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The Pursuit of Family Holiday Happiness

The Pursuit of Family Holiday Happiness

It’s about this time of year many of us start planning a break away to sunnier shores. With those thoughts come the questions surrounding where to go, what to see, and how to travel with young ones. 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 »

6 Classic Kiwi Roadtrip Ideas with Kids

Hobbiton Movie Set at Dusk

As the days get shorter, I begin to wonder how much longer we can sit out on our deck enjoying the sunshine. There’s so much of New Zealand to enjoy before we head into winter. Here’s 6 classic kiwi roadtrip ideas with kids to get you thinking about it too. Continue reading »

DIY blackboard cloud and electric blue lightening bolt

DIY blackboard cloud and lightening bolt

I’ve been meaning to make a DIY blackboard cloud and lightening bolt for a kid’s room for months now. I finally found the time to make this project happen. Continue reading »

DIY travel chalkboard clipboard and free printables

DIY_travel_chalkboard_clipboard_and free printable

Traveling in the car can sometimes be a nightmare with children. The all too famous line of ‘are we there yet?’ playing over and over like a broken record… So for the next school holidays road trip, I’m getting prepared early by making this DIY travel chalkboard clipboard. Continue reading »

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 »

Finding whio with the family

Finding whio with the family

We love nothing better than a good old family road trip. Getting out on the road with a purpose makes the experience even better. Especially if we can make it educational and fun for the kids. As it’s Whio Awareness Month, we decided to get out on the road in search of whio!

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Matariki events and activities around New Zealand – 2018

Pleiades-Matariki-seven sisters

Every year towns and cities throughout New Zealand host a range of events and activities based around Matariki. These range from art exhibitions, to festivals, to themed planetarium events. Every year Matariki grows a little stronger and it’s now become a recognised celebration in many parts of the country.  Continue reading »

Minions cake

Minions cake

So surely I can’t be the only mum out there who has wondered “Can I make a themed cake myself or do I really have to pay $150 – $200 for something amazing!?”. With that in mind and the fact that my Mr 4 is having a Minions themed party over the half term holidays I have set myself the challenge: make a Minion cake! Continue reading »

Fun Māori Phrases to Use at Home With Your Whanau

Fun Maori phrases

10 September to 16 September marks Māori Language Week 2018.  This year we commemorate 43 years of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) – what an amazing achievement! Continue reading »

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