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When poor etiquette ruins a kid’s birthday party

Linda Moon Children’s parties have become big-ticket events, meaning not turning up isn’t a trivial matter.

Would you ever ask a birthday party no-show to pay you back?

Mary Ward This parent did... and now they're threatening legal action.

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Why I outsourced my son's birthday party

Jo Hartley Would you outsource your child's birthday party? Jo Hartley tells us why she decided to pass the baton to the experts this time around.

Family Home more articles

Seven-year-old boy Tenshin Booby missing in Wagga Wagga

Su-Lin Tan 5:19pm Police have launched a major search for a missing seven-year-old boy in Wagga Wagga.

NSW Government backs down on pool fencing laws

James Robertson The state government has been forced into an embarrassing last-minute back down on legislation forbidding the sale of homes with pools until their safety ...

Building a relationship with your step child’s mum

Jo Hartley Building a relationship with the stepchildren is one thing, doing the same with their biological mother can be harder.

Family Travel more articles

Do term time holidays have long-term consequences?

Catherine Rodie Taking a child out of school for seven days could severely impact their education, claims new research from the UK, but should we listen to it?

5 reasons to take a family holiday to Hamilton Island

Melanie Mahoney When a holiday is so good, where do you start? Here's a look at what makes Hamilton Island a great choice for a family trip away.

Fake snow leopard escape staged at Tokyo zoo

Su-Lin Tan Tokyo's Tama zoo has staged an escaped-animal drill with a staff member dressed up as a snow leopard.

Family Finances more articles

What Tony Abbott's families package means for you

Judith Ireland The Abbott government is hard at work on a "families package". What does this mean? Judith Ireland explains.


Cadbury to reduce the size of its family chocolate blocks to save costs

Simon Evans Cadbury, the No.1 player in Australia's $2 billion chocolate market, plans to reduce the size of its big-selling family blocks of chocolate by about 10 ...


Private schools spending government funds on luxury pools: Greens

Kirsty Needham Government funds to NSW private schools are being used to build “extravagant” facilities rather than lowering fees, a Greens MP says.