• 106515761

    Superior mummy. The most accurate portrayal of passive aggressive parenting ever.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM “I’m not saying I’m a better mother than you; I’m just saying you’re a worse mother than I am.” – Superior mummy. And therein lies the key to passive aggressive parenting. It’s also the Twitter bio for Superior Mummy, a hilarious account you should follow now even if you don’t kids or [read more]

  • He thought it was the best thing to do. For us.

           By ANONYMOUS I remember the day I became an adult: I was 18. I moved from a country town, right across Australia to a large city. To look for a job, to decide what I wanted to do with my life after finishing school. I didn’t know many people but I was [read more]

  • too attractive

    This woman is too attractive to work. The justice system says so.

                By MELISSA WELLHAM Both Derek Zoolander and Samantha Brick have taught us that being really, really ridiculously good-looking isn’t always easy. But this week, one woman has actually been discriminated against for being too attractive. But don’t stress about it too much, because the justice system says that it’s [read more]

  • 162441514

    The one thing I can’t leave the house without.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM They say that eyes are the windows to the soul. We say, forget that. A woman’s handbag is the window to her soul. After all – the contents of a woman’s handbag will tell you everything you need to know, and probably some things you didn’t want to [read more]

  • princess charlene of monaco

    Fluff: Princess Charlene responds to ‘runaway bride’ rumours.

        1. Monaco’s Princess Charlene has broken her silence. Cast your minds back to the Royal Wedding, no, not that one, the other one with Monaco’s Prince Albert II and South African former swimmer Charlene Wittstock – remember her tears and the perfunctory kiss that sealed the wedding deal? She’s given a rare interview [read more]

  • Kim Ho

    Tuesday’s news in under 2 minutes.

    1. A 17-year-old Australian high school student has written a film about a young male student who has fallen in love with his male best friend. Kim Ho‘s video, The Language of Love, has been viewed almost 150,000 times on YouTube since it was uploaded earlier this year.  Ho originally wrote a monologue that was entered [read more]

  • baby

    Was this just a series of incredibly unfortunate events?

          By LUCY ORMONDE Caleb Folbigg was just 19 days old when he died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) – or ‘cot death – in 1989. Patrick Folbigg was next. He was eight months old when he died from a suspected epileptic fit in 1991. Sarah Folbigg was 10 months old when [read more]

  • Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 4.06.40 PM

    SHARE: The best case for public breastfeeding you’ll ever hear.

      By MAMAMIA TEAM It’s astounding that in 2013 mothers are being discriminated against for breastfeeding their babies in public. The fact that women are made to feel embarrassed and ashamed for doing one of the most natural things in the world is beyond absurd. It was only in January that Sunrise co-anchor, David Koch [read more]

  • post its

    Introducing: F*ck It therapy.

    Warning: Best not continue reading this post if you have a problem with the “F” word. No, not “Facebook” or “flamboyant”. The rude one. By MAMAMIA TEAM Are you worried about your weight? Fuck it. Are you stressed out about your job? Fuck it. Are you panicking about what school the kids should go to [read more]

  • Kevin Rudd has arrived in PNG to try and find a solution for the large numbers of boat people, another potent Abbott attack point.

    So the Federal Government has scrapped the carbon tax…

        By MICHELLE GRATTAN As today’s Nielsen poll shows Labor and Coalition 50-50 on the two-party vote, Kevin Rudd is doing what has been expected – he’s narrowing the policy gap between himself and Tony Abbott over carbon pricing. With Labor’s primary vote leaping to 39%, up 10 points since last month, and Rudd [read more]

  • ghbmj

    There are three people in my marriage. And it’s a little crowded.

          By ARIANE BEESTON There are three people in my marriage: me, my husband, and the woman my husband calls “Prudence.” Prudence looks a lot like me. She sounds like me. And she’s a mum. But the similarities end there. For the past 18 months, I’ve been really unwell. After the birth of [read more]

  • FreakingOut

    The top 7 most mortifying teen moments.

          By MAMAMIA TEAM Forget what they say about ‘the best years’ of your life, being a teenager is pretty much the worst. The WORST. Periods, sloppy first kisses, complicated social politics – there is a veritable minefield of awkwardness to navigate. It’s a wonder anybody makes it through. Here’e a rundown of [read more]

  • bull

    Monday’s news in under 2 minutes.

      1. A 23-year-old Australian woman is reportedly in a critical condition after she was gored by a bull during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. The woman – who is known to the media only as J.E, sustained injuries to her ribs and right lung after she was hit by the bull when [read more]

  • Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 9.18.22 AM

    Glee co-stars pay tribute to Cory Monteith.

            1. Glee co-stars pay tribute after Cory Monteith’s death. Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver yesterday. No cause of death has been given, and no foul play is suspected. TMZ have reported that he was ”clearly deceased” when police arrived on the scene. Some sources have [read more]

  • kia

    Life Hacks: smart solutions for your lounge room.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM It’s times like this that we love the Internet. If you know where to look, you can find endless clever tips and tricks for making your everyday life easier. But if you don’t know where to look – we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a collection of some of the smartest solutions [read more]

  • Jamila Rizvi

    JAM: RIP Cory Monteith. Don’t Stop Believing.

