Before you become a parent, road trips can be great fun – particularly if they’re taken in the company of good friends, or your Significant Other. You can sing loudly to your favourite music, stop whenever it suits you (or not at all), buy a pie and eat it at a scenic picnic spot, and… Continue reading Road trip
In news that will possibly raise a smirk from those of you who spend every single day coping with young children at home, unaided (and probably secretly think of me as a privileged princess, as I swan off to uni each day and talk to adults): today I survived an entire day with Hattie and… Continue reading Full time with the kids
Do you ever feel worried about the state of the world, what with Trump, and Brexit, and the current National government? If so, take heart: in another decade or two we’ll have the super hero we all need and deserve. Her name is Flash Hattie, and her super powers will be “running really fast, and… Continue reading Flash Hattie
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.