Parent Volunteer Fatigue – it’s a thing

Parent Volunteer Fatigue – it’s a thing

When I first moved to Dunedin time was on my side. I had gone from the craziness of being a full-time working stressed out mum to having time to spend with my girls and breathing space to work out what I wanted. I decided to work from home so I could plan my life...
You Can Do Anything……as long as

You Can Do Anything……as long as

Recently I was asked to express in 100 words or less what it means to be a woman in Dunedin. I’ll admit, I struggled. For one, I’m a writer, so writing something from the heart that’s short and concise is not my usual experience. Not when I have a blog where I can...
If I Ever Ignore You in Public…

If I Ever Ignore You in Public…

We all have our things right? The situations that cause us anxiety or trigger panic? Strangely for me, one of those things is seeing someone I know in public. Well not exactly. If I know you very well then that’s no problem. It’s if I sort of know you, maybe I’ve met...
Dear Husband

Dear Husband

We tried to plan things didn’t we? We talked about whether we’d have kids before we got married and we agreed we’d at least have two (we’d see about a third when we got there). I made it clear that life with me meant kids and I remember you saying “I know, I know...
The Village We Forgot to Build

The Village We Forgot to Build

Support networks are hugely important for everyone and especially, in my opinion, for parents raising small children. We are the ones living chaotic lives on broken sleep and chronic sleep deprivation is a major contributor to post-natal depression. There seems to be...
Can We Do Better than Coping?

Can We Do Better than Coping?

The more I observe, listen and open my heart to mothers in my community, the more I’ve come to realise that we seem to be walking on a tightrope called ‘coping’. It’s gotten to the point where if we’ve made it through a day without yelling, threatening or feeling like...

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