That Really Moved Me

A picture of a child in a box in relation to an article about moving house with kids

Moving house is one thing. Moving house when you’ve got kids is a whole different kettle of chaos. We’ve got some great tips on how to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. For most people, the idea of moving house is enough to send them running for the hills. That is, as long […]

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Higher, Father, Faster

A family celebrating Father's Day 2019

Father’s Day 2019 is this Sunday. To celebrate, we’ve compiled our list of the top TV dads you can binge-watch. This Sunday, September 1 is Father’s Day 2019 in Australia and New Zealand. It’s a day to celebrate the paternal love in our lives and—with our list of the top TV dads—whittle away the hours […]

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Book, Line and Sinker

A picture of a child enjoying a book on Book Lovers Day

Book Lovers Day 2019 is this Friday, August 9th. We’ve compiled our list of the top reads for kids of all ages. Book Lovers Day may seem like a bit of an anachronism in modern society. In a world run by the Internet, social media and anything on a screen, the notion of sitting down […]

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Things you should never say to parents with one child

Picture of one child and mother in street

It seems that people who have one child are treated with curiosity and a touch of suspicion. Even I almost typed “only one child” instead of “one child”, as if one couldn’t possibly be enough *apologises and ducks for cover* Here are some sentences you should avoid uttering around people who have one child (almost […]

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Like Fortnite and Day

A picture of kids playing Fortnite

Wondering why your kids won’t stop talking about something called Fortnite? Never fear, we’ll get you plugged into the current video game craze. If it won’t cause you too many heart palpitations, cast your mind back to when you were a child. Look past the awkward clothing and ignore the cavalcade of pimples for a […]

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Kick winter’s butt with these easy (and slightly unusual) tips.

Short days, cold nights and cabin fever can be enough to give any family the winter doldrums. We’ve come up with the easiest (and some of the weirdest) ways to banish those blues – including some adults-only stuff. Read on! Think about the things you don’t miss about summer First things first – quell that love affair […]

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Things never to say to parents with larger families

I get that how one defines ‘larger family’ can be subjective. For me personally, it’s any family who has at least one kid more than I have (and on a bad day, it’s any number of kids greater than zero). However you define it, here are some things you should avoid saying to people with […]

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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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The do’s and don’ts of granny (and granddaddy) day care

If you are lucky enough to have your parents (or parents-in-law) nearby, you’ve probably called on them at least a few times to help take care of your children. However, with childcare prices going up and increasing work pressures, grandparents are becoming an increasingly valued and utilised mode of regular childcare. In honour of the […]

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How to encourage healthy emotional development in your child

Children grow so fast don’t they? They go from articulating all their woes through screaming, to starting to put their feelings into words (but let’s be honest – probably still screaming as well). So how do you encourage healthy emotional regulation and growth in your child? First things first – look after yourself You know […]

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