7 creepy and annoying things children do that might actually be good for them

Have you ever looked at your screaming, scheming, lying and flying offspring and wandered – are you raising a freak or serial killer? If so, fear not – the research shows that many of the annoying and downright disturbing behaviours your child exhibits might actually be good for them. Stubborn kid = rich adult You […]

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Things you shouldn’t say to parents of twins or other multiples

When I was younger, I used to dream of having multiples. Specifically, a little Brandon-and-Brenda pigeon pair to instantly complete my family.* So staunch was this fantasy that not even repeated exposure to various doomed Virginia Andrews twins could budge it. I didn’t end up having twins after all – and I made my peace […]

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Six easy ways to boost your breast milk supply naturally – plus a fantastic lactation cookie recipe!

Are you wishing to breastfeed your baby as much as possible, for as long as possible, but finding that you’re having problems with your supply? Look no further than these handy tips. Drink up! Hydrate regularly with healthy, non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks. I know this may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s really effective! Aim for […]

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Things never to say to a new parent

It takes a village to raise a child. But sometimes villagers needs to learn when to shut their traps! Here are some things you should avoid saying to new parents. When’s your baby due? I had her 3 months ago *sniff* Treasure every moment. Lovely sentiment, but right now…? Gah! So when are you having […]

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Things you should never say to a pregnant person

Pregnancy opens up a whole new exciting world. Unfortunately, that also includes perfect strangers feeling up your belly (please don’t!), having the way you look and behave under extra scrutiny, and even people making indirect enquiries about your sex life. Here are some things you should never say to a pregnant person – because they’re […]

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13 underrated milestones the parenting books don’t talk about

We celebrate many firsts in our children’s lives – first smiles, first words, first day at school… And yeah, all these are pretty cool. But what about the less conventional milestones that tend to go unnoticed but are just as momentous? Here is a list of hugely important milestones that the parenting books don’t talk […]

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11 easy ways to raise an eco-friendly child

Babies and toddlers are like sponges, soaking up information at full speed. Therefore, this is the perfect time to get them into the habit of caring for the earth so that they and future generations can enjoy it. While some of the following tips are not directly teaching young children specific lessons about the environment, […]

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Things you should never say to working mums

Recently, we published an article on Things You Should Never Say To Stay At Home Mums (And Dads). In the interest of continuing etiquette education, here are some phrases that should never leave your mouth and land on a working mom. Your husband makes you work? But he makes plenty of money! Your husband lets […]

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How to parent your child, according to their Chinese zodiac sign

According to Chinese astrology, the Year that your child is born* can determine a number of things – their personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and compatibility with other signs. To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (5 February 2019), we have compiled a brief summary of each sign’s personality characteristics, their compatibility with other signs (which might […]

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The 11 undisputed rules of Backyard Cricket

The author's family take Backyard Cricket very seriously

A recent survey (of the Stuck On You team) has revealed that backyard cricket is the number one preferred sport to play on Australia Day. It’s also the number one reason behind most of the arguments that break out on this particular day. In the spirit of mateship, fairness and a bloody good time here […]

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