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that's life!

29 August 2019

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.

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Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd
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welcome!

Sometimes, when a child asks a question, they point to something so blindingly obvious, you wonder why on earth you hadn’t thought of it yourself. Such was the case with this week’s contributor to our weekly Kid’s Corner (page 24). Five-year-old Abby was helping reader Mary Williams choose a Get Well Card when she asked Mary why all the cards said ‘Get Well Soon’ instead of ‘Get Well NOW!’. Apart from the fact that might sound like an order, rather than a kind thought, I commend Abby for her good sense. There are plenty of other examples where such logic would come in handy. For instance, not many babies sleep peacefully through the entire night, and certainly not a newborn. So why do we say, ‘I slept like a baby’ when actually,…

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your life!

If anyone needs some trees trimmed, two-year-old Jack is ready and waiting. Rachael McCarthy, Kirwan, Qld Our family celebrated my 70th birthday on a cruise with an ’80s-themed party. We had a fantastic time. Sue Crowe, Nelson, NZ While we were on a cruise in Halong Bay, Vietnam, we had our trusty magazine to relax with on the boat! Melissa Brown, Garran, ACT I can’t wait to start juicing up a storm with my new blender. Thanks tl!. Yvonne Dagley, Wellington, NZ I ran into Brisbane Broncos rugby league legend Shane Webcke! Trudy Groves, Rangeville, Qld My pet calf is a Brahman named Jackson. Kristina Esposito, Nowra, NSW I am a proud grandma to eight-month-old Halle who is always smiling and happy. Cindy Ansell, Hope Island, Qld email: tl.yourworld@pacificmags.com.au write: AUS: GPO Box 7804, Sydney, NSW 2001 NZ: PO Box 90064, Victoria Street West, Auckland…

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brave oscar electrocuted by a lamp

Claire Karlson, 25, South Nowra, NSW Have a great day at work,’ I said, kissing my hubby Hugh, 26. Then I scooped up our son Oscar, 14 months, and took him to the lounge room. ‘Let’s play,’ I grinned, grabbing his favourite toys and sprawling them out on the floor. Oscar smiled and babbled away as we spent a few hours reading books and playing games. When I sat on the couch, Oscar toddled around the room, doing his usual lap past the sliding doors that went out into the garden. But suddenly, I heard a weird zapping sound and a loud thud, followed by Oscar crying out in pain. I saw him lying on his back, his head propped on a corner of the wall. ‘Oh Oscar,’ I said, as he screamed and sobbed. He was right by…

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i jailed my cheating man

Sitting in the car on my partner’s driveway, I couldn’t believe what was happening. I was still staring at my phone in disbelief as the tears ran down my cheeks. Together for four years, Philippe and I had just bought a house together and were due to move in. We loved each other. Or so I’d thought until moments before... Suspicious about where he was one evening, I’d listened to Philippe’s voicemails and heard two women arranging dates with him. How could he? I thought, sobbing and mentally running through our relationship, trying to figure out where it had gone wrong. ‘How could he have done this to me?’ I sobbed But there was nothing obvious, and the longer I sat in the car waiting for him, the madder I got. When he eventually pulled up, I was ready…

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snotty noses made me a millionaire!

Laura Klein, 45, Woolloongabba, Vic Holding my boy Joe for the first time, I was smitten. ‘He’s got beautiful brown eyes just like you,’ my husband Max smiled. Already a mum to Holly, one, I knew I’d have my hands full. Thankfully, I had experience as a primary school teacher, so I was used to looking after a class full of kids at once. After we got home, I relished spending time bonding with my babies. But the joy soon turned to stress when Joe became quite congested. ‘It will pass,’ Max assured me. But over the next few weeks, Joe was regularly blocked up and sometimes struggled to breathe and even eat. Though I did my best to clear his nose with tissues and manual pumps, nothing seemed to work fully. When we took him to the…

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something borrowed something blue

Settling down in front of the TV, I pulled out my needles and yarn. My granddaughter was expecting her first baby any day now, so I didn’t have long to finish the blanket I’d been knitting for her. When the phone rang at 7pm, I knew exactly who it would be. ‘Hello Nanna,’ my grandson Cameron, 27, said. Every Sunday he called at the same time to check on me and chat. ‘I’ve got some exciting news,’ he continued. ‘Don’t tell me your sister’s in labour, I’ve still got more work to do,’ I joked. But when the laughter died down, Cameron became more serious. ‘I’ve met someone,’ he confessed. Describing his new girlfriend Lauren as kind and funny, he sounded happy. ‘I can’t wait to meet her,’ I replied, inviting them around for lunch the following week with the…

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