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5 Affordable Ways to get Your Family Eating Healthy

affordable ways to get your family eating healthy

A few simple touches to a delicious home-cooked meal can seriously increase the food’s health content. If you have a young family, you want to make sure that your little ones are eating as healthy and as affordable as possible. Continue reading »

Finding Breastfeeding Support Online

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Breastfeeding is a beautiful but challenging journey that you embark on with your baby. It’s not always easy to achieve and it can be hard to find someone to talk to when you have an issue! Continue reading »

5 Common estate planning mistakes

Common estate planning mistakes

Estate planning – it sounds like something only the super-rich need to worry about. Many people take for granted what will happen to their property and money once they pass away, sure everything will go to the right people without any fuss.  Continue reading »

5 Strategies for When Your Child Won’t Eat Dinner

Strategies for When Your Child Won't Eat Dinner

Many parents are stuck in an ever repeating cycle of foods that their child comfortably eats. Over time repetitive menus become boring and our child loses enthusiasm for eating altogether. Children become used to only eating favourites and this makes branching out more challenging. Here’s 5 strategies to try when your child won’t eat dinner. Continue reading »

10 Tips for Preventing the Lunchbox Boomerang

Tips for Preventing the Lunchbox Boomerang

Not eating lunch at school is a common problem for a lot of children. It can be quite emotional for parents too, especially when you see good food being wasted, and wonder if your child is getting enough daily nutrition. Here’s some simple and practical ideas to help increase the chance lunch gets eaten, and prevent full lunchboxes from becoming boomerangs.  Continue reading »

4 Ways to Assess Childcare Centre Quality

4 ways to assess childcare centre quality

When it comes to education, especially the early years of your child’s education, quality is key; it’s what helps set the path for your child and develop their personality. Find out how to assess a childcare centre’s quality. Continue reading »

Meet the Kiwi brand making car insurance friendlier

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Cove launched mid-2017 with the goal of making insurance in New Zealand friendlier, smarter, and a whole heap simpler. Continue reading »

Preparing Your Relationship for Post-baby Bliss!

Preparing Your Relationship for Post-baby Bliss

How is it possible to completely prepare a couple for the underground atomic implosion that usually occurs in a relationship post-baby? Let’s be frank about it — you can’t, not really. Just as you can’t really prepare for a death, it’s difficult to prepare your relationship for post-baby bliss! Continue reading »

Travelling with Grandparents

Travelling with Grandparents - Zambia

When I was a child my parents instilled a love of exploring the world. I never dreamed one day my children would be travelling with their grandparents and experiencing the same love of exploration. Continue reading »

ASICS Movement Coach program introduces your child to professional athletes

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ASICS has launched a unique new program designed to engage and encourage children through their athletic journey. Continue reading »

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A Dad's View

The place where dads talk about the joys and struggles of fatherhood.

Ask A Naturopath

Our team of naturopaths brings you tips and and ideas to help keep you and your family healthy.

Au Pair Blog

Au Pair and childcare expert Cecilia Robinson writes about having an Au Pair with your family.

Balancing Family Life

Karyn Riley and Jennifer Pollard give tips and suggestions to help you find balance in the chaos of everyday family life.

Beautiful Birthdays

Nicky Attridge brings you great ideas for beautiful birthday parties that don't cost a fortune.

Diane Levy- Super Granny

Diane Levy’s warm, humorous, practical and commonsense approach to raising children is evident in her writing, her speaking and her private practice in Auckland as a family therapist.

Eating Well

Advice for parents on food, nutrition and children’s eating from our expert dietician, Andrea Hofmann.

Family Foodie Fun

Sally Mangai checks out fun food for families and brings you some delicious recipes and food ideas to keep the kids happy.

Fitness for Families

Lynda Lovatt provides education and resources for those who want to get fit and introduce exercise into their lives but aren’t sure where to start - the exercise allergic are her speciality!

Get Gardening

Sarah O'Neil helps you get you and your family get going in the garden.

Grand Parenting

A blog for grand parents - especially grandparents.

Great Kiwi Families

We think kiwi families are great and we love hearing about them. We hope you do too!

Healthy Families

Well Child Nurse Kate Anderson give tips and suggestions for keeping your family healthy.

Home and School

Julie Mulcahy, Debbie Knowles and Sarah Aiono give great information about making school and learning work for your children.

I Believe in Sustainability

Protecting our precious environment is an important issue these days and Robert Glensor, baker and advocate for the planet, shares his thoughts on sustainability.

In Control of Your Finances

Need a hand getting a handle on your family's finances? Daniel Carney and Vinessa Orsbourn write a regular blog with suggestions on how to manage your family finances.

Keeping on Top of Technology

Technology can be daunting for parents and our team is here to help you keep your kids safe as well as find fun technology for the whole family.

Leading to Reading

Reading Expert Barbara Morris brings your easy hints and tips to help your child develop the skills they need for reading.

Learning to Learn

Learning expert Rosemary Murphy writes about learning difficulties and how you can help you child to learn.

Make It At Home

Make it at home is the Kiwi Families craft, creative blog. Bringing you great ideas to inspire you and your family. We have simple craft ideas for you and your child to do at home.

Making a family

Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In this blog, Tracey talks about creating a blended family.

Oh baby! Kathy Fray - midwife

Kathy Fray is a midwife, mother and writer. She provides down-to-earth, back-to-basics, in-the-trenches articles and information to assist with questions regarding pregnancy, childbirth and newborns.

Parenting Alone

Michelle Woolley and Marta Fisch writes a blog especially for parents caring for children on their own.

Practical parenting

Parenting thoughts and tips from Jennifer Pollard and other guest writers.

Spirituality in Family Life

Thalia Kehoe Rowden ponders faith and families.

Step by Step: Early Learning With Your Child

Sue Hunter and Jacqueline Taylor give you ideas to help your child with their early learning.

Susan Devoy- Super Mum

Susan Devoy is a world champion squash player and super mum to four boys. She shares her joys and frustrations here.

The Baby Listener

Jayne Eddington loves children and babies and has spent the last 18 years working with them in both New Zealand and the UK. She shares her wisdom here.

Your style

Ever wanted to know more about styling or choosing the best colours for you? Our personal styling expert Fiona Jenkin tells you all you need to know!

Kiwi Families Fun for Families

Kiwi Families brings you fun ideas for families.

Kiwi Families Guest Blogs

Guest blog posts from friends of Kiwi Families

Kiwi Families News

Keeping you informed about any changes to our website and what’s going on behind the scenes of Kiwi Families.

Kiwi Families Reviews

Updates on our latest Kiwi Families reviews

Kiwi Families What's New?

Kiwi Families brings your the latest and greatest new products available for you and your family.

Kiwi Families What's On?

Updates about events for you and your family.

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