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THE DAY ‘PERFECT MUM’ LOST IT

I am the person I am today due to an episode I like to call my “Nervy Turn”. Yes, I was one of THOSE mums. Those mums who strive to be perfect. Smiley, shiny mums who carried homemade treats in Tupperware containers and always had wet wipes in their bag. The type of mum who

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THE BIRDS, THE BEES AND THE NUNS

Do you remember those awkward sex ed classes where some squirming teacher stood at the front of the class pointing to diagrams of fallopian tubes while fending off embarrassing heckles from the naughty kids in the back row? My memories are made more ridiculous by the fact that the class was led by a nun!

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MRS WOOG’S ANGER MANAGEMENT

I had an interesting session with my therapist this week. Yes, I see a therapist monthly. I figure you might get your eyebrows waxed, your hair coloured… hells bells – you might even get your face injected with botox. So why not get a monthly mind tune-up while you are at it?! It is your

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THE HUNT FOR PINK VIAGRA

I have a long-term friend who refuses to have any details about her revealed save that she’s married, the mother of a young girl, and has been, in what seems like forever, uninterested in sex. “It would be really nice,” she said, “to be in the mood sometimes and actually initiate sex.” And were there

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THE BODY AS BATTLEGROUND

For young Australians, this past week has been all about the battle of the body. It began with a report in the Fairfax Media that 25-34 year olds were gaining weight at an “alarming rate.” A couple of days later The Hoopla reported that more young women than ever before are presenting at hospital having

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DR GOOGLE IS MAKING ME SICK!

Someone once said in some ad on television about some product: “I don’t have time to be sick.” The man flu epidemic hits and whirls on around me, while I dish out small doses of sympathy and decent doses of Panadol. I do believe, in the case of Mr Woog at least, it is all

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HAPPY ‘FREE RANGE’ CHRISTMAS!

Perhaps the only thing to make a meat-eater more anxious than having a vegan to Christmas dinner is having the ethical omnivore. “Is that a free-range turkey?” “Is this ham from a happy pig?” “I only eat free-range pudding.” At least with a vegan there’s a clear line – no animal products allowed on the

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MEMO: MARGIE ABBOTT IS MORE THAN HER WAISTLINE

If you’re wondering what’s wrong with the state of Australia’s women, take a look at the front cover of our best-selling magazine. It features one of our most powerful women: highly intelligent, hard working, and hugely influential. Margie Abbott has a successful career, three children, and the ear of the Prime Minister. The “First Lady” –

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BIG BRAND ETHICS: BIG FAIL

Is it just me or have food choices become ridiculously complicated over the last few years? Remember the days when it was just about calorie content? Or sugar and salt? Now there are a bazillion new things that we need to watch out for when ever we put something in our mouths. Trans fats, pink

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