A shift in priorities

Hey guys, I know it’s been a really long time since I last wrote a post. Two months in fact. It’s not for lack of wanting to, I’ve just had no clue what to write about. Which is crazy because there is so much going on in my life right now.

But I think that’s the problem. There is so much going on in my life, I am mentally drained when I go to sit down and try to write for my blog. I always wanted to write off the cuff, on real stuff that was happening for me at the time, feelings that I was going through right then and there. I wasn’t so much of a themed or planned blogger (I did try sometimes though!), my writing flowed more authentically when I just wrote.

I realised recently that I’m doing you all a bit of a disservice, by not keeping up with the blog. Although if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you’ll at least be keeping up to date with what I’m doing on regular basis.  Continue reading “A shift in priorities”


The Night Before The Birthday Party

My husband looked at the bench where I’d laid out the party bags for the friends who were coming along, and said “Oh is there only six kids coming?” Innocent enough question, no emphasis on any particular word, but it immediately cut through me like a sword. It had unleashed a flurry of worry, fears, doubts and feelings of not being good enough that had been hovering near the surface waiting to emerge. I immediately began to think I’d let my daughter down by not inviting enough people. Why didn’t I invite more kids?? 

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Playground Review – Te Kowhai Village Green

I thought I’d put together some reviews of local playgrounds in the Waikato,  because if you’re anything like me as a parent, some days you just need to get out of the house. We have a cafe 2 minutes walk from our house which has an awesome playground, but sometimes, I just like to go somewhere we can take a little picnic, and not need to spend any money. There are some AWESOME playgrounds are nowadays, with everything from themed play areas, to water play, abstract play equipment, flying foxes and bike tracks.

Now to the review of Te Kowhai Village Green.

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Did the Neighbours Hear That?

Do you ever stop and think, while you’re standing their yelling at your kids to stop slamming the door for the hundredth time in a row, shit – did the neighbours hear that? Or when your two toddlers are having simultaneous meltdowns, attempting to scream louder than the other, do you wonder what the neighbours must be thinking? It’s never really be on my mind, but today… If ever there was a day the neighbours would hear, it would be today. There was yelling, screaming, crying, slamming, throwing, pushing… You name it – it was happening at my house. Let me explain. Continue reading “Did the Neighbours Hear That?”

Goals, Resolutions, Plans for 2017

Phew it’s been a while! I’m a firm believer in not forcing myself to write blog post, so sorry guys if there’s massive gaps between posts. I like to write when I truly feel like writing. And this is one of those times.

For the past few years now I’ve decided against new year resolutions, mainly because I feel if I want to make a change in my life, why not just start any day of the week/year. And that’s exactly what I do.  Continue reading “Goals, Resolutions, Plans for 2017”

Christmas at Kmart

Christmas retail is in full force now everywhere as you would expect, stores and malls have definitely decked their halls (see what I did there?!). Normally I’m immersed in Christmas festivities, overflowing with Christmas spirit, with Christmas music playing in the house all day long. But this year, the Christmas spirit hasn’t quite hit me yet. I’m putting it down to the fact I have a lot going on at the moment, and my mind is full of other stuff.

Unfortunately for my overfilled mind, Amelia is freaken loving Christmas this year. She has never been more excited about Santa coming, giving presents to people, singing Christmas songs and reading Christmas books. So in an attempt to get into my Christmas mood, we took the girls to see Santa yesterday and to pick up a Christmas tree. Where else would I go, but good old Kmart, where we picked up a 6ft Christmas tree for only $13! And if that’s not reason enough for you to get to Kmart quick-smart, I’ve put together this post the other awesome Christmas fun stuff I found that I will definitely be going back to stock up on before Christmas Day.

This post is a two-part series, so keep an eye out for Part Two – there are just way too many cool things for one post! In the meantime, I’d love to see what Christmas goodies you have picked up from Kmart. Head over to Facebook or Instagram and share your pictures with me. Just a little heads up, there might just be a giveaway coming with Part Two… From the very store these posts are all about!

Right – time for my Christmas favourites from Kmart:
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When Being the Stay-at-Home Mum Sucks

Sometimes the stay-at-home-mum part of my life sucks. Not all the time, but sometimes it does. And lately it has been sucking more than usual, because my lovely, talkative three-year-old is really pushing the boundaries in what she says and does. She’s defiant, argumentative, non-listening, and has learned the word ‘whatever’. At three. Not cool at all. 

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