Nichole Brown

Nichole Brown is Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Hine. She blogs about single motherhood and much more at https://happiestwhenwandering.wordpress.com/

Parents
Sep 17, 2018

How a Facebook group for mothers is empowering women writers

An online group has been nurturing mum writers for the past two years, organising writing events, retreats, childcare and support. Member and mother Nichole Brown reports on how it's changing lives.

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Parents
Sep 11, 2018

Turning Māori Language Week into a life-long celebration of te reo and whānau

Nichole Brown shares her love of Te Reo Māori and her hope that together we can turn Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori into more than a week-long celebration of a beautiful language.

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Parents
Apr 5, 2018

More than words: Learning te reo with my daughter

Nichole Brown shares a beautiful personal essay about how her daughter's thirst for knowledge has reignited her love for her te reo Māori.

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Parents
Feb 27, 2018

My daughter and I lived in 17 different homes last year

Pushed to desperate measures by the high costs of renting with a small child, single parent Nichole Brown made a dramatic decision to reduce her housing costs.

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Parents
Jul 19, 2017

‘Our people came home’: Finding myself at my marae

Nichole Brown returned to her marae to bury her daughter's whenua. She writes of giving back to the land she loves to build the family she has.

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Parents
May 23, 2017

I’m sorry I white-washed your world: A letter to my Māori daughter

Nichole Brown writes to her precious tamāhine about their taonga tuku iho and the journey she has made back to her tūpuna.

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Parents
Dec 6, 2016

‘Instead of living all year for that one day, we started living for every day’: On celebrating birthdays, and celebrating life

Single mama Nichole Brown writes about her beloved daughter Emmy’s birthdays and the celebrations she created for them in the chaos of change.

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Parents
Oct 3, 2016

‘There’s Emmy, and there’s me, and we’re happy.’ The joys and adventures of life as a single mother

Over the next couple of weeks we'll be introducing you to contributors to The Spinoff Parents, our new parenting blog edited by Emily Writes and made possible by Flick Electric Co. Today we welcome Nichole Brown, who will be writing about single parenting – and much more.

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