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Duchess Kate reveals the unique nickname Prince Harry has given her

<p>The royal family really are just like us, with each member of the family having a special nickname of their own. With Queen Elizabeth being known as “Lilibeth”, Duchess Meghan as “Meg” and Duchess Camilla as “GaGa”, the tradition of nicknames has now extended to Duchess Kate.</p> <p>Speaking to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=839&amp;v=nDKGAPppxwU" target="_blank">BBC Radio One</a></em><span>, it was revealed that Prince Harry likes to call Duchess Kate, “Cath” – a short form of her full name Catherine.</span></p> <p>Presenter Scott Mills asked, “That really confused me because everyone else calls you Kate – all the press call you Kate. Is this a thing just in the family?”</p> <p>“I’m not sure, actually,” said the Duchess. “I’m not that familiar with it, I have to say. But I’ll answer to most things, to be honest.”</p> <p>The Duchess has previously revealed her childhood nickname: Squeak – a name that she shared with her pet hamster.</p> <p>Speaking to the children at St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne, Berkshire in 2012, she mentioned that, “There was one called Pip and one called Squeak because my sister was called Pippa and I was Squeak.”</p> <p>Though in her later years, the Duchess was known to prefer the name Catherine when being referred to, a name that Prince William still calls her by.</p> <p>Do you have a special nickname? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Food flashbacks! Do you remember these childhood favourites?

<p><strong><em>Barbara Binland is the pen name of a senior, Julie Grenness, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is a poet, writer, and part-time English and Maths tutor, with over 40 years of experience. Her many books are available on Amazon and Kindle.</em></strong></p> <p>Do you have food flashbacks, yearning for childhood favourites? Or are you glad you never have to eat foods such as crumbed brains, baked egg custard with stewed home-grown rhubarb again? Apparently, when young, I was a legendary, suburban projectile vomiter. Did this meal set me right off!</p> <p>Ah, a food flashback, of chops or sausages, accompanied by three vegetables. One of these was, of course, mashed potatoes, often made with both full cream milk and butter, then topped with another pat of butter.</p> <p>Totally slimming! Years later, I cooked this meal for two young Oz lads. They had been brought up on chicken nuggets and frozen pizza. They had never even seen a lamb chop! I must say, I did get them hooked on creamy mashed potatoes… They returned home from their little visit, quite enamoured.</p> <p>Or do you recall being lined up at Primary School, forced to drink unflavoured full cream milk by the glass bottle, adorned with a foil lid? The crates of milk bottles sat there in the playground, with no refrigeration, no attending to anyone’s allergies. Lactose intolerance was unknown. My sisters and I were plump, but a lot of our classmates, the baby boomer kids, were thin.</p> <p>Then the baby boomer children ate peanut butter or jam sandwiches for school lunch. None of these nouvelle chicken wraps, or packets of interesting goodies. Yes, peanut butter sandwiches, wrapped in greaseproof paper, placed in brown paper bag, mired in a school bag. We used to take our paper bags home to be reused by our mum.</p> <p>My erstwhile husband, born in Europe, told me a tale once. On his first day in an Australian primary school, he took for lunch a sandwich of salami on rye. He was a ‘new Australian’! The gang mentality of Grade Six laughed at him so much. The next day, he appeared with a jam sandwich on white bread. That’s how he came to be ‘assimilated’!</p> <p>But, wait, one final flashback. Some baby boomers can recall being given cod liver oil on a tablespoon at night, before bedtime! Ah, the good old days… Cakes tasted like cakes, and fruit grew on trees in the back yard.</p> <p>Those food flashbacks… What are some of yours?</p>

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Family of four! Tennis champ Mark Philippoussis and wife welcome second child

<p>Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis and his wife Silvana Philippoussis have announced the happy news that they have welcomed their second child into the world.</p> <p>The 41-year-old athlete shared a photo of his family while announcing the name of their baby daughter, Maia Maria Philippoussis.</p> <p>"So incredibly happy, grateful and blessed to announce the birth of our little girl Maia Maria Philippoussis, born August 12th at 9:05pm, weighing 6.9lbs," he posted.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmb1Np7hwaH/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmb1Np7hwaH/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">A post shared by Mark Philippoussis (@mark_philippoussis)</a> on Aug 13, 2018 at 2:53pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Mark and Silvana are already parents to their four-year-old son, Nicholas.</p> <p>In an interview with <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/womansday"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>Woman’s Day</u></em></strong></a><u>,</u> Silvana shared how important it was to teach Nicholas his parents' family values.</p> <p>The model mum said: "Number one, I want to instill strong family values. I tend to believe that a strong foundation can help you deal with whatever life has to throw at you.</p> <p>"As long as he [Nicholas] feels love, he'll be able to open up and talk to me and Mark."</p> <p>Days before she went into labour, Silvana shared a photo playing with Nicholas.</p> <p>"Take time to tickle, To kiss and to hug; Take time to giggle, To talk and to love. Perhaps there's a lot That needs done today, But take just a minute To stop and to play..." she wrote.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmXM95Hlgni/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 55.18518518518518% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmXM95Hlgni/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">A post shared by SILVANA PHILIPPOUSSIS (@sphilippoussis)</a> on Aug 11, 2018 at 7:45pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>This week is full of celebrations for the family, with Mark and Silvana also celebrating their five-year wedding anniversary.</p> <p>"Happy Anniversary my love, 5 years! Words can't describe how much I love you and what you mean to me, thank you for your love and support, thank you for the mother you are to Nicholas and soon to be daughter, we are all so incredibly lucky and grateful," Mark shared. </p>

