For many, creativityÂ in the kitchen is a far-off concept that doesnâ€™t get much thought. I have found that the main reasons are: there just isnâ€™t the time between lifeâ€™s other commitments, there is a lack of confidence, a lack of inspiration, a fussy family member or a combination of all four. Continue reading »
Often grandparents find themselves unexpectedly placed in a position where they are needed to raise their grandchildren. This is a life changing situation for all involved and can leave one floundering as to where to start, stress and family dynamics add to this mix. Uncertainty, where to begin, not to mention the legal requirements, schooling and the necessities of life. Continue reading »
Creative thinkers and doers have shaped our worldâ€™s history and contributed to the future direction of the human race for centuries.Â Long before formal schooling, children and young adults followed their passions and used their talents in order to create some of the various masterpieces, technological advances, literary works and musical pieces we know of today.Â Continue reading »
Crafting is always more fun and meaningful when it is shared with the ones you love. Kids are natural tinkerers but here are a few tips and tricks to help your crafting times become even more special: Continue reading »
Sometimes life throws us a curveball and it can be hard to know how to deal with it. In this series, we’ve been meeting some great kiwi families and in this article, we get to meet the Want Family. I’ll let mum, Pip, tell you their story.Â Continue reading »
Really? All I can think about is trying to relax while my, generally well-behaved, sproglets run in, out and around the house over the summer holidays.Â With school being out, the questions that would usually be fired at their teachers are fired, instead, at me, the all-knowing (mmm) mother.Â Continue reading »
Over the last few months I have been fortunate to try out some new exercise equipment all with different fitness benefits. Continue reading »
Back in the spring when the garden was still mostly an idea and good intentions, seeds, pots and a good quality seed raising mix were gathered together.Â Some seeds were so tiny that eager little hands were directed towards seeds that were much easier to handle.Â In their enthusiasm one after another were plunged into the cool damp soil until the whole packet was sown. Continue reading »
Permanently bored people are a bit terrifying. Not, as many may fear, because they might cause Trouble of some sort, but because someone, somewhere along the line, has convinced them they need to be constantly amused, preferably by external forces, and canâ€™t do things for themselves. Being bored, long term, is pretty much the opposite of being creative. Some modest experience of boredom can, however, be useful in stimulating the desire to do something more productive, so donâ€™t panic about the occasional â€śIâ€™m boredâ€ť wails from your children â€“ it might give you just the excuse you need to introduce them to something they havenâ€™t tried before! Continue reading »
“Creativity” – what comes to mind? Inner dialogue such as “I don’t have time for creativity,” or “my kids have time for creativity but I don’t, I have to work and clean the house.” Or, “I used to be creative. . . ”
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