How grandparents are saving their kids billions

The working hours of 70 per cent of grandmothers have changed so that they can look after grandchildren.


How to handle conversations with a relative expressing racist views

Struggling with how to talk to a family member who makes racist comments? We asked some experts for their advice.


Nanna – and the family home

They had built their home, room by room, as each of their six children came along. But was it ever too big or too difficult to maintain – even after the kids had left?

Living in retirement

The surrogate ‘grandchildren’

Jim and Molly were missing interaction with their distant children and grandchildren – until they discovered a wonderful collaboration.


Patient waiting game for the long-distance grandparent

When you’re unable to travel and visit family interstate because of COVID-19, videos and photos add joy to every day.


Friday Reflection: ‘You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone’

We set occasional YourLifeChoices columnist Steve Perkin a challenge to find us some good news to lighten our day. He succeeded – sort of.


Ten ways to make family video calls more fun

From games night to virtual story time, here are some ways to liven up family video calls.


Feathered family fills the gaps

A very hungry ‘extended family’ provides great company in Peter Leith’s household.


Here’s why board games are booming

We explain the attraction of board games and the emerging trends in the new releases.


How to … connect with the family this Easter

With technology nowadays, it’s all too easy to have a group video chat from your smart phone or computer. These are the best apps you can use to connect to your family.


Coping with the family at Christmas

We love them. We really do. In fact, we can’t emphasise just how much we love them. But our extended families may not be the people we’d pick first to spend a whole day across the table from … or even the second, third or fourth pick.


Cup Day connections and reflections on the ‘race of life’

Self-confessed plant murderer Elizabeth Quinn shares how Cup Day links three generations of woman in her family.

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