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Michael Schumacher’s son’s emotional tribute

<p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Formula One legend Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has shared heartwarming memories of his dad after claiming his first ever racing win.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The 19-year-old’s victory was made even more special as it occurred in the European Formula 3 at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, which was his dad’s favourite track.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The young Prema Theodore Racing driver said in an interview with Mobil 1 The Grid, that the track triggered many happy memories of his dad.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Michael Schumacher, who retired in 2012, remains the most successful F1 driver of all-time, taking the spot of world champion seven-times.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The track, which has been labelled “the living room” of Michael Schumacher, was also the track where he won his first F1 race in 1992.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“I have only good memories of Spa,” Mick said.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“As everybody knows, this is, let’s say, the living room of my dad.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“I really like and love racing here, because I know that he raced here as well.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“I’m always happy to be here and every year to come back here.”</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The track is also where Mick was able to drive his father’s race-winning 1994 car during the lead-up to last year’s Belgian Grand Prix.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“The 1994 car was, for sure, stunning to have a lap in here,” he said.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Mick revealed that his heart is set on the F1 winner’s podium.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“For sure, my goal was always F1, and it’s still my goal,” he said.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“Now we’re doing one step after the other. I’m looking forward to it.”</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Four years ago, Michael Schumacher suffered catastrophic brain injuries during a high-speed skiing accident that left him in a coma.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">His family rarely talk about his condition in order to protect his privacy.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Earlier this year, the family released a rare statement thanking fans for their “empathy” and for “understanding his situation is not to be shared in the public eye”.</span></p>

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Carrie Bickmore’s hilarious explanation to her daughter of how she got pregnant

<p>Carrie Bickmore has revealed how she was forced to give her three-year-old daughter the “birds and the bees” chat when Evie asked her how “the baby got into my tummy?”.</p> <p>Speaking to co-host Tommy Little on their 2DAYFM show <a href="https://www.hit.com.au/shows/carrie-tommy"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Carrie &amp; Tommy</strong></span></em></a>, the 37-year-old shared her hilarious response.</p> <p>“She’s obsessed,” said Carrie. “It’s all she asks me, over and over again and if I don’t give her the answer, I say to her ‘go ask daddy’, then she goes and asks daddy and he says ‘go ask mummy’ and so it goes on.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkRF7RGHHLQ/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 62.5% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkRF7RGHHLQ/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">Hey some exciting news to share with you. We are having a BABY 👶 🍼 How funny is Evie asking if it’s twins. No honey it’s not twins!!!!!!</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/bickmorecarrie/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank"> Carrie Bickmore</a> (@bickmorecarrie) on Jun 20, 2018 at 5:49pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>So instead of explaining to her daughter how the baby “got into” her tummy, Carrie decided to explain how the baby “got out”.</p> <p>“I so didn’t want to explain how it got into my tummy the other day, that I explained quite graphically how it got out… but I wasn’t willing to explain how it got in,” she said.</p> <p>“I said ‘it comes out my hole,'” Carrie revealed. But that didn’t satisfy Evie’s curiosity.</p> <p>“And she said ‘do I have a hole?’ and I said ‘yes’ and she said ‘do I have a big one’ and I said ‘sure,'” she said.</p> <p>“I was just trying to move the conversation along, and then I explained how it stretches… because I was naked at the time and she was looking at me and she was trying to work out how it obviously comes out the size of the hole.”</p> <p>But again, little Evie wasn’t satisfied with the explanation and eventually dad Chris Walker gave in.</p> <p>“It involves using mummy’s … and daddy’s … and those two things together make a baby,” she recounted, clarifying that they use the “proper [words] for it because we do that in the house”.</p> <p>“She then said ‘Why don’t we use her bottom?’, and he informed her that in this scenario it wasn’t very helpful.”</p> <p>“Anyway issue’s resolved, I don’t have to deal with it, it’s been dealt with and now she knows all about everything.”</p>

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Erin Molan opens up about juggling work and motherhood

