Our Animals Expert and dad Thom Adams looks at the wonders of pregnancy in the wild and comes away with a powerful message for pregnant women everywhere: next time you're feeling like shit because your heartburn is killing you, just be thankful you're not carrying a third of your own bodyweight in eggs.
Kat McKenzie writes for The Spinoff Parents about trying to have a family the unconventional way. Here she shares a letter she wrote to her not-yet-conceived baby.
'They hate the music I love so much it makes my soul hurt.' Emily Writes and Simon Sweetman talk kids' music
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes and dad and music critic Simon Sweetman discuss some of the better stuff that can be found in a sea of horrible tunes.
‘Does everybody poo during labour?’: Emily Writes asks a midwife every embarrassing question you’ve ever wanted answered
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes interviews a midwife and unwittingly reveals plenty of baggage from her own labour - mainly focused on how much she pooped.
Breastfeeding is the most simple and natural thing in the world, right? Not if your baby is a poor latch, or you've had breast surgery, or have low milk production, or a ton of other reasons, it's not. Amanda May has a message for all mothers, however they feed their babies.
Over the course of her two pregnancies Anna Gowan has received some pretty ridiculous - and unsolicited - advice from dudes. She shares some of the worst and asks: why exactly do men feel the need to weigh in?
There are plenty of things that children love and parents hate: Barney the Dinosaur, mud puddles, getting up at the crack of dawn. But that's nothing compared to the loathing Emily Writes has for her children's beloved ride-on toy cars.
What happens when your little darlings are spending the day at a holiday programme? They lie, they tell your secrets, they hurt themselves and others, says Thom Adams – and he wouldn't have it any other way.
New Zealand has had legally-mandated equal pay for women since 1972 but, as the new Treat Her Right campaign makes clear, we still have far to go to reach true pay equality. Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw explains why the economic imbalance between genders is about a lot more than just equal pay for equal work.
What do you do when your child is being graded poorly in a system that doesn't feel set up for kids like them? Emmaline Matagi writes of her hopes and dreams for a child who is smart, gentle, and 'below standard' in literacy.