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Being Dad

Being a Dad

Dads have a special and important role in their children‚Äôs lives. Children are lucky if they have a dad who is involved in their lives, who knows their friends and is interested in how they spend their day. It really helps if children know they are loved and cared for by both parents. Continue reading »

3 Kid-friendly smoothie recipes with Whaiora smoothie blends


We‚Äôve partnered with New Zealand-made smoothie blend Whaiora to create these delicious recipes. Adding Whaiora smoothie blends into our kids’ smoothies has to be the sneakiest way we know to get an extra dose of fruit and veg into the kids… by stealth! Continue reading »

5 more easy Easter activities with kids

how to make bunny ears

We just love Easter at Kiwi Families HQ. We like to include a bunch of activities, and story-telling, in the lead up to Easter weekend. And we try to make it more than just about chocolate eggs!
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Father’s Day subscription box gift guide


We know that all Dad really wants for Father’s Day, is a lie in with a newspaper and a cuppa. It’s always nice to get Dad a little something to say thanks for all that he does for the family though.¬†But what to get? Continue reading »

Newborn advice with Dorothy Waide – feeding, burping, sleeping and more

newborn advice with Dorothy Waide

We were lucky enough to get some time with Dorothy Waide, sleep consultant to the stars, AKA the Baby Whisperer. Dorothy provides newborn¬†advice for parents on everything from feeding¬†to settling, from¬†natural remedies to cloth diapers! Continue reading »

19 art activities for 3, 4 and 5 year olds using paint

19 art activities for 3 4 and 5 year olds using paint

Art activities for preschoolers are as important to your child’s development as reading, writing and other physical development skills. We’ve pulled together 19 art activities for 3, 4 and 5 year olds using paint. These paint activities are perfect for toddlers, and most can easily be extended for older kids too. Continue reading »

Easiest no cook play dough recipe

Easiest no cook play dough recipe

Play dough has to be one of the best inventions for children! We use the easiest no cook play dough recipe¬†you’re likely to find on the internet. Our recipe has just 5 ingredients, that you’ll have sitting handy in the pantry already. It may not be the most robust, or the longest lasting¬†of some recipes you can find. But it certainly is the quickest and the simplest. You’ll find this dough is lovely and soft, very pliable when warm, and should last for 3 months or longer¬†if stored well.
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10 clever little travel hacks to save you time and money

top 10 travel hacks to save money

We all know planning a holiday for the family can be stressful and often pricey. Thankfully there are several ways to save some cash, from scoring cheap flights to finding free activities for the family. Continue reading »

Lunch box reviews for New Zealand lunch boxes


Looking for the right lunch box to suit your family’s needs can be somewhat of a mammoth task. So here at Kiwi Families we’ve made the job a little easier for you, by compiling our lunch box reviews all in one place.

Over our time at Kiwi Families we’ve been given the opportunity to review a number of different lunch boxes. So we hope by putting this all in one place for you, it makes your search a¬†whole lot quicker. Continue reading »

Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017

With Christmas 2017 just around the corner now, we thought we might collect up our best Christmas content into one place for you. Continue reading »

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