After a couple of decades in the corporate world of the Travel Industry winning multiple sales accolades, Kathy and husband Mark started their own family. The birth of their own babies, ignited in Kathy an exasperated frustration towards many of the existing mothercraft guides which seemed too pious and perfect, reeking of unbending specific ideologies. Kathy discovered a fervent urge to give women access to middle-path, non-judgemental and open-minded information.
By 2005 Kathy’s first book “OH BABY…Birth, Babies & Motherhood Uncensored” had rapidly become NZ’s No.1 go-to ‘bible’ on childbirth and infants – instantly becoming popular for her authentic ability to “cut through the PC crap” to talk honestly and genuinely about the motherhood journey. Around that time, from old-school wisdom passed down from her Aunty and mother, Kathy also finalised the manufacturing of the BabeSleeper (‘best attached sleep-sack ever invented for 3-30 month olds’).
2005 was also the year Kathy began her own ‘Mt Everest journey’ over the next few years, with three young children, to acquire formal Midwifery qualifications.