Single mum household

How to prepare for your second child – Single Mum, Parents Article

So you’re expecting your second child and your time as a first-time parent is rapidly coming to an end. Your excitement levels may be entirely dependent on the age of your first child. Or your stress levels too, I guess. It’s getting harder to tell. This period of time between bubs can be incredibly difficult to gauge, emotions-wise. But as you try working through your feelings, your second due date looms nearer and nearer and you realise that there are things…

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How to go organic on a budget – Single Mum, Parents Article

How to go organic on a budget.Do you grip your wallet a little tighter whenever someone mentions the word organic? Do you look longingly at the organic section in the supermarket as you reluctantly fill your trolley with pesticide-saturated products?And, the million dollar question: Is it possible for a money savvy single mother to feed her family nutrient rich, toxin free organic food on a budget?To say that organic is always more expensive is not necessarily true. And you don’t…

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Want to get out of washing up? Here are 10 great tips to avoid it. – Single Mum, Parents Article

Washing-up is one of those never-ending little jobs with a despairingly short-lived reward. Basically, we all want to get out of doing the washing-up. You can bet your life that as soon as you’ve washed the last cup, emptied the sink and wiped the surfaces, another dirty utensil will appear from nowhere keenly awaiting its turn in the soap studs. Of course there are obvious ways to win the washing-up war, after all, we are always looking to save time.…

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How to get your child to stop sleeping in your bed – Single Mum, Parents Article

As a Baby Sleep Specialist, I get asked ‘Why won’t my child sleep in their bed?’ on a very regular basis. So if you are asking this question, rest assured you are not alone. We will talk you through the why’s and how’s to get your child to stop sleeping in your bed. There are many reasons why our children like to sleep in our beds, but I would like to break down the reasons that I can see through…

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Flying with kids: Everything you need to know – Single Mum, Parents Article

Heading off by plane on a family holiday is usually filled with excitement, but the thought of flying with kids is enough to worry any single parent who hasn’t done it before. But the great news is there are plenty of small steps you can take, to make it easier for you to fly with your children. FLYING WITH KIDS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW PREPARATION IS KEY A successful flight is all in the preparation. There are so many…

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How to get your child to sleep in their own bed? – Single Mum, Parents Article

Whilst many families remain happy to co-sleep with their children at all stages of development, others find that it’s not restful or sustainable. A Sydney-based sleep expert has revealed some simple tricks parents can use to get their children to stay in their own beds at night. Getting your child to sleep in their own bed (and stay there!) is possible with a few strategies a considerable amount of patience. Cheryl Fingleson of Cheryl the Sleep Coach coaches families who…

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10 sneaky ways to trick them into it. – Single Mum, Parents Article

You don’t have to look far to find a TV programme or Internet article telling us our kids are overweight and generally unhealthy. With technology making the world move faster and our kids move slower, parents seem to be pushing against the tide in our attempts to get our children to eat healthy food. A starting point is to create new healthy habits at home by getting your children involved with food preparation and allowing them choices in the kitchen.…

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Where to buy activewear and gym clothes online that aren’t Lorna Jane – Single Mum, Parents Article

Are you bored of your current activewear look and want something new to wear to the gym? What is it with exercise? Sometimes we have to really look the part to get motivated. And we all know that motivation is the key to getting our tired single mum arses down the gym. To help you style the fitness fanatic look perfectly, we’ve scanned the internet and found heaps of great gear that will have you feeling and looking super-fit in…

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