Useful links

 PARENTING RESOURCES

BaM: BABYSITTERS AND MORE

Babysitters and More (BaM!) is an online service putting busy people in touch with the perfect Nannies, Babysitters, Tutors, Cleaners, Housekeepers, Shoppers, Senior Carers & Companions, Dog walkers, Pet sitters & More! BaM helps solve ALL of your home help needs on one site – simply, efficiently and affordably.

http://www.babysittersandmore.com.au

GRANTS FOR SINGLE MUMS

Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more

http://grantsforsinglemother.org/

 PARENT EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING (P.E.T)

Are you Communicating Effectively with your kids or teenagers?

A 15 hour course designed to promote attitudes and behaviour
that will enable parents and children to enjoy a better quality of life together.
Learn to talk so children will listen, learn to listen so children will talk to you
about their problems.  Also, includes problem solving, and conflict resolution to
raise children with high self-esteem, self-motivation and considerateness:

Course dates: Term III 2011, Location: BALGOWLAH Sydney

WEBSITE : www.parentandteensupport.com.au
Contact :Johanna Fisher ph. 0406 888 624 or email: johanna@parentandteensupport.com.au for more information or enrolment.   

MELBOURNE FOR KIDS

Melbourne for Kids is Your Online Kids Activity Guide. You are invited to come and join all our activity ideas around Melbourne. You can also participate by suggesting an activity and sharing with other Mum's interesting places you have been with your family.
Don't miss out, sign up to receive our fantastic new ideas by email!

www.melbourneforkids.com.au

 


AT HOME MUMS

At Home Mums is aimed at mums, who are home with the kids and might be looking for help in various areas including finding part time work, ideas for working from home, some practical advice on savings, Government benefits, setting up a new business, plus health, nutrition, and child care options. www.athomemums.com


MY FAMILY IS SEPARATING - WHAT NOW?? 

A new online support tool from the Department of Human Services that will help families find information to help with the emotional, financial and legal issues they may face during separation.
The tool assists separated families in navigating their way through the Family Law System and better understand their rights and responsibilities following separation.
My family is separating – what now? also provides information on support products and services for children, grandparents and people affected by family violence.
My family is separating – what now? is available online now at www.humanservices.gov.au

L'IL AUSSIE PREMS
An Australian support site based on premature babies. You will find useful links to all things premmie including clothing stores, support sites, birth stories, journeys through the NICU & much more.
www.lilaussieprems.com.au

AUSTRALIAN BREASTFEEDING ASSOCIATION
Formerly Nursing Mothers Association of Australia. The largest community-based self-help group and a leading authority on breastfeeding. 24-hour helpline.
www.breastfeeding.asn.au

MOMENT BY MOMENT - A JOURNEY OF A PREMATURE BABY
www.momentbymoment.com.au

MUM'S THE WORD
Simple and easy site for new parents, offering help with all aspects of baby care relating to the early weeks when baby first goes home. Written by a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse/Midwife/Registered Nurse and Mother.
www.mumstheword.com.au

PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND PARENTING
Information and support for pregnancy, birth and parenting. Including independent midwifery services and childbirth education classes. www.pregnancy.com.au


THE STEP STOP
The Step Stop is designed to offer resources, education and support for all step family members.
www.thestepstop.com

VICTORIAN PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
www.rch.org.au/chic

PARENT CENTER (US)
www.parentcenter.com

PARENTING IDEAS (BY MICHAEL GROSE)
www.parentingideas.com.au

RAISING KIDS (UK)
www.raisingkids.co.uk

 

MENTAL WELLBEING

AUSTRALIAN INFANT, CHILD, ADOLECENT AND FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
www.aicafmha.net.au

CENTRE FOR CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
www.childandfamily.com.au
FAMILY SERVICES AUSTRALIA
www.fsa.org.au

MENTAL HEALTH
Good links and resources for mental health disorders.
www.mentalhealth.org.au

MOTHERS BE HEARD
Personal stories by mums, a user friendly discussion board, book reviews and much more!
www.mothersbeheard.com

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA
www.relationships.com.au

THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICE is a national, confidential telephone line providing support, information, crisis intervention and referral for parents, carers and concerned members of the community. freecall 1800 688 009, from anywhere in Australia. www.childabuseprevention.com.au

 

BALANCING WORK AND FAMILIES

BLUE SUIT MOM (US)
www.bluesuitmom.com

FAMILIES AT WORK
www.familiesatwork.com

WORKING WOMAN AND WORKING MOTHER (US)
www.workingwoman.com

CAREERS

LIFESTYLE CAREERS

www.lifestylecareers.com.au


CAREERONE
Find the perfect job for you with Career One
www.careerone.com.au

DSBN
DSBN is a one-stop resource addressing the essential needs of small business and providing the momentum to encourage growth.
www.dsbn.com.au

MUMS @ WORK
Australia's leading provider of return-to-work training and career guidance services run by mums, just for mums. Explore your working options and return to work with confidence. Enjoy work, love family.
www.mumsatwork.com.au

SMALL BUSINESS HELP

THE SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELLING SERVICE
Offers inexpensive mentoring/advice from experienced volunteers.
www.sbcs.org.au

TRAINEESHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS
Quality education programs and student services are provided across NSW.
www.det.nsw.edu.au

CHILDCARE

AUSTRALIAN EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION
www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au

CARE FOR KIDS
CareforKids.com.au is Australia’s most comprehensive online childcare directory and referral service. Every day parents search our directory for child care providers including nannies, au pairs, babysitters or child care centres – thousands of parents visit.
www.careforkids.com.au

NATIONAL CHILDCARE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL
www.ncac.gov.au

NATIONAL FAMILY DAY CARE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA
www.familydaycare.com.au

