Giving up alcohol for a month to be part of the Dry July fundraiser, doesnât mean you are admitting to having a problem. On the contrary, it usually proves that you donât, that you can happily and healthily make a self-directed change that you and your family can benefit from.Â Continue reading »
I suspect I’m not the only one who takes hundreds of photos of my kids, only for so many of them to languish somewhere on my computer files. It’s great to have new ways to display them. Continue reading »
Good news, kiwi families! Visits to your family doctorÂ will soon be free for children under 13. From 1 July 1 2015, all children under 13 are eligible for free doctor’sÂ visits, both during the day and after-hours. Under-13s are also exempt from the standard $5 pharmacy charge for each prescription item from 1 July 2015. Continue reading »
Kids content on our television is in a precarious position. We just have to look at the demise of John Campbellâs programme on TV3 to see how stories about ourselves and our country are valued by commercial broadcasters. Childrenâs content on our television is just as much at risk â there is no quota saying that broadcasters must have a childrenâs local content offering and no commercial imperative to ensure it has a place. Continue reading »
Did you know what an incredible biological feat it is to conceive a child? I knew for some people it was a challenge, but it wasnât until I watched a science documentary about the human body that the sheer miracle of conception made landfall in my brain. It made me marvel at the human race, at how we keep going, and growing, against the odds. Continue reading »
Four years ago, I discovered a pile of unopened utility bills on my husbandâs desk. They were buried under a pile of sweet wrappers, junk mail and cat food samples. As a SAHM I decided enough was enough âit was time for me to take over the family finances, a decision my husband would live to regret. Continue reading »
These school holidays we need all agents on the case because the Blue Diamond has been stolen! We believe it is hidden up the Sky Tower but be careful… Continue reading »
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