In the first trimester of my fourth pregnancy, something happened. My boobs ballooned to ludicrously large and have not returned to any semblance of normalcy. The absolute largest nursing bra I have been able to get my hands on in regular retail outlets is a 14HH and I spill out of that even. I’m sick … More Big Boobs Blog
Okay. So in the long standing tradition of over-sharing, I have now spent 9 weeks taking selfies and random pics of feeding fourth and final child in various locations around the globe. From Auckland to Andalucia I have demand fed this almost insatiable little Hobbit. I will spare you further pontificating about my parenting style … More Breastfeeding Around The Globe
Today is the birthday of one of my most FAVOURITE humans in the whole word. We’ve been friends for nearly two decades now. I am currently fighting with a banana cake attempting to make it look like a heart… Not winning. We’ll be popping in to surprise her at her work later today. We’ll deliver … More Children, chores and failed chocolate chip banana cake.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs (also known as Births, Deaths, and Marriages) sent us a letter last week, kindly (but firmly) reminding us that we had to register the birth of our new son and henceforth choose a name. This hadn’t caused us any grief with the previous children, as we always pick the names … More Births, Deaths, and Marriages
I’m bossy. You can sugar coat that and say I’m assertive. Sheryl Sandberg would have us “Ban Bossy” but as many of you know, I am a die hard fan of the simple, unfettered, stone cold and occasionally uncomfortable truth. And the truth is, I often think I know what is best for everyone and … More Careful what you wish for
So every autumn/winter is marble season at the local school. A group of at least moderately geeky kids mobilise themselves to play, trade and battle it out to win rare and cool marbles to add to their collections. I whole-heartedly encourage the children to play marbles. They are timeless, inexpensive, and unpretentious. Trading them and … More Kids Losing (and winning) Their Marbles
Four is a lot of kids. And when you introduce the level of change that a new baby will bring to a household, the flaws in everyone’s personalities are given a chance to put their best foot forward. Darling daughter is extra needy and bossy and being extra miserable to her three year old brother. … More I Have Absolutely No Idea What I’m Doing… And am Totally Cool With That.