Louise Wedgewood This December, give more memorable gifts and avoid the stress and expense of Christmas consumerism.
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 asleep at work is one in 20.
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 spending this Christmas.
Rashida Tayabali When Queensland café owner and mum of two, Kylie Rhodes, was contacted by the Wynnum Herald for an interview on her success she didn't expect what happened next and took to Facebook to express her outrage.
Rex Huppke The thing I care most about balancing is work and life. That doesn't sound too revolutionary these days, but many women might find it unusual to hear me bring up work-life balance for one simple reason: I'm a man.
Morag McArthur Foster carers are often not adequately supported – both financially and emotionally – to care for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.
Marcus Padley It's a subtle art talking to kids; it's not about telling them what to do, it's about telling them stories.
Dilvin Yasa It's one of the hardest tasks a parent ever has to undertake, but as Dilvin Yasa discovers, it's also one of the most important.
Nova Weetman My daughter has cleverly identified poor, unassuming couples walking back and forth from the shops as potential customers. And she’s spent the last six months working out the best way to take their cash!
Letitia Rowlands Becoming an Airbnb host might be the answer for families looking for ways to add some extra income to their family budget.
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 participation in the labour force.
Rachel Clun Small children love imitating adults, and it’s the cutest when they get things a little bit wrong.
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 your child's age really hurt anyone?
Alexandra Cain Siblings launch a site that could be superior to the popular online marketplace thanks to one crucial difference.
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 cope?
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.
Nine-year-old Ken's journey from feeding stray dogs on the streets of the Philippines to creating his very own no-kill animal shelter.
Rachel Clun Nine-year-old Ken from the Philippines has created his own club: the Happy Animals club.
Rachel Clun When Anthony Lenza’s two-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia, he knew he needed support but it is what he did next that is making a profound difference in the lives of many families supporting kids with cancer.
Thuy Yau How open should you be with your children about your money problems when you are struggling financially?
Tom Allard Poorest 20 per cent of Australian families will pay $1.1bn more into government coffers than the richest households as a result of the budget.
Livia Gamble David and Victoria Beckham are teaching their eldest son the value of hard work, with 15-year-old Brooklyn reportedly holding down a job as a barista in a London coffee shop.
Justine Davies Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has handed down his first Federal Budget and Tony Abbott's government of "no surprises" has proven that it does indeed have a few small "gotcha" moments in store. According to the government, the budget contains more structural reform than ever before ... but what does it mean for parents?
Rachel Clun A law was passed in France last week allowing workers to gift time off to colleagues with sick children – and an Australian mum is calling for a similar law to be passed here.
Alexandra Cain As kids returned to school this week I could feel the sense of relief in the air and it caused me to once again question how full-time working parents manage child minding in the school holidays.
Justine Davies What lessons would you like to pass on to your children? Here Justine Davies shares the ones she has learnt about money.
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.
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 their families?
Cosima Marriner For recovering workaholics, the risk of crossing the line back into unhealthy work habits lurks.
Lucy Macken Cate Blanchett and her husband, Sydney Theatre Company artistic director Andrew Upton, have spent nearly $2million on a waterfront apartment in Elizabeth Bay.