George Clooney on fatherhood video

It's twins for Amal Clooney and George Clooney.

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

'I believe in fixing my body'

Sophie Cachia tells her followers she's focused on recovery and not on losing weight, following the birth of her ...

Sophie Cachia's refreshing words about her "little tummy" has other mums applauding her honesty.

I am a terrible mother

Charlie, Henry and Tommy in their red wagon.

OPINION: I bribe them with chocolate, don't make them wear a hat and always leave the TV on.

I gave my tween a smartphone

One mum worried about giving her 12-year-old a smartphone – but found surprising benefits.

One mum worried about giving her 12-year-old a smartphone – but found surprising benefits.

Why the 'ban' on formula info?

Finding information and support for bottle feeding mums can be difficult.

Is New Zealand's pro-breastfeeding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative also mum friendly?

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Why the 'ban' on formula info?

Finding information and support for bottle feeding mums can be difficult.

Is New Zealand's pro-breastfeeding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative also mum friendly?

Baby rice shortage worries parents

"There's no other competition and it's the parents and the babies that go without," says mum Nikki Morris.

Baby taken over formula comment

'Risky' teething products on sale

Pregnancy

George Clooney on fatherhood video

It's twins for Amal Clooney and George Clooney.

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

Pregnant after 452 needles

US couple expecting twins shares a photo representing their arduous IVF journey.

Sophie Cachia tells her followers she's focused on recovery and not on losing weight, following the birth of her ...

'I believe in fixing my body'

Sophie Cachia's refreshing words about her "little tummy" has other mums applauding her honesty.

Little Kids

The Lads find their niche

Steve King and Mark Millard are probably New Zealand's most popular Christian kids music duo.

A Kiwi duo making Christian music for kids have struck it big overseas.

Cancer survivor, 5, shamed

US teacher tells youngster: "You can’t be pretty if you’re bald".

The eatery offered parents with well-behaved kids a five per cent discount on their bill.

Eatery's cashback for 'good' kids

A restaurant owner fed-up with unruly children has come up with a creative idea to help curb bad behaviour.

Big Kids

Mum shares son's cancer battle

Jessica Medinger's son, Drake, is battling leukemia.

12:08 PM  A mother has captured her son's battle with leukemia in a heartbreaking photo.

I gave my tween a smartphone

One mum worried about giving her 12-year-old a smartphone – but found surprising benefits.

Steve King and Mark Millard are probably New Zealand's most popular Christian kids music duo.

The Lads find their niche

A Kiwi duo making Christian music for kids have struck it big overseas.

Family Life

Wife's genius letter after complaint

Casey Bryden from Perth's creative way of dealing with her husband's slight on her culinary skills.

One woman shares the hilarious way she dealt with her husband's slight on her culinary skills.

Adoption: the wait is worth it video

Tara Montgomery was just fostering a child. But the little boy quickly became a part of her family she couldn't let go.

Active Dads holds regular activities for Nelson dads and their children.

Nelson's army of Active Dads

Putting fathers in the frame is one of the key aims of a Nelson parents group.

Mum's Life

Mum meets daughter's donor video

Amber Travaglio meets five-year-old Peyton Richardson.

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

Good news for older mums

New research shows there are now some advantages to having kids later in life.

"I've been so scared to do it thinking it hurts so badly. I feel so excited that I finally did it."

Kim K has stretch marks removed

"I've been so scared to do it thinking it hurts so badly. I feel so excited that I finally did it."

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