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National

National

Sorry Mum, There's No Truth To The Claim 'It Runs In The Family'

2 min read

Centuries-old theories that claim having multiple children of the same sex is a trait that 'runs in a family’ have been debunked.

Life

Life

'I've Wanted To Smash Them': Parents Going To Desperate Lengths To Keep Kids Off Devices

4 min read

Laura Condely is mum to three children aged 14, 11 and 10.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

'We Like To Hug Them' And 7 Other Things We Do That Really Confuse Our Dogs

5 min read

Dog behaviour is extraordinarily flexible -- this is why we can keep them in our homes and take them to cafes with us at the weekend.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

For The First Time In My Life I Agree With Something Tony Abbott Said

4 min read

Speaking at a book launch at the Centre for Independent Studies, ex-Prime Minister, Minister for Women, and self-professed feminist Tony Abbott urged governments to encourage more middle class women to have children.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

The Three Most Important Words To Tell Your Kids (And They're Not 'I Love You')

5 min read

There was a time not long ago when my 13-year-old HSP daughter was feeling particularly sensitive to anything on television that unsettled her in the slightest.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Kids Should Automatically Get Their Mother's Surname

6 min read

A conversation popped up in one of my online mothers’ groups this week that touched on a perennial concern for many modern parents: whose name do we file the kids under?

National

National

Third Dog Dies On Qantas Flight As Airline Suspends Travel For 'High-Risk' Breeds

6 min read

A father says he is struggling to give his young children answers after their beloved family dog Nahla, became the third dog to die on a Qantas flight in the last month.

Homes

Homes

Mums Are Going Nuts For A DIY Contraption That Solves An Annoying Laundry Dilemma

2 min read

After hearing about a washing contraption in the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group, many mums are converted.

Life

Life

I'm All For Talking To Your Baby -- But A Mum I Met Recently Took Things Too Far

5 min read

Speaking to your baby has long been proven as beneficial for their development for a variety of reasons.

Life

Life

The Best Countries In The World To Raise A Child In 2020

3 min read

A new report released this week has named the top 10 countries in the world to have a family, based on eight key factors.

World

World

Aussie Dad Freed In Japan After He Was Jailed During Fight To See His Kids

2 min read

An Australian man was freed on Wednesday after spending a month and a half detained in Tokyo on charges of trespassing when he went to his estranged in-laws’ apartment building to look for his missing children.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

What It's Like To Be Married To A Firefighter During This Bushfire Crisis

5 min read

The day before New Year’s Eve I am sitting at the kitchen table with my children.

Tracey Corbin-Matchett

Tracey Corbin-Matchett

How My Family Escaped The Fire Engulfing Our Holiday Home

6 min read

On New Year’s Eve, my mum reminded me of the fear of bushfire I had as a kid.

Vanessa Cryer

Vanessa Cryer

10 Safe Conversation Topics For Christmas Lunch

5 min read

For many of us, Christmas is the one day of the year where you might find yourself face-to-face with those relatives who feel more like strangers.

Comedy

Comedy

Voice Assistant, Alexa Can Help Avoid Those Inevitable Family Arguments This Christmas

1 min read

Fights on Christmas day are as traditional as pudding or Grandma saying something racist but luckily Alexa can now come to the rescue.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Seven Words From A Distant Relative Left My Daughter Feeling Uncomfortable

4 min read

Christmas -- the time of year where family are brought together from far and wide to celebrate the festive season.

News

News

Sydney Toddler Who Disappeared With Her Mum Found Safe

1 min read

A 15-month old girl has been found safe at a property in Sydney's west, three days after she disappeared with her mum.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Internet Thinks This Woman's Engagement Ring Looks Like A Vagina

2 min read

A woman named Markia Pryor has shared a photo of the engagement ring her to-be mother in law desperately wants her to wear.

