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When 'protecting' a child is really a cover for judgement

Jackie Macedo and her three-year-old son Noah.

JENNA PRICE 12:42pm Why are people so concerned for this happy child and his mother?

Nanny subsidy trial 'set up to fail'

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JUDITH IRELAND Australia's peak body for nannies has hit out at guidelines for the government's nanny subsidy trial, arguing the program has been "set up to fail".

Orangutan kisses pregnant woman's belly

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnant women everywhere know what it feels like for your baby bump to receive a well-intentioned pat from family and friends.

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Prince George celebrates second birthday

Prince George's second birthday has been marked by the release of an official picture showing the toddler smiling as he is held by his proud beaming father.

Why Prince George has 'two different looks'

Spot the difference: Prince George (left) at his sister's christening, and Prince William as a child.

Michael Daly Days out from Prince George's second birthday, his parents' tendency to dress him in classical style clothing has been revealed as a cunning ploy.

Michelle Bridges' comments outrage women struggling with fertility

The pair announced their news in <i>Who</i> magazine.

LETITIA ROWLANDS Fitness guru Michelle Bridges has outraged women struggling with infertility by suggesting her intense exercise regime and healthy eating helped her conceive at 44 years of age.

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'It's not an old man's disease': mum-to-be shares life-saving message

Michelle on her wedding day in January 2014.

LETITIA ROWLANDS Michelle White is 29 weeks pregnant, but she will never complain about the aches, pains or discomfort that go along with carrying a baby.

We need to relieve our verbal constipation about poo

Bowel health is still a taboo subject for many Australians.

Paula Goodyer It's time to flush our toilet anxieties.

Telstra launches internet doctor service

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David Ramli Telstra has launched a new video- and phone-based medical service it hopes will help reduce the spread of infectious diseases by bringing healthcare into people's homes.

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Do we really need to apologise for babies on planes?

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Megan Blandford It's true that many passengers aren't happy to be sitting near a baby - but do we really need to pre-emptively soothe our neighbours?

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Tips for roadtripping with a baby

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Sue White Techniques that served me well as a baby-free traveller have been rendered useles - but here’s how you can make this season’s road trips smoother than your newborn’s skin.

Tips for flying with a baby

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Theresa Vargas Travelling with kids requires a whole other set of skills - ones that I have learned through (sometimes unfortunate) trial and error.

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'Maternity paranoia' and why having a baby can still ruin your career

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Tanith Carey New research has found that women returning from maternity leave are more likely to face discrimination in the workplace today than they were a decade ago.

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Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

'My husband is a distinguished professor of international affairs but is also the lead parent - the one who can adjust his work schedule to be available for teachers' conferences, homework projects or music lessons.'

Anne-Marie Slaughter Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

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Richard Branson launches great parenting leave policy for lucky few

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Danielle Paquette Richard Branson, champion of space tourism and naked kitesurfing, just unveiled his latest eccentric plan: A year's family leave on full salary for some new parents at his company, Virgin.

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What ex-yellow Wiggle Sam did next

Former yellow Wiggle Sam Moran, pictured in 2007.

ELISSA BLAKE The usually chipper former Wiggle finds himself playing a gruff patriarch in the children's story of a magical nanny.

Video captures sweet surprise for grandparents

Baby Niall meets his grandmother Mary O'Regan for the first time.

It was a touching video that would strike a chord with the families of any ex-pat separated from the ones they love.

Meet Jeremy Ryan, The Voice contestant with seven kids

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Darren Cartwright If you have trouble recalling the ages of Jeremy Ryan's seven children on The Voice, you're not alone. So does he.

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Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Three-year-old Hugh Ryder enjoys the warm weather in Grafton on Saturday with Eden Hiatt, aged two.

JULIE POWER Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

Six models of the Samsung top loader washing machine are affected by a recall.

ANNA PATTY So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

The day my son started a fire

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Josefa Pete Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

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A dad's guide to hyperemesis

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Seamus Curtain-Magee I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

Confirmed: men gain weight when they become dads

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Elahe Izadi Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study

A single dad's survival mode

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Nick Holmes I became a single father when my son was two and a half. My first instinct was to go into survival mode.

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Chocolate drizzled nutella meringues

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The Kitchen Coquette Easy to make and even better to eat, your kids will love these nutella meringues.

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DIY guacamole

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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.

Chocolate-coated fairy wands

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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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Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

Child in suitcase 'could have died eight years ago'

A child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is believed to have been a girl aged between two-and-a-half to four.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

Six-week-old baby found dead, believed stabbed

A neighbour heard a child screaming before a baby was found dead, believed to have been stabbed, in a house in Newcastle.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Yes, you can get pregnant before your period returns post-baby

After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.

Fellow diner rewards mum after toddler's tantrum

Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Beaneasy: sweet nursery furniture with a twist

If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

Woman adopts best friend's four daughters after cancer tragedy

Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.

Baby Leo's mum excluded from $500K trust 'for her own protection'

Samuel Forrest didn't want his wife as a trustee of their baby Leo's half million dollar trust for her own "protection", it has emerged.

Confirmed: men gain weight when they become dads

Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study

Carer investigated over washing machine photo posted 'for a laugh'

She said the photo of a boy with Down syndrome in a washing machine was taken just for fun, but no one else was laughing.

Mum's premature labour nightmare after high tea salmonella outbreak

An opulent high tea at a luxury Melbourne hotel has left 44 people with salmonella poisoning - including a pregnant woman, who went into early labour.

The day my son started a fire

Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

Prince George celebrates second birthday

Prince George's second birthday has been marked by the release of an official picture showing the toddler smiling as he is held by his proud beaming father.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

Review: Cybex Platinum PRIAM pram

I'm not usually one who believes in love at first sight but that's exactly what happened when I first saw the Cybex PRIAM.

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I believe that you get out of families what you put into them, and I will give mine my all.

Mother and baby units are a necessity for mental health, not a luxury

I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old, and another after my second child was born.

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French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.

New mum's Spanish maternity nightmare

A British woman who gave birth in Spain has told of her ordeal after spending weeks trying to convince medics the baby girl was hers.

Preparing Rover to be a good dog with baby

Some friends of ours say that it's dangerous to have a dog around a newborn and that we should start looking for a new home for him. Is it?

Company offers to ship working mums' breast milk home

First Apple and Facebook announced they would pay $20,000 towards the cost of their female employees freezing their eggs, now IBM in the US has come up with an innovative new policy aimed at retaining female employees.

Prince William speaks of his pride at wife Kate and 'little joy of heaven' Charlotte

The Duke of Cambridge opened up about family life and his plans for the future in an interview to mark his first day as an air ambulance pilot.

'Glowing' eye saves baby Mason's life

A simple photo taken in front of an evening fire gave new mother Sarah Bowers the power to save her baby's life. 

Parenting and decision overload

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