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Sustainable Life: Eco holiday in winter

Life’s busy. Work’s demanding, the kids want more and friends… who are they again? I need a holiday. Something to look forward to in a life that feels out of control. I like to tread lightly on our planet earth. So, I’m looking for a holiday that will be good for me and the planet. […]

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Screenagers coming to a screen near you

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Now is the time to stop and unpack how to negotiate parenting in a digital world with a special screening of a film devoted to the issue and a Questions and Answer session with experts at Dendy Cinema next […]

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Understanding Law: Writing a Will

No matter what stage of life you’re in, the thought of what will happen to your assets after you’re gone can seem a little unpleasant. However, a little forethought now can save your loved ones a lot of stress and hassle in the future. Writing a will can be tricky territory – which is why […]

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The seven bad food habits of toddlers

Have a think about the last time you sat down to dinner with your fussy toddler. Was it a pleasant experience? I’d hedge a bet that in many of your households, it wasn’t. Feeding one to four-year-old children is hard work, but it’s worth the effort to start building some healthy habits around food for […]

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Making Magic in Hackett

In a large and shady deck off a humble family home in Hackett, Antonia Basic and her husband Sasa are growing vegetables and cooking for a living. On any given Sunday you may find the deck full of people enjoying Antonia’s crêpes, cooked then and there in the front yard. Otherwise, you may take home […]

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Cabin Fever

Sometimes you want to escape the hustle and bustle. But if your budget doesn’t extend to jetting off to an exotic locale, these six quiet adventures within 100km of Canberra show the beauty of the simple life. Flea Creek Campground An idyllic creekside spot near the Goodradigbee river, Flea Creek Campground is one for the […]

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Her car was a write-off: here’s what she learnt

My 18-year-old daughter wrote her car off last Monday, driving to work. She didn’t notice the cars having stopped in front of her, and rear-ended one at low speed, which was still enough speed to destroy her little Fiesta. She and the driver of the other car were both unharmed.  If you must crash into someone and […]

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Gaming and kids: Upskilling or time wasting?

Having worked with children for some time now it never ceases to amaze me how obsessed they are with Minecraft. The game has exploded in popularity recently and much to the puzzlement of older generations it continues to do so. But really, it isn’t so confusing if you think about it. It’s basically a digital […]

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Up the Duff? Here’s What to Put in Your Mouth

Pregnancy is one of the most nutritionally demanding stages of the life cycle. Women often feel a strong desire to produce a healthy baby, while at the same time worrying about how their own body will fare once the pregnancy is over. Stretch marks, anyone? Your decisions about health and nutrition can significantly affect both […]

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Fertility: from start to finish

A couple decide to have a baby. The woman falls effortlessly and glowingly pregnant; has a painless, quick (preferably drug-free) birth; falls immediately in love with a tiny baby; and the family lives happily ever after. This scenario is what we’re exposed to nearly all our lives and subsequently what many of us have come to […]

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