At iVillage we’re passionate about supporting Australian bloggers. That’s why we’ve created iBlog Friday.
It's a chance for bloggers introduce their favourite post of the week to iVillage readers and for our community to read what Aussie writers are up to.
Here are the bloggers who have sent their submissions this week. Happy reading!
Parenting is a tough gig. It’s tough for both men and women but I think it’s especially hard for mums, as we tend to place more pressure and expectations on ourselves. In the majority of cases, gender roles still apply and if one parent is staying at home, it’s usually the woman. Whether you’re a SAHM or a working mum or, or like me a WAHM, there are things that you can do to be happier. Here are my top 10 tips.
Read the rest of Michaela's post here.
My daughter is not yet three, but she has more toys now than I had over my entire childhood.
I didn’t have a deprived childhood either. I received great presents for birthdays and Christmas sure, but it was sensible. My parents didn’t go overboard.
Looking back, I had an awesome Barbie collection, a Cabbage Patch doll and a Care Bear. Toys would be reserved for birthdays and Christmas only. There would be no impulse buying or toys given as rewards for good behaviour.
Read the rest of Renee's post here.
With one child in the pram, another holding onto it, and a third child strapped to my chest, there's a game we play, which I call 'supermarket bingo'. The first person to comment 'Gee, you've got your hands full', is the winner. Someone always wins. Sadly, there's no prize. To be frank, I have no spare hands for giving them out.
Mostly, people are kind and lovely and helpful. But the one reaction that scares me usually comes from older mums, with teenage kids, who smile sympathetically but then say, 'You think it's hard now.. but just you wait till they're older. It gets EVEN HARDER.'