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My Parenting Perfectionism is Killing Me

“I’ve got this!” I, the parenting perfectionist of my own nightmares, yell to no one.   In my rush to prepare dinner, while also putting away groceries and making tomorrow’s lunch, I’ve spilled spaghetti sauce all over the kitchen floor. The dogs are the only ones rushing to help. My 5-year-old is off doing whatever

'Postnatal anxiety convinced me my baby was going to die'

The residual pain and uncertainty caused by losing so many pregnancies lodged itself in Hannah’s heart – ready to reemerge as pure fear right at the moment when she was meant to be at her happiest. ‘It was a struggle to have Finley,’ explains Hannah. ‘The miscarriages meant I had to have lots of investigations,

Georgia student credits God for surviving brain injury: ‘Medical science can't explain my recovery’

Cole Burton, a 21-year-old Auburn University student, has made a miraculous recovery that his doctors say can only be explained by God’s intervention. (WAGA) A 21-year-old Auburn University student who suffered a traumatic brain injury has made a miraculous recovery that medical professionals are crediting to God. "My doctors have told me medical science can't explain my

The Real Reason My 5-Year-Old Hates School

I remember my daughter’s first day of school like it was yesterday. She wore a Nella the Princess Knight shirt and silver tutu skirt with a small birthstone necklace and patent-leather shoes, and her nails were painted. Each little finger was topped with a pale shade of pink. But the most memorable thing about her

My day on a plate: Frock Hudson

Cabaret comedienne Frock Hudson, 40, shares their day on a plate. Frock Hudson is the alter ego of cabaret comedian Dean Arcuri. 7.30am A piece of buttered multigrain toast with a very generous amount of Vegemite, and a glass of orange juice. 8.15am A mixed bowl of cereal – one-quarter Coco Pops, one-quarter Corn Flakes

Why I’m Teaching My Kid Not to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but I won’t be celebrating this year. And I’ll be teaching my toddler son exactly why I’m killing this holiday — in my heart at least. Because exactly what is there to celebrate again? I have always loved Thanksgiving. There’s something about a day filled with food without the pressure to

My day on a plate: Jack Stein

Chef Jack Stein, 36, shares his day on a plate. Jack Stein. 7am I wake up and have a coffee. I'm really into coffee. 11am Bruschetta with good tomatoes; I've found a really nice seed bread that goes with it. My partner's family is Italian, so I'm trying to ingratiate myself with them with this

Should I take Vitamin C or other supplements for my cold?

Last week I had a shocking cold. Blocked nose, sore throat, and feeling poorly. This made me think about the countless vitamins and supplements on the market that promise to ease symptoms of a cold, help you recover faster, and reduce your chance of getting another cold. When it comes to the common cold (also

My day on a plate: Brian Morley

Brian Morley. Sunday Life reader, Brian Morley, 81, shares his day on a plate. 7am Mug of decaf coffee with light milk; a piece of tasty cheese. 8am Breakfast is a crumpet with marmalade and a slice of grainy toast with Vegemite. This is followed by a banana, half an orange and a glass of

My Health Record: the case for opting in

My health Record was off to a rocky start. The My Health Record (MHR) system promises to make Australia a leader in providing citizens with access to their own health records. The scheme gives health care professionals access to information on your medications and allergies, immunisation records, summaries of hospital and GP care, investigation reports,

'My Sister's Wedding Inspired Me To Lose 31.75 Kilograms'

When my sister announced her wedding date, I wanted to be excited—I really was so happy for her!—but with weddings always come wedding pictures. And the last thing I wanted was to be memorialised in all the snaps of my sister’s happiest memories the way I was then: overweight and overwhelmed with crushing anxiety. RELATED: This Is

Here’s What Happened to My Body When I Gave Up Coffee For 10 Days

My love for coffee started in high school with weak, syrupy-sweet petrol station “cappuccinos.” Then in college, I graduated to Donut King, then Starbucks, then fancy hipster roasts. Somewhere along the way, though, this glorious brew became more of a necessity than an enjoyment. Hectic mornings during which I had to choose between brewing coffee and