Mum's life

Mum's life


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Fears I've overcome as a mum

Here are five standout fears that I've managed to overcome since becoming a mum.

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Milla Jovovich is pregnant

Milla Jovovich has discovered she is having another baby.

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New partner over-stepping

My new partner has a problem with my ex. He doesn't approve of his parenting and looks for excuses for the kids not to see their dad.

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Blu-ray review: Cuban Fury

REVIEW: All's fair in love and salsa.

How flexible hours really work

Kiran is two weeks into her new job - here's what she thinks so far about the work/home juggle.


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Relationships Divorce

Family after divorce

My husband and I had known for a few months that we were separating but we hadn't worked out when would be best to tell our kids.

Parents and new baby

What's your love language?

It seems so straightforward; parents know how to love their kids, don't they?

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McCarthy switches gears

Melissa McCarthy's new movie Tammy is a dream project with husband Ben Falcone.

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Tough act to follow

Danielle Cormack, like many Kiwi actors, took a leap of faith to Australia. It's a gamble that's paid off.

Health Wine glasses

Is it wine o'clock yet?

It's the thing that helps many woman get through the trials of motherhood, and the thing that offers light at the end of a long day.


No need for a pregnant pause

If you're a mum-to-be bent on keeping up your workout routine, the trick is to consult your doctor, know your limit and have a plan for each trimester.

Work 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.


Pursue your part-time passions

Playing with our passions can better our everyday lives: here are five reasons why.

Celebrities Prince George

Prince George takes first steps

A month shy of his first birthday, Prince George toddles off, pursued by his mother.


Labour pains freaked me out

JWoww has opened up about her "God awful" labour.

Style wardrobe

Cleaning out your closet

When deciding whether to keep an article of clothing, the "what if" monster strikes me hard.


Beauty secrets from an expert

Cult product curator Marianne Welch gives us the low-down on the best products for those with sensitive skin.

Mum's books 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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The return of Judy Blume

If Deenie, Tiger Eyes and Are You There God, It's Me Margaret helped you through your tweens, rejoice - Judy Blume is putting pen to paper again.


The intervention

The other day my mum staged an intervention. Not because of drugs or alcohol - because of my messy house.

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Having a clear out

It sounds like a free-for-all, but as they say 'One man's trash is another man's treasure' and it's amazing what goes.

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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.

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Twins' elaborate hairstyles

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

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