Sarah Macdonald

Sarah Macdonald

Journalist, author and radio presenter

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50/50 parenting

You only have to be a good parent half the time

Sarah Macdonald This is not another blog about parenting techniques.

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Your salary could be the victim of a subconscious bias against assertive women

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Sarah Macdonald Studies have proved women who negotiate better pay rises are more disliked and seen as less socially skilled,

Appropriate spanking

There's no such thing as 'appropriate spanking'

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Sarah Macdonald Children are vulnerable, they are dependent upon us, they are smaller than us, they are learning from us.

#NoKidsPolicy

#NoKidsPolicy how a hashtag changed the way the media treat children

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12:  Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West are seen in walking in Soho on August 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Sarah Macdonald On consent, permission, control and the celebrity mum.

Baby Gammy

What Baby Gammy's story teaches us about commercial surrogacy

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Sarah Macdonald The trouble with calling out 'villains' in the baby making business.

The marriage test

Do smart women have better marriages?

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Sarah Macdonald A new study plots the effect of a woman's success on their chances of getting and staying married.

Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life

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Sarah Macdonald Elizabeth Gilbert thinks we should stop using the word 'balance' as a weapon against each other.

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Parental pride

It's okay to brag about your kids

Sarah Macdonald Life with a child is a triumph of hope and a tonne of struggle. Celebrate while you can.

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Pre-crastination

Are you a victim of 'pre-crastination?'

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Sarah Macdonald Procrastination's evil twin is probably making you just as inefficient.

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The end of the stay at home mum

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Sarah Macdonald Should we mourn or celebrate her dwindling tribe?

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Awkward parenting moments

Why I won't give my teens the 'sex talk'

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Sarah Macdonald It’s the sex information night at our local public school this week. But here's why my kids won't be going.

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What to do with a child who hates sports

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Sarah Macdonald What if your kid hates whistles, coaches and sponsored uniforms? Should you really force them to change?

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Parenting myths

Are we responsible for our children's happiness?

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Sarah Macdonald Parenting books say yes, but Sarah MacDonald isn't so sure.

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Sex myths

Are women less suited to monogamy than men?

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Sarah Macdonald Sarah Macdonald on how to climb back up the sexual cliff.

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Positive Education

Are we being too kind to our kids?

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Sarah Macdonald Schools are banning red pen in the name of positivity, but are we going too far?

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How to stress-proof your child

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Sarah Macdonald By saturating our children with pressures we are robbing them of their childhoods.

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Ageing is a goddam privilege

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09:  Fashion icon Iris Apfel attends the Ralph Rucci show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at 151 West 26th Street on February 9, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)

Sarah Macdonald It’s not about deteriorating gracefully, or with attitude.

Happy v meaningful

Would you rather have a happy or meaningful life?

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Sarah MacDonald What if the two goals aren't as compatible as we think?

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The pleasures and sorrows of moving homes

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Sarah Macdonald At what stage in life does our home mean most to us?

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Work equality

The one rule that could benefit all working women

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Sarah Macdonald Looks like the South Korean government has the right idea.

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