As first time parents, or any time parents really, we may sometimes find ourselves sitting in front of âprofessionalsâ vigorously nodding our heads in agreement with what they’re saying, when in actual fact we havenât really got a clue what they’re on about. Continue reading »
I have been doing the âdoingâ for my children for so long, they canât see their own capacity and capability to be able to âdoâ.Â I’ve read the obligatory parenting books, completed the parenting courses, and developed the chore charts complete with often sought after rewards. Continue reading »
We took the NestlĂ© Choose Wellness quiz and were a bit shocked at the results.
I thought we lived pretty well. But what weâre discovering is that living well, and wellness, are very different kettle of fish. In fact, it would be safe to say weâve been living a little too wellâŠ Continue reading »
You â yes YOU â are a successful mummy
Instantly, some of you will have thought âno, Iâm notâ. If thatâs you, stop right there. Thatâs storytelling:Â a story that your mind is telling yourself. Iâve got a different story for you, and everyone whoâs ready toÂ listen to a new truth. Itâs the story of why you, me, all of us are successful mummies.
Being a parent is a mixture of elation, exhaustion, delight and fear, sometimes all at the same time! Continue reading »
Like most families, weâre always in search of health and wellness for ourselves and our children. Sometimes it feels like weâre searching for the holy grail though; weâre sure itâs wondrous, but we donât really know what weâre looking for. So just what is wellness? Continue reading »
The first parent I think of celebrating is the widow of the black man, Philando Castile, murdered by an American policeman when pulled over for a broken tail light a little whileÂ ago. Continue reading »
With the Hi-5 House Hits tour just about to hit New Zealand shores, we wanted to find out something about Hi-5 we didnât already know. Continue reading »
We’ve rounded up an eclectic mix of 2016 Father’s Day gift ideas. We’ve selected giftsÂ at a few differentÂ price points, so there should be something for everyone on the list. We’ve gone for some stylish treats this year too, because it’s for Dad, and he totally deserves it. Continue reading »
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