• happy and sad faces

    Four words that could change a life

            By ANNE HOLLONDS I was horrified to read about the death from starvation of 17 month old twins in suburban Sunnybank Hills, south of Brisbane. For all of us this story is incomprehensible and terrifying. What really struck me was that no one around the family who felt concerned was able [read more]

  • Be part of history at the launch of Remembering Hearts®

                  By NIKKI HUNT The National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG – ‘A Friend’s Place’) is thrilled to announce the launch of a very special concept – an annual event called Remembering Hearts®. This momentous event will be held on Saturday 12th October 2013 from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at [read more]

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    Why tourists should leave more than footprints

        By AMY WILSON-CHAPMAN It’s Christmas Day 1994. I’m surrounded by turkey, ham, salads and enough food to feed us for the next four days; my father, mother, two older sisters and their partners are arguing about my high school prospects. The debate is heated: “this is her future we’re talking about”, they say. [read more]

  • breaking-bad

    5 TV show finales that deserved as much hype as Breaking Bad.

          By ROSIE WATERLAND So. It’s over. Breaking Bad came to an end last night. Of course the interwebs was immediately flushed with a million ‘deconstructions’ (when it’s a serious drama there aren’t recaps or reviews, there are ‘deconstructions’) of the final episode and whether or not it did the series justice. I’m [read more]

  • julia gillard in conversation with anne summers

    11 of the most cracking quotes from Julia Gillard’s first interview.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM Julia Gillard appeared this evening on live television for her first Australian interview since leaving the Prime Ministership. In a heartfelt, honest and warm conversation with Anne Summers, Gillard talked about her time in public office and what the future has in store for her. Gillard is an eloquent speaker. Often humourous [read more]

  • makeupsleep

    Do you regularly sleep in your makeup? Read this and you’ll never do it again.

    By MAMAMIA STYLE Do you always take your makeup off before going to bed? How about after a couple of wines? Of course you don’t. And neither do we but after reading this it’s given us a skincare wake up call. One woman donated her face to science by undergoing a skincare experiment to see [read more]

  • Carly Finlay

    “People tell me that they ‘couldn’t handle’ looking like me.”

    By CARLY FINDLAY This is what I see when I look in the mirror:   I see confidence, happiness, drive, an eye for style and strong armour. Things many people don’t expect of me. Sometimes I wonder whether people with visible differences and disabilities are not expected to be happy with our appearance. That we [read more]

  • Miranda Kerr underwear

    Miranda Kerr ‘gets naked’ on the Paris Fashion Week runway.

    1. Miranda Kerr ‘gets naked’ on the Paris Fashion Week runway. Aussie model Miranda Kerr has walked down the runway in Stella McCartney’s Paris Fashion Week show but it’s not the clothes that are grabbing the headlines this morning. It’s the culmination of Kerr showing a bit of skin while the soundtrack featuring the words [read more]

  • sarah-and-mum

    She picked up the phone and called her mum. 5 minutes later she was dead.

      By LUCY ORMONDE One phone call was all it took to end Sarah Durazza’s life. It was only a month ago that the 26-year-old was driving down a dark road in northern Sydney, when she picked up the phone and called her mum. It was at that exact moment that Sarah misjudged a curve [read more]

  • Amanda Knox has been ordered to face a retrial.

    Tuesday’s news in under 2 minutes.

            1. Amanda Knox’s second trial for murder has begun in Italy, even though 26-year-old Knox remains in the USA. Knox and her ex boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been accused of the murder of Knox’s former roommate Meredith Kercher, who was found in a pool of blood at the home they shared in [read more]

  • Our Reality Road Test of the LeapPad Ultra. Episode 1.

    By JO ABI My kids have been given the wonderful chance to trial the LeapPad Ultra.  This is part 1 of the things they love the most thus far: This is a Reality Road Test for LeapPad Ultra It’s very disconcerting to watch your 18-month-old pick up your smart device, swipe their finger across it, [read more]

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    SHARE: 6 myths about ovarian cancer and why they’re wrong

          By MELISSA WELLHAM It has a higher mortality rate than breast cancer. And three Australian women are diagnosed with this cancer every day. But despite this, many women still know very little about ovarian cancer, its symptoms, or how it is detected. The lack of commonplace knowledge of ovarian cancer is particularly [read more]

  • Emily and Maddie on The Sun's website.

    13 things this mother could buy her daughter instead of a boob job.

            You might have seen the story in the news this morning. Emily Bramley, a 22-year-old stay-at-home mum from the UK, is already saving for her daughter’s future cosmetic surgery. Her daughter is four months old. You see, Emily’s a former “glamour model” (which is really just alternative wording for “model that [read more]

  • Kate.

    KATE: What parenting advice to take and what to ignore.

            By KATE HUNTER How do you know whose advice to take when it comes to raising your kids? It used to be so easy: you just had your mother, your mother-in-law, your sisters and the lady at the shops to either listen to or tell to pull their heads in. Now, [read more]

  • tony-abbott

    Thanks for playing KRudd. But now it’s Tony Abbott who’s “Gotta zip!”

