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...

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,...
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...
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...
Want to try? You can get $40 off your first order by using this link here! I used to love grocery shopping (although I have always hated unpacking it!!). I enjoyed label reading as I learnt more about what is...
It may have been over two years ago, but for many Edgecumbe residents, the flood of April 6th, 2017 is very very fresh and raw. I joined a team with two other local writers to engage the community in recording the...
  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...
I read a thread today about how people thought that organic is simply greenwashing, with no value in it at all. Well, if you're going to take a synthetic food and label it organic, it's still a crappy food. The...

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...