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

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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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The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I’m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children’s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years – using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside – will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.

When will I feel like myself again?

At some point I became 'me' again, but not the same me that I was ... and that’s not a bad thing.

Our Watch: ending the national emergency of domestic violence

An ambitious new national initiative aims to address the "national emergency" of domestic violence across Australia.

Decrease in stillbirths in late pregnancy and older mums

There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.

My baby was permanently injured during birth

My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term “brachial plexus birth injury” and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.

Being a yo-yo mama is the rhythm of motherhood

A flip-flop happy-sad can occur in the same minute, the same second. And it continues forever, throughout a yo-yo mama's tenure, beginning with pregnancy.

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts?

First it was weddings. Then it was engagement parties. Now it seems christenings are following the trend of asking guests for money in lieu of gifts.

Crash testing new parenthood

The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.

Itching for a solution to eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Video: The challenges and joys of making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

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Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else’s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby’s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend – me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum – I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women’s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

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