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
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
A tired looking mother beside her newborn's cot Postnatal depression Signs of postnatal depression Mums can often feel tired and teary after having a baby. But what are the signs that your feelings are more than just the baby blues? Katie Brown Author Katie Brown Journalist
Family diversity
Woman cuddling dog on couch Pets Planning for the costs of pet ownership Aussies love pets. A whopping 40 per cent of households have a dog, and more than a quarter of Australian homes a feline family member.
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
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
Healthy parent
Woman holds pot under a leak Healthy parent Preparing your home for storms In Australia, it’s also not uncommon for short-lived storms packing plenty of punch to appear out of nowhere, in any corner of the country. And when they do, it can pay to act quickly to help protect property and possessions. 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
Mother and daughter laughing Healthy relationships How family plays a part in your story Family makes up part of who we are. But sometimes, life’s random twists and turns make it easy to lose family connections – and ultimately, this can mean losing connection with ourselves. Sasha Lynn Author Dr Sasha Lynn Clinical Psychologist
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
Supporting new parents
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
Supporting new parents Where has my best friend gone When your bestie has a baby, things don’t just change for her, they can change for you too. She may not have as much time for you and if she does, the conversation might be all about the baby. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist