A Holly July Christmas

A picture of children celebrating Christmas in July

Christmas in July gets more popular every year. It’s family time, fun and celebration without the stress—or the need to visit distant relatives! Most people love the Christmas holiday season. That is until the reality of it begins to settle in. Crowded shopping centres, trying to remember where you stashed the fake tree, and figuring […]

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The 11 undisputed rules of Backyard Cricket

The author's family take Backyard Cricket very seriously

A recent survey (of the Stuck On You team) has revealed that backyard cricket is the number one preferred sport to play on Australia Day. It’s also the number one reason behind most of the arguments that break out on this particular day. In the spirit of mateship, fairness and a bloody good time here […]

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How to beat the post-festive season blues

That’s it. After all that build up, Christmas and New Year are over for another year and I’m feeling a bit bereft. While hot cross buns and other Easter paraphernalia are starting to sneak into the supermarkets, I haven’t even taken down the Christmas trees yet (yes, we have two. Just because). If you’re anything […]

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The sweet, sad, saucy and downright savage origins of your fave Christmas carols

I love music. And I love Christmas. Combine the two and I’m in paradise. It’s one week till Christmas and Bing, Mariah, Shakin’ and co. are throwing out their good tidings in earnest, inviting me to join in as loudly and tunelessly as possible (don’t worry, general public – this mostly takes place in the […]

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4 Tips for Planning a Stress-Free Children’s Holiday Party

The holidays can be stressful, especially when it comes to planning a party. Whether it’s getting everyone together, gathering the supplies, or sticking to the budget, things can get overwhelming. For the most enjoyable and stress-free holiday party, try these four tips that can grant you some relief and allow you to enjoy the holiday […]

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FREE Printable Christmas Kindness Calendar

I’ve very subtly admitted in the past that my enthusiasm for Christmas comes quite early in the year. My children have unsurprisingly inherited this tendency as well. Unfortunately, this manifests itself in regular and persistent hints for Santa to buy them the latest iPhone 137XS or whatever (keep dreaming, kids – this will never happen […]

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Five divine gingerbread recipes for Christmas (or whenever the heck you want!)

With ginger being long associated with Christmas, this is a wonderful time of year for all you ginger enthusiasts out there. Here are some gorgeous and diverse gingerbread recipes to ensure that you have a deliciously spicy yuletide season and beyond! GINGERBREAD PEOPLE This recipe combines ginger, cinnamon, cloves and molasses to give you the […]

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How to say “Merry Christmas” around the world!

Have you ever wondered why we tend to say “Happy Birthday”, “Happy Easter”, and “Happy New Year”, yet, for the yuletide season, we say “Merry Christmas”? The exact origins of “Merry Christmas” are a bit murky, although a widely accepted theory is that it was first used in an informal letter from an English Admiral […]

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Blazin’ glazes! The best ham glazes for this Christmas

With only 40 days for Christmas, it’s time to start planning the Christmas feast. Or at least fantasising about it. Just don’t fantasise for 39.5 days and panic at the last minute, as is my usual strategy. Glazed ham is one of those Christmas table must-haves that will impress your guests yet require little work […]

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Want a relaxing Christmas? Do these little things NOW!

Usually I’m quite ahead of the curve when it comes to Christmas excitement. This year however, I’ve been fairly restrained. That is, until they played the Christmas movie Elf on telly last Saturday (20 October). So now it’s all systems go! The Christmas albums are sneaking into the morning drive repertoire (haha kids, I found […]

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