Angela Cuming

Angela Cuming is a print and radio journalist and a mum to three boys under three. You can read more of her writing at www.angelacuming.wordpress.com

Parents
Aug 22, 2018

Who the fluff is Blippi??

Chances are, if you have kids of a certain age, they know Blippi – and they love him. Angela Cuming, one of Blippi's adult fans, went on a hunt to discover what makes the ice cream loving, stupid hat wearing, US Air Force veteran tick.

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Parents
Jun 20, 2017

I know where Jamie Oliver can shove his paleo spiralised wholefood zucchini pasta

Like a lot of mothers, Angela Cuming is frankly sick of Jamie Oliver parenting advice. Get ready for a rant about Oliver and the army of judgers who don't know shit about kids who are picky eaters.

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Parents
Jun 7, 2017

Apparently kissing your kids is weird now so we might as well all just give up

How did we ever reach a point where 'Is it OK to kiss your kids?' was actually asked multiple times around the world in apparently reputable news outlets? Angela Cuming looks at one of this week's most infuriating parenting stories.

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Society
May 27, 2017

How Hamilton fell in love with #LoveTheTron

It's New Zealand's most successful city slogan, by far – and the council had nothing to do with it. Angela Cuming finds out how a grassroots social media movement created an explosion of civic pride.

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Television
May 25, 2017

Throwback Thursday: 10 years old wasn’t too young for Twin Peaks, right?

Angela Cuming remembers watching Twin Peaks as a child, and the power cut that kept Laura Palmer's killer a mystery.

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Parents
May 4, 2017

What’s the deal with that creepy as shit show In the Night Garden?

In The Night Garden is the creepiest kids show on TV. Every parent knows it. Here Angela Cuming digs deep to find out who invented this terrible and annoying show that children all over the world adore.

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Parents
Apr 24, 2017

I gave birth without a midwife, and it was awful

Angela Cuming gave birth to twins in Northern Ireland, under the British National Health Service. She reflects on the difference of care she received there compared to her oldest child's birth in New Zealand.

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Parents
Mar 29, 2017

Yes, my hands are full: What it’s really like to have three under three

Angela Cuming has three children under three - all boys. Here she talks about the joys and challenges of her family life.

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Television
Mar 27, 2017

Why hasn’t The Big Bang Theory been swallowed into a black hole yet?

Following the announcement that The Big Bang Theory is getting its own spinoff series, Angela Cuming goes off like a rocket to Mars.

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Parents
Feb 28, 2017

Same DNA, same brain, same sleep patterns – right? What being a Twin Mum has taught me about child sleep

When it comes to sleep, identical twin babies might just hold the key to understanding what's nature and what's nurture - if twins have the same DNA and a mum who treats them the same, then surely it's obvious: they'll be two non-sleepers or two sleepers. If only it were that simple, says twin mum Angela Cuming.

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Parents
Dec 21, 2016

There’s no God in my Christmas – One mother explains why her family’s festivities don’t include religion

For many families Christmas isn’t about the birth of Jesus. Angela Cuming explains why she chooses to have a life, and Christmas, without religion.

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Parents
Dec 2, 2016

Why I lie to my kids about Santa

Have you heard? If you lie about Santa you're a monster and your children are going to need therapy forever. Nonsense, says Angela Cuming – maintaining the Santa myth will be the best gift you give your kids this Christmas.

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