In a series that was filmed over a year, Jaquie presents a refreshingly comical and honest journey in becoming a parent in New Zealand. Episodes are spliced with some wonderfully frank video diaries. In episode one viewers get flashed a glimpse of her beautifully rounded post baby belly – complete with the linea nigra. The show proves to demystify the ABCs and challenges faced in the world of mummyhood.
As well as modern-day parental life, Jaquie dives into some kooky old-school trends. The show reveals some fascinating archive footage. A highlight was a bizarre recommendation from Truby King (founder of Plunket), who informed mothers to toughen nipples with a toothbrush prior to breastfeeding – ouch, poor grandma!
If you have missed the first three episodes, don’t worry: you can catch them online with TVNZ on demand – brilliant for any busy mother or inquisitive father.
Keep Calm and Carry On screens on Wednesdays 8pm TV One.