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Naturally clean

Blend herbal oils, salts and pantry items to create sweet-smelling sprays and scrubs.

2 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

Land of the giants

A return to the days of the hunter-gatherer caused unexpected chaos in the Blair home.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

DOUBLE DUTY spaces

As we get used to spending more time in our homes, we’re all looking to get extra use out of rooms. Peter Griffiths uncovers ideas for doubling up on them.

4 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

Budget basics

Building a solid foundation leads not only to financial security, but overall happiness. Financial planner Canna Campbell gives us a crash course on writing a winning budget.

2 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

Animal crackers

The kids might have left home, but they keep bringing home strays, as our columnist found out.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

Thrill Of The Wildflower Chase

Sooner or later, every Australian should immerse themselves in the splendour of Western Australia’s wildflower season. Amanda Kendle ventures out into the wide pink, yellow, white and blue yonder.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

Jane Harper's Secrets From The Deep

The Survivors – the fourth thriller from Jane Harper, the bestselling author of The Dry – sees a body on a beach, a sunken wreck, a missing girl and a whole heap of secrets in a Tasmanian seaside town.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

The Enduring Spirit Of Maria Venuti

Beloved singer Maria Venuti disappeared from stage and screen after she suffered a massive stroke in 2016. But, as Genevieve Gannon discovers, with the support of her loving daughter Bianca, she’s planning a comeback.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

Jane Fonda - “I'm Still A Work In Progress”

At 82, activist and award-winning actor Jane Fonda tells Juliet Rieden she’s finally embracing what she calls “the whole Jane” without husbands or lovers to please.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

Turia Pitt - “In Times Of Crisis, Shine A Light”

In the first weeks of this year, Turia Pitt gave birth to a book, a baby and a brand new social enterprise, all while bushfires raged around her, triggering traumatic memories. Samantha Trenoweth meets this no-nonsense Aussie hero and the family that fills her world with love.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2020

“My story isn't over yet”

Every day Sam Bloom longs for the surf-loving woman she used to be before a tragic accident injured her spinal cord. But the unstoppable love of her husband and sons, plus a remarkable friendship with an injured magpie, made her want to live again, she tells Juliet Rieden.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Forged in flames

When fire ravaged eastern Australia last summer, Shane Fitzsimmons was the steady, resolute, compassionate voice that saw us through. Samantha Trenoweth meets the former NSW RFS Commissioner and his family on their very personal quest for resilience and recovery.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Into The Light Aminata Conteh-Biger

After being brutally kidnapped by rebel soldiers in Sierra Leone’s war, Aminata Conteh Biger escaped to Australia. Now this courageous trailblazer is helping to save mothers and babies in her hometown, writes Juliet Rieden.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

To Catch A Love Thief

When a Kansas woman starting blogging about her con-artist husband, she discovered he’d amassed many more victims – and wives. They joined forces with a bounty hunter to bring the swindler down. Genevieve Gannon reports

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Secrets Of The Family Tree

Do-it-yourself DNA tests are a popular hobby. For some the results are predictable, for others they’re a revelation. Genevieve Gannon meets historian Rose Overberg, who followed clues from her own test to find her biological father, and now helps others do the same.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Rebecca Gibney “I'm Very Much For The Sisterhood”

In 1994, a role came around that changed Rebecca Gibney’s life. And as she steps back into Jane Halifax’s shoes, she tells Tiffany Dunk how the project that saw her plunge into a spiralling breakdown also brought a lifelong love.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Spring FORWARD

A new season has arrived, so why not give your skin a spring clean to bring back the sparkle? Juliette Winter explains how to tackle pigmentation, pores and fine lines for a gorgeous glow.

5 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Hermione Norris: ‘My Children Are My Greatest Gift'

With a lead role in a new Aussie drama and a marriage that arguably had its genesis on our shores, Hermione Norris tells Jenny Brown that Australia has given her plenty to be thankful for.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Harry & Meghan The Real Story

The authors of the explosive Harry and Meghan biography, Finding Freedom, tell Juliet Rieden how they uncovered the truth behind the headlines and why friends and aides were at such pains to set the record straight

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2020

Royal dads

The delightful photos taken by the Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate Father’s Day offer a rare glimpse of family life behind palace walls, writes Juliet Rieden.

2 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

The Witching Hour blues

There’s a special time of day when everyone hits their limits. But when does that clock stop ticking?

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

Shaun Micallef a sobering thought

Shaun Micallef is shining a light on the dark side of drinking. Now, for the first time, he tells Susan Horsburgh about the tragedy that inspired him.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

LOVE AFTER LOSS

“Little by little we let go of loss, but never of love” is an adage Neil Seaman can attest to. The Farmer Wants a Wife contestant tells Tiffany Dunk why his past has made him the right man to romance the woman of his dreams once more.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

FAMILY MAN - Ben FORDHAM

In the last 12 months, Ben Fordham has scored the biggest job in radio, lost his much-loved father to cancer, and he and wife Jodie Speers have welcomed their third bundle of joy. They invite Samantha Trenoweth into their home to recap a year of heartbreak, triumph and love.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

Game of fools

Rather than be bored apart, families are board gaming together. But that can come with risks …

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

DEBORAH HUTTON - The scars that heal

When Deborah Hutton was rushed in for surgery on a facial skin cancer, she was shocked to hear it had been caught “just in time”. She tells Juliet Rieden about the wake-up call we all need to heed.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

Jane Hall - My Daughter Is Horrified By Me!'

On the cusp of turning 50, Wentworth newcomer Jane Hall talks to Susan Horsburgh about letting go of her only child, staying (fiery) friends with her famous ex and dipping her toes into the dating pool again.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

Holly Go Lightly

As muscular dystrophy takes hold of the bright and beautiful Holly Warland, she’s using her remaining strength to lobby for the right to die and to celebrate life. She tells Genevieve Gannon about her final fight.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020

Princess Anne - “I've Never Been A City Girl”

In a rare interview to celebrate her upcoming 70th birthday, HRH Princess Anne talks to Juliet Rieden about life as a farmer away from the royal beat, memories of Australia, riding with her grandchildren and why she chose not to give her children titles.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2020