Mum's life

Mum's life


Katherine Bashour

'They were merciless to me'

Katherine Bashour the pregnant Australian ANZ employee who was disciplined for refusing a pelvic exam, tells her side of the story.

busy mum

Why is looking 'mumsy' a bad thing?

Why is it that the word 'mumsy' has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from 'yummy'?

vicki cancer

A year without Vicki

Vicki had a three-month-old son when she first felt something wasn't right. She was gone within a year.

Women working out on swiss ball

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees - yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - it's just a matter of finding the right match.


The CEO at work and home

Want to have it all? Thanks to new tech tools your dream could become reality.


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Relationships couple talking

Rekindling a romance

My ex and I got married and divorced very young. We're starting to get close again. We have a daughter. Should we get back together?

Birth plan

Do you need a pregnancy contract?

Is a pregnancy contract a wortwhile exercise in protecting your relationship against the trials and tribulations of new parenthood?

Health mindful

Is your mind elsewhere?

Our minds now carry large loads and are over-stimulated, but help is at hand.


Looking after yourself as a new mum

Coffee and snacks aren't enough to see you through the hazy newborn days. Check out these easy tips on how to fuel your body properly.

TV & movies Tatjana Bozic

A history of heartbreak

The pain of rejection gave Tatjana Bozic the idea for a documentary - asking former lovers what went wrong.

Miranda Tapsell's Love Child

Miranda Tapsell steps back into the 1960s with her new role in Love Child.

Work Alana Joe

Don't let your career kill you

A dramatic career change mid-life is not unthinkable, but not every shift goes smoothly.

office worker

Office skills that matter

Want to succeed in the modern workplace? Here are 10 old-fashioned skills you'll need.

Celebrities Stevie Wonder

Triplets on way for Stevie Wonder?

Stevie Wonder is reportedly expecting triplets with his fiancee Tomeeka Robyn Bracy.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone's vegan son

Alicia Silverstone says her three-year-old son is "proud of being vegan".


A brand new look

Stay-at-home mum Shannon undergoes a glamourous makeover, that makes her completely rethink her style.

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Beauty tips for tired mums

Beauty sleep might be a thing of the past in your post-kids world, but these simple tricks could help brighten your look.

Mum's books Mothers Grimm

Mothers Grimm

Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? Author Danielle Wood transforms the dark woods into a childcare centre in her dark stories about motherhood.

Abby Wilder

Dream comes true for author

If working part time and raising two children wasn't enough, Abby Wilder has self-published her debut novel.

Home strap

Clean your house in 30 minutes

There's a trick to keeping your house spotless and it doesn't involve spending the day with your mop and bucket.

Washing laundry

Laundry mistakes most people make

Some of us have dirty laundry to air. Well, in the washing machine at least.

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.

elaborate hairstyles for twins

Twins' elaborate hairstyles

One mum is going above and beyond with her twins' hair by creating elaborate hairstyles.

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