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    New Year's resolution: I want to prove I can cope without alcohol

    New Year's resolution: I want to prove I can cope without alcohol


    OPINION: It's about this time each year, I start to think back to what misguided but well-meaning New Year resolution I considered and probably wrote a column...

    OPINION: It's about this time each year, I start to think back to what misguided but well-meaning New Year resolution I considered and probably wrote a column about.
    UK school children to be taught boys can have periods too

    UK school children to be taught boys can have periods too


    Primary school children in the United Kingdom will be taught that all genders can have periods under new sex education guidelines that aim to tackle the stigma around...

    Primary school children in the United Kingdom will be taught that all genders can have periods under new sex education guidelines that aim to tackle the stigma around menstruation.
    Having a second child worsens parents' mental health: new research

    Having a second child worsens parents' mental health: new research


    Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?” questions and the plethora of sticky...

    Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?” questions and the plethora of sticky handprints.
    Why I pay my kids to get dressed and do homework

    Why I pay my kids to get dressed and do homework


    OPINION: "Please get dressed - we have to leave in five minutes," I pleaded for the 20th time, my patience waning. "You still need to brush your teeth. You haven't packed your backpack! We're going to be late for school,...

    OPINION: "Please get dressed - we have to leave in five minutes," I pleaded for the 20th time, my patience waning. "You still need to brush your teeth. You haven't packed your backpack! We're going to be late for school, again."
    Emily Writes: Why I haven't slept in 6 years

    Emily Writes: Why I haven't slept in 6 years


    Double Strength Mama Power is a Stuff podcast series, presented by Suzy Cato and Tui Fleming. A new episode is released every Monday...

    Double Strength Mama Power is a Stuff podcast series, presented by Suzy Cato and Tui Fleming. A new episode is released every Monday on iTunesStitcher and Spotify
    Jewellery captures precious moments of motherhood

    Jewellery captures precious moments of motherhood


    Andrea never got a chance to meet Rebecca. Her stillborn baby girl was just 24 weeks old when she was delivered through an emergency caesarean...

    Andrea never got a chance to meet Rebecca. Her stillborn baby girl was just 24 weeks old when she was delivered through an emergency caesarean section.
    Santa will always be real for me

    Santa will always be real for me


    "Mum, no one in my group at school believes in any of the Christmas characters," my 9-year-old Oli announces when he comes home. My 6-year-old Jasper trudges in behind...

    "Mum, no one in my group at school believes in any of the Christmas characters," my 9-year-old Oli announces when he comes home. My 6-year-old Jasper trudges in behind him.
    Stocking stuff-ups: when Secret Santa with the family goes wrong

    Stocking stuff-ups: when Secret Santa with the family goes wrong


    My suspicions were raised about the true identity of Santa Claus at age 7. Mum insisted, for the second year running, that Santa preferred to be left a double shot of Cointreau, neat, by the fireplace. All the evidence I could find in Christmas...

    My suspicions were raised about the true identity of Santa Claus at age 7. Mum insisted, for the second year running, that Santa preferred to be left a double shot of Cointreau, neat, by the fireplace. All the evidence I could find in Christmas literature told me Claus was a milk and cookies man.
    My stepdaughter is flirting with me

    My stepdaughter is flirting with me


    I have three young daughters and one stepdaughter who is older. My stepdaughter is always trying to make me look at her. We all get along well, everyone's happy and stuff, but my stepdaughter comes into my room wearing her underwear or really skimpy...

    I have three young daughters and one stepdaughter who is older. My stepdaughter is always trying to make me look at her. We all get along well, everyone's happy and stuff, but my stepdaughter comes into my room wearing her underwear or really skimpy clothes and she hangs around trying to be grown up. She's only 13 but she can pass for 18. She tones it down when my wife is around. I've told my wife, but she said just ignore her, she'll grow out of it.
    Once Upon a Deadpool: NZ Censor breaks with Australia and bans under-13s

    Once Upon a Deadpool: NZ Censor breaks with Australia and bans under-13s


    Unlike their Australian and American counterparts, Kiwis under-13 are no longer allowed to see a supposedly "family friendly" version of Deadpool...

    Unlike their Australian and American counterparts, Kiwis under-13 are no longer allowed to see a supposedly "family friendly" version of Deadpool 2.