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Sunday Life: Faceless Brave (March 2011)

You can track my two pregnancies by the litany of online comments that flooded in once I started to show. Not kind missives of congratulations from viewers for the impending birth, but more akin to hate mail. Nothing to do with the pregnancy – there’s…

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Sunday Life: Home and Away (June 2010)

Without giving too much away, Julie Rafter has a slight chip on her shoulder about being a stay-at-home mum. In an upcoming episode of the drama Packed to the Rafters, Julie, a new mum again after a 20-year gap, has an argument with her 26-year-old…

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Sunday Life: Is It Still Easy? (September 2011)

It’s not as though I was under any illusions that having two babies would be just as smooth sailing as having one. I had been well warned. “That’s when you’ll really know what motherhood is,” more seasoned mums helpfully informed me.

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Sunday Life: Mothers Superior (1st May 2011)

It started within hours of giving birth. A woman suggested – almost as an accusation – that I may not be able to breastfeed because I’d had a caesarean. “But … but … I went through 48 hours of labour and only had a caesar…

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Life Matters: Wife Work

As far as blokes go, mine is up there. He does the childcare drop-offs, mops the kitchen floor, cooks (when I don’t) and is handy with a washing machine. He’s the first to get up in the night when a child cries out. He changes nappies and…

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Life Matters – Sunday Life Magazine

You would think someone who has worked all her adult life, filed two decades of tax returns, bought a unit and traded several cars would be quite capable of looking after her own financial affairs…

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Life Matters – Sunday Life Magazine

By the time my first baby was three months old, I had been forced to explain my emergency caesar, his cot in our room and my picking him up when he cried. My hackles rose with a primeval defensiveness as I justified my attempts to…

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Life Matters – Sunday Life Magazine

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Julie Bishop has the cutest collection of fitted jackets in a vast array of hues and fabrics pinched in at her elegant waist. I doubt she has ever worn the same one twice. I know I should be…

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Life Matters – Sunday Life Magazine

The most I have ever spent on a handbag is $260. Apparently that makes me a cheapskate. It also makes me emotionally deficient. Today’s with-it, sassy, successful woman owns at least one, preferably half a dozen, Statement Handbags, each with a starting price of $1200,…

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Life Matters – Sunday Life Magazine

There was a time when I thought I might marry Matthew McConaughey. Not that I want to now. Really, I don’t. But back then it was conceivable, as I was studying acting in the very next country and there was every chance we might cross…

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It’s Not Easy Being Three – Sunday Life

Everything seems perfect: Mum,Dad, new baby. But then the myths of parenthood begin to unravel…  

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Care for Kids

Mum in Profile Jacinta Tynan C4K: You have a very busy life juggling parenthood and work as a journalist, author and TV presenter with odd working hours. What’s your daily schedule and how do you manage it? JT: At the moment I am on maternity…

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Cosmopolitan Pregnancy – Second Time Around

They say no two pregnancies are alike – a theory I took much comfort from when I fell pregnant with my second baby, as my first was a huge trial.

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Mums’ recipes were smash hits – Mosman Daily

FOR newsreader Jacinta Tynan, it’s smashed potatoes and gravy. For author Melinda Hutchings, the smell of apricot chicken is enough to bring back memories of mum’s cooking. Both lower North Shore residents are among dozens of women who have contributed to a book called Cooked…

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Pregnancy #2 – Sun Herald

TV trio’s pregnant pause Shelly Horton January 22, 2011 No news is good news for some … expectant SkyNews presenters Bridie Barry, Jacinta Tynan and Nina May. Photo: Danielle Smith THERE was a time when the mere sight of a pregnant woman on television caused…

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