Parenting

Wed 16 Oct 2019

$15 Kmart item turns girl ‘alien’ green

$15 Kmart item turns girl ‘alien’ green

The unicorn bathroom kit seemed like some innocent school holiday fun — until Kerri Sackville heard her daughter shout from the bathroom.

Shock double blow that left mum ‘struggling’

Shock double blow that left mum ‘struggling’

Anna Kratovil was dealing with the devastating loss of her unborn baby when she received a call from her work that nearly destroyed her.

Tue 15 Oct 2019

‘No one wants to talk death when you’re bringing life into the world’

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At 41 weeks pregnant Heidi Mules was preparing for the imminent birth of her daughter. Then her doctor said she couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat.

Mon 14 Oct 2019

How to pick the right school for your child

premium_icon How to pick the right school for your child

Location, values and affordability — there are many factors to weigh up when trying to find the appropriate school for your child. Parenting expert Dr Judith Locke...

’There is no heartbeat’: Mum shares grief

premium_icon ’There is no heartbeat’: Mum shares grief

Hearing the words “I’m sorry, there is no heartbeat” is something Rachael Tickner has experienced two too many times.

Why mum locked teen daughter in box

Why mum locked teen daughter in box

A single mother has revealed the heartbreaking reason she kept her daughter locked in a home made “prison” every night for two years.

Why mums are happier than ever

premium_icon Why mums are happier than ever

Mothers are happier than they’ve ever been thanks to some big shifts in society, new research has found.

Sat 12 Oct 2019

Banning phones from kids reeks of parental hypocrisy

premium_icon Banning phones from kids reeks of parental hypocrisy

Adults may think they’re making the right move in saying no to mobile devices in the classroom, but they’re forgetting to consider where children learned the...

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Dinner and a chat: Mum’s selfless gesture for delinquents

premium_icon Dinner and a chat: Mum’s selfless gesture for delinquents

When Yeppoon mum Kylie-Anne Kyle saw a group of misbehaving youths mouthing off to locals at Coles on Tuesday night, she did something extraordinary.

Mum would've terminated baby with Down syndrome if she knew

Mum would've terminated baby with Down syndrome if she knew

Instead of feeling euphoric joy - Edyta Mordel was utterly devastated when her baby boy born was born back in 2015.

'He gave us two glorious weeks': Parents' heartbreak

premium_icon 'He gave us two glorious weeks': Parents' heartbreak

Jadyen Strogusz was only 745 grams when he was born prematurely to his heartbroken Springfield Lakes parents Samantha and Josh.

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Fish in pregnancy may help stave off kids’ ADHD

premium_icon Fish in pregnancy may help stave off kids’ ADHD

Women who eat both lean and fatty fish during early pregnancy are more likely to have kids with a good attention span when they hit school age.

Wed 9 Oct 2019

I got pregnant my first time on Tinder

I got pregnant my first time on Tinder

Kaitlyn hadn't imagined that her path to motherhood would be via an online fling. She faced a difficult choice - was she ready to be a mum?

Tue 8 Oct 2019

‘Weird’ reason ‘hot’ grandma is mistaken for her daughter

‘Weird’ reason ‘hot’ grandma is mistaken for her daughter

She’s a mum of one who has just become a grandma for the first time — but people keep making a “weird” mistake about this 38-year-old.

Spoiled teenager cries over sleeping in a tent

Spoiled teenager cries over sleeping in a tent

A Rich Kids teen who normally goes on luxurious holidays to the Maldives has broken down in tears after going on a budget camping trip.

Mon 7 Oct 2019

POLL: Vote for readers' choice for best Bundy daycare centre

premium_icon POLL: Vote for readers' choice for best Bundy daycare centre

WE ASKED for nominations and were not disappointed - it seems local parents can't help but sing the praises of many of the region's daycares.

Affordable seven-seater which isn't hard to drive

Affordable seven-seater which isn't hard to drive

When family duties call for two-up, Honda has one of the most affordable seven-seaters on the market in CR-V.

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Cassandra Thorburn’s money woes

Cassandra Thorburn’s money woes

Cassandra Thorburn shares how she survived her public divorce to Karl Stefanovic and why financial necessity drove her back to work.

How son's autism diagnosis brought a family together

premium_icon How son's autism diagnosis brought a family together

This mum’s market stall is about much more than meets the eye.

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Video: Couple's wild driveway gender reveal

premium_icon Video: Couple's wild driveway gender reveal

A couple have found out the sex of their unborn baby with a bang. Watch their surprise gender reveal and find out their reaction.

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