Life

Life

Bride Responds To Best Man Punching Her And Dragging Her Down Stairs

2 min read

Erin Mason-George ended her marriage just hours after her wedding where she was physically attacked by the best man and brother of the groom.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Men Aren't Ostracised For Becoming Parents. Why Are Women?

6 min read

Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.

Health

Health

Study Finds What Happens To Children Of Helicopter Parents When They're Adults

3 min read

Helicopter parenting is the instinctual behaviour that can include the literal act of ‘hovering’ over your children.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Spending A Family-Friendly Weekend With Barry Du Bois

2 min read

We all know Barry as the resident reno king on Channel 10’s The Living Room – and, yes, DIY definitely makes its way into the TV host’s free time, too! But when the cameras stop rolling, Baz’s time is best spent with family.

Life

Life

'This Year Is Different': Carrie Bickmore On The Sadness She Can't Shake

1 min read

The Project host has opened up about the bittersweet milestone of her eldest son Oliver, 11, finishing primary school.

Life

Life

If No Co-Worker Relationships Was Enforced, I Wouldn't Have Met My Husband

5 min read

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired earlier this month after violating company policy and engaging in a “consensual relationship with an employee.”

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Family Meals At The Dinner Table Are Now 'Outdated' New Study Finds

2 min read

New Monash University research has found families are increasingly eating meals at the kitchen bench or in front of the TV while balancing busy lifestyles.

Celebrity

Celebrity

T.I. Says He Takes Teen Daughter To the Doctor To Make Sure She's A Virgin

3 min read

The rapper made the troubling claims during an appearance on the 'Ladies Like Us' podcast.

World

World

Nine Family Members Including Six Children Killed In Cartel Ambush

5 min read

At least nine U.S. citizens, including six children, who lived in a Mormon community in northern Mexico were killed on Monday in a hail of gunfire, according to family members and Mexican officials.

Life

Life

My Kids Want To Go To The Circus -- I Can't Bring Myself To Take Them

3 min read

“Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town,” my husband declared to our kids as we drove past the big tent that was being erected at our local showgrounds.

Life

Life

I Returned A Lost Child To Her Mum And Rather Than Thank Me, She Yelled At Me

3 min read

On a sneaky pop out of the office to pick up my click and collect, I got a lot more that I bargained for when I left with more than just a pair of new shoes.

Life

Life

Sarah Jessica Parker Has No Shortage Of Money -- But She Won't Give Her Twins Everything

3 min read

The actress and her husband, despite having no concerns with cash, have a very down to earth attitude towards money that they share with their twins.

Life

Life

'Get Over Yourself': Mum Attacked After Buying Lunch Box Snacks For Entire School Term

3 min read

Lunchbox snacks can easily cost you a small fortune so mum Kia Bradford Oswald shared her budgeting hack in order to be helpful.

Life

Life

What My Kids Said While Watching 'The Masked Singer' Left Me Stunned

4 min read

In a world where we are judged by our appearance, the pressure to be beautiful is constant and our attractiveness and presentation are inextricably tied to who we are and what we do, the show comes as a welcome change.

News

News

Family Waiting For 'The End Of Time' Discovered In Basement

2 min read

The family allegedly spent nine years in the basement and were only found after one family member escaped.

Life

Life

Mum Catches Son Using Alexa To Cheat On His Homework

1 min read

We have to give it to him for his out of the box thinking.

Style

Style

Wife Sends Husband To Kmart For 'Two Things', Comes Home With $350 Receipt

1 min read

When 39-year-old Deets Demiri went in to pick up two items -- he fell victim to what many have dubbed as 'Kmartitis'.

The Project

The Project

The Reality Of Living With Tourette Syndrome: 'I Hate It. Every Second Of It'

2 min read

The Maysey family knows the challenges that come with living with Tourette syndrome better than most.

News

News

Couple Discovers Home Was Once A Meth Lab After Baby Tested Positive

2 min read

Tyler and Elisha Hessel found out earlier this year they were expecting their first child.

