As kids returned to school this week I could feel the sense of relief in the air and it caused me to once again question how full-time working parents manage child minding in the school holidays.
Negotiating money and finances in a new relationship is tricky enough, but doubly so when you have dependent children to bring into the mix.
Parents should monitor spending and explain how to pay the bill on time.
Socialising comes at a price. But would you dare to share your money woes with friends? Or are you making financial faux pas without even realising?
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the supermarket, Australia's two grocery giants will go head-to-head with major toy giveaways next week.
The government has poured billions of extra dollars into the childcare sector, but many families are still struggling to meet the costs of care.
Earning decent pocket money through working odds jobs can be difficult for kids, motivating some to pursue their own small business.
Is raising children a source of happiness? The data tells a more complicated story.
Are accounts, apps, jars or stars the best way to promote the best life for your littlies?
Moving in with a new partner after separation makes single mothers far less likely to be poor, but that’s not always the case for single fathers, research suggests.
Parenthood in the United States and Australia has become much more financially and socially demanding than it used to be.
The holiday shopping season is prime time for scam artists. Are your children cyber-secure?
Australia’s favourite holiday destinations cost 54 per cent more at Christmas.