This will be Rachel Nobel's third Christmas without her son Hamish, who died in a tragic accident at home aged just 20 months.
Quinoa flakes add a nutty flavour as well as a fibre and protein boost to these festive reindeer biscuits.
This year I seem to be VERY disorganised with my Christmas shopping... I haven't actually done any at all.
Much of the gold of parenting is in the little observations, the one-on-one interaction with your kids and the small things that happen in the day.
It's not too late to take your family on a sensational summer holiday.
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- Fast and fresh chicken lettuce cups
- Many different ways to save money
- 'Mum, who do you like best?'
- Getting back to common sense parenting
- You only have to be a good parent half the time
- Time is the best investment you can make
- My parents criticise how I parent
- How to choose a guardian for your kids
- Limiting screen time
- Why every family needs a bucket list
- Games aren't bad for kids? No so fast
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Carmel Olsen and her family are facing a tight Christmas this year after years of upheaval and stress.
A woman has been dubbed a "layaway angel" after she paid the outstanding balance on every open lay-by at her local toy store.
Life for Rebecca Thompson is a blur of hospital visits and sleepless nights.
New Zealand's child obesity rates continue to climb while rates in other developed countries have flattened or decreased, obesity experts say.
It's a cute family comedy, but there's lots more going on in the film than first meets the eye.
It's an unfortunate truism, but seeing bad things happening to people on screen is just inherently funny.
Teacher has been recognised by Microsoft for radio venture that kids are lining up to work on.
I won't be posting pictures of my baby on Facebook. There are pros and cons to this policy.
With December approaching rapidly, we are now starting get excited about our summer holiday. This year all seven of us are off camping.
A theme park in London has come under fire after refusing entry to single people in case they are paedophiles.
Families came to celebrate their super-powered children and the book honouring them.
A new book encouraging kids to explore different tastes was written by a girl who is just finishing primary school.
Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread. For coloured icing, add a few drops of food colouring before kneading and mix it in well.
The fruit mince pie is a celebrated Christmas tradition. Skip the supermarket variety and try making them yourself.
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.
Do you often feel guilty over the amount of time you don't spend with your kids? Don't underestimate the power of tiny moments of connection.
I am looking at getting back into the work force after being a stay-at-home mum. I'm worried my CV is out of date.
I want to get back into exercise (after a c-section), what are some good 'first-steps'?
Anna Guy is a busy mum of five - four school-aged kids and a baby. She shares anecdotes and experiences from her days running around after her brood.
My oldest son Finn is graduating from primary school next week. Yep, my little boy is not so little anymore.
Melody McCabe and her husband have been trying to conceive for over a year. In this blog she shares the highs and lows of struggling with fertility issues and trying to conceive, as she embarks on fertility treatments in the quest for a family.
After having her pregnancy hopes crushed last month, Melody McCabe talks about how she picked herself back up for another monitored cycle.
After facing serious fertility issues Greer and her husband were surprised by their 'miracle baby' - a bouncing baby boy.
A number of people have asked what we're getting our little guy for Christmas and up until recently, I hadn't thought about it at all.
Matt Calman is a work-from-home dad to two girls - toddler Miss A and preschooler Miss K. Matt shares his insights and experiences of raising two girls, with two very different personalities.
After putting Miss K to bed strange noises can be heard coming from her room in what I have decided to call The Christmas Effect.
Potty training is just around the corner in our house, and it's one of the phases of parenting I have least looked forward to.
Over the past two years I feel like I've gotten to know you. I've taken advice from comments and got into debates with you.
To have a grandchild and hear their laughter is to have a glimpse of eternity, the bond between grandparent and grandchild lasts a lifetime.
Being the world's best parent is easy, until you have kids, Juliet Beetham discovered.
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