Archive for posts tagged with 'Emily Jade'

Balloons

Parenting

Ban the balloons

Anna, I’m begging you on behalf of mums everywhere, please — it’s time to ban helium balloons. Thousands of them were…

Baby feet

Parenting

The pursuit of happiness

In the pursuit of parenthood, my husband and I explored all the options for the opportunity to look after little…

Highway to the danger zone

Parenting

Highway to the danger zone

Navigating your child through danger zones is a full time job, writes Emily Jade. “Stop! That’s dangerous” is a phrase…

Nap time is over

Parenting

Nap time is over

Millie has dropped her daytime nap. All good things must come to an end… I’ve tried everything to convince her tha…

Embrace the body you’re in

Parenting

Embrace the body you’re in

There is a woman I have a little lady crush on. It’s not her looks, although she is beautiful, and it is not her…

Crying baby

Parenting

Every child shouldn’t win a prize

This year’s Easter egg hunt revealed more about the parents than it did about the kids, as Emily Jade cracked down on eg…

Shopping

Parenting

Asking the hard questions

I’m exploring new depths of embarrassment thanks to my curious toddler. Millie Valentine has reached the…

As luck would have it

Parenting

As luck would have it

With a little perspective, we can all be thankful for our luck. One Valentines my dad got my mum the most unexpected…

Winning the lunchbox wars

Parenting

Winning the lunchbox wars

If our kids had their say over what to pack in their school lunchbox, it would look something like this… Chips.…

What’s in a name?

Parenting

What’s in a name?

Emily Jade’s not sure if a Millie Valentine by any other name would be as sweet. My daughter Millie Valentine love…

Groundhog holiday

Parenting

Groundhog holiday

Emily Jade never understood her parents’ desire for low-key vacations — until now. Every year my parents have the same…

Every day is a gift

Parenting

Every day is a gift

It’s time to reflect on the past year and the importance of keeping life in perspective. As I lay on the cold tile…

Olden day Facebook

Parenting

Olden day Facebook

A detoxing from Facebook gave rise to the question ‘was life before Facebook any better’? I tried a detox a little…

Toilet humour

Parenting

Toilet humour

Emily Jade provides a sneak peek into the life of a personal toileting concierge. A few days ago I was waiting outside…

Ricki-Lee joins Dancing With The Stars

Parenting

Truth in magazines

My daughter Millie and I love the same song at the moment — we call it ‘The Bottom Song’. It's more…

I built a house!

In the Home

I built a house!

Having gone through the process of building a home, Emily Jade O’Keeffe shares her survival tips. A chippy mate once…

Linda Gray & Patrick Duffy

Parenting

The stars of Dallas take a gratitude walk

A dream of mine came true last week when I interviewed ‘Dallas’ stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy — or,…

What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold!

Parenting

Winter Swimming

If your kids don’t know how to swim, aren’t water savvy, or are reluctant swimmers, then winter may prove the perfect…