Amity Dry is the creator of the musical 'Mother, Wife & the Complicated Life', performs in bands, writes stage shows, juggles her two children and puts off doing the ironing. In another life she appeared on the first series of the reality TV show 'The Block.
Amity Dry When Amity invited the dummy fairy in to her daughter's bedroom, she was surprised at the profound lesson in store for both of them.
Amity Dry Amity wonders why two-year-olds get such a bad rap, when it's the three-year-olds who can give teenagers a run for their money in the attitude stakes.
Amity Dry Does your family rely on routines to keep things running smoothly, or do you take a more relaxed approach to your day? Amity Dry reflects on her experiences as a go-with-the-flow mum.
Amity Dry As Amity Dry reflects on her time in The Block All Stars, she thinks about the nature of competition and ask the question: is it such a bad thing to raise kids who want to win?
Amity Dry As Amity plans for a fortnight away from her kids, she's counting the things she won't miss about being a stay-at-home mum ... and things she'll miss terribly about them, too.
Amity Dry Feeling guilty after hearing about the latest study on kids' exposure to TV? Amity Dry says you're not alone - but that this is one study she'll be taking with a grain of salt.
Sponsored feature by Amity Dry They say there’s an app for anything and now there’s even one to encourage your children to clean their teeth - and it's a lot of fun, as Amity Dry and her kids discovered.
Amity Dry As a preschooler, Amity Dry's son hated having his hair washed - as in screaming, crying, trying-to-climb-out-of-the-bath hated it. Then she discovered a trick to take the tears away ...
Amity Dry Kids can get very attached to their comfort items – whether it's a stuffed toy or a blankie, the world can come crashing down if they go missing.
Amity Dry Like so many preschoolers today, Amity Dry's daughter started using an iPad well before her first birthday. But is their use of technology harming our kids more than we might realise?
Amity Dry From the age of three, Amity Dry's son knew what he wanted to wear and how he had to wear it. And it drove her mad ... until she saw the light.
Amity Dry This week, 60 Minutes ran a segment on attachment parenting. After using different parenting styles when her children were babies - and having once been an 'attachment' parent herself - Amity Dry was...
Amity Dry In this age of instant technology it’s so easy to entertain our kids with the TV, iPad, iPhone and computer.
Amity Dry Raising a child free from gender stereotypes is easier said than done when some things just seem ingrained from birth, writes Amity Dry.
Amity Dry A school in Victoria has banned high fives, and Amity Dry thinks it's a sign that the world's gone mad. What are we teaching our kids when we don't allow them to act on these harmless instincts?
Amity Dry For a while, when he was a toddler, Amity Dry's son would would sink his chompers into anything – toys, her, the furniture, and, most mortifying of all, other kids.
Amity Dry With a former 'garbage guts' now turning up her nose at everything she's offered, Amity Dry is worried her second child is following in the fussy-eating footsteps of her eldest child.
Amity Dry I just read something that made me feel guilty. And not just a little guilty - this is heavy-grade, industrial strength mother guilt.
Amity Dry As a parent every instinct you have is to want to protect them, so what do you do when they are being hurt emotionally or physically outside of your control?
Amity Dry It was one of those classic on the ground, hands pounding, everyone look at me, screaming public meltdowns, where he cried “THESE JEANS ARE YUCKY” at the top of his lungs.