@sarah my understanding of the childcare subsidy is that both parents (if together) must be in paid work or a ‘recognised activity’ (like studying) to receive it. If one parent is not in paid work and using child care to give themselves a break (and good on them!) then they are quite likely full fee paying.
Erin’s!! Love the before and after shots!!
Many people in this current situation might be spending more on skin care, but others in extreme financial distress (high rates of unemployment, unable to pay rent and utility bills etc) are not. I know for myself even spending $20 on a moisturiser is a luxury as all the ‘little expenses’ add up.
Well hopefully the daughters get along well and the older daughter starts enjoying visiting her father after all that effort by the parents.
@simple simon So true!! It is likely they don’t have to contribute to household chores etc either and when they want a break they can pay for nanny. Not real world stuff, but it is great they are happy and enjoying fatherhood.
There is nothing wrong with not wanting (or wanting) children. Making a decision that is right for your life is the most important thing.
I think having the experience of crazy post partum hormones reminds me to be more patient and empathetic when working in postnatal areas.
Maybe it’s because of Covid and there are less mum/baby activities on but I take my baby for a stroll in the pram at least three times a week and often get a latte while I am at it (but don’t own anything from Lululemon though!).
It seems they would like ‘journalists’ to focus on the charities and organisations they are supporting and the good things they are doing, rather than constantly gossiping about their personal/private lives. Things like constantly interviewing estranged family members (when Meghan has no voice to give her own side of the story in what must be a very difficult and painful situation), criticising Meghan for touching her baby bump, insisting on attending their private family christening and outrage about not knowing who the godparents are (who cares?), and other constant speculation/gossip has obviously not been enjoyable for them and probably very toxic.
By no longer being ‘senior royals’ and by becoming financially independent they can take back control of their lives are no more ‘public property’ and expected to put up with nasty gossip in the name of ‘news.’
The private jet thing is literally the only fair criticism the other 80-90 % of so called royal reporting has been sexist and racist gossip designed to generate clicks and spread hate towards that big bad black woman who should be seen but not heard, and if she is heard she should be quiet and
bland smile nicely for the cameras and wear neutral nail polish.