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Mum's apology for her two children's "obnoxious" behaviour goes viral

Livia Gamble 11:25am When Kyesha Smith Wood found out her children had been “rude and obnoxious” during a screening of Cinderella, what she did next surprised everyone.

Finding work-life balance for the 'sandwich' generation


Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen Are you juggling the responsibilities of parenting teenagers, helping adult children and grandchildren, plus looking after your aging parents, too? If so, you've got a full plate.

'I want a slushie': 4-year-old girl leaves her home at 3am in search of frozen drink


Livia Gamble Soaking wet, Annabelle Ridgeway climbed onto a bus without her parents' knowledge in search of a 7/11.

The question we need to stop asking mums

The writer with one of her seven children.

Rachel Martin Why the 'how do you do it all' question is the most unhelpful thing you can say to a mother and what you can say instead.

Easter essentials

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Here are our picks of what should be on your Easter shopping list this year.

Two adorable girls help their dad with heartwarming marriage proposal


Livia Gamble Enlisting the help of his two adorable daughters, a NSW man proposed to their mum.

Review: How family-friendly is the new 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R?

Kerri Sackville testing out the new Subaru Outback.

Kerri Sackville Are you looking for a new family car? Kerri Sackville and her kids took the new generation Subaru Outback for a weekend test drive and this is what they thought.

Dad dresses as Elsa, takes his daughter to 'Frozen' sing-a-long


Livia Gamble A London dad has gone above and beyond the call of duty, dressing as Elsa from Frozen for his daughter.

Watch little girl’s hilarious reaction to becoming a big sister


Livia Gamble Three-year-old Kathryn is about to be told the big news but she has some news of her own to share.

Dad desperately searching for missing kids, feared to be in UK

Police are searching for Thomas Kurt Michael Speath and Serena Lucia Speath.

Jorge Branco A Brisbane man is desperately appealing for public help to find his two young children after three and a half months of fruitless searching.

Gay teen receives support from strangers after father describes son’s sexuality as an 'embarrassment'

Tyler posted the Facebook conversation he had with his dad on Tumblr.

Livia Gamble 15-year-old Tyler published his dad's reaction to him coming out as gay on social media.

12-year-old boy hailed a 'star' after he refused a reward for returning a phone

Josh Bown: 'What goes around comes around'.

Livia Gamble When Josh Brown found a phone on the train last month, he just did what he hoped someone would do for him: he returned it.

Cadbury Cream Egg Recipes

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From around the web, we have found that people don't just unwrap and scoff their Cadbury cream eggs, some bake and make some amazing treats with them. Happy Easter!

Sydney family welcome 'Penguin' the magpie into their home

Unlikely pet: Sydney family welcome Penguin the magpie into their family.

Livia Gamble While most duck for cover when they see a magpie, the Bloom family welcomed one into their family with open arms.

Anti same-sex marriage campaign asks us to think of the child

Think of the child: What is my son's friend missing out on?

Julie Shinners A mother responds to the 'Think of the child' anti same-sex marriage advertising campaign that ran on some free to air television channels on Saturday night.

Taylor Swift grants terminally ill 4-year-old girl's last wish

Last wish: Jalene Salinas hopes to dance with Taylor Swift.

Livia Gamble With the help of their Texas community and the hashtag, #ShakeItOffJalene, Jalene’s last wish was granted.

8-year-old girl is showered in gifts from local birds

Gift exchange: Crows exchange gifts for peanuts with 8-year-old-girl.

Livia Gamble From a young age this girl from Washington has been leaving food for the crows – and in return, the big black birds are showering the eight-year-old with gifts.

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

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Megan Levy 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.

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