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Watch: 11-year-old girl dancing to Nicki Minaj

Livia Gamble A video of an 11-year-old girl dancing to Nicki Minaj’s song 'Anaconda' has gone viral.


Firefighters save family of hamsters with tiny oxygen masks


Brian Koerber 11:24am No life is too small to save for the firefighters of Lacey Fire Department.

Mixed bag of emotions, brothers react to their mum being pregnant with twins


Livia Gamble The news of twins was met with a mixed bag of emotions from their three sons.


15-year-old boy inspired by Watson's UN speech

Actress Emma Watson attends the UN Women's 'HeForShe' VIP After Party at The Peninsula Hotel on September 20, 2014 in New York City.

Livia Gamble Ed Holtom said he was saddened by how uninformed his male classmates were and “felt compelled” to share his views in a letter to the editor of UK's Sunday Telegraph.


The event that made me realise I couldn't parent alone

The night it all became too much.

Kerri Sackville Last night Kerri Sackville discovered that no matter how mighty you think you are, you can't do it all on your own.

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Don't stay together for the kids

Zaren Healey White A child of divorce reflects on what she learnt from her parents marriage breakdown and why you shouldn't stay together for the kids.


What lies do you tell the kids?

Little white lies ...

Megan Blandford Whether it is for their safety or our sanity, we all tell the odd little lie to get by.


Artist transforms people into anime characters

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For a small fee, US artist Robert DeJesus can turn you into a Japanese anime character. Using pencil and copying from a photo he adds all the typical anime characteristics to your portrait. "I wish I could draw all of [the requests], but I fear I'll get burned out trying. My plan was to do these as a side thing to help fund the other projects I am also dying to work on," DeJesus told Bored Panda. Click through the gallery to see more of his portraits.

English family buy 40 metre slide for their backyard

If you think a ordinary slide is great, a 40 metre one must be ten times more fun.

Rachel Clun Rachel Betts is a strong contender for Mother of the Year after buying a giant 40 metre slide for her two young sons.

7 joys of single parenthood

Focusing on the joys of single parenthood.

Kerri Sackville Everyone knows that single parenthood is hard but there is also an upside that is both joyful and uniquely rewarding.

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Mother bakes a batch of vagina cookies, brings them to school


Livia Gamble When a Reddit user heard this story from her primary-school teacher friend, she had to share it.

Brazilian students wear skirts in defense of their transgender classmate

Brazilian students wearing skirts in support of their transgender classmate.

Livia Gamble Brazilian students have protested in skirts after their transgender classmate was fined for wearing one.


First look at Romeo Beckham in Burberry's Christmas campaign


Livia Gamble A teaser picture of Romeo Beckham for Burberry's Christmas Campaign video has been released.

Hospital nurse answers dying mother's wish to become her son's guardian

Wesley and his mom, Tricia Somers.

Livia Gamble When Tricia Somers learned that her cancer had spread, she needed to find a guardian for her eight-year-old son, Wesley.

How to declutter your home

Time to tackle the mess.

Kylie Orr Is your home overflowing with toys, paper, and kids' clothes you have been avoiding all term? Here is how to feel like an organisational wonder these school holidays.

Grave fears for brothers missing on NSW far north coast, father in police custody

Jayden and Joseph Brady have been missing since Sunday morning.

Rachel Olding Police hold grave fears for the welfare of two brothers who were abducted by their father on the far north coast on Sunday morning.

Watch: 9-year-old girl sing an emotional version of Bill Withers' 'Lean on Me'


Livia Gamble Nine-year-old Grace Lee has blown away hospital staff with her beautiful singing voice at a recent fundraising event for Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital.


Top 10 regrets heard from parents

How not to regret your parenting choices.

Dr Gregory Ramey Here are the top ten most commonly heard regrets from parents and how to take a healthier approach to parenting.

Michigan dad shames his four-year-old son for hitting a girl


Livia Gamble Rob Devine made his stand stand on the side of the road holding a sign saying, "I hit girls."


Violent words, not just deeds, leave a lasting mark on our kids


Jayashri Kulkarni Violence comes in many forms, as a UNICEF report on children’s experience of violence around the world reaffirmed only last week


How parents can prevent and deal with bullying


Sheryl Hemphill Parents are one of the most influential factors when talking about bullying - in that they are the most likely to be able to prevent it.


Not sandwiches again: three different lunchbox ideas


Danielle Colley As a kid I used to hate sandwiches with a passion. If you want to mix up your lunch box repertoire why not try these fast and yummy ideas?


Girl, 8, dies after falling from ride at Royal Adelaide Show

The Air Maxx 360.

An eight-year-old girl has died after being thrown from a ride at the Royal Adelaide show.

Families shocked by gummy mix-up

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A confectionery company is dealing with a sticky situation after penis-shaped gummy lollies made their way into some of its packs.

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Outrage as Thermomix release surprise new model


Lisa Visentin The suburbs of middle Australia are seething with outrage after a cult kitchenware company neglected to inform its customers of the arrival of its latest model appliance.

Bullying at home


Bullying has been linked to worse health later in life, and new findings from the UK suggest that's also true when the bullies are a child's brothers or sisters.


How to stay connected while away


Meghan Leahy One of my dearest friends will be leaving her family during the week (home on weekends), every week. She has a dream job; it is a huge opportunity. But her three kids are feeling different degrees of worry.


Most awesome kid ever really doesn't care about meeting obama


Andrea Romano OK, mum and dad, you met the president. Can we get ice cream now? Ugh.


Search for father after woman, three children shot dead near Wagga

Kim and Geoffrey Hunt with children Phoebe, Mia and Fletcher.

Emma Partridge and Patrick Begley Kim Hunt almost died in a horror car crash two years ago. Now she and her three children are dead.


A mother's dance between hope and despair


Julia Watson Julia Watson hopes she gets to see her eldest daughter start high school - but feels despair at the possibility that she might not get the chance.

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