Keeping on top of things


Chores & keeping the house running

Create lists and allocate jobs

Why not ask the kids to help you do the housework and odd-jobs around the house?

Getting them involved and helping them feel like they are contributing to the family can be great for self-esteem. 

Depending on where you live and how the weather affects your routine, adjust your job list accordingly, as different seasons can offer different jobs and opportunities.

Here are some ideas of what might need doing around the house, and what we reckon are the most age-appropriate jobs:

Primary schoolers
High schoolers
Tidy up and give back
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Back to school prep

We've got your back so you, and your kids, are super sorted!

Preparation is really important in supporting our kids back to school. We hate to nag, but basically it come down to - if we feel on top of this stuff, then our kids will too. And feeling prepared makes for a settled, no surprises start. 



Our best tips for a great return to school

And if you want to print and run with a handy downloadable prep list, you'll find this here. How good is that!?

Getting sorted - the basics
Looking after them in the transition time
And looking after you too

Avoid lunchbox headaches

Getting lunchboxes sorted can be a nightmare, but it doesn't always have to be that way. A bit of planning and prep can help with the morning rush. Here are a few tips to make life easier during the school week:

Tips for lunchbox prep

Sunday planning for the week ahead
Top tips for getting lunchboxes sorted
Some of our fave lunchbox ideas
Don't forget yourself

Taking 15-minutes on a Sunday to plan your lunches for the week helps remove morning stress for everyone. Check out our other ideas on self-care and ideas around looking after you too.

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Working Parents

Being a working parent is a constant juggling act and demands that we are organised, efficient and ready to  pivot at a moment's notice. But despite all the challenges, being it has its benefits. We know as working parents ourselves that our work gives us a sense of purpose and accomplishment and when we're lucky to have great employment and a cool team, our work provides a sense of community who totally get it!

Tips for working parents


Prioritise your time
Communicate with your employer
Keep organised as much as you can
Take care of you too
Build a support network

Real tips and information about parenting

Browse our collection of parenting tips and answers to the more practical aspects of being a parent.