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Petition calls for axing of 'Married at First Sight'

Michelle stars on <i>Married At First Sight</i>.

Melissa Jenkins A petition calling for the axing of new reality show Married at First Sight has surpassed its target of 15,000 signatures.

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Kids prove every mum is unique in sweet new ad

A mum and her daughter in the touching ad.

LETITIA ROWLANDS  All mothers love and care for their children but, despite their similarities, no two mums are the same.

Fish & chip shop owner's sad note goes viral

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Staff writers A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.

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Share your story of motherhood to win.

To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.

Photo of mum and baby with deceased dad goes viral

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Melanie Mahoney It’s a beautiful photo that marks a bittersweet experience for a mum and her baby.

A sweet proposal video worth watching

A gorgeous proposal.

'The Special Proposal' tells the story of Salvatore asking his girlfriend Caterina a big question.

Ed Sheeran surprises couple by singing at their wedding

British pop star Ed Sheeran drops by at a wedding

Su-Lin Tan Crashing a wedding would not normally be looked on favourably - unless the crasher is international superstar, Ed Sheeran.

5 unspoken fantasies of mums of young kids

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Samantha Rodman Every so often, you descend into one of these mum fantasies that so many of us have but don't usually discuss aloud.

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Wiggles' Emma and Lachlan a couple

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KYLIE NORTHOVER The two newest members of preschool supergroup The Wiggles - yellow Wiggle Emma and purple Wiggle Lachy - are a couple.

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Managing your family photo overload

It can be easy to lose track of your family photos.

Lindsey M Roberts When technology gives us new solutions, sometimes, it also gives us new problems. Consider the ready access to the camera in your smartphone, and then the glut of photos that follows.

Dads give cheers for 'Cool Baby'

The Cool Baby in action.

LETITIA ROWLANDS Next time you see a man toting a baby in a carrier, take a closer look before you admire him for being such a hands-on-dad.

Hilarious plea from the children of hipster parents

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Letitia Rowlands A new video is appealing to mums and dads tempted to get creative with their baby's name to think beyond having a "six-month-old baby named Blueberry".

Video: Why mums get nothing done

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Melanie Mahoney In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

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The real deal for mums when it comes to turning up the heat

Forget <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> - a mum shares what she really wants in a man.

JO HARTLEY "Was there nothing this man could not do?" she wondered.

Chrissie, you're doing the right thing

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AMITY DRY I read Chrissie Swan’s column about her decision to leave her kids to film 'I’m a Celebrity', and I immediately thought two things: I know how she feels, but we shouldn't have to feel that way.

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I'm a parent ... get me out of here!

Ever wanted to just get away from it all? You're not alone!

Megan Blandford Watching 'I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!', I couldn't help but think of my life as a parent. A few scenes in particular that struck me as likenesses for life with a small child.

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The earworm, and how to let it go

Mercy! Parents are still plagued by the songs from Frozen, more than a year after the film's release.

ROBYN GRACE What causes an earworm? And, more importantly, how do you get rid of it?

'Mummy wars' clip strikes a chord

A still from the 'Welcome to the Sisterhood of Motherhood' video.

LETITIA ROWLANDS A hilarious new ad shows the so-called 'mummy wars' being played out among a group of parents gathered at a local park.

Disgruntled dad's pram ad goes viral

LETITIA ROWLANDS When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration. 

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Sharing the secrets of midwives

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LETITIA ROWLANDS When Sally Hepworth was pregnant with her second baby her husband would often come home to the sounds of a woman screaming her way through the final stages of labour.

Video: Funny 'Lips Are Moving' parody just for mums

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MELANIE MAHONEY Meghan Trainor's song 'Lips Are Moving' was already a hit, but now it's been turned into a hilarious parody that is set to be very popular with frustrated mums everywhere.

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'Straya': an Aussie anthem for 2015

How Terry Mann identifies Aussies for his <i>National Anthem of Straya!</i>.

PETER VINCENT Just in time for Australia Day, a would-be producer's clever ode to living in Australia is getting noticed on social media.

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Video: Ten-year-old boy overjoyed by mum's baby announcement

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Melanie Mahoney Young Ethan has been asking for the same Christmas present every year since he was toddler ... and this year, his dream finally came true.

5 most controversial videos of 2014

Some of the stars of the most controversial parenting videos of the year.

MELANIE MAHONEY Here are the five videos of babies and toddlers that really got people talking this year.

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Can nits be romantic?

This, I think, is the meaning of true love.

Bryony Gordon And so I face the prospect of a Christmas with nits. It was inevitable, really, given the matter of my daughter's recent outbreak.

10 top parenting stories of 2014

Baby names topped our list of most popular articles last year, with a selection of parenting news from around the world completing our top 10.

10 cutest baby and toddler videos of 2014

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Watch the top 10 cutest and funniest videos starring babies and toddlers from the year gone by.

Why I won't be posting pictures of my baby on Facebook

Emily Kaye Lazzaro There are pros and cons to this policy.

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The biggest YouTube hits of 2014

YouTube has collected all your favourite videos from 2014 into one.

You may not realise how many strange and wonderful things popped up until you see this recap from YouTube.

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Tween gift guide

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Babyology Tweens (around 10-12 years of age) can be incredibly hard to buy for. Here's a great list of Christmas gift ideas that the kids are sure to love.

