Lesley Picking I've always hated Christmas, but I'm getting better at hiding it as the years go on. I'm a 'Christmas baby', born on December 25.
Sally Heppleston We had a very happy Christmas Day in 2007, when we excitedly announced to our family we were pregnant. Then our baby was born stillborn and our lives changed forever.
Grab your partner, bestie or a tub of Ben & Jerry's and snuggle up for these Christmas classics.
It has to be one of the lowest, most pointless acts a criminal could do: steal a simple set of Christmas decorations from a young family's front yard.
What would the Essential Baby/Essential Kids team members like to find under the tree this December 25? Here's a sneak peek at their wish-lists (where no item was too big or too small!).
Duncan Buchanan Pregnant, thinking of giving alcohol a miss for a while, or doing the Pregnant Pause over the silly season? Here are some tried and true tactics that can help you handle the hardest social situations without giving into pressure to have a drink.
Raquel D'Apice I am a 10-month-old baby and I write because my mother has been sending out my "Christmas List" to people, and her list does not in any way represent the things I really want. Here is a comprehensive list of the things I want for Christmas.
Cal Wilson One of the things Cal Wilson has loved most about having a family is starting their very own Christmas traditions.
KIRAN CHUG Once upon a time, some luxury makeup and something sparkly in a jewellery box would have made me very happy on Christmas morning. Then I had two children and my wish list changed.
KERRI SACKVILLE As the holiday season approaches, I face my first ever Christmas as a single parent. Interestingly, though, it’s not with the emotions you might anticipate.
Alexia Attwood Artificial tree sales may be getting stronger, but real trees still have a big appeal too.
KYLIE ORR A never ending shopping list, non-stop festivities with family and friends, plans to do it all differently next year ... yep, that's Christmas in Kylie Orr's house.
AMBER ROBINSON There's never been more choice when it comes to stylish basics and ingenious playthings for babies and toddlers. Here are EB editor Amber's selections for wonderful Christmas gifts.
Jo Hartley In order to be a little bit different and think somewhat outside the usual gift box, why not give one of these to the pregnant woman or new mum who seemingly has it all?
AMITY DRY I’m not ready for my son to stop believing in Santa yet. But should I treat him like the intelligent and sensible boy that he is and tell the truth, or should I lie, with the good intentions of keeping the magic alive for just a little longer?
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CATHERINE RODIE Everyone loves a personalised Christmas present - especially those which have been lovingly created by little hands. These Christmas gifts are so easy that even your toddler will be able to make them.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Guaranteeing your child will smile sweetly for the camera when they sit on Santa's lap is impossible, but these tips will give you the best chance of success.
A Canberra family has decorated their home with more than half a million Christmas lights, reclaiming a Guinness world record they first held in 2011, to raise money for SIDS and Kids.
We've taken the hard work out of shopping by finding the most gorgeous Christmas gifts - both fun and practical - for your littlest family members.
PINKY MCKAY The most precious gifts we can give our children are those that will last long beyond the festive season.
PINKY MCKAY At Christmas, it’s easy to feel pressure to make this time special, often at the expense of your own well-being. Pinky McKay shares advice on how to stay calm during the frantic festive season.
KYLIE ORR This Christmas, toss away the idea of giving people stuff, and give special experiences instead.
Livia Gamble Christmas turkey, seafood or ham; however you decide to dine this Christmas, if you’re pregnant there are a few things to keep in the back of your mind.
Livia Gamble Follow our tips to be a healthy and happy mum-to-be this festive season.
If this is your first Christmas with a toddler, you may be wondering how you'll keep your Christmas treasures out of curious little hands. Here are some ideas to keep your child safe - and your festive decorations in place.
EB member Dixiebelle This is a great time of year to make a difference by planning a green Christmas and holiday season.
Shoppers are being warned to be vigilant about their financial safety during the festive season, traditionally a busy time for criminal gangs targeting ATMs.
JUSTINE DAVIES Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year, but it can be very expensive. Here are some tips on how to budget - and how to stick to it.
Francesca Newby Less garish than tinsel, yet pretty enough to pack a visual punch, these sweet pompom garlands are quick, simple and easy to make. Best of all, they’re the perfect festive project for crafty kids.
A Christmas gift from your own kitchen, shortbread is a great gift idea for teacher or neighbour.
Find your local Aldi store and their open hours to help you have The Perfect Aussie Christmas.
The Elf on the Shelf® is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. Each morning he appears in a new place. Here are some of the most creative we've found. Order your own elf from elfontheshelf.com.
Christmas costumes for babies have never been cuter - check out these little snowmen, reindeers, Christmas trees, elves and more!
A hilarious collection of scary, weird and sketchy Santas.
Chat with others about tree options, your Christmas shopping style, gift ideas, menu suggestions and your family traditions.
Chat with other women due at the same time as you in the EB forum's 'due in groups'.