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World

World

IVF Doctor Used Own Sperm To Impregnate Patients, Fathering 16 Kids

1 min read

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.

World

World

Judge Orders Abortion For Woman With Disability

1 min read

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.

Life

Life

Teacher Shares How Ridiculous Helicopter Parents Are Being

2 min read

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".

Life

Life

Mum Labelled 'Bad Parent' After Sharing $8 Kmart Hack

2 min read

When 21-year-old single mum Tayla Hutchinson posted her helpful $8 Kmart hack in The Kmart Mums Australia Facebook Group, she didn't expect to be attacked by a small group of fellow parents.

National

National

'Jingoistic' Bias In Baby Formula Outrage Stories Unfair And Inaccurate

5 min read

China's booming demand for Australian baby formula is "good for our country", the industry said, as manufacturers push back against constant media coverage alleging that foreigners are gobbling up local supplies.

Celebrity

Celebrity

John Legend Wants More Dads To Take On Diaper Duty

1 min read

In an effort to make the duties of parenting more equal, John Legend is working to have changing tables added to men's bathrooms everywhere.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Why Mindy Kaling Stays Mum On Her Daughter's Paternity

2 min read

Mindy Kaling welcomed her daughter Katherine in December 2017, but so far, hasn't revealed who the child's father is.

National

National

Shocking Photo Of Baby Barely Secured In 'Dangerous' Car Seat Sparks Warning

2 min read

NSW Police have released a "very dangerous" photo of a seven-month-old baby who was found loosely strapped into a car seat in a precarious position.

National

National

Family Facing Deportation Over Son's Cystic Fibrosis 'Left In Limbo'

2 min read

An Irish family is pleading for government leniency as they face the prospect of having to leave Australia over their son's health condition.

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.

Good News

Good News

'World's Tiniest Baby' Born Weighing Just 245 Grams -- Same As An Apple

2 min read

A newborn girl weighing 245 grams and believed to be the world's tiniest surviving baby has beaten the odds and gone home as a healthy infant.

National

National

'I Wanted To Drive My Babies Off A Cliff': Why Mums Think About Harming Their Kids

5 min read

Whenever Jane* read about a parent killing their children, she would be outraged.

Life

Life

The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2019 (So Far) Have Been Released

2 min read

Looking for inspiration?

Tech

Tech

Cheaper, Faster IVF Tests To DNA Check Embryo Health

2 min read

A Melbourne scientist has come up with a world-first DNA test which speeds up the IVF process and reduces miscarriage.

News

News

Groundbreaking Gillette Ad Praised Worldwide For Transgender Support Message

1 min read

Praise has been piled on Gilette after its new ad championed a transgender teen and the bond he has with his father.

Life

Life

These Van Life Experts Teach You To Make A Home On The Open Road

3 min read

While we've long romanticised the open road, very few of us would want to live on it.

Entertainment

Entertainment

'Game of Thrones' Baby Names Growing In Popularity, With Lots Of Aryas

2 min read

A girl has a name — and now, so do a lot of other girls.

Life

Life

Carrie Bickmore Details Her Struggles As A Mum Of Three

1 min read

The Project's Carrie Bickmore has revealed her third child's newborn stage was "one of the most challenging periods" in her life.

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!"

Life

Life

Give Mum Something Better Than A Bunch Of Flowers This Mother's Day

5 min read

Mum has been getting those servo flowers and chocolates for years, let's up the ante on Sunday, May 12.

Life

Life

The Ultimate Mother's Day GIF Guide (See What We Did There?)

1 min read

Give mum the gif that keeps on giving.

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.

Good News

Good News

Aussies Share Their Moving #MyMum Stories After Shorten's Tears

3 min read

Inspired by Bill Shorten's emotional defence of his mum, other Australians are sharing their own stories of mothers who have gone above and beyond for their kids.

Kimberley Linco

Kimberley Linco

The Baby Name That Topped The List For 16 Years Before Crashing Out

4 min read

Each year, the states and territories around Australia reveal the top names given to babies in the previous year.

