How to live with young adults

There are a few things to keep in mind when you've got young adults in the house...

OPINION: Got some young adults living in your home? Life will be a lot easier if you follow these tips.

What it's like when baby's overdue

"I decided to keep a diary of all pregnancy related shenanigans so that I could reflect on whether I was being ...

OPINION: Waiting for a baby to arrive is like ordering a much anticipated item and then being told the item is stuck in customs.

The most demanding nanny job

The family are seeking a real life Mary Poppins.

Applicants had better get ready to give up their entire lives.

Left in the dark about vaccines

A new Growing Up in New Zealand report has shown less than half of pregnant women were given information about ...

A lack of information is discouraging many pregnant Kiwi women from immunising their children.

Holidays with other people's kids

Going on holiday with your friends or family member's kids can be challenging. And rewarding.

OPINION: After 13 years of tagging along on getaways with other people's kids, I have a few tips to consider before jetting off.

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Baby

Baby Eclipse born hours before event

Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks, was born at 8.04am (US time) on August 21st.

Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks, was born at 8.04am, two hours before the celestial event.

World falls in love with triplet babies video

Macy, Toby and Sadie were only happy snuggled close together.

Left in the dark about vaccines

Actress keeps placenta ashes in a pouch

Pregnancy

What it's like when baby's overdue

"I decided to keep a diary of all pregnancy related shenanigans so that I could reflect on whether I was being ...

OPINION: Waiting for a baby to arrive is like ordering a much anticipated item and then being told the item is stuck in customs.

Serena Williams not a 'baby person'

At 8-months pregnant, the tennis champion is still not sure she's ready to be a mum. And that's something most of us can relate to.

A new Growing Up in New Zealand report has shown less than half of pregnant women were given information about ...

Left in the dark about vaccines

A lack of information is discouraging many pregnant Kiwi women from immunising their children.

Little Kids

Flying with kids: A survival guide

Oh yeah, mum, you're going to get it later.

Travelling with tots is a special kind of hell. Here's how to get off the plane with your sanity (mostly) intact.

Can you scold a stranger's kid?

Their kid is hitting your kid but they're not doing anything about it. Should you?

Kids at Little Learners in Perth, Australia, take their naps outside.

Why these kids sleep outside

It might sound strange, but an Aussie childcare centre says kids who nap outside are healthier and more alert.

Big Kids

Tooth Fairy's reply to cheeky boy

Hallister Senn reads the reply from the Tooth Fairy.

When 8-year-old Hallister Senn recently wrote a letter to the tooth fairy demanding more money, he didn't expect the response he got.

Bullies undetectable on new app

Kiwi teenage bullies are using a new anonymous feedback app to post cruel comments about their peers.

Their "Dolly Babe" range for girls and "Leader" range for boys have left UK shoppers outraged.

Clarks slammed for 'sexist' shoes

Their "Dolly Babe" range for girls and "Leader" range for boys have left UK shoppers outraged.

Family Life

How to live with young adults

There are a few things to keep in mind when you've got young adults in the house...

OPINION: Got some young adults living in your home? Life will be a lot easier if you follow these tips.

Why celeb couple fight in front of kids

"We let our kids see how to solve conflict and that was (Dax's) idea."

What would you do if a grandparent sent you an invoice?

Grandma's babysitting fee

Grandparents love to spoil their grandchildren, but what happens when visits come at a price?

Mum's Life

The magical act of doing

The simple act of dropping of baking made Greer Berry feel special (file photo).

COLD COFFEE: It's nice to know people are thinking of you, but better when they show it.

Why I ask men to mind my baby

OPINION: I've deliberately asked men in the airport security queue if they mind holding my baby while I re-attach my baby carrier.

I have two children who are massive jerks at times – but they're my jerks, and I'm sure the day will come when I'll ...

Why I'm thankful for my son's insult

"I wish you were a fun mum, like that lady," he said.

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