CLOSED: Win tickets to Queen of the Desert

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to our winners: Judy Higgins, Kristin Ward, Irene McGeels, Sergeja Bosanac, Nicole Hughes, Melina Hall, Pete Matheos, J’aimee Brooker, Sonja French and Paic.bk. Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco and Robert Pattinson, QUEEN OF THE DESERT is […]

In an instant, everything changed …

Standing in the shower one Friday morning, Val Davison felt a lump on her breast. Although she wasn’t overly concerned, she mentioned it to her best friend Jude and her husband. “They were both more alarmed than I was, and said I […]

The pain after birth, that we need to talk about

Vivianne Kissane is no stranger to pain. After losing her sister-in-law to perinatal mental illness then suffering post natal depression herself, she is acutely aware that many women who experience anxiety during the perinatal period hide their true feelings from family or […]

Closed: win tickets to Mother’s Day, the movie

This competition has closed. Congratulations to our winners – Melinda Bolitho, Deborah Disney, Michelle Beesley, Heather Hopley, Karen Marken, Ros Mayes, Donna Law, Lyn Richards, Joy Constantino, Amy.   Get the tissues ready, as director Garry Marshall’s new film, MOTHER’S DAY is […]

Closed: win a pass to the Spanish Film Festival

Congratulations to the five winners of our admit-two passes to The Spanish Film Festival: Deb Warren, Karen Marken, Louise Barwick, Jill Christensen, and Beth & Jim from Cleveland.   Hola! The Spanish Film Festival is coming to Brisbane from Tuesday 19 April […]

Closed: win a chance to see QTC’s Motherland

Congratulations to our winner, Rebecca Murphy.   Brisbane writer, Katherine Lyall-Watson’s play Motherland will take to the stage from 20 to 30 April at Queensland Theatre Company’s Bille Brown Studio at South Brisbane. Based in fact, Motherland intertwines the stories of three […]

with Rachel Quilligan

1) This extended summer weather; 2) Learning to ride a horse; and, 3) All the public holidays at this time of year! Rachel Quilligan is a Brisbane journalist interested in politics, culture and seeing as much of the world as possible. Check […]

Reinventing yourself after children

With Australian women having babies later in life, they are also returning to work at an older age. And that may mean starting all over at 40-plus in the job-seeking market. “It is daunting,” says Jacqueline Smart Ferguson, who recently facilitated the […]

with Brittany Snow

I am loving (as we welcome Autumn): the anticipation of hot drinks; crunchy leaves; and, wearing the warm colours that this season encourages. Brittany is fifty percent of The Elopement Collective, wife to Josh, and kitty mum to Stevie and Aggie. Connect […]

with Laura Churchill

I’m loving: rediscovering forgotten treasures in my wardrobe; reworking some of my mum’s favourite recipes I remember from childhood; and, my new baby daughter. Laura Churchill is a Brisbane stylist and fashion writer, mother of one and shopping companion of many. Connect […]

Artist Atousa: expressing beauty through art

Vivid colours, patterns and eastern symbols are the creative sources of influence for Brisbane visual artist Atousa Salehpour. Atousa works in the fields of photography, pottery, wood carving, sculpture, miniature, inlay, toreutics, marquetry, jewellery making and painting. “For me, painting is a […]

with Kristine Riordan

I’m loving: the last of the peaches; good movies; and, bike rides along the river. Brisbane writer Kristine Riordan has more than twenty years experience in the food industry including cookbook writing, restaurant reviewing, cookery school, wine retailing and food consulting. She […]

When Big Magic came to town

In a coup for the Brisbane Writers’ Festival, renowned author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert, visited Brisbane in an exciting ‘prelude’ to this year’s festival. The sold-out evening at the Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, South Bank, marked the […]

What I learned from my children

Breathe. That’s the advice former Brisbane girl, renowned television personality and performer, Shelley Craft wants to share with women everywhere! Shelley will be in Brisbane from 4 – 6 March performing with her band, Animals Rock at the Essential Baby & Toddler […]

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