Parenting & family

Buyagift Young Authors Competition

April 24, 2013

  My love of writing started when I was very young. I had a vivid imagination and was always writing stories. One was about the adventures of a little girl who had two magic, talking balloons. She and her friend used to float up into the sky holding the string attached to the balloons, each […]

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Bonding over milkshake and chips

April 17, 2013

  School holidays are finally over. (That wasn’t me you saw dancing with joy as I put Miss C on the school bus this morning.) Life will return to normal and I can attack my ever-increasing list of things to do and pile of papers that have built up over the last month. Luckily Miss C […]

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13 healthy snacks for kids

April 15, 2013

  I’m always trying to think of different, healthy snacks for my kids that are easy to prepare for when we’re out and about, or to put in Miss C’s packed lunch. Baby C doesn’t eat much fruit (other than fruit pouches) or bread, and they get bored of raisins, so I’ve come up with […]

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Marriage, babies and bliss

April 9, 2013

Thetamom and The Miss Elaine-ous Life are once again getting back to Old School Blogging with a great Meme. This month the topic is marriage, babies and bliss! 1. How did your husband pop the big question? On bended knee in Central Park in New York. It was bloody freezing. He’d been carrying a ring around with […]

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Why we need to listen to our children

February 25, 2013

Image credit: Optimistic Journey   Today I learnt a valuable lesson. We went on an outing with some friends. Miss C, my 5 year old came up to me and said her friend had poo’d in the pool they were playing in. She laughed as she said it and her friend denied it when I asked […]

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A New Generation’s Top 10 bloggers to watch in 2013

February 19, 2013

A New Generation has been scouring the internet to uncover the top ten bloggers to watch in 2013. The categories are Lifestyle, Parent, and Fashion and Beauty. I expect this was no small feat, as there are so many amazing blogs out there. I’m so excited because 21st Century Mummy was nominated in the Parent […]

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The big black box diet

February 18, 2013

  How much TV should your children watch? According to a recent article, ‘Why television undermines academics and values, on one of my favourite parenting sites AHA Parenting, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children under the age of two should not be watching TV or videos at all, and that older children […]

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Printerpix photo competition: A family portrait from Gaya Island

February 11, 2013

This month, Tots100 has teamed up with Printerpix to celebrate family photography, by running a family photo competition. I thought it would be fun to enter one of my family portraits. I am always taking photos of my children and I love this photo of the two of them. It was taken on Gaya Island, Borneo on a […]

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