Anna Gowan

Anna Gowan is a copywriter, website creator and the author of Hollie Chips, a novel for kids. She works part-time while looking after her two daughters, aged one and three.

Television
Apr 18, 2018

Doggie cops, rollercoaster boys and Ariana Grande: The best of kids TV on Lightbox

There's a whole heap of brilliant kids television on Lightbox. But where to start? Anna Gowan runs down the best shows to watch with your kids these school holidays.

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Parents
Dec 21, 2017

Think of parenting small children like running a B&B? Challenge accepted.

Anna Gowan heard something on the radio and she decided to run with it. It turned into quite a day. 

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Parents
Jul 21, 2017

Top six ways to get out of the door on time when you have children

Leaving the house when you have kids can be a nightmare of epic proportions. Anna Gowan has your back. Here's her top six tips to get you to church (or the pub) on time.

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Parents
Mar 21, 2017

A tribute to Jesse Mulligan, the stay-at-home mum’s afternoon delight

Stand-up comedian, journalist, TV presenter, loving husband, food critic, radio hero, father of three: is there anything Jesse Mulligan can't do? Anna Gowan celebrates the unflappable host of afternoons on Radio New Zealand.

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Parents
Feb 14, 2017

‘You need to eat nuts’ and all the other unwelcome advice I’ve had from dudes about my pregnancy

Over the course of her two pregnancies Anna Gowan has received some pretty ridiculous - and unsolicited - advice from dudes. She shares some of the worst and asks: why exactly do men feel the need to weigh in?

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