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

Little baby clothes, how I will miss you

My baby is slowly but surely outgrowing her teeny tiny little baby clothes. And we all know that when it comes to little baby clothes, the smaller they are, the cuter they are... READ MORE

Baby kiss? How sweet sibling affection can be

My baby has learned to kiss, just in time for Valentine's Day. It's so cute; I say, "Baby kiss?" and she will stop what she's doing, lean toward me, and scrunch her eyes closed in anticipation.... READ MORE

My love affair with nappy bags (and they’re 25% off!)

In the past, it seems I needed a new and different nappy bag for each stage of baby- and toddlerhood. Well no longer fellow mums, I've found the ultimate!... READ MORE