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Beware! New Year’s Resolutions Ahead!

Shaming people into exercise and to support a zillion dollar diet and supplement industry hasn’t worked in the past, as our obesity and inactivity rates continue to grow. But what it does achieve is continue to support a culture that puts the emphasis on what we look like, rather than acknowledging the diversity that is health and well being on an…
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The Yummy Mummy Myth

Debra’s baby is 3 months old and it’s been a rewarding but rough trot – busy days, broken sleep, a few hiccups with breastfeeding, baby’s had a cold, she’s run down. She plops down on the sofa next to her husband after finally getting bub asleep and a really long day (he’s been away on a work trip – again), and he can’t take his eyes off a…
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Unmasked at the pool

‘We’ll meet at the pool,’ they said. ‘Bring your bathers.’ They were twenty-something mums. I was a forty-something mum with a ‘bonus baby’ (the baby you have when your other ones are big enough to tie their own shoelaces, run their own baths or even drive their own cars). I used to be a twenty-something mum. I used to spend most of the summer at…
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An ad man’s woman

'I knew I’d be a perfect mother. And my perfect baby would be a credit to my perfect mothering. I knew, too, that I would never ‘let myself go’ – that I would always be immaculately groomed and, eventually, surrounded by a whole family of perfectly clean, perfectly behaved children and a perfectly adoring husband in a gleaming, perfectly…
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