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dp May 13, 2021

I'm really pleased to see balanced reporting from a site that is owned by a Jewish family - well-done Mamamia.

I've been to Jerusalem and it's quite sobering to see how such a small, historic city means so much to three major regions while also being the cause of so much conflict. I feel the conflict is one of the most complex in the world right now and I don't know what the answer is or how this will ever get be resolved. 

dp May 13, 2021

They (Courtney) also shared a series of other disturbing comments she tweeted about other celebs as recently as 2018. All equally as disturbing.

There's a definite nasty streak inside her. Even if she feels she has changed since then - it's changing from a very disturbing mindset. Can't look at her the same way. 

dp May 13, 2021

I like these two - they like the attention, though they have a sense of humour and aren't afraid to show the messy bits. The comment on curation is interesting though, as their accounts are also clearly created, just with a different to persona to the more polished parent influencers. 

dp May 9, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 I’m sorry you’ve been told this so many times - I can’t imagine why anyone would say this to a child free woman.

But the love really is like no other. That’s not to say you can’t be happy without it or are incomplete without being a parent - which is not at all true - it just is.

dp April 28, 2021

I knew he was religious and conservative, but seeing this so closely intertwined with his views and the way he runs the country is scary. 

I don’t think all of what he said is that bad, but the fact it’s driven by his belief in things like ‘the evil one’ is a big red flag. How can he make decision based on reason and facts as a PM?

dp April 26, 2021

I can't help but think this article will fuel the private vs public debate and not help women who are trying to decide. Each pregnancy is different, each person is different, and each hospital (public or private) is different. 

Studies repeatedly show that consistency of care is the most important consideration. So my one tip to those trying to decide, whether it's private or public, is to try and see that one person throughout your pregnancy and birth. And good luck :)

dp April 25, 2021

@daijobou 100% this. I spent a good 12 years between uni and kids making good money, travelling, a few of them single with so much freedom - no wonder motherhood was a shock to the system! 

I think about this a lot now with my kids, that as much as I want them to be comfortable, they also need to experience boredom/ disappointment/ failing to understand that happy all the time isn’t the way it goes. And these things will make them stronger in the process.

dp April 15, 2021

@feast I find this hard to believe too. Given it's on the opposite side of the body, a completely different colour, weight, and then there's the safety. She does sound genuinely distressed afterwards thought, so it's confusing. 

But regardless - I can't see this kind of panic and reaction happen if it were someone white. There seemed to be a lot of drama for someone who was pulled on the side of the road and no real direct threat to anyone. 

dp April 14, 2021

I heard a replay of Morrison's outrage in Parliament about the watch incident and it just made me feel so angry - a response I've had about our Prime Minister too many times. 

He's outraged when a CEO rewards employees for exceptional performance but is stone cold to our country being burned, women being murdered by men day after day, and women being sexually harassed and assaulted in his own workplace. 
He's not a leader or even the Christian he claims to be. He needs to go.

dp March 23, 2021

Complaining about being cut off financially when having multiple millions to each of their names... again, what was the point of this interview?

dp March 18, 2021

I was someone who has a slight preference for a girl. mainly because I didn’t have a great relationship with my mum and I felt I had so much to offer a girl in terms of life experience and guidance.

I now have one of each and love having my boy just as much as my girl. I do feel a bit sad for anyone who might think having a boy isn’t as good as having a girl, because it’s such a different yet beautiful experience. Grateful to have them both :)

dp March 11, 2021

I knew he hated her but I had no idea about the ghosting and the history behind it. It’s weird. 

dp March 9, 2021

@mamamia-user-105701183 this common sense response seems to be lost sadly.

We will never know what really happened behind those closed doors, so there’s no point speculating. 
I really do wonder why they did this though - what did they want to achieve? And while the claims of refusing help when feeling suicidal and racists comments are terrible, they’ve revealed together with a lot of petty, at times unbelievable, and at other times downright incorrect claims. It’s hard to know what to believe. 

dp March 5, 2021

@rush exactly! I can't bring myself to care about either party, but this public slanging is childish and in such poor taste given what's going on in the world. I don't think this will be the end of it, sadly. 

dp January 26, 2021

I've had one 'ideal' pregnancy and one with HG. There's no comparison between the two!

With the HG pregnancy, it kicked in at 7 weeks and didn't stop until I gave birth. I started some meds at week 10 which helped me stomach some food without throwing up (most of the time) but it didn't take the feeling away. 
It really impacted my life - I took significant time off work at the worst stages or and I couldn't do any kind of exercise without needing to throw up. Then I had a baby with reflux that struggled to sleep so I quickly fell into PND. It was a long road out, and sadly took a lot of the joy of having a new baby away. 

Hats off to the mums who go back for another child after having it - absolute superwomen. 

dp January 24, 2021

I've actually found I've had more drive than before I had kids! Which is terrible timing as I'm so tired and have so little free time to do all the things I want to ;)

I'm heading out of the baby years (5 and almost 3 year old here) and I have spent a lot of that time at home or working part-time in a very cruisey job. Mostly because I felt that having a parent around during those early developmental years is really important - but - while I loved really seeing them grow and develop, it was a bit mind-numbing. 

I've changed jobs and started a business since and just love using my brain again and pushing myself outside my comfort zone, and feel so much better for it.

I do find it easier to let go of the guilt as they get older and naturally want to do new things, but it's always a trade off. 

dp January 22, 2021

@rush you said it.

Surprisingly, on the outlouders podcast, Mia and Holly and Jessie all defended her. I'm not saying she deserved the reaction she received, but what she said - even if it was a joke like she claimed - was tone-deaf. 

dp January 22, 2021

@cat Isn't this the truth. Just a small peek outside US politics can quickly confirm that. 

The idea that we think only good people should 'win' is part of the problem. It would be nice if that were the case, but it's just not true.

dp January 4, 2021

@salcy I’m no fan of Alexander and their relationship has red flags throughout its life - but - I don’t recall that he was sleeping with her sister?? Is that correct?

I do love the historical fiction angle. I felt like I was in Russia and post war USA and loved getting an insight into these periods of time. 

dp December 21, 2020

@mamamia-user-228828311 how can you cheer someone on who took advantage of people and stole millions of their savings?

Definitely looks like she planned it, but can’t say I wish her well.