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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.
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?
A new book reveals all the common gender traps that parents fall into - despite their best intentions.
One of the things Cal Wilson has loved most about having a family is starting their very own Christmas traditions.
Before you send your yearly cards, take a tip from these amazing Christmas pictures for a look more unique than the Kardashians can come up with.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has rejected the United Nations calls to ban parents from smacking their children, saying such a move would be "political correctness taken to extremes".
As the average age of women giving birth trends upwards, a new group of mothers has emerged: the 'new young mums?. Nicole Thomson-Pride writes what motherhood is like for women who have babies in their early twenties.
Men, as well as women, need to have adequate intake of the important vitamin B9 (folate) before conception to ensure the health of their future children.
Demand for child protection services is increasing at the same time the O'Farrell government faces criticism for failing to fill more than 270 caseworker vacancies.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Britney Spears told In Style magazine that she wants to have a baby so she doesn't feel so alone in the world.
A mum saved her toddler daughter's life after a near-drowning in the family's paddling pool earlier this week.
The Abbott government is asking childcare providers to ''do the right thing'' and hand back $62.5 million given to them to improve wages in the poorly paid sector.
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Join Essential Baby and Aldi in celebrating Chrismas, with gift guides, the truth about Santa and how to manage christmas while pregnant + lots more.
Breaking Bad, The Great Gatsby and Game of Thrones are all inspiring baby names in the UK this year ? but royal names are on the decline.
He's the jolly man in red who brings joy to all the children he sees ... in theory. In reality, Santa can be scary, a bit creepy, or just plain odd looking. Here are some of the sketchiest Santas from around the web.
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.
He may not have an extensive vocabulary yet, but toddler Wallace has the four most important words down: "Mama, I love you".
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