Dad-to-be straps on 6kg ball

“It does not feel good,” he said in the video.

In support of his 37-week pregnant wife, Blake Milchuck duct-taped a medicine ball to his stomach.

Let kids eat cake at kindy?

One mother thought she had found the perfect daycare...until she saw a sample menu.

US mum considered changing daycare centres after her daughter was given a sweet treat. Is that overkill?

Pressures of being 'super mum'

Constance Hall has spoken of the stresses of trying to be everything to everyone.

The stress of modern parenting is causing us to miss living in the moment with our children.

My dad grows 'a lot of weed' video

Skylar Holt's admission to her teacher about her father's weed caused quite a stir.

Father gets pulled aside by teacher after child's innocent confession lands him in hot water.

A box that every baby needs

BabyStart is a new New Zealand charity company based on a hugely successful Finnish model.

For every BabyStart box purchased, the new Kiwi company gives another to a New Zealand baby in need.

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A box that every baby needs

BabyStart is a new New Zealand charity company based on a hugely successful Finnish model.

For every BabyStart box purchased, the new Kiwi company gives another to a New Zealand baby in need.

Cheryl shows off baby bump

Cheryl, who's kept mum on the baby bump, finally confirms she's welcoming a child with 1D's Liam Payne.

Baby sees mum for first time

Why the 'ban' on formula info?

Pregnancy

New test may save lives

Pre-eclampsia is currently one of the leading causes of illness and death in mothers and newborns around the world.

The blood test may predict the onset of pre-eclampsia.

George Clooney on fatherhood video

The first-time father expects having twins - reportedly due in June - at age 56 will be "an adventure".

“It does not feel good,” he said in the video.

Dad-to-be straps on 6kg ball

In support of his 37-week pregnant wife, Blake Milchuck duct-taped a medicine ball to his stomach.

Little Kids

Airline bans family over toddler tantrum

Two young families were barred them from flying because of a toddler tantrum.

Because their child misbehaved on the way over, Jetstar banned them from boarding the return flight.

Child's play

The first dedicated playgroup space committed to helping Pasifika preschoolers and their families has officially opened its doors in Blenheim.

One mother thought she had found the perfect daycare...until she saw a sample menu.

Let kids eat cake?

US mum considered changing daycare centres after her daughter was given a sweet treat. Is that overkill?

Big Kids

My dad grows 'a lot of weed' video

Skylar Holt's admission to her teacher about her father's weed caused quite a stir.

Father gets pulled aside by teacher after child's innocent confession lands him in hot water.

Boy's heartbreaking cancer battle

"Life isn't pretty, and cancer destroys a person."

"Whoops!" Mum, Jessica Gianoni, was shamed for sending cake to school with her daughter.

'Whoops! Cake is a sometimes food'

Lunchbox shame has happened again.

Family Life

The 'modern day treasure hunt'

Cooper Hamilton, 4, centre, Bellah Doyle-Geddis, 4, rear and Tristan Phipps, 3, look for a place to hide their painted rocks.

If you come across a painted rock hidden around Timaru, it's likely you've stumbled upon an international craze.

Parents ban male babysitters

OPINION: My husband and I made a rule: no man would ever babysit our children.

Fight club, then friends. Famous siblings Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Sibling love trumps all

Opinion: When my kids fight, there's no need for them to guess what the next words out of my mouth will be.

Mum's Life

Do mums prefer sleep or sex?

A survey of behaviour in the bedroom reveals what Aussie mothers prefer between the sheets.

A survey of behaviour in the bedroom reveals what mothers prefer between the sheets.

Mum meets daughter's donor video

"Melody was irreplacably special, and that heart had more to give this world."

Hey, they don't call her Queen Bey for nothing.

Motherhood isn't worth fuss?

OPINION: Yes it is. Motherhood may be a common experience, but that doesn't make it any less extraordinary.

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