While young people these days may be experiencing F.O.B.O. (fear of being offline) and F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out), many parents experience only F â fear. How do you stay up with everything your kids are doing online? Given many young people have somewhere on average between 20-30 apps their phone, when do you have time to learn about each app? Continue reading »
Over the last wee while, I’ve had contact from several families who live with children with different needs.Â These families are all so amazing in different ways and I though it would be great to hear some of their stories as part of our series on Great Kiwi Families. In this post, we talk to Ataahua Solomon, a kiwi living in Australia, and hear about life with her son, Kereama.Â Continue reading »
Over the years, sections have got smaller and apartment living has increased, add this to a world that is increasingly focused on smart phones, tablets and television and the outcome is children are missing out on connections to nature.
Think back to your own childhood and the pleasure you got from being outside. Perhaps you made mud pies or igloos from lawn clippings. Maybe you collected flower petals and added them to water to make an âinterestingâ perfume scent! In our hectic world, children need those experiences that were such a big part of their parentsâ childhood. There are lots of ways of learningÂ from nature with your preschooler. Here are some ideas.Â Continue reading »
For many, creativityÂ in the kitchen is a far-off concept that doesnât get much thought. I have found that the main reasons are: there just isnât the time between lifeâs other commitments, there is a lack of confidence, a lack of inspiration, a fussy family member or a combination of all four. Continue reading »
Often grandparents find themselves unexpectedly placed in a position where they are needed to raise their grandchildren. This is a life changing situation for all involved and can leave one floundering as to where to start, stress and family dynamics add to this mix. Uncertainty, where to begin, not to mention the legal requirements, schooling and the necessities of life. Continue reading »
Creative thinkers and doers have shaped our worldâs history and contributed to the future direction of the human race for centuries.Â Long before formal schooling, children and young adults followed their passions and used their talents in order to create some of the various masterpieces, technological advances, literary works and musical pieces we know of today.Â Continue reading »
Crafting is always more fun and meaningful when it is shared with the ones you love. Kids are natural tinkerers but here are a few tips and tricks to help your crafting times become even more special: Continue reading »
Sometimes life throws us a curveball and it can be hard to know how to deal with it. In this series, we’ve been meeting some great kiwi families and in this article, we get to meet the Want Family. I’ll let mum, Pip, tell you their story.Â Continue reading »
Really? All I can think about is trying to relax while my, generally well-behaved, sproglets run in, out and around the house over the summer holidays.Â With school being out, the questions that would usually be fired at their teachers are fired, instead, at me, the all-knowing (mmm) mother.Â Continue reading »
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