Summer reissue: A stay-at-home dad asks, Have you seen my masculinity?

Masculinity must be about how much money a guy earns: the more you make the more masculine you are. That's why Bill Gates was the world’s most masculine man for so many years.

Summer reissue: Real life stories of having sex after having a baby

It's the topic that always comes up after a few wines between mums: who's having sex and who's not? We present a no holds barred tell-all about the sexual experiences of mothers.

Summer reissue: Sick kids, desperate parents and bad science

Inside a Facebook group where anti-vaxx propaganda is promoted as information for 'informed consent'.

Love, and the magic of Christmas, inside the neonatal intensive care unit

Hundreds of families this Christmas across New Zealand will spend their baby or babies first Christmas in a neonatal unit. Here's how they're spreading Christmas cheer.

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The world’s shittiest game, Trumpty-Dumpty, is now on sale in NZ toy shops

The Presidential Wall Game is an ugly celebration of Trumpian nationalism and has no place on NZ shelves, argues Emily Writes.

How to get your child to sleep on Christmas Eve in 10 easy steps

Worried about getting your kids to sleep on time amid all the excitement of Christmas Eve. Don't worry, says Emily Writes – it's easy when you know how.

A night away that feels like a holiday: Emily Writes goes to Picton

Emily Writes decides to take a trip on the Interislander to Picton for a night away with her good friend and three kids under six. What could go wrong?

Parents shouldn’t be embarrassed to talk to their kids about porn

Parents surveyed for research on their attitudes to children viewing pornography has shown some are embarrassed to talk to their children. Family Planning National Health Promotion Advisor Amanda Hargreaves gives …

You don’t have to travel at Christmas

Christmas can be stressful – so Emily Writes decided to do something about it by giving up on festive travel. She explains why you should join her in refusing to budge this Christmas.

The one-man battle to help parents keep their kids safe online

What can parents do to keep their kids safe online? We asked New Zealand's guru.

Elliot has a brain tumour – one year on

Elliot's family invite us into their homes again to see how she's doing one year on from chemotherapy. Photos by Danny Rood. Words by Emily Writes.

Santa is real, and she’s pissed off

Yes a woman can be Santa – just ask all the mothers out there, says Emily Writes.

Stop letting your kids watch horror films

Trying to navigate what films and games your child consume can be difficult. But R18 means R18, says Emily Writes.

Inside the secret world of co-sleepers

It's time to reveal the truth about co-sleepers. Emily Writes exposes the secret lives of families who bed share.

Inside New Zealand’s unregulated sperm donor industry

Why are New Zealand women eschewing fertility clinics and looking for sperm donors online? And why are Kiwi men donating to strangers they meet on Facebook groups? Amy Nelmes Bissett uncovers a world of hope and risk.

Ten stupid toys your kids don’t need for Christmas

TradeMe has released its list of the Top 10 most-searched toys for 2018. Emily Writes tries to figure out what the hell they are.