries set by the early death of her mother. This year, I am older than my mother ever was. I am living in time that she never experienced. I watch my eldest daughter move into her mid-teens and...

  • Mandy Collins finds the judgements of other women in relation to birth and breastfeeding to be difficult to accept. I clearly remember the morning I decided to stop breastfeeding my daughter. I lay in my hospital bed, tears running down my face, terrified to tell...

  • Anna Bourozikas was shocked when pregnancy temporarily disabled her. I was 34 weeks into my first pregnancy, standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes when I felt a sharp pain rush through my right leg and groin. My leg buckled and I collapsed to...

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