Dads have their say on being a stay at home parent

WELL we broke one big rule with our Hey Mumma story this week. We actually asked the opinion of a DAD!

Influx of stranded seals on the Clarence Coast

Dolphin Marine Magic Coffs Harbour rescued an exhausted seal at Brooms Head on Thursday, 30th of June, 2016. Photo Stephen Otton.

Wild weather brings unprecedented number of seals to the North Coast

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The pitfalls of trying to give mothers parenting advice

"You've never had kids so you have no idea"

Cabin and more details revealed of Toyota's C-HR small SUV

LONG AWAITED: Toyota prepares to enter the small SUV fray with the C-HR next year

Forward-thinking cabin design shown for new C-HR SUV

Male trainer asked teen if she was 'sexually active'

Training to stay healthy and get in shape.

A male gym trainer has asked a teen girl about her sex life

Mike Jeffries reveals the secret story of spreadable bacon

Ever thought of having bacon as a jam?

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Alpaca my fork! TAFE students cook the new red meat

BUNDABERG TAFE cookery apprentices have been involved in a unique paddock to plate training experience recently using alpaca meat.

My Shout: A wink to a veteran in the craft beer market

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

Not a fan of Indian Pale Ales? This one might change your mind.

Winter: time for comfort food

Kumara are full of vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fibre.

Hearty vegetarian alternatives for winter.

The chocolate queen shares her cake tips

Kirsten Tibballs’ decadent chocolate cake.

Check out Kirsten Tibballs' sweet, sweet chocolate tips

EXCLUSIVE: Find out what really makes Heston tick

Heston Blumenthal is a judge on the MasterChef panel this week.

Heston on cooking and questioning everything

Red, red wine - this has to be the best way to stay warm

Feeling the cold? We've got the 10 best red wines to keep you warm

Book review: The vibrancy of vegies

This book is for anyone who loves cooking with vegetables.

Don't know how to make the most of your vegies? Here's the solution.

Verandahs are out, 'eskie' homes are in

The verandah is decreasing in popularity even though it has many benefits for the tropical Australian home.

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

Aussies have high standards when it comes to cleanliness

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?

11 carpet cleaning hacks we bet you’ve never heard of

If your vacuum cleaner struggles to pick up pet hair, try a squeegee for fur-free carpets every time.

11 carpet cleaning hacks you've never heard of.

DIY: Building a sawhorse with Ayden and Jess

Builders Ayden and Jess show you how to use leftover timber

WATCH: Coast homes destroyed by termites

EATEN: Termite damage in another Sunshine Coast home.

Pest controller finds active termites in three homes a week

DIY: Add a splash of luxury to your bathroom

A gooseneck tap over the claw-foot bath adds a traditional touch to an otherwise modern design.

At what stage in home-building do you plan a bathroom?

Gardening: Bush delicacies to grow in your own backyard

MOST of the food plants that we grow and eat originate in places other than Australia.

Clone and grow your own potatoes

Spoiled for choice ... there are close to 4000 different varieties of potato.

Turn one kilogram of potatoes into enough for winter

Gardening: Repair storm damage to encourage new growth

Remove damaged leaves to make the garden look better and minimise the risk of infection.

MOST gardens along the east coast took a severe battering this week

Orchid will spike interest

A pink and white evergreen cymbidium clarisse orchid flower in bloom.

Everything you need to know about growing orchids

Zygocactus is one plant that celebrates winter in style

The zygocactus is recognisable yet has an uncommon name

It's hardy and easy to grow and all it needs is good drainage.

Ever wanted to learn how to grow orchids?

VIBRANT: Rockhampton Orchid Society autumn show, themed “disneyland of orchids”, will be held April 2 and 3 at Rockhampton High School Hall, Campbell Street entrance.

This workshop will explain how to grow orchids successfully

TRAVEL: Skiing in Japan is value for money

EARLY bird deals for 2016/17 Northern Hemisphere snow season.

Missed Sydney's Vivid Festival? Here's how it looked.

Vivid Sydney Cruise

WATCH: This year's Vivid Festival in colour

Travel: Where killers go to be stitched up

Snake surprise: An incredible X-ray showing Ingrid the carpet python with a large flying fox she swallowed and which made her ill.

You wouldn't think Australia Zoo could make you feel like a voyeur

Why Lucca is the place to get lost

The view over the Italian town of Lucca and its typical terracotta roofs.

If Italy is on your travel bucket list, you'll want to read this.

The Hard Word: Suicide Silence return to Australia

Australia sure to rejoice at this announcement

Quantico actress has never been on a date

Priyanka Chopra has "never" been on a date.

Lorde donates large sum to charity under her real name

Lorde has donated $14,500 to a New Zealand charity

Jodie Marsh's sperm donor documentary

Jodie Marsh will take her sperm donor hunt to America.

