Prepare for baby
We've talked abou t the useless things you don't need for a newborn (like wipe warmers) but here's my list of essentials you do need.
How do you choose a genuinely unique name these days?
According to America's newest, hippest guru, pregnancy is all orgasms, green smoothies and yoga.
Seeing a heavily pregnant woman in the nesting phase is a lot like witnessing a force of nature.
My wife is due at any time. And what did I do this weekend? That’s right. Take off out of cell phone range for six hours to do a 20km trail run around the Rimutaka Forest Park.
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At home over the last two and a half years I’ve been the Captain of the ship. Now my wife is home too.
I may be a mum soon, but I’m not ready to say it yet - and I am not ready to join a mothers' group.
At 26 weeks, I've still not bought anything for baby number two. There's plenty of stuff I don't need and won't use.
When a couple become parents, both have expectations of their partner. If we don't talk about them, conflict is inevitable.
Ever since I found out I was pregnant I've had a compulsive need to ask the internet about every conceivable pregnancy danger.
I'm excited about having a second baby, but this time I'm already in the club and I don't think I should be getting another welcome gig in my honour.
The relative freedom of my former life flashed before my eyes, and I was frightened I'd just made a terrible mistake.
Dealing with the information overload that comes with pregnancy and babies is a topic the British science writer Linda Geddes knows well. She's trying to cut through the glut of research and equip expecting parents to make their own decisions.
Dealing with fertility issues can be scary and overwhelming. It is important that you and your partner are able to support each other through the testing process. It's not always easy, but a sense of humour goes a long way in helping you get through.
It was our family doctor who wisely suggested we compile a list of pros and cons. This, she told us, was a good way for us to get our heads around the things we might expect from our unexpected pregnancy.
Paid parental leave law loophole leaves Defence Force rushing to cover staff.
You've probably heard of wedding planners, but did you know you can also hire baby planners to help get you through pregnancy, birth and the newborn stage?
While you may be tempted to buy everything in the store for baby's room, it isn't necessary to max out the credit card to make things look pretty.
Buying too many things you don't end up using can really blow your budget.
A 'test' designed to see if you’re ready for parenting has become the latest viral hit. If you’re already a parent you’ll laugh out loud, if you’re not you’ll probably restock your contraceptives.
Parents 'don't want to compromise their home's sophistication just because there are children in it', according to an interior designer.
It's important to buy a maternity bra that fits well, but you should like the bra too - you've got to feel good wearing it.
Peter Denman gives some inside tips on how to make your partner feel included and excited about your baby bump.
Tea parties are back in style, even for that bastion of giggly girly games – the baby shower.
A new arrival can turn your routine at home into a bit chaos for a while as everyone learns to assimilate.
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