More than just a rock

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I felt compelled to try to explain my love for this community group, Whangarei Rocks and why it’s not just coloured rocks lying on gardens, beaches and walkways. It’s so much more.  Little did I know that when I signed up as a member of this group, I was strengthening our family bond between parent and child. I had no idea this would open up communication channels between myself and my tween as we walked the sea side together. I … Read More

When was the last time you really challenged yourself?

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  Everything in my body told me I was stupid attempting this run. I hadn’t trained for months, I’m barely a runner and had little time for stretching in itself before the event. However, something in me entered anyway. Something inside told be to push myself out of my comfort zone (and take my daughter with me). You see lately, she has tapped into her potential for the first time in her life. She has seen what she can do … Read More

This won’t be the last time.

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Nine going on nineteen?  I really feel like a new chapter is opening up before me and to be honest, I am scared. It feels like just the other day, my eldest was running through the long grass without a care in the world. Her little hand would reach for mine in a crowd and if she could, she would wear her p.j’s all day with no sense of style or care… just out to soak in the world around … Read More

How do I do it?

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I’m often asked, how do I do it? Unsure of what “it” is, I presume juggling work and family life, maybe fitting in all that I do. I look around however and what I see is all of us doing this same dance. I admire all the other women in business who make things happen and in my eyes, they are just as busy as me. We just have different dance styles. I had someone say the other day that … Read More

Will the real you please stand up?

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  This is not me. I tried setting the beauty feature onto high and the magical phone deleted my hard-earned wrinkles, the bags under my eyes as well as the many sun kisses across my nose. My real story had been touched up in an instant. In reality, I look more ‘worn in’ than this as I navigate the mothership with three kids loudly onboard, aged nine, seven and two. My name is Philippa, also known as Pip and I’m … Read More

Time stops for nobody

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I often pause to remember the reason I started my own business in the first place. The WHY that can easily drift into the background as we find ourselves on the wheel of life and our kids waving to us from a distance. There comes a time when we need to re-access. We need to take a big step back and look at how our businesses are working FOR us, not against us. Did we not leave our structured corporate … Read More