Should Children Sip From Mum’s Wine? by Gemma Dobson

March 3, 2016

Ok, we all know that alcohol is a poison. We all know that children’s livers are vulnerable. And, if we have even a tangential connection with medical science, we know that too much alcohol can have a pretty devastating effect on the human body (and mind). It’s perfectly natural that we should want to protect our children […]

All About Baby Highchairs

February 8, 2016
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Baby highchairs are not necessary for your child if s/he is under six months of age. Although some companies make them so they recline for infants, they are not necessary until your child is able to sit up. The choice is yours Highchairs currently come with all kinds of features that are really more for […]

STEM for all

June 19, 2015

So I think everyone saw the response from so many of the science world to the ill advised comments made by Tim Hunt and Shrinivas Kulkarni on  #distractinglysexy #girlswithtoys, to remind the world that science is not gender exclusive. Science is Universal. It all comes back to gender stereotypes. Negative comments, playing to stereotypes, however harmless […]

HIV – The Dangers Of Teenage Complacency by Gemma Dobson

April 28, 2015

  Growing up in the sixties and seventies was great. It was a time of great innocence which nonetheless managed to feel very naughty. Free love was in the air, contraception was advancing, and it seemed like consequence-free recreational sex really could become a reality. Then along came the eighties, and brought us back to earth […]

Eating Us Up Inside: Confronting Eating Disorders in Our Kids by Gemma Dobson

March 10, 2015
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It seems that in this day and age our kids are under more pressure than ever before; although critics may argue that children and adolescents have always faced various pressures, but they change with each generation. Well before university our kids must make a life-changing decision about which career path to follow, be it academic […]

Unleash Creativity-How Encouraging Your Teens Creativity Supports Their Development- by Amy Kelly

June 30, 2014

The splash of color comes to life as senior Natalie Smith, quietly bends over her artwork adding the final details to her abstract painting. She studies it and continues to dab her paint brush into the canvas, slowly breathing life into her masterpiece. When asked why she enjoys painting, she simply says, “Drawing and painting […]

3 Things You Should Steer Clear Of Doing When Parenting Young Children! by Paul Donahue

June 20, 2014

Are you currently developing troubles parenting your young children? Would you like to be among those that have no problems when parenting their youngsters? Well, the moment to do things correctly is while they are still on the adolescent side. So, if you’re having troubles, and you would like to turn elements all around, here […]

Single Parent Ways

June 12, 2014

  I was one parent for the first four years of my son’s life. Currently, there are two sorts of single folks: people who are co-parenting with a non-resident parent and those who are simply raising their children alone. I used to be in this latter category and you know what? I liked it. Of […]

The Pepperific Life

April 12, 2014

The Pepperific Life is a blog by Pepper Tan about single motherhood. In her blog, Pepper discusses the highs and lows about being a single mom. Her blog is peppered with advice about dating, raising a child and helpful household DIYs. Pepper’s blog,, was voted as the Top 25 Single Mom’s of 2013. Her […]

Real Life Maths – STEM Ambassadors

January 10, 2014

  To help encourage more girls to study and enjoy maths, STEMNET sought out six diverse and inspirational women, who are STEM Ambassadors, to talk about the importance that maths plays in their role on an everyday basis.  Their stories are intended to engage young people’s interest, motivate their future development and develop excitement about […]

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