Preschoolers

When your daughter just wants to be a princess

Lisa Pryor 10:54am My five-year-old daughter favours a look that could be called Highly Flammable High Femme.

Tiny moments of connection with kids matter

Small moments matter to kids.

Maggie Dent 9:29am Do you often feel guilty over the amount of time you don't spend with your kids? Here is why you shouldn't underestimate the power of tiny moments of connection.

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What is a healthy balanced diet for kids?

Three mums launch Melbourne's first children's festival

Are we expecting too little from our boys?

What to ask at your preschooler's parent-teacher conference

Younger Kids

Why kids need to rote learn times tables

Elana Benjamin Rote learning is out of vogue. That was the message I took home from a recent maths information night at my children’s primary school. And it cemented my concerns about the current approach to teaching some basic arithmetic.

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Older Kids

Most of us don't fulfill our childhood dreams

Catherine Rodie Only 6 Percent of us have the jobs we wanted as kids – but is that a bad thing?

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Family Life

More fathers are heading to the kitchen after work

Rachel L. Swarns 11:09am Planning the family meal after a long day at work isn't just a women's issue, more and more men are taking on the challenges of juggling hectic work schedules and family dinners.

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Expert camping tips

Rob Dempsey Coleman's Rob Dempsey knows a thing or two about camping. Here are his picks for where to camp in Australia these holidays and what to pack!

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How to take the silly spending out of the Christmas season

Here's what great marriages have in common

Tips and advice for travelling with teens

Spider-Dad surprises terminally ill son for his 5th birthday

Recipes

Greek meatballs and tzatziki

Kristy Komadina These meatballs perfectly capture all the flavours of a traditional Greek lamb roast. The lemon, herbs and garlic marry so well with homemade tzatziki. Serve these at your next party. Great warm or at room temperature.

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Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Kristy Komadina Sometimes it’s really hard to get kids to eat fish. In our house, these tacos are a big hit. The children love to assemble their own tacos and only add the fillings that they know they enjoy, though the best part is undoubtedly the succulent crispy fish pieces. Unsurprisingly, my tacos contain all of these wonderful fixings!

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Sweet potato salad

Wholefood choc mint slice

Chia breakfast cups

No bake carrot cake balls

Spring lamb pilau

Parmesan and poppy seed shortbread

Greek yoghurt dessert

Fast and fresh chicken lettuce cups

Mango coconut ice cream