Labour of practicality: making babies for other reasons

Sharing responsibilitiesWhen you are deciding how many children you’re going to have most families take into account things like affordability, size of the home, manageability and other factors central to your capacity to care for the children you bring into the world. A friend of a friend had much more serious factors to consider when deciding to have another baby. Continue reading

Sunrise, coffee and more 50 Shades of Grey sex talk

So this morning I – with some girlfriends of mine – appeared on Seven’s Sunrise to discuss some highbrow literature. OK, OK, it wasn’t so much highbrow as brow raising. We were discussing the publishing phenomenon 50 Shades of Grey.  Yes, again.

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Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (trilogy)

The book buzz at the moment is the resurgence of erotica for the chick lit genre. It’s all because of one little trilogy – Fifty Shades. The three books are Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Mia Freedman talked about them a while ago so I thought I’d have a look-see at just how naughty this erotica could really be. My, oh my. It was an eye-opener. So, deep breath. Ready? Let’s do this thing.

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