How much of a struggle was it to get the project up and running? Starting a charity can be pretty intimidating, but I was lucky to have help right from the start. Naomi Briercliffe, Matthew Willis and Penny Lyle—old hometown friends of mine—were immediately on board and came with me on the first tour: a […]
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman makes giant sculptures of discarded animal toys. We talk to him about fame, finding your style and rediscovering your childlike wonder
People are always talking about political and religious differences, but there’s really no divide like the one between parents and non-parents. I know, because I worked in an office for a while where I was the only person with kids.
Kirsten Drysdale discovers how to talk to kids about sex with help from sex columnist Maureen Matthews, and sexual health nurse, educator and founder of talking the talk, Vanessa Hamilton
In the backyard of my house, a small concrete statue of a monk stands praying beneath a bush of coral-colour tea roses. “Who’s that?” guests of barbecues sometimes ask.
A chat with Anna jones, a London-based chef, food stylist, writer, Guardian columnist and mum.
A conversation with Caroline Shields and Vanessa Morrish, about how positive peer pressure, small changes and a straight-talking attitude can have a big collective impact on climate change.
It’s a brave new world, where boys don’t always have to be so brave anymore, thanks to illustrator Keith Negley.
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If you’re stuck on what books to buy or borrow next, here’s our list of awesome books given the thumbs up by a range of kids aged 3-10.
The thought of having to flee a war zone with your family would have to rate as one of the most terrifying hypotheticals the anxious mind plays out while watching the news or during a bout of insomnia. Yet twelve years ago, Jeremy and Jessica Courtney did the exact opposite and fled to a war zone