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

The editing apps fueling unrealistic beauty standards

Lisa Almond It is our job as a society to teach this generation that we don't need to alter photos of ourselves. But we can't do that until we teach ourselves this first.

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6 ways to encourage reluctant readers

Getting children to discover the joys of reading can take time.

Karen Andrews Once her eldest started school, Karen Andrews found that her daughter had lost interest in reading so she set out to help her rediscover the joys of getting lost in a good book.

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How to talk to your kids about world tragedy

Lego lost at sea still washing ashore from 1997 spill

Five ways to raise kind kids

My daughter's room is a mess

Older Kids

Keeping silent when you should have spoken up

ANDREW DADDO The regret of keeping silent when you know someone is in the wrong stays with you long after the event, as Andrew Daddo discovered.

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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

I used to blame my wife for our messy house

Clint Edwards 1:51pm He thought a messy house was a sign of a lazy stay-at-home mum. Then he realised these two things.

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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