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Retrospective
The season for sadness
Written by Jodie McEwen   
The season for sadnessFrom Edition 15 - November 2008
The season of peace, joy and goodwill is upon us, but for some people the holiday period is a time of stress, worry and strife. Jodie McEwen reports on the harsh reality of Christmas depression.
Relationship breakdown, grief and other life pressures can make the festive season emotionally taxing - woeful instead of joyful. At a time of year when families gather and finances can be tight, the Christmas season can highlight anxiety, grief and relationship difficulties. Sometimes, holidays hurt.
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The gift of life
Written by Philippa Macken   

The gift of lifeFrom Edition 14 – October 2008
In our very own brave new world, assisted fertility is an everyday miracle. But for many people on the receiving end of this miracle there is someone at the other end providing the means to make the dream come true. Philippa Macken delves into the world of egg, sperm and embryo donation and the complex realm of surrogacy.

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Taming the money monster
Written by Jodie McEwen   

Taming the money monsterFrom Edition 13 – September 2008
Some old-fashioned resourcefulness and a touch of ingenuity can save money and beat the current economic gloom, writes Jodie McEwen.
With interest rate rises, soaring petrol costs and the upward price spiral of groceries, the family budget is under more pressure than ever. The monotonous regularity of petrol price increases makes a sensational headline but for families it is a constant reminder that modes of transport have a huge impact on our finances.

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Hearts, minds & skateboards
Written by Jayne Kearney   
SkateistanFrom Edition 12 – August 2008
Jayne Kearney reports on the Aussie-Afghan phenomenon of Skateistan.
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The power of pillow talk
Written by Philippa Macken   
The power of pillow talkFrom Edition 11 – July 2008
Philippa Macken gets immersed in the cleansing power of pillow talk.
I’m taking my husband away. Twenty-four child-free hours of nothing but adult conversation, uninterrupted meals and, ultimately, a lot of sleep. It’s not his birthday, nor is it our anniversary. Instead, I am taking him away to say “thank you” for sharing in the parenting of our children and, most importantly, to reward us both for a job well done (so far).
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