Adele has a released a new song to sing along in the car to: 'When We Were Young'

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AMBER ROBINSON Singer follows up success of Hello with new belting ballad When We Were Young.


Wiggles reunite original members for pub gigs

The Wiggles: Coming to a pub near you.

PETER VINCENT While there won't be black skivvies instead of the customary red, yellow, blue and red tops, a planned pub tour by the original Wiggles lineup could feature rock songs.


Flying with babies and young children: A survival guide

Flying with babies.

JULIE MILLER Author and travel writer Julie Miller shares her experience of flying with a crying baby.

Essential Kids presents 'Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure'


Essential Kids is proud to announce that 'Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure' is coming to Australia in 2016.

Toddler huffs and puffs to blow out birthday candle

Two-year-old Marty Williamson tried his hardest to blow out his birthday candle.

LETITIA ROWLANDS It's one of the less recognised, but very important, milestones of early childhood development - the ability to blow out birthday candles without assistance.

Offspring back

Offspring to return to Ten in 2016

Kat Stewart and Asher Keddie will be back in <i>Offspring</i> in 2016, after Ten announced the series would return for a sixth season.

KARL QUINN The popular comedy drama about Nina Proudman and her family will be back on air next year.

Only one can win

The Bachelor 2015: Which girl will win Sam Wood's heart?

Sam Wood from <i>The Bachelor</i> has found love on the show.

EBONY BOWDEN If you listen closely, you will hear cafes, restaurants - even bus stops - abuzz with speculation about which lucky lady has won Sam Wood's heart.

How 4 fairy tales changed after kids came along

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MEGAN BLANDFORD Fairy tales are all very well, but do you ever find yourself wondering what happened after the trite 'happily ever after' endings?

Ready, set, crawl! The sport of baby racing

The winner of the 1947 National Institute of Diaper Services Diaper Derby.

LETITIA ROWLANDS Modern day parents are often accused of being a competitive bunch. But this series of photos shows 1940s mums and dads wanted their babies to win before they could even walk - literally.

Justine Clarke invites you to her pyjama party

Justine Clarke is an accomplished actress, author and performer.

LETITIA ROWLANDS Justine Clarke is preparing for a new tour and the launch of her fifth studio album, Pyjama Jam! - and releasing a new book, too.

'Single mums' dudded by tradies on The Block

Suzi Taylor and Yvonne 'Vonnie' Cosier are competing on the latest season of The Block.

Darren Cartwright Some tradies have ripped off the ladies on The Block.

Season end nears

The Bachelor confirms he's met 'the one'

Bachelor - Sam Wood

EBONY BOWDEN Bachelor Sam Wood finally clears up rumours about on-screen tantrums, what it's really like to be the Bachelor, and reveals he found love on the show.

Adorable twins pretend to sleep upon hearing mum's voice

Suzi Catchpole Cute twin girls are up and playing in their cots until they hear their mum's voice through the monitor.


Run for the hills

The Today team's cringeworthy Iggy Azalea cover

Don't give up your day job ... even ACA's Tracy Grimshaw gets in on the act.

NICK GALVIN The presenters and reporters on Today have produced their own lip-sync cover of the rap star's hit track.

How much of The Bachelor is real? Former contestant tells all

Art chose Matilda as his match; Dani (right) was the runner-up.

Staff writers Given some of the cliches that come out of the girls' mouths, you could be forgiven for thinking The Bachelor is just one big set-up.

Parenting in the Facebook age: should we rethink how we share?


Stacey Steinberg When our children one day learn of the personal stories we've shared, will we find ourselves asking them for forgiveness?

Sam Moran

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.

Why I capture my baby's every moment in photos


Megan Ritchie Jooste When my daughter came into this world, the sleek silhouette of my iPhone was right there in the front row alongside the doctor.

10 kids' book parodies we'd love to see

CATHERINE RODIE Since parenting is such a hoot it's no surprise that a handful of authors have turned classic children's books into hilarious parenting parodies.

