• Foster carers heartbreak over separation from foster child

    What if the “best years of your life”, just….. aren’t?

          The elderly woman wrapped a warm thin hand around my forearm and leant in close. At first I thought she had stopped to steady herself as she shuffled down the long aisle at Broadway Coles. But with a smile on her lips, she leaned in so our faces nearly touched and said: [read more]

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    The top 5 theories about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

            The Malaysian government has confirmed that flight MH370 was deliberately interfered with – and with that confirmation, have come new theories about the disappearance of the jet. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has revealed that investigators have not pinpointed a specific explanation, but have widened the search for the location of the plane [read more]

  • diet

    Health check: This is the reason why your diet failed.

              Almost everyone who has tried to lose weight has tasted the bitter pill of a failure. That feeling you get when, despite all your desires to be healthier, to fit into sassier clothes or to shimmy through life (and into aeroplane seats) with greater ease and comfort, you just can’t [read more]

  • Em Rusciano show and tell

    Em Rusciano talks life, love and moving in with her parents at the age of 34.

        It doesn’t matter if she’s talking about her separation from her husband, having a baby at 21 years old, or falling in love. Em Rusciano is completely engaging and incredibly entertaining to watch. There’s no hiding the fact that we’re big fans of Em (you can read some of her fabulous posts here, [read more]

  • Middle aged Mean Girls.

    It’s here: This week’s Real Housewives of Melbourne recap. And it’s a doozy.

                So little happens in this week’s episode that I don’t even know where to begin. Basically, half the ladies are in Thredbo and the other half stay in Melbourne. DRAMA. Jackie, Andrea and Lydia are the ones at the snow. They’re staying at Lydia’s place in Threbo because Lydia [read more]

  • tampon-flask-feature

    Need to sneak alcohol somewhere? Just put it in your tampon flask. Duh.

        Urban Outfitters, the super trendy store that sells super trendy things to super trendy people, has figured out a way to help the young guns sneak alcohol into music festivals: Tampon flasks. Funnily enough, as the name would suggest, it’s just a flask disguised as a tampon. Unfortunately (because it’s not as interesting), [read more]

  • Abi, Jo

    Is this the secret to good health?

              I just made the most shocking discovery regarding my health. It only took me 20 years to realise this. I feel silly and relieved at the same time. You might already know about it but when it comes to diet and exercise I can be a bit slow on the [read more]

  • baby feet

    7 things most men don’t know about fertility

          Some men and women say that it hit them like a ton of bricks. They were never prepared to feel such a need, such an all-encompassing overwhelming primal urge for children. For many, it’s something you never really think about while you are young – you might have a vague plan to [read more]

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    Stay-cation: Why more of us are holidaying without even leaving the hotel.

            My son has been complaining lately that we never go on holidays. We are surrounded by families who make a point of travelling at least once a year to an amazing location and enjoying some real family time together, away from the daily grind of work and school and homework. I [read more]

  • Video thumbnail for youtube video lion vid 6 | Mamamia

    Head to head: Can straight men and women really be ‘just friends’?

      The first things you do when you break up with someone are defriend them on Facebook, delete their number from your phone, and delete their e-mails. Basically, cut off all ties. But could you be friends with an ex? Without “going back there”? Or is there too much history? How about just friends with [read more]

  • racism in Australia

    JAM: “I got spat on last week.”

                There’s not really a nice way to say it… but I got spat on this week. Writing that down prompts a reflex nose twitch. An involuntary shudder. And a growing sense of embarrassment that starts in my stomach and spreads rapidly upwards through my chest before revealing itself physically [read more]

  • march in march

    33 of the most brilliant, spine-tingling moments from this weekend’s March in March protests.

    Thousands of Australians took to the streets over the weekend for ‘March in March’, a series of protests across the country, against a number of Federal Government policies. Asylum seekers. Gay marriage. Climate change. Education reform. Logging. The National broadband Network. Media ownership. The people who took to the streets were not united by any one [read more]

  • bellabox review

    This mother hated the gifts she received at her baby shower. So she asked for better presents.

            We’re filing this one under ‘crazy baby shower letters that are going seriously viral’ (and yes, you could pretty much devote an entire filing cabinet to this subject). A reader of the US parenting website Mommyish, recently forwarded a letter that she’d received after not being able to attend their baby [read more]

  • Ruby Rose engaged

    FLUFF: Ruby Rose gets engaged, has vial of blood to prove it.

                  Australian DJ / model / celebrity known for being a celebrity Ruby Rose has announced that she’s engaged. Ruby took to Twitter to announce her engagement to Phoebe Dahl who is best known for her real life role as Roald Dahl‘s granddaughter. After asking her to be mine [read more]

  • Jennifer Lawrence Emma Watson photoshop

    FLUFF: Behold, the most perfect goddess face of the internet.

