Last year I wrote about how much I dislike parents who delight in telling you that, whatever struggles you’re currently facing with your kids, there’s even worse to come. I’m sure there’s probably a technical psychological term to describe these people, but I’m tired and can’t be bothered researching, so I’m just going to call… Continue reading The ‘best years’ myth
My Facebook newsfeed is slowly filling with articles, blog posts, and comments in groups about Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday here in New Zealand. Most of them are somewhat critical of the commercialised nature of the day. Many of them are written by mothers who know that a lack of attention paid to the… Continue reading Mother’s Day is coming…
(Allow me to summarise why I never seem to manage to update my blogs these days: life as a full time third year Planning student is this: breakfast with the kids; study all day; see the kids for an hour or so before their bedtime; make and eat dinner; slump in front of the TV;… Continue reading Film critic
I can’t believe this: Hattie and Joe are four. FOUR! Take a minute and read back through my archives from February and March 2013. Did you ever honestly think I would still be relatively sane nearly four years later?! Hattie and Joe had a lovely party on Saturday, with nearly all of their friends (bar… Continue reading Oh my GOD: Four.
As those of you with young children know, when your kids are toilet trained it’s great to not need to cart a nappy bag everywhere. However, you do have a new element of danger in your life: the ‘Mummy I need to do a poo NOW’ phenomenon. Some little kids take time to learn the… Continue reading Poo-related life hack
I’ve made a resolution to update this blog once a week this year (which will be miraculous, quite frankly), so I thought I’d start with two things I’ve learned from this past Christmas: Nearly four year olds absolutely love everything to do with celebrating Christmas; and Nearly four year olds can be VERY literal when… Continue reading A Christmas tale
Following on from my post the other day about the vital importance of everybody doing whatever the hell they like when it comes to their children’s parties, I thought I’d share some photos and brief details of what we’ve done so far. The first birthday Where: At home. Our house is built on the side of… Continue reading The Party Files