Real Mum Confession: I Think I Need to Break up with My Phone

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Uh-oh. Writer Hannah Macauley Gierhart has realised her passion for tech is a little too-much… Here’s her plan to break up with her phone. Say, what?!  I love my phone a bit much. Okay, a whole lot much. It’s a continual fountain of information, connection, news, philosophy and photos of my friends’ cute kids. It’s kept me company in those long,...

Why I’m Finally Okay with my Mum Tum…

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Hannah Gierhart says it’s time to be thankful for a body that produced a miracle... Let go of body angst and embrace your Mum Tum.  Here’s a disclaimer before I start: I’ve never had an enviable stomach. I’m not ashamed of it (though that’s been a long journey) but I just need to be clear that when I write of celebrating...

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...

Baby Makes ‘Metal Horns’ in Ultrasound Pic + 101 Rock n Roll Baby Names

This baby's ultrasound pic shows signs of a very rock n roll future! Inspired by her heavy metal ways, we've compiled some 'very suitable' rock 'n roll baby names the family might consider!  Makelle Throckmorton Ahlin hasn't even had her baby yet, but she already knows the little gal (or guy) is going to be a handful. How? Because thanks to an...

Meet The New Smart Condom: It’s a Fit Bit for Your D*ck

Well, there's finally a smart condom. It sadly can't prevent dodgy 3am booty calls or help avoid bad shags but it'll give some Fit Bit style stats on your, ahem, performance. The question is, will men really want to face the long, hard truth of their abilities in raw data? And will women want to deal with the reality their partner can reliably...

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?”...

This Mother & Daughter Take Disney Dress Ups to a Whole New Level!

What little girl doesn’t want to indulge in a little Disney dress ups?  This 7-year-old is getting the chance to dress up all her favourite characters right alongside her mum!  We got some exciting news today that I can't share yet (sorry for the vague post) but we are doing a little happy dance around here! We can't wait to show off a...

Here’s How a Crocheted Octopus Helps Keep a Premmie Baby Alive

What can a crocheted octopus do for a premmie? Apparently a lot! Well, who would have thought!? One UK hospital is using crochet octopus softies as a way to help premature newborns thrive. Yes, you read that right – a crocheted octopus. Not a new techy gadget or some modern medical marvel that some super-smarties developed in a lab. A...

Plus Sized and Pregnant: Why Body Confidence Is Irrelevant (& Health is)

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Writer Klara Donovan shares the truth about being plus sized and being pregnant. She shares the honest truth, hard facts and says the science doesn’t lie. Being overweight is not the healthiest choice if you can avoid it. When my husband and I decided to start our family, I knew that our situation might be a little bit complicated. You see, I...

When Breastfeeding Goes Bad

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I planned to breastfeed. I did the introductory breastfeeding class in my 3rd trimester, purchased a nursing bra and selected a lactation cookie recipe from thousands on Pinterest. Then the breastfeeding woes set in. Breast was best, I had no doubt about it, and I was all-in. “It’s like watching grass grow, isn’t it?” It was uttered by a tactless lactation consultant...

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