July 2014

Healthy Families

rochelle Kiwi FamiliesOh it’s hard, isn’t it? We all want to do the very best by our families and everywhere you look, there’s a different approach. Here’s what we think: Do the best thing for your family. That’s it. And a healthy family will follow!

From the experts

eating vegetables

The trouble with vegetables

Somewhere along the line, recently, my son started liking carrots again. After what seems a couple years of unhealthy eating,…

fun with your children

Redefining the “Good Time Parent”

If you’re a solo parent with primary care, the “Good Time Parent” is the parent who has your child primarily on…

exercise in pregnancy

Exercise in pregnancy

Firstly congratulations on your pregnancy. What an exciting time lies ahead. There are many wonderful exercise opportunities for you to…

tips for 'those' days

Tips for ‘those’ days!

Modern life, for many families, can be a bit like living in the fast lane.   We simultaneously pursue careers, raise…

Giving thanks at mealtimes

Giving thanks at mealtimes

What are mealtimes like at your place? Do you have family ways of serving, eating or talking together? Would you…

Healthy families

Fighting coughs and colds in winter

As we head into winter, the usual ailments start to raise their heads and we dread the onset of the…

Getting gardening

The value of gardening

Healthy families can mean many things, physical health, mental/emotional health or spiritual health, all equally important to the over-all wellbeing…

Running events with your kids

Entering running events with your children

Mothers and daughters who run together – have fun together… Well … mostly Imagine 2 rolled ankles…11 bruises…3 broken fingernails…1…

Having a heart connection with your child

Maintaining balance in busy families

I still consider myself relatively new to “doing the mum thing”.  Like most mums (and dads, I suspect), ever since…

Connecting with your children

Special Outings and the Birthday book – connecting with your children

When we had baby #2, hubby and I fell into the pattern of ‘tagging in and out’ with the kids…

gardening

Plan to eat healthy this summer

It might seem like a long way away but now is a great time to decide what you want to…

Recipe for a healthy family

Recipe for a healthy family

“I am no supermum”. I tell myself this each day as I try to attain a happy healthy balanced life…

Online Dating for Solo Parents

Online Dating for Solo Parents

Do you ever feel worn out and tired and grumpy and the kids are fighting and you feel like you…

healthy baby

Thinking differently about baby health

Harlow was not a happy baby.  She rarely smiled.  Of the more than 150 babies I have looked after, she…

Maintaining relationships after having children

Maintaining healthy relationships after having children

Some couples say having a baby strengthens their relationship and brings them closer together. Yet many parents struggle with maintaining relationships…

homework

What’s wrong? When children struggle at school

Keeping our kids safe can be about keeping our minds open to things we had never considered. My eldest daughter…

physical play and development in chlidren

Reading, writing and physical play and development.

Does jumping on a trampoline or playing in the sand pit help our children to read and write? Often when…

body shapes

Dressing for your body shape

‘Pear’, ‘pineapple’, ‘strawberry’, and ‘banana’ might be a great recipe for a fruit salad, but it can also be a…

Family finances

Taking the conflict out of family finances

The typical story goes… you meet the love of your life, you get married, and you have kids.  You work…

healthy eating

What is healthy eating?

What is healthy eating? Does it mean something different to you than it does to the person next to you?…

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