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We’re giving your kid a chance to speak with Santa!

Enter now!

Explore outdoors with Dirtgirl’s Nature Detective Academy new kids' podcast!

Switch on your senses and go outside on a Nature Detective mission with dirtgirl.  

Why dads need their mates (and how we can help)

Strong male friendships tackle toxic masculinity head-on. 

Shared reading with your children has long-lasting development benefits

Reading to children is beneficial in many ways. 

Not loving every moment doesn’t make you a bad mum

Kirsty Green Levin shares what she wished she knew as a new mum. 

Stephanie Alexander’s recipes for family food this summer

It’s easy to get stuck in a food rut. Liven up meal time with these fresh ideas.

Shaking post-birth: It’s common but not talked about

Did you experience postpartum shaking?

Mr Forgetful: What is wrong with my son's memory?

Let's set realistic expectations for our boys ... 

Chezzi Denyer: "I was scared they'd take my daughter away from me ..."

Sharing this story can be painful. But the impact is powerful. 

Brain boost: Children who learn music early are better readers

Teachers, keep some muffled headphones nearby!

There’s an advent calendar out there for everyone

I have a mixed success rate with Christmas advent calendars.

Mad, sad and glad: The rollercoaster of PMS explained

It's not always fun being a woman ... 

How to avoid nagging your kid to practise their musical instrument

There are real challenges that sit alongside the benefits of learning an instrument. 

Just zip it! Please stop asking when we're 'having a family'

Mum's heartbroken plea to friends and family. 

Double trouble! Baby news for Jimmy Giggle

Lucky this guy's got all the energy! (And he's going to need it).

“My precious, precious third baby. I love you so very much. But I don’t know if we will ever meet.”

One mum’s story about the child she may never hold. 

Check out this 7-year-old bassist covering Stevie Wonder, Rihanna and D’Angelo like a boss

Such a musical gift.

7 things I love about spending Fridays with my kids

It's just slower than daycare days. And that's a novelty in itself. 

Money talks: The perfect budget hacks for single parents

Simple tips to help navigate a stressful life event. 

How I fixed my top 3 parenting regrets

Love you, kids!

"This can happen so quickly": Baby badly burnt at Queensland water park

"It was the most horrific 10 minutes of my life."

Mum’s toilet-training tale is every parent’s worst pooping nightmare

Here's what can happen when you let a toddler near clean washing.

Laughing so hard I pee: Why Kristen Toovey loves being a mum

The single mum and TV producer dishes the dirt on her favourite and not-so-favourite parts of modern motherhood.

6 clever ways to tackle your toddler's dinner without a food fight

Focus on what they're eating, not how much you've plated up.