I've never heard of this line but it sounds great!
Honestly you've made me want one! Good sales work. Apple - give this woman some money.
Thank you Leola!
I feel ya! This resonates.
This is wonderful! Really enjoyed reading this
Love this! Even reading about these things made me smile and feel positive inside. I think you've made some beautiful points here
@chrissyinthemiddle I fully agree. It's sad watching this play out. It doesn't make any sense to sit and talk about compassion and kindness and healing while ACTIVELY hurting your family. I'm not sure if he perhaps just fully believes this rewritten narrative? Where everything and everyone before Meghan was cruel and now everything's better? I think talking about mental health is so great and I hope Harry being open about it is helping some people but this is tough to watch as he seems so in the middle of it. Maybe there's something useful in that?
@mamamia-user-556745246 this was from 2017 - so getting help from 2014
I love these Share Your Space articles and miss them!
@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!
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!
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...
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-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.
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.
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!
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.
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.