Mum's life

Mum's life



'Radiant pregnancy' and 'sexy labour'

Actress Alicia Silverstone has written a guide to help women attain 'supercharged fertility, a radiant pregnancy, and a sweeter birth'.

Thandie Newton

Thandie's bundle of joy

Thandie Newton has introduced her baby boy Booker Jombe Parker to the world via Twitter.

The toughest job

World's toughest job

Would you answer a job ad for a 135 hour work week for a demanding associate? See what happened when these people did.

Kiran phone

The mummy uniform

I've realised I wear a subtle variation on the same clothes every day. It's my 'mummy look' you could say.

lisa lyford

Transform yourself: week four

Dressing for your shape

In week four of our six-week personal makeover series, Lisa Lyford shares tips on dressing to suit your body shape.


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Relationships pregnant women talking on phone looking at ultrasound

Friends during pregnancy

Friendships are important as we navigate life-changing events for the very first time, like pregnancy and parenting.

Kiran family

Goodbye to old friends

In the past month I've realised how far I have grown apart from old friends and it's made me really sad.

Health Sad woman

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark.


Exercise tips for busy mums

You can be fit even if you're busy. You just need to be creative with your schedule and your definition of exercise.

TV & movies Mad Men

Mad Men dream ends

It's the last roll of the dice for Don Draper as the series that has explored sexism and infidelity reaches its conclusion.


Food facts easy to digest

Vibe's Sunday series Supermarket Sleuth has been a mine of useful information on nutrition.

Work Generic money

Money not top of the list

Making a lot of money is not the main focus for half of NZ's small business owners.

Susan Hornsby-Geluk

Boss can't ignore bullying

OPINION: Bullying is a significant and underestimated risk in modern workplaces. It is a hidden problem but not one that employers can afford to ignore.

Celebrities Lorde

Lorde anti-airbrushing

Lorde has again shown she is not without flaws, while highlighting the fact pictures do lie.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

A girl or boy for Ashton and Mila?

Insiders 'close to' Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis reportedly know the sex of the couple's baby.


Transform yourself: week three

Want some tips to highlight your body's best bits while playing down parts you'd rather people didn't notice?


When to throw out products

The lifespan of your favourite beauty products might surprise you - and not in a good way.

Mum's books natalie cutler welsh and jacqui lockington

'If only they told me'

A new book by two Auckland women aims to lift the lid on how becoming a parent impacts every aspect of your life.

stressed mum

Living in Oberwhelmia

My mum friends and I all live in Overwhelmia. But, somehow, we usually find the time to get together and talk about having no time.

Home kitchen

How clean is your kitchen?

From tea towels to chopping boards and pantyhose, banish the bugs with these tips.

Home decor

Home - no place like it

I realised I had a problem when I almost spent $100 on an hourglass.

Hobbies herb garden

Handy herbs to plant now

They'll save you money, make your house look good and you don't even need a garden. Win, win.


Great cake expectations

There are two types of people when it comes to cakes, the cake "makers" and the cake "eaters". Which one are you?

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