KASEY EDWARDS 11:58pm A new book reveals all the common gender traps that parents fall into - despite their best intentions.
Andrew G. Marshall While our culture becomes more sexualised than ever before, we're less likely actually to be having sex, and we're certainly not talking about it - even to professionals like myself. I call it the silent epidemic.
BEN WESTCOTT Diagnosed with global development delay, Lani-Diane Juric was told she would never drive, go to uni, or be independent. But her mum was determined her life wouldn't turn out that way.
With five little words, my mum turned my day around; she reminded me that things weren't always as bad as they felt. And now I think we should spread the spirit.
Belinda Williams As mothers, we should all stick together. But to pay penance for my thought crimes, I’m opening the book to divulge my own judgmental views and less-than-perfect parenting habits.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Kim Kardashian has been criticised for spending too much time away from daughter North, but is it really fair to expect mothers to be with their children constantly?
Richard Gray New research suggests that memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches which allow offspring to inherit their ancestors' experiences.
A mother who survived a plane crash in remote south-west Alaska made a frantic phone call for help while resuscitating her five-month-old baby, then left the fatally injured boy to lead searchers hampered by cold and fog to the crash site.
Nick Toscano and Mark Russell The multinational owner of the company that distributed controversial drug thalidomide in Australia has agreed to pay $89 million in a settlement with Australian and New Zealand claimants.
What happens when a heavily pregnant mistress storms a wedding reception? Not even the bride is safe.
An investigation has discovered that a morning-after pill sold in Europe may not work for women weighing more than 80kg, and that it begins to lose its effectiveness for women over 75kg.
Rachel Kleinman When Jess and Mitch Quain's daughter was stillborn, they joined the thousands of Australian parents every year whose babies are born without life. Why does it happen?
EWA KRETOWICZ Every parent thinks their child is one in a billion, but for little Archie Taber, even his mother's doctors agree.
Ian Musgrave Antibiotics have changed our lives more profoundly than almost any other medical intervention outside of vaccination. And we can't mess this up.
When Deborra-Lee Furness saw a suspicious mark on husband Hugh Jackman's face, she urged him to get it checked out. It was lucky she did.
CATHERINE RODIE Motherhood may not be the most important job in the world, but Catherine Rodie says she's never worked harder.
Ewa Kretowicz and Melanie Mahoney "I was detached from motherhood. It didn't feel natural." Now a happy mum to son Oscar, Maddy Mendoza-Orubuloye struggled with depression after her son's birth. She shares her story in Postnatal Depression Awareness Week.
Bess Gairns Today it feels like this will never be over. It feels like every day for the rest of your life will be spent in this room. But one day it will all feel like it happened a thousand years ago to someone else.
Andrew M. Seaman Soon after children are diagnosed with autism, their parents may benefit from learning problem-solving skills to cope with the challenges to come, researchers say.
CATHERINE RODIE Vaginismus is a very complex condition with both physical and psychological manifestations - and many women suffer in silence.
SAMAN SHAD Until recently I had a life in which I was almost always playing catch-up - until I decided to take my foot of the pedal and schedule some time out.
KATE FRIDKIS Becoming a mother and finding new 'mummy friends' can sometimes feel like learning how to date all over again.
MELANIE MAHONEY When Amy Robach was asked to have a mammogram live on morning TV, she was hesitant. Little did she know it would change her life.
LINDY ALEXANDER “There comes a time in your life when you just can’t be strong anymore.” A mother shares the heartbreak behind her daughters’ disabilities and her decision to put them in foster care.
EMMA MACDONALD Three women in this photo have been dealt a cruel genetic blow - inheriting a predisposition to breast cancer.
KASEY EDWARDS When taking the pill caused one woman to experience a range of unpleasant side-effects, she realised she wasn't the only one who wasn't suited to the common contraceptive.
Kirstie Fisher Lyle and Kirstie are first cousins - and they're in love, and have happy and healthy children together. Kirstie shares their family's story.
MICHAEL LALLO Television host Helen Kapalos shares her story of how vague symptoms turned into something more sinister – and why all women need to be vigilant about their health.
JO CASAMENTO Newsreader Chris Bath has shared a deeply emotional story about her much-loved father, speaking out in frustration about the lack of support offered to stroke sufferers and their families.
PINKY MCKAY While it’s awful watching a friend suffer with depression, especially if she seems to be pushing you away, there are practical ways to show your support.
PAULA JOYE The first year of being a new mother is a vulnerable time for most women - so let's discontinue the ridiculous post-baby weight loss photo trend.
MELANIE MAHONEY An American woman has spoken out about her plan to give out letters, instead of lollies, to children she deemed to be overweight at Halloween.
A woman who suffered from a rare genetic condition that prevented her from ageing has died, having never developed beyond the size of a toddler.
COSIMA MARRINER Having babies later in life means mothers are happier and less stressed, new research suggests.
Cass Boyle A cancer survivor and mum shares the surprising emotional impact of her breast reconstruction journey.
Josefa Pete Premature birth is the number one killer of newborns in Australia. One group is doing what it can to support those who go though it, and their annual walk brings parents of prems together.
PINKY MCKAY In those simple days BC (before child) you were completely clear about your personal style. And now, as you work out your own authentic mothering style, be kind to yourself.
KERRI SACKVILLE Kerri Sackville has a dream: eight hours of sleep, in her own bed, uninterrupted by kids, a curious cat, and sleep-talking.
CLEMENTINE FORD We don’t need the kind of awareness that involves people simply pressing a button on the internet - we need solutions based on real science and funding.
Staff writers Kim Kardashian has returned to her Instagram page with a daring snap of herself in a white swimsuit, after sharing how she lost weight after the birth of baby North.
Sally Heppleston Right now, I should be getting my daughter ready to start school next year. But I’m not, and somehow I have to be okay with that.
Jo Hartley Before becoming a parent I admit that I was a parenting expert. On that note, here's a list of questions and comments I was guilty of saying, before I really knew any better.
KASEY EDWARDS They say it takes a village to raise a child - but a new movement has changed that old-fashioned village to a modern 'street gang'.
ABBY COLEMAN It’s understanding from strangers that has seen me through the sadness of a failed pregnancy.
Paula Goodyer Despite their popularity, there is little clear proof multivitamins are beneficial.
Susi May From acne to abdominal cramps, weight gain to irregular periods, many women have questions about coming off the pill. Here are answers to common queries.
SHELLY HORTON Just like you take your car in for a tune up, your relationship needs attention to keep it running smoothly - and a dirty weekend is a great relationship pick-me-up.
ANNA PATTY A Sydney mum of five has become the focus of an online campaign over inadequate cancer surgery.
Sarah Wayland On World Mental Health Day, Australians are encouraged to seek help, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and foster connectivity throughout communities. Two mums tell their own mental health stories.
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