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Trade Me Baby - A New Mothers Diary

Trade Me Baby - A New Mothers Diary

Ho hum, they say it is expensive to raise a new baby. It is so pricey in fact that the Australian government give their citizens a generous $5000AUD for the pleasure of copulation.

Circumcision - To Snip Or Not To Snip - A New Mothers Diary

Circumcision - To Snip Or Not To Snip - A New Mothers Diary

I just got off the phone with in-laws in Aussie. They want the boy to be snipped. I always thought it was weird....the snip....I don’t mean to be a dickhead (excuse the pun) but WHY?

How To Keep Your Word To Your Kids

Children need to know their parents are reliable. That makes them feel safe. And they know their parents are reliable when they always keep their word.
 

How To Find Quality Childcare For Your Baby

How To Find Quality Childcare For Your Baby

Kidicorp, NZ's largest provider of early childhood education has produced some tips on what to look for if you are putting your baby into childcare.

Crappy Nappy - A New Mothers Diary

Crappy Nappy - A New Mothers Diary

I almost gave up after the first week. I looked at the clock, 2.23am. I looked at my partner snoring away. Four and a half hours until he woke up.

Cancel Queen - A New Mothers Diary

Cancel Queen - A New Mothers Diary

Before I had my son, I couldn't fathom what all those mothers out there were doing. Babies! Bah! They sleep, shit (excuse my French but a mountain of it gives me good reason) and cry, what possible reason could my friends with babies have for being late? for being so distracted? for cancelling?

To Smack Or Not To Smack

To Smack Or Not To Smack

Starting this week Kiwis head to the polls to answer the question 'should a smack, as part of good parental correction, be a criminal offence in New Zealand?' Apart from being an obvious waste of everyone's time and millions of dollars, this question answers itself.

Pla-centre of New Zealand

Pla-centre of New Zealand

Recently I had the privilege of attending a very unusual event. A New Zealand first, the mass burial of placentas took place in Nelson a few weekends ago.

How Poor Child Nutrition Helps Right-Wing Governments To World Domination

How Poor Child Nutrition Helps Right-Wing Governments To World Domination

I’ve got it!  At last I’ve understood why our National government is doing all those dreadful things to weaken the health of people on low incomes: They’re doing it to make them into the morons who will vote for them in the future.
 

Being Pregnant in Nelson

Being Pregnant in Nelson

This is a strange blog. I’m supposed to write about travel...but it seems there is limited information out there in cyberspace about being pregnant in regional New Zealand.

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