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Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

With Christmas just around the corner now, we thought we might collect up our best Christmas content into one place for you. Continue reading »

12 of the coolest gift ideas for Christmas

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There’s nothing cooler at Christmas than opening up the coolest of cool Christmas presents under the tree. Then spending the whole rest of the day playing with your new, cool toy relentlessly. When we were kids we all got that coolest of cool toy under the tree, so we know that feeling well.  Continue reading »

15 fantastic book ideas for Christmas gifts

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It can be hard to think of gifts for the whole family at Christmas time. The great thing about printed books is that they’re well-priced gifts, they’re always cherished and they’re great to take away on holiday.

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Don’t waste away summer days, spend summer with YMCA

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With school holidays just around the corner (again?!) kids are now looking to take off their shoes and socks, shake off the school year and go wild with time dedicated to just being a kid. Continue reading »

Tools to help your teen build their career

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So your teen has made the big decision about what they want to do after school. Now they need to put a plan in action to make it happen. Continue reading »

Teaching your son to respect women

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Hey dads, you make a big difference!

By teaching your sons how to respect women you prevent violence. Simple. Continue reading »

Warming the path to successful learning

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I want the best for my children and want them to be the best they can be.

I suspect most, if not all, parents want this for their children. Continue reading »

The Cadbury Crunchie train robbery ad

The Cadbury Crunchie train robbery ad

Is it just us, or is this possibly the greatest New Zealand advert of all time? Continue reading »

Teaching your toddler deep breathing

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Ever find yourself in a situation where your toddler is nearing meltdown mode, hyperventilating, panicking, losing all control? We went searching for tools to help our toddler keep calm when things get a bit much for her, and came up with deep breathing. Teaching your toddler deep breathing could be just the answer for you too. Continue reading »

How to grow a giant pumpkin

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Have you ever wondered how to grow a giant pumpkin for Halloween? When you think about Halloween, you instinctively think of an American celebration with carved pumpkins at the heart of it all. However, the carved pumpkin didn’t start out in America, and didn’t even start out as a pumpkin! Continue reading »

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The place where dads talk about the joys and struggles of fatherhood.

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Au Pair and childcare expert Cecilia Robinson writes about having an Au Pair with your family.

Balancing Family Life

Karyn Riley and Jennifer Pollard give tips and suggestions to help you find balance in the chaos of everyday family life.

Beautiful Birthdays

Nicky Attridge brings you great ideas for beautiful birthday parties that don't cost a fortune.

Diane Levy- Super Granny

Diane Levy’s warm, humorous, practical and commonsense approach to raising children is evident in her writing, her speaking and her private practice in Auckland as a family therapist.

Eating Well

Advice for parents on food, nutrition and children’s eating from our expert dietician, Andrea Hofmann.

Family Foodie Fun

Sally Mangai checks out fun food for families and brings you some delicious recipes and food ideas to keep the kids happy.

Finding God in Family Life

Thalia Kehoe Rowden ponders faith and families.

Fitness for Families

Lynda Lovatt provides education and resources for those who want to get fit and introduce exercise into their lives but aren’t sure where to start - the exercise allergic are her speciality!

Get Gardening

Sarah O'Neil helps you get you and your family get going in the garden.

Grand Parenting

A blog for grand parents - especially grandparents.

Great Kiwi Families

We think kiwi families are great and we love hearing about them. We hope you do too!

Healthy Families

Well Child Nurse Kate Anderson give tips and suggestions for keeping your family healthy.

Home and School

Julie Mulcahy, Debbie Knowles and Sarah Aiono give great information about making school and learning work for your children.

I Believe in Sustainability

Protecting our precious environment is an important issue these days and Robert Glensor, baker and advocate for the planet, shares his thoughts on sustainability.

In Control of Your Finances

Need a hand getting a handle on your family's finances? Daniel Carney and Vinessa Orsbourn write a regular blog with suggestions on how to manage your family finances.

Keeping on Top of Technology

Technology can be daunting for parents and our team is here to help you keep your kids safe as well as find fun technology for the whole family.

Leading to Reading

Reading Expert Barbara Morris brings your easy hints and tips to help your child develop the skills they need for reading.

Learning to Learn

Learning expert Rosemary Murphy writes about learning difficulties and how you can help you child to learn.

Make It At Home

Make it at home is the Kiwi Families craft, creative blog. Bringing you great ideas to inspire you and your family. We have simple craft ideas for you and your child to do at home.

Making a family

Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In this blog, Tracey talks about creating a blended family.

Oh baby! Kathy Fray - midwife

Kathy Fray is a midwife, mother and writer. She provides down-to-earth, back-to-basics, in-the-trenches articles and information to assist with questions regarding pregnancy, childbirth and newborns.

Parenting Alone

Michelle Woolley and Marta Fisch writes a blog especially for parents caring for children on their own.

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Parenting thoughts and tips from Jennifer Pollard and other guest writers.

Step by Step: Early Learning With Your Child

Sue Hunter and Jacqueline Taylor give you ideas to help your child with their early learning.

Susan Devoy- Super Mum

Susan Devoy is a world champion squash player and super mum to four boys. She shares her joys and frustrations here.

The Baby Listener

Jayne Eddington loves children and babies and has spent the last 18 years working with them in both New Zealand and the UK. She shares her wisdom here.

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