The NZ Herald hosting a video attacking transgender bathroom provisions at a New Zealand high school has shone on a spotlight on the hate promulgated by Family First. Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes shares some advice on how families can fight back.
‘They hate the music I love so much it makes my soul hurt.’ Emily Writes and Simon Sweetman talk kids’ music
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes and dad and music critic Simon Sweetman discuss some of the better stuff that can be found in a sea of horrible tunes.
‘Does everybody poo during labour?’: Emily Writes asks a midwife every embarrassing question you’ve ever wanted answered
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes interviews a midwife and unwittingly reveals plenty of baggage from her own labour - mainly focused on how much she pooped.
There are plenty of things that children love and parents hate: Barney the Dinosaur, mud puddles, getting up at the crack of dawn. But that's nothing compared to the loathing Emily Writes has for her children's beloved ride-on toy cars.
Every day, all around the world, babies are born and people become parents. It's a beautiful thing. Emily Writes has a message for all of the new mothers who are welcoming their new babies.
The Wellington Sevens that took place this weekend was a noticeably less raucous party than tournaments of years gone by. Ruined by the 'Fun Police'? Emily Writes isn't buying it. The Sevens is no longer a drunken mess, she says – and hooray for that.
Just like adults, kids have the right to voice their anger, fears and hopes for the future. Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes explains why her children accompany her to protest marches and hikoi.
Emily Writes: My baby slept through the night six times so now I’m an expert on getting your kid to do that
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes has not slept for a long time, but suddenly her son who hates sleep has started to sleep through the night. She explains how it happened.
Earlier this week we published a post by Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes detailing her sexual attraction for actor Idris Elba. Following a critical response published today on The Pantograph Punch, Emily made the decision to take her post down. She explains her decision here.