• learning fun

    Seriously parents, why all the drama around screen time?

    Share      This morning, my daughter had turned away from watching morning cartoons to cut someone’s hair. She’s four. No, she hadn’t attacked her little brother with the clippers, she was fully immersed in the very simple and funny hair-cutting and styling game on her Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids. From the moment my [read more]

  • It was a celebration of women coming together in a male dominated industry.

    The women holding their own in a very male industry.

          This year on International Women’s Day, over 60 breweries around the world united in support. It all began in the UK, where an idea was spawned to invite as many female brewers around the world to simultaneously brew a beer to celebrate women in the often male-dominated beer industry. The inaugural day [read more]

  • emma stone met a spice girl

    FLUFF: Emma Stone meets another Spice Girl and adorably loses her mind.

                  Emma Stone is a Spice Girls fan like no one else is a Spice Girls fan. Case in point: she legitimately burst into happy tears when she was played a video message from Mel B (aka Scary Spice) during a radio interview last month. And just when we thought [read more]

  • Kate Middleton New Zealand tour

    FLUFF: Commoner baby sneezed on Duchess Kate’s $4000 dress.

                One does not simply sneeze on the Duchess of Cambridge’s exquisite sky-blue dress. Unless one is a peasant baby with a cold. Then it’s simply unavoidable, and one must continue one’s royal tour of one’s colonies with grace. Duchess Catherine (AKA Kate Middleton, Style Queen) is currently on her [read more]

  • Madeleine McCann investigation

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes

        1. Missing Chloe Campbell The father of a missing three-year-old has said he fears that Chloe has been taken by a friend of the family. The preschooler from Childers in QLD went missing overnight Wednesday from her home. Her mother discovered her missing when she went to check on her at 7am yesterday. [read more]

  • Surviving Christmas party

    Best and Worst of the Week: How has your week been?

        Am I the only one who doesn’t look forward to the weekend? *crickets chirp* My weeks are hectic but rewarding.  The weekend is just so plain in comparison. You see, I’m but a humble intern here at Mamamia. And a postgraduate student the rest of the time. So apparently, I’m plagued with this condition [read more]

  • Jennifer Hawkins house

    FLUFF: Jennifer Hawkins selling her beauty queen beach palace.

            Jennifer Hawkins (that’s Miss Universe to you) is selling her beauty queen mansion. And, Thank The Lord of Shoes, we’ve got a sneaky peek inside the incredible house in Curl Curl, Sydney. The 30-year-old supermodel and her husband Jake Wall have reportedly bought another property elsewhere, so they’re putting this crazy-beautiful [read more]

  • HIlary duff divorced

    FLUFF: Which celebrity just called off her divorce?

                Everyone’s favourite romance between a naughties tween icon and a professional ice-hockey player might not be over after all. There are reports today that Hilary Duff might be reconciling with her almost-ex-husband, Mike Comrie. A source told Radar Online that the 26-year-old former Lizzie McGuire star is calling off [read more]

  • selfie

    This boy just got stabbed and took a selfie.

      This young man is Nate Scimio. He just survived a brutal stabbing rampage at his high school in Pennsylvania, USA. Twenty-two students and teachers were injured when a 16-year-old boy ran through Franklin Regional High School with two large knives — seriously wounding and nearly killing several students — before the attacker was tackled [read more]

  • emma and Zander

    She met a family on Facebook. And decided she’d carry a baby for them…

          Last month I gave birth for the third time. Only this time, the baby wasn’t my husband’s. Nor was it mine. I gave birth to a gorgeous 9lb, 9oz baby boy with his parents standing by the hospital bed ready to hold him for the first time. I screamed as he crowned, as [read more]

  • women with underarm hair

    These photos will make you want to grow your underarm hair. For real.

        There’s a new series of beautiful, intriguing photos taking over the internet. And the unexpected effect of them? Is that they’re making us consider growing our underarm hair. (Well, almost.) The series, titled “Natural Beauty”, reflects photographer Ben Hopper’s view that armpit hair “is natural and can be a beautiful thing”. There’s a political message [read more]

  • engagement ring judgement

    “Engagement ring judgement is the only reason I’d be getting a nice thing”.

          “You’re engaged!” we squeal collectively, as if we’re teenage girls again (instead of adult women with jobs, mortgages and insurance plans). Then, sure as night follows day, the procession of hugging and chorus of “I’m so happy for you” quickly subsides as we get the to real point of this exercise: “Show us [read more]

  • nicolewarne

    The best street style at Sydney Fashion Week.

      Even if you’re not in Sydney, by now you’ve probably heard it’s Fashion Week here because of the ongoing skinny model debate. It’s an important discussion we need to have and you can read about it here and here but this post is all about celebrating our local style stars (and a few international [read more]

  • Chloe Campbell

    PLEASE SHARE: Have you seen 3-year-old Chloe Campbell?

