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Forget the baby apps, it's better being an old-fashioned mother

One great thing about having a baby now is the huge range of apps available to help the mother - or so I thought. When my first child was born, in 2007, the "iCraze" hadn't even been born.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:07am 1 comment

New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

Yang Zhengrong smiled at the mention of her son, who will turn three in August.

"He is such a joy to the family," the 45-year-old restaurant owner in Mianzhu's Jiulong township said. "We will be in our 60s or probably gone when he is only a teenager and he won't be able to do much for us, but just to think of all the joy he brings the family makes me so grateful."

7 May 2013 - 4:52am

Up Close & Personal: To work or not to work?

A big question for mums, especially new ones, is whether to return to work. If the answer is yes, then another question quickly follows: when should you go back?

13 Jan 2013 - 3:53pm

Using comedy to cope with the difficulties of motherhood

Confessions of a Scary Mommy

by Jill Smokler

Brilliance Audio


19 Aug 2012 - 11:36am

Sharpen Your Heels

Sharpen Your Heels by Mrs Moneypenny with Heather McGregor Portfolio/Penguin

Ladies, you can't have it all.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Is surrogate motherhood morally correct?

Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School

It is true that surrogate mothers provide an alternative for well-off couples who cannot have children themselves.

Yet surrogacy has dark sides. First, only rich people can afford such costly procedures.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Films that use a woman's struggle with impending motherhood as material for comedy aren't exactly appreciated by French director Remi Bezancon. 'Most times they are caricatures,' he says. 'The best film about maternity is Alien.' Yes, that's the Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller in which a man is impregnated with and then torn apart by an extraterrestrial foetus.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mum's the word, please

I wish working mothers would just get on with it. There's a film coming out starring Sarah Jessica Parker based on journalist Allison Pearson's book I Don't Know How She Does It. Here we go- by all sensible accounts- another dated 'celebration' of the life of a big, brave career-driven mum.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Married teens top birth rate statistics

Married teenagers have the highest birth rate of any female age groups, new government statistics show.

For every 1,000 married women aged 15 to 19 in 2006 - the latest figures available - 668 became mothers. This was an increase from 342 in 1986 and 521 in 2001.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Children lose out if mum goes to work

Mothers should stay home rather than leaving their children and going to work.

Some believe a mother is the primary educator of her children, and children benefit from being cared for by her all day rather than just for a few hours after work.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am