<p><strong><u><a href="http://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/family-pets/erin-molan-returns-to-the-footy-show-just-six-weeks-after-giving-birth">She returned to the Footy Show</a></u></strong> just six weeks after giving birth to her first child, and now Erin Molan has opened up about juggling modern motherhood with work.</p> <p>The 35-year-old, who gave birth to a daughter named Eliza in June this year, said that although people tried to explain to her what motherhood was like, it’s only now that she truly understands.</p> <p>"It's bizarre,” she tells <strong><em><u><a href="https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/08/01/22/34/erin-molan-baby">9Honey</a></u></em></strong><em>. </em>“You have like a physical yearning. When I'm not with [Eliza], you feel unwell sometimes just thinking of her and how terrified you are of anything ever going wrong.”</p> <p>"Even talking to people about her, I can feel a physical shift inside me and I would never have fathomed it before,” she adds.</p> <p>Erin says her daughter is growing quickly and has already outgrown newborn nappies.</p> <p>"In fact on the steps we've got six of her little onesies that she's grown out of. These were big on her when she was born,” she recalls, adding, "How quickly they change and grow is terrifying.”</p> <p>Erin also couldn’t praise her fiancé Sean Oglivy enough.</p> <p>"Seeing someone as a father, it's just love on a whole new level," she says. "He's such a good dad."</p> <p>But she admitted that they’re both exhausted.</p> <p>"We were sitting on the lounge and I was patting his back and he was patting my bum like we were burping each other, because that's all we've been doing,” she says.</p> <p>"We looked at each other and said, 'Who are we?' It definitely changes your relationship but it makes it stronger and your whole existence isn't about each other or yourselves, it's about this little human being. It's an incredible journey."</p> <p>Speaking of her return to work after only six weeks of maternity leave, Erin says that although it's been difficult she has no regrets about the decision.</p> <p>"It's definitely hard," she says. "It's really, really hard and I wouldn't try and sugar-coat that in any way because it would be hard for thousands of other mums in Australia going back.</p> <p>"Particularly those who have gone back as quickly as I have. I know that's not 'normal' to go back so quickly.</p> <p>"It's hard but then also I feel good doing both, and she doesn't miss out on any level or else I wouldn't be back at work," Erin says. "She's always with me or with her dad, except for a couple of afternoons a week."</p> <p>"I get upset still every time I leave her and it's getting a little bit easier – I'm into week three now – but I miss her terribly and I deal with all the feelings and emotions that I'm sure all new mums feel," she continues.</p> <p>"I question myself and I feel guilty, I think that's just a permanent emotion now that I'm a mum."</p> <p>But Erin knows that she’s doing it for her and for their family.</p> <p>"We're just juggling it and we're making it work and we're doing our best, and that's all you can hope to do."</p>

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Why Meghan’s birthday has a significant meaning for the Queen

<p>The new Duchess of Sussex is set to celebrate her 37<sup>th</sup> birthday on August 4 – and her first birthday as an official member of the British monarchy.</p> <p>And in an uncanny coincidence, Meghan actually shares her birthday with the Queen’s mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.</p> <p>While Meghan and the Queen Mother never got the chance to meet, the head of the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II, along with Prince Harry, have no doubt regaled many stories to the new Duchess to learn about the legacy the Queen Mother bestowed upon the family.</p> <p>The Queen Mother was born in 1900 and married King George VI (at the time, Prince Albert) in 1923. The royal couple welcomed their two daughters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 1926 and 1930.</p> <p>After her husband was crowned King, following his brother’s scandalous abdication, the Queen Mother became famous for her dedication to royal life.</p> <p>The wife of King George publicly rejected Cabinet’s advice during World War II to evacuate London with her daughters or send them away, with Queen Elizabeth I declaring, “The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave the King. And the King will never leave.”</p> <p>The Queen Mother passed away in 2002, aged 101 – just over one month after her youngest daughter Princess Margaret died, aged 71.</p> <p>While Duchess Meghan will be celebrating her birthday for the first time as a royal on August 4, the spotlight won’t be on her – she will be spending her <a href="http://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/the-unexpected-way-duchess-meghan-will-spend-her-first-royal-birthday">special day</a> at the wedding of Prince Harry’s best friend Charlie Van Straubenzee, with her husband set to attend to best man duties.</p>

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Todd McKenney’s sister and his ex hit back after family secret exposed

