Breast Is Not Always Best!
Breast Is Not Always Best!
Fiona Edwards explores why breast is not always best! She shares her struggles as a formula feeder – and argues it’s time we changed the messaging to new mums. Every time I opened the tin of formula, I got angrier and angrier. The words printed on the side burned through me like hot iron; ‘If you choose not to breastfeed...’ I...
#SorryNotSorry: Why I Don’t Ask Kids to Apologise
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Kerry Rosser explains why she doesn't ask her kids to apologise – and maybe you shouldn’t either! I don’t ask my kids to apologise. And no, I’m not in the business of raising little a*seholes either. I stopped asking for sorrys because they seemed to be an easy way out. How often have your kids dished out the requested ‘sorry’ without a hint...
It’s Official! Study Confirms Women Get Less Sleep Than Men with Kids in the House!
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Science has now definitively proven that having kids in the house means women get much less sleep. And guys, you are actually not being impacted - so no more complaining you're tired. Science says you're perfectly fine! Meanwhile, women everywhere are rolling their eyes and thinking, hey science, we could have told you this years ago! But thanks for confirming what we...
Opinion: Stop Assuming Abortion is the ‘Easy Way Out’
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A Mum Central community member shares her personal story and her objection to the message that abortion is the easy way out.  Mainstream and social media have swamped us with the pro-life, pro-choice debate. I’m ok that there are points of view on both sides. What I’m not ok with is the inference that keeps reappearing: the assumption that having an abortion...
Mum Confessions: 10 Things I Miss About My Pre Baby Self
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What happened to my pre baby self? My life has changed dramatically since becoming a mother. I am now a different person, and I miss the old me. Very, very much. First things first, I love my son. But... When I found out I was pregnant, it was probably one of the biggest surprises of life. So, my son wasn’t exactly...
Brisbane Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic: How Three Year Old Samuel Became Olivia
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Gender identity isn’t something that just adults deal with. Dr. Stephen Stathis at the Children's Hospital Gender Clinic, Brisbane, is helping children who are struggling with gender issues. At 18-months Samuel didn’t want anything to do with being a boy. He couldn’t identify with the stereotypical boy toys and clothing, and at age 2 asked, “When will I get a vagina?”...
11 Times It Was Not My Period – It Was Actually You, Husband!
Is there anything more annoying than being cranky as hell for a legit reason and your guy suggesting it’s because you’re in tampon-town? Husbands and periods. Kill us. Here’s 11 examples (of millions to choose from) where it was you, husband, and nothing to do with my lady-bits… The only thing more predictable than a menstrual cycle is a man’s claim...
Hilarious! 5 Types of Tired Only Mums Can Understand
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I had coffee early this morning with a first time pregnant friend. She had decaf. You know, because #pregnant. I had my third coffee of the morning. Because, you know, mum tired. I asked how she was. And with that gorgeous first time expecting mum sigh, she said she was tired. Tired. Oh to be that kind of new-at-all-this tired. You...
Scarlett Johansson on Motherhood: I’m Barely Holding It Together.
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This week actress Scarlett Johansson admitted to the world that as a mum and working woman she's really struggling. With guilt. With being everywhere. With being nowhere. And real mums across the world nodded in agreement. Being Mum is one of the best jobs in the world, right? Sure, the hours are hideous and the pay is lousy (well, non-existent) but raising a lovely little...
Why I Wasn’t Crying at the School Gate
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When Heidi Lewis dropped her baby to school for the first time this week she didn’t shed a tear. She freaking loved every second! Think what you will but she couldn’t kiss him and get out of there quick enough… Don’t get me wrong I love my little blue eyed, blonde angel-faced devil-in-disguise with all my heart. The morning snuggles...