Parents told baby would die after birth - but he survived

Natalie Forsdike with partner Jonny Spain and their newborn child Finn. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

The prognosis was so serious they were even offered a termination

Devastated mum believes this would have saved her baby's life

Elisha Palmer with son Knox

"I carry that guilt of why didn’t we get one"

Let kids play with fire and power tools, researchers say

Kids Around Campfire

“Risky play” actually increases kids’ safety awareness

Twins born at 23 weeks survive despite being 'too young to save'

The doctors didn’t have high hopes for such premature babies but Dolly and Albert had other ideas.

Their mother went into labour at 22 weeks and six days.

Mum mistakes meningococcal disease for 'just the flu'

Jenna has had the fingers and thumb amputated from one arm and below the elbow amputated on the other. Source: Supplied

It wasn't the flu, it was really something far worse.

Does no wedding gift list mean no present?

Some users suggesting she was "rude" for expecting to turn up to a wedding empty-handed.

Mum branded ‘rude’ and ‘classless’ for policy

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

OPINION: Balancing your activities and kids an extreme sport

How do you juggle your activities and your kids?

OPINION: 6 tips to find the mythical me-time

Find time out for you - it's vital for your physical and mental health.

AS MUMS we so often put everyone ahead of us on the to-do list.

THE EXPERT: Why mothers need 'me-time'

Sleep is vital for mothers and their family.

IT IS time mothers started taking their own advice.

OPINION: Choosing the right school not as easy as ABC

Arts and crafts during Grandparents Day at Bunnings Gladstone. Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer

For my son, I want lots of play and a midday nap

7 tips for parents if your child is getting bullied

BULLYING BLUES: A number of parents have recently taken to the Internet to express their concerns over school yard bullying after their children were targeted.

BULLYING is a parent’s worst nightmare.

10 signs you live with a toddler

infant child baby toddler sitting with raised hand up

CAN you relate to any of these?

MUMS' TOP 5: Tips if your child is falling behind at school

ENSURE your child is performing at thier best.

THE EXPERT: Public school kids do better at university

Dr Jill Blackmore said studies showed public school kids tended to do better at university than those who came through the private sector.

Public school kids do better at university, expert says.

OPINION: Choosing a school for your child is a mind-boggle

Picking a school for your kids can be hard - explore your options before deciding.

IT IS a mind-boggle deciding on the right school for your children.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

'I apologise every day that I am not the person he married'

My battle with postnatal depression...

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

OPINION: Why I returned to work after 2mths maternity leave

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

I had this very workable situation to return to

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

3 easy dinner recipes your kids will love, and so will you

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THERE is a middle ground! Dinners fit for kids and adults.

How to reduce your child's risk of food allergies

ABOUT 90% of food allergies are caused by just seven foods.

OPINION: Feeding fussy kids is all about bribery

Thankfully he's now at an age where bribery is king

5 good mental health habits for kids (and parents)

CRYING OUT FOR HELP: The demand for counselling support for children and young people is increasing.

FORMING good habits early is critical for your child's mental health.

Introducing a step-parent into the family

Introducing a step-parent into the family can be stressful for the children, as well as the new parent.

THERE is no easy way to introduce a step parent into the family.

Susie O'Neill: Why I stopped smacking my children

Swimming legend Susie O'Neill says she has stopped smacking her kids.

“I (smacked) because that’s what I knew growing up."

OPINION: Smacking isn't discipline

I agree with those that say smacking isn't discipline and discipline isn't another word for punishment.

Discipline isn't another word for punishment

OPINION: Butt out of other parents' views towards smacking

Whether you are a smacker or not, it's not your place to judge other parents on their decision.

ALL right judgmental people, come at me. I smack my kids.

THE EXPERT: 'Smacking is not the answer'

EXPERT says smacking leads to resentment.

MUMS' TOP 5: Ways to reward a well-behaved child

“I don’t want ice cream”, said no child ever.

“I DON'T want ice cream”, said no child ever.

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

WELCOME to week one of Hey Mumma, where we peel back the covers on technology. Check out our special video chat with mums and join the conversation.

Like or dislike: kids on the web

WEB WORRIES: When is it okay to let children access social media?

When to let kids on social media.

Social media for children

What age do you think children should be allowed a social media account?

Addicted gamers wearing diapers to avoid pauses...

China has set up a military-inspired rehabilitation centre for video/internet game addicts. Photo: RT

GAMING addiction more prevalent than drugs and alcohol in China.

Cyber expert: 'If your child is online, they are at risk'

'Cyber Cop' Susan McLean says parents need to learn to parent in the online world.

BULLYING, naked photos and pedophiles are biggest issues online.

OPINION: Kids and screens - no one has a right to judge

Check out the activities to help get kids away from the TV these school holidays.

Kids and screens. It’s a tricky and touchy subject.