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE Our new Prime Minister came up with a genius new way to avoid answering the tough questions on the weekend: Run away. Seriously. Check out this clip of PM Tony Abbott making a run for it when confronted with questions about the weekend’s asylum seeker tragedy. The reporters are so shocked they [read more]

  • swingers

    Inside the secretive life of a swinger.

            By DANIEL STERN Despite your delusions to the contrary, swingers, by and large, are a civilized lot.  A hodgepodge of ages, shapes, sizes, nationalities, ethnicities, beliefs, opinions, IQs, and senses of humor. We have families, friends, careers, hobbies, mortgages, and retirement plans.  In short, we’re just like everyone else. We don’t [read more]

  • Now-Hiring

    6 tips for getting a job in the fashion industry.

          By CHELSEA THOMAS. After 10 years in the corporate world and a new baby on my hip, I decided to take the leap into getting a job in the fashion industry. I actually tripped into it. Wearing flat shoes and an oversized t-shirt. I was a new Mum with a passion to [read more]

  • Chiropractor

    Fight breaks out over allegations that chiropractor broke baby’s neck.

            UPDATED. Crack. It’s enough to make you physically shiver. The knowledge that a little baby could have their tiny neck broken. And, even more shockingly, that the injury may have been preventable. A Fairfax exclusive yesterday claimed that a chiropractor was responsible for breaking a baby’s neck during a session last [read more]

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    Our interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.

            By NATALIA HAWK It’s a rare person these days who hasn’t hear of Eat, Pray, Love – you know, that bestselling novel that sold a casual 10 million copies all over the world. It told the true story of Elizabeth Gilbert, a woman who gave up everything to travel through Italy, [read more]

  • girls-parody

    Tina Fey on Girls? YES THANKS.

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE All your television dreams just came true. Fey hosted Saturday Night Live on the weekend, and the funniest sketch by far was the one in which she played Blerta, the new middle-aged Albanian room-mate to Lena Dunham’s Hannah. This send-up of Girls is almost as perfect as Shoshanna’s hair doughnut. Check it: [read more]

  • happiness

    Onya science! People in lab coats discover the secret of happiness.

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE. The secret of happiness? Gratitude. Turns out the simple act of saying ‘thank you’ can increase a person’s happiness by nearly 20%. Soul Pancake (the people behind the fabulous Kid President videos), have made this short video in which they asked a group of people to write a letter to someone who’d [read more]

  • Bern Morley

    Monday morning coffee catch up: How was your weekend?

      By BERN MORLEY I’m not exactly sure who I am anymore. This weekend I not only watched the AFL Grand Final, I openly enjoyed it! I was to be seen jumping from my seat, on multiple occasions, screaming the word BALL at the screen. Rewind two years and I would have blinked hard at [read more]

  • Lochlain

    Monday’s news in under 2 minutes.

      1. A Queensland mum has gone into labour just hours after her 22-month-old son was hit and killed by a garbage truck. Olivia Atkinson’s son, Lochlain was killed instantly last Thursday when he was accidentally hit by the truck, which he’d gone outside to watch with his parents. Olivia gave birth to her new [read more]

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    Fluff: Find out what happens to Mark Darcy in the next Bridget Jones novel.

          By MAMAMIA TEAM SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! Noooooo! Fans of the Bridget Jones books brace yourselves –(AND AGAIN, SPOILER ALERT) Mark Darcy has been killed off in the third book of the series, Mad About The Boy, written by Helen Fielding. An extract of the latest Bridget Jones’s saga was published in [read more]

  • jamie

    The first peek of J’amie: Private School Girl

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE Oh, J’amie, how we’ve missed you. ABC1 released the first look at J’amie’s new show today, and the bitch is back in all her private school glory. The show will premiere at 9pm, 23rd October on ABC1. ILY! Are you as excited for J’aime Private School Girl as we are? Like Mamamia [read more]

  • julia gillard in conversation with anne summers

    She’s back: Julia Gillard speaks.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM In her first television expansive interview since leaving the Prime Ministership in June this year, Julia Gillard will be sitting down for an hour-and-a-half interview with Anne Summers this evening. Gillard will be talking about her time in office, her future, the legacy she has left behind – [read more]

  • Jacqui, on her honey moon and when she was about to pop!

    “I’m obsessed with my pregnancy weight gain. And it needs to stop.”

            By JACQUI MCCALLUM The day I got married I was a size 8. I’d spent the months leading up to our wedding eating lettuce, dry chicken and protein bars that tasted like coagulated newspaper. I’d also chained myself to a treadmill every day and pec-decked till my breasts resembled stunned mandarins. [read more]

  • Vatican Pope

    Is our Prime Minister more conservative than the Pope?

          By MARY WARD Australians just love talking about Catholicism, don’t they? The fascination became pretty clear when the installation of Pope Francis occurred within the same fortnight of the installation of the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Justin Welby, earlier this year. Two near-identical positions – each within a different branch of [read more]

  • alcoholism

    “I come from a long line of extremely successful alcoholics”.

                By ALICE NICHOLLS I come from a long line of extremely successful alcoholics. Not successful because they were drunk but they also held careers or drove fancy cars and lived in big houses.  Successful because they never failed to get drunk.  I can count 3 generations and over 6 [read more]