Life

Life

'I Was Really Worried': Pia Miranda Didn't Want Her Kids To Visit Her During 'Survivor'

2 min read

After 50 days separated from her family, the actress missed her husband and two children desperately.

Wade Shipard

Wade Shipard

Got Kids? Go Glamping. Best Holiday Ever.

4 min read

Glamping -- a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “I’m too precious to actually go camping” -- is ideal for working families.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Bandit In 'Bluey' Is The Ultimate Thirst Trap

4 min read

In my short time as a mother of a small person, I’ve taken immense comfort in the online spaces that exist between other women and parents keen for community and solidarity.

Life

Life

Sam Wood On How Life Has Changed Going From Two Children To Three

3 min read

'The Bachelor' star and his wife Snezana recently welcomed baby Charlie into the world and it's made things very different for the now family of five.

Love

Love

Nathan Lyon's Ex Wife Comments On His Fiancee Trying On Wedding Gowns

2 min read

It was reported his former partner Mel Waring was upset when she saw photos of his now finacee Emma McCarthy trying on wedding dresses.

Lyn Morgain

Lyn Morgain

More Refugees Are Good For The Economy, And Society

4 min read

I vividly remember meeting and getting to know John*, a young man in his late teens, through my past work in health and justice.

News

News

Yes Kids Make You Happy But Not Until They Move Out

1 min read

Having children will make you happier, according to a new study, but not until they've grown up and moved out.

The Project

The Project

You’re Right, Watching Netflix With The Family Can Suck

1 min read

In news which will surprise no one, a study created by research teams at Lancaster and Warwick University has determined that watching Netflix with your family can be infuriating.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

I Used To Be An A**hole Who Hated Kids. Don't Be Like Me.

5 min read

“What’s something you used to be a real a**hole about?” asked the journalist, Erin Riley, on Twitter this week.

Anju Regis

Anju Regis

How I Survived My First Family Holiday As A Single Parent

5 min read

Holidays were a dream, but they were far from my own reality.

The Project

The Project

YouTuber Pranks Grandma To See If She’ll Notice Him Taped To The Ceiling

1 min read

Should we scare the elderly? According to YouTube viewers, yes!

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Why My Kids Call Me 'Captain Sparkle'

3 min read

For children of the 1980s, '9 1/2 Weeks' was a raunchy movie released in 1986 starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.

Career

Career

Why Bec And Chris Judd Haven't Shared A Bank Account In Their 17 Years Together

1 min read

The pair have four children together but prefer to keep their accounts separate and have a system for how it all works.

Health

Health

Jane's Friend Noticed Her Eyes Were Yellow, 12 Hours Later She Was Fighting For Her Life

4 min read

Jane Sinclair was living a very busy, but perfectly healthy, lifestyle until one of her friends pointed out that something wasn't quite right.

Life

Life

'The Dress My Mum Wants To Wear To My Wedding Is Very Clearly A Bridesmaid Dress'

2 min read

A soon-to-be bride has been left upset after her mum showed her the dress she was planning to wear to her wedding and it looks eerily familiar.

Laura Jackel

Laura Jackel

A Generation Of Toxic Parents Is Raising Anxious Kids

4 min read

This week I was fortunate enough to interview award-winning Australian author and passionate educator, John Marsden.

Warwick Smith

Warwick Smith

What I Never Understood Until I Became A Househusband

3 min read

My wife and I have recently switched back and forth in our roles at work and home, and the lessons I’ve learnt have been profound.

Life

Life

'Everything Smells Like Poo': Mum Of Quints On The 'Hell' Of Toilet Training

4 min read

Speak to any parent and they'll tell you the trials and tribulations of toilet training a child.

Life

Life

'My Ex Broke Up With My Brother': The 11 Worst Things About Being A Twin

4 min read

Being a twin isn't all fun and games, and they've shared some of the worst things about having a sibling who looks exactly like you.

