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Emily Writes
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Emily Writes

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Emily is a young mother of two small boys. Her first blog post in March 2015 went viral, reaching more than one million people in a few days. Emily has been the parenting columnist for the New Zealand Herald and the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly and has also written for Metro magazine. She is currently editor of The Spinoff Parents. Emily founded and runs a not-for-profit/volunteer-run charity called Ballet is for Everyone, which provides free ballet lessons for children from low-income homes and children with disabilities and high health needs. She is a Plunket and Mother’s Network volunteer and an advocate for children’s and women’s rights. She also runs The Lighthouse events for mothers, and has a popular podcast called Dear Mamas. She lives in Wellington.

Books by Emily Writes

Rants in the Dark

Popular blogger Emily Writes gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere.

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Is it Bedtime Yet?

A collection of writings on being a parent in Aotearoa - from hilarious to heart-breaking.

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Top 5 assumptions about having a second child

Emily Writes tells us why her assumptions were intensely wrong.

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Top tips for getting your baby to sleep

Emily Writes tells us her top tips for getting bubs to nod off.