Juliet Speedy

Juliet Speedy is a Christchurch-based journalist and writer who juggles her time between newsrooms, supermarkets, kindy, the library and the laundry. She has three small kids who were born closer together than she can remember. Since becoming a mum she now wonders how she ever got her university degrees, these tired days she finds it hard to do her six-year-old's homework.

Food
Jul 4, 2019

PSA: Don’t look for lunchbox ideas on Instagram

Adding to the negative impact that Instagram is already having on mental health and body image, Juliet Speedy unearths a set of unrealistic standards for school lunchboxes. 

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Food
May 15, 2019

The perfect dish: White spaghetti, the culinary cosy slipper

Aglio, olio e peperoncino is a beautifully simple dish that's as good at home on the couch as it is at a back-street Napoli trattoria.

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Food
Apr 7, 2019

In times of despair, in cooking we trust

When all hope seems lost, Juliet Speedy finds solace in the kitchen.

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Parents
May 1, 2018

The Mummy Crush: why great mum friends are worth their weight in gold

Juliet Speedy knows the importance of a close group of mama friends. Here she talks about the feeling we've surely all had: The Mummy Crush. 

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Parents
May 15, 2017

Why the baby years aren’t always the best years

Like a lot of mothers, Juliet Speedy was often told that the baby years would be the best years of her life. She's not convinced.

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Parents
Feb 7, 2017

My babies don’t move: A story of physio, growth charts, and slow walkers

Mum of three Juliet Speedy writes of the worry and eventual acceptance of having babies who move in their own time.

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