Delivering good news – it feels good!

Delivering good news – it feels good!

There’s something odd that happens to you when tragedy strikes. You realise you need to disseminate the information to your family and friends. You know they need to know, and they would want to know, but part of you can’t bear to tell them because you know it brings them… Read more

A new episode out soon!

A new episode out soon!

  I have just spent the first weekend of my school holidays working on the next podcast episode. Episode 14 is due out on October 1st and will feature the very lovely Ashley Jones talking about her gorgeous daughter Victoria. I can’t wait to share this one. Ashley is one… Read more

AMP Scholarship interview – Done!

AMP Scholarship interview – Done!

I got up at 5am yesterday to catch a 7am flight to Auckland for my AMP Scholarship interview. My interview wasn’t until 11.45am but I wanted to be there early. I didn’t want to be panicking in a taxi on the way into town, knowing how close my appointment time… Read more

Exciting and busy times!

Exciting and busy times!

I feel like I’ve got about 10 balls in the air right now. I’ve gotten through to the AMP Scholarship semi-finals, so next week I fly to Auckland to give a presentation on the podcast and why they should give me money to help make it bigger and better. I… Read more

Parents sue over birth defect – can we blame them?

A New Zealand couple living in Australia are suing the medical professionals who allegedly failed to identify the condition for $2.5 million in damages. Their daughter, Aria, who is now two years old was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome after an MRI scan revealed the condition. Aria has impaired vision, hearing loss, scoliosis,… Read more

Hekia Parata will have a lot to answer for

I am a high school teacher. The kids I teach are between 12 and 18 and the school I teach at often attracts students with extra learning needs like dyslexia, dyspraxia, Autism, anxiety and depression. We are seen as a school that does this sort of thing well, and not… Read more

I’m up for “Best Writer” in the Mumsnet Blogger Awards – vote for me!

I’m up for “Best Writer” in the Mumsnet Blogger Awards – vote for me!

To my absolute delight, I got an email this morning telling me I am one of eight finalist in the Mumsnet Blogger Awards – “Best Writer” category. Mumsnet is a fantastic website based in the UK dedicated to telling parenting stories and providing support and resources for parents. They have a… Read more

AMP Scholarship – please vote for me!

Since I started the podcast I’ve invested quite a bit of money into it. I bought all my own equipment and pay monthly subscriptions for a number of online services to keep in running. I’ve done all this because this project means a huge amount to me. But gosh, wouldn’t… Read more