When there are no words

For most New Zealanders, the afternoon of Friday 15 March began as just another regular afternoon. I was in the office looking at proofs of our next issue of Tots to Teens. My children were at school and childcare. My friends were at their respective workplaces, homes, community activities. ... READ MORE

Trying (and failing) to get rid of baby clothes

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Sweating, and swearing, through your summer pregnancy

I saw a meme on social media the other day that said, "Welcome to your summer pregnancy, where breathing makes you sweat." I misread that last word as "swear", not "sweat"... READ MORE

O Christmas bump, O Christmas bump…

This morning I was at an appointment when I had a brush with fame. Okay, more like, I saw someone famous from a distance. I was pushing my baby in her pram, making sheep and cow noises as she laughed hysterically, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a bump.... READ MORE

You’re never too old for cuddling

I love cuddling my baby. But there are some days she doesn't love cuddling me. She's very busy, and active, and desperately wants to see what's going on in the world around her. So she wriggles and squirms and tries to crawl off my lap, and any efforts to snuggle her into submission are futile. She knows her own mind, and her mind says, "Go explore!"... READ MORE

Little tiny baby feet

I love me some little tiny baby feet. And even baby feet that aren't so little and tiny. My youngest child was born with super-long feet that wouldn't fit into any of the tiny little booties that were knitted for her.... READ MORE