• BREAT CANCER AWARENESS

    Why this phone call made me cry.

    By JACQUI HENDERSON A few weeks ago, I had this phone conversation with Tanya Jenkins, and it left me in tears. Tanya was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 36 years of age. The words “you have breast cancer” left Tanya feeling weak, vulnerable and scared. The only thing worse than hearing those words, she [read more]

  • Ryven Harris

    The couple having another baby to save the life of their son.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON           Ryven Harris was born with a very rare condition. A one in a million disease that they were told was a death sentence. His only cure – a bone marrow transplant. At only 12 weeks old Ryven was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS). WAS is a rare recessive [read more]

  • vaccine deniers

    Look at this: the devastating effect of anti-vaxxers on the world.

                New research has shown that the number of vaccine-preventable diseases is on the rise worldwide. Let that sink in for a moment. Despite scientific advances, ground-breaking medical research, and more accessibility to vaccinations than ever before, entirely preventable diseases are actually rising. Why? Because anti-vaccination fear-mongering is stopping preventable diseases like [read more]

  • spring racing hairstyles

    5 new hairstyles to try for Spring Racing (that look tricky but aren’t).

          By NAT HAWK Oh, spring. My favourite time of the year for so many reasons. It’s warm but not too hot, the crazy Christmas season is not yet upon us, and – best of all – it’s spring racing season. I’m lucky enough to live close to the racecourse and my girlfriends [read more]

  • bloodheels

    This just in: High heels are dead.

            By KATE LEAVER Stiletto fans, you’re not going to like this. Sneaker fiends, you will. THIS JUST IN: HIGH HEELS ARE DEAD. Dead, dying, gone, over. Out of fashion. Don’t take it from me; I’ve never been a fan of those pointy little fuckers and I’m not an authority on fashion. These [read more]

  • Alissa Warren

    “Why my kids won’t be doing Halloween.”

          BY ALISSA WARREN. It’s pretty simple. This is where my problem begins. Halloween: An event held on October 31, celebrated by children going door to door while wearing costumes, begging for treats and playing pranks. What? Everyone’s okay with this? I truly think Halloween is the most bizarre, confusing and ridiculous festival. [read more]

  • jennifer lawrence and chris martin dating

    Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have split up from their secret relationship

        E! News has reported that Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have split up. That is, they have ended the romance that the two never confirmed in the first place. Apparently, they started dating around August. Apparently, J.Law was backstage at some of Chris Martin’s Coldplay concerts. Apparently, it’s now over. That was fun. While [read more]

  • michelle

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Michelle Levy home     The father of Michelle Levy – the 11-year old runaway- has said he is still in the dark regarding what occurred while the young girl stayed with a stranger for two nights but that he was confident she was ok. “She hooked up with someone on Saturday night – [read more]

  • (Photo: NSW Police)

    11-year-old Michelle Levy has been found.

        Update: Michelle Levy, 11, has returned home after being missing for 40 hours. She was reunited with her family in North Bondi on Monday evening, after being released into the custody of “trusted” family members earlier in the day. Adam Levy said he was thrilled his daughter had been found, but did not [read more]

  • shocked

    You’re in bed. Your partner ‘slips.’

        By GEMMA ASKHAM It’s the stuff of relationship folklore (f**klore?). You’re naked, you’re getting it on, it’s going well, and then you feel a poke <there*>*clue: not your vagina. First thought: hmm, isn’t he a bit further south than usual?   So you do a little shuffle in order to redirect up the [read more]

  • dugongthumbnail

    “Hold your breath for 6 minutes,” the poster ad tells Australian children.

    By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium has pulled down posters inviting viewers to “hold your breath for 6 minutes” — amid concerns the ads sent an unsafe message to children. The campaign, which promotes the aquarium’s current dugong exhibit, features a picture of a girl who looks around six visibly holding her breath — under the words: [read more]

  • Trish and her baby Wil.
(source: Facebook)

    Imagine finding this note in your letterbox: “We’re tired of your baby crying”.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON       Trish LaForty arrived home last week from swimming with her 11-month old son expecting to have a quiet afternoon with her baby. Instead she found a note in her letterbox that left her stunned. The Sunshine Coast mother had been left a passive aggressive note asking her to keep [read more]

  • Julia

    Julia Roberts: “I’ve risked my career by not having a facelift.”

      We’ve seen a lot of celebrities get a little fish-lipped and face-lifted in Hollywood, but not Julia Roberts. And she reckons that’s been a big risk to her career. Following a week that’s been full of pictures of Renee Zellweger’s youthful face, 46-year-old Julia spoke to You magazine and promoted her role as brand [read more]

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    Thinking about adding a third child to your family? Read this first.

        By DR ANDREA BONIOR Many of our friends, happy in the lives they have with two kids, are nevertheless entertaining the idea of adding a third child to their brood. Having pushed through the heart of that particular dragon with three kids in a four-and-a-half year span (whether we’ve survived is still being medically investigated), [read more]

  • syl-freedman-egg-freezing-2

    “I’m 23, single, and freezing my eggs. This is why…”

      By KAHLA PRESTON Like many 23-year-olds, Sylvia Freedman isn’t quite ready to be a mum. She’s currently studying Communications at uni in Sydney; plus she hasn’t yet met the man she can see herself having kids with. However, unlike most single women her age Sylvia has been injecting herself with hormones multiple times a day for the [read more]

  • Helping children buy a house

    “Yep, my parents helped me buy a house. Here’s why.”

