On Mother's Day this year, while many mothers were receiving their gifts of bath salts and aromatherapy soaps bought from school Mother's Day Stalls across the country, I was receiving my gift: an AncestryDNA test kit.
Dee Broughton is a Melbourne-based teacher, freelance writer and television addict.
The start of the footy season fills me with dread. From April to September, one would think that nothing else happens in the world. In a 30-minute Melbourne news slot, 10 minutes of news, 20 minutes of footy.
02/04/2016 6:27 AM AEDT
You may have read about the Victorian Government's plans to do away with the worst level crossings in Melbourne -- 3 of which are within a kilometre of my house -- which would ease chronic and worseni...
29/02/2016 1:14 PM AEDT
Even the smallest of coincidences excite me. My favourite coincidence, though, happened 22 years ago, when I had just started dating my now-husband.
15/02/2016 1:58 PM AEDT
Apart from not being very good at self-regulation and being tired of disappearing into the Facebook time-vacuum, deactivating was my feeble attempt at being cool and different. I'm not cool, or different, but I do like saying "I don't have Facebook" and leaving the person who asked wondering why.
28/01/2016 5:45 AM AEDT
Remarkably, in this 40-degree-plus heat, we are rarely uncomfortable. We can sit in the relative cool of our air conditioned car, and our air conditioned house, in our air conditioned life.
17/01/2016 6:48 AM AEDT
My husband is a cyclist. When I say 'cyclist', I'm not talking Cadel Evans, elite sportsman, professional level cyclist. But he may as well be.
09/01/2016 6:14 AM AEDT
Kylie Minogue is relentless. She just goes on. She is like the Terminator of the entertainment industry. Just when you think she's done for, she comes rising out that molten metal swinging on a chain, ready to keep going.
29/12/2015 12:29 PM AEDT
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