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mamamia-user-964440740 April 25, 2021

The ADF run career transition seminars and recommend members start attending them years before they discharge. To say there is no support is not correct. Krishell may not have attended one but they exist along with the career transitions staff who support members during their discharge. 

So many negative ADF stories today on Mamamia. Why not also report on the amazing work being done by women in our ADF? 

mamamia-user-964440740 January 26, 2021

I have been using these for 14 years. They’re the absolute best! 

Bec H April 16, 2020

I thought several of those films were the same movie as in I didn’t realise they were separate films! Just assumed they had multiple promo posters!

Bec H December 18, 2019

Welcome back Karlos!

Bec H July 26, 2019

Well done Mum! You’re teaching him right! My 14 year old has been making the school lunches for him and his younger brother since he was around 9. He also makes me a sandwich to take to work. I love it! He can cook his favourite meals and he’s been cooking dinner for us once a week for about 5 years too. My boys can all work the washing machine, do the housework, iron their school uniforms etc. I am always amazed when friends don’t let their kids do those things!

Bec H July 26, 2019

Spent a fortune at Oscar Oscar when six months pregnant. Walked out with an actual mullet... layers in fine hair give you volume... oops cut too much.... can you imagine the tears?

Bec H April 5, 2018

Surely sexual harassment is grounds for instant dismissal? I’m shocked that such a morality imposing company would continue to employ that man. Shame on you Qantas.

Bec H April 4, 2018

I think the word “ableist” is the most offensive thing I’ve read all day. She should not apologise at all. What is wrong with that couple that they think wanting a healthy child is wrong? They need to reassess their values if they’re wishing ill health on someone else’s unborn child.

Bec H April 2, 2018

We have three kids and both work full time. We eat dinner as a family, at the table, every single night. I can’t imagine doing anything different. Our kids also eat whatever we are eating. No separate meals etc as this isn’t a restaurant.
This is how kids learn manners, eating nicely etc. plus we all sit together and discuss our days. When they were babies they sat in the high chair t the table and we all ate together, if I had fed them earlier they still sat at the table with us.

Lastly I couldn’t stand the mess from kids sitting elsewhere and eating.

Bec H March 16, 2018

My brother and I aren’t close. I wasn’t invited to either of his weddings. I invited him to mine because I thought it was the right thing to do. He didn’t come to it though. It might have been different if I’d known the women he married.

I look at friends with big, close families and I envy their situation. It would be lovely to have that to fall back on.

Bec H February 7, 2018

Or maybe she knew this would garner attention for her new venture?

Bec H February 3, 2018

They’re both living in a dream world and neither of them are doing anything to help their communities. Carrying on like a pair of idiots.

Bec H January 27, 2018

Talk to the school and come to an arrangement with them. Our catholic school requires iPads and my 8 year old is getting one this year. The school finances them, purchases them, installs the required programs, insurances etc and we just pay it off over the next three years. It’s nowhere near as much a burden. You can also buy it outright which some parents chose to do for tax reasons etc.

Bec H January 21, 2018

Kind of like how Bob is short for Robert? Dick for Richard? Katie or Kitty for Katherine? Harry for Henry? Bill for William? Betty for Elizabeth? So many names have weird abbreviations ☺️

Bec H January 13, 2018

My Dad is an only child and he grew up lonely. When his parents were elderly and ill he was the only one to care for them. I remember him going from one hospital to the other every night. It was horrific!
He is a dad to four kids and three step kids. He got the big family he always wanted.
I’m a Mum of three and have big gaps between each of mine (4years). No one ever asked me if we were trying etc. sounds to me like the writer here has a massive chip on her shoulder.

Bec H October 14, 2017

His first wife is the sister of a terrorist. They weren’t backpacking!

Bec H October 1, 2017

Army wife here and while I may solo parent for months at a time I’d never call myself a single parent! There’s no comparison!

Bec H October 1, 2017

An estranged granddaughter taking flowers from the coffin of her grandmother. She hadn’t spoken to her in over a decade. The fallout was severe and the flowers were returned.

Bec H September 26, 2017

Why shouldn’t your husband have to help out? It’s his baby too and he should be parenting alongside you. You sound like a whinger just quietly. Defence wives spend months on end alone with their children often working full time themselves. Fly in fly out workers deal with this all on their own too. Actual single parents also do it all often while working themselves. Stop being a martyr and either get a job yourself to relieve his burden or hit him up for some help at home.

Bec H September 24, 2017

I teared up even just reading this. My eldest is in year 12 and I’ve been so focussed on getting him through the year that I’ve only just realised that this is the end of his schooling. He’s applied to join the ADF and if he is successful he will leave home next year. I will be incredibly proud but I’m feeling the thud of realisation that once he goes he won’t come back and that breaks my heart a whole lot.