Why I Ignored You On Halloween

Danielle Mantakoul

Danielle Mantakoul

BA of Ed Early Childhood and Editor at Mummy Weekly
She's described as one of the most engaging & dynamic speakers in the early childhood industry today, now having educated hundreds of thousands of parents & teachers. She has lectured for organisations such as KU Children’s Services, Only About Children, Qantas, National Australia Bank, Child Protection Australia, Goodstart and hundreds of council & private centres. She also developed and ran the popular parenting series for the Australian Financial Review.
Danielle Mantakoul

I have a confession. If you visited my house on Halloween I ignored you, yes it’s true. Why would I do this? For me it’s simple. I cannot bring myself to take part in a “tradition” and I use that term loosely, where we encourage our kids, and even assist them with knocking on other people’s door and asking them for food. Halloween reminds More...

by Danielle Mantakoul | Published 3 years ago
By Mummy Weekly On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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But At What Cost? By Decluttering Diva Kristina Duke

I hear so many reasons why people don’t get organised. “I have no TIME”, “I have no MONEY”, “My stuff isn’t HURTING anyone”, “I might NEED it one day”, “I can organise it LATER”. TIME How More...

By Danielle Mantakoul On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Great Kids Movies You May Not Be Aware Of

Danielle Mantakoul

Danielle Mantakoul

BA of Ed Early Childhood and Editor at Mummy Weekly
She's described as one of the most engaging & dynamic speakers in the early childhood industry today, now having educated hundreds of thousands of parents & teachers. She has lectured for organisations such as KU Children’s Services, Only About Children, Qantas, National Australia Bank, Child Protection Australia, Goodstart and hundreds of council & private centres. She also developed and ran the popular parenting series for the Australian Financial Review.
Danielle Mantakoul

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) A father with two young girls move into an old house to be closer to the hospital their mother is in. The girls soon discover they are not alone and are surrounded by mystical creatures More...

By Danielle Mantakoul On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Present Ideas For Teachers

Danielle Mantakoul

Danielle Mantakoul

BA of Ed Early Childhood and Editor at Mummy Weekly
She's described as one of the most engaging & dynamic speakers in the early childhood industry today, now having educated hundreds of thousands of parents & teachers. She has lectured for organisations such as KU Children’s Services, Only About Children, Qantas, National Australia Bank, Child Protection Australia, Goodstart and hundreds of council & private centres. She also developed and ran the popular parenting series for the Australian Financial Review.
Danielle Mantakoul

As a teacher it is so nice to receive a gift from a child you have taught all year. When receiving these gifts I am always so thankful to the parent that took the time to put together a little something for their More...

By Mummy Weekly On Saturday, November 29th, 2014
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About Soap, Boxes and Part-Time Work

This is a long one … but bear with me if you can cos I’m standing (rarely) on a box made of soap. It will turn into bubbles again before too long. Also, sorry for swearing. For it seems that the word ‘part-time’ More...

By Mummy Weekly On Saturday, November 29th, 2014
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The Unwanted ‘Third Child’ – Type 1 Diabetes

Earlier this year another child turned up on our doorstep. This ‘third child’, Type 1 diabetes, was not planned or wanted, and she’s a little shit. She’s attached herself to Lauren and won’t let her go More...

By Mummy Weekly On Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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34 Uses for the Good Old Cloth Nappy

Time for honesty. This year I turn 35. Anyone out there the same age as me or older may remember the old cloth nappies that were used on us as babies. My mum even kept a couple of them to use as rags as I was growing More...

By Mummy Weekly On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
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Forgetting – How to Remember Not To

On the weekend I had an epic mummy fail. To add to my shame it was daddy who came through to save the day. My daughter was invited to two parties, same day, same time. Of course I told her that she should go to More...

By Mummy Weekly On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Ten Top Tips for a Healthy Kitchen

A mum told me at preschool the other day how she discovered her son was allergic to peanuts when she gave him a peanut butter sandwich for the first time and watched him go into anaphylactic shock. Scary stuff. More...

By Mummy Weekly On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Turning Into Your Mother

Whenever my husband and I are fighting and he really wants his words to pack a punch, he tells me I’m being just like my mum. Oooh that really gets under my skin, and he knows it, but I am slowly learning More...