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mamamia-user-556745246 April 7, 2021

I love these Share Your Space articles and miss them!

mamamia-user-556745246 April 7, 2021

@simple simon good point! Maybe an article with none of the pictures would have been better! Just seems weird to me that the article acknowledges these pictures do damage but then published them!

mamamia-user-556745246 April 6, 2021

I'm really interested in the thinking behind not sharing the natural, nice picture of Khloe but sharing the edited ones. In the article which states photoshopped images are still harmful even if we know. It's like the decision was made to respect Khloes desire to only be seen filtered above the good it could do the thousands of women who read this to see her natural body? The picture genuinely made me feel a bit better about mine, even knowing how many filters etc are used usually, it was just a bit of a visual jolt for me to go OOH yeah my lumps and bumps are normal!

mamamia-user-556745246 March 11, 2021

Unless parents want what they do with their kids described as "chilling on the couch" I would be very cautious of describing that as all a babysitter does! It says it in the article, you aren't paying them to sit on the couch you're paying them for What Ifs and if we think about it the What Ifs we are most scared of can be pretty extreme! A break in, a very ill child... 

I do have sympathy for people with a limited support network...
It's in all of us to build these support networks with local free library sessions etc. but it is still hard 

mamamia-user-556745246 February 21, 2021

Have they sought privacy over public duty? I've read more about them this past year than all the years before. They moved to LA and signed a podcast and Netflix deal, they didn't want privacy. One of the cases of suing paparazzi was when Meghan walked in a public park with him, I'm sorry but not even your average Joe could claim a public park as a private space. I don't think the term financially independent really ever gets to apply to a couple with access to millions of pounds in trust funds and so on. So much of this sits so uncomfortably. 

mamamia-user-556745246 February 7, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 what a MARVELLOUS comment!! I love that Mamamia gives such a great platform to mother's and I've learned from reading from parents perspective. But it does sometimes feel as if the "parenting is a stressful hellhole you'll never understand" message is heavily promoted. It would be nice for childless people to consider planning a catch up close to home around nap time, even at home (although I'm remembering all the articles that are like DONT come over and see my mess...) BUT it would also be nice for a parent to think "well they don't need to change the whole birthday dinner cos I've got Bobby's school fair" it's just consideration and kindness. Obviously we may at times be the ones giving more kindness when a friend is in need (which seems to be the becoming a parent stage) but it should always be a two way street. Parents can consider how much someone else may want to be a parent, how it feels to be single and 36 with a clock ticking...childless people have responsibilities and lives and pain. 

mamamia-user-556745246 February 7, 2021

A few articles on estrangement from the parents perspective on Mamamia have highlighted to me how often the word 'I' appears. Also multiple times there's been complete confusion around why, I agree with a post below. I think if you search deeply within you do know why. Maybe you disagree but surely some words formed and came out of a mouth to say why before just up and leaving. This sounds terribly painful but I know of a parent who is borderline estranged from a child and it's a fact they ignore the reasons why and then don't believe them. I also KNOW this person has created their own reality, everything they tell all their friends is very very very far removed from the reality of their child.

mamamia-user-556745246 February 1, 2021

Maybe this article is meant to be funny and light-hearted but it feels really mean. I find the hairdressers intimidating and this doesn't help. People say 'whatever you think' because you're a professional and they value your input..just above we can't take an unrealistic photo in but then just below we can't defer to the hairdressers professional judgement. We bring in an unrealistic photo because we don't know it's unrealistic! We say "just a cut' because sometimes people get it coloured and styled but we "just want a cut". Just cut it? Retitle this "10 things SOME grumpy hairdressers hate" - and tell us their salons cos I'd love to not go there! 

mamamia-user-556745246 January 27, 2021

It's not true that nobody bats an eyelid when a man dates a younger woman. It's just that it takes more years in between for eyelids to bat. It's different but it's still there. Leo and Camilla aren't a good example THOUSANDS of words have been written on their age gap and loads has been said and written about Leo and younger women. The other examples ring more true for sure! It's also a bit natural I think that the difference when the woman is older is questioned more because there are biological differences so it's like a "risk" if an older woman is with a younger man and wants children there may be some friction. And that's just a fact. It's not putting women down but just true that we need to think about and plan.

mamamia-user-556745246 January 8, 2021

@mamamia-user-556745246 But it's not like those images would have grossly interfered in Archie's life. The back of your infant baby's head is not that special and unique that a picture of you carrying him will ruin his future. Oh...and youve released audio and video of him anyway...

I also really dont like how they use the titles "Duke and Duchess of Sussex", I knoooow these will not be taken off them and they are allowed but for two people who want to be "financially independent" and "carve their own paths" they are 1000% capitalising on these names for their fame and profit. America dont have an actual royal family and there's no doubt this carries weight.
I live in London, over 1000 was yesterday's daily death toll. An average of 800 people a week have died of covid. Look I know the media can manipulate what we see and people can manipulate the media (especially the royals). I also know Harry and Meghan have devoted loads of energy to causes they care about. But in this past year... where over 70 000 people have died in the UK William and Kate have used that time having a real presence in the UK showing support for the people working hard. Harry has signed deals with Spotify and Netflix.
I often hear any criticism of these two dismissed as racist or because they (the critic) can't handle a strong woman. I really think that's tired and too easy to pull out. There are valid reasons why these two don't sit right with a lot of people. And as two people using Duke and Duchess in their names to make loads of money and remain relevant in the public eye, these criticisms are fair. Travelling in a private jet and then telling people to think about the environment, it's a valid thing to criticise! 
If they'd moved to Canada and genuinely tried for a peaceful, "normal" upbringing for Archie then I would view media attention on them differently. But they really really really have not moved towards privacy they claimed they wanted. (Just a reminder she was pregnant here and made it through a whole pregnancy with barely any pics of her bump other than official engagements- if it's privacy they want they could get that)
Please please can Holly talk about them on Outloud again!? Actually Mia and Jessie too of course! I would love to hear a discussion on how they split opinion.

