Young boy 'exasperated' at mum's pregnancy

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Hearing that his mum was pregnant this young man voiced his opinion: "What were you thinking?"

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15 classic Aussie ads

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Melanie Mahoney Watch some of the classic Australian ads of the 80s, 90s and 00s, and remember the catchphrases and jingles we all used to know so well ...

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Video: Man gets stuck in highchair

Letitia Rowlands Man + beer + highchair = ridiculous hilarity.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

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Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

Photos of rare baby panda triplets released

Baby panda snoozes.

Colin Gorenstein These newborn panda triplets, born in China two weeks ago, fit inside a human palm.

Fifty Shades of Frozen: video

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Melanie Mahoney It’s the mash-up absolutely no one was asking for, but this 'Frozen'/'Fifty Shades of Grey' video has combined the popular kids' movie and sexy book series in a very memorable way.

Australia Zoo films giraffe's birth and first steps

Australia Zoo's newest arrival, a baby giraffe.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI Australia Zoo has filmed the birth a baby giraffe after first-time mum Penny went into labour earlier than expected.

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Kidman and Witherspoon to star in movie adaptation of Aussie mum's book

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Nick Galvin Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are set to star in a film based on Liane Moriarty's New York Times bestseller, Big Little Lies.

Crying baby loves 'Dark Horse' - and Katy Perry has even offered to babysit

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Katy Perry has offered up her babysitting services to the mother of a young girl who stops crying at the sound of the pop star's hit song Dark Horse.

Have we seen the final episode of Offspring?

The extended Proudman clan ... and the family portrait that has left a nation hanging.

It's the picture that is leaving Offspring fans hanging, as the stars took to Twitter for what appeared to be a final bow.

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Top 10 inspiring parenting films

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KAREN HARDY There's a lot you can learn about parenting by watching some old - and not so old - movies. Here's a selection of Karen Hardy's favourites.

Offspring finale: how will it end?

Go #teamleo ... Patrick Brammall's Leo has been the most seemingly normal guy in Nina's life.

LOUISE RUGENDYKE Here are five predictions for what might - or should - happen next.

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.

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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”.

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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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15 adults reveal what they've always kept from their mums

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

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5 facts about the new season of Offspring

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The last time we saw Nina Proudman (played by Asher Keddie), we were all clutching our tissues and wondering how she would cope following the death of Dr Patrick. What's in store in the new season?

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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A baby announcement can sometimes seem like bad news for older siblings, but not for this adorable brother and sister.

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

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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"

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'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'

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Toddler attacked at gym creche

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Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

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Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

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