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Mum’s word 1 min read

I was recently reminded of the power of mums after an incident involving two professional basketball players. Shaquille O’Neal is an NBA legend whose 19-year career includes four championships, three Finals Most Valuable Player awards and 15 All-Star appearances. Standing...

War of words: why Baby Boomers and Millennials both need disarming 1 min read

If you were born between 1980 and 2000, guess what? You’re a Millennial. And the world hates you. OK, that may be a tad overdramatic. But then again . . . “We can all agree that Millennials are the worst,”...

Amazing 90-year old laps Australia 2 min read

“You’re an inspiration!” It’s a compliment that’s thrown around fairly loosely these days, to the point that it has become almost meaningless. But someone who truly deserves the label is a retired farmer from Echuca, Victoria, who, last year, completed...

3 simple ways to manage screentime for kids 1 min read

What's the recommended screentime for children and does it really matter?

Loneliness 2 min read

The internet was charmed in 2016 when news broke that four Italian policemen had cooked a pasta dinner for an elderly couple. After neighbours reported hysterical crying coming from Michele and Jole’s apartment, the policemen quickly arrived at the property...

Why African Babies Don’t Cry 1 min read

When Claire Niala got pregnant, she did exactly what many expecting mothers do. She began reading parenting books, trying to prepare herself to be the best mother she could be. And the majority of those parenting books all seemed to...

Shauna’s on a mission to empower women around the world 2 min read

It takes a lot of faith to walk away from a steady job and with no savings in the bank to follow God’s calling. But that’s exactly what Sydney Christian woman Shauna Ryan did last year, a move she describes as...

How helping other people deepens your spirituality 4 min read

Spirituality is on-trend again. Despite the best efforts of Richard Dawkins and his New Atheist colleagues, hipsters are meditating and learning to be “present”, wannabe gangsters are tattooing rosaries and apostles on themselves, and Hillsong keeps banging out chart-topping albums....

Learning to ride 4 min read

Bicycles are the ultimate freedom machine. You don’t need fuel, registration or a licence. You can hop gutters, cut across parks, through alleyways and along footpaths. Yes, the law requires you to wear a helmet in many jurisdictions now, but...

Thrive Inside 2 min read

Daylight savings in Australia ended on Sunday, April 2. Most of us love the idea of turning the clocks back an hour, as it feels like we’ve been gifted extra time (despite the fact we always lose that hour during...

When mums are dads 5 min read

Sometimes the unexpected happens and we are left to go on the parenting journey alone. Here are the stories of how some mums have stepped up to perform dual roles for their children. 

These 4 ways to get fit again will get you going 1 min read

Is it time to think about getting fit again? Here's how to begin.