• Pregnancy

    Pregnancy

    We actually had quite a relaxing Christmas holiday! I don’t use exclamation marks lightly. This one one indicates my surprise. Quite relaxing!

  • Exercising caution

    You & Your Family

    So you’ve had your baby, recovered from the birth and now you’re ready to reclaim your body. We explain how to ease yourself back into exercise safely.

  • Plan A

    Pregnancy

    Birth can be an unpredictable process, but taking time to consider the options available to you and your baby can bring a sense of control and lessen anxiety. We asked a midwife and an obstetrician to ...

  • Home truths

    Pregnancy

    Midwife Sharon Weir explains what you need to know if you’re considering having a home birth.

  • Best foot forward

    Pregnancy

    Superstar Kiwi shoe designer Kathryn Wilson on her new role as mum to Lola Belle

  • Winding 101

    Baby

    The difference between a grizzly baby and a settled one is sometimes as simple as a big burp. Baby Whisperer Sharlene Poole explains how to make that happen.

  • The Whens Hows and Whys of Sleep

    Baby

    Baby sleep consultant Emma Purdue answers the most common questions when it comes to getting small people to snooze.

  • Your sleep questions answered

    Baby

    Baby Sleep Consultant Emma Purdue answers three important sleep questions.

  • Tears before bedtime

    Baby

    Baby whisperer Sharlene Poole shares her expert opinion on colic and reflux

  • Cot Case

    Toddler

    Unfortunately for parents, the night-wakings don’t always stop after the newborn phase. Baby Sleep Consultant Emma Purdue identifies common sleep issues for one- to two- year-olds and explains how to ...

  • You & Your Family

    You & Your Family

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  • Balancing Life with a Baby

    You & Your Family

    Becoming a mother brings many changes, including how you relate to the other people in your life. Midwife Sharon Weir has some practical advice for adapting to the shifting dynamics.

  • Maternity Leave 101

    You & Your Family

    Preparing for maternity leave involves planning, paperwork. Victoria Wells explains some points to start thinking about.

  • Relationships

    You & Your Family

    Awaiting the arrival of a baby is meant to be a happy time for couples – but what happens when things don’t feel so rosy? Victoria Wells looks at how to address some common relationship issues during ...

  • A fine romance

    You & Your Family

    Having a baby means you suddenly have less time to focus on other things. Don’t leave your relationship unattended though – here are some easy ways to prioritise romance.

  • Parenting Skills

    You & Your Family

    Are our children a product of the genes we pass on to them, or the way in which we raise them? Psychologist Dr Ruth Jillings looks at the current thinking and research.

  • Peace of mind

    You & Your Family

    If you find yourself feeling frazzled, guilty or emotional, then applying mindfulness techniques to your parenting could help. We consults the experts on how to do it.

  • Parties and Craft

    You & Your Family

    Rebecca Williamson finds some simple ways to throw a great birthday party without forsaking fun.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    You & Your Family

    One of the hardest things about being a parent is seeing your child scared or in pain and knowing that despite your most fervent wish, you can’t swoop in and take it all away. Casey McPike speaks to ...

  • We need to talk

    You & Your Family

    There’s something that affects nearly a third of Kiwi mums, yet no one seems keen to talk about it. Victoria Wells finds there’s a big black elephant in the room that needs confronting.

  • Fashion and Beauty

    You & Your Family

    Thought you were done with blushing and breakouts? Think again. Between wild weather and even wilder hormones, your skin could be showing the strain. Rachel Ramsay has some gentle solutions to calm an ...

  • Feeling Sensitive

    You & Your Family

    Thought you were done with blushing and breakouts? Think again. Between wild weather and even wilder hormones, your skin could be showing the strain. Rachel Ramsay has some gentle solutions to calm an ...