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HAPPY COUPLE

Why you need a date night

When we become parents, our relationship with our partner inevitably evolves very quickly. But it's important to keep close - and date nights can help.

weight loss, exercise

Why men lose weight easier

There's no gender equality with weight loss. When it comes to offloading extra weight it's biologically easier for men.

Coffee

Why 'no kids' policies are absurd

I have a confession to make: I'm one of those bloody mothers who takes her bloody children to cafes.

woman on laptop, computer

My kids' warped sense of work

I’ve wrestled with the 'working from home' thing, and have wondered about the impact it will have on my children’s working lives.

kate middleton

Kate a pregnant fashion rebel

The Duchess of Cambridge has been showing some edgy, fashion-forward looks in her second pregnancy.

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Relationships Communication

Ultimate relationship killers

When it comes to communication, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it that matters.

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?

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.

Two dramas, one night

Sunday nights are set to get a  lot more interesting with two cracking dramas kicking off this weekend.

Health 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.

Breastfeeding

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.

Work ALICE MANNERS

The CEO at work and home

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

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.

Celebrities Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Kutcher explains name choice

Ashton Kutcher has revealed he and Mila Kunis registered their daughter's name on Twitter and Instagram before she was even born.

Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel.

Is Jessica Biel pregnant?

Jessica Biel is apparently "at least" three months pregnant.

Style 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'?

SHANNON MAKEOVER

A brand new look

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

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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