Welcome to my world of creating a blended family. My world of love, laugher, fun, stress, anxiety and chaosâ€¦Â This is meâ€¦ A Wife, a Mother, a Step-Mother, an Ex-Wife and the â€śnewâ€ť Wife.Â Continue reading »
Nutritionist Claire Turnbull has recentlyÂ published a new book –Â Feel Good for Life and we thought she might have some valuable thoughts to share with parents, because who doesnâ€™t want to feel good!? Â She’s also recently had a baby so she knows lots about what it’s like to juggle life!
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Pondering how best to grow healthy, well-nourished kids is something that occupies the mind of almost every mother. This Motherâ€™s Day, ChildFund is giving Kiwi and Kenyan mums added inspiration with Gunny Sack Gardens. Continue reading »
I think most parents worry a bit about having their children’s photos online, especially in something like Facebook. I know I’m pretty careful with my setting in this regard. Facebook as just announced a new function calledÂ Scrapbook. It’sÂ an optional way to organise photos of children, using a special tag parents create. After choosing this tag, the photo will be added to a customisable scrapbook. And, photos you choose to tag can be shared with your friends and your partnerâ€™s friends. Continue reading »
On Mother’s Day, I like to enjoy something fresh and flavoursome. At the super market today, I picked up a Salmon Steak, smoked – ready for use! I immediately thought of salmon rice paper rolls. So tasty and easy to prepare. Rice paper is available in most supermarkets these days and makes a nice change from sushi. It can be a bit delicate to handle and the trick is to not let it sit in water for too long before you wrap your filling. You can also substitute chicken in this recipe if you’re not into salmon – or leave out the meat altogether for a vegetarian option. This recipe is gluten and dairy free. Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading »
Some babies just sail through the teething stage as if nothing is happening. No interruption to sleep, barely a reaction at allâ€¦ For others, and their parents, it is really, really tough. There can be a lot of broken sleep, very unhappy, even distressed babies, and it can be incredibly hard for all concerned. Continue reading »
Chrysalis Early Learning Centre is a ground breaking, unique concept in early childcare education, designed and developed by owners – husband and wife team, Dr Darius and Nikeeta Singh.Â Five years ago, the Singhs had the vision of an inspirational family environment involving learning and fun for their own children. Since their dream and vision, they have been spending almost every waking hour designing the centre’s unique environment for children. They have now created one of theÂ most talked about, personalised, inspirational and highest quality early childhood education centres in Auckland. Continue reading »
April is World Autism Awareness Month.Â In New Zealand, autism affects one person in 100; thatâ€™s around 40,000 New Zealanders. You might not be aware that there are a number of apps available to help people with Autism communicate.Â We’ve had a bit of a look at the apps that are available and here are some that are great.
Babies and children can catch diseases at any time. Immunisation is your childâ€™s best protection against many serious but preventable diseases like whooping cough. This disease is still common in New Zealand. It can cause unnecessary suffering for children and can even be fatal.Â Continue reading »
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