The songs you sing with your kids in the car.

It’s well known that you sing your best when you’re a) in the shower, or b) in the car.

For writer and comedian Em Rusciano (who actually can sing FYI), some of her best singing moments come when she’s driving with her two kids in the car .

In this next – and final – installment of the Back Seat Heroes series, Em takes us through her family’s favourite songs to sing.

Check it out (and sing along if you’re keen).


Sometimes, it’s the moments in the car that can drive quality time between mums and their kids. Our Backseat Heroes Competition looks to celebrate those shared moments.

For the next four weeks, we’re going to be bringing you a video each week about the moments mums share with their kids in the car. There will be a theme for each video and every week we’ll be asking you to share your own memories via social media or in the comments section of the post for your chance to win.


Entry can be via Instagram, Instavideo, Facebook, or Twitter. Whichever one you fancy! Just make sure that your entry is hashtaged as #backseatheroes.

From the great memories you share each week, a winner and a runner up will be chosen to win a cash prize. First place will win a $750 cash card, and the runner up will win a $250 cash card.

Check out the competition details here.
Editor’s note: Before we jump into the challenge theme for this week, we are excited to announce the first place and runner up winners of the Back Seat Heroes challenge from last week.

Thanks to everyone who sent in their entries. The number and quality of the entries makes it very tough to decide on a winner, but we’re looking forward to seeing more from you in the next could of weeks.


Congratulations Felice Newberry. You are the winner of our Week 2 Challenge. A $750 cash card will be coming your way.

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And congratulations Jade Kearins Scowen. You are the runner up of our Week 2 Challenge. A $250 cash card will be coming your way.

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The entries for this week’s challenge are now officially open. Just tell us about what tricks you have to get your kids out of the house in the morning and remember to use the hashtag #backseatheroes.

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Here’s a little taste of the entries that came through last week.


Editors note: This is just a special note to make sure you’re all staying safe while creating your competition entries. While Mamamia wants you all to have fun with your photos and competition entries, we also want to encourage you to be safe. To read more about the ways you can keep your kids safe around cars, check out this post.