The fear of kidnapping - my story.

I wasn't even sure what to title this blog because I was not sure of what I actually want to say. It is a story of what happened to me, sure. But it is also about society and my fears for my own children... Kidnapping. Over the weekend a few hundred meters away from our house a man attempted to get a 6 year old boy into his black ute. He failed in his attempt but it has left everyone shocked and confused. This morning there were police at the school, I have no idea if these things are connected but it made me think back to my own story... I was much older, about 16 when a man of about 40 or 50 started watching me, I had no idea he was watching me. But he would watch me as I cleaned the toile

New Zealand mums tell their birth stories - part two.

An enormous thank you to the contributors to this blog! Its always humbling, beautiful and fascinating reading everyone's birth stories :) Check out part one of New Zealand Mums birth stories HERE too. Thank you... Rebekah Morgan - Blogger at Our Petite Patch Bunny Kim - Blogger at GlowMama blog Cheryl Cunningham - Little Posh Kids Susan Coram-Stanley - Owner of KJdesigns Handstamped Jewellery River After contractions every hour for one and a half weeks I was spent. Completely exhausted... Over it.. The midwife gave me a stretch and sweep at 37.2 weeks and I went into labour after only a few hours. It was going to be a VBAC (vaginal birth after c section) and I was hoping for the best... but

Simple and cheap renovation ideas.

We are going to be selling our house very soon and although parts of the house are looking great... others are not. And I gotta say that trying to do anything with kids around is hard enough let alone renovating anything! We had done huge renovation projects on this house, we removed part of a wall and completely gutted the kitchen and replaced it, pulled down the old deck and rebuilt it and we are also going ot be ripping up the old carpet and laying down new carpet. But this blog is just about the smaller things... the smaller things that we have done. I have compiled a list of the things that we are doing in the house and it also must be noted that I have no idea really what I am doing re

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