mamamia-user-556745246 January 8, 2021

I find it interesting how you can really choose how to frame articles on any topic! I am using the universal "you" here not talking specifically about this author. This past week I saw what Harry and Meghan's website says and I laughed but it also made me gag "through our non-profit work within Archewell Foundation 501(c)(3), in addition to creative activations through the business verticals of audio and production." WHAT!? am I dense or is this a total pile of tosh!? Creative activations?!

I'm sorry but something really doesn't sit right with me asking for privacy and then moving to LA and appearing on podcasts and tv shows and SETTING UP photo opportunities with famous photographers to capture wreath laying. Do you want privacy or not? They don't want privacy they want to be incredibly famous they just want to control every little aspect of their image. Suing the newspaper/photographer in Canada when she was on a walk in a public park? With an infant strapped to her chest? I'm sorry but even any of us could be snapped in that situation. I'm aware we wouldn't be and that is a significant point. 

mamamia-user-556745246 December 5, 2020

This is so wonderful Holly! I listened to you talk about this on Outloud. GOOD for you!! I think you're an inspiration for getting up again the next day.

mamamia-user-556745246 November 26, 2020

I've not heard of this picture anywhere except Mamamia. And I can see below this there is another article on it. There are five news sites I check randomly plus Mamamia. Mamamia YOU are declaring its breaking the internet based on what? You are the only ones reporting it from any online news I read. It's not news to begin with. Good for her working out etc, it's her choice. I choose not to do that. Look nothing like her.

mamamia-user-556745246 November 26, 2020

There's also groups of annoying adults who go out and act in disruptive ways "drunk adults". But when people complain about drunk adults, every adult who drinks doesn't go #notme because yeah we know some are annoying. So for parents, you KNOW your kid can be annoying. More than anyone. So when you read an article or message saying "no kids", it doesn't mean YOUR kid, it doesn't mean "no kids anywhere" and you also don't know the context of what lead to it. Perhaps there was weeks of huge groups with prams being politely asked to move along when they'd finished and they didn't, whatever it was, a business owner decided to make a slightly controversial choice for their business. Surely some parents would also like the option of a kid free place. Or imagine youre actively trying to get pregnant and can't find a place without babies.

I'll also make the point drunk people get refused entry to many places.
Drunk people and kids can be annoying! Fact! 
#notallkids #notalldrunkpeople

mamamia-user-556745246 November 26, 2020

I do think eye rolls at kids in public places and restaurants isn't at those moments when a baby cries for a minute and then is soothed. Or a child waves. Or you move your chair slightly or pass a crayon. People love an interaction like that where two strangers smile at each other acknowledging their moment together. However, as the other comment says, there are parents who do let their child run through a restaurant while they sit down or some other more disruptive behaviour. (nobody even hears what you order so don't understand why a request for a babycino would annoy anyone - if the cafe doesn't do it that's no different to any other request they would politely decline) 

mamamia-user-556745246 November 24, 2020

@rush lol

mamamia-user-556745246 November 16, 2020

This isn't related to this particular article but on every article I read on Mamamia there's a really gross ad in the middle of the article. It's a finger with lots of yellow pus coming out of it. It's really disgusting and impossible not to see because it's just there as you're scrolling through an article! I thought Mamamia was in control of the ads you posted? And they usually aligned with the overall Mamamia values? Is this one just appearing as some sort of Google algorithm thing?

If it's intentional, this is my feedback that it really sucks and I hope that company is paying loads.
If it's not intentional can it be fixed!?

mamamia-user-556745246 November 12, 2020

This was a lovely and cheerful thing to read.

mamamia-user-556745246 November 2, 2020

Lovely person but listening to No Filter did make it stand out to me that she still did/does have a filter. She's a very guarded person and it didn't feel like we learned anything new. She's keen to present the shiny side (which is totally fine and her right!) I'm not judging it. But just in the format of No Filter interviews it stood out a little how prepared Zoe seems with answers that she's happy to share. It makes sense! And I hope I don't sound like I'm judging, I do love a No Filter where the conversation gets a bit more real though.

mamamia-user-556745246 October 27, 2020

I don't understand how this makes it any less wholesome? It all begins with Nathan! He is wholesome! Well done Ocean Spray for making the best of a moment. The guy likes their juice, why shouldn't they fill the truck they're giving him with juice! I feel this article would carry more weight if you had evidence of Fleetwood Mac being paid by Ocean Spray? It's entirely possible their own management seized the moment to help album plays and sales. This moment remains 1000% wholesome for me. All over YouTube are comments saying they'd never heard of the band until now. Mick Fleetwood has told Nathan he owes him big time and maybe there'll be follow through. This article is strange, there's no proof of anything just "celebs don't do stuff without background deals". Don't get how that takes away from the pure moment that began this.

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