EDITOR’S PICKS

  • We have put together some fun Easter gift ideas for kids that come without the sugar rush.

  • A synopsis of the story The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is the sequel to the original 2014 film The Lego Movie. Five years after the events of the first movie, the persistently cheerful Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) and his brooding best friend Lucy/Wyldstyle...

  • Brooke Tasovac reflects on how the world of children’s parties has changed since she was a child. After celebrating my daughter’s first birthday six months ago, and with several of my friends planning their babies’ first-birthday parties, I’ve noticed how much children’s birthday parties have...

  • The years prior to her child being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were lonely and confusing for Michelle Reid. I have a daughter who is turning 13 next month and we are planning a big birthday bash. She is very excited and has a...

  • It takes Cathy Watson a few years before she can look upon the absence of an invitation in her son’s hand with relief rather than despair. Mothers milled around the kindergarten door, waiting to collect their children. The party invitations sat brightly in the pigeonholes...

  • The National Asthma Council Australia has just released (07/03/2019) major updates to Australia’s go-to asthma guides – the Australian Asthma Handbook for primary healthcare professionals and the popular My Asthma Guide for people living with asthma. “Australia has one of the highest prevalence rates of...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Even self-professed exercise junkie MJ Ong struggles to keep up her regimen with a baby in tow. I’m not your average postgraduate student. On the first day of my doctorate course I was eight weeks pregnant. Ironically, my research is on pregnancy and exercise. I...

  • Kate King waxes lyrical about bygone times, before realising she is a different person now she is a mother. One night recently our children gave my husband and me a rare and unexpected treat: they were asleep by 7 pm. As we gently pulled their...

  • With both her kids now at school, Jean Flynn contemplates a ‘career change’. I’m looking for a job. I already have one, but I’m interested in doing something a bit different – branching out. I’ve been in my current position for nearly eight years. It’s...

  • More and more employers are aware of their obligations to assist mothers returning to work. This  advice from the Australian Breastfeeding Association provides the latest updated information to help parents to make their best choices. Many mothers successfully combine work and breastfeeding. Our work environment...

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