Little Steps is thrilled to announce our 2013 Regional Blog Partners! These in-the-know Moms and Dads have been handpicked by Little Steps as Top Mom & Dad Bloggers offering regional insight into parenting and playing with kids from Hong Kong to Australia and beyond. Meet them, read them, and welcome them to our ever-expanding community of go-to parents.
Ana Gaby is Mexican by birth and soul, American by heart and passport and Indonesian by residence permit. When she's not chasing her two rowdy monkeys around, she devotes her time to volunteering, exploring South East Asia and finding the sweetness under the prickliness of the Big Durian. When you Stumble Abroad, you will find tips on traveling with kids, finds for kids in Jakarta and beyond and the thrills and challenges of being an expat family.
Stumble Abroad, www.stumbleabroad.net
Daddy NiViek is a daddy to a cheeky little boy. As a dad, he gives an alternative view (as compared to mummy blogs) on daily issues, concerns and happenings on parenting in the Lion City. He writes primarily on experience from a father's point of view, including the fun adventures with his family. Other than parenting topics, he occasionally pens some words on his obsession with gadgets.
Daddy NiVleK, www.daddy.nivlek.per.sg
Besides a full time job working with youths, this daddy blogger has had the privilege to be a father to 3 lovely children. The children are a big part of his life, and that is why he loves talking and writing about them. The blog focuses on sharing the adventures of his 3 kids, and to let everyone know that parenting can be fun! The blog features places to go and fun activities that one can do with their loved ones.
With many years experience teaching preschool, early primary and directing a child care center, this mum blogger thought being a parent would be a breeze but quickly learned that the practicalities of parenting are very different to the theories! The blog focus is childhood! It really is a place for sharing the everyday trials and tribulations of being a parent in this modern day world.
Childhood 101, www.childhood101.com
Writing this blog allows this mommy blogger to combine her two greatest passions: writing and family. A Mummy in a Strange Land is about personal experiences and observations as a mum living as an expat in Hong Kong. With the arrival of her little boy, she found herself rediscovering this amazing city and wanted to share her experiences with others.
A Mummy in a Strange Land, www.typhoonsandtantrums.blogspot.com
A Mom of three who loves photography and who is grateful that today's internet technology makes it possible for her to connect, encourage (and be encouraged!), inspire others around the world and share how life with children - although its full of ups and downs - is indeed beautiful! From parenting issues and tips to activity ideas, places to visit with children and other everyday things in life that she finds inspirational.
Our Everyday Things, www.oureverydaythings.com
James is typical Australian dad, with a passion for family travel. Little Nomads is his family travel blog where he shares and builds on his own experiences of travelling with his children Mr 6 and Miss 3. Little Nomads is a family holiday and family destination site, providing parents with useful tips and advice on finding the best family holiday, vacations and destinations for your next family holiday.
Little Nomads, www.littlenomads.com
Based in Dubai, this stay at home mum to 2 young kids is all about travel. Just when you thought travel would be something that would take a back seat with kids on board – think again! The blog is all about the trials and tribulations of traveling with young kids. She aims to offer mums and dads helpful travel tips, advice on good destinations and product reviews, as well as recommendations on activities for kids in all the places they visit.
Baby Loves To Travel, www.babylovestotravel.com
Many career hats have adorned this Glam-o-mama's head from model and TV host, to swimwear retailer, to events company owner. The common thread between past occupations and Glam-o-Mamas is her all-consuming passion. Glam-o-Mamas a place for answers on motherhood’s perplexities as well as to connect mums together in an online community of sharing and, well, let’s be honest compassion!
Jetlag & Mayhem is here to combat the stress of traveling with kids. As a Brit mum of 2 young kids living in Hong Kong, they are regularly found on a plane! They wanted to share their experiences; the good, the bad and the ugly. The site is filled with travel tips, packing lists and real trip reviews from real parents.
Jetlag & Mayhem, www.jetlagandmayhem.com
It's a one-stop blog for those 'Super Mommies & Daddies' who struggle to find the right work-life balance and who anticipate with great zeal and enthusiasm to make their family moments wonderful memories for their children. The blog's focus is to keep them informed about kids' events, venues, restaurants, shopping, books, apps and other things to do with young ones in Singapore.
Super Mommies & Daddies, www.supermommiesdaddies.blogspot.com
The blog is all about a man’s view of child rearing. It won’t shy away from the big issues, such as how could his daughter prefer Old McDonald’s Farm over the Beatles White album, and tackles weighty subjects including: “mobile phones and baby poo – not such a great combination.” It will make you laugh and give you a glimpse of what it’s like, being dad.
