Prepare for baby
Let them eat cake... while finding out if you're having a girl or a boy.
Almost everything about pregnancy is geared towards the woman and her baby. But what about the other parent?
"I feel like we're going to war," I muttered as we bid farewell to fellow antenatal class participants.
Looking for a baby name that's nowhere near the top 10 - or even the top 1000?
"You won't care about the dogs when you have a baby to take of," others joke (but not joke).
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A couple from the United States decided to announce they were expecting in an ingenious way.
I was excited to be in the place where we will (probably) see our little one for the first time.
Do you want to wow your friend with an awesome baby shower gift? Check these out.
One of the things I've had a few friends bring up is about investing in a decent nappy bag.
What do we say to people when they ask what we'd like as gifts for our new family member?
Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.
Former British Commando Neil Sinclair has written a parenting book telling dads how to raise their kids with military precision.
The baby industry is a minefield when it comes to the fine line between 'needs' and 'wants' for first-time mothers.
When Jeannie Entin was pregnant, she insisted anyone who planned to visit her newborn baby had to get a whooping cough booster.
I want to try savour all the things they say you miss when a baby comes along - sleep-ins, time to yourself...
Can you afford the estimated $250,000 it takes to raise a child? Here are some tips on making ends meet.
Have you wasted money on pointless baby products? Check out these lists of what you do and don't need.
If you're worried that you haven't experienced the nesting instinct, don't panic. It can manifest in lots of different ways.
There are plenty of pregnancy books around but how many are relevant to NZ mums? Essential Mums readers give their verdicts.
I often hear friends mulling over the pros and cons of getting a dog and how it could be good ''practice'' for parenthood.
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