'Archaic' guidelines on having a baby after death could change

Sharon Murphy, the mother of Cameron Duncan, who died of cancer aged in 2003, said her son always wanted to be a father.

More people could become parents from beyond the grave, as three quarters of Kiwis say it's OK if the person consented before they died.

The divide between the 'nice' parents... and the rest of us

According to Leah McFall, relentlessly positive people make her fillings hurt and should be avoided at the best of times.

OPINION: The divide exists all year round, but Leah McFall thinks the day of the school gala makes it obvious to everyone.

How one woman's infertility struggles drove her to help others video

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Sue Saunders has helped hundreds of women, and men, with the psychological issues that arise from failing to get pregnant. Now she's funnelled that knowledge into a book.

'Those jokers will fall and die': Auckland teens climb skyscrapers video

Videos of young Aucklanders climbing buildings and construction sites across the city have gained traction on TikTok.

Videos of Auckland teenagers teetering on the edges of skyscrapers were left on TikTok with a warning telling viewers these were the actions of “professionals”.

The quiet shame of parenting with a fear of sick children

There's a term for the condition where you bail from catchups with children who are sick: emetophobia, or the paralysing ...

A carsick toddler ruined a trip to a cabin with friends. But it wasn't their fault - it was an undiagnosed condition in the parent.

Baby

RSV outbreak: ICU specialists say 'we're coping', following record-breaking week video

Wellington Regional Hospital’s intensive care unit is “coping” with the demands thrown at it by RSV, but contingency ...

Caring for seven infants at once is a new record for Wellington Hospital's ICU, but officials insist contingencies are in place should outbreak worsen.

Raising a zero-waste baby video

For this mum, zero waste meant a ban on disposable nappies, single-use plastic, a clothes drier, wet wipes and, as the baby got older, squeezy pouches.

Flyer says a dirty nappy put her on an airline's no-fly list

RSV outbreak: Pregnant women needed to help develop world-first vaccine video

Pregnancy

How one woman's infertility struggles drove her to help others video

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Sue Saunders has helped hundreds of women, and men, with the psychological issues that arise from failing to get pregnant. Now she's funnelled that knowledge into a book.

Radio host criticises lack of private spaces to collect semen samples

Mike Minogue wants Auckland's Labtests to provide better facilities, as he says men are having to masturbate in car parks and public toilets.

Many women worry about impacting their pregnancy through the use of prescription medications and over-the-counter ...

The do's and don'ts of pregnancy skincare

Auckland-based gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Amelia Ryan offers advice on finding safe skincare while pregnant.

Little Kids

Toddler hospitalised a dozen times over 18 months with respiratory illnesses, including RSV video

Andie Pfeffer said that despite the Hutt Hospital children’s ward being busy, staff were going above and beyond to help ...

The highly contagious virus, RSV, is clearing out daycare centres up and down the country, with Lower Hutt 2-year-old Paige Benseman among the outbreak's victims.

Popularity of the name 'Donald' hits all-time low in the US

It’s becoming increasingly less common to meet a Donald in the US.

A Growing Up in New Zealand study found 12 per cent of 2-year-olds were using screens more than three hours a day. (File ...

One in 10 toddlers gets three hours of screen time a day

Major study finds too much screen time can impact toddlers' mental skills, including their memory and self-control.

Big Kids

'Those jokers will fall and die': Auckland teens climb skyscrapers video

Videos of young Aucklanders climbing buildings and construction sites across the city have gained traction on TikTok.

Videos of Auckland teenagers teetering on the edges of skyscrapers were left on TikTok with a warning telling viewers these were the actions of “professionals”.

What comes after Generation Z? Alpha, of course

Generation Alpha were born into a world of portable devices and have grown up interacting with artificial intelligence in the form of Siri, Alexa and Google.

Finsta accounts are something of an antidote to the pressure many Instagram users feel to present a picture-perfect ...

‘Totally carefree’: What is a Finsta?

A quick guide to one of the world’s most popular and secretive social media strategies.

Family Life

Meet some real-life monsters of the deep video

'Sea Monsters' is the new exhibition coming to the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Prehistoric sea monsters have taken over Auckland Museum – including one they call the "kid cruncher".

Baby Girl Sussex is coming, so how should big bro Archie prepare?

Hopefully, the introduction of Baby Sussex will go smoothly for the toddler, but for any family, the transition takes preparation and diligence.

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Being a distance grandparent video

I had just become a grandparent – albeit a stepgrandparent. But there were no tiny fingers to wrap around my own. No reminder of the miracle of creation. No baby to cradle and gently breathe in its warm aura.

Mum's Life

‘The five things I find most maddening about being a mum'

Yes, I love being a mother, but here are the five things I find the most maddening.

Being a mother can be so lonely and infuriating at times it makes me want to scream — but then that also makes me feel guilty.

'I had my first baby at 50 – now I truly understand what love is’

OPINION: When singer-songwriter Amy Speace decided to try for a baby, it became a race against time that changed her life forever.

More overwhelmed parents are losing it in front of their children.

How to handle motherhood rage

More than ever, overwhelmed parents are losing it in front of their children. Here’s how to stop it happening — or fix things if you’ve crossed the line.

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