Takes A Village


It is a beautiful thing when the stars align and everything fits together perfectly! We can finally tell you our exciting news, something we have been working on for a few months now.  Lib and I were discussing how we wanted to go on another tour of New Zealand on the back of our successful Women's Wellness events, to talk to families about childrens nutrition, eating healthy on a budget and dispelling the myth that introducing clean eating to your families lives does not mean that you can never have ice cream again.  Now that Libby is pregnant we are going to put more focus into this topic across our social channels so it seemed like a great fit.  My BFF, Anna Reeve had just started up a blog (she is a twin Mum) and I said to Lib how fun it would be to collab with her. Little did I know Anna was already in talks with another Mummy blogger, Rebecca Shannon from (the hilarous) blog, Rocky and Ruby.  Anna and Rebecca had an idea of a panel event where they would talk about all things motherhood with nothing off limits. The 4 of us figured we should roll it into one big travelling event series/an excuse to hit the road all together for two weeks, and thats how Takes A Village came about. We will be visiting 7 cities around NZ and hope to see a lot of you there!


Takes a Village is an evening for women to take the night off and kick up their heels, or perhaps wear heels! Or maybe just clothes that don’t have spew, sticky finger marks or poo on them, and talk abut boobs, babies, broccoli and everything in between.

Join health gurus Julia and Libby Matthews, along with Mummy bloggers Anna Reeve and Rebecca Shannon for a night of laughter and love. We invite you to listen to our motherhood woes and hear about some parenting wins.

It’s an opportunity to take some time out and learn about nutrition for your family on a budget, pre and post conception health, childrens’ immunity, healhty alternatives (to the biscuits you’re feeding the kids for breakfast) and what superfood us superwomen should be eating.

The night will be informative and interactive, with a presentation from nutritionist and published authors Julia and Libby, followed by a panel chat between the old girls Anna and Rebecca along with first-timer Libby.

The floor will then become yours, and guest will be invited to ask it all: routines, parenting battles, vaginas, the dreaded first post-baby sexual encounter, saggy boobs or lack thereof.

Get the girls together for dinner and drinks, and then come along to Takes a Village for a good time, or perhaps drag your partner along to upskill them! We promise there will be goody bags that make shaving your legs worth it, and spot prizes you won’t want to miss.

Get in quick as numbers are limited and when they’re gone, they’re gone… Much like your sanity after having kids.

Event Locations: 

Tauranga – Monday 29th August Hamilton – Tuesday 30th August Auckland – Wednesday 31st August New Plymouth – Thursday 1st September Wellington – Monday 5th September Invercargill – Tuesday 6th September

Christchurch – Wednesday 7th September

More info and to purchase tickets here

GA tickets are $39 and Premium tickets are $79, which include an epic goodie bag filled with products from Jack + Jill, Swisse, Sukin, Nice and Natural, Bio Balance, The Baby Bag, Only Organic, Little Skinfood, Natra Care, Caci Clinic, LifeStream, Pics and Almond Breeze.

Libby and I are ambassadors for

5+ A Day

and are thrilled to have them on board as our partner sponsor for these events.

J&L x