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Parents may worry if their child doesn’t fit neatly into their traditional gender role, but should we be more concerned if they do? Greg Roughan asks the experts what’s really best for our children.
To post or not to post
Your little bundle has arrived and you’re embarking on a new life as a mum. Every milestone is a wonder and they’re just so darn cute, how could you not share it? We look at what can happen when socia ...
Strike a balance
Childhood is undoubtedly a time of wonder, exploration and creativity – but this can often get lost amongst the busyness of modern life. We explore a simpler approach to parenting, and different paths ...
One-upmanship can be rife among modern mothers and often leads to stress and unhappiness. Psychologist Dr Ruth Jillings explains where it starts and how to cope without getting caught up in it.
Nature versus nurture
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.
Health & Wellbeing
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 ...
Boost your immunity
The immune system is the gatekeeper to your health, and it can change during different stages of your life, particularly throughout pregnancy and in babies. Paulette Crowley talks to the experts about ...
Working through traumatic events
How do you help your children cope with a traumatic event such as a large earthquake? Psychologist Anna Malone – from Triple P Positive Parenting Programme – gives this advice.
Go with your gut
Research shows an important link between gut health and our mental and physical wellbeing. Casey McPike asks the experts how to ensure we can do the best for our insides and our family’s.
Making a meal of it
It’s important to fuel our bodies with all they need to perform the many jobs required of them from pregnancy through to motherhood. We share some healthy eating ideas for mums and mums-to-be.
Handle with care
The wellbeing of mothers in the six weeks after birth is given high priority in many cultures – mostly non-Western ones. We explore this very important time and find out why it’s so beneficial to ‘mot ...
Protecting your pelvic floor
Bladder weakness isn't usually something that new mums love talking about but it is incredibly common. Here are our tips for protecting your pelvic floor.
Feel good factor
When your days are busy taking care of your family’s needs it’s easy to neglect your own. Prioritising your wellbeing is essential – for everyone’s sake – so try these simple tips to keep you healthy ...
Dads with depression
While postnatal depression in new mums is well documented, awareness around dads suffering from the ‘baby blues’ is only a recent development. Andrew Swallow, 38, tells his story.
Looking after you
Mothers often neglect their own needs in order to put family first. Psychologist Dr Ruth Jillings explains why it’s so important to take some time back for yourself…
Off to the Doctor
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 G ...
We need to talk
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.
Sparkle & surprise baby shower
Shimmering tones of gold set the scene for an elegant baby shower. Sarah Eberhardt shows how to create a beautiful tea with a clever cake that contains the biggest surprise of all.