• Georgina and Sid on their wedding day

    Your latte cost more than her wedding.

    Share    By ZOE CALEY $1.56. That’s how much this couple’s wedding cost. In other words, a brand new buy at the $2 shop would have been more expensive. To put this into context for you, the average wedding in Australia last year was between $36,700 (IBISWorld), and $48,296 (Bride To Be magazine). That’s a minimum of [read more]

  • So it's someone else's dress/flowers/suit/location. But at least it's cheap.

    A message to brides from someone who has been there: The fairytale ends.

            By JOSEFA PETE I had the dream wedding. The fairytale. The extravagance. For two years I consumed my time, my mind and my every essence with preparing for the “big day”. I had a team of supporters. I needed a team. My family. My in-laws. My cousins. The excitement was contagious. [read more]

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    2/5 women are using this (pretty risky) method of contraception.

            By NICKY CHAMP Since it first came on the market in 1960, the oral contraceptive pill has long been associated with female liberation – one small pill, one giant leap for womankind – but a new generation of women are refusing to swallow in favour of another less reliable method. They’re [read more]

  • housewife

    Every woman needs a wife. Discuss.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM In the latest installment of odd things making internet headlines, an organisation called Rent a Wife has come under fire for… well… offering wives for rent. A bit of back story: Rent a Wife was started by a woman named Juliette Bresnahan, who originally wanted to start a housekeeping service for other [read more]

  • Wendy Squires

    WENDY: 8 warning signs your relationship is toxic.

        By WENDY SQUIRES. As soon as I saw the number come up on my phone I knew. It was a girlfriend I hadn’t seen or heard from in months. The last time I had spoken to her she was head over heels in love. He was the one. She knew it the minute [read more]

  • therapy

    “I haven’t been single since the age of 14.”

            By EVA BOTANY I got my first boyfriend when I was 14. His name was Alex and he liked Pink Floyd, so therefore he was cooler than any other 14 year old I knew. He asked me out over MSN, which was the instant-messaging medium of choice back in 2004, and [read more]

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    A dating website with more male users than women. The reason might surprise you.

          By BERN MORLEY When did it become taboo to admit that you would like to find a partner and have a baby with them? Why did it become considered desperate and shameful to reveal that you might be looking for a long term relationship and start a family in the near future? [read more]

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    Married women respond to a divorced man’s relationship advice.

        By KATE HUNTER AND ALISSA WARREN So did this show up in your Facebook feed over the past couple of weeks? The photo is of Gerald Rogers and his new wife, on their wedding day. The photo accompanied a heartfelt post – written by Gerald – called ‘A divorced man’s twenty things to [read more]

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    Group Therapy: Help! I’ve never had an orgasm.

          BY ANONYMOUS. Please help. My boyfriend is gorgeous. I’m incredibly attracted to him. We have a really active sex life. And I’ve never had an orgasm. Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their [read more]

  • Excited women scream

    What to say when your friend gets engaged to a total arse-hat.

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE We’ve all been there. Your friend starts dating a total arse-hat. You’re concerned but don’t want to cause unnecessary hurt feelings… so you say nothing. Then all of a sudden he’s at all your dinner parties, sitting next to you at mutual friend’s weddings, he drops round in the middle of girls’ [read more]

  • Should she have to pay for that glass of wine?

    It costs women more to get ready, so blokes should pay for dinner. Discuss.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM It’s a question that’s been asked since the dawn of time: If a caveman and a cavelady decide to join each other for a (possibly romantic) wilderbeast barbecue, is the man obliged to pay for their wilderbeast, or should they split the cost of their wilderbeast so that [read more]

  • Brooke Falvey

    “Apparently, I’ve passed my prime as a bride.”

            By BROOKE FALVEY “You’ll make a beautiful bride.” With this one sentence I found myself caught like a deer in the headlights, en route to an unnecessary—and somewhat misguided—reality check from a stranger. While you might think it sounds like a compliment, a backhand quickly followed. After dishing out advice on [read more]

  • love kiss

    “I looked like a pathetic fat girl who was pretending to have a boyfriend.”

            By CYNTHIA GOODFELLOW I like to people watch. I’m good at it. I like to watch my fellow shoppers and challenge myself to catch the affectionate looks, the subtle touches, and the verbal shorthand that can all suggest that two people are indeed a couple.  Some couples are prone to PDA [read more]

  • Premature ejaculation thumb

    “30 seconds. That’s all I get.”

