Before having children I had no idea about the plethora of products that I would end up finding useful and toddler milk falls into that category. While toddler milk isnâ€™t an essential food, it has many benefits, not all from a nutrition perspective, that make it a welcome addition to our increasingly busy lives. Continue reading »
Going on a holiday or weekend getaway with the family is a great way to escape from yourÂ day to day routine, create long lasting memories and spend quality time together. To makeÂ planning a family holiday a little easier, we asked holiday website Wotif to share their top tipsÂ for getting bang for buck out of your next family trip. Continue reading »
The title sounds like the starting point for an article on how to explore the Amazon whileÂ avoiding piranha, or maybe eating puffer fish in Japan without suffering terminal nerve damage. Continue reading »
When I think about keeping my children safe the first thing that comes to mind is keeping them safeÂ from other people. But how? I canâ€™t wrap them up in cotton wool and keep them locked at homeÂ 24/7. Continue reading »
I was ready to be a mother at the age of four, it was 1978. Continue reading »
In this busy modern world, cities are expanding and backyards are shrinking. Yet the desire to growÂ food is more pressing in the face of rising food costs and the instinctive need to give kids the freshestÂ vegetables possible. Continue reading »
It may have taken a while to show up this year, but winter is here and making its presence feltÂ across the country with chilly weather and, in some regions, heaps of snow. A bit of home Â warming is just the thing and, with the right approach, the electricity bill shouldnâ€™t break theÂ budget. Continue reading »
Children with learning differences are some of the bravest children I know. They show grit, resilience and a level of persistence that some of us would only dream of. Overlapping the category of children with learning differences areÂ children with high sensitivities and high anxiety. They too blow me away with their inner strength and courage.Â Continue reading »
I love wall hangings so decided since Matariki is just around the corner I would create a star wall hanging with little miss 3. Â I love creating with little miss 3. Sometimes it’s art she can do completely independently and others times like today it’s a team effort. I do all the fiddly work and she gets to do all the fun and messy craft. Continue reading »
Matariki is a great time of year to celebrate and learn more about Maori culture. One way we’re doing this in our family is through story books. My Daughter and I read The Seven Kites of Matariki by Calico McClintock and this inspired us to create a night sky art project with the 7 kites of Matariki in it. Continue reading »
Every year towns and cities throughout New Zealand host a range of events and activities based around Matariki. These range from art exhibitions, to festivals, to themed planetarium events. Every year Matariki grows a little stronger and its now become a recognised celebration in many parts of the country.Â Continue reading »
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