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Your Weekly Catch Up

We have gathered some of our favourite - and most popular - stories of the week all in one place, just in case you missed them.
Angela Swann-Cronin

Ready for take off

Meet Angela Swann-Cronin. This inspirational Rotorua mum-of-two has had you all talking this week.

From her home in Rotorua, Angela gave womensweekly.co.nz a peek into her life as the first Maori, female pilot in the New Zealand Air Force.

With her husband and sons by her side, the 40-year-old opens up about the challenges she’s faced to reach the great heights of serving her country, and reveals her other secret passion.

Read more about Angela’s amazing story here.

Hey parents, it’s not a competition

Our beloved parenting columnist Emily Writes tackles a topic almost every mum or dad can relate to, this week: battling to have the ‘best baby’.

“Is he sitting up yet?” “Did your baby walk first?” “Can my child say more words than yours?” From coffee groups to Facebook, it’s hard to escape the comparisons – and competition.

But Emily reckons it’s time to stop taking part in the “Milestone Olympics” and just let our kids be kids.

Do you agree with her? Check out her argument here.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis – what is it and how can you treat it?

More than 120,000 Kiwi women are affected by endometriosis – a common disorder that can cause pain and discomfort every month.

Any woman can suffer from the condition, which has hit the spotlight recently after Girls actress Lena Dunham revealed details of her long-term battle.

We talk to the experts about what endometriosis is, what the symptoms are, and how to treat it here.

Go Girl says ‘I do’

Former Go Girls actress Alix Bushnell is known for being a bit of an optimist.

So when strong gusts threatened to disrupt her wedding to her partner of nearly three years, Chris Tunnell, she wasn’t worried.

We go behind the scenes of the sweet couple’s gorgeous day, that was filled with love and family.

Take a look at all the beautiful photos here.

Toddler dies after anti-vaccination parents fail to treat meningitits

To have a sick child is a heart-breaking situation, but two anti-vaccination parents have been accused of letting their 19-month-old son die of meningitis, a treatable disease for which they refused medical care.

The Canadian couple turned instead to alternative therapies for their sick little boy, which failed to work and he later died in hospital.

The case is now before the courts, but you can read the details here.

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