Bern Morley, Mamamia

Bern Morley


Melbourne, FL, United States

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Past articles by Bern:

How much does it really cost to educate a child?

When they’re cradling their newborn baby in their arms, I would hazard a guess that most parents aren’t really thinking about their child being grown up enough to walk through the school gates for the first time. → Read More

11 things mums of teenagers know.

The teenage years are really quite something aren’t they? → Read More

The funniest mum fails you’ll ever hear.

'Cause sometimes you need to know that you're not the only one. → Read More

“Investing in myself makes me the mother I want to be.”

"I’m here to tell you that you can be a working mum. But I’ll also tell you, straight up - it isn’t easy." Bern Morley on balancing career and motherhood. → Read More

The ultimate playlist to get you through the day.

Just try not to smile after hearing this music. Smash Mouth, Pharrell Williams, Queen - we've got the ultimate playlist to get you through the day. → Read More

“I didn’t understand the need for eyes on the back of your head until I had kids.”

Even with the best supervision children can be slippery. → Read More

An open (love) letter to cereal.

It cannot be overstated, cereal has saved the day (and night) on more than one occasion. Here is one mum's list of the biggest benefits of cereal. → Read More

“My child’s day on a plate: I’m the first to admit it – there’s nothing Instagram-worthy here.”

"I’m the first to admit – what my child eats in a day will never be ‘Instagram’ worthy. But would it pass a nutritionist’s tests? Let’s see, shall we?" → Read More

7 things that kids do better than adults.

From tantrums to farting and back to naps, kids just get to do certain things better than adults do. So we're celebrating the best things about being a kid. → Read More

The lazy/busy parent’s guide to pretending you’re really involved at school.

Getting the kids back to school is stressful enough without thinking about how to be involved in school as a parent. Here is our guide to getting it done. → Read More

7 things any parent who has ever bought a new car will understand.

I haven’t bought many brand new cars in my life, so one thing I understand is how BIG a deal it is when you do - especially buying a family car as a parent. → Read More

6 reasons it’s time to bring back "little lunch" in the work place.

We don’t make time for morning teas as much as we once did, and we would like to see it come back. Dear morning tea at work, we miss you - and we're hungry. → Read More

Signs your child is being cyberbullied.

The internet doesn’t shut down at 3pm when the bell sounds. It could be happening in your home and wouldn't even know. Here are the signs of cyber bullying. → Read More

Taking a road trip with kids? Prepare for all the emotions.

From the moment we planned a road trip with kids until the minute we kissed the sweet, sweet ground of home, we went through the full gamut of our emotions. → Read More

Can a glass of water help a 15-year-old kid beat a chess master?

We all want to be as smart as possible, right? Well, the very good news is that superhuman brain power is just one (very helpful) benefit of drinking water. → Read More

Fact: Drinking more water improves concentration.

We asked two hard-core gamers to compete against each other, playing only with their minds. And as it turns out, drinking more water improves concentration. → Read More

Don't panic: Here's your back to school shopping list

Thinking about that back to school shopping list? We've got you sorted (besides we know you've already got a years supply of clear contact you smart thing). → Read More

How much do you REALLY know about what your kids are doing online?

As parents, we want to prepare kids for the digital world and the footprint they are about to leave in it. Here are four easy ways to keep kids safe online. → Read More

5 healthy school lunch ideas that won't cost a fortune.

Two out of three children aged between 9 and 16 are not meeting the guidelines for dairy intake. But these healthy school lunch ideas will fix all of that. → Read More

The best apps you can possibly get to make life a little easier.

From shopping to eating, getting fit to getting more money- these are the seven best apps on the market for getting a little more organisation in your life. → Read More