<p>Todd McKenney’s sister and her husband Simon Gallaher have fired back after <strong><u><a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/todd-mckenney-exposes-surprising-family-secret">McKenney revealed during a radio interview</a></u></strong> over the weekend he was Gallaher's lover for five years before his sister, Lisa, married Gallaher.</p> <p>Speaking on the <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em><a href="https://joy.org.au/wordforword/2018/07/todd-mckenney/">Word for Word</a></em></strong></span> podcast on Melbourne's Joy 94.9, which caters to the LGBTI community, the <em>Dancing with the Stars</em> judge revealed for the first time that Gallaher went on to marry his sister after the couple split.</p> <p>On Tuesday night Gallaher posted on his Facebook feed: "I have only one thing to say. Todd McKenney is a Headline Whore. Shame on him. His sister on the other hand is the love of my life and wife of over 31 years. I love her to the end of the world."</p> <p>McKenney’s estranged sister also hit back at her brother, writing on Facebook: "My brother is being a douchebag. We all just have to duck the fall out now. Selfish, lying idiot."</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a02e27c374354f8980f01d05c43f71c5" /><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7820039/simon-and-lisa.jpg?width=0&amp;height=0" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a02e27c374354f8980f01d05c43f71c5" /><img style="width: 390px; height: 390px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7820039/simon-and-lisa.jpg?width=390&amp;height=390" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a02e27c374354f8980f01d05c43f71c5" /></p> <p>The Gallahers' daughter, Gigi, was also unhappy with her uncle’s comments, telling <strong><em><u><a href="https://thefix.nine.com.au/2018/08/02/05/17/todd-mckenney-slammed-by-simon-gallaher-and-wife-lisa">Daily Edition</a></u></em></strong>'s Peter Ford that she was "very unhappy with Uncle Todd for putting this out publicly."</p> <p>She also challenged the radio station for airing the interview, saying: "publicly outing someone is just wrong", before revealing she knew of her father and uncle's relationship, but added that not all her family did.</p> <p>During the pre-recorded interview on the weekend, McKenney revealed:  "I have a sister. She is 11 months older than me, she married my ex boyfriend. We have a weird relationship."</p> <p>"She is still married to my ex-boyfriend but just has never mentioned it to me. It's weird, isn't it? I think this is the first time I have ever talked about it publicly,” he said.</p> <p>"Simon Gallaher, big theatrical producer. We did Pirates of Penzance together.</p> <p>"I went out with Simon for five years. It wasn't a weekend fling at the drive in. We split up and I went on with my life and he went on with his."</p> <p>McKenney said he had kept the family secret for so long out of respect for Gallahers’ children but they were “grown up now” and “know the stories”. He was "sick of not talking about it” and believed “it’s time” to speak about it.</p>

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The new royal rule Prince George must follow in front of the Queen

<p>While Princess Charlotte was seen curtsying to VIPs and dignitaries in Berlin last year, the three-year-old is not yet required to curtsy to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II – at least, not for a while.</p> <p>However, it’s a different scenario for her older brother and third in line to throne, Prince George.</p> <p>Now that he is 5 years old – he celebrated his 5<sup>th</sup> birthday on July 22 – the young royal is now expected to bow every time he sees his 92-year-old great-grandma.</p> <p>Historian Marlene Eilers Koenig, told <em>Hello! Magazine</em>, “Certainly, by age five. The only person they will be expected to curtsy or bow to is the sovereign.”</p> <p>The tradition of when to curtsy or bow and to who is a minefield in itself, with many old royal protocols still remaining in place.</p> <p>Even the newest addition to the royal family, Duchess Meghan, has been put through her paces during ‘princess training’ to learn all the ins and outs.</p> <p>Only women curtsy, while men are required to bow. However, your rank changes depending on if you were born a full-blood royal or a commoner.</p> <p>If a woman marries into the royal family, she adopts her husband’s rank when he is present – but if the female is on her own, her status lowers a few ranks.</p> <p>For instance, royal expert Christopher Wilson claims that Duchess Meghan is expected to curtsy to Prince Harry’s cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie if her husband is not with her.</p> <p>But, if Harry is by her side, the opposite is required to take place – Beatrice and Eugenie must curtsy to Meghan.</p> <p>It is also believed that Meghan has to curtsy in front of her new sister-in-law Kate, whenever she is in her company.</p>

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Vet’s tips for caring for your pet this winter

<p>Winter can be tough on all creatures big and small especially, senior dogs and cats.</p> <p>“During winter, the most common ailment we see in senior pets is arthritis. Older pets have sensitive joints and when the temperature drops these aches and pains can be much more painful than during other seasons”, says PETstock vet Jess Donohue.</p> <p>She recommends padding your pet’s sleeping area with extra warm and comfortable bedding, adding that a warm wheat pack or water bottle may also help keep them warm throughout the night.</p> <p>Jess also advises pet parents to be on the lookout for fleas.</p> <p>“During winter, the combination of a heated home and pets that are indoors often provides the ideal breeding environment for fleas. It’s important to treat your pet all year round,” she said.</p> <p>“Grooming, especially brushing, is still important during winter and will help you identify and control fleas and ensure that your pet’s coat does not become matted and uncomfortable.” </p> <p>Finally, weight gain is also a major concern for senior pets throughout the colder months. With lessened movement in their older age, senior pets that are house bound in winter are likely to pile on the pounds without intervention from their owner. </p> <p>“Less walks and more treats will lead to puddings, not pets!” she advises.</p> <p>“Pet owners need to ensure that senior pets, particularly dogs, are kept as active as possible. Senior dogs should be taken on gentle daily walks, to stop the stationary winter lifestyle from affecting their weight. Otherwise, these gains can have a detrimental effect on their overall health, as well as loading their joints with extra stress.”</p>

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Heartbreaking promise Prince William made to Diana before her death

