Losing the mummy tummy!

Where I started In 2014 after my second baby, I decided that it was time to lose some baby weight.  I felt uncomfortable in my own skin. I had a goal, I worked hard, lived on vegetables and protein (not much wine) and managed to lose 15kg. I was pretty determined and focused. In the […] Read more…

Easy Corn and Zucchini Fritters

With the warm humid weather and continual drizzle we have been experiencing in the North we have a glut of zucchinis in the garden. I am always trying to think of different lunch ideas and piping hot corn fritters are a delicious memory from my childhood. This recipe is an old family favourite and a great way to smuggle extra vegetables into the […] Read more…

The Mother Hood Loves….. Ecosprout

One of the things that we like to do at The Mother Hood™ is promote New Zealand products – the more natural the better!  I personally like to promote products that I have used and love. Ecosprout is one of those companies. What I love about ecosprout is their philosophy of sourcing the best quality […] Read more…

Meet talented Mama Katrina Ward from Outie

Have you ever met someone and just thought “Wow I wanna be their friend!” That’s how I felt when I met the talented Katrina Ward who runs Outie. We had a quick chat, while our toddlers ran around under foot and I was intrigued. I wanted to know more about this talented Mama, who was […] Read more…

It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!

Today I have been getting all domestic goddessy and have whipped up a Christmas cake! I know it sounds impressive right? To be totally honest it is the easiest Christmas cake ever to make and I even had the help of my three year old. (I am using the word ‘help’ loosely). The first important […] Read more…

Putting on your big girl pants!

Congratulations you have had a baby! You will be experiencing joy and excitement but also the feeling of huge responsibility. No matter how prepared or organized you are there is nothing that can prepare you for any of it. I vividly remember those overwhelming feelings of stepping out of the hospital doors into the big […] Read more…

The Mummy Guilts

I met a lovely first time mum the other day.  We started chatting and she told me that she has a serious case of the mummy guilts. I don’t think I actually said anything very helpful at the time but later I started to think about it – and what I advice I could have […] Read more…

This is my threenager

She loves to dress up, demands to wear her party dress at 6.00am, doesn’t like broccoli and has started to huff very loudly when things don’t go her way! (The verbal equivalent of the eye roll). She can be stubborn, argumentative and strong willed. But I think the threenager gets a bit of a bad […] Read more…

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