chocolate thief

What did you steal from the pantry as a kid?

I found a sliver of chocolate on the bench as I made my morning coffee this am. My suspicious brain sprung into action - what was it doing there? You see I'm one of those annoying people with a deliciously suspicious mind, it's both a curse and … [Read More...]

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Feelings of excitefear about speaking at ProBlogger

What a slack blogger I've been recently, particularly since I'm due to give a presentation in a few weeks about how to write a better blog. Isn't … [Read More...]

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Why I can’t cry right now

I'm sitting in the sunshine of Wellington Airport's picturesque international lounge, looking out at the sky of my beloved New Zealand. I can't … [Read More...]

Two Chatty Chicks

I sing on today’s podcast – Two Chatty Chicks Ep 11

So we bloggers aren't meant to check how many people read our blogs, we're meant to write like no one is reading. Ironic that because not many people are, reading my blog that is. Far enough. But every time I put a link up to my podcast NO ONE … [Read More...]

Cows are impatient parents too, one of these ladies (at the back) had a calf just a few hours after this photo was taken and it wouldn't wait for it's newborn to keep up and took off after hay, leaving it wobbling about!

Parenting when you’re impatient cow

Most nights as I fall asleep I think back to what happened during the day and feel twangs of guilt about things I've said or done. You see I'm a naturally impatient person, I can't stand slow things, people, laziness or general disobedience. In … [Read More...]

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Why I made a 000 call this morning

Sometimes you get a feeling in your gut that something isn't quite right. This morning a friend and I felt that when a domestic dispute started at a house across the road from where we were having a chinwag after school drop-off. We saw and … [Read More...]

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Parenting regrets, I have a few + Win $200 Hip Kids voucher!

This post is brought to you by Hip Kids Now that I'm three children in, there are so many things I'd do differently if I was a first-time mum again. First of all I wouldn't give two honks what other people thought about my parenting decisions and … [Read More...]

Two Chatty Chicks

On dropping my bundle – Two Chatty Chicks podcast

I actually drop my bundle in this week's podcast AND reveal something that shocks Kirsten. It has to do with the police, the bottle shop and mobile phones. I can't tell you any more than that, you'll just have to listen to the first 10 minutes of … [Read More...]

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You can’t change your kids + Giveaway

One of the biggest shocks I got as a new mum was that babies don't know how to sleep. Well sure they do during those first few weeks but once they 'wake up' at about three weeks you have to help the wee bundles nod off. Maybe that's not … [Read More...]

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Another hefty dose of perspective

I'm just going to cut to the chase. Sometimes it's really stupid and ignorant to tell people to "make sure that you find the time to have 'you time' and look after yourself". Yes I get that we must all do little things just for us to ensure we … [Read More...]

5 things parents SHOULD feeling guilty about!

7 things parents ‘should’ feeling guilty about!

So if you haven't heard you're not allowed to have any guilt anymore, it's so 2010. In fact on a daily basis we're told to ditch it, kick it to the curb and many other unmentionables. Poor guilt, I bet it's just gutted and sad and hiding out in … [Read More...]

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Join us for a live show? Two Chatty Chicks Episode 9

It won't come as any big shock to you that I'm not at the cutting edge of fashion. In fact it would be fair to say that my daughter and mother are both a lot trendier than I and indeed show me up on many occasions. I do like to dress up … [Read More...]

standing up for your school kids

Why you must be your child’s advocate at school

The parent/teacher relationship can be fickle or fabulous or a combination of both. But just recently I've had to step in and be my child's advocate after they were treated unfairly. I would have preferred not to but sometimes we have no … [Read More...]