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  • Elf on a Shelf Written by Carol Aebersold and daughter Chanda Bell (Elves adoptable about everywhere-book from $30 toys and other items from $10) “Have you ever wondered if Santa could know if you’re naughty or nice each year as you grow? For 100s of...

  • What’s on at the movies for the school holidays? Several Christmas themed movies have been released in the lead up to school holidays this year. The Grinch (G) is likely to be a popular choice and should appeal to the whole family. However, parents should...

  • From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go.  What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an...

  • A fun Gingerbread Tree to use as a decoration for Christmas or just as an easy activity for older children *You will need 4 different sized star cookie cutters cook time 10 minutes preparation 30 minutes-12 hours resting time 15 minutes rolling and cutting dough...

  • Jennifer Dudding asks how we can show our kids the value of unconditional giving with gifts from the heart. As Christmas approaches, I find myself questioning the messages I teach my children. Do they see it as being all about them? Is it merely a...

  • If you’ve experienced family violence or are recovering from trauma, the pressures of parenting can seem that much more daunting, propelling beliefs that you’ll never be a perfect mother. Andrea Dwyer shows how a therapeutic peer-support program is teaching women that being a ‘good enough...

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