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How to Talk to Children About Race

How to Talk to Children About Race

Mother, activist, academic and author, Dr Pragya Agarwal, answers our questions about how to talk to kids about race and raise actively anti-racist youth.

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Meet the Makers of Roobee Roo

We're yet to meet a kid that doesn't love a lift-the-flap board book, but we have met several parents who are tired of reading the same ones over and over again. Enter Roobee Roo—a new series of fun, playful and inspiring Aussie-made books for families.

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The Truth About Kids and Lying

Ever wondered why kids lie, or whether it's ok for us to lie to our children? Dr Victoria Talwar has spent decades researching this subject and written a book on the topic. In this interview, she answers all our questions about lying, and you might be surprised by the answers.

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Chocolate Chip Nice-Cream Sandwich

Ever heard of nice-cream? It's like ice cream, but better, because it's made from whole frozen fruit and you can whip it up in minutes. All you need is a blender. Keen to give it a try? We've got the perfect nice-cream recipe for lovers of chocolate....

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Vegan Strawberry Nice-Cream Sandwich

Vegan Strawberry Nice-Cream Sandwich

Using the natural sweetness of whole fresh fruit, this strawberry nice-cream recipe is good to eat on its own or sandwiched between two egg-free oat cookies. Perfect for vegans, egg and lactose-intollerant folks, or anyone who likes delicious healthy food.

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Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

Part sausage roll, part spring roll—these lentil and veggie filled rolls are 100% delicious. In fact, we reckon they're so good that most kids won't even tell them apart from their meat-filled rival.

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Garden-inspired lunchbox recipes

It doesn't take much for the routine of making lunchboxes to become a bit of a snore-fest in most houses. To get your creativity fired up and encourage some garden-to-plate enthusiasm amongst kids, we've created some kitchen garden inspired recipes that are guaranteed to get eaten.

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mango + chia breakfast pops

mango + chia breakfast pops

Nothing better for breakfast when the sun is shining than a nutritious mango and chia pop.

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The Good Enough Parent

The Good Enough Parent

Even the most self-aware parent will inevitably pass on issues to their children. But what happens if we openly talk about those issues with our kids? Take a peek at this extract from The Good Enough Parent by The School of Life.

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Parenting in Southern France

Parenting in Southern France

Author and mum Sydney Piercey chats about creativity, parenting, moving to rural France, and writing a book about sustainable play.

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Creating Resilient Kids

Creating Resilient Kids

With depression and anxiety on the rise in our youth, Dr Madeline Levine wants us to re-think the way we raise kids. Instead of cushioning them from hardship, she reckons we should let them feel discomfort.

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Scott Stuart on Redefining Masculinity, Parenting and Writing

Scott Stuart on Redefining Masculinity, Parenting and Writing

When the small person in your life has a rough day, we don't always know what to say. Enter Scott Stuart. This dad, poet, writer and TikTok sensation has the answers, and they're now available in one handy-dandy book: Bedtime Stories for Hard Days.

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Delicious Gingerbread

If you ask us, making gingerbread (and eating most of the decorative lollies in the process) is a December ritual that everyone household should embrace. Step right this way for a delicious yet easy recipe.

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Easy-Peasy Watermelon Sorbet

This is the perfect summertime refresher that's free from any nasties and isn't complicated to make. In fact, the only thing in this sorbet is watermelon.

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DIY Garden Loom

Combing nature play with weaving and sculpture, garden looms are great for kids of all ages. Keen to give one a try? Head right this way for a DIY.

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Davina Bell on writing children's books and guiding family conversations

Encountering new experiences can be daunting for kids, but chatting about them can help. Davina Bells talks about her latest book, What To Do When You're Not Sure What To Do, and how words can ease anxieties.

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Yvonn Deitch on Design, Motherhood and Creating a Home

Stylist, creative and mother, Yvonne Deitch, chats about what makes a home and how she draws inspiration from her childhood in East Germany.

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White chocolate, raspberry + chia seed slice

Need a nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegan recipe that still tastes great? We've got you covered. This one is super yummy and it's also no-bake. You're welcome. :)

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Chocolate Crackle Slice

This is a modern twist on the classic childhood treat of the 80s and 90s: the chocolate crackle. Best enjoyed while reminiscing about childhood birthday parties and life without the internet.

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Blueberry, Cashew + Coconut Slice

Blueberry, Cashew + Coconut Slice

If you ask us, there isn't enough purple food in the world. So, we've created this blueberry, cashew and coconut slice to help fill the void (or at least the void in your tummy). Give it a whirl? It's purple-icious.

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Lemon + Coconut No-Bake Slice

Sometimes baking can be a bit of a bother, especially if the weather is hot. Try this no-bake lemon and coconut slice next time you want a sweet treat without the heat.

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Meet Aseel Tayah: A Palestinian Artist, Mother and Activist

Aseel talks about growing up in Palestine, raising a child in Australia, how food can be a form of resistance and the healing powers of music.

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Jordana Henry painting

EVERYWHERE LIFE TAKES ME – Meet Jordana Henry: Painter, Gallery Owner, Mother

We chat with Jordi about being an unconventionally creative kid, finding her place in the world as an artist, owning an art gallery and flying by the seat of her pants as a parent.

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EVERYWHERE LIFE TAKES ME – Meet Nat Woods: editor, writer, mother

Nat Woods chats about raising twin boys, creating a co-working office full of creatives, and making a living from writing.

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