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

Dad in Profile | David Liddiard | Essential Baby

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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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.

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RPA hospital contacting mums after discovering vaccine storage fault

Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) is trying to contact women who had babies at the facility after discovering a fault in a refrigerator containing vaccines.

'Nutella' not a baby name, French court says

A French court has blocked parents from naming their baby girl after the hazelnut spread Nutella, arguing it would make her the target of mockery.

Why I'm never calling myself 'just a mum' again

I’ve grown three human beings. I feed them, dress them, teach them, care for them and love them 24 hours a day. Yet for eight years, when I meet new people and they’ve asked me what I do, I tell them: “I’m just a mum”.

Rosie Batty named 2015 Australian of the Year

One year ago, Rosie Batty could not have imagined she'd be where she is. Tonight the grieving mum who put domestic violence on the national agenda was named Australian of the Year.

Five reasons to hug more

Hugging – some of us thrive on it, even depend on it – and then there are those who don't care for it really. So, are they missing out?

Help - my three-year-old has started throwing tantrums

My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday.

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First peek at Sonia Kruger's daughter Maggie

"She smells so good, I could eat her," Kruger tells co-host David Campbell.

Mum assists in own caesarean surgery

A mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.

How to handle common childhood regressions

Regression can be a natural and common part of development prompted by a variety of factors, but that doesn't make it less frustrating.

Disgruntled dad's pram ad goes viral

When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration. 

Man discovers he's a dad after finding 55-year-old letter

Discovering you are about to father a baby is startling enough - never mind finding out you have a 61-year-old son.

15 thoughts mums have during a tantrum

Ranging from mild to feral and triggered by events both minor and major, tantrums certainly keep life interesting.

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Forgotten Baby Syndrome claims the life of toddler

One baby dies every eight days in the back of a car in the US, victims of 'forgotten baby syndrome'.

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel. You stole my heart, and changed me into the women I am today.

Chrissie Swan has reached her "sex quota"

Chrissie Swan says she and her partner have sex once a year due to her fear of falling pregnant.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Five-year-old shoots nine-month-old brother dead

A nine-month-old baby boy died on Monday after he was shot in the head by his five-year-old brother in their grandfather's home.

'Is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Episiotomy in childbirth: not just 'a little snip'

Episiotomies have a place in maternity care – and can occasionally save lives – but should not be performed routinely.

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Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

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Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

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