Anju Regis

Anju Regis

How I Survived The Loneliness Of Separation

6 min read

Most newly single people agree that you find yourself in serious limbo when you are separating.

World

World

Horrifying Moment Newborn Dropped On Head By Doctors

1 min read

*WARNING*: Disturbing footage.

Crime

Crime

Stranger Punches Kid Mid-Tantrum At Kmart

1 min read

In a bizarre and shocking incident at the popular chain store, a mother was left in shock when her two-year-old son was punched in the head.

National

National

Mother Discovered Newborn Baby Dead In Carry Sling

3 min read

A mother-of-three found her newborn son had died after he was unwrapped from a fabric sling.

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."

Health

Health

Parents Must Limit Under-Fives' Screen Time To One Hour Per Day, So Say New WHO Guidelines

2 min read

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidelines for screen time for children five-years-old and under.

Life

Life

One In Five Dads Miss The Birth Of Their Child And Sport Is Largely To Blame

3 min read

Witnessing the birth of their own flesh and blood is not a top priority for 20 percent of fathers.

News

News

What Happens When You Mix Kids And Shaving Products? A Viral Video!

1 min read

A Twitter video has gone viral after a kid shaved his siblings’ heads.

News

News

Man, 40, Sues Parents For Throwing Out His Massive Porn Collection

1 min read

A Michigan man who was living rent-free with his mum and dad after going through a divorce is now suing them for thousands after they destroyed his valuable porn collection.

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.

Sport

Sport

Majak Daw's Touching Baby Announcement Months After Serious Fall

1 min read

AFL player Majak Daw continues his week of milestones, announcing his partner is pregnant.

World

World

Mum Faces Jail After Toddler Urinated In A Parking Lot

1 min read

The pregnant mother was cited by Police for 'disorderly conduct' and faces 60 days in jail because her three year old urinated in a parking lot on his way to the restroom.

World

World

Doctors Urgently Warn Parents After Boy Swallows Magnets

5 min read

While the dangers of children accidentally ingesting batteries and laundry detergent pods are well known, doctors are sounding the alarm on the risks of another common household item: tiny, high-powered magnets.

National

National

"I'll Bloody Kill You': Nine-Year-Old Girls Scream In Car Park Rampage

1 min read

Two nine-year-old girls have gone on a rampage in the car park of a shopping centre.

News

News

This Baby’s First Word Was Google. Yep! Google!

1 min read

The Twitter clip of a baby’s first word being “Google” has gone viral.

Style

Style

'Daddy's Little F*** Toy': Amazon Pulls 'Inappropriate' Children's Clothing

2 min read

Major retailers Zara and Amazon have been forced to pull both clothing and ads after they were deemed 'inappropriate' by shoppers online.

Health

Health

Excessive Phone Use Is Putting Kids At Risk Of Hip Fractures In Later Life, Expert Warns

2 min read

Children who spend too much time using phones and other devices are reportedly at serious risk of hip fractures in their 40s and 50s, a professor of ageing and health has warned.

National

National

Is Putting Your Child In Time-Out Putting Them At Risk?

4 min read

Ever since British Supernanny sensation, Jo Frost took the naughty chair mainstream more than a decade ago, the practice of putting kids in time-out has falling in and our of favour with parents.

News

News

Science Says You're Not A Real Adult Until Your 30s

1 min read

If you're in your 20s and are still struggling to 'adult' -- don't stress, because science has your back.

Health

Health

'Game-Changing' Post-Natal Depression Treatment Has Been Approved

4 min read

For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug designed specifically to treat postpartum depression (PPD), and other drug regulators are "closely watching" to see how it works.

Life

Life

This Is The Age All Women Will Turn Into Their Mothers

3 min read

We now know the exact age that women will transform into their dear old mums, thanks to a new study.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Here's How I Explain Men Like George Pell To My Kids

5 min read

Cardinal George Pell has just been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old choirboys after a Sunday mass in 1996.

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.

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?”