Life after shaken baby syndrome: turning personal trauma into fiction

Antonia Hayes found inspiration for her novel <i>Relativity</i> through exploring her own personal moments of pain.

BENJAMIN LAW For Antonia Hayes, the dark cloud of her son being diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome ended up having a silver lining.

Never ending search

From Married at First Sight to Farmer Wants A Wife

Lachlan McAleer didn't find love on Married at First Sight.

MICHAEL LALLO He got married at first sight, but it didn't last.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

Staff writers It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

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Sister freaks out at twin reveal

Shocked - but so very, very excited.

Staff writers What's better than a gender reveal of one baby? Two, of course.

Dining out with your friends and children, in just 37 easy steps

Ariane Beeston Feeling frustrated by the fact that once you have kids, maintaining a social life becomes just that little bit (okay, a lot) harder? It can be done!

The great new picture book for anxious kids

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Babyology My son is a worrier by nature. I learnt long ago that it was completely pointless to say to him "Don't worry about it!".

Mother-in-law faceplants during proposal


Staff writers He had it all planned: a romantic proposal on a windswept beach. The whole family would be there so they'd all be able to celebrate the joyous moment together.


Why I said no to having kids - and men - at my 40th

Kylie Orr at her birthday party.

KYLIE ORR I wanted to celebrate my 40th birthday in style. With four children and limited funds, how to achieve that was questionable.

SPECIAL OFFER: bellabox's Essential Baby pack


bellabox has created an exclusive special selection, just for Essential Baby followers.

Struggle Street: tragic stories told by brave, honest Aussies

Single mum Erin (right) has taken homeless teenager Bailee (left) under her wing.

Darren Devlyn This three-part documentary gives blunt insight into a corner of the country dealing with high levels of drug addiction, unemployment and family dysfunction.

Women compete on game show while in labour

A couple competing on 'Labor Games'.

Neil Genzlinger "Labor Games" may be simultaneously the most brilliant and the most head-shaking game-show idea ever.

Mothers say the strangest things


Kylie Orr Since becoming a mum, I've been surprised by a multitude of things, not the least being phrases that come out of my mouth.

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It's a Wiggly wedding: Purple Wiggle to marry Yellow Wiggle

Wiggles Lachlan Gillespie (bottom left) and Emma Watkins (centre) have announced their engagement.

Mary Ward It's official: The purple and yellow Wiggles are getting hitched.

How old do you really look? This program will take a guess

Close but not quite: At the time this photo was taken, Prince William was 31 and Kate Middleton was 30.

MICHAEL KOZIOL Microsoft has developed a facial recognition program that does what no polite human would ever do - tell you exactly how old you really look.



Samantha Armytage 'mortified' at suggestions of racism

Mortified ... Sam Armytage upset by race bias suggestions, even though it earned her a sideways glance from David Koch.

Channel Seven presenter Samantha Armytage says she is 'mortified' at suggestions an off-the-cuff remark could have appeared to be racially insensitive.


No, having a dog is not like having a human child


JO HARTLEY It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.

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5 spooky photos with babies and children

Reddit user Kevin Matthew Dennis uploaded this image of him and his bride on their wedding day - complete with a

Staff writers These five photos show some ghostly images - but are they real? Do you believe in the spirit world?

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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


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.

Tell us your story for Mother's Day and win

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


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


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


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


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".



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Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

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The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

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The logistics of breastfeeding twins

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How to stop people ruining Christmas

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Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

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The Bugaboo by Diesel Denim launch

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Father's letter to Bataclan terrorists

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

Adele's new song to sing along to

Singer follows up success of Hello with new belting ballad When We Were Young.

Major retailers restrict formula sales

Coles and Woolworths have imposed tighter buying bans on baby formula amid a shortage blamed on Chinese consumers.

Three-year-old breaks family's news

If you are three-years-old and an only child, then news doesn't get much bigger than this.

Swapped babies stay with families

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

How life is different with three kids

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