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.

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 recipe

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 2019

Top 10 educational websites for kids

We’ve pulled together the top 10 educational websites for kids updated for 2019. 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 »

DIY Pallet Coffee Table with Planter Boxes

DIY-Pallet-Coffee-Table-with Planter Box

The humble pallet has to be the most forgiving, and most fun material to work with. I’ve always wanted a really raw, and rustic looking, pallet table in our lounge, which I’ve just finished. I thought I’d share with you my DIY pallet coffee table with planter box project.
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Battered Fish and Chips recipe

Battered fish and chips

Battered fish and chips. It’s about as quintessentially kiwi as gumboots and L&P. We’ve all had great fish and chips, lightly battered, golden fried, succulently fresh and crunchy. But how do you get that same great, crispy¬†texture at home? Well, you’re about to find out. Continue reading »

Under stairs kid’s study nook part 2 – Whiteboard desk and storage

Understairs kids study nook

In Part 1 of our under stairs kid’s study nook, we created a feature wall using magnetic paint. We also made some cool magnetic frames using washi tape. In Part 2 we upcycle an awesome old school desk, and create a storage space for all the art supplies.¬† Continue reading »

5 terrific things to do in Taranaki with kids

Cape Egmont Lighthouse

I must confess to not really stopping much in¬†Taranaki. Fortunately for us, my parents bought a bach in Opunake and it’s¬†allowed us to really start exploring this gem of a region. I’m sure we’ll provide you with 101 things to do in Taranaki over time! But let’s just start with 5 terrific things to do in Taranaki with kids.¬† Continue reading »

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