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Stylist Shonel Bryant On Battling Breast Cancer, Supporting Your Girls, And Silver Linings

Event stylist, mother and founder of Support Your Girls Shonel Bryant shares her cancer journey, and the drive that keeps her going.

Family

Singer-Songwriter-Survivor Ngaiire On Motherhood, Music + Building From The Rubble

We visit the dazzling Ngaiire at home on Darkinjung Land on the NSW Central Coast, with her three-year-old son Nadav, or ‘Dovey’ for sho...
Ashe Davenport

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Caring for New Mothers Shouldn’t Stop at Six Weeks, According To Author + Co-Founder of Mama Goodness, Jessica Prescott

The vegan cookbook author and postpartum doula talks about ending snapback culture, and keeping the meal train going.
Ashe Davenport

Family

An Honest Conversation On Single Parenting By Choice + Donor Conception With Takeawei Ceramics Founder, Chela Edmunds

Chela Edmunds of Takeawei ceramics shares her story of becoming a mother to 18-month-old Ocean via sperm donor and IVF.

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Author and Cook Julia Busuttil Nishimura Talks Prawns, Postnatal Anxiety + Magic Family Holidays

Two of our FAVE columnists hash out the thoughts and feelings (a lot of feelings!) about new motherhood. This is a conversation you won't wa...
Ashe Davenport

Family

Two Inspiring Single Mums, Parenting Under The One Roof!

We chatted with these two super mums and founders of Goodspace vintage furniture about sharing the parenting load, going into business, and
Ashe Davenport

Family

BE. Founder Grace Dlabik On Smashing Stereotypes + Parenting A Child With Disability

Grace's son 17-year son Elijah was born with a complication that led to quadriplegia Cerebral palsy. Despite the significant challenges they...
Ashe Davenport

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Artist Maggie May & Musician Josh Kelly Are Parenting And Running A Business Through COVID And Cancer

2020 has been an exceptionally crappy year for all, but especially for Maggie May and Josh Kelly, parents to 18-month-old Remy and founders
Ashe Davenport

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Cormach Evans and Coco Eke On Aboriginal Excellence, Pandemic Parenting And Their No Dickheads Policy

We visit the inspiring pair of not-for-profit leaders and their young family at home on the sun-soaked shores of Jan Juc.
Ashe Davenport

Family

Designer, Businesswoman and Mother Fatuma Ndenzako Weaves Dual Cultures Into Something Beautiful

We chat to one half of the sister-duo behind Collective Closets about motherhood, her thriving fashion label, and growing up African in Alto...
Ashe Davenport

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Mia Mala McDonald And Steph Hughes Talk Rainbow Families, Jazzercise And The Need For More Diversity On Peppa Pig

The Melbourne-based couple talk through the ups and downs of life in their little family of three - and the changes that come with isolation...
Ashe Davenport

Family

Artist Dawn Tan On Her Scary Start To Motherhood + Keeping Calm In The Time Of Corona

The much-loved Melbourne artist speaks candidly about one of the most challenging times ever for her little family, and her new online art r...
Ashe Davenport

Family

Emmylou Maccarthy Takes Motherhood’s Invisible Labour And Makes It Visible - And Paid

Emmylou has built a thriving media career from the ground up with three small children in tow. Here’s how.
Ashe Davenport

Family

Weaver Maryanne Moodie Reflects On Birth, ADHD + Her Coven Of Mothers

The mother of two reflects on parenting the most challenging version of yourself, and the 'birth' that lasts years and years – becoming a
Ashe Davenport

Family

The Best Of Our Family Column in 2019!

From Catherine Deveny to Clare Bowditch, this is the best of our 'Family' column from 2019.

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VICE Australia's Creative Director Royce Akers On Dad Guilt + Life In The Suburbs

A working dad offers a glimpse into modern fatherhood, and his ridiculously cute family!
Ashe Davenport

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Clare Bowditch On Overcoming Self-Doubt + Being Your Own Kind Of Girl

The Melbourne-based singer and storyteller talks family, and fills us in on her brand new book!
Ashe Davenport

Family

Alison Bell On The Joys And Humiliations Of Working Mum Life

Ashe Davenport talks with the co-creator and star of 'The Letdown' on ABC and Netflix, about turning her parenting struggles into a hit TV s...
Ashe Davenport

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