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  • 6 Clever Ideas for Photo Props
    From newborn photo shoots through to family Christmas portraits, boudoir photos and baby bumps, photo props make things even more fun. Check out our 6 brilliant ideas for photo props for kids and adults.
    Posted: Monday 19 October 2020
  • Looking for Ideas on Photos for Christmas Cards?
    Ready to add some sparkle to the holidays by taking family photos for Christmas cards to send to loved ones? We’ve got some fun and unique ideas for your family to try this Christmas.
    Posted: Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Boredom Busting At Home Activities for Kids
    In self isolation or stuck at home due to COVID-19? We've put together an enormous list of boredom busting at home activities for kids to get you through!
    Posted: Friday 20 March 2020
  • How to Answer Is Santa Real?
    Panic stations! You’ve just been asked by your child, “Is Santa real?” Argh! What should you say to that? We’ll explain what to say, and when is the right time to tell the truth about Santa.
    Posted: Wednesday 4 December 2019
  • Out of School Activities: How Many Are Too Many?
    How many out of school activities are too many for our kids? We look at the pros and cons of after school activities and help you decide how many are right for your kids.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2019
  • NZs Best First Birthday Cake Ideas
    Looking for some fabulous first birthday cake ideas? We’ll share some of our favourite suggestions, plus a link to our Pinterest birthday cake board to get your creative taste buds flowing!
    Posted: Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • Your Daughter Says She’s Fat: What Do You Do?
    Your daughter says she’s fat. Help! It’s the nightmare phrase we thought we’d never hear, but it happens and we’re sharing what you can say and do about this delicate situation.
    Posted: Tuesday 18 June 2019
  • Looking to Grow Your Mother-Daugher Relationship?
    A mother-daughter relationship is so special. When arguing over clothes, hairstyles, food, boyfriends, screen time, phone time, and bedtime, there’s never a dull moment. But putting those negative issues aside, there’s also the hugs, heart to heart talks, clothes sharing, shopping and just spending time together to enjoy as well.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 May 2019
  • World’s Worst Parenting Advice for New Mums
    What’s the worst parenting advice you’ve been given as a new Mum? We share some of the world’s worst examples with you, to either give you a laugh or educate you on not what to say! Check them out now.
    Posted: Wednesday 6 March 2019
  • Flower Girl Disasters You’ll Want to Avoid at Your Wedding
    Even the most well-behaved flower girl can be a nightmare to deal with at your wedding. We share five wedding disasters you’ll want to avoid happening with your flower girl, plus ways to reduce the risk at your wedding! Check them out now.
    Posted: Friday 15 February 2019
  • Do You Have a Master Chef Junior? Here’s How to Get One (Hopefully)
    It’s time to create your very own Master Chef Junior, regardless of your child’s level of culinary skills. I’ll explain why it’s important, plus share some tips on how you can get started. Learn more now!
    Posted: Monday 28 January 2019
  • 7 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Stage Fright
    Stage fright is a common condition many children suffer from in New Zealand. We share seven tips on how you can help your child reduce this anxiety, plus ideas on possible causes of it. Learn more now!
    Posted: Thursday 8 November 2018
  • Never Say You Weren’t Warned About Your Teenage Daughter
    Welcome to the world of having a teenage daughter! Everything is about to change, and we explain just what goodies you have in store, plus how to survive with some of your marbles left! There’s nothing you can to do prevent it: your teenage daughter is on the way, and you’d better watch out! All her sweetness will disappear, replaced with surging hormones, challenges to your authority and plenty of head-butting. As you both enter the teenage world, your daughter begins to seek out new lifeforms (boys) and new civilisations (the shops), boldly going where every teenage daughter has gone before …
    Posted: Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • A Romantic Tutu & Adult Fun in the Bedroom
    From the origin of the romantic tutu to some adult fun in the bedroom; we’ve got everything covered this time. Well almost! Come and check it out for yourself now.
    Posted: Wednesday 22 August 2018
  • How to Deal with a Mother in Law from Hell
    Do you have a mother in law from hell? We share examples of the worst kinds, plus ways you can manage her behaviour to make your life better!
