Cosima Marriner is a Sun-Herald senior writer
Cosima Marriner Calling the shots is an ongoing challenge for parents from the day a youngster is born. Cosima Marriner made inquiries.
Danielle Miletic, Cosima Marriner, Candice Barnes As our thoughts turn towards Gallipoli for the 100th anniversary next April, the surviving widows of World War I servicemen will be a special focus of commemorations.
Cosima Marriner Age pensioners are increasingly moving overseas where they can live more cheaply.
Cosima Marriner Age pensioners are moving overseas where they can live more cheaply, as the pension fails to keep pace with the cost of living and their superannuation proves inadequate.
Cosima Marriner The use of costly nannies to look after children is on the wane, with grandparents and childcare centres taking up the slack instead, a survey of 1900 parents shows.
Alexandra Smith, Rachel Browne, Cosima Marriner Life just got a little squeezier for people in middle age. Already wedged between the demands of paid work, dependent children and ageing parents, changes forecast by this week's federal budget have...
Cosima Marriner When is the best time to become a mum?
Cosima Marriner More women are reporting they don’t make any money when they go back to work after having children.
Cosima Marriner Tim Byrnes is desperate to quit drinking. So desperate he had an implant inserted in his abdomen this week which could poison him if he hits the booze again.
Cosima Marriner Seven out of 10 Australians believe a child needs to grow up in a home with both a mother and father to be happy.
Cosima Marriner Women who donate their eggs so others can have children would be paid for their trouble, under changes to the IVF code of ethics being considered by Australia's chief medical advisory and research...
Cosima Marriner It's a website renowned for vicious and offensive postings with guaranteed anonymity, and yet teenagers are flocking to Ask.fm.
Cosima Marriner Four out of five children born in non-English speaking countries experience racism at school.
Cosima Marriner Generation Xers are fatter and more likely to have diabetes in the prime of their lives than their baby boomer parents were, highlighting the significant deterioration in health in the space of one...
Cosima Marriner It is being harassed on public transport, constantly being asked, ''Where are you from?'' when you've lived here most of your life, not getting a job interview because of your Middle Eastern-sounding...
Cosima Marriner Generation Xers are fatter and more likely to have diabetes in their prime than their baby boomer parents, highlighting the significant deterioration in health in the space of a generation.
Cosima Marriner One in 20 babies has been injured or narrowly escaped injury in a baby sling, with parents confused about how to position their children safely in the popular carrier, a survey reveals.
Cosima Marriner One in 20 babies carried in a baby sling has been injured or narrowly escaped, with parents confused about how to position their children safely in the popular carrier, a survey reveals.
Cosima Marriner Parents have cheated 85 per cent of childcare centres nationally by ''centre hopping'' without paying their bills, even though they still claim the 50 per cent federal government childcare subsidy.
Cosima Marriner Some parents are reportedly 'centre hopping' to avoid paying skyrocketing childcare fees.