EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Klay Lamprell draws attention to the issue of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. “While direct discrimination is worrying enough, the greater problem involves indirect or covert discrimination, which forces women to resign” A pregnant woman had to sit on a bin after her...

  • Although romance is the most popular genre of books for adults, the mystery comes second and it starts with the young reader. Reviewing books for older young readers often takes more time as they have many more pages than picture books! These books reviewed (with...

  • Louise Jefferies ponders the reasons for her husband’s infidelity and considers its impact on their relationship. It is hard to explain the reason for my certainty, but I suddenly realised that Rick – my husband of seven years, the father of my two preschool-age children,...

  • In an increasingly complex media environment, parents need all the tools they can get to help them find enjoyable and age-appropriate content for their children. The unwillingness of state and federal governments to find funding to support ACCM’s award-winning- cost-effective and child-development-based movie and app...

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne have suggested these behavioural strategies to help parents who have a child with ADHD. Strategies for home It’s often easy to focus on the negative aspects of a child’s behaviour, and you may feel that at times your child’s behaviour...

  • Choice Magazine (May 2019) is once again warning parents about the dangers of the small button batteries. Each week in Australia, Choice reports 20 children end up in hospital with potential battery injuries, with two button battery-related deaths in Australia to date. The batteries are...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Elspeth Ives explains to her five-year-old employer why she chooses to stay home with him and his siblings. “When did you decide you didn’t want to be anything, Mum?” my five-year-old son asked me on the way home from school. My very purpose and many...

  • Inspirational stories from mums juggling it all by Steph Adams and Samantha Brett. (Penguin Random House Australia, softback $39.99) The expensive cover of this softback coffee-table style book looked promising, covered with the head shots of some of the interviewees the authors canvassed about their...

  • Even self-professed exercise junkie MJ Ong struggles to keep up her regimen with a baby in tow. I’m not your average postgraduate student. On the first day of my doctorate course I was eight weeks pregnant. Ironically, my research is on pregnancy and exercise. I...

  • Kate King waxes lyrical about bygone times, before realising she is a different person now she is a mother. One night recently our children gave my husband and me a rare and unexpected treat: they were asleep by 7 pm. As we gently pulled their...

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