As a Green MP I spend a lot of time thinking about sustainability. My job involves advocating for a smart, green, sustainable future for all New Zealanders, and I could talk about this all day.Â Continue reading »
Angela Mollard is a national columnist in Australia’s News Corp publications each Sunday. She writes about lifestyle, relationships, parenting, politics, society and news-based issues and appears regularly as a commentator on Channel 9 and Sky, as well as various radio. She is married with two daughters and a cat. When sheâ€™s not writing or reading, she attempts exercise. Angela’s recently published book – The Smallest Things: Thoughts on Making a Happy Family – deals with the real life of parenting – both its highs and lows! Kiwi Families reviewer, Rachel Cunliffe, asked Angela some questions about her new book.Â Continue reading »
Many families place security right at the top of their priority list – they want to know that money will be there to pay their bills and that those they love are provided for if something happens. Once this priority is taken care of, it is much easier to concentrate on other priorities and get on with life. Continue reading »
Got a fidgit? A wiggler? A busy bee who cannot sit still? I am sure you have tried every which way to tire them outâ€¦But have you tried to unwind them? While many parents try to empty their childrenâ€™s energy stocks, they donâ€™t realise that it may be equally beneficial for a child is to help them relax and settle. How about Yoga as play for children?Â Continue reading »
Here’s an easy and cheap idea for aÂ PiĂ±ata using any sort of cereal box. I made a robot but you could make just about anything, an animal, a fairy, a car, you could even just print off a picture of something and use that! Continue reading »
Hooo weee! Can’t kids’ birthday parties be just a little bit crazy?? The food; the gifts; the decorations… it can all just get a bit out of hand. Doesn’t Pinterest have a lot to answer for?!? And sustainable? Hmmm… not so much! But look: it doesn’t have to be that way. With a bit of thought, you have sustainable birthday parties that everyone will love. Here are some ideas that might help inspire you!
Teen car crashes have decreased dramatically since New Zealand implemented the graduated driverâ€™s license system in 1987.Â Unfortunately, car crashes are still the number one cause of death for teens aged 15-19 in New Zealand. Teaching your teen to drive â€“ and how to do it safely â€“ is every parentâ€™s responsibility. And while it can be a daunting task, implementing a structured plan will help reduce your anxiety and ensure your teen is an educated, prepared driver. Continue reading »
Tough economic times have led to increasing numbers of women returning to work after having children, often sooner than they would like, simply to make ends meet. Staying at home to raise children is viewed increasingly as an unaffordable luxury. This can place additional stress, pressure and guilt on women, their relationships and families.Â Continue reading »
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