OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

When the kids are too well versed in how to outsmart you

Bruce Devereaux is in trouble with his long suffering wife yet again

Mother aborts 'mermaid foetus'

The baby had developed a "tail"-like growth in place of its two legs

Why this baby was renamed after three months

After three months of hearing people mispronounce their daughter's name, one couple decided something had to change.

Would you change your baby's name after three months?

'It felt like she'd spent the previous 9 years lining me up for this sting'

DADDY BLOGGER: Bruce Devereaux is a father of seven.

Daddy blogger Bruce Deveraux and the latest escapades of his family

Mum fights for baby's life after rare diagnosis

FIGHTING HARD: Kristy Iles with her son Elliot Paul Silveri shortly after he was born.

What will one Rockhampton mother do to save her baby?

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

No shortage of top fishing spots

BEAUTY: Sam Silliars pictured with a healthy Bass.

Target fish in skinny water areas

OPINION: Listen to tourism operators on reef health

Everyone wants the reef to stay healthy.

Nobody wants to hear news of the demise of the Great Barrier Reef

Hook a big one in landlocked areas

GIANT LOAD OF FUN: Andy Takats with a land-based Giant Trevally.

Exciting and challenging way of fishing

Keeping an eye on our coral reefs

A nudibranch, or sea slug, photographed at Julian Rocks near Byron Bay.

The news is fairly good

RECIPE: Tex-Mex with a seafood twist

Hayden Quinn and Dan Churchill's super fresh take on a Mexican classic

RECIPE: Quick and easy chocolate custard

Make this for your little ones or enjoy it for yourself

RECIPE: Sweet, simple strawberry surprise

Dominique Rizzo's fresh strawberry, date and pecan tart for Weekend magazine.

A simple, healthy and gluten-free strawberry tart to welcome spring

RECIPE: Super vegie a star of this no-fuss frittata

Use any vegetables you like in an easy-to-make frittata.

What to make for dinner when you don't feel like cooking

REVIEW: Wines with x-factor under $40

These three whites have roused some interest of late ...

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

You've probably never had coffee this way before

COFFEE TASTER: Homegrown Health barista Rhiannon Wieck serves up the coffee tapas.

Coffee tapas is a new way to enjoy the hot beverage

OPINION: Make your own natural cleaners

DIY cleaning products are a great way to eliminate chemicals in your home while saving some pennies.

DIY: When renovation is purely for profit

Cherie Barber.

Renovating property is now seen as a legitimate way to earn money

Make your own homemade laundry detergent

Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: www.stayathomemum.com.au

The laundry cheat that'll save you hundreds of dollars each year

Ten genius uses for epsom salts you've never heard of before

Add a lavender aroma to epsom salts for a bath treat.

The pantry staple that has many life-changing uses

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

ONE of the delights of the late winter garden is the burst of colour that many of the flowering native plants bring to the garden

10 undemanding indoor plants to have in your house or office

A cactus is the perfect go-to plant for people with the blackest thumbs.

Give yourself a green boost with easy-to-care-for indoor plants

The plants you can't kill

Air plants do not require any soil or potting mix to survive - in fact, it would kill them.

No green thumb? No worries!

Gardening: Not many flowers say Aussie like the kangaroo paw

The drought tolerant kangaroo paw.

The curiously shaped kangaroo paw is a world favourite

VIDEO: Debbie tells of how 'pole dancing changed my life'

POLE POSITION: Debbie Carlson, 50, has been doing pole dancing for six years and is now an instructor at Pole Catz, Tweed Heads South.

Age no barrier to fitness or new friends

Gardening: Get creative with succulents' huge range

Succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow and offer a huge range of shapes and colours.

Succulents are the darling of the gardening world just now

GREEN THUMB: Peaceful floral display

Tibouchina Peace Baby.

Peace Baby may offer year-round blooms in warmer climes

TOURISM BOOM: Overseas visitors splash on Sunshine Coast

THE Sunshine Coast is in the middle of a tourism boom with an explosion in international visitors and a massive spike in the amount of money they spend while he

Jaw-dropping beauty in Alaska

Kayakers paddle in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The preservation area comprises 1.3 million hectares of mountains, glaciers, forests and waterways.

A stunning wonderland awaits to be seen from a luxurious ship.

The great migration is an unforgettable spectacle

Charging zebras, as featured in the National Geographic television program Great Migrations. TOP RIGHT: One of Kenya's most experienced guides, Abdul Karim, from Sanctuary Retreat's Olonana Camp.

This epic spectacle has been called 'the greatest show on earth'

Is this the ultimate way to learn about the Reef?

Quicksilver Cruises' activity platform on Agincourt Reef. INSET: See maori wrasse and spectacular corals while snorkelling.

There's a lot more to the Barrier Reef than you know

TRAVEL: Jordan's ancient towns a must-see in the Middle East

Ancient Petra, in Jordan's south, is one of the seven new wonders of the world. This narrow siq has been cut through deep rock as the entrance to the former trading city. Photo: Rae Wilson

The charming ancient cities of Petra and Jerash

Journey uncovers the truth about Syrian refugees

Miriam (Musaa's daughter) in the family tent. Camp Mercy, Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Caloundra photographer visits Lebanon refugee camp

Langkawi's natural beauty

Giant squirrels abound in the rainforest surrounding the Andaman.