World

World

Father Of Six Dies After Being Hit With A Wave That Broke His Neck

1 min read

A father of six died after a wave crashed into him while he played with his children on a beach.

Laura Jackel

Laura Jackel

Dear Men: You Need To Give Up Drinking While Your Partner Is Pregnant

4 min read

This month celebrity personal trainer Sam Wood told his Instagram followers that he chose to give up alcohol as soon as his wife Snezana became pregnant with their second child.

Health

Health

Tully Smyth Shares Raw Photo From Her Mum's Bedside After She Passed Away From Dementia

3 min read

The former 'Big Brother' contestant lost her mother earlier in the month and now she's shared an emotional photo.

Stacey June

Stacey June

8 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who's Struggling To Conceive

5 min read

There are many things we're taught to say to someone in their time of grief or need.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Gender Equality Will Never Happen Until Dads Get Equal Paid Parental Leave

4 min read

It’s time for dads to shoulder the nappy bag.

Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin

Why I'll Never Stop Calling My Dog 'My Son'

3 min read

As far as I’m concerned, I have two boys.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

We All Failed My Sister Before She Became A Killer. We Can't Let It Happen Again.

14 min read

My little sister is digging greedily into a mammoth slice of chocolate cheesecake.

Sarah Megginson

Sarah Megginson

The Two Words You Should Never Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

4 min read

Slowly, subtly, so gradually at first that we barely noticed, my dad began wasting away.

News

News

'A Wake-Up Call': Aussie Women Are Saying No To Kids

5 min read

Rebecca* is about to turn 42 and despite always wanting children, she is yet to have her own. Why? Life has gotten in the way.

News

News

Monopoly Releases A Voice-Controlled Banker To Stop You From Cheating

1 min read

Ever dreamt of a civilised monopoly game? It's about to become a reality.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Men Are Finally Learning What Women Have Known Since Ever

4 min read

Men are finally learning one more thing women have known for a long time: it’s almost impossible to juggle long work hours and successful parenthood.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Don't Know If The Government Is Spying On Me, But My Family Definitely Is

5 min read

Confession: I am terrified of technology.

National

National

Homicide Detectives Investigating 'All Angles' Of Horror QLD Crash

2 min read

Charmaine Harris McLeod and her four young children Aaleyn, Matilda, Wyatt and Zaidok were killed earlier this week when their car collided in a fiery crash with a truck on Queensland's Bunya Highway.

Luke van Ratingen

Luke van Ratingen

The Most Annoying Things I Get Asked As A Twin

3 min read

When you’re a twin, it’s like being in some elite club -- exclusive, pretty difficult to get into, and everybody wants to join.

National

National

Father Mourns Wife, 'Joyful' Children Killed In Horror Crash

2 min read

The father of four children killed in a fiery crash in Queensland has spoken out in his grief after learning of their deaths.

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

You Have NFI What Your Mum Went Through For You

4 min read

In the delivery room of a hospital, as women become mothers, apparently the most common words uttered -- or shrieked, yelled and howled -- are "I'm never having sex again!"

Roz Kelly

Roz Kelly

OMG Am I Leaking Milk On Air?!

4 min read

It's the Australian Grand Prix: the season-opening event in the glamorous world of Formula One.

Mina Iacono

Mina Iacono

It's Not 'Greedy Breeding': The Only-Child syndrome Is Simply An Outdated Myth

6 min read

Every now and then my mum repeats a cliché: “Never marry an only-child. They always want things their own way and they don’t know how to act."

News

News

Man Charged After Flushing Grandparents' Ashes Down The Loo For Revenge

1 min read

Thomas Wells flushed the remains of his grandparents down the toilet to get back at his mum for kicking him out of her Pennsylvania home.

Views

Views

Why Splendour In The Grass Should Be Your Next Family Holiday

3 min read

Three-year-olds love mosh pits. At their eye-line, it’s not a sea of bobbing heads, it’s a forest of legs to play catch in. This is a lesson you learn when you take your family on vacation to Splendour In The Grass.

