Parenting

New research

Study finds same-sex parenting is not harmful for children

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.

Modern pressures

The parenting project

Mother and baby.

Parents may be going too far in their ambition to give their child the perfect upbringing, writes Andrew Stevenson.

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'Extremely painful time'

Actress Ada Nicodemou speaks out about the loss of her son

Jenna Clarke Ada Nicodemou has spoken out about the still birth of her son by sharing a touching poem.

Kim's biggest fan?

Kim Kardashian fan loses control as he meets her at Westfield Parramatta

Hey Parramatta: Kim Kardashian

Rachel Clun Maybe it was the hours of queuing, or perhaps it was the sheer thrill of meeting the reality TV star in real life.

About last night: Bored in the bedroom

Maureen Matthews After a decade of marriage, a couple's sex life has hit a dull patch.

Spring a time for sweeping changes

Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy Ants. I hate them. I doubt there's anyone out there who hates them as much as me.

Why is it so difficult to talk about sex?

Let's talk about sex: why is it so difficult?

Matty Silver Sex is something that's difficult to ignore in our lives because it's everywhere in our culture; it's reflected in magazine and TV advertising, fashion, music, TV series and movies.

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Jenny Bond's US family quest for The President's Lunch

Jenny Bond The historical fiction author's research trip to the US became a family adventure with her two young boys.

Fertility and fingerfood

'Egg freezing parties' tackle fertility issues in friendly atmosphere

egg

Nedahl Stelio Welcome to an egg-freezing party. Where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is being openly discussed.

Misconception

Sarah Dingle who has been trying to find her genetic father who was a donor and all records from Royal North Shore Hospital have been destroyed.
21st July 2014.
Photo: Steven Siewert

Who's the daddy? A sperm-donor daughter's quest to discover her real father.

More money than sense?

Flash, brash and crass - it's the Vulgarati

Petra Eccelstone and James Stunt.

Judith Woods Gold cars, swanky superyachts and bags of bling - the new breed of uberwealthy lack class, but do they care?

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About Last Night

Maureen Matthews There is no reason not to enjoy sex during menstruation.

Life and death

Richell

Hannah Richell Last month my world changed forever when my husband, Matt Richell, was killed in a surfing accident at Bronte beach.

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Justin Bieber ringtone saves Russian man from bear attack

Justin Bieber at amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala.

Livia Gamble Justin Bieber’s song has saved a Russian man from being mauled by a bear.

Travelling across Europe with children

John Ahern An unhurried journey across Europe in a rickety motor home gives a dad time to learn how family works, John Ahern writes.

CityKat

Does absence really make the heart grow fonder?

missing

Katherine Feeney We are more mobile these days, time apart from your partner, even if it's just due to long hours at work, is the new norm. But is this good, or bad?

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CityKat

Does absence really make the heart grow fonder?

Katherine Feeney We are more mobile these days, time apart from your partner, even if it's just due to long hours at work, is the new norm. But is this good, or bad?

Bowing down to our animal overlords

Dog

Larissa Nicholson Kathryn Walters does not go on holiday with her husband. Someone always needs to stay home with the pets.

Relax, it's the family edition

Karen Hardy From cards to capture special moments to a potty with a distraction.

Getting a wiggle on

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