Winter Essentials

Well wasn't that a rather chilly morning here in New Zealand! I thought it was fitting to do my “Winter Essentials” list now that the ice has truly made its impact on the car in the mornings. This is not a paid post, just genuinely what we use in our house and find essential during the colder and wetter months of the year. 1 – A fun smaller size (pram or ...

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Breaking the rules

Sometimes it’s important to break the rules. Rules… we all have them, we’ve all broken them, we’ve all been annoyed by them. As a parent, rules can be a lifesaver or a nightmare, but we have them. It’s our job to set the rules and enforce them. Anyone getting any flashbacks to the line “Because I said so!” No?? Just me?? Yesterday our little man came down with a cold, it hit hard ...

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Young Wild & Three

What have I learnt from having a three-year-old in the house? Well… in the short couple of weeks that I have had a three-year-old I have learnt that I should never look at Pinterest while planning a birthday party, party planning is all for myself rather than for him (turns out I have a “if I’m finally going to do a birthday party then I’m going to do it good!” attitude ...

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What were you thinking

Regardless of if you have an interest in the Royal family or not, the whole world was watching when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walked out those doors of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital with beaming smiles on their faces. Kate appeared beautifully dressed, makeup on, hair done, and even wearing heels. However, there has since been a media storm over Kate's appearance and what she was ...

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Let’s talk about 7.23

Ask any Mumma who has given birth how they view their midwife and you are sure to get a range of emotive responses. It is, after all, a highly emotive time in anyone's life! I for one felt nothing but supported, loved and cared for by our wonderful midwife! And I am saddened that she no longer works in this role and when it is time for us to grow our ...

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It won’t always be like this

Ladies, do you remember before you were a Mumma? Before you had a little human needing your attention 24 hours each and every day? Remember what it was like to just be you and your man? Sometimes I find that I forget, I get so into the grind of life with our little human that I forget that I am not just a Mumma, I am so much more! Don’t get ...

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You got this Mumma!

You got this Mumma, you got this Mumma... I repeat this over and over in my head as we're sitting in the waiting room at Starship Children's Hospital waiting to see the cardiologist to attach a Holter Monitor to our precious 2 year old.....    You got this Mumma! You can keep it together, you can stay strong, you can fake confidence, you can smile, you can hide the worry in ...

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Temper Tantrums 101

Your toddler isn’t GIVING you a hard time, your toddler is HAVING a hard time…   As a parent, you will be familiar with the monikers “terrible two’s” or “threenager” or “toddler temper tantrum”… they are all very familiar words! This week I was hit with a timely reminder as I struggled with a “terrible two toddler temper tantrum” one night on my own while Hubby was at work that (majority of ...

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Pick it up…

  You know when you hear a song sometimes, and the lyrics just make you think? Or you swear the lyrics could be about you and your life?       As I was driving home one day from work this week a song came on that really made me start thinking about how I want to adapt this kind of thinking to my life as a Mumma. Cheesy I know! Maybe it was that ...

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I have a secret…shhh!

Husbands... Listen up! Ladies... send this link to your hubby! Your wife right there, she does want your help. Believe me. She definitely does! She just doesn’t want to have to ask for that help, or she doesn’t know how to ask for that help. It’s not even specific tasks she wants your help with. That doesn’t mean that she wouldn’t stop you from washing the dishes, doing the washing, mowing the lawns, taking ...

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