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An Open Conversation On Foster Caring, IVF + Being An LGBT Family With Millie & Jessi Poutama

LGBTQIA+ advocates and eco-conscious couple Millie and Jessi Poutama share their experience of foster caring, the IVF process, and their exp...

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Kurnai Woman and Educator Emmy Webbers On Bringing Culture To The Classroom + Connecting With Country

The founder of First Nations education business Wurruck Yambo talks about work and life with her young family of five.

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Artist Miranda Skoczek On Single Parenting, Smelling The Roses + Spontaneity

Artist Miranda Skoczek shares her multigenerational family life in the Dandenongs with son Harper and aunt Margaret.

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Finding Harmony In Life, Business And Family, With Meg Tanaka Of CIBI

CIBI's Meg Tanaka on growing up in Japan, running a family business with three young boys, and living life the CIBI way.

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Photographer, Storyteller + Solo Parent Bobbi Lockyer On The Importance Of Birthing On Country

The artist, photographer and designer lives on Kariyarra Country (Port Hedland, WA) with her four boys Sebastian (13), Zenith (9), Lawrence
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The Show Must Go On, With Photographer Sarah Collins And Family

Our beloved former TDF photographer on the highs and lows of pandemic parenting, and the challenges facing the performing arts community.

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Rising And Shining Through Early Motherhood With Designer + Illustrator, Georgia Perry

Through the doldrums of pandemic parenting, Georgia Perry reminds us there is still magic in the world. Ashe Davenport goes inside the desig...
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Art Runs Generations Deep In The Family Of Molly Wattle Boney

We visit TDF Kids Art Awards winner Molly Wattle Boney and her creative parents, Tessa Nuku and Brendon Boney, at Ettalong Beach.

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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.

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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.
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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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.
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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...
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