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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 »

15 fantastic book ideas for Christmas gifts


It can be hard to think of gifts for the whole family at Christmas time. The great thing about printed books is that they’re well-priced gifts, they’re always cherished and they’re great to take away on holiday.

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Gingerbread Men Cookies

gingerbread men cookie

Gingerbread men cookies are a fantastic cookie¬†to make with your little ones. You could have them help you make the whole cookie from start to finish or you could simple have them help with the icing and decorating. Continue reading »

Raising boys who respect – 5 tips for Fathers

White Ribbon New Zealand 2017

Hey dads, you make a big difference!

By teaching your sons how to respect women you prevent violence. Simple. Continue reading »

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