ELISSA GRIESSER There are lots of annoying people on Facebook. We parents are among them.
Brad Pitt has praised his partner Angelina Jolie, describing her decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent the chances of developing breast cancer as "absolutely heroic".
Sarah Berry Angelina Jolie has revealed that she recently underwent a preventative double mastectomy.
Melanie Hearse Mother-in-law more of a cause for teeth gnashing than celebration? Maybe the solution is a little closer to home than you think ...
KASEY EDWARDS "Biology and genetics are important to my kids' doctor, but they are totally irrelevant to how much I love them how much they love me," says one mum in a same-sex partnership.
Jacinta Tynan Why one mum puts her children ahead of their dad - and why research says that's actually not a bad thing.
SONJA EBBELS After years of miscarriage and fertility problems, one woman finally fell pregnant. What came next is every pregnant woman's nightmare.
Staff writers with National Times Julia Gillard issues high-stakes ultimatum to Tony Abbott to immediately back special levy to finance a disability insurance scheme or see the issue mired in political campaigning.
Karen Hardy An e-book version of Kaz Cooke's self-help guide looks at a range of women's issues, and gives those who need it most a helping hand.
Sally Heppleston An inspiring story of how one mum turned her health - and lifestyle - around, one step at a time.
Dr Dawn Barker Her job is diagnosing and treating mental illness, but even Dawn Barker brushed aside warning signs of postnatal depression in a friend. She shares her story.
Thinking about adding to your family, but aren't sure what the best age gap between children would be? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Jessica Kelemen I've come to the realisation that almost all of my frustration and guilt comes from the fact that I am not the mum I wanted to be. And I'm disappointed.
AMITY DRY In her first column since winning The Block All Stars, Amity reveals the secrets behind their win.
Sally Heppleston Life with little ones is always busy, but after her first child died during labour Sally Heppleston can't help but think, “My life should be busier”.
Staff writers Last year, the Minister for Families Jenny Macklin, asked OurSay and Essential Baby to find out the most important issues affecting Australian families today. Watch her video response to the winning questions.
Kate Hagan It is a debilitating condition that few have heard of, yet postnatal psychosis affects three new mothers in NSW every week.
As told to Samantha Selinger-Morris An unplanned third child has left one mum struggling with guilt and a lack of time. She shares her innermost feelings.
PINKY MCKAY The responsibility of nurturing a little being is rewarding and joyful, but also takes up a lot of energy, both physical and mental. If you're feeling overloaded right now, here are some tips to regain your balance.
Staff writers Former Australian of the Year Dr Fiona Wood, AM, was once told by another mother, "I love my kids too much to work."
EB staff writers Most new mums start having sex again six to eight weeks after giving birth to their first child, a new study has revealed.
Rebecca Belt, Natalie Croxon and staff writers In DonateLife Week, we share the story of a young mum whose life was saved by the pure generosity of a stranger and their family.
Portion sizes are leading consumers astray, writes Melissa Davey.
AMY CORDEROY Imagine if you could end up in court, just for doing your job. That is the daily experience of the men and women who provide abortion in NSW and Queensland.
Staff writers Last year, the Minister for Families Jenny Macklin, asked OurSay and Essential Baby to find out the most important issues affecting Australian families today. Over 114 individuals submitted questions to the Minister, which received over 5000 votes from the general public. Here we present the top four eligible questions as voted by you.
PINKY MCKAY Not so long ago, you probably promised each other that a baby wouldn't change your relationship - but once the baby arrives, it's a whole other ball game. Pinky McKay gives advice on how to keep your love and sex lives on track.
Samantha Selinger-Morris It's not just men - women, too, get the midlife blues. And it can't be fixed by buying a Porsche ...
CHRISSIE SWAN Let's hear it for older siblings, and the secret knowledge and instant cool they bring.
DANIEL FLITTON A Tamil woman locked in immigration detention for the term of her pregnancy after the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation branded her a security risk, has given birth to a boy.
Andie Fox After having her second child, Andie Fox tried returning to playgroup. It didn't work out.
Most Australians have grown up with the 'Slip slop slap' message, but with continual developments in sunscreen, and ongoing research into skin cancer and sun damage, we can always use a refresher.
Lindy Alexander As parents, it's vital that couples keep their communication lines open - and having discussions about your relationship even before the baby's birth will only strengthen your bond.
MARK BAKER It's more than three months since Rebecca's child was taken from her, but the pain is still raw. She didn't lose her child because she was incompetent or abusive; instead, she has a mild intellectual disability.
Colleen Pearce Colleen Pearce, Victoria's Public Advocate, responds to the recent disturbing case of a mother with a mild disability being separated from her young daughter.
AMBER ROBINSON In a world where celebrities can be publicly shamed for not losing baby weight as quickly as humanly possible, it's refreshing to see stars who are taking their time to shift unwanted kilos. Drew Barrymore is the latest new mum with a realistic outlook.
Mel Hearse For one mum, the first few months with a new baby were okay - but then anxiety and depression set in. She shares her story and her 'cheat sheet' of advice for other mothers.
MELISSA DAVEY Would you take a photo of your stillborn child and share it on Facebook? Some say it's too confronting, but others believe it's an important step in the parents' grieving process.
AMY CORDEROY There’s a stereotype that older mothers are highly strung, but a new survey suggests it might actually be younger mothers who experience more stress.
Larissa Nicholson When their son died at 24 weeks gestation, Andrew and Deborah Braddock were unsure about having a photograph taken of their boy. Now they're grateful they were given the choice.
Ben Schneiders with staff writers In the last two years, dozens of employers have begun offering paid leave to workers in abusive relationships.
AMBER ROBINSON After years of consistently putting herself last on her list of priorities, Amber Robinson has decided it's time to make some changes and emerge from the mummy fog.
PINKY MCKAY Postnatal depression, just like any form of depression, is a serious condition that can have a devastating effect on the whole family.
Bree Katsamangos I'm going to be the Mum who dances in the rain and jumps in the puddles.
Julie Egan As one mother tries to bond with her newborn son, another mother attempts to let go ...
KERRI SACKVILLE For Kerri Sackville, a birth and a death in the family will always be linked.
If there's one thing every new mum wants, it's an extra hour of sleep! If you're feeling deprived of shut-eye, these tips may help to ensure a better night's sleep for you and your baby.
Preparing for your first outing as a family can be daunting. Having the right items at your disposal can make all the difference to your day - here's what we recommend.
CHRISSIE SWAN Being a bit naughty at school is sometimes no bad thing.
MEGAN JOHNSTON First-time parents may benefit from couples counselling.
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