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. Continue reading »
What is play? Play is learning. Play is childrenâ€™s life. Play is loving learning about life! Continue reading »
Every year when winter hits, we wonder how can we keep our children from getting sick. Itâ€™s a good question but there are no easy answers. Cold and flu viruses can spread like wildfire through homes, daycare and schools during the cooler months and thereâ€™s no way to guarantee your children will avoid them. Continue reading »
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and things don’t end up as you think they will. However, blended families can also be great. Here’s a bit about Tracey and herÂ great kiwi family.Â Continue reading »
Growth can be either outwards or upwards, and that applies to families as much as anything else. A growing family may be one that is adding to its numbers as new children come along, and that can be within one family unit, or a much wider extended family. We can also see â€˜growthâ€™ as development over time, as we watch our familyâ€™s children grow up and eventually begin careers and families of their own. Both kinds have their delights, and their challenges. Continue reading »
The Napier Grandparents raising Grandchildren group invited me to attend the Christmas lunch with members of this support group. A flight from AucklandÂ down to Napier was upon one of those little planes, I felt quite chuffed as my allocated seat was 1c and no one was sitting next to me. Continue reading »
According to statistics from the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ), the health insurance industry funded close to a billion dollars in health claims in 2014. Continue reading »
During menopause there are lots of changes that happen within the body. Many body systems are affected as one hormonal surge create deficiencies in another. The body constantly adapts to maintain hormonal balance. Keeping fit in menopause can be a challenging task!Â Continue reading »
Food has become such a hot topic. Everywhere we turn there are messages bombarding us about what we should eat and how we should feel while weâ€™re eating it. If weâ€™re confused, how must our children be feeling? Sometimes it feels like forming positive relationships with food is impossible.Â Continue reading »
Let’s grow our concept of what ‘Growing Families’ means – I mean expand the orbit of the current paradigm of the nuclear family toÂ include significant, influentialÂ others, such asÂ grandmas, granddads,Â uncles, cousins, aunties, special friends, neighbours, spiritual community members. A bigger galaxy of planets our children can orbit around instead of just one (solo parent) or two. A bigger galaxy for us to orbit around so that we can get support and wisdom from respectedÂ others.Â Continue reading »
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