Roger Federer: life with two sets of twins

Simon Briggs "This is the best time of my life," says the seven-time Wimbledon champion.

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Michael McIntyre: 'People with no kids don't know'

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Sarah Thomas with staff writers Feel-good humour has turned Michael McIntyre into a star stand-up comic - and his act about being a parent is a hilarious smash hit.

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Dad in profile: Pat Cash

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Pat Cash at Centre Court, Wimbledon, London, Britain - 12 May 2006

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Nicole Haddow Former tennis star Pat Cash reflects on the significant women in his life, and on now being a granddad of two.

Dad in profile: Peter Overton

Peter Overton with wife jessica Rowe and daughters Allegra, 6, and Giselle, 4.

JO CASAMENTO For newsreader Peter Overton, life doesn't get any more magical than the daily rituals he shares with his daughters - searching for fairies and reading together at bedtime.

Dad in profile: Jamie Durie

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Paul Connelly Garden designer and TV host Jamie Durie reflects on being a dad, his role in Manpower, and being sent dried placenta in the mail.

Chef Matt Golinski: 'My world has been turned upside down'

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Celebrity chef Matt Golinski has spoken publicly for the first time about his emotional and physical turmoil almost eight months after losing his wife and three daughters in a fire which left him in a medically induced coma.

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McVeigh tells: I'm so proud of baby Luella

Jarrad McVeigh with his wife, Clementine.

Michael Cowley The Sydney Swan opens up about his grief over losing his daughter, who died last year of a serious heart complication.

Michael Klim: Dad in Profile

Michael Klim at home with his children Stella, Rocco and baby Frankie.

Amber Robinson Michael Klim is a dual-Olympian and father of three.

Dr Andrew Rochford: Dad in Profile

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Amber Robinson Dr Andrew Rochford is a father of three. He talks fatherhood, work and healthy living with EB in this exclusive interview.

Dad in Profile: Damien Leith

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Amber Robinson Singer Damien Leith is a father of three, with his newest addition just 7 months old. He tells us how he juggles parenthood, marriage and a busy career.

Greg Page, Wiggle (yellow, retired)

Wiggly road to recovery

Former yellow Wiggle member Greg Page.

Samantha Selinger-Morris Greg Page faced illness and heartache behind the headlines. His autobiography tells it as it is.

Dad in profile: Dave O'Neil

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One of Australia’s most versatile and loved comedians, Dave O’Neil chats to us about work and play and raising 3 kids.

Dad in Profile: Jay Laga'aia

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Amber Robinson Jay Laga'aia is a father of eight and one of Australia's most recognised performers, having starred in an extraordinary number of films, TV programs and stage productions.

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David Liddiard

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Anni Taylor As a first-grade rugby league player, David Liddiard played 15 seasons with the Australian Parramatta, Penrith and Manly Clubs and in the English competition with Leeds Rugby League Club.

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Sporting Dads

EB presents high-profile Aussie athletes who are fathers and great role models.

Celebrity dads

Family men are back in fashion. Celebrities like David Beckham or Brad Pitt are happy to be seen with a baby strapped to their front or pushing a stroller.

Teaching our son to say no to violence against women

Today, on White Ribbon Day - and every other day - we're teaching our son to say no to violence against women.

Mothers told to breastfeed in 'spacious' toilet

If there is one thing the owners of Tillings Cafe can be certain of, it is that the eatery won't win the award for Britain's best baby-friendly coffee shop any time soon.

Mother gives name to son dumped down drain

A woman who admitted to dumping her newborn baby down a Sydney drain has reportedly been allowed to give him a name.

Taking small steps to reduce stress

Are you feeling used up by life's stress, family problems and a demanding job you can't turn off? Many people are way beyond work-life exhaustion. They are functioning as robots.

Bad news: we're running out of chocolate

The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate.

Born at 23 weeks, 'Chopstick Baby' survives first week

A baby who was born at 23 weeks has survived her first week of life outside the womb.

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

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.

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

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.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

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.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

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

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

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

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

Love has nothing to do with mental illness. But love may drive a mother to do something about it.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

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We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

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Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong'

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

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Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.