    Posted: Thursday 26 July 2018
  • Why You Should Support a Small Business First
    Competing with large chain stores and their giant marketing budgets is tough when you’re a small business. I’m not NZ’s only tutu seller and yes, you have a choice when it comes to picking who to buy from. But rather than play on your emotions, I’m going to share the facts about why I think you should support a small business first.
    Posted: Tuesday 3 July 2018
  • Coping with Your Daughter’s First Boyfriend
    Oh dear, your daughter has brought home her first boyfriend and expects you to be as thrilled as she is! What should you do? Take a look and find out!
    Posted: Tuesday 12 June 2018
  • How to Talk to Your Daughter About Sex
    What is the right age to start the sex talk with your daughter? Should you wait until she hits puberty or is that too late? We discuss this and also how to talk to your daughter about sex, making this challenging time easier for parents and their daughters! Learn more now.
    Posted: Friday 11 May 2018
  • 5 Celebrities Who Wear Tutus & Rock Them!
    Let’s check out five of the coolest celebrities who wear tutus! Not only do they look magnificent, but their look is also easily replicated at home by you. Come take a look now! We’ve all seen the photos of Megan Fox’s son wearing his black tutu and heard the fuss the media made about it. But what we don’t hear enough of, is the celebrities who wear tutus like they were made for them! That’s why I’ve made a list of the top five tutu wearing celebrities – for your entertainment and mine.
    Posted: Wednesday 14 March 2018
  • 7 Stylish Jaw Dropping Ways to Wear a Tutu
    We’ve hunted out the best seven ways to wear a tutu, all of which are certain to impress! From work to a night on the town, a tutu is an incredibly versatile item of clothing to have in your wardrobe. Come take a look at these great ideas to try the next time you wear yours!
    Posted: Wednesday 14 February 2018
  • Learn How to Teach a Toddler to Dance
    Enthusiastic and energetic. Working on balance and co-ordination. Enjoys moving to music at her own beat. I imagine these would be the comments a toddler would receive in a written report about their dancing skills. Okay, I’ll be honest – it would probably same the same in my dance report too! The great thing about dancing, is that it lets our toddlers use their energy and creativity in their own individual way. But if you have to teach a toddler to dance, that’s where things can get unstuck.
    Posted: Thursday 25 January 2018
  • 1st Birthday Tutu Outfit & How to Plan an Awesome Party!
    Happy Birthday! Your daughter is turning one and you’re looking for her 1st birthday tutu outfit! Perfect for a 1st birthday cake smash, photo shoot or birthday party, our tutu outfits will bring smiles to everyone’s faces.
    Posted: Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • Tips on Choosing Bridesmaid & Flower Girl Tutus
    You’re getting married and are busy planning your wedding! It’s time to organise what your wedding party will be wearing. For the ladies, that’s easy: tutus of course. Both bridesmaid and flower girl tutus can be customised in colour, style and length, making them a popular wedding outfit. Let’s work through how you can choose the best ones for your wedding.
    Posted: Tuesday 19 September 2017
  • Powerful Tutu Colour Combinations & Where You Should Wear Them
    Ever wondered if your chosen tutu colour combinations could give you superhero powers? A bit of flying power to jump the queues at the supermarket. A dash of speed to help your daughter before she falls off the swing. Maybe a pinch of psychic skills to choose the winning lotto tickets. Well sorry, but no. The colour tutu you choose can’t do any of those things. But there is some good news. The tutu colour combinations you choose can affect you in other ways …
    Posted: Thursday 3 August 2017
  • Staging a Magnificent Winter Tutu Photo Shoot
    If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to stage a gorgeous tutu photo shoot in winter, then you’ve come to the right place! After all, there is no one better to learn from than New Zealand’s most popular tutu maker, Mayhem Creations!
    Posted: Tuesday 6 June 2017
  • Maternity Photo Ideas You Won’t Want to Miss!