Christmas stocking gift ideas

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Babyology Babyology have found a great selection of gifts you can stuff into your kids Christmas stockings.

Party on, parents ... within reason

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Lisa Pryor We may not be teenagers any more, but our fun nights still get cut short by vomit.

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Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

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Laura Vitto Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

The podcast that reminds mums they are not alone

The Longest Shortest Time bills itself as 'A 3am bedside companion for parents'.

Heidi Stevens A mum's complicated, gruelling labour gave birth to two lovely beings: her daughter and her delightful podcast, The Longest Shortest Time.

How to get the best photos of kids' birthday parties

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Children's birthday parties are often the subject of weeks, or even months, of preparation. But the job of photographing the celebrations is possibly the most important one of all.

Why we still need to capture the important moments

There's a reason the family photo album is the number one thing people would save from a burning home.

LETITIA ROWLANDS To me it is a tatty photograph featuring a gap-toothed smile and crooked ponytails, but to my five-year-old son my kindergarten class picture provided a window into the world "when Mummy was a little girl".

This baby minion costume just won Halloween

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Laura Vitto Forget whatever costume you've got planned for your baby this Halloween. Your kid should be a minion this year.

8 tips for capturing great family photos

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Thinking about getting a family photo shoot to catch this moment in time? Here are tips to help you make the most of it to capture an image everyone will love.

Video: Wild kangaroo brawl on Aussie street

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A feud between two kangaroos spewed into a an ugly street fight in Australia - and the video has gone viral.

'God Only Knows' cover unites musicians for children's charity

The new cover of <i>God Only Knows</i> is sung by two dozen famous musicians.

Brian Anthony Hernandez How many artists does it take to properly cover a Beach Boys classic?

Gay dads share adoption story in touching ad

André and Jonathan with their daughter Raphaëlle.

Melanie Mahoney It may be selling breakfast cereal, but the new Cheerios ad is giving people around the world a serious case of the warm and fuzzies.

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How to take the perfect baby photo

Keep the background simple to let your gorgeous baby take centre stage.

LETITIA ROWLANDS It takes patience and persistence, but there are few tips you can follow in order to capture a mantelpiece-worthy photo of your baby.

Rosamund Pike takes comfort in pregnancy after Gone Girl's tough demands

Persona and facade: Rosamund Pike as Amy considers one of her diary entries in Gone Girl.

JENNY COONEY CARRILLO The psychological challenges of her role in director David Fincher's film were matched by fluctuating weight requirements.

Justine Clarke: Why kids are the best (and worst) fans

Justine Clarke is embarking on a new tour entertaining kids around the country.

CANDICE BARNES Justine Clark is starting a new tour of Australia - and is going to make she all her audience members, no matter what their age, have a good time.

Pinterest hit 'My imaginary well-dressed daughter' now a book

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Heather Schroering A new book, based on a satirical Pinterest board, take on hipster culture, trendy food and of-the-moment fashion.

Mummy-and-me dressing: cool or kitsch?

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Elizabeth Clarke Does dressing like your children make you haute or not? And, more importantly, are we all enjoying ourselves?

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Video: Dad sings 'Hallelujah' to his daughter every year

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Melanie Mahoney It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.

Video: Love from a mum with Alzheimer's

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Get the tissues out, folks - this mama and daughter moment is made of pure joy, with a big old sprinkling of heartbreak.

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At The Baby & Toddler Show, you’ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Dad's amazing videos with his action hero son

What do you get when you combine a dad with awesome animation/CGI skills, his enthusiastic son, a bit of spare time and a camera?

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How to talk about your pregnancy at work

The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.

Tell us your story to win!

To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.

Where to get help to help your baby sleep

There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.

Vintage baby names having a comeback

What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.

When your partner doesn't want you to breastfeed

Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.

Model mum Sarah Stage shares post-baby selfie

Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.

I'll admit it: I have last child parenting fatigue

If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.

Exhaustion is not the same as tiredness

Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.

Five posterior babies, four home births

I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.

Mum's list of birthday gift demands goes viral

We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.

Kate Middleton to receive 'loyalty discount' for second birth

Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Fish & chip shop owner's sad note goes viral

A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.

Pregnant women need good nutrition advice, not judgment

Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.

When your child wants you to have another baby

Giving your child a sibling when you don't want to have another baby can be a complex issue.

William Tyrrell's mum speaks out: 'We hope he is still alive'

The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".

Family comes first for 23-year-old Tommy Connolly

Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.

Newborn all-girl quintuplets 'doing great'

The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.

Model mum's big baby silences critics

He may be less than a week old, but baby James Hunter has already helped his model mum silence her critics.

Jammy, Hula Hoop, Rage: Reddit reveals most unusual baby names

A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.

Woman awakens from coma, learns she gave birth

A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.

'Give us a break': mum sent shocking letter over Facebook baby pics

Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.

In defense of the dads who do so much

It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.

The modern cloth nappies too cute to cover up

If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.

How breastfeeding can affect your libido

When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.

Should pregnant women be allowed to use 'parent and child' car parking spots?

Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?

Healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man died

Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.

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Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.

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When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.

Fertility clinic offers egg donors $5000

A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.

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Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.

Herd immunity and community responsibility: how free-riders can make kids suffer

Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.

Photographer captures 'unexpected beauty' of birth

If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.

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Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.

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New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.

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