Will McMurdo, 12, loved being part of his parents' wedding ceremony.
Kirsty Needham Most children of separated parents live with their mother most of the time, a major study has found, despite a controversial 2006 law change to promote equal custody after a divorce.
Brian Robins MORE than half of all low-income families with a mortgage have struggled to pay their electricity bill over the past year, a level that is expected to rise, since both interest rates and electricity...
Kelsey Munro AS SYDNEY'S Chinese community prepares for tomorrow night's Twilight Parade, the big event of the Chinese New Year festival, the occasion holds special significance for one small group.
Adele Horin AUSTRALIANS have little faith in the family's ability to care for elderly parents, a study shows. They want government to do more.
Adele Horin AS AUSTRALIA recorded its lowest number of adoptions ever in 2010-11, Julie and Carl Hall were celebrating the adoption of Codie, the third sibling to be legally embraced by the family in recent...
Joel Meares Debbie Salmon lived for more than 30 years with anorexia. When the disease finally took her, she left behind a record.
Katherine Feeney Did your parents have a happy marriage? If they didn't, are you screwed? Too many of us are beginning on the backfoot, and I wonder, what hope is there, if any?
Cosima Marriner We all know what causes the inherent tension between the sexes - men want sex more, lots more, than women.
Megan Levy The frustrating task of assembling flat-pack furniture can be enough to make a grown man weep.
Cosima Marriner Children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well in their education, emotional and social development as those raised by heterosexual parents, new research shows.
Knowing your place
Thea O'connor It's 10 years since parenting educator Michael Grose wrote When First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It.
Sarah Berry I can't say it's always easy having drop-dead gorgeous girlfriends. You have moments of hoping for at least one friend that you don't feel average next to. Alas, no such luck.
Advice from a child psychologist
Having your first child can be confusing and confronting. There are ways to make things easier.
Sandy Smith In the era of "is nothing private any more?" thousands of women are revealing their pregnancy test results live on camera and posting the videos on YouTube even before they have told their husbands,...
Katherine Feeney The price of weddings has gone up. Again. Now, a survey by a national bridal magazine shows, Aussies will spend upwards of $54,000 on their nuptials.
Heart vs head
Ranjana Srivastava As any number of people involved in placing loved ones will tell you, the decision is difficult, even traumatic.
Katherine Feeney I'm about to acquire some new parents through marriage. Thankfully, mine are lovely (hi guys!).
Vanessa Murray An "orphan's Christmas" spent away from family can indeed be a joyous one.
We like the idea of them, but can we rewire our basic human distrust of robots that look like us?