Last week it rained all day for 5 days in a row. I love Wellington, but last week it was miserable. The kids were bouncing off the walls, I had piles of wet stinky washing and as a parent, I was sick of getting wet on the school run. Out came the waterproof trousers and bingo I remembered why I love them!
NITS, NITS, NITS! I can hear many of you groan! I have spent every night in the bathroom looking for nits for the last 7 days and I’m losing my mind. How do you know if you have nits? What do they look like? How do you get rid of them? Check out what we did and see if you have any better ideas?!
This week my 6-year-old got ‘initiated’ into Kea Scouts. For him, and his brother it was probably one of the proudest moments of his life! Our local Scout group, here in Wellington is desperately looking for more volunteer leaders as the waiting lists are so long. Has Bear Grylls helped make Scouts cool again?
If you persisted and succeeded in breastfeeding that’s awesome. Breastfeeding is natural, normal and enjoyable for you and your baby. I found our antenatal class was fantastic at promoting breastfeeding, but at the time it didn’t answer several questions we had, so, I thought as it is World Breastfeeding Week, I would share some advice that I wish I had been told about breastfeeding!
The school holidays are here! If you’re not going skiing or jetting off to Fiji then chances are you’re probably staying at home, juggling work and the kids. It is essential that I have enough Whittaker’s chocolate to see me through the whole fortnight. Here are 6 tips to help you survive the winter school holidays!
Plunket announced the closure of Karori Plunket Creche without consulting the teachers, the committee or the parents in March 2018. Karori Plunket Creche gave me hope, support and friendship when I needed it the most. Without it, I don’t know how I would have coped as a stay-at-home parent. Here is my story…
Yesterday, I returned from a 3 week trip to the UK. I flew from Wellington to Sydney, Sydney to Singapore and then Singapore to London and then did the same trip in reverse to get back home! Without kids…. and without my husband. So how was it?
Just like a lot of Mum’s out there, I am the primary caregiver for my kids. You can only imagine how I felt to be embarking on a 3 week trip to Australia and the UK on my own!
One of my closest friends has just been to stay with her six-year old twins. Her husband is a Winemaker, and she quite often comes to stay during vintage (grape harvest). My husband used to be a Winemaker, and so I used to be a ‘vintage widow’… you’ll find plenty of empathy here!
I love my boys, but I often wonder why I was blessed with two of them and no girls. Maybe it’s because I am a tomboy at heart, or maybe it’s because I’ve always got on better with boys, or maybe it’s just because I think farts are funny…? So what makes boys…. well er boys, why are they are so exhausting and why do we love them?