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Ovulation calendar

Work out your most fertile time with our calculator.

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Hush

Time to end the three-month 'rule'?

Should we shroud something as joyous (and potentially heartbreaking) as early pregnancy in secrecy because... it might be awkward?

Katherine Bashour

'They were merciless to me'

Katherine Bashour the pregnant Australian ANZ employee who was disciplined for refusing a pelvic exam, tells her side of the story.

BABY CUDDLES

10 things that make it worthwhile

It can feel like the rewards of parenting are few and far between. Here are 10 reminders for when times are tough.

SIBLING RIVALRY

'Mum, who do you like best?'

The quest for four little words drives my children to the brink of nearly every one of their self-made disasters. 'I like you best.'

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Birth LITTLE GEMS

Custom-made babies

The business of birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. Soon-to-be father Ian Steward gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Post natal Breastfeeding

Looking after yourself as a new mum

Coffee and snacks aren't enough to see you through the hazy newborn days. Check out these easy tips on how to fuel your body properly.

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Do you need a pregnancy contract?

Is a pregnancy contract a wortwhile exercise in protecting your relationship against the trials and tribulations of new parenthood?

Breastfeeding Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

Why I didn't breastfeed

The mothers in my Baby & Me Yoga Fit, class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a bottle.

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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.
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Best age to start toilet training

It is a decision that can be fraught with worry, and, like nappies, there is no 'one size fits all'.

Products KINETIC SAND

Product review: Kinetic sand

This isn't just sand - it's magic sand, and you'll find yourself as keen to play with it as your kids are.

Big kids Yoga

Things modern kids do that we didn't

Kids today are doing things that we'd never even heard of - or thought to do - back in the day. Things like these:

Education & play

Why I won't buy a Frozen costume

My daughter attended four Frozen parties over winter this year - at first I didn't realise there was an unspoken dress code.

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

Sort your family finances

Worried about pocket money or budgets? Do your kids think money grows on trees? We've got money experts from Sorted here to answer your questions.

Health & nutrition Sue Chetwin, Consumer NZ

'Healthy' snack bars fail test

Snack bars which are promoted as being healthy and convenient are predominantly high in sugar and saturated fats, Consumer NZ says.

TV & movies jk rowling

JK Rowling's Twitter riddle

JK Rowling has sent the Muggle world into a frenzy with just 12 words.

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Win: Father's Day pack

To celebrate Father's Day we are giving away a great gift pack for Dad, valued at around $260.

Technology

Phones capture moments best

OPINION: I love taking photos, especially capturing my family's life as it unfolds.

Travel

Fictional spots you can visit

Movie buffs and bookworms who wish that some fantasy worlds were real, look no further.

Prepare for baby Birth plan

Do you need a pregnancy contract?

Is a pregnancy contract a wortwhile exercise in protecting your relationship against the trials and tribulations of new parenthood?

TV & movies

Miranda Tapsell's Love Child

Miranda Tapsell steps back into the 1960s with her new role in Love Child.

Health vicki cancer

A year without Vicki

Vicki had a three-month-old son when she first felt something wasn't right. She was gone within a year.

Work KATHERINE BASHOUR

'They were merciless to me'

Katherine Bashour the pregnant Australian ANZ employee who was disciplined for refusing a pelvic exam, tells her side of the story.

Celebrities Stevie Wonder

Triplets on way for Stevie Wonder?

Stevie Wonder is reportedly expecting triplets with his fiancee Tomeeka Robyn Bracy.

Style busy mum

Why is looking 'mumsy' a bad thing?

Why is it that the word 'mumsy' has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from 'yummy'?