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Businesses cashing in on kids' parties

Gayle Bryant Is it OK to turn your kid's party into a festival? The Kardashians and now many Aussie parents certainly think it is.

10 easy kids' party food ideas

Here are 10 great simple ideas for party food - some to prepare the day of the party, others to prepare ahead of time.

Why birthdays don't have to be expensive

Thuy Yau It is easy to get caught up in the desire to give your kids the best of everything but here is why presents and parties aren't needed to make a child's ...


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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 ...


I used to blame my wife for our messy house

Clint Edwards 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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New campaign: It's OK for boys' to wear pink

LIVIA GAMBLE The simple message a new social media campaign, #freetowearpink, is sharing.

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Parents who lost all three children in MH17 disaster issue heartbreaking tribute

LUCY CORMACK Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris have released a statement addressed to "the Ukraine, the politicians, the media, our friends and family."


Mama Holiday: Families can be hit hard with travel related scams

TRACEY SPICER Families can be hit hard with travel related scams because (a) we travel in a group and (b) we're restricted to certain times of year. So a scam can ...



Country holidays: Australia's best farm stays

SHERIDEN RHODES Rolling green hills, the early morning crow of a zealous rooster, fresh country air and the thrill of collecting freshly laid eggs are part and parcel of ...


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The teenagers taking on eBay

Alexandra Cain Siblings launch a site that could be superior to the popular online marketplace thanks to one crucial difference.

Parenting when your partner works away

Kym Campradt When my husband broached the subject of working away from home for periods of time, I was nervous to say the least. With two boys, how would each of us ...


Top 7 last-minute tax tips

JUSTINE DAVIES Does anyone enjoy doing their tax return? Here are a few simple things to help reduce the stress of tax time – as well as hopefully boost your return.