Groom wows bride with Beyonce dance routine

Groom Sean Rajaee lip-syncing to the Backstreet Boys.

RACHEL CLUN A video of a "Crazy in Love" groom doing a coreographed dance with his groomsmen at his wedding has gone viral.

Play School should be outsourced: government review

ABC's <i>Play School</i> host Abi Tucker.

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.


From rock to The Wiggles and back again

Anthony Field, alongside his brothers John and Paul and former Wiggle Jeff Fatt, are re-forming their band the Cockroaches after 25 years.

Video: Dancing Korean toddler is an internet sensation

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Melanie Mahoney Once upon a time, the internet had a famous dancing baby. But now a new dancing star has emerged – a child known only as “chubby Korean baby”.


Does Peppa Pig face the chopping block?

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JACQUELINE MALEY Mark Scott cannot confirm if everyone's favourite porcine character would survive budget cuts to the ABC.


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There will always be a few secrets that you just can't tell your mum.


5 facts about the new season of Offspring

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Council keen for childcare at the theatre

Keen theatregoers: Richard Vowles and Elsa Santo with their kids Hugo, 4, Etta, 5, and Luis, 18 months.

ANDREW TAYLOR Looking to boost audience numbers at cultural events, the City of Sydney council is floating the idea of providing night time childcare for parents wanting to attend theatre events, concerts, and other performance art shows.

Viral 'Look Up' video has millions looking down

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A YouTube clip that urges people to look up from their internet devices to interact with real people seems to have had the opposite effect, notching more than 22 million views in 12 days.

Is this the worst Mother's Day ad ever?

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Melanie Mahoney Around Mother’s Day, we tend to see some particularly soppy ads. Then there's this bizarre ad for a Spanish fashion brand which makes little sense at all.

Video: Sweet Easter baby announcement


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The heartwarming moment a dad learns he's going to be a grandpa

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There are few things more heartwarming than watching a proud parent find out they're going to be a grandparent - and this video captures one man's unforgettable reaction.

Call the Midwife strikes the right chord of times past

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BEN POBJIE Call The Midwife is a show that brings to life times past, while at the same time portraying the joy and pain of life that is so universal. It's a show that makes one want to be a better person.

Behind the scenes of Kate and George's cuddly photo

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Tom Hunt Every face is partially obscured, but there's no denying the happiness and love in the faces of the royal mum and bub.

When Prince George met Bilby George

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holds  Prince George of Cambridge as they look at a Bilby called George at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince George has met an Aussie marsupial named after him in his first official engagement in Australia.

Couple dies 15 hours apart after 70 years of marriage

Kenneth and Helen Felumlee.

A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

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JO HARTLEY What is it that shapes our opinions on what’s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

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It's the world's toughest job, but billions are already doing it

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Melanie Mahoney The job sounded labour intensive, but impressive nonetheless: a company was looking for their new Director of Operations. What came next may surprise you.

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Classroom pregnancy prank goes viral

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Derek Rose An American college professor has had to rethink his strict rule about answering cell phones in class after being the victim of an April Fools' prank that has gone viral.

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Prince George's epic New Zealand playdate

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AMBER ROBINSON He came, he crawled, he conquered.

A gift from Pope Francis to a young prince

Queen Elizabeth II exchanges gifts with His Holiness, Pope Francis

Alvise Armellini Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during an informal meeting at the Vatican on Thursday, with the pontiff presenting a special item for Prince George.

TV presenter calls Kiwi women 'a bunch of lardos'

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A New Zealand TV presenter has apologised for calling New Zealand women "heifers" and "a bunch of lardos" on air when she thought her microphone was switched off.

When gender reveals go wrong

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Melanie Mahoney Sometimes gender reveal parties don’t go quite as planned – especially if one of your kids is massively disappointed by news of their baby sibling's gender.

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Royal photo: William, Kate, George - and Lupo

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released an intimate family photo showing the couple with son Prince George - and their pet dog Lupo.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye and North cover US Vogue magazine

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Kim appears in a strapless gown in the arms of her fiance, hip hop maestro Kanye West, over the headline: "Kim and Kanye: Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times"


'Dear future mum': sweet video for World Down Syndrome Day

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To mark World Down Syndrome Day, an Italian-based Down syndrome advocacy group has produced a heart-warming video, letting a future mum know what she can expect when her baby is born.

