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Much Ado About Shakespeare

Much Ado About Shakespeare By Donovan Bixley Upstart Press Paperback $34.99 A light-hearted telling of the life of William Shakespeare, told in short, entertaining paragraphs, matched with quotes from his work. The text is paired with splendid full-page illustrations full of action, showing Shakespeare as …

Boost your personal productivity by using your voice

Nuance has taken productivity to a whole new level with its Dragon speech recognition software. Available for both the PC and Mac, Nuance’s Dragon software solution is perfect for busy individuals. Regardless of whether you are a fulltime mum, stay at home dad or are …

“Dadding” – the new cool

Dad’s have taken a bit of a bad rap in the parenting stakes – absent dads, non-involved dads and dads who just don’t fit the modern “sensitive new-age guy (snag)” expectations of today’s society. To be fair, it’s pretty tough for dads today to know …

How to outsmart your grocery store

A supermarket trip as a parent can be akin to running the gauntlet – perilously teetering between obstacles and aiming to get back to the car before either you or one of the kids has an emotional breakdown. It’s even tougher when you have a …

The science of magic

What’s the difference between magic and science? Not much! In fact, all magic tricks are based on scientific principles. Scientists aren’t very good at keeping secrets though – the processes of what they’ve done are often just as important as the answers they discover. Here …

Doula vs. midwife

Long gone are the days when your GP looked after your health and that of your baby from your first pregnancy test through to post-natal care. Today, there are many choices when it comes to pregnancy, birth and post-natal care. One of the big decisions …

Tackling bullying head-on

The clean-cut and smiling image of 13-year-old Daniel Fitzpatrick is haunting now. The New York teenager’s photo was spread across newspapers and websites world-wide last month after he took his own life. He had been mercilessly bullied over a period of months. Worse still, his …

Tackling “Mum guilt”

Mum guilt – it’s a relatively recent phrase but not necessarily a new phenomenon. You are not alone if you suffer from the occasional dose of mum guilt. A recent BabyCenter survey revealed that 94 per cent of mothers feel a degree of shame or …