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Queenstown with Kids – Beyond the Bungee

Queenstown with Kids Beyond the Bungee Kiwi Families

Queenstown is known as a winter-wonderland and an adrenalin-junkie’s paradise, but a family holiday any time of the year – even for a non-skiing, non-adrenalin-rushing mother – is the perfect way to bond with your kids. Continue reading »

9 Important Learning Areas to Teach Your 0-5 Year Old

important learning areas to teach to your 5 year old

The first, and most important, learning in a child’s life happens within the family. Children learn from the way people treat them and from what they see, hear and experience as soon as they are born. Find out more about the 9 important learning areas to teach 0-5 year olds. Continue reading »

Fizzing Hidden Ocean World – Sensory Play

Fizzing Hidden Ocean World – Sensory Play copy

We have LOTS of miniature “ocean animals” toys in our house and I wanted to come up with a creative way for my daughter to play with them. Find out how I created this fizzing hidden ocean world – sensory play for my daughter. Continue reading »

Fairies, Flowers and Butterflies Birthday Party Theme


I know I went a little against the grain with this one. In a time where very structured dessert buffets are at the height of fashion, I mixed colours, patterns and themes! But my fairies, flowers and butterflies party theme was definitely a hit! Continue reading »

Hairy Frittatas for Kids Recipe

Hairy frittata recipe for kids

Spring is the perfect time for making these Hairy Frittatas for kids! Serve for brunch on a fresh Spring day, or pack them for a perfect Spring picnic, and gobble them up while you’re away! Continue reading »

Lack of Sleep in Children Linked to Poor Nutrition

Lack of Sleep in Children Linked to Poor Nutrition

From toddlers to teenagers, every parent knows that not getting enough sleep can make our kids grumpy and prone to tantrums. But what’s less well known is that sleep may also affect how well they eat. Continue reading »

Caribbean Barbecue Chicken Marinade – Nadia Lim recipe

Caribbean Chicken n Salsa

If you like a fiery barbecue chicken marinade, then you need this recipe in your life! Get some Caribbean spice in your life with Nadia Lim. Continue reading »

A native tree for every Kiwi baby

Trees That Count-Kiwi Families

As gift ideas go for a baby shower, a native forest isn’t usually at the top of your go-to list – but if one charity gets its way, it soon will be. Continue reading »

7 Things to do in Coromandel with Kids

things to do in Coromandel with kids

The forecast is for tropical cyclones, heavy rain and floods! Surely a bit of rain can’t dampen the spirits when you’re holidaying in the glorious Coromandel? Here’s 7 things to do in Coromandel with kids… even when it’s raining! Continue reading »

Taking the stress out of birthdays

Pridelands Entertainment

Having a new baby is exciting, exhausting and time consuming. It can also be a frustrating time for your older child or children. Continue reading »

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