Today is Pink Shirt Day. It’s a day celebrated annually around the globe and began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying. In September last year, I wrote a post about my own personal experiences with bullying. You can read that post here. With Pink Shirt Day coming up, I re-shared my bullying post earlier this week. I also decided to share it amongst my workplace social media, hoping

Young Wild & Three

Posted by Taterbug on May 16, 2018
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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 when it came to

Dare to Compete!

Posted by Britenay on May 11, 2018
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On Monday evening, I had the privilege of attending an event featuring Hillary Clinton. She was here in New Zealand to talk about resilience including her experiences in the previous elections, her journey so far and the lessons she’s learned throughout her life. I entered the event with uncertainty as to what she would be willing to discuss. I wasn’t sure how a woman with her experience would present herself, or what she would talk

Where do I start?

Posted by Britenay on May 4, 2018
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I’ve been watching Reign lately which is a television show based around Queen Mary of Scotland. The greatest thing I noticed about this show was that when the women supported each other, they were stronger. They achieved more, spoke more and appeared to feel more empowered. In a time dominated by men, where women had little power, it was quite inspiring to watch. Even though the stories on this show are written by someone today,
Recently, I read an article about the 5 stages of a relationship. It talked about the stages that relationships go through. Where most relationships fail. And talks about how you can make it through and have a lasting relationship, if you’re both willing to work on it. You can read more about the 5 stages of a relationship here. I found the “power struggle stage” or “love hangover” very interesting. It’s what I’ve seen in

What were you thinking

Posted by Taterbug on April 26, 2018
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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 wearing.   I have to

Welcome to the Friendzone, Food

Posted by Britenay on April 20, 2018
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Dear Food, We’ve been together a long time now, 31 years to be exact. During this time, we’ve had some great memories, and some terrible ones too. Through the good times, and the bad, you’ve always been there for me. However, I’ve done some thinking and have made the hardest decision of my life. We need to stop. This relationship as we know it cannot continue. It really is me, not you but I hope

You Got This!

Posted by Britenay on April 13, 2018
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“YOU GOT THIS! If you knew how many times I told myself this in a day, you would probably laugh. But you know what, those three simple words have been truly powerful for me. Let me tell you why. Ever since I can remember, I was a quitter. I quit everything I ever started doing. I don’t recall finishing any lessons or achieving a heck of a lot growing up. Maybe I did, but I

Are you serious!?

Posted by Britenay on April 6, 2018
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I don’t know about you, but I’m in shock! Earlier this week I read something that took me completely by surprise. I had already written another blog post for this week but I’ve been unable to get this other thing off my mind. So, as with most weeks, come Friday, my topic to post about has completely changed from what I’d written earlier this week. What has got me so riled up? Reading Erin’s post

Let’s talk about 7.23

Posted by Taterbug on April 4, 2018
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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 family again, I will