January 2015

Families celebrating!

Happy New Year, kiwi families! We hope that you’ve enjoyed celebrating the end of the year and that you’re now having a great time in the sun. This month we’ve got some wonderful articles about families celebrating. Make sure you check some out!

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11 great ways to celebrate Advent with kids

Yay! Advent is my favourite season in the church calendar, and it’s here! I love to celebrate Advent and so…


The Christmas celebration survival guide

The 2014 silly season is gearing up for another whirlwind of celebratory parties, parades, fairs, shows, and music. ‘Tis the…

financial advisor

Celebrate a relationship with your financial advisor!

I’m very excited to write about this topic this month because I actually have a couple of recent events that…

celebrating every day

Celebrating every day

I don’t know whether it’s cliché or a snippet out of a self-help seminar welcome packet, but lately every day…

Dealing with pressure at Christmas

Dealing with pressure at Christmas

I have a huge awareness at the moment that loads of people are struggling with having a positive spirit. I…


Thinking about food and eating at Christmas

Food is a big part of our culture and traditions in New Zealand. It can be as simple as meeting…


Milkshakes at midnight: Celebrating the big, small and weird things

We love celebrating in our house, by saying woohoo to the big things and finding reasons to celebrate the little and…

is this exercise right

Is this exercise right for me right now?

I have just returned from a three-day fitness conference in Auckland. It is always good to find out new information…

christmas decorations

Crepe Paper decorations: Christmases past

As a child growing up we just simply could not wait for the day when we got home from school…


Enjoy a stress-free Christmas

During this busy time of year, many of us forget the importance of maintaining our health and well-being. At a…

preschool education

What’s the best learning environment for my child?

Every year, more research comes out that enhances our understanding of children’s brain development, learning and attachments. There is no…

learning and behaviour needs

New beginnings for students with learning and behaviour needs

“People have within them a wealth of skills, resources and strengths both known and unknown to them” Micheal Durrent 2010…

The traditions of Christmas

The Traditions of Christmas

I can still remember the anticipation and excitement as the weather warmed, the days got longer and Christmas decorations and…

celebrating happiness

Celebrating happiness

We’re heading into the Christmas / Chanukah Holiday “Silly” Season. It’s also the time of the summer solstice, when the…

summer food

Summer food celebration

It’s that time of year again, come around before we even had time to say “Ho, ho, ho.” (Or “humbug,”…

Use the good stuff

Use the good stuff

I remember a tale I heard years ago that has really stuck with me. It was about a two friends…

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