Monique Bowley, Mamamia

Monique Bowley


Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Monique:

“I bought a giant hairy ball and now I never ever lose my keys.”

How many times have you been late to things because you couldn't find your keys? This cheap accessory is the best way to always know where they are. → Read More

Gird your ovaries: The Bachelor is exactly like The Handmaid’s Tale.

A dystopian future of women trapped in houses waiting to bear children is not just limited to The Handmaids Tale. It's also kinda the basis of The Bachelor. → Read More

“Two AFL Executives lost their jobs over affairs this week, and I’m cheering.”

AFL resigning over affairs opinion: CEO Gillon McLachlan made the right decision and ought to be commended for putting the work environment first. → Read More

CULT BUY: The very best pair of knickers you will ever wear in your life.

For years I tolerated bad knickers. Small elastic waists that cut into my sides, knickers that would fall apart after five washes, too-small butt areas tha → Read More

Why I love a good, humble Aussie motel.

For the best Aussie road trip, you can't go past staying in motels in Australia. From the comfort, to the local knowledge, it's all about the details. → Read More

This 16 year old is Australia’s youngest pilot. Thanks to 20,000 cupcakes.

Jade Esler is now Australia's youngest pilot, and the 16-year-old self-funded her flying school by selling 20,000 cupcakes. → Read More

Two very different dads. Two very different daughters.

How significant are father daughter relationships? The Well hosts Rebecca Sparrow and Robin Bailey reflect on the impact of their dads. → Read More

13 things that are utterly awful about having a miscarriage. And two good ones.

What happens after a miscarriage: often it's the little moments that you took for granted that make you deeply, deeply sad. → Read More

Why thousands of Australians have the same bank card, labelled “Splurge”.

Struggling to budget? Hate spreadsheets? What if your money could be sorted in ten minutes over a glass of wine? Welcome to the Barefoot Investor's tips. → Read More

For the women who find the lead up to Mother’s Day hard, we’re thinking of you.

If you have mothers day grief: we're thinking of you. We've got a message to all the women we know this day can be very hard for. → Read More

This is what really happens inside Australia’s most notorious prison.

Death, drugs and the time a jailed celebrity was covered in human excrement. → Read More

The one kitchen item that will change your baking game forever.

Your grandma didn't use scales. Your mum might not have. But baking is a science, and when it comes to brilliant baking, scales are an essential ingredient. → Read More

The uncomfortable truth about our reaction to Molly Meldrum at the Logies

The most awkward moment of the 2017 Logies was Molly Meldrum hijacking the Gold logie speech. But we should get comfortable with seeing disability on stage. → Read More

Guys, we need to talk. About S-Town.

Guys, we really need to talk about the S-Town podcast. Brought to us by the creators of Serial, S-Town is dividing listeners around the world. → Read More

This Easter slice is a great excuse to shove even more chocolate in your face.

This easter chocolate recipe is the most decadent slice of chocolate heaven. Best of all, it's easy, and doesn't require an oven. Just melt and mix and eat. → Read More

Cult buy: The white sneaker hack that will make you look rich.

How do you keep your sneakers brand new and white? The secret is this $24 product that creates a barrier so any errant stains slide right off. → Read More

Being mediocre is the most valuable thing you can do in life.

There's a different kind of self-help mantra going around online at the moment. It's about being mediocre, average, and totally ordinary instead. → Read More

“I always thought wolf whistles were harmless, but I’m starting to change my mind.”

When Senator Malcolm Roberts said some women find it "wonderful", we hit the streets to ask them: is a wolf whistle sexist harassment or harmless fun? → Read More

Missing Richard Simmons is over. And we need to talk about it.

The final episode has landed. Not with a thud, or a bang, but a sort of dirty, sticky carpet feeling. → Read More

The overwhelming grief and guilt of Nikki Gemmell.

After losing her mum to euthanasia, Nikki was thrust into despair and an overwhelming feeling of guilt. Nikki Gemmell's memoir is tragically honest and raw. → Read More