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How to comparison shop for anything in one hour

How to comparison shop for anything in one hour

You know the letter, the one that says your contract is about to expire and here are the new rates? The letter you place in a file or drop in a pile and ignore? It’s the letter that fills you with dread because you know that deep down (read: immediately) you should...

Tips for setting and achieving your new year goals

Tips for setting and achieving your new year goals

I love new year goals. Maybe it’s the inner list writer in me, but there’s something seductive about writing a list of all the self improvement I’m going to do over the next 12 months or so. Brought to you by Stockspot Top of my list are: master yoga handstands, get...

52 week savings challenge that will get us in the habit of saving

52 week savings challenge that will get us in the habit of saving

Let's save $1,378 this year to spend on ourselves. OMG, how good would that be?! While it doesn't even seem possible, you can do it with the 52 week savings challenge. Brought to you by Stockspot You've probably seen something like the 52 week savings challenge around...

5 basic financial lessons all kids need

5 basic financial lessons all kids need

Every time I see my two young nieces, I’m reminded of what perfect, untouched little souls they are. They’re so lucky to have been born in a country where girls do have the opportunity (theoretically) to do whatever they aspire to. Brought to you by Stockspot As an...

My top 3 biggest parenting regrets (and how I’m fixing them)

My top 3 biggest parenting regrets (and how I’m fixing them)

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say that I've got parenting regrets. There are so many, many things I wish I'd done differently. Of course, coulda woulda shoulda. Brought to you by Stockspot. I try not to dwell on my parenting regrets, but the fact is, there are...

6 things we need to do now to invest in our kids’ future

6 things we need to do now to invest in our kids’ future

I don't know about you, but I've barely come up for air since having the kids. It's relentless! Every day is just packed with the doing of it all. We are so consumed with everyday busyness of raising kids, that there is little time left over to think about the big...

How to raise your finances like an extra child

How to raise your finances like an extra child

There's something I wish we'd done ever since we had kids. I really wish we'd been raising our finances with the same care and attention that we've been raising our kids. Our money kid would have been doted on, nurtured and growing up beautifully. Brought to you by...

50+ jobs for teens that will benefit them for life

50+ jobs for teens that will benefit them for life

My eldest wants to work (he might not realise this yet), so we've been looking at jobs for teens. What's available and what's suitable. One thing we learned was that the minimum age for working wasn't 14 and three quarters, like we thought. There's actually no minimum...

10 important conversations we need to have with our daughters

10 important conversations we need to have with our daughters

My daughters are growing up fast (too fast, if you ask my own mum). They are becoming more self-conscious and perceptive - a killer combination that will one day be an asset, but right now is a huge confidence hit. I am doing my best to prop them up through the...

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This is how I take a week off when I really need it

This is how I take a week off when I really need it

I remember writing an article years ago where I said that holidays when you're a mum are just the same sh*t, different location. Nothing has changed. In order to take a week off during an actual holiday, we'd need to go somewhere remote without the family. Somewhere...

Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s peperonata recipe

Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s peperonata recipe

We're so thrilled to bring you a recipe from Julia Busuttil Nishimura's new book A Year of Simple Family Food. Julia's Ostro cookbook is a firm favourite around here, and this gorgeous peperonata recipe is proof that Julia's second book will be just as addictive as...

11 family games teens will be into too

The problem with all the 'family games' lists is that teens are highly unlikely to want to settle around the table with their family and play Monopoly. Some teens will, of course. But most would rather pour boiling-hot scorn on their parents' pathetic attempts at...

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