Mental health, occupational therapy, Personal

The Stages of Changing to Plastic Free

The move to removing single use plastic bags from our economy is coming, with one of NZ's leading supermarket chains removing them from use next week. It's a time of change for a lot of people. Change for the better for our environment. I'm so excited about this movement but I also acknowledge that change… Continue reading The Stages of Changing to Plastic Free

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

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

Mental health, mindful parenting, Natural parenting, occupational therapy, Parenting

Pushing Play on Podcasts: a great parenting resource and sanity saver.

I'm a huge fan of podcasts over here. I first discovered them a couple of years ago, when a friend of mine put me onto them. At the time, she said to me something along the lines of "sometimes it can get lonely when you're at home with kids". She was a bit further down… Continue reading Pushing Play on Podcasts: a great parenting resource and sanity saver.