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mamamia-user-936684540 January 23, 2022

You do lose your waistline when you hit menopause...but you also lose your periods!  It's great!!!!

mamamia-user-936684540 December 18, 2021

When my grandmother was alive I always dreaded the annual evaluation of my hair. I was usually in for a critical assessment.  She was firmly of the view that I should not colour it and that short was preferable over long. I never once commented on HER hair.  Why do people feel that young women are fair game for a critical assessment of any aspect of their appearance? It truly mystifies me.

mamamia-user-936684540 December 8, 2021

I’m a qualified psychologist and I can tell you that the position that Dr Coulson is taking is not reflected in the profession.  Psychologists advocate for warm, nurturing parenting that fosters a sense of security and connection.  Santa has a role to play there.  This notion that children are damaged by the “deceit” of the Santa myth just isn’t supported by any evidence.   Never, in my 30 year career have I ever seen anyone present for therapy because their parents fibbed about Santa.  Context is everything.   Let’s celebrate Santa and the magic he brings as a positive, generous, deer keeper.

mamamia-user-936684540 December 5, 2021

@rush My thoughts exactly 

mamamia-user-936684540 December 4, 2021

A sad reflection on the values of the ex bridal party participants. 

mamamia-user-936684540 November 25, 2021

Disgusting prgram. Sadly millions of people watch it. Proud to not be among them.

mamamia-user-936684540 November 24, 2021

No fairytale here.   

mamamia-user-936684540 November 17, 2021

Notice how it's all about the photos? The pursit of the instagrammable moment is seeminlgy the focus for modern brides.  And of ocurse, you wouldn't want your officiant in your photo.  They are just the person who actually made you a married couple...but they would spoil the photo wouldn't they?

mamamia-user-936684540 November 4, 2021

I look forward to the day when you answer questions on a screen of some sort, up the back of the pharmacy,  and click a button for a pill to be dispensed. Hopefully someone is working on that.

mamamia-user-936684540 October 26, 2021

Great to see a positve and elistic prtrayal of child protection work. It's  a largely thankless task (but vitally important) and I salute those who do it.

mamamia-user-936684540 October 21, 2021

I stand with Phoebe

mamamia-user-936684540 October 20, 2021

No doubt it's a tough gig but is anyone's labour worth $ 1.8 million? These people are not brain surgeons. What an insight into the world they live in.

mamamia-user-936684540 October 20, 2021

The very word "babe" implies no you can't be a babe in your 60s and you look like an idiot if you try to. You can be attarctive at any age. You can be beautiful at any age (just look at the The Queen!) but let the young ones be babes and age graciously.

mamamia-user-936684540 July 28, 2021

@daijobou , I applaud you!

So many women think parenting is a competition sport. Mine are all grown up now but some of the most opinionated women in my mother's group now have adult children struggling with life.  Honestly, the intricacies of infant care mean way too much to some people.

mamamia-user-936684540 June 21, 2021

Perhaps it really is not all of Australia's business. Family rifts are reality of life . Let's just focus on what a great place Australia Zoo is and the wonderful conservation work that the Irwin family support.

mamamia-user-936684540 June 16, 2021

In my experience the word "flexible" means the employer feels they can call on you day or night. The phrase that resonates with me in this article is "working as though we don't have children" and it seems to me that's what employers expect. I still recall explaining to my perplexed (female) boss that I could not attend a meeting at 7:30 am in the morning as the childcare center caring for my infant son was not open before 7 am and located 45minutes away! She hired me knowing I had a 6 month old baby and also expected me to be away overnight!

mamamia-user-936684540 June 9, 2021

Evil exists. Here's the proof

mamamia-user-936684540 May 26, 2021

Bravo to Saxon! She has made a difference and I hope it helps her heal from the trauma she has endured. The legal system let her down badly. Now we need to see these reforms work.

mamamia-user-936684540 May 19, 2021

Oh this article is "spot on". Thanks Jessie. Couldn't have said it better myself.

mamamia-user-936684540 May 18, 2021

Ariana Grande's nuptials after 15 months of dating are hardly hasty.