News & Features

Should kids have access to devices like Google Home?

"These powerful pieces of technology were designed by some of the smartest people on the planet, but that doesn't mean  the legal and social consequences have caught up with them."

Zoe Foster Blake: "Working from home means I do neither parenting, nor work, very well"

It takes guts to admitthat what you do for work is actually a hugely important part of who you are.

Lying is actually good for children's brains, say scientists

"A third of two-year-olds, half of three-year-olds and 80 percent or more of children four and older will deny their transgression, regardless of their gender, race or family’s religion."

9 life lessons your new baby is quietly teaching you

Let these little pointers be an encouragement to you.

3 simple ways to connect with your kids after daycare (in just 20 mins)

Making the most of family time at the end of a hectic day. 

How on earth? 3 simple ways to grow a greener family

How do we cultivate our kids' respect for the environment in a way that sticks?

Introducing Georgina Dent: A voice in media for Australian women

She's a women's advocate, mum and journalist, PLUS the host of our pocast Your Family, Your Money.

What was the weirdest thing you were scared of as a child?

The haunts of youth.

Quick as a wink: The types of mothers likely to give birth before reaching hospital

New research shows there are certain people more likely to give birth before reaching medical help.

Forget resilience, what our kids need is mental toughness

The new buzz phrase in parenting.

My son asked me about dying and I didn't know what to say

Be open and honest.

Dear parent of young children, things WILL get better. I promise.

Parents of older kids say “small children, small problems,” but I’m not buying it, writes presenter Shevonne Hunt.

Ban forceps from birth says traumatised Brisbane mum

Brisbane mother Amy Dawes was so traumatised by the forceps delivery of her first child, she wants them banned.

Andy Griffiths' The 78-Storey Treehouse is hitting the stage in Melbourne

Check it out these April school holidays at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Parents, stop nagging kids not to forget – set visual cues instead

Children develop the ability to compensate for memory failures only gradually as they get older.

Cleverman's Rarriwuy Hick smashes Sunrise and Minister David Gillespie's suggestion of a second Stolen Generation

“You've got to be really careful what you say. You're talking about people's livelihoods here."

20 awesome baby names from your fave Netflix shows

Grab some inspo as you're watchin'.

Self-employment stress nearly destroyed my family

It’s difficult to admit, but there were times when I didn’t know if our marriage would survive the strain, writes presenter Shevonne Hunt. 

8 mums reveal when their children really started sleeping through the night

It's World Sleep Day, the perfect opportunity to bust some of our most lingering sleep myths.

Introducing Aaron Elias Brunsdon: A dad whose journey to fatherhood was windy

Aaron and his partner Jayson Brunsdon did not have the luxury of a conventional route to parenthood.

An open letter to my primary school bully

For six long years you bullied me and that rubble became the foundation on which I built my life. 

Introducing Rhian Allen: the Healthy Mummy

We chat with the founder of the super popular health program for mums.

Save the snag: The humble sausage is under attack

We’ve shunted sugar. Wept over wheat. And ditched dairy. But for the love of all that is holy: lay off the sausage!

OTT or just good manners? Qantas staff no longer say 'mum and dad'

The airline claims it's a nod to diversity but not everyone is on board with the policy change.