Everything looks different in the world to me now.
These delicious chia pots can be made the night before and be ready to grab, throw on some yoghurt and berries and eat on the go.
A chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables may improve the symptoms of autism in young men, according to a new study.
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.
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.'
- Disneyland: Not always the happiest place on Earth
- How much screen time is too much?
- Shopping around can save borrowers big time
- Facebook a popular way to sell
- Navigating house insurance changes
- A convert to cruising
- Do you need cover in sickness and health?
- Is your home a terrible investment?
- Raising financially literate kids
- Toymaker says children can learn to code
- From poor to working poor
- Don't get hung out to dry
- Saving difficult family relationships
- Discounts? It pays to ask
- Favourite CD books for Kiwi kids
- Recipe: Beef and kumara casserole
- Fruitful take on saving money
- How cloud photo services match up
- Parents need to teach kids financial skills
- Teaching kids about money
what's in this section?
Kiwis are poorly equipped for a financial emergency with one in three having less than $1000 stashed away.
Talking to kids is a subtle art; it's not about telling them what to do, it's about telling them stories.
The best way to have fit and healthy kids, is to be a fit and healthy adult.
Taking the time to cook with kids can provide a connection point for families and develop a healthy attitude towards food.
REVIEW: Overall, Planes: Fire and Rescue is one trip to the movies worth taking these school holidays.
JK Rowling has sent the Muggle world into a frenzy with just 12 words.
I refuse to buy any games or apps online when there are so many cool ones out there for free.
Want to have it all? Thanks to new tech tools your dream could become reality.
Fred Sirevag was taking in Norway's view when he saw a baby crawling along the edge of a 600m cliff.
Movie buffs and bookworms who wish that some fantasy worlds were real, look no further.
Muffins are a mainstay of school lunches, easy to make at the weekend for the coming week. Get the kids involved in baking.
Bread is an important staple food for growing children. Vary the types for this recipe by using rye, wholegrain or even fruit bread.
Families came to celebrate their super-powered children and the book honouring them.
The author of the hit young adult novel has issued a snide response to news his book has been banned from middle schools in California.
Watching the girls play with their cousins got me thinking about my role as an uncle.
My husband's ex wants us to have their kids more often. I feel I am doing as much as I can, so I have refused. Am I being unreasonable?
If I thought I didn't have enough time in the day before, I know I definitely don't now.
At one point during a chaotic sports evening Anna Guy lost track of a few children - here's why she's decided she needs a new plan.
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.
I wish the reason I haven't blogged for a while was that I was pregnant and waiting to confirm the big news. But alas, that's not the case.
For my husband's birthday last year I gave him a sizeable cyst on my left ovary.
Whether it's curry, bumpy car rides, or lots of sex, Greer Berry looks at the options to start things rolling.
Miss A has uttered her first proper sentence and it goes down in history as: "I done a poo."
Miss A reminds me of the WWF wrestlers as she climbs up onto the corner of the couch and launches herself onto Miss K below.
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.
When they were good, we loved those weeks of mayhem and when they were bad – well, we had Baxter to show us how it’s done.
- Discussions on our forums
- Comments on our stories
- Newsletter guides to pregnancy, babies and toddlers
- A personal profile and the chance to connect with other mums
- Newsletter updates from the Essential Mums team
- Competitions and the chance to win great prizes.