Married… But Dating

On your wedding day, it is very easy to see the world through those lovey dovey rose tinted glasses. You’re going to be in love forever, you’re going to be blissfully happy and nothing and no one is going to rock the boat and take away the solid footing that you have built your relationship on….. WRONG! Well… maybe. You may be in a unicorn marriage where there has never ...

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That Time We Planned a Wedding in a Month

I couldn't have been more excited to be getting married to Ben... he and I knew that being together was the only future for either of us... but my mum's health and the upcoming surgery was never far from our minds. My stepdad was the only dad I'd known, his death hit hard- and now it felt like mum was about to leave us too. We knew that we wanted to get married ...

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But Wasn’t She Dating That Other Guy?

We’ve kind of known each other for a few years, and you’ve vaguely followed my photos, and now that you see I’m married you’re a little confused- I don’t blame you, and I wish I had a more epic story for you, but it looks a little bit like this… ‘That other guy” as my previous boyfriend is affectionately known, and I had been wandering the earth together for a few years, but ...

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Meet The Wildes

We’ve all heard time and again how adults (especially ones in their thirties) need to stop travelling, settle down and get married. Ben and I weren't sure that we bought into those ideas- I mean, getting married was definitely for us… but settling down might never be. SoOo we're going to try marriage with less of the ‘settling down’ part... Meet the Wildes My name is Jennifer Rose (or Jenn/ Jenny or ...

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Please welcome, Jenn!

I first met Jenn when I became her Team Leader a while back and my first impression was, “how the hell am I going to be a leader to this wild, independent, strong and determined chick!? She’s so damn cool! As I got to know her more and learned about her life, her travels and her passions, I found myself fascinated and inspired. Unlike myself, she’s a free spirit. Willing ...

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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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