Top five news posts of March

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Our long days and warm nights are well and truly winding up, and the first school term is already over. Can it really be April already? March flew by in the blink of an eye – and it was jam-packed with news spanning the controversial to the inspirational. From a strange note to a baby’s parents, to celebration of women’s postpartum bodies and some of the best school lunches we’ve ever seen, here’s what had you clicking last month.

One mum was flabbergasted when she received a note from a daycare centre saying her nine-month-old daughter was “aggressive”. The bizarre note sparked a global furore, and was our most-read post of March.

baby names

Baby names are always a hot topic in parenting circles, and we exclusively revealed the top 10 names for boys and girls in every single state and territory in Australia last year. Four boys’ and four girls’ names are common to every list. Can you guess what they might be?

Fourth Trimester Project

For most women, pregnancy leaves an indelible mark on our bodies – sometimes quite literally. We looked at an incredible photo series,  4th Trimester Bodies Project, that is encouraging mums to celebrate rather than spurn their post-baby scars and stripes.

baby sleeping on tummy

Sleeping babies on tummies, riding bikes without helmets and dipping dummies in brandy. Hard to imagine now, but these things were perfectly acceptable in the not-too-distant past. And there have been plenty more changes in parenting styles over the past couple of generations. We uncovered the things our parents did that would get us in trouble today.

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Our No.5 post may just change the way you think about school lunches. Lunchbox Dad is a super talented father of three who sends his kids off to school with some bento lunch boxes resembling works of art. They are seriously impressive – and best of all, he uses everyday lunch staples, so we can easily imagine trying this at home.

Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Michelle is a journalist and mum to two girls who are obsessed with dinosaurs, fairies, pirates and princesses in equal measure. She lives in Melbourne's east with her husband, daughters and a giant, untameable labradoodle. Michelle loves all things vegetarian, wine (it's a fruit) and online shopping.

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