Will McMurdo, 12, loved being part of his parents' wedding ceremony.
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.
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.
We like the idea of them, but can we rewire our basic human distrust of robots that look like us?
Richard Gray Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research.
Vanessa Murray An "orphan's Christmas" spent away from family can indeed be a joyous one.
Katherine Feeney I'm about to acquire some new parents through marriage. Thankfully, mine are lovely (hi guys!).
Heart vs head
Ranjana Srivastava As any number of people involved in placing loved ones will tell you, the decision is difficult, even traumatic.
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.
Jo Casamento Seven newsreader Chris Bath has shared a deeply emotional story about her much-loved father, Don, a stroke victim, speaking out in frustration about the lack of support offered to sufferers and their...
Richard Orange Sweden's liberal approach to raising children has bred a nation of brats, an expert has warned.
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.
Outsource personal life
Cosima Marriner Do we outsource too much of ourselves?
Melissa Shedden A barrage of conflicting advice about do's and don'ts during pregnancy awaits women.
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.