Nicole Thomson-Pride If you are about to give in to all the begging and pleading and buy a family dog, make sure you research which dog will best suit your family.
Stylish and sustainable
Beverly Parungao Summer can be the best time to spruce up your home and experiment with upcoming trends before the new year kicks in. With growing environmental awareness, it can also be the perfect time to embrace a change in your lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint. Try these easy eco-friendly ideas to make your home more sustainable without sacrificing style.
Apparently those Disney prince and princesses are still living happily ever after if these text messages created by Miss Macey Mouse on her Tumblr page.
Thuy Yau Having your first child can often bring you closer to your parents but other times it can drive a wedge between you and them that can seem impossible to remove. In some cases it is writes Thuy Yau.
KATIE CARLIN The new portrait of the Danish Royal Family is creepier than expected.
The latest portrait of the Royal Danish Family has been slammed for looking surprisingly creepy. In real life the Royal Danes usually come across as a loving and warm family but artist Thomas Kluge sure didn't manage to capture that warmth with his brush. Here are 13 other family portraits from around the web that are slightly creepier.
Maya Newell Maya Newell writes about growing up a "gayby" with two lesbian mothers.
Seeing your family on a screen is a poor substitute for holding them, writes Gloria Meltzer.
Horrible childhood haircuts are something kids have no control over, looking back, all you can do is turn to your parents and ask, "What were you thinking?" Here's 11 horrible childhood haircuts for your viewing pleasure.
LINDY ALEXANDER The remarkable story of an Australian woman’s fight to show HIV positive children that their life is just as valuable as that of their peers.
City officials and residents of San Francisco are planning transform their city in to the home of marvel Comic’s dark knight, as part of an epic Make-a-Wish experience for 5 year old Miles, who has leukaemia.
Susan Redman Ten of the most significant decorating and design trends on the rise for the end of the year and start of 2014.
Practical (and pretty) ways to grow herbs around your home.
Jo Hartley Keeping the kids entertained is not always easy, and thinking of new and interesting activities for them can be nothing short of exhausting. Here we take a look at some ideas that might help you out;
Susan Redman Growing herbs in and around your kitchen can brighten your home while adding flavour to your food.
Marisa Black To have a grandchild and hear their laughter is to have a glimpse of eternity, writes Marisa Black.
Sussana Smith With increasing numbers of children living in families where both parents work, more grandparents are stepping in to give a helping hand but the process isn't always smooth sailing. Here is how to overcome challenges faced by all involved.
Sarah Wayland What is the experience for families like the McCann's - the ones left behind when someone vanishes?
Ruby Hamad Often there aren't any clues to the double lives people are leading.
Jill Stark 'When my best friend's son died, it left a hole so enormous I couldn’t believe it wasn’t leading the 6 o’clock news.'
AMBER ROBINSON Yes, I’m another victim of the Great Aussie Animals Card swindle. Here's why our family joined the hunt.
Nick Miller British police have reportedly arrested a man after he boasted of having recently seen Madeleine McCann.
Renting an apartment or a house with a dreary interior? Take heart: there’s lots you can do to zushie it up without breaking the bank.
Damon Young “Me time” is simply another word for leisure. And leisure need not be useless or costly.
Melissa Shedden Fix up your rental living space without losing your deposit with DIY tips from the experts.
Linda McSweeny Dr Seuss called into question mankind's attitude to the environment in the 1971 book The Lorax. Every bit counts, so tweak a few bad habits and try to live more sustainably.
Sarah MacDonald Sarah MacDonald on why being labelled 'Sandwich Generation’ can feel like an insult.
ANTONIA KIDMAN Antonia Kidman discovers that a little time away from the kids can do wonders for your frame of mind.