Category Archives: society

Can tweaking the male breadwinner model ever lead to equity?

Apparently the male breadwinner is alive and kicking in Australia. This comes as no surprise. The latest statistics show that women make up just 35% of the full time work force in Australia but women comprise the majority (70%) of … Continue reading

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The real purpose of Mother’s Day: Remembrance

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. We know it from the catalogues that invade our letterboxes. We know it from the gift guides in the newspapers. We know it from the primary school stalls filled with $5 or less trinkets (usually … Continue reading

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Why words matter

Recently there was a mild furore in the blogosphere about a post on kidspot 4 ways to fold a fitted sheet (including the RIGHT one). Normally I wouldn’t have clicked anywhere near such a post but I’ll admit the fitted … Continue reading

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Silence is not golden

When my best friend’s baby was stillborn I was utterly devastated for her. I will never forget the day I found out. I had just started maternity leave myself as I was 38 weeks pregnant. Both my sons had arrived … Continue reading

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A little blue in a sea of pink

When I was expecting my first daughter after having two sons I knew I’d have to confront my issues with pink. It’s pretty much impossible to have a daughter and not to have to dress them in pink at some … Continue reading

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From little things big things grow

Most of us aren’t going to be able to put ‘saved the world from climate change’ or ‘cured cancer’ on our resume.  When it boils down to it – we’re just not that smart – and even if we were, … Continue reading

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The omnipresent customer

Nowadays it seems that it is almost customary to be a customer. On any City Rail train or station we have our “customer” status drilled into our heads via loudspeaker “Customers are advised that…” I can’t help but wonder when … Continue reading

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