Finding contentment in parenting

‘Which age do you find the easiest/hardest?’ A mum recently posted on a Facebook forum. Hundreds of responses followed, with each mother listing the ages and stages she found most challenging or most delightful. There was great variation in the responses: ‘Newborn is easiest! They’re so sleepy and cuddly’ ‘I’d take toddlers over teenagers any…

Fush and Chups in ‘Straya: Unexpected Culture Shock

Our Kiwi family has been living in Australia for just over four months: 139 days of enjoying consistently warmer weather, glorious beaches, excellent gelato and an abundance of charcoal chicken outlets. Culturally the two countries are pretty similar: notably relaxed, egalitarian and fun-loving. However, there are a few tiny differences; a couple of things about…