News

News

New Research Shows Why Having Kids Doesn't Make Some Parents Happy

3 min read

Having children could reduce your happiness and it's all about the bottom line, according to new research.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

I Watched A Mother Hit Her Child Hard Enough To Be Assault. Why Didn’t I Intervene?

4 min read

I’m no parent.

Life

Life

Mother's Insta Post Sparks Child Co-Sleeping Debate

3 min read

A mum-of-three has shared a snap of her co-sleeping with all her children on Instagram and it ignited a huge debate among parents.

News

News

Sorry New Parents: Expect Six Years Of Sleep Deprivation

1 min read

A new study has found just how dramatic the impact of having a baby is on sleep, especially for mothers.

National

National

Teachers Get Restraining Orders Against Violent, Abusive Parents

2 min read

School teachers and principals are increasingly seeking restraining orders to manage physical and verbal abuse from irate parents.

Health

Health

Urgent Recall Of Popular Dummies Over Choking Fears

1 min read

An urgent recall has been issued for a popular line of dummies sold across Australia over fears babies could choke to death while using them.

Life

Life

Tony Hawk Teaching His Daughter To Be Brave Is The Most Inspiring Thing On The Internet

1 min read

Pro skater Tony Hawk posted a video to Twitter as his daughter overcame her fears and we can't help but get choked up...

Life

Life

Mum Slams People For Shortening Daughter's Name And We're Like, What?

2 min read

A mum isn't happy that her daughter has nicknames, and she's not afraid to tell the world.

Life

Life

Mum Shares Genius Hack For Feeding Her Son

1 min read

An Aussie mum has shared the oh-so-clever way she gets her fussy toddler to eat meals.

Tech

Tech

Horrified Mother Discovers Suicide Instructions On YouTube And YouTube Kids

5 min read

Warning: This article features disturbing content and mentions of suicide.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

Anti-Vaxxers Threaten My Son’s Health But Have Him To Thank For Theirs

7 min read

The internet erupted into a furore last week when Shanelle Cartwright, wife of footy player Bryce Cartwright, went public with her decision not to vaccinate either of her kids.

James Norman

James Norman

Why Banning Phones In Restaurants Is A Great Idea

3 min read

A few weekends ago I was sitting with my partner at one of our favourite St Kilda cafes. We couldn't help but notice the scene at the table next to us.

News

News

Aussie-First Virtual Baby Sleep Training Program Could Be Sweet Dreams For Parents

2 min read

It's enough to break even the most hardened parents.

Life

Life

Mum's Brilliant Cleaning 'Challenge' Goes Viral

1 min read

A mum has shared a crafty way to call out her kids' -- and her husband's -- sloppy cleaning game.

Style

Style

A Woman Accidentally Wore A Kid's Car Seat Cover As A Skirt

2 min read

Mum-to-be Lori Farrell recently made an adorable fashion faux pas when she wore a stripy kid's car seat cover as a skirt.

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?

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Why We Should (Carefully) Consider Paying Kids To Learn

5 min read

Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen a decline in the performance of Australian school students on international tests.

Life

Life

The Gender Reveal Manicure Is Here To Raise The Parenting Bar Once Again

1 min read

The intricate manicure -- complete with a tiny cake and candle -- is the latest way to show if you're having a boy or a girl.

Life

Life

Carrie Bickmore Shares Behind-The-Scenes Snap Of Motherhood

1 min read

The Project co-host Carrie Bickmore has shared a very private portrait of motherhood on Twitter.

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.

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.

Views

Views

Why I Wore Red Lipstick When I Gave Birth To My Daughter

5 min read

 When I was eight years old, I was mauled on the face by a dog.

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.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Shocking Moment A Car Hits A Baby In A Pram

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

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.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

I Didn’t Think My 10-Year-Old Needed A Phone But I Was Wrong

3 min read

One day early last year, my daughter came home from school and said, “Lots of the other grade sixes already have their own phones.”

Matilda Dixon-Smith

Matilda Dixon-Smith

If You Have A Problem With Ads Calling Out Toxic Men, Just Look In The Mirror

6 min read

This week has been another fascinating one in the world of men’s fragile relationship with their own masculinity.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

The UK Is Blocking Online Porn To Under 18s. Could It Happen Here?

