Ditch 'follow your dreams' advice

Hannah McQueen says too many university students don't have a clear plan on how to use their expensive degree.

The guidance from student career counsellors is all wrong, says one financial expert.

Funky way for mums to get fit video

Breakdancers Kim Seifu, left, and Jody Stewart started MotherFunk baby wearing dance class in Onehunga last month.

It's called MotherFunk and it involves baby-wearing mums getting their groove on.

'Mummy, put your phone away'

A break from the phone could be a good thing.

OPINION: The toddler has a point. Phones are distracting and they shouldn't rule our lives.

Beyonce's celeb baby shower video

Beyonce's baby shower

An African theme, celebrity guests and a henna belly tattoo - welcome to Queen Bey's baby shower.

Kate Middleton - we feel you video

Two glowing newlyweds - and a sister who could really do with a cuppa and a lie down.

On her sister's big day, Kate Middleton is every mum at a wedding - stressed out and dropped in it.

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Baby

Funky way for mums to get fit video

Breakdancers Kim Seifu, left, and Jody Stewart started MotherFunk baby wearing dance class in Onehunga last month.

It's called MotherFunk and it involves baby-wearing mums getting their groove on.

'Mum, put your phone away'

OPINION: The toddler has a point. Phones are distracting and they shouldn't rule our lives.

Mum finds snake in kid's car seat

Keep cotton buds out of kids' ears

Pregnancy

40 is the new 20 stuff nation

It’s not that I didn’t want children, I just didn’t want them then. This did not make me feel like a failure.

7 min ago  Put my career and life aside to have children young? No thanks. At 41, I'm 20 weeks into my first pregnancy and I wouldn't have it any other way.

New Tinder for baby names

Choosing a name is as easy as finding a date.

Beyonce's baby shower

Beyonce's star-studded 'push party' video

An African theme, celebrity guests and a henna belly tattoo - welcome to Queen Bey's baby shower.

Little Kids

Give the kids' rooms a break

Kids love colour, although you may not be able to go to this extreme - the fabulous Calvin and Hobbs bedroom is by Katri ...

Whatever happened to colourful kids' rooms - bedrooms designed for children, not adults?

Quacking good duck race

The little yellow bath toys are graduating to a river race

Entrepreneur Patricia McCormack has started The Little Kakapo, a business which sells baby clothing that helps children ...

Stopping infants itch

New Hamilton business aims to prevent babies from scratching, pulling and thumb sucking with bamboo mitts.

Big Kids

Ditch 'follow your dreams' advice - expert

Hannah McQueen says too many university students don't have a clear plan on how to use their expensive degree.

Telling young people to follow their dreams and passions can be disastrous, a financial adviser says.

Teens need more than 'sex talk'

Young people are unprepared to learn how to love and develop caring, healthy romantic relationships.

Ed Sheeran's one-man-band approach offers a fairly awe-inspiring spectacle.

Share the Sheeran experience

OPINION: Why concerts have replaced sporting events as "experiences" for young Kiwis.

Family Life

Bill English talks nappies video

Father of six Bill English reveals he was a pro with a cloth nappy and a safety pin when his children were younger.

Stuff's new video series, RadDads talks fatherhood with Prime Minister Bill English.

Stress-free car trips with kids

Try these strategies for family car trips you’ll remember for the right reasons.

Maddie with her four parents.

Photo reveals joy of co-parenting

How one family's statement about co-parenting has touched hearts around the world.

Mum's Life

Mum and son booted out of home

Tania Thomson and her son Jack, who help the homeless in Napier, are losing their own home and could end up sharing the ...

A cancer sufferer who has dedicated her life to helping the homeless faces living in a car with her son.

Kate's fears about Pippa's wedding video

OPINION: Taking a child that young to a wedding fills me with dread as I think about the utter chaos he could unleash.

Monique Patterson and her son Cael, 7. "It's also okay to take a breather as a mother once in a while, and let your ...

In defence of 'slummy mummies'

OPINION: It's also okay to take a breather as a mother once in a while, and let your child help themselves to a chip sandwich.

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