COMMENT This week I saw a snippet in my social media feed about calls to add fertility to the school curriculum. Basically, experts want young women to be aware that their fertility decreases with age. As a teacher, this annoys me to no end.
THE days of parents slaving over a birthday cake are long gone, with many willing to part with a hefty sum to give their kids the cake of their dreams. While our parents might have spent hours trying to recreate something out of the The Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book, today's parents are paying over $150 for a birthday cake, with some splashing out upwards of $300 for something that looks amazing.
Who would have thought that a major world lesson would come from deep inside the almost 10km long Tham Luang cave in the Doi Nang mountain range of Thailand?
The woman who played dumb blondes was in fact a strong, intelligent trailblazer.
AUSTRALIANS clearly love shopping online. For many of us, it's a way of life, and we're reluctant to go into physical stores. A 2017 report found we spent $21 billion on both physical goods and digital services in the preceding year. But are we buying what we really want?
I didn't know much about Kate Spade before Tuesday. Of course, I recognised the iconic brand but I didn't own any of her pieces and I certainly didn't know much about the woman behind the global fashion empire. I didn't even know she was actor David Spade's sister in-law.
The lines between acting and reality often get blurred when someone has built a career out of playing a certain type of character - in Freeman's case, a character that is almost always kind, dependable, trustworthy, protective, sincere, and wise.
If you give of your time willingly "for the common good and without financial gain", then according to Volunteering Australia, you are one of the 5.8 million Australians or 31 per cent of the population engaged in volunteer work.
As Saxon Mullins bravely told her rape story on Four Corners, Twitter lit up in horror and disbelief. This young woman was shining a light on the issue of consent and how it is interpreted by our judicial system.
Help them to understand what numbers mean. Pizza fractions: Making maths tasty In my role as a teacher, I often encounter very young children who can count to large numbers and of course, it sounds impressive. However, what is often discovered is that the children have learned to rote count.
Having an eight year old who only eats a limited number of foods can be frustrating. We can't just walk into any restaurant, or attend dinner at someone's house, without first checking that one of his "safe foods" - normally plain pasta, bread or pizza - will be available.
If you live with young humans, you may have heard the video game Fortnite mentioned. Your children may be obsessed with it, just starting to play it or begging you to let them play it because all their friends are. So what exactly is this latest game craze and should you be concerned about your kids playing it?
As we are exposed to more news about attempted kidnappings or general stranger danger, we can make the mistake of wrapping our kids in cotton wool to protect them. Recently, there has been a discussion about microchipping children so that you can feel safe and secure, knowing where they are.
Ever wondered why your baby has dimples? Or why your baby was born with a particular birth mark? While most physical traits can be put down to genetics or some twist of science, there are also some widely held beliefs, or myths, about different physical traits that babies are born with.
Every sport-loving parent would like their child to become a superstar, and represent Australia at the Olympics or on a national level. For some parents, it's more than a passing thought and they invest much time and money into creating who they hope will be the next big name in sport.
These mums learnt some vital information that no baby book contains. The joy of first-time pregnancy is usually met with delight and a plethora of advice from just about anyone who has crossed paths with a child. Thousands of books have been written explaining how best to raise children.
Teachers are amazing, but sometimes you might not agree with everything they do. You might even be mad about something your child has told you about their teacher. However, the split second decision to vent about it on social media could have far reaching consequences.