EDITOR’S PICKS

  • “We’re not talking about a male toddler who pops on a frock occasionally or a little girl who acts like a tomboy…We’re talking about children who continually, even under the duress of discrimination and abuse, behave in ways that are outside of society’s gender norms.”...

  • Professor Ian Chubb, AC, served as Chief Scientist of Australia from 2011 to 2016. Here he emphasises the importance of scientific knowledge and skills to our children and society. In a rapidly changing world where new jobs and even new industries will continue to be...

  • These stuffed eggplants are a great way to use up any leftover spaghetti in a totally new way. This recipe was kindly shared with us by the amazing team at Mingle Seasoning. RECIPE Ingredients 2 eggplants 1 Tbsp coconut oil ½ brown onion, diced 250g...

  • Jessica Hoskins, a nutritionist, shares her tips for parents to create delicious and healthy kids meals at home. What are your tips for fussy eaters? Make mealtimes a positive experience by focusing on what your child tries and eats rather than what they’re not. Trying...

  • 5 questions every parent must ask of their childcare, school or club about their child’s safety, says Melinda Peers Statistics show that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused before the age of 18 in Australia. Whilst most abuse happens in homes a percentage does happen...

  • Crafting and art work can be very rewarding for children on many levels, says clinical psychologist Renee Mills. It can help you connect with your kids by just spending time with them. Whether it’s fathoming up a new Easter hat design for the annual school Easter...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Elspeth Ives explains to her five-year-old employer why she chooses to stay home with him and his siblings. “When did you decide you didn’t want to be anything, Mum?” my five-year-old son asked me on the way home from school. My very purpose and many...

  • Inspirational stories from mums juggling it all by Steph Adams and Samantha Brett. (Penguin Random House Australia, softback $39.99) The expensive cover of this softback coffee-table style book looked promising, covered with the head shots of some of the interviewees the authors canvassed about their...

  • Even self-professed exercise junkie MJ Ong struggles to keep up her regimen with a baby in tow. I’m not your average postgraduate student. On the first day of my doctorate course I was eight weeks pregnant. Ironically, my research is on pregnancy and exercise. I...

  • Kate King waxes lyrical about bygone times, before realising she is a different person now she is a mother. One night recently our children gave my husband and me a rare and unexpected treat: they were asleep by 7 pm. As we gently pulled their...

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