Kate Browne, Choice With its hefty price tag, adding a Thermomix to your kitchen collection is no impulse buy. I have to admit I was nervous I’d bought an extremely expensive dust collector.
Lilani Goonesena There’s no denying that planning a wedding while caring for children is especially challenging, but more and more parents are doing it. Here are the top tips for making it an event you'll all love.
Staff writers Next time someone asks what you do all day if you're a stay-at-home parent, point them in the direction of this video.
Peter Mitchell When his 10-month-old baby daughter vanished in 1994, Benjamin Harris Todd was devastated. But he never gave up hope of finding her.
Five years after the brutal murders of her children and mother by her father, Shelly Walsh has become a passionate advocate for domestic violence awareness.
MARISSA CALLIGEROS Both boys were three years old when they died, their short lives entwined in a way they will never realise.
BIANCA HALL Lawyers acting for an asylum seeker mother and her newborn have won an undertaking that they will not be sent to Nauru before Tuesday.
Philip Sherwell An ugly custody dispute is being watched closely for the precedent it might set on the rights of estranged parents of unborn babies.
JAMES ROBERTSON The Health Minister has apologised to a family after a simple typing error stopped an ambulance from reaching a fatally ill toddler.
JODIE BENVENISTE There are many ways to raise kids. But we need to find a way to raise our kids that suits us and our children.
Typhoon Haiyan's aftermath is still claiming victims, and Althea, at just three days of age, was among the latest.
PHILIP WEN China will relax its long-standing one-child policy and abolish a controversial labour camp system, according to a key reform announced by the ruling party.
HEATH ASTON An asylum seeker who was moved off Nauru to give birth is being locked up for 18 hours a day in a detention centre in Brisbane while her week-old baby remains in hospital.
A nine-month-old boy is in hospital after swallowing a button battery, just months after a four-year-old girl died in a similar event.
Staff writers It has been a horror week for children being run over on their parents’ properties, with two children losing their lives in accidents in just a few days.
RACHEL BROWNE Mary Lou Carter adores her son Nicholas, even though raising him has sometimes been torture for her. She now advocates on behalf of other parents with children who have severe disabilities.
MANDY LEE Being the primary, unpaid caregiver means your home is your job - and that can drive you crazy. Here are some tips to finding a balance between 'work' and having time and space to yourself.
Melanie Mahoney A new ad for White Ribbon Day uncovers some of Australia's darkest and most worrying secrets.
KIRSTY NEEDHAM NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith has blasted the ''cruel'' behaviour of some insurance companies towards Blue Mountains residents who have lost everything in recent bushfires.
Sarah Whyte and Melanie Mahoney Dangerous dummies, misleading free-range eggs, dodgy breakfast energy drinks and undersized tissues were among those awarded the annual Choice Shonky Awards on Tuesday.
Madeleine Morris From Fiji's communal childcare tradition to China's boarding school for three-year-olds, childcare differs greatly around the world. But they all offer their own pros and cons, as Madeleine Morris discovered.
Newly released documents show that a grand jury on the case of JonBenet Ramsey's murder case believed her parents were involved.
DAVID MCCOWEN Drive surveys four classes of vehicle suited to a range of needs.
Fiona Govan, Kostas Kallergis in Lamia and Ivo Maev Maria's biological family may be living in central Bulgaria, Greek website claims.
While the bushfire devastation continues, our thoughts turn to how we can help those in need. Here are ways to donate and get ioems to those who need them most.
Martine Dennekamp and Fay Johnston As bushfire smoke can cover very large areas, including major cities, it has the potential to affect millions of people and is a significant public health problem.
Babyology We've turned to the utopia of all things awesome, Etsy, for some spooktacular Halloween finds.
Drive in, reverse out. Sounds simple when it comes to parking a car, but this driver's exit strategy failed miserably - and now publicly.
DEBORAH GOUGH The mother of three children drowned in an act of revenge by their father is attempting to stop him from being buried beside his victims.
Andie Fox It's easy to feel superior about our parenting choices, but how much is due to our ideals and how much due to circumstance?
Kidsafe Victoria Every year, an average of 33 children drown in Australia - and many of these tragedies occur in backyard pools. A new campaign looks at how to make your pool or spa safer for kids.
Kim Arlington Today's dirty nappies will be transformed into tomorrow's park benches under an Australian-first recycling scheme.
Ed Newbigin and Janet Davies What is a pollen count, and how can we use it to lower our chances of triggering hay fever and asthma in ourselves and loved ones?
Mashable Worried about what your kids can get up to on your iPhone? The good news is that Apple has set up restrictions to let you control almost every aspect of what can be accessed.
While many aspects of the wedding ceremony have evolved, the practice of giving up one's maiden name has remained, statistics show.
MARISSA CALLIGEROS A toddler has been accidentally run over in his driveway, while a young boy on a bike was hit by a truck in front of his family.
MELANIE MAHONEY A family night out took a turn for the bizarre when a restaurant manager called the police over two “noisy” children.
Kim Stephens Queensland Health has warned measles remains a potentially fatal disease, as the number of people infected by a recent outbreak has risen to 16.
Melanie Mahoney A family is hailing their dog as a hero after he helped raise the alarm over an abusive babysitter.
Lisa Pryor The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse begins public hearings in Sydney today. This is just one heartbreaking story of a young girl let down by the foster care system.
Melanie Mahoney Memories triggered by smells are more vivid and emotional than those sparked by other senses - which explains why the scents of our childhood linger long after they're gone.
Kim Bartley Karen Robinson freely admits to the ups and downs of fostering children and teenagers - but after 35 years of being a carer, she's nowhere near ready to give it up.
Lucy Hughes Jones Vets are bracing for another bad tick season, and are warning pet owners to be on alert for the potentially deadly parasites.
Sam Rigney Since the death of her 18-month-old son Jack after an accident at home, there have been times Laura Mackay felt she was going to fall in a heap.
CATHERINE RODIE Traditionally the childcare profession has been dominated by females, but an increasing number of young men are signing up to work with kids.
Firefighters were forced to resort to spanners and screwdrivers to dismantle a washing machine and free a trapped girl.
SARAH WHYTE They have cameras to detect dirt, and can find their way back to the charger, but robot vacuum cleaners fail at one thing: to clean efficiently.
RACHEL OLDING Unpaid university interns are doing the work of child protection caseworkers as a result of acute staff shortages and heavy workloads.
Charles Watson The Queensland Health Department has confirmed eight cases of E. coli. Learn more about this bacterial infection, its treatment, and its prevention.
Emma-Kate Symons From having a baby to toilet training, teaching the birds and bees though to life coaching for teens, mums and dads can pay other people to do what was once their job: raising their own kids.
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