Preschoolers

Review: Giggle Galaxy quilt cover set

Margarida Fantini There is a range of 'Giggle and Hoot' products available for little fans of the show and this one is about to help us transition our firstborn into a big boys bed.

Younger Kids

Is changing schools the answer to bullying?

Tania Connolly Melissa* was only seven when she asked her mother if she could be homeschooled. For most of Year Two her hair was pulled, she was pinched and verbally abused.

Girls just wanna have fun

Is raising girls that different from boys?

Megan Blandford When a friend put a link on Facebook entitled ‘10 things I wish I’d known about raising a boy’, I read it in case it might provide some insight to what life is like for my friends who have sons.

Child care shortages see teachers being used as babysitters

The editing apps fueling unrealistic beauty standards

6 ways to encourage reluctant readers

How to talk to your kids about world tragedy

Older Kids

8-year-old makes sure his disabled brother finishes kiddie triathlon

RACHEL CLUN This eight-year-old from Idaho pushed and pulled his disabled little brother Lucas through each stage of a kiddie triathlon so he wouldn't miss out.

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Entertaining Kids

Kids think parents have too much screen time

CATHERINE RODIE As parents grapple with questions such as "is my child having too much screen time?" and "should my child own their own smart phone?" experts are warning that we are becoming a generation of hypocrites.

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The humiliation of constantly being asked if you are expecting

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ANTONIA KIDMAN At what age does a woman need to be and how many children does a woman need to have before people will stop asking if she is expecting another? Recently, I was on the receiving end of that terribly awkward faux pas and it left me feeling humiliated and flat.

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6 apps to make travelling with kids easier

The entire Jolie-Pitt clan are set to hit the big screen

Why we should not be looking at pictures of dead children

Which Simpsons character will die next season?

Family Life

How 'normal' is your sex life?

RACHEL CLUN Different workloads, changes in libido and having children can all impact on the amount of sex you get during any given month but how much sex is normal and how do you find time to prioritise intimacy?

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Recipes

Spicy Cherry and Apple Pie with Vanilla Cream

DANIELLE COLLEY By using a bought sweet crust pastry you can simplify your life and still have an impressive dessert on the table. Nothing beats a delicious fruit pie for a winter dessert and when you team it with a simple whipped vanilla cream you are in for a taste sensation that is easy, affordable and impressive!

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Moroccan Roast Chicken with Cous Cous Stuffing

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DANIELLE COLLEY Add some zing to your traditional roast chook with warming Moroccan flavours. Your skin crisps beautifully under the gentle coating of spices and the aroma fills the house with a touch of the exotic. The cous cous stuffing is studded with nutty pops and fruity hits turning a humble bird into a lipsmackingly delicious feast.

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Steamed Baby Carrots with Coriander and Fetta

Lemon and Olive Oil Beans

Slow cooker Moroccan beef

Chocolate pecan brownie cookies

Cauliflower fried rice

Chicken and bacon bites