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Mums struggling after gestational diabetes

New research shows mums are struggling to prioritise their own health after experiencing gestational diabetes. University of South Australia researcher and PhD candidate Kristy Gray...

The pressure of making the ‘right’ choice

OPINION Danielle Galvin A few weeks ago, I found myself at a crossroads when it came to an important decision regarding my preschool-aged daughter. It was...

Homework in primary schools – do we need it?

In a changing digitised world, one education expert believes it’s time to shake-up the traditional approach to homework and get with the times. Dr Ian...

Book celebrates the changing face of Aussie families

These days, Australian families look very different from the traditional, nuclear family unit of decades gone by. That’s partly why author Tenielle Stoltenkamp felt it...

The cost of kids parties

Children love celebrating their birthday and parents don’t mind spending a bit on making the occasion memorable. Research shows Aussie parents spend an average of...

Baby journey through cancer, surgery and IVF

Imagine being told you had three months to fall pregnant before facing a lifetime of infertility. That’s exactly the news Chirnside Park mum Kelly Egginton...

Mum wouldn’t change a thing about her identical, fraternal twins

When Rhiannon McLachlan first found out she was pregnant her partner Tem joked that it could be twins. But it soon became a reality when...

The birth plan that didn’t go to plan

If you asked Samantha Lamour about her birth plan, she was fairly relaxed, except for the idea of having a caesarean. She didn’t judge other...

A baby boy added to Yarra Ranges Kids team

The Yarra Ranges Kids team want to welcome Asher Les Brock into the world. Journalist Danielle Galvin, her partner Paul and big sister Zara are...

Find your local playgroup

Finding a place where your child can socialise, play and learn before starting school is not always an easy task. There are many different settings...

A dream birth at home

When Patrick Hicks was born, his parents were sitting in an inflatable pool at home, listening to music and surrounded by candles. Despite being the...

Can fathers be attachment figures for their children?

A father’s role as an attachment figure is often absent from discussion when dads first become parents. I know that when I became a...

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Mums struggling after gestational diabetes

New research shows mums are struggling to prioritise their own health after experiencing gestational diabetes. University of South Australia researcher and PhD candidate Kristy Gray...