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The top 5 questions tweens have about puberty

The top 5 questions tweens have about puberty

It's no surprise then that tweens on the brink of puberty have questions. Lots and lots of questions. And these aren't little questions, either. Nope. Rather, our kids' questions about puberty are deep. They cut right into the heart of who they are as people and who...

When to have the first period talk with your tween

When to have the first period talk with your tween

If your tween has started being grumpy for no apparent reason, answering back, or crying and doing a lot of extra sleeping, it’s a sign that her hormones have really kicked in and she's in the early stages of puberty. Yep, it's time to sit her down for her first...

You never get over some stages of parenting

You never get over some stages of parenting

Autumn of 2013. My eldest was nine years old, middle almost eight, youngest just turned six. All three were in primary school. We were allegedly smack-bang in the golden parenting stages. If there ever was such a thing. Which there is not. We'd had nits before,...

What it’s like when your daughter gets her first period

What it’s like when your daughter gets her first period

I've spent the last year or so in trepidation, wondering what it's like when your daughter gets her first period. Well, suddenly now I know. Yup, it happened here on the weekend. If I am honest I was hoping my twin daughters would get their first period much later...

Thanks Ladybird, for the real AF first-sex scene

Thanks Ladybird, for the real AF first-sex scene

I went and saw Ladybird at the movies with my son. "Don't call it a date night," he shrieked when I called it a date night for the 47th time. "But it's a lovely night out with my favourite son," I told my only son. "You can call it a mate night," he answered...

Puberty vs Perimenopause: Let’s get ready to rumble

Puberty vs Perimenopause: Let’s get ready to rumble

I've spent years researching and writing about the 'perfect age' to have kids (spoiler: there isn't one), but there is one angle that has only just become apparent to me. As someone who 'delayed' children, having my first at 32 -- an age I have learned that many still...

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Which period undies are the best?

Which period undies are the best?

You'd be amazed at how many mums have asked me for advice about periods. (Or maybe you wouldn't. Getting the 'period talk' right is a preoccupation of many of us.) And the number one question I get asked the most is, "Which period undies are the best?" I think my...

A quick and tasty low carb salmon burger recipe

A quick and tasty low carb salmon burger recipe

Don't you love an easy-breezy recipe that's also good for you? Me! I love those recipes! I especially love this low carb salmon burger recipe because the kids can make them. They're really tasty and boy do they make a welcome change from chicken tenders. Do your kids...

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