EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Nicholas Gamble, Christine Grové, Emily Berger, and Kelly-Ann Allen, suggest there are 5 things to consider! Homeschooling registrations for children in Victoria in 2020 grew by almost four times the rate of the previous year, recent reports show. Some families who had children learning from...

  • The effects of mobiles phones and other technology at school is a hotly debated topic in many countries, writes Louis-Philippe Belan. Some advocate for a complete ban to limit distractions, while others suggest using technology as a teaching tool. Kids in public South Australian primary...

  • Consumers must be made aware that the “full ownership” they have experienced over most of their physical possessions cannot be taken for granted when purchasing digital products. Writes Rebecca Mardon. Microsoft has announced that it will close the books category of its digital store. While...

  • Three simple and quick ways to press your favourite flora using common household items. A perfect school holiday DIY.

  • Remember when kids played in the street? It’s time to do that again. Aussie families are stepping out onto the playground right outside their front door - the road.

  • Why not introduce your kids to the amazing handwritten world? Jenna Templeton shares some snail mail favourites to inspire you to put pen to paper.

Celebrating Mothers

  • The word ‘colic’ can strike fear into the hearts of any parent, writes Dr Valerie Sung. But now new research could potentially give hope to those struggling with colic in a newborn baby. An international study has found that a specific probiotic group is twice...

  • Milk is so intrinsic to us that we forget it’s even there, write Professor Ben Boyd and Dr Andy Clulow. Nine out of 10 fridges contain milk, usually from a cow, although increasingly, because we like “milk” so much, from plants. Human milk, meanwhile, is...

  • New research called [email protected], found disadvantaged mothers’ mental health and wellbeing improved after regular maternal and child health nurse home visits during pregnancy, continuing up until the child turned two. Trial at a Glance: Australian research has shown a positive impact on the mental health...

  • Friends since their toddler days, Annabel Crabb and Wendy Sharpe grew up on the Adelaide Plains, in a small town called Two Wells. They shared a love of cooking, especially baking cakes that could be suitable for gala days or trading tables in country South Australia. The two mates that loved having adventures...

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