The research is in and it’s consistent. Kids who routinely help around the house and the yard are more likely to perform better at school, are more likely to be emotionally stable and are more likely to succeed in their professional lives as adults. Here are a handful of hints drawn from my experiences growing up […]
CMV: It’s very common, it causes serious birth defects, and most people have never heard of it
Mention Down syndrome or spina bifida and you’ll get a nod of recognition from most parents. Concern about these birth defects has resulted in routine screening procedures during pregnancy. But cytomegalovirus? It sounds like a rare and obscure disease, but cytomegalovirus, or CMV for short, is carried silently by the majority of the population. According to CMV Australia, about half of […]
Let’s talk about nuts. Nuts are scary. Last week I completed an anaphylaxis e-training course in preparation for an upcoming placement at my local primary school (I’m currently studying to be a teacher). It was quite an eye-opener to learn about the severity of some peanut and tree nut allergies, with symptoms ranging from “difficult/noisy […]
Party pooped: Are we spending too much on our kids’ birthday parties?
Can you put a price tag on a child? For most parents, the obvious answer would be a definitive “No”. Okay, how about this one . . . Can you put a price tag on a child’s birthday party? Definitely. But how much exactly? $100? Frugal. $500? Fine and dandy. $2000? Forget it. $5000? Are […]
Mastering Your Marriage
Back in 1969, Darryl Zanuck, a movie producer for 20th Century Fox, said that “television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.” Then there was Ken Olsen, president and chairman of Digital Equipment Corporation, who said in a speech given to a 1977 World Future Society meeting […]
Shauna’s on a mission to empower women around the world
It takes a lot of faith to walk away from a steady job and with no savings in the bank to follow God’s calling. But that’s exactly what Sydney Christian woman Shauna Ryan did last year, a move she describes as “terrifying” but one that is inspiring women around the world. Ms Ryan is the founder […]
Decisions, decisions | The Table TV | Ep 13
Daycare, homecare, grandparents? | Let thy food be thy medicine | Delicious pesto recipe | Would you buy that outfit if you knew slaves made it? | Kids birthday parties go OTT.
Sex and the screenager | The Table TV | Ep 12
Are teenage brains different? | Kids are exposed to porn younger than you might think | Meet Dr Patricia Weerakoon, sexologist | Breaking my digital addiction.
Keep it real | The Table TV | Ep 11
The terrible twos don’t exist, it’s bad parenting | Try Gia’s tofu mousse | 3 tips for breast self-examination | Everyday challenges of a community counsellor | Teach your kids to pray.
Family, health, hope | The Table TV | Ep 10
Angry discipline vs loving discipline | Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive | Stay at home dads | Meet Louisa Hope, survivor of Sydney’s Lindt Café siege.
Dangerous ideas, better solutions | The Table TV | Ep 9
Sometimes good parenting means letting kids risk injury | Get out and get gardening! | Is The Shack movie worth a look? | Breaking down generational divides.
Parenting is a balancing act | The Table TV | Ep 8
The kiss that killed a baby | How to get more veggies into your kids | Suffer from FOLO? The fear of living offline | Live music by mum and singer-songwriter Melissa Otto.
Gifts that keep on giving | The Table TV | Ep 7
These $10 menstrual cups save money and change lives in developing countries | Don’t feed bread to wild animals | Book review: The First 7 Years | Are you an organ donor?
Living better | The Table TV | Ep 6
The most common cause of birth defects, and you’ve never heard of it | Declutter your life | Core muscle fitness | Fighting back against cyber-bullying | Gluten-free quiches.
Sharing stories, changing lives | The Table TV | Ep 5
Closing the gender pay gap. Medical volunteers save lives around the world – can you help? Introducing Project Strong Woman. The secrets of a successful marriage.
The empowerment sessions | The Table TV | Ep 4
Can women have it all? Be inspired by the true story behind Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures. Make your own cough medicine and bath bombs.
Love, health, faith | The Table TV | Ep 3
Kids are being sent to meditation instead of detention. Could 36 questions and a 4 minute gaze make you fall in love with a stranger? Considering going paleo? Don’t.
Argh! Kids today! | The Table TV | Ep 2
Are millennials (and younger) a whole different breed? How to reduce your sugar intake. And the chance for your kids to participate in the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon, free!
Introducing… | The Table TV | Ep 1
The Table’s very first episode! Meet Fiona, Rachel, Maryellen & Shona as they tackle issues facing women today—C-sections and screaming babies, eating to lose weight and some cute lunchbox hacks. And comedian Hannah Boland tells her story of recovery after devastating loss.