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"My neighbour named her dog after my son...and this is how I feel."
"The genius way I stop my kids touching presents under the Christmas tree."
"To my seven year old: You didn't say 'I'm bored' once today. Thank you."
'I had the sex talk with my 9-year-old son. What I told him made him double over.'
'I don't think David Beckham kissing his daughter on the lips is weird. I do the same.'
Here's a list of the most popular baby names, and baby name trends, of 2018.
We've come up with Elf on the Shelf ideas for every day til Christmas so you don't have to.
'I have 5 kids but can still text back': Mum asks why people are so rude about replying to messages.
CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: "I really hate baby talk, yep, even to babies."
'My family says I should bring my baby to his great-grandfather's funeral. I don't want to.'
'The things I want my son to know when he's considering uni.'
"My kid will be one of five with the same name when he starts school. Here's why I’m worried."
'I thought I was a "cool mum", but with six words my 6yo daughter made clear I was not.'
'Dear Lauren’s girls, I will forever be thankful for your mum. She's truly one of a kind.'
'It was 2am in the emergency department when my 5yo son asked if he was going to die.'
'My eight-year-old daughter is already struggling with body image. And I know how she feels.'
'We'll be meeting our own Rundle Bundle!' Emma Freedman shares her pregnancy news.
"His photos never got as many likes." Katie marked her son's birthday with a 'horrid' post.
'To all the mums out there that can do their daughter's hair, I admire and envy you.'
A mum has complained the clothes she donated to her neighbour's kids have been "trashed".
'I was stressed and spiralling when my baby wouldn't sleep. Then I tried co-sleeping.'
"The simple reason my 11-year-old doesn't do 'chores' at home."
What I ate as an '80s child is very different from what my kids eat now.
'The child safety device that my kid thinks is just for him.'
'After losing my 4-month old baby, I was horrified by the comments from other mothers.'
"My 8-year-old son is worried about how he looks – is this my fault?" An expert explains.
'After learning what "crunchy mums" are, I realised something important about motherhood.'
We ask a clinical psychologist if it's ever OK to meddle with your kid's class selection.
A new mum checked her phone during a play. Now she’s the most hated person in Australia.
After successfully delivering twins, midwife Martina was suspended. Now mums are fuming.
"How I learned to be perfectly happy not having a tan."
'I was still breastfeeding my nine-month-old when I fell pregnant with my second child.'
"I don't feel guilty about taking 10,000 holiday photos of my son."
'I'd always wanted to be a mum. But after I gave birth, I felt nothing but fear and guilt.'
A couple has been convicted after giving their baby an offensive name.
'Forget the "must-have" toys, this is what every parent forgets about Christmas presents.'
"It's humiliating year after year." Constance Hall on the part of her daughter's schooling she loathes.
"There are plenty of parenting moments I'm ashamed of. None of them involve head lice."
"I was a HYPOXI skeptic, then I gave it a go to see what it's actually like."
"I love birth stories. But when I hear them, I'm waiting for a detail I'm ashamed to admit."
Single-sex vs co-ed schools: How parents can decide the best option for their child.
WE FOUND IT: The best Christmas present you can give to the Grinch in your life.
Gold Coast mum shares her genius $1.30 hack for getting her newborn to sleep.
Studying when you've got kids: Three parents reveal their experiences.
"The 'photo ghost' is the sub-species of human that every family has living amongst them."
"Just when I thought I was nailing parenting, I forgot my son’s school prep orientation."
A baby girl he won't meet and two sons: Owen Wilson's complex family life.
After making her daughter a packed lunch, this mum got called to come in for a meeting.
"A kid keeps calling my son 'f***ot' and 'ret**d'. Now I’ve got the best response."
'What else should I be doing?' Parents respond to threats of welfare payment suspensions.
Um. You can now turn you baby's umbilical cord into jewellery... and it's lovely.
“I want to see my babies grow up." A Sydney mum with cancer's desperate plea for help.
"This is very difficult for me to say, but my name is Shona and I’m addicted to Bop It."
"The one thing my family does every Christmas, wherever we are in the world."
"I was 34 weeks pregnant when I was told I had gestational diabetes. Here's how I managed."
'All the little things I didn't realise I'd miss when my youngest daughter starts school.'
“I’m doing this for my son." Mum makes controversial plea in IVF groups.
"Just in time for Christmas, the newest stick to beat us parents with is 'toy shaming'."
'The moment you know you're a reluctant soccer mum.'
Preparing for another baby? Here are 7 tips to make the transition easier on your children.
"Every Friday night I go to Fight Club with my 11-year-old son."
An open letter to the secondary parents we all too often forget about - the grandparents.
'My mum is refusing to see her grandson because I didn't invite her to the birth.'
“More and more women are choosing not to have children. They are no longer a rare breed."
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