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Opinion: How the mental load of parenting distracts from the physical burden

Once upon a time, before heading out for the day, you would simply pack a small handbag with a few essentials and your makeup kit, and wear outfits that could afford to favour style over comfort, depending on the occasion.  If you were going on a vacation, you would decide to get coffee or a bagel at the airport in case you get hungry, and maybe just toss in a few energy bars just in...

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Millennial mum: Parenting in 2023 is peak overwhelm

Picture this: It’s 1997. You get tired of watching ‘Hey Arnold’ so you pick up your landline and call your best friend who lives down the street. You make a plan to meet at their house with your bikes. Maybe you’ll see some other friends at the park. You grab some snacks on your way to the garage. You yell upstairs to your parents that you’re going out with friends to ride bikes and they...

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Different parenting styles from around the world

After watching a million videos on YouTube and TikTok, I’ve come to the following conclusion:One, parenting is a lot like making pasta.And two, there’s no one right way to cook the perfect pasta. From the classic Greek Pastitsio to the traditional Jewish specialty of Noodle Kugel to Pad thai every culture has its own unique process that turns wheat into this beautiful unique dish full of flavours and textures.  And as any Michelin-starred chef in...

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11 tips for nailing the perfect Santa photo

Oh it’s the most wonderful time of the year, is it not? The end of the year is in sight, the Christmas carols are blaring, the weather is warm and holidays are so close you can almost smell them, but there’s one thing you have to get through first: the dreaded Santa photo. It can be enough to strike fear in even the merriest parents. Will your kid crack it? Will there be an all-out...

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15 reasons why being a stay-at-home parent is harder than it looks

You can only really fully understand what it’s like to be a stay-at-home parent (SAHP) once you’ve lived it yourself. Where people may think it’s all about midday snuggles and adorable smiles (and sure – that is a perk of the trade) as any SAHP will tell you – that definitely doesn’t capture the full story.  In Australia, about 27% of mums and 5% of dads identify as stay-at-home parents. And we see with each...

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