It seemed extraordinarily creepy and disturbing - but police now say it was all just a misunderstanding.
LEANNE NICHOLSON A mum has told of her toddler's amazing transformation after taking cannabis to alleviate life-threatening seizures - and how it led to her being investigated by child welfare services.
LUCY CORMACK Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris have released a statement addressed to "the Ukraine, the politicians, the media, our friends and family."
DANIEL FALLON Prince George turns one next week. According to the tabloid media, this surely means the time is nigh for the little prince to have a playmate.
JENNA CLARKE Did Prince George learn to walk on his Australian trip? Vanity Fair thinks so.
RACHEL CLUN Radio and TV personality Chrissie Swan has opened up in a revealing interview about her children, her weight, and online bullying.
KIRAN CHUG Never take a good night's sleep for granted. There is no logic like toddler logic. Standing on Lego hurts every time. These are the truths of parenthood.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Couples with daughters have higher divorce rates than those with boys. A new study reveals why that is the case.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Former Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel's social media followers were outraged by photos of her posing in children's clothing.
Jen Ng Being stuck on the side of the road with a flat car battery can be a nightmare. We think the PowerAll can help you out.
Sam Gribben People thought we were crazy attempting a holiday in Seminyak, Bali, with three kids under five. As it turns out, they were all wrong.
JANE E FRASER In a recent survey, more than 77 per cent of people said children’s flight fares should be cheaper than adults’. And even though I'm a parent, I disagree.
Elizabeth Broderick One in two mothers and more than a quarter of the fathers and partners surveyed reported experiencing discrimination in the workplace at some point during pregnancy, parental leave or on return to work.
Jonathan Hastie Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.
MIKI PERKINS The plan for childcare centres to operate around-the-clock is neither practical nor in demand, according to a nationwide survey.
RACHEL CLUN A video of a "Crazy in Love" groom doing a coreographed dance with his groomsmen at his wedding has gone viral.
MATTHEW KNOTT A review of the ABC by the Abbott government suggests the outsourcing of most television programs including beloved children's program Play School.
Anthony Field, alongside his brothers John and Paul and former Wiggle Jeff Fatt, are re-forming their band the Cockroaches after 25 years.
Julia Watson When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.
Erin Boyle While you don't want to spend too much time in the laundry, perhaps these before and after pictures of well done renovations will inspire you to add a little more panache to yours.
Beth Woolsey In my early parenting years, it didn't occur to me that my unrealistic Consistency Ideal was more of a problem than my failure to be consistent. But I eventually saw the light - the blessed, inconsistent light.
Neil Lyndon Only one in 20 fathers now avoid being in the delivery room when their baby is being born. The rest, I guarantee, are desperately telling themselves to be brave and wondering where to look.
Ashleigh Gleeson Sick of seeing dads portrayed as bumbling, clueless fools on TV? So were the creators of this ad campaign, which aims to acknowledge the caring moments of fatherhood that often go overlooked.
Vivian Ho After a botched circumcision as a child, Mike Moore was left without a penis. Years later, and after meeting the right surgeon, he was able to become a dad - naturally.
The Kitchen Coquette Easy to make and even better to eat, your kids will love these nutella meringues.
Jill Dupleix Mexican restaurants now offer a guacamole service at your table, crushing the avocado in a traditional molcajete or mortar and mixing it with condiments just before you eat it. Here's a version for you to try at home. Set everything up at the table and get pounding for the freshest guac you've ever had.
NICOLE AVERY These super simple chocolate coated fairy wands are perfect for a princess or fairy party and by changing the colours of the sprinkle they would easily work for a Harry Potter or Halloween party too. With only a few steps, this recipe is a perfect one to get the kids cooking in the kitchen.
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