• Kitten, Brynnand Doll Young on their wedding day.

    Kitten and her two wives are expecting their first baby this year.

    Share            Doll, Kitten and Brynn are three married women living in the US. All sounds pretty run-of-the-mill, right? Except that all three are married to each other — having been joined together in a beautiful ceremony last August — and they’re all about to become mums to their first child together. The youngest [read more]

  • how to treat an introvert

    Why every introvert needs a Hamster Wheel of Personal Space. This is truly brilliant.

        Introverts, assemble. Extroverts, be quiet and listen for a bit, yeah? We’ve found the most perfect explanation of what it’s like to be introverted that’s ever been sketched. Introverts, save it, love it, show it to anyone who has ever called you shy, withdrawn, dweeby, or boring. Give it to anyone who has stolen your [read more]

  • marriage sabbatical

    The most controversial solution to saving a marriage.

                Do you think that by taking a break from your ailing relationship, you can save it? Recently, actress Emma Thompson revealed that she believes every married couple could benefit from a relationship break — so that when they come back together, they can love each other in a better [read more]

  • definition of ironic

    Alanis Morissette, your definition of “irony” was always flawed. But this news story? THIS is ironic.

          Finally, we have a definition for the most misused word in the English language: irony. Now when anyone is confused, you need only direct them to the most recent Food Safety Summit in Baltimore. It was here, at a convention devoted entirely to food safety, that four people came down with food [read more]

  • Natalie Sady

    One brave Aussie TV star opens up about her experience with domestic violence.

      Trigger warning: This post deals with domestic violence and may be distressing for some readers. I have never thought of myself as a victim, I think of myself as a survivor. The issue of domestic violence is one that is ever-present in the media, and recently it seems there has been an endless stream [read more]

  • mia freedman

    MIA: “The question I’m most often asked is ‘how do you do it all?’ I always reply: ‘I don’t.’”

                Over Easter and ANZAC break, we’re going to bring you some of our most popular (and our favourite) posts in recent memory. They are stories that made us laugh, made us cry, or made us want to pump out fists in the air. Enjoy.  My wheels fell off this [read more]

  • Joan Rivers offensive joke

    Joan Rivers, you’ve finally gone too far.

              “Comedian” Joan Rivers has officially gone too far. Today, 80-year-old Rivers made fun of the three women who were held captive for a decade in Ariel Castro‘s basement. She thought it was appropriate – funny, even, presumably – to crack a joke about Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, all three [read more]

  • take off a shirt

    You’ve been taking your shirt off wrong your entire life.

      Life hacks. Those ingenious ideas that make already simple things in our lives even simpler. Let’s agree that taking off a T-shirt is hardly sexy. It covers your face on the way over, gets caught on your chin and — unless you’ve got a taut six-pack underneath that you’re hanging out to show off, Fergie-style – it’s [read more]

  • kind-mama

    Anti-vax. Anti-nappy. Anti-tampon. This actress just released a crazy parenting book.

                So it turns out Alicia Silverstone (teen queen of the 90s, actress who played glorious, clueless heroine Cher in Clueless) is a bit cray cray. She thinks tampons cause infertility, eating plants can cure MS and those ‘vaccine’ thingies are dangerous. And now, because she is a celebrity and [read more]

  • lick-it

    Is this the key to getting online dating creeps to leave you alone?

            An awesome woman is winning internet dating right now. Seriously, WINNING IT. But not by getting dates. She’s winning by calling out perverts who are completely inappropriate with her. And it’s EPICALLY AWESOME. Online dating sites like Tinder and OKCupid can be pretty gross places for the ladies; one second you’re [read more]

  • Vicky Cleary.

    “I’m sick of the vigils and the endless violence. We need a royal commission into domestic violence.”

      Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse.   “Do you know what you’ve done? You’ve let a murderer go free.” In a dozen words, devoid of expletives or a trace of victimhood, my mother, Lorna Cleary, reminded her children why we so loved and [read more]

  • Kate Middleton Australia wardrobe

    FLUFF: Duchess of Style Kate Middleton’s best Australian outfits.

            Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge? More like Her Royal Hotness, The Duchess of Style - am I right? Whatever her title, Kate Middleton‘s tour of Australia and New Zealand has basically been a one-woman fashion parade. Kate’s been flawless at every single possible moment, though we are mildly concerned that she and William might [read more]

  • elephant1

    We didn’t realise elephants had such splendid manners. Here’s why they do.

      Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which we’ll be [read more]

  • I'm awkward.