            By JAMILA RIZVI It seems a bit silly to be crying because of course I didn’t know Cory Monteith. But having watched him perform in hit TV series Glee for four seasons, giggled quietly at his goofy dance moves, and sung along with his rendition of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing more [read more]

  • "Isn't that the train station there?"

    The train door slams. And she jumps.

        WARNING: This article deals with suicide and self harm, and  may be triggering for some readers.  By SAMANTHA MAWDSLEY I saw her as soon as I walked out of the front door at work. She was young, tiny and skittish. She should not have been out this late on her own. I was [read more]

  • 200362989-001

    HELP: I’m concerned that my kids are too entitled.

            By BERN MORLEY. My husband and I saved long and hard for our first home deposit. There were so many years of studiously squirreling money into an account, working overtime and basically erasing overseas holidays from our memories. Don’t get me wrong, it was our choice and we were at that [read more]

  • woman pulling hair in outrage

    Why do women have to pay tax on our bodies but men can f*ck for free?

            By MELISSA WELLHAM I, Melissa Wellham, am paying a tax on my body. And so are you, and you, and you and you. In fact, almost all ovulating women are paying a tax on their bodies. If you are female, you are probably paying a tax by the very virtue of being [read more]

  • r-BRA-large570

    The clap-off bra. Oh, science.

    Sometimes you wonder why, with so many brilliant minds in the world, we don’t have cures for horrible diseases. Or why it still takes a whole day to fly to the other side of the earth. Or why we’re still struggling to find an affordable and practical alternative to petrol. And then you realise, it’s [read more]

  • Jamila and a kiwi.

    72 hours in Hawkes Bay. Please sir, can I have some more?

    By JAMILA RIZVI It’s unusual for an Australian to get to my age and not have ventured across the narrow sea to visit our Kiwi neighbours in New Zealand. But never having been a particular lover of snow, adventure sports or rugby, the journey was one I simply hadn’t made. And now, having just spent [read more]

  • Cory Monteith

    Glee star Cory Monteith, dead at 31.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM Glee star Cory Monteith, who plays teenager Finn Hudson on the hit musical show, has been found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver. He was only 31-years-old. The hotel reported that Monteith was expected to check out today – but when he didn’t, hotel staff investigated and found him in [read more]

  • Screen Shot 2013-07-12 at 11.19.38 AM

    WATCH: Chrissie Swan on career highlights, c-sections and her kids’ weight.

      Chrissie Swan could be reading out a computer modem manual, and we would still love her. So you can imagine our excitement when we found out that the TV and radio presenter was sitting down with Monty Diamond from Show + Tell to talk about something infinitely more interesting; herself. Chrissie fronts one of the [read more]

  • proposal

    Video: Man proposes to girlfriend. Girlfriend doesn’t notice. Awkward.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM You know what’s awkward? When you try to be all super romantic and arrange a marriage proposal for your girlfriend, only you girlfriend doesn’t realise because she’s so distracted by LIFE. You know what’s more awkward? When you ask your mate to film that proposal. The man in the video is Adrian [read more]

  • bec

    BEC: Meet my new baby…

            By BEC SPARROW Hi Everyone, I’m writing this from my hospital bed to let you know that my little Makybe Diva arrived safely late yesterday afternoon. It’s a boy! And we’ve called him Quincy George Robinson.  You may want to sit down for this next bit. He weighed in at 4.1kg [read more]

  • It does feel weird that she would be at Kim K's wedding. Just sayin'...

    BUMPER FLUFF: Beyonce and glitter. That is all.

      Welcome to Bumper Fluff! It’s where we keep the best of our week’s fluff, so that you can access it at a safe time, when there is absolutely no chance of your boss sneaking up behind you and discovering that the ‘spreadsheet’ you were looking after has magically transformed into an article on Kim [read more]

  • grilled-pizza-buffalo-chicken-pizza-477-1

    Cheaper than take-away. And probably quicker to make too.

      By KATIE WORKMAN We all love pizza any which way, brick oven, wood burning oven, thin, thick. Even bad pizza is good pizza. But if you’ve never made grilled pizza you are in for a huge treat, and if you make it once, be prepared to make it again – it’s a serious crowd [read more]

  • Hipster Cat

    Hipster avoidance: A ‘how to’ guide.

            By ELISSA RATLIFF Curse those skinny-jean-wearing, vintage-novel-reading (please, a Kindle is far too mainstream) and soy-chai-latte-sipping hipsters for finding (well, inventing) all the cool spots to hang and taking all the window seats. These days, inner-city cafes, bookstores and parks are always invaded with cool dudes riding bikes/picnicking/reading/listening to Angus Stone/eating [read more]

  • Lego

    GOOD NEWS: Woman builds herself a prosthetic leg out of Lego.

      By MAMAMIA TEAM The world can seem pretty bleak sometimes, so we’ve decided to resurrect Mamamia’s good news post: a happy place where you’ll receive nothing but the awesome and lovely things people are doing from around the world. This week, we bring you Christina Stephens. She’s an amputee and an occupational therapist. And she built herself a [read more]

  • cot

    GROUP THERAPY: Her baby would have been due this weekend.

              By ANONYMOUS Screw you Kate Middleton. Screw you Kim Kardashian. You lucky girls are having your babies now. I feel like I’m in the BUPA commercial. You know the one that suggests people ‘find a healthier you?’ You see, I should have been having my baby too. I know it [read more]