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You can't do Christmas shopping 'all in one hit' and come away unscathed

You can't do Christmas shopping 'all in one hit' and come away unscathed

You swear to yourself next year you will be more organised, you will not put your December-trashed self through that ordeal again.

  • by Wendy Tuohy

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First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor
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First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Never has ‘from death comes new life’ been this literal. A baby girl has become the first child born to a mother who carried her in a uterus transplanted from a dead woman.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Archie's legacy: Dozens of mums grab chance to give most generous gift
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Archie's legacy: Dozens of mums grab chance to give most generous gift

More than 100 mothers have offered their life-saving breast milk to the most vulnerable premature babies within 24 hours of NSW’s first milk bank opening.

  • by Kate Aubusson
For mothers, there is relief in letting go of details that matter less
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For mothers, there is relief in letting go of details that matter less

'This constant dialogue of "What should I do to keep everyone happy?" drains a lot of mental energy that could otherwise be used in more productive or creative ways.'

When is the ideal time for sex to resume after baby?
Motherhood

When is the ideal time for sex to resume after baby?

'Some women are worried about what their body looks or feels like now – please believe your partner when they say they still find you gorgeous.'

  • by Kaz Cooke
Don't judge me, please, for my kids handing out 'how to vote' cards
Motherhood

Don't judge me, please, for my kids handing out 'how to vote' cards

'I wanted to instil in them a sense of agency.'

  • by Kasey Edwards
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Why isn't my husband, and all the dads, on the class email list?
Motherhood

Why isn't my husband, and all the dads, on the class email list?

"We both work and share the load … wouldn’t dads like to be included so they can also do their bit?"

  • by Lisa Lintern
I wish I had known about perinatal anxiety, so I wasn't so frightened
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I wish I had known about perinatal anxiety, so I wasn't so frightened

If this sounds extreme to you, please know that it’s far more common than you might think.

  • by Clementine Ford
Mothers leaving the workforce is not the only way to put family first
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Mothers leaving the workforce is not the only way to put family first

For families to really thrive, the long-term needs of all members need to be put first.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Fake it till you make it with parenting
Motherhood

Fake it till you make it with parenting

If you’re like me, living with the curse of perfectionism, the criteria and markers for parenting leave you treading the murky waters of self-doubt.

  • by Kylie Orr
How a Queensland cop helped deliver a baby by the side of the road
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How a Queensland cop helped deliver a baby by the side of the road

A mum who gave birth to her baby girl on the side of the Bruce Highway has been reunited with the Queensland police officer who helped deliver her.

  • by Alison Brown