<p>During the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the former couple hotly-argued whether she would be allowed to keep her title as ‘Her Royal Highness’.</p> <p>Reportedly, the Queen was happy for her to retain the title, however, Charles was against it, so Diana then became Diana, Princess of Wales.</p> <p>The change separated Diana further from the Royal family and meant she had to curtsy to all members, including her own sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.</p> <p>William, who was 14 years old at the time of his parent’s divorce, made a promise to his mum to ease her “distress” over the title change.</p> <p>According to Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, William vowed that he would reinstate her HRH title.</p> <p>In his book <em>A Royal Duty</em>, Burrell wrote: “She told me how he had sat with her one night when she was upset over the loss of HRH, put his arms around her and said, ‘Don’t worry, Mummy. I will give it back to you one day when I am King.”</p> <p>However, William’s promise was sadly left unfulfilled as his mother died in a car crash just one year after the divorce was finalised.</p> <p>Last year, in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of his mother’s death, William revealed his regrets over his final conversation with his mother.</p> <p>In a documentary called <em>Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy</em>, the second in line to the throne said he rushed off the phone when she called from Paris as he was playing with Harry and their cousins in Balmoral.</p> <p>A few hours later, she died in the car crash.</p> <p>“Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say goodbye, you know, ‘see you later’. If I’d known now obviously what was going to happen I wouldn’t have been so blasé about it and everything else. But that phone call sticks in my mind, quite heavily,” Prince William said.</p> <p>Prince Harry also revealed how the regret of their last phone call has lingered with him.</p> <p>“It was her speaking from Paris. I can’t really necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is probably regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was,” he said.</p> <p>“Looking back on it now it’s incredibly hard. I’ll have to sort of deal with that for the rest of my life. Not knowing that was the last time I was going to speak to my mum, how differently that conversation would have panned out if I’d had even the slightest inkling her life was going to be taken that night.”</p>

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Samuel Johnson's heart-wrenching family reunion

<p>Samuel Johnson has shared a sweet video with his ‘other sister’ Hilde, who he says he “lost” while “being a good brother for Connie”.</p> <p>The siblings posted a video to the Love Your Sister Facebook page to announce their involvement in the Sydney Harbour Run on July 29.</p> <p>Samuel and Hilde will run with other charity supporters while wearing rainbow ‘Connie Cottonsocks’ to raise money for cancer research.</p> <p>Since it began in 2014, Love Your Sister has raised over $8 million.</p> <p>In their video, the siblings joke around with each other about filming the announcement for the charity run.</p> <p>"I'm here to make a video," Hilde says while Samuel distractedly wipes his nose with a tissue.</p> <p>"Me too for the 'Rainbow Run,'" he eventually replies.</p> <p>"I normally do it with my brother," Hilde explains.</p> <p>"I normally do it with my sister," Samuel responds.<span style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit !important;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Floveyoursister%2Fvideos%2F1826330010795339%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="527" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe> </p> <p>In the video, the duo light-heartedly joke around with each other with Hilde saying that she needs a rest from her brother because “he’s so intense”.</p> <p>Samuel replies by saying he doesn’t want to film a video with his sister because she’s so "joyous and infectious and more popular than me like my other sister Connie."</p> <p>"I just want one video in which I can shine," the actor adds.</p> <p>Hilde has been appearing more on the Love Your Sister social media accounts as they continue to fundraise for cancer research following Connie’s death in September 2017.</p> <p>It was Connie’s third cancer battle after being diagnosed with bone cancer at 11 and uterine cancer at 22.</p> <p>Earlier this year, Samuel confessed in an interview with <a href="https://honey.nine.com.au/"><strong><u>9Honey</u></strong></a> that he had been struggling to continue to work for the charity following his sister’s death.</p> <p>"My head just hasn't been in the game," the 40-year-old said at the time.</p> <p>"There was a bunch of stuff that she left me with that I had to make sense of. Now that I don't have her to help guide this, I had to do all my homework and I had to make sure that we get this right for her.</p> <p>"I can't just bounce back from burying her and push forward blindly."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZGJRGHgnNb/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 33.125% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZGJRGHgnNb/" target="_blank">A post shared by Love Your Sister (@loveyoursister)</a> on Sep 16, 2017 at 1:57am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Samuel said Connie was “the brains of the operation”, while his role was “just the muscle”.</p> <p>"I was the guy that pedalled," he said, referencing one of his first fundraising campaigns from 2014 that saw him travel via unicycle around Australia.</p> <p>"And it's a very complex problem that we're trying to solve. And I wanted to get it right. It took me eight months to find a way forward and I'm confident that I'm doing what's best for her and for every other family that feels the same pain."</p> <p>The ‘Rainbow Run’ is the next fundraising event for Love Your Sister, with the Johnson siblings planning to “drench Sydney harbour with a ‘human rainbow’”.</p> <p>"It's a two-sided dream," he explained to 9Honey in June. </p> <p>"It's a chance for us to get together and use my favourite weapon against cancer which is joy and love. It's also a chance for us to just start our subtle way of calling for an end to 'cancer racism'".</p> <p>The rainbow ‘Connie Cottonsock’s aim to combat cancer racism, a term Samuel uses to explain how some cancers receive a love of attention, while others struggle for funding.</p> <p>"We've adopted the rainbow theme to say all cancers matter and that they must all be vanquished and maybe we should consider swearing away our allegiance to our particular colours."</p>

