Veronika Winkels

Veronika Winkels writes from Melbourne. She is the mother of three young children.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why Sleeping Beauty is Now Facing a Book Ban

A British mum of a six-year old has asked his school to withdraw the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty from its curriculum because it conveys inappropriate sexual messages. Whaat? Well, if you have been listening to the post-Weinstein #metoo...

Pricing Babies Out of the Market

Entering into parenthood and family life is a joy… and a massive anxiety attack these days. Why? Ask the market strategists. Babies have become a massive industry. With many couples choosing to cap their family at two children, or even just one...

Confessions of a Millennial Mom With a Smartphone Addiction

We might not even be aware we are holding it, waiting for a call, a text, an email. Or perhaps we’ve fallen even deeper into the trap: we’re poised to make our minute-by-minute check on Facebook or Instragram. Just to see if another person has liked...

Regret Nothing, Especially Not Motherhood

Apparently, when you are a mother, and finding the role incredibly challenging, you have two options. You can either regret motherhood, as an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald suggests some women do. Or you can seek solidarity with...

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