September 2015

Passionate about families

Here at Kiwi Families, we’re passionate about families and we know you are too! This month, our fantastic writers tell you what makes them passionate about families – we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading what they have to say.

From the experts

The value of grandparents

The value of grandparents

As a young mother way back in 1969 I simply could not have done without my mum to help me…

Investments

The three most important investments a family can make

When you think about how passionate you are about your family, ask yourself this question: “What are the three most…

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I’m passionate about food but I don’t expect my kids to be

I am passionate about food and health but I don’t expect my kids to be. I know I wasn’t when…

Helping your child deal with anger

Helping your child deal with anger

My eight year old daughter has been having a really tough time handling her emotions lately, particularly anger.   She has…

Hanging out in the holidays

Hanging out in the holidays

Holidays can be great times for reconnecting with our families and reinvigorating our passion for spending time together; whether we’re…

mindfulness

How to bring mindfulness into your home

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the ability to be mindful – to be still…

5 things I've learnt since becoming a single parent dad

5 things I’ve learnt since becoming a single parent dad

Just over two and a half years ago, I became a single dad with shared care of my then one-year-old…

helping your kids get great posture

Helping your kids get great posture

How does your family move together? Is family time also TV/couch time? Did you know that there is an epidemic…

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Cute crafts for Father’s Day

Dad, daddy, papa, father, da, dadda… however they say it, if your kids are anything like mine they adore the…

Help kids find their passions

8 ways to help kids find their passions

Do you remember as a 7-year-old being mesmerised watching someone shoot the goal, singing in front of 1000s, or drawing…

Grow food for the love of kids

Grow food for the love of the kids

As a mum I want the best for my kids and one of the most basic ways to ensure they…

household jobs

Why household jobs can make your kids happier

David Stendl-Rast is a very wise man. He gave a TED talk all about happiness. It was a simple exploration…

Finding balance

Finding balance for the whole family

I recently read an inspiring interview with Australian Kim Graham Nye, co- founder of GDiapers,  in Conscious Company, a magazine…

Proactive parenting

Proactive parenting or fingers crossed

When our teens are going through a rough time it really is hard to think about anything else. Sometimes nothing is…

household jobs

Why household jobs can make your kids happier

David Stendl-Rast is a very wise man. He gave a TED talk all about happiness. It was a simple exploration…

communication with your child

Passionate communication with my child

Did you ever hear “wait until you are a parent?” It took becoming a parent for me to grasp the…

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What is it to be passionate about families?

Passion is an interesting word, and somewhat over-used these days, as you might realise when faced with the dictionary definition:…

What does being a step-mum mean?

What does it mean to be a step-mum?

Becoming a mum was the ultimate experience for me.  It was something I always knew I would love. I have…

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