Family Life in Sydney, Australia: The {Tiny} Times Blog Shares Their Family Photo Diary

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Marshall has been blogging since before he could talk, from time to time Mum might give him a hand with typing up the posts but the styling is his own. The {Tiny} Times gives us a glimpse into the world of a real life baby-blogger making his mark on the Australian fashion scene. Marshall (and Mother Karla Courtney). The blogging mum-and-baby pair has been featured in Grazia, Refinery 29 and Vanity Fair (read their full bio here). Read their full bio here.

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BLOG: The {Tiny} Times
WHO: Mother & son blogging pair Karla Courtney and Marshall
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia

Here we interview Marshall’s Mummy, Karla Courtney


How would you sum up your blog?
Photos of candid and special moments that represent the people, places and things in our lives we love. As we live on the other side of the world from our entire family, we started this as a way to share our updates with everyone.

How did you come to live in Australia, why did you choose to settle in your city?
My husband and I are from different countries – we wanted to try some neutral territory. We have been in Australia for eight years now, though we travel to our homes and in between often 🙂

What’s great about growing up in Australia?
The beautiful outdoor spaces and having the weather to take advantage of them throughout the year.

What projects are you involved with other than family life and blogging?
I am an editor and an avid knitter. (See Karla’s David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Cardigan)

How do you balance family with work life?
I don’t even think of it as a balance. It is a hierarchy. Family first, work second.

Your favourite way to spend time with your kids?
Creating and learning together… I love to do simple projects that can include Marshall, even at his young age. A typical Sunday in Sydney involves a walk by the harbour to get some coffees (babyccino for Marshall), a visit to the Australian Museum, playing in the park, knitting and nap time (for me as well).

What are the best things your city has to offer families?
The city has beautiful outdoor spaces that can generally be enjoyed throughout the year. Sydney also has lots of great family attractions close to the city centre, such as the Australian Museum, Aquarium, Wildlife World and Powerhouse Museum. Even just taking a ferry ride in the harbour is a lovely activity for everyone.


Image © The {Tiny} Times Blog


Image © The {Tiny} Times Blog

How do you encourage Marshall to think independently?
Allowing him to make individual choice and respecting the individuality of others. It is about balancing boundaries with options.
He already dresses himself regularly

What are the things that concern you as a parent raising children in the world today?
I think most parents throughout history have really just wanted their children to be happy and healthy. I try not to get too caught up in specific issues and just take things day by day, focussing on those two beautiful things.

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The {Tiny} Times is described as Marshall’s own mini-newspaper, where topics such as travel, kids fashion and happiness are covered. Started by Marshall and his Mum as a way of keeping in touch with family abroad, the blog now attracts an international following as has been featured by the likes of Grazia, Refinery 29, ABC News and Vanity Fair Italy. Marshall has been touted as the world’s “youngest fashion blogger” but you will find that The {Tiny} Times to be a cheerful tongue and cheek account of the world of a mini-hipster.




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  1. Thank you for this lovely post xo

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