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Temper Tantrum, Aisle 3

Before I had kids, I would have known exactly how to deal with this situation: Jack, my 2-year-old son, is crying for reasons known only to himself as we make our way through Woolworths. Tyson, my 3 1/2-year-old, is good as gold… until we reach the cleaning aisle, of all places. Ignoring Jack’s tears as best I can, I put a box of OMO laundry powder in the trolley. That was ...

By |2023-08-28T08:20:14+10:00August 28th, 2023|Babies, Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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He’s Two

One of our readers, Joelle from Colorado, shared a photo of her son Chase looking very upset.  The reason?  Joelle wouldn’t paint his nails purple. It all went wrong for me recently when my son Jono was unable to carry each of the seven cars he had carefully selected for the four-minute drive to pick up his big sisters from school. He wouldn’t let me carry any, and he wouldn’t leave ...

By |2023-08-20T20:40:15+10:00August 21st, 2023|Babies, Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Who I Am Instead

A Mum Daily reader and new mum wrote to me: "I have to admit, no one can tell you what its like to be a new mum until you’ve been there. I had no idea. I have a dream baby, who only fusses when there is something wrong like hunger and gas. But it’s just this weird loss of identity and lonely feeling that I didn’t expect to feel." Watching this ...

By |2023-08-12T13:10:43+10:00August 14th, 2023|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Who is Leading Whom?

Recently, we met some friends at a local area at Mermaid Beach called “The Marketta”. I had never been there before; Kylie had been a few times. We won’t take that any further… Anyway, it’s a fun place in an old industrial area, that has been outfitted with slightly alternative-style clothing and craft shops, and stalls with food from various countries and cultures around the world. Personally, I love culture and ...

By |2023-08-07T11:10:27+10:00August 7th, 2023|Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Happy Couple or Happy Parents

A recent study has found that couples without kids are much happier in their marriage than those with kids. Should I be worried? Thankfully, the same study showed that mums were happiest of all, but dads were amongst the unhappiest -- perhaps because of the strain parenting has put on their marriage. Nothing can really prepare you for how much life changes after your baby arrives: sleepless nights, the relentless advice ...

By |2023-07-31T11:31:50+10:00July 31st, 2023|Children, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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A Night Off

I’ve found a solution to my perceived marital problems: it’s easy, you can do this too. Have a night away with the man of your dreams (this is not a reference to Ryan Gosling). I’m talking about your husband – remember when you used to dream about him? It was right before you started washing his socks and reminding him where the laundry basket lives. One night away with my husband ...

By |2023-08-02T08:29:30+10:00July 17th, 2023|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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