Parenting

Fri 3 Apr 2020

FREE STORY: 5 free apps to keep you sane in isolation

FREE STORY: 5 free apps to keep you sane in isolation

FROM Houseparty to Hangouts to Centre by Chris Hemsworth – these apps can help you stay social and fit amid the coronavirus craziness.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Rare condition adds years to child’s life

premium_icon Rare condition adds years to child’s life

An 11-week-old Toowoomba baby has been diagnosed with a rare condition that his mother called a 'miracle'.

Explore secrets of the past from home in online exhibition

premium_icon Explore secrets of the past from home in online exhibition

Townsville has stepped onto an international stage to share the secrets of the past with the world. How you can check out the exhibition online >>

Newborn baby tested for coronavirus

Newborn baby tested for coronavirus

A newborn baby in Western Australia is being tested for COVID-19 after a family was told their doctor had been diagnosed with the virus.

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Childcare crisis looming as virus pushes centres to brink

premium_icon Childcare crisis looming as virus pushes centres to brink

Parents pulling their children from child care while centres are urged to remain open during the pandemic is driving businesses to the edge.

Breastfeeding mum targeted by cops

Breastfeeding mum targeted by cops

Police are upping their crackdown on self-isolation rules, even telling a breastfeeding mum she was breaking the law.

Parents can’t work and teach, it’s that simple

premium_icon Parents can’t work and teach, it’s that simple

Our education system has been woefully imbalanced for years, but as more children stay home amid the spread of coronavirus, its inadequacies are being laid bare for all...

Dad’s amazing lawn makeover pleases bored kids

premium_icon Dad’s amazing lawn makeover pleases bored kids

A cancelled sporting season mixed with a pinch of boredom was the perfect excuse for a dad to transform his backyard into a soccer field fit for a team.

Why pregnant women should remain calm through pandemic

premium_icon Why pregnant women should remain calm through pandemic

Pregnant women are being encouraged to remain calm throughout the virus pandemic and continue their medical appointments without fear. Here’s why.

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Disney to release new movie on streaming

Disney to release new movie on streaming

Disney will release a new Pixar movie to its streaming platform after cinemas were ordered shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

EXPLAINED: What does a coronavirus test involve?

premium_icon EXPLAINED: What does a coronavirus test involve?

Here's the who, where, when, how and why to coronavirus testing.

How is anybody supposed to feed a family like this?

premium_icon How is anybody supposed to feed a family like this?

We may have ourselves to blame for the introduction of grocery restrictions, but Bec Judd has a point when it comes to trying to feed growing children on two bags of...

Well, so much for an unplugged childhood

premium_icon Well, so much for an unplugged childhood

Four days into homeschooling, and that sound you can hear is me and all the other parents throwing all their dearly held parenting philosophies out the window.

Fight of her life: Mum battles 'inoperable' cancer

premium_icon Fight of her life: Mum battles 'inoperable' cancer

FRIENDS are rallying around a local mum, who has a severely disabled son, as she embarks on urgent and aggressive cancer treatment.

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Unqualified ‘nannies’ offering cheap childcare

premium_icon Unqualified ‘nannies’ offering cheap childcare

The Australian Nanny Association has warned parents about a rise in ‘childcare workers’ looking for jobs.

New data on virus and newborns revealed

New data on virus and newborns revealed

Pregnant women with COVID-19 can indeed pass the virus onto their babies, with infected newborns suffering pneumonia, fevers and vomiting fits, a new study has...

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Health worker left in tears by agonising dilemma

premium_icon Health worker left in tears by agonising dilemma

A Gold Coast health worker has revealed her turmoil about what she is being forced to do as she serves on the front line of the coronavirus fight.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

How to deal with custody issues during pandemic

premium_icon How to deal with custody issues during pandemic

Questions are being asked about just what divorced parents should do when it comes to custody arrangements and coronavirus quarantines.

Why COVID-19 crisis will slash  birth rate

premium_icon Why COVID-19 crisis will slash birth rate

Some have predicted a baby boom. But Australia’s birthrate will decline as a result of COVID-19. Here’s why the virus will change the way people think about having...

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Why I’ve kept my child home from school. And you should too

premium_icon Why I’ve kept my child home from school. And you should too

It’s my duty to keep my child out of school. I’m not a politician or in healthcare. I’m just a single mum, doing her small bit to flatten the curve, writes Nama...

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