I've learnt after burning myself out that is actually ok just to say 'this week it's really hard work'.
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The fact is that I am 35, I have one child of nearly four and I have had two miscarriages in our attempt to make a sibling for him.
My boyfriend complains that my son is causing his daughter to behave badly, and it's causing us huge problems.
With most parents unable to tell if a child is overweight, should anyone else be raising the issue?
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The ''baby industry'' exploits parents - you don't need to pay through the nose for food and healthcare.
Kids are more willing and able to learn good money habits than parents think.
Miss A is collecting the bumps, bruises and scars of early childhood and learning that you can't trust everyone, including me.
Keeping on top of things around the home could be one small way to keep your stress in check too.
Cate Blanchett has joined the cast of the upcoming adventure tale Jungle Book: Origins.
This young adult movie suffered from an overdose of tragedy.
One company reckons it's time for tablets to bring families together rather than isolate them. So they've gone big.
Reports suggest Google is preparing to launch child-centric versions of some of its services.
The Islands are famous as honeymoon spots and luxury getaways, but what if you're going with family?
Here are five airline fails when it comes to kids.
Families came to celebrate their super-powered children and the book honouring them.
What does Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics, have to do with parenting?
Kerryann Dunlop was a lippy teenager hoping to win a spot as his apprentice when she first met Jamie Oliver, now he's just released a cookbook for her.
These nut and gluten free snacks are easy to make and perfect for kids' lunches.
Are you the perfect daughter, the one who speaks to her mother every day,or the flawed version who forgets her birthday?
Anna loves having her family visit and last week she had some much needed sister time.
If I thought I didn't have enough time in the day before, I know I definitely don't now.
Having a baby is a wonderful thing but it sure can put your whole system out of whack.
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 I'm worried my CV is out of date.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'?
A recent TV piece about a couple's battle with infertility attracted some of the worst, ignorant attitudes those battling with infertility face.
No matter how virile you think you are when it comes to depositing your baby batter in a small plastic cup you will never be impressed with your sample.
For my husband's birthday last year I gave him a sizeable cyst on my left ovary.
"I feel like we're going to war," I muttered as we bid farewell to fellow antenatal class participants.
Lately Miss A seems to prefer to be with other people rather than her dear old parents. Is this the opposite of separation anxiety?
Miss A It seemed to be trying for the world record of naughty acts in a single day. If there is such a record she's gone very close to setting a new one.
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.
While most babies crawl at around nine months, Jasmin is 13 months old. She's faced some challenges but has worked hard to get mobile.
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