Conception

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

LETITIA ROWLANDS They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Government must set state adoption targets, Barnardos Australia says

Barnados

RACHEL BROWNE Australia's leading child abuse charity is calling on the federal government to introduce targets to encourage the adoption of children from foster care.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

Crowdfunding for a baby

Why dads-to-be should quit smoking, too

The mum who fell in love with her sperm donor

Pregnancy

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

DANIELLE COLLEY 11:46am It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.

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Baby

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

ANNA PATTY 10:47am The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

Toddler

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

JESSICA RUDD 1:05pm Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

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When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

When is the right time to start the Christmas countdown?

MATT CALMAN 9:08am A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

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Those special moments of sibling bonding

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

What parents really want for their kids

Video: Sweet toddler gets emotional while watching animated film

Lifestyle

Bad news: we're running out of chocolate

Roberto A. Ferdman 4:47pm The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate.

Wellbeing

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

Zoë Krupka The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

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