Mum-onomics II: a change mat by any other name would smell as bad!

Before the arrival of the wee girl we had purchased two fluffy change mat covers, thinking that will be nice for her to lay on.  Clearly neither of us had either experienced or changed a nappy before!  In the hospital we encountered the disposable change mat, and were immediately taken by them.

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A bit of banter is never a bad thing

I walked down the road to our neighbourhood supermarket today with little missy in her baby carrier at the front of me. A routine her father and I often employ when we think she needs a touch more sleep, but she has decided otherwise! We have geography on our side for this as we happen…

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Mum-onomics I

So as my original first post says, in my wishful moments I am looking to replace my loved job with no job, but other sources of income. Economics of course comes into play. Being already four months into my maternity leave I had better get serious about these income streams… Now the partner to income…

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A practical gift idea for new parents

Should have twigged sooner to my reheated hot drink conundrum – a travel cup would be the goer here. The next time a friend is about to a first time parent, I think an insulated travel mug may be the gift of choice from me. They may look upon this with a puzzled stare prior…

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A dedicated follower of fashion…

…I have never been.  This is not to say that I do not take a pride in my appearance.  Quite the opposite, I am a big believer of style, which to me is not the same as fashion, though with a hearty dose of lazy occasionally thrown in. Sometimes life just calls for a pair…

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Let your fingers do the walking ~ online shopping – convenience versus cost

Today I made my first online purchase of nappies, and a month ago my first online purchase of groceries. As someone who has long embraced online banking and purchasing, this is hardly a landmark change to my behaviour. I can remember when eft-pos commenced in NZ, and promptly bought a packet of tic tacs from…

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