LETITIA ROWLANDS When Emma McLeod's daughter was stillborn, her world was shattered. But the grieving mum found the strength to stay positive, now she wants to share what she has learnt with others facing adversity.
GILES HARDIE Toni Collette on why she prizes playing so many raw, complex 'women with kids'.
Liz Ellis is one of Australia’s highest profile athletes, and one of the most successful netball players in the history of the sport. She's also mum to Evelyn, 20 months.
JO CASAMENTO From Olympic athlete to wife and mother, golden girl Cathy Freeman says raising toddler Ruby is the hardest thing she has ever done. But motherhood beats winning gold medals any day.
We spoke to Julie Goodwin about life with her three teenage sons, motherhood, and how her career has affected her family life after winning the 2009 MasterChef title.
KATE WATERHOUSE Miranda Kerr - model, business owner, Kids Helpline ambassador, and busy mum of one - talks about life with her husband, turning 30, and raising her son Flynn.
Kate Waterhouse Weekend Today co-host Leila McKinnon is on maternity leave after giving birth eight weeks ago to her first child, Edmund, already known as Ted.
PARENTS IN POLITICS
Essential Baby has teamed up with Our Say to give Australian the chance to speak directly with the Minister for Families, Jenny Macklin. Find out more about this politican and mother of three.
Tara Moss, as told to Daisy Dumas Some say that motherhood comes with a softening edge, but author Tara Moss discovered a new-found "fierceness" once she became a mum herself.
Tiffany Bakker Motherhood, therapy and a solid marriage have smoothed away some (but thankfully not all) of pop singer Pink's edge.
Anne Summers Anne Summers on the rise and rise of the newly elected deputy Labor leader.
Christine Sams Danielle Spencer is a mum to two boys and married to a movie star, but says she's dancing her way to success just for herself.
Amber Robinson In the first in a series of interviews with Australian politicians who happen to be parents, we chat to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young of the Greens about representation, motherhood, what her party is doing to help young families, and what her wish-list entails.
We chat to Rebecca Judd: model, TV personality and parent to six month old Oscar, her son with AFL star Chris Judd.
Sophie runs marathons to help premature babies after three babies of her own. Read her remarkable story.
Mother of twins and wife to swimming legend Grant Hackett, Candice Alley talks to us about the issue of stress and anxiety, motherhood and natural ways to keep mums and bubs happy and healthy.
Karen Hardy Writer and mother-of-four Nikki Gemmell first attracted attention with The Bride Stripped Bare, now she's done it again with another look at ''the vexed issue of sexuality', in her latest book, With My Body.
Amber Robinson She's an artist whose decidedly lo-fi blog has captured thousands of international fans in five short months. Meet Amber Dusick from Parenting. Illustrated With Crappy Pictures™.
Karen Martini is an award winning Chef, Restaurateur, Writer, and Television host and a mother of two.
Melina Cruickshank Jessica Rowe discusses her new book: Love, Wisdom, Motherhood, which features conversations with prominent Australian mums.
Tracey Spicer is a mother of two, a journalist and media commentator.
Melina Cruickshank Annabel Crabb is a mother of two under four, Walkley award winning Annabel is one of Australia’s most respected media commentators and is currently the ABC Online's chief political writer and a regular presenter on THE DRUM.
Sarah McInerney Miranda Kerr has returned to work two months after giving birth to son Flynn, walking the runway at Paris Fashion Week.
Joseph Kelly Myleene Klass has been a successful pop singer, released her pregnancy diary, her own range of baby clothes and was runner up in the UK's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Myleene is now in Australia co-hosting ABC3's Escape From Scorpion Island.
Natalie Godward Alex Fevola, 33, is a a mum of three and in-demand photographer. Her latest challenge sees her fighting for the top tiara on Dancing With the Stars.
Amber Robinson Hayley Lewis is one busy mum. Well known for her Olympic swimming career, Hayley now hosts The Biggest Loser and owns and runs The Hayley Lewis Swim School. She lives in Queensland with her husband Greg and their two sons Jacob and Kai.
Emma McDonald Georgie Parker is one of Australia's best known and loved actors. A wife, mother and talented singer, Georgie is also a regular presenter on Play School and was nominated at the 2009 Aria's for Best Children's Album.
Amber Robinson Mother, teacher and performer Tina Harris is talks to Essential Baby about combining motherhood with work as a children's musician.
Amber Robinson Media personality and mum Chrissie Swan was Australia's first female Big Brother runner-up. This year Chrissie has bought her intriguing sense of humour to two new projects, co-hosting The Circle on Channel 10 and acting as a Red Nose Day ambassador.
LINDA MORRIS Juanita Phillips thought she could juggle the perfect life; career, kids, beautiful house; but, as she reveals in her new book, something had to give.
Jennifer Lopez's priorities have changed since having children but her ambition hasn't.
Stefanie Menezes Australia's yummiest mummy, Sophie Falkiner, offers her top tips to staying stylish in motherhood.
Donna Walker-Mitchell Hollwood's reigning queen of comedy may be more glamorous these days but give Tina Fey the messy life of a mum any day.
