• controlled-crying-babysleep-doctor

    Holly: “A comprehensive list of the things I did before 9am.”

        By HOLLY WAINWRIGHT Ah, good morning. Sit down, drink your coffee. Breathe. How’s your day been? Do you remember a time when all you had to do in the morning was get your sorry arse out of bed, into a shower, and onto the bus? And then you had children. And then you went back [read more]

  • Lynne Ravenhall and her granddaughter.

    ‘This is our family story about heart disease, and the many different ways we can all be affected.’

            By LYNNE RAVENHALL ‘This is our family story about heart disease, and the many different ways we can all be affected.’ – Lynne Ravenhall Growing up in Melbourne in the 1940’s I was part of a large, loving family. I didn’t realise then just how young a lot of our male relatives [read more]

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    Open Post: Come meet our new Editor, Holly Wainwright.

                This weeks Open Post is brought to you by Omo Ultimate. It’s been a pretty big week at Mamamia so far. On Monday, our Editor-in-Chief and the former Editor of Mamamia Jamila Rizvi announced that Holly Wainwright would be taking over as Editor of Mamamia. Holly was previously Editor of the Mamamia [read more]

  • William was wearing this Spiderman suit.

    The whole country is thinking of this little boy tonight.

            By REBECCA SPARROW A little boy is missing A little boy with a cheeky, mischievous grin and twinkling eyes. A little boy who loves his big sister and Spiderman and playing outside in the sunshine. A little boy who could be my little boy. One minute William Tyrell was playing with [read more]

  • Janine Slack

    The most beautiful reason to trash the dress.

        Janine Slack’s beautiful wedding dress was meant to mark the beginning of her new life. A life shared with her fiance, John. But fifty-two days before their wedding, John died unexpectedly and Janine was left heartbroken. She was also left with the memory of a completely planned wedding that was never going to happen and a custom [read more]

  • 9 year old shooting

    This 9 y/o just killed someone. And she’ll live with that fact for the rest of her life.

             Update: The children of the shooting instructor killed by a nine-year-old girl have penned an emotional letter to her — and have taken turns reading their pledge of forgiveness on a video. Personal injury lawyer Marc Lamber, who represents the Vacca family, uploaded the video onto his firm’s website, the Daily Mail reports. [read more]

  • Tony Abbott.

    Why the Prime Minister’s visit to Arnhem Land is nothing but window dressing.

                By ALYS GAGNON With our Prime Minister spending a week in Arnhem Land right now, one could be forgiven for thinking that here we have a leader truly committed to closing the gap for Indigenous Australians. Before he was elected Prime Minister, Tony Abbott promised to spend one week [read more]

  • Holly Wainright

    Introducing: Mamamia’s new Editor, Holly Wainwright.

          After almost two years in the job, yesterday was my last as Editor of mamamia.com.au. As of this morning I have officially handed over the reigns of this magnificent beast of a website, to the very able Holly Wainwright. Holly was previously Editor of the Mamamia Network’s parenting website iVillage and before that [read more]

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    Why the world needs to back off Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”.

          So there’s this song that’s being played much more than it should be on radio stations around the world. It’s called All About That Bass and it’s written by Meghan Trainor, a 20-year-old singer singer/song-writer from the US who has been who has been writing songs since she was 11. You’ve probably [read more]

  • Video thumbnail for youtube video Two blind sisters see for the first time. - Mamamia

    Amazing. Watch the unbridled joy of two blind sisters seeing for the first time.

      There are videos that make you laugh… There are videos that scare you. And then there is this. A truly amazing story about two blind Indian sisters, Anita, 6, and Sonia, 12, seeing for the first time. Just look: Sonia and Anita were both born blind. Raised in rural India, the only way their parents [read more]

  • michaela fox

    “I discovered my friend had died via Google.”

        By MICHAELA FOX When I want to know the answer to something, I turn to Google. Google is knowledge at your fingertips – full of useful and not-so-useful information. Whether it’s research for an article, catching up on current news, or poring over food ideas (read: killing time), I invariably ‘Google’ it. I [read more]

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    Voulez Vous: Art that would add a pop of colour to any room.

      Welcome to Mamamia’s art endeavour, the Voulez-Vous Project. Every week we celebrate emerging artists, designers, illustrators, creators and women who knit using their vaginas. (Kidding. Maybe.) Our aim: to help the internet become a slightly more beautiful, captivating, or thought-provoking place by making art accessible. To find out more about the Voulez-Vous project, click here. Click [read more]

  • Active against cancer

    Meet the smoking hot cancer patients changing our view of life in treatment.

        This is the film clip to 2004 song ‘Call On Me’ by Eric Prydz. (Which is one of those great songs that absolutely no one can remember the name/artist of, but that appeared in enough car advertisements that we’re sure will recognise it when you hear it.)   And this is that same [read more]

  • Global-Climate-Change

    How to send the climate change denier in your life scientific spam.

      You know that saying ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’? Rubbish. Utter rubbish. Take this example: Internet spam is crap. Climate change deniers are crap. But, when combined, these two crap things produce something that is definitely not crap. They produce someone that is, in fact, rather awesome. That (^^) is a screenshot from a new app called [read more]

  • chicks smashing grunters

    Chicks smashing grunters is exactly as bizarre as it sounds.

        A new magazine launched in Australia last month. It’s for women who like hunting pigs. And it’s called ‘Chicks Smashing Grunters’. ‘Chicks Smashing Grunters’ launched in August, and is Australia’s first women’s hunting magazine. So what does it feature? Lots of pictures of women with the pigs they’ve just killed of course. For [read more]

  • Bec

    Bec: “I publicly pledged to lose weight but instead, I gained.”

