Parents

We need a Mother's Union: how society is failing to support parents

Parenting, in particular motherhood, can be a really tough ride. The Opportunities Party's Jennie Condie writes about why she's entered politics to try to make a difference.

#DearHuggies: Mums clap back at sexist toilet training manual

Huggies NZ just published a 'helpful' guide to toilet training for 'girls' and 'boys' and got a hell of a response to it. Angela Cuming hits back at the silly manual that seems like it's straight out of the 1950s.

Emily Writes: We have a post-natal depression epidemic and it's killing mothers

The latest episode of TV One documentary series Inside My Mind focused on the mental health of mothers. For Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes, watching it was both a draining, painful experience and a wake-up call about the epidemic of PND in New Zealand.