There used to be nothing cosier than listening to a ghost story, but feeling the fear has lost its appeal, writes Emily Martin
We teach our children to tell the truth, but sometimes we need to tell a few white lies, writes Emily Martin
Emily Martin has gone to a holiday park and, in the spirit of Frozen, she’s let go
Learning big concepts is confusing in childhood and it doesn’t bode well for the environment, writes Emily Martin
Mama Said’s Emily Martin is not a fan of going to the play park. Here’s why
Emily Martin’s Girl seems so grown up, until she does something completely ridiculous and then it’s a reminder that she’s still only nine...
Emily Martin asks why it’s so hard for mothers to watch their little boys get haircuts?
What did you want to be when you grew up? Emily Martin wanted to be Kylie Minogue but it hasn’t worked out. . .
Emily Martin gave up drinking two years ago so she calls “Dry January” just “January”
Imagine if we all chilled out about Christmas? Emily Martin wonders what’s the worst that could happen?
As everything gets worse and worse, Emily Martin wonders if we can keep hope alive for children?
Learning to ride a bike never goes smoothly, but Emily Martin’s Boy has hit a major speed bump
With her youngest about to start school, figuring out the early-years stage is over for Emily Martin
It’s the summer so we can all relax for a bit. Right? No, sorry, says Emily Martin
Mama Said: School's on the horizon (and tantrums)
The sun’s out, but don’t get too excited. It just means we have to “suncream the children” writes Emily Martin
In her latest column for Velvet, mum-of-two Emily Martin wonders how - and indeed if - she should explain the war in Ukraine to her children
If you’re looking for us, we’re probably watching Disney’s Encanto, writes Emily Martin
When it comes to children having good manners, everyone has a deal breaker, writes Emily Martin
The pandemic has taught children that life is basically fire-fighting, and maybe that’s a good thing, writes Emily Martin