May the fours be with you

May the fours be with you as the next stage comes at us.

3:00 PM  Newborn stage: done and dusted. Terrible twos: passed with distinction. Threenagehood: I still have the scars. Next up: four.

Cashing in on the royal baby

The Licktators breast-milk ice cream.

Commemorative gifts to mark the royal arrival range from breast-milk ice cream to barf bags.

Royal baby name has been picked

The Duchess of Cambridge plumped for a silk buttercup-print Jenny Packham dress for her first post-princess appearance.

But Prince William and Kate are waiting to tell the Queen later today before announcing it to the world.

To those needing more support

The problem with both chronic morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum is that it's not always taken seriously.

For women suffering from chronic morning sickness, early pregnancy is the roller coaster from hell.

When ninja babies strike

Behold, the ninja cat. Feline of many skills.

Cats are funny things, particularly when it comes to children. 

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Baby

Wellington woolies wing their way to baby princess

Cheryl Eldridge, director of Lower Hutt company Stansborough, with the company's teddy bear and woollen blankets picked as a gift from New Zealand for the newly born British princess.

They are known best for kitting out Middle-Earth, but now a Lower Hutt company has made a teddy bear fit for a princess.

The high heels - for babies

Remember the days of grandmas knitting booties for the new bundle of joy? Well, forget them.

Infant formula milk monitoring gallery

Family 'adopts' dumped baby

Pregnancy

The women who desperately need more support in pregnancy

The problem with both chronic morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum is that it's not always taken seriously.

For women suffering from chronic morning sickness, early pregnancy is the roller coaster from hell.

Kim K: Baby making’s exhausting!

Kim Kardashian has revealed that trying for a second baby is "exhausting".

Pam Banks, left, is acting as a surrogate for sister-in-law Natasha Banks who is unable to have children following a cancer diagnosis.

Sister-in-law gives gift of life video

Blenheim woman becomes a 'very special auntie' as the surrogate mother of her sister-in-law's baby.

Little Kids

May the fours be with you

May the fours be with you as the next stage comes at us.

3:00 PM  Newborn stage: done and dusted. Terrible twos: passed with distinction. Threenagehood: I still have the scars. Next up: four.

YouTube stars all grown up

Brothers from this 56-second clip, viewed more than 800m times, managed to turn a home video into a lucrative career.

In five-and-a-half-years of parenting she had never even spanked her kids, and yet the police were at her door to investigate child abuse.

The time I was accused of child abuse

Someone had anonymously called the police reporting a woman for slapping her two kids in the face.

Big Kids

Tackling head lice

Kate Browne tried everything to tackle head lice - the winner? Pantene.

So, all those expensive treatments and creams? Useless.

'Hellish' impact of online porn

We need to educate and embolden our daughters to fight back against pornography, which is warping the behaviour of boys.

For female victims, sexting coercion was more traumatic even than "traditional forms of partner aggression." A nude picture lives in eternity — it's an artefact of trauma, and an object of blackmail, that never goes away.

The sexting scandal no one sees

A nude picture lives in eternity — it's an artefact of trauma, and an object of blackmail, that never goes away.

Family Life

When ninja babies strike

Behold, the ninja cat. Feline of many skills.

Cats are funny things, particularly when it comes to children. Regular readers will remember that 4-year-old Zach has had his battles with our feisty feline Furley Cat.

The battle over dance classes

She had begged for them, but the novelty soon wore off. She quit, then she wanted to try again. So when is enough enough?

Anna Guy has learnt a few lessons about air travel.

Anna Guy: That time we missed our flight

We recently went on a whirlwind trip down to visit our families. It's always great to see everyone but it's always a busy trip, too.

Mum's Life

Michelle Obama fears empty nest

Malia, Sasha and Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama is “not relishing” the fact her kids are spending less time with her and Barack.

Entrepreneurial mums thriving

Sara Meij talks to four entrepreneurial women who have turned their kitchen table ideas into flourishing small businesses.

"I'm starting to think that if we let the junk in too early ... then their tastebuds change and we've lost them."

My biggest parenting regret

Despite starting with plenty of home-cooked food, it's actually bloody hard to avoid an avalanche of junk as time rolls on.

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