Losing the mummy tummy!

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...

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...
The Mother Hood Loves….. Ecosprout

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...
Meet talented Mama Katrina Ward from Outie

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...

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...
Putting on your big girl pants!

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...
Surfs Up – Learn 2 Surf Waipu Cove

Surfs Up – Learn 2 Surf Waipu Cove

A few Saturdays ago I kissed the family good bye, jumped in the car and headed out to the beach for the day! I was pretty excited to be having a day out by myself but little did I know how much better it was going to get! I was lucky enough to be invited along to join...
The Mummy Guilts

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...
This is my threenager

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...