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Family

Teenage Drinking Isn’t Cool Anymore

The results of a study involving 41,000+ young people has shown that young Australians are smoking and drinking far less than they used to. A study done in 1999, the year that I finished high school, showed around 70% of surveyed teens had tried booze. By 2015, that had dropped to 45%.…

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Personal

NYE FOMO

It’s that time of year again! In the days between Christmas and New Years Eve I agonise over what to do to ring in the new year. Part of this agony is of course because that is a decision that really needs to be made before the 30th of December.…

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Best Sparkling Wines On A Budget

I love sparkling wine. It's pretty much the only alcoholic beverage I drink. There's just something festive, fun and decadent about a glass of beautiful bubbles.

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Children Articles

How To Throw A Great Children’s Party

Avoid food that requires more preparation than “Open packet. Dump on tray.” If you absolutely must serve something you felt like you actually put effort into, slap together a fruit platter... then you can feel like you've offered a healthy alternative to put next to the sea of chips, lollies,…

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Family

Inviting Parents To A Child-free Wedding

This topic is almost as divisive as breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, cloth vs disposables and cosleeping vs cot-in-another-room-from-birth, all rolled into one. Is it okay to invite parents to a child-free wedding?

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Recipes

The Great Cake Debate

This post is going to be a “Here’s one I prepared Earlier” because I know if I read it I’d want to see a picture of the cake in question - and the cake will not be presented until Sunday, so basically I’m speaking to you from the past. Weird.…

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Tips & How To

11 Party Planning Tips

I’m sure everyone’s child has by now been invited to a party that rivals the extravagance of your wedding day. You know the one, perfectly themed, decorations galore, mountains of delicious food, entertainment for the kids, and a price tag to boot. These parties are amazing, and the kids (and…

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