Amazing themed wedding cakes

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When a couple shares a love of games, comics, movies, TV shows, or a niche hobby, wonderful things can happen - like these fantastically themed wedding cakes.


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Suzi Catchpole Kitchen gadgets - the weird, wonderful, the cult items and traditional. You'll want them all.


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Germs in the kitchen

A study has revealed the top nine spots contaminated with salmonella, E. coli, mould and yeast in the family kitchen. Find out which spots germs are likely to be lurking in your kitchen, and simple ways to keep your kitchen clean.

Mum catches 'ghostly spirits' on baby monitor

The orb was captured on the baby monitor.

Staff writers An Aussie mum has caught a spooky scene on her daughter's video baby monitor.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Stacked shelving

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.


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Separate bulk meat and flatten before freezing

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Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Australian wall adaptors for iPads and Macs have been recalled.

HANNAH FRANCIS Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.


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Monster Tins

Wondering what you can do with empty formula cans or other tins you've got ready for the recycling? View our gallery of a range of ideas.


Remember: Children don't speak dog


Teresa Bostle Around 60 per cent of all serious dog bites in Australia happen to children under 10 - and it's often an adult's fault.

Fantastic Furniture recalls 100,000 chairs after toe amputations

The Worx chairs were sold in a range of colours.

Staff writers Fantastic Furniture is recalling its popular Worx dining chair after at least two toe amputations and lacerations.

Helping your child manage stress


JODIE BENVENISTE We all face stresses in life, even kids – and in fact, stress can be positive for our children. As their parents, we can help them learn and grow from stressful situations.

Getting organised: The emotional challenge of tidying up

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Safety first ... time to check your pool fence.

AMY REMEIKIS Boy spent about a minute submerged in the water.


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Adam Sager died at 25.

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How to easily remove price stickers from gifts

Price sticker removal can be a tricky process.

Staff writers It's the bane of the perfectionist gift giver. While getting your presents ready to wrap, you start to remove the price tags* … and are left with half of them stuck on.

Trampoline safety reminder after coroner reports on toddler's death


Staff writers In the wake of the death of a toddler, a coroner is warning that trampoline-related injuries among children are increasing.

'Noice, different, unusual': Kath & Kim's home for sale


Kath and Kim, ABC comedy show

Staff writers We loved them and we couldn't get enough of their tortured vowels. But we can get a slice of Kath & Kim television history, as the townhouse that featured in the Aussie television comedy series is up for sale.

The popular SPF 50+ sunscreens that fail tests

Choice tested six SPF 50+ sunscreens and found four failed to meet their SPF claims.

ESTHER HAN The weather is hot, the beach is beckoning, and thoughts are turning to sun protection. But tests have found popular sunscreens are failing to live up to their SPF claims.

Toddler critically injured in furniture fall

Daniel Milliken has had a portion of his brain removed after the accident.

Staff writers A "lovable" toddler was critically injured when a television accidentally fell on him, his half brother says.


More than 40,000 Australian accounts breached in VTech hack

Some of the images given to Motherboard by the hacker.

Hayley Tsukayama Hacked data more than enough to identify a child, link parents to their children as toymaker confirms extent of breach.

Lamb roasted in car to highlight dangers of leaving kids in vehicles

Chef Matt Moran prepares for his cooking demonstration at Bondi beach.

Jesse Matheson Celebrity chef Matt Moran has proved a potential danger by cooking raw lamb in a parked SUV.

Giant goanna snapped in Aussie backyard

A mature Lace Goanna was spotted on a residential property in Thurgoona in New South Wales.

Annie Brown Thurgoona resident Eric Holland was killing time in his shed when he came across a monster lizard in his backyard.

Diarrhoea patients warned to avoid pools after surge of cryptosporidiosis cases

Officials are warning people who have had diarrhoea to stay out of public swimming pools.

HARRIET ALEXANDER Notifications of the diarrhoea-causing bug have had the largest percentage increase in two years.

How to grow your own groceries

Save money and teach the kids a lesson or two.

Lynda Hallinan Follow these 31 tips to save money and enjoy time in the garden in the kitchen.

