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Empowering children to spread their wings

It is critical to empower children in their crucial early years to spread their wings and become more independent. During this phase of life’s journey,...

Choosing the right kinder

Is my child ready to go to kindergarten? Which kindergarten do I choose? These are questions many parents are asking themselves at this time of...

Say hello to Eastland’s new little club, mini & me

Calling all tantrum-tackling, boredom-busting, veggie-hiding masterminds – this one’s for you. Introducing mini & me, Eastland’s new kids club for our littlest guests, because we’re...

NAPLAN results not so reliable, experts warn

This year’s NAPLAN results may not be accurate, Deakin education researchers have warned. NAPLAN results are relied upon to gauge not only how individual students...

The Australian bank offering 14 weeks paid parental leave for mums or dads

The push for fairer parental leave entitlements in Australia is gaining momentum with ING becoming the first bank to give either parent access to...

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...

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Not the Archies!

An initiative for those who work, live or play in the Yarra Ranges region, Not the Archies is a celebration of creative talent...