September 25, 2018

How we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us can often be very contrasting! My husband and I recently had a pregnancy photo shoot and I am marvelling at how lovely we look (though I say so myself!)

What these photos don’t capture are:

  • My husban...

September 11, 2018

What are your strengths and weaknesses and in what mindset to you view yourself? Davina shares a life lesson that she has needed to learn over and over again, even though it is something we teach our Marrzipan students every day!

(Enter Davina stage right…)

As a society...

August 24, 2018

What is your opinion on the Primary Teacher Strike? Marrzipan Director, Davina, gives her take…

[Enter Davina stage left…]

I have been following the recent NZ primary school strike with great interest and pondering my own teaching career, as well as my own educ...

August 6, 2018

As Marrzipan reaches its 8th Birthday, Davina reflects on how quickly (or slowly!) time can move…

Is it just me or does every day of pregnancy seem to drag tortuously slowly, when the rest of time seems to move on faster than ever?! How are we over half way th...

July 11, 2018

The first question people ask when they see my baby bump is “How far along are you?” The next question is always “Do you know what you’re having?” Most of the time, I manage to resist the urge to answer the latter with “A baby”. 

When I tell them that it is a surprise w...

July 6, 2018

In last week’s article, Marrzipan Director, Davina described her difficult pregnancy so far. This week she finds out the true “cost” of parenting…

Enter Davina…


I was finally feeling well enough to leave the house for an hour, and was very excited about going baby shopp...

June 29, 2018

In her last post, Davina wrote about her 2.5 year struggle to conceive. After finally falling pregnant, she thought the tough part was behind her. How very wrong she was!  

Enter Davina…

“Hyperemesis gravidarum” has received a bit of news coverage lately, as “P...

June 20, 2018

We have some exciting news at Marrzipan! Our Marrzipan Founder, Davina, has taken this term’s theme of “human” to the extreme and is growing a human herself! Pretty cool, huh. Due in September, we are all looking forward to meeting our newest Marrzi-Baby team member. T...

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