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The six-year-old boy collecting smiles after losing both parents

Livia Gamble Everyone can learn a thing or two from this little boy.

Tragedy as brothers drown in swimming pool while entangled in tent

Two children drown after their tend winds up in the pool.

Livia Gamble Two boys from Texas drowned at their home last Friday when the tent they were in wound up in the swimming pool.

Dad writes hilarious 'Taken' inspired note, gets kids to do their dishes

'Taken' inspired note.

Livia Gamble One dad has found a simple, effective solution to get kids to do their chores.

Aldi recall electric blankets, risk of fire or electric shock

Aldi recalls Lumina electric blanket.

Livia Gamble Aldi issued a recall of electric blankets purchased between 2010 and 2013.

Little girl steals the show as ring bearer in her mother's wedding

Livia Gamble The couple from Oklahoma eloped to Seattle with Villegas-Payne's seven-year-old daughter in tow.

Mum with terminal cancer writes a lifetime of greeting cards for her daughter

Mum with terminal cancer writes a lifestyle of greeting cards for her daughter.

Livia Gamble Determined to stay in her daughter's life after she's gone, Heather McManamy has written greeting cards for every milestone.

Laura Ruffino adopts her best friend's four children after her death

Laura and Rico Ruffino pictured with five of their six children, after adopting four of Elizabeth Diamond’s children in April.

Kerri Sackville After single mother Elizabeth Diamond died of brain cancer earlier this year, her best friend, Laura Ruffino, adopted her children.

Family violence and homelessness: remove abuser, not abused, commission hears

The lack of affordable housing is a major barrier to leaving abusive relationships, the commission has heard.

Miki Perkins, Social Affairs Family violence offenders should be removed from their homes rather than forcing women and children to become homeless, the Royal Commission into Family Violence has heard.

How to give your kitchen a healthy makeover

Healthy eating starts at home.

Nedahl Stelio Create an achievable healthy kitchen, with small swaps your family will be willing to accept and your children will actually embrace.

Nine-year-old regrets eating world's hottest chili pepper

Nine-year-old boy eats a Carolina Reaper pepper.

Livia Gamble Encouraging everyone to watch, the boy eats a Carolina Reaper pepper.

Christine Simpson wins petition for murdered nine-year-old daughter, Ebony Simpson

Ebony Simpson. Mother Christine told A Current Affair:

Loren Smith "The NSW Government will not be giving murderers a break."

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Man receives Father's Day card from deceased son 26 years after it was sent

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Livia Gamble Duane Schrock received a Father's Day card from his son twenty years after his death.

Review: Seven things we loved about the 2015 Kia Carnival

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Michaela Fox We test drove the all new Kia Carnival for five days with the kids in tow and discovered seven features we now can't live without.

Australian model with Down syndrome lands two modelling contracts

Model with Down syndrome lands two gigs in one week.

Livia Gamble Madeline Stuart from Brisbane is now the face of American fitness-wear brand Manifesta and lifestyle label everMaya.

Teen advocate makes video in school holidays that perfectly puts spotight on marriage equality

Sydney teenager creates video advocating for same sex marriage.

Mihiri Udabage "One day I hope to live in a country where all love is equal."

Not very Brady, but we manage to blend

Not even close to The Brady Bunch: My new modern family feels like a cross between Days of Our Lives and Sharknado.

Lonnae O'Neal My new modern family feels like a cross between Days of Our Lives and Sharknado. Not even close to The Brady Bunch.

Reasons why I'll probably never have a 'clean' house

Family time is more fun when it's messy.

Evelyn Lewin While our house is usually clean (as in, hygienic), it's also usually a mess. I don't think it'll ever be magazine-worthy neat. But is that such a bad thing?

Boy, 7, has important message for Prime Minister Tony Abbott about being selfish

Zen has important message for the Prime Minister.

Livia Gamble Seven-year-old Zen was supposed to be in bed asleep when he burst through the door telling his parents he had a message for Tony Abbott.

Brothers recycle birthday card for 42 years

Livia Gamble The card was first bought by her father Jeff Methier to give to her uncle, Ron Methier on April 1, 1973 for his 22nd birthday.

Tennessee man promises childhood sweetheart second wedding after car accident robs her of her memory

Livia Gamble They first met when they were ten and 11 at Sunday school. Rekindling their friendship in high school Jeremy Stamper, 21, and his wife Justice dated for 11 months before getting engaged.

The secret to making your fresh produce last

Storage is key: Keep your food fresh for longer.

Casey Seidenberg Just a few days before, I had placed mountains of fresh vegetables and fruits in the fridge, only to return to wilted leafy greens, moldy berries, limp carrots and squishy eggplant.

Sydney mum abused as a child, vows to change the foster care system

Rebekah King.

Livia Gamble Sharing her horrific experience of the New South Wales foster care system, a Sydney mum is determined to "change things."

Jimmy Kimmel asks kids what they think about gay marriage, adorable responses

Livia Gamble Jimmy Kimmel sent a reporter to the streets to find out what kids think and know about same sex marriage.

Allen's discontinuing classic lollies from their confectionery line

Allen's discontinue classic lollies.

Livia Gamble Despite the selling power of nostalgia, Allen's are taking a different approach.

Mother pens heartbreaking letter to missing son in hope it will lead to his return

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Livia Gamble A mother from Poland is pleading with the public to help her find her "baby boy" after he was taken from their home in January.

Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

Queensland teen crowdfunding future home on the Gold Coast

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Livia Gamble A Queensland teen is thinking outside the box when it comes to buying a home.

13 kids who can fall asleep anywhere

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One of the greatest things about being a kid is the ability to fall asleep - anywhere.

10-year-old gives birthday presents away to kids with cancer

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Livia Gamble There were presents at Abby Grubbs' birthday party, but they weren't for her.

Health Check: what bugs can you catch from your pets?

What bugs can you catch from your pets?

Vincent Ho Household pets are often a great source of joy and have positive effects on our mental well-being. For most of us, this outweighs the risk of coming into contact with any bugs they may carry.

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Winter stitch and knit craft for kids

With the cooler weather upon us, here is a collection of easy winter inspired cut, sew, knit crafts that you can do with the kids. There are glove monsters, no-sew scarfs, and sock snowmen. Winter is a great time to get crafting.

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Best books for sporty kids

Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

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Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

From savoury to sweet, here we have gathered a range of amazing pull-apart bread recipes for you to make - in the mean time try to avoid licking the screen!

Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

When they were famous

Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

Boys growing up in the 80s

Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

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