Feminist Inspirations

Feminist Inspirations

As both a New Zealander and a woman, I have long admired Kate Sheppard, not only for what she accomplished, but how she accomplished it and the way she lived her life. After many years of struggling to have their voices heard, on September 19th 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women … Continue reading

Beautiful World

Beautiful World

It’s a beautiful world that we live in and sometimes it’s good to stop and appreciate it. Beauty is… My love sleeping softly. A swift sunrise over Wellington harbour. My mother’s tears of joy when we see each other for the first time since I left home. Autumn leaves crunching under my feet. My baby … Continue reading

Capturing your Essence

Capturing your Essence

I recently saw this question somewhere on the internet: If you could take one photograph to capture your essence which one would it be and why? And I knew straight away which photo I’d choose: S. took this photo two years ago when we went to Queenstown in Autumn. It’s just such a me picture … Continue reading

Sweetness in the Stillness

Sweetness in the Stillness

Most of the time I feel like my life is brimming – full of love and family, and a job I love, students I care about, things I want to do. And I love it. But then there are these moments of stillness, often in the holidays or towards the end of a term, where … Continue reading

20 weeks here

20 weeks here

This week our Little Bear is 20 weeks old – nearly 5 calendar months. It blows my mind that he’s been out of me for half as long as he was inside – I can only imagine what the 9 month mark is going to feel like! My life is so incredibly different to what … Continue reading

A Full Life

A Full Life

I always make a point of trying to avoid saying “life is busy”. The phrase seems so over-used in today’s fast-paced society that I don’t even know what it means anymore. So I’m not going to say that I’ve been busy lately. What I am going to say is that life has been full lately. … Continue reading

Living Authentically

Living Authentically

Lately I’ve been feeling the pull. To write more. To connect. To grow. To share. This blog has seen me through some many ages and stages and now it is us. As I family. Me, S. and T. I’m still figuring out what us looks like and how I share that with the world. I … Continue reading