Emily Jade

Emily Jade

High heels and high chairs

Emily Jade O’Keeffe is a freelance journalist and media personality. Her funny and insightful columns about parenthood and families are a favourite among bmag readers.

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Parenting

Why do the mothers always die?

Emily Jade loves Disney movies, but as a mother, she’s got one little problem with them. It's Friday night. For the first time in forever, Gerard and I are home having a quiet dinner together.…

Bambi

Parenting

A letter to Millie Valentine

Continuing an annual tradition, Emily Jade writes a heartfelt letter to her daughter on her fourth birthday. Dear Millie Valentine, Four years ago, my only child was born. Those words bring me both jo…

Millie Valentine

Parenting

Choose your fete

It’s official – school fetes are out of control. A few weekends ago I noticed a sign on the fence of the school I’d love my daughter to go to. It was advertising the yearly fundraising fete. A…

Choose your fete

Parenting

There is something beautiful happening in Iceland

A loving family tale of welcome and compassion. As the world grappled with the confronting image of a three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a beach, a Facebook campaign by prominent Icelandic…

There is something beautiful happening in Iceland

Parenting

Ban the balloons

Anna, I’m begging you on behalf of mums everywhere, please — it’s time to ban helium balloons. Thousands of them were distributed to happy children during the Ekka and environmentalists slammed the ac…

Balloons

Parenting

Tom Parker-Bowles says “getting stuffed” is the key

He’s the future Queen’s son, the author of five cook books, a food writer, critic and, as I discovered, a super nice and down to earth bloke. Tom Parker-Bowles, star of Channel 9's The…

Tom Parker-Bowles says “getting stuffed” is the key

Parenting

Lah-Lah and her big live band

Before yellow and purple Wiggles Lauchie and Emma hooked up and got engaged, there was another loved up kid’s band making music for children. With her red and white stripy socks Lah-Lah and…

Lah-Lah and her big live band

Parenting

So you think you can be a foster parent?

Foster parent training has begun for Emily Jade. Thank you for your overwhelmingly kind response to my husband Gerard and I’s decision to foster kids in need. I was truly surprised by the love, luck…

So you think you can be a foster parent?