Conception

Worth the wait: our miracle baby via embryo adoption

Alison Bradshaw After 10 years of trying for a baby, Cara and her husband John tried an alternative route to parenthood.

Pregnancy

Advice people won't give you (but probably should) in your third trimester

Jessica Bartlett These are the 'school of hard knocks' lessons I've learned in my last three months of pregnancy, and I'm sharing them with you – because if not me, then who will?

Birth

5 things to remind yourself as you approach labour

Sharday Stirton 5:35pm During my first pregnancy, I'd only heard graphic and horrific stories of birth and what to expect. For an impending mother, these were the last things I needed to hear.

Baby

Toddler drowns while sharing bath with brother

Staff writers 3:15pm It was a normal afternoon in the Warner-Simpson home as mum Zoe gave her sons Oliver, 4 and, Edward, 2, a bath on April 13.

Toddler

Be careful what you wish for

JO HARTLEY Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl? Then remember how you felt once he did?

Mummydesking: the new hotdesking

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LUCY BATTERSBY It is a paradise that only working parents of small children can understand: a place to sit for three hours without any interruptions while someone looks after the kids.

Sugary drinks blamed for removal of toddlers' rotten teeth

Kids break out of daycare centre, cross busy highway

When toddlers have strange obsessions

Why I'm glad to be an indulgent granny

Wellbeing

Teen boy learns when not to joke with a woman

LETITIA ROWLANDS 4:59pm A teenage Coles checkout operator is now well aware that the moment a woman is purchasing sanitary products is not the best time for humour.

Health watchdog puts new mums on a diet

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CATHERINE RODIE Under a new scheme, new mums will be assessed by their GPs during their six-week check, and women who are overweight will be told to go on a diet with weekly targets.

When Mama Bear strikes

Is this the worst relationship advice ever published?

What not to say to a new mum

How to help your marriage survive after having a baby