Parents Giving Their Kids 'Mashed-Up' Surnames Becoming More Popular Than Double-Barrel
Double-barrel last names have been surpassed by a new trend of the blended last name, but not everyone is a fan.
Double-barrel last names have been surpassed by a new trend of the blended last name, but not everyone is a fan.
When Francesca Easdon wrote a sweet note to her son, she didn't expect a horrible response from his teacher when he returned home.
As December quickly approaches, my Elf on the Shelf anxiety is rearing its ugly head.
If you've never heard of Clemmie Hooper, the queen of all Instagram mums, you likely scrolled passed a negative headline about her this week.
Shots have been fired about the 'worst' names parents have given their children this year.
In the early hours of a hot summer morning in late 2012, I found myself in the worst mental state of my life.
You probably haven't heard of most of them but having a unique baby name is clearly still a top priority for a number of expectant parents.
Another gender reveal celebration has gone wrong, this time causing a recent plane crash in west Texas.
Emma Micallef was young, healthy and just weeks away from meeting her baby boy when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.
Oh Michael Leunig.
Last night, my 12-year-old son attacked me.
They call it 'Zombie Parade', where thousands of trick-or-treaters from across the city descend on Halloween night.
Halloween is suddenly big business in Australia and we've got the stats on which areas are spending the most to get into the spooky spirit.
Exercise before family time? Parents' health should be a non-negotiable.
A new poll has found that parents are fielding 10,000 questions a year.
“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.
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.
A cartoonist named Michael Leunig drew a cartoon featuring a mother looking at her phone while pushing a pram. Seems unremarkable, right? But get this: the baby had fallen out of the pram! And she didn't even notice!
Michael Leunig is no stranger to controversy but his latest cartoon published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday has hit a sore spot with mothers.
A baby girl has made her grand entrance into the world amid candlelight and blaring tornado sirens.
New research shows that fathers who encourage their children to be socially assertive and to step outside of their comfort zone may help their children avoid social anxiety in young adulthood.
Have you ever read a Moving Open Letter to a child on the Internet?
Lunchbox snacks can easily cost you a small fortune so mum Kia Bradford Oswald shared her budgeting hack in order to be helpful.
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.
We have to give it to him for his out of the box thinking.
As my daughter, Addi climbed into her car seat at school pick up, a parent of one of her classmates who was parked next to us looked over.
Ang Bishop caught up with Angelina Jolie for an exclusive chat about 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' at the film's Tokyo premiere.
We’ve all seen it: a friend on social media tweeting or posting status updates bursting with tantalising cryptic vagueness.
An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.
Survivors of thalidomide fear they may die before an apology from the government for the "health disaster", slamming six months of silence after a landmark Senate report recommended action.
Nikki Webster grew up in front of our eyes but now at 32-years-old, she has two young children of her own.
Nikki Webster first rose to fame when she appeared on our televisions during the opening ceremony of the Olympics in 2000.
The mother of 10 day-old Kai Love -- Snoop Dogg's grandson -- has hit out at false reports after the infant's death.
My nine-year-old son Toby appeared in his first school musical performance this week and it is making me feel both nostalgic and incredibly elderly that his class theme required him to dress ‘90s style.’
It might seem innocent enough, but they're words that can do a lot of harm.
In a win for common sense, Ad Standards determined on Wednesday that Libra’s ‘Blood Normal’ ad did not breach the ethics code, in spite of the almost 600 complaints against it.
After 50 days separated from her family, the actress missed her husband and two children desperately.
Is this woman out of line for declining to pay for something her daughter broke while she was at an open house with her parents?
Any parent of a tween would now know the ‘news’ that JoJo Siwa (AKA JoJo Bow Girl) is boomerang-ing her way down under.
It used to drive me nuts when I would be out with my two daughters and total strangers would approach me and say, “Enjoy them while they are little, they grow up so fast!”
Parents can feel confused or disturbed by the social media platforms their kids use, but there's little information about how to help or guide their children.
A familiar moment of anguish for a Sydney mum was quickly turned around thanks to other mothers supporting rather than turning on one another.
A leading emergency paediatrician has urged the Prime Minister to "get off his arse" and take action on button batteries, a choking hazard for children.
A father has written a heartbreaking open letter to other parents after the death of his own son.
Parents are developing distress, anxiety and depression as they worry about their kids being affected by climate change, with some people simply choosing not to bring children into an uncertain world.
Glamping -- a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “I’m too precious to actually go camping” -- is ideal for working families.
The pair who fell in love on 'The Bachelor' recently welcomed their first child and it's meant they've had little time to think about tying the knot.
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.
There are moments in a parent's life when your commitment is really tested.
Kim Kardashian West and Khloe Kardashian might need to take another holiday just to get away from the drama.
