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“It Really Tests Your Relationship”: What It’s Really Like To Go Through IVF

One in 25 Australian babies are now born via IVF. But while success rates are climbing, it’s far from an easy ride. Under 18 per cent of all IVF cycles result in a live birth and the process can take a heavy toll on couples both emotionally and financially. Here, Darrell Brown, a cinematographer and

Future-proof Your Marriage – Insider Tips From A Divorce Lawyer

It’s the time of year when divorce rates spike. Watch out for the five things most likely to kill your marriage according to veteran family lawyer

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“Make Your Life Better And Save Your Marriage”

Trying to figure out why your wife isn’t happy? Gemma Hartley might know. Last year, she wrote an article that nailed probably the single biggest gripe of the modern mum. The story went super-viral, racking up more than 2 billion clicks and one million shares. The internet rocked on its axis from th
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Commando Steve: “When there’s a breakdown in a relationship and then there’s a blended family, yeah, it’s challenging”

10 DADS IN 10 DAYS: COMMANDO STEVE WILLIS  Steve Willis is a personal trainer and TV personality with four children: Brianna (20), Ella (11), Jack (7) and Axel (3) from three relationships. “My step-dad grew up in the tail-end of the era of children being seen but not heard. He met my mum when I was
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How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking

Walking down the aisle with someone is an extraordinary leap of faith. Because you’re not just getting hitched to your current wife. You’re marrying the woman she becomes in five years, ten years, 25 years. People change and, believe it or not, you may too. Over the years, storybook wedd
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“Mum and Dad Are Splitting Up” – How to Handle the Toughest Conversation You’ll Ever Have

When Ben Dillon-Smith and his ex-wife split up, he had to break the news to his five-year-old son. Here’s how he did it and what he learned along the way. “The toughest conversation you’re ever going to have is telling your child that Mum and Dad are separating, their home is going to be sold and we
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Michael Klim: To Be Honest

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Jump-leads For Your Brain: How This Turbo-charged Coffee Changed My Life

We get it. If you’ve got small kids you got hardly any sleep last night (again). Meet your secret weapon: a slurpable form of salvation that fits neatly into a mug. It’s called Beforeyouspeak Coffee and it’s effectively a performance-enhancing drug for your working day. I’ll admit that when I
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Put On a Few Kilos Over Summer? Here’s What To Wear to Hide Your Gut

It’s the tail-end of the silly season so no doubt you’ve eaten, drunk and made merry. As a result, there’s a fair chance you’re carrying a bit of extra timber. Trouble is that it’s also summer and it’s bloody hot out there. That means whenever you’re off-duty you’re almost certainly wearing a T-shir
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The 10-Minute Workout: No Time? No Worries!

Celebrity trainer Chief Brabon can help you lose your love-handles fast. That’s good news because the dad-bod phenomenon is real. In fact, one US study found that on average fathers weigh 6kg more than childless men. That’s no surprise to Chief, one of Australia’s most respected personal train
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How Having Kids Stopped Shaun Micallef Needing Approval “In A Pathetic Way”

“In the beginning I started out [in comedy] with this insatiable appetite for performing and I was very, very needy,” Micallef says. “I always needed approval, I hungered for it in a pathetic way. Talk to people I worked with early on and they’ll tell you, I was dreadful. Because I came over to Melb
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The Indefensible Position: Why Alcohol-Free Beer (Sometimes) Makes Sense

Look, I know what you’re thinking. Alcohol-free beer is not only pointless it’s Un-Australian. I used to think so too. I mean I’ve gone to the cricket with people I actively despise just to sit with them in the Members stand and avoid drinking that watered-down piss in General Admission. And yet… th
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What I Learned at Sleep School

My wife and I almost didn’t go to sleep school. It sounded like signing up for guaranteed emotional trauma – as much for ourselves as our infant sons. We pictured a grim regime like something from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest intensified with marathon bouts of controlled crying. Frankly, we
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Jeremy’s story: The Quickie That Knocked Up The Father Hood

Last year, a quick email planted the seed for The Father Hood. Andrew McUtchen and I had been working on a project together. We’d met through work, but quickly connected as humans and talked about dad and life stuff more than work stuff.  Our calls would always start with chats about how things were
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The 3 Biggest Mistakes You're Making With Your Daughter

I’m a man. I grew up in a family of three boys. I went to a boys’ school until years 11 and 12. The vast majority of my best friends are men. I work with the men’s health charity, Movember. And I’ve created The Father Hood with two other dads. So, I spend a lot of time hanging out with men and think
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