How Becoming a Parent Changes Your Life

How Becoming a Parent Changes Your Life

The exact minute you become a parent is when your life totally changes forever. I would not swap it for quids. Yes, there will be tough times and loads of sacrifice, but it is so worth every little moment, would you agree? The beautiful, precious and sweet moments far...
Please go away, Superwoman

Please go away, Superwoman

I have written about guilt before, and this is probably somewhat of an extension of that. Asking for help used to be something only men weren’t very good at: help broadly, but more specifically, directions of course. But now, I think the disease has spread. I cannot,...
Facebook: A Parent’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

Facebook: A Parent’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

When I first became a parent I “liked” a whole heap of parenting pages on Facebook, along with signing up to a number of forums and becoming obsessed with TV programs about childbirth. Ten years, one kid later and I’ve unliked or hidden many of those Facebook pages....
How we live now: Australian families at a glance

How we live now: Australian families at a glance

Amanda Dunn, The Conversation; Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation, and Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Our politicians talk a lot about “families”, but what do they really mean when they use this term? What does a modern Australian family look like and how does it...