A Christmas message from The Modern Parent

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers and their families a very happy and healthy Christmas. Thankyou so much for another year of support and community and I am so grateful for the many friends I have made as a result of my blog and the opportunities my blog has afforded me.

I hope you continue to join me next year as I continue to strive to provide entertaining, informative and realistic posts based on my personal experience as a mother with kids of various ages, stages and personalities! I will continue to research all I can about the changes that are happening in the world our children are living. I will continue to help parents and myself make sense of new technologies and what that means for ourselves and our families.

My family and friends sometimes have a laugh when pointing out my parenting failures or less than magical parenting moments and wonder if these moments will make it to the blog. But you should all know I do not profess to be a perfect parent. In fact I am far from it. I do however strive to give you a realistic viewpoint of how my research and years of work and study translate realistically to everyday situations.

I look forward to another great year next year and am already looking froward to some presentations I have booked in, helping parents understand the modern world of technology and cyberspace. If your school or community group would be interested in a presentation please contact me via email at  info@martineoglethorpe.com.au

And lastly I would love it if you could fill in this really quick 9 question survey so I can better plan for the coming months.

The Modern Parent Survey

Once again have a wonderful festive season, enjoy your beautiful families and stay safe



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This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Becc

    Lovely post. We all struggle as parents and it really does help to see others facing the same dilemma’s. Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂
    Becc via #ibot

    1. Martine

      Thanks Becc…I think there are certainly no parents out there who havnt struggled with something so it is great to allow people to relate to real life situations. Merry Christmas to you too x

  2. Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    I love the honesty in your blog 🙂 I am also way less than perfect and I enjoy writing about my ‘failures’ and having a giggle over them. Rachel x

    1. Martine

      Thankyou Rachel….very important to always be able to laugh at ourselves. Merry Christmas to you x

  3. Me N my Monkeys

    Wonderful post!
    I hope you have a very merry christmas and a happy new year.

    Off to take the survey. x

    1. Martine

      Thankyou, and for doing the survey. Have a fabulous Christmas x

  4. Lyndal

    thankyou lovely – for your honesty and continuing to be sucha great resource xx


    1. Martine

      Thanks Lyndal, have a wonderful Christmas x

  5. EssentiallyJess

    Merry Christmas to you too Martine. Hope its a beautiful one. xx I did the survey for you

    1. Martine

      Thanks Jess, and thanks for helping build a great community with IBOT x

  6. I think an honest portrayal of parenting is much more helpful than a perfect one. You give terrific advice. Have a lovely Christmas! Rachel x

    1. Martine

      Thanks so much Rachel. Look forward to hopefully catching up in the New year x

  7. Themotherexperiment

    Hi, visiting from IBOT. I’m glad somebody is doing the research on this modern world stuff. My kids are only babies and they’re already so much smarter than me in many ways.

    1. Martine

      Thanks, and they will continue to learn so much more! Have a fabulous Christmas x

  8. Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you! I have really enjoyed reading your blog the last couple of months, even if I don’t comment on everything, I can be a bit of a lurker I’m sorry, but I have really enjoyed your posts.

    I hope 2013 is a fabulous year for you!

    1. Martine

      Thanks so much Kylie, I am just happy that someone is reading! Have a fabulous Christmas x

  9. Lisa

    Hi Martine, I love your blog (I subscribe and have done your survey) I sound like a groupie but never mind. Wish you a wonderful Xmas and look forward to more technology posts about kids that scare me to death. Ha ha

    1. Martine

      Thanks Lisa! Happy for groupies! Have a wonderful Christmas x

  10. Grace

    Merry Christmas, lovely! It was wonderful to meet you this year and spend some time chatting (and wearing fancy mo’s together).
    Look forward to reading more insightful posts from you in the new year x

    1. Martine

      Thanks so much Grace. Loved meeting you too! Thanks for your great work hosting FYBF. Have a fabulous Christmas with your gorgeous boys x

  11. Zanni, Heart Mama

    Happy Christmas to you too! Look forward to more great posts from you next year

    1. Martine

      Thanks Zanni, I look forward to reading more of your posts too. x

  12. Rita

    Coming from FYBF. Best wishes for the New Year!

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