Great Respectations

A picture of a family embracing Respect for Parents Day

On Respect for Parents Day, you can forget the brekky in bed or the flowers. Here’s how to really show respect to those who gave you life. Just when you thought parents had it made with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day—and every single year at that—they also get Respect for Parents Day (the 1st August). Lucky […]

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9 fascinating Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world

Are you sick of the whole chocolates-and-flowers thing for Valentine’s Day? If you said yes to the above question: Well done on the humblebrag; Are you a heartless monster?? and; Here are some interesting and quirky traditions from around the world to help spice up your Valentine’s Day. France – Adults only It’s only fitting […]

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How to parent your child, according to their Chinese zodiac sign

According to Chinese astrology, the Year that your child is born* can determine a number of things – their personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and compatibility with other signs. To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (5 February 2019), we have compiled a brief summary of each sign’s personality characteristics, their compatibility with other signs (which might […]

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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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11 amazing women in history you might not have heard about

Contrary to popular (ahem, my) belief, Girl Power was not invented in 1995 by five spicy British gals in platform heels. Amazing girls and women have existed forever. There are some who have received the recognition they deserve, e.g. Joan of Arc, Marie Curie. However, there are countless others who are not so well known. […]

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Arrrrrrr… Popular parenting phrases, translated into pirate

Ahoy me hearties! It’s almost International Talk Like A Pirate Day (19 September) which means it’s also time to brush up on the lingo.  As parents, we want our children to expand their cultural and linguistic horizons, so what better way than to expose them to pirate-speak via ordinary conversation? Before we launch into the language […]

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Fascinating facts about being left handed

Tomorrow is International Left-Handers Day. Yes, international. This is some serious stuff. None of this vague ‘national day of…’ business which never actually specifies which nation they are referring to (though it’s probably the US). To celebrate our left-handed friends – or ourselves, as the case may be – here are some interesting facts about […]

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Have you met the latest emojis?

To celebrate World Emoji Day, we are pleased to introduce you to the latest slew of emojis. The following emojis were released on 5 June 2018, which was the date that companies could start adding them to all compatible devices. If you can’t see the new emojis yet, you will soon. That is, unless you […]

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Your ultimate 4th of July party playlist

I love a good playlist. In honour of the 4th of July, I’ve searched high and low for the best, most patriotic songs that will rock your 4th of July barbecue. Oh all right, I typed the following words into a search engine: “USA” “America” “American” Various US state names (sorry Delaware, the best I […]

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