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“She’s got her eyes”: Princess Charlotte compared to childhood photo of Princess Diana

<p>A royal fan has compared photos of Princess Charlotte and her late grandmother Princess Diana on their Instagram account <a href="https://www.instagram.com/loveprincessdiana/">@loveprincessdiana</a>.</p> <p>Comparing Prince William and Duchess Kate’s 3-year-old daughter, pictured at her baby brother Prince Louis’s christening recently, to a childhood passport photo of Diana, followers of the Instagram account noticed an uncanny likeness between the two.</p> <p>While Princess Charlotte has had her likeness to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, pointed out on many occasions by fans, the young royal is now being compared to a passport photo of Diana at a similar age to her granddaughter.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlVA2Sahiv1/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlVA2Sahiv1/" target="_blank">Princess Charlotte has Diana’s eyes❤️ #MyQueenDianaForever #LovePrincessDiana #PrincessDiana #PrincessofWales #DianaFrances #BritishRoyalfamily #RoyalFamily #PrincessFOREVER #KateMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge #DukeofCambridge #PrinceWilliam #PrinceHarry #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #PrinceCharles #Royalbaby #QueenElizabeth #British #Europe #MeghanMarkle #DuchessofSussex</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/loveprincessdiana/" target="_blank"> Royal Princesses UPDATE 🇬🇧</a> (@loveprincessdiana) on Jul 17, 2018 at 2:49am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The owner of the Instagram account wrote alongside the photo of a young Princess Diana, “Princess Charlotte has Diana’s eyes.”</p> <p>And soon, a flood of comments followed, with the post rapidly gaining over 7,000 likes and followers mentioning how they have not noticed the resemblance between the two before.</p> <p>“I have been saying for a while now – Charlotte is going to look a lot more like Diana than anyone thinks,” one follower commented.</p> <p>While other fans wrote, “Charlotte is her mini me!” and “Exactly the same!”</p> <p>Although @loveprincessdiana claimed Charlotte has the same eyes as her late grandmother, others thought their mouths were identical in the photos, more so than their eyes.</p> <p>A fan of the social media account pointed out, “Look at the lips in both these pictures. Those are almost identical.”</p> <p>Who do you think Charlotte resembles most? Queen Elizabeth II or Princess Diana? Tell us in the comments below.</p>

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Erin Molan returns to the Footy Show just six weeks after giving birth

<p>Erin Molan has returned to the NRL <em>Footy Show</em> just six weeks after she welcomed her first child, a daughter Eliza, with fiancé Sean Ogilvy in June. <br /><br />The 35-year-old sports presenter made a triumphant return to her hosting role on Thursday night, receiving a loud round of applause from the studio audience as she was introduced as the “newly minted mum.” <br /><br />Sitting down with panellists Ryan Girdler, Darren Lockyer and Willie Mason, Erin issued this disclaimer. <br /><br />“Now, I haven't slept for six weeks so please be kind,” she pleaded. “Apparently that's what happens when you have a child - you don't sleep ever. So, if I'm not as sharp or as polished as usual, please be kind and be gentle.” <br /><br />She added: “I'm sure my friends on social media will let me know if I stuff anything up.” <br /><br />Despite being sleep-deprived, Erin gushed about the joys of motherhood. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlXOy-9h423/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlXOy-9h423/" target="_blank">🌏❤️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/erin_molan/" target="_blank"> Erin Molan</a> (@erin_molan) on Jul 17, 2018 at 11:29pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br />“It's wonderful – it's nothing like I thought it would be,” she said of becoming a first-time mum. “As I said, you don't sleep much, which is intense, but she is the most perfect beautiful little thing in the whole wide world.” <br /><br />Erin took to Instagram on Monday to share an image of her first day back at work.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlSJqkmBgBP/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlSJqkmBgBP/" target="_blank">First day back at work... I was a bit nervous and missed my girl terribly but felt great to get back into things too with wonderful and supportive colleagues. Like every new mum out there this balancing act will be a work in progress... 🤷‍♀️🙌🙏😘 (and yes @riddell009 @therealbigmarn - my hands have been tanning in a cave again 🤦‍♀️😜😂)</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/erin_molan/" target="_blank"> Erin Molan</a> (@erin_molan) on Jul 16, 2018 at 12:08am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span>Captioning the post, Erin admitted it was difficult to tear herself away from her precious newborn. <br /><br />“First day back at work,” she wrote. “I was a bit nervous and missed my girl terribly but felt great to get back into things too with wonderful supportive colleagues.” <br /><br />She added: “Like every mum out there, this balancing act will be a work in progress.”</p>

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Lisa Curry reunites with ex Grant Kenny as they bond with their grandson

