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Groundhog Day

When every day is like Groundhog Day

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Do you feel like every day is like Groundhog Day? I do sometimes. I get out of bed of and just go through the motions. Its the same thing every day: I make breakfast, pack lunches, find lost school shirts, tidy up, wash clothes, cook, clean, work, drink tea, help…

Two girls and a brewery

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Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen have known each other for a long time but it was a trip to the West Coast, US in 2010 that made them realise their love of beer. The trip planted the seed to own a brewing company and six months later, Two Birds Brewing was…

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Life and times of Millennial mums

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Motherhood can be especially frantic when you add into the mix the fast-paced online world. From researching the internet, to sharing advice and posting the latest baby snap on Facebook – our new generation of mums is operating at faster speed than ever before. “We know that today’s mum is…

An interview with Candice Fox

An interview with Candice Fox

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The brilliant crime novelist, Candice Fox, took time out from her busy schedule to have a chat with us about being an author, working with James Patterson and dealing with rejection letters. Her first novel, Hades, won the Ned Kelly award for best debut novel in 2014. Her latest novel, Crimson Lake,…

abusive relationship

Ask Her: I think my friend is in an abusive relationship

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In our latest Ask Her column, clinical psychologist Dr Lissa Johnson – who specialises in therapy, treatment, and counselling for individuals, couples and families – answers a question from a concerned reader: I think someone close to me is in an abusive relationship. What constitutes domestic violence? He’s not hitting her…

How to be a chilled out mum

10 ways to be a chilled out mum

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We all want to be that happy, chilled out mum who makes everything look easy, but being a mum is hard. And you know what? Even that happy, chilled out mum has days that just don’t work. We all battle with the kids, go through tough times with our partner and…

how to be a happy mum

How to be a happy mum

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The best thing you can do for your kids is to be a happy mum. But to do so you have to make yourself a priority. Relationship experts would argue that the order should be self, marriage and then kids. If you put yourself last too often you can end…

light bladder leakage

Say goodbye to light bladder leakage

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Raise your hand if you get nervous when you sneeze, cough or jump on a trampoline. One of the joys of being a mum is the possibility of having to deal with light bladder leakage or LBL. It affects 1 in 3 women and around 50% of Australian women aged 45-59 years of…