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    My boss treated my miscarriage like it was a holiday

    My boss treated my miscarriage like it was a holiday


    The loss of an unborn child is a difficult situation. It is the loss of the hopes and dreams of the parents. It is also the loss of a life that might have been. It is the perfect loss of an entire lifetime. It is the loss of a baby, a child, a teenager,...

    The loss of an unborn child is a difficult situation. It is the loss of the hopes and dreams of the parents. It is also the loss of a life that might have been. It is the perfect loss of an entire lifetime. It is the loss of a baby, a child, a teenager, an adult.
    Wee wonders: Asking little children big questions

    Wee wonders: Asking little children big questions


    Children in Room 8 at Seddon School were asked this week: What do you want to be when you grow...

    Children in Room 8 at Seddon School were asked this week: What do you want to be when you grow up?
    Dear Mary-anne: Help, my daughter is out of control

    Dear Mary-anne: Help, my daughter is out of control


    QUESTION: I have a teenage daughter, she is 17. Over the past few months she has started smoking pot with her friends and wags school with them any chance she...

    QUESTION: I have a teenage daughter, she is 17. Over the past few months she has started smoking pot with her friends and wags school with them any chance she gets.
    C-sections can cause infertility, Kiwi mum warns

    C-sections can cause infertility, Kiwi mum warns


    Auckland mum Catherine Woulfe battled infertility for two years before discovering a defect in her caesarean section scar was to...

    Auckland mum Catherine Woulfe battled infertility for two years before discovering a defect in her caesarean section scar was to blame.
    Find out when your name hit peak popularity

    Find out when your name hit peak popularity


    Some names are always popular – like Michael, the most common name in New Zealand in the past 60 years. Others peak and trough through the years, reflecting pop culture...

    Some names are always popular – like Michael, the most common name in New Zealand in the past 60 years. Others peak and trough through the years, reflecting pop culture trends.
    Ladies, dads don't need you to fem-splain parenting

    Ladies, dads don't need you to fem-splain parenting


    After the birth of our second child my wife needed to return to work so I stepped up. I quit my job and became a full-time parent to our...

    After the birth of our second child my wife needed to return to work so I stepped up. I quit my job and became a full-time parent to our daughters.
    Don't dismiss a new mum's boredom. It could be a sign of something more serious

    Don't dismiss a new mum's boredom. It could be a sign of something more serious


    As I sat in my psychotherapy office with the mother of a 3-month-old girl, she expressed concern over her feelings of boredom while caring for her daughter. Her quiet days of feeding, diapering, dressing and entertaining her baby left her disinterested,...

    As I sat in my psychotherapy office with the mother of a 3-month-old girl, she expressed concern over her feelings of boredom while caring for her daughter. Her quiet days of feeding, diapering, dressing and entertaining her baby left her disinterested, and she longed to return to her fast-paced life as a litigation attorney.
    Nigel Latta: most parents just do their best, and that is OK

    Nigel Latta: most parents just do their best, and that is OK


    OPINION: Amy Nelmes Bissett wrote an interesting opinion piece for Stuff about New Zealand parents and tough love. In the article Amy said that, based on her observations, Kiwi parents seem to favour a 'tough love' style of...

    OPINION: Amy Nelmes Bissett wrote an interesting opinion piece for Stuff about New Zealand parents and tough love. In the article Amy said that, based on her observations, Kiwi parents seem to favour a 'tough love' style of parenting.
    Barrie Smith: Nation has spared the rod and spoiled the child, leading to increased criminal offending

    Barrie Smith: Nation has spared the rod and spoiled the child, leading to increased criminal offending


    Almost daily we read in the news the horrors of crime, everything from petty thefts to assaults, murder to drug abuse. This is an unpalatable subject for many but I ask, what the hell is going...

    Almost daily we read in the news the horrors of crime, everything from petty thefts to assaults, murder to drug abuse. This is an unpalatable subject for many but I ask, what the hell is going on?
    Dads experience parental guilt too

    Dads experience parental guilt too


    OPINION: Last week I wrote a column suggesting dads are immune to 'mum guilt'. Some people wrote angry comments, describing the piece as "man bashing" and "just another article written by a feminist to beat up...

    OPINION: Last week I wrote a column suggesting dads are immune to 'mum guilt'. Some people wrote angry comments, describing the piece as "man bashing" and "just another article written by a feminist to beat up males".
    Tough love, an outdated parenting style that Kiwis favour

    Tough love, an outdated parenting style that Kiwis favour


     OPINION: Let's be real, there are many surprising things about parenting. The crippling fatigue, the consuming adoration and equally, the consuming frustration, and the wonderment that a turd so small is capable of being so...

     OPINION: Let's be real, there are many surprising things about parenting. The crippling fatigue, the consuming adoration and equally, the consuming frustration, and the wonderment that a turd so small is capable of being so stinky.
    Infertility: All sex and no play

    Infertility: All sex and no play


    OPINION: Years ago, before having a baby was ever even a notion, I'd read a phrase I'm about 80 percent certain I can quote verbatim: Having sex with someone you love is even better when you're trying to make a...

    OPINION: Years ago, before having a baby was ever even a notion, I'd read a phrase I'm about 80 percent certain I can quote verbatim: Having sex with someone you love is even better when you're trying to make a baby.
    Kiwi kids' clothing label inspired by too much frill and glitter for girls

    Kiwi kids' clothing label inspired by too much frill and glitter for girls


    Organic, natural and neutral - every parents wants a piece of Buck & Baa. Business boss and mum-of-three Alexa Whitehead started tinkering away on baby's clothing in her windows of down time after the birth of her second child. She takes a quick breather...

    Organic, natural and neutral - every parents wants a piece of Buck & Baa. Business boss and mum-of-three Alexa Whitehead started tinkering away on baby's clothing in her windows of down time after the birth of her second child. She takes a quick breather to talk to Nicky Park about her Sunday.
    'My son's addicted to gaming': mum's despair at how to curb habit

    'My son's addicted to gaming': mum's despair at how to curb habit


    Maree Selby first realised her 12-year-old son had a serious gaming problem when she noticed money missing from her bank...

    Maree Selby first realised her 12-year-old son had a serious gaming problem when she noticed money missing from her bank account. 
    Even 'supermums' like Serena Williams suffer from the guilt of motherhood

    Even 'supermums' like Serena Williams suffer from the guilt of motherhood


    At the beginning of last month, when Serena Williams stepped back on to Wimbledon's Centre Court less than a year after giving birth, she was hailed a "torchbearer" for her sex and a "wonder...


    At the beginning of last month, when Serena Williams stepped back on to Wimbledon's Centre Court less than a year after giving birth, she was hailed a "torchbearer" for her sex and a "wonder woman".
    'It felt like she was ripped out of me'

    'It felt like she was ripped out of me'


    Chantal Holley's baby weighed little more than a mug of coffee when she was born prematurely. But that was only the beginning of her complications. As told to Jessica...

    Chantal Holley's baby weighed little more than a mug of coffee when she was born prematurely. But that was only the beginning of her complications. As told to Jessica Mudditt.