Donna Walker-Mitchell Maggie Gyllenhaal on juggling her family, love and acting.
Melina Cruickshank Jane Kennedy, actress, comedian, radio presenter, TV producer and director chats with EB about motherhood, work and food.
Melina Cruickshank Georgie Gardner, News Presenter chats with EB about motherhood, work and 'me time'.
Mum in Profile
Melina Cruickshank Former Olympian and mum to twins Jane Flemming talks to Essential Baby about juggling motherhood later in life.
Melina Cruickshank Neena Mairata began presenting World News Australia bulletins in 2008. A highly experienced journalist, having worked as anchor, reporter, producer and assignment editor, she chats to Essential Baby about managing motherhood and work.
Melina Cruickshank Essential Baby chats to journalist, charity ambassador and TV personality Symantha Perkins about her busy role as a Mum of three.
Melina Cruickshank Noni Hazlehurst chats with Essential Baby about the daily juggle of being a working mother and what her sons have taught her about herself.
Mum in profile
Melina Cruickshank Natalie Bloom who took her hobby into a global business chats with Essential Baby about the challenges of being a working mother and how making an effort to get ‘me time’ makes her a better mother.
Melina Cruickshank Collette Dinnigan is one of Australia’s most successful fashion designers. A working mother, Collette took the time to chat with Essential Baby about how motherhood has taught her to slow down.
Mum in Profile
Kathy Lette who shot to fame in her teens with the publication of Puberty Blues, chats to Essential Baby about the difference in her childhood (barbies, beaches and surfers) to her own children's (art galleries and theatre) and how motherhood inspires her writing.
Mum in Profile
Amie Nilsson - CEO and Founder of Merino Kids chats to Melina Cruickshank about time zones, lack of sleep, and her mission to inspire positive change.
Hon Tanya Plibersek MP speaks to Essential Baby about managing a high profile and demanding role alongside the demands of family life.
Melina Cruickshank Fiona Scanlan is a woman many still think of as one in a tiny, elite handful of intuitive and gifted Australian designers. After her second child George was born, Fiona left the high end women’s fashion world and founded the gorgeous clothing label ‘Big by Fiona Scanlan’.
Anni Taylor How does Rachael Beck juggle an impressive career as singer, actor, dancer and entertainer, with a toddler and baby on the way? She says work preparation these days is a bit ‘fly-by-night’!
Anni Taylor Mother of four young children, Foxtel presenter Antonia Kidman says of motherhood, "initially the lack of spontaneity was probably a bit of a shock, but it was replaced by so many other joyful moments."
Patrick Baert/AFP Elegant, passionate, a strong career woman and a devoted mum, Michelle Obama has already become a role model with an army of fans as she prepares to become the nation's first lady.
Anni Taylor Tara began working on television behind the scenes researching and coordinating decorating and design stories for the Nine Network of Australia. Her first on-air role was as one of the original CHANGING ROOMS designers in 1998.
Natasha Stott Despoja is a South Australian Senator and the youngest woman enter Australian Federal Parliament. Mum to Conrad, her portfolio includes Foreign Affairs, Attorney-General’s, Higher Education, Science and Biotechnology, Republic and Status of Women.
Anni Taylor George McEncroe is a radio host, writer and stand up comedian. Each morning she entertains Melbourne with the Breakfast Show 'Two Women & a Metro'.
Anni Taylor Anita Bell is best known as Australia's favourite debt busting mum. Anita purchased her first property aged only 16 and paid off four properties completely by the age of 29. Her phenomenally successful finance series consists of Your Mortgage, Your Money, Your Investment Property, Your Kids Money, Your Success in 5 years or less, and Your Retirement.
Anni Taylor Natarsha Belling, Network Ten’s news presenter, talks to EB about being an ambassador for breast cancer research, her work/family struggles and her bub on the way!
August 2007 Katie Noonan is the voice of alternative darlings george. Her sweet vocals have made her one of the most recognisable voices of our generation. Find out how she balances music and motherhood.
Melissa Doyle is one of Australia's most popular television presenters. Melissa is best known for her roles on Sunrise, Where Are They Now, and she also hosts The Zoo on the Seven Network in Australia.
March 2008 Karen is the bestselling author of ‘Career Advice you wish your mum had told you’, speaker, trainer, media commentator, journalist and mother. Karen Miles is passionate about the impact of motherhood on women's identity and career.
February 2008 Jacqueline Lunn has been a journalist for 15 years on publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and marie claire, and a mother for nearly eight. She has three daughters, a new puppy and a husband who needs a shed but, due to space restrictions, will never get one.
Mum in Profile
Sarah Murdoch grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney before going on to become one of Australia’s most successful international models. Her success has included major contracts with L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder and Ralph Lauren, major campaigns with Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent as well as joining the prestigious Revlon family as a global face.
April 2008 Dr Katrina Warren is a popular TV vet, best-selling author, newspaper columnist, speaker and mother to a beautiful baby daughter, Charlotte.
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