Mum's life

Mum's life


Having another child after PND

It's when you start to feel on top of things that you decide you're up to throwing something else impossible into the mix.

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Bikini pic goes viral

When a group of teenagers made rude remarks about her body as she walked past them in a bikini at the local beach, Julie Cross refused to cover up.

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Holding on to your identity

As I took my daughter to school orientation I felt an overwhelming sense of relief I hadn't completely devoted the past decade to child rearing.

Jessica Williams

Silence over mother's death

Hospital chiefs won't explain how a mother left hospital in the night just days after giving birth, only to be killed in a car crash.

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Pregnancy and relationship rifts

A life-changing event like pregnancy can have a big impact on your relationship ... for better or worse.


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Relationships Single parent

Sorting out custody

I'm going through a divorce and my ex and I are leaning towards joint custody. A friend says this never works. What should I do?

Wise words after 65 years married

OPINION: What does it really take to have long and healthy marriage?


Exercise can lead to weight gain

There is a predictor of whether exercise will help you lose or gain weight, a new study has found.

Pregnant and fighting cancer

Joy turned to devastation for the Gunstons when pregnant Amy was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

TV & movies

Fifty Shades gets streamy

Can you handle the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer?

An interstellar canvas

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is a troubling complexity that will likely give your frontal lobes a twist.


Taking the plunge

When is it time to give up your day job? Interior designer Hayley-Anne Brown is facing that quandary.

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Are flexible hours unfair?

Is letting people work how they want simply a tax on those who do standard hours?

Celebrities Rachel Bilson

Fairytale baby for Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson has reportedly given birth to a baby girl - and given her a fairytale name.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley 'pregnant'

British actress Keira Knightley is reportedly pregnant.


My life without makeup

When the daily grooming ritual became too much of a burden for Tracey Spicer, she decided to go cold turkey.


Win a $500 beauty pack

Thanks to Mighty Ape we've got a $500 health and beauty pack to give away to one lucky reader.

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.

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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.


Why hobbies are important

'I was at a friend's place for supper and I realised I didn't have anything to talk about except the children, schools and the price of property."

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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