You know that feeling when you’re throwing a party and there comes a moment where you’ve got everything ready but it’s too early for people to show up?
Domestic duties and the brain power expended on worrying about them is disproportionately shouldered by women - anyone who wants to argue this point can step right on into the Thunderdome with me.
Sequels bring out the worst in all of us. But I’m hoping West Australians will shrug off sequel fatigue when it comes to a certain hot new property that’s already creating a lot of buzz: Omicron.
How can we process the fact that five families will have to endure Christmas with an empty place at the table and a pile of presents that will never be unwrapped?
Admit to anxiety about WA’s impending reunion with the world and you’re asking for criticism. It’s fearmongering. It’s being sucked in by government spin. It’s living with fear, man.
Short of listening to a middle-aged dude bang on about how The Dark Knight revolutionised the superhero genre, is there anything more tiresome than shaming women for spending time or money on their appearance?
If you’re a gay man in WA and you want to have a baby, it’s not happening here - and the law that makes it this way is an outdated embarrassment.
You might have seen in the news this week that a TV show about a virginal school kid giving sex advice for cash is apparently better at educating teens than the actual sex education on offer at schools.
If Cricket Australia isn’t condoning Paine’s behaviour I’d love to know what it does to those whose behaviour it does condone. Does it throw them a party? Erect a small but tasteful statue in their honour?
The thing you probably didn’t know you had is a private language for talking to your family.
If you’ve ever seen a slow loris, you’ll know how adorable this Ewok-possum hybrid looks, with its dinner-plate eyes and 1970s shag-pile coat.
If you want to feel better about your body, go to the gym. Not like that — what I really mean is go to the gym changing room and, ideally without being a creep about it, take a look around.
I am not a happy crier - I didn’t cry the day my kids were born - but I cried when I knew Cleo had been found alive and immediately woke my bleary-eyed husband to share the news.
Here’s a sentence I never really expected to write: The Queen makes a good point.
Too many dads miss out on a special time in their kid’s life. An exhausting, messy, occasionally poo-smeared time, yes, but a special time.
If you have ever said, typed or thought the words ‘this is just like Nazi Germany’, consider this your guide to when it is and is not appropriate to co-opt Holocaust imagery and language.
We’ve all been on the receiving end of well-intentioned sentiments like ‘think positive’ and ‘it could be worse’, but can too much positivity be a negative?
If the robot machines are not (yet) reading this, allow me to confirm my allegiance to the human race and say that I do, in fact, welcome news of a $20 million robotics testing ground in WA.
There are some things that cannot be done via text message and that list includes breaking up.
There are pros and cons to taking over a much-loved restaurant. Does Blake Hill measure up to its much-loved predecessor?
It is if you’ve grown up in a culture that glorifies very thin bodies and implies, in a thousand ways, that every curve is a flaw just waiting to be toned and every jiggle represents a moral failure.
Fears that a new social media trend is exposing young girls to dangerously disordered eating has prompted calls for parents to teach their daughters how to be online.
New abortion laws in Texas are a scenario thankfully unthinkable in WA but which might have a lesson for us.
I’ve lost count of the number of conservative columnists happy to imply Premier Mark McGowan is a Chinese-style dictator seeking total control.
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