    Pregnant and about to pop? Get your skates on and start planning your maternity photo shoots ladies. I’ve been hunting around Pinterest, spying on my neighbours and spending large amounts of time at the local maternity ward to find these for you! Ok, so maybe not the last two, but I have found the best of the best maternity photo shoot ideas. Come on and take a look …
    Posted: Monday 27 March 2017
  • Top 5 Birthday Party Themes For Girls On A Budget
    Do you have a daughter, niece or granddaughter about to have a birthday? Depending on her age and likes, there is an enormous range of party themes for girls and we’ve put together 5 of the most popular girl birthday party themes for you right here.
    Posted: Friday 17 February 2017
  • When a Boy Wants a Tutu #tutusforroo
    When a boy wants a tutu, what do you do? Well, let me tell you the story about Roo, the purple sparkly tutu lover from the USA. Roo is three years old, loves to eat plums and play with trucks. His favourite outfit always includes a tutu skirt and his Mum thinks there is nothing wrong with that.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 February 2017
  • 7 Easy DIY Hairstyles for Party Loving Girls
    Believe it or not, but it’s not just Dads who struggle with doing girls hairstyles. There are plenty of us Mums who just can’t for the life of us get a pony tail straight or braid hair without those sticky out bits. As adults, if we’re doing our own hair ready for a party and we take 30 minutes to get it right, it’s not a problem. But with our kids, we’ve realistically only got about 5 minutes max. That makes finding the easiest DIY hairstyles which looks awesome a top priority.
    Posted: Friday 4 November 2016
  • Racy Tutus, Fires and Cheap Seats, Oh My!
    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, tutus are here to stay. What are we saying, of course we love them! Tutus are more than a ballet costume, they have evolved into a fashionable piece of clothing for all ages. In fact, today’s tutus look quite different from their originals and they have a rather racy history too.
    Posted: Monday 10 October 2016
  • Best Hen Party Games for NZ Brides
    You’re tying the knot and it’s time to celebrate with letting your hair down with your girlfriends. A hens party is a time honoured tradition, with brides to be dressing up and heading out on the town all over New Zealand. While we don’t tend to take it as far as our grooms, with handcuffs and lap dances, we do love themed hens parties and party game ideas. We’ve put together a list of the most popular hen party games and ideas for NZ brides which we are absolutely certain you’ll adore…
    Posted: Monday 5 September 2016
  • Tutus Are For Giraffes
    Tutus are not just for ballerinas; they are for giraffes too. Hmm, I hear you say. I’ve never seen a giraffe wear a tutu before, has Mariana gone off her rocker? Well now, I did not say that giraffes actually wear the tutus, just that they are for them…
    Posted: Tuesday 2 August 2016
  • Easy No Sew DIY Costumes for Girls
    Girls love dressing up, but not every girl wants to be a princess and not every Mum is an expert sewer. We’ve put together our favourite DIY dress up ideas, so simple and quick that they are perfect for last minute no sew costumes for girls.
    Posted: Friday 1 July 2016
  • What Every Girl Wants Her Mum to Know
    Mothers and daughters have a special bond. Right from the time our daughters are small, they look up to us, model our behaviour and ask for our help. Sure, they go through rough patches and times when they find us incredibly embarrassing and think everything that we say is rubbish. But when it all turns to custard, a girl just wants her Mum.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 June 2016
  • Our Secret World Of Hand Tied Tutus
    It’s no secret that we adore making hand tied tutus! But have you ever wondered why we chose hand tied over sewn tutus? Be warned – you are about to enter the secret world of the hand tied tutu…….
    Posted: Monday 2 May 2016
  • How Young Is Too Young To Wear Makeup?
    Many young girls love to play with Mummy’s makeup, smearing lipstick over their cheeks and blusher on their arms. But at what age should you start letting your daughter wear makeup and where can they wear it to? Big questions and certainly very scary ones for any parent!
    Posted: Tuesday 1 March 2016
  • Flower Girls Don't Just Have to Throw Petals!
    Flower girls have traditionally been throwing rose petals out of a basket in front on the bride for many years. While she is sure to get lots of awws and ahhs doing this, you can help ramp up the cuteness factor or make her job even more meaningful for you and your partner during your wedding. How about trying one of these adorably cute flower girl basket alternatives?
    Posted: Sunday 31 January 2016

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