            By BEC SPARROW For some reason (WAS I DRUNK?) on 23 July I decided to announce how much I weighed and commit to doing regular exercise for the first time in years. No idea what I’m talking about? Here’s how it went down … “So what this means is that right [read more]

  • Mel Greig royal prank inquest

    Why did Mel Greig go to the royal prank inquest in London?

            Mel Greig is sitting in a coroner’s court in London, sobbing. She doesn’t need to be there. She could be at home with fiance, Stephen, and her dog, Mia, getting on with her life. Instead, the 32-year-old Australian radio host is at an inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldhana. A death she probably still [read more]

  • parenting advice from mums

    “If in doubt, kiss ‘em,” and the other best pieces of parenting advice we’ve ever heard.

        By MAMAMIA TEAM All our lives we are bombarded with unsolicited advice and never more so than from the moment we fall pregnant, to the moment we give birth. Eventually we figure it out, and as we muddle through this amazing parenting journey we just need that one special person we can look [read more]

  • shared parenting

    10 anonymous parents confess: “What I regret about my divorce…”

          “My kids hate me because I divorced their father and I can’t tell them all the the horrible things he did to me, so I let them treat me like crap.” Anyone who’s life has been affected by a divorce will find it hard not to be moved by this story from [read more]

  • Elissa. With makeup.

    Best and Worst: How’s your week been?

    By ELISSA RATLIFF. It’s Friday. Which means two things – it’s almost the weekend and it’s time for Mamamia’s Best and Worst. A place where you can share the highs and lows of your week with the MM community. Like therapy, only cheaper. I’ll kick us off. Best: I was lucky enough to see Nora at the Belvoir [read more]

  • Ana

    “When I sit in that chemo chair, all my bravery just goes.”

              By ANA FERGUSON Most days, I get up and face my demons head on. I wake up damn well determined to MAKE MYSELF be positive, warm and fuzzy. I bounce out of bed and I try to be bouncy all day long (I should make Tigger from Winnie The Poo [read more]

  • Former Prime MInister Julia Gillard the most popular role model.

    Yet again, Julia Gillard handles herself with the utmost poise, grace and dignity.

            BY ALYS GAGNON If I have, at any point in my life, even just a quarter of the grace under fire Julia Gillard has displayed again and again and again, I will be a very happy woman. Yesterday, Julia Gillard spent the better part of a day under oath at a [read more]

  • Parties like this might now attract a fee.

    Hosting a kids party in the park is about to get REALLY expensive.

      BY BERN MORLEY     The best things in life are free right? Well, no. Especially if one local council in Brisbane gets their way. The simple act of throwing a party in your local park, is about to get a whole lot more complicated. And expensive. Under a controversial move, Brisbane City Council are suggesting the simple act [read more]

  • sara ziff skinny models

    The modelling agency withheld her pay… until she lost inches off her already-tiny waist.

              By CAITLIN STOWER There are plenty of young women who dream of becoming models. The stuff of those dreams probably includes strolling a runway for big name designers, appearing in campaigns wearing dresses of the value of a small house and gracing the cover of Anna Wintour’s Vogue (although maybe not actually meeting [read more]

  • best love note ever

    The award for rudest love letter ever goes to…

    This husband and wife are winning at marriage. Below are two of the coolest love notes you will ever see. Both of them contain the word ‘motherf*cking’. One of them calls the other ‘Sugar Tits’. And it is the best thing we’ve read today. Wife made husband some Rice Krispie treats (think Rice Bubbles + [read more]

  • #whyIstayed

    Thousands of abused women answer the question, “Why don’t you just leave?”

              Why don’t you just leave? It’s the one question every domestic abuse victim is haunted by. From the outside, it seems simple: If your partner is beating you, controlling you, or hurting you, just leave. Just. Leave. Just walk out the door, just go. But it’s never that simple. It’s never that [read more]

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    Open Post: A weekend to get back to me.

    By SARAH NORTON Hi friends, and welcome to another week of Open Post. This is a weekly Mamamia tradition where you can tell us what’s happening in your world. We want to know the good and the bad, and please ask about anything you need advice on. I’ll start things off. I need to tell [read more]

  • Cheyenne Tozzi shower

    Two Australian supermodels would like us to know that they shower together.

      “Friends that shower together stay together.” That’s the moral of this naked photograph. Demonstrating high levels of bashfulness and elegance, Aussie supermodels Cheyenne Tozzi and Catherine McNeil posed together for a fairly nude selfie, sharing it on each of their personal Instagram accounts. Here is that photo:   25-year-old model Cheyenne — also an aspiring [read more]

  • Brooke Hempill.

    “I was a lesbian for a year.”

        By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST In 2010, Brooke Hemphill was a relationships and sex columnist who was sick of dating “douchebag” men. “I had my finger on the dating pulse, but as it often the case with people who in this line of work, my own love life was something of a disaster,” 35-year-old Brooke told Mamamia. “I had a [read more]

  • Dion from Big Brother 2014

    They don’t drink. They don’t have casual sex. (And they’re not necessarily religious).

          Dion is a cocky, tanned, gym-junkie from Brisbane. The 24-year-old is technically ‘famous’ for being one of the new housemates on Big Brother — but that’s not why we’re all talking about him today in the Mamamia office. You see, what caught our attention was Dion’s proclamation on last night’s show that he’s “Straight [read more]