World

World

Family's Plea For Photographer To Take Very Unusual Family Portrait

1 min read

A U.K. family is desperate to find a photographer to take one final family portrait that includes their two-month-old son and his dead grandfather.

Good News

Good News

Woman Gives Birth To Own Granddaughter For Her Married Gay Son

2 min read

Cecile Eledge, 61, went above and beyond to give her son and his partner a baby, but she wasn't the only family member to help the couple become a family of three.

Life

Life

Mother-In-Law Demands Wedding 'Refund' After Bride Reveals She Won't Have Kids

2 min read

A mother-in-law is determined to have her contribution to her son's wedding refunded after the bride revealed that they won't be having children.

Narelda Jacobs

Narelda Jacobs

How I Told My Conservative Christian Parents I Was Gay

3 min read

Coming out is tough at the best of times.

Stacey June

Stacey June

FFS Why Are There So Many Acronyms When It Comes To Getting Pregnant?

4 min read

"I'm a FTM that needs to AIH via IUI. My DH/OH and I can’t DTD and yesterday I got a BFN via HPT. It sucked hard.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Netflix Is Killing Marital Sex And I Couldn't Be More Turned On

4 min read

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is a clever man.

Jack Laurence

Jack Laurence

How The Hell Did Our Parents Keep Us Alive Without Google?

3 min read

On December 13, 2018 at 6.17pm my daughter was born. By 6.45pm I had Googled “What is a sacral dimple?”

#IWD2019

#IWD2019

Why I Left My Arranged Marriage

6 min read

Ladies, this week marks International Women’s Day yet again, a Christmas equivalent for my calendar.

Views

Views

Has Feminism Sucked All The Fun Out Of Motherhood?

6 min read

I have always considered myself a feminist.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

Does A Mullet Automatically Make You A Bogan?

4 min read

What does your hairstyle say about you?

Catherine Hughes

Catherine Hughes

I Never Imagined My Baby's Death Would Make Me The Target Of Anti-Vaxxers

6 min read

“Shut up and grieve like a normal person.”

Life

Life

What Should Parents Call Their Private Parts Around Kids?

2 min read

It's the age old question -- should we censor the way we describe our private parts when talking to children or use their anatomical names?

Views

Views

Considering Using IVF To Have A Baby? Here’s What You Need To Know

6 min read

If it’s not you, perhaps it’s someone you know.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

What I Want To Teach My Boy About Toxic Masculinity

6 min read

One of my dearest friends wrote me an email the other day.

Richard Marles

Richard Marles

Why Your Next Family Holiday Should Be To Morocco

9 min read

The density of humanity is rich.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

As Festival Deaths Climb, How Do I Talk To My Teenagers About Drugs?

6 min read

I have no idea how to be a parent.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Love My Kids But Thank God The School Holidays Are Over

5 min read

On the last day of school holidays, morning sun smashes through my window.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Why Australia Needs Part-Time MPs

4 min read

There are times when it becomes necessary to lead by example and do something boldly different.

Good News

Good News

WATCH: Baby's Joy When She Hears Her Sister's Voice For The First Time

1 min read

When Scarlet was born three months premature, her parents held grave concerns for her health.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Parents Let Landlord Rape Daughter Instead Of Paying Rent

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Family Torn Apart By Mother-Daughter Electrocution Tragedy

1 min read

A mother and daughter tragically lost their lives in a freak accident on their remote family farm 117 kilometres southwest of Cairns.

Views

Views

I Re-Read My Year 8 Diary And, Yep, ‘Eighth Grade’ Is Pretty Spot On

4 min read

As I sat in the cinema watching 'Eighth Grade', I was catapulted back to my own early teenage life.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I Celebrate When My Kids Fail

6 min read

It's time they learn how it feels.

Views

Views

Why Are We So Obsessed With Our Ancestry?

4 min read

Did you get a DNA test for Christmas? You're not alone.