Month: July 2014

Photography Tips & Tricks

Early childhood passes by is a flash of sleepless nights, early mornings and rapid changes, so catching precious moments is something you need to be ready for. Capturing great photograph isn’t always easy, but with these great tips you can make the most of every opportunity.  *Your valuable input will be incorporated here. Please include a brief bio about you/your business (one or two sentences), followed by your top tips for taking great pictures of babies and toddlers. Please feel free to include any relevant samples of your work that you would like to showcase to our...

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Blinging Up Baby: Meet the Essex mum and her ‘Barbie babies’

Many parents could be accused of spoiling their children, but student mum Sophie May Dixon has shunned criticism for glamourising daughters Princess Bliss Tianna May, four, and Precious Bell Ruby Rosina, one, with spray tans, hair pieces and a designer wardrobe. “My girls, I would say, are like little Barbie babies,” says the proud mum. “If Barbie was real, they would be her children.” The 22-year-old, a single mother who is studying to become a counsellor, argues that there is nothing wrong with giving her four-year-old what she wants. “People are small-minded,” she says. “They think I make her...

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Footprint bugs!

Here’s a very simple way of making an extremely cute picture which also makes a lovely record of teeny tiny hands and feet. It would look great on a greeting card! Time 30 mins plus drying time Age range: 1-8years Equipment: Paint Paintbrushes Paper Bowl/bucket soapy water (for cleaning painty hands and feet) Colouring pens Googly eyes   Instructions: Firstly paint hands and feet and print them on to the paper in colours of your choice. Leave to dry thoroughly. Add details with a felt tip pen. Finally, add googly eyes!  ...

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Become an Essex Baby Blogger

Essex Baby is currently seeking guest bloggers to join our growing team and help us to expand our site with topical, interesting and informative articles. We are looking for original and vibrant content that will be of interest to parents in Essex, from personal opinions and experiences to expert advice. We are especially interested in: real stories from ‘real mums’, toddler behaviour and development, fitness and wellbeing, journalistic responses to recent news items, creative list posts, family travel, safety and anything that has the ‘wow’ factor. As one of our approved contributors, you will have the opportunity to link...

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Bitter husband makes spreadsheet of wife’s sex excuses

A husband has created an excel spreadsheet detailing his wife’s reasons for not having sex with him. The document, which includes excuses such as “I’m exhausted”, “I feel gross” and “You’re too drunk”, went viral after his wife decided to share it on the networking site Reddit. The woman claimed her husband sent her the spreadsheet while she was on a business trip, then cut off all communication with her. Opinions on the spreadsheet have divided internet users, with some sympathising with the husband, while others have suggested his wife is to blame. An Elle reader said: “You can be intimate in other ways than just having sex. If he just wants sex from her but doesn’t treat her well the rest of the time, he doesn’t deserve to get it. If he’s a great guy who she just married for his money or because she was comfortable. .. then he’s in the right. Not the right way of going about it though. A little ridiculous. Be a man and speak to your wife.” But one Telegraph reader commented: “Regular and frequent sex is one of the biggest reasons for a man to marry. She can’t ignore it, if she wants him to stay.” For Reddit comments on this story visit: http://www.reddit.com/r/relationships/comments/2b1f5a/my_husband_m26_sent_me_f26_an_immature/ What do you think about this issue? Is sex an obligation that should be regularly fulfilled? Should couples...

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