Author Archives: Luschka van Onselen

What began initially as a travel blog in 2008 evolved almost by accident into a blow-by-blow diary of my first pregnancy. During one of those blows – a particularly nasty bout of hyperemesis gravidarum that saw me hospitalised for three days – I began to read up on pregnancy and parenting online. I felt I needed an outlet for everything I was learning, and so Diary of a First Child was born. Over the course of it’s existence, it’s fair to say the site has evolved into more than just an account of my own journey as a parent, but I try to make sure everything I write about – from reviews to recipes – is true to the natural and conscious parenting principles I have come to embrace.

Story Box magazine review

Parenting blogger Luschka from Diary of a First Child teams up with her little ‘uns to review Story Box magazine.


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How page layout helps kids read

Luschka from Diary of a First Child tells us how the layout of StoryBox magazine helps it appeal to a variety of ages.


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How to get kids reading

Parenting blogger Luschka from Diary of a First Child looks at what you need in a reading nook to encourage a lifelong love of reading.


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