Alistair Walsh Alyssa De Le Sala set up a lemonade and baked goods stand outside her family's fire-damaged house in Tampa, Florida.
Livia Gamble Josiah Duncan generously bought a homeless man dinner. But what he did next brought everyone to tears.
Livia Gamble An Indiana mum takes a stand against pool party dress code.
Livia Gamble After strangers donated more than $125,000 to help try save four-year-old Braiden Peters-Whitwell, his parents have received the heartbreaking news that his brain tumour is inoperable.
Livia Gamble For a manatee, mating in public is the norm and performed in a large group. But for a young child it looks like something completely different.
Elana Benjamin Three generations under one roof certainly has its challenges. But I've found living with extended family to be an antidote to some of the stresses of modern parenting.
Livia Gamble Alex Lyngaas spent the last year working on a secret project to help find his mother a man.
Kylie Orr Upon reflection, with the cynical filter removed, I can see that working full-time primed me for parenthood in five key areas.
Livia Gamble 'By this time next week domestic violence will cost another woman in Australia her life.'
Livia Gamble Lacey Parker's mum filmed her daughter's excitement when she found out she was going to be a cheerleader.
Veronica Sherman Not all mums are looking forward to Mother's Day on Sunday.
Elana Benjamin Along with everything else I do as a mum, I'd even become responsible for organising my own Mother's Day present.
Livia Gamble For Lorelle Rogers, having access to respite care is vital for the whole family.
Megan Levy The brother of nine-year-old Natalya Franklin, who has been missing for a day on the NSW Mid North Coast, says his sister has been found.
Livia Gamble A quick-thinking Emma Hayes knew exactly what to do when her best friend Dexter, 4, began to choke.
Megan Levy A young girl who disappeared from her family's property on the NSW Mid North Coast nearly a day ago was wearing light clothing unsuitable for the near freezing conditions that hit the region overnight.
Caroline Taylor and Eyal Gringart Newly published research into Australia's first publicly accessible register of sex offenders highlights the dangers of public misunderstanding of how it works and, indeed, of where the risks for children are greatest.
Livia Gamble Starting school is scary for a number of reasons, but for Ella Mitchell, what scared her most was not being able to read.
Livia Gamble Sienna McColl had just finished her first day of grade two when she was hit by a car last month.
Livia Gamble Renee Bergeron's son was born with a rare congenital heart defect, but he's still the biggest superhero around.
After photographing her son, Apollo, dressed as a superhero, Renee Bergeron created The Superhero Project.
Mihiri Udabage After years of being told that Mother's Day was my day off I decided to make a list of all the things I wouldn't be doing - just so everyone's clear.
Livia Gamble Give a child access to scissors and there's a good chance they will try and cut their hair.
Kylie Orr I’ll be honest. I didn’t want to love the new Kia Carnival. Perhaps my resistance to a car with sliding doors was simply denial that I have four children?
Ann Cinzar That desire to be noticed, to be seen, doesn't fade like the glow of my skin. No one wants to feel invisible.
Jessica Abelsohn Everywhere I look there is a reminder that Mother's Day is approaching. Signs, cards, emails, reminders that I should be buying my mother a present because she is wonderful.
We have looked through the Essential Kids' forums to see what real mums want for Mother's Day this year.
Wendy Bradford There was a time when I could imagine losing my children because of my ongoing issues with anger.
Meghan Leahy Too close or close enough for comfort? It's really up to you.
Livia Gamble A video shows a five-year-old girl telling her family she is "moving on" after her brother threw dirt at her.