NIGHT NANNIES
Night Nannies is a specialised service offering Mothercraft services in all aspects of postnatal care and Sleep Guidance.
www.nightnannies.com.au

OUR LITTLE TREASURES
Do you have children of your own? Do you care for someone else's children? Our Little Treasure is a website for carers overflowing with teacher-designed activities, recipes and ideas to provide hours of learning and fun for your little treasure.
www.ourlittletreasure.com.au

PLAYGROUP COUNCIL AUSTRALIA
www.playgroupaustralia.com.au

CHILDREN

KIDS ACT UP!
The Australian Theatre for Young People has a host of workshops to help expand your children’s confidence and creativity.
www.atyp.com.au

LITTLE EARS
Little Ears Magazine is Australia's first ever storytelling publication for young children and their parents and carers.
Every two months Little Ears publishes twelve beautifully illustrated stories and poems designed to revive the lost art of storytelling and encourage bedtime reading.
www.littleears.com.au

EDUCATION

MATHS POWER
Australia's leading Maths program. Home tutorial maths software.
www.mathspower.com.au

NSW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NSW Public Schools resource for everything Public Schools. Including Calendars, events and information on where Public Schools are heading. www.schools.nsw.edu.au

NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Helpful articles for parents as well as vodcasts, podcasts and resources to download, all aimed at helping parents to assist their child at school.

www.schools.nsw.edu.au/ezine

HEALTH

SLIMMING RESOURCES
URL: http://www.slimmingresources.com
Regularly updated website dedicated to fast and safe weight loss. Full of great free slimming tips and information. Discover how to lose weight and keep it off.

ACTIVE AUSTRALIA
www.activeaustralia.org

AUSTRALIAN NUTRITION FOUNDATION
www.nutritionaustralia.org

AUSTRALIAN WOMAN'S HEALTH NETWORK
www.awhn.org.au

BETTER HEALTH CHANNEL
www.betterhealthchannel.com.au

CHILD & YOUTH HEALTH (SA)
www.cyh.com

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WESTMEAD - FACTSHEET
www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/

CHOICE
The Australian Consumers’ Association site has good info on health issues.
www.choice.com.au

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (VICTORIA)
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

FOOD WATCH
Dietitian Catherine Saxelby helps you eat well, boost your energy levels and maintain a healthy weight in just minutes a day.
www.foodwatch.com.au

HEALTH INSITE
www.healthinsite.gov.au

HEART FOUNDATION
Info on offices in every state and territory plus links to other useful health organisations.
www.heartfoundation.com.au

HONEY BODY SALON
Located in Manly and Mosman, Mum’s can now stay maintained and be treated to many wonderful relaxation treatments. Every Monday is Mothers Day at honey we have a fully qualified child carer and crèche facility. So you can relax and unwind.
www.honeybodysalon.com.au

KIDSAFE, CHILD ACCIDENT PREVENTION FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA
www.kidsafe.com.au

MY DOCTOR
www.mydr.com.au

NATIONAL ASTHMA CAMPAIGN
Sound advice on dealing with this common health problem and links to state asthma organisations.
www.nationalasthma.org.au

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER CENTRE
Simple user friendly information.
www.nbcc.org.au

NET DOCTOR (UK)
www.netdoctor.co.uk

NSW CANCER COUNCIL
Includes links to many Australian and international health and cancer organisations.
www.nswcc.org.au

ROYAL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
www.wch.org.au

SYDNEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL RANDWICK - FACT SHEETS
http://www.sch.edu.au/health/

MONEY AND FINANCE

HESTA SUPER FUND
HESTA, your industry super fund there for health and community services. With $10 billion in assets, 550,000 members and 50,000 employers, HESTA is the largest super fund for the health and community services industry in Australia. As well as looking after your super, HESTA offers access to extra benefits. HESTA members also know their super is being looked after by specialists with: low fees, no entry or exit fees or commissions paid to agent and a history of strong returns. To find out more about HESTA visit:
www.hesta.com.au

CURRENCY CONVERTER
A universal currency converter for converting amounts between international currencies.
www.currency-converter.com.au

NETWORKING

NETWORKING TO WIN
Global networking expert Robyn Henderson’s official site.
www.networkingtowin.com.au

WOMEN'S NETWORK AUSTRALIA
Women's Network Australia is a membership-based organisation that empowers and encourages women to reach their full potential in business. For over 16 years this premier business women's network has been guiding and supporting women in their pursuit for business success.
www.womensnetwork.com.au

SHOPPING

LITTLE GYPSIES
Little Gypsies sells globally sourced treasures for kids that are ethical, beautifully made and culturally inspired all designed to educate,
fascinate and stimulate kids.
www.littlegypsies.com

SHOPPERS' SOS
Can't find what you want in the shops? Send a message to respond.com, a shoppers' matchmaking service that will search the world to meet your request. An email reply will provide a list of suppliers.
www.respond.com

SPENDING TIME TOGETHER

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (US)
www.activitiesforkids.com

 

MELBOURNE FOR KIDS

Melbourne for Kids is Your Online Kids Activity Guide. You are invited to come and join all our activity ideas around Melbourne. You can also participate by suggesting an activity and sharing with other Mum's interesting places you have been with your family.
Don't miss out, sign up to receive our fantastic new ideas by email!

www.melbourneforkids.com.au

WRITING

UNIVERSAL HEART NETWORK
The official site of Stephanie Dowrick, one of Australia’s leading writers about social and personal relationships.
www.stephaniedowrick.com

FINCH PUBLISHING, PUBLISHERS OF PARENTING BOOKS
www.finch.com.au

OTHER

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF FAMILY STUDIES
www.aifs.gov.au

WORLD TIME
Get the current time in major Australian and world cities.
www.world-time.com.au

CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (US)
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com

 

 

 

 
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