Parenting News

Birthright closes after 60 years

Mel and Zara Wills are the last family to receive support from Birthright Marlborough.

More than 50 families helped by the Marlborough branch will be referred elsewhere.

6 types of parents at IKEA

Ah, the joy/pain of a shopping trip to IKEA...

Any parent who's been on a shopping trip with kids can certainly relate.

Ban on breast milk sales

Breast milk at New Zealand's only human milk bank in Christchurch.

Cambodia's ban puts the spotlight on a global trade in breast milk to mothers, bodybuilders, cancer patients and breast-milk fetishists.

I won't attend your baby shower

While I'm happy for my pregnant friends, I've stopped going to baby showers - but not for reason you think.

While I'm happy for my pregnant friends, I've stopped going to baby showers - but not for reason you think.

Bike track gets them road ready

Plans for a new cycle track in Marlborough feature stop signs and roundabouts.

Since the track reflects Blenheim, there is no need for traffic lights yet.

Mum's outrage over name 'theft'

After her husband's ex-partner "stole" her baby name choice, this woman has appealed to the internet for support.

After her husband's ex-partner "stole" her baby name choice, this woman has appealed to the internet for support.

Overnight stay policy under review

New mothers want their partners to be able to stay in hospital with them after delivery but hospitals say they have to ...

A string of mothers say they felt unsupported after their partners are not permitted to stay in hospital soon after childbirth.

Going down memory lane to find a story

Renu Sikka's story is in English but has a title in her native Punjabi language.

Renu Sikka, 50, is a primary school teacher who lives in west Auckland and is an aspiring author.

Did these parents mess up?

Is it wrong to leave a baby sleeping alone in a hotel room?

A mum didn't think it was a big deal to leave her baby sleeping alone in a hotel room. Plenty of other parents disagreed.

The school danger zone

A number of near misses outside the Witherlea School gates has prompted Ava Redmond, left, and her mother Joanna to ...

Why drive when you can scooter? Mum's plea to parents to make the school drop-off safer.

On the path to health

Getting more active has been a walk in the park for, from left, Hailey Smythe, 8, under the guidance of programme ...

Getting fit can be fun, and the Rainbow Ramble hopes to show the way.

Colour me beautiful video

Khloe-Rose Fishburn, of Te Kupenga Preschool, celebrates the Holi festival with a splash of colour.

Hindu Holi festival makes a colourful splash at Blenheim preschool.

Adele speaks my bad language

Crowds of mostly women gather for Adele at Mt Smart Stadium.

OPINION: Adele's loose banter is an F-bomb to my heart.

Kim K keen for baby No.3 video

Kim Kardashian has revealed she's keen to try for another baby, despite having two difficult pregnancies.

Her doctors don't think it's safe, but Kim Kardashian wants to try for another child.

Profits for purple

Emily Moody was 7-years-old when an epileptic seizure killed her in her sleep, but mum Wendy Ashton has turned the ...

The death of a child had one mum hand over a day's profits to an epilepsy campaign.

Cafe's discount to phone-free families

Families who spend their entire time at this eatery without checking their phones get 10 per cent off.

Families who spend their entire time at this eatery without checking their phones get 10 per cent off.

Kids' furniture we love

These super-cute Kiwi stores will make you want to redecorate your child's bedroom.

Finding quality children's furniture that the little ones love and is fit for purpose can be a bit of a mission.

Fish oil no brain boost for babies

Fish oil supplements are not the same as eating whole fish, dietitian Melanie McGrice advises.

Pregnant women taking omega-3 supplements to give their babies a brain boost may be wasting their time.

Childproof your garden

Robert Guyton and his grandsons feasting on berries in the garden.

Robert Guyton makes changes to keep his grandchildren safe while exploring the garden.

Couple with 150 foster kids win award

Lauren and Dennis Rei have received the 2017 Excellence in Foster Care award.

They're "Nan and Koro" to more than 150 children. And now Lauren and Dennis Rei are being recognised for their great work.

Silence around childbirth has to end

Women are the ones to suffer, and it is a national disgrace.

OPINION: Women are the ones to suffer, and it is a national disgrace.

Adele: My son loves to swear

Adele's son calls her a "bloody bumhead".

Adele's son appears to be following in his mum's footsteps - only we're not talking about his singing talents.

Mums judged more harshly now

Mums today face a lot more scrutiny from others than their mums did.

It seems our mothers and grandmothers had it easy. A new study shows mums today face a lot more pressure.

Beauty of being an 'OK' parent

You don't have to be a perfect parent.

You don't have to be perfect - and neither do your kids. But these 5 simple tips will make a big difference.

Husband has baby after wife couldn't

Chris & Amy Rehs-Dupin and their two children.

After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided he would give it a go: he would try to get pregnant.

'We have found so much joy in each child'

Gary and Sharon Richardson with Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and MP Hon Anne Tolley.

The Richardson's commitment to their foster children has been awarded at Government House.

Birthday boy asks for pet food

Lepperton boy Kobi Quickfall, 5, requested that all those attending his birthday party bring a pet food donation for the ...

"It's really good to be nice," the charitable five-year-old said.

Kids saved mum from gun-toting ex

Four members of the Caulfield family will receive Australian Bravery Awards in 2017.

When an Australian woman's ex-husband broke in and shot her, her kids sprang into action with incredible bravery.

Angelina Jolie fires brother

Angelina has "quietly dismissed" James from his role as head nanny, after she realised the job was taking a heavy toll ...

James Haven has reportedly been "quietly dismissed" by his sister from his job as head nanny to her brood.

Boy, 4, uses Siri to save mum

A quick-thinking UK boy used Siri to call emergency services.

A quick-thinking UK boy used his unconscious mum's thumb to unlock her iPhone and called emergency services.

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