We did it! First day of school, done and dusted. I’m not going to lie: it was SO stressful – all day I’ve been worrying about Hattie and Joe, wondering how they were getting on and hoping that I wouldn’t have two tearful little kids on my hands at the 3pm pick-up. Yesterday we were… Continue reading School kids!!
The countdown is on: only nine sleeps until Hattie and Joe start school! Joe is fairly annoyed at the prospect of wearing (boring) blue shorts and a (boring) blue polo shirt every day, and Hattie is relieved that the school’s Reception room is so much like kindy that she fondly imagines she’ll be playing all… Continue reading Life hacks for new school parents
Ten years ago, when I wasn’t yet ready to have children, I couldn’t imagine how people reorganised their lives to include the challenges of parenthood. Seven years ago, when we were halfway through the four years it took me to get pregnant, I didn’t believe that it would ever happen for me. Five years and… Continue reading Five years later
Hattie and Joe have been hard work over the past few days. We think it’s mostly to do with the disruption of the past couple of weeks: finishing at kindy; staying at different places; having meals out (many of which I’ve written about on my new blog, Kiwi Café Kids); and generally not following any… Continue reading Kids and jobs
We need to talk about Hattie for a minute. You’ll all remember how she used to run me ragged as a toddler, right? Raging tantrums every day, and a will of iron that nearly broke me. Well, it turns out that her iron will has a good side, now she’s outgrown some of the more… Continue reading The world according to Hattie
Happy New Year! Gosh, so much has happened recently that I have been procrastinating about writing blog updates, because it seemed like there was too much to try to cover (also: I finished my semester and then immediately started working for one of the lecturers, so I haven’t exactly been blessed with spare time). The… Continue reading Farewell to kindy
Last year I came up with a fun Christmas idea, and since we’ve just done it again this year I thought I’d share the details. We’d written letters to Santa and sent them via the generic NZ Post Santa service the year before, but the replies were fairly unsatisfactory: obviously they can’t customise anything, but… Continue reading Letters to Santa