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Afraid of change
Posted 3:10 PM on Thu-18-Sep-2014
Right, So I've been seeing my partner for 2 year's now and he has become an awesome dad to Ollie, So It was pretty much time for him to make the big move...Eeekkkk after 2 year's i got pretty comfy with how it was, he'd come two week's then leave two week's ( he was caring for his ill parent's in auckland) Just recently, like monday just gone recent! He got a job just down the road from me, and now moved in! It's happened so fast its insane, like most people i hate change and it takes time for me to adapt  lolThere's no negative;s with it, only that i need to make room for him and share, haha im like a big kid, i don't want to share Read More...
Posted by nummabear 6 Comments
Disney on Ice - Review
Posted 9:38 PM on Mon-28-Jul-2014
I was so excited to go to Disney on Ice this month.  Seeing a Disney on Ice show has been on my bucket list for a few years now.  Every time it comes to New Zealand, I think ohhh!  But then I talk myself out of the travel and parking and stress it would involve.  Having it right here in Hamilton this time was absolutely brilliant.Parking was not an issue.  I have my secret spot a few minutes walk from Claudlands.  The kids were excited as we walked up and the number of people was amazing.  So many queues, but we all moved very quickly inside.  There were lots of little shops for merchandise and food, which meant that everyone moved through quickly.&nbs Read More...
Posted by kymmage 4 Comments
Ten Pin Fun
Posted 7:49 AM on Fri-11-Jul-2014
It's not too often I have time off work in the holidays. I just can't afford the time off. Working from home helps, it means I still see my girls, however it certainly limits any fun we wish to have, just the four of us.Well, due to many of the children I care for being sick, this week I have somehow managed 3 days off! And we have made the most of it!!!Monday saw us take a trip to the movies. Note: How to train your dragon 2... Brilliant! I highly recommend that as a good family movie :)By far the most fun however, was yesterdays trip, Ten Pin Bowling. I haven't been for years. My arthritis has put a damper on most physical things I want to do with my children, but these last Read More...
Posted by SarahK 3 Comments
Oh you poor thing
Posted 5:08 PM on Sat-5-Jul-2014
Three times today. THREE TIMES! I suppose that's once for each son. Three times perfect strangers commiserated with me on discovering I have three sons. I mean obviously it's just awful. Three strong, healthy, clever, good looking sons. Having to deal with that every day I clearly need the sympathy of random strangers who know nothing about me or my kids. Why do boys get such bad press? And why is it acceptable to continue those stereotypes and prejudices? Can you imagine the uproar and outrage if I started telling parents of only girls that they had my sympathy for their children's gender?
Posted by ekubo 4 Comments
Teaching children to share
Posted 2:23 PM on Thu-12-Jun-2014
I read an interesting overseas based article today. A mum was writing a blog about sharing. She said that at her childs preschool, if you have an object, it is yours for as long as you want it. As I read this, I thought, hmm ok (picturing children I've come across who want whatever another child is holding as soon as they get it). However, this mum went on to say that if another child wants a specific toy they wait until you are finished, even if that wait time is over an hour, perhaps even until the next day. The author of the blog completely agreed.At about this point I was thinking, hold on, back up the horse.... The entire day?!!!I completely agree that it i Read More...
Posted by KrisT 2 Comments
Rain, Rain
Posted 10:03 PM on Tue-10-Jun-2014
If your part of the country has been anything like ours, you have experienced some heavy heavy rain over the last two days.  Here it started to pour last night around 5pm and hasn't really stopped.  It's been very much gumboots and raincoats weather.  With the rain comes the crazy driving conditions, and add the darker skies, and low overall's not much fun out there, that is for sure!  So I just wanted to say - please be safe and careful out there.  Watch out for people walking, drive social!  and make sure you get home to your family safe and sound. You are all really important people! 
Posted by kymmage 1 Comment
Happy Birthday your Majesty!
Posted 10:14 PM on Mon-2-Jun-2014
What a long weekend it has been! I feel like I could happily laze for another three days at home.  On Friday night my husband's mother and her husband arrived for the weekend.  They were staying elsewhere, but we saw them for most meals. On Saturday we sat together and caught up as the kids played.  Sunday, they offered to let us go out for some couple time and so we said YES PLEASE and escaped to the new XMen movie - it was very entertaining.  Returned home though, to find we had a very sick toddler.  So that put a dampener on things.  She seems to be back to her usual self now at least.Today they came over for breakfast before we waved them off.  I s Read More...
Posted by kymmage 0 Comment
Lazy night in
Posted 8:23 PM on Sat-31-May-2014
When I was younger, I couldn't, dare I say it, wait for time away from my kids. Saturday nights with friends, going out to the movies and having a good time.I must be getting old, as to be honest, I can't think of anything better than staying home and relaxing in front of the T.V with my girls.Tonight Miss 13 is at a sleepover and Miss 6 has gone away with her Dad, so its just me and Miss 15. We are having a movie night. Miss 15 is a big fan of horror movies, me personally, I'm not a fan, but its rare that its just the two of us, so I caved and we have just watched a horror together. I actually enjoyed it, so perhaps it was wrongly given the horror title.Ah the things we
Posted by SarahK 2 Comments
Nuts, bolts and other mysteries
Posted 9:27 PM on Wed-14-May-2014
My eldest daughter started school last week.  In amongst all of the changes that this has bought, has also come the sudden and somewhat shocking realisation that our family life has become more of an open book.  Especially to her teachers and classmates during reading and writing.  As she becomes more literate, I am sure I'm in for a whole lot of embarrassing stories, but on a more serious note it has also caused me to take stock on the way we do things as a family and what is "our normal" versus those around us.One of those interesting and possibly controversial topics that I am interested to know more about is to do with appropriate ages for dads to be helping Read More...
Posted by KrisT 4 Comments
How to know when you are done
Posted 1:49 PM on Mon-12-May-2014
I read an intersting article today in the New Zealand Herald. It suggested that throughout the world birth rates are declining. The average nuclear family has always tended to be around 2.2, (2 kids plus a pair of legs). It is now 1.7.According to the article, it appears that all major Western Countries have seen a decline in birth rates since 2010 and it is more acceptable than ever for families to choose to have just one child. Reasons for that are generally financially related and often correlate to the type of support Governments offer to mothers leaving the work force. But it also seems to be related to choice.I am one of those who are bumping up the average for Read More...
Posted by KrisT 7 Comments

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