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Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale 2020: Everything You Need To Know,06 Aug 2020 in Tips

The sale is now available to shop for top-tier cardholders. The sale opens up to everyone on Aug. 19.

Should children be wearing face masks?,06 Aug 2020 in Tips

Face masks are now mandatory for Melbournians, and the NSW Premier is now strongly recommending that her NSW residents mask-up when shopping or on public transport. It feels like we are all moving to a more consistent use of masks. So should our children be wearing masks? And what can we do if they won’t […]

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Face masks and children: When and why should kids wear masks too?,06 Aug 2020 in Tips

As we all know, it is mandatory to wear masks in Melbourne at the moment. On top of that, in Sydney, the Premier has strongly advised people to start wearing masks when they go shopping, are on public transport or in crowded areas. But does this also apply to children? The government has said that […]

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Kathleen Barnes' Amazon Drop Collection: Everything You Need To Know,06 Aug 2020 in Tips

The collection features size-inclusive pieces from the “Carrie Bradshaw Lied” fashion influencer Kathleen Barnes, and are all under $60.

How You May Be Able To Get COVID-19 Test Results Faster,06 Aug 2020 in Tips

Before you get swabbed, read up on why coronavirus tests take so long — and how you might be able to speed up the process.

Poll reveals how Aussie families have been affected by the pandemic,06 Aug 2020 in Tips

It’s almost six months into the coronavirus pandemic and there are no signs that life will be returning to normal just yet. In June, the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne conducted their National Child Health Poll, investigating how parents and their children were coping during the crisis. Some of the findings indicate that families are […]

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I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have kids—so here’s what I did,06 Aug 2020 in Tips

As told to Liz Tenety.

Around the time my husband and I were turning 30, we had a genuine conversation about whether or not we wanted kids. I was the hesitant one because I was like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Let’s just hold on. Okay, let’s talk about this. Because we love our life. We like traveling. Is this what we want?”

My husband said, “Let’s ask our three most pessimistic, crabby friends who have kids whether or not it’s worth it.”

And every single one of them was like, “Oh, it’s unmissable on planet earth.”

So when I got pregnant, I was—and I’m not ashamed to say this and I don’t think you should be—I was as connected with the baby in my belly as if it were a water bottle. I was like, I don’t know you. I don’t know what you are, but you can be some gas pain sometimes, but other than that, we’re going to have to meet each other and suss this relationship out.

But all the cliches are true that you just know what to do when the baby comes out. Some of the times are hard, some of them are easier, but you just gotta use your gut.

I lived a really full life before I had kids. If we had had kids—my husband and I talk about this often—when we were 23, we would not be very good parents. Because I think timing really is everything.

We would be impatient and we would be thinking about the things we were missing, but we got very lucky to live incredibly full lives and live that out to a degree where we could decide, Okay, maybe we could make this change and live for something else for a bit.

The way we look at what our children have done to our lives is that they have sort of cracked wide open living for something else. As I held my baby in my arms the first couple months, my husband and I would look at each other and think, Oh this is why the human race continues to procreate. These feelings right here that you cannot articulate, but this is why.

What parenthood did for me was that it right-sized all my problems. I was on this hustling hamster wheel of staying relevant and going after my dreams, which is great, but there’s a time in your life when you don’t meet many grandmas who are hustling. Because there are different stages in your wisdom and your life and it’s okay to let those stages happen.

That’s what I’ve grown to learn is that the stages are okay. They all come and, you know, someone in their 20s can hustle. Right now I can be more stationary and be more stable for my kids.

I currently have not been shooting anything, which in my life means I’m not waking up at 5 am and going through hair and makeup and working ’til 10:00 PM. I’m waking up with my kids, driving them to school around 9 am, then I start work on my computer because I produce a couple of things and then I stop at 2:30 pm and I go pick them up.

So for me, that’s a great lifestyle for the amount I want to be there for them. And I also admit that I have the privilege of being able to do that, but it’s great for the stage they’re at because they’re 5 and 6, and they need a lot right now. Ninety percent of me is that really stable mom. And then I reserve about 10% for the hustle.

And it works.

Listen to Kristen Bell’s full interview in the Motherly podcast.

54% Off Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster, Cave Collapse,05 Aug 2020 in Tips

Save 54% on the Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster, Cave Collapse at Amazon right now.

It’s $22.90. List price is $49.99.

Hurry! This deal could end at any time.

Free shipping with Prime or when you spend $35 or more.

The Best Places To Buy Kids Glasses Online For Cheap,05 Aug 2020 in Tips

From flexible frames to unbreakable glasses, here are the best sites for buying affordable children’s prescription glasses.

How White Parents Can Talk About Race With Their Children Of Color,05 Aug 2020 in Tips

Here’s some expert-backed advice to guide conversations about racism in multiracial families.