Like many women who've regretted being mothers, Simone didn't tell anyone how she felt because she was ashamed.
Bra shopping. It's never easy. But for a stressed mum with toddlers in tow, a healthy dollop of shame can push you to the edge.
One important question remains unanswered: What happens when a generation of narcissists becomes parents?
We've never spent so much time and energy thinking about, writing about, documenting and analysing what we eat. There's never been more advice, more experts, more information about how to lose weight. Yet, we've never been fatter.
There are 365 (sometimes 366) possible days each year on which a baby can be born. As birth dates go, mine is definitely one of the great undesirables.
From Zika avoidance to Australia's oldest mum, it's been a big year in health news. Here are some of the top headlines of the year gone by.
Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.
Motherhood doesn't mean you can't indulge in a few DIY pampering treats.
You get used to the comments after a while. For me, a single mother of a 2-year-old son, they started about the time that I brought my son home from the hospital.
Pragmatic millennials, are kissing tradition goodbye and saying "I do" to elopements, courthouse nuptials and intimate small-scale weddings.
Is one day off too much to ask?
Public debate about the difficulties and costs of managing work and family is still solely centred on women, writes Jane Gilmore.
For the second time Roslyn Campbell is using alternative finance to advance her business.
I recently asked my father if he took time off work after I was born. "Nope", he replied without missing a beat. He went to work the night I was born and taught his corporation law class at a local university.
The rise of peer-to-peer platforms such as Uber have given a new meaning to the term 'portfolio' worker.
The Coalition's paid parental leave changes make it seem like the government is made up of men.
I'm very lucky that I work for myself so I'm able to work hours that I dictate and have the flexibility to do the school runs. But whose responsibility is it to stay home to be the carer when both parents work full time out of the home? Does it always fall to one of them, or should it be a case of sharing the sick leave?
I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.
"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."
In Australia, around 57 babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks) each day. EB member Jannette tells her story about her twin sons, who were born at 24 weeks.
Essential Baby member Erin Law is a mum of three. Her daughter Bailey has autism, and Erin has Asperger's Syndrome herself. A year after her diagnosis, and on World Autism Awareness Day, she shares her story.
Essential Baby member Emma Bigwood always loved dogs - and now she's making a difference by helping save the lives of many canines. She shares her story.
As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we share a story from EB member Julia Watson, who has a daughter with Down syndrome. She recalls the ways her little girl has changed their family for the better ...