    By JACQUELINE BRONSONS 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 of [read more]

  • Issa speaks out on Sunday night

    She fell in love with a man who wasn’t her husband. And paid the ultimate price.

      Mahassen Issa is a 29-year-old teacher and mother from Sydney. She has been trapped in Lebanon for months, separated from her two children, facing charges of bigamy and adultery. Just before her return to Sydney, she spoke to Channel 7’s Sunday Night program about her ordeal. Issa’s story broke in July, when news outlets reported that Issa [read more]

  • SamArmytage3

    Samantha Armytage: Being a teenager can be ‘bloody awful’.

            Samantha Armytage is no stranger to getting bullied by the media. Despite her general levels of human excellence, 37-year-old Sunrise co-host is often picked on by the media for her curves. And in an interview with the TV Guide, Samantha revealed that she struggled with her body image as a teenager. ‘If you’re [read more]

  • omg zoom

    The 8 emotional stages of pelvic-floor failure.

        By NICOLE MADIGAN What do pregnancy, heavy lifting, child birth and gymnastics have in common? Aside from being uncomfortable, they can all cause Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). In other words, an unexpected (and unwanted) leak. From your bladder. You cough, laugh, run or jump and oops, out it comes, without warning, without control. [read more]

  • online health advice

    The one thing you should never do when your kids are sick.

            By JO ABI This is what happens when you ask a bunch of strangers for advice on your kids’ health: you get hit with random, irrelevant opinions based on their own lives which are often far from helpful. Put milk in her eye and it will cure her eye infection right [read more]

  • retro mum

    “I’m a stay-at-home mum – and I CAN’T shut the eff up.”

            By SUZANNE JANNESE . I’m a stay-at-home mum, and I need to vent. OK? Recently an article was published entitled Dear Stay At Home Mums, Shut The Eff Up! Well, guess what? I’m a stay-at-homer, and I CAN’T shut the eff up. For the most part, I agree with the aforementioned article. [read more]

  • Shane Warne

    Shane Warne asked Twitter who to date next. Twitter responded.

      Shane Warne has asked Twitter for advice on whom he should date next. Because all good advice comes from strangers on social media. But actually… some of the suggestions have been excellent. Here is some of the top ones: Madge Bishop      Tracy Grimshaw Blake Garvey Brynn Edelsten Schapelle Corby Irene from Home and [read more]

  • Jessica Simpson clothing line

    Jessica Simpson wants you to see her brand new hair.

      Club Bob has a new member. In case you aren’t up to speed with the lingo that we just made up, Club Bob is the name for the group of Hollywood ladies who have cut their hair short this season. BOB. GET IT? Latest members are Britney Spears, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Michelle Gellar, [read more]

  • Dr Young addressing the media

    An 18-year old woman has been tested for Ebola in Brisbane.

    Update: Queensland Health have announced that the woman’s initial test results have come back negative. She will remain in hospital and will be tested again in two days.     Mamamia previously reported: An 18-year-old woman is in isolation in Brisbane, showing possible symptoms of Ebola. The woman arrived in Australia 11 days ago, having [read more]

  • carrieasachild

    Carrie is the survivor of a paedophile ring. This is her story.

      Trigger warning: This post is about child sexual abuse and may cause distress for some readers. By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Carrie Bailee has survived some of the darkest, most brutal types of trauma imaginable – but now, she’s speaking out about the unspeakable. “Two photos from my fourth birthday, clearly not a particularly happy day – note [read more]

  • the-bachelor-2014-380x213

    An Instagram war breaks out in Bachelorland.

      It’s like Angelina and Jen all over again. Last week, #TeamLouise put up pics of her holiday in Thailand with Bachie Blake (#dirtystreetThaipie). Nothing says love like a collage.   Now, #TeamSam has shown that she is Moving On, by posing in bathrobe pics with fellow former Bachelorette, Zoe, in their own chocolate-coated lady pad. Apparently Zoe [read more]

  • Nic Fisher

    The backyard pool game that can kill even the strongest swimmer.

              By CARLY JAYET Spending hours in the pool in the hot summer is a rite of passage for every Australian kid…my two brothers and I included. Sadly it is this simple pastime which claimed the life of my youngest brother. It was a scene I’ll never forget. I was 16 [read more]

  • George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice. Via: Getty Images

    Mr and Mrs Clooney hold a second wedding reception. Because they can.

              A month after celebrating their photogenic love in one of the most talked-about/ watched/ photographed celeb weddings of the decade, George and Amal Clooney still haven’t had enough of drinking to their nuptials. This week? They’re off to a second reception on Amal’s home turf in Buckinghamshire, London, to continue their [read more]

  • Shannon Noll races

    Nah, mate. Shannon Noll wasn’t too bogan at the Cox Plate.

        By AMY STOCKWELL.     Shannon Noll, knockabout country guy and working class man sang the national anthem at the races yesterday. And he has copped some flack about it because it was apparently ‘too bogan’. It seems that nobody likes that he dropped a syllable or two out and pronounced it ‘Oz-straya’ But [read more]

  • simpsons-goodfellas

    Hero, Shocker and Whinger of the Week.

      Welcome to Mamamia Rogue’s Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week. You guys know the deal, but if not here’s a bit of a refresher: 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 [read more]