<p>It’s been four months since Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny became first-time grandparents after their daughter welcomed her baby, Flynn Melchior Gruell.</p> <p>On Thursday, Lisa gave fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her family life, posting a photo with her ex-husband Grant and their grandson Flynn.</p> <p>In the snap, the Olympic swimmer is seen cuddling her grandson next to the former Ironman.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlZEI_rBhX9/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlZEI_rBhX9/" target="_blank">Grannie and Pa... loving our time with our grandson 💙 @morgangruell @jaimileekenny @jertkenny</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/lisacurry/" target="_blank"> Lisa Curry AO</a> (@lisacurry) on Jul 18, 2018 at 4:35pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Lisa captioned the sweet photo: “Grannie and Pa… loving our time with our grandson.”</p> <p>Fans were quick to point out the resemblance Flynn shared with his grandparents, with many saying he looked a lot like Grant.</p> <p>"Nice photo he has grown so much he looks a lot like his Pa," one person said.</p> <p>"He's definitely a Kenny. So cute," another added.</p> <p>In March, the new grandparents told <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/parenting/celebrity-families/lisa-curry-grant-kenny-grandparents-50013"><strong><em><u>Woman’s Day</u></em></strong></a> how excited they were to meet little Flynn.</p> <p>"I cried because it was like our baby's having a baby," Lisa said at the time.</p> <p>"I couldn't wait to get to the hospital to meet him," Grant admitted.</p> <p>Lisa and Grant split nine years ago but have remained on good terms.</p> <p>The exes have three adult children together, daughters Morgan and Jamie, and son Jett.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkjAJDeB3lO/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkjAJDeB3lO/" target="_blank">When your son walks you down the aisle ... 😊💕 Not sure if our guests were watching me or Jett😂 I know 1 person didn’t take his eyes off me💕💍🤵🏻👰 @mark66andrew @jertkenny @jaimileekenny @morgan__kenny @marilyncrystellebridal @mondofloraldesigns @houseofkdor</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/lisacurry/" target="_blank"> Lisa Curry AO</a> (@lisacurry) on Jun 27, 2018 at 4:41pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p>In May, Lisa’s son Jett gave her away at the alter as she married Elvis entertainer Mark Tabone. </p>

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House Rules star reveals struggle to love her son

<p><em>House Rules</em> star Chiara Clarson has revealed her battle with postnatal depression, telling of her despair at not feeling an immediate connection with her son Seth – and the shame that stopped her talking about her feelings. <br /><br />Speaking to <em><strong><u><a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/house-rules-star-ciara-clarson-opens-up-on-her-battle-with-postnatal-depression/news-story/00cd0ff34e56a52c68ceffbebaba5a40?utm_source=Daily%20Telegraph&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=editorial">The Daily Telegraph</a></u></strong></em>, Chiara said that she had expected to fall “instantly in love” when her son was born in 2010, but was shocked when she felt a lack of connection during his first six months. <br /><br />“The day after he was born I was laying in my own filth in the bed not being able to move my legs from the caesarean with this baby on my chest,” she told the publication. <br /><br />“I just looked at him and thought ‘I don’t even know who you are, I just don’t know how I’m supposed to love you’.”</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" class="irc_mi" src="https://www.who.com.au/media/17147/chiara-and-david.jpg" alt="Image result for chiara and david house rules" width="529" height="353" /><br /><br />Chiara, who stars on the renovation reality show with husband David, didn’t know it at the time but she had postnatal depression. <br /><br />She said it took her almost half a year to bond with her son, who is now eight. <br /><br />“I didn’t know what to do,” said Chiara. “It was a really tough time and it wasn’t until he was six months old and he could sit up and giggle that I was like ‘you’re actually really, really cute’ and my love then instantly grew.” <br /><br />Mental health charity beyondblue says one in seven women ­experience postnatal depression, which can develop up to one year after the birth. <br /><br />Chiara, who is now mum to Taya, six, and Ellie Mae, three, said she didn’t speak about her post-birth fears because she felt “embarrassed”. <br /><br />“So many friends of mine who had kids were saying ‘I was instantly in love, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me’ and I kept a lid on it and kept it inside,” she said. <br /><br />“Getting it off your chest and talking about it is important, whether that’s with someone professional or someone close to you. <br /><br />“Seeking help is not something anyone needs to be embarrassed about. Life isn’t perfect and anyone that says it is lying, it’s about getting the help you need.” <br /><br /><em>If you are troubled by this article, you can call Lifeline 131 114 or beyondblue 1300 224 636 or visit lifeline.org.au or beyondblue.org.au.</em></p>

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Prince Harry just said no to a big family – 5 kids is “too many”

