Family and pregnancy Parental wellbeing
Before and after birth depression
Mother holding baby on shoulder Postnatal depression Postnatal depression Having a baby is a significant time in any parent's life and can be an enormous life adjustment. Judith Ngai Judith Ngai Health writer
A woman holding her baby Antenatal / prenatal depression Perinatal depression: signs and symptoms Perinatal depression can occur anytime from pregnancy through to when the baby is a year old. Dr Tim Ross Author Dr Tim Ross Former National Medical Director and GP
Postnatal depression Where to get help for postnatal depression There is a lot of help out there for those dealing with postnatal depression, but there’s no one size fits all approach. Find out more here. Dr Tim Ross Author Dr Tim Ross Former National Medical Director and GP
Family diversity
Pets A brush with deer-saster It was 5am when Renee Bertolus and her husband of just five days, Dean Mather, woke to the unmistakable sound of their 2-year-old Corgi, Sesame, being sick. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Labrador puppies in a wicker basket Pets Puppy proofing your home When bringing a new puppy home, you need to remember that they’ll be curious – ready to explore and investigate.
A daschund in a suitcase Pets Travelling with pets If you love to travel, but can’t bear to part with your fur children, why not bring them along for the adventure? Karan White Karan White Blogger
Healthy parent
Woman holds pot under a leak Healthy parent Preparing your home for storms From tropical storms in the north, to bushfires and floods throughout the south, natural disasters are one thing for us lot who live Down Under. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
A mother napping with her baby on her chest Healthy parent Attention all parents: you need sleep too Sleep (or lack off) can be one of the biggest challenges for parents, and while it’s critical for your little one’s growth and development - it’s vital for your health, too. Murdoch Children's Research Institute Author: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Logo Murdoch Children's Research Institute
A mum cuddles her newborn Healthy parent What it's really like being a mum Being a mother isn't always tummy kisses and photogenic babies: it can sometimes be hard work, tiring, lonely and even boring. Charmaine Yabsley Charmaine_Yabsley Health Writer
Parenting tips
Happy Multiracial Friends Resting In Street Cafe Teenage wellbeing When your kid’s come out as trans, what’s next? Whether it’s come as a surprise or you’ve known for a while, supporting your child who has come out as trans can be a challenging time. We spoke to Kids Helpline to offer some advice for parents. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Vixens netball player Renae Ingles holding netballs Parenthood Renae Ingles: The juggle is real All mums are busy, but from an outsider’s perspective Renae Ingles’ juggle seems superhuman. The Vixen's star explains how she copes with life's highs and lows. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
New mums Seven things you can do to help a new mum today Becoming a new parent is an incredibly exciting and often overwhelming experience. Here’s some ideas on how loved ones can help out. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Supporting new parents
A baby playing with her dad's laptop Supporting new parents 6 apps to help new parents in the first 1000 days When you've just had a baby, your phone can be a great source of information, support and reassurance. Here are six apps that might help. Danielle Colley Danielle Colley Blogger
A mum taking a selfie with her child Supporting new parents Does social media help or hinder new parents? Social media can be a beacon of light for some parents, especially during those moments of helplessness. But social media can also making even the most confident of us question our skills as a parent. Carolyn Tate Carolyn Tate Blogger
Two female friends embracing Supporting new parents How to help someone who hasn't asked for it We’ve all probably got that friend who struggles to accept help, no matter how much you can see they need it. In fact, we’ve all probably been that person at one point or another! Renee Bertolus Author Renee Bertolus Bupa blogger