Kids' Parties more party ideas

Disco Batman birthday party

Josefa Pete Birthdays are about so many things, but most importantly they are about creating childhood memories together, sharing moments and piecing together the ...


How to throw a 'Despicable Me' party

Josefa Pete Josefa Pete takes us inside her son's Despicable Me themed birthday party - be inspired to create your own.

1.3m people 'like' boy's Facebook birthday surprise

Melody McCabe A mum in the US started an amazing Facebook page for her almost 11-year-old son, after he told her he didn't want to have a party because he had no ...


Family Home more articles

5-year-old girl hugs the Duchess of Cambridge

Wilma McCorkindale Pint-sized Dunedin dignitary Mataawhio Matahaere-Veint was told never touch a royal, but the 5-year-old "princess" isn't one to let a chance go by.


A camp for gender-non-conforming boys

David Rosenberg The four-day camp gives boys who do not conform to gender a chance to shine.


Meatless Mondays a budget boost

Richard Meadows How cutting back on meat is good for your health and your wallet.

Family Travel more articles

Lion King musical cast surprise passengers on plane with impromptu song

KATIE CARLIN Passengers on board the Virgin Australia Flight 0970 from Brisbane to Sydney were treated to a once in a lifetime experience when the cast of The Lion ...

Idyllic country family getaway

SHERIDEN RHODES This gorgeous farm stay in central Victoria harks back to simpler times and offers kids the chance to experience country life, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Mama Holiday

How to take an Easter break with the kids

TRACEY SPICER Depending on the age of your kids, Easter can be a tricky time of year.


Family Finances more articles

5 things to teach your daughters about money

JUSTINE DAVIES What lessons would you like to pass on to your children? Here Justine Davies shares the ones she has learnt about money.


Should your new partner help support you and your children?

Linda Moon Negotiating money and finances in a new relationship is tricky enough, but doubly so when you have dependent children to bring into the mix.

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The cost of raising kids

JO HARTLEY No one can deny that raising children is an expensive business. Is the rising cost causing people to reevaluate whether or not they can afford to add to ...