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It’s totally okay to go crazy in your 40s

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And by crazy, I mean do stuff that you’ve always wanted to do like say, get a tattoo! I got that when I turned 42 this year. I couldn’t afford to do an Elizabeth Gilbert but hey, at least I got the “LOVE” part covered. I call that Winning at…

Finding time for me-time

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Winning back control of your life can be a hard task if you are not armed with this right mindset and tools. Taking care of business is the main focus, after the children of course, in most people’s lives. What is the tool most people use to manage their time…

Gossip is good

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Yes, you heard it. A study is saying gossip has a good side and an actual benefit. Interested to hear about it? Elena Martinescu, from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, was one of the researchers of the study. Here she tells Her Collective about the good side of…

Gender Disappointment

Gender disappointment? Really?

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I had never even heard the term ‘gender disappointment’ until I was pregnant with my third son. I knew I was having another boy. But no one else did. Not even my husband. He knew that I knew what we were having, but he didn’t want to know. He’s got…

My forklift training with the beast

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The heat, the stench, as the beast moved past me. It was hideous. And I knew there was no escaping the inevitable. The bearded man looked at me, saw me quiver, and shouted: “Right, you two girls,” as he indicated to myself and a girl to my left, “your turn”….

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…