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…
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?
This was the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) and it was to be a ‘family concert’, plus my lovely friend Chris Lam Sam was presenting and narrating. I read the info and it said the show was 50-minutes. Chris is a fantastic children’s presenter and musician, and I am keen that the kids get exposure to all different kinds of music. I thought it was worth a try and bought the tickets. Find out how we got on!
I am a mum of two boys and I have chosen to bring them up as Kiwis in New Zealand. They are now both at school and I have the energy and time to string a few sentences together every now and again for the odd blog post. This Blog allows me to share my experiences of parenting my little monkeys with you. It will be honest, possibly insightful and if you are a mum with boys it should give you a laugh or two!