Parenting

Mon 19 Feb 2018

‘This photo was taken the night before I escaped’

‘This photo was taken the night before I escaped’

JUDY Sharp finds it hard to look at this photo of herself with her young sons. The haunting image makes her look practically unrecognisable.

Sun 18 Feb 2018

Cost of having children soaring sky high

Cost of having children soaring sky high

PARENTS-TO-BE have been warned that it’s now more expensive than ever to bring a child into the world, and competition among parents is driving up the price.

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

THE pregnant Channel Nine star was rushed to hospital after collapsing at work and hitting her head on the ground.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Junior sport in Qld becoming too expensive for parents

premium_icon Junior sport in Qld becoming too expensive for parents

THE cost of junior sport is becoming a growing concern among Queensland parents with fees for weekend footy, soccer and netball really hitting the hip pocket.

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby

A TRANSGENDER woman has become the first to officially breastfeed a baby after an “experimental” three-and-a-half month treatment regimen.

Newborn tips scales at 6.3kg

premium_icon Newborn tips scales at 6.3kg

MEET one of the biggest bundles of joy in the country, Melbourne’s Maoama Ala was born almost twice as big as the average Australian baby.

Dad says girl was left alone on street by after-school care

Dad says girl was left alone on street by after-school care

A BUNDABERG dad says he was left shocked after an after-school care service left his daughter alone on the street for 40 minutes.

Just one bite could be deadly for food-allergy sufferers

Just one bite could be deadly for food-allergy sufferers

Author and Food Allergy Smart Program founder Jackie Nevard is promoting understanding of challenges of parenting a child with life-threatening food allergies.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Flight from hell with ‘demonic’ child

Flight from hell with ‘demonic’ child

A PASSENGER has filmed a hysterical child who ran around and screamed on a flight — for eight long and painful hours.

Dad stunned at wife’s baby news

Dad stunned at wife’s baby news

THIS is the priceless moment a man found out he was going to be a dad again — right as their flight was about to take off

‘I think my colleague is faking’

‘I think my colleague is faking’

THERE was one clue that told this woman that something was amiss when her colleague announced her “pregnancy”

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Single fathers at risk

Single fathers at risk

Single fathers are more than twice as likely to die early compared with lone mothers or couples with kids

‘I thought you were taking the piss’

‘I thought you were taking the piss’

A RAIDERS pre-season trial camp in Queensland has taken a dramatic turn after one of its stars was pulled to safety from the surf.

Boy, 16, shot by police at his front door

Boy, 16, shot by police at his front door

A 16-year-old boy is in a serious condition after being shot by police attending a domestic disturbance at a home southwest of Brisbane

Woman booted off flight over baby tantrum

Woman booted off flight over baby tantrum

THIS woman was kicked off a flight when she spat the dummy after being seated next to a mum and her “crying” baby. A fierce flight attendant was having none of it.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

'We have hope': Coast backs teen who needs heart surgery

'We have hope': Coast backs teen who needs heart surgery

THE father of a Coast teen who desperately needs life-saving surgery in America has said local fund-raising efforts have not only given them money, but hope.

The real victims of high-profile breakups

The real victims of high-profile breakups

BARNABY Joyce is scrambling to hold onto his job. And Karl Stefanovic’s ratings tumbled last year. But the people most affected are the least talked about

When Tinder date leads to a baby

When Tinder date leads to a baby

LUCY was in “complete shock”. A pregnancy test result read positive. Then she was faced with the reality her Tinder date was the dad.

1300 Fraser Coast parents add to $1.5b child support debt

1300 Fraser Coast parents add to $1.5b child support debt

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Kids suffer as angry mums and dads pressure Turnbull Government to overhaul of Australia's beleaguered child support system

Teen’s farewell text: ‘Please forgive me’

Teen’s farewell text: ‘Please forgive me’

CHARLOTTE took her own life after accidentally revealing to her boyfriend on Snapchat that she had cheated on him

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