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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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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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Relationships

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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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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Parenting, Popular Stuff

The latest Target Australia catalogue has gone viral

My two beautiful daughters are half filipino, so bringing them up to understand their place in the world can be...

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Parenting, Toddlers

Adorable toddler twins have become mini mega stars!

As a mother of two girls aged three and seven years old, I’ve seen Frozen about 756 times. I’ve...

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Parenting, What's On Our Mind

When I was 10 my mum had a conversation with me that I will have with my girls

When both my two daughters were born and placed in my arms I felt an immediate need to protect...

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Babies, Parenting

A woman tried to breastfeed a stranger’s baby ‘to see what it felt like’

When it comes to breastfeeding ‘to each their own’ I say. Whether you want to breastfeed or you choose...

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Babies, Parenting, Popular Stuff

So many mums unwillingly starve their babies

I breastfed my first daughter until she was 11 months old. I always wanted to breastfeed but it was...

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Babies, Parenting

The birth pics that totally fascinated us

We love birth photos here at S + T and these ones of a breech birth are just blow...

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Relationships

Sheryl Sandberg’s NEW book is another must read

When you lose someone you truly love the grief is unbearable. Putting one foot in front of the other to...

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Relationships

Looks like a four day work week could be a reality

As a single mum, whether I want to go to work or not is not an option. Don’t get...

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Health, Beauty + Style, Popular Stuff, Style

6 braiding tips to make you the coolest parent ever!

When my daughter started school I wanted to be the coolest mum out there, so I got a friend...

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Parenting, Toddlers

The one thing that always calms my children

When I split up from the father of my children it was a pretty awful and stressful time. My...

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Parenting, Popular Stuff

Anne Hathaway’s powerful speech on paid parental leave

When I gave birth to both my babies I took 12 weeks off work with paid parental leave. Financially, I’m...

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Entertainment

Remember Aerobics Oz Style??

If you grew up as a child in the 1980’s in Australia, then the TV show Aerobics Oz Style was...

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Entertainment, Popular Stuff

The new show we can’t wait to see

Is there anyone funnier in the world than Tina Fey? There was nothing more funny than watching her and...

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Parenting, Popular Stuff, Pregnancy

How incredible is the new maternity pic trend?

My 3-year-old daughter is currently obsessed by the fact she once lived in my belly. OBSESSED. She brings it...

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