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    Lucy: “I just don’t know how to talk to kids.”

            By LUCY ORMONDE I haven’t been here for more than three minutes and I’m pretty sure 19-month-old Fin has already eaten at least three pieces of Play Doh. Fear not. I hear from other parents in the ‘hood that that Play Doh is non-toxic. And some people (one in particular named [read more]

  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott  and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes

               1. Diplomatic spying Indonesia has recalled its ambassador to Australia amid fury in Jakarta over news that Australia has been spying on Indonesia. Australian spies have reportedly tried to listen to the phone calls of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and senior ministers. The revelations come amid already [read more]

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    Why being ‘ bikini ready ’ is absolute rubbish.

            By NICKY CHAMP It’s that time of year again, the one where the female population descends down a clean eating, juice cleansing, crash dieting, waxing, tanning rabbit hole all in the name of getting a ‘ bikini ready ’ body. Amiright? Feel free to kick the kale to the kerb and [read more]

  • Alcohol advertising is affecting kids as young as 13. How is this ok?

              By JANE MARTIN I recall watching the cricket a few summers ago with my then 13 year old son when he said, ‘that’s really cool’. He was referring to a Johnnie Walker ad called the invisible man.  How is a parent to counter that kind of sophisticated marketing? And why [read more]

  • Lots may say that scholies are irreponsible

    The media is talking about this like it’s a disaster. But it’s not all bad.

            The images are graphic and strike fear into the heart of every parent with school age children. We see pictures of drunken teenagers raging through the Gold Coast, vomiting and getting arrested every night on the news. You could be forgiven for thinking that if a child is about to finish [read more]

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    EM: “It was as though I had been given someone else’s child.”

            When I look at my glorious six-year-old, Odette, I often thank the stars that she has no recollection of her first year of life. If she did, I suspect she would cry every time I came near her. Odette is my second kid. She has been described by every teacher she [read more]

  • Which one?

    Become fluent in another language: Nutrition labels.

    Hands up if you’ve ever found yourself standing in the middle of a supermarket aisle, attempting to decode the nutrition label of a food product? Yep, thought so. Because on the front, the crackers say they’re 100% natural. But does that make them better or worse than the crackers that are 98% fat free? And [read more]

  • Body image issues

    Next time you go to bitch about your thighs? Stop and remember this.

            You do it. You do it all the time. We know you do. Because all of us here at Mamamia do it. And so do all the women we know. We let our body image issues come to the surface – and we validate them by saying it out loud. You [read more]

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    Real life after death: 18 months after Simon died, he became a father.

      Just twelve hours after losing her husband Simon, to leukemia, Michelle Gordyn went into labour. At the time, she was seven months pregnant with her first child and sadly, the little boy she named Charlie only survived three days before he lost his battle as well. Understandably, Michelle says that that week was devastating. [read more]

  • "Stalked inside 60-yards on this beautiful male lion... What a hunt" -  Her twitter caption read

    Smiling lady ‘lion killer’ sparks world-wide social media fury

                She’s been branded ‘heartless’, ‘shameless’, callous and cruel. Possibly one of the most hated women in the world at the moment. She’s the lion killing TV presenter who sparked a social media storm across the weekend. Melissa Bachman who presents an American hunting show “Winchester Deadly Passion” posted a [read more]

  • President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    Indonesia recalls ambassador, after Australia spying claims.

              Indonesia has recalled its ambassador to Australia, after it was revealed that Australian spies have targeted the phone calls of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and tried to listen in to private conversations. The Guardian and the ABC have obtained documents that show Australian intelligence tried to listen in on Mr [read more]

  • Miranda Kerr photoshopped Victoria Secret image

    Dear Miranda, please stop telling me to ‘treasure myself’.

    So it appears Miranda Kerr has been Photoshopping herself. Or someone else has. This makes me feel a bit sick and incredibly exasperated. At her and at the messed up world she lives in. This week, on the day of the Victoria’s Secret show (the first she’s missed in six years after her contract was [read more]

  • Charlie Pickering replacement

    Charlie Pickering: How Batkid might just save the world.

              There’s something about this photo that just gets me. Maybe it’s the way that Batkid’s costume is just that little bit too big; maybe it’s the undeniable sense of purpose in his stride; maybe it’s the crowd of complete strangers cheering him on. His real name is Miles and he [read more]

  • sarah silverman jimmy kimmel

    Watch these two comedians handle their breakup like total pros. Live on TV.

        Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel – two hilarious comedians – broke up in 2009 after dating for seven years. Normally that piece of information would factor very low on my scale of things to care about, but not today. Because in a very classy show of awkward-alleviating brilliance, Silverman was just a guest [read more]

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    Afternoon FLUFF: Alec Baldwin’s show dropped after homophobic slur.

                  Alec Baldwin’s show Up Late With Alec Baldwin has been dropped by MSNBC following reports that he yelled a homophobic slur at a photographer. Celebrity news website TMZ published a video of Baldwin’s rant on Thursday, insisting he called the paparazzi a “c*cks*cking f*g.” Baldwin hit back on Twitter [read more]

  • Yumi Stynes baby

    CELEB NEWS: Yumi Stynes is pregnant.

