Parenting

Wed 20 May 2020

New maternity insurance ‘takes away mother’s rights’

premium_icon New maternity insurance ‘takes away mother’s rights’

A move by insurers to offer fixed-priced maternity policies might seem attractive but top doctors warn it will see decisions made by conglomerates.

‘Overwhelmed’: Miranda Kerr reveals co-parenting struggles

premium_icon ‘Overwhelmed’: Miranda Kerr reveals co-parenting struggles

Supermodel mum Miranda Kerr gave fans a rare glimpse inside her home life with Snapchat billionaire Evan Spiegel and admits co-parenting with her ex-husband Orlando...

Why COVID-kids need a kindness curriculum

Why COVID-kids need a kindness curriculum

Trying a little tenderness might just be the answer for students navigating home and school life in this time of coronavirus, according to experts.

Mon 18 May 2020

When family holidays are one big happy daze

When family holidays are one big happy daze

Life in lockdown brings new appreciation of holidays gone by, even when a road trip with kids to the NSW coastal town of Iluka requires two attempts in one week

Sun 17 May 2020

‘Sperminator’ fathers five children during lockdown

‘Sperminator’ fathers five children during lockdown

A 44-year-old maths professor turned sperm donor won’t let anything stand in the way of growing his “family” – not even a global pandemic.

Fri 15 May 2020

Dad’s safety training saved little Rani’s life

premium_icon Dad’s safety training saved little Rani’s life

The eight-month-old is still fighting but her parents said she wouldn’t be here if Dad hadn’t kicked into gear.

Thu 14 May 2020

Child hand sanitiser poisonings on the rise

premium_icon Child hand sanitiser poisonings on the rise

While most Australians have escaped coronavirus some children are being made sick by the substances used to prevent it with a spike in sanitiser poisonings.

Centres offer free services for cash-strapped parents

premium_icon Centres offer free services for cash-strapped parents

Multiple Ipswich childcare centres will offer the Federal Government’s relief package for families struggling due to COVID-19

Wed 13 May 2020

Mum shocked by rude Kmart toy

Mum shocked by rude Kmart toy

One mum couldn't believe her eyes when she spotted a rather interesting, ahem, 'horn' on a toy at the discount department store.

Shock find after baby’s mystery illness

Shock find after baby’s mystery illness

Emily Neilan had no idea what was wrong with her daughter, who suddenly became like a ragdoll, until a scan revealed the awful cause.

Tue 12 May 2020

Horrifying find crawling in girl’s eye

Horrifying find crawling in girl’s eye

The six-year-old complained her eye was “burning” but her mum had no idea what was causing the problem until it “slid out”. WARNING: Graphic.

Urgent research into COVID-19 linked illness in kids

Urgent research into COVID-19 linked illness in kids

Scott Morrison has requested urgent advice on whether a mysterious coronavirus-linked illness affecting American children is an issue in Australia.

PM under pressure to extend free childcare

PM under pressure to extend free childcare

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing increased pressure to extend free childcare to Australian families struggling to pay.

Mon 11 May 2020

Wiggle's message to kids in lockdown

Wiggle's message to kids in lockdown

Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins has delivered a sweet message to parents and kids stuck in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Star's brutally honest Mother's Day post

Star's brutally honest Mother's Day post

Girls star and mum-of-two Jemima Kirke has been praised for her frank Mother’s Day post, in which she admits what she “can’t stand” about being a parent.

How Queensland kids are coping going back to school

premium_icon How Queensland kids are coping going back to school

As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions lift, Prep, Year 1, 11 and 12 students went back to school this morning for the first time in term two.

Sat 9 May 2020

Mum-to-be’s COVID-19 symptoms spark birth centre change

premium_icon Mum-to-be’s COVID-19 symptoms spark birth centre change

Tensions flare over exclusive use of Mackay Birth Centre for expectant mothers with suspected coronavirus.

‘I wish I could give pregnant Sam a cuddle’

premium_icon ‘I wish I could give pregnant Sam a cuddle’

Sports presenter Sam Squiers almost died during the dramatic delivery of her first daughter in 2017. Now she has opened up about her difficult second pregnancy.

Fri 8 May 2020

Busy mum defending importance of down time

premium_icon Busy mum defending importance of down time

A Flight Lieutenant at RAAF base Amberley plans to spend Mother's Day taking a break from her busy schedule for time with the family.

Comparison test: Australia’s best family off-roader

Comparison test: Australia’s best family off-roader

Australians love their utes and SUVs, and these three ute-based vehicles combine the best of both worlds. But which is the best 4WD?

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