Family, Mental health, mindful parenting, mothering, Parenting

Positive Parenting; who are you influenced by?

Two years ago, I was having an extremely hard time in my mothering role. I was in a mothering funk. I had lost my mothering mojo. Basically, I hated my job. Which is actually really hard to say, because my "job" is raising my kids. Of course I didn’t hate my actual kids (hardly even… Continue reading Positive Parenting; who are you influenced by?

Christchurch, Family, Mental health, mothering, Outdoor play, Preschoolers, Traditions

The Gift Experience That Keeps on Giving: A Tram and Gondola Pass

For the last couple of years my husband has gotten a Christchurch Tram and Gondola annual pass for Fathers' Day. The first one was a surprise from me, but then in subsequent years it's been a family choice that we've made. Gifting him an experience that he can enjoy and have quality time with our… Continue reading The Gift Experience That Keeps on Giving: A Tram and Gondola Pass

creative play, Early childhood development, mindful parenting, mothering, open ended play, Parenting, Personal

That Playcentre Life

Playcentre! That place behind the fence which you drive past and wonder "What happens there?". That thing that you've heard about and wondered "Is that for me and my child?". Is it a playgroup? Is it a daycare? A kindy? Well... no, it's not any of those. For anyone reading from overseas (and, anyone brand… Continue reading That Playcentre Life

home birth, mothering, Natural parenting

A Home Birth Story – part two: baby’s arrival

In my last post, I wrote about preparing for a home birth. I left that post being taken straight back to feeling heavily pregnant - 38 weeks and awaiting baby's arrival. I remember feeling hot, uncomfortable, and hoping beyond all hopes that she would come early! Her official "due date" was 28 December, but I was… Continue reading A Home Birth Story – part two: baby’s arrival