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Rachel Tompkins

Rachel Tompkins
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Rachel Tompkins is a mother of two boys and freelance journalist, editor and copywriter. She believes that everyone has a story to tell and writes for a range of print and digital titles.

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Is there life on other planets? – Annabel, age 6, Turramurra. That’s a fantastic question, Annabel – and one scientists are desperate to answer. The...

What You Need To Know If Your Child With A Disability Is Starting School...

Starting school can be daunting for any parent, prompting many questions: will my child settle in, make friends and progress academically? If your child...
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How To Safeguard Your Kids Against Cyberbullying

Social media moves at such a pace, it’s often hard for parents to keep up. While most of us feel comfortable with Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram...

Baby Naming Time? You Must Read This!

There has always been an interest in how the name of a thing affects our interpretation of it. Does it matter what something or...
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My In-Laws Don’t Know Their Daughter-In-Law Was Born A Boy

I don’t think anyone would have been good enough for my in-laws, so I try not to take their frequent digs seriously. Nothing I...

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