Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes reflects on the last five years on the eve of her oldest child's birthday.
How do you make friends when you're a new mum? It can be tough to find your people. Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes has some tips.
From June 2019, every rental in the country will need to be insulated. Emily Writes talks to Kelson Primary School principal, landlord and mum Judy Pemberton about the changes, and why she chose to do the right thing early on.
As Bill English and Jacinda Ardern battled it out during TVNZ1's debate last night, Emily Writes was left extremely confused by a sexy candy ad.
Like it or not, friendships tend to change after babies. Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes thanks her friends without kids who have stuck by her – even through conversations about poop. â€¦
It sure is hard out there when you want to market your cafe or restaurant as family friendly but you're not actually family friendly at all. Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes has had it with the tired moral outrage over kids with the temerity to be out in public.
Are we getting the right advice on co-sleeping? Spinoff Parents Editor Emily Writes is concerned some of the safety messages out there aren't aligned with the reality of parenting.
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes listened to RNZ's new podcast BANG! on sex and sexuality and thinks it'll be a hit with parents. The first episode tackled talking about the birds and the bees with your babies.
The latest episode of TV One documentary series Inside My Mind focused on the mental health of mothers. For Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes, watching it was both a draining, painful experience and a wake-up call about the epidemic of PND in New Zealand.
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes hasn't slept for a long time. If you're as exhausted as she is, she has some tips for getting through.
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes is an anxious mess, which is why she’s constantly talking about mental health in mothers and the need to get help if you need it. She spoke to a clinical psychologist who specialises in treating mothers with anxiety and depression and other mental health issues.
It's late at night and you're looking for parenting advice online, there seems to be 20 lists of five things you shouldn't be doing as a parent. Spinoff Parents Editor Emily Writes has no qualifications but she does have a top five list for you.
If you died tomorrow, what advice would you leave your kids? Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes reflects on her life in typically melodramatic fashion.
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes has noticed a lot of parents online are really upset, often with each other. Here she shares some ideas to make the village a little less hostile and a little more kind.
Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes has a message for parents whose kids don't sleep: don't fall into the same traps she did. There's heaps of advice out there, and she took all of it. But did any of it work?
On Monday we published a piece where midwives spoke out about their concerns. They talked about how exhausted they are, how they're underpaid and overworked and underappreciated. Here are the responses to that piece
How can just a one hour change cause so much havoc in the lives of so many parents? Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes rants against daylight saving and gives tips on surviving this terrible, terrible time.
New Zealand’s midwife shortage has been in the news a lot in the past week – but the working conditions of midwives has been an issue for much, much longer. Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes asked midwives to talk about why they do the vital work that they do.