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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...

“I hate that my daughter has a sex life”

“I hate that my daughter has a sex life”

Oh boy, where to begin!? Do I just come out and say it? I hate that my daughter has a sex life. There you go, it's out, just like that. I hate, hate, hate it. This post was written by an anonymous Mumlyfe reader To begin, I never thought I'd write an anonymous story...

How to talk to teens about consent (yes, even if it’s awkward AF!)

How to talk to teens about consent (yes, even if it’s awkward AF!)

We know that we need to talk to teens about consent. Actually, we need to talk to all kids about consent. It needs to be a routine discussion, where we ask them things like, "Do you mind if I give you a hug?" and they get to say "Not today" and that's the end of the...

13 Reasons Why Season 2 review: What parents need to know

13 Reasons Why Season 2 review: What parents need to know

13 Reasons Why Season 2 was certain to incite debate. Season 1 provided considerable discussion about the graphic depiction of suicide, in addition to a range of associated issues including social exclusion, bullying, regrettable behaviours, alcohol and other drug...

Can we talk about sex when you’re the parent of older kids?

Can we talk about sex when you’re the parent of older kids?

My sex life has never been this hard, I swear. And I don't mean that in a good way. There's a lot of talk out there about the impossibility of having sex when the kids are young. You're both too tired, the kids are demanding, yada, yada, yada. But what about trying to...

Love, Simon is a film all parents should see with their kids

Love, Simon is a film all parents should see with their kids

Max and I had another mate night tonight, heading out to see teen flick Love, Simon. I'll admit that after our recent Ladybird sex scene challenge , there may have been some slight trepidation about seeing a movie about a gay teen coming out during high school with my...

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...

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7 fresh TV series we’re loving that might not be on your radar

7 fresh TV series we’re loving that might not be on your radar

How good is TV right now? I say that as a person who could generally take or leave television for most of her life. Except lately. There are so many fresh TV series these days that you can't help but wear a butt-shaped crevice in your sofa. Can't. leave. screen. I...

How Mothers Work: Allison Tait

How Mothers Work: Allison Tait

Mums of babies and younger kids seem to share their day-to-day story all the time, but after that — crickets. In an effort to hear more from mums of older kids, we’re sharing this new series called How Mothers Work. We’ve asked mums we admire to tell us how they make...

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