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Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

Motherhood

I’m not quite sure when exactly the conversation with friends shifted from milestones and baby moments to ACAT assessments and the prospect of our parents moving in, but I do know the distance between the two major life moments was relatively short.

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How’s your super looking?

How’s your super looking?

Money Matters

Sure, it’s been a busy year, but have you by chance checked your superannuation balance recently?

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So, what’s the go with Halloween?

So, what’s the go with Halloween?

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Right about now I’m about to channel my grandmother and possibly yours as well, but…“back in my day” October 31 was just another ordinary day on the calendar.

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Would you say something?

Would you say something?

Relationships

Rule one of general social etiquette: engage brain before mouth. Most of us can recall countless times we wish we’d heeded that tried and tested advice, but what about the times we should have spoken up but didn’t?

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Beauty & Colour

Beauty & Colour

Style & Beauty

I am a mother of colour. Of Asian descent. I have a seven-year-old daughter. She is often a mermaid, sometimes a princess, and yet again, a mother to her teddy bear.

I love watching her grow up, it fills my heart with pride. I am no different than other mamas, watching her dress-up, run around like a whirlwind, read her favourite books and sometimes scream at the top of her lungs.

Yet, when she was little, just about to join her pre-school class, she came home one day in rather low spirits. Presumably, from a discussion with her friends at class, she acquired the impression that she was different from the others and that being brown is not beautiful. I was heartbroken.

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Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Career

Whether it’s a sign of creativity or a response to balancing child-raising and the workforce, Australia is currently among the world leaders when it comes to the proportion of women who are entrepreneurs.

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Trump and Covid - Now that’s a bit of a twist

Trump and Covid - Now that’s a bit of a twist

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You couldn’t have written a more dramatic plot twist really.  Just 33 days before the US Presidential election the leader of the free world contracts the very virus he once predicted would simply disappear and described as no worse than the flu - a virus that has killed over 210,000 Americans.

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Book that appointment! Women are neglecting their health

Book that appointment! Women are neglecting their health

Health

Mammograms, pap smears, and even a trip to the dentist – Let’s be honest, most of us will willingly embrace any excuse when it comes to delaying these annual pit stops.

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Six best bingeworthy TV shows of 2020

Six best bingeworthy TV shows of 2020

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Ready for time out from the news or seeking refuge from social distancing? Well now you’ve completed all those projects about the house and mastered that musical instrument courtesy of Covid-19, it might be time for a solid TV binge.

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Not much for women to celebrate this Equal Pay Day

Not much for women to celebrate this Equal Pay Day

Career

You may not have circled it in your calendar, but August 28 was a big day for the women of Australia.

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The trouble with favourites

The trouble with favourites

Motherhood

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles… Anyhoo you get the point, courtesy of the Sound of Music it’s apparent we all have favourite things, but does that and should that extend to your children?

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Why the gender-based hate?

Why the gender-based hate?

Inspiring Women

In late July, ABC journalist Leigh Sales highlighted an appalling habit in Australian culture. Taking to Twitter, she offered an insight into the abuse hurled at her after a recent interview with PM Scott Morrison, and it makes for some nasty reading.

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Today is the 20 year anniversary of the accident that changed my life

Today is the 20 year anniversary of the accident that changed my life

Inspiring Women

I woke on the 18 August 2000, and like so many things, habit takes over. I am still that girl, yet work drinks are long gone and the daily routine of starting with a 10km run (no matter how cold) was the first item on the agenda for the day. I am a creature of habit and routine is paramount. It’s all so clear. It’s cold. I remember that. Should I go or shouldn’t I go for a run were the thoughts that went through my head as I dragged myself from under the sanctuary and warmth of my doona and looked out the window. That one decision….What if I hadn’t gone? I’ll never know. I went. That decision changed my life forever.

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