The Baby-Sitters Club in 2016

If you want to evoke nostalgia amongst a group of thirty something women, just mention the Baby-Sitters Club. That group of entrepreneurial girls, one with their own phone line (unheard of in the eighties), who got up to innocent scrapes and paved the way for the racier twins at Sweet Valley High.

The Baby-Sitters club in 2016

What if it were set in 2016? Would today’s girls get it? I don’t know. Here’s what would have to change.

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Offspring Episode: Nina & Billie talk about self belief after babies

With the happy news that Offspring might make it back to our screens, I thought I’d imagine Nina and Billie chatting about self-belief and identity after having children.  People seem to forgive me taking liberties with Sex & the City, and I hope you are gracious enough to allow me some Offspring indulgence (and conveniently conspiring to give the Proudman sisters daughters of the same age).

Offspring Episode

Source: Network Ten

Since we last caught up with the Proudmans, Leo and Nina are very much together, although not married. They have a baby girl. Abigail was a welcome surprise and is now four months old. Nina has taken maternity leave to spend time with her and Zoe. After deciding she couldn’t leave Zoe permanently, Billie agreed to holiday for a few months in London with Mick.  Whilst there, they decided to try for a baby, one last time, with Andrew’s help. Happily, they fell pregnant and are back in Melbourne raising their daughter. Imogen is five months old. Read more