Parents

#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.

Top six ways to get out of the door on time when you have children

Leaving the house when you have kids can be a nightmare of epic proportions. Anna Gowan has your back. Here's her top six tips to get you to church (or the pub) on time.

Three mums, six kids, and one award-winning self-published book: The story of Little Gems

In Tibet babies are named by a respected elder. In Borneo, turtles are kept out of the birthing room, and the Gusii women of East Africa paint their breasts with bitter herbs when they’re ready to wean. Thalia Kehoe Rowden learned all of this and more from a beautiful new book, Little Gems, produced by a trio of Kiwi mums. She tracked them down to find out how they managed such a feat.