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The idiot’s guide to building independent kids

Don't fancy tying your 18-year-old's shoelaces? Read this!

This ‘exhausted mum’ costume is so accurate

So life-like.

Want a nature lover? 7 tips from dirtgirl on encouraging garden play

Let's get grubby!

Dinner's more than food: 30 minutes to have a greater connection with your kids

Forks, knives and spoons for the win! 

Dads and mental health: 1 in 5 are anxious and depressed

How a man feels about fatherhood contributes significantly to his mental health. 

Parents, here’s what you need to watch on Netflix this November

Great shows for kids and grown-ups alike.

Mum's genius (and sweet) way to help anxious son get through the school day

Hugs all round...

Anxiety toolbox: Tips and tricks for helping your little one feel secure

Connect. Listen. Breathe.

We’ve found the first music videos of The Wiggles and there’s not a skivvy in sight

AND there's a fifth member of the crew!

How to boost your kids' energy in between meals

Morning tea, recess, crunch and sip, afternoon snack ... whatever you call it, here's how to keep food in between meals healthy.

Dummies: They're not as bad you think

University of Sydney researchers debunk a common parenting myth. 

Not again! The 5 stages of grief when your child overplays your favourite song

We’ve listened to Boy George about a million times now. I’m not exaggerating.

Having a job and children is hard work

Mums who work outside the home are trying to make it all work but the truth is, it doesn't.

Which Netflix mum are you today?!

Pick a winner (it may depend on the type of day you're having)!

Explore outdoors with Dirtgirl’s Nature Detective Academy new kids' podcast!

Switch on your senses and go outside on a Nature Detective mission with dirtgirl.  

Try these ghoulish Quinoa & Beef Stuffed Capsicums for dinner this Halloween!

Some savoury food to add into the day!

Make this delicious allergy-friendly recipe for Halloween: Marble Cake with Banana Ghosts

Simple swaps to make it vegan, nut-free and gluten-free!

You're not alone: Ryan Reynolds can't stand this kids' show, either

Even Hollywood dads get the blues. 

"Waterboarded by my own kid": Dad-joker Martin Henchion dishes the dirt on parenting

"It's the little things, the little humorous surprises. Like when I woke up one morning when Hazel was one year old and she was pouring a glass of water into…

Busta move! Prince William reveals Prince George's hidden talent

Dance, dance, dance!

5 groovy albums your daycare should play daily

There's an album just right for every time of day.

5 beautiful stories about grandparents to share with kids

Ah, grandparents! What would we do without them?!

A full and loud life: Finder's Kate Browne on the love and yelling that makes motherhood so great

"I'm surprised by how much and how loud I can shout"

Why grandparents are so much more than babysitters

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