Jimmy Thomson When a baby is a new addition to a rented property, is there a legal requirement to notify the owner or property manager?
JEN VUK Why do the ordinary people who go to extraordinary lengths to help give children a better life often end up out of pocket?
Marion Turner Marion Turner, a mum of two, was given the chance to try the eZee Expedir, the new pedal-assist electric longtail bike. She found lots to like about it - even going up hills was a breeze!
PINKY MCKAY It isn't only brand new mums who can feel discouraged by their own mums’ seemingly unsupportive behaviour, writes Pinky Mckay.
KASEY EDWARDS The concept of ‘mummy business cards’ hit the media last week, they - and the mothers who use them - were universally mocked.
Victoria Kyriakopoulos They say charity begins at home. This Melbourne charity started out on a front porch.
Amy Gray Mother's Day can be a painful reminder if your mother is no longer around.
DEBORAH GOUGH After a faulty heater led to the deaths of her two young sons, Vanessa Robinson vowed to do something to save other families from similar tragedies.
Sole Ayoub Sole Ayoub is a Sydney mum of three kids aged 9, 7 and 2. She reviewed the Dyson Hot+Cool AM05.
Alexandra Carlton Why are smart women swapping boardrooms for bunting and bake-offs? Alexandra Carlton looks at the hunger for all things domestic.
Emma Partridge The introduction of new swimming pool laws in NSW won't be enough to save all children from drowning, safety experts remind parents.
Vince Chadwick Australia's population will tick past the 23 million mark on Tuesday night as the country continues to grow at the fastest rate in the developed world.
Livia Gamble A study has revealed the top spots germs are likely to be lurking in your kitchen. Learn where they are and how to clean them out.
Melanie Hearse Fly-in, fly-out work rosters can wreak havoc on the families involved, but others wouldn't have life any other way. Melanie Hearse gets tips and tricks from thriving FIFO families.
Damon Young There's a certain joy to be had when the last books, Lego pieces and dolls are put in their places after a long day - in spite of the knowledge it will happen all over again the next day.
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SARAH WHYTE Every apartment above ground level in NSW will be required to fit safety devices to prevent children falling out of windows.
While many babies start out sleeping in their parents' room (and may sneak back in for years to come!), it's important to create a space for toddlers and older children to call their own.
LARISSA NICHOLSON Australia's largest cities are some of its least liveable, according to their own residents.
Each colour can influence aspects such as mood, behaviour and sleep habits.
Thinking about renovating or painting? Here are some tips from Essential Baby members who've been through the process.
Kimberly Packard One day Meghan was there: three years old, full of life, beautiful. The next day she was gone, the victim of a simple accident in the home. This is her mum's story - and the message she wants all parents to hear.
CHRISSIE SWAN Forget overseas holidays – if it's culture shock you're after, just change neighbourhoods.
Miki Perkins and Melanie Mahoney A study has found which Australian cities are the most family friendly - as well as the spots families might want to avoid.
As citizens across the nation suffer through a heatwave during catastrophic fire conditions, NPS MedicineWise is reminding Australians to store medicines correctly, with extreme temperatures impacting the effectiveness of many treatments.
Time is running out for families to have their question answered by Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform, Jenny Macklin.
OurSay gives you the chance to let politicians know about the issues that affect you the most. Here, we share information on one of the issues that’s gathering a lot of attention on the OurSay forum: workplace fatalities, and how the government can ease the burden of families affected by such accidents.
CHRISSIE SWAN Kitchen cupboard clear-outs can be like taking a trip down memory lane, says Chrissie Swan.
An eight-day-old baby has died after being bitten by his family’s dog in the UK.
Michaela Fox The many reasons to embrace this mantra.
Amber Robinson As a long-time user of BRITA filtered water jugs, I was thrilled to try the new BRITA 3-way dispenser tap, which delivers filtered water straight from the main kitchen tap.
AMITY DRY After working into the early hours to prepare for her son's birthday, Amity Dry had to ask herself a question: who, exactly, was she doing all this for?
Megan Johnston MamaBake helps time-poor mothers work together to beat the clock and look after their families.
CHRISSIE SWAN Putting a house on the market creates a grand illusion of the perfect family life, says Chrissie Swan.
SITE: BABYOLOGY From leaves to mushrooms, and buttons to gears, one Etsy cake decoration store offers everything you need to make your baby shower or child's birthday cake one to remember!
Even fixed-price power bills aren't what they seem; consumers need to check, and double-check, everything. Here's what to consider when opening the first bills bearing the full impact of the latest electricity price rises.
Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore of getbuttonedup.com If you're lacking a little motivation to spring clean, here are 15 good reasons why you should give it a go this weekend.
Tracey Prisk Life isn't easy when you're 16 years old, homeless and the mother of a young baby.
AMITY DRY Your baby goes through a massive change to his diet over the first year of his life. Here's a guide to what you can expect, from breastfeeding to bottles to weaning and solids.
Kylie Orr Kylie Orr shares her frustration with the common misconception that having a daughter is the gift every mother needs.
Sarah Macdonald Once upon a time, Sarah Macdonald wanted drama and intrigue in exotic locales. Now she's raising two kids in the suburbs, only a few kilometres from where she grew up, and she's learning to like life in the slow lane.
Jason Clout The choice of finding a new home is often forced on growing families, who can quickly realise that their existing address isn't quite as spacious when another family member comes along. But is it better to buy or renovate?
Andie Fox Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, recently admitted she leaves work at 5:30pm to be at home with her children for dinner - and Andie Fox encourages everyone else to do it too.
Police have arrested a woman for breaking into a house and attempting to breastfeed a stranger’s child.
Catherine Armitage One in three babies born today will live to 100, but all will be likely to lead longer, busier and more interesting lives. Here's a glimpse of the future your descendants might be a part of.
As you go about your daily chores using a plethora of appliances and technology, spare a thought for the families who came before you, who had to do everything the old fashioned way ... that is, by using more elbow grease, and taking a lot more time to do it all!
Staff writers Cloth or disposable? We compare average prices and look at the best ways to care for and clean cloth nappies.
Andrea Black Proving what the families of stressed workers may already suspect, a recent study has found that stress and tension caused by an abusive boss can filter through to relationships at home.
Heidi Davoren In today’s world of blended families, there's no longer one size fits all. And when it comes to custody battles, it seems the legal system no longer reflects what our society needs.
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