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Almost Two

Almost Two

This time next week, our wee guy will be two years old. Two!!! He’s not my little baby anymore ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I can’t really be sad, though, and I don’t miss those early weeks/months (much) when we have so much fun these days. He’s a bright, busy, boisterous, boyish boy, which still amuses me quite a … Continue reading

Food for Thought (and Little Tummies)

Food for Thought (and Little Tummies)

I took a big step last week, and sent in my resignation letter to the school I taught at before T. was born – I’m officially not going back to work for the foreseeable future. Hooray! Hooray?? I knew, ages ago, that I was going to make the decision not to return to work after … Continue reading

The Choices we Make

The Choices we Make

“Forget success. Make it your mission to be brave. Forget your job title. Listen for your callings. Forget wealth. Learn to live well in your place. Forget marketing. Find and tell the stories that will heal you. Forget popularity. Let yourself love foolishly. This is what the world needs from you.” Marianne Elliott We make … Continue reading

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

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

Finding my own Definition of Success

Finding my own Definition of Success

You know it’s funny to look back and think how time has changed. Or rather how time has changed me. In 5 short years I’ve moved out of home, gone flatting for the first time, completed my bachelor’s degree, almost burnt myself out doing honours, been crazy enough to sign on for a master’s degree, … Continue reading

Life Lessons from the Women I Love

Life Lessons from the Women I Love

There are so many things I’ve learnt from the wonderful women in my life, some funny, some inspiring, some practical. Here are a few of the most perception-shifting things I’ve learned (mostly in recent years). 1. Tears are healing, especially ones of laughter (thanks for those genes, mum!). 2. It’s important to celebrate the rituals … Continue reading