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Carla McConnell

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Carla is a proud mum to two beautiful daughters, Olive and Willa, and in her spare time works in film production. She loves quality tv drama, celebrity gossip, travel and sales

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Big Kids, Parenting, Popular Stuff

Three games that will make your kids smarter

This piece is brought to you by Hasbro Gaming but is totally my own story. As a single mum...

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Popular Stuff, Relationships

Five ways you can help a friend during a hard time

When my partner and I split up it was hell. The practicalities of looking after two kids while putting...

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breech birth
Parenting, Popular Stuff, Pregnancy

These pictures of a breech birth will blow your mind!

WARNING: The pictures of this breech birth are very graphic, but we think they are AMAZING.  Women are just...

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Motherhood, Parenting

Imagine if you could not afford clothes for your kids?

I’m normally a pretty calm and collected woman, but when I brought home my first child I was freaking...

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Health, Beauty + Style, Popular Stuff, Style

There is something that divides us women greatly

The old G-string verses undies debate is one we’ve had more than a few times here at Show +...

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Parenting, Toddlers

The super simple hack to stop your kid swearing

I’m a swearer, I’ve always been a swearer and if I’m honest I’ve got no plans to stop. I...

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Parenting, Toddlers

How to teach your kid to stop interrupting

Mummy, mummy, MUUUUUMMMY!! Ever heard this while you’re talking to a friend and you  feel mega conflicted about finishing...

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Parenting

A lady in the shop asked me where I got my baby

My two daughters are half Filipino. As in their father is Filipino and I am as white Australian as...

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Big Kids, Parenting

Tips to help reduce eating disorders in kids

As parents we just want to raise healthy, happy kids. We want them to enjoy food and love their...

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Motherhood, Parenting

This woman’s definition of a “real mum” will leave you in tears

My daughters are half filipino and my 7-year-old does not look like me at all. I often get stares when...

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Motherhood, Parenting

Things only mums of girls will understand

As single mum of two girls aged three and seven years-old there is a lot of estrogen in our...

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Big Kids, Parenting

At what age do you hand over the mobile phone?

My 7-year-old daughter is constantly asking what age she is allowed to have things. When can I get my...

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Babies, Parenting, Popular Stuff

This is the new trend for C-sections

Recently I sat with a group of friends and compared birth stories. Each one was so uniquely different from...

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Parenting, Popular Stuff

A parenting tip we got off Kimmy K

In a world of emails and texts there is something so incredibly beautiful and powerful about a handwritten letter....

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Friendship, Relationships

Do you remember Mr Cruel??

It has been 26 years since 13-year-old Karmein Chan was abducted by a man who terrorised Melbourne in the late...

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What is the one thing you would tell your teenage self?

When I think back to my teenage years I cringe at how I viewed myself. I wish I could...

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post birth
Babies, Parenting, Popular Stuff

I did something during labour that might save a few lives

Before having my first baby I had visions of my perfect labour. I know right. I would deliver my...

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Big Kids, Parenting

Was anybody else unsure if their kid was ready to start school?

When my daughter started school at five years old she seemed ready. All of the tears on the first...

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Big Kids, Parenting

Would you ever use a gift registry for your kid’s parties?

When my daughter had her 7th birthday party I was overwhelmed by the gifts. Not wanting to leave anyone...

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Motherhood, Parenting

Becoming a mother after losing my own

When I was 21 my mother was killed in a car accident. It was a horrific life changing moment...

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