Welcome to GRACE Open Topic. Basically, it’s here that you come if you want to have a big chat. Because we love a chat. And we know that advice brings mamas together. Sharing our vulnerabilities is how we connect. It’s how, on those days where we don’t know how we’re going to do it, we survive. It's what TGT is built on — sharing honest experiences of motherhood. Plus, after five years, we’ve accumulated quite a bit of advice. And we want to share it with you.

Consider Open Topic an outlet for your most pressing questions – whether it’s to do with returning to work after kids, dealing with tantrums, a happy marriage post-kids, the daily juggle (ahem, struggle), navigating the school gate, how to get your baby to sleep, beauty products for mums who haven’t slept in a year, how to manage teens and social media. The list goes on. We’ll also be offering expert advice so if have something you want to ask, just message us on Instagram or Facebook.

Ok mamas, let’s get the conversation going.

  • Emily Armstrong 4 days ago

    “This is such a big issue in our house as my oldest who is 7 still has epic tantrums that...”

    in “How do you deal with tantrums?”

  • Kate Miles 11 days ago

    “Pasta Amatriciana - literally diced pancetta and 1 x onion cooked for ten minutes on low heat till it almost...”

    in “Favourite quick dinners that keep the adults and the kids happy – please!”

  • Jo Whitehead 11 days ago

    “We took away the arial a month ago and the kids have survived fine without the tv. We still let...”

    in “How much screen time does your pre-schooler get?”

  • Jo Whitehead 11 days ago

    “Curry in the slow cooker Pesto pasta Salmon with kale slaw and sweet potato wedges Spaghetti bolognaise with allll the...”

    in “Favourite quick dinners that keep the adults and the kids happy – please!”

  • Marisa Remond 12 days ago

    “There's definitely an adjustment period. I would suggest to evaluate your options if you're still feeling the same way after...”

    in “How did you find going back to work? I’m struggling. Big time.”

  • Mandy dos Santos 13 days ago

    “Plate up the meal on separate plates in the middle of the table, just what you are having, and include...”

    in “Help! My three year old will eat nothing but bread.”

  • Mandy dos Santos 13 days ago

    “I just get lots of colourful foods out of the fridge, cut them up and plate them out on different...”

    in “Favourite quick dinners that keep the adults and the kids happy – please!”

  • Mandy dos Santos 13 days ago

    “Talk to the teachers about having something for the child to look forward to. Perhaps it is a special book...”

    in “My kindergartener cries every morning at drop off. What should I do?”

  • Claire Brayford 18 days ago

    “Find a mother you look up to at work and ask her for some advice. There are often so many...”

    in “How did you find going back to work? I’m struggling. Big time.”

  • Amy Malpass Hahn 18 days ago

    “If you’re really struggling, talk to your employer. Maybe you can change up your working routine to ease in a...”

    in “How did you find going back to work? I’m struggling. Big time.”

  • Sigourney Cantelo 18 days ago

    “I don’t know if you’ve already weaned completely, but if not, my biggest tip is to go slow. Drop one...”

    in “I’ve just stopped breastfeeding and I’m a wreak. Help!”

  • Emily Armstrong 18 days ago

    “You’re not alone. There’s so much information about postnatal depression, but apparently depression related to weaning is actually really common,...”

    in “I’ve just stopped breastfeeding and I’m a wreak. Help!”