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Michaela Fox
Michaela Fox is an Australian freelance writer and blogger. She has three young daughters. You can follow Michaela on Twitter here, join her on Facebook here or read her musings on motherhood at

Entries by Michaela Fox

Let Your Kids Live in the Present

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 1:01 PM

"What did you do at kindergarten today?"
"Who did you play with?"
"Did you have fun?"
"Who did you sit next to for lunch?"

If, like me, you are parenting a child who attends kindergarten or day care, these are probably the same questions you ask...

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The 5 Scariest Experiences After Childbirth

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Ask most mothers what the hardest thing they've ever done is and 90 percent of them will say labor. A few may claim their hypno-water birth made it a peaceful and pain-free experience. The others must be risk-taking thrill seekers that consider skydiving a leisurely Sunday activity.

Giving birth is...

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What Kind of 'Liker' Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 3:16 PM

In the modern age of instant gratification it's no surprise that when you broadcast something on Facebook you want a flood of "Likes" in response. The innocent thumbs up symbol can make you feel validated, appreciated, loved and respected, but the absence of the like leaves you feeling unloved, insecure...

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A Letter to a New Mum

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 11:20 PM

Dear new mum,

Congratulations and welcome to the next chapter of your life! Motherhood will change you in ways you could never have predicted. It will challenge, reward and amaze you. It will exhaust, confront and enlighten you. It will stir up emotions within you that have a new origin....

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Overdoing it, or Over-Thinking It?

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 8:28 AM

Parenting in the 21st century is not easy. We are accused of overprotecting, overindulging and overparenting our kids. Our children are apparently overpraised, overscheduled and overdiagnosed. Everywhere you look, parents are being warned of the "dangers" of overdoing something. It's little wonder parents are overwhelmed with doubt and worry.


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What Does Having It All Really Mean?

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 6:56 PM

If you're a woman then the chances are you will be familiar with the expression, 'Having it all.' It's rather an overused phrase to describe the push and pull of family life and the pursuit of "balance." Editors know that by putting, "Can women really have it all?" in a...

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