Being Dad, www.beingdadinasia.com
They rented their house & their dog, packed only 3 suitcases, and now this family of four is traveling the world. Leaving their Australian home in May 2012, they determined to make a lifestyle change beneficial for their family. It’s an open-ended, unplanned round the world trip discovering amazing places for kids. Visit the family travel blog or Facebook page! They look forward to bumping into you around the world.
Travel With Bender, www.travelwithbender.com
Ghost written by Daddy M, the blog aims to provide insight on family life through his sons' eyes. He aims to promote the notion that parenthood can be a fun and rewarding experience. The aim is to provide insight into family life in Singapore through personal experiences and reviews. Check out posts on family activities, travel, product reviews, parenting tips and more in this daddy blog!
The Wacky Duo, www.thewackyduo.com
Expatria, Baby follows the adventures of a professional nomad and amateur mother in Jakarta as she explores the world with her toddler in tow. Ridiculous and earnest, Expatria, Baby explores issues in cross-cultural parenting and the joys and frustrations of raising a third-culture-kid.
Expatria, Baby, www.expatriababy.com
Chubby Hubby’s mission is to deliver fresh, inspiring, exciting and original content about great food, noteworthy restaurants, interesting culinary trends, and gourmet-related travel, style and luxury to a global audience of foodies, travel junkies, media enthusiasts, and stylistas. Chubby Hubby was founded by Aun Koh and is edited by Charmaine Toh. Aun, Charmaine and a host of amazingly passionate foodies from around the world.
Chubby Hubby, www.chubbyhubby.net
Daphne is a Singapore-based media executive turned mama of three and enjoys documenting her humorous take on parenting. The site has also become a network of parents engaging in community work. Check out her award winning blog.
Nicole's blog focuses on spending time planning and preparing in advance so that when family life sends you all sorts of chaos, you are in a better position to cope with it. Planning With Kids has a weekly recipe, list post and planning ideas to help make life with a family just that little bit easier. She has also written a book on topic!
Planning with Kids, www.planningwithkids.com
This Bangkok-based mom is stay at home Mom of three children and a wife to Jay. She also does freelance photography and is an Art Consultant and dealer of Philippine Art. Blog focus: family, parenting, Bangkok life, home, restaurants, shopping, and more!
A Matter of Taste, www.matteroftasteonline.com
French mummy blogger of 3 boys aged from 1 to 6 years, Cerise lives in Singapore since 2001. Her love of design, architecture, photography and urban & chic fashion has shifted into the kids segment since her life turned into parenthood. She aims to promote cool French brands in SEA. Les Jeunes Pousses means Little Sprouts in French: it refers to kids and is also a common name for start-ups.
Les Jeunes Pousses, www.lesjeunespousses.blogspot.com
A home maker, a mother, a wife who has "grown up" from being a model, an "almost" Ms. India 1994. The career woman with an ambition to make it big. Well, she did make 'it' big, with a big belly, not once but twice. Moving from Mumbai, India where she was born, to Hong Kong, to London and then back to Hong Kong, her blog focuses on family, friendship, pets, movies, Hong Kong...straight from the heart!
From Miss India to Motherhood, www.frommissindiatomotherhood.blogspot.hk
Martine is a work-at-home wife, mom and writer who chronicles her bliss on her blog. Online, it is a hub for moms who share her passion for the WAHM lifestyle, blogging, and the foibles of city living in the urban kaleidoscope that is Manila. Offline, the blog has sprung into a community of intentional work at home moms, through the "WAHMderful Life Workshops" a series of local workshops for moms who want to make a living while making a home.
Dainty Mom, www.daintymom.com
Chuzai Living is a lifestyle blog and a gallery of information collected by Japan-born blogger, Kaho. She integrates her interests with photography to keep a journal of her life. Her blog is a virtual haven in a hectic and time to time stressful reality and gives others motivation to venture out in a foreign city. You will find gorgeous photography, interior design, fashion, shopping and travel tips in her site.
Chuzai Living, www.chuzailiving.wordpress.com
Mommy Café by Ruth Wong is a motherhood cum lifestyle blog from Singapore. It started out as a space where the work-at-home mom and published author records her son’s growing up, and shares about motherhood - an often challenging yet beautiful and life-changing journey. The blog has evolved over the years and now includes posts about Ruth’s passions: mainly food, mompreneurship, travel and photography.
Mommy Café, themommycafe.net
Melissa Saigh, her husband, and one-year-old daughter moved from Minnesota to Singapore in August 2012. "Minnesota Baby" focuses on the life of a simple Minnesota family, and Melissa's adventures as a stay-at-home mom raising a growing toddler. As they travel between the USA and SG, Melissa writes about her family's adventures. She regularly reviews family and parent-friendly products and services.
Minnesota Baby, www.minnesotababy.blogspot.com