Writers: Jarrod Rendle

Jarrod Rendle

Jarrod is a quintessential Kiwi Dad. He lives in Pukerua Bay, and works from home in an office that overlooks the sea. His inspiration and motivation in life come from his wife and two children.

Toddler pool drownings – Highest since 2011

Toddler pool drownings – Highest since 2011

After losing her two-year-old daughter in a home pool drowning in 2017, Chantal Kerlin is sharing her story to encourage parents to educate themselves around pool safety. Continue reading »

Nostalgia Tourism – Recreating childhood holiday memories

Lake Wakatipu Queenstown-Kiwi Families

At this time of year, we’re all looking forward to some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to relax and re-charge and enjoy the warmer Summer weather. Find out more about nostalgia tourism, and how to recreate your own childhood holiday memories.  Continue reading »

Banana Pops

Banana Pops

Banana Pops have become the new after school treat at our place. One part healthy, one part decadent, our kids just love ’em. Here’s our super-simple Banana Pops recipe.  Continue reading »

Shopping for Children on a Budget-10 Top Tips

Shopping for Children on a Budget

Shopping for kids can sometimes be quite stressful as a parent; especially when you’re shopping for children on a budget. Try out some of our budget-busting tips the next time you need to shop for the kids, to remove the stress, and make shopping fun again. Continue reading »

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast

baked oatmeal breakfast recipe

This baked oatmeal breakfast can be made and served with almond or other plant-based milks if you prefer, and is considerably less sugary than many breakfast cereals (including granola).  Continue reading »

5 fresh ways to celebrate Matariki with your family

fresh ways to celebrate Matariki

Have you been wondering how you can celebrate Matariki the Maori New Year at your place. Here’s 5 fresh ways to celebrate Matariki with your family. Continue reading »

Healthy nut-free muesli bars

Healthy nut-free muesli bars

Our kids go crazy for these healthy nut-free muesli bars. You’ll find this recipe is so easy to knock together, and you can mix and match different dried fruits and add other flavours. They’re really versatile, fairly healthy and super-easy. The perfect home-made kid’s snack… Continue reading »

Top 10 Educational Websites for Kids in 2018

Top 10 educational websites for kids

We’ve pulled together the top 10 educational websites for kids updated for 2018. These are educational websites full of games, video, content and activities to keep your kids entertained while growing their minds. Continue reading »

Spend, Save, Share Jars – Money Skills for Kids

Spend, Save, Share Jars - Money Skills for Kids

Teaching your kids money skills from a young age could be the difference between them living on a money treadmill, and living a life of abundance. The spend, save, share jars concept has to be the best system I know for teaching young children money management. Continue reading »

Simple Buttercream Icing Recipe

Basic Cupcake Recipe

This simple buttercream icing recipe is very versatile, and easily flavoured to suit your baking needs.  Continue reading »

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