Toddler fights for his life after almost drowning at family day care

The Carramar home where a toddler was found floating in the pool.

Fran Rimrod A toddler is fighting for his life after he was found floating in a swimming pool at a Perth family daycare on Monday.

New recycling labels to take guesswork out of rubbish night

Two out of three Australians believe the humble Pringle tin is recyclable. It's not.

Lucy Cormack, Environment reporter When you take out your recycling, are you really sure every product in there is meant to be there?

Should men put the toilet seat down when they're done?

Up or down? An age-old issue.

SARAH BERRY I'm not down with the toilet seat debate.

Men, try staying at home for a while

NASSIM KHADEM Women – men, brace yourselves – shouldn't always have to be the ones who stay at home.

How a family of seven shares one bed

The family bed.

LETITIA ROWLANDS If there were such as thing as extreme co-sleeping, it would look like this.


Young kids prefer poisons over toys

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Toddler saved after being pulled from pool

Stock photo.

AAP An unconscious toddler has been rescued from a pool, prompting a warning to parents to remain "super vigilant" when their kids are around water.

Further recall of children's pain relief

Recalled: Apohealth paracetamol and iboprofen for children.

Staff writers The Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) has announced the recall of three more types of children's paracetamol.

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Two children have fallen out of a window in Eastwood.

Kate Aubusson Two young boys have been rushed to hospital after falling out a second-storey window of a home in Eastwood.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad in a foreign land

Matt Colville and his son Jude in Germany.

Matt Colville It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How to move house without losing your mind

It's important not to let the situation control you, and work out how you can minimise the stress.

RACHEL CLUN Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

How a group of mums are fighting back against cancer - and how you too can make a difference

Channel Nine personality Georgie Gardner was emcee for the fundraiser.

DONNA WEBECK Witnessing her beloved dad lose his brave battle to oesophageal cancer was devastating for Michelle Heaton-Armstrong - just as it was for her children, who adored their Poppy.

Parents still failing to buckle up kids


Melissa Grant The lives of hundreds of children are being put at risk every year because their parents aren't restraining them properly in cars.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

elisha minnette

Staff writers Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

Why you should think twice before putting your mobile phone number on Facebook


Peter Munro Facebook has been urged to strengthen its privacy controls after revelations a simple vulnerability could expose the personal data of users, including their mobile numbers.

Why I hired a 'hot nanny'


AMBER ROBINSON I thought that if a man could cheat on Sienna Miller with the nanny, what chance did I have? But now I've changed my mind.

Nutella doughnut milkshake, anyone?

Foodcraft Espresso's

CALLAN BOYS For such a simple equation it's a wonder we haven't seen it at more cafes more often.

More children's pain medicines recalled


Craig Butt, Health Reporter More generic pain relievers for young children have been recalled because the plastic bottle lids can splinter when opened

Family sleepovers: a tribute to my 1970s childhood


KYLIE ORR My memories of those nights in my childhood are all about fun: sleepover excitement, staying up late, watching movies we probably weren't supposed to watch ... freedom.

Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Three-year-old Hugh Ryder enjoys the warm weather in Grafton on Saturday with Eden Hiatt, aged two.

JULIE POWER Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

Six models of the Samsung top loader washing machine are affected by a recall.

ANNA PATTY So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

The day my son started a fire


Josefa Pete Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

If women working outside the home creates tension, let's look for a solution

working mum

MEGAN BLANDFORD What's the answer to these frustrations between couples? Do women need to stay home to reduce conflict? Or do men need to get over themselves?

Children's painkillers urgently recalled

Pharmacy Choice ibuprofen and Chemmart paracetamol products for children have been recalled.

ALLISON WORRALL Chemmart and Pharmacy Choice pain relievers for children have been urgently recalled due to the risk of the bottle splintering when opened.

Gold-plating and baby in the front seat: the future of luxury child car travel

The Volvo Excellence Child Safety Seat Concept.

Letitia Rowlands and Stuff NZ Gold-plating and swivelling luxury leather front seats - is this the future of baby and toddler car travel? It could be, if two concepts unveiled by high-end car manufacturers are anything to go by.

When 'good' nannies go bad

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Tanith Carey While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

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Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

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Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

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When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

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