              By ANONYMOUS 30 seconds. That’s all I get. Sometimes maybe a minute if I’m lucky. That’s how long it takes for my husband to reach orgasm. Then we’re done. It wasn’t always like this. We had a really healthy sex life for the first two years of our relationship. It [read more]

  • heart

    This man’s vulnerability is so raw, it’s almost hard to watch.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM TIP: You need to watch until the very end. The lengths this man has gone to for love are heartbreaking.

  • Anyone else having one of those weeks?

    Warning: Parents, please do not try this at home.

          By BERN MORLEY We women are quite wonderful really. We have the ability to maintain our rage and hide it away for just the right amount of time so it can be released with maximum effect at precisely the right time. This, my friends, is truly a gift. I don’t find I [read more]

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    Bridechilla: The anti-bridezilla of weddings.

            By ALANA SCHETZER When I met Anita a few years ago, I instantly knew I liked her. She has a dry wit, a genuine smile and there is no, for want of a better word, bullshit with her. Anita calls it truthfully but never with malice. She’s the sort of person you [read more]

  • asking a stranger to have sex

    The question men and women answer differently. Very differently.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM When a guy asks a random girl on the street whether she wants to have sex with him, he’s likely to receive a laugh – if not a drink – thrown in his face. When a girl asks a strange man on the street the same question, she is far more likely [read more]

  • Sexual assault

    My brother-in-law: The Creep.

            By ANONYMOUS Last night I snapped. My  former brother in law contacted me on social media and was highly inappropriate. This has been an ongoing saga with him. It started when I was just 16-years-old and he first started dating my sister. He would hug me and linger… I constantly felt [read more]

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    They don’t mention this in the marriage brochure.

      By MIA FREEDMAN My husband and I are arguing about bread. Specifically, about how bread from the bakery goes stale faster if you leave it in the paper bag rather than transferring it into a plastic one. This is because when it’s in paper, all the moisture gets sucked out. Apparently. [Are you still [read more]

  • "I am not an ungrateful woman, nor am I cruel or loveless, I am just sick."

    He left their marriage five weeks before she gave birth.

        BY ANONYMOUS Three months ago, this Anonymous writer shared the heartbreaking story of how her husband left her shortly before the birth of their second child. This is the second part of her story. It’s about what’s happened since, in the months after they welcomed their new baby. The first blog I wrote [read more]

  • Is kissing always cheating?

    We all know one or have possibly been one: women who talk like baby-wabys.

            By EMILY DE SILVA Her: My snuggy wuggy, can I have a kissy-wissy?   Me: No, get fuc—oh, sorry, you weren’t talking to me? Well, I’m in the near vicinity and your pathetic baby talk just made me vomit in my mouth. Don’t you wish you could say that the next [read more]

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    KATE: 12 months is too long to be engaged.

      By KATE HUNTER On Monday night I set the cat amongst the turtle doves with what I thought was a light-hearted status update on Facebook. There had been a story on iVillage that day about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux being reluctant to set a wedding date, a year after their engagement. My opinion [read more]

  • Sam and his sister Connie.

    Samuel Johnson’s sister is dying of cancer. So he’s riding a unicycle across the country.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND “Hey, where are we again?” Samuel Johnson has ridden through so many towns since starting his country-wide unicycle ride that he seems a bit stumped when I ask his location. He gets his answer from one of the team. “A few hundred kilometres outside of Perth apparently!” he [read more]

  • ernie and bert

    How young is too young to teach your kids about same-sex relationships?

        By SARAH CALLEJA I was horrified to read years ago that Noddy and Big Ears were forced to deny ‘improper relationship’ in Toy Town. Not to be outdone, it appears that Bert and Ernie, the iconic residents (and roommates) of the long-running children’s TV series Sesame Street, have been ‘outed’ over their (assumed) [read more]

  • male-libido

    Everything you thought about the male libido is wrong.

        By JENNA PRICE The rampaging male libido is dying, killed by stress and exhaustion. That’s the news from Australian sex therapists, either from their own clinical practice or from research. Which is kind of a relief, isn’t it? Not the stress and exhaustion bit (been there, done that) but the fact that men [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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • homemade sex toys

    EM: Life and love can make people crazy.

          By EM RUSCIANO “Wife’s crazy ninja attack on hubby”. If there was a service that designed personalised headlines, then I would assume this would have been amongst their finest work. Urban ninjas are my passion and to think that there may have been costuming and fly kicks involved in this wife/husband situation [read more]