Supermarket proposal: 'He said I looked beautiful with all the salads'


Patrick Williams Amy Gotz always thought her partner would pop the question over dinner - not while they were shopping for it.

Prince William says he's not ready for more kids just yet

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Prince William thinks one child is "enough at the moment".

Why Kate Winslet called her son Bear Blaze

British actress Kate Winslet attends the world premiere of Titanic 3D in central London on March 27, 2012.    AFP PHOTO/ CARL COURT

Nardine Saad Kate Winslet has revealed the real story behind her son's unusual name this week, and it's quite sweet.


Pregnant woman's Slurpee slip not store's fault, court finds

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Michaela Whitbourn A woman who was 29 weeks pregnant when she slipped on a Slurpee outside a Target store has had her claim for $300,000 in damages rejected.

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Jodi Gordon and Braith Anasta welcome baby girl

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AMBER ROBINSON Actress Jodi Gordon and footballer Braith Anasta have welcomed her their first child, a daughter.

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Video: Meet Mateo, the ultimate debater


Linda Beltran posted a video of her son, three-year-old Mateo, arguing with her on YouTube last month. And if this little guy keeps up his debating, he may well earn himself a place in politics.


Killer elephant halts rampage to save baby girl

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Deborah Gough A killer tusker elephant was on a rampage when it stopped to carefully unearth a crying baby girl beneath the rubble of the house it had begun to demolish.

One man's mission to improve women's lives

Arunachalam Muruganantham.

Letitia Rowlands Most men prefer not to think much about women's menstrual cycles. But this man made it his life's work to improve female hygiene for women in poverty.

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Kate and William criticised for couple's holiday without baby George

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The decision of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge to leave their 8-month-old son at home while they holiday in the Maldvies has caused an epic uproar - but is it justified?

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'That's okay Mummy, I'll find Daddy': heartbreak over missing flight MH370

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As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues, stories are emerging from the loved ones of the missing - including special gifts left behind, and excitement over a first grandchild.

'Burger King Baby' searches for mum

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A woman abandoned at a Burger King as a newborn 27 years ago has turned to the internet to track down her birth mother.

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19 things I've learnt as a mum

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Michaela Fox There's a steep learning curve when you become a parent - and here are some of the random lessons I've learnt on the job.

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Scarlett Johansson pregnant with first child


Actress Scarlett Johansson is reportedly expecting her first child with fiance Romain Dauriac.

Jessica Marais on motherhood and the Bonds Baby Search

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Amber Robinson Jessica Marais shares what she's looking for as a Bonds Baby Search co-judge, and tells what it's like to move from city to city while raising daughter Scout.

Mum encourages others to let their 'muffin tops' bounce

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Letitia Rowlands A mother's video message to encourage others to accept their post-baby bodies is becoming a YouTube hit.


Mary Coustas shows off miracle daughter Jamie


JO CASAMENTO After 20 IVF attempts, much-loved comedian Mary Coustas and husband George Betsis are finally showing off their healthy three-month girl Jamie.


Mum legally changes her name to 'Sexy'


A mum who loathed being named Sheila and wanted a moniker that reflected her personality has legally changed her first name to Sexy.

Colin Farrell: 'My son is amazing'

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Colin Farrell says his son James, who has Angelman Syndrome, is an amazing boy who is "just breaking down boundaries" every day.

Most creative Russian wedding photos


Melanie Mahoney If the newlyweds have always wanted to see themselves as centaurs, why not use their big day to make it happen?


Mariah Carey: 'I fire nannies like this'


Mariah Carey fires any nanny who tries to be more important to her children than she is.

Samuel Johnson raises $1.5m for breast cancer research in unicycle ride

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Denham Sadler After travelling 15,955 kilometres over 364 days actor Samuel Johnson on Thursday finished the world's longest unicycle journey.


Jade Jagger and daughter Assisi both pregnant

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Jenna Clark Mick Jagger's daughter, Jade, has announced she's pregnant. And so is her daughter.

Melissa George gives birth to her first child

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AMBER ROBINSON Melissa George has welcomed a son with partner Jean-David Blanc.

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Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

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My baby is hypermobile

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