Month: May 2014

Do your kids eat the crusts?

When I was a kid my mum made my brothers and I eat crusts – removing the crusts from the whole-wheat bread that she always bought was, in some way, sacrilegious. And of course none of us liked crusts; we ate them because it was the rule. Without thinking too hard about it, I adopted […]

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The rise of the ‘uber-mum’

We’ve all heard of the term ‘super-mum’ – the mum who (annoyingly) puts everyone else to shame by doing it all – family, children, work, fashion, friendship, healthy eating, exercise, community work, intellect, dinner parties (blah di blah) and just general all-round fabulousness – with a perfect attitude (gag). We don’t like her. Super-mum is, […]

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The 50 most inspiring celebrity mums of 2014

What qualifies a mum as inspiring? It’ll be a different set of criteria for everyone but for “Working Mother” magazine it’s about home-work balance which, in the world of celebdom, translates to being an available, committed parent whilst managing a high profile career – no mean task. In honour of inspiring celebrity mums who have […]

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Foods for fussy eaters

My year-old niece is a picky eater – her mamma and papa cook her the most amazing whole food deliciousness (putting my simple Weetabix-for-breakfast to shame) and I’m telling you, she eats barely any of it. What a crying shame – all that effort, shunned! I often wonder what it would take to get her […]

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