Coming out of the closet, literally

As someone suffering a life altering illness you must ask yourself, "when do I go public?". Not in the sense of calling TMZ and arranging to be "papped" leaving some Harley Street medical facility. But when to let those in your life and strangers know that you are "afflicted" with an illness. When your illness presents itself with obvious tell tale signs it kind of takes away that tough conversation you need to have. After all being bald, gaunt and resembling ET on crack is a dead give away that you have cancer....more

Clean-up in aisle 5

While eating my Vegemite on toast this morning, hoping to become a "happy little Vegemite", I was half watching the Today Show and half watching Matilda chew on a block like she was a Rottweiler with a bone. The headline (I say that loosely) for the day was, "zero visibility within Sydney due to fog" for the second day. This is a city that comes to a stand still when it's over 32 degrees, 3 days in a row. That's right people, Australia seems to stop at the outer western suburbs of Sydney....more

Can Dads Really Get Postpartum Depression? Yes.

This week research found paternal postnatal depression, or PPD among dads, is more common than first believed. ...more

It doesn't mean that it is triggered by the pregnancy or the physical birth - it means that it ...more