40 Baby Names That Have Taken a Break: Will They Come Back in Fashion?
Gary said his first word today! Barbara is teething, send help! Geoffrey is finally sleeping through the night! Oh look, Nancy just rolled over... Chances are, you won’t hear these remarks made in mothers groups around the country today. The situations, yes. But the names? Not so much. While your parents’ generation is most likely rich with such monikers, these days nobody is calling...
Yet Another Shocking Ultra Tune Ad Hits the Airwaves. Enough is Enough Surely?
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As a mum I spend my days telling my daughter she can do, be or achieve anything she wants. I tell my son the same. We discuss equality, respect and that women are much more than their bodies. Then Ultra Tune launch an ad campaign like this?! With over 30 official complaints since their launch last week, the Ultra Tune campaign features...
Rant: Have the Older Population Forgotten What it’s Like to be a Young Parent?
Since when do old people have no boundaries? And when did it become okay for them to say whatever the hell they wanted about our parenting skills? Sure they’ve been there, done that, but a little kindness and compassion still goes a long way. I’m sick of the judgement from old people as to how I choose to parent....
This Portuguese School Note to Parents Goes Viral and it’s Not Hard to See Why
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How would you feel if your child’s school published a note confirming they'd only be teaching academics, not manners.  Normal right? Well, check out this Portuguese school note shared to all parents. You can see why it quickly went viral. The authenticity of the post, which has since gone viral, is still up for debate. But, whether it’s actually real or not doesn’t...
The Question That I’ve Stopped Asking My Friends – And You Should Too!
There seems to be a standard set of questions in life that follow a pattern like this: “Are you seeing anyone?” and when you are…“You guys have been together for a while! When are you getting married?” and once you’re married…“How’s married life treating you?” and after a couple of months, with a wink and a nudge…“So, when are you...
Got a Mother In Law From Hell? Here’s Our Wildest Reader Confessions
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Mother in laws. What the actual f*ck. Is there some unwritten agreement amongst them that when their sons get hitched they no longer have to have any kind of filter? We think there must be. Because from what we’re hearing at Mum Central, mothers-in-law feel completely freaking free to say and do whatever the hell they want. Cue the Mother...
Cassandra Thorburn: Don’t Judge Me for Choosing My Children
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If someone told you that being a stay at home mum was the easy choice, or that you should be back at work because staying at home was a lesser decision. How would you react? Cassandra Thorburn (former wife of Karl Stefanovic) was told both of these doozies just days after her separation became public news and media-fodder. We were...
Ditch the Clique: Mean Girls and Mothers Group
It all started when I walked into the baby clinic six weeks after having my baby boy. The visiting nurse encouraged me to go to Mother's Group. ‘You’ll meet women just like you there,’ she’d said. So off I went. That first day we introduced ourselves, asked questions and laughed at the jokes being made. Just before I left one of...
It’s Time You Stopped Hating on Halloween and Here’s Why!
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It’s 2016 and Australians still seem intent on hating Halloween. From ‘We’re not Americans’ to the ‘Stranger Danger’ argument people seem intent on doing anything but put a pumpkin on their doorstep and handing out a few sweets to local kids. The thing is though, why!? Why are Australians so adverse to Halloween? There are so many things to love about...
This 8-Year-Old Isn’t Shy About Her Feelings On Gender Stereotyped Clothes
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When was the last time that you took a good look at clothes for girls, and clothes for boys? Well, this little girl has taken a major look—and, she doesn’t like what she sees! Go into any kids’ clothing store and you’ll see adorably sweet little outfits. But, they’re often very gender stereotypical. Hey, it’s been this way since you...