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Confessions of a first time mum

A friend said something to me a couple of weeks into my new life as a mum that has been my go-to ever since. “Anyone who says it’s easy is lying,” she told me. That one sentence has made me feel better more times than I can count. It’s okay to say it’s hard. I don’t […]

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Choose your own adventure…

Qatar Airways have started the war with the battle cry of the century. Daily international flights from Canberra to a network of over 151 cities across the world. Not one to be outdone Singapore airlines have responded in kind with an increase in services also now touching down in Canberra daily and servicing 136 destinations […]

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The Law and You: Contravention of orders

You have orders or an agreement on an issue you’ve been facing with your partner, a relative or another party such as a neighbour. You now believe you can breathe because the matter’s taken care of. This can be true in some circumstances, but not in all. Just because you have orders or an agreement, […]

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Five ways to live a minimalist vegan lifestyle

Whether you’re a minimalist or a vegan or neither, we could all use a bit of these sustainable principles in our lives. It doesn’t have to be this audacious aspiration. It all starts by taking small intentional steps towards your journey of simplicity and mindfulness. You may want to reduce your overall household waste, or […]

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The Motherhood: Emma Macdonald

‘When he arrives, your fears for your career and indifference about children dissolve within seconds. You are a convert who has utterly embraced a new spiritual reverence for motherhood.’ As we celebrate Mother’s Day here at HerCanberra, we bring you a special tale of love and loss from our Associate Editor Emma Macdonald. She is […]

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High Society: redefining home

Many of us think of our home as the place that defines where we are right now in our lives. Yet, I would suggest that where and how we live defines who we are, where we came from, which life stage we’re in and how we are planning for the future. When I visit people’s […]

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The changing face of domestic violence in Canberra

As Canberra’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service celebrates 30 years in operation, it has had to adapt to new understandings of family dysfunction while withstanding the vagaries of government funding.  And while it is a happy time to celebrate three decades of invaluable support to Canberra’s most traumatised families, CEO Mirjana Wilson considers how the service […]

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30+ ideas for Mothers Day in Canberra

Whether you’re celebrating your mum, being a mum, your friend who is a mum or all of the above, we’ve got some ideas.  The most important thing to remember, however, is the date: Sunday 13 May. EATING OUT WITH MUM MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH AT PIALLIGO ESTATE Treat your Mum to a long leisurely three-course (two-course […]

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The mother of all reads

Jamila Rizvi has just released a literary labour of love. A book dedicated to motherhood and a pot of collective wisdom for new mums surviving the first six weeks of a newborn’s life. In its 275 pages you’ll find observations on childbirth and motherhood that are timeless, poignant and as brutal as a 36-hour labour […]

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Lock up your boss for a good cause

Suicide is the leading cause of preventable death in Australia. In Canberra alone, one life is lost to suicide every week. Lifeline provides an incredible service in their confidential telephone crisis support service designed to listen, give instantaneous support, clarify options and provide callers with referral information for other services in the caller’s area. However, […]

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