Ayda frustrated by husband's relationship with her mother

Weird "three musketeer" relationship a blessing and a curse

Serial podcast wins Adnan Syed a new trial

Adnan Syed of "Serial" podcast has been granted a new murder trial

“WE WON A NEW TRIAL FOR ADNAN SYED!!! #FreeAdnan”

Depp scores $11.5 million at auction

Johnny Depp has taken home $11.5 million in an auction

Toowoomba woman stars in world-wide reality TV show

This bridal show is a guilty pleasure for any bride-to-be.

PHOTOS: Is 17-year-old Ashlee Gladstone's next top model?

FLASH JOB: Ashlee Smith,17 , has featured in several beauty magazines and tv commercials.

Ashlee Smith has been scouted by local and state photographers

Zeil’s the real deal when it comes to world-class shopping

Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city in Germany, is home to the Zeil (below right), one of the busiest shopping streets in the country.

Is this the world's best shopping destination?

Meet the first transgender woman to enter beauty pageant

Transgender female Mandy Leigh Jones is proud of her 186 tattoos.

Mandy the first transgender woman in the Miss Ink Australia pageant.

Ash could be saying Aloha for Hawaiian Tropics

Ash Anderson will leave Gladstone on Tuesday to compete in the national titles for the Miss Hawaiian Tropics. Photo: contributed

Ash could be saying Aloha for Hawaiian Tropics

City glam team beautifies Miss World Australia finalist

YOUNG BEAUTY: Miss World Australia finalist Emma Peterson visited Toowoomba to have a glam team beautify her for her competition portfolio.

Miss World Australia will be chosen later this year

GALLERY: Beef Week babes grace the fashion catwalk

THE Northern Star is a proud sponsor of the Casino Beef Week Fashion Parade and this year's 2016 event held at the Casino RSM was a sold out success. Local businesses and community came together to showcase fashion, music and entertainment. Up and coming fashion designers along with Casino fashion houses featured a wide range of winter clothing and accessories modelled by locals with professional hair and makeup artists adding to the glamour of the night. Performances by the talented young dancers and singers ensured the 600 guests revelled in community spirit and fashionable fun.

The lingerie section wasn't quite what the guys had in mind

ATM operating systems need security updates

Barnaby jack is the Kiwi who first hacked into an ATM.

Are your copies of Harry Potter worth thousands?

Harry Potter books

How to tell if your old copies of Harry Potter are worth $80,000

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

"...now they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

Is the new Macbook worth it?

The new Macbook

It's expensive but the new Macbook is impressive

Major Fraser Coast shopping centres open on show holiday

Stockland Hervey Bay shopping centre.

Stockland is open on the public holiday from 10am-4pm.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

LIKE thousands of other mums in Australia, Woodford mum of two Katie Dykes was at breaking point with her first child.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

One in three young women smoke during pregnancy

Up to 80% of adult smokers want to quit but ongoing support is vital to butt out for good.

One third of young mothers are still smoking during pregnancy

Can cancer just disappear?

Could stimulating the immune system causes regression?

OPINION: Steaks have been raised in vegan challenge

My meals have comprised vegetables, soy and a squeeze of lemon juice for dinner. And another firm favourite is a wombok salad for dinner and lunch.

Four days in and it’s a lot tougher than I thought.

How to be a farmer when you're allergic to your crop

Rob Hutchings from Freshwater Crayfish Traders at Tarome.

VIDEO: Crayfish invasion hits the Scenic Rim.

Cruel opinions thrown at mums no matter what they do

BUNDY’S mums have spoken out about the challenges they face both as working mums and stay-at-home mums.

Baby boy arrives on driveway of grandparents' home

Toby Hill was born on June 22 on his grandparents driveway in Riverhills. Pictured is grandfather Nick Eagle, emergency dispatcher Marie Grant, grandmother Donna Eagle, paramedic Kate Patis, mum Hannah Hill, paramedic Rachel Prentice, dad Matt Hill and big brother Bradley Hill.

Woman gives birth to impatient baby on driveway

Nothing’s harder than being a mum and working full time

Being a mum is hard work, and doing a job full time can be tough

One third of young mums smoking during pregnancy

A smoker enjoys a cigarette in Sydney, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The cost of a packet of cigarettes could rise to $40 after Finance Minister Mathias Cormann confirmed the Federal Budget would contain a 12.5 per cent annual increase in tobacco excise over the four years to 2020. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

Young mums still not getting the message

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

'I apologise every day that I am not the person he married'

My battle with postnatal depression...

OPINION: Should society give dads more praise?

Father and child

It is rare we hear about dads doing the hard yards

10 tips for a long and strong marriage

AFTER sixty-six years of marriage, Fay Wyeth says dating should never get old and it’s okay to admire the opposite sex as long as it’s nothing more.

Relationships: Boyfriends versus husbands

Rides a motorbike? Boyfriend. Fun boyfriend, but boyfriend never the less.

The big old debate about who makes settling down worth it

Five steps to make someone fall in love with you

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Psychotherapist and author M. Gary Neuman shares his top tips

'Love drugs' now exist - how do we handle that?

You have three wishes from the love genie, what do you ask for?

You have three wishes from the love genie, what do you ask for?