Staff writers Two Queensland families are grieving the loss of their toddler sons after the boys drowned in separate incidents last week.
Michelle Fiddian I’m not expecting you to be as calm as you might be right now. What I mean is that if your panic levels are through the roof during a stressful situation, let’s bring them down to just under the ceiling.
Sheryl Sandberg's advice
MICHAEL KOZIOL Forget foreplay. The new and improved route to intercourse is "choreplay" - it's good for your spouse, good for your house, and comes with the imprimatur of feminist du jour Sheryl Sandberg.
I'm A Celebrity
Fairfax Media Entertainment commentator Peter Ford has sparked uproar online with a vindictive tweet about working mother Chrissie Swan.
Meredith Hale I embarked on an experiment. I decided to quit my phone, cold turkey, for one week. I wanted to see if I really needed all that connectivity.
Jade Warne It's about time I did an analysis of my life so I can celebrate all that’s good - and often overlooked - about the lower middle class.
KYLIE ORR We have four kids. We could be the poster house for how not to display stuff. But I've discovered a new trick that's working ... for now.
Five second rule
LIVIA GAMBLE A survey found that 87 per cent of people would eat food after it was dropped on the floor - but here are four times you shouldn't.
ESTHER HAN Childcare centres and schools across NSW are on heightened alert after a health warning on potential hepatitis A cases linked with recalled frozen berries.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?
Brittany Ruppert and Timna Jacks A second person in NSW has been diagnosed with hepatitis A after consuming Nanna's frozen mixed berries.
Hayley Tsukayama This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.
LETITIA ROWLANDS With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.
An eight-month-old may never talk or breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.
Staff writers A mum is outraged after being banned from her local pool following an altercation over her baby’s pram.
JO HARTLEY In Australia, 1000 children are seriously injured in motor vehicle incidents each year. Using a well-fitted, correct car seat could save a life.
Samantha Shanley It happens several times a year: my husband takes a 10-day business trip, leaving me to juggle my own life, work, and the family alone.
BIANCA WORDLEY I’ve grown three human beings. I feed them, dress them, teach them, care for them and love them 24 hours a day. Yet for eight years, when I meet new people and they’ve asked me what I do, I tell them: “I’m just a mum”.
It's time to wash those Legos (and 21 other tips for better living in 2015).
Liam Hyslop One baby dies every eight days in the back of a car in the US, victims of 'forgotten baby syndrome'.
Buying a second-hand car can be a bit like navigating a minefield. Here are 12 tips for dodging the old bombs and clangers.
LIVIA GAMBLE How often do you wash your towels and sheets? Our experts say it's probably not enough.
Out with the clutter
Victoria Lambert Forget the 5:2 diet - Twitter's 30-day declutter challenge will have your house back in shape in no time (well, a month).
TOM COWIE We present a definitive ranking of ice creams you can find in your local freezer.
Jorge Branco A 15-month-old boy hit by a car in an Ipswich driveway has died.
Kitty Flanagan I think it's time childless people were allowed to offer an opinion on modern-day parenting.
Cydonee Mardon Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.
Kym Campradt Making the decision to return to study can be a tough one, no matter what stage of life you're at. But when you're a mum, it can be an even more tricky.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.
JESSICA RUDD Packing up the tree is the first domestic ordeal of the calendar year, which is why many of us put it off.
Melissa Laria Raw milk products produced in Victoria will have to be treated or laced with a bitter taste to stop humans drinking it.
CAROLINE VELIK Always left with mountains of ham, salmon and bread after Christmas? Make the most of your leftovers with these great tips.
Rashida Tayabali Feeling red-faced or angry with the oversharing sister-in-law or mum? You’re not alone.
Kari Richardson Do you struggle to capture that perfect photo of your family in front of the Christmas tree? Here are some simple tips to help you succeed this year.
Andrea Bonoir I have a major, awkward misunderstanding with a friend. What now?
Lyndey Milan Whipping up a cake or biscuits need never instil fear again.
CATHERINE RODIE A new study has used data to claim that men are idiots.
Pineapples are certainly unusual looking – but to this dog, they're particularly alarming.
Rob Crilly Wealthy 'secret Santas' are popping up across the country and paying off toyshop bills to spread festive cheer and help struggling families.
LETITIA ROWLANDS They may seem like a great way to keep your family cool while having fun in the backyard over summer, but the Royal Life Saving Society Australia is warning parents about the dangers posed by portable swimming pools.
A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was a smashing success, but not in the way he had hoped.
Hannah Shuckburgh Much to her surprise, Hannah Shuckburgh finds that being a stay-at-home mum is just her cup of tea.
Babyology It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.
One bright spark has risked electrocution by disconnecting a street light outside his house to add that extra twinkle to his Christmas light display.
LARISSA NICHOLSON A viral post doing the rounds says it will shore up your copyright if you post it. But does it work?
A woman claims she ate part of a dead mouse after biting into a rice paper roll she bought at a Woolworths store in Queensland.
Every good cook knows the mark of a great meal is how it looks cropped and filtered on your Instagram feed. OK, maybe not. But let's be real, you're going to take photos of this year's holiday spread, so it might as well look stellar.
AMITY DRY While finding out the sex of your baby does make nursery decorating a bit easier, there are still plenty of options for those who want a gender-neutral look.
EMMA KELLY Well known in his neighbourhood for his amazing Christmas displays, David Richards is lighting up Canberra for a good cause.
LIVIA GAMBLE Cleaning up its bad reputation, here are nine household items that are dirtier than your toilet - and how to clean them.
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