Curbing the Creative Eater

Is your toddler/preschooler making you insane with their new eating (or not eating) habits? There is good news and there is bad news. First the good news - few kids head off to college while still tossing food from their high chairs or screaming that they...

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Healthy foods for non-cooks

I recently realised that my time I the kitchen is sometimes lacking. Given the choice I would rather spend time reading a book or having coffee with a friend. It’s not that I hate cooking, it’s that if I have a choice, something else always wins... I am...

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Time management tips for single parents

The biggest challenge I faced immediately as a single parent was managing my time! It felt like I never ever got a break from being either an employee, a parent or a housekeeper. It was a continuous round of work, shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry,...

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Online program to help kids with anxiety

I don’t need to tell you that separation and/or divorce can be tough on the kids too. Question is, how do you deal with it? We held it together for quite a while, even after moving house and changing jobs. But eventually, at some point, things...

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Dogs and kids

We’ve now had our dog for about 6 months, and when I look at him, I don’t recognize the pup we brought home, an anxious little thing with a thin, dull coat. He is a rescue dog from the RSPCA and from his behavior I’d say he’s been through some tough times....

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Beating the Budget

A recent shared Facebook post on the planned Medicare co-payment of $7 has produced one of the strongest responses ever for Single Mums and Single Dads. Clearly, many of us worry about the upcoming budget. The facts The majority of single...

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Ready to date again? OK, lets get started!

So you got the spaghetti out of your hair, found your second shoe in the Lego box and settled the kids and the baby sitter in front of the TV with gooey pizza and a pile of Disney DVDs. Now comes the easy stuff... As a single parent you are probably used to managing...

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Moments and memories

There’s many a mornings (and nights) when I think I have the toughest job in the world, and I’m not talking about my day job. Though in actual fact I would not change any of it, except perhaps sprinkle a few more trips to Fiji. But when I see...

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I said “we are not getting a dog”!

When you have kids, the question always comes up, “Can we get a dog/cat/fish/mouse/hermit crab?” And your first reaction will always be “Nooooo! I have enough to do as it is”. Just like you I initially said no, then thought back to my childhood...

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Emotion commotion

Over the long Easter break, I have been listening to the neighbours (oh, the joys of suburbia) and since I am surrounded by families there is a LOT of yelling/crying going on! Now I remember being a kid… play and laughter and books and TV and...

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