Her Life

You are worth it

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Why do I feel useless even if I know I’m not? Why do I feel like I need to be earning to feel like I’m contributing to the household? Why do I have the urge to find something to earn from – anything, so I can feel like I have…

Childcare and mothers in the news, again

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Childcare and mothers in the workforce was quite a popular topic during April. Okay, when is it never a popular (read: controversial) topic? With the impending release of the Government’s Family and Childcare Package due to be announced in May, commentary has been aplenty. I’ve been tracking the articles that…

Make it Mother’s Day everyday

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Being a mum is the best thing in the world. It’s also a 24/7 job. While we wish all of our lovely readers a very happy Mother’s Day, we also want to make sure you dedicate some time and self-love to yourself everyday. Not just today. Because you know what? You really…

Q&A with ‘The Mapmaker Chronicles’ author Allison Tait

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Allison Tait is a talented writer with over 20 years’ experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing. Last year, her first children’s novel The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World was published by Hachette Australia and became an immediate hit with its young audience. It has also been shortlisted…

The school holidays that broke me

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Because school holidays are all about having fancy drinks at the beach. Says no mother ever. I enjoy the school holidays, I really do. I enjoy my life not revolving around 9am to 3pm. I awoke on the first day of school hols feeling refreshed and excited at all of…

Where are all the female CEOs?

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“Why are there hardly any female CEOs?” is the bewildered cry. “What on earth are we doing wrong? Do we need more mentors? Do we need more management quotas? Do we need gender-biased recruitment processes?” No. No we don’t. If you ask me, these things are missing the heart of the…

10 tips for instant stress relief

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Being a mum there is sometimes just no escape! The stress levels rise and you start to feel out of control. Finding stress relief when you can’t get a minute to yourself is hard, but I think the key is to take a couple of relief measures before you start…