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A screenshot from the app. Plastic surgery app aimed at pre-teens pulled from iTunes

A new app that taught girls as young as nine to perform plastic surgery on an overweight blonde woman has been pulled from...

article topics   sexism parenting
Ann Sherry and her son Nicholas. Photography by Nick Cubbin. Styling by Jamela Duncan. Having a disabled son taught me about love

She is one of Australia's most accomplished chief executive officers, but her greatest...

Fat dads risk passing on obesity genes Fat dads risk passing on obesity genes

Fathers-to-be need to get in shape before their children are conceived to avoid passing on fat...

Baby Yuta. Photography by Jimmy Pozarik. A massive cyst nearly killed my baby

Just four days before her son was due, Sydney mother Kyoko found out her unborn baby had an...

article topics   parenting children's health
Should mothers be paid to breastfeed? Should mothers be paid to breastfeed?

Financial incentives are to be provided to UK mums to encourage breastfeeding in areas where...

article topics   breastfeeding motherhood parenting
Cadel Evans: I looked into his eyes and knew I'd be his dad Cadel Evans: I looked into his eyes and knew I'd be his dad Tour de France champion Cadel Evans has opened up about the first time he saw his adopted son Robel...
article topics   parenting children adoption cadel evans
Mums as main breadwinners on the rise Mums as main breadwinners on the rise One in four Australian households now have a female as their major breadwinner, leaving blokes to...
article topics   parenting motherhood
Feeding kids: How to get your kids to eat healthy food Feeding kids: How to get your kids to eat healthy food Getting kids to eat healthy food can be hard work. Lorna Saxbee gives her tips on how to get your...
article topics   parenting health healthy eating
Toys 'R' Us to end gender marketing Toys 'R' Us to end gender marketing An army of angry parents have forced toy store giant Toys 'R' Us to strip their aisles of sexist...
article topics   parenting gender toys
Mum's 'morning sex' rant goes viral Mum's 'morning sex' rant goes viral A mother's scathing blog post about a raunchy TV advertisement that aired at 8am has gone viral.
article topics   parenting children
The daggy things I do for my kids The daggy things I do for my kids I love my kids a lot: I must, otherwise I’d never have dressed as a robot. That’s a sentence I never... Why my son is different Why my son is different Julius is four years old, he has Down syndrome, and he is featuring in his second advertising... To smack or not to smack? To smack or not to smack? To smack or not to smack, that is the question. Bad puns aside, it is a regular discussion of modern...
article topics   parenting children discipline
Aussie mums create age appropriate underwear for tweens Aussie mums create age appropriate underwear for tweens It's a scenario that is only too familiar to many mums - your 12-year-old daughter needs a bra, but...
article topics   parenting body image girls
Ewan McGregor: I don't want my girls to think skinny is perfect Ewan McGregor: I don't want my girls to think skinny is perfect Ewan McGregor has battled Darth Vader, Somali warlords and a killer tsunami but it's the fight... Why breast is best for the royal baby Why breast is best for the royal baby Like many modern mums the Duchess of Cambridge has unwittingly found herself at the centre of one of... Rich children have 'smarter genes', study claims Rich children have 'smarter genes', study claims Children from wealthy families may do better at school than their poorer classmates because of...
article topics   parenting kids school education
I won't let my children play with kids with 'low class' names I won't let my children play with kids with 'low class' names An English reality TV star has outraged the nation by declaring she doesn't let her children...
article topics   parenting baby baby names
Why can't women keep their clothes on in music videos? Why can't women keep their clothes on in music videos? Women can be astronauts and prime ministers but watch a music video and you could be convinced...
article topics   parenting sexism
Facebook predator sparks online safety warnings for teens Facebook predator sparks online safety warnings for teens A mother has told of her horror of realising an online predator was grooming her teenage daughter on...
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