Category Archives: families

Navigating the new normal

2020 was a year and a half. A trying and stressful year but also a year where people have come together in a somewhat physically distanced way to support each other. As a nation, we’ve endured and survived but as women by our very nature to care, organise, sort and juggle but phew has it […]

New Year, New Me?

Alright, Christmas is done and dusted. New Year’s Eve has come and gone now the kids are bored and will they listen to you when you tell them to slip, slop, slap and wrap? HAH No. They won’t be laughing when the sunburn hits. Then when they are sun burnt you think “I’m a terrible […]

Sleep has left the building

Christmas time. You’ve done everything. The house is clean, the dishes are done, the never-ending pile of washing is even up to date. Everyone is in bed except for you. Even the dog is snoring its head off. You’re utterly exhausted and almost daydreaming about bedtime. You climb into bed, find your favourite sleep position, […]

Hormones & Happy Families

Natalya in front of grey background

“My kids could wind me up so badly. I would feel like my blood was boiling”. It might sound like mother of two Natalya Purchase has problem kids. She doesn’t. In fact, while her two young daughters can be cheeky sometimes they’re like most other kiwi kids – demanding yet adorable. The problem wasn’t them. […]