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Holly Wainwright


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Holly:

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: Every parent has a list of "Never Will I Evers". This is mine.

From bottle feeding to videogames, Mamamia's Holly Wainwright shares her Never Will I Ever parenting list, and why our 'nevers' set us up to fail. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: Well, we can finally put the whole 'princess' fantasy to bed.

Marrying into the royals isn't as glamorous as we used to think it was, and it's time we give up the "princess" narrative. → Read More

Australian politics has a message for women: There's nothing to see here.

Australian parliament ministers: The message is clear to Australian women. There's nothing to see here. We must've got it all wrong. → Read More

The real message hiding in Meghan and Harry's pregnancy announcement.

Meghan Markle baby due date? In case you missed is, there was a hidden message hiding in Meghan and Harry's pregnancy announcement. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: The 15 most annoying things non-parents say to parents.

What not to say parents: Here are the 15 most annoying things parents hear from non-parents, from how tired they are to being jealous of maternity leave. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: A strange man in a leather jacket watched me give birth.

Mamamia's Holly Wainwright shares her birth story, including the mysterious man in a leather jacket who watched the whole thing. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: How I just found out I'm not a strict parent.

Are you a strict parent, or an 'I'll allow it' parent? Holly Wainwright shares how she discovered her type, and why she parents by her own set of rules. → Read More

OPINION: 'Pete Evans is not a truth-teller. He's just a narcissist who makes nice salads.'

Don't be fooled by his line that everyone wants to silence him. → Read More

What we're not saying about the arrest of 'disgraced footballer' Dean Laidley.

Dean Laidley arrest: His photos are all over the media but no one is talking about his crimes, crimes that are committed against women by men every day. → Read More

'Parents like me will never, ever miss isolation.'

lockdown special needs: We don't have the kind of family we can raise, teach and nurture alone. By ourselves, we're not coping. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: "And they said we couldn't work from home."

Parents working from home: Holly Wainwright on why the coronavirus pandemic proves working from home and flexible working hours is possible for parents. → Read More

"Today I found my friend crying outside the chemist. And I couldn't touch her."

Coronavirus social distancing: When Holly Wainwright saw her friend crying outside a chemist, she realised she couldn't hug her. → Read More

In January, Australians came together in adversity. Today, we feel miles apart.

The coronavirus Australia response and why it's miles away from how we responded to the bushfires. Has our kindness disappeared? → Read More

Holly Wainwright: "I am a 48-year-old woman and I am fine."

This International Women's Day, Holly Wainwright discusses what life in your 40s is like. She shares how career and family life has changed over the years. → Read More

Being famous is not a dream job in 2020. It's a dangerous one.

In 2020, becoming famous is a career goal for many. But examples including MAFS' Hayley Vernon and Love Island's Caroline Flack highlight the dark reality. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: 11 things I’ve learned in 10 years of being a mother.

Parenting 10 year old girl: With a decade of parenting under her belt, Holly Wainwright reflects on the lessons she's learnt raising her daughter. → Read More

Go to Lord Howe Island before the rest of the world finds out it's on the World's Best list.

Lord Howe Island was recently featured on the Lonely Planet's World's Best list. Here are a few reasons and many glorious photos to convince you to go ASAP. → Read More

"I shared my 'I Don't' list. Now a whole lot of Aussie women are sharing theirs."

My I Don't List: Holly Wainwright shared her 'I Don't' list with the world. Now a whole lot of Australian women have shared theirs. → Read More

Every woman has an 'I Don't' list. And it's about time we shared them.

Holly Wainwright shares her 'I Don't List' and you should do the same. Throw out the to-do list, and decide on what you don't do. → Read More

Prince George is six. And in his new official birthday portraits, he's staging a revolution.

Prince George is six. And for his new photo portrait, his mum is sending a message. Yes, a modern prince can wear polyester. Take that, Archie. → Read More