My six-year-old son loves to prod me in the belly. He loves talking about how soft it is, and he points out the silver stripes that stretch along each side.
Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.
It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.
Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.
We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.
I'm not saying don't change your hair - I'm just saying be wary of what you decide to do.
Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.
Motherhood doesn't mean you can't indulge in a few DIY pampering treats.
Author Jancee Dunn hopes her new book will help mums deal with the stresses that parenthood can place on an otherwise happy relationship.
For many families, co-parenting successfully following separation or divorce is no easy task.
What do we mean when we ask if the dads are babysitting? What are we actually implying?
Jacinta Tynan empathised with Professor Robert Kelly when his kids barged in on his TV interview. Like many women, she's been there.
With more and more jobs demanding time away from home, it’s not only fathers who are flying in and out of the nest.
Public debate about the difficulties and costs of managing work and family is still solely centred on women, writes Jane Gilmore.
For the second time Roslyn Campbell is using alternative finance to advance her business.
I recently asked my father if he took time off work after I was born. "Nope", he replied without missing a beat. He went to work the night I was born and taught his corporation law class at a local university.
The rise of peer-to-peer platforms such as Uber have given a new meaning to the term 'portfolio' worker.
I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.
"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."
In Australia, around 57 babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks) each day. EB member Jannette tells her story about her twin sons, who were born at 24 weeks.
Essential Baby member Erin Law is a mum of three. Her daughter Bailey has autism, and Erin has Asperger's Syndrome herself. A year after her diagnosis, and on World Autism Awareness Day, she shares her story.
Essential Baby member Emma Bigwood always loved dogs - and now she's making a difference by helping save the lives of many canines. She shares her story.
As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we share a story from EB member Julia Watson, who has a daughter with Down syndrome. She recalls the ways her little girl has changed their family for the better ...