        What do you get when you cross the facial features of Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence? Oh, just the most beautiful face on the planet, that’s all. Some Photoshop wizard has taken photographs of 23-year-old Harry Potter actress Emma Watson and 23-year-old Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence and fused them into one spectacular face. But here’s the [read more]

  • Connor Cruise Nicole Kidman

    FLUFF: Connor Cruise opens up about his mama, Nicole Kidman

                    Connor Cruise is all grown up and getting candid with the media about his obscenely famous adoptive parents Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. The 19-year-old, who was just in Australia DJ-ing, insists that he’s close to Mama Nicole despite long-standing rumours that she and the kids don’t [read more]

  • Lady Gaga vomit

    Celeb news: Demi tells Lady Gaga her vomit artist stunt will make girls bulimic

    It seemed almost inevitable that someone would vomit on Lady Gaga eventually, the only shocking part about was that she orchestrated the projectile herself. Gaga enlisted vomit painter Millie Brown to spew up some art for her performance ‘Swine’ at South By South West. Brown drank down a bottle of bright green liquid, before hurling it [read more]

  • Jodi Anasta baby name

    The Aussie celebrity baby name nobody in our office can pronounce.

            Jodi Anasta (nee Gordon) has just given birth to a beautiful baby girl. The 29-year-old Home and Away star and her husband, Aussie rugby league player Braith Anasta, are clearly very big fans of the common vowel. The name they’ve given their brand new bundle of famous joy has just one [read more]

  • Central Coast balcony fall mother and baby

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Baby dies after balcony fall         A three-month old baby boy has died near Gosford on the Central Coast of NSW after he and his mother fell from a balcony. Neighbours reported loud arguing before the mother fell. For more read this post here. “Tragic: Baby dies after balcony fall”. 2. [read more]

  • Rachael Finch crashes car

    FLUFF: Rachael Finch crashes her car, beauty remains intact.

                Oh man. Rachael Finch crashed her car twice in two days. The 25-year-old model/new mama was driving in this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix celebrity race on Saturday, surprising everyone with some pretty mad driving skillz. That was until an unidentified driver hunted her down and crashed into her maliciously. Or rather, clipped [read more]

  • Teenage Mum charged with murder

    Tragic: Baby and mother fall six metres from balcony.

          WARNING: This post may be triggering for some readers. A tragic turn of events on the Central Coast of NSW yesterday. A mother and her three-month-old baby boy have fallen six metres from a balcony at their home. The baby boy, named Aiden died after he fell past the garage to the [read more]

  • Delta Goodrem new hair

    FLUFF: Check out Delta Goodrem’s new hair.

        Delta Goodrem’s got new hair. We repeat: Delta Goodrem has got new hair. The 29-year-old singers/goddess posted some goofy but predictably loveable photos over the weekend, showing off a banging new fringe and short, shaggy locks. Here she is with hairdresser Michael Brennan. Just quietly, we reckon he could do with some lessons [read more]

  • magda szubanski puts on weight

    Magda Szubanski: ‘Calorie amnesia made me put on weight.’

              The always hilarious Magda Szubanski is back on our television screens – but not in a new acting role. Instead, she has been appearing in ads, television spots and radio segments to endorse her new contract with Jenny Craig. And this time, it’s a contract she’s signed to save her life. [read more]

  • Lara Bingle naked instagram

    FLUFF: Lara Bingle poses topless. Talks about tree.

    Lara Bingle’s existence is just the gift that keeps on giving to the internet. Today, the model posted a photo of herself and a friend completely topless lying on a beach. It’s since been removed but we got it here first. But it’s the caption that really, really got us. Just look at this photo [read more]

  • Victoria-Beckham

    The most ridiculous celebrity fitness selfie of all time.

    Look at this photo. JUST LOOK. Oh yes, that is exactly what you think it is. Victoria Beckham, complete with scary-high heels and ubër pout, working away at her computer. While also walking on a treadmill. My reactions to this photo were as follows: – “What? WHAT? How is she walking and working at the [read more]

  • jacinta smith 1

    Outsiders merely see the physical effects of the debilitating disease in her head.

          My best friend has lived with anorexia for the worst part of six years. Outsiders merely see the physical effects of the debilitating disease in her head. And not the monsters lurking in her mind, like strangers in dark alleyways. The past two years have been the worst for her. Her weight [read more]

  • danny-and-sandy

    8 parts of Grease that are really uncomfortable to watch in 2014.

    Grease may be the word, but have you ever noticed that when you sit down to watch it these days, that word suddenly starts to feel very suss? When looked at through 2014 goggles, a whole lot of the ‘family-favourite’ movie musical begins to take on a very different meaning. Take a look at these [read more]

  • doll with bra

    The very young age at which little girls are asking for bras will break your brain.

      I still remember the pure desperation I felt inside of that toilet stall, trying so hard to work out HOW to do the stupid thing up. Wondering which straps went where and with absolutely no clue. And seeing as I had a mother who refused to not only acknowledge the fact that she had [read more]

  • cat

    Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the week.

    Welcome to Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week. Here’s how it works: Each week, we pick the biggest Shocker, Hero and Whinger from the last seven days. Shocker is whatever moment or person left our jaws on the floor. Hero is whoever won the week by being awesome. And whinger? Well, that’s pretty much [read more]

  • how women deal with stress

    Women do this better than men. Science says so. SCIENCE!

          OK, so I have a theory. Stay with me, it’s important. We all know men and women – as a general rule – process emotion differently. Obviously, each person manifests stress in his or her own special, possibly self-destructive way. And we all deal with that creeping feeling of anxiety by slapping [read more]