Roger Federer: life with two sets of twins

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


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

Michael McIntyre

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


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'

Matt Golinski

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.


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


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

Damien Leith

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

Dave O'Neil

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

Jay Laga'aia

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.

Dad in profile

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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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.

9 things I need to thank my parents for

You really don't realise everything your parents did for you until you find yourself doing them for your own children ... vomit catching and all.

The adventurous baby who's already putting safety first

When you're a baby, even getting off a bed and onto the floor can be a tricky procedure.

The story behind the love video that went viral

It is a quiet video, less than a half-minute long. It features no flourishes to speak of. It has no kittens doing kitten things. None of the things that often make a video go viral.

Anthony and Elle Watmough's joyous news as baby cleared of fatal condition

Rugby league star Anthony Watmough and his wife Elle have shared their joy at learning their unborn baby, who was thought to have Trisomy 18, was cleared of the fatal condition.

Win a family farmstay with Shaun the Sheep

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.

How I learnt to be a better friend

I may have lost that particular friend years ago, but I have gained so much from that experience.

What goes in the nappy bag?

It's far more than just a bag for nappies - it's the travel companion for your baby that should contain all the things you might need when away from home base.

The nature naming trend

The biggest joy of our daughter's name is that people really light up when they hear it (pun intended).

Win a Justine Clarke Pyjama Jam! prize pack

The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.

Parents of baby born without part of his skull stand up to critics

When Brittany and Brandon Buell's son Jaxon was born missing much of his brain and skull, doctors said he only had days to live.

Baby plans are 'none of your business'

Emily Bingham had been asked about her baby making plans one too many times. 

Diet shakes to lose weight? Think again

Thinking of investing in meal replacement shakes to slim down ahead of summer?

Study offers support for cancer treatment during pregnancy

It is among the most delicate and difficult dilemmas in medicine: Should a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis begin treatment before her child is born?

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

64 baby names based in nature

Looking for a baby name with a nod to nature, or one with an organic meaning? Check out our list to get inspired.

What coffee does to your body

That cup of Joe is just the boost your body needs.

Mum leaves triplets at hospital because she can't afford them

An illiterate and poverty stricken mother has abandoned her newborn triplets at hospital because she cannot afford to care for them.

I gave my daughter up for adoption - then tried to be her mum

The first time my oldest daughter called me 'Mum', she was 17.

Rainbow Babies lighting up the internet

A recent Facebook photo post is prompting widespread discussion of an emotional topic for many parents: rainbow babies.

The new wave of virgins giving birth

Dozens of young women have had virgin births after undergoing IVF in Britain, it has been reported.

'It sort of became an addiction': parents buying, reselling Bonds Wondersuits

Your baby might be crawling around in hundreds of dollars worth of clothing.

Adjusting your child to daylight savings time

A one-hour difference to the day is pretty big deal when you're little.

Born too soon: life on the margins of existence

The frontiers of life are advancing ever further into uncharted territory.

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Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

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Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.


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