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11 love notes from kids

These days it's all Facebook and texting but the art of writing a letter is not dead yet. Here's 11 of our favourite love notes penned by a bunch of hopelessly romantic kids.

Girl's wish to take her terminally ill dad to Disney Land comes true


Livia Gamble Strangers have come to the aid of 5-year-old Ruby Myles and her wish to take her terminally ill dad to Disney Land "before the angels took him away."


Are self-cleaning ovens worth it?


Carolyn Boyd When you consider the hours saved scrubbing the oven, not to mention the fact there's no need to use nasty cleaning sprays ever again, the extra dollars could just be worth it.


The impact one small campaign had on indigenous children in Northam

Kicking on: The Trindalls, from left, Tarquin, Lachlan and elder brother Kaleb.

Michael Gleeson Lachlan and Tarquin had difficulty connecting with other kids in their area but that soon changed after they both received a pair of donated footy boots.


Things no one tells you about being a single parent

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Andie Fox Including what it's like to have an ex you can't move on from.

Three-year-old survives 11 nights in the Siberian wilderness


Livia Gamble A three-year-old Russian girl has survived 11 days and nights in Siberian taiga, an area known to be full of dangerous predators, including bears and wolves.


Mum creates back-to-school campaign with a difference


Livia Gamble Although Katie Driscoll's daughter has Down syndrome, she still goes back to school like everyone else. But none of the back to school ads included children like four-year-old Grace.


When Mum is beyond blue

Raising a family while living with depression ...

Patricia Tan One mother's raw and honest account of living with clinical depression and how it impacts the people you love most.

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Family violence response must tackle all forms of abuse


Rosemary Purcell and James Ogloff The term “domestic violence” typically conjures images of physical assaults perpetrated by men against women and children in the home. But beneath the tip of the iceberg of severe violence lie a myriad of other damaging behaviours, including psychological and financial abuse, and emotional manipulation.


9-year-old boy fights an alligator, lives to tell the tale


Livia Gamble A nine-year-old boy has survived an alligator attack by “hitting it a couple of times”.


10 DIY air fresheners to make your home smell good


Andrea Romano t's time to wake up and smell your house. In a good way.



Teenagers under 16 too young to be home alone

Teens under 16 years not old enough to be left home alone?

Deborah Gough Your 15 year old is set for a shock: by law they are required to have parental supervision until their next birthday.

15 minute meals: Broccoli pesto pasta with walnut and pancetta crumble

Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Walnut and Pancetta Crumble

Danielle Colley Do you never have enough hours in the day? This delicious meal can be on the table in 15 minutes flat so if that doesn't help we don't know what will.

Dating as a single parent

How to navigate dating as a single parent.

Jo Hartley What’s it like as a single parent stepping back out onto the dating scene? Does it change things immensely, or is it just a case of simply taking up where you left off?


Bad parents given 12 month deadline under new vulnerable child protection rules

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Henrietta Cook, state political reporter Parents of children who have been removed from abusive homes will have 12 months to turn their life around or their children will be placed in permanent care, under new Napthine government rules.

Mum creates elaborate hairstyles for her twins

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Mother of three, Jill Ehat has set a new standard creating some elaborate hairstyles for her twin girls.

Mum creates elaborate hairstyles for her twins


Livia Gamble One mum has set the bar high with an Instagram account that documents the elaborate hairstyles she creates for her twin girls.


Taylor Swift's surprise visit for 6-year-old boy with Leukaemia


Livia Gamble Never too busy for her fans, Taylor Swift has taken time out of her busy schedule to serenade six-year-old Jordan Lee Nickerson.


Couple photographed together as children 11 years before they met


Livia Gamble Newlyweds discover they were photographed together as children 11 years before they met.


Do you give each other the silent treatment?

Communication breakdown ...

Sharon Jayson The cold shoulder is the most common way people deal with marital conflict but it could spell ruin for the future.


Sad farewell service for Maslin children at Scotch College

Evie, Mo and Otis Maslin and their grandfather Nick were killed on MH17.

Staff reporters More than 1000 people attended a memorial service for three Perth children and their grandfather killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

How 'normal' is your sex life?

Finding time for sex after kids are in the picture.

Rachel Clun Different workloads, changes in libido and having children can all impact on the amount of sex you get during any given month but how much sex is normal and how do you find time to prioritise intimacy?

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I used to blame my wife for our messy house

Happy kids or clean house?

Clint Edwards He thought a messy house was a sign of a lazy stay-at-home mum. Then he realised these two things.

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New campaign: It's OK for boys' to wear pink


Livia Gamble The simple message a new social media campaign, #freetowearpink, is sharing.

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Lone male

Don't feel sorry for me because I have daughters


Christopher Scanlon Since the birth of his second daughter six weeks ago, Christopher Scanlon has had a steady stream of pity come his way.

Dealing with family chaos

When a band-aid isn't enough to fix the situation.

Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen It helps to have a good sense of humour and a plan when you're faced with unforeseen problems that throw your family into chaos.


Mother's loving note to her gay son has gone viral


Livia Gamble After 13-year-old Connor revealed his sexuality to his parents, his mother wrote him a letter so that he would always have "something tangible to hold onto", if he ever needed it.

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Nannying: It's not just babysitting

The Nanny, Cecily Laing

Miki Perkins When people see Cecile Laing ferry her young charges to school or swimming, many assume she's a babysitter. But there's a bit more to it.


Kids' room inspiration

Decorating a room for your little person is one of the nicest things you can but it's very easy to over do it. Here's some inspiration to get you started.

The key to styling a kid's bedroom


Livia Gamble It is all too easy to go overboard when decorating your child's bedroom but stylist, Megan Morton is here to share her top five tips.


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