Babysitting rates across the country: See how your city ranks

Babysitting rates across the country: See how your city ranks

The average hourly rate for a babysitter is $16.75 for one child and $19.26 for two kids, according to the 2019 annual study compiled by UrbanSitter .

6 Strategies to Overcome Insomnia

6 Strategies to Overcome Insomnia

Wakefulness, right after we hit the sack or in the middle of the night, offers an opportunity to put negative thinking on hold, count our blessings, and reflect on the many positive things in our lives.

Our 24 week miracle entered the world with a 10 percent chance of survival

Our 24 week miracle entered the world with a 10 percent chance of survival

A month before coming home, Matilda had a nasogastric tube (NG) fitted. Thankfully, throughout the journey we’ve had lots of help Matilda and I attended the feeding clinic at the hospital every four to six weeks, it was very beneficial.

'I gave him some Phenergan. An hour later I heard a blood-curdling scream'

'I gave him some Phenergan. An hour later I heard a blood-curdling scream'

Image: Supplied I'd always been a little bit dubious about using medication like this - but after being assured by the pharmacist that it was fine for kids over two, and that "loads of mothers come in asking for it ahead of long-haul flights," I pushed my doubts to the side.

Family forced to sit on the floor of the plane for their entire flight

Family forced to sit on the floor of the plane for their entire flight

Picture: Paula TaylorSource:Supplied The British family were forced to sit on the floor of plane for an entire two hours because their booked seats didn’t exist.

How to know when it's the right time to drop your toddler's day sleep

How to know when it's the right time to drop your toddler's day sleep

Early wakers According to Jane Barry children who are transitioning out of day sleeping, often need to go to bed a bit earlier at night. Quiet time All children can benefit from a quiet period in their day, says Jane.

I need some serious help : Parenting

I need some serious help : Parenting

It was starting to became a safety issue because I would hear a constant “thud” from him hopping his crib so we converted his crib to a toddler bed. My oldest was converted to a toddler bed at 14 months old and LOVED it.

I thought I knew what I needed in a rainbow baby but I was so very wrong

I thought I knew what I needed in a rainbow baby but I was so very wrong

🌈Rainbow baby expectations: She may not be what I "expected" but she’s become the most rewarding and soul-healing individual in my existence. She’s so fiercely independent and determined to achieve things on her own that by me trying to mollycoddle her I could’ve ended up crushing one of her greatest attributes.