    Yumi Stynes, 38, has announced on-air that she and her husband Martin Bendeler are expecting their first child together. The Mix106.5 breakfast co-host has two daughters, Dee Dee and Anouk, but this will be Yumi and Martin’s first child together. The baby is due in June 2014, and Stynes joked, “I would post a picture [read more]

  • US couple Cleveland and Lisa Cox 'returned' their adopted son

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes

      1. Child ‘dumpers’ arrested An American couple who were being sought by police after returning their adopted son to the state after raising him for nearly a decade have turned themselves in. The parents told the local newspaper that the boy behaved aggressively and would not agree to get help. The County Prosecutor said [read more]

  • post natal depression awareness week

    “I had a baby. Then I went mad.”

                By JEN WIGHT My book, Day Six, describes the mind bending horror of postpartum psychosis and then the searing emotional pain of severe post natal depression (PND). Serious stuff indeed. But do you know what one of the most common things people have said to me about the book is, [read more]

  • Archie at 19 days old.

    World Prematurity Day: “This is confronting. This is our baby.”

              In May this year, we published Shelly’s story. We called it “one of the most raw, most honest pieces we’ve ever published on Mamamia.” Because it was. Shelly lives in rural South Australia with her husband, Dan, and her two children, Lara and Archie. Archie was born premature, and taken [read more]

  • stress management tips

    Everything in moderation: Including exercise.

              So, as you may have heard, some of the members of the MM team are doing the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation. It’s been challenging at times – especially when we have to remind each other that we’re not *technically* supposed to be having two coffees before it’s even [read more]

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    My adopted sister came to live with us and now I understand racism in Australia.

              Just when I thought I understood the shape and texture of racism in Australia, a new level of understanding opened up to me when my 19-year-old sister came to live with us. Natasha is young enough to be my daughter, the younger of two adopted girls from my father’s second [read more]

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    Helpful life advice obtained from famous movie makeovers.

    Is your life not currently turning out how you had hoped? Is something missing? Are you not good enough? We can help you with that. Turns out, the secret to making your life exceptionally better is actually pretty simple. All you need is a movie-style makeover. Just follow these six simple steps and you’ll be [read more]

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    “I still hide my scars when I meet new people.”

        Self-harm refers to people deliberately hurting or mutilating their bodies without necessarily wanting to die. It often begins in teenage years, with around 10% of adolescents reporting having self-harmed at some point in their lives.   People self-harm for a range of reasons, it may be a way of telling other people about [read more]

  • San Francisco's Batkid!

    Batkid has saved Gotham City! Here’s how it all went down.

    You might remember a couple of weeks ago, we brought you the awesome story of Miles, the five-year-old Leukaemia patient whose Make-a-Wish Foundation ruse has become the talk of the interwebs. If you missed the story, here’s a quick refresher: Generally, kids want to go to Disneyland, or they want to meet a celebrity, or receive something [read more]

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    BUMPER FLUFF: Megan Gale pregnant, the first 50 Shades cast pics and the reason ‘TomKat’ split.

      1. Get ready for the world’s most beautiful baby, Megan Gale is pregnant.  Megan Gale is pregnant, you guys! Gale, 38, announced on Instagram that she and boyfriend Shaun Hampson, 25, are expecting their first child together. “I’m so excited and thrilled to announce that my boyfriend Shaun and I are expecting our first child [read more]

  • Gonski

    Sunday’s news in under 2 minutes.

              1. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced an inquiry into the Australian childcare system. Concerned about the relevancy of the current childcare system to modern families, the Coalition says it wants to produce a more ‘flexible, affordable and accessible’ childcare sector. “Our childcare system should be responsive to the needs of [read more]

  • Conversations with my 2 year old

    Conversations with a 2 year old girl, reenacted by a fully-grown man. Episode 5.

    We can’t believe we didn’t discover this sooner. Conversations with my 2 year old is a video series created by Matthew Clarke, in which he re-enacts real life conversations he has had with his daughter, Coco. The twist: a fully-grown man delivers Coco’s lines of dialogue. The results are hilarious. We’ve published some of our [read more]

  • Conversations with my 2 year old

    Conversations with a 2 year old girl, reenacted by a fully-grown man. Episode 4.

    We can’t believe we didn’t discover this sooner. Conversations with my 2 year old is a video series created by Matthew Clarke, in which he re-enacts real life conversations he has had with his daughter, Coco. The twist: a fully-grown man delivers Coco’s lines of dialogue. The results are hilarious. We’ve published some of our [read more]

  • Conversations with my 2 year old

    Conversations with a 2 year old girl, reenacted by a fully-grown man. Episode 3.

    We can’t believe we didn’t discover this sooner. Conversations with my 2 year old is a video series created by Matthew Clarke, in which he re-enacts real life conversations he has had with his daughter, Coco. The twist: a fully-grown man delivers Coco’s lines of dialogue. The results are hilarious. We’ve published some of our [read more]

  • Conversations with my 2 year old

    Conversations with a 2 year old girl, reenacted by a fully-grown man. Episode 2.

    We can’t believe we didn’t discover this sooner. Conversations with my 2 year old is a video series created by Matthew Clarke, in which he re-enacts real life conversations he has had with his daughter, Coco. The twist: a fully-grown man delivers Coco’s lines of dialogue. The results are hilarious. We’ve published some of our [read more]

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