{Girl Crush Tuesday} The fabulous Mia Freedman

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

Today we salute Mia Freedman. Mia is a fabulously strong woman who uses her voice through many avenues. She is an editor, writer, author and blogger. She was even the youngest ever editor of Australian Cosmopolitan at the age of 24!

What we love about Mia is that she isn’t afraid to go against the norm and give her opinion regardless of the consequences. She stands by her strong opinions and isn’t naïve enough to believe that everyone will agree with her but instead supports the right of free speech.

If you are a parent with internet access you will have no doubt come across Mia’s websites, Ivillage and Mamamia. These sites are read by thousands and thousands of people every single day. She gives a voice and advice to many who don’t know where to go.

Mia isn’t afraid of standing out from the crowd and uses this power to push many causes close to her heart. These include encouraging women to embrace their bodies and giving support to those who have experienced stillborn births and miscarriages.

Mia has been very open about her own experiences with mental illness and in particular living everyday with anxiety. Brave women like Mia who use their positions to talk more openly about these issues increase awareness and acceptance for even more members of the community.

Mia might not be everyone’s cup of tea but to others she is certainly their glass of champagne.

Thanks Mia for showing our little girls not to be afraid of using their voices loudly and proudly and for teaching them that through hard work and a little perseverance anything is possible.



{This is life} Famous women read their mean tweets

I recently saw something that will remain with me for a long time.

A video containing famous Australian women reading tweets about themselves. lisa

The video starts out funny, then turns sinister.

How is it that social media is the very best platform to connect with people yet it quite quickly becomes the very worst place for society to lash out at others?

Please watch this.

It is not okay to be a predator in real life. It is also not okay to be a predator online.

These are real women. With real families. With real feelings.

You can find the link here -> Famous women read tweets about themselves

Be nice to one another nesters x


{Raising Little People} A letter of apology to my second born..

I can categorically say that any parent who has more than one child has at some point or another thought about writing this.

A letter of apology to my second born is an honest (and funny) account of the differences between first born children and the subsequent ones after that.

Here is one of my favourite bits:

‘I’m sorry I don’t know any facts about you – Your brother’s baby book contains so much information about his first year, he could look back to discover every time he farted. I was on him like a crazy woman. “Oh, did you see that. His lip went up like Elvis. Oh my God, so cute. What’s today’s date? What time is it?” “Oh my God! All his toes wiggled at the same time. What’s today’s date?” And just today, I turned the corner after your brother calls me to, “help wipe the poop off his butt,” and there you are. You’re standing up, holding the Swiffer, which is somehow helping you to balance. Wow. You are already a tightrope walker and I had no idea. When you open your baby book to reminisce when you’re older, it will read, “Place photo here”, and you will know that mummy didn’t have time to write down silly stats. I was too busy loving on you. And wiping your brother’s butt’

Written by the hilariously truthful Jenifer DeMattia and published on Mamamia it is certainly worth a read.


{Love Birds} The 11 worst beauty wedding mistakes

So, no pressure you know, but single-headedly this will be the most important day of your life and you should probably not mess it up. PLUS there will be about 37,000 photographs of you. AND you only get one chance at it. bouquet

Your wedding day is honestly the most special day of your life and it is easy to fall into some fairly common beauty traps.

Nicky Champ and the team at Mamamia have put together the The Top 11 worst beauty wedding mistakes a girl can make.

Check it out. Print it. Hang it somewhere for easy reference.

Happy wedding Nesters!

{Raising little people} Are you and your friends part of this ridiculous competition?

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone knows someone that has done this, they have been a participant in a competition that doesn’t really exist or can’t possibility have a winner.

This article is by the talented Holly Wainwright and I could not agree more with her. post-baby-selfie-Silvana-Lovin-184x290There is enough pressure on new mums without this additional burden and challenge.

You can find the link here -> Mamamia ‘Post baby body’

Let us know what you think Nesters..

What to say (or more importantly not say) to someone whose child has died.

Heart breaking. Soul shattering.

The death of a child is something that will haunt you for the rest of your life. You will never forget. You will never be able to hide from it. You will never be the same again.

Whilst we hope you will never need to use this advice, you should read it. You should store it in a little part of your brain for the future, just in case tragedy strikes.

The brave author of this piece is Samantha Hayward. She lost her 19 day old daughter, Ella to undiagnosed Viral Myocarditis. She has lived through this. She is still living through this.

Mamamia originally posted this article, the link is here -> ’10 points I wish everyone knew about the death of a child – from someone who has been there.’

The brave Samantha Hayward

The brave Samantha Hayward