Helping a toddler embrace an adopted sibling

Jackie Spinner A single parent by choice, I am preparing to adopt a second baby from Morocco. And I face a special challenge.



Why it's time to end the three-month secrecy rule

When you’re open about things, it gives other people permission to do the same. You hear the truth of other people’s lives and realise others aren’t perfect.


The birth photos too graphic for Facebook

CATHERINE RODIE 10:47am Now that Facebook has relaxed its rules around breastfeeding photos, it seems they're cracking down on birth photos.

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Would you want your mother-in-law at your baby's birth?


Catherine Rodie Here is a surprising statistic: according to a poll carried out by the UK Baby Show, one in five women say that they would like their mother-in-law to be present when they give birth.

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'My miracle is finally here'

The mum-to-be who never got to meet her baby

European holiday one week, motherhood the next: student gives birth to surprise baby

The facts on inductions


Am I ignoring my baby?

Nicole Thomson-Pride 1:09pm Some mums are wracked with guilt when they leave their baby on the floor to attend to daily tasks. But really, this guilt is unwarranted.

How I learnt to relax about routines

After many years, I finally realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect.

Thuy Yau After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.


Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

My experience of feeding as an exclusive pumper

5 things to do with your baby’s old clothes

The history of the disposable nappy


This is Australia's Mr Average

SARAH BERRY 1:15pm Think of a quintessential Aussie bloke and Hugh Jackman or Russell Crowe might come to mind. But they are not your average Aussie men.


Ashton Kutcher explains how daughter Wyatt was named

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LETITIA ROWLANDS 12:37pm Ashton Kutcher has revealed he and fiance Mila Kunis registered newborn daughter Wyatt Isabelle's name on Twitter and Instagram before the baby girl was even born.


Who would look after your children in an emergency?

Should you have a third child or not?

Why we still need to capture the important moments

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour


Why you need a date night - and how to make it happen

JO HARTLEY 4:11pm When we become parents, our relationship with our partner inevitably evolves very quickly. But it's important to keep close - and date nights can help.


The impact of our seafood consumption


PAUL KALINA Approximately 70 per cent of the seafood consumed in Australia is imported from countries where intensive farming is destroying marine ecosystems. Australian fisheries are putting entire species of shark and blue fin tuna at risk.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study