    Why the 9-5 work day is now all but a myth…

          I often chuckle to myself and then my left eye starts twitching and then I feel angry and then I need a nap when I hear people talk about the 9-5 work day. It is a quaint idea that women only work 9 to 5, isn’t it? How cute, can you imagine [read more]

  • Luke Batty

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes

    UPDATE: The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed that debris washed up on a West Australia beach is not from the missing jet MH370. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan had previously described the object as appearing to be sheet metal with rivets. Today he said: “We’ve carefully examined detailed photographs that were [read more]

  • Officers are not looking for any other suspect in relation to the incident

    Mother arrested over the deaths of three of her children.

            In a tragic turn of events, a mother of four has been arrested for the murder of three of her children. The events took place in south London yesterday. The mother, Tania Clarence, 42, was arrested on suspicion of murdering her three disabled children –  three-year-old twins, Ben and Max, and [read more]

  • Jodie Foster married

    FLUFF: Jodie Foster marries Ellen’s ex-girlfriend.

                  In glorious gay-wedding news, Jodie Foster just got surprise-married. The 51-year-old actress – who has starred in Contact and The Silence of the Lambs - got hitched to her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison. They’d been dating for about a year. They got hitched last weekend but we’ve only just found [read more]

  • Kate Middleton New Zealand tour

    Kate Middleton IS a role model for my daughter. And I’m not ashamed to say it.

          The Duchess of Cambridge is dangerous. Did you know? Lock your doors, people. Be alert not alarmed. The Duchess is out to brainwash little girls into becoming grown up doormats with a single digit BMI (but with truly awesome hair). At least that’s what writer Maggie Hamilton seems to think. (Okay maybe [read more]

  • schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria.

    234 girls were abducted last week. Why aren’t we talking about them?

      Last week, 234 schoolgirls were abducted. Stolen from their boarding school by gunmen in the middle of the night. Packed into the back of open lorries as the buildings around them were burned to the ground. A handful of the teenage girls escaped by hiding in a dangerous nearby forest; others jumped from the [read more]

  • men get Brazilians

    This is for any woman who has ever had her love cave waxed for a man.

        For whatever reason, it was decided somewhere along the way that women were the ones who needed to wax their “special places”. Their lady gardens. Their erogenous landing strips. Their love caves. But recently men have hopped on the down-there vanity train and started to take up this painful pass-time too. And this is about how [read more]

  • home

    “Yes, my parents helped me buy a house. And this is why.”

            My boyfriend and I bought a house this year. When we first inspected it, I almost fell through the holes in the creaky old floorboards. The lime-coloured paint was peeling off the walls, there was a bug problem, and the sewerage system had given up months before (the smell alone probably put off most [read more]

  • Barre Fitness

    While you were sleeping, a new fitness trend exploded. Here’s what you need to know.

            While you were sleeping, a new fitness trend came to town – and absolutely took over. It’s called a barre workout and you’ve probably seen it being mentioned all over the place, although you’ve blocked it out until now, because your poor frazzled brain is still trying to come to terms [read more]

  • Kim Kardashian car crash

    Mamamia’s editor-in-chief met Kim Kardashian. And this is why it was awkward.

              Over Easter and ANZAC break, we’re going to bring you some of our most popular (and our favourite) posts in recent memory. They are stories that made us laugh, made us cry, or made us want to pump out fists in the air. Enjoy.  “We’ve been offered an interview with [read more]

  • internet names baby 1

    These expectant parents asked the internet to name their daughter. This is what happened.

            These expectant parents asked the internet to name their daughter and… the results aren’t quite as bad as you would expect. Amelia Savannah Joy (that’s two middle names) was born on April 7, and ended up with a shockingly normal and lovely name on her birth certificate. Despite its normality, Amelia’s [read more]

  • Rosie

    Open Post: What’s going on in your world?

                Hola! Welcome to Open Post – the little corner of Mamamia where we throw things over to you guys so you can chat about whatever takes your fancy. As a lover of both food and alcoholic beverages, my topic of conversation this week would have to be the incredible [read more]

  • Hannah Profile

    24 hours with Hannah Starkey: Social worker, counsellor and mum.

      Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a series of ’24 hours with’ where we profile some very inspirational women. Here at Mamamia, we know being a mum is a pretty tough job on it’s own. So when you add studying and working to the midnight feeds and nappy changes, we think [read more]

  • NOTE: This is stock image.

    The important lesson we all need to learn about mental health issues.

            Watching a dear buddy fade away before your eyes is one of the more distressing experiences a person can have. Not knowing how to help someone who clearly needs you, it’s debilitating. This darling girlfriend of mine – one of my closest soul buddies – was really struggling about a year [read more]

  • people saved from tiny Queensland island

    5 friends were rescued from an island. Because they did this one thing.

    Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which we’ll be uncovering [read more]

  • Baby

    One of our favourite celebs just gave birth to baby #2.

    And she called it… Frankie! Overnight, Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their second baby girl to the family. Drew, 39, and Will, 36, already had a daughter – one-year-old Olive. In a statement to People magazine, the couple said: “Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second [read more]