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Ovulation calendar

Work out your most fertile time with our calculator.

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Say thank you

Showering your kids with gifts at Christmas is easy to do but don't expect any thanks.

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The nappy incident

Miss A is quite an infuriating kid to tell off. She seems to enjoy it and will even do something naughty so she can tell herself off.


Teaching kids independence

How do we let our children out into the great, wide world without the parental freak out?

Greer Berry

A helping hand

Greer Berry talks about 'the village' she has supporting her as a new mum.



Can names be naughty or nice?

Can a name really influence a child's personality? According to a new study, it can.


Babies swapped at birth

Two toddlers accidentally swapped on the day they were born should not be returned to their biological parents, a court-appointed expert has said.

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Meeting my birth mother

My mother chose not to hold or even see me after I was born, as she knew she wouldn't be able to let me go.

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Sharing birth stories

I didn't anticipate the need to share the details of giving birth, but the need to share is as overwhelming as the need to push.

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Blog: Greer Berry

After struggling with fertility issues Greer is now sharing her pregnancy journey.
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Blog: Matt Calman

At-home dad Matt Calman talks about life at home with his two girls.
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Blog: Kiran Chug

Kiran has a toddler and a baby and has recently moved back to her hometown of London.
Health & nutrition SANDWICH

Six commandments of healthy eating

As parents we have a huge influence on our kids' attitude towards food. Here are some tips to get your family on the right track.

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A cast of cuddly friends

Miss A loves her cast of cuddly toys. She cuddles them. She barks orders at them. She uses them to rub breakfast off her face.

Five to ten

Frozen beats Barbie

Frozen merchandise is the most coveted toy for girls this holiday season, knocking Barbie from the number one position for the first time.

Education & play

School deciles: the big movers

Half of Christchurch's schools will see decile increases but only one in 10 Auckland schools will. Check your school's details here.

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Blog: Melody McCabe

Melody shares the highs and lows of struggling with fertility issues and trying to conceive.
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Blog: Anna Guy

Anna shares tales of parenting four kids - with another on the way.
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Ask an expert column

Got a parenting question? Let us know and we'll get an expert to answer it for you.

Have a stress-free Christmas

Resist the pressure to provide a picture-perfect occasion on December 25.

Health & nutrition SANDWICH

Six commandments of healthy eating

As parents we have a huge influence on our kids' attitude towards food. Here are some tips to get your family on the right track.

TV & movies

Blu-ray review: Sleeping Beauty

The 1959 story of how Princess Aurora falls under the terrible spell of Maleficent looks as if it was animated yesterday, in this stunning Blu Ray release.

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Win a $500 beauty pack

Thanks to Mighty Ape we've got a $500 health and beauty pack to give away to one lucky reader.

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Bath photos 'inappropriate'

Model Rhys Uhlich has hit out at Facebook after a photo of his young family in the bath was deemed inappropriate.


Singles refused entry to park

A theme park in London has come under fire after refusing entry to single people in case they are paedophiles.


His son's reaction isn't 'nonsense'

My new boyfriend's son can't stand that we're together and demands constant attention. We have no alone time and I can't handle it.

TV & movies

DVF: My life in fashion

Diane von Furstenberg doesn't love reality TV but has made a series about her fashion design company.


Small steps can reduce stress

Are you feeling used up by life's stress, family problems and a demanding job you can't turn off? Try these tips.


Rural mum turns entrepreneur

Southland farmer's wife and mother Melanie McKenzie spends her downtime working.


Cate 'intimidated' by other mums

Cate Blanchett may be an international star but admits to being intimidated by the 'mummy mafia'.


Nifty makeup storage hacks

Are your bathroom cabinets overflowing with beauty products that you've amassed?