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Nine-year-old boy approached by man in vehicle at Lake Cathie

Megan Levy 10:23am Police do not believe there is any link between reports that a man tried to entice a young boy into his car on the NSW mid north coast and the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell.

10 ways to make love last

Keeping love alive: Making small changes will have a big impact.

Barton Goldsmith Having a good and long-lasting relationship isn't rocket science. By being loving and supportive, you can keep your foundation strong and build your dreams for the future. Here are some ways to help make that happen.

To the driver that nearly ran down my kids today

Slow down: School zones have slower speed limits for a reason.

Catherine Rodie It was one of those moments that could easily have had a tragic outcome. My young daughters and I waited at the traffic lights and when it was our turn to go, we stepped into the road.

8-year-old 'Super Ewan' is helping the homeless in Detroit

Super Ewan: Setting a fine example for his brothers and sisters.

Livia Gamble Dressed as superman this third grader from Detroit helps to feed and clothe the homeless twice a month.

100 surfers turn up to help grieving mum honour her son in Hawaii

Before paddling out, surfers joined hands for a word of prayer.

Livia Gamble More than 100 surfers turned up to help a mum honour her son after he was killed in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

4-year-old girl's last wish is to 'Shake It Off' with Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift also went for a bob this year, replacing her long curls with a sleek new style.

Livia Gamble After ten months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, doctors have said there isn't anything else they can do for Jalene Salinas, and now, all she wants is to meet and dance with her idol Taylor Swift.

Seven-year-old boy Tenshin Booby missing in Wagga Wagga

Found: Tenshin Booby.

Su-Lin Tan Police have launched a major search for a missing seven-year-old boy in Wagga Wagga.

NSW Government backs down on pool fencing laws

Pool fencing compliance has been delayed a year.

James Robertson The state government has been forced into an embarrassing last-minute back down on legislation forbidding the sale of homes with pools until their safety fences have been inspected.

Building a relationship with your step child’s mum

Tense times: Overcoming tensions in blended families.

Jo Hartley Building a relationship with the stepchildren is one thing, doing the same with their biological mother can be harder.

Parents farewell four-year-old Mitzi with 'Frozen' themed funeral

Mitzi Rosanna Steady: Farewelled this week with a Frozen-themed funeral.

Livia Gamble Parents of a four-year-old girl said goodbye to their daughter this week with a Frozen-themed funeral after she was hit by a truck earlier this month.

Strangers shower 6-year-old autistic boy with kindness after 'not one kid came' to his party


Livia Gamble When Ashlee Buratti was planning her son’s sixth birthday party, it never crossed her mind that no one would show up.

The Ketchup 'n' Fries plant hits the US market


Livia Gamble The Ketchup 'n' Fries plant allows gardeners to grow potatoes and tomatoes from a single plant.

Kristy Kreme was forced to abandon its KKK Wednesday’s promotion in the UK

Krispy Kreme apologises for KKK Wednesday campaign.

Livia Gamble Kristy Kreme was forced to abandon its KKK Wednesday’s promotion after customers complained the acronym resembled that of the Klu Klux Klan.

Bucket list blogger Alice Pyne's mother in bid to find lost necklace made with tragic daughter's fingerprint


Danny Boyle The mother of a teenage cancer sufferer who gained worldwide fame has issued an urgent appeal to find a necklace made using her late daughter's fingerprint that she lost in New York City.

Warning on changed child abuse risks

At risk: Majority of child sexual abuse in out-of-home-care currently appears to occur at a child-child level.

Peter Trute Children sexually abusing other children in care has become a greater concern than adults inflicting the abuse, a report has found.

How yoga has made me a better mother

Me time: The importance of finding something just for you.

Donna Webeck As strange as it sounds, a meltdown over bolognese sauce was the catalyst for change in Donna Webeck’s life, and her salvation came in the form of her weekly yoga class.


12-year-old writes a letter to Indonesian president for clemency of Bali nine

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran   were two of the Bali nine members, and are facing execution within days.

Livia Gamble A 12-year-old girl has weighed in on the Bali nine executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran after writing a letter to Indonesian president Joko Widodoa asking him to spare their lives.

Rosie Batty writes heart-wrenching letter to son Luke on anniversary of his death

Today marks the anniversary of Luke Batty's death.

Allison Worrall On the anniversary of her son's death, Rosie Batty has written a heart-wrenching letter to her "perfect little man".

Newly engaged couple discover they knew each other as children


Livia Gamble After meeting on Facebook an English couple soon realised they had already met.

Update: missing Queensland girl found

A six-year-old girl police are searching for after she was taken from Ascot State School.

Staff writers Police are appealing for urgent help to find six-year-old.

Mother staged her six-year-old son’s kidnapping after he was too nice to strangers


Livia Gamble A mother staged her son's kidnapping to teach him a lesson in stranger danger.

Dad tattoos his son's drawings every year for seven years

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Keith Anderson, Ontario, has found a way to turn his son's drawings into permanent keepsakes. Every year since his son Kai was four, Anderson has added a tattoo of his son's drawings to his right arm. Now 11, Anderson told photographer Chance Falkner, when he runs out of room he'll "just have to get him to draw me smaller pictures." To view more of Falknerā€™s work visit his Facebook page.

Dad raps to his disabled kid

Jayce Correia wrote a song, inspired by his disabled son.

Rachel Clun An American dad wrote a song and performed it for his disabled son.

Single dad creates awesome hairstyles

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A father from Colorado went to beauty school to learn how to do his daughter's hair. Now a pro, he publishes photos of his work on Facebook.

Single dad went to beauty school to learn how to do his daugher's hair

Greg Wickherst with his daughter Izzy.

Rachel Clun When Greg Wickherst became a single dad, he realised he was going to need help tackling his daughter Izzy's hair.

15-year-old Jak Trueman has died days after his last wish was granted

Jak with his girlfriend Hannah.

Livia Gamble With the help of teachers and classmates Jak Trueman was able to take his girlfriend to prom before he died.

Could we all benefit from parenting lessons?

Parenting support: calls for the government to provide better services.

Jo Hartley A UK professor has called for all parents to be offered state funded classes in how to bring up their families.

A terminally ill six-year-old donates his wish

Over the moon: Emma took a printout of Levi with her to Florida.

Livia Gamble A terminally ill six-year-old has done something extra special with his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation after he was too sick to travel.

15-year-old cancer patient has last wish granted

Last wish: Jak attended prom with his girlfriend Hannah.

Livia Gamble With some last-minute help from his teachers and classmates, Jak Trueman was able to keep his promise and take his girlfriend to prom.

Packing up for a move with kids

Moving house: Preparing kids for the unfamiliar.

Megan Blandford I’m in the process of moving my family 300 kilometres away from where we’ve always lived. This is exactly as exciting and nerve-wracking as it sounds, but the prevailing mood around here is that of pure chaos.

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