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19 thrifty kids' playtime tips your grandmother used that still work 3 min read

Can't keep track of your kids' jigsaw puzzles? Want a mess-free paint time? How about the secret to larger, stronger bubbles? These simple tips—collected wisdom from The Country Women's Association of Victoria—will save you time and money . . ....

🎥 Healthy eating over Christmas 1 min read

We asked nutritionist and dietitian Marcia Townend for her best healthy eating tips and tricks to keep you and your family's health and wellness on track during the Christmas season. Some tips include healthy Christmas activities, healthy Christmas treats and...

Tried and tested: These three potential Christmas gifts 8 min read

Super-sponges, non-stick cookware and ultra-moisturising lip balms. Just how do they stack up?

🎥 Mango chocolate popsicles 1 min read

Impress your guests with these simple and delicious chocolate-covered frozen mango pops! 🥭🍫 This healthy mango popsicle recipe is an alternative to flavoured ice blocks, mango ice-cream or mango frozen yoghurt, and is one of the easiest dessert recipes with...

This powerful 2-minute film about love broke our hearts (in a good way) 1 min read

Thursday Appointment, a poignant Iranian short film, manages to evoke all sorts of emotions that will no doubt leave many misty-eyed. 

🎥 Social media use at Christmas time 1 min read

Parents frequently ask how to set time limits on social media or monitor their child's use of social media.📱But should parents limit teenagers use of social media during the festive season? Psychologist Collett Smart discusses the positives and negatives of...

"The doctors have been telling me I have 12 months to live for the last 20 years!" 5 min read

Alex was 18 when she fell pregnant, and the father of the child wanted nothing to do with them once he heard the news.

🎥 Green food waste prevention tips 1 min read

We discuss how to save green foods and stop wastage with these green food ideas for kids. Learn how to reduce food waste with nutritionist and dietitian Marcia Townend 🙅‍♀️Try these simple food waste solutions at home to reduce food...

5 secret weapons that will convert any child who hates reading 4 min read

Are you watching your kids do absolutely anything to avoid reading and finding yourself with a growing sense of despair? Ever wondered why it's so hard when learning to read is so important?

🎥 Non-alcoholic pina colada 1 min read

Learn how to make a Pina Colada mocktail with our simple virgin Pina Colada recipe for kids! 🍹 These homemade Pina Coladas are easy to make and taste amazing! 🍍🥥 

4 affordable Christmas gift ideas for teachers 2 min read

Stuck for ideas for Christmas gifts for your child's teachers and don't want to spend too much? You'll love these four super-easy ideas. 

🎥 Managing children’s Christmas gift expectations 1 min read

Psychologist Collett Smart gives us four tips to help manage our children’s gift expectations and understand the giving aspect of Christmas.   During Christmas time we want to spoil our children with the best Christmas gifts. 🎁🎄But Christmas gifts for kids...