Party EtiquetteAugust 9, 2016 | No comments
Being British, the importance of having good basic party etiquette is crucial to me.
It became even more important as I became a mum and had cause to attend and host many a child’s party and, importantly, to witness some …... Read more
The Baby Show 2016July 26, 2016 | No comments
It runs from 19-21 August at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.
There is plenty to see and do there – get...Read more
Entertaining the children in wet winter weather – without a device!July 18, 2016 | No comments
When it’s miserable and wet outside it’s so easy to reach for the remote, ipad or play station to entertain the kids. Frighteningly more and more our children are relying on devices to keep themselves entertained –...Read more
Top tips to organise hassle-free birthday partiesJune 24, 2016 | No comments
Unless you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind taking out a small mortgage for your child’s birthday then birthday’s – and parties in particular – can be fraught and stressful for most parents.
Incredibly it’s mums themselves who put …... Read more
Milking Mothers DayMay 4, 2016 | No commentsMothers generally are over-run, frantic and spend most of their days giving to everyone else around them and doing very little for themselves.Something happens when you become a mum. You may have been self-centred before but as a mum, …... Read more
School holiday funApril 18, 2016 | No commentsMany parents might not admit it but actually dread the school holidays for a number of reasons (a UK survey in 2012 showed that 2 out of 5 parents dreaded the school holidays!).There are three main reasons for their …... Read more
Bad MotherMarch 22, 2016 | No comments
It’s inevitable as a mother that at one time or another (at the very least!!) you feel like a bad one. Every day we mums beat ourselves up about the stuff we do or don’t do for our kids and …... Read more
Getting along with the in-lawsMarch 2, 2016 | No comments
For some reason, in-laws seem to get a bad wrap in life. Mother-in-laws in particular are often the subject of unwanted jokes about ‘monster-in-laws’ and the ‘mother-in-law from hell’ and there have been several films made over the years which …... Read more
Discovering your pregnantJanuary 24, 2016 | No comments
Discovering your pregnant can throw the most well adjusted woman into complete disarray. You may have been trying to get pregnant for an absolute age then suddenly you discover you are and…despite having been trying for the grand event for …... Read more
FILM REVIEW – ODDBALLJanuary 15, 2016 | No comments
As a parent you get to see a lot of movies you’d rather not see. Which of us mums or dads actually enjoyed The Lego Movie, for example. I had nightmare flashbacks for weeks afterwards, unable to sleep without humming …... Read more