Monthly Archives: August 2016

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

There’s something about ballet that tends to capture the heart of every little girl. Perhaps it’s the promise of taffeta tutus. Or because of enchanting fairy tales like the Nutcracker and Swan Lake that turn dance into pure magic.

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

The story of Anna Pavlova – a real-life fairy tale – is no less captivating; and one that is sure to inspire any fledging ballerina. Continue reading

Pokemon Baby Names are Trending – Would You?

So Pokemon Go is not just taking over our newsfeeds – according to US pregnancy and parenting site BabyCenter, around half of its users are regular players of the game, with the upshot being a sudden rise in baby names inspired by the ‘pocket monster’ app phenomenon.

imaginative kid

“Parents are always looking to pop culture for baby name inspiration and, right now, it doesn’t get hotter than Pokemon Go,” said global editor in chief of Baby Center, Linda Murray. Continue reading

7 Titbits of Beatrix Potter Trivia You Probably Didn’t Know…

You’d be hard-pressed to find a household that doesn’t have at least one Beatrix Potter tale stashed on the bookshelf. This year marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Potter’s birth – and more than 115 years of inimitable storytelling. The late author has become a national institution, and her stories, many of which follow the long-eared, mischievous protagonist Peter (Rabbit), are considered bonafide treasures amongst young and old.

Peter Rabbit

Plenty of us – parents in particular – are well-versed with the Potter anthology, but you might not be as familiar with these titbits of trivia… Continue reading

7 Tips to Prevent Nappy Rash

The expression “soft as a baby’s bottom” may be cliché, but any mum will attest to the supremely delicate derriere of a little one. Of course, this undisputed fact of nature also means that baby buns are a prime candidate for sensitivity-related issues; namely, nappy rash.

baby having a nappy change

Check out these top tips to keep your bub’s bum free from irritation. Continue reading