Changes To The Nest!

Some twenty plus years ago when I was handed my first born I recall thinking how grateful I was to be custodian of this precious life and that my future was changed forever. I blissfully settled into parenthood gratefully navigating the milestones and phases […]

Girls And Science…

As the battle goes on to encourage more girls to study or work in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM), a recent study has identified a hidden enemy that girls are having to contend with. Their own families. Earlier this year, according […]

How Pets Can Turn Us Into Better Parents

Somehow, despite our different languages, we have found ways to teach our animal companions to simplify our lives. You’ll often see a golden retriever loyally guiding his human parent without comprehending the concept of blindness, or a rescue pooch diligently searching for […]

Global Day Of Parents

Parents worldwide are in the spotlight this week as we celebrate Global Day Of Parents today which will be followed by a top level parenting conference in Melbourne next week. Dr Kristy Goodwin, one of Australia’s leading authorities on the impact of […]

Social Media And Raising A Family

Has It Changed the Dynamic for Better or for Worse? In the years since cord-free phones became the norm, phones and technology have become so heavily entrenched into our society. At first, texting was a revelation. But with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and […]

Bedtime Routines

Ahhh.. The kettle is boiled, the TV is switched on YOUR station and you’re settling in for the night. Then you hear it… the pitter-patter of little feet out of bed – AGAIN.  There’s always a reason, of course. “I just need […]

Unplug Your Kids This Easter

The last decade of fast track technology has changed the way we live, with the repercussions having a much greater impact amongst children than anyone could have predicted.  This Easter holidays is the perfect opportunity to take the time to ‘unplug’ your […]

Increased Concerns For Tech-Savvy Kids…

SheBrisbane spoke to occupational Therapist Katrina Davies says that she has seen a significant increase in the number of school aged children requiring occupational therapy to help improve their hand strength and motor skill development and worries this number will increase with […]

Humbled To Meet This Grandparent

It didn’t take long for me to contemplate how a grandparent may feel as a major child-carer. As I shared my lunch with inspirational women at SheBrisbane’s 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration I reflected on what was a particularly special day. […]

Grandparents Doing It Tough

SheBrisbane spoke to Cathy Baker from Community Legal Centres Queensland about the growing number of Queenslanders being denied contact with their grandchildren due to family breakdown, parental drug use and domestic violence. In addition to the traditional “babysitting” role tied to the high cost of childcare, grandparents are […]

Like A Boy Scout… Be Prepared!

While I never fully understood why boy scouts said “We’ll dib, dib, dib, dib…. We’ll dob, dob, dob, dob” I knew as much as this; it somehow represented a commitment to be prepared. That should have been my mantra during labour, because […]

New Dads Can Be Depressed Too!

New dads are at risk of experiencing the same symptoms of postpartum depression as women who’ve just given birth — despite the fact that their bodies don’t go through the same sort of changes. A paper published in JAMA Psychiatry and reported […]

Travelling With Small Children

I absolutely love traveling, it’s always been a passion of mine and having parents who come from opposite ends of the earth (New Zealand and Denmark) it was inevitable that travel would become a major part of my life. I’ve always been incredibly excited […]

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