Things have been a bit tough for me the last few months and when a friend sent me this last week, I couldn't stop laughing. I had another fit of hysterics reading this article when I saw the extra details.
@melbournewoman, since I wrote that, I've learned that Lucinda Light is not her real name, and she's a professional actor. That's her stage name.
It was sooo much simpler when a hen's party consisted of dinner at Miranda RSL, followed by Eden Kane in concert.
You’re probably going to hate me, but after watching Ms Light, I pressed the Pause button and told my husband that she’s one of the least authentic people I’ve ever come across. Having grown up on the NSW north coast where she lives, and returned there to live and work for ten years, I’ve met dozens like her.
This is what happens when managers heap fulsome praise on an employee, even if justified, giving them a sense of security that’s unwarranted. It’s much more common in America, because of the culture of affirming everything everyone does.
@saggie, how dare you lecture me on domestic violence! I'm a survivor of a very violent relationship which saw me hospitalised! Only once, that's all it needed.
@mamamia-user-431308756, that’s absolutely right, but I think it would be naive to believe that had the British not settled Australia, our indigenous would never have discovered drugs and alcohol.
I’m a skin sister in law of a well known full blood Australian Aborigine and therefore a skin aunty to her even better known daughter. I adore them both.
@saggie, I find it incredible that you can’t see my point. My point is this: it’s not only women who have horrible mothers in law. My son’s mother in law did none of the things you mention. If these actions are the only criteria for shocking parenting, then no, she didn’t behave that way.
Two days and two poisonous mother in law stories. Both mothers of men. Are mothers of women always perfect? My son would beg to differ: he and his wife will celebrate 16 years of marriage next month and are blissfully happy. I just love seeing them together.
I find this trend incredibly concerning, and much hand wringing is occurring on the part of parents and others worried about the obsession with something that shouldn’t be of concern at this age.
The biggest losers in this situation are the grandchildren. The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is so unique and special. I believe it’s incumbent on parents to make sure their kids are loved by as many people as possible.
@anigozanthos, if someone is unkind about others, you can rest assured they’ll be unkind about you when you’re not there.
My husband's grandfather died in December 1971. Hubby's family had always lived with his maternal grandparents, as it was a two family house. Pop and Hubby's parents were avid gamblers on dogs, horses and trots.
Every human is the sum of his or her parts. The fact that he committed this senseless, horrendous crime, doesn’t mean he was all bad.
Wolf, except for the arriving early.
I’ve been married for over 55 years. I’ve been retired for 11 years, I’m physically incapable of sitting anywhere quietly, let alone in a corner, and I have all the independence I want.
@snorks, I cited my source but my comment wasn't published, so I'll try again: Productivity Commission.
@gu3st, you keep quoting left wing media sources as the great truth we should all believe. Not one thing I've stated I heard or read on mainstream media. I don't watch or read any Murdoch news. I'm staring down barrel of 80 years of age and I've been politically active since the age of 16. I voted Labor for over 50 years and the Coalition got my vote in three elections. The voting age was 21 when I began voting, so I've been voting for almost 60 years. I'm now apolitical, because politics is now rotten to the core and there are very few politicians I trust. Let me assure you that the footage I saw of Anthony Albanese dancing in his Voice, Treaty, Truth tee shirt did not come from 1986.
@snorks, the figure is at the lower end of what is spent.