    The Queensland Police have issued an urgent child abduction report after a three-year-old girl went missing from her home in the suburb of Childers, which is near Bundberg. It’s been reported that Chloe Campbell was reported missing from her Ridgeway Street address at around 7am this morning. According to News Corp, Chloe’s parents put her [read more]

  • Dove beauty

    SHARE: The new Dove ad proves that being beautiful is just a state of mind.

      Dove – the creators of many a beautiful viral video about women’s body image and body confidence – have another question for you. What if body confidence was this easy? Dove worked with esteemed psychologist Dr. Ann Kearney-Cooke to develop an experiment, where women would wear a new patch to help make them feel more beautiful. [read more]

  • reverse hair washing

    Turns out, you’ve been washing your hair wrong.

            Conditioning your hair BEFORE you shampoo seems like a perfectly acceptable thing to do if you’re a) still drunk or b) extremely sleep deprived. But there’s a new buzzword (okay three) in the beauty industry, which recommends doing exactly that; reverse hair washing. And if you have fine hair, you might [read more]

  • April Book Circle still

    The Book Circle: Kate Ceberano, Krystal Barter and Bev Brock.

      When Krystal Barter was just 25 years old, she had a double mastectomy. She didn’t have cancer but knew it was the right thing to do. You see, Krystal knew she had a gene that gave her an incredibly high chance of getting breast cancer one day. That gene had started with great grandmother and had been passed down [read more]

  • response to haters

    Watch this company turn hate into love

    Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which [read more]

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    Woman receives letter from her mum… 45 years after it was sent.

        Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and [read more]

  • anorexia survivor

    “I survived anorexia. And I believe we should absolutely screen our models for eating disorders.”

        WARNING: This post may be triggering for some people.  Yesterday, designer Alex Perry admitted that he’d made the wrong decision in casting extremely underweight models in his fashion shows. After watching the segment, 21-year-old University of Sydney student Michaela Jones wrote to Today sharing her own grueling experience with anorexia, which left her with arrhythmia (also [read more]

  • babies taste lemons for the first time

    Watch: Babies bite into lemons for the first time.

      This video is currently going viral, and with very good reason. The expressions on these tiny kids’ faces when they bite into a lemon for the first time range from shock, to intrigue, to complete confusion. Yep, the intensity of their bewilderment is matched only by their cuteness factor — which is through the roof. [read more]

  • Peaches Geldof

    Thursday’s news in less than two minutes.

        Student in custody after stabbing incident. An American school student has allegedly stabbed 19 fellow pupils at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. At least five of the teenagers are understood to have been critically injured following the 30-minute attack. The student responsible is a 16-year-old boy who wielded two knives at the [read more]

  • Katy Perry green hair

    FLUFF: Katy Perry changed her hair and she liked it.

                Katy Perry, you unpredictable minx, you. The 29-year-old I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It singer has brand new hair. She’s dyed it a colour that can only truly be described as ‘slime green’. But she’s left her bangs a rich black. It’s got all the tousled, bed-hair goodness [read more]

  • Kate Ritchie baby bump

    FLUFF: Kate Ritchie covers her baby bump in sparkles.

          Kate Ritchie, Home & Away legend and serial Logie winner, has posed on the front cover of Who magazine. She’s five months pregnant in the shot and she covers 2014′s Most Beautiful People in a glittery gold sequiny dress that appears to have its own waterfall of flowery sequin things flowing downwards all [read more]

  • skinny models Sydney Fashion Week

    MIA: Dear Fashion Industry, here’s your code of conduct.

        Props to Alex Perry for going on The Today Show this morning and admitting he was wrong to cast a severely underweight model in his show earlier this week. The model was Cassi Van Den Dungen: In a candid and commendably honest interview, Alex told Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson that he’d had [read more]

  • The Block finale 2014

    And the winner of The Block is…

      Warning: This post contains spoilers. But surely you would have figured that, when you clicked on a post titled ‘And the winner of The Block is…’, right? Well, if you didn’t, might we kindly advise you that this post does contain significant, viewing-destroying spoilers. So, if you’re reading this on the bus, or the [read more]

  • Hepar

    Science confirms that homeopathy is total bollocks. Well played science.

            If you have private health insurance, you might well be helping to pay for other people’s snake oil. In the face of overwhelming evidence that homeopathy doesn’t work, most Australian private health insurers continue to offer rebates on it – sending a clear message that this stuff is medicine rather than [read more]

  • Bob Carr memoir

    The 6 most gloriously absurd quotes from Bob Carr’s memoir.

        Former foreign minister and NSW premier has released a memoir titled Diary of a Foreign Minister. We thought about writing a funny intro into this list of the best quotes from the memoir. But, sometimes the jokes just write themselves… 1. On sleeping in (taxpayer funded?) business class and why it doesn’t compare to [read more]

  • Kate Middleton

    Confessions of a republican with a Kate Middleton style crush.

            It happened again yesterday. I told myself I would stop. I know it isn’t good for me. I gave myself one of those stern internal lectures; determined not to let the demons get the better of me yet again. I tried desperately to put own personal fulfillment and happiness aside in favour [read more]