When living with depression, anxiety or even just the day-to-day trials of being a parent, it can be hard to feel joy. Darling Buds of Play is about supporting parents to seek and revel in their joy.


Work/life balance. Is it achievable?

Over the past couple of months, the “work” part of life has been getting increasingly busy. I’ve been putting effort into ensuring it doesn’t take over because I know that if I don’t work hard at finding balance the scales will always go strongly in one direction!


Introducing Kat

I’m a mother of two boys, a wife, and a nerd for board games, sci-fi and design. I grew up in the country and as a teenager couldn’t wait to get to the big city. Now that I’m here and raising children, I long for bush, beaches and baches.

When my boys were aged 2 and 3, I realised I was giving all my energy to my job and saving nothing for my family. I wasn’t giving my boys the experiences I wanted to and I wasn’t being the mother I’d dreamed of. I placed my value as a person on what I was doing and achieving at work. So I left work and have since struggled with depression and a sense of aimlessness.

So I’ve started Darling Buds of Play to share my journey towards being the parent I want to be, the ups and downs I experience along the way, and hopefully provide inspiration and support to like-minded parents.

Buckle up and enjoy the ride.


Getting in touch is easy!

E: kat@darlingbudsofplay.nz
M: 027 405 4541