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When your child prefers one parent

It's common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.

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Socks on, socks off

All kids learn the power of the socks early on. Since Miss A discovered it, she has exploited it to the full.

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Single, 51,and pregnant

She's 51 and single, but Tracey Kahn isn't letting those hurdles stop her from having a baby.

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A mummy makeover

A busy mum of three, Penny felt like she'd been in a haze for eight years. Then she had this amazing makeover.

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Health Kate Middleton pregnant

Celebrity baby bump pressure

Pregnant Kiwi women comparing their bodies to celebrity mums-to-be are setting themselves unrealistic expectations says a university researcher.

Pregnancy BUCKET LIST

Bucket list for unborn baby

All parents have hopes and dreams for their children - experiences they'd love them to have, places they want their little ones to see, a lifetime of happiness and love. And Jenna and Dan Haley were no different when they discovered Jenna was pregnant with their first baby. 

Fertility SURROGACY

Why I decided on surrogacy

What does it take to have a baby for somebody else and then give it away?

Travel

Would you let your child do this?

Fred Sirevag was taking in Norway's view when he saw a baby crawling along the edge of a 600m cliff.

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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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When siblings fight

Milin and Jasmin love each other. They really, really do. But at the moment, it can be hard to believe it.

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The best bits

There are a lot of things to love about parenting but if you had to decide what you treasure the most, what would it be?

Toddler MISS A, AWATEA

Coping with a bolter

Miss A no longer shuffles along. Both feet leave the ground now giving her much more speed.

Education & play PEEKABOO

Peek-a-who?

One dad took the element of surprise too far when he shaved off his bushy beard during a game of peek-a-boo.

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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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Finances good food, vegetables

Budgeting not pie in the sky

Healthy eating might seem prohibitively expensive - but it is possible to do it on a shoestring budget.

Health & nutrition child eating vegetables

Talking vegetarianism

At some point your kids might start to really think about where their food is coming from and want to exercise some choices in what they're eating.

TV & movies DISNEY PRINCESS

Motherless Disney princesses

Why are so many heroines in Disney movies motherless? One theory is that Walt Disney was guilt-ridden over his mother's death.

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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.

Development

Tampon game destigmatises

HANNAH FRANCIS
Two New York school girls have created a video game that features tampons instead of weapons.

Travel

Would you let your child do this?

Fred Sirevag was taking in Norway's view when he saw a baby crawling along the edge of a 600m cliff.

Relationships Teen tech

Time for a custody change?

My ex and I have shared custody of our kids since we split five years ago, but now my daughter is sick of going back and forth between houses.

Post natal Scales

Fat shaming mums

The transition to motherhood is one of the biggest changes a woman can go though. The last thing anyone needs is a lecture about they way they look.

TV & movies Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

This film has all the elements of a much better movie than it turns out to be.

Work MARIE BEAN

Start a business on a shoestring

How do you start a business with pretty much nothing?

Celebrities

Jada: 'I'm a trusting mother'

Jada Pinkett Smith thinks we should have "more trust in our children".

Style PENNY MAKEOVER

A mummy makeover

A busy mum of three, Penny felt like she'd been in a haze for eight years. Then she had this amazing makeover.