EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Are there new ways of thinking about technology that will make parenting easier? asks Prof Amanda Gordon Parenting in the age of technology was hard enough.  We had to make so many decisions about phones, and screens, and apps, and snapchat, and Facetime, and tiktok...

  • Looking to keep the kids entertained during the school hols while also helping them learn about the environment?  With over 35 environmental sustainability activities in the Junior Landcare Learning Centre, there is a lot to keep children busy. Every learning activity runs for 30 minutes with...

  • Emma Ranie is determined to buck the norm by not planning activities for her children throughout the holidays. Left to their own devices, alone in the backyard for a couple of hours, the children have forgotten their ‘boredom’, and are deeply embroiled in creating an...

  • “As Australians are packing up their cars and hitting the road to experience some of Australia’s spectacular scenery in a safe way, it’s important to keep some family-friendly pit stops front of mind to keep little ones engaged throughout the journey. With domestic travel starting...

  • This mum discovers that the road to school holiday happiness begins with herself.

  • 30 staycation ideas to help stay away from screen time and get your family fun back these holidays. There are ideas for all ages to keep them busy during the school holidays. Check out number 30 in case you decide that you want to keep...

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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