Of all the joys parenting can bring, uncomfortable conversations won’t be one of them.
I didn’t expect a trip to the Post Office to trigger so much nausea.
'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.
When one man's toddler wanted to shoot a hoop he stepped in to help him with his goal.
A mother has been left horrified after her daughter allegedly found a razor blade inside a packet of sultanas she bought from a supermarket.
If you're tired of spending a mint of your children's lunchbox snacks, a clever parent has found a simple solution.
There’s a question that many new parents ask themselves, particularly when it’s a quiet day of watching daytime TV, sterilising bottles and patting the baby: where did all of my friends go?
I’ve recently become a vegan.
A suburban mum thought she was surprising daughter with a new pencil case, but after a less-than-ideal response, it became a life lesson.
The actress might be one of the most famous faces in Hollywood but on Wednesday she was just a proud mum witnessing her 18-year-old's milestone moment.
The new mum welcomed her first child and daughter named Myja-Jae with her partner Damon Collina in July.
When Amy's son was lost in the retail store, she assumed it would be a simple case of announcing his disappearance over the store's PA system to speedily locate him.
“What’s something you used to be a real a**hole about?” asked the journalist, Erin Riley, on Twitter this week.
Virgin Australia has just announced a new policy that means babies can pack up all their soft toys for their next holiday.
My mother died very suddenly when I was 27.
Holidays were a dream, but they were far from my own reality.
Can you hear that?
The Project's Carrie Bickmore has opened up on the guilt she felt returning to work after maternity leave.
For children of the 1980s, '9 1/2 Weeks' was a raunchy movie released in 1986 starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.
Pink has had enough of being told what she can and can't do with her own children, so she's taken another stand.
According to lactation expert Pinky McKay, it sadly happens a lot more than we probably realise.
For almost 10 years, I’ve been organising our kids’ birthdays.
Those of us who have unique names or spellings know this pain all too well.
People who know me know that I am a parent -- and that means I’m one of the most important people on the planet.
Doctors are urging parents to make sure their children get vaccinations, following a number of measles outbreaks in Western Australia.
This week I was fortunate enough to interview award-winning Australian author and passionate educator, John Marsden.
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.
It appears these squishy Lion King collectables are EVERYWHERE and according to my kids, they are EVERYTHING to EVERYONE.
Speak to any parent and they'll tell you the trials and tribulations of toilet training a child.
I celebrate breastfeeding mothers everywhere.
For many parents and caregivers, it can be difficult to pick up the signs that their child may be struggling with mental illness.
They're the latest toy craze, but parents are being warned about choking hazards in the new Lion King Ooshie promotion.
Samantha Cairns fell pregnant with her first baby soon after her wedding, but everything changed for the mum-to-be when she was told her unborn child was likely to die in his first weeks due to a defect she'd never heard of.
Sickening. Heartbreaking. Every parent’s worst nightmare.
It’s time for dads to shoulder the nappy bag.
It' one of the fastest growing social media platforms on the planet, with more than 500 million active users. Only YouTube, Facebook and Instagram boast more.
Lauren Brant has had a go at her partner Barry Hall on social media less than two months after giving birth to the couple's second child.
As far as I’m concerned, I have two boys.
The bereaved mother of a stillborn baby has made an emotional plea to heartless thieves who stole a box filled with her only memories of her child.
On Monday night Carrie Bickmore, will be back on our television screens after eight months of maternity leave spent away from her seat at 'The Project' desk.
This year, the small Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu announced a plan to ban disposable nappies, as well as other throwaway items such as plastic bags.
When I read that a Perth mum, who left her daughter with a bruise after smacking her with a wooden spoon, has been fined $750 and convicted of common assault, I had an immediate flashback to my own childhood.
When it comes to 'the parenting police' everyone has their own opinions. Their latest target is Younger actress and mum of two, Hilary Duff.
During a conversation earlier this week, I heard yet another example of how patriarchy works to break men.
Australian journalist Emma Alberici told the ABC this week that kids under the age of 16 should be banned from using social media, because 16 is the age of consent, legal marriage, and driving.
A teenager who suffers anxiety has been the target of a cruel bully, who doused her with juice on her prom night, ruining her dress and turning what was meant to be a magical evening into a nightmare.
Disturbing footage has surfaced on social media, showing parents and carers viciously punching their children's toys in an effort to get them to eat their food.
A fertility doctor has lost his licence for using his own sperm to inseminate at least 11 women, and using the wrong sperm in dozens of other cases.
A British woman has been ordered to have an abortion by a court, going against her and her mother's wishes, after health authorities argued it would be in her best interests.
A 30-year-old high school teacher, who was aggressively approached by two parents during a school athletics carnival, has said she shouldn't be attacked for "not being up to their Olympic grade standards".