the lost art of handwriting

The Power of the Pen


When was the last time you wrote a note to someone? Actually put pen to paper and wrote a personal message (and not just a ‘you need to do this’ list)? Handwriting is something we’re doing less of in this age of texts and instant messenger. But hopefully handwriting won’t become…

Not much good news for June wrap up


By far the best thing I read in June was Ruby Clarke, a Year 9 student, writing about the realities of the gender pay gap. It warms the heart to know that this teenager knows what she’s going to be up against, so hopefully she can tackle her salary armed…

May news wrap up


Ladies! If you are thinking about having a baby you need to really start thinking about it before you’re 30! In fact, don’t think, just do! Your eggs aren’t getting any younger! Yep that was a news story during May. And like a lot of women I know we screamed…

Gossip is good


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…

Childcare and mothers in the news, again


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…

Pamper your mum this Mother's Day

Pamper your mum this Mother’s Day


The world-class researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute are making a real difference to the health of children. The largest child health research institute in Australia, with 1,500 researchers, is working hard to translate the knowledge they create from the research into effective prevention, early intervention and treatments for…