<p>The good news is that Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan are planning a family. But don’t expect there to be lots of mini Harry’s and Meghan’s running around.</p> <p>During the royal couple’s first official overseas tour in Ireland this week, a woman joked to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they should get started on a family soon, but the prince brushed off the suggestion the couple should follow in the well-wisher’s footsteps and have five children.</p> <p>Royal fan Elaine Adam-Stewart, 43, told Harry: “My husband also has red hair and he gave me five children – when are you and Meghan going to get going?” <em><a href="https://people.com/royals/prince-harry-no-to-big-family/">People</a></em> reported.</p> <p>Luckily the good-humoured prince saw the funny side, with Elaine telling <em>People</em>, “He laughed and said, ‘Five children? Too many.’”</p> <p>Earlier in the day, Harry and Meghan shared some lovely candid moments with a couple of <a href="https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-hair-toddler-ireland/">toddlers at Croke Park</a>, with one of the cheeky children unable to stop touching the duchess’s hair – 3-year-old Walter Kieran immediately went to grab Meghan’s beautiful wavy, long locks. Attentive husband Harry joined in on the fun by giving the mischievous toddler a mock scolding, wagging his finger at him.</p> <p> <img width="500" height="375" src="/media/7819786/1-harry-and-meghan_500x375.jpg" alt="1 Harry And Meghan"/></p> <p><img width="500" height="359" src="/media/7819787/3-harry-meghan_500x359.jpg" alt="3 Harry Meghan"/></p> <p>Harry also had his own obsessed little fan to contend with, when 4-year-old Dylan Mahon tugged at the royals’ red beard (pictured top), with the prince playfully grimacing and Meghan attempting to stifle a laugh. The royal told the young boy, “You might have a beard soon – you never know!”</p> <p>When asked about baby plans during Harry and Meghan’s BBC interview in November, just after the pair announced their engagement, the prince exclaimed, “Of course. You know, one step at a time. Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”</p> <p>During another interview last year, Prince Harry admitted he was looking forward to fatherhood, telling <em>The Telegrap</em>h, “I would love to have kids.” While in a 2016 interview with <em>Best Health</em> magazine, Meghan revealed her bucket list items and shared, “I want to travel more, and I can’t wait to start a family, but in due time.”</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p>

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Is this the strangest baby name ever?

<p>While it seems some celebrities are competing for the most bizarre baby names, one mum has revealed how she was left baffled after her friend announced the name she had chosen for her baby daughter.</p> <p>Writing on <em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/becoming-mum-pregnancy-996/baby-names-643/1791462-strangest-baby-name-ever.html?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Daily+chat+email+7th+July&amp;utm_content=Daily+chat+email+7th+July+Version+A+CID_dc286bc6e0b4d8f1fe862ce50f5a09e8&amp;utm_source=Emails+via+Campaign+Monitor&amp;utm_term=Read+more" target="_blank"><strong>Netmums</strong></a>,</span></em> Annalise said her friend had chosen the “strangest baby name EVER”, a name she had never encountered before.</p> <p>The baby had been named “Abcde”, which Annalise was instructed to pronounce as “Ab-si-dee”.</p> <p>She added: "I've never heard of this name before – has anyone else?"</p> <p>The fellow parents on the online forum were as equally confused by the name, with one user writing: “It should be illegal to saddle children with names like that. Awful."</p> <p>Another added: "That is the silliest name I've ever heard – but kudos for the imaginative pronunciation. Some parents are too cruel."</p> <p>While some were not sure whether the name was a joke, others said it was “cruel” for the child.</p> <p>One user joked: "It's great because if they have another they can call it fghij then the next klmno and so forth."</p> <p>After hearing the name, one mum did research and surprisingly found that other children have been given the name Abcde.</p> <p>In 2014, Vocativ reported that in the United Stales alone 328 girls had the name.</p> <p>It is believed the name originated in Hawaii, where the first Abcde was born at Kona Hospital in October 1986.</p> <p>What is the most bizarre name you have heard of? Share it in the comments below. </p>

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Shannon Noll and his wife reveal exciting news

<p>Australian Idol star Shannon Noll and his wife of 14 years, Rochelle, have excitedly announced that they are expecting their fourth child.</p> <p>The star told <a href="https://www.newidea.com.au/shannon-noll-rochelle-noll-expecting-their-fourth-child" target="_blank"><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">New Idea</span></strong></em></a> on Monday the baby was conceived shortly after he filmed<em> I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! </em>in the South African jungle.</p> <p>The 42-year-old singer said: “I put it down to the detox in the jungle! I was totally detoxing and there wasn't a lot of privacy if you get my drift.</p> <p>“This all happened around Easter, which was only 10 or 15 days after I got back from the jungle. I think the show is the reason we got pregnant.”</p> <p>Rochelle, who is currently in her second trimester, said the pregnancy came as a surprise because they had tried for a fourth baby “years ago” after the birth of their youngest daughter Sienna.</p> <p>Shannon also revealed that a doctor had told the couple they would be unlikely to have children again following a ute accident in 2010.</p> <p>“I left for London a few days [after the accident] and halfway through rehearsals I was in agony. The first thing the doctor said was, 'I hope you're finished having kids', so we didn't think there was any chance,” he said.</p> <p>Rochelle, 43, told <em>New Idea</em> there was “a bit of concern” early in the pregnancy, but due to her healthy lifestyle any complications were resolved. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BbeBeLzhFX_/" target="_blank">A post shared by Shannon Noll (@nollsie)</a> on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:33am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>Shannon and Rochelle share three children together already – Cody, 17, Blake, 15, and Sienna, 11.</p> <p>In 2003, Shannon first rose to fame during the first season of <em>Australian Idol</em>, finishing in second place behind Guy Sebastian. </p>

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