December 2014

Families celebrating!

It’s the celebrating time of year, here in New Zealand. Not just Christmas, but end-of-year and New Year as well. It’s also summer and that’s reason for celebrating all by itself as far as we’re concerned! However you are celebrating, we hope you have a wonderful time!

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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…


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…


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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…


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…

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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…


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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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