Parenting

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Aussie families struggle to find womb-for-rent

premium_icon Aussie families struggle to find womb-for-rent

The surrogate industry has collapsed across southeast Asia ever since the Baby Gammy scandal, forcing Australians to hunt for surrogates in other countries.

'I knew there was something different about my sleepy boy'

'I knew there was something different about my sleepy boy'

"He’d sleep through the night, and was very calm, but as the months progressed, I was concerned... his head was much larger than other babies."

Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

premium_icon Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

Lachlan Hay will always carry a piece of his dad’s heart, but it’s another part of the policeman that is keeping him alive.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

The mum's sweet treats were returned to her with her son's lunchbox at the end of the day with a stern note from his teacher

Wed 13 Mar 2019

50 the new 40 for child birth

premium_icon 50 the new 40 for child birth

Grandma-age women are safely carrying and delivering babies without complication, with 50 becoming the new 40 for childbirth. But there’s one huge misconception...

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Beach tragedy: 'He died doing what he loved'

premium_icon Beach tragedy: 'He died doing what he loved'

'All we could hear was David screaming that he couldn't breathe, we didn't have any idea what was going on'.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

IVF clinic cuts costs for struggling couples

premium_icon IVF clinic cuts costs for struggling couples

Springfield’s new low-cost IVF clinic doctor Neil Astill says the best cure for infertility is having your babies younger

‘Self-important’ parent shamed over park

‘Self-important’ parent shamed over park

A motorist has been called out online after being caught parking across two parking spots designated for parents in Sydney.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Turning point changed ‘Octomum’ forever

Turning point changed ‘Octomum’ forever

She was known as the woman who gave birth to octuplets and then turned to stripping. Now, ‘Octomum’ reveals what has changed.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Mum slammed for leaving five year old at home with oven on

Mum slammed for leaving five year old at home with oven on

A pregnant mother is being slammed online after she admitted to leaving her five-year-old son home alone, while her oven was on to cook chicken nuggets.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

'ParentsNext wants me to go to playgroup. Without my kids'

'ParentsNext wants me to go to playgroup. Without my kids'

The program, which has been under intense fire over the past few weeks, requires Julie to attend story time or play group.

’Horrible’ baby name splits parents

’Horrible’ baby name splits parents

There’s plenty of unusual baby names out there, but this original one has divided parents online — with one branding it “horrible”.

Mon 4 Mar 2019

Throwing cheese at babies is the new viral internet trend

Throwing cheese at babies is the new viral internet trend

That brings us to the latest strange challenge, which involves mums and dads filming themselves flinging cheese at their innocent babies.

Mum abused for leaving crying son in car for 'one minute'

Mum abused for leaving crying son in car for 'one minute'

Charlene said she only planned to be out of the car for a few seconds but a man approached while she was at the counter and started hurling abuse.

ROAD TEST: The new MG ZS SUV under family microscope

ROAD TEST: The new MG ZS SUV under family microscope

MG has relaunched in Australia with its new ZS small SUV and it comes with an enticing price and list of standard features but one area of concern could hurt...

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Forget the dual-cab, Kia Carnival is the best family utility

Forget the dual-cab, Kia Carnival is the best family utility

Boasting more flexibility than a gymnast, the Carnival is a traveller's tour de force.

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Wrap him in a blanket, nobody will know

Wrap him in a blanket, nobody will know

OLIVIA was 41 weeks pregnant when she was told something was wrong with her baby. Then her midwife uttered words which broke her completely.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Dad threatens to kill kid’s school principal

Dad threatens to kill kid’s school principal

ONE Aussie principal has implored parents to “wake up” after having to hire security to sit in on meetings because he’s scared for his safety.

Meet the women who believe they've been pregnant for years

Meet the women who believe they've been pregnant for years

ALL over the internet, women gather together to celebrate their pregnancies - pregnancies which the medical community say don't exist.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

Mum loses 42kg on ‘Kmart diet’

Mum loses 42kg on ‘Kmart diet’

An Aussie mum has transformed her body thanks to the “Kmart diet” — losing an impressive 42kgs on the unusual diet plan.

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