EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Many women find breastfeeding difficult and stop before they planned. Some women are relieved to stop, write Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad. But others regret it. If you regret stopping, you may be able to give it another go, even if you no longer...

  • If you want to fast-track your child’s development, forget CDs, books that beep, and toys that whirr, writes Liam Viney. Play music with them, with the emphasis being on “play”. Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s...

  • Yes, there’s money in the budget for school chaplains. But that doesn’t mean your child will be preached to writes Mandie Shean The 2020-21 budget has continued funding for the National School Chaplaincy Program that received A$247 million over four years in the 2018-19 budget....

  • When we communicate, there is often just as much meaning in what we don’t say as in what we say overtly, write Lyn Tieu and Jacopo Romoli For example, if I say “Sally coloured the circle or the triangle”, you will probably take this to...

  • There’s no doubt about it, this year has had its own dose of scariness, so why not add some cheer to Halloween this year with some colourful, not creepy, craft ideas with fun themes and bright colours. Shannon Wong-Nizic, craft expert and owner of ohcreativeday,...

  • Get some killer ideas for a trick or treat filled kids' Halloween party and follow our tips on hosting and decorate your own spooky party celebration.

Celebrating Mothers

  • If you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress, writes Monique Robinson. You might be uncertain about how an infection could affect your unborn baby. That’s over and above the stress you might be feeling about the pregnancy...

  • 6 things to think about if you have diabetes and want a baby and 1 if you don’t, report Freya MacMillan, David Simmons, and Tinashe Dune The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase from 463 million in 2019 to 700 million by...

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

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