3 min read

From April 2019, all internet access to pornography in the UK will be blocked unless users can confirm they are over the age of 18.

The Project

The Project

Teen Calls Cops On Father For Taking Away Her Phone

1 min read

In what has to be the silliest revenge-hungry decision ever, a teenager in Ohio has called the cops on her dad after he confiscated her phone.

Health

Health

Babies Could Be In Danger From Closed Prams As Well As Closed Cars

1 min read

We all know the dangers of leaving a child in a car, could a pram also be a killer?

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.

Life

Life

'Nightmare': Mum's Warning After Son Swallows 13 Tiny Magnets From Toy

2 min read

A mother has made an impassioned warning to parents after her son swallowed 13 tiny magnets from inside a toy. 

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I Celebrate When My Kids Fail

6 min read

It's time they learn how it feels.

Stacey June

Stacey June

When The Baby I Never Met Told Me Her Name

4 min read

I have discovered that many people were having sex around February this year!

Life

Life

This Is What Everyone Called Their Baby In 2018

1 min read

Drum roll, please...

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

The Importance Of Sex, Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll For Children

4 min read

One of my daughter’s friends was recently banned from listening to Morgan Evan’s 'Day Drunk.'

World

World

Parents Spend Billions On Adult Children, Helping With Groceries And Bills

2 min read

From Ashton Kutcher to Bill Gates, there's a growing list of notable figures who say they will not be leaving an inheritance for their children.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

8 Reasons Why Having Kids Ruined My Life

7 min read

2018 comes to a close and with it, a chance to reflect on another year of blah, blah, blah.

Health

Health

'My Baby Is Nine Months Old And I Have Never Been Able To Hug Her'

4 min read

When Alarna Gordon gave birth to her first child, Alexis, in March she knew immediately that something wasn't right.

Life

Life

Short And Sweet Baby Names Set To Be Big In 2019

2 min read

Can someone please help us pronounce some of these??

Michael Grose

Michael Grose

Was The Ohio Girl's Dad Right To Punish Her On Social Media?

4 min read

Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence.

Sophie Heizer

Sophie Heizer

We Asked Five Experts: Should I Lie To My Children About Santa?

1 min read

Is there any real harm?

Lisa Portolan

Lisa Portolan

Should You Kiss Your Kids On The Lips?

3 min read

It's a controversial topic.

Health

Health

The Dark Reason Behind Increasing Milk Allergy Rates In Babies

4 min read

A leading UK doctor has taken aim at the makers of baby formula, claiming they are responsible for a rise in the number of children being diagnosed with cows milk protein allergy.

World

World

Father Makes Bully Daughter Walk Eight Kilometres To School

1 min read

Old school parenting at its finest. 

Life

Life

How To Tell If You Grew Up With A 'Toxic Mum' And How To Fix It

4 min read

MMMMUUUUUMMMM! It really is all your fault.

Life

Life

Kris Smith And Girlfriend Sarah Boulazeris Welcome Baby Girl

1 min read

The genetically blessed pair have welcomed little Mila Elle into the world.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

Expectation Vs Reality: The Joy Of Your Kid's End Of Year School Concert

3 min read

You know that sweet Christmas concert scene in Love Actually?

Life

Life

Parents Hiring Coaches To Get Their Babies To Sleep

5 min read

New parents face a host of challenges, but one of the most common is dealing with sleep issues.

Health

Health

'Lifesaving': Breast Milk Bank Opens To Help Desperate Parents And Babies

2 min read

Hundreds of premature babies will have access to “life-saving” donated breast milk, with the launch of New South Wales’ first milk bank.

Good News

Good News

Boy Sends Card To His Dad 'In Heaven' And Gets A Touching Reply

2 min read

We're tearing up.

Sam Duncan

Sam Duncan

Why Would Anyone Let Their Kid Play Rugby League With The Lack Of Role Models?

3 min read

Another day, another spot fire for the NRL to battle.