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The Business of Traditions by Teena van Winden

Posted by Skye Higgs on

I’ve always been enthralled by families different to m­­­­­­­y own. Having become a parent in the last few years, I'm on the hunt for new ideas, things I can incorporate into our lives that might become family rituals, both treasured and laughed-at. I grew up in Melbourne’s west as the daughter of Italian immigrants. Next door was my only-child best friend, her parents Northern Irish and English. Their family life couldn’t have been more strange and exotic to me. (What the hell is soda bread?). But it was the little details I found most interesting, like the fact that whenever...

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