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Saving Jacqui Lambie: 'If I didn’t say something right, Anna would have to clean it up'

Saving Jacqui Lambie: 'If I didn’t say something right, Anna would have to clean it up'

When Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie was re-elected to the federal Senate in 2019, she offered her friend Anna Bateman a job as her media adviser. Working together only deepened their respect for each other.

  • by Dana McCauley

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From real estate to beloved royal: Princess Mary’s real-life fairy tale, 20 years on

From real estate to beloved royal: Princess Mary’s real-life fairy tale, 20 years on

It’s the classic Australian tale: girl meets boy in pub and love blossoms. Only this boy is the heir to Europe’s oldest throne. Twenty years on, revisit the fairy tale that captured the world and saw Mary Donaldson make history as Denmark’s future queen.

  • by Julia Naughton
I became a midwife after having my son. Two decades on, I'm still a birth addict

I became a midwife after having my son. Two decades on, I'm still a birth addict

The most wonderful thing for me is still seeing the local families I’ve watched grow; tall and lanky teenagers whose limbs I once squidged under their mum’s skin.

  • by Mandy Robotham
Oh no! My kids have decided to move back home

Oh no! My kids have decided to move back home

Is there a statute of limitations on maternal self-sacrifice? What with lockdown, apparently one in four Aussie adults has flown back into the parental nest.

  • by Kathy Lette
After 18 years of marriage, these are the best ways my partner helps my anxiety

After 18 years of marriage, these are the best ways my partner helps my anxiety

Having a partner in life who wouldn’t give in to everything my anxiety asked for has been a lifesaver for me.

  • by Jodi Richardson
Till overcame her own pain to create something beautiful for other parents

Till overcame her own pain to create something beautiful for other parents

Till Heike has experienced enough loss - of pregnancies, family plans and dreams - to floor many women, but has refused to be defined by what she has lived through, rather she is using it help other parents.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
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'A state of wonder': the day our little lion man finally arrived

'A state of wonder': the day our little lion man finally arrived

Long before his famous trip back to India, Saroo Brierley came to Australia, aged five. His adoptive mother, Sue, recalls his arrival.

  • by Sue Brierley
(Not) born in the USA: what's driving America's baby bust?

(Not) born in the USA: what's driving America's baby bust?

The United States already felt actively hostile towards working mothers. Then came the pandemic.

  • by Amelia Lester
Life is still faintly fun after you bag Mr Big, just ask Sofia Coppola

Life is still faintly fun after you bag Mr Big, just ask Sofia Coppola

On the Rocks, Coppola’s low-key serenade to father-daughter bonding in New York City, reconfigures mum life as both heartbreakingly realistic – and still cool.

  • by Natalie Reilly
'Leaving the land of romantic fantasy': why I chose to be a single mum

'Leaving the land of romantic fantasy': why I chose to be a single mum

Single women using donor sperm are one of the fastest-growing segments of the assisted reproduction business. One solo mum tells her story.

  • by Alexandra Collier
How to talk about gambling with your kids

How to talk about gambling with your kids

I love a Cup Sweep like the next person, but the way we talk about gambling, engage in it, and how frequently, can speak volumes to our children.

  • by Dan Steele