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There’s no better motivator than a baby on the way to get a financial fresh start. If you have credit card debt hanging over your head, make the moves, right now, to be debt-free before your due date.
Worried about how you’re going to afford a baby? If you’ve found yourself with a nine-month deadline to get your finances in order, here’s how to budget and plan for the new arrival.
New mums are faced with one of the most difficult dilemmas during the most stressful times of their lives: do you stay at home to look after your child, or go back to work? And can you afford not to?
Expecting a baby and gone into nesting mode? Not so fast – before you start stocking up on ‘must-haves’ for the nursery, consider what you’ll really need and what might just end up on eBay.
We all know we need one, but if you dread having to live by a budget, forget the idea that it’s all about what you can’t have. It’s a way of planning what you can have. Stick to some rules, give yourself space and you’ll see family finances aren’t that hard to handle.
Keeping the kids amused throughout school holidays is no mean feat – and it can clean out your wallet, too. But entertaining your children doesn’t have to be about forking out for endless tickets – the beach or a day at the park are always foolproof options, but with a little planning and some new ideas, you can avoid the dreaded ‘Mum… I’m bored’.
Nothing kills a holiday glow like a holiday debt. And it’s not just the travel costs and accommodation that can be the culprit – eating every meal out, entry tickets to see the sights and souvenirs for the kids all take a chunk. Here’s how to keep that holiday buzz and avoid the blowout.
It’s a question that runs through the mind of every first time mum-to-be – how will I know when I’m in labour? And if you actually ask the question, you’ll usually get the same reply: “Oh, trust me, you’ll know”.
'There are more feet,' the doctor told Kim Fugate after she had already given birth to Kenleigh, Kristen and Kayleigh.
When you first breastfeed your tiny baby, you may have some idea of how long you intend to breastfeed. However babies of any age can suddenly refuse to breastfeed, leaving you wondering "is that it?".
Women in crisis often struggle to provide for their babies basic needs, so this group of mums is doing their bit to help out.
Two young women on opposite sides of the world have connected on social media and discovered they are twins.
Check out this selection of mum (and dad) tattoos that commemorate and celebrate the birth - and sometimes the death - of a baby.
Pregnancy and labour go hand in hand with old wives tales. But while we may be able to dispel old ways to predict the sex of the baby, or labour inducing home therapies, is there any truth to labour being easier the second time round?
As the 2014 Bonds Baby Search gets under way parents are urged to have fun, but not take the competition too seriously.
Turns out the latest 'bizarre Hollywood trend' is not that weird after all.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
If you’re looking for some reproductive benefits, avoid parenting blogs. If you’d like to create a mini you it’s not all excretions of bodily fluids. There are some brilliant upsides to this kid business.
Like parenthood, grandparenthood is a precarious balance between involvement and interest, and recognising boundaries while encouraging independence. Here's what I plan to do - and not do - once it's my turn to be a grandparent.
My mum and dad taught me what it means to be selfless. But now that I'm a parent myself, I've realised that it's okay to think about yourself sometimes, too.
In an amazing coincidence, a mum has given birth to all four of her children - a set of twins and two singletones - on the same day of the year.
Do your shout at your kids when it all gets too much? Don't worry - you're not the only one. Here, other parents share their guilt, and an expert advises how you can try to stop.
In the mid to late 1800s, mothers went to great lengths to conceal themselves in photos of their children - and no one is quite sure why.
Let me share with you, just from this week only, the apparently completely unreasonable behaviours I have expected of my child that have resulted in full on tantrums. Warning: low amounts of logic ahead.
A nun who gave birth to a baby boy has described him as "a gift of god" and pledged to take care of him as she faces expulsion from the convent.
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