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As cash-strapped and time-poor parents struggle to stretch their budgets and schedules, a new travel trend is gaining popularity and redefining family holidays – cruising!  Australian families are discovering a game-changing holiday hack that ensures a stress-free, budget-friendly vacation – cruising! Gabby Walters, a leading tourism...

Spaniards love meat or seafood cooked in oil and garlic: garlic prawns, garlic chicken and garlic squid, writes Roberta Muir. I use beautiful southern calamari for this simple, tasty dish of calamares al ajillo as I love their delicate flesh, but you could use any squid,...

No, writes Lisa Mitchell, it’s ageist, whatever Bluey says. A child once approached me, hunched over, carrying a vacuum cleaner like a walking stick. In a wobbly voice, he asked: Do you want to play grannies? The idea came from the children’s TV show Bluey, which has episodes,...

National Child & Family Hubs Network Revolutionizes Support Services for Australian Families The network brings together expertise from health, early education, NGOs, community organizations, research institutes, universities, philanthropy, and government to strengthen the capacity of the existing 460 Hubs across Australia. The goal is to ensure...

A festive favourite enjoyed by all ages. An old school friend of Paul’s, Daniel Zanello, of Italian heritage, told him his nonna swore that you could judge good nougat by its chewiness. It should be soft and chewy in just the right way: it shouldn’t melt...

 –this is part of a long tradition in Australia, writes Nigel Howard and Andrew Bills. Last week, The Australian newspaper reported some parents have been prompted to start their own schools to give their children the type of education they want. One of these is Hartford College...

How 22 minutes of exercise a day could reduce the health risks from sitting too long, advise researchers Matthew Ahmadi and Emmanuel Stamatakis People in developed countries spend an average of nine to ten hours a day sitting. Whether it’s spending time in front of a...

Equipping families to better support teenagers Monash University and headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation have joined forces to introduce an online parenting program aimed at bolstering parents' capacity to care for their teenagers' mental well-being. With research from headspace indicating that 80% of young people aged...

One of the most typical Portuguese desserts, it's always present at celebrations from birthdays to weddings. It’s super easy to make. Just remember to stir the rice gently so you don't disturb the crust on the base of the pan, or you’ll end up with...