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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 ...


Family Home more articles

New film The Human Experiment and the toxic household chemicals that may be having a devastating effect on our health

Amber Robinson Could the toiletries and cleaning products in our homes such as bubble bath, deodorant and spray cleaner be behind hormone disruptive disorders, eczema ...


Why parents should be reading as much as kids

Ariella Van Luyn 3:12pm We often discuss the importance of encouraging kids to read and share their thoughts about the books they love but reading socially can be as beneficial ...


Number of children not seen by DOCS has increased

Anna Patty The latest state government figures show the number of vulnerable children at risk of serious harm who are not seen by a Department of Community Services ...


Family Travel more articles

Taking a gap year with the kids

Jo Hartley 4:40pm Why more families are packing up their kids and travelling the globe for a gap year abroad or on the road.

8-not-so-magical secrets as told by a former Disney princess

Max Knoblauch Former Disney princess reveals what it is really like to work at the happiest place on earth.

New South Wales

Fancy a slumber party at IKEA? Now you can

Annie Dang Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

Family Finances more articles

Childcare reforms provide no incentive for mothers to work more

Anna Patty and Rachel Browne Mothers will continue to be punished economically if they work more than two days a week despite the Productivity Commission’s aim to improve their ...

Six-year-old buying pizza with dad's credit card is the cutest thing

Rachel Clun Small children love imitating adults, and it’s the cutest when they get things a little bit wrong.

Have you ever lied about your child's age?

Catherine Rodie It’s an option most of us have at least considered, particularly when a small difference in age equates to a big difference in cost. But does lying about ...