Will McMurdo, 12, loved being part of his parents' wedding ceremony.
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...
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.
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 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...
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.
Cosima Marriner We all know what causes the inherent tension between the sexes - men want sex more, lots more, than women.
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.
Caroline Schelle Dating websites expect to double their registrations between Christmas and the new year as lonely hearts sign up looking for a soul mate for 2014.
Sarah Berry Being 'nice' tends to come with a waft of Ned Flanders-do-gooder mustiness. It feels disingenuous and a little doughy.
Matty Silver It is difficult enough for young men in Australia to come out when they realise they are gay, but being gay when you belong to a culture that doesn't accept homosexuality is much more difficult.
Megan Levy The frustrating task of assembling flat-pack furniture can be enough to make a grown man weep.
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?
Prostitution is destroying relationships, writes Louise O'Neale.
Kids these days
In which country do children ignore the internet? Where do youngsters eat sprinkles for breakfast? And who has the most homework?
I was 13 and at a new school. He was the forty-something running coach who took an immediate interest in me. Then one day a teammate told me a secret.
Katherine Feeney Not quite swinging, not quite cheating. Sanctioned affairs have emerged as a way of ensuring the longevity of a marriage while essentially rewriting the rules.