Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling Timing is a wonderful thing. Mother's Day is on Sunday and has had its usual build up via patronising advertisements and stories in which people talk about the enormous sacrifices their mothers made...
Stephanie Peatling Parenting websites and mothers' groups are the next generation of high school where everything people say is judged, discussed and used in evidence against them as factions take shape and shift.
Stephanie Peatling The budget has confirmed that families headed by a sole parent are seen as the least deserving.