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"Read to my baby? Now?!"

When should you begin reading books with your baby? Maternal Child & Health Nurse Sue Doogan says the sooner the better!

A suspiciously spammy message for new parents

A suspiciously spammy message for new parents

When it comes to parenting, author Kaz Cooke points out that "one person’s brilliant life-hack is always somebody else’s bonkers piece of melon wrapped in passive-aggressive ham." 

Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement goes a long way. We attempt to have some time together talking even if it’s only ten minutes a night over dinner or even folding the washing!

Allowing grandparents to bond with your baby

Allowing grandparents to bond with your baby

For Amy, not only does she gain a break when her mother looks after her daughter, she also gets to witness a loving bond grow ...

Challenging and changing the language of parenting

Challenging and changing the language of parenting

We use all words, phrases and ideas to describe newborns, parenting and motherhood. Jane Fisher explores whether these are helpful ...

Entering into parenthood is hard!

Entering into parenthood is hard!

Meet Michaela, our new blog editor, and learn why (as the mother of a cheeky 1 year old) she's definitely fit for the job.

Expectations as our bump becomes a baby

Expectations as our bump becomes a baby

Finding out a little one is 'on the way' can be exciting and daunting, all at the same time ...  

First time parenthood is tiring

First time parenthood is tiring

As most new mums and dads soon find out, parenthood presents a whole new level of tiredness ...

Ground rules for first time grandparents

Ground rules for first time grandparents

Before baby arrives, it's helpful to set some 'grandparent ground rules' ...

How will technology effect my new baby?

How will technology effect my new baby?

One of the things that stands out to Alberto most, as he settles into his new role as a father, is how different the world is now to when he was a boy.