When I spent a week sussing out period underwear, all I could think was how lucky my daughter, all our daughters are, to have all these amazing options. Because my conclusion at the end of experimentation was astoundingly positive ......
Fishing for Maui Fishing for Maui is a contemporary novel that follows a family in crisis in Aotearoa. It is New Zealand writer Isa Pearl Ritchie’s second novel. She lives in Wellington with one child. The novel follows the extended members...
  Everything I Never Told You is the first novel of American writer Celeste Ng, and was Amazon book of the year in 2014. It has been translated into 15 different languages and won another 4 awards and been shortlisted...

Meal Planning

Start by writing a list of all the meals your family enjoys. We do this regularly together, the kids always remember meals that have fallen out of my rotation! If you get stuck, have...
The Baby Business The Baby Business – What’s happened to maternity care in New Zealand? By Dr Lynda Exton looks at the history of birthing care and the reforms of 1990 and the results of these on New Zealand mothers...
Winter for us as a family is typically made up of endless streaming noses punctuated by periods of actual sickness, a cycle of colds and coughs that roll through each member. As the kids get older, the sicknesses are...

Baby No-Eyes

Baby No-Eyes Baby No-Eyes was first published in 1998 by Penguin and was Patricia Grace’s fourth novel. It is a splendidly complex story that unabashedly addressed many social issues in Aotearoa, including domestic violence, The Treaty of Waitangi, land claims,...
Right, we're continuing our leggings reviews... last week was Part 1... and next week we will finish with Part 3 :-)   Lotus Leggings Lotus is one of those companies that constantly pops up in my Facebook feed, a stream of ads...

Leggings 3

And in the final part of reviewing leggings here in NZ..... stand by for my conclusion!!   PQ Seamless Leggings If you're a legging gal like me, you'll know how essential they are to LIFE. So these PQ ones have their place...
You can get $50 off your first HelloFresh box by using my link here :-) So there is a bit of a story of how I got disillusioned with the supermarkets, and why I decided to try food delivery services,...