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

Baby shower games: Love ’em or loathe ’em?

How do you feel about baby shower games? I've attended a fair number of baby showers in my time, have planned and hosted a baby shower for a friend, and have also been the lucky recipient of two baby showers myself.... READ MORE

A letter to our PM, now the flowers have wilted

Dear Jacinda,... READ MORE

Why you need a girls’ weekend away

I just returned home from a girls' weekend away. When I say "away", I mean primarily that I was "away" from my children, staying in a bach with two friends who were also away from their children for the weekend.... READ MORE

A visit to the maternity ward

"Back in my day, we didn't have a maternity ward, we had a maternity home," my mother-in-law informed me. "And new mums stayed in the maternity home for two weeks."... READ MORE