EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Sheree Gleeson reflects on her desire for her children to have the idle hours that are so often at the heart of our most meaningful moments The nature of screens screen them Are my children making memories that count? That’s something I agonise over as...

  • Parent-teacher relationships are an important factor in a child’s first year at school, writes Samantha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia. Starting school is a big adjustment for children. It entails a new routine, a new place to go every day, new people and a...

  • Clare Wishart finds the transition to school is harder for her than her son I remember the drive home from hospital six years ago with my newborn son. Suburbia looked so ordinary after my spiritual trip in the maternity ward. My euphoria at becoming a...

  • Yang Yang shares how encouraging her daughter to ‘live bilingual’ carries on her culture. Communication has become difficult since my daughter Yolanda turned four last year. She switches to English when she feels she isn’t understood or can’t find the right Chinese word to convey...

  • With recent reports revealing that up to 30% of an Australian child’s waking time is spent in front of a screen, mums all around the country are beginning to look for ways to entertain their little ones during the holiday months when the weather might...

  • 15 staycation ideas to help stay away from screen time and get your family fun back these holidays: Take a day trip. Look for fun places to go two hours away from home. Go fruit picking. It’s a great way to educate the kids on...

Celebrating Mothers

  • With both her kids now at school, Jean Flynn contemplates a ‘career change’. I’m looking for a job. I already have one, but I’m interested in doing something a bit different – branching out. I’ve been in my current position for nearly eight years. It’s...

  • More and more employers are aware of their obligations to assist mothers returning to work. This  advice from the Australian Breastfeeding Association provides the latest updated information to help parents to make their best choices. Many mothers successfully combine work and breastfeeding. Our work environment...

  • It’s never too late to look for help to get your baby (and you) to sleep.

  • Have you downloaded our latest free CHILD Mini Mag? It’s all about Motherhood + Creativity. Be inspired by these Aussie women's stories.

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