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When dad plans the party

Heidi van Dort It may not happen often, but it does happen. Somewhere out there right now, a dad is planning a birthday party for his child.

No expense spared for kids' parties

Tim Elliott Parents are spending sums in the thousands of dollars on their children's birthday parties, writes Tim Elliott.


When should you leave your child at a birthday party

Donna Webeck Do you still stay with your child when they attend birthday parties? Donna Webeck does, but her apparent unexpected attendance at a recent party left her ...

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10-year-old girl sends family Christmas gifts after her death

Livia Gamble 10:58am Lily-Mae McKinstry, 10, thoughtfully bought her family Christmas parents online before passing away last month.

Brother finds eight children murdered in Cairns home

Amy Remeikis Eight children murdered in their home were found by their brother.

Slender Man stabbing: Children to be charged as adults

Livia Gamble Two girls have been found competent to stand trial after stabbing a classmate earlier this year to please a fictional character, Slender Man.

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Last-minute summer holiday ideas for families

Tracey Spicer For flexible families, when it comes to making some last-minute holiday plans, the world is your oyster. Tracey Spicer offers some ideas.

Cruising: The ultimate all-inclusive family holiday

Sheriden Rhodes You only have to do the math, to realise cruising offers one of the best value family holidays going.

Beachside family hideaways you'll never want to leave

Sheriden Rhodes Sheriden Rhodes and her family flee north for a blissful weeklong stay in Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

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Creative inexpensive Christmas gift ideas

Louise Wedgewood This December, give more memorable gifts and avoid the stress and expense of Christmas consumerism.

Knackered parents in the office: how to help these poor people

Josephine Fairley Twenty-four per cent of parents polled can't remember the last time they had a good night's sleep. No wonder the number of parents that admit to falling ...

How to take the silly spending out of the Christmas season

Jo Hartley We all know how easy it is to blow our budgets out of the water and end up buying big as the festive cheer takes hold. Here's how to keep control of your ...