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that's life!

that's life! 02 Jul 2020

Many media outlets try to connect with readers and engage them. But for genuine engagement and a vibrant sense of community, there is nothing else on the Australian media landscape that so clearly connects with its audience like that's life! magazine. That's because our million-plus readers also provide our content - it is their voice that makes that's life! the magazine with heart.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
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52 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome!

Recently the tl! team moved offices, which was a very different kind of move to the ones we are used to. We weren’t just moving floors, we were moving to another building entirely. And we were doing it while working from home. So on Thursday last week, we all trooped in to our old building and saw each other in person for the first time in three months. It wasn’t for long and we kept the requisite 1.5m apart, but gee it was good. Beth summed it up best when she said it was wonderful and weird all at the same time. Most of you will be having the same experience of catching up with familiar faces in person after months of contact by telephone or over the Internet only.…

1 min.
your life!

DON’T I KNOW YOU? My daughter, Charlie, 10, met up on holidays with a couple of the Bondi Beach lifeguards from her favourite TV show Bondi Rescue. Anna Glanville, Pialba, Qld WINNERS are grinners Thank you, that’s life!, for my Shark hand-held vacuum. Eileen Petrov, Nambucca Heads, NSW I had a great time in Bali with my granddaughters and that’s life! came too, for reading on the beach. Brenda Chapman, Lauderdale, Tas I always wanted a beach house with ocean views. I finally found one in Balgal Beach, Qld. Mark Clark, Maroochydore, Qld I had the best time at Disneyland in California with my family. Joseph De Rose, Mulgrave, Vic Big smiles from my six-month-old triplets Ella, Lexie and Riley. Melissa Cook, Aldinga, SA ME and my PET Molly and Adam love to read together. Diane Healey, Tarneit, Vic I had a great day viewing the fabulous…

5 min.
aussie hero i make coats for koalas!

Sally Selwood, 60, Victor Harbor, SA Doing up the last button on the pale blue shirt, I stood back and admired how dapper Danny looked. The poor little thing had been shaved bald, but a toddler shirt made the perfect replacement coat to keep him warm. As a volunteer for Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue, I’ve cared for 60 to 70 koalas over six years. But I’d never seen a koala with no fur. That was until one afternoon last October, when I received an urgent call from another volunteer. ‘There’s a koala covered in diesel,’ she said. ‘He wandered into a garage and poured five litres of engine oil all over himself. We need you to come immediately.’ Grabbing my keys, I frantically made my way to the vet, hoping for the best. Multiple attempts were…

4 min.
i changed the law for my boy

Jeynelle Dean-Hayes, 46, Winchelsea, Vic Peering out at the bay across the road from my house, I hoped my sons, Sam, 16, and Tyler, eight, were staying safe. After moving to the coastal town of Portarlington, Victoria, I’d surprised the boys with a little sailing boat to take out on the water. Together with their friends who lived nearby, they’d haul the boat into the water and set off for a day of fun. ‘Be safe,’ I told them, but it didn’t stop me worrying. Born eight years apart, my boys were the polar opposite of each other. While Sam was studious, quiet and calm, Tyler was boisterous and always on the go. A single mum, the three of us shared an unbreakable bond. So when I met Josh in 2008, it was important he got…

5 min.
desperate for a baby then i got five!

Watching my six-year-old niece, Whitney, rip open her birthday present, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. I can’t wait to have my own kids, I thought. Growing up, I’d always dreamed of finding the right man, getting married and having children. After learning in first grade that my best friend, Breanne, was adopted, I was fascinated with the idea of having another family too. With three older brothers at home, I begged my mum Sue to adopt a sister, but my wish never came true. ‘When I’m old enough, I’m going to adopt my own kids,’ I told her. Before I knew it, I was in my late 30s and still single. Is there something wrong with me? I wondered. Then, after the break down of a relationship in 2018, I realised that I couldn’t wait…

1 min.
‘stability and security’

More than a third of Australian children and young people in out-of-home care are separated from siblings when they enter the system. CEO of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) in Australia, Steve Kinmond OAM, says we should do everything possible to keep siblings who have been removed from their parents together in care. ‘Invariably, children who are placed in care have experienced trauma. If they have a brother or sister living with them in their new home, then this can provide them with much needed comfort,’ Mr Kinmond said. ‘Of recent times, we have strongly emphasised the right of children who have been removed from their parents to have a sense of stability and security in their lives. As part of respecting these rights, we need to do what we…