Archive of ‘Mummy’ category

Lake Tekapo ice skate

A letter to my seven-year-old

To my darling seven-year-old We awoke at the same time on your seventh birthday. With the late sunrise and block-out blinds in New Zealand, it was easy to sleep in. As we ran into each other on our way to the bathroom, you gave me a smile that made my heart melt. You nestled into […] Read more…

Lake Tekapo

Our amazing family holiday in New Zealand

We’ve just arrived home from a glorious two-week family holiday in New Zealand. Two whole weeks in the beautiful South Island, my husband Dave’s birthplace and old stomping ground. Dave has been mad keen for a long time for the girls to experience winter in New Zealand. We prayed there would be enough snow for […] Read more…

Red Dog: True Blue

Family movie afternoon with Red Dog: True Blue

We’ve been getting into the family movies lately in a big way. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to reach the stage of parenting, where you can sit down with your children to a DVD that isn’t Dora or Paw Patrol. With the girls six and four now, I’ve been pushing the boundaries […] Read more…

The story of the sprinkle shorts

In a rage* one afternoon last week, I threw my four-year-old’s teddy out the window of our two-storey home. That’s right, her beloved ‘raggie’ went bye-byes. One … two … three … out the window. Boom! As I flung Teddy out the window into the crisp night air to fall to his death the damp […] Read more…

SING DVD

How to Make a Fun Family Movie Night with Sing

*This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment What do you do when work and school are closed thanks to Cyclone Debbie? You have a fun, family movie day, of course!! I was so grateful to have the new SING DVD in my hot little hands last Thursday when I found out we […] Read more…

Just like Molly

Just Like Molly – book review + giveaway

When my eldest daughter was three, she had a friend called Ellabella. She and Ellabella were tight. They did everything together. They would chase butterflies in the yard, and giggle and squeal when they had Justine Clarke dance parties. Sometimes they would simply sit and chat. Together they would weave intricate yarns of princesses and […] Read more…

SING Special Edition – Fun For the Whole Family

*This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Cute characters, rocking good tunes, a powerful message, and not a scary villain in sight – SING was our top pick of family-friendly movies over the summer holidays. And guess what? SING Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD will be in stores 29 March in plenty […] Read more…

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