Parenting

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Family flu cases are on the rise in region

premium_icon Family flu cases are on the rise in region

Doctor reiterates vaccine message as whole families come down with killer flu

Mum recalls last time her baby boy's heart beat

premium_icon Mum recalls last time her baby boy's heart beat

As a shocking new stillbirth report is released, a Mackay mum has spoken about her heartache. 'The hospital could not find a cause for the stillbirth'.

Sat 13 Jul 2019

$50,000: Baptisms now big business

premium_icon $50,000: Baptisms now big business

Australian christenings are rivalling weddings as parents go all out to celebrate their child’s introduction to Christianity in lavish style.

Young children urged to get flu jab as numbers soar

premium_icon Young children urged to get flu jab as numbers soar

TWO people in the Wide Bay have lost their lives from the flu this year, but the virus could have contributed to more deaths.

The bank giving domestic violence survivors their lives back

premium_icon The bank giving domestic violence survivors their lives back

The National Australia Bank gives journalist SHERELE MOODY rare access to its hardship team as they help terrified debt-ridden mums in domestic violence crisis.

Retiree's bizarre behaviour at Central Queensland skate park

premium_icon Retiree's bizarre behaviour at Central Queensland skate park

A MAGISTRATE has told a retiree to not approach 14-year-old boys at skate parks and talk about homophobia or make any sexual remarks or touch them.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

What we should learn from the rise of Ash Barty

premium_icon What we should learn from the rise of Ash Barty

Hard work and long hours aside, there’s one thing that helped Australian tennis champion Ashleigh Barty become the player she is today.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Mum's emotional battle with son's shock diagnosis

Mum's emotional battle with son's shock diagnosis

Eileen’s niggling doubts didn’t start until Charlie's 18-month check-up when she began to feel concerned he wasn't meeting his developmental milestones.

'I quit my job and now I'm happier than ever'

premium_icon 'I quit my job and now I'm happier than ever'

Fed up with her 9-5 job, Mackay mother-of-two now operates wildly successful online business.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Take it slow these holidays

premium_icon Take it slow these holidays

School holidays provide a much-needed time to slow right down, to rest, to renew

YOUR SAY: It’s not okay to swear in front of your kids

YOUR SAY: It’s not okay to swear in front of your kids

Just saw a mother of two small children rip into a waiter over her breakfast.

Mon 8 Jul 2019

Teens begging for lip fillers ahead of school formals

premium_icon Teens begging for lip fillers ahead of school formals

Schoolgirls as young as 16 are begging their parents to get lip fillers ahead of their formal in hopes of impressing their peers.

Erin Molan on motherhood: ‘It’s really bloody hard’

premium_icon Erin Molan on motherhood: ‘It’s really bloody hard’

Erin Molan has hired a nanny to help manage her workload with the sports presenter describing motherhood as a “constant juggle”. She also revealed if she’ll have...

Mud party focuses on green time instead of screen time

premium_icon Mud party focuses on green time instead of screen time

DOZENS of children and their parents have celebrated International Mud Day in the most fitting of ways- by getting their hands well and truly dirty.

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Mum's heartbreaking letter to baby who passed away

Mum's heartbreaking letter to baby who passed away

"I’ll never forget that tiny little kick on my chest before you took your last breath."

Stranger demands man give his donut to her son

Stranger demands man give his donut to her son

“I will ask politely one more time, can my son have that donut?'”

'My neighbour is after my breast milk'

'My neighbour is after my breast milk'

"When I didn’t give in, she started texting me pictures of her crying daughter with captions like 'Faye is so sad that her bottle has yucky formula!"

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Driver blames collision with school girl on afternoon glare

premium_icon Driver blames collision with school girl on afternoon glare

The driver blamed the accident on the glare from the afternoon sun.

Mum's book to finish son's fight, 'change lives for better'

premium_icon Mum's book to finish son's fight, 'change lives for better'

When Matty Gibbs suddenly passed away three-and-a-half years ago, his mum Karen made it her mission to finish what he started

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Aussie mum’s $750 fine for wooden spoon smack

Aussie mum’s $750 fine for wooden spoon smack

A Perth mum, who smacked her daughter with a wooden spoon for disobeying her, admits she did it out of “frustration”.

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