Writers: Rosalie Chamberlain

Rosalie Chamberlain

Rosalie Chamberlain is a freelance writer at Rapco, specialising in business, compliance, and family. She helps businesses create clear, easy to read website content, and improve their communications. She is passionate about families and enjoys providing useful information for Kiwi parents. Read more articles that Rosalie has written for Kiwi Families.

How to spot the signs of bullying and get help


Bullying is repetitive, deliberate, and hurtful behaviour, aimed at causing harm to another person. If your child is being bullied, they may not tell you. Find out how to spot the signs of bullying and get help for your child.

Continue reading »

Caring for yourself after giving birth

Caring for yourself after giving birth

The experience of giving birth is different for every woman, but all new Mums have one thing in common –they need to take care of themselves after having their baby. This page provides tips and links to important areas of self-care after giving birth, including healthy eating and breastfeeding, getting enough sleep – you and baby, pelvic floor exercises, what to do if you get mastitis, and postnatal depression (PND). Continue reading »

Tips for organising your family photos


Family photos are precious and hold so many memories of the people, places, and events in your life. It’s important to capture your family’s key moments. But, as the years go by and you take more photos, it can be hard to find those you want to look back at and share. Here are some tips to help you to capture your family’s key moments and keepsakes, and for organising your family photos. Continue reading »

Fire safety in the home

fire safety in the home

The risk of a fire in the home increases in winter as you start to use fires and more appliances like dryers and heaters. It’s important to look at how you can reduce fire risk and improve safety in your home. Here are some tips on what to look for and do to increase fire safety in the home, be aware of likely risks, and be prepared with an escape plan in case there’s a fire. Continue reading »

How to choose safe children’s products

How to choose safe children's products

As a parent, sometimes it’s hard to know how to choose safe children’s products and you’ll want to make sure the children’s products you buy and use are safe and avoid products that may cause injuries. By choosing products that meet safety standards, you can be reassured that these products are safe and reliable. Here is some information on likely hazards for your kids; how to choose safe baby walkers, children’s nightwear, toys, household cots, pedal bicycles, child restraints, bunk beds, and nursery products; and how standards help make these products safer. Continue reading »

Travelling with kids – managing transits and stopovers

Travelling with children airports

There’s lots to look forward to when you have an exciting overseas trip planned for you and your family. But, there can be lots of time to fill when you’re waiting for planes, buses, trains, and so on. It can be a challenging time with young children who can get bored easily. Here’s some tips on how to get organised for transits, stopovers, and time at airports to help make your holiday more enjoyable for all of you. Continue reading »

23 free, or low-cost, outdoor activities for kids

23 free or low-cost outdoor activities for kids

Outdoor activities are a great way to keep the kids entertained and to help them to burn off energy. This is especially important during the school holidays when the weather is a bit iffy. We’ve compiled 23 free, or low cost, outdoor activity ideas for your kids, to keep their bodies, and their imagination, moving. Continue reading »

Sightseeing with kids – tips to help you enjoy your time together


Travelling and sightseeing is exciting for you and your family, but can also be stressful. It’s useful to plan-ahead, so here are some tips on sightseeing and getting around, to help you to all enjoy your time together.

Continue reading »

Managing children when dining out


Dining out as a family can be enjoyable for you and exciting for your kids, but it can be a challenge. Kids can get bored quickly, so here are some tips to make it easier for you to manage children when dining out.

To help keep the peace when dining out, the kids need to be able to choose the food they like and they need to have something to do while waiting for their food and drinks. Remember, you’ll need to interact with them (talk to them, draw with them, read with them, and so on) and pay them attention throughout the meal.

Continue reading »

Tips to get ready for back to school

Preparing your child to start school

After the summer break, it’s time to get ready to send the kids back to school. We become used to relaxed mornings, fun outings, seeing friends and family, reading a lot, and calm afternoons. It’s been great to unwind without the school routine, but back to school is fast approaching! Here are some tips to make the transition from the holidays back to school a little easier for you and your family.

Continue reading »

Welcome to Kiwi Families

We bring thousands of families together to learn from each other.

Join a community raising great kids: