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.

Tandoori Chicken Burgers with Creamy Chutney

Tandoori Chicken Burgers with Creamy Chutney

These tandoori chicken burgers are very tasty. They freeze well and are just oh-so-easy to make! This recipe makes about 10 good-sized patties so will feed 4-5 hungry people, perfect for a house full of teenagers! Continue reading »

Choosing the Right Sports Shoe for Your Child

Choosing the Right Sports Shoe for your child-KF

Supporting kids isn’t just about cheering from the sidelines, it’s also about making sure they’ve got the right gear to back up their active lifestyles. The sports that are popular for our kids like netball, football (of all kinds), hockey, tennis and general running and jumping around the playground can be tough on little bodies. Continue reading »

How to make a bug hotel

How to Make a Bug Hotel-Kiwi Families

This is a wonderful story of one man’s trash, is his daughter’s treasure! Find out how we turned a broken old crate into a wonderful, educational garden sculpture. Here’s how to make a bug hotel. Continue reading »

Smoked Fish Rice Curry

Smoked Fish and Rice Curry

Known in Europe as a Smoked Fish Kedgeree, this recipe has been modified from several others to make it as easy and tasty as possible. In Europe a kedgeree, which is derived from an Indian dish, is often served for breakfast. Your kids may balk at a curry offering instead of weetbix. So I’d suggest you try this first for dinner! Continue reading »

6 Marvellous Things to do in Marlborough with Kids

Things to do in Marlborough with kids

If you’ve been thinking about what to do in Marlborough while you traverse from either the North, or the South Island, our marvellous things to do in Marlborough article will seriously whet your appetite.  Continue reading »

Keeping your kids safe on Instagram

Keeping your kids safe on Instagram

Instagram is a photo, video, and message sharing app with a huge following, especially among young people. Learn more about how you can keep your kids safe on Instagram. Continue reading »

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 »

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