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.
KYLIE ORR I wanted to celebrate my 40th birthday in style. With four children and limited funds, how to achieve that was questionable.
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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.
Neil Genzlinger "Labor Games" may be simultaneously the most brilliant and the most head-shaking game-show idea ever.
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.
Mary Ward It's official: The purple and yellow Wiggles are getting hitched.
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.
Channel Seven presenter Samantha Armytage says she is 'mortified' at suggestions an off-the-cuff remark could have appeared to be racially insensitive.
JO HARTLEY It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.
Staff writers These five photos show some ghostly images - but are they real? Do you believe in the spirit world?
Melissa Jenkins A petition calling for the axing of new reality show Married at First Sight has surpassed its target of 15,000 signatures.
LETITIA ROWLANDS All mothers love and care for their children but, despite their similarities, no two mums are the same.
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.
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.
Melanie Mahoney It’s a beautiful photo that marks a bittersweet experience for a mum and her baby.
'The Special Proposal' tells the story of Salvatore asking his girlfriend Caterina a big question.
Su-Lin Tan Crashing a wedding would not normally be looked on favourably - unless the crasher is international superstar, Ed Sheeran.
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.
KYLIE NORTHOVER The two newest members of preschool supergroup The Wiggles - yellow Wiggle Emma and purple Wiggle Lachy - are a couple.
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.
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.
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".
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.
JO HARTLEY "Was there nothing this man could not do?" she wondered.
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.
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.
ROBYN GRACE What causes an earworm? And, more importantly, how do you get rid of it?
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.
LETITIA ROWLANDS When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MELANIE MAHONEY Here are the five videos of babies and toddlers that really got people talking this year.
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.
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.
Watch the top 10 cutest and funniest videos starring babies and toddlers from the year gone by.
Emily Kaye Lazzaro There are pros and cons to this policy.
You may not realise how many strange and wonderful things popped up until you see this recap from YouTube.
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.
Babyology Babyology have found a great selection of gifts you can stuff into your kids Christmas stockings.
Lisa Pryor We may not be teenagers any more, but our fun nights still get cut short by vomit.
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.
Heidi Stevens A mum's complicated, gruelling labour gave birth to two lovely beings: her daughter and her delightful podcast, The Longest Shortest Time.
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.
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".
Laura Vitto Forget whatever costume you've got planned for your baby this Halloween. Your kid should be a minion this year.
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.
A feud between two kangaroos spewed into a an ugly street fight in Australia - and the video has gone viral.
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