Is this the world's most epic resort destination?

What's on the big screen this week

THREE new thrillers open in cinemas today.

Love is in the air on The Bachelor, but not for Kiki

The Bachelor Australia contestant Kirralee 'Kiki' Morris.

BACHELORETTE bows out gracefully as show enters its final weeks.

A $65,000 bathroom? The Block's incredible budget blow-outs

The Block contestants Julia and Sasha spent a whopping $65,000 on their first renovated room.

TEAMS deliver most expensive en-suites in reno show's history.

Gympie Muster couch dumps down, but still a problem

TIPPING POINT: After an appalling year of couches being dumped at the end of the last Muster, festival organisers have taken litterbugs to task

EFFORTS to combat post-Muster couch dumping are proving effective

Cryptic crosswords: Top clues to solving them

Your guide to solving the cryptic crosswords in your local paper

MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic

Toby Kebbell plays Messala Severus and Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur in a scene from Ben-Hur.

ANYTHING less than grand in a remake of Ben-Hur won't do.

Why hyper-real social media is causing a rise in depression

"Don't believe all you read and see on social media, the truth is probably much estranged from the fiction.”

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

Breast tattoo a cancer survivor's social media success

Kiwi Makkala Rose, 24, is the tattoo artist whose ink to cover breast cancer patient's surgical scars has gone viral.

Sydney cancer survivor's breast tattoo has set social media on fire

HOW TO: Run wild with bold, brushed-up brows

Model and actress Cara Delevingne at the European Premiere of Suicide Squad.

Get Cara Delevingne's arches in a few simple steps

Teen model dreams of a life by the sea

Gladstone girl Josie McAullay won the 2015 Miss Country Girl Australia Gladstone preliminary and will be representing Gladstone in September at the MCGA National Final against 79 other hopefuls from around Australia.

Laidback 16-year-old Gladstone model dreams of life by sea.

Model brings 'rockabilly look' to pin-up competition

Liz Piraner is in the running to be a pin up girl. Photo Scarlett Noir Photography

Competition sees girls pitted against each other for likes, shares

How to accessorise on your wedding day

Latest trends for wedding accessories? All right here!

US earphone company Jaybird homes in on the Coast

THE Sunshine Coast-based founder of this wildly successful wireless earphones company is today launching his brand in Australia.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition

There's some big rumours about the new version

Are these the best headphones ever?

We review the impressive Bose QuietComfort 35s

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

EVER heard of Barnaby Jack? No?

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

Coast dad fights suicide for son who died

Ten years after his teenage son took his own life, a Buderim father is using his experience to spare others the pain of suicide.

How to lose 51kg in six months

Paul Nugent of Forest Lake has recently lost more than 51kg.

VIDEO: Father of four shares his amazing weight loss tale

How to get rid of a headache in two minutes

One man thinks he's got the answer for curing a headache, pronto

Diet, not drugs, best way to beat heart disease: study

Hervey Bay Food and Wine Festival. Photo Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Study followed 1200 people who had history of heart disease

Why this woman is doing the 22 push-up challenge

Toowoomba woman Elka Barnard is one of dozens of people in Toowoomba supporting veterans by doing 22 push-ups.

Photo Contributed

... and why you should be doing it too

10 cancer symptoms you could be missing

Most of us think we know the telltale signs of cancer

Mind You: Let's take different view on our feelings

Learning to see things differently gives us access to different choices.

Slow down and take a moment when you get annoyed

"Record”: Baby christened with eight great-grandparents

KOVI Geiger was treated to a christening few others are lucky enough to experience when all eight of her great-grandparents gathered.

Motherhood was a confidence booster for Mila Kunis

Actor Mila Kunis

Bad Moms actor expecting her second child

Are our views on fatherhood outdated?

Blogger Charlie Capen with his sons Finnegan and Arden.

Stranger to woman about husband: "Did you know you have three kids?"

OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

Mother aborts 'mermaid foetus'

The baby had developed a "tail"-like growth in place of its two legs

Sister wants to put end to deathly food allergy

CLOSE BOND: Bella Gray (left) suffers from eosinophilic oesophagitis and her sister Olivia Gary is raising awareness about the disorder.

Bella suffers from a rare disorder called eosinophilic oesophagitis

Too far too fast - how NAPLAN is failing our kids

RETHINK: NAPLAN tests are seen as not being helpful by one lobby group.

Parents group says Qld's school system is setting kids up to fail

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

SINGLE girlfriends have recently been posing the timeless question, where do you meet men?

Cheater site criticised for safety standards

Ashley Madison serviced people seeking discreet affairs

Is this the world's most controlling boyfriend?

"When I text you, you are to answer."

Seven Apps that could fix your sex life

Your First Date app guides you to the best questions to ask.

To hell with learning when you're ovulating