20 things I want my daughter to know about friendship:
Did you know that one in four teens feel worried, stressed or down about their friendships several times a month? Surprising? Probably not. It's a consistent topic of conversation amongst my girl mama friends and followers. To a tween and teen girl, friends are like...
12 Books for the Book Lover
Are you a Book Lover? Or perhaps you need to buy a Christmas gift for an avid reader? I have you covered with this list of 12 Books guaranteed to delight fellow book lovers. I’ve chosen a selection of books that I have either read myself, as well as a few that are on...
Tools to help your child manage anxiety
There are few things that excite young kids quite as much as birthday parties. And what’s not to love? Games, sugary treats, music, and high-pitched squeals of delight! Getting invited to a birthday party elicits great anticipation. The act of placing the invitation...
13 excellent reads for tween & teen girls
Tween and teen girls today have access to such a rich and diverse collection of books. I often find myself in the Teen and Young Adult book sections of the library or book shops, marvelling at the array of excellent reads. The following 13 book recommendations are...
Inspiring Children’s Books for Girls
With International Women’s Day around the corner [March 8th] I have created a list of inspiring children’s books for girls, filled with stories of women who have and are changing the world. These are beautiful and uplifting stories with themes of courage, diversity,...
BOOK REVIEW: Elsewhere Girls
We are HUGE Nova Weetman fans in this family. She is such a terrific author, especially for tween girls. And Elsewhere Girls is up there with her best work. Elsewhere Girls is a moving and funny story of two girls with a deep connection, one based on the Olympic...
10 excellent benefits of social media for your teen
As a child and teenager I was frequently described as a ‘social butterfly’. I thrived in the company of others. “If only she applied herself as enthusiastically to her studies as she does to socialising,” was common feedback from my teachers. It would surprise none of...
4 books to help your tween girl navigate puberty like a boss
As girls hit their tween years they start to experience many physical, emotional, and mental changes. Fortunately there are some great books to help your tween girl navigate puberty like a boss. Did you know that puberty begins long before a girl gets her first...
PERIOD UNDERWEAR: A MODIBODI REVIEW
Let’s talk periods. Do you remember when you first got your period? I do. I was 14 when I first got mine. I remember waking up on a Sunday morning for competition tennis when I noticed a strange colour loosely resembling blood on my knickers. My mum, wonderful in...
BOOK REVIEW: School for Nobodies
Usually, I like to do book roundups here, but this title deserves a review of its own. If you have a daughter aged 8-12, School for Nobodies by Susie Bower is an absolute delight. I bought it for my 10-year-old who is not a voracious reader, but nor is she a reluctant...
In the media
Michaela has been interviewed on TV, radio and in print. She has appeared on Channel 7 News, been a guest on ABC Radio Melbourne and 3AW, and has been interviewed by The Australian and Herald Sun newspapers.
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