Superhero Daughter Day

I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to maths and science at school, I was a total failure. In fact, I dropped science as soon as I possibly could and once I knew I had the grades in my other […]

A Family Trip To Remember Forever

A young English family of five, desperate to visit a sick relative back home, attempts to sail from Australia in a rubber dinghy; instead they take a 6,500 kilometre, nine-month detour via Indonesia. That is the absurd plot for Melbourne filmmaker Alessandro […]

#SheSociety Meets BrainBuzz

#SheSociety went behind the scenes of Channel 9’s newest kids show- BrainBuzz which involves exploring, dissecting and solving many of the world’s frequently asked questions. We had the chance to chat with the stars of the show, Kellyn Morris and in-resident scientist Clare Van […]

Breakfast In Bed

Let’s Face It… Eating Breakfast In Bed Is Lonely And Awkward Breakfast in bed…….It conjures up images of Mr Wonderful gently waking his sleeping partner snuggled down among copious pillows and whiter than white sheets dreaming of far away places. Or the […]

Let Them Quit If They Want

Children are often shuffled from piano lessons, to dance classes, to soccer practice after school and on weekends. But what happens when they say, “no”. According to an ABC Radio Perth report Psychologist Justin Coulson said he regularly fielded requests for advice […]

Quiet Lessons For The Next Generation

When I was small, the most important lesson I got was from my great-grandmother. I spent my days with her as a pre-school kid, bring mumps, measles and chicken-pox into her house, sleeping on her couch for my afternoon nap and watching […]

There Is No Shame In Hiring A Nanny

If your maternity leave has finished and you are returning to work in 2018, a nanny/educator could solve a range of childcare issues. There’s no need to feel any shame or guilt either as there are various options and ranges of care […]

The Importance Of Friends

I have just returned from my annual holiday to the Sunshine Coast. It was weeks of pure bliss – spending time with my family, sunshine, swimming , long walks on the beach, cocktails at sunset, scrumptious dinners at the local restaurants, yoga […]

Is Your Child Ready To Go Back To School?

As the holidays dwindle down, kids can start to become more restless and nervous for the new school year ahead, this could be due to it being your child’s first year of school, their first year of high school, or maybe they’re switching […]

Choosing Your Babies Surname

As women increasingly retain their birth name in marriage and family structures become more blended and non-traditional, it’s no longer safe to assume a new baby will be given its father’s surname. While it’s still the most common option — 90 per […]

New Year’s Eve Plans For Everyone

Now that Christmas is done and dusted for another year, New Year’s Eve plans should be organised. While many choose to watch the fireworks or attend house parties, there are still plenty of other different ways to welcome the new year in […]

Boycotting Christmas

Victoria Presser said she was lying on the couch, “nauseated by the smell of roasting pork” when she knew she had to change the way she did Christmas. “When my children were young, I did make a big song and dance and […]

How To Have A Stress Free Christmas

Let’s face it. Christmas can be great fun and bind families closer together. But it can also be terribly stressful on the day on top an exhausting build-up. Here are a few ideas to make your Christmas less of a deadline and more […]

Danger Toys

It’s everything a kid ever dreamed of — toys that can talk back. But are internet-connected toys safe? An article by ABC technology reporter Ariel Bogle, says that depending on its capabilities, the toy could be recording voice messages, internet history and […]

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