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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 »

The Cadbury Crunchie train robbery ad

The Cadbury Crunchie train robbery ad

Is it just us, or is this possibly the greatest New Zealand advert of all time? Continue reading »

Keeping your children ‘roast’ proof

Keeping your children 'roast' proof

Like you, I’m sure, I’ve been horrified at the emerging story about the ‘roast busters‘ here in New Zealand. It seems like every day, there’s a more horrifying dimension to the story – from the attitude of the offenders to the inaction of the police. I’m mum to three girls and the thought of them being exposed to this kind of experience is almost too awful to contemplate. Right now, I’ve been thinking about ways that I can help my daughters stay safe out there.  Continue reading »

HotMilk Maternity Lingerie Rocks!

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Press Release

Business is blooming for two Tauranga women who developed the idea of saucy lingerie for pregnant women.

Lisa Ebbing and Ange Crosbie and their maternity lingerie business HOTmilk have scooped up two women’s business awards.

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Family day of rest

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Until recently I had thought that a “day of rest” was only for families who followed a particular faith, and who therefore took a complete day off from work and chores on Saturday and Sunday to worship God and spend time with their families.

I have gradually revised this view, and now realise the importance of a day of rest for all families so that they can re-charge tired batteries, and come together for family fun.

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Nappy Days

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With all of the activity surrounding Real Nappy Week, it has caused me to think back to our “nappy days”, and all of the trauma and expense they produced!

Just a mere 9 years ago, Big Mac and I nervously embarked on an antenatal course in Takapuna, whilst awaiting the arrival of The Little Princess.

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Death of a mum

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On Easter Monday at 1 p.m., I went to one of the hardest funerals I have ever been to.

It was to celebrate the life of Alison (Aly) Bennett of Auckland.

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Parent and child shows

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The last three months have been exceptionally busy for the Kiwi Families team, as they included three Parent and Child Shows across the country. We started in Christchurch in August, progressed to Wellington in September, and then onto Auckland in October.

Working parents

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I’m sure many of you reading this column are working mums (or working dads, for that matter).

It’s hard, isn’t it?

You try to keep everyone happy, and invariably you end up exhausted and unhappy yourself.

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Have you Found your Reproductive Button?

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Now for those of you whose minds have immediately plunged into the gutter, let me drag you back up by explaining my view on reproduction. I believe that women should be fitted with an easy to find “reproductive button”, which would enable them to switch it on or off when they wanted to have (or not have) babies.

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