Pension changes by successive governments have hit some of the poorest Australians the hardest, with single-parent families who rely on welfare up to $6000 worse off over the past decade.
It's almost Sydney Royal Easter Show time again. The show, which runs from Thursday, April 6 to Wednesday April 19, is fun for the whole family, but the costs can burn a hole in the pocket.
The Girl Guides are launching a new set of financial literacy programs for girls and young women.
For eight years, the Zammit twins arrived at work an hour early so they could be home in time to pick their children up from school – freeing their working wives to get them off to school.
How would a four-day working week, or other flexible work offerings, benefit your family?
A new report reveals that many businesses are inaccurately measuring and labelling their products, such as meat, precious stones and bread.
A new study from the Australian National University has found a third of Australian children believe their dads work too much.
When Lauren Sams finally quit a job that made her unhappy, she felt relieved. But she also felt like a failure.
Experts have warned people to "treat wildlife with proper respect" after a sea lion pulled a little girl into the water at a zoo.
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Home-schooling her children in Vanuatu has been a learning experience in every way for “fake teacher” Rachael Mogan McIntosh.
You've heard of The Big Banana, and the Big Pineapple? Here are a few more of the famous and not so famous big things around Australia.
When you're in the thick of the weekly routine, a weekend away with the family can abstractly seem heavenly. Getting out of the inner city, breathing some different air and traipsing unfamiliar ground sounds so awesome you spend your weekdays dreaming about doing it.
Consumer Protection WA said the toy's sharp edges and small parts posed a risk to small children.
The annual Aldi Snow Sale is this weekend. Here's how to prepare for it.
Apparently rinsing your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher is a terrible idea. Honestly, what were we thinking?
Masao Gunji is the new Guinness World Record holder for owning the most Hello Kitty items, and he even lives in a pink house.
Three out of four Australians believe they are overspending on their kids by hundreds of dollars each month. And then there's the gifts.
There will always be blokes who don't pull their weight, but that doesn't mean women should pull it for them, writes Cat Rodie.
The latest World Health Organization report reveals the dramatic rise of screen time use in kids and the health risks that follow.
As more children spend their free time on their technological devices, there is an increase in children who are engaging in unsafe listening practices. It is important to make sure children's hearing is protected as the impact of blasting sound in their ears can stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Samsung has found a currency that any kid will relate to, and made it part of its device control app, Marshmallow.
"They've got a large brain, so they're very good at working things out. They're self-aware, they recognise themselves in mirrors, they can work out cues to carry out tasks."
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.
The insular habits of adulthood are actually causing our brain function to decline. We need a child-like approach to learning, according to research.
It turns out our perfect "Nude" lipstick shade has been under our shirts all this time.
What does Mother's Day look like now that I'm divorced? And what does it look like for all the single mothers out there?
Stay-at-home parents deserve a break too, but how can you achieve this elusive work-life balance?
Children are marvellous little creatures that can evoke the best and worst emotions in their parents. They have a way of pushing us until we nearly break and then bringing us back our sanity. Being a parent is incredibly taxing and it's often that our children remind us that although they have opened up a world of challenges we would have never known, they also opened up a world of all engrossing love. Here are some ways my children make me happy.
I don't know anyone who thinks about the real issue when they decide to become a parent - that is, they will no longer be cool.