EDITOR’S PICKS

  • With recent reports revealing that up to 30% of an Australian child’s waking time is spent in front of a screen, mums all around the country are beginning to look for ways to entertain their little ones during the holiday months when the weather might...

  • This month, our mini mag focuses on Create + Play. Our two fave things! It’s packed with DIY's and activities to keep the kids busy and entertained.

  • Professors in education Sue Dockett and Bob Perry outline the factors that lead to a successful transition to school. Children start school in Australia at different ages and at different times, depending on which State or Territory they happen to inhabit. For example, in NSW...

  • Just because you can't go away these holidays, doesn't mean you can't still get into the holiday spirit. Here are some tips to turn your house into the perfect resort that not only saves you the hassle of packing and unpacking, but is a lot cheaper too. 

  • Explaining to her son that school was a five-days-a-week deal was never going to be easy for Elizabeth Bate. Sam’s first few days of ‘Grade One’ went surprisingly well – too well, perhaps. Our local primary school had arranged for a gradual introduction by allowing...

  • Bob Perry and Sue Dockett provide a guide for parents and carers as to what can you do to help your child start school successfully. Three key factors to bear in mind as you and your child prepare for them to start school: Transition to...

Celebrating Mothers

  • The village is most welcome to help raise her child, writes Maxine Clarke, but through practical gestures, rather than unconstructive heckling. For a few short months, I was completely content with the new-found public interest in my condition. Even a few pats on the tummy...

  • Jeanie Baxter strives to move beyond the boundaries set by the early death of her mother. This year, I am older than my mother ever was. I am living in time that she never experienced. I watch my eldest daughter move into her mid-teens and...

  • Mandy Collins finds the judgements of other women in relation to birth and breastfeeding to be difficult to accept. I clearly remember the morning I decided to stop breastfeeding my daughter. I lay in my hospital bed, tears running down my face, terrified to tell...

  • Anna Bourozikas was shocked when pregnancy temporarily disabled her. I was 34 weeks into my first pregnancy, standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes when I felt a